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Friday, September 22, 2017

My Niece Is The Best

I received a package from my niece today.  It isn't even my birthday.    Oh my goodness it was filled with such goodies.... 

The note card is so retro...  Yep, I used to talk on those clunky phones....

She sent hubby a John Wayne T shirt.  I have raisins, green tea, wine gummies, tea biscuits, some flower seeds and bulbs to plant, a dish towel.
(Don't forget to click on the pics to make them larger)...

Best of all a Ginny doll.  She is soooooooooo adorable.....

Look at my kitty slippers!!! OMGoodness!!!

Aren't these Ginny cards adorable?  I don't think I could bare to part with them to ever send them to anyone...  These are photos, so whoever made them up put together all these scenes. Just too cute....

Ginny's knees bend. Here she is sitting on the shelf...

I was overwhelmed with her generosity. I love, love it all!!!

Thanks Annie.
Hugs, LJ


Tuesday, September 19, 2017


In making a throw for my niece and her hubby. Yep, they are Cardinal fans....   Badger loves the work in progress...

I vac'd this space before crawling all over the floor tying all the ties around the throw.My knees where killing me....  I  always kept it covered when not working on it because Badger loved this blanket....  I would come down in the morning and this is where I would find him.   I guess I will have to make a small one for him...  Maybe I will make one of these for the Santa swap at Christmas.
Hugs, LJ

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Fall Doorhanging

This took no time at all to put together because it is a panel.  Happy Harvest Home is designed by Susan Winget.  I bought it at, where else, Hobby Lobby...  Unfortunately you can't see the 3D effect in the pic.  I was supposed to use fleece fusible for the 3D designs (scarecrow head, flowers, pumpkins, etc) which goes on top of the preprinted panel. These kind of curl a bit for a different effect.  I am a firm believer in using up my stash and I had fusible foam left over from totes that I have made, so I used those.  It lifts it just enough to show the 3D effect without the kind of messiness of the curled fleece.  That is cute, don't get me wrong, but the fusible foam is a neater appearance.  Anyway, it is too stinkin  cute.

Here is the fabric used on the back

I have enough leftover to make either two placemats or a table runner.



Hugs, LJ

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Mini Meet

Last night we met for our mini meeting.  We are making a miniature cross stitch sampler.  I don't know if it is my age or my eyes or probably both lol....  I am having an awful time with this.  I do embroidery, I have done crewel but this is driving me nuts.  I just cant seem to find these holes...

Here is the sampler we are making:
(One of the girls in our club designed this sampler and is teaching the class).

Really neat... I love it....

Here is the first one I started

Even though these dang holes look enormous here
I cant see them for beans....  I am using magnifiers, a bright light over my work...

I cross stitched a bigger cloth.
I don't know if you can see the difference.  The holes on the top cloth is a tiny bit bigger....

I just might be able to do this pattern on this cloth and still consider it a miniature piece.

At least I am working on the apple and I couldn't do this apple on the smaller cloth.  I messed it up every time.

Wish me luck.  If you have any pointers let me know.  I have never cross stitched before.

Hugs, LJ

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Our Father

Our Father, who art in Heaven.....

 Wild fires are running rampant in Oregon, California, Wyoming….

Hurricane Harvey has devastated Texas, now Irma is devastating Fla.

Earthquake and Hurricane Katia has devastated Mexico…..

Pray to the Lord….

The Our Father….

Tomorrow is 9/11…

Tragedy’s, real or manmade, I pray to the Lord for thy divine intercedence….

Hugs, LJ

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Witches Boots.

Not sure what I am going to do with these.  I loved them as soon as I saw the pattern.  Yes,  there are some out there to buy, but they are cheap looking.... I made two sets....  (one for my neighbor who has grand kids and loves to decorate. Cant wait to see what she does with them....)  Ya, I know, its a once a year holiday and you probably will throw them away at the cheap price.  But.....  I want them to look nice and I can put them away for next year (or future year ideas).  I saw this design on emblibrary and had to have it, lol...  Now do I put them to use in a candy dish or in a Halloween door embellishment.... You will have to wait and see, lol....

The spotted fabric below the legs are a bowl I made a liner for....

I need to make bows for the spider legs.

Not sure which ones I like the best, lol.... Both pretty much the same except for the boot embroidery colors....

Hugs, LJ


Wednesday, September 6, 2017

3 New Blocks

Here are 3 new blocks.  I have 24 so far towards my quilt.  A long way to go, lol

The Comfort Quilt

Given its name by the Kansas City Star in 1940.  It has two meanings: the patchwork imitates a woven comforter pattern and the bedcoverings were often called comforts.  The design also recalls Dorothea Dix and Civil War nurses who comforted the wounded and ill.  Despite beliefs that women did not belong in hospitals, Dix recruited thousands to nurse Union soldiers.

Ladies Aid Album

The Kansas City Star published this block in 1938.

It usually has red in it to signify a red cross,  I used lavender because of the middle square. I have very little purple shades in my quilt which I find unusual because plurpal is my favorite color...
This block honors the U.S. Sanitary Commission which preceded the Red Cross in aiding sick and wounded soldiers.

The New England Block

is a variation of a star that has been given several names over the last hundred years.  This one was assigned by a 1930's pattern company called Needlecraft Supply.

This information found in Barbara Brackman's Civil War Sampler pattern book.

I am working on the cutest pair of witches boots with legs sticking out of them.  Not sure what to do with them yet, but they are too cute not to make.

Hugs, LJ

ps...  make sure you see the last post. I love my cake n cake stand.