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Friday, December 19, 2014

Welcome to a new PACE.....



Something happened in 2014 that really got me thinking....Here it is, ready?
There are 2 questions I kept asking myself....

"What was I rushing for?" " Why is time moving so fast? You know that feeling at the end of the week...."where did all that time go?"

I was rushing because that is what I have always done....Trying to pack so much in a day so I felt this sense of accomplishment. mmmmmm and time was going by so fast because everything was just a blurr....

I could live without a sewing machine, but I could not live without thread, needle and fabric. NEVER.

I don't want you thinking I am aborting SEWWEQUILT.COM, that is not going to be happening.
As we end this year and begin a NEW ONE. I want to simplify things.... We  will still have quilting hops, just not as many. We will balance it with some stitching, cross stitching, embroidery and hand applique. 

I want us all to slow down, enjoy the view, enjoy the moment, enjoy the challenge and  enjoy the heart you will pour into every creation... Remind ourselves why we embrace our CRAFT!

I have been watching and listening and I have concluded we are all rushing our days so much we have forgotten how exciting it is to just slow down for a couple of hours. 

Why, I wanted to start a stitching blog?  I knew this was the right thing when I did a search and NO ONE had SEWWESTITCH.com no one, until now...It is OURS. When there are road blocks, I usually just plow ahead, but there was NONE, and I mean NONE....All of our sponsors clearly got the message...VINTAGE is here to stay, VINTAGE is the new NOW, VINTAGE shouts SLOW DOWN. And they all wanted to be part of this....

Yarn TREE for our q-snaps


We have been working with the following, glorious, talented, gifted friends..

Debbie from busy as can be...is working on Vintage
Brooke Nolan is working on Vintage......
I have a few more designers in the wings working on Vintage too....

You are  all in for many exciting projects...just wait and see.....





Leave a comment, join us, let me know and I will add you to our list of stitchers on the side bar~
add your blog url. t.y. 

42 comments:

  1. How exciting! I am ready to slow down. I have been enjoying the cross stitching I am doing. Can't wait to see what you have in store for us.

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  2. Slowing down and still being creative sounds fabulous! Can't wait to see what adventures you have in store for us!

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  3. Personally I am very eager to be able watch your next venture! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year dearest Madam Samm!

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  5. Best wishes on the launch of the new site ... a good start to a good new year!
    Slow stitching is the only way I know ... :) Pat

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  6. I wondered if there was anything here yet..... and there was! I'm all signed up to tag along on your latest adventure. Love the song above.... beautiful! Best wishes in 2015!

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  7. Looking forward. ..what a beautiful reminder and a beautiful message in the song...thank you.

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  8. How exciting! Looking forward to the launch.

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  9. Slowing down is number one on my to-do list for the coming year. I've dropped out of all but a couple of my groups and plan to just be at home for a while. I'm looking forward to this new blog! Blessings, Marlene

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  10. Did you read my mind or what? I got so burned out this year I gave up. Love to see this...I've already slowed down and I'm not going back to where I was. :)

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  11. Looking forward to following this new adventure with you! Happy stitching!

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  12. since I retired I often ask why does time fly by and I actually get less done. I'll follow here to see where it goes. It seems like Vintage is turning up EVERYWHERE so you must be on the right track. You're so SMART!!

    Love you new MS stamp too...very vintagey!
    Merry Christmas

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  13. Ah, yes, handwork! I didn't think I could live without my sewing machines, but I can. From English Paper PIecing to crochet, it's so delightful to get out of that sewing room (I LOVE it in there, but you my sewing machines are stationary). And it's so peaceful to sit and work with my hands. I look forward to what comes through these pages. I love vintage, too! Merry Christmas!

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  14. Welcome to my world Samm - looking forward to this new blog and also to this new journey with you. I find myself doing less and less in the sewing room, but excelling in the living room with just a bit of embroidery or knitting and filling myself with creativity and reflection. Maybe now I will get the encouragement to do my hand applique Feathered Christmas tree and Feather Fancy wreath patterns by Cherry Guidry of Cherry Blossoms, waiting for over two years. Lovely message and thanks from Judy C in NC

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  15. I love needlework and especially x-stitch - I'm looking forward to this.

