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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 – 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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A Nice Long Weekend with Lady Friends

Recently I spent a nice long weekend with some of my lady friends.  It was especially wonderful because I hadn't seen any of these friends for a very long time.  We were all coming together for some special occasion dress shopping.  I stayed with my friend LB and her fiancé, in the cutest little house… Continue reading A Nice Long Weekend with Lady Friends

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Workbasket – Layette progress and a new project

Now that I have finally finished DW's birthday quilt (from last year), I gave myself permission to start a new project.  I can share it with you here, because MIL & FIL both don't FB and/or read this blog.  So, knitting ladies, don't spill the beans! While on summer motorcycle trip, I snuck in a… Continue reading Workbasket – Layette progress and a new project

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DW’s Birthday Quilt – Many years, and three homes, in the making of…

This project has only been in the works for approximately 5 years.  It might be longer, but that is all I am willing to admit to.  By "in the works" I mean that I actually cut out the t-shirts, Freychecked the edges, order the how-to book and the templates for making the quilt.  Until now,… Continue reading DW’s Birthday Quilt – Many years, and three homes, in the making of…

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Laguna Seca -Day #8

Awoke to the last day of the trip. This morning started as most had, with a run.  With no set direction in mind we set off, turning here and there as we came to an intersection, enticed by interesting looking historic homes. For fear of another graceless fall, I hadn't brought my camera phone.  The… Continue reading Laguna Seca -Day #8