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A Memory Was Made
May 18, 2009

Memories Are Made


First I want to thank all of you that purchased The Last and Best Book of Art Needlework. I hope you are enjoying it. If you missed my last email, be sure to check out this special offer!

What A Glorious Saturday!

Before listing some of the new items on the site, I wanted to tell you about a place I visited over the weekend. My wonderful daughter took me to Miss Annabelleís Tea Parlor and Gift Shoppe. It is located in the heart of historic downtown Loveland, Ohio. What a wonderful place. The gift shop was filled with wonderful Victorian items and the dining areas were wonderfully decorated. Hats were placed within easy reach if you cared to wear one.

When we arrived, a group of about 14 Brownies (young Girl Scouts) were just leaving. They were full of smiles. It was obvious they had a wonderful time. At the same time we were there, a bride-to-be was having tea with the important women in her present and future life. I think they all must have tried on a dozen hats each. My daughter and I were having as much fun watching them as they were having trying on hats to see which one was perfect for them.

Once my daughter and I were seated, tea was served. Choosing from the large assortment of teas was difficult as I couldnít make up my mind what I might like. The server was very helpful and I found a new tea I absolutely love.

Oh, and the food! We were served scones and muffins, clotted cream & jam, soup, assorted finger sandwiches and pastries and fresh fruit. Everything was absolutely delicious. The service was wonderful. It was a perfect afternoon Ė wonderful tea, great food, beautiful surroundings, and one whole afternoon with the most wonderful daughter in the whole world! She gave me a memory that I will treasure always.

If you find yourself anywhere near the Cincinnati, Ohio area, be sure to visit Annabelleís. Iím sure youíll enjoy it as much as my daughter and I did. Visit her website: Miss Annabelle's Tea Parlor and Gift Shoppe.

Some New Items Added This Month

Here are a few more Patchwork Patterns you will find interesting:

Cloth Patchwork refers to patchwork done with very thick materials used for carriage rugs and tablecloths. Learn more here.

Honeycomb or Hexagon Patchwork Pattern is one of the most commonly used patterns for Patchwork. See all the beautiful variations here.

The Check patchwork pattern is one of the easiest pattern to use. Give it a try.

Victorian Decorating.

Victorian Cushions aka Pillows Ė almost everyone loves them! Here, a well-known Victorian designer of the time, tells of the about the proper way to make and display these items. Proper Victorian Cushions.

New Stitches

They are there, which ones they are, Iím not sure. I did routine maintenance on my site and lost my list of which stitches were added in the last few weeks. Take a look. Iím sure there are a few that are new to you. ;-)

Thatís it for now.

With warm regards,


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