Friday, December 30, 2011

Christmas 2011

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The Kitty Cat Tree

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Nativities from around the world

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The Nutcrackers

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Handmade Ornaments

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               I hope you had a Merry Little Christmas


   Wishing you all a HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!!!!!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

A Little TLC!

Some of you may remember this little guy from this post last year.

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Well with a little TLC he’s a new man this year and he was very happy to join the others! Check out his new look.

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Isn’t it amazing what a little love can do?

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

What’s Working on Wednesday

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday. We sure did. It is great having my daughter home from school and even though my DH had to go back to work my DD and I are just having lazy days of doing whatever we want. Whatever we want is nothing much.

I did make a cover for my surprise new iPad. I’m not really thrilled with it, but it’s covered for now and that’s what I needed.


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Today I’ll do a little sewing room maintenance! My room is a mess after all the sewing and being used as “wrapping central” for Christmas gifts. I’ll need to get organized soon, I have millions of ideas I need to start working on.

Sunday, December 25, 2011



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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

No Sewing This Week?


I don’t think I’ll be doing much sewing this week. I’m working on a few crochet projects (can’t knit) and I’ve finished a few recently.



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                           Hat made for DD


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                             Cowl made for me 

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                           Shawl made for me

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                             Shawl in progress

I also plan to make lots of cookies and maybe even some candy!

Do you make candy at Christmas? If you do, what candy is your favorite to make?

Friday, December 16, 2011

Blog Friends

Look what came in the mail all the way from Australia!
It's a gift from Shay at Quilting in my Pyjamas. If you haven't visited Shay's blog, you should. It's a great blog and she keeps you laughing. She does "Favourite Things Friday" and as this is the last one for the year I thought I'd link up for the first time.
My favorite thing this week is blogging and the the friends I've made like Shay because of it. I'm thankful for all the blogs I visit and all of you that visit mine. I've learned lots of things and stolen uh borrowed a few ideas from all the beautiful work being done in blog land with fabric.
So keep up the excellent work and don't forget to stop by when you can!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

What’s Working on Wednesday

I’ve been busy decorating and doing lots of other Christmas things like all of Santa’s elves everyone else.

What I’m working on today is a red and white table runner requested by my sister. She says she hopes to get it by next Christmas!  She thinks she’s so funny! She might not have to wait that long.

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 Almost done, just needs quilting!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Denim Quilt Part 2

The denim quilt was a hit!

I can’t begin to explain how nervous I was cutting into these jeans that couldn’t be replaced. My neighbor wanted me to preserve the designs and the jeans as much as possible. She decided on solid colors instead of prints. She said she was overwhelmed!’

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I used flannel as batting and denim for the back. It’s straight line quilted with variegated denim thread from Connecting Threads. I’m sure it will last forever!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Special Denim Quilt

Maybe some of you remember this post from March, maybe not. It’s taken me all this time to complete this quilt. I was so terrified of making a mistake it was hard for me to even start.

This quilt was made for my neighbor using a pair of hand decorated jeans that hold a very special meaning for her family. I wanted to use every inch of the jeans and in the end the only thing left over was the waistband and the pocket lining!

I am pleased with the outcome and let me tell you, it’s one HEAVY quilt. Here is a peek. I’ll post the full quilt at a later date as my neighbor won’t receive it until tomorrow.

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Saturday, December 3, 2011

Success at the Bazaar!

Well, I survived the bazaar! I think I did pretty well, although I didn’t sell any quilts or table runners. I did sell cosmetic bags, book marks, card holders, mug rugs, dishcloths, pot holders and 2 tote bags! It was a very long day 9-5.

Today after I clean my sewing room, I’m going to get some rest  (some people think we’re going shopping). Next week I need to make 22 card holders, 12 mug rugs and 1 table runner.

I was happy to find these beauties in the mail when I got home last night. I purchased them from The Intrepid Thread.

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                              Enjoy your weekend!