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Happy Trails Barrettes

Every once in a while, I get a special request from one of our grandchildren to help them with a project. Our granddaughter, Belen, was assigned to lead her troop in an exercise that she planned and orchestrated.  She and … Continue reading

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A Special Gift for Morgan

Our Mother, Hazel Margaret Johnson, was a registered nurse.  A profession that she was extremely proud of and one she was a very good at.  As a child, I loved to watch her prepare for work, putting on her white dress, white nylons … Continue reading

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New Stockings for the Mantle

Over the years, I have made all our family members a stocking for our mantle.  These were all made by hand appliqué, which I enjoy, but it can be somewhat time consuming.  This year we had some new folks who helped … Continue reading

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In Everything Give Thanks

For Thanksgiving this year, I wanted to make a little something special that everyone could participate in and thought it would be fun to make a Family Thanksgiving Tree. In the past, I had used a design from Embroidery Online … Continue reading

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Happy Halloween for 2016!

  One of my favorite things about Fall is Halloween.  Each year I help to create a costume for our granddaughters and this year was especially fun. Belen wanted to do be a 1950’s Rock n’ Roller and asked if … Continue reading

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Modern Clutch is Ready to Step Out!

Now that the weather is turning cooler, we will be spending more time indoors.  That also gives the opportunity to dress up a bit for a special evening.  I have been making clutch purses from a pattern called Modern Clutch by … Continue reading

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Button, Button, Who’s Got the Button?

  When I was a little girl, I loved to visit my Grandma Magdalena’s house.  I was always fascinated by her latest sewing projects.  She instilled a love of sewing in me and one of my favorite things to look through … Continue reading

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Little Reader’s Quilt

  Earlier this year, I shared my love of quilting with our granddaughter, Belen’s first grade class.  When the class came to see the machine quilting process at the Quilt Crossing, they also chose a strip of fabric that would … Continue reading

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Piping Made Easier for a Fun and Colorful Finish

Piping is a great way to add a bit more color and interest to a finished product.  In a quilt, it can also be used to accent borders and bindings, etc.  In the past, however, it was a challenge to … Continue reading

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Versatile Wave Interchangeable Purse

As you know, I am a pattern designer and really enjoy coming up with unique ideas that I transform into a pattern.  However, every once in a while, I come across a pattern that is so unique and well done that I … Continue reading

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