Author Archives: MPC Staff

Lynne Holyoake’s Train Car Sewing Studio – Australia

God has given me many sewing friends from all over the world—friends that are truly sisters.  Lynne Holyoake is one of these friends. I first met her about 25 years ago on my first trip to Australia. Gloria McKinnon had brought me down to teach a class of lovely ladies from...

Australia

I’m loving my trip to Australia. Very very busy. Waking up at 3am since there is a 14 hour time difference! Lynne Holyoake, my dear friend for 30 years is helping me and we set up our booth today. I cannot wait to meet the ladies here for the machine embroidery...

Changes – It is coming! Always Coming!

I’ve been thinking a lot about dreams and change! It seems those two always go together don’t they? Dreams and Change!! Huge words in my life! How about you? Since I love fashion, especially vintage fashion, I thought we would have a little fun today. How would you like to look...

Mother’s Day Message from Needlecraft Magazine May 1925

Remembering Mother We never forget her, of course, that dear mother of ours; and because of her we like to do everything in our power to bring into the lives of other mothers, perchance alone and lonely, a touch of cheer that show brighten them for this day-the second Sunday in...

Jean from Metz, France’s Fabulous Shirt

Jean was here last week for our Baby Licensing! The shirt “in person” is even more fabulous than the pictures that she had sent earlier. Here is Jean’s story about the shirt and it would be a great idea for earning money with your sewing–embellish a ready to wear white shirt....

Teacher Appreciation Quilts Are Fun and Easy!

Over the last two weeks Joanna and I have been to four of our grandchildren’s elementary classrooms to help the kids make a teacher appreciation quilt for their teacher to present at the end of the year. Actually I have a quilt maker, Corinne Covelli, to construct these quilts for me...

Wendy Week Giveaway Winners!

Today we are excited to announce the randomly selected winners of our Wendy Week giveaway contests! Thanks so much to everyone who participated and we hope you had a fun week exploring shadow work embroidery with Wendy Schoen! Don’t forget to pick up your copy of the book in our online...

Wendy Week Day 5: Free “Ducky Daisy” Design (Plus one last giveaway!)

Welcome to Day 5 of Wendy Week here at the Sew Beautiful blog! With the release of designer Wendy Schoen’s new book Mastering Shadow Work Embroidery, we’re honoring the renowned artist and teacher with a week of special promotions and giveaways. We hope you have enjoyed joining us on the blog...

Wendy Week Day 4: Video Lessons with Wendy (& another great giveaway!)

Welcome to Day 4 of Wendy Week here at the Sew Beautiful blog! With the release of designer Wendy Schoen’s new book Mastering Shadow Work Embroidery, we’re honoring the renowned artist and teacher with a week of special promotions and giveaways. Join us on the blog every day this week for...