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WW #32

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Pink Rose Garden is complete and in rotation!


The roses in this label are from Urban Threads.



These are the Christmas gift bags hubs and I put together.


My squares for the princess theme at Love Quilts USA.


Blond and Brunette Cameos

Sarah’s baby quilt!


Mrs. Claus’ stocking.


My recent haircut for Wigs for Kids.


Scrappy log cabins using 1 inch strips.



One of my new tops.



Happy birthday to me!

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Yesterday was my birthday and I celebrated by spending the day in my quilt cave. Larry made me a spice cake with cream cheese frosting. He’s awesome like that.


I caught up on a lot of old projects and a few clothing repairs. I fixed the sleeves on my dress, figured out how to switch my serger to a cover stitch so I could shorten sleeves on hub’s t shirt, and finished a 3 year old table topper.


Oh, and I made some cord keepers for my charging cords to keep in my new purse. I made the purse on Saturday. My old one was falling to pieces.



Last week, I finished a couple of quilts for my family reunion raffle.

This one is Playing with Nine Patches, front and back.



This one is several years old. It was a puzzle piece quilt made on a day when I just wanted to run a line of stitching through 2 squares of fabric. I love how it turned out. I guess Fuzzy did, too. He wouldn’t move so I assumed he wanted a picture taken.




I did receive a very special gift from my sister. I sobbed like a fool when I opened it. I smile each time I see it. It deserves its own post, and I will podcast about it in the coming week. Maybe by then I can manage to get a good picture taken of it!

Until then…


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In this episode, I talk about my work transition, Colleen’s hanky, my latest quilting projects, and doggie haircuts.
Colleen heard my podcast and sent me some photos to share. Thanks Colleen!


This is the western style quilt I finished.

It really is brighter in person.

This quilt was made from some flannels shirts belonging to the father of a special young lady who will be spending Christmas without her daddy for the first time this year.

I signed the quilt with my quilting as I wanted it to get to her before the Christmas holiday.

Mission of Love is the charity I talked about in this episode. They also have a Facebook page with lots of pictures.
Need a giggle? This lady will deliver a few, along with some helpful advice when sewing a curvy garment. She’s my new girl crush 🙂 She has several social accounts you can follow.
Lastly, the dogs…no pictures. No one was hurt but it’s just too horrific and I fear they may not forgive me if I post their awful haircuts. I did manage to add Mojo and Fuzzy to my casualties list, though Fuzzy is only partially done. Larry will have to hold them down so that I may “finish them off”. Oh, his tail hair, I can’t look without nervously giggling. I might just have to add “dog groomer” to the list of things I tried and failed. Good thing hair grows back!

WW# 10 Plus Talk

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In this episode, I talk about purses, plus size sewing, a baby quilt and job update.

This is the purse pattern I’ve been using lately. The little blue bag is the pattern I used for the wedding bag I made a few weeks ago. The rose on black bag is the larger of the 2, and the one I used for the bag I revamped this week.


I didn’t take before shots, but this is the after. The difference is the vinyl bottom, corners and handles.

20141029_105003_wm I love that it’s almost like new, but in future bags, I will add the corner pieces a bit differently. This works great as an upgrade/ repair.


QuirkyPrettyCute is the site I found this week that gave me the inspiration and encouragement to start planning my new clothing. She is also a contributor to The Curvy Sewing Collective. These sites are rich with information, instruction, and links to other helpful sites. I will podcast and post on this topic as I go along.

This is the Martha Washington sewing cabinet in my living room. It holds a lot of cross stitching supplies and a few thread crochet projects in the sides. I believe there are vintage White sewing machines that come in a larger version of this cabinet. I’ve not seen them first hand, but have seen pictures of them.

I will post pictures of the one to be painted as I get it started. Right now it’s in cob webs and dust in the corner of my garage. I’ve had my fill of spiders for the week ::ack::


Ok, this is a bit blurry but you get a general idea. I snapped a quick picture on my phone before I posted this episode. Baby G should be arriving soon and I hope she will spend many hours under or on top of this soft, snuggly flannel.

20141029_111617_wm This is “Paper Doll Sampler” by Daisy Kingdom’s Patty Reed. It’s a reprint of her designs and I have a serious love affair with this collection. The little girl reminds me of my granddaughter, Autumn. She looked a lot like this little girl when she was 3. This fabric will be the backing for Baby G’s quilt. The colors are perfect!

Here is a shot of wasp #3 from yesterday. Once the finances are back to normal, I think I need to hire an exterminator. Seriously, it’s past ridiculous.