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Monday, September 29, 2014

Bits and Pieces Block

Just a quick update on my current Crazy Quilt block:

We had a really nice weekend.  Scott's dad was here and we did some flea marketing and we grilled out on the deck and just enjoyed the nice weather.  So I didn't focus too much on stitching but now I'll get back to it.  It's another nice day here so I'm going to go sit out on the deck again for awhile.  I have to enjoy it now.  Heaven knows how this coming Winter season will be.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Bits And Pieces

I've been keeping busy with loads of things here!  First, I started a new project:

I used a lot of little bits and pieces left over from other projects.  The center is from a vintage hankie.  The little blue pansies to the right of it are the edge from another vintage hankie that I used on something awhile back.  The purple scalloped trim on the center right is from a vintage tablerunner.  I bought it a flea market a few years ago.  It was tattered but there was a lot of useable fabric.  I only paid a dollar or 2 for it and it's gone a long way so far with plenty left for other projects.

The seam treatment on the right took quite awhile to work.  It's a combination stitch using both my waste canvas technique for the feather stitch and then Sharon B's Crazy Quilt stencils for the tiny lazy daisy flowers.  Here's a close up:

It will show up better once I add some beads.

I did some sewing the other day and pieced up a custom order cellphone pouch along with new purses so I have some new projects waiting in the wings for when I finish up on this piece.

In other news, I'm already putting pages together for the Spring 2015 issue of Crazy Quilt Quarterly magazine.  I'm really enjoying the process!  I always did like doing graphic work!

Just a quick reminder, all articles, tutorials, ad copy and eye candy photos are due to me by November 1st.  I need a lead time of 3 months so if you have anything to send for the Spring 2015 issue, please email me

If you would like more information on submitting projects or photos, please see my Submission Guidelines page. 

For information on placing an ad in the Spring 2015 issue, please see my Advertisement Information page.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Do You Remember This?

LOL!!  It's a joke!  I'm sure you're all tired of seeing it by now! 

Yes, it's the peacock design from the cover of the 2015 Crazy Quilt Calendar.  I finished it into a pillow with crocheted trim.  I'm very pleased with the finished pillow and I just love doing these peacocks so I think I'll plan on doing another in the near future.

I also finished up this little cellphone pouch for my aunt:

I heard through the grapevine that the blue one I made her a few years back is starting to look a little worn. So it was time for her to get a new one!  I crocheted the trim on the bottom of this one too.

I have some more finishing to do this week and I want to sew up some new blocks to stitch on.  More eye candy to come!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

End Of Summer Activities

Well, I'm still working on getting the yard cut back.  Why it takes me so long, I don't know.  But little by little, I'm getting there. 

I do have a couple of finishes to share today.  First this little Christmas door hanger which I gave to my aunt.

And you may remember this cellphone pouch that I made for one of Mom's friends.

I did some machine finishing today on a few things so once I get the hand finishing done, I'll share those projects.  And I'm almost done stitching a rose themed pillow but I was too lazy to get up and take photos of it!  LOL!!!  So lots of eye candy to share soon.  And if I ever get that yard done, I'll be back to blogging more regularly!  

Monday, September 15, 2014

Everything Must Go!!!

Okay, I don't mean to sound like a car salesmen!  But mom and I have decided to do some "gear switching" with our Etsy shop.  We were talking yesterday about some little handmade embellishments that I want to do for my Crazy Quilting which gave mom an idea, which lead to another idea and so on and so forth.  You know how it goes.

Anyway, we suddenly had a flood of cool ideas and decided that it would be fun to do!  So......we need to clear out our Etsy inventory!  We're offering 35% off of everything in our store:

Please visit our Etsy shop and use COUPON CODE:  Autumn2014 to save 35% off of your entire order!!!  Yes, everything must go!!!  We need room for our cool new ideas!!!!
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