Monthly Archives: April 2009

Christy’s Creations… free tutorial… tea wallet

I only had a few minutes today to do any sewing, but I have really been wanting to make one of these for a while.   I missed my cousin’s birthday and while we don’t usually exchange gifts at birthdays, this … Continue reading

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Baby Sunbonnet Sue and Overall Sam..free patterns

More free Sunbonnet Sue patterns… and many more embroidery patterns.  Sue’s Treehouse  is a terrific site for embroidery patterns…   The embroidery patterns for the baby animals  remind me of the quilt I made for my oldest son before he was … Continue reading

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Weaving Placemats and Hannah’s Quilt Update

I decided to weave DH a bath mat yesterday, but when I started to warp the loom I ran out of the warp I wanted to use… Well, after spending a LONG time trying to fix it, I decided enough is … Continue reading

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Sitting Sunbonnet Sue… free patterns

I was wandering through my list of Favorites this morning when  I came across several new applique patterns posted on the Free Applique.com site. I have had several emails asking if I know of a site that has a pattern … Continue reading

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Second Chamois Thimble..free pattern

I found as I used the thimble I made by the pattern a couple of days ago  that the stitching around the tip of the finger would catch on the thread or in the fabric.  So I made my own … Continue reading

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Make Your Own Thimble… Free Pattern

I’ve been hand quilting the little quilt I have made for granddaughter Hannah. I love to do this, but it sure is hard on the old fingers. With my nails long it is difficult…next to impossible…to use a metal thimble. … Continue reading

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