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  • GIVEAWAY! The Bone of Contention

    Here is the Bone of Contention You may recall I had a bone-related disaster a while back. The embroidery I am most proud of but my vintage fabric, and let’s face it, error of judgement meant uneven tension let me down – I have a wrinkly brooch. What’s that? You like it? You LOVE it?!? Hey, do you want it? For FREE? Here’s what to do: Head over to my Mother Eagle Facebook page LIKE the page (if you are not already a fan) Comment on the picture of the Bone of Contention (anything will do – keep it clean)...

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  • Bone Disaster!

    So it turns out not ALL vintage 1950s cotton pillowcases are created equal when it comes to upcycling them for embroidery fabric. There I was happily working through my latest batch of new designs I had transferred to my roller frame. Couple days later… ‘hmmm’, I thought, ‘it appears this permanent iron-on transfer pen is fading!’ But my stitch pit is right in front of the window and we have just had our 4 days of summer, so maybe I thought, I have been lax in covering up my work and have myself to blame for the sun bleaching. Well,...

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  • Tiny Femur

    This is what I made this week. In fact I managed to get the whole bone done on Sunday afternoon. Well, I mean I started it about 3pm and finished at Midnight. I’m an idiot. It was intense. My hands hurt for 2 days. I just get completely drawn in to the one by one by one approach to this kind of canvaswork. So anyway, then I did the black background over the following couple of evenings, all in all I estimate 15 hours of work, not including making the pattern. Sorry about the greenish glow. Maybe it's a side...

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