|Yes, with my buddy Jackson keeping me company.|
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some buttons to create these:
This is fun. I look up the scene on the Internet to see about color, etc. but am not always enlightened. Some artistic liberty is called for, particularly when there is little color or contrast. However, some are "dark" in tone and color, so must remain that way to reflect the story.
Foundation paper piecing is one of my favorite techniques. The 7" (finished size) blocks can be made in a ... read more
I remembered to unload the camera this week!
First up are our stars from a local business! They come in every other month and we have an on demand Make N Takes for them! This month we had 8 of them! I am missing one towel. Not sure whose towel I missed getting a picture of. Thanks to PeggyG for teaching them this go around!
Great work ladies on this month's Towel!
I have a love/hate relationship with Pinterest. I can get so many ideas to inspire my free motion quilting (and more!) but it can be a huge time sucking vortex!
But I love the different encouraging memes that are out there. (A meme is usually a picture with a message layered over it-- some funny, some encouraging, and some more opinionated.)
I made my own adaptation of a Keep Calm and Carry On poster. Did you know the originals were printed by the British government in 1936 in reference to the build up to World War II?
Fusible raw-edge ... read more
Have you ever cut a zipper pull right off the zipper tape by accident? Please say yes! I can't handle being the only one that has done this. Two days ago I was working on a new zippered hand bag and did exactly that. Keep reading find to out how I got it back together.
We halted gutting and remodeling our kitchen to focus our creativity on our church's annual Marriage Retreat. Marriage is Like a Roller Coaster had my mind rolling on how to maximize this theme. Tim and I went all out on the photo booth. I mean ALL OUT.
My husband made the process so entertaining. One morning I walked past the guest room and this is what I saw under the bed out of the corner of my eye.
If that wasn't enough to startle me, when he finally completed the get-up he sat them in my family room ...
So after trying to recover for the last few days, heres my #fqr2014
First up The Goodie Bag!!! It was a good one, thanks so much to those sponsors.
Yesterday, I finally finished this long-time languishing Schnibble project. The pattern is Recess and it had been so long since I worked on it that I had to search Sinta's blog to find out when I started the project. Way back in June 2011. Ah...2011...that explains everything. My traumatizing year...let's not drag up any memories from that year and just move on to the finished top.
I had all the rectangles cut out and about a third of the rows sewn together. It just took a couple afternoons to finish sewing and this UFO is ... read more
In the school holidays I just love teaming up with my biggest girl to teach a class together for kids. We make pillowcases for your bed as it's a fun, colourful, straightforward make on the sewing machine and you get something super useful at the end. My daughter quite rightly pointed out that the correct description of the class was 'Bring a Grown Up and Make a Pillow Class' ....so that's what i'm calling it. The class is for kids aged 7+ with an accompanying adult.
Karen Jordin of Leigh Laurel Studios satisfies a passion for fruity greens and oranges in this fun, fresh patchwork pillow. She provides a free coloring sheet and full tutorial, plus gives her method of making sure your patchwork front pillow has the right amount of body.
Visit her blog post Tutorial: Melon Slice Pillow with Printable Coloring Sheet to learn more.read more
Try this great binding hack!
|"If the Hat Fits" from the Buggy Barn book, Frightfully Crazy|
Many of you know we have been raising our 3 grandchildren since 2004 and have sole legal custody. You also know we have prayed for their youngest sibling that someday she would be able to come and join them.
Two weeks ago her mom put her on a plane with nothing more than the clothes on her back, a few books, some crayons, and a bag of dirty clothes, shoes that were to big for her.
My husband and I took her and bought her a few pairs of shorts, tops, shoes, socks, underwear, personal items all things she needed ...