Autumn Jubilee Stitch Along Wool Applique

Did you get all your leaves done last week?  Well, if not, that's OK, its another slow stitching Sunday.  If you did, we are now going to put on some buttons to embellish the piece.  I am not doing a lot, just a few to accent the fall colors.   So, here is where I started.  …

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Handmade Christmas Ornaments and Decorations

Handmade items are wonderful to give as gifts, tie onto packages, hang on the wall, use on a table and trim a tree. Today I want to show you a round-up of ideas from past posts and a new tutorial for simple and easy ornaments and decorations. These are crafting projects and most will use …

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Quilted Art Project Finish!

Yes, it is finally done.  I actually worked on it through the week before Memorial Day, and was able to get it mounted and hung last weekend.  From the beginning, I wanted something to go on the wall that was large, and I also wanted to use a large oval hoop that has been sitting …

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Quilted Art Project – May update

Try as I might, I still cannot sit still long enough to finish this project, but I have made some progress.  I am hoping that next Sunday, (Sunday of Memorial Day weekend, the greatest day in racing), I'll be able to find some stitching time while watching the three major auto races that day. Last …

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Quilted Art Project – Part 2

I finally got back to the Quilted Art project, but couldn't spend a lot of time on it this week.  However, even a little bit of progress each week will, over time, complete the project.  I think I'll be able to stitch some on it today.  For now, here is where it stands. The last …

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Quilted Art Project

This project will be a Slow Stitching project over the next few weeks.  Today, I'll show the overall plan, and will update as I get farther along.  Someone asked me recently how many projects I have going on at any one time, and the answer is usually two or three.  I'll have something next to …

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National Button Day

It's National Button Day!  Believe it or not, another wacky holiday for us to celebrate.  So what can we do with some buttons in the craft room?  Here are a few ideas, some I have blogged about last year. The holidays are coming up, how about making some Cookie Cutter Ornaments with buttons. Use a …

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Table Stand White Quilt

When I get in one of my Victorian moods, it is hard to stop embellishing!  The white on white table stand quilt is a good example.  I kept going and going, like the you-know bunny!  Pearls were added to the lace heart.  If you missed part one construction and quilting, click HERE. I added more …

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Christmas Cookie Cutter Ornaments

My trusty glue gun was fired up once again to make some new ornaments for an upcoming exchange.  I made a bunch of these a few years back and thought it was time to revive the tradition. All you need are some cookie cutters and embellishments like buttons or crystals. You'll need a cookie cutter …

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Last Chance Sale

A number of items are getting ready to expire from the listings in my Etsy store, and I would really like to get the space back on my shelves.  So, one more chance to get these great deals.  My fabrics are 100% good quality quilting cottons at wholesale prices, the buttons are all vintage and …

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