Wednesday, January 23, 2019

It's a ReiNDeeR

in the snow... beside a tree...
Well ... that's what I see...
This is the first completed item this year  
with the group hosted by Narelle
1 Xmas Item a Month...
I'm looking forward to a great year of motivation.

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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

In 2019

for the 1 Xmas Item a Month group hosted by Narelle... simply click HeRe to visit Narelle & all the elves...
I decided to work on a KiT I've had for a few years.
Its a Christmas wreath... called Christmas Toys... available from ... & made using felt.
I will attempt to make at least one ornament each month so I can hang the completed wreath in December... but with fingers crossed I will get it finished sooner.
For January, I finished off all the snowflakes... 3 in total... AND... the BLuE gift box...
so that's a great start...

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Monday, January 21, 2019


I've been wanting to make myself another small pouch with a clear plastic face for ages.
SO... yesterday I set about making a SMaLL one.
I used some fabric I had on hand & found a matching zip. I had some vinyl tucked away too.
This little pouch is just perfect to hold a thimble & spare needles inside.
The MiNi Window Pouch measures approx 4 inches x 5 inches.

If you would like to make one for yourself or to give as a GiFT... you can find the FREE pdf instructions...
This quick & easy MiNi can be lined or unlined... it's up to you.

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Saturday, January 19, 2019

BLooMerS PaRTy- #1

It's time to reveal our FiRsT block... Yes it's January 19th already.
How did you go?  Did you make a start on your block?  Fingers crossed you managed a little bit of work on it. It doesn't matter how much you accomplished... show us over the weekend so we can all drop over to congratulate you.  After all, we all sew / work at our own pace.
If we keep the interest & motivation going WE WILL finish our quilt.

I started using a needle turn applique as I liked the way the flowers "stood up"... but I've changed my mind & I'm now making my quilt using the fusible method instead. I will keep this first block in tact & will possibly make it into a cushion later.

My BLooM is a blend from "Oasis" by 3 Sisters & "StoryBook" by Windham lines & also the 30's & 40's fabrics on a jelly roll for the block borders.
I've gathered different & some extra filler fabrics now too... so I should be all done shopping.

I'm already in LoVe with my NeW first  BLooM.

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Friday, January 18, 2019

oN The NigHT oF

Friday Night Sew In... with Wendy... from HeRe...
I finished hand stitching the binding down on a charity quilt.
Thanks Wendy for inviting me over to sew.

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019


I made a pack with myself that I would make 2 blocks this month... and YiPPee... I did it.
I'm making a lap quilt for myself and these are only the first 2 blocks BuT it's a start.

I'm joining up with Elm Street Quilts for OMG.
You can visit One Monthly Goal ... HeRe.

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Sunday, January 13, 2019

It's STarTinG

to BLooM... at my house.
I traced, stitched, turned & pressed the first lot of shapes... & it was so much FuN too.
I even used the bias maker for the stem which was very easy as well.
Now I just have to sew it down & block 1 will be done.
I will show it finished at the next BLooMerS party January 19th.

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Friday, January 11, 2019

JoiN In

with Narelle from 1 Xmas Item a Month in 2019.
Narelle is adding names to the blog page so if you would like to be motivated each month to make a gift or item for Xmas... then this is for you.
You can gather ideas from past bloggers & from the new items added in 2019.
You will be on target to have a few Xmas gifts ready & waiting in December if you join in.
It's very simple... just make an item and post it on the 1Xiam blog... HeRe... on or around the 25th of the month... & we'll all get to share in your delight.

To leave your name... simply visit the 1 Xmas Item a Month BLoG 

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Thursday, January 10, 2019


I am joining in with Angela from So Scrappy blog... HeRe... in her 2019 Rainbow Scrap Challenge
by making a small item each month in the assigned colour.
This month I made a ReD zipper Pouch.

You can see what the other scrap challengers made this month by clicking HeRe.

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Tuesday, January 8, 2019


but NoT for me.... for my GS... to start his school year.
Master Archer is off to school this year... & now he's ready to bring home some books to read too.

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I came across this too.
Thought you might like it...

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