Monthly Archives: July 2012

W.I.P Wednesday 2.6

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I finally got to catch up on some projects this week.  I even dug into my U.F.O basket!!! So here’s what I accomplished……

Completed:

Lil Penguin’s winter scarf

From my U.F.O basket:

Sam Kay Designs

Lil Penguin was so thrilled to finally get his Thomas pillowcase. It was so easy to put together that I decided to make myself a couple new pillowcases with fabric from my stash.

Here’s a craft project that we made this week.

Sam Kay Designs

 

Lil Penguin and I created this picture frame using scraps from my bin. He picked out his favorite bits and we Mod Podged them to the frame.

 

In progress:

Quilts for Kids cupcake quilt- I have almost completed the quilt top. I just have to do the outer border and then I’m ready to sandwich!

New Knitting Project

Since I finished the scarf, I decided to start on a new pattern. I haven’t knitted anything but scarves, so I decided to try something different. I found a cute pattern for a little bag. It’s so simple that I’m about halfway done with the knitting bit already!

On the back burner:

Flurry Quilt
Orchard Path Pouch
Farmer’s Wife blocks
Americana BOM quilt

This week’s stats:
Completed projects – 5
New projects -5
Currently in progress -2

How has your week been going?

Christmas in July

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Even though we are sweating all across the country, I feel a bit cooler thinking about Christmas! I’ve been putting together kits to make your own 9 Patch quilt block ornament. 

Here’s the modern one all sewn and ready to hang on a tree:

Sam Kay Designs

Here’s the traditional block:

I only have 6 of these, so I didn’t make an example.

Each kit contains the pieces to make one 9 patch, the backing fabric, the ribbon and directions. You just provide the batting! The fabric might vary on the modern kits, but the color scheme will be the same.

I hope to have these ready for sale by the end of the week!

Embroidery Samples

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I’ve been working away on my first collection of embroidery patterns for the fall. I have three samples stitched for you to see. I have 3 more in the works. Hopefully, they will be for sale starting August 1.

Pumpkin Trio

 

Oliver Owl

 

Apple Tree

Now I just have to figure out how to make my patterns and instructions into a PDF. If anyone can offer some tips, please e-mail me.

Happy Sewing!

W.I.P Wednesday 2.5 and Winner

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First off I want to announce the winner of my Blogiversary Giveaway. Congratulations, Binkie! I will be contacting you later today. Now on to the sewing….. 

Completed:

Dove Needlebook

 

I Love Sewing needlebook for the RATZ Swap.  I posted about it here.

In progress:

Quilts for Kids cupcake quilt- I have all the focus fabric stitched to the 4 patches. Now I’m working on sewing them into strips for the quilt top.

Cup o’ Joe mug rug- found the perfect floss for the coffee cup embroidery!

On the back burner:

Flurry Quilt
Orchard Path Pouch
Farmer’s Wife blocks
Americana BOM quilt

This week’s stats:
Completed projects – 2
New projects -0
Currently in progress -2

Needlebook Swap

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The partner assignments came through for the RATZ Needlebook Swap on Saturday. I was so excited to finally get started! I planned out a couple of designs before creating this one….

and the back…

Needle and Thread Embroidery

I love how it turned out! I still need to make the felt pages for the inside. I have to decide if I want to embellish them or not. I wish I had a pair of pinking shears. I’d like to pink the edges of the pages. Oh, well. I’m off to ponder my pages.

 Happy Sewing!

P.S. My giveaway is ending tomorrow night! Enter here.

Giveaway Update

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Just wanted to remind everyone that the giveaway ends in 2 days!!!

I am giving away one copy of:

101 Fabulous Fat-Quarter Bags with M'Liss Rae Hawley

 and some fat quarters to make one of these fabulous purses to one lucky winner.

Go here to enter before it’s too late.

Also, I want to thank those who have commented so far. I really appreciate you taking the time to visit my shop and letting me know what you love. I’ve been trying to figure out  what products to continue with and which to get rid of and you’re helping me out a lot!