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It May Not Look Like Much Now

Posted by Super Mom No Cape on March 28th, 2015

Yesterday morning we woke up to a dusting of snow and it snowed lightly off and on all day but the renewed chill of the snow, cold and wind didn’t get to me as it might have done after this long winter because yesterday afternoon, Dave and I signed for our plot in one of the local community gardens.

It may look like much right now…

Our garden plot at the community garden

But soon we’ll be turning soil and planting seeds.

I’m am so excited to have a garden again!

We haven’t been able to have a “real” garden since we lived on our acreage in Alberta in the late 90s.

The garden we had on our acreage in Alberta

We had a large garden on our acreage. It was about the same size as the entire community garden where our new plot is. Dave built me the greenhouse you can see in the background out of reclaimed lumber and windows.

When we lived in Northwest Georgia I had three small 4’X4′ square foot gardens.   I grew strawberries in one, herbs in another and tomatoes and peppers in the third.  I also grew what I could in planters.

Our raised bed strawberry patch was approximately 4 ft by 4 ft.

Our raised bed strawberry patch was approximately 4 ft by 4 ft.

Red yarrow (bottom left), Parsley (top left), Rosemary (center), Sage (peeking out from behind rosemary), Oregano (right) and Thyme (very bottom right)

Red yarrow (bottom left), Parsley (top left), Rosemary (center), Sage (peeking out from behind rosemary), Oregano (right) and Thyme (very bottom right)

During the past three years while I was traveling from contract to contract with Dave, we weren’t able to have a garden.   But every once in a while I just had to get my hands in the soil and grow something… anything.

During our two winters in Florida, I had a small planter on our screened in porch.

Lettuce growing in a container.

I can’t wait to start planting.   But for now, I will have to be satisfied with planning what to would be the best use of our plot.

Our Garden Plot

 

 

 

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How Cute Are These New Spring or Easter Pips!

Posted by Super Mom No Cape on March 27th, 2015

Back when I posted about our middle daughter’s handmade Christmas gifts, I showed you the chatelaine I made for her with a thimble pip, scissor keep and pincushion. One of the first things she said when she was holding the thimble pip and squeezing it open and shut was, “You should make a frog pip.”

She has reminded me of that off and on since then, so this week when I started making Spring and Easter thimble pips, a frog was the first one to be created.

Allow me to introduce Frankie Frog.

Frankie Frog Thimble Pip

Frankie Frog Thimble #2

Didn’t he turn out cute!

And then of course, he had to have a girl friend…

Meet Frannie Frog.

Frannie Frog

Frannie Frog #2

Don’t they make an adorable couple!

Frankie and Frannie Frog Thimble Pips

Frankie and Frannie are both 1 ½” thimble pips made using my Thimble Pip Tutorial.

The fabric I used was Spot On – Chartreuse from Robert Kaufman.

Frankie has 12 mm sew-on wiggle eyes while Frannie eyes are glue on 10 mm Wiggle Eyes by Creatology. 

Now you can’t make Easter Pips without making a bunny.

Bennet Bunny is very pleased to make your acquaintance!

Bennet Bunny Thimble Pip

Bennet Bunny was made using the same measurements given in my tutorial. But he could be made in any size you’d like.

Dave and I created patterns for his face and ears to fit pips ranging in size from 1 ½” pips to 2 ½”. The pdf of the pattern is available here.

For the ears, I cut four outer ears from brown felt and two inner ears from beige felt. Then I sewed the two outer ears together using a blanket stitch and two strands of embroidery floss. The inner ear was sewn to the outer ear using a running stitch, again with two strands of embroidery floss.

As you can see from this photo… the ears are attached when sewing the fabric covered inside form to the fabric covered outside form, between the two forms before the three completed forms are sewn together to make the pip.

The ears are attached between the outer and inner fabric covered form

I stitched the pip forms together leaving the opening of the pip at the top.

The opening in the pip is at the top of the bunny's head.

Frankie and Frannie Frog and Bennet Bunny are going to be fun additions to our Easter decorations this year.

Bennet Bunnie, Frankie and Frannie Frog; my newest thimble pips

If we can keep Frankie and Frannie from eating all the chocolate Easter eggs!

