Monday, March 31, 2008
As I was looking through my supplies list I was dissapointed by the fact that we have to purchase a book .We will be using a pattern for a table runner in this book. As I read on, I saw that they won't be totally following the instructions given. So, why buy the book? I don't know, I am going to look for it at the library first and possibly copy that page I need. That is ridicuolous they are making us buy the book. Anyhow, I am still excited about the class as I hope taking this class will allow me to make a better finished product. No more "X's" hopefully in the future.
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Here is another. That first one seemed kind of dark. The pattern is a shell stitch. The yarn I am using is so soft. I think it will be a wonderful covering for her babe in the coming summer months.
I also plan to make some bibs and crochet edged flannel blankets too. These are great shower gifts to have on hand. I plan on making this gift set and doing others in different color ways so I always have a gift on hand.
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There is another YouTube video series on this link.
This gal from Expert Village in Utah shows you step-by-step how to sew and cut Thangles. Very nicely done. She also states that 85% of quilting is half square triangles. I didn't know that. This will definitley be a time saver then. If anyone has used these, please leave me a comment on how you liked using them.
Hopefully in the next week or so I will be able to post pics of the finished quilt that is blue and yellow ; as well as the new one I will be making using the Thangles.
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Thursday, March 20, 2008
Speaking of cute baby things to make. Check out her tutorial for some crochet edge baby blankets. These would be so cute for a mom to be that is due during spring or summer time. Those flannel blankies are just the right weight to keep a chill off a babe.
Hoping to pop some of those out as well. They are just too darling, don't ya think?
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
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I read that recently in a magazine while working out at the gym. I believe the magazine was Country Living. Not sure. They also had an article in there about entrepreneurial women. Some gals in blog land made it in this article. Have a look at their blog or site.
Alicia Paulson of http://rosylittlethings.typepad.com/posie_gets_cozy/ was in there. Connie and Mary from http://www.countrythreads.com/patchwork_quilting_patterns_about_us.html were in there as well.
Kudos to these women for making there dreams come true! What's better than being your own boss and waking up everyday getting to do what you really enjoy?Pin It Now!
Thursday, March 06, 2008
Just a short post to remind everyone to set their clocks forward this Saturday.
I will post later on my progress with my quilt. I got the binding on last night and will spend some time today sewing it to the back.Pin It Now!
Wednesday, March 05, 2008
Another thing that I loved, but have nowhere to put it was a vintage picnic basket. Reminded me of the kind my mom had when we were kids. You know the kind with the two handles that you can fold down and the lid flips up and the bottom part of the basket is green. It look kind of like this one, but the body of the basket was a dark green. The price was just right too...$4.99! I tell ya, if I had some place to put it, I would of bought it.
Ah well, better luck next time when I head out to a different store.