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Gather Round Place Mats by Sharon Holland

When experimenting with website templates and designs for Thread & Pen a few months ago, I knew I wanted a certain look. Something clean and simple so photos and projects popped off the page, but not so clean and simple that the site felt sterile. I eventually chose the template I did because I liked… Continue reading Gather Round Place Mats by Sharon Holland

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Friday Five

Those who know me well know how much I love fabric and all things sewing. Those who know me really well know how often I check out fabric and other sewing-related goodies online. (Like, multiple times a day, every day.) And while all those people appreciate my appreciation, they don't necessarily share it. They'll listen… Continue reading Friday Five

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Pillow Pop & La Fete de Noel—Finally!

Have you ever had cutter's remorse? Perhaps after holding onto a pretty fabric bundle for years, just waiting for the right project to come along, and finally making that first irreversible slice? I was a bit worried I'd experience such a feeling this week, when I finally—finally!—cut into a layer cake I'd bought forever ago.… Continue reading Pillow Pop & La Fete de Noel—Finally!

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New England Quilt Shop Tour, Part 2: Keepsake Quilting

Many years ago, my family rented a small cabin on Lake Kanasatka in Moultonborough, New Hampshire. We packed our cars, ditched Long Island's crazy summer crowds, and headed north for some low-key, high-quality R&R together. We so loved everything about the trip, from hiking and exploring to cooking out and lounging lakeside in our PJs,… Continue reading New England Quilt Shop Tour, Part 2: Keepsake Quilting