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Workbasket – Maid to Man

I have been busy, as I am sure you have been also.  There has been work, running, eating out, schoolwork, family, friends, teaching, puppies, yard work, etc. In between all of that life, I have found time for a few little projects.  Hopefully soon there will be more time for sewing room fun time, being… Continue reading Workbasket – Maid to Man

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Workbasket – Have Achieved Cacti

  The first part being the piecing of the background, I have completed the second part of appliqueing the wool felt cacti to the background. The next step being the embroidery of the details on each plant.  There aren't any REAL instructions on the exact details.  Only how to create the specific stitches and the… Continue reading Workbasket – Have Achieved Cacti

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Workbasket – progress despite illness

It doesn't need to be personal illness that may interfere with progress. It might be illness of a loved one.  Over the course of the last two weeks, I experienced some of each.  As I type, I am still experiencing personal illness (darn cold). Let me up date you on my progress up until today.  :D… Continue reading Workbasket – progress despite illness

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Workbasket – Layette Done!

This last weekend I had a couple of hours to work in my sewing room.  I was almost at a loss for what project to work on, then I remembered that last time I straightened up the room I put many unfinished projects (UFO's) into one location.  I hurried over and opened it up. This… Continue reading Workbasket – Layette Done!

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Workbasket – Layette & Succulent Wall Hanging

The layette project is almost at an end. Being that I had started this project as a gift for someone else, but it was no longer needed, I hadn't initially had a hard "finish by" date.  When DC had mentioned that she'd like it for a baby shower gift, I had to speed things up… Continue reading Workbasket – Layette & Succulent Wall Hanging

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Workbasket – No idle hands here…

Christmas isn't over until the last Christmas project has been completed.  Some years ago, I asked my boss and friend BP to teach me to knit so I could make a sweater for my bf as a Christmas gift.  After 2 wash clothes and 1 simple lace shawl, I printed out several sweater patterns and… Continue reading Workbasket – No idle hands here…

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2018 Year End Review…

It is the end of the year and I survived.  This hasn't been my toughest year, but it tried to be in the running.  This blog started in March, so it isn't even a full year to review. Which is OK because my life has been fractured enough that I haven't been able to work… Continue reading 2018 Year End Review…