News for the New Year

There is a  lot of news to share today, with two big announcements today for the Scrap Dance series, plans for the coming year, and I need your feedback.  First, the wait is over for Minuet to publish!  For this week only, you can order Scrap Dance Minuet directly from me at the introductory price …

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Merry Christmas Tablescape

Early this month, I was the hostess for a luncheon, and wanted to do a lovely holiday table for the ladies to enjoy.  I had to ask My Sweet Babboo to add a leaf to the table to have enough space for eight place settings instead of the usual six.  I set the dining table …

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Christmas Past and Presents

Looking to past archives for some ideas that you may have missed, or for new readers to see, I've picked out some fun ideas from past years for your enjoyment today. Perhaps you'll see an idea for a last minute gift for this year. Let's start with a Nine Patch Star Christmas runner. We did …

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Stamping Christmas Cards

Christmas card making is usually done early in the month of December, but this year I just cannot seem to get to it.  So, I wanted to give you a few ideas from posts in previous years.  Each is linked to the original post for step by step demonstrations. First up, here is a Tri …

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Christmas Tree and Bell Table Topper

Sometimes I do designs for MadamSew, and this little table topper is one of those with two new block designs.  The Tree and Bell blocks are 10 inches square, and are set in the round.   For here, I'd like to show you how I quilted it. The patterns for the two blocks are on the …

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Orange Biscotti with Dried Blueberries

Biscotti makes a fabulous gift, especially when added to baskets with mugs or cute plates.  This recipe will make enough for the Christmas cookie exchange and be the hit of the party.  Giving biscotti on a vintage platter or thrifted holiday plate is fun too. It is really easy to make, and just takes a …

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Reworking My Ironing Board

This unusual shaped ironing board has been in my sewing room for many years.  It isn't made anymore, but was great when I was sewing most of my clothing.  That hasn't been the case for the past 15 years, as I have been doing much more quilting.  I've recovered it twice and did a tutorial …

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Christmas Cars Tablescape

Last year we spent a truly delightful weekend in Lake Lure with our Mini car club.  During the gift exchange, I got this adorable cookie jar.  While I was in Greensboro last summer, I found some soup mugs with cars on them, and an idea for a tablescape formed.  I put the cookie jar on …

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