Scouts Honor

I had a Saturday Sew, I swear.

I somewhat prepared a quick make project in advance using this Coaster Tutorial to make Hexie Hot Pads instead of coasters.

Even if I failed to read the instructions ahead of time, I pre cut all the hexies, backing and batting.

Five wonderful ladies came w/machines in tow and set up around my dining table.

We caught up on each other’s lives, shared some laughs and snacks, and everyone had their quick make project finished in no time.

And all I have to prove it happened, is this lone pic of my sis’ hot pad she forgot to take home.

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A Thread for Life

Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. – Gal 6:2‬ ‭NIV‬‬

A Bit-O-Handwork

I’ve got a UFO to get out of the closet/onto the design wall AND a quilt to square up and prepare for binding, but first a bit-o-handwork!

Any time I sit on the couch Moe thinks it’s time to sit on my lap. He is a lap dog after all.

This is the project. It’s an Arkansas Traveler block. It will be a pillow cover to match a lap quilt that is ready for quilting (not hand quilting) and in my queue.

This handwork business is new to me so I’m not sure what type of thread I really should be using or if/when to double strand it. I’m pretty sure it all depends on the look/feel I’m going for, but any tips/pointers you can offer are appreciated.

These are the threads I’m using.

I got this contraption from the “freebie” table at our chapter meeting last month. I love freebies! I’m hoping someone can explain how I’m supposed to use it for handwork.

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A Thread for Life

I have spoken these things to you so that My joy may be in you and your joy may be complete. – John‬ ‭15:11‬ ‭HCSB‬‬

Other People’s Orphans

Last week I had to make a quick gift for my grandson’s teacher and a mug rug came to mind.

Part of my stash consists of other people’s orphan blocks and UFOs and I remembered having something that would make a great mug rug for a male teacher.

About 15 mins later I had 2 completed mug rugs. My grandson chose the one on the right. img_2771

Since it only took me 15 mins to make them, I decided to make a couple more.img_2773


And then I dug a little deeper and got all kinds of excited when I came across these 4 matching log cabin blocks that I promptly sewed together to become a  future hand quilted pillow cover!

I almost forgot this lovely OP-UFO! This will soon become a wall hanging!

I hope y’all had a wonderful Christmas.

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Have a Happy and Safe New Year Celebration.

A Thread for Life

I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world. – John‬ ‭16:33‬ ‭ESV‬‬