Sew Deadly – Issue #102

Posted on Sep 30 2014

Marcy’s Musings

Today Abbi from The Bead Place is showing us how to finger knit. This is so neat! And just in time for scarf weather!

Sew Deadly – Issue 100

Posted on Aug 06 2014

Marcy’s MusingsThread End

Have you heard about the fiber arts exhibit at Figge Art Museum? Here is a quote from the article:

Two new exhibits at the Figge Art Museum in downtown Davenport show artists who have pushed thread into uncharted territory, be it weaving, knitting, embroidering, felting or sewing.

More than 70 pieces from across the country and abroad are included in “Innovators & Legends” from the Muskegon (Mich.) Museum of Art, and six from the Quad-City region are in “Local Threads.”

The works do not follow patterns such as a quilt or an embroidery sampler that are mainly intended to be beautiful without hidden meanings. These blur the distinction between traditional craft and fine art. Some elicit a “what’s that?” reaction. 

I thought the article was apropos since THREAD END deals with an antique textile exhibit. I hope nothing tragic happens at the Figge Art Museum!

Since this is the 100th Sew Deadly issue, I’m giving away either a signed paperback or Kindle copy of THREAD END to one blog commenter. Readers located in the United States will have their choice of the paperback or the Kindle version. International readers will receive the Kindle copy (or Nook copy, if you prefer!). Winner will be drawn with help from on Wednesday, August 13, 2014.

Good luck!


Sew Deadly – Issue 97

Posted on Jun 11 2014

Marcy’s Musings

Today I’m seeing RED! As in, free redwork patterns, of course! 🙂 I love redwork and blackwork embroidery.

chickens Here is a tutorial on how to turn a digital photograph of your house into a redwork keepsake!

And here are more cute patterns (click on the photos): ladygirl


Sew Deadly – Issue 96

Posted on May 28 2014

Thread EndMarcy’s Musings

BIG NEWS! THREAD END is releasing JUNE 3! To celebrate the big event, Amanda Lee is giving away a $25 Etsy gift card to anyone who comments on this blog between now and June 3. The winner will be chosen from the commenters on June 4, 2014. The winner will be notified by email, so please include your email address with your comment.

What will you choose if you win the gift card…one of the choices below or something else?!


Sew Deadly – Issue 89

Posted on Feb 19 2014

Marcy’s Musings

Hi, there! Today I’m thinking about tapestry weaving. We’re getting ready to have an antique textile museum exhibit in Tallulah Falls, and I have weaving on the brain. 🙂 In the video below, Rebecca Mezoff demonstrates James Koehler’s weft interlock technique.


Sew Deadly – Issue 86

Posted on Jan 23 2014

Thread End

Marcy’s Musings

Hi, there! Isn’t it beautiful? It’s the cover for my latest adventure written by Amanda Lee. THREAD END will be out on June 3, 2014.

In THREAD END, everyone in Tallulah Falls is excited about an antique textile exhibit being displayed at the Tallulah Falls Museum. But the morning after the premiere, I find a dead body wrapped in a kilim rug in the alley behind the Seven-Year Stitch. The victim appears to be a visiting art professor in town for the exhibit. Did someone decide to teach the professor a lesson, then attempt to sweep the evidence under the rug? Along with my boyfriend, Detective Ted Nash, I must unravel an intricate tapestry of deception to find a desperate killer.

A great series with enough suspense and smart sleuthing to hook readers every time.”—Romantic Times 

“Entertaining…Readers will enjoy spending time with the friendly folks of Tallulah Falls.”—Publishers Weekly

“A well thought-out, free-flowing story that captures your attention and keeps you interested from beginning to end.”—The Romance Readers Connection

“The writing is lively, and the pop culture references abundant.…A smartly written cozy that neatly ties up all the loose ends surrounding the murder but leaves the reader wanting to know more about the amateur detective, her friends, her life, and her future.”—Fresh Fiction

“Smart and interesting, well patterned and deftly sewn together.”—Once Upon a Romance

I hope you’re looking forward to the new book as much as I am!