Wednesday, November 23, 2011
I hope my daughter will have fun using this when she goes shopping for jewelry supplies for her business. She creates beautiful jewelry using her handmade beads (or if you like to make your own jewelry, she sells her beads so you can incorporate them into your own designs). If you'd like to check out her blog and Etsy sites just click here. No need to fight the crowds in the stores for some great gifts...shop from the comfort of your home....and the gifts will be shipped to you. In fact she's offering a 20% off discount code Black Friday through Cyber Monday...you can find the details by visiting her blog.
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Sunday, November 20, 2011
Hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving Day!!!
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Friday, November 18, 2011
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Tuesday, November 8, 2011
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Monday, November 7, 2011
here) and then had fun making these. Not only will these make great gifts, but you could use them to 'wrap' a gift inside by tying a ribbon around it. (...think...new pajamas and socks inside for the 'Night Before Christmas' with a new pillowcase to sleep on while waiting for Santa to visit....awwwww!). Plus, it saves on wrapping paper, tape, etc. and becomes part of the gift. If you make any, I'd love to see a pic.
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Friday, November 4, 2011
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Thursday, November 3, 2011
Finished and on display
I just finished a quilt for my daughter (my biggest quilting project to date) which uses a vintage sheet that was owned (and well used) by her Great Aunt as the main fabric for the blocks as well as the back of the quilt. When my daughter and son-in-law were visiting in September we went shopping for quilt fabrics to match. We were able to find some yardage and some really pretty batiks that compliment the colors in the sheet. I decided to highlight some of the 'sheet' squares by adding dark green in the corners (snowball blocks..you can see one in the pic above with the label) and I'm so happy I did. After I was done measuring, cutting, stitching and getting my quilt 'sandwich' ready, my dear friend, Betty, did the stippling for me (which I really, really appreciate since this is not a small quilt). I then spent many hours yesterday attaching the binding and hand stitching it to the back. I made a label using some leftover fabric from the quilt and one of the decorative alphabets on my amazing Janome sewing machine. I decided to throw it into the washing machine to see how it would look and I love it!!! I actually think it looks even better with all it's 'quilty wrinkles'...can't wait to give it to my daughter when we go for a visit (but until then I think I will just enjoy having it on the back of my sofa). BTW, the model above is my dear hubby (well, just his big hands and feet, lol!!)