 

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WIP Wednesday – Christmas Mouse Wallhanging

Posted by Super Mom No Cape on March 25th, 2015

My little Christmas Mouse wall hanging has been framed with teeny, tiny half square triangles (hst.) Each hst finishes at just 1 ¼” square. When finished the wall hanging will be 13” square.

The plan for the frame changed slightly since I posted the graph paper sketch on Saturday.

HST frame for Christmas mouse wallhanging laid out and ready to sew.

When I was originally designing it, I was going to use only the red print with the little gold star bursts but I had some of the red LB Basic Glitter by Laurel Burch for Clothworks left over from making my Holiday Celebrations quilt top sitting on my cutting table and the two looked really good together so I decided to alternate the two reds in the frame.

But in order to make that work out, I ended up removing one block of 4 hst from each row. The smaller frame also meant that I didn’t need the narrow inside border that was in the original sketch either.

It is now hand-basted and ready to quilt.

Christmas Mouse Wall Hanging hand-basted ready to quilt.

I’m hoping to have this finished by next Tuesday so that I can check it off my 2015 Finish Along Q1 goals.

Can you believe we’re almost a third of the way through the year already?!

Edited to add:  Julie’s right!!  We’re only 1/4 of the way through the year.  We don’t need to panic until the end of April now… lol!  ;)

I’ve been so busy working on other projects that I still need to quilt and bind the placemats that I chose as my A Lovely Year of Finishes March Goal.

Chefs cooking placemats ready to quilt

Over the next week, I’ll be deciding what projects to include in my 2015 Finish Along Q2 goals as well as choosing my April ALYofF goal.

But all that will have to wait another day as I’ve got something really fun in the works. (Those who follow SuperMomNoCape on Instagram got a sneak peak at the first stages of one of them.)

In tomorrow’s post be prepared for cuteness overload!

Oh and just a quick reminder (if you haven’t already entered) my 7 Year Blog Anniversary Giveaway is still open. I’m giving away this handmade by me Bionic Gear Bag.

7 Year Blog Anniversary Giveaway

Please note: Only comments made on the giveaway post will be entered into the drawing.

See you tomorrow with some Easter/Spring time fun!

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Vintage Embroidery Monday – Tulip Section 2b

Posted by Super Mom No Cape on March 23rd, 2015

Has spring come to your area of the world yet?  If not we know it can’t be far away and maybe you can get some of that spring time feeling by putting all the Tulip patterns that I’ve posted over the past four weeks along with today’s section to create a beautiful Tulip Luncheon Cloth.

The original Workbasket pattern was designed to have Sections 1 a,b, c and Section 2 a & b centered along each side of a 36″ square luncheon cloth (small table cloth.)

Workbasket Pattern Page 79 Large Tulip section 2b

This pattern is available as a pdf here.

Next week, I’ll post the final small tulip pattern so that you can make matching napkins to go with the Tulip Luncheon Cloth.

 

On another note, today is the final day of the Tree Bird Blog Hop.  I’d like to take a moment to thank Madame Sam for coming up with these wonderful blog hops and to Lana for being our lovely cheerleader for this one.

Please take time to visit the others in the hop to see what they’re sharing today.

Monday, March 23

Debby Kratovil Quilts

how arT you?

Hill Valley Quilting

Pink Doxies. Blogspot.com

Elizabeth Coughlin Designs

Bacon Then Eggs

In the Boon Docks

Lovelli Quilts

Sew We Quilt

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FNSI & National Quilting Day

Posted by Super Mom No Cape on March 21st, 2015

With today being National Quilting Day, I wanted to work on something quilty when I joined the ladies from around the world last night for the virtual sewing bee, Friday Night Sew In; currently being hosted by Wendy from Sugarlane Quilts.    I already have quite a few large quilt projects in various stages of completion, the most recent of which is my Holiday Celebrations quilt that I showed you on Thursday.

So I decided to work on finishing another of my smaller 2015 Finish Along Q1 goals.    I made this sketch on graph paper earlier this week:

Sketch of fram for Christmas Mouse Wallhanging

Then last night, I cut squares to make 8 half square triangles (hst) at once using this method. 

And spent the rest of the evening sewing all the seams.

Sewing 8 hst at once

This morning, I’m cutting all those tiny hst.  My plan calls for 80!

