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October 19, 2021
summertime shenanigans . . . from Count it *all* JOY!

It has been a whirlwind of a month! June is a month when thoughts turn to . . . 

Pumpkins.  I mean, right?!  Doesn't everyone's mind work this way?! Haha! You know, I rarely buy wool kits because I enjoy picking my own wool for a project. When I found this darling pattern, I knew I'd definitely want to kit it from my own stash!
I had just the perfect combinations to work with!  Does anyone else work out colors/fabrics this way? I do love the end game . . .
Of course it still needs to be blanket stitched down, but ...

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2021 Ornaments :: A Finish from Alamosa Quilter

 My ornaments for this year are done!

2021 Ornaments

2021 Ornaments

I completed two sets of these adorable felted wool ornaments. I had a bag full of these little wooden "handmade" tags so I add one to the back of each ornament.

2021 Ornaments label

I wrote my initials and the year on each little wooden tag before sewing it to the back.

Ms. Spooky Boo is not impressed.

2021 October Spooky Boo

This is how she likes to lay on me now. Her paws are right at the base of my neck. It's really hard to sew anything with a cat sitting on your chest! Being photographed was not ...

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October 17, 2021
stash report October 17, 2021 from Making A Lather

I added a few pretties to the stash. I spend too much time on the computer buying fabric.

editya sitar jelly roll

 stash report October 17, 2021

Fabric Used this week: 0 yards    

Fabric Used year to Date: 150 yards

Fabric Added this week: 6  yards 
Fabric Added Year to Date: 132 yards

net fabric: 17 yards used more than bought 

 I stitched at least 15 minutes every day this week. 

I have some spinning I want to do today for slow Sunday stitching. I did get last week's yarn "set" and drying this week by soaking it in ...

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October 10, 2021
stash report 10, 2021 from Making A Lather

the only changes I am making to my stash report is to add fabric. I really like scrap bags and I added 3 more to my stash. These were an eclectic mix. I should be able to separate them and actually use them.

 stash report October 10, 2021

Fabric Used this week: 0 yards    

Fabric Used year to Date: 150 yards

Fabric Added this week: 5  yards 
Fabric Added Year to Date: 126 yards

net fabric: 23 yards used more than bought 

 I stitched at least 15 minutes only 3 days this week. 

But, I have started spinning again in ...

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October 3, 2021
stash report October 3, 2021 from Making A Lather

 I came home with 2 pieces of fabric and some precut scrappy squares from the guild donation table at our quilt show over the weekend. The bottom pink was 4 yards and the green was 1 1/2 yards. I'm proud of myself for not going to the half price sale.



stash report October 3, 2021

Fabric Used this week: 0 yards    

Fabric Used year to Date: 150 yards

Fabric Added this week: 5 1/2 yards 
Fabric Added Year to Date: 121 yards

net fabric: 29 yards used more than bought 

 I stitched at least 15 minutes every ...

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September 26, 2021
stash report September 26, 2021 from Making A Lather

I don't remember where now, but, these were on sale. and I added them to my 'collection' of precuts. I have a weakness for 1 1/2 honeybuns. They have all the benefits of jelly rolls, but are harder to cut accurately at home. I am getting lazy with cutting the scraps. And if we downsize, these are easier to keep. However, I don't know if I will ever be able to actually unroll them. haha

1 1/2 inch


stash report September 26, 2021

Fabric Used this week: 0 yards    

Fabric Used year to Date: 150 yards ...

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September 16, 2021
A Prairie Posting from Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye

Last week, Teri and I (Kara) experienced Baltimore on the Prairie for the first time, and we were hooked. From the moment we walked in the door of Lied Lodge, we knew that it was going to be a great week.

This is the view that greeted us!

We taught two classes, Alsatian Urn and Village Wanderings–Shops. Both classes were filled with the best students, and we had a wonderful time full of stitching and laughter—what more could you ask for?! Here are a few pics from our fun-filled week.

Our store ready to go.

Village Wanderings and ...

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September 5, 2021
stash report September 5, 2021 from Making A Lather

There was a sale. All good things happen when that is the case. I added a little to my civil war reproduction fabrics. I thought the orange one was more of a mustard than a cheddar.


stash report September 5, 2021

Fabric Used this week: 20 yards    

Fabric Used year to Date: 149 yards

Fabric Added this week: 3 1/4 yards 
Fabric Added Year to Date: 108 1/4 yards

net fabric: 40 3/4 yards used more than bought 

 I stitched at least 15 minutes every day this week. I finished ode to joey quilt here. I have ...

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August 26, 2021
Potsticker Fun for Fall from Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye

This week we introduced our second round of Potstickers for your plants—Fall Fun Potstickers!

These little quick little projects will give your autumn foliage some panache this fall. They go together so quickly and when you buy our kit, all wool, flannel, thread, buttons, and printed patterns are all included—for the low cost of only $19.50! 

When creating these, we really wanted to make something that would be complete so you could take them with you to the doctor, school pick-up, or wherever you go that you might need something easy to stitch. As an added bonus ...

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August 22, 2021
stash report August 22, 2021 from Making A Lather

I had to buy fabric to recut  the diamonds for sea swept. I bought 2 yards of kona snow from Joann fabrics. And, I nearly used all of it. Those blocks are done and I am starting the assembly of the quilt.


 stash report August 22, 2021


Fabric Used this week: 0 yards    

Fabric Used year to Date: 129 yards

Fabric Added this week: 2 yards  kona snow replacement
Fabric Added Year to Date: 103 1/2 yards

net fabric: 25 1/2 yards used more than bought 

 I stitched at least 15 minutes every day this week. 

