Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Finding little treasures

While going through my scraps I found this little stack of 2 1/2" squares I had kept from my mothers stash. 
They were already cut in these perfect little squares...


Thanks, Mother.
(I know, "Mother" sounds so formal but we never called my mother Mom - always Mother or Granny and my dad Pop.)

Anyhow…

Thought I would try out my new little half square triangle ruler.




I haven't decided whether it takes more time to draw the two lines to sew on or just one line down the middle and sew a 1/4 inch away. 
For right now it works well for me since I am still dealing with eye issues.
I am able to see where exactly I need to sew.



Aren't they cute?
Tiny little half square triangles.

Now what to do with these babies???
I already have an idea.
Stay tuned....

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Sunday, January 20, 2019

~ Got a question ~

In the past, when someone would comment on one of my posts
 I would e-mail them thanking them for their comment or answer a question they may have. If I thought my answer would benefit others I would respond in a comment, otherwise, I would e-mail them directly. Unless they are waiting on an answer to a question, I feel like no one ever goes back to see if a blogger responded to their comment.

 Maybe I'm wrong.

I have noticed most bloggers respond to a comment with another comment, so I will be trying something new...
Instead of e-mail, I will be responding with a comment on my post.
What's your opinion - which is better?
Do you actually go back to see if that blogger responded to you via another comment?
I'm just trying to decide the best way to let my readers know how much I appreciate the fact that they not only read my blog posts, but take the time to comment.

That's really all I had today but who wants to read a post without at least ONE photo, am I right?

A gift for Brianna.


Bath towel, Magic Bath Crackles and a bath puff to match.

Have a great day!

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Thursday, January 17, 2019

My Amazon haul

Good morning, everyone. 
I got a couple more packages from Amazon last week and thought I would share.

 The first is a Riley Blake design called Sew Cherry by Lori Holt.


Oh, sew pretty....

(photo via Amazon)

Next is the Mama's Cottage charm pack by April Rosenthal. 


(photo via Emerald City Fabrics)

I'm loving all the bright colors in these two charm packs.

Does anyone else find it hard to cut up these little charm packs.
Do you think "What if I cut them and then find something else I would have rather used them for?"
I do.
 After all, they are only 5" little pieces, it's not like I have a whole yard to play with.
Let's face it....
I'm the same way if I have yards of fabric.
 I still, for some reason, just can't cut it until I am absolutely sure what I want to make.
 I have fabric that has been in my stash for years because I thought it was pretty, bought it, and it's still not cut. 
Am I weird?

I know, I need to change that way of thinking and just make something...
 … make anything.

I am starting slowly with my leftover scraps from other projects.
(Yep, still working on organizing those scraps; it's taking forever.)
I'm hoping I will get brave after using up my scraps and start working with my "real" stash including my pretty little charm packs.

To help me use up some scraps and practice a bit of free motion quilting, I purchased these two books by Jera Brandvig.


As I was reading the "Look inside" pages on Amazon this sentence caught my attention:
"This is a great way to hone in on your free-motion quilting, while you work on a single block at a time."
Perfect.
Just what I needed.
This will be an easy way for me to start learning the art of free-motion quilting.

The Quilt As-You-Go Made Modern book is beautiful with lots of ideas for using up scraps in a fresh new way.


The Quilt As-You-Go Made Vintage book is a follow-up to the Quilt As-You-Go Made Modern.


This book focuses on classic blocks. There are 51 classic blocks and 9 projects in this book with simple easy to follow instructions.

Last, but not least...
The Omnigrid marking ruler for half square triangles.

I think I got quite a haul including my binding tool and free motion quilting foot out of my $100 Amazon gift card.
Whatcha think?


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Monday, January 14, 2019

Christmas curtains

I packed away all my Christmas decorations this year except my buffalo check curtains.


I received so many compliments on the curtains that I decided to leave them up and add more color to my living room this year.
Since normally my living room is pretty neutral, I knew it wouldn't take much to add splashes of color here and there.
That's the joy of having a neutral pallet, you can switch things up pretty easily. 
I'm thinking a few quilted projects and colorful pillows here and there might work.
I am just itching to get something started.
Unfortunately, I had another eye surgery last week and won't be able to sew again for awhile.
In the meantime...
I can plan.

Have a great Monday everyone!

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Lucy Aurora

Need a quick personalized baby gift?
I whipped this one up in no time for sweet little Lucy Aurora.

First...
 I purchased a 3 piece bib and burp cloth set with a pretty little heart already embroidered on it.
I just added her name.


Next...
I fell in love with this soft, snuggly (ready made) blanket.
I pulled a scrap of pretty polka dot fabric from my stash and added the applique design. 


Fast and easy!

And what baby doesn't like a tiny security blanket to hang on to?

Again, simple.


All I did was embroider her name.

DONE!

Easy as that.

Don't you just love quick and easy?

I do.

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