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Sunday, January 22, 2012

Some Gifts for a Friend...

 I have a good friend that I sometimes sew with, and we normally try to get together right after Christmas. Well, she got very ill and has just started recuperating. I really hated that she was so sick, but in the end, it gave me more time to work on her gifts. 
 She and her husband recently bought a camper, and it needed a little "brightening up." LOL

The design I put on this pillow was actually one that she had pinned on Pinterest. It came from Urban Threads, and it is the raggy applique. She loved it, and I was so thrilled. I added the rest, and did this with two hoopings on my machine.
  Of course, she needed a few cute little dish towels. We both love to embroider and embellish dish towels. I found these road signs on, and I just couldn't resist. 
  Last, I made her a sewing machine cover from an idea I got off of Pinterest. I love that place! This was fun, and I plan on making myself one too. The applique monogram came from Planet Applique. She loved these fabrics I found at Hancock's.
   Now it's time to do some things for my grandson, Cayden, who will be 7 this Friday. I just can't believe he is almost 7 years old! 

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Charm Swap Group 2

 If you're looking for a charm swap, you might want to check here.
 Midnight Maker took the overflow from Ellison Lane Quilts, and now has 2 groups going. I've joined both, and there may be some openings on the 2nd group, but they'll be gone fast.
 So go check it out if you are interested!
These are my pics.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

My Word for 2012!

 2012 is here! It's hard to believe a year has come and gone.

 After reading Deb's post at Mosiac Magpie the other day, I thought I would join in with finding me a "word" for 2012. (click on her blog to see her word)

 I didn't want to just "snatch" a word, and put my name on it, however, the word I chose came to mind pretty quickly. 

  I seem to hang on to my favorite words which are - hope, love, faith, and believe. I'm sure not ditching those because those words have held me up through a lot of rough times.

  My new word is - Innovative! 

Webster's definition: characterized by, tending to, or introducing innovations. says it could also mean "think outside the box."

 Why this word? I suppose because I've sunk into a mode where all I want to do is things that are "easy." One reason is probably because of lack of time, and well, not sure what the other reason is. :)

 I want to be "innovative" and challenge myself into doing something different this year. I don't know what - but I will know when I see it or discover what it is - which I hope isn't a long time because I work slow. 

 I will leave you with this quote which I thought was appropriate.

"Throw back the shoulders, let the heart sing, let the eyes flash, let the mind be lifted up, look upward and say to yourself... Nothing is impossible!"
~ Norman Vincent Peale

 Come back and visit. You never know what you might find!
Happy New Year!