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Budget Savers, Embroidery, Thrifting

WIP Wednesday and Some Thrift Store Finds

I’ve been working away on my Sampler Table Runner and should have it completed by later tomorrow.  I sure hope so anyway because it’s my April ALYofF Goal and at midnight tomorrow I run out of April! I have finished quilting the Sampler blocks using my walking foot and now it’s time to drop the feed dogs and practice fmqing…

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Budget Savers, Thrifting

How to Recover a Small Footstool

In our new apartment, the kitchen counter has an overhang on the living room side that creates a breakfast/eating area. This neccessitated the purchase of two bar stools. When we went shopping we picked out ones that we thought would be comfortable to sit on during meals and also while working on our laptops since the breakfast bar doubles as…

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Budget Savers, Christmas on a Budget, Gift Ideas, Thrifting

Christmas on a Budget Series – Two No-Sew Christmas Ideas

I love to sew, but I know there are those who either can’t or simply don’t want to, so for this month’s Christmas on a Budget post I thought I’d share two inexpensive no-sew ideas for things you can start collecting now to have ready come December. First up… Our family is making the switch from using paper gift wrapping…

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