Category Archives: Needlework

Finally.. My Body Double (I hope) !

A few days ago I finally got up the courage to measure myself and see if I could find a sewing mannikin that I could adjust to my size.  I hope I found it because I ordered it!  I’ve been … Continue reading

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Make Your Own Thimble… again and Split Rail Quilt Wins

I’m in the process of making the quilt for our bed… but in the evening I’m doing a little hand quilting on a small one that I started ages back.  Hand quilting without a thimble is a bit disconcerting to … Continue reading

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Ingram Arts Show, Tupelo, OK

I have an aunt and uncle (twins) who turned 80 years old this year.  My aunt has wanted to have an art show in honor of my grandparents for years.   There is a lot of talent in the family and … Continue reading

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Julia’s Place… free tute for making wired ribbon pansies…

I’ve been going to Julia’s Place   for as long as I’ve been blogging.  My goodness… could that really be 6 years!  In the process of looking for her mini-tute about how draw your own pattern for metal clasp eye … Continue reading

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A “New” Disppearing Nine Patch.. free tutorial…

I love it.  I just found it.  I. had. to. show. it. to. you.!!  I really like the disappearing nine patch quilt block.  It takes an easy basic block and turns it into something that looks so meticulously done. This … Continue reading

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Blocking My Shawls… Here’s How..

I have a terrific friend named Pat.  She’s a spinner and knitter like I’ve always wanted to be.. ;o)   She said she was wandering through one of the big box stores one day and passed the exercise equipment.  Her eyes … Continue reading

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Basic Sandwich Quilt Tutorial… Part 3

Hi.. I’m back for Part 3 of our tutorial for quilt making. Our quilt is now tied and is beginning to really look like a quilt.  It’s time now for the binding of the edges.  First, the edges must be … Continue reading

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