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Heirloom Stitches


heirloom  noun  heir-loom  1: something of special value handed on from one generation to another

stitch  noun  stich  - 1one in-and-out movement of a threaded needle in sewing or embroidering 2: a single loop of thread or yarn around an implement (as a knitting needle or crochet hook) 3: a stitch or series of stitches formed in a particular way
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I love to visit thrift stores, tag sales, and antique shops because you never know what you'll find. The ultimate thrill for me is to discover that box of stuff marked, 'All $1'!  I thoroughly enjoy digging deep down inside the box to find a menagerie of treasures, such as sewing notions, patterns, buttons (especially the ones that don't have a match) and oddments of ribbons, fabrics, and threads. From this one box comes a plethora of ideas and endless possibilities. I am not sure what it is about old stuff that I like so much. It could be that it survived the decades of household purging or that it existed throughout an era free of cell phones and Tivo. I often wonder what life was like back then. Simple, I am sure!

I love to make things, whether I’m sewing, knitting or crocheting and even baking in the kitchen.  I've been making 'stuff' since I can remember. When I was very young, I made dolls and then made clothes for my dolls. Throughout my school years, I made my own 'back to school' wardrobe. Now a mother of 2, I enjoy the simpler things in life, such as knitting for my children. I am blessed with one of each so my options are endless. For inspiration, I refer back to my treasures. Sometimes, it works out beautifully and sometimes it doesn't.

To preserve my own knitted heirlooms that I am happy to share with you, I started Heirloom Stitches. As my children grow and their styles change, so will this collection. I hope you will find a design appropriate for that little one in your life and knit an Heirloom today!  If you have a question about a pattern or anything else, you may email me:

Knit an heirloom today!

Donna Higgins

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