Cooking, Sewing, Working, Traveling, Gardening and Pondering

Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential.

~Winston Churchill~

Monday, December 20, 2010

Rainy Sunday Means Sewing Sunday

I was awaken yesterday at 4:30 am but one Dazzi Dachshund demanding that she needed to got outside by standing on my head. This in turn work of precious little Dott who said, "yeah, I need to go too" by standing on my chest and licking my face. Up I went to let them out and then they came inside wanting breakfast at 4:30 am mind you. So instead of listening to them dance and bark at me, I fed them. Now I'm awake - like really awake. I made a cup of coffee and waited a few minutes to see how I felt about going back to bed. Instead of sleep, I decided to sew. I sewed 4 aprons and finished up at 3 in the afternoon.

It was a long hard day at the machine but overall I am very happy with the results. Now if only I could sleep a little to catch up...

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Aunt Pitty Pat's Mug Rug Swap

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I recently participated in the Aunt Pitty Pat's Mug Rug Swap. My partner was Cathy and she wanted a blue and white theme so she could use it longer than a Christmas colored one. This was so practical of her.

She sent me this adorable snowman and Mug with a them being Peace. I really just adore it. She sent along some great coffee and beautiful tin and recipe of her favorite sweet treat. I really think it was all so very thoughtful.

For her, I sent my snow flake themed mug rug and I hoped she enjoyed it as much as I did making it.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

It's not how you fail but how you recover...

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So a while back i was working on this apron and i snipped the fabric panel with my scissors leaving a gash in the fabric. I got so mad and frustrated i stuck it in the bottom of my UFO stack until I could even look at it again.

I took it out on Sunday to see if I had it in me to find a fix. I ended up cutting off the offending gash, adding some ric rac and a binding of the same fabric.

I hope it works...

Then I finished up last night the other apron for the other cousin...tonight I need to make the mom + sister aprons of this family and figure out 2 little girl aprons...yeah no time like last minute.

Monday, December 13, 2010


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Last night two things took place, I finished the cross stitch I was working on and a winner was selected for the give away!

Congratulations the fat quarters go to Candi from the QB - Candi, I will try to locate you through your blog and the QB.

Now off to finish up the apron for a cousin using this pattern that Karen posted and used for her daughters Christmas apron.!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Happy One Hundred Give Away!!!

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It's finally here so I can give it away to some creative sort! In celebration of 100 posts, I am giving away 7 lovely Petalicous fat quarters by Nancy Thias for Marcus Fabrics.

Just leave a comment and how you met me or found my blog and I'll select the winner by random number generator. The deadline to submit is 6 pm pacific time, Sunday, December 12th. I will post the winner on Monday, December 13.

Good luck and happy posting.

*Update, if you post on the blog or on my flickr page of the fabric, I will enter you into the drawing. This way you have two ways to comment. One comment per poster will be used.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Give Away Count Down - Almost There!

I am one post away from 100 and that means a Give Away.

If you can't wait for mine you should check out Karens!