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Shower Your Mother with Love

Mother's day is fast approaching - are you ready? While mothers and grandmothers are the main focus, Mother's Day is also a great time to celebrate other women of influence in our lives. Whether you are having Sunday brunch, or making a long distance phone call, it is important to show these women how much we care.

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What does stitch count mean?

It is very important to know what size your finished project is going to be, but how do you change the size of fabric?  Where do I start?
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Counted Cross Stitch vs Stamped Cross Stitch

Come on in or call us and we will keep you in stitches! This is our motto but we are getting some questions about the difference between counted cross-stitch and stamped cross stitch.  If you are just starting out or wanting to buy your friends or family a project to do, ask.  Customers will come in to buy a project for someone else and they have no idea what they actually like to stitch - all I can say is ASK.
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Tapestry Frame or Hoop?

The question is always asked "I have a hoop, why would I use a tapestry frame?"Hoops are excellent if you are stitching a tablecloth, pillow cases, afghan, etc but the problem with using a hoop when stitching a picture...
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How To Cross Stitch: A Beginner's Guide

Cross-stitching can be a very relaxing hobby, but how do you start? This beginners guide should get you started with some of the tools.

Before starting, its important to assess your own skill level. Are you a complete beginner? Have you completed one pattern?  Its also very important to choose a cross-stitch pattern that you really like or that it means something to you.  Do not be afraid to ask your local needleart store to show you how to get started and for any tips that you may need to complete your project. 

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