Christmas Mouse Wallhanging and hst to frame it

After that I’ll be sewing them all together and using them to frame that redwork embroidered Christmas mouse.  If I finish before the end of the day, I’ll update this post with a photo.

How are you spending your Saturday?  Are you working on something for National Quilt Day too?

 

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Sometimes You Just Can’t Resist Plus Tree Bird Blog Hop Day 6

Posted by Super Mom No Cape on March 20th, 2015

This post has been interrupted (edited) to bring you this special bulletin: 

To all the sweet Tree Bird Blog Hoppers who are visiting again today due to yesterday’s problems with commenting on my post please scroll down to get to all the Bird Hopping News.

I now return you to our previously scheduled programming post….

 

We stopped off at one of the local fabric stores to pick up something I’d run out of and this panel was in the remnant bin. It’s called Tea for Two.

Tea for Two Panel

This one looks more like cocktails for two.

Block from Tea for Two panel

These two look so worried. Maybe that’s why they need tea… to calm their nerves.

Tea for Two - Wall Street worries

This one is my favorite!

Tea for Two - On a Date

I’ve got a couple of different uses in mind for the various blocks in the panel. Some I’m going to turn into journal covers and others I’m going to make into gift bags for friends who are tea drinkers. I might even make a quilted bag for myself for transporting my tea cup in when we travel.

 

In other news… there’s only today and Monday left of the Tree Bird Blog Hop.  Why not grab a cup of tea (or coffee) and visit the blogs in the hop that are sharing their bird creations today.

But before you do, I want to offer my sincerest apologies to anyone who visited yesterday and attempted to leave a comment on my day for the blog hop but were unsuccessful.   I’d like to apologize as well to anyone who has visited in the past and may have experienced the same problem.

We had a really difficult time figuring out what might be wrong because there were several comments that did go through.

I enlisted the help of family in different locations around the world and the ones who’ve gotten back to me were all able to successfully comment from their work and home locations using different e-mail addresses and different browsers so that made it even more confusing trying to figure out what was happening.   But after some google searches, I’ve discovered that it’s possible that one of the plug-ins I had installed on my blog had stopped working properly because the creator had stopped updating it regularly.  I have deleted that old plug-in and installed a different one that from my research is one of the best available and is updated on a regular basis.  Hopefully that fixes things.

This new plug-in also has the added benefit that you will no longer have to copy and paste a code before hitting the “Submit Comment” button.

I also want to thank those who when they found they couldn’t comment, e-mailed me privately to tell me how much they liked the projects I posted.  I can’t tell you how touched I was that they would make that extra effort.

Mahalo nui loa (Hawaiian for thank you very much) to everyone who visited yesterday!

I must tell you that my heart was touched even more deeply when Lana from It Seams to be Sew our amazing cheerleader asked all the ladies in the blog hop to add my name to today’s list as a do-over to give anyone who wished the chance to comment.

Lana asked me to repost yesterday’s post but that would mean everyone on my subscriber list and those who follow on bloglovin and other platforms would get the same post two days in a row.   To avoid the confusion that might engender, if you couldn’t comment yesterday and would like to, please click on the following link: My Day of the Tree Bird Blog Hop.

And then please do brew yourself that cup of tea and visit the other ladies on today’s schedule of the hop.

 

Friday, March 20

Freemotion By The River

Sew Incredibly Crazy

Tea Time Creations

Baa’s Amazing Adventures!

Selina Quilts

Ramblings of a Quilter

Busy Bee Quilts

Grandmamas Stories

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My Day of the Tree Bird Blog Hop

Posted by Super Mom No Cape on March 19th, 2015

I came by my love of birds in quite a bit different way than I would say most people do. You see, when I was growing up my Dad raised exotic birds. At various times we had Golden Pheasants, Ring Neck Pheasants, Peacocks, Egyptian Geese and Bobwhite Quail… just to name a few. Here are a couple of photos that I dug out of my photo album from the 70s.

Birds in the yard behind the store

Now I won’t pretend that I always loved birds when I was living at home. I hated the cockatiels and their cages that lined one wall of the living room. They made lots of noise and every time someone walked by the cages, the cockatiels would fly around sending feathers and dust everywhere! Cleaning the bird cages was not a chore I liked one bit either. I vowed then that I would never have birds in cages in my house.

But my Dad loved his birds. And we had lots of outdoor adventures looking for wild ones.  The hawk that he’s holding in the photo below is one example.

