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Monday, March 2, 2015

My Lacy Pillow and My New Cricut

 So what do you do when
you can't sleep at night?
Well, some people might drink some
warm milk.
Not me, I go ahead and get up
and quilt.
That was me last night.
I whipped up this beauty in
just a couple of hours.
 
 
 
Believe it or not is an applique.
 
 
 
Like a pretty fabric doily.
 
 
Simple and elegant
 
 
 
So, how did I do it?
I played with my new Cricut Explore machine.
It cuts FABRIC!!!
I have all these little
fabric ideas dancing through my
head.
 
 
 
I had a old machine that I have
used years for paper,
but I really couldn't resist this.
 
 
It did a pretty good job
on the two little doilies that
I placed on the corner.
I know that there is no
way that I could have cut that with
scissors.
OHHHHHH, the possibilities.
 
 
So, have any of you tried this machine?
Do you have any questions on how it works?
 
I can't wait to play with it some more. 
 


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Thursday, February 26, 2015

One Hump or Two? and An Announcement

Ahh, Just One!
Well, I have been working on this little
cutie.



Love those lips and her painted toes.
 
I am working Sophie the Squirrel.
The little antlers make
me laugh.
 
 

 
 
Brooke Nolan has these
cross-stitch patterns that
are free of charge.  I omitted
the number on the patterns.
 
If you recall, I am going to make them into
cute little ornaments.
Like these furry friends.
 
 
I best get busy because I am super
behind.
 
Sew, I bet you wondering
What is the BIG ANNOUNCEMENT?
 
It will be my 3rd blogging anniversary in March.
Yes, third and guess what?
 
I am going to have a great line-up
of sponsored giveaways,
like some pretty threads,
fabric, supplies,
and a little home d├ęcor/thread holder.
 & Lots of fun.
Sew Looking forward to it!!!
 
 You can also find me on
 
 
 
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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Eclectic Elements Blog Hop

 Welcome to my
stop on the Eclectic Elements Blog Hop.
 
I absolutely love the work that
Tim Holtz does. 
All the fun scrap booking elements
and of course this great fabric.
 
Since the fabric I found,
 definitely looks guyish,
I decided to make
a shaving travel bag.

 
 
Love both prints.
A fun and functional project.
(I am still working on the pattern)



I also bought myself an Accuquilt
Isosceles Triangle die
and it showed up a few days ago.
 



I didn't have time to finish up a
whole project,
but I was totally enjoying
playing with the fabrics and
the new die.
Accuquilt does have a bunch of
their dies on sale.
 

 
Not sure exactly what the plan
is for this.
I might have to whip up a
fun pillow for one of my fellas.
Or it might end up as a lap quit.
Who knows..
 
Go check out the other hoppers.
 
 
Tracee  of  Farm Gate Creations
Jassy  of  Playtime
Lisa   of In the Boondocks
Katie  of  To be Quiltinued
Amy of  Sew Incredibly CraZy - me
Nicki  of  Sunshine Reflections
 
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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

What Glitters?


Did you ever wonder
what would happen if
you let a teenager loose
with Mod Podge
and some glitter?
 




Aren't they so much fun?
I can always use a little glitter
in my life.
 
I bought some wood letters,
spray painted them,
and gave my teen the go ahead.
With a coat of Mod Podge,
and the sparkly stuff,
she created these.
 

 
I love the bling. 
"SEW" Pretty
I guess being a little daring
paid off.
 
 
 
 

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Sunday, February 1, 2015

We Support You Hop

Welcome to my day of the
We Support You Hop.
 
I personally have had someone
very close to me have cancer,
 in just a few days
it is the 10th anniversary of my
Grandmother's last day of battling lung cancer.
I pray that there will be a
cure.
 
I thought a lot about this
hop and how I could represent
my grandmother.  
She was an absolute gem 
and dearly miss being able to talk to her
face to face. 
 
My grandmother never had a clothes dryer,
while I was growing up. 
So, all of her clothes were hanging
out on the line in the summer breeze.
Even her unmentionables.
 
I never recalled grandma
having a number like this on
the line, but she would have
laughed at it.
And probably would have said, "Oh, my."
 


I had to add more on that
line.
 

 
I lost an uncle a few years
after my grandmother to the
same disease.
So, to represent all the
fellas out there that are fighting for their
life, I added a little pair of boxers to
the line.
 

 

I thought I would show you just how
small the little bra and undies are.
I took the pattern and made it
25% of the original.
 

 
I used Aurifil 12 wt. thread
to crochet lace around both the undies
and the bra.  It worked perfectly around the
edge.
 
 
 
 
 
 

The "We Support You" Friendship Quilt Pattern is available
 for purchase by emailing
Mdm Samm directly to madamesamm@me.com.
 
who was a super headcheerleader
and to Mdm Samm of Sew We Quilt,
 with all her great ideas and inspiration.
 
Go and check out the others
who are there to offer their support.
  
Feb 2nd 



Other great places, I link to.


 
Sew Fresh Quilts
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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Tammy for all Seasons

 
Welcome to my day of the
 
I love the sweet designs of 
who designed the beautiful cross-stitch patterns 
 
 
 
who designed the adorable Pinny patterns. 
 
 
I had picked up cross-stitch again
this year by making a few ornaments
and then a cross-stitch sampler,
BUT I have Never, Ever done
needle - turn applique.
 
So, I have been follow Cori
for awhile and I decided to do a little
practice before hand with
Some grapes, a strawberry,
 

 and an Orange Marmalade jar. 
I still have a lot more lessons,
I'll just keep stitching.
 


After my practice, I decided
I was ready for the real challenge.
That itty, bitty, cute bird.
 
 
Not, so bad.
It took a lot of persuasion,
but I really like how she turned out.
(The lessons must have paid off, Thanks Cori)
Now for my Tammy,
Oh and of Course, IN SUMMER,
(Yes, I am channeling my inner Olaf)
 
 


 Ohh, what fun to be at the beach,
or to at least to be warm.
 
 
My Tammy and Tweet Bird Pinny
found their home upon
my sewing room shelf with some other
things I LOVE.
(Slowly my sewing space is coming together)
 
 
I'd like to thank
for this first hop of the New Year
for getting us all wrangled up.
 
And to all the fabulous sponsors
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