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maggie bunch
Smocking since 1982!
Interests: Smocking since 1982, Maggie Bunch, smocking Artisan, designer, author, and instructor specializing in smocking and heirloom sewing has been teaching classes for the Smocking Arts Guild of America for the last 11 years. Past chairman of the SAGA Design Show/Show & Share at National Convention since 2008, she worked to standardize the Design Show. Currently published in One Yard Wonders, by the Crafty Planet, Maggie has been published in Sew Beautiful, Creative Needle and SAGA News. Maggie also offers smocking instruction through her web log. A volunteer with the Nelly’s Needlers of Woodlawn, Mt. Vernon, VA, Maggie focuses on production of THE Needle Arts Show, recently retiring from the Collection and Judging phases of the Show. Maggie is certified to judge needle arts through the Maryland State Fair where she teaches Needle Arts judging and certifies new Fair judges. Maggie has judged needle arts at Kenmore Plantation, Historic Sotterly, The Maryland State Fair, and numerous County Fairs in Virginia and Maryland. Maggie, wife to Lew, mother to Sonny and Emily, resides in Northern Virginia.
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Hey Steph: try Brighton's wallet purses. Carry it hands free over your shoulder/neck. I'll never go back to a real pure! I know the best children's illustrator ;) She even has a publisher. Thanks for the updates! maggieb!
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Welcome home, Stephanie Howell. Welcome home!
Toggle Commented Sep 12, 2014 on Ode to Italy at Stephanie Howell
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Great idea, Edie Townsend! Please feel free to use the idea to dress those young ladies! maggieb!
Toggle Commented Aug 12, 2014 on She Would Look Good in a Paper Bag at maggiebsmocks
What I want to know, is now that you had a taste of places, where will you go to spend a length of time? maggieb!
Toggle Commented Jan 22, 2014 on Home. at Stephanie Howell
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nope, no personality, none at all! I so enjoyed your trip, thanks for sharing. Our visit to the Glockenspiel (sp?) had scaffolding. It is the giggle of our travels. If we are going somewhere, they toss up the scaffolding. maggieb!
Toggle Commented Jan 22, 2014 on wordless (ish?!?!?!) wednesday at Stephanie Howell
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Give yourself a break. You have moved your family 2X in a year, now half way around the world. The Bigs are back in school but you had a major event just last week with Cate. Once the ROUTINE of daily life establishes itself, you will get back on track. Can a person send you a printer or is it against the rules? maggieb!
Toggle Commented Sep 23, 2013 on slump. at Stephanie Howell
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You had a fabulous weekend to visit DC. Those weekend weddings fly by, don't they? These are the moments the girls will remember: weddings, family, cherry blossoms. maggieb!
Toggle Commented Apr 10, 2013 on wedding festivities at Stephanie Howell
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me too. But then YOU have to realize that although YOU idolize others, still others idolize YOU. And you are worthy of that, MissS. YOU are a gift to all of us. maggieb!
Toggle Commented Jan 23, 2013 on truth. at Stephanie Howell
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Harper, you are A-MAZING! A shining star to follow. love, auntie maggie
Toggle Commented Sep 22, 2012 on she shines at Stephanie Howell
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'ashion reports on what the most 'ashionable girls I know are wearing! Day to day like as you adjust to having the Man home every night. That yard! Hill rolling is an art! So glad to see your spirit is back MissSteph! maggieb!
Toggle Commented Aug 6, 2012 on whatcha think? at Stephanie Howell
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is that a bottom space in the middle? I tend to circle myself with parts. On the floor. What is it about sitting on the floor creating?
Toggle Commented Oct 30, 2011 on scrappy sunday 10/30 at Stephanie Howell
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and this is why we love you. You are we.maggieb!