Dad with injured hawk

One day we came across two hawks on the ground, locked in battle. Hawks will fight to the death and one of them was very near exhaustion and would have been killed if something wasn’t done.  Dad picked them up, still locked together and put them in the trunk of the car. In the dark trunk on the way home the birds either relaxed enough to let go of each other or perhaps they were more scared of us than they were angry at each other so when Dad opened the trunk, one of them flew out. The other was too tired to fly away, so wearing leather gloves, Dad removed him from the trunk and put him in the chicken coop (the coop was empty at the time.) After a few hours, the hawk recovered and Dad released him back to the wild.

I don’t share that same passion for birds that my father had but since leaving home I’ve always put up bird feeders wherever we lived if it was at all possible.   For the first day of the blog hop, I shared a photo of the birdfeeders that I can see from my sewing room/office window.

Long time readers may remember the fabric bird panels that I spent several months embellishing with embroidery, quilting and beads before turning them into these scrapbook/journal covers.

Front of the journal cover made with embellished fabric panels

And of course, last fall I made an entire travel accessory set out of beautiful bird fabric called Postcard Garden by Michelle Palmer for Red Rooster Fabrics.

My New Matcfhing Set of Travel Bags

So needless to say, when Madame Samm announced the Tree Bird Blog Hop with Lana as cheerleader, I was happy to sign up to create something with a bird theme and now it’s finally time to reveal what I’ve been working on.

I had these two little redwork birds already embroidered. They just needed to be turned into Christmas ornaments.

Bird Christmas OrnamentsThe pattern is one that Gail Pan designed for the Aurifil Holiday Blog Hop 2012.  The sweet birds, as well as the rest of the patterns from that year are available here.

Those two embroideries were listed in my 2015 Finish Along Q1 Goals, so it was great to check them off that list in the process of getting ready for this blog hop. I won’t say I “killed two birds with one stone” because… well that would just be so wrong!

The ornaments didn’t take long to complete but the next project is the one I’ve been hinting about for weeks now. I couldn’t find the inspiration fabric that so many of the other ladies in the hop have been showcasing but I had a few bird fabrics in my stash to choose from:

Auditioning fabric for the tree bird blog hop

Of those, I chose the gorgeous Laurel Burch Holiday Celebrations for Clothworks panel and matching bird/ornament fabric that is pictured on the left.

And just like the bird adventures we went on with my Dad, the making of this project has been its own adventure. I purchased these fabrics to go with the Laurel Burch fabric:

Fabrics for the Tree Bird Blog Hop project

You might recall that I mentioned that I was only able to find 3 fat quarters of the Timeless Treasures Metallic Dot fabric and hoped that ¾ of a yard would be enough.

I had chosen twelve different designs from the panel to frame in the black dot fabric. I ran out of fabric with the top of the eleventh block and top and bottom of the twelfth block left to frame. All I needed was 9”X12” more!

I spent two days phoning every quilt shop within a reasonable driving distance (and some not so reasonable) to see if they had any… all to no avail. But then there was a glimmer of hope.

One lady I spoke to (~waving to Linda~) was sure she had some scraps of that fabric at home in her stash. She said she would call me after she’d had a chance to check. Sure enough the next morning she phoned and said she’d found a couple of pieces of black with gold dot fabric and I was welcome to have it if it was a match. We arranged to meet and when I saw it, I was so sure that it was the right one.  But unfortunately when I got it home, neither was at match.  The dots on one were too close together, the dots on the other were too far apart.  Even then I might have been able to make them work but the background black didn’t match.

But match or no match, it proved to me once again that quilters/crafters are the nicest people in the world!

Next, I bought and made a sample block using a black with gold “plaid.”  But when I laid the sample block out with the other blocks, it stuck out like a sore thumb.

My original plan had to change.  Out came new graph paper and a new plan was drawn up.

Plan for the Tree Bird Blog Hop quilt

The two half finished blocks were some of the smaller blocks in the panel, so I unpicked them, sewed that black dot fabric together with the few scraps I had left of it and “made” enough fabric to frame two of the bigger blocks.

Then I took those two smaller blocks, cut two more to go with them and framed all four with a solid black from Clothworks that was a match for the black in the dot fabric and the black in the Holiday Celebrations panel and the bird/ornament fabric.

