Bath and Body Crafts

Care2-Personal Care Recipes and Info
Craftbits Recipes
Essential oil blends
Majestic Mountain Sage Recipes


Hand Embroidery Resources

Needle ‘n
Google Needlework Directory
Hand Embroidery Resources-Links from Squidoo

Magazines (Some Online)
New Stitches Magazine
STITCH with the Embroiderers’ Guild
Classic Stitches Magazine Online
The Caron Collection-magazine and needlework resources

Sublime Stitching-Embroidery Patterns and instructions
Jack Dempsey Needle Art
Dover Publications-Books(search crafts/embroidery) and free samples

Pattern Bee-Vintage Embroidery Transfers

Embroiderers Guild of America

Free Patterns/Designs/Clip Art/Coloring Pages

Ladies in Red-Redwork Designs

Pattern Bee-Free Vintage Patterns

Redwork and Stitchery Pattern Links(Victoriana quilts)

Coloring Pages that can be used for patterns

Dover Publications Sampler (by e-mail)

Mary Engelbreit

Mary Engelbreit Kids

Clip Art that can be used for patterns

A perfect world

Ahmet’s World


Stitch Directories

Stitch Tutorials Menu-Heritage Shoppe
Johanna Cormier’s Embroidery Stitch Diagrams
Embroidery Stitches -Rissa’s Pieces
Dictionary of Stitches for Hand Embroidery and Needlework-Sharon B’s
Hand Sewing Stitches -Fiber Arts

Hand Embroidery-My new craft obsession!

Well, I have gotten into embroidery by the way of seeing some projects around different blogs I look at from time to time. I have done cross stitch before, but I really love the looks of embroidery much better. I took some supplies with me on our recent car trip and got three panels done. I studied a few stitch books I got from the library and went to work. I already knew how to do back stitch and it took a few tries to get the chain stitch and the french knots down. Here are pictures of my road trip pieces.