Thinking of You Cards

Several people I know are having some health challenges facing chemo, rehab or surgery.  I wanted to send just a Thinking Of You card with best wishes for a speedy recovery, or just a message of support.  So, I got out my stamping stuff and got creating. My friend, Carol W, gave me a card …

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Scrappy Project part 2

This morning, the sun is shining on the snow, but I am still not going anywhere. Here is the driveway with about 4 inches of snow left.  Nope, not going anywhere until more melting takes place.  The sun should make the road passable by late afternoon today, but too late to go to work.  Snow …

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Making a Meal for our Feathered Friends

Winter finally arrived with some really chilly temperatures and snow!  This morning the total is approaching a foot, and it is still coming down. This picture was taken about an hour ago, already 6-8 inches everywhere. The forecast for my area is 12-18!  With the leaves gone, our winter view is able to see the …

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Beaded Quilted Purse

This beaded trim from the upholstery department in the local fabric store is really neat.  I love the long strands that catch the light and have such movement. I have long thought that this kind of trim would be so pretty on a bag. I had the perfect fabric to go with it too, this …

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Quilting the Snowflake Runner

One thing I need to practice much more is free hand quilting.  I can do feathers most of the time, and some ribbon candy but I am often stymied by  the lack of ideas for quilting without a pattern or pantograph.  Small projects do lend themselves to experimentation, so I decided to custom free hand …

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Snowflake Table Runner

My all white theme for decorating this month needed a white on white runner for the kitchen counter. In keeping with the winter theme, I pulled out some whites and found this white snowflake on an ecru background. This lacy white on white print would make good snowflakes. Looking at them together, this is going …

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Winter White

The fullness of the holidays brings lots of decorations beginning with Autumn pumpkins running through Christmas.  Pumpkins and pine cones scattered around, and ceramic turkeys get added to for Thanksgiving, then up goes a tree with red and green everywhere.  January brings a desire for cleaner lines and less clutter.  For years I have done …

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Scrap Dance Tango – Mystery Quilt 2016

The Scrap Dance Tango mystery is complete. Thank you to all who participated. The pattern is now available in my Craftsy store. Click on Scrap Dance Tango! I hope you will consider purchasing the pattern, as it is those sales that support the costs of the blog and make it possible to bring you new …

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