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Monthly Archives: July 2012

Gift Ideas

Introducing Prosperity Angels

Several years ago, I crocheted doilies for Christmas gifts for our daughters.  One of the vintage patterns I used was an oval with a ripe wheat pattern. Around that same time I came across an article describing the symbolism behind the ever popular pineapple motif used in crocheted items. I wasn’t able to find that article to link to for…

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Embroidery, Gift Ideas, Quilting, Sewing

WIP Wednesday – Bird Fabric Panels

In last Wednesday’s Work In Progress (WIP) post I mentioned that I had the fabrics chosen and the zippers bought for two more sewing kits. The kits have been cut out and all the pieces placed in individual plastic zip bags ready for me to start sewing. The Star Fruit Cushion would have been completed except that I got frustrated…

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Quilting, Sewing

WIP Wednesday – 4th of July Picnic Quilt Top Finished

As I mentioned on Monday, all I needed to do was add the borders and my 4th of July picnic quilt top would be complete. I got the narrow border in Kona Snow added yesterday and I finished adding the second border in the feature fabric this morning. I really, really like how it turned out.   And I’m so…

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Quilting, Sewing

Progress on My Independence Day Picnic Quilt

Yesterday afternoon, I spent the afternoon sewing the blocks for my Independence Day picnic quilt. This is proving to be a fun, easy quilt to make. I started sewing blocks around noon and finished pressing the last block about 5:30. With a break for a late lunch and to go grocery shopping, I’d say it took about 4 hours to…

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Gift Ideas, Quilting, Sewing

WIP Wednesday and FNSI Reminder

I’ve been telling myself that I didn’t need a cutting mat, rulers and rotary cutter because I had all those things packed away in storage. But there were projects that I wanted to work on that required those things to be able to cut them out without having to go through the laborious process of making templates of each piece…

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Gift Ideas

The Tall Ship Kajama

I hope everyone in Canada had a wonderful Canada Day.   I know that our family sure did. Last week, our middle daughter noticed that Groupon had a half price special running for two hour tours on the Tall Ship Kajama and e-mailed me the info.  After talking it over, we decided to buy four tickets and then book ourselves on…

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