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Opening an Etsy shop and slow stitching progress too!

That is right y’all!  designoriginalsbykc is now not just a blog and my personal signature but an Etsy shop too…check it out HERE if you are interested in the first few things I have listed!

My goal includes keeping it fun and affordable for my customers… and selling things through the holiday seasons I enjoy making with Gloria…

Our business card I designed to start us out 🙂

 Our stock initially includes these things…

Rounded corner drink coasters with acorns on them 🙂
Hexagon shaped coasters
Pumpkin square coasters too!

I even added a few “action” photos! lol

And a Snap Bag too… using Tula Pink fabric I have had in my stash!

 My honey helped me with some of these photos… even caught him red handed at the end….

But he took these photos before he thought of the above action shot for me! lol

See the snap bag opening by using the triangles 🙂

I also have a hand quilted wall hanging in our shop!  Come on over and take a look following the link I gave ya at the top of this post 😍Before I got the bright idea to actually OPEN an Etsy shop I finished these fun things ….

A fun snap bag to match the wallet I made for my darling daughter!

A proper bed to go in the basket we bought as a spot for Molly in the living room 🙂

 Molly loves her bed too ❤

 She just loves fabric though too… here she is as I create….

 Sleeping in the basket of fabric scraps waiting to be processed into my scrap users system! lol

FINALLY to some relaxing slow stitching now!  This I worked on while my honey had a doctor’s appointment… it will be a new pillow for him once I get finished stitching the design into this wholecloth pillow top….

 It coordinates with our quilt I am stitching too…

I finished this row of swirlies… then it was time for a much dreaded task… adding to the backing that for some reason … even though measured so carefully before loading it initially on the frame… is about 3″ too short!!!!
So I came to Fiona… my Morse 600 straight stitch machine and a bit more portable than my 301…
My honey got her out of her beautiful case to put her on a low sitting table beside my frame to add on a bit of fabric to the backing and I just had to take a photo of her to adore her a bit.

 And her hard at work without breaking a sweat…

 And now… just about 1 1/2 hours from the time I started tearing this quilt off the top of the frame….

 all back together 🙂

This quilt is now 86% complete!!!  Y’all with this backing issue now fixed I am on the home stretch!!  Linking this part of this post to my fave Sunday Stop with other hand stitchers… Kathy’s Quilts and her linky Slow Sunday Stitching HERE <<<  Come see what others are making with their creative fingers 💟✋

I am planning to work on the wavy lines in this blue row you see above… 😀

My LQS posted this photo Friday… I thought it was cute… so wanted to share it with you all too…

 Hope this LQS photo from Bless My Stitches in Murphy NC gives you a smile!

And now I am gonna get back to slow stitching… praying for a sale in my Etsy shop and working on a few things with eBay too… Have a blessed one you guys and…


Wall Hanging is FINISHED!! And more to share too!

Happy Middle of the Month Y’all!  Fall may finally make it to central Florida’s east coast where I am by next week I hear!  Morning temps in the 60’s are predicted!!!  Yahoo 💖

And I have such a fun finish to share with you all!!

This is probably the most fun I have had making a wall hanging for my foyer yet!!

It all started September 23…

Bonnie Hunter… a scrappy quilter I follow… had been showing some string piecing… and how she turned those paper pieced strips into fun little pumpkins… I wanted to try it!!!  I had never done any improv piecing really….

 Well I loved how my 15 little pieces of phone book finished up and de – papered so nicely so I made a pattern…

 And I bought some border fabric but when it arrived it was short by JUST THIS MUCH!!!

 Well the seller made good but I had to change my mitered border idea to something a bit different I realized…  So I went to my computer and decided to do a search for acorns… they are fallish too!! lol

This is what I came up with…

 And here is the flimsy I soon had… with none of that darling border fabric to spare!!!

 Soon I had it layered up and pin basted it in my kitchen on our rolling island cart… amazing the things that become quilting necessities throughout the house ! lol

Remember my frame is taken up with the quilt for my son and sweet dil… and my hoop has a project in it too…

 Above you can see how I was quilting… but I had areas that needed more quilting in the center too… in the end the only place I used a stencil to aid my hand quilting of this wall hanging fun was on the outer border waves.

Daisy, our doxie, was my constant companion as a wagged this project around too!!!

And soon I had a quilt ready for the wash…

In case you were curious… this Fall Wall Hanging…
Is hand quilted and lovely but isn’t funky and eclectic as our theme… so it is up for sale on eBay! lol
Along with these cute drink coasters I made with leftovers from this fall quilt…

And now my foyer looks like this!

 And here are a couple close ups….

I think this project turned out just right… can you see the whimsical stitching in light green thread I did on the turquoise blue center background… I did heart shaped leaves and swirls to fill in the spaces that had too much openness left for the cotton and wool batting I used.  The package said quilt at least 4″ or less apart… so I had to be creative.. & I enjoyed it!!!
Kudos to my bestie for helping me stay creative through this 3 week process of making and quilting this!!!  I couldn’t have done it so fun without her long distance encouragement and ideas exchange 😀

Linking this hand quilted finish to Kathy’s Slow Sunday Stitching  HERE!!!  Go see what other slow stitchers are working on this weekend!

Once that quilt was in the washer I was at loose ends.. and finally settled back in on the quilt on my frame for my son and DIL… soon I was ready to share this pic..
That is row 6 of 15 rows y’all!!! So still a ways to go on this… hopefully by Christmas it will be off the frame and ready to gift though 😀  They are anxious to have it and it is needed in their home they say so that is exciting and keeps me working on it!!
Now I will work on piecing a few projects I have percolating in my brain along with the Kaleidoscope quilt I have cut out… as well as working on a table topper I have had almost a year now and still haven’t done! lol  While I continue to make slow and sure progress on this quilt for them.
I did get a new tattoo of sorts for our vehicle…

I ordered the medium size… but it shows up across the parking lot so it will soon be replaced with a size smaller one! lol  But I do LOVE it!!!  I found it on eBay searching “needle heart decal”.
In the news… which I try not to focus on so much!  There is so much craziness in our country and in the world… so I want to leave you with this thought V V V
Have a blessed rest of your weekend is my wish for each of you… And make time to…