The challenge is out, lets see how many of us can join the wonderful new campaign called Stitching for Pink !!! Starts today until 30 October. Its gonna be so much fun with 10 projects to complete. Come on Embroiderers lets unite and join the fight against Breast Cancer !!!
Hi, Carol--I made one of the taggie blankies this afternoon for my DH's new little grandniece. Her GM and GGM are coming for breakfast tomorrow and can take it home to her then. Thank you for your help--I'll do better on the next one, but it came out pretty well (even though I absentmindedly turned the ribbons the wrong way at first and had to unsew them). Thanks again, and Merry Christmas!
Thanks, Carol for the quilting pep talk. I am trying not to be so hard on myself, but I still hold my breath when someone comes close to see a finished project. family loves the quilting and really that is who most of what I do is for.
You are so kind to share the instructions for the taggie blanket. I'm sure your grandbaby will love it. My son was just crawling at his first Christmas, and we wondered how much damage to the tree might happen--but he would get himself to the tree and then rub the ribbons on the packages between his fingers until we picked him and moved him away. By Christmas, the tree and packages were all intact, except for some very frayed ribbons.
Hi, Carol--I love the "little things" you are making, especially the taggie blanket. Would you mind giving me some brief instructions about how you make them? I have to put some things in the sale at our quilt show and that would be perfect.
I enjoyed making doll clothes so much--but not Barbie clothes. Those tiny sleeves would make me lose my patience every time. I make all my DD's dresses too--and she really had some precious ones. I've tried doing some sewing for her recently, though, and the clothes don't seem to fit well. But she has already told me that she wants me to make dresses for her little girls someday--I think I can deal with that.
I enjoyed making doll clothes and dresses for my DD when she was a little girl, but not Barbie clothes. Those little sleeves and neck holes would make me lose my patience every time. I don't sew clothes for her any more because I don't seem to be able to get the fitting exactly right, but i know I'll make things for her little girls someday.
Stroud is at exit 179 off I-44. It's a small town. There is a cafe there on Hwy 66 in town called Rock Cafe. It's an historical place. Good food. The lady that owns it was the voice of one of the cars on that movie "Cars". I forgot which one.
I cut a template using a drinking glass and hand traced all the pieces, hand cut clipped all the curves and hand pieced them. I guess that could be considered the "old fashioned" way, but that is the way my mother taught me a long time ago. I am faster and more accurate that way.
Carol,,, congrats on being 'published'!! I see by your bio that you live in Macomb,, I live west of Pontiac. I have been quilting for 34 years. Have 3 children and 8 grands. I also love scrap quilts!! And don't forget applique. Right now I am hand quilting a big girl quilt for my 2 year old grdd. Congrats again
It is sunny and beautiful today in Maine...46 degrees at 5:30pm....glad you had a great birthday...I know what you mean about blogs...I have a couple others and am on FB....I try to keep it at a minimum....but love to connect with others...you have a great day....