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TTMT #471 – Diamonds in the Rails

In which I finally reveal the reason (and result) of my super secret sewing!



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TTMT #452 – Merry & Bright


Today, I’m coming to you from my living room to share some of the goodies I gave and received for Christmas.

Have a lovely rest of the year!



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TTMT #432 – Lions, Friends, & Cosplay!

The overlays in today’s video are completely off, but I’m leaving it because, well, I’m human like that. I hope you don’t find it too distracting!

In this video:

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TTMT #358 – The Good & The Sick

I come to you today feeling quite horrible, but that doesn’t stop me from recording! The video is fairly short (for me!) and includes CUPCAKES.

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My Favorite Things. a Block of the Month by Jennifer Ofenstein

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We’re Doomed

C3P0 Cushion


I have the great fortune of being surrounded by people that love many of the same things I do. When I began to contemplate the birthday of my brother-in-law, I knew I wanted to start with my C3P0 stitch that I designed earlier this year for The Summer of Stitching.

Enter this fun pillow, made with an 8 1/2″ center, 2 1/2″ & 3 1/2″ borders plus triangles to make it interesting. The pillow front is backed with muslin and I used some straight line stitching to give it a quilted look.

I gifted this pretty yesterday and couldn’t wait to share! Look for it tomorrow on Talk To me Tuesday, along with a giant pile of blankets I’ve been working on for The Linus Connection!

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Paper Piecing Vintage with bonus pieced borders

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A Little Happiness

Smile Every Day

I love to make gifts to my friends, especially when that friend is someone I have not seen in quite some time.

So, when presented with the opportunity to see a friend from my childhood, I decided to embroider a little something just for her.

I adapted this free pattern so that it would reflect what I wanted to say with my gift.

Stitch up one of these for yourself or a friend, just as a reminder to smile every day!

You can get my version of the pattern for free right here.

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All that practice on The Project of Doom has come in handy…

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Birthdays and BFFs

Birthday 2010 - My gift from Jewells!

Just over a week ago, I got to do something that I look forward to all year around – see my best friend, Jewells.  We live hundreds of miles apart and with our kids still in school, we’re lucky to get one visit a year.

I’ve talked about Jewells here before, when I shared the quilt I made for her 2008 birthday.

Jewells always shares amazingly thoughtful handmade gifts.  She’s knitted socks for me, made “snowballs” for my kids (who rarely see snow here in Texas) and just generally shared her talent, creativity and thoughtfulness with my family.

Due to a variety of circumstances beyond her control, my birthday gift for this year was belated.  Parts on back-order and such created one delay after another for her.  Due to the delays, she was able to do something that I can’t remember happening in many years – hand deliver my birthday gift!

I’m so excited to share this truly wonderful gift here.  This gorgeous perpetual calendar was an idea from a craft store flier than ended up morphing into a whole new design that Jewells made especially for me.

She pieced, stitched, stamped, glued, stenciled, covered buttons, crocheted and oh my gosh, I don’t know what else!  Look and be amazed.  I am truly a lucky girl to have had such an amazing friend for almost half of my life.

Oh, and?  It was her FIRST QUILT ever!

Jewells talks about this project here and even more here!

The whole Kit And Kaboodle!  Why coffee?  Because it’s been one of our favorite past times since our time as college roommates and we still enjoy sitting over a cup o’ Joe and chatting the day away.

The months are stamped on felt which sticks right to the velcro.  Each month is customized with coordinating ribbon!

The months have their own nifty little pouch for storage.

Each date was stamped on fabric, which was then used to make custom velcro-back buttons.

The set includes the calendar and two pouches (one for the months, one for the days).  Even the back is coffee themed!

Perpetual Calendar...action shot!

I repurposed a cafe rod and hooks for hanging this beauty in my foyer.  The cafe rod and hooks were cream and brass and have been primed and spray painted black.

Thank you, Jewells, I can’t even express how much I love the time and thought that went into this gift.  Even better was getting to open it in front of you!