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IHS Ecclesiastical Design First Stitches

There is nothing quite like the joy of taking the first stitches on a new embroidery project! There is a little thrill followed by a rush of excitement to get the stitching underway. First, one must test the stitching ideas to see if they will work out.   There is the hope that the colors will work together, the correct thread types are on hand, and nothing befalls the project in the way of a disaster, large or small, that will delay its completion.  There are a thousand thoughts that run through… Read more IHS Ecclesiastical Design First Stitches

Wash on Friday, Iron on Saturday

Washing and Ironing. Two words I usually Do Not Enjoy, especially when put together. I used to iron everything years ago, the way my mother taught me, and her mother before her…but then life got busy. Now, ironing is a reserved activity for something truly special: the mens’ suits, daughter’s dresses, and my above the normal clothes. As the events of the past two days turn out, there was a special reason to be ironing. The reason? Ecclesiastical Linen. That’s right. Linen. Linen is the reason for doing the laundry today.… Read more Wash on Friday, Iron on Saturday

Green and Gold Braid

Today has been “a lining things up” type of day. Nothing much got done in the way of specific, actual, or measurable progress on any one of Ecclesiastical Sewing or Ecclesiastical Embroidery project. Some days that is disappointing. But on other days, that can be a good thing. Let me explain. Today could be summed up as a day that felt like nothing got done. There was no time to stitch, no time to sew, no time to draw any new Ecclesiastical Embroidery Designs, or hand embroidery designs. There was… Read more Green and Gold Braid