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You know I love all your "kits" and patterns, but my favorite has been the farm animals which I am making for my 3 week-old first grandchild's first Christmas! Angela

Marji Toensing

My favorites are the ones about your family and the weddings, and then the creative ventures and beautiful things that you make and design, and then the lovely photos of flowers . . . Your blog is a chance to enter a beautiful and loving world. Thank you, Charlotte!

Leisa Firth

I've been a fan for a long time. I too really enjoyed the sweet wedding posts and the tender thoughts and photos of your mom. The close up shots of your beautiful stitches is always inspiring. Thank you for taking time to share your talents and thoughts with us.


Thanks for providing such lovely crafty inspiration over the years!


Dear Charlotte,
Thank you for such a lovely blog and great inspiration. I love what you make, the patterns, the colors and the way you talk about your family. I first visited you thanks to Soulemama and I have been reading you for two years I think. I hope I will be able to do so for a long longer so keep the excellent posting.
Valérie from France


Happy 1000th post, Charlotte!

I have loved every single post … your love of craft and your love of your family.

Please know that your posts have brought smiles, your kindness in talking to silly old me warmed my heart, your creative work awes and inspires me.

Getting to meet you this year was a joy and one of my favorite days!

And you remember Joni Mitchell and Donovan hahahahahhahahhaha

Sally xo


Congrats on your milestone. . . I enjoy your posts because it is like chatting with an old friend. I especially enjoy that you share your Mother with us . . . I lost my Mom almost 28 years ago so I live vicariously through you and your Mom. I hope to stay with you through another 1000 posts!!

Troy Louise

Congratulations on your 1000th post. Hard to believe it has been that many. I love visiting with you up on the porch & feel like we have become friends through your sweet blog. I bought your Between Friends book many years ago & was so excited to find your blog - it's just a special place. Many hugs.


I enjoy the peek you allow of your crafty life and your family. I love the embroidery posts and have ordered some of your samplers but haven't finished any of them. I decided I am a collector of them.


It is so hard to pick one post as I've love them all. The best part is that my love of embroidery and fabric has resurfaced from reading your blog and for that I am ever grateful! Now I just need to sit down and start work on the beautiful pieces I've bought from you! Here's to 1000 more!

Julie Lundquist

I am a relatively new reader...but I do have 3 of your stitcheries which I adore! Congradulations

Karen Juergens

I have both of your wonderful books, and have made many of the crafts with my daughter. I found your gorgeous fabric at BOLT in Portland, and I plan to make some of your tiny trays.

Karen Juergens

Kary in Colorado

1000 posts! What a wonderful milestone. I love to see what you are creating. I have been inspired by your projects for decades--long before there were such things as blogs--and am so happy to be able to check in with what you are doing on a regular basis!

fairy nuff

Well done on reaching 1000 and here's to the next 1000. Your posts are a feast to my eyes and my soul.x


I have known of you for much longer than I have known you. I remember reading about your Between Friends book, I think in Victoria magazine, way before I ever knew what a blog was. Probably before I had ever even been online! I feel honored to now know you in real life as well as through our blogs. You are a treasure and I look forward to being inspired by you for many years to come!

Patricia Walters

Congratulations. 1000 posts started with that first one.


Congratulations! Quite an accomplishment. My favorite posts are the ones where you share your wonderful whimsical embroidery projects. Love them!


Congratulations! Your beautiful blog has been an inspiration and I love hearing about your mother, family, and seeing your gorgeous needlework.

Cindy Farmer

I am new to your blog. Your needle work designs are what brought me to your blog. I saw one of your needle work designs on pinterest. I clicked on it and found your etsy shop and your blog. I liked your shop and blog so much that I saved them to my favorites!!!

Linda gerig

Love your blog. Linda gerig


Congratulations on so many blog posts, 1000 is such a notable milestone! You know I love you in the flesh and on the screen and quite honestly all of your posts bring a smile and inspiration! I do so love to peek at what is in the hoop or fresh instagram lovelies in the studio though!

Tammie Moore

I too am a long time follower of your blog, thank you for inspiring me. Your fabrics are amazing, would love to win them.
Tammie Moore

Jenni Jones

Congratulations Charlotte! 1000 posts is amazing!
I could not pick a favorite post, because I have enjoyed them all. You feel like a close friend who has been there for me to visit in the middle of the night, when I couldnt sleep before my back surgery, as well as being a great inspiration with your amazing crafts. When I visit your blog, I feel relaxed and calm, cup of tea in hand, visiting and catching up with a friend on the other side of the world. Thank you Charlotte, and good luck with the next 1000 posts, I look forward to them.


