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Friday, 08 January 2021 09:51

merry little christmas complete fabric line

The Christmas Holiday may be over...and the decorations all packed up and put away...well...except for my Super Cute Vintage Holiday Christmas Quilt that still adorns my Master Bedroom and the Santa Face Pillowcases too!  I am hanging onto the Holiday Spirit for just a few more days...or weeks...or...

I digress!

As the Holiday winds down...I had decided I needed to take a quick inventory of my "things"...and when I say "things"  I am really referring to my Fabric Stash and UFO's!

Gracious BE!  How did I manage to aquire so much?  I am gonna stick to the fact that I have been sewing/quilting and embroidering for over 40 years.  I call it a "lifestyle"...and it makes me Happy Happy Happy!

Let's go with that!

Any who...I was taking that well needed inventory and organizing my projects for 2021 when I spotted this adorable fabric line I had purchased years ago called "A Merry Little Christmas" by Zoe Pearn for Riley Blake...it dates back to 2013!  I simply chose it by the beautiful color way it had...and the super cute Trees and Snowmen Motif didn't hurt it at all!

I have 12-half yard cuts...as shown in this picture above...just perfect for a sweet "Merry Little Christmas" Quilt...so let's get started!

merry little christmas selvages

The FIRST thing I did...was actually the same thing I always do when I start a new project...and that is to cut off all the selvages from the 12 different fabrics and snap shot them here! 

Isn't it just fabulous?

Well yes Kathleen...it is!

YEP...I talk to myself...sometimes I even answer myself!

It's OK...we're in quarantine...STILL!

Check back with me as I move forward with my FIRST project for the year 2021 and see what comes next!

Quilt ON!


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Saturday, 26 December 2020 15:07

merry and bright ornament


The year 2020 brought us some unpleasant times...some would even say...down right NASTY!

I would agree!

During this major "home alone"  life style I remained creative...it's all I really know what to do to occupy my mind.  

Christmas Ornaments have been one of my favorite things to make...using my Embroidery Machine...Matilda Jane!  She just never disappoints with her super fabulous stitch outs.

Todays Ornament design is from Embroidery Boutique...called "Merry and Bright"...I really love the combination of a applique and simple embroidery it has!  I chose the smallest 4x4 size to make this adorable Farmhouse looking Christmas Ornament!

Who doesn't love them some Farmhouse Decor these days?



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YES...THIS IS 2020!
Wednesday, 23 December 2020 13:30

shitters full toilet paper

 I could...

so I planned...

and I made it happen!

Let's face it people...2020 has been a dumpster of a year...why not embrace the misery of it all with a little humorous Embroidered Toilet Paper?

Why...you ask?

My question is...

Why not?

We have been living in some kind of isolation or lock down of sorts across our nation for what seems like ENTERNITY...quite frankly I was beginning to loose my sense of humor...but then our son (Mr. Computer Engineer) and his wife Kellie bought themselves a new Camper...and I thought...Let's have a little fun with the situation at hand!

Everyone loves the Christmas Classic Movie...National Lampoons Christmas Vacation...starring Chevy Chase...and it has been a Family Favorite for us as well.  I love it when Cousin Eddie shows up with his dilapatated Camper and dumps his sewage right into the sanity sewer in front of Clark's Home...all while wearing his too short of a Bath Robe! You simply cannot make this stuff up!

So...to actually Embroider a Design such as this onto a Roll of Toilet was an absolute fitting tribute to what I thought of the year 2020...

And just in case you want to "learn" how to Embroider on Toilet Paper yourself...take a look in my Tutorial Section and check out my Step by Step pictorial process...and get your "Creative ON"!

Embroider ON!


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Tuesday, 08 December 2020 08:47

new elf girl addisonYEP...it's that time of year again!  There's nothing like a sweet set of Christmas Pajamas for your littles to help bring in the Holiday RIGHT!  This adorable design was digitized by Kym...from Munchkyms Design...don't you just LOVE the details of the face and braids of this little Elfie Girl?  Whenever I stitched out something designed by Kym...I always new her attention to the smallest detail would make me SMILE!  Gracious BE...I LOVE this design!

And just in case you need a little Elfie Boy Version...here it is...

a elf boy with andrew

Munchkym Designs are now under the umbrella of Designs by JuJu...You can find this cute Elfie Alphabet in both Girl and Boy versions at www.designsbyjuju.com. Be sure to check them out! You won't be dissapointed in the stitch quality!

So lets get motiviated a little earlier this year and crank out a set of this adorable Pajamas for your sweet littles or grandlittles this Holiday Season!

Embroider ON!


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Thursday, 05 November 2020 10:56

pre cuts


My Quilting and Embroidery Studio Tour is now LIVE on my Instagram...be sure to check it out!

Please note there are two parts...as the video upload limitations on instagram are fairly small...



Be sure to comment and like my video so I will know if I should continue trying to make these little videos...how about some fun tutorials too?

Quilt and Stitch ON!


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