I have ...

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August 5, 2021
Once Upon an Ornament from Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye

Everyone loves a fairy tale. Most of us can probably name a favorite or two, which elicit memories from our childhood. These timeless tales have entertained and taught lessons to generations, and many have similar versions in cultures around the world. I (Teri) loved them as a child, read them to my children, taught them in my 4th and 5th grade classrooms, and now share them with my grandchildren. Our mutual love of these stories is one of the things that brought Kara and me together as designers, when we created our Fairy Tale Album. This set of Fairy Tale ...

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August 1, 2021
stash report August 1, 2021 from Making A Lather

I ordered a mystery fat quarter bundle from Missouri star quilt company. I liked all the fat quarters that I received. There were a few colors of the top fabric and nothing too wild. 

It was fun to see what was a mystery

stash report August 1, 2021

Fabric Used this week: 24 yards    for aunt elizas star

Fabric Used year to Date: 111 1/2 yards

Fabric Added this week: 3 yards  
Fabric Added Year to Date: 97 3/4 yards

net fabric: 13 3/4 yards used more than bought - I am on the positive side again

 I ...

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July 25, 2021
stash report July 25, 2021 from Making A Lather

New batik charm squares arrived this week. I like the colors. I bought them "just because". We had a shop hop this week, and my daughter was here to go with me. There were 30 shops in booths in a big convention center. We both showed some restraint and came home with the same fabric too. That is always fun. Fabric prices had indeed risen. 

cheerful

I bought the template to make this fabric ring. It wasn't what I thought it was. But it works like the twister templates. First you sew the charm squares together and then cut ...

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July 18, 2021
stash report July 18, 2021 from Making A Lather

I found another bag of scraps at goodwill. good stuff..

top row:  four quarter yards of batik -  3 fat quarter
bottom row- large pieces of scrap


Fabric Used this week: 0 yards  

Fabric Used year to Date: 87 1/2 yards

Fabric Added this week: 2 yards  
Fabric Added Year to Date: 93 1/4 yards

net fabric:  5 3/4 yards bought more than used 

 I stitched at least 15 minutes every day this week. 

I have started a new rug hooking project. I bought this kit at a quilt show. I am hoping to hook mats for my ...

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July 11, 2021
stash report July 11, 2021 from Making A Lather

Look what I found at goodwill this week. I found a bag of scraps - be still my heart. I liked the colors and it looked like the pieces were decent size. I am taking stuff to goodwill in the BIG cleanup of summer 2021, but, then, I have to look inside......

happy in a bag
L-R: half yards -fat quarters- quarter yards- scraps

There was 3 yards and scraps and all very nice. I paid 3.50 for the bag.


 Stash report July 11, 2021

Fabric Used this week: 0 yards  

Fabric Used year to Date: 87 1/2 yards ...

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July 4, 2021
stash report July 4, 2021 from Making A Lather

 Happy Independence day for those of us in the US



I found these from missourri star. two new items I wouldn't get normally. I have a small collection of Kaffe fabrics, I just don't use them....yet.

4 yards?

Stash report July 4, 2021

Fabric Used this week: 0 yards  

Fabric Used year to Date: 87 1/2 yards

Fabric Added this week: 4 yards  
Fabric Added Year to Date: 88 1/4 yards

net fabric: 3/4 yards bought more than used 

 I stitched at least 15 minutes 1 day this week. 

More circles = more rug hooking ...

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June 30, 2021
sheep pillow from Making A Lather

This is  an old rug hooking/ needle punch project that I have not finished. I took it with me to rug hooking along with my featherweight, and sewed it into a pillow. I used a pillow form from Goodwill for the stuffing. Besides the cute sheep, I liked the project  since it was hooked on a wool fabric instead of a typical rug hooking backing. Before I start a new rug project, I am trying to empty the unfinished drawer. I still have 2 or 3 bigger projects in the drawer to finish.



I like that is a two sided ...

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“In the Garden” Again: Garden Gate from Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye

Today, we are taking care of a little housekeeping and letting you know about some changes coming soon. Due to changes in Blogger, our blog can no longer be delivered to your mailbox. Never fear though, you can still read our blog by going directly to it, checking social media, or better yet, sign-up for our newsletter and the blog links will always be included. Because of these changes we are in the midst of re-evaluating the future direction of our blog and its frequency. We will keep you posted as we go forward and hope you will still continue ...

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June 27, 2021
stash report June 27, 2021 from Making A Lather

I added a new bright layer cake to the stack. I really want to add a solid quilt to the list of quilts I want to make. Any ideas?

brights


Stash report June 27, 2021

Fabric Used this week: 0 yards  

Fabric Used year to Date: 87 1/2 yards

Fabric Added this week: 3 yards  
Fabric Added Year to Date: 84 1/4 yards

net fabric: 3 1/4 yards used more than bought 

 I stitched at least 15 minutes 4 days this week. 

All the hooking is done for Mr. Scarecrow rug, I just haven't spread him ...

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June 24, 2021
"In the Garden" Again: Monarch and Butterfly Bush from Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye

It is officially summer, having celebrated the longest day of the year on Monday! The butterflies are beginning to make appearances in our gardens. But why not enjoy the beauty of a Monarch any time, without hoping he alights on your flowers? The printed pattern for Monarch and Butterfly Bush comes with 25 yards of silk ribbon to create the bloom, and is discounted 10% with the code BUTTERFLY10. Check out the tutorial below in the reprint of our original post!


 

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