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Mary-Frances

In 1999, my husband crossed the ocean from Australia to meet me for the first time after corresponding for 14 years. We were married after 10 days - his visit was supposed to be 2 weeks.&nbsp;Ten years later, we have two wonderful kids....Missy C and Matey Moo, both in Elementary school and our pride and joy! I adore my kids and would rather spend time with them than anything else. <br /> <br /> We love our 1950's ranch, which exists - out of sheer dumb luck - in a really cool neighborhood in Denver - we blog about it at <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.midcenturystyle.net/" target="_blank"><b>Midcenturystyle.net</b></a>. <br /> Seven years ago, I found my grandmother's worn crazy quilt and started researching &quot;fixing&quot; it. This started my long exploration of embroidery, quilting, crazy quilting and all things fiber arts &ndash; as well as my blog, <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.artabandoned.com" target="_blank"><b>Art Abandoned</b></a>. For more information, please visit <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.artabandoned.com/index.php/about/" target="_blank"><b>artabandoned.com</b></a>

Stories by Mary-Frances

If you are beginning to feel a chill in the air, you might get the “bug” to do a bit of fall Decorating and put some Halloween...
I did an internet search for the definition of craft and most range in the area of: “the skilled practice of a practical occupation;...
If you’ve struggled with what to do with kids artwork like I have, you might appreciate this tip. These are frames that I was sick of (very...
I’ve recently had a run in with my kid’s summer camp counselor (or rather am about to have a bigger run in!) She pulled me aside (after...
I went to a great presentation by our local utility company (rather a guy they hire) who talks about how to save money and help preserve the...
It’s always fun to find a new kind of craft that you can buy all of the goodies for and create fabulous things. One of the nicest is Punch...
If you’re like me, school is out for the summer and even though the kids are happy to just “hang out” and play in their room now,...
I was so proud of myself a few years ago when I came up with this idea. It was an old quilt that was so damaged I was going to throw it out. With...
I’m very excited to be taking a class with Robin Atkins, who is probably my favorite beader ever. I’m a huge bead embroidery fan (...
One of the premier artists in the world of mid-century modern is SHAG! When I first ran across his work, I thought it was period, but it turns out...
So, which service is better? I have been listening to the scuttlebutt on the internet for a while and since I’ve never gotten organized enough...
My current “money making” job is as a web designer, but today as I was hunting through the millions of free fonts you can download online...
As my series on embroidery and needlework continues, I thought I’d bring to your attention drawn thread work. You probably have seen it around...
For some reason I’m having a hard time jumpstarting my creative spirit, so I thought I’d help you (and myself) find some wonderful spots...
Some of you who are into crafting and needlework have probably looked around at the crafting work around you and wondered about what you see. So, I...

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