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July 17, 2011


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Eusa Maciel

I heard from you, first in Pinterest. I have followed you on your blog and I'm loving your work and beautiful embroidery. Thanks for the lessons.
I'll be happy if you look at my Blog.

Eusa Maciel
from Brazil


I always wondered what the difference in a stem stitch and an outline stitch were - thanks for explaining that. Your tutorials are just great!


Thank you so much for these lessons. I was not taught to embroider as a child or at school so I find these lessons invaluable.

Julie Letvin

I'm so glad that you are doing this! I look forward to every Sunday to see what will be next. Thank you!!


Thank you.


Thanks again Helen very helpful I'd like to see a flicker group


You are a genius.


Helen, thanks so much for these lessons... I find it so much easier to follow your step by step instruction than others I have seen..... I have avoided stem stitch so here's to a concerted effort this week...
Really appreciate the effort you are putting into this...


I think a flickr group would be lovely to see what everyone is doing


Found you through Aubirdwoman [aka Birdy.] I have enough quilting UFOs to keep me busy 'til I'm ninety, but couldn't resist these little designs. Thank you!


Hi Helen
I have always had trouble with stem stitch and always pull it out and just do backstitch. When looking at your instructions I think I have identified where I go wrong. Using a hoop should help too. Let's see if I can do it.

PS I went to Bari J's website and have tried the knot methods demonstrated in a new stitchery I started a couple of days ago. When I wasn't concentrating I found myself nearly knotting my thread.

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