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My hands at work

Sewing, Crafting, and the like

Hexi Bag Holder Giveaway!

I’ve worn my bag holder out, ya’ll! Sad, stretched out and embarrassed … ahem, I’m still talking about the bag holder!! Anyway, I thought I’d make one for myself, but I’ve made ¬†one to give away first ’cause I can’t be the only one out there that needs a pretty new bag holder! It’s GIVEAWAY … Continue reading »

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Paper Piecing for the Scardey Cat

Not many people would call me a scaredy cat, quite the opposite, I think. But what goes in on the inside is often kept from everyone on the outside. Something about me: I learn best by viewing, by someone taking me by the hand and saying, “Here’s how you do it.” The biggest problem with … Continue reading »

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Seasons of Sewing

I am a re-emergent sewist (self-proclaimed). I learned as a young girl from a neighbor lady who had an old Singer treadle. I made a black and white bag and loved it. My mom sewed a lot, but I don’t remember sewing with her. She was, however, my inspiration. Like my dad, she seemed to … Continue reading »

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It’s in the Details

I like parties, but I love to plan parties. Planning themes, color schemes, menu, and those wonderful extra touches. In last weekend’s birthday party, which was for a very loved girlfriend, I knew I wanted to use those beautiful pink dishes I have and have never used which I inherited from my mom – years … Continue reading »

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It’s Friday!

It’s been a fast week for me and it’s already Friday! I’ve been productive in some things, not so much in others. I know it’s only the 17th of January, but I already feel like I’m somewhere between Week 3 or 4 of November. Why? Because I follow a lot bloggers who are so creative, … Continue reading »

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Spiral Bound Index Card Cover

I mentioned in an earlier post that I’m participating in an on-line scripture memory group with a friend. You could purchase small spiral bound notecard from them, but instead I thought I’d just get one locally. So, I bought index cards that were spiral bound. There are 50 index cards, which is ample for the … Continue reading »

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Floral Purse

Here is what I’ve been experimenting with this new year. Purses. It seems that last year was the year of bags – for everyone else – but, I’m just getting the courage to fight fear and insecurity and go for it. Using good and trusted patterns help and this is a Keyka Lou pattern I … Continue reading »

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