Quilting Projects: Part 2

Here comes Peter Cottontail…….hoppin’ down the bunny trail…. This is one of my happiest “finishes” ever!  I completed almost all of it when I had a little retreat a few weeks ago.  I got this kit about 3 years ago from Connecting Threads…..immediately started it, but never finished it.  I hand appliqued the bunnies, so that was the time consuming part.  Yes, I admit, I should have just appliqued by machine to speed up the…

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Quilting Projects: Part 1

We interrupt the regularly scheduled programming to bring you “The Diary of the Long-Lost Seamstress”…. You see, this faithful stamper is also very passionate about sewing, quilting, and all things fabric!  I was able to escape reality this past weekend and hide out with some girlfriends and enjoyed some time to sew!  It was a much needed “therapy session” and reminded me how much I miss my sewing.  Don’t get me wrong, I love many…

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A Gift from the Heart : Friendship Preserves

I’m only one day late!  Sorry……all 3 girls have been home since Wednesday, a funeral yesterday, and we had our foster child’s 3rd birthday last night!  Crazy weekend, and no blogging 🙂 This is the “gift from the heart” that Katherine brought to me at Stampin’ Up! convention this summer.  She also made these for the hostesses at her daughter-in-law’s baby shower this summer.  Aren’t they sweet?  She used My Digital Studio for the monograms.…

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Pretty Little Pouch Swap 7

Some of you may remember a few other pouches I have sewn for this swap, and I have had so much fun.  So, I managed to squeeze in some time to participate in Round 7 the past couple of weeks.  Tomorrow is the mailing deadline, and I’m ready!  I’ve really enjoyed creating for my partner.  She requested a Wristlet — something to carry her phone, keys, and a few cards.  She also mentioned that she likes…

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A few weekend projects…

I enjoyed some quality time on Saturday……..Charles was outside doing yardwork, Sarah was gone to a band competition, and I was crafting!  Peace and quiet and wonderful!  I feel a tiny bit guilty saying that, but honestly, it was fabulous!  So here are a few glimpses at what I worked on… This “Harvest” Wall Hanging came from Hobby Lobby.  I placed a layer of cotton batting in the middle and did some very simple outline…

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A little more sewing…

I’ve had this pattern forever……really about 2 years……and I’ve been trying to find time to make it for ME.  Yes, I wanted to actually sew something and keep it around.  I usually give everything away as gifts.  But this is something that I’m super glad I made for myself……and now I’m ready to make more of them for others.  But I’ll keep this one for me 🙂 It’s a pincusion, and a thread catcher, and…

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10 days and counting…

I have 10 days left until I go back to work full-time.  Yes, a real job with real 8-5 hours.  A real, permanent job.  I am excited and eager to learn new things….but I’m also quickly trying to finish a few things at home and squeeze in some more fun things before October 1st.  So today’s post will show you a few things I’ve been sewing (my other love) in the midst of doing Stampin’…

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Home from Samford, Emmy’s Quilt, and Daydream Medallions Card

Hello friends!  I am trying to play catch-up and post something that everyone might be interested in…..ha!  I am back home and thankful to say that I avoided the intense storms that Tropical Storm Isaac is producing…….but barely!  I managed to say my goodbyes to Lindsey and hold it all together until I got away from her.  I didn’t break down in front of her — she was so happy and so ready for college. …

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Recent sewing projects…

I have several things that I have completed this summer — and several more unfinished projects.  I thought it would be appropriate to show you all of the finished bedding for Lindsey’s college dorm.  You may have seen her quilt (prior to being quilted) but I wanted to show you all of the extra accessories.  I can’t wait to see how it all looks in her room.  I’ll take photos and let you see how…

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Convention Gifts for my roomies…

I’m home from a fantastic week at Stampin’ Up! Convention 2012.  I am “de-programming” and trying to settle back in to reality.  I have one of two suitcases unpacked, and I’m trying to get motivated to move a little faster this morning.  Lindsey left for Children’s Camp (she’s helping run the recreation time) and Sarah has tumbling this morning, so I’m up and going early!  Not that we weren’t up early this past week (we…

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