Sunday, October 30, 2011
After practicing stippling on my Halloween mug rugs (seen in the pic above), I decided it was time to work on the matching placemats. I finished four (of eight) so that we'd have some before Halloween arrives in a few days. I did all the stippling in the center (with varigated thread) and 'loop de loops' (with black thread) on the black border....love how they came out!!! My free motion quilting is getting better the more I practice (but I'm sure not ready for a large quilt just yet). I decided to do a self-binding using the backing fabric and a decorative stitch to sew it down. My next project is to sew the binding onto a large quilt I made for my daughter (that my dear friend, Betty, stippled for me). Of course that has to be fit in between golfing, hiking, target shooting and a little cardmaking....sooooo much to do....soooooo little time LOL!!
Monday, October 24, 2011
Saturday, October 22, 2011
I have a very good friend whose birthday is on Halloween (in fact, both of her children were also born on Halloween....spooky LOL!!!). So, I decided to make her a birthday card with a Halloween theme. I used my Sizzix Big Kick and Halloween pumpkin dies; dp from Cosmo Cricket Matilda mini deck; PTI Fresh Snow ink and Memento Tuxedo black dye ink around the edges; teeny tiny pom pom trim from the fabric store. The sentiment on the front, as well as the cute little ghost on the back, is from the Sizzix Spooky Fun stamp set. I also wanted to show one of the many personalized stamps I use on the back of my cards. I ordered most of them, and received others as gifts, from Paper Angel stamps (this one I've had for many years). My friend's name and my message on the inside are blocked out for privacy.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Sunday, October 16, 2011
I have a number of other projects that I'll be posting soon, so I hope you'll come back and visit when I do.
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Sunday, October 2, 2011
Saturday, October 1, 2011
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