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Friday, February 17, 2017

Danish Christmas Pixie In February

Around Christmastime you may have been
seeing these cute pixies everywhere . . .
I know that I did.

Well, I started Googling them,
until I found a pattern. 

I put the pattern up in a safe place
and forgot where that was . . .
come on confess,
we have all done that, right?

After finding it, 
I had to give this little guy a try. 

Now, if I put him up in a safe place,
will I remember where that is come
Christmastime next year :)

 We'll see, LOL. 

I just needed a little break from quilting
and this was a fun project.

Have A Great Weekend
Keep Smiling! 

Your blogging sister,
Connie :) 

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

A Humble Hand Quilted Scrap Quilt

This is some of the fabric 
that I chose for the back of 
a humble scrap quilt.

I like basting the front,
back and batting together with 
a bright colored thread.
Something easy to see when it's time
to remove all the basting threads.

There is no rhyme or reason to the pattern
of this quilt . . . I just went with the size
of the scrap.

I'm choosing to use a hoop and 
hand-quilt this one.
It takes longer, but creates a much
softer finished quilt.
I enjoy the process of hand quilting,
it's relaxing and a pleasant evening lap project:)

This arrived in my mailbox from
Nancy of Cozy Thyme Cottage
Nancy and her husband have just moved into
their downsizing retirement home.
With all the work she has to do with moving
and setting up house,
this was an unexpected and delightful

Under this note is a bag of tea.

So as I'm quilting and waiting for
the snow to melt . . .

I'll enjoy a cup tea with Nancy
my blogging sister from Indiana :)

Happy Valentine's Day 
Keep Smiling!

Your blogging sister,
Connie :)

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Repurposed Jeans into Aprons

Old Jeans & Bib Overalls.
Stencils & Fabric Paint. 

Lace & A Sewing Machine.

Hexies From My Stash.

This was an old pair of my favorite bibs.
I used to wear them to garden in 
and then to paint in.

Now they are too small . . .
but I needed a painting apron and
they were perfect for this project.

 As you can tell this used to be 
the back of a pair of jeans.

Like I've said in my last two posts . . .
Don't throw away those old jeans.

Re-purpose them instead.
Keep Smiling!

Your blogging sister,
Connie :)