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Not my Circus…..

I love this design from Urban Threads ( It was just yelling at me to make it into a pillow! So I made SEVERAL! They are embroidered on cotton dish towels, and made into pillows. DSC00575

Each Pillow is unique and they are $15.00 each. Special orders accepted. Pick your “towel” color, and thread colors. Above: rainbow colors on white towel with black trim.DSC00576Above: Pastel rainbow colors on towel with brown check trim. DSC00579

Above: Pastel rainbow on towel with pink check trim.

DSC00577Above: All red on towel with red check trim.


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Girlfriends Part Two

The response to the Girlfriends design has been overwhelming! Thank you!!GFWC Girlfriends 1

I have been asked for some variations, so there is now a design with 5 women along with the first design which has 4 women.

Girlfriends 5 girls

The design was inspired by my long time GFWC (General Federation of Women’s Club) friends and mentors, so yes, GFWC Girlfriends was designed as well.

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And the design looks great on Aprons!

GFWC Girlfriends apronsPillows – $15.00, Aprons $12.00

Here are a few more color options.

GFWC Girlfriends 2Thank you again!        Wendy



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Girlfriends are the BEST!

Girlfriends are the sisters we choose for ourselves! This is so true of my best friends.

They are family, and I cherish each of them!



This design is for those dear friends that are sisters, family!

Stitched on a cotton dish towel, and made into a pillow. The pillows sell for $15.00 each and are available in many color options. The design also looks great on an apron.

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On a Roll…..

Look out, I’m on a Roll!

No I’m not bored (okay, maybe a little) “butt” I found a new medium to embroider on:20150208_140622_resized

Toilet Paper. Yes, toilet paper. All jokes aside, these are a cute little gift item that will get the job done. They are for decoration (even though it is a real roll of toilet paper). Only the outer sheets are embroidered. The sayings are endless….BUTT here are a few:


20150208_140600_resizedOn sale now!! $6.00 per roll. More sayings to come!

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Dog (and Cat) Days of Summer

2014-08-02 14.30.46Keep your pets feeding area clean and tidy with these Vinyl and Cotton Placemats. (Thank you Vega for allowing me to photograph your water dish.)2014-08-06 19.51.29Vinyl and Cotton Placemats in assorted Colors with assorted designs. Shown above: Talk to the Paw on Vinyl in Khaki, Brown, and Deep Red. $9.00 each.2014-08-06 19.52.46Cotton Placemats shown above in Khaki, Deep Red and Brown, with You had me at Woof design. $9.00 each. 2014-08-06 19.53.16We didn’t forget about the cats…..Meow shown on Cotton Placemats. Assorted colors available. $9.00 each.

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A Quilt with a purpose

Cleaning out and rearranging can be a daunting task. While straightening up my dresser, I realized that I do have many, many pins from my years participation in the General Federation of Woman’s Club both in North Carolina and Nationally ( OR So what to do with all of the pins? Make a quilted wall hanging and display them!

I started with two shirts to decide on the main colors. One from 2000-2002 when I served as the GFWC-NC Director of Junior Clubs, the other from 2012-2014 when I served as the GFWC-NC President. Add more fabric, using the puzzle piece pattern since our theme was all about “Connections”

2014-07-20 20.07.43Then I did “some” machine stippling.

2014-07-24 13.54.48Added the pins and a rod for hanging, and here it is 25 plus years of Clubwork all in one place.

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Christmas in July!

Christmas is just around the corner, well sort of. Here are some of the new designs on sale today at the Main Oak Emporium, Mount Airy, or by contacting me for more information! Ho-Ho-Ho!!

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Assorted Embroidered Christmas Stockings $20.00 2014-07-18 14.31.13

Fa,la,la, Aprons $12.00 Pillows $15.00 (Available on White, Black or Red Aprons)2014-07-18 14.31.34

Believe Santa Face Apron $12.00 Pillows $15.00

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Oh Snap Apron $12.00 Pillow $15.002014-07-18 14.43.24

Love and Cupcakes (No it’s not Christmas, but who doesn’t love cupcakes?) Apron $12.00 Pillow $15.00


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Meowy Christmas Apron $12.00 Pillow $15.002014-07-22 13.59.26

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Swirly Christmas Pillow $15.00 Apron $12.002014-07-22 14.00.39

Poinsettia Pillow $15.00 Stocking $20.00 Apron $12.002014-07-22 18.28.07

Meowy Christmas Apron $12.00 Pillow $15.002014-07-22 18.28.442014-07-22 18.29.27 2014-07-22 18.30.282014-07-23 08.27.07 2014-07-23 08.27.51Assorted Stockings $20.00 each. Velvet, Brushed Cord. Felt. Assorted fabrics as well.

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Dish Towel Pillow: Laister’s Phoenix Firebirds

After serving at the General Federation of Woman’s Club of North Carolina State President from 2012-2014, the 50 GFWC State Presidents formed a National Club: GFWC Laister’s Phoenix Firebirds. To celebrate, I embroidered a dishtowel with a Phoenix and our club name for each of the State Presidents, and an Apron for our 2012-2014 International President, Mary Ellen Laister.

Rather than use my towel as a towel. I made it into a pillow.

2014-07-13 10.46.44 I took the finished Dishtowel, and added a few strips of ribbon.

2014-07-13 11.03.08Then folded the towel into thirds, using a inexpensive Travel Pillow to be stuffed inside, using an envelope type fold.

2014-07-13 11.09.30By sewing a seam about 1 3/4″ from each edge, the pillow then slips in the bottom of the envelope fold. You can slip stitch the bottom flap closed, add buttons as decorations, or just leave it as is. 2014-07-13 11.12.27Mary Ellen Laister with her Apron and towel!

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