Buttonmania Strikes Again!

Buttons can be such fun to play with.  I have several tins full, some have been sorted into little bags to keep sets together, and lots are just loose.  Whatever project I have in mind, it seems that there are plenty of buttons to use.  I still have this Button Basket sitting in my sewing …

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Jelly Roll Market Bag

I had leftover strips from the latest jelly roll project, and I really liked the soft, sage green colors. I also had these wonderful large buttons suitable for a coat. Knowing I will never make a coat, I had an idea for using them on a tote. If you don't have leftover jelly roll strips, …

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More Fun at the NC Mountain State Fair

More fun at the NC Mountain State Fair began with the crafting competitions. I worked so long on this set of crewel ornaments last fall, and was thrilled to find them hanging in the crafting competition area with a red second place ribbon. This was baby animals day, and we were lucky to get to …

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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 – Update 5

It has been another month, and I just cannot find the time to get back to this project.  I did do a little on it, but not much.  The lure of warmer days and digging in the dirt is too strong right now, LOL!  But a rainy day on Friday kept me inside, and I …

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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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Basket UFO Finished

Thanks to everyone that commented with suggestions on how to finish off this Basket Quilt UFO.  I had a deadline, and I actually made the deadline.  I almost forgot to show it at the meeting because I had so much more on my mind that day.  Several key members couldn't be there, and I was …

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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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Spring Basket Wool Applique

You meet the nicest people in the quilting world!  I have recently made a new blogging friend over at Karen's Quilts, Crows and Cardinals and she sent me a darling pattern for a wool work applique that she designed.  Just a gift because she wanted to.  How nice is that!!  I finally finished it, so …

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The Scrap Basket

How many scraps of material have you saved?  Do you have uneven pieces from cutting, partial yard leftovers, old clothes you can’t stand to give away because of the fabric or a pretty embroidery, bits and pieces of this and that?  Do you buy 4 yards of fabric when the pattern calls for 3?  “I’m …

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