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Saturday, August 17, 2013

Friday Night Sew In Results

I'm so happy I got to participate in the 
this month.

I can't show you everything I worked on
(I am SO excited to show that project to you soon!)

But what I can show you is this little fella

It was a free pattern I found on Craftsy 
(I love that site!)

If you're interested in making this
(even in the middle of August!)
you can find the pattern

The pattern had button eyes and no smile,
so I did some free motion sewing on my machine
to create the eyes and smile.
Just because it's fun to be a rebel and not follow the 'rules'

I finished it up by using Amy's tutorial
on machine binding.
You can find that lovely bit of info

This was a great pattern and goes together very quickly.
If you're looking for a project for a quick gift this winter,
I highly recommend this one.

So that's it folks!
Enjoy your day!

Friday, August 16, 2013

Friday Night Sew In

Hey Gang!

Just a quick post to let you know
that Friday Night Sew In 
is tonight.

You can go HERE to sign up.

"See" you tonight!!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Monkeys, Bags & Swaps

Meet Hippy Monkey.
He watches over me as I sew.
Pretty cool eh?

I only let the 'cool' people hang in my space.

I thought I better update you on the Secret Tote Swap 
and let you know how it went.

If you remember I made this little goodie.

And included all these yummies in my package.

I had very little information to go on,
so I tried my best. 

I don't think my partner loved the package, since I never heard from her,
which did make me feel bad,
but I gave it the good 'ol college try.

So if you are doing swaps, here are some lessons learned -
remember that the more information you provide
the more you will love what you receive!
Comment, a lot, on what others post.
That will give you partner a more in depth look at your likes and dislikes.
My partner didn't start commenting until 2 days prior to the ship date.
And the totes she absolutely loved,
weren't anything like the one I made.
By that time, it was too late for me to go back to the drawing board.
I didn't have a mosaic to go by either, which didn't help.
Just the little blurb in the form we had to fill out. 
I did scope her  Flickr profile,
which is how I figured out what 'extras' to put with her tote.

I was a winner though!
Here's the tote I received from Leona.
You can check out her blog 

It's HUGE!
I have not doubt it will come in very handy.
I absolutely love everything about it.

So there's your lesson for the day.

And once again,
it's time for me to get ready for work.

I hope you all have a fabulous day!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Happy Foggy Day

Well hello!!

It's a pretty foggy morning here in Iowa.
I'm sharing the view of my front yard.
But the birds aren't letting the fog get them down.
They are still singing their beautiful songs as I type this post.

Just thought I would pop on quick to let you know I'm still here!
I have two big swap projects going on right now,
along with a secret item that I can't share right at this moment.
When I do share,
I promise you will love it!

I had a sweet little (or possibly big) spider leave me a present this morni
Isn't it pretty with all the morning dew clinging to it?

Here's another picture of the fog, just because I love to share.

On a brighter note, a photo of my snowtops.

And my lone coreopsis.
(I hope I spelled that right!)

Now it's time for me to get ready for work.
Just wanted to wish you all a beautiful day,
even if a little fog gets in your way.

Love to all!!