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Normandy Lace Stitch-Along!

It is time for the next Smock-Along that isn't a Smock-Along! Join us for the Normandy Lace Ornament Stitch-Along. Here is Clue 2! The template is a separate download that you can access below. You can join the Facebook group here.

Normandy Lace Stitch-Along!

Here is the template for the Normandy Lace Stitch-Along! Make sure to set your printer to landscape mode when you print.

Mystery of the Five Diamonds Smock-Along

The Mystery of the Five Diamonds Smock-Along with Barbara Meger has finished but you can sitll make the project! All the clues are listed under the Tips section once you log in as a member. You can join our Facebook Group by clicking here.  Barbara will be available to answer your questions about the project between now and the Valley Forge Retreat, October 8-11. The smocking must be finished and your picture submitted by October 15th to receive your points!

To receive your artisan points:

1. Bring your finished project to Valley Forge to let everyone see your creativity! Barbara will sign your Artisan card in hospitality.

2. If you can't make it to Valley Forge, post you picture of your finished smocking to the Facebook page and make sure Barbara responds, or email a picture to Pat D'Orazio, our Artisan chair at You will receive an email with your points at the end of October!