Monday, October 22, 2018

Wyee ReTReaT

It was time for our half yearly retreat so 6 ladies & myself got together last Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday. We laughed, chatted, giggled, ate & drank (a toast or two) AND managed to get in some sewing time as well.
Wow it's great to have this time away together... we all just LoVe it.
I worked on my "snowball" quilt...
I'll show the progress of this quilt when I get a chance to take a pic...
THANK YOU... Patchwork 33... for another wonderful stay.

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Saturday, October 20, 2018

Last NiGHT

at FNSI  with Wendy & all her friends (from over HeRe)... I made a reversible bowl cover.
Well ... actually I made two... so I had twice as much FuN.
DD#2 needed a set... so soon she will have them on hand...
For now though... they are ready & waiting.
These bowl holders are NOT my original design... but I think were a free pattern on line... BUT
if you need my FREE instructions... simply click HeRe... or visit my sidebar under CRaFTy.

I'm adding these items to my BMP challenge list for October too.

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Monday, October 15, 2018

ManY THanKs

To all the lovely ladies in the Fat 1/4 Birthday Club...

I'm sending a huge HuG & my THanKs for all the beautiful fabric
AND sweet  little initial gifts.
A special hug to Simone who was my "special gift" sender too.

All the fabric is tucked away safely in the cubbyhole waiting for the PeRFecT project.

It's such a FuN way to add a little more celebration to an already special day.
Thank you ladies... xox

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Sunday, October 14, 2018

SenT wiTh LoVe

If you would like to see the lovely donation Robyn made... simply click on over to HeRe.
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Thursday, October 11, 2018


We always need to find ways to use up small pieces of scraps... & I love making pouches & small bags...
& I also LoVe applique... so it's natural that I use "scraps" & "applique" to make a few.
After the hassle of the "circles pouch" I decided to jump back on the horse... so to speak... & make another one. This time with no problems.. so NO reverse sewing... phew.

Anyways, if you would like to use up some scraps & a zip you have on hand...
I've added the instructions on the sidebar... under CRaFTy... giving sizes, measurements & templates...
I did assume however that you all know how to add a zipper.
You can use any combination of fabric/s... pieced or strips... & I've given templates in 2 sizes of flowers to accommodate any size plain section you cut. I hope you enjoy making one or a few...

It's called a SCRaP BuSteR PouCH... & you can click HeRe for details.

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Monday, October 8, 2018

GoinG iN CiRCLeS

in more ways than one...
It was a rainy afternoon yesterday so I decided to make a zipper pouch.
As I had some circle fabric I thought I would add a few simple applique circles to match.
Next I stitched the zip in... with lining attached... then top stitched in place...
no problems up to this point... 👍

BuT...  that's when things started to go wrong... horribly WRonG...

Lets just say there was a reverse sew-athon going on in my cubbyhole.

One mistake after another... & silly mistakes too... even when I boxed the base... I cut it wrong...!!!
So I really was going in circles... doing the same thing over & over...
 in the end... 
I managed to resurrect the whole project & although the pouch is a little worse for wear...
& a slightly different shape than originally planned...
it didn't finish up too bad.

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Sunday, October 7, 2018


Because it was late when I started cutting up snowball corners on Friday night...
I decided to finish cutting the 2 1/2 inch blocks yesterday.
I'm pleased to say I have 272 assorted little squares to sew onto the larger 6 1/2 inch blocks.

A little more time spent cutting saw me with "white" snowball centres too... 64 to be precise.
A few more will be needed... but the wrist was getting tired... so I called it.

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Saturday, October 6, 2018

For OcToBeR

After pinning this project... Santa's Midnight Runner... by Mount Redoubt Designs...

I quilted the Christmas wall hanger for DD#2 several weeks ago...

The binding & hanging sleeve were added then too... but the label was only stitched on last night at FNwF. The wall hanger measures approx 17 inch x 52 inch.

I now consider it FiNisHeD ... so it was a successful FNwF last night.
How did you go?   Have some success too?

I've added this item to the 
1 Xmas Item a Month blog too.

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Wednesday, October 3, 2018


The month of October has started... so we are due for another
  Friday Night with Friends
Get your project sorted...   chill the wine...   pick out your music...
Cause it's time for  you & me to enjoy a night of sewing.
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Sunday, September 30, 2018

September OPAM

This month I completed 7 projects.

My ThanKs go to PeG & KRiS for the motivation to make & finish projects... big or small... each month.

You can visit OPAM... at either PeG or KriS' blog at the end of each month.

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