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I love my Japanese customers. I have a letter from one that I keep over my desk telling me about the rainy season (Tsuyu) and wishing me to visit Japan. So sweet. They always send cute little notes to me. Today when I checked my email, I found this waiting: i'm from japan. i love your stitching. i don't like stiching but i will try it becouse your patterns are so cute!!!!! i read your page in japanease. i didn't understan becase little bit strage japanese. you didn't ask to translate who live in japan right? I think they will...

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Of course there are all types of needlework. Embroidery-as-tattoo is just a perfect marraige of needle crafts to make a rather witty combo -don't you find, darling? (Oh yes. Indeed.) I've long admired the extensive embroidery work Sherri and Andrea put onto a bunch of dollies. Check out the Tattoo Baby Doll Project over there at Dainty Time.

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Toaster Purse! Okay, so this isn't entirely related to embroidery, but there's a little stitched smile on that piece of toast, so it qualifies. Ich luff this purse. I also love Heidi's other purses and thingers at My Paper Crane. Don't miss the Dead Cat purse, the Inhaler purse, and of course you can buy a lot of 100 paper cranes. How very sweet.

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Needle Painting on Stitch Island

My mother gave me a stack of old Needlecraft magazines from the 20's and 30's. They painstakingly detail stitching tips, techniques and offer the latest patterns from Paris ("Orange Blossoms for your honeymoon lingerie!"). The word delightful gets used a lot. They're really interesting to look at, but this one has the most beautiful piece on the cover. A "delightful (see?) example of modern art in stitchery" is how it's described in the accompanying article. The artist is Georgiana Brown Harbeson, and I'm now on a quest to find more examples of her work!

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WHAT TO WATCH (while embroidering)

I watch a lot of movies while I'm embroidering. It's not as easy as knitting, since you have to keep your eyes on your work. But this movie kept my eyes off my stitching. It just came out on DVD and is a good 'un. If you like sweet, absurdist films in undiscovered foreign languages (optional subtitles in Esperanto), this is for you. It has it all: sasquatch, an accordian serenade, nightvision's dreamy and funny and I've watched it twice. Plus I love how the gunfire on the box cover looks like embroidery stitches (that would be a hidden...

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