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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Christmas Stocking

It's sooooooooooo cute!

Rag Quilt

Eighty blocks in Christmas cotton flannel sewn together.  Next step, rag quilt scissors to cut seam allowances, then trip to washing machine.  May take a few weeks before I can get to these steps.

Coming Today!

SEWING-I have been so busy learning to sew, that I realized I have not posted in a few weeks.  I will be posting later today my finished Christmas stocking completed in sewing class yesterday.  I have also sewn together all blocks for my rag quilt.  All that is left is the snipping and washing to achieve the rag look.

CROSS STITCH-I am currently working on the Stitched With Love Christmas Exchange.  Shhhh, can't say anything yet.

FITNESS-I am also going to start posting my running times, so that I can keep a record of what I am accomplishing.  Today 5.62 miles in exactly 59 minutes.  Pretty good with 20 mph wind gusts and wind chill in the forties.  Truth be told, it was a difficult run today.  Must be the change in the weather.

Post of pics later today..............................

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Animal Antics Given-Stitched With Love Exchange

I really enjoyed stitching this for Christine. It was a fun project to do and shopping for giraffe themed objects was a blast.  I especially like the giraffe ornament.  I am hoping she will be able to use it on her Christmas tree.

Animal Antics Stitched With Love Exchange Received

I love, love, love the Animal Antics theme recently completed by the Stitched With Love Exchange Group.  I received this awesome pillow from Shirlee.  She definitely hit on my tastes.  Red is my fave color and the dog is adorable.  I really like how she attached the buttons on the end of the pillow. I have an awesome Lab names Max, so this stash reminds me of him.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Red & Green Pillows-1st Sewing Project

I have to admit, I am quite proud of my very first sewing machine project.  The ball fringe was a bit of a hassle at first, especially on the corners, but all in all, I think they turned out well.  Why I picked something with fringe for the first project is beyond me.  Chalk it up to a rookie mistake.

I love the pattern design.  Red and green are two of my fave colors.  These pillows seem to brighten the room I have them in.

My next project is a Christmas stocking in what else-red and green.  Ha Ha,  The material has been cut and tonight at class, I will begin to stitch it.  Can't wait to post pic of that.

Stitching! Sewing! but forgot Blogging till Now!

The time has flown these last few weeks.  Sewing lessons have been going great.  Never knew how much I would love it and how I can really finish my cross stitch designs more professionally looking.  I love my Husqvarna Viking 118 Sewing Machine.