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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

WIP Wednesday #284 @TN&TN

Happy sewing time everyone! What are YOU working on now? 

I'm on a self imposed deadline this week, trying to finish something for a call for submission. Have you ever submitted something for a show or publication? Scary isn't it? But exhilarating too. 

I hope you're having as much fun making as I am. Please share your work with us. And do you know that you don't have to have a blog to link up? You can use a picture from your Flickr or Instagram accounts. 

Please share what you're working on this week...we would love to see it. 
The link-up is open from noon Tuesday (Pacific time) until noon Thursday (Pacific time).



Please include our button or the URL (http://needleandthreadnetwork.blogspot.ca/) into YOUR post so we can continue spreading the word about our artists' collective. 


Thanks for linking up, and have a great week!



Tuesday, April 18, 2017

WIP Wednesday #283 @TN&TN

Happy Easter everyone! However you celebrate it: secularly, religiously, with chocolate or food, friends or family, this holiday usually means a long weekend. For working folks long weekends can mean precious time for our art. 

Please share what you're working on this week...we would love to see it. The link-up is open from noon Tuesday (Pacific time) until noon Thursday (Pacific time).



Please include our button or the URL (http://needleandthreadnetwork.blogspot.ca/) into YOUR post so we can continue spreading the word about our artists' collective. 



Thanks for linking up, and have a great week!


Tuesday, April 11, 2017

WIP Wednesday #282 @ TN&TN

Welcome to spring, and our weekly link-up! Is it spring at your house [finally]? I hope so because spring is such a great time of year...more light means more time to sew and more light makes colours seem brighter. I also have so much more energy now, I want to spend all my time quilting!

And did you see our newest Feature Friday on Leanne last week? Be sure to check it out here, and if you would like to be featured sometime just give me a shout. You DON'T have to be a quilter. 

I'm busy quilting but what are you working on? Stitching, or felting, knitting, weaving, crafting, or whatever it is that you do. Please share a bit of what you're doing this week. The link-up is open from noon Tuesday (Pacific time) until noon Thursday (Pacific time).



Please include our button or the URL (http://needleandthreadnetwork.blogspot.ca/) into YOUR post so we can continue spreading the word about our artists' collective. 



Thanks for linking up, and have a great week!


Friday, April 7, 2017

Friday Feature: Leanne Parsons

Hi, everyone! My name is Leanne and I blog at Devoted Quilter (devotedquilter.blogspot.com). 

I grew up in Nova Scotia, but I now live in Newfoundland with my husband and our three sons. We also lived in Igloolik, Nunavut for 6 years after we got married.

I started quilting in university (at Acadia)  almost 20 years ago, when I decided to make a quilt for a friend as a wedding gift. I started small...or maybe not...the quilt I gave her was almost double bed size, had tons of hand applique and hand embroidery and was hand quilted! Crazy, I know, but it got me completely hooked on quilting.

For years I hand quilted everything, which took f.o.r.e.v.e.r. I have one quilt I made my oldest son that took me 6 years to finish, and most of that was because of the quilting. Well, actually, it was because I kept abandoning it for months at a time to work on other things that weren’t taking so long. 

Once I tried machine quilting, there was no turning back! Now free motion quilting is my absolute favourite part of the whole quilt-making process.
Being a part of the online quilting community has been amazing. I love having so many friends around the world who are as obsessed with fabric and making things as I am. It has been especially fun to exchange mini quilts and mini mini quilts with some of those friends.



It took almost 20 years, but I finally made a quilt for our bed last spring, and the pattern, Love Birds, was published in Make Modern magazine. I have had a few patterns published in magazines over the past couple of years, and I also sell PDFs of my patterns, none of which would have been possible without the online quilting community. I also challenged myself to host a mystery quilt-a-long, called Just the Basics, in 2016 and that was a lot of fun. All of the instructions are still available on my blog, so you can check that out if you’d like to make it too.




I have so many plans for things I want to make and share, it’s hard to keep myself from starting something new every week!



Tuesday, April 4, 2017

WIP Wednesday #281 @ TN&TN

Welcome back to work in progress Wednesday! 

My kids have gone back to school this week but there is no selfish sewing for me just yet. We've got a birthday here which means home-made cake and a hand-made outfit! This is the tenth birthday outfit I've made for this kid. Once I get these done I can get back to the quilting I love so much. (Who am I? I'm Nicole, the new host of this awesome linkup.)

Thanks for joining us this week; please share what YOU are working on right now. Finished or not, selfish sewing or not, please share! The linkup is open from noon Tuesday (Pacific time) until noon Thursday (Pacific time).


Also come back on Friday to read all about Leanne. 

Please include our button or the URL (http://needleandthreadnetwork.blogspot.ca/) into YOUR post so we can continue spreading the word about our artists' collective. 


Thanks for linking up, and see you on Friday!


Tuesday, March 28, 2017

WIP Wednesday #280 @ TN&TN

Hello everyone, and welcome back to this week's work in progress linkup party! I'm still new here but I'm hoping this week will go smoother for me on the technical side.


NEW THIS WEEK: the link up now runs on Pacific time (UTC-7)

On the sewing side, I didn't do much this past week but I hope you did! I would love to see what you're working on right now. Doesn't have to be finished or fancy but please share so we can support each other. 

And if you are joining us now for the first time or for the first time in a long time, I'm Nicole, I'm the new host of the Needle and Thread Network and I'm glad you're here. 

Please include our button or the URL (http://needleandthreadnetwork.blogspot.ca/) into YOUR post so we can continue spreading the word about our artists' collective. 


Thanks for linking up, and see you next week. Happy stitching!






Tuesday, March 21, 2017

WIP Wednesday #279 @ TN&TN

Hello everyone, and welcome to this week's work in progress linkup party! You've all been here before but this is my first time hosting it. I'm Nicole, I live in Victoria BC and I'm taking over from Laurel in Winnipeg.  


It's the first week of spring break for kids here in BC; some schools elsewhere have had their break. Regardless of who's looking after the kids we hope you have been able to get your stitch on! Share what you're working on so that we can support and encourage each other. 

Also include our button or the URL (http://needleandthreadnetwork.blogspot.ca/) into YOUR post so we can continue spreading the word about our artists' collective. 


Thanks for linking up, and see you next week. Happy stitching!