Monthly Archives: July 2010

Knitting is slow

Originally I had planned on knitting an afghan for my brother-in-law Jimmy.  Jimmy is my favorite among my husband’s siblings.  He never forgets the kids’ birthdays and he always send a package at Christmas.  His packages are always interesting and … Continue reading

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Blue Apple Placemat #3

This one was quick and easy.  The quarter circles were large.  There were only 8 pieces.   I’m really happy that my corners are matching. When I first started sewing, it surprised me how hard it was to get four corners … Continue reading

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Blue Apple Placemat #2

I’m getting better at piecing quarter circles.  I finished piecing a second placemat last night.  I should have been practicing for my concerts on Thursday and Friday.   I wanted to sew it up on Sunday.  But on Sunday I had … Continue reading

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Blue Apple PLacemat #1

My plan was to learn piecing techniques by making a dozen placemats instead of one huge quilt. My first set of four was kind of random.  I just made things up as I went along.  The first set of four … Continue reading

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Claire handbag

I finished my Claire bag.  I made a few bone head mistakes here and there, but not because the instructions weren’t clear.  I was just tired from playing Patriot music in the heat for 5 nights. I love the colors.  … Continue reading

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sewing a semi-circle

Before I started on my latest quilting binge I had watched a few episodes of Simply Quilts and Sewing with Nancy. I had heard that sewing the drunkards path is difficult. So I tried my first drunkards path block with … Continue reading

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