I'm beginning my 9th year of blogging and decided to have a look back at some of my hundreds and hundreds of posts. Most of these are linked in the tabs at the top of the page or in the labels in the right sidebar, but I don't know if readers ever wander around in those so here's a handy list of some of my favorites.
How to Stitch with Variegated Thread in which I break the "cross each stitch as you go" rule and encourage further rule-breaking
How to Railroad in which I demonstrate how to achieve pleasantly plump stitches
How to Make a Template in which I tackle finishing tricky shapes with astounding results
How to Make Needle Packets in which I make the cutest needle packets ever
How to Use Blending Filament in which I tame the blending filament beast
How to Stitch Eyes in which I show how to avoid your stitched folks looking unconscious
And there's so much more hiding in the "how to" and "finishing" tabs at the top of the page.
I've been mugged by other good ideas that aren't classified as "how to" but are nonetheless terribly important:
I also occasionally dispense pearls of wisdom (for free):
Why Stitching is Awesome (not breaking news)
How to Let Go of Stuff (but not the tea tray and the book basket I just mentioned)
And over the years I've also shared oodles of favorite recipes, which I've cleverly filed under the "food" label in the right sidebar. There's also the "tiny baking" label which is exactly what it sounds like and is not to be missed.
So those are just a few of the highlights of years and years of blogging and hundreds and hundreds of posts. Some new readers have joined us lately (*waves*) and some may have been here a while but never done much prowling around. There's lots here and I've tried to make it user-friendly through tabs and labels. If you're snowed in, or stuck at home, or just need a distraction, grab a cup of cozy and browse a while. It's a very calm place and you're welcome to stay as long as you like.
Also, if you've joined us since last spring, you may have missed my one-woman mission to uplift spirits at the beginning of the pandemic. Scroll through 2020's March, April, and May posts for lots of freebie links, lots of enabling, and some scrumptious recipes. Also Tiger Lily.
As ever, thanks for reading, thanks for commenting, and enjoy everything here.