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Here is your March ezine
March 05, 2009

More New Items Just For You

Hi,

March has finally arrived. Although it is still cold where I live, I have flowers peeking out of the ground just waiting for the perfect time to bloom. They, like me, can't wait until the arrival of warmer weather. Until then, there are plenty of embroidery and craft projects to keep me occupied.

Here are the latest additions to the site. I hope you enjoy!

A Few New Stitches

Damask Stitch This stitch is really a satin stitch with a specific purpose. Find out what it is: Damask Embroidery Stitch .

Tufted Stitch - This goes by another name that you may know (actually two other names). Can you guess which ones?

You can find learn the answer to this as well as learn about other stitches here: Embroidery Stitches .

Types of Embroidery

Chinese Embroidery - As can be expected, Chinese embroidery has a long history. It seems, though, that it has always been admired as one of the best types of embroideries ever. It is interesting to know that there are 4 basic types of Chinese Embroideries. Here they are: Chinese Embroidery .

Raised Embroidery - As I said in the last ezine, I got carried away researching Raised Embroidery. You might like to give one or both of the following flowers a try. If you make one of these, please share. I'd love to see how they turn out and what you think of the method of making them.

A Few New Crafts

Splashers were a popular item during the Victorian era. They protected the walls from water being splashed on them. Did you know they were sometimes used in the kitchen too? More often, though, they were used in the bedroom on the washstand. That is the craft you will find here. It's simple (it had to stand up to repeated washings) and elegant. Take a look: Victorian Dotted Swiss and Lace Splasher.

This Fancy Lace Pillow Sham would be perfect in almost any room of the house. It can easily be made to whatever size you want. And best of all, it's made from all those leftover pieces of lace you may have laying around. Be sure to check this craft out! Lace Pillow Sham.

A Chinese Penwiper craft is hiding! If you don't read down to the bottom of a certain page, you'd miss it. But, since it's too good to miss, I'll give you a hint to where it is: It's at the bottom of this page. Chinese Embroidery . It would be a great little item to add to a desk for a true Victorian look!

That's it for this newsletter. You can expect another email from me in a few weeks with a lot of new and free content.

Until next time....

With warmest regards,

Mary
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