Toggle Commented Oct 7, 2011 on i'll always be the girl at Stephanie Howell
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A., wow, I had no idea this was weighing on you. I am sensitive too and would have been blue too. ((hugs)) Just chalk it all up to Mean Girls who are now QueenBees and WannaBees. And the MOB mentality that seems to be sweeping people these days. Ladies, just because one person throws a stone, it doesn't mean you need to pick up a bigger rock and hurl it. Aneela, I LOVE SP, can't wait for Apples and I LOVE Moda and their fabrics. While other manufacturers are slipping to a lesser quality product, MODA is improving their base fabric and including people like you are their designers. Hold your head up high and keep designing and sewing. You are an inspiration to more than the MeanGirls. maggieb!
Toggle Commented Jul 24, 2011 on blue at comfortstitching
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one of each and have this on the back: only the smallest one has a different father... haha! maggieb!
Toggle Commented Jun 20, 2011 on so, which should i get? at Stephanie Howell
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check Sadie into the gymnastics class at the Y. That face reminds me of vaulters. Enjoy these days! maggieb!
Toggle Commented Jun 12, 2011 on summertime at Stephanie Howell
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AMEN. The JOY of giving is huge. Your children won't have to 'do' anything but be children with the elderly, just seeing them will brighten their day. There should be a lunch room where the mobile residents gather. Sit one at each table and you will cover many lives. Blessings abound when you give. maggieb!
Toggle Commented Jun 6, 2011 on perspective at Stephanie Howell
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great week! I ~love~ that MissSadie is feeding LittleLucy, how precious is that? Congrats to MissHarper: we knew you were the most 'ashionable! maggieb!
Toggle Commented May 27, 2011 on week in photos at Stephanie Howell
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Twins will develop their own language. You may be hearing it already. I am shocked! at how big they are for being 3 weeks early. Well done! maggieb!
Toggle Commented May 25, 2011 on 6 months at Stephanie Howell
1 reply time I locked myself in my BR. For hours. The kids (11 and 7) were scared. *I* was afraid. We learned that momma has a breaking point and she was close. Steph, no one is perfect. If they think they are, that is the first problem. You are doing your best and that is all you can do.
Toggle Commented May 18, 2011 on let's be honest. at Stephanie Howell
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awesome, just awesome! Your little ladies are lucky to have you! maggieb!
Toggle Commented Apr 25, 2011 on let them be little. at Stephanie Howell
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Harper, socks and tights? Opinions? Color? Prints or solids? Yesterday, I was so excited it was Wednesday because I was looking forward to getting to watch Thursday 'ashion tips with H! My DH says we need grands...
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well. I was a perfect mother. Still am. My children were reading at 6 months. Potty training? They never wore diapers. And now they are successful, independent, wealthy young adults. All because of me. Wanna buy some land in China? Steph, you are a wonder. Have your ears been ringing? People have been admiring the dresses as I have smocked them in public but they are in awe of the fact that you have 4 precious girls to get to dress up. I have to say your children look pretty darn content to me. Happy meals? Ha! The centerpiece on our dinning room table was a steering wheel! At least we ate together, right? ((hugs)) Mama, we love you! mag
Toggle Commented Mar 8, 2011 on why is it at Stephanie Howell
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Be still my heart! I have a few pieces of my mom's milk glass. I should get it out & use it. That suitcase. That is my Father's case. Pink silk lining. Perfectly packed at all times. I asked mom for it but she wasn't ready to part with that part of him. Finally, those precious girls! Happy Seuss Day to all of you! Oh and the jeans...don't be so hard on yourself. Spring is just around the bend and you won't need jeans for 6 months ;) All the Best! mag
Toggle Commented Mar 2, 2011 on around the house 3/2 at Stephanie Howell
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I totally agree...look at how big the twins are! WEIGHTS! PLEASE!!! So happy to hear H & S are in school. Getting out the door must be a trip but worth the effort. mag
Toggle Commented Feb 15, 2011 on valentine's recap. at Stephanie Howell
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occassional poster, serious fan of the family. And yes, that hair IS worthy of commenting! All the Best, Maggieb!
Toggle Commented Jan 9, 2011 on yoooohooooo! at Stephanie Howell
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