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Andrea Shepherd (The Girl in the Lane)
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The Girl in the Lane Hand Embroidery and Other Adventures in Art
The Girl in the Lane Hand Embroidery and Other Adventures in Art

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Three wedding hankies commission
 I finally finished these three handkerchiefs. They are gifts from a bride to her mother, grandmother, and future mother-in-law. I think they turned out lovely. I hope for the best for this young bride. If you are interested in a custom piece, please contac...
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This new year
I wish I had a new project to share with you in this new year. I don't. In addition to motherhood, wifehood, and being a nanny I've been busy working on a commission work I hope to share soon. I am scaling back this year. I do not think I will do any craft ...
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New Christmas items
These items are brand new in my shop . Christmas wreath card and hoop art ornament Autumn hoop art Rain card Always my design and always hand embroidered. 
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Restocked shop
Yes, it is almost that time again. I have all these items and many more in my shop  ready and waiting for Santa. I hope to get a few more items up very soon so check back. Also, recently... we did some fishing, made pretend soup,  and made some turkeys.  Go...
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A not quite to scale graph type sketch of the truth, a poem, and more.
Today I finished reading the New Testament. This is a task that proves in and of itself the power of the Holy Spirit. I am a working Mama who is cranky in the morning. It has to be due to supernatural strength and not my own that I have been able to get up ...
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A Little Fall Update
It has been a busy minute.  My September Art in the Park show started off  too windy but overall was a good day.  Among my sales was this pretty card. I wonder what special note was written inside. After the show, most of my inventory went to Tennessee with...
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Ready for Autumn
I, like many of you, am ready to be done with oppressive humidity and mosquitoes. I want to move on to crisp sweater weather, the crunch of leaves under foot, and the comfort of warm apple cider. I made this autumn hoop art in my anticipation for fall.  Amo...
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Why I make pretty little handkies
I make pretty little hankies because we need them.  A well-meaning woman once commented on this handkerchief I made, "It is a cute pattern but no one uses handkerchiefs anymore so you need to put it on something else." I didn't respond. I was hurt, thinking...
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Some summer so far
It has been a busy summer so far. I've seen lions.  I embroidered lots and lots of bibs. The squirrel and blue birds on telephone wires bib   The Mr. Bear bib   The sheep duo To be honest I am glad these are done and ready to go. I am working as a nanny for...
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Float
  I read Watchman Nee's  The Normal Christian Life   last spring. He explains the relationship of sin and the Christian better than I have ever read or heard.  "This deliverance (from sin) is so real that John can boldly write: 'Whosoever is begotten of God...
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