50 Instagram Feeds You Don’t Want to Miss

Instagram @lovelymesses

Being such a visual person, instagram is my social media love language.  There are so many beautiful feeds on there so I thought I would give you a list of some of my favorites.  These people inspire me with their creativity, their faith, their photography, their stitching, their outlooks on life, and so much more.  Some of the fifty on this list are sure to inspire you in some way too.  In no particular order:

@lovelymesses (Yes, that’s me!) @charitywater @maggiewhitley @jerseyicecreamco @thenester @lisajobaker

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Pretty Stitch Palette: Cocoa and Mittens

color palette

We’ve still got snow on the ground around here, I think my daffodils have lost the battle.  They thought it was spring already, but no.  At least we can snuggle up and stitch though!

If you stitch something with these colors I would love to see it.  Find me on instagram @lovelymesses and tag your photo with #lovelymesses and #prettystitchpalette.  Will you help me fill those feeds with color?

Pretty Stitch Palette: Spring’s Around The Bend

dmc floss

We are expecting snow and ice here in NC this afternoon, but my daffodils are almost in bloom.  Crazy weather in February.  The bright pink in this color palette reminded me of tulips, which made me think of spring.  So maybe I’ll feel warmer stitching something up with this embroidery floss.

If you stitch something with these colors I would love to see it.  Find me on instagram @lovelymesses and tag your photo with #lovelymesses and #prettystitchpalette.  Will you help me fill those feeds with color?

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12 Things Everyone Ought to Know About Embroidery

12 Things Everyone Ought to Know About Embroidery

Because I love stitching so much I have to share some things that are going to bust some of the excuses I hear from those of you who haven’t tried it yet.

1. It’s easier than sewing on a button.  Yes, there are very intricate stitches available to you once you gain some experience.  But, for the first timer, if you stick with running stitch, seed stitch, or even back stitch, you will have no trouble at all.

2.  It’s not all hearts and teddy bears anymore (and if you see one there’s usually a snarky saying thrown in).  Many people are having fun filling hoops with pop culture and witty remarks.  If that’s your thing, embroidery might be your craft.

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