Saturday, November 20, 2010

Holiday FabShop Hop is On!


Collect all your blocks and you can make this gorgeous quilt!
Visit this list of shops


Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Table Topping and Winner!


Looks like pears are popular.




Andee is the winner!

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Neat ideas for you. Gathered from various places I like to vist on the web.






Get creative and make your own tabletop statement.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

"Thank You" to Our Veterans

"This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave." - Elmer David



"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them." - John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Monday, November 1, 2010

Thanksgiving Place Card Tutorial

I made these with my daughter a few years ago. Back then, all she wanted to do was use my sewing machine. I mean like all the time. I also had to get her away from my fabric stash.

We decided on a this fun project. I supervised when it came to the rotary cutter. Other then that, I just let her go. We use these cards every year on our table. I hope you use them too. It's a great mom & me project. Super terrific for grandmas to do with grandkids too. Feel free to use this copyright free clipart.

Gather up some stuff:

card stock
ribbon ~ rick rack ~ buttons
sewing machine & thread
scissors or rotary cutter

You can use this Clip Art


1. Choose your design. Copy and paste it into a word document. Resize the image to your liking. Duplicate as many as will fit on one page. I just used regular white card stock.


2. Cut them apart. Gather up some pieces of decorative scrapbook paper or contrasting pieces of card stock.

3. Place your printed out image on top of your decorative paper. Stitch them together. Get creative with some of the fancy stitches on your sewing machine. We used the serpentine and regular straight stitch for ours.


4. Trim as desired by using a scissors, fancy ripple edge rotary cutter, or even tearing the paper for a really neat look.


5. Punch a hole in the top and add ribbon. You can write in names of your guests if desired. I leave them blank because every year our guest list changes.

When our table is all set for the big day, we put our cards on top the salad plates for a nice vintage look. And now, of course, my guests know that quilting and sewing is my passion.


I am giving this set of 12 away on November 15.
Leave a comment.

The winner of my super shabby scrap give-away is.....Cassey


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Isn't it true, another personal trash is another persons treasure? Of course, I am not saying that these adorable shabby scraps are trash. NEVER!!! But the saying is perfect.

Thank you all for playing along. It was nice to read all of your comments and see the wonderful plans that you may have had for them. Have a Happy Day!