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Saturday, February 02, 2008

packing and shopping

So now she will sit around and be nervous until I take her to the Post Office for her flight to Australia. Her bag is packed, she has a hostess gift, a little money and her passport.

I couldn't sit and hold her hand while she fretted about whether this was a going to be an easy hop or not, so I went shopping.

Picked up a bunch of stuff at the dollar store for prizes for Art Camp. My daughter and I are in charge of the challenge this year. Thrums. You have to use 'em to make something. If you're not a weaver, thrums are the leftover strings when you've finished a project and are cutting it off the loom. There is about a half yard of waste at the end of the warp and it can be quite a big handful - always seems a shame to toss it out, so we are challenging the weavers to make something of it. It's long enough to stitch with, make tassels with, lots of things. You never throw anything away, right? so you know.

The prizes are going to be really neat. We got a bunch of stuff and we're going to.... well, it has to be a surprise. I'll let you know later. Even take photos. But you'll have to wait until March.

The other thing I'm working: ATCs to send out for birthday RAKs. I've already sent two out for the early ones, but these are getting a little more futz on them. Having a good time.

Waited all weekend to post this photo. Trouble in paradise. But it's all right now....

Wednesday, January 30, 2008


This will be cut into ATCs, the edges painted and some beads added. I rusted the lightest fabric last fall at Art Camp and then realized I had some great coordinating fabrics in my stash. I have some of all of these left and will make a small art quilt that will have more interesting elements - some day soon. In the meantime, I'm practicing quilting and keeping busy and finishing cards for birthday RAKs.

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Sunday, January 20, 2008


uh-huh, those are purple frogs, ma'am. Like this one..

And here's the dress I made from this fabric back in the day....
Never throw your favorite stuff away. You can make new stuff with it.

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Tuesday, November 13, 2007

for the girls of November

Here are the ATCs I'm sending out as birthday greetings. I now have a lot of scraps already to be made into plus-size inchies. I fussy cut out the frogs from the background. Why didn't I get this project done before the Quilt Festival - it would have been so much more practical than cutting inchies out of other fabric. Now I just hate to throw the scraps out because it is already spraybasted together but I can't save everything. I will make as many as I can tonight and then the rest goes immediately into the trash. And I don't want to hear about children in foreign lands who don't have enough fabric.

I have heeded the advice on ATCs and put rounded corners on these. I hate the messy square corners on my postcards and this seems to be a better choice. I also loved stitching the waves around the frogs.

Monday, October 29, 2007

birthdays this month

... for the October crowd.

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