Sunday, April 30, 2017

EPP and a gift

Last day of April,

a good month,

I got some projects finished,

tried new patterns,

started new things,

nice, I’d say!

The trash-pouch is practical,

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I’m using it to keep a new English Paper Piecing project,

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I got it from crazymomquilts,

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it’s fun and easy to make, probably as a cushion for a friend who loves the bright rainbow colors – actually, I have more than one friend who loves these colors!

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This is a gift for a special friend,

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the pattern describes our paths in this life,

vacillating, not consistant, floating,

but always forward,

one step after the other,

going ahead.

We both have been through many

ups and downs.

The back in green, her favorite color.

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Why is she especial?

Do you have a friend that reminds you

you’re not alone in the journey?

Makes you laugh, catches you when you’re

about to fall, and it doesn’t matter if the two of you don’t talk

for a while when things get busy,

when you get together, it’s like you talked

to each other yesterday.

“Friends are medicine for a wounded heart,

and vitamins for a hopeful soul”.

I’m grateful to have her as a friend.

 

This is a top I finished some time ago…

Finally quilted!

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Wishing you a lovely and creative week!

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Monday, April 17, 2017

Playing and learning

 

Some rest of solid fabrics

randomly chosen to try

a new pattern (to me, anyways!),

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cutting, trimming,

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sewing the pieces together,

and learning a different pattern.

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Whether it’s an idea for a new quilt (in other colors),

I don’t know….

But I’m glad I gave it a try,  for this one

I had to make the templates myself, I cut it out of plastic,

it worked well.

And it happened because I wanted to take

a little break from this project,

a tray-pouch, by Aneela Hoey

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Thread,  needle, and thimble,

just an hour (?…) away

from being finished!

 

Hope you had a peaceful Easter.

Have a lovely and creative week!

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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Mini quilts

 

They may be called “mini”, but it takes times

to make them….

In this case,

the challenge

was whether the colors would work good together.

One half done,

onto the next half!

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I do like how the butterfly turned out,

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you can buy the pattern from Kristy, she has great patterns, here.

 

Then I found these tiny,

pretty butterflies,

Cricket, Gidget, and Pepper,

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they are from Lillyella, her work is beautiful.

I put two of them together,

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have to think of something else for the last one.

Some preemie quilt tops,

bunnies,

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broommm, broommm,

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and a fairy tale,

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Easter is just around the corner,

…but no need to hide the easter eggs!

Have a lovely and creative time,

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Friday, March 17, 2017

A finish and a WIP

 

That’s how it began,

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and now it’s finished!

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This block/pattern has many versions, I like this one from Bernadette Mayr, to me they look like they’re dancing and I like the movement.

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Working on a new mini quilt,

 

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I think I got hooked,

it’s fun and fast to make – well, sometimes not so fast,

but fun for sure!

 

Have a lovely and

creative weekend!

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

International Woman’s Day

 

The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears,

the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair.

The beauty of a woman is seen in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides.

True beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul.

It's the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows & the beauty of a woman only grows with passing years.”


 
Audrey Hepburn

 

 

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Updating…

 

 

Top finished,

quilting done,

binding done!

And it was all done last year,

sigh….

Where is the time going?…

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This is my “Palette” Quilt,

and,yes,

also from last year!…

Finished in October.

When I took this photo it was still without the binding, but the weather was just right for a picture!Winking smile

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A very practical cosmetic clutch

with magnetic snaps instead of zipper. The pattern is from “ByAnnie”.

But I’m not using it for cosmetic!

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Some knitting…

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A mini wallhanging from the book “Preshrunk Quilts”,

from the very talented Emily Cier, I love her work.

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Still pondering on how I want to quilt it,

machine or by hand?…

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While waiting for the right decision to come…

I started another project…

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Have a lovely and creative time!

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Sunday, November 13, 2016

Memories

 

 

There are days I miss you

most of all…

It was your time to go,

but the pain that I have lost you

cannot be eased…

I hear your voice, your laughter

Your memories,

dear big sis,

will live in my heart

forever

 

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