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Made to Be Used!

I’m an absolute sucker for vintage embroidered linens, especially linens embellished with whitework embroidery. I don’t collect a lot of them, but what I do have, gets used. A lot. I figure if you collect something just for the sake of having it, but not for the sake of using and enjoying it, what good […]

That Evasive Monogram Book (& a Give-Away)

Earlier in the year, I reviewed Susan O’Connor’s delectable book on hand embroidering monograms. It’s called Monograms: The Art of Embroidered Letters (that’s a link to the review, if you want to see the details), and it’s a must-have if you love hand embroidered monograms. But there’s this problem, you see… At that time, the […]

Succumbing to Fishbone Stitch! (and how to shade with it)

Well, I tried several different approaches and several different stitches on the tail feathers for the Secret Garden Hummingbirds, each resulting in a little more un-stitching. Finally, I succumbed to the fishbone stitch, which is the same stitch I used to embroider the hummingbird’s wings. So, today, a little update on the Secret Garden Hummingbird […]

Hand Embroidery with Silk Chenille, part 3

A couple weeks ago, we looked at silk chenille for hand embroidery, and started exploring how to work with the thread. First, we talked about silk chenille thread and what it is, looking at it up close. Then, we looked at couching silk chenille and using it for woven stitches. Today, in part 3 of […]

The Needle You Need!

I think we’ve all experienced it: that overwhelming frustration when, in the middle of an embroidery project, nothing is going right with the thread. It’s tangling. It’s fraying at the eye. It’s fuzzing up. It’s shredding as you stitch. SHREDDING!! Aaaaaaaaaaaack! You’ve had it up your eyeballs with the fibery little beast. You might be […]

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Hi, all - just heard from a member this morning that there's a problem with the Flickr integration on the site...checked it out, and sure enough, there is. I spent about three hours this morning trying to fix it, to no avail, and have opened a support ticket through Ning to see what can be done.In the meantime, you can upload photos directly from your computer with the same five / day limit.See More
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"Hi, all - if you ever notice spam on the site, you are most welcome to contact me directly by messaging me. I always ban spammers right away. The problem is that spammers are often pretty clever. When they sign up for the forum, they add all the…"
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Montage of Coastal BC

"So pretty!! Love this - and I love the perspective!"
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What type of textile arts are you interested in?
Hand embroidery of all types!
What's your favorite type of needlework?
Self-taught, reading, reading, and practice, practice, and more practice. And reading. And practice.
Please feel free to tell us a little bit about yourself by way of introduction.
You can find me online mostly at my website Needle 'n Thread, and also on Facebook and Twitter
How did you learn about Stitchin' Fingers? (Search Engine, a friend, another website?)

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At 17:01 on September 3, 2014, Mary Beth said…

You have beautiful work posted, Mary. What a lot of variety of work styles.

At 18:12 on August 16, 2014, Elaine Cochrane said…

Mary, I'm incredibly honoured that you liked what I did to your design! You are, of course, free to add it to your file of how others have worked your lovely patterns.

At 23:40 on August 8, 2014, Faye C said…

Mary just wondering if its me or are others having problems transferring photos over from flickr at the mo.It has happened in the past then righted it self but doesn't look like doing that this time.

At 17:24 on July 29, 2014, Sylvia Tsang said…

Thanks for letting me know!

Sylvia Tsang

At 10:06 on March 27, 2014, Maria Filomena Reis said…


At 19:20 on March 23, 2013, Frances Taylor said…

hi Mary


Your work is absolutely fabulous - lovely stitching, such expertise and perfection. Thanks for sharing



At 17:12 on February 26, 2013, susie said…


I'm a big fan and long time follower of your stitches. I am so happy to be here and have found it to be so inspiring, resourceful & friendly!   happy stitching! 

At 17:06 on January 27, 2013, Ginni Jannicelli said…
I'm sorry Mary, I did see your friend request until now!
At 18:05 on January 18, 2013, Cathy Trostmann said…
Let me hear about your interests!
At 13:37 on January 15, 2013, Wilma Jean Cox said…

Mary, I have been a long time follower of Needle and Thread.  I'm excited to join Stitchin' Fingers. I know I will learn much more from you.




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