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  16. Exactly what we need to do! I'm hoping to slow down as all my clients "gift" quilts are done. Looking forward to the break & hand sewing will suit perfectly! Thanks for all you do!

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  17. I am excited to follow your new blog. I still love to machine applique and FMQ, but I love to embroider. It's great for take along work and sitting in front of the TV at night. I love the idea of slowing down the pace a little and smelling the roses, cross-stitched or embroidered :)

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  18. Oh Yes I am so excited to be a part of this, do please add me coeurdalenegifts.blogspot.com
    It's a beautiful New Journey!!
    Huggs, Nancy

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  19. I would love to join you , I don't do cross stitch now but still love to hand applique and embroider .

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  20. I definitely need to slow down...doing several hops each month on top of making Quilts of Valor. I am cutting back and your combining handwork with the quilting hops gives me a one-stop site to fulfill all my fiber addictions. Thanks and include me.

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  21. What a wonderful idea Madame Samm. I have picked 2 words this year and this will help me strive to reach their meaning....simplify & focus which for me they go hand in hand. I look forward to tagging along. Happy New Year

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  22. You know what Samm....slow down is what I've done the last couple of months, and I have felt at peace with it. A slow down and stitch blog is a great idea, slower is easier for some and deadlines are what others thrive on. May the Lord bless you and keep you as you celebrate the birth of our Savior !

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  23. I certainly will be trying to slow down and I LOVE vintage things. I am enjoying the cross stitch again, although it is harder on the eyes than it used to be, especially when the contrast of the thread and the cloth are very close. Count me in here too, please.

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  24. slowing down means hand work - which is my favorite type of sewing and stitching - can't wait!

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  25. So sewing slow will be my new thing! I'd forgotten how much I liked to cross stitch and to do other slow sewing. I won't forget my machines, but I can't wait for the kids in the car with a sewing machine, I can cross stitch or hand applique though.

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  26. This sounds so wonderful Samm! You know I am fond of hand stitching and applique. I'm looking forward to seeing all the wonderful things here. Happy, slow stitching! :)

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  27. I see everyone is as excited as I am! Handwork is my all time favorite. Looking forward to 2015.

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  28. What a great idea Samm. I'm so excited for 2015 as I love all types of embroidery and hand stitching.

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  29. I'm not a cross stitcher, but I am a hand applique fanatic! A blog dedicated to my passion is going to be my go to every day!

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  30. It looks and sounds beautiful and I look forward to join in and slow down with you all!
    Hugs Martina

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  31. What a great idea! I love embroidery and I want to join :)

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  32. Hearts in Unison. My theme on the blog for 2015 is 'A Year of Gentle Domesticity', Mdm Samm....I think we're both in for a lovely journey back to slow, vintage, life. x

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  33. The new blog is gorgeous Samm! I have been rushing around like a mad woman trying to be ready for Christmas and guess what.. I won't be... but ..it is.. what it is.. and we will still have a wonderful time with family and friends and what didn't get done will not be missed.

    Please add my blog to the sidebar as I look forward to what will take place here on Sew We Stitch!

    www.stitchandquilt.com

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  34. Oh Mdm Samm what a delightful blog! I am so excited to see new projects, ideas and beautiful posts on your new sight. Happy Holidays and welcome to 2015! ~Shari

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  35. The Prayer...absolutely stunning and SO Peaceful!! I can't wait to bring back my old, oops, I mean Vintage love of all things stitching...especially cross stitch for me. I have such fond memories of cross stitching while my baby girls were little. Now, I have some exciting NEW ways to actually USE my cross stitch pieces instead of hanging on a wall or folded away in a forgotten drawer! Thank you Samm, for always being one step ahead of any new trend and getting all of us in on the ground floor. I am grateful to "hitch my chain to your wagon" and enjoy the ride!
    Happy 2015!!
    Gmama Jane

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  36. Samm, it will be fun to do some hand stitching in the new year! Count on my blog to play too!

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  37. Such a nice place to slowing down. I think I will love to be here with you.

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  38. The drill is a genius idea! I loved seeing all of the pretty floss together like that. That angora is gorgeous! I think you are set for lots of stitching in the future. Welcome home!

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  39. Uppps, I nearly forgot to post a comment here, Samm, so sorry to do it that late!

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