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mug rugs

have u caught onto the craze of mug rugs?. mug rugs are bigger than a coaster but large enough to hold a mug and a treat. i started out with a piece of batting 6.5 x 9 inches. when finished, mine measured 6 x 8 inches. you can add a binding or finish without. they are addicting and make great gifts! i host this swap on the hgtv quilting & needlework message board and we are having fun with this one. next month's theme will be "home is where the… Continue

Added by polkadot on November 24, 2010 at 1:00pm — 4 Comments

quilting nite snacks

i am hosting a quilting night at my house next saturday nite. any great snack recipes out there or ideas of what to serve for munchies. we will be having wine and beer, oh my. and tea and coffee becuz we intend to sew all night long.

Added by polkadot on May 9, 2010 at 4:55pm — 8 Comments

snap sack giveaway

i am having a snap sack giveaway. this snap sack is entitled Autumn Patches. It is a complete kit including pattern, fabric, backing, batting and binding. the fabric colors are gold, tan, brown, green and measures 14 x 19 inches. here are the rules:

if u visited salem, massachusetts tomorrow, what would you expect to see? i will pick my favorite. …


Added by polkadot on April 18, 2010 at 6:30am — 9 Comments

button cookies

next time u go to your quilters guild, bring some of these to share.


Added by polkadot on March 2, 2010 at 5:43pm — 16 Comments

wear that cake and eat it too

this is weird, a wedding dress made out of cake:


Added by polkadot on February 8, 2010 at 12:22pm — 5 Comments

tiny gingerbread cottages

i saw this on twitter about one of my fav blogs - notmartha click here for tutorial. let's make some


Added by polkadot on December 18, 2009 at 12:02pm — 7 Comments

my halloween costume

here is a pic of my halloween costume this year. i purchased some white felt, folded it in half. cut a hole for my head in the middle. stitched around the opening to prevent stretching. i added some ribbon ties on the sides. i painted 4" styrofoam balls in pastel colors, let them dry and then cut them in half with a serrated knife. i used a glue gun to attach them to the front of the costume. i put just a few on the back and sponge painted the other circles as if someone had eaten them off the… Continue

Added by polkadot on October 17, 2009 at 1:00pm — 10 Comments

twitter addiction

i admit it, i am addicted to twitter. at first it was confusing but i have finally caught on and i follow 58 people and 25 people are following me. one of my followers is susan branch. she is a watercolorist and she designs books, cookbooks, calendars, recipes, fabrics, etc. how exciting is that. we have talked one-on-one. how else could i do that. i follow a lot of fabric and pattern designers. i follow cake designers. i even won a dunkin donuts… Continue

Added by polkadot on September 7, 2009 at 10:00am — 4 Comments

The Big Book of Quick Rotary Cutter Quilts

does anyone own The Big Book of Quick Rotary Cutter Quilts. I want to make this quilt block. i wonder if you might be able to copy that one particular page for me so i can make the bird which i believe is paper pieced. i would be willing to trade some of my quilted postcards.

someone on hgtv's quilting and needlework message board found the pattern for me. i am all… Continue

Added by polkadot on June 28, 2009 at 6:30am — 3 Comments

i love cupcakes

made this little 19 inch quilt from a kit from LQS yesterday. love the colors. it is a real pick-me-up and fun to make. i substituted the brown for my own pink fabric. kit comes with all fabric for binding, backing and batting. they come out with a new one every month; this is the first one i have seen.

Added by polkadot on June 24, 2009 at 1:30pm — 8 Comments

coupon organizer give-away

i am having a give-away. this handy dandy homemade coupon organizer is just the thing for tidying up your purse and helping you save money. please leave a one-line comment re: "what does summer mean to you?" and i will pick the best on wednesday, june 10th. coupon organizer has elastic closure to secure around button. i will also enclose this week's coupons inside.…


Added by polkadot on June 7, 2009 at 4:00pm — 8 Comments

the eyes have it

i am participating in a gingerbread block swap. this is my design. should his eyes be white buttons, black buttons, black snaps? also the pastry bag seems too flat. i would like it to look gathered at the tip. i used silver ribbon for the tip. any ideas?

this is another version:…


Added by polkadot on May 18, 2009 at 8:53am — 12 Comments

i walked 2 1/2 miles today

i keep telling myself; i gotta exercise but i never do it. i sit at my computer all day working, getting up only to eat. sometimes i don't even eat lunch. i snack and snacking puts on the pounds. so today i went to the track which circles a beautiful marina and walked. if u go around three times, it's a mile. on the 5th leg, i noticed my hands were swollen and i was a little out of breath, so i sat down for a bit. i must be out of shape. tomorrow i will do six laps; 2 miles. i can do this. my… Continue

Added by polkadot on May 3, 2009 at 6:46am — 7 Comments

Swine Flu Over the Cuckoo's Nest

is the media hyping this too much? a friend sent me this message:

Re: WHO pandemic alert is now 5

It's crazy!!! Swine Flu Over The Cuckoo's Nest.


Just take care of yourself, make sure you have bottled water, batteries and all
that stuff.

Oh, and don't forget to tape your windows.

i am been getting CDC tweets and they have succeeded in making me more than a little nervous; information overload.

Added by polkadot on April 29, 2009 at 4:00pm — 4 Comments

dr. seuss quilt contest voting begins

if u go to http://beesquarefabrics.blogspot.com/, you can vote for your favorite dr. seuss quilt. there are a some really cute ones. mine is entitled, 'there's a wocket in my pocket'.

Added by polkadot on April 1, 2009 at 8:18pm — 3 Comments

thank you connecting threads

thank u to this site for reconnecting me with people who i met 43 years ago. because of my blog post asking if anyone here attended or knew of someone who attended the sahuaro school for asthmatic children, someone found me. when i was 8 years old, i was sent to tucson, arizona to attend a boarding school for asthmatics along with 75 other very sick children. between the ages of 6 to 8 years of age, i was given the last rites on four occasions. my parents made a difficult decision to send me… Continue

Added by polkadot on March 27, 2009 at 4:07pm — 5 Comments

another st paddy's come and gone

my 21-year-old daughter took irish stepdancing classes for 11 years, went off to college and gave it up. she is home on spring break and agreed that if the dress still fit, she would perform today at various venues. it fit and she had a ball; it was like she never left it. i guess it's like riding a bike.

Added by polkadot on March 17, 2009 at 7:30pm — No Comments

dr. seuss mini quilt contest

wish me luck, i have entered a quilt in an online contest at http://beesquarefabrics.blogspot.com/

it is just 15.5 inches square. i wasn't sure i would qualify because i asked the "experts" on hgtv what they thought and one gal basically said "That's a cute block but I'd never consider it a miniature. A miniature has to have several blocks, all very small, a reduced quilt from a standard one. I consider that a WH, not a mini or… Continue

Added by polkadot on March 7, 2009 at 4:30am — 18 Comments

celtic quilt

i been piecing together this celtic quilt which was featured in the May issue of Quick Quilts. My daughter did irish stepdancing for 11 years and i was drawn to the celtic knots. i haven't sewn it together yet but i think the batik fabrics just lend itself to the design.

Added by polkadot on February 27, 2009 at 1:30pm — 14 Comments

ooooh cookies!

as u know, i love polkadots and look look what i have discovered and there is a recipe. i might have to make some of these:


lots of fun things on that site. i wish i had the time to be sew creative!

Added by polkadot on February 19, 2009 at 10:08am — 6 Comments

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