Floral Collage/Sunday Sampler/WPC

Collage

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Shopping on eBay gave me an opportunity to share in the Weekly Photo Challenge on this Sunday afternoon. Some lovely fabrics that you can’t find in the stores around here are my display in collage style. I’ve been lucky to find this very reputable seller who has somehow acquired many beautiful fabrics. Now to sort fabrics into color schemes———-a collage for another day.

 

The Mission Contd./Thursday Doors

I told ya’ll about that yarn shop last post.

Well just across the street, there was a set of doors pointed out to me by my hubby.fabricshop8-2

Right there next to the Kansas Sampler is the entryway to a lovely fabric store.

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Luckily, you don’t see me in that reflection, but there is plenty of that mirror effect. That tends to happen with glass. The doors are still pretty though.

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I left this inside-the-door shot rather large in case you would like to peruse the jam-packed fabric tables,the more-than-ample book selection, the adorable pajama set or that lovely tin ceiling. I was focused where you see the arrow; the fat quarter assortment. The daughter and I chose a few to use for some future baskets or other things. Like maybe ‘quilt blocks’??

For other Thursday Door entries, click here and find Norm’s blue link button at the bottom of his post.

Remembering to Reverse/ Sunday Sampler

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Mother brought me a little something to ‘fix’. The photo on the left is of an embroidery project that has faded drastically. It made it nearly impossible for her to complete. The photo on the right is the pattern that she used to iron onto the towel.File_002 (4)

With sharpie and a sheet of mylar, I traced the pattern. Rough I know, but should do the trick.

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Unless you copy it to the wrong side of the towel. oops.

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Excuse #2006 to make a trip to the local fabric place and spend the last of my gift card. Blue will be better for Mother to see anyway. Right?!

Have a wonderful week!!

Treat/WordPress Photo Challenge

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In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Treat.”

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Indulging in a little crochet this weekend,

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A little prep for more crocheting,

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Hemming some jeans (I’m short),

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And being the recipient of this ‘treat’ from the hubby.

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The Royal treat would be to see my Boys in Blue win the World Series.                   (That’s Herrera after striking out Murphy in the 8th inning)

Time will tell…….

The Miss Lou Kerchief

A few weeks ago I wrote a short blog post about an upcoming project I was planning. It worked out very well and here are a few pics…..  IMG_3798 (2)

But to really make something stand out, you need a model.

And I have one! Pretty adorable too I might add.

I introduce you to …………………..

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Miss Lou!

And so naturally I’ve named my

kerchiefs  “The Miss Lou.”

Stop by the Etsy store to see these and more to come.

The Future of Quilting

 

My niece became a connoisseur of blanket-making this Christmas. I first received this text message:

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An actual Sewn-by-machine, honest to goodness, blanket.

Among the handful she cIMG_1084 (2)reated was this one….. ANd along the way she discovered JoAnn Fabric Online 🙂

Guess what Evette?? My sewing room is nearly complete and open to use when you need it 🙂

Happy Holidays to all my readers!

 

Windsor, Missouri

 

Today is the Windsor Toy & Craft Show at the Elementary. More photos to come….

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Please support your local Artisans & Small Business Owners this Holiday Season.ShopSmall_Blue

 

Leftovers

So you think this is about food? Read it and weep 🙂

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People buy/give me Stuff when they find out I crochet, sew, quilt. This little box of gems came from my aunt on a antique shop hop she took recently. IMG_2862I come from a long line of bargain Hunters. (My mom was a Hunter. Pardon the humor) The scissors necklace was unique, and a new conversation piece for my upcoming sewing room. (more later on the room)

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IMG_2876 (2)IMG_2877 (2)Front side shows the $.33 price tag. Back shows the year…. 1988. And made in China.

IMG_2868This baggie of tatted pieces was included in that box. Great for embellishing ‘stuff’. Just look on Etsy under ‘tatted’. FYI Tattoos will also come up in your search. Not what I’m referring to here 🙂

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My Mother-in-law went ‘hunting’ last week. I got a phone call asking me if the described jar was a good buy. I let the hubby answer the question. Hunter’s quickly answer yes many times when good buttons and thread are concerned so I let him be the judge to stifle my grins that could not be seen in a phone call. IMG_2874

One view of the contents of the Jar.

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Taking this blog minute to thank each person who brings me those Leftovers.(Aunt Maybelle and Mom Nancy in this instance). I can’t wait for you to see how they’ll play a part in my sewing space. Unfortunately you will have to wait as it’s not finished and won’t be for a few weeks.

Hope you enjoyed my ‘leftovers’ gifts. Hope you’re also enjoying leftovers from yesterday’s Thanksgiving.

 

Sugar

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This is the person inspiring my next quilt. She’s my grandmother and I am positively certain the quilt block would have had her approval. She nicknamed everyone and mine was “Sugar”. I don’t hear many people call me that anymore. I’m now Steph, Stephie, Stuff, Teffie, Nini, and any other way a young child can pronounce my 9 Letter name. Thanks mom 🙂

But here are a few options for that sugar bowl pattern from Pinterest.

image of sugar bowlThis one would be too obvious.

from pinterestThis one just doesn’t do it for me.

shelsbrokensugarbowlTitled ‘shellsbrokensugarbowl’ respectively but not into much broken things right now. Currently listening to a dripping faucet that may become more “broken” (with a sledge hammer) in the very near future.

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And finally we come to the one I feel fits the bill. (from Judy Hopkins 501 Rotary-Cut Quilt Blocks).

So now we wait on the dryer to finish with the chosen fabrics……..