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November 19, 2010

Can You Believe It's November already?


Where has the time gone? I hope your November is going well. It has been a while since the last ezine. Unfortunately my father had to be placed in a nursing facility and I have spent the last few months getting all the financial, as well as personal, arrangements settle. I am still, and will continue to be, very active in his care.

I have been working hard on getting items about Victorian style Christmas' ready as well as crafts you may wish to make. I will begin adding them in the following weeks and you will be able to find them under a button on the left hand side named "Christmas." Be sure to check often so you can get a head start on your decorating as well as gift ideas.

That said ...

Here are some new additions to Victorian Embroidery and Crafts. I hope you enjoy!

New Stitch

The following stitch's name give you a hint of its use.

Border Stitch - This stitch is also known as the ??? when worked horizontally. Do you know?

To see if your answers were correct, see Border Stitch.

Craft / Home Decor

Screen of Ivy - This portable flower box is made to be used indoors, has a trellis for ivy to climb up, and still have room for flowers to be grown near the front edge. It is also portable so you can move it wherever it might suit you ... whether you want to hid a window with a bad view or place in front of a non-working fireplace ... or anywhere'll see how convenient this can be.

Learn more about it here: Portable Screen of Ivy.

Hair Pin Holder - Victorian women loved to have little trinkets and the like sitting on their dressing tables. This is one that is quick and easy to make. Hair Pin Holder.

Another Type of Embroidery

Net Embroidery - was done on black or white net and was usually used for... I don't want to be a spoil-sport. You can find out here: Net Embroidery.


This Oblong Centerpiece is yet another type of centerpiece, in the series of centerpieces, discussed. This type of centerpiece looks beautiful on a longer table. The length can be easily adapted to whatever size you need.

Find out more here: Oblong Centerpiece.


That's it for this newsletter. You can expect another email from me in a week or so with more new and free content.

Until next time....

With warmest regards,


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