Stay the h*ck home

For the last few days I’ve contemplated how to address the current world situation. Some of the blogs I follow have just carried on without mentioning it. Embroidery folks are all-in on hand sanitizer holders. One sewing site did a roundup of DIY mask tutorials even while saying they don’t really work, which is awful […]

Bierock Recipe

Bierocks are a thing we miss from Kansas: ground beef and cabbage and onion in a bread pocket. When cabbage goes on sale around St. Patrick’s Day, it’s bierock time. That’s it, that’s the story*, now here’s the recipe. Bierocks (makes 60) 5 lbs ground beef (I use 85/15) 2 heads cabbage, shredded (about 20 […]

Ganging embroidery designs with Ink/Stitch

Even if you don’t use Inkscape and Ink/Stitch to make your own embroidery designs, you can use them to do things like gang existing designs while keeping thread colors together. Here’s how. First, if you haven’t installed Inkscape do that now, and then install the Ink/Stitch extension. They’re both free, and available for Windows/Linux/Mac. When […]

New dragon colors

I’ve added a couple of site-specific dragons: a mallard (yes, not emerald, really mallard this time) with foil dots and metallic-thread wing embroidery, and a lime of which some have an embroidered shamrock. In the future, if you want updates on things that are added to the shop, that’ll happen in a newsletter. You can […]

Changes continue

Still working on merging the sites – you may have noticed some shopping-cart bits showing up on this site. I’m decommissioning shop-dot silverseams.com and files-dot silverseams.com, so some links are currently broken (I think the last count was 24). The drama about Etsy’s advertising changes has made me wonder a bit about whether I should […]

Server moved!

Got some cleanup to do (especially over on shop.silverseams.com where I broke a couple things) but I’m off WordPress hosting and everything is on the same (virtual) machine. Once I have all the computer bits working, I’ll be putting a couple new colors in the shop… including actual mallard (with sparkles). Part of getting the […]

Another fairy dragon

The embroidery machine has surpassed the four million stitch mark. That is a pretty good milestone considering most of what I do is computer-assisted conventional sewing with a much lower stitch count. But once in awhile I mix my metaphors, and the butterfly wings on the fairy dragons are probably my favorite. This one’s in […]

Dragon taggin’ day

I’m now up to, I think, three wrong-color shipments. After the next-to-last one, I made myself a reference sheet. And then I shipped a teal dragon instead of a peacock because my brain just went “yep everyone is ordering the latest color” and didn’t even look at the reference sheet. So the time has come […]