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Gift Ideas, Quilting, Sewing

Santa Sack Swap – My Gifts from Debbie

As it often does this time of year, the day got away from me yesterday and I didn’t get a chance to edit the photos of all the amazing gifts that I received from my lovely swap partner Debbie. I’ll post this one now and then sometime this evening I’ll post the gifts I made for her. I know it’s…

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Christmas on a Budget, Gift Ideas, Sewing Tutorials

Reversible Tissue Box Cover Tutorial

I’ve been making my tissue box covers in Christmas fabrics but they can, of course, be made in fabrics to match your decor or if giving as gifts to match the tastes of the recipient. Once I had the paper pattern made, each cover takes about an hour to complete. This tutorial is for non-directional fabrics. The tutorial for using…

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Gift Ideas, Sewing

Sew We Stitch Ornament Swap

Back at the beginning of September, Madame Samm over at Sew We Stitch announced an Ornament Exchange that I signed up to take part in. When partners were assigned, Sammie from Bears at Home and I were paired up. Sammie and I exchanged a few e-mails back and forth and I stopped by her blog to read a bit more…

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Christmas on a Budget, Embroidery, Gift Ideas, Quilting, Sewing

Advent Calendar Finish

This small embroidery has been rolled over on my 2015 Finish Along list each quarter since the beginning of the year. Back in September, I decided to use it as the top of an advent calendar. I didn’t know how much more embroidery or the amount of time I was letting myself in for. First, I added white squares of…

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Embroidery, Gift Ideas, Stitchery Link Party

Vintage Embroider Monday & Stitchery Link Party #30

I was telling our son last night that I feel like somehow time has sped up and is moving faster than it used to. Here we are at the beginning of November already. My sewing room is beginning to look like a rather chaotic Santa’s workshop with Christmas gifts in various stages of completion. I don’t have any little ones…

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Gift Ideas, Quilting, Sewing

WIP Wednesday – So Dog Gone Cute

This is the time of year when there are lots of projects in various stages of progress but the majority of which can’t be shared until after Christmas.  However, there is one Christmas gift-in-progress that I can share as the recipient doesn’t read my blog. When Lorna from Sew Fresh Quilts first announced that she was having a Quilt Along…

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Gift Ideas, Sewing

Pencil & Pillow Cases

Last night was the London Writers Society’s monthly meeting and I felt so good walking into that room full of strangers carrying my new writing tote.  Isn’t it funny how something as simple as a fun new tote can give a person that little boost of confidence. There’s even been a new addition. The pencil case is made out of…

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Gift Ideas, Sewing

I Got a Little Carried Away

A couple of week’s ago after reading Thread Riding Hood’s post about sewing pillowcases for Ryan’s Case for Smiles, I had only intended to make two pillowcases to donate as an Act of Gratitude for a close family member being declared one year cancer free.   But they are so quick and easy to make that I got a little…

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Christmas on a Budget, Embroidery, Gift Ideas, Sewing

Zippered Pouch Stocking

I didn’t have a lot of time to sew this week because we spent more time over at the garden than we’d originally planned.  (I hope to have a garden update ready to post over the weekend.) But I did get some sewing in last night and can happily check another item off my 2015 Finish Along Q2 Goals list.…

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Christmas on a Budget, Embroidery, Gift Ideas, Sewing

One Checked off the List

When I looked at the calendar this morning and realized there were only 18 days left in June, I decided that if I wanted to get some things checked off my 2015 Finish Along Q2 Goals List, I’d better get a move on it. I chose one of the embroidered pieces that was in need of turning into something and…

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