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Friday, January 30, 2015

Sew Happy Friday – Two Tutorials for Zipper Pouches

The first one is from Jennie Doan at the MSQC.  It’s a little more complicated perhaps, but it gives some good ideas.  One thing I think she missed was zigzagging along the edge where she attached the zipper before sewing the sides and bottom.

This second video is by the Gourmet Quilter in New Zealand.  Personally, I like her method better.  It could obviously be made larger (be sure to use a zipper in proper proportions).  It would also be possible to use “orphan blocks” on the outside, or to “quilt as you go” with strips across it in either direction.  She doesn’t use iron-on fleece, showing that it can be made with plain, thin batting; and, consequently, with materials you may already have in your sewing stash.  I love all the ways she shows to finish it – the different shapes. :-)  I also like her idea about the chocolate!

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Australian Memories- Warm Thoughts


To remind us of summer days – things from my sister-in-law’s garden when we visited in October 2013.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Just for Fun – The Last Laugh


The Last Laugh

Author Unknown

A few months ago, when I was picking up the children at school, another mother I knew well, rushed up to me. Emily was fuming with indignation.

"Do you know what you and I are?" she demanded.

Before I could answer - and I didn't really have one handy - she blurted out the reason for her question. It seemed she had just returned from renewing her driver's license at the County Clerk's office. Asked by the woman recorder to state her "occupation," Emily had hesitated, uncertain how to classify herself.

"What I mean is," explained the recorder, "Do you have a job, or are you just a....?"

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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Come, Ye Sinners – A Poem

Come, Ye Sinners

Come, ye sinners, poor and needy,
Weak and wounded, sick and sore:
Jesus ready stands to save you,
Full of pity, love and power:
He is able, He is able,
He is willing: doubt no more.

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Saturday, January 24, 2015

Evening Song– We Rest On Thee


2 Chronicles 14:11  And Asa cried unto the LORD his God, and said, LORD, it is nothing with thee to help, whether with many, or with them that have no power: help us, O LORD our God; for we rest on thee, and in thy name we go against this multitude. O LORD, thou art our God; let not man prevail against thee.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Sew Happy Friday – Egg Cup Pincushions


Photo property of Christina Lane of the Sometimes Crafter blog.

Here’s a clever way to up-cycle your unused egg cups, or ones that maybe have a hairline crack or internal damage.  I don’t have any egg cups on hand at the moment, but as I sort through our garage (I think the stuff is multiplying and dividing out there) I may run across one or two.  This is another opportunity to “shop your own stuff” and to use up scraps of fabric.  (I’m wondering if I could figure out a way to use some cute little china napkin rings for this purpose.)

Here’s the tutorial from Christina Lane at the “Sometime Crafter” blog.