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Monthly Archives: January 2015

Sewing

Even Small Finishes and Progress is Good

What a busy week it’s been!! No big projects completed but I’ve been making progress in several areas and that feels good. I did manage to complete the matching scissor keep and pincushion to go along with the zipper pouch and thimble pip.   In addition to that, I was able to finish two more miniature mitten, hat and scarf…

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Budget Savers, Recipes

Homemade Italian Seasoning

Recently I was trying out a new recipe that called for Italian Seasoning. It’s not something that I usually have on hand in my spice cabinet so I went looking on-line and found that it was super simple to make from herbs that I already had. Homemade Italian Seasoning 1 tbsp each of the following herbs: Parsley, basil, thyme, leaf…

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Christmas on a Budget, Sewing

First Finish!

In Wednesday’s post about my 2015 Finish Along Q1 goals, I mentioned that I had cut this stocking out just before Christmas but ran out of time and energy to get it finished. I’m pleased to say it has now been moved from the to-be-finished list to the finished list. All the fabrics used along with the fusible fleece (<-affiliate link)…

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Embroidery, Quilting, Sewing

My 2015 Finish Along Q1 Goals

As I was taking stock of all my UFOs and fabric, I was also deciding which projects to include for my 2015 Finish Along Quarter 1 Goals. I am of course including my Flying Zebra Quilt as it needs to be finished by the end of January for this month’s AYofLFs project. This is where it was as of Saturday. …

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Sewing

The Most Fun Part About Writing Tutorials

The most fun part about writing tutorials is not making the item; although that is fun otherwise I wouldn’t do it. It’s not taking the step-by-step photos or writing the instructions. It isn’t even posting the completed tutorial. The most fun part about writing tutorials comes afterwards when readers e-mail me photos of things they’ve made by following the tutorial.…

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Quilting

FNwF – Cross Hatch Quilting

Last night was the first Friday Night with Friends of 2015. In the first Friday of every month a bunch of ladies from across the globe sit and sew knowing that they have virtual company.  As I mentioned in this post, my AYoLF (A Lovely Year of Finishes) goal for January is to finish the Flying Zebra child’s quilt, so…

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