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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. Next, I’m going to … 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. I decided I needed to work on them right away, or they would be lost in my closet. I faced the challenge head-on. Here are a couple of the blocks she gifted me: There were a total of 31 blocks, equally as. . … 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. 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. Each monster has a unique look and were so much fun to play with. Can you imagine how much fun it would be to “feed” your monster pajamas in the morning? Or how about pulling them out of his tummy at … 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. 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, custodia iphone x thule they are … 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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