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Happy New Year

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Happy New Year from me and the squirrel.  Hope this blog post finds everyone happy and healthy.  This little guy is available in my Etsy shop(www.etsy.com/shop/debstangledstitches).  He is also a new design.  I made a lot of new designs in 2018.  Many more to come also.  I found my inner critic and I’ve silenced her so I take a few more baby steps out into the real world.  I made a promise to myself to add a blog post at least once a week so here is this weeks.  If you think of something you might like to see me conquer send me a comment.  I’ve added some lovely new pieces to my Etsy shop, a peace heart filled with pastel color French knots and a butterfly.  Have a couple more coming tomorrow so take a gander.  Keep on stitching!

Bittersweet Peace

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Well the holidays are upon us and peace is sort of elusive at the moment.  Too much to do, not enough time, not enough sleep.  It’s a bit tougher with a day job too.  But I try.  How do I try?  I make peace pillows and ornaments.  This is one of my new designs.  A bittersweet wreath heart pillow.  It can be hung on a door knob after Christmas to remind us all that this too will pass.  This ornament is available on my Etsy shop.  Hit the link. https://etsy.me/2KGoIT9. Keep on stitching.

A Little Sunshine on this cold, cold day

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It’s been a while hasn’t it.  I’ve been busy trying to get my work done.  Work for my Etsy shop, work for Valley Artisans Market, work in my day job, work on myself.  Work never ends as it seems the rain doesn’t either.  Been so gloomy and cold.  Rain, freezing rain, ice.  Great weather for embroidery though.  Usually working in my day job though on these kind of days.  
I had a lovely Thanksgiving with my beautiful son and his lovely girlfriend.  Have seen some of my beautiful friends but overdue for an outing.  Lucky fortunate gal who needs a little sunshine.  Will be adding some new ornaments to VAM and Etsy soon.  20% sale on Etsy.  See you soon.  Deb

Time for a closeup

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Hi All.  Life’s been a little hectic.  Working a wee bit more as a waitress so I’m not listing quite as often.  I am still making a commitment to myself and my customers to share closeups of my current listings which is what I’m doing today.  One of my favorite winter scene ornaments.  Red curtains in the windows, red bows on the trees and white snowflakes which are French knots.  Winter scenes ares some of my favorites but I love to do anything with French knots.  They are my yang to my yang and details just thrill me.  Don’t forget the closeups are an exaggerated look at the pictures the ornaments, t are pretty and dainty and detailed in their simplicity in person.  I will be sharing more ornaments soon and will also have new listings.  Drop me a line if you’d like to see something specific. This beautiful ornament can be found by clicking on this link.https://etsy.me/2NYlytR

New Etsy Shop Description

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Welcome to my Etsy Shop. I am a hand embroidery artist/fiber artist.  I have been hand embroidering almost all of my life since my grandmother taught me when I was five years old.  I started selling my work when my son was two, when a friend admired my work and told me I should be selling it.  That was 25 years ago.  At first I did craft fairs and sold my work in stores.  I made hand crocheted christening outfits, baby clothes, and hand embroidered pillows and ornaments which I had hand drawn and hand embroidered.  Because I hand draw all my embroidery work all of my pieces are one of a kind.  At that time I lived on Long Island and had a nice mix of stores that I worked with and private customers.  About 15 years ago I moved to upstate NY and found my artistic side.  I found myself joining an artist coop and creating things I had never imagined I was capable of.  I’ve done craft fairs, have my work in a wonderful artisan market, several stores, have been featured in several group sho…

Autumn Tree

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Autumn Tree is now available at www.etsy.com/shop/debstangledstitches.

Autumn in Upstate New York

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I love autumn in Upstate NY.  The trees, the bright colors, the apple cider donuts and cooler temperatures to embroider in.  I needed a little break from the heart ornaments and wanted to make a colorful, French knot laden project.  What better project than a lovely autumn tree.  I’ve only just begun but looking forward to some time with my needles and thread and maybe some leaf peeping to inspire me.  Looking forward to the reveal on Etsy see you soon.  You can see other autumn inspired hearts and ornaments, festive enough to put on your Christmas tree.  www.etsy.com/shop/debstangledstitches