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Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Bear Paw Quilting was having its annual or semi-annual sale and had these jelly rolls half off. The diameter is about 5 inches across. Don't know what I will do with it yet, but the colors are nice and there are tons of patterns using jelly rolls.
Saturday, January 23, 2010
I bought this skirt from - yes, you guessed it - a thrift store. I love the colors and the paisley. I chopped about 6 inches off it, so it wouldn't be dragging on the floor and so it would be more in style. I remembered perusing a blog the other day and found this posting. I can't seem to click on the exact posting, but if you scroll down a little you will see it. Anyway, she is using this hemming foot to make a rolled hem. I thought, hmm, I think I have one of those and have never used it. I tried it and it works!! It really works!!
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Monday, January 18, 2010
I finished this blouse recently and really love it. It is a silky type polyester. I will say first that I am taking to heart what someone said recently on their blog - can't remember where I saw it - that you need to LOVE your fabric before you start, otherwise, chances are you won't finish it. This fabric was nice, but doesnt drape all that well. Additionally, it doesn't press, springing back the minute you press it. Otherwise, I followed the pattern exactly, and it fit fine. I like the blouse and think I will wear it a lot.
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Monday, January 11, 2010
I finished putting a new ironing board cover on today. The old one was getting yucky. I used duck cloth and put on two layers. I used the old drawstring and the old pad. I was glad they were out of beige, because I ended up with this green and really like it!
Saturday, January 9, 2010
Thursday, January 7, 2010
I finally decided to make the trash bag yesterday. I used some fabric I had bought in Hawaii - I laminated the inside. It's made into a triangle-shape, custom fit to go on the front passenger side squeezed right by the middle console. It's held on with adhestive velcro.