Last Updated on January 27, 2020 by wendigratz
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My husband is out of town – which means my daughter was holding the video camera. Hope you don’t mind a bit of shakiness and a couple of close-ups of the backs of my hands! 🙂 I went ahead and used it because she was proud to help me and, in spite of the shakes, you could still easily follow along. I even have a spectacular failure that made me have to start all over – and I know how much you all like it when I leave those in!
You can find the Firefly Tree pattern here.
And if you want to hide the messy back of your stitching when you hoop-frame like this – I show you a nifty trick here.
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