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Sunday, January 06, 2013


I guess it's officially winter,  the snow has come, and stayed! I must admit it looks kinda nice, and I definitely have the urge to stay home and cocoon myself with some stitchery or applique or quilting :)
Speaking of sewing - here's a present from one of my very creative friends. Can you guess what it is? At first I was afraid to open it, but then ....  I'm sure this has a formal name, but I don't know it, do you? Whatever it's name is I think it is very inventive and creative, meant to hold my sewing tools and spools! The whole thing folds up mysteriously. She did a fabulous job, THANK YOU Susan :)  And my long distance friend was also thinking of my sewing and sent along this wonderful gadget. There is a very strong magnet on the back and you are supposed to sandwich your stitchery/quilt/fabric in between the sheep and the magnet. I have attached it to my armchair pin cushion and fell in love with it the very first night :) ;) :) THANK YOU Colleen!
It sure is nice to have such kind and considerate friends ...
Post holidays I spent cleaning up some past Holiday gifts which had developed some "issues". First was re-working the embroidery on this Poinsettia table topper so it was more readable. Second was downsizing this old fashioned Santa so he will fit on mother's apt. door next year, and some additional quilting. Last I finally got to the machine quilting for the Lil Twister table runner. Yes ladies, I quilted in all the puckers, nothing else I could do with it unless I simply tossed it in the circular file. I loved the blue fabrics too much to do that!
Now that is all done I can move on to 2013 projects ..... Of course there was a wee bit of fabric shopping, and I picked up some more Holiday themed fabric (more Figgy Pudding) for next year's projects! I resolve to start them this summer and not wait until December when they will never get finished in time ;) !

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