Paula Shimmel

34 Flips | 2 Magazines | 160 Likes | 1 Following | @pauladawn | Keep up with Paula Shimmel on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Paula Shimmel”

Mercat Cottage garden roses

Crochet Rope Basket

Customisable Crochet Basket<p>I’ve been looking for a basket of specific dimensions for a while without any luck. Then I saw a circular version of this …

Plain Sewing - Chapter I

ENCYCLOPEDIA<p>OF<p>NEEDLEWORK<p>By<br>Thérèse de Dillmont<p>Plain Sewing - I<p>Many, on opening the Encyclopedia of needlework will be disposed to exclaim as they read …

I Love How Versatile (And Simple) The I-Cord Is!

Connect with Us<p>I Love How Versatile (And Simple) The I-Cord Is!<p>Alright, can we get real for a moment? I do not really care how you use the i-cord, …

Needlework Terminology: Surface Embroidery

Grab your morning cuppa and let’s have a chat about surface embroidery!Terminology can be a huge source of confusion for beginning embroiderers, and …

How to Get Started With Embroidery

Even if you’ve never held a needle in your life.<p>In an effort to calm ourselves down, get some new hobbies, and (nobody employed by Vox Media read this) avoid doing work, we’ve recently embarked on a Facebook Live series called Racked Crafternoons. I (Alanna) teach a crafting novice (Annemarie) all …

A Tutorial of Sorts....Hexagon Blanket Border

I've had a few people, well actually more than a few ask me about the border on my hexie blanket....most of you that hang around here will know I …

Rooms With a View at Barnsley House

“David and Rosemary Verey made a garden here for their pleasure” is the simple statement on a carved oval, set in the Doric temple at Barnsley House …

Gardening

Brit Style: The Walled Garden at Kelmarsh Hall

The walled garden at Kelmarsh Hall in Northamptonshire, England is a sloping sunny triangle and lies unusually close to the main house. It is the …

Cut Flowers

Email

Embroidery is one of my favorite craft mediums. It’s the perfect ‘lap’ project to work on while watching a movie and I love that I can pick up my …

How to Separate Embroidery Floss and Prepare for Hand Embroidery

Here’s a quick video tutorial showing you an easy way to separate embroidery floss without it ending up in a big tangled mess! I’m also going to show …

chainlink

Needlepoint projects can be stitched in three different ways:<p><b>Prework</b> - This type of project already has the main design areas worked in basic tent …

Sewing

Conversion Charts for Embroidery Thread and Floss

Many patterns, kits, books, or magazine projects list the particular brand or type of embroidery thread or embroidery floss used in the featured …

10 Bee and Honeycomb Themed Embroidery Patterns

01 of 11<p>10 Bee and Honey Designs to Stitch by Hand<p>If you love honey, honeycombs and the bees that fill them, you'll enjoy this collection of …

Sewing

6 Top Tips for Growing Garlic

Winter is coming, so it’s time to get busy growing garlic. Easy to grow and simple to store, garlic produces best when you make the most of its …

Gardening

101 Gardening: How to Grow Asparagus in Raised Beds

CollectCollect this now for later<p>Hairstyle Tutorials How to Grow Asparagus in Raised Beds<p>Gardening<p>CollectCollect this now for later<p>krista How to Grow …

Gardening

Alys Fowler: how to grow garlic

Now’s the time to plant garlic – not least so you can make your own cold remedy<p>There are many reasons I loved my recent visit to Killruddery House & Gardens in Bray, County Wicklow. Those 17th-century long ponds, and the rare and intact patte d’oie, or goose foot, avenues. There’s the walled garden …

Tips for growing squash

<b>Tips for growing squash, Place the seeds AROUND the pot. When you water, you water inthe pot so the water comes out of the drain holes around the</b> …

Sweet corn is an easy crop for home gardens. Here's how to plant it | NOLA.com

One of life's great treats is biting into corn that was cooked just minutes after it was harvested from your home garden. If you've never had the …

How to Grow Your Own Watermelons

Nothing says summer quite so convincingly as a slice of chilled watermelon, the juices dripping down your chin with the cool, crisp delight of the …

Welcome

Crocheted Shawl Found this on Pinterest this afternoon...it appears to be from a Russian blog...

How about some little handmade hearts in Christmas colours?http://dada4you.blogspot.com.au/2013/09/crochet-hearts.html

Isn't this fabulous? What an unusual square. You can find the pattern here: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/fireworks-surprise

Fields of Green: 5 Favorite Lawn Substitutes

Ah, the scent of freshly mowed grass. And… lawn mower noise, grass allergies, proliferation of chemical fertilizers, obscene water consumption, and …

Gardening 101: Raspberry

Raspberry, <i>Rubus strigosus:</i> “The Welcome Rambler”<p>Raspberries should be re-classified as one of the seven wonders of the world. Native species of the …