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My Alphabet Embroidery Sampler

An ABC Alphabet embroidery sampler - a long-term project I finally finished, with some reflections on what I learned while making it.

It’s finally done! I started this project back in May of 2015 (thanks to Instagram for making it easy to track that down!) and finished it last month, so it took just over a year to finish. I’ve never had a project run that long, happily, – I am usually either powering through in one fell swoop or feeling guilty that I haven’t finished something. It was nice to just have a consistent work-in-progress to visit off and on but not stress over.

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Free TGIF Embroidery Pattern

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A fun, free embroidery pattern that is perfect for beginners - 'TGIF' in script with some simple flowers! Great DIY gift for a housewarming party or a baby shower.

I have a few tidbits of advice that I will happily give to any new Mom, and one of them is that if it is logistically possible, have your significant other take over bath-time. My husband doing bath gives me a small window to breathe; I typically plop down on the couch, eat something sweet, and work on a craft project or read. Even though it is only ten or fifteen minutes, I feel refreshed. My husband jokes that he knows how the kids behaved all day, judging by the number of wrappers on the couch!

Naturally, I was all about trying the new Betty Crockerâ„¢ Sweet Rewards bars. They have three flavors, I tried the caramel brownie and chocolate chip cookie bar (brownie was my favorite!). They are sweet and firm, so they won’t crumble all over your furniture and are easy to tuck in your purse (as is an embroidery project!) and snack on the go.

brownie and cookie bar

I wanted to share a pattern to go along with the bars that is super accessible; anyone can stitch this up! It is a great first project, I love to think of myself as an enabler of crafting.

TGIF embroidery pattern with lazy daisy flowers

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