Thursday, March 28, 2013

Snowman, snowman, snowmans...

Hand embroidered snowmans...

Finished this one up the other day.. I am getting almost all my projects done while having this time off.. Love it!!!
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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

New trick for Easter eggs...

I'm gonna try this... Sounds cool...

Shaving Cream Easter Egg Dye....
1. Spread cheap white shaving cream in a cookie sheet
2. Apply drops of neon food coloring across surface or any colors you would like to use
3. Use toothpicks to swirl colors around
4. Roll the dried, cooled hardboiled eggs in the colorful cream (we used disposable kitchen gloves to reduce the tattoo effect)
5. Allow to set for 3-4 minutes on a paper plate
6. Wipe off shaving cream with paper toweling
7. Rinse! Voila! Beautiful marbleized eggs, done quickly
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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Getting ready...

I have been prepping projects getting read for a "sew in day" at Linda's.
she is providing a wonderful home to sew, food, I hope,(just kidding), & she says electricity. We are to bring any projects we want to work on and stay from 9-5! WhooHoo!
So, after Marie and I went on a mini field trip to Temecula, I came home and worked on this. I asked for this for Christmas.. Thanks Steven & Ronna.

I had always, always, used steam a seam 2 or steam a seam light.

Now... My good friend Andrina hooked me up with this stuff..

It's the bomb! I bought mine at Fat Quarters in Vista. It comes on a HUGE roll and you buy it by the yard.

And here she's not small, it measures over 40" long!
Then.... They gave this wonderful piece of wool for the back...

I think I am going to save this for another project, it is a really nice piece of wool, and us something else for backing... No ones really gonna see the back, right?
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Monday, March 25, 2013

Spring is in the air...

Worked in the yard a little this past weekend..after a grueling week at work...I personally, alone, put on a book fair at work for close 900 kids... Can you say. 'Youza". I had NO energy what so ever on Saturday. So working in the yard, was relaxing for me. Everything is coming into bloom and smells wonderful!

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Sunday, March 17, 2013

Ready for the 4th of July...

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Saturday, March 16, 2013

A new contest....

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Sunday, March 10, 2013

Enough said!

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1 more...

Another one quilted... Just have to add binding..

This was APITA!!!!! Because of all the appliqué on it. Sheesh!
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Saturday, March 9, 2013

Snow people's in march ...

This is one of the many things I have been working on lately...

Snowman quilt...

Even made a label...

Close up of a couple squares...

Now it goes in the basket with about 13 other quilts that need to be quilted!!!! UGGGG....

I'm having to much fun sewing... I don't want to quilt... Actually, I am in a buying mood....(. Don't tell Mark....) quilt run came at just the right time for me!!!

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This is sooo cute! I won the scissors case from When I got it in the mail, I knew it was gonna be cute... But OH MY.......I LOVE it!!!
Thank you, thank you Brenda!!

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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Challenge....Happy Town...

Entered my first quilt challenge. Quilts for Kids/ Henry Glass had a quilt challenge.
Must use 80% of "Happy Town" fabric, and few other requirements.
All quilts will be donated and given to a hospitalized child, but the top 3 that are chosen will be displayed in the Henry Glass Both at Quilt Market in Portland, OR. Plus, 1st prize... $500.00 smack-a-Roos!, and 2nd place is $250.00 smack-a-Roos ! Bonus!!

I created it all by myself!!! I figured all the #s out only made a few errors!!

I used a street panel for middle, and made a little bag of little cars for them to play with on the panel.

-binding had to be machine sewn on, and this was a first for me. Let me tell you..... DO NOT waste your money on buying a binding attachment for our machine!!! I borrowed one, and lets just say it is not my friend anymore. I had a really, REALLY cute striped border I cut on the bias... And had to tear it ALL off and toss it.

I thought it was pretty darn cute! I hope I win... That would just make my day!
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Saturday, March 2, 2013

My Saturday outing with the girls...

Cathy, Alison, and I all took off this am to...

It was WONDERFUL!!!!

-then we had lunch at the Rainbow cafe... And it was WONDERFUL too!!

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