Bit by bit, day by day, and before you know it, 1,000 posts! Congratulations on your perseverance, but even more thank you for your generous spirit in sharing of yourself and your life with all the rest of us! I have appreciated your writing about your family members and your own thoughts. I have loved seeing your embroidery and I am ever inspired by your style! Thank you for it all!

Mama Squirrel

(Is the giveaway for Canada too?)

I just found your blog--but I've read both your books from the library, several times, and recently found a copy of Mothers and Daughters at the thrift store, which made me very happy. Your books inspire me to go through some of our scattered "treasures" and see if we could re-use them somehow...


Bravo!! I'm always impressed with your stitching projects but I have to tell you I am still in awe over the beautiful Mother's Day gift - the story of the House Wren. If Only (my daughter had written that for me) If Only (I had written that for my mother - God rest her soul). Thank you for sharing your moments and not your If are a gem!

Jodi B.

Hi Charlotte,
I found your blog a few years ago and have been a regular visitor ever since. I enjoy see what you are up too and all of your lovely projects. Thanks so much for share with all of us, Jodi


thanks for giving me the courage to stitch again.


I enjoy your photos the most. I also enjoy the text, but the photos really inspire me. I am reading from a small sailboat (when we have Internet access, that is) and am hungry for color and ideas. Thank you!


Congratulations. I love your hand stitching. It is so cute. Enjoy your blog too.


I used to read really regularly but have had little time for blog reading lately having become a Mummy in the last couple of years. But I'm finding more time and seem to have managed to drop by at just the right time. I wouldn't say I have a favourite post. I just love to see all your creativity which is so inspiring. I have loved to read about your Daughters Weddings though as the warmth and love in your family just comes straight out of the computer screen and is a joy to read. Congratulations on so many lovely posts. Fiona


Congratulations on your 1000th post!! I always love seeing what crafty things you are up to.

Mrs. H

What I enjoy most about your blog is seeing all the pretty things (fabric included) you design and make.


Congratulations on 1000! Seems like such a big number but I'm sure the time has flown by! I love your creativity and your willingness to share your life with us all!


Congrats to you! Your needlework is lovely and I love your photos - espeicially the flowers - your peonies are so pretty! thanks!

Cecilia Atkinson

My name is Cecilia, I'm from Sao Paulo, Brazil, but I married and live in Idaho.
Your blog is soo lovely! Thank you


Congratulations! There are many things I like about your blog - I am one of four girls (no brothers) so I relate to your stories about you and your girls :) I also really like seeing your ideas come to fruition - progress on a sampler, Christmas decorations - and how those items then make their way to your etsy shop for everyone to share :)


I enjoy all your posts but especially the ones about your daughters.Thanks for always inspiring me with your wonderful handworks.


Today I needed a quiet refuge and something pretty to look at...I knew just the place to go, your blog! Thank you for the restful, beautiful place to land...Do 1,000 more, please!


I remember reading your blog years ago and loving your embroidery designs. Just lovely and so glad you are here. :)

Deb Zoulias

Congrats on your 1000th post!! I have enjoyed your blog for the past couple of years. I Love your stichery pieces!! I have purchased a bunch of them now and need to go and purchase your newest ones! I always enjoy your posts about your family and all of your photos! Keep doing all of your great work!!!


I love stopping in here and reading your wonderful words. jake's passing was poignant and touching! Here's to the next 1000 posts!

Jolie Witt


I have been interested in your work since the Mary E. Home Companion days. I have saved all of my issues and cannot part with them. I love your samplers, fabrics, and sewing ideas. I am thinking of what sewing projects to do this summer so I will be visiting your wondeful blog often.
Thanks so much for blogging and sharing your talent with your readers!

Deborah Robertson

Big hug for all you do. The world NEEDS creative minds.


This is the first time I have ever read your blog. I came on it from another blog I read daily. I am a fan of your embroidery patterns. I have bought several of your things from your Etsy shop.

MoniQ in WI

I love your style, period. I remember stumbling upon your Mothers & Daughters craft book at the library and realizing YOU were the creative force behind the "ME" projects I truly loved. I would so love to own your books(s)! (which I continue to borrow from the library.)

Annette Smith

Congrats!! I've loved your work for years, have only recently begun reading your blog. What a treat! Love seeing your projects. Enjoy hearing about your family.


You never fail me. I have so much to work with and you are always there with an idea that matches my desire to give with my abilities and ends with a teary eyed friend with something I made just for her held against her heart. Thank you.


Thanks for the opportunity, Charlotte. I love all your embroidery samplers and pillows. That's my favorite of all the good stuff you share.

Patty in Kansas

Best wishes on reaching a true milestone with your beautiful blog. I love the photos of your hand-stitched small projects...they are so charming, and always encourage me to take up my own needle and thread! Patty in Kansas

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