Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing you and your families a safe and special Thanksgiving!!

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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Portable Crafting

Well it looks like I will be changing my crafting to something a little more portable.  We have decided to go outside our area for treatment for my husband.  So, I will be leaving the craft items and the sewing machines behind and taking only something portable.  Time to transfer all the craft items over to our house sitter for a couple of months.

In the past, I have dabbled in Crocheting and did like it.  I made crochet stars or snowflakes last year to place on gifts.  I think I'll take some of that with me to the hotel.  Maybe I can make some for the Christmas trees that will be at the hospital over Christmas.

Or, I may become ambitious and make a crochet blanket.  In any case, I wanted to show you photos of the Christmas stars I previously made and where you can find a great tutorial.

Great Crochet Website

The website where I found these great patterns is called Crochet Mania by Teresa. She has great YouTube videos in the project descriptions that go along with the instructions. Here is the link for Snowflakes  I am working on above.

P.s.  If anyone has any other suggestions for portable crafting, send them along!

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Monday, November 9, 2009

In an instant, it all changes

In an instant, everything changes. The "couldn't wait" waiting game you played waiting for results has gone into overtime and the results are in. It was a wild card, who would have thought. The importance of the day has changed and crafting is not the top priority anymore. However, it's not forgotten.

Planning appointments is the name of the game now. Emotional support is the thread that will keep each day moving until treatments can be a thing of the past. So, it will be less frequently that I will update the blog with crafting. However, I won't be gone completely, just tending to those things more important.

The photos on the top of the posting were for Pillowcases I was practicing to begin making. They would be sent to ConKerr Cancer to be distributed to kids with Cancer. I'll try and continue if we stay in the area for treatment, but, hopefully hubby will be willing to pack up the bags and go to where the docs are the best for him.

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Sunday, November 1, 2009

Finished Tumbler and Rag Quilt

It's nice to be able to say I finished two projects this week. I finished snipping the first rag quilt and then I also finished quilting the Moda tumbler with a quilting "design" and finished adding the binding. Here's a section of the finished rag quilt. I still have to wash the quilt to fray the edges.

Finished Moda Quilt

I binded my second Moda tumbler quilt with the leave fabric featured in one of the blocks. I quilted the quilt with a "stipple" quilting. I put "stipple" in quotes because it looks like a lot of alien fingers to me. Just doesn't look good like other stipple quilting I saw. Although, it was fun. I laugh how I can tell the different sections I worked on during different days. My stippling changed. I figured this was more of a practice quilt for me since I was not too crazy about the fabrics. I used a red, white and blue thread. I figured everything matched except the blue but the blue was pretty dark so it kinda blends in. Here's some photos of my first overall "stippling" on a quilt.

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