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Monthly Archives: October 2012

Recipes

Soup Days

Yesterday was cold, rainy and super windy here in the GTA (Greater Toronto Area.)  It was the perfect day to have soup bubbling away on the stove and for using up what was on hand in the cupboard and the fridge. Here’s what went into our soup: One onion chopped, ½ red pepper chopped (leftover from making Southwest Chili), 1…

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Embroidery, Quilting, Sewing

Friday Night Sew In Results

I am pleased to say that this month’s FNSI was a success. I set out to finish embroidering the flowers on the blue bird panel and I succeeded in doing just that. The embroidery/quilting on both bird panels is now complete and it’s on to adding the beading. To make FNSI even more successful, I managed to get the second…

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Embroidery, Quilting, Sewing

FNSI Reminder

Tonight is October’s Friday Night Sew In. I’m going to be trying to finish the embroidery on the second bird panel. I’ve made a little more progress on the first flower since I posted about it on Wednesday. I didn’t get any sewing or crafting done yesterday as we were driving back from Petawawa. The contract Dave was working on…

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Embroidery, Quilting, Sewing

My First Hexie Flower and Getting Closer to Finishing the Bird Panels

Dave and I are off on a new adventure. Last week he got confirmation that a contract he’d been hired for in Petawawa, ON was a go. Sunday morning, we packed up and headed east and then north. We were driving along Hwy 41 N, when Dave pulled over quickly so I followed suit. At first, I thought something was…

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Embroidery, Quilting, Sewing

Finally More Progress on the Bird Panels

Since finding the variegated embroidery floss I’ve been looking for at CreativFestival on Sunday, I’ve managed to make some more progress embellishing the bird panels. Each flower is being worked in backstick through all three layers (panel, batting and backing.)  The variegation of the floss shows up much better in person than it does in the photo and I’m really…

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Embroidery, Quilting, Sewing

CreativFestival Fall 2012

This afternoon, Dave and I braved the downtown Toronto Sunday traffic so that I could go exploring at CreativFestival being held at the Metro Toronto Convention Center. With over 350 booths and exhibitors, the fall show was much bigger than the CreativFestival that I attended in April of this year.  In fact, I could have spent all afternoon and longer…

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Quilting, Sewing

Happy Fabric on a Fall Day

Earlier this week, it showed up in my Facebook news feed that Sew Sisters Quilt Shop had updated their cover photo and I immediately recognized the photo as Me and My Sisters fabric line Good Morning for Moda.  I absolutely adore all the fabric lines from Me and My Sister Designs.  They are such happy fabrics.  (Early this year, I…

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