Change/ WordPress Photo Challenge

Change is commonly defined as “to give a completely different form or appearance to; to transform.”

For the photo challenge, I’m Changing a garment in 2 stages. For this post, I’m transforming a portion of it into something new.

the pattern

The Pattern

This is a 19 X 11 triangle (you need 2)

This is a 19 X 11 triangle (you need 2)

This is where I cut my fabric from.

This is where I cut my fabric from.

Sewing them 1/4 inch seam and leaving space to turn right side out.

Sewing them right sides together, 1/4 inch seam, and leaving 2 inch space to turn right side out.

But first trim those corners.

But first trim those corners.

I use a quilters pencil that has a blunt end to get my corners sharp.

I use a quilters pencil that has a blunt end to get my corners sharp.

After turning right sides out, iron and pin that opening for stitching.

After turning right sides out, iron and pin that opening for stitching so that it doesn’t slip on you.

Top stitch as you are closing that opening along the entire edge of the triangle.

Top stitch as you are closing that opening along the entire edge of the triangle.

This is how I chose to add ties to create my kerchief. Sew blanket stitch along entire triangle (no photos but look online for tutorials on that process)

This is how I chose to add ties to create my kerchief. Sew blanket stitch along entire triangle (no photos but look online for tutorials on that process) and then choose the crochet stitch of your choice.

My finished Head Kerchief created from upcycled fabric.

My finished Head Kerchief created from upcycled fabric.

Now I need a live model. Any takers?

Weekly Photo Challenge: Antique Crochet Grid

Superimpose: verb: to set or place on or over something else

IMG_3945 (2)Two vintage doily stretchers I’ve acquired from Missouri auctions and antique malls.

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This is the newer one with my note pinned onto the Grid. Doilies in production stage.

Maybe another time I’ll photograph ‘through a doily’ Grid.

WP Photo Challenge: Monochromatic

So I resisted the urge to photograph Chrome. Somehow the Trace Adkins song came to my head. And I really don’t like that song. No offense to his music or persona.

Anyhoo, here is my take on Monochromatic. This is one of my favorite creations that I have debated many times about selling. It takes 4 skeins of Homespun Yarn so most likely would cost someone a small chunk of change. Maybe you’d tell me if it stands a chance in the marketplace?

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Am I allowed to ask questions in a photo challenge?

Life and Heartbreak on Stephanie’s Stuff

My other blog post is a little personal as well as a celebration of life. Hope you’ll take a minute to check it out and say some prayers as well. Very much appreciated.

The Blanket Stitch (as seen on Pinterest)

I recently made a few of these……IMG_3707 (2) IMG_3809 (2) IMG_3804 (2)

And this one is on Etsy as of this morning….

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So I thought I’d share just how useful via Pinterest the Blanket stitch is to sewing items across the board.

There’s Edges for Felt items(wool penny rugs)f5165e5b5a740b06ff60cf98a8c3c8a6

For applique

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Garment edging…

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And of course if you’re crocheting on the edge, it’s a critical foundation stitch.

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William Penn once said :”Time is what we want most but what we use worst.”

I guess what those of us on Etsy do is

sell you the time you don’t have 🙂

Playing Hopscotch

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Been awhile since I started this one. I have a few quilt tops from purchases, but………

This one is all made by me.

Machine pieced and Hand quilted, using many, many scraps from my stash. Lots of them are upcycled fabrics or swatches from estate auctions and yard sales.

The future of this one is going to rely on Etsy or future craft shows.

Selling quilts isn’t easy. They need the right person at the right time.

Could it be YOU?

A Quilter’s Gem/Connected Photo Challenge

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My husband had good taste and was also budget-minded when he had this shipped to me last week. It is a quilt top and it is entirely hand pieced. He is pretty good at finding the gems on Ebay.

Now the plan is to hand quilt this once I’ve added the necessary layers. The person who hand stitched this was clearly experienced. I have much admiration for their creation. But I have to wonder about the maker and how much time they spent doing their part and how Connected we’ll be once I spend an ample amount of time doing my part.

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Sadly all I know of this quilt is that it came from an estate sale somewhere in the Deep South. And the only name signed on it once it’s finished is mine. I hope I can do it justice.

Someone once said, “We can only connect the dots that we collect.”

I would agree.