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Exciting new decorating theme

My friend Kathy from the Country Loft came over and helped me set up my new corner area. amazon custodia iphone 8 plus The wood is wainscoting from my husband’s grandparent’s house. custodia in silicone iphone 6s The Country Loft set up several areas in the store with chippy peeley wainscoting that I fell in love with, so naturally, I had to ask Kathy’s expert advice. custodia iphone 5s principesse … Read More

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Orphan blocks saga continues

First of all, I need to correct the name of the orphan blocks I showed yesterday. They are NOT Ohio Stars, they are Sawtooth Stars. In searching images on the internet, I was particularly inspired by this one.I liked the layout, and I had most of the blocks already done. They were a bit of an odd size. They finished at 7 1/4″ square. The flying geese portion was 1 … Read More

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The secret to using orphan blocks

My friend, Sally, gave me a bag of orphan blocks (blocks that had no home because they were left over or not too pretty) for my birthday. custodia antiurto iphone 5 I decided I needed to work on them right away, or they would be lost in my closet. custodia iphone 8 bmw I faced the challenge head-on. Here are a couple of the blocks she gifted me: There were … Read More

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Showered in thread

I was in need of some basic colors of thread, custodia iphone 5c trasparente so my loving husband took me thread shopping in Los Angeles. custodia apple iphone 7 plus silicone Each spool is 6,000 yards of thread, custodia iphone 8 tessuto so I have about a million feet of thread in my favorite colors.

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Pajama eating monsters

What great fun it was to create these pajama eaters! My daughters and I crafted together a few days ago to create hand made gifts for nieces and nephews. custodia cuore iphone Each monster has a unique look and were so much fun to play with. iphone 6 plus custodia cintura clip Can you imagine how much fun it would be to “feed” your monster pajamas in the morning? Or … Read More

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D’Andrea’s Mystery. . . Solved!

D’Andrea just finished her 2013 Mystery quilt, aiino custodia iphone 5c and I had to give it a separate post so everyone would have a chance to see it. custodia iphone 6 originale apple rosa I’m going back to edit my previous Mystery Quilt post of 10/20/13 to include this image as well. custodia apple iphone 5s It’s so much fun to see how each one has it’s own personality, … Read More

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Basket cases?

Did you know there is no machine on earth that can completely weave a basket? Each basket created has human intervention. custodia iphone 8 plus silicone morbido Have you ever made a basket? I had three students in a recent basket making class (private lessons, you might say) who were interested in exploring their creativity. custodia iphone caricabatteria I provided a sample of a “generic” Quilter’s scrap basket and encouraged … Read More

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How about a little “pillow talk?”

I recently made a lot of pillows and thought I would share how I do them and some of my “secrets.” To start out, select your pillow insert. This one is 18″ x 18″. I lay the pillow covering fabric right sides together and measure 18″ not including the selvage. Then I cut it and measure 18″ in the other directions and cut. custodia iphone 7 azzurra That’s right, I … Read More

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Wool purse, computer bag and sewing tote

My old purse completely wore out! What’s a girl to do? I’ve had a notion for quite a while to make my own bag in a size and style that was fitting to me. custodia nike iphone 6 Here’s what I came up with, and it is the perfect bag. I had fun with wool scraps and free motion quilting. On the back side of the purse, I put a … Read More

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Covered books and binders

Now that Santa has delivered the goods, I can share what I’ve been up to for the past month. In early November I took a class from Jake Finch, shown here making a custom cover for a notebook binder. Oh, what fun it was creating these custom covers for 3 ring binders, composition books, sketch books, book markers and note pads.After I made one, I decided to modify the directions. … Read More

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