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Busy, Busy Sunday :)

Today has turned from a quiet stitching morning to a mission completing afternoon!  Yipee!

I am ready to start handquilting my Christmas presents…

I have these TWO lovelies both pin basted with bamboo and cotton batting and a cute coordinating fabric for the backing… I am planning a cranberry colored binding to tie in the darker red of the center and outer points… here are the two tops hand pieced completely 🙂

this is the one I learned on…

This is the one I rocked I think!

What do you think?  They are about 20″ across and were pretty easy to hand piece for a first experience 🙂  The pattern is a free download from Fons & Porter here!

So as I do a WHOOP for finishing both of these tops in just a couple weeks… my honey WHOOPs about something else!

He is renewing our shed… first he moved it away from the side of the house using just 2 x 4’s and dowel rod we had left over in the garage.. nothing was purchased for that part… and he used the jack from the van! lol

Then he painted it all white with exterior white paint we bought last month for painting the exterior doors.  We bought a quart of gray and 3 fence boards to make the windowbox and shutters and have leftover wood for further decoration!  WHOOP!

As I write this … guess where he is now.. drawn back to the shed cuz it is looking sooo nice!

Daisy Mae wanted to get in on the camera action even if my honey wasn’t interested 🙂

And if you made it this far… look what I won on Ebay this week… and already got it in the mail!!!!

1940’s feed sack quilt top measures about 65 x 75 now 🙂

Advanced or Improved 9 patch pattern ~ 7″ blocks

some edges are worn 😦

It was so exciting to fulfill a biggie on my bucket list.  Do you have one??? I just wrote about one here

Hope you have a blessed week and don’t forget about my YLI thread giveaway here if you haven’t signed up yet 🙂

Linking this to:
Kathy’s Quilts ~ Slow stitching Sunday here
Confessions of a Fabric Addict ~ Whoop! here
Richard and Tanya Quilts ~ Link a Finish Friday here
Stitch by Stitch by Merelize here
Sugar Bee Crafts here 


Readers entry for sewing on a project!

Have you watched the video yet my bloggy friends?  Yesterday I posted a video on how to sew on cards and scrapbook pages… check it out!

Today I have a readers entry with photos she sent me of her work in progress and the completed project… I want to share that with you today for more inspiration to sew on your projects!

Pamela is my bff… she doesn’t subscribe to my blog as she doesn’t blog and doesn’t understand how to do bloggy things… but she is very talented with paper crafting.  With her permission I am showing you photos of her and her work!

First up is her beginning layout… which lace to use!

And which embellishments will be used… the beginning of the designing process… pick out the pics you want and the paper and embellishments that coordinate with your project… lay them all out like this and then you can design to your hearts content…

Most of these embellishments were found at Michaels and are Recollections… the doilies are some she got at a restaurant and rescued them from under her and her hubby’s soup bowls before they got dirty!  Now they are ready for prettying up a scrapbook page!  Yay for recycling or upcycling!!!  Do you look for everyday objects to upcycle to your crafting???

 Once she had her idea rolling she decided to sew the lace on in places using a half cross stitch design… much different from my plain zig zag and straight stitches!

Even the back of her project is neat and tidy!

And her finished 2 page layout of her granddaughter Lana… with the stitching on the lace…. looks like this!

 Can you see her pink stitching on the lace?  She did this layout complete in just a few hours!  What a keepsake it will be;)  And for those who want to know she used four threads to stitch with so it would show up well… one thread is not enough for most projects I have found.  Pamela agrees!

And here is the designer herself… Pamela!

Want your design featured on my blog… then email me here!
Have a blessed day and let me know if you try this technique!

How to hand sew on paper with video!

Hello my bloggy friends!  I have discovered inlinkz and am going to try to share with you today using that at the bottom of this blog entry!

I also have finished the video I showed you yesterday… yep, the 2 cards are all done!  And I also sewed on a scrapbook layout…

wish a close up on that zig zig stitching I did….

Using my AWESOME CTMH Piercing Tool and Mat set!

Here are the cards I made in the video before…

check out the video then check out my cards AFTER below that 🙂

with a close up of each card so you can see the stitching 🙂

Hope you enjoyed this post as much as I did making and editing it!  Even if it did cut me off at the end you have the idea how easy it is to sew on your projects!

Hope you have a blessed day and try the paper piercing and sewing on a project in your future… please feel free to email me your projects and have them shown on my blog!  Email me here!

Here are the links to the products I used today.  I make no money from this… just want to help you out be giving you these links 🙂