Category Archives: holiday/seasonal

Mug Rugs Thru the Year – October Pattern

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2 comments » embroidery, holiday/seasonal, patterns, staff projects, stitchery

LarMugRugPattern
I seem to be on a theme of Halloween Cats! (see my post on the Scaredy Cat Wall Hanging here).
I really like the look of projects that combine piecing with stitchery, but put a cat on it and it’s almost irresistible. This Mug Rug Pattern was fun and relatively easy to complete.  I finished the stitchery in a couple of evenings while watching TV.  It is …

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Binding Completely by Machine – Part 1

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6 comments » Applique, embroidery, fabric, fun, gifty, holiday/seasonal, IDP, patterns, staff projects

Quilters seem to have mixed feelings about binding. For some, it is a relaxing, pleasurable last step in completing a quilt, perhaps providing time to reflect on the person to whom the quilt is being given or how it will be used in the home for years to come. Others may find it a bothersome, time-consuming task keeping them from the next exciting quilt project.
I tend to be somewhere in between. I enjoy hand-sewing and don’t mind adding binding. However, …

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Stars and Stripes Candle Mat

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5 comments » Applique, fabric, fun, gifty, holiday/seasonal, patterns, Personal Stories

JudyMugRug4
I love this cute little Stars & Stripes Candle Mat Pattern by Farmhouse Threads. I have eyed this pattern several times and couldn’t resist it any longer. It is such a quick and easy project a beginner could make. It would also make a wonderful gift if I could part with it.
I used scraps that were left over from projects sewn in the Hometown Summer collection. The …

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Introducing the Hampton Hues fabric collection

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12 comments » Behind the Scenes, fabric, fun, gifty, holiday/seasonal, Uncategorized

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I cannot stop drooling over the new Hampton Hues collection.  It is my personal favorite fabric collection to date.  I have been obsessed with coral colors for many years now, and it’s so exciting to see them come to life in a fabric collection.  I was inspired by the beach and the Hamptons lifestyle, the colors of seashells and sand dunes, clean …

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Happy New Year!

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It’s a new year and I love that! There is something about January 1st that fills me with optimism. I have my 2014 day planner and it is a blank slate. I look through it and I see possibility, I see options. On those empty pages I see days that are just waiting to be planned and lived.

I enjoy looking back at my day planner for last year and seeing all the things I had on the schedule. I remember sitting with my 2013 calendar when it was a blank slate and all the plans I was making. As I review my year, some of those plans came to fruition and some went out the window! What excites me the most are all the things that will happen this year that I don’t have on the schedule.

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