Finally I was ready to put my new plan in action and this is the result:

Holiday Celebrations Snuggle Quilt A closer view:

Closer view of my Holiday Celebrations Snuggle Quilt

My favorite blocks:

My favorite blocks in my Holiday Celebrations Snuggle QuiltNow you would think that would be enough adventure for one quilt.  But if you scroll back to the photo of the fabric that I bought to go with the Laurel Burch, you’ll see on the left a beautiful harlequin fabric.  When it came time to cut it, I discovered that it was not printed straight on the fabric.

Harlequin fabric not printed on fabric straight

The top of the fabric is where the lady at the quilt shop tore it when I bought it, so that is the straight cross-wise grain of the fabric.  The bottom shows where I cut the fabric lining up the ruler on the bottom of the harlequin diamonds.   At $16 per meter, I was not a happy camper!

I had been considering using it to add a second wider border to the quilt top but decided instead to use it on the back where the fact that it’s not perfectly straight wouldn’t be as noticeable.

Back for the Holiday Celebrations Snuggle Quilt

The center section is more of the Holiday Celebrations but in the purple colorway.  I’m hoping that the fact that the harlequin fabric couldn’t be cut on the straight of grain doesn’t create a problem when it comes time to quilt and that it doesn’t show too much after it’s all finished.

And speaking of finishes… why isn’t this?  Well… so much time has gone into it and despite all the little misadventures, I absolutely love the way the quilt top turned out that I want to take my time to finish it.  I have some ideas for how I want to quilt that center section of the top but I’ll need to do some more fmqing practice before I try those ideas on the actual quilt.

Now if you’ve read this far and aren’t tired from sharing my quilting adventures, I hope you’ll take some time to visit the other bloggers who are sharing this day of the Tree Bird Blog Hop with me.

 

Thursday, March 19

The Raspberry Rabbits

More Stars In Comanche

Sew Many Yarns

Super Mom – No Cape! (me)

Stitchin By The Lake

Jane’s Quilting

Quilting Through Rose Colored-Trifocals

Quiltscapes

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But before you go, I’m having a  7 year Blog Anniversary Giveaway! 

It’s a great giveaway (even if I do say so myself.)

Please note:  only comments made on that post will be entered into the giveaway.

 

 

Edited to Add:  I want to offer my sincerest apologies to anyone who visited today and attempted to leave a comment but were unsuccessful.   As well as to anyone who has visited in the past and may have experienced the same problem.

We had a really difficult time figuring out what might be wrong because there are several comments that have come through.

I enlisted the help of family in different locations around the world and the ones who’ve gotten back to me were all able to successfully comment from their work and home locations using different e-mail addresses and different browsers so that made it even more confusing trying to figure out what was happening.

But after some google searches, I’ve discovered that it’s possible that one of the plug-ins I had installed on my blog had stopped working properly because the creator had stopped updating it regularly.  I have deleted that old plug-in and installed a different one that from my research is one of the best available and is updated on a regular basis.

This new plug-in also has the added benefit that you will no longer have to copy and paste a code before hitting the “Submit Comment” button.

I also want to thank those who when they found they couldn’t comment, e-mailed me privately to tell me how much they liked the projects I posted about today.  I can’t tell you how touched I was that they would make that extra effort.

Mahalo nui loa (Hawaiian for thank you very much) to everyone who visited today!

 

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Vintage Easter Embroidery Patterns & Tree Bird Blog Hop – Day 4

Posted by Super Mom No Cape on March 18th, 2015

With Easter only two and a half weeks away, I went back through my Vintage Embroidery Monday archives and found links to some bunny and lamb patterns that readers might have missed when they were first posted.

Large Vintage Easter Bunny Patterns

Won’t it be nice when we can get out and do some yard work again too, just like these adorable bunnies!

The pattern for the bunny digging carrots can be found here.

The bunny mowing lawn along with his other friends on that pattern can be found here.

Small Easter Embroidery Patterns

Even if you don’t have a little one to sew for, these smaller patterns could be stitched on a bookmark or other small item to pop into an older child’s Easter basket.

Click on these links to get to the patterns:  Bunny on the Left, Lamb, Bunny on the Right.

