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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!

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!

W.I.P Wednesday 2.3

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WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced 

I’ve had a pretty productive week. I spent quite some time working on my Etsy shop. I revamped some listings and added international shipping to some items. I am working towards having international shipping on all my items. I have also been working on some embroidery patterns. I am hoping to have some of you test out the patterns for me in the near future. Stay tuned for more details in the next few weeks.

Completed Projects:

Let’s Go Fly a Kite

My first Artist Trading Card. I love it so much and it will be so hard to part with it when it sells. Maybe I should make some business cards or postcards with the image on it.

Magnets for RATZ swap- I picked the best 6 and mailed those. I hope my partner likes them!

Yo-yo hair clips for a sweet little girl’s birthday- forgot to take a pic 😦
The tutorial I used can be found here.

Fat quarter swap bundle and notions-  I got it ready and mailed off.

New Project

Cup o’ Joe mug rug- I am embroidering a coffee cup right now and I’m keeping under wraps until the top is done.

In progress:

Quilts for Kids cupcake quilt- I have the 4 patches done and now I can sew all the pieces together to make the top.

On the back burner:

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

This week’s stats:

Completed projects -4
New projects -1
Currently in progress -2

W.I.P Wednesday #2.2

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WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

This week has flown by! Sadly, I really have not had much sewing time. I did, however, organize my sewing area in the dining room. It’s still a work in progress, but at least I can easily find things now. After tidying, one thing  became very clear. My U.F.O basket is full! Completely full.  Apparently I really need to work on that. My new mantra will be “No more new projects”, at least until I finish some UFOs!

New Projects:

I just received my package from Quilts for Kids. I’m very excited and can’t wait to get started. It’s a really great cause and they send you the materials for free.

In Progress:

I’m almost finished with my magnets. After making hexies last week, I thought they would make cute magnets, too. So I have 2 sets basted and ready to become magnets. I finished stitching up 2 of the log cabins, but only 1 is sticking to my fridge! So I have to redo one 😦

I got the pattern and fabric cut out for the Orchard Path pouch. But, I need to go to the store for a matching zipper and some flusible fleece before I can finish it.

 

Ongoing Projects:


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

 

Finished Projects:

3 Tee Shirt Canvas prints

 

This week’s stats:

Completed projects -1
New projects -1
Currently in progress -4