 

Other things of note today… this is Day 4 of the Tree Bird Blog Hop.   The birdie creations so far have been nothing short of amazing.  I hope you’ll take a few minutes to visit the blogs which are being featured today.

Wednesday, March 18

Red Eye Crafts

Marjorie’s Busy Corner

Ridge Top Quilts

Stitching By The Beach

Seams To Be Sew

Living My Dream

With Work In Hand

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Luck of the Irish Potato Soup

Posted by Super Mom No Cape on March 17th, 2015

The original recipe for this soup came from a community cookbook from the area of Alberta where Dave and I owned our acreage from 1996 to 2000.  I also lived in that same community for 5 years when I was growing up.  At the time, my Mom managed a small country store called Autumn Leaf that was located on Hwy 41 half way between Vermilion and Wainwright, Alberta.   (We lived in quarters attached to and over top of the store.)

Auburndale Cookbook

The picture on the front cover of the cookbook is a drawing of the small church that was across the road from the store.  The church is still there today.  The store closed in the late 70s and was converted to a home.

photo of the recipe for potato soup in Auburndale cookbook

You see where the directions say to use 6 or 8 fist-sized potatoes.  Dave, ever the comedian, asked whether that meant his fist size or mine.

Fist size potato

I told him that since is was usually women doing the cooking on the farm, Mrs. Cleland meant a women’s fist size.

I’ve updated the directions and made a couple of changes to the recipe to suit our tastes.  And in honor of St. Patrick’s Day, I also changed the name.

Luck of the Irish Potato Soup

10 to 12 medium  potatoes, peeled and quartered (or enough to fill a large 6 qt pot about 1/2 full)

1 medium onion, chopped

3 large stalks of celery, chopped

1 tbsp of dried parsley

1 tsp sea salt

1 1/2 c chopped ham

1 c milk (more if the soup is thicker than you like)

Place the potatoes, onion, celery, parsley and salt into the pot. Fill the pot with water until the water is about 1 inch over the potatoes. Cook on medium high for 20 to 25 minutes or until the potatoes are fork tender.

Remove from heat. Do NOT drain. Mash the potatoes in the water. If you have an immersion blender, you could use that instead. If not, transfer the mashed mixture to a blender and blend until smooth. I had to do this in two batches. I filled the blender with soup, blended, transferred that to a large bowl, then filled the blender again and then poured the soup back into the pot.

Return the soup to the stove. Add the ham and cook for an additional 15 minutes or so on low so that the ham has a chance to add its flavor to the soup. Just before serving, add milk until the soup is the thickness you prefer.  Finally, add salt and pepper to taste.

Serve with a slice of bread or a biscuit.   Makes 6 to 8 servings.

Luck of the Irish Potato Soup

Notes:  This soup can easily be adjusted to feed a larger family simply by adding more potatoes to the pot.  It could also be adjusted down by using fewer potatoes in a smaller pot.  Just remember to fill the pot with enough water to cover the potatoes and other ingredients with about 1 inch of water.

The last time I made this soup, I had a couple of heads of broccoli in the fridge so I cut up one and added that to the soup.  It gave the soup an added layer of flavor that we really liked.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!

 

Today is also Day 3 of the Tree Bird Blog Hop. I hope you’ll take a few minutes to stop by and be inspired by what everyone has created for their day of the hop.

Tuesday, March 17

Tomorrow’s Treasures Today

Childlike Facination

Pig Tales and Quilts

Quiltsmiles

Ella and Nesta’s Little Room

Thimblemouse and Spouse

Gracie Oliver Arts

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Vintage Embroidery Monday – Tulip Section 2a

Posted by Super Mom No Cape on March 16th, 2015

Only 4 more days until the first day of spring!!  If the tulips haven’t poked their heads out in your area yet, here’s the second last section for the Vintage Workbasket Tulip Luncheon Cloth.

Workbasket Pattern Page 79 Large Tulip Section 2aThis pattern is available as a pdf here.

 

Today is also Day 2 of the Tree Bird Blog hop.  I’ll be posting on Thursday with my creation but I do hope that you’ll take a moment to visit the other blogs in the hop.

Monday, March 16

Sew Peace To Peace

Moose Stash Quilting

Buzzing and Bumbling

I Piece 2 Mary

Quilt Doodles

Just Let Me Quilt

Les Quilts

A Stitch In Time

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