Thursday, August 15

Halloween Swap

I can't stand it anymore.  Everywhere I go I see Halloween stuff.  Last year I participated in a Halloween Sewing Swap and had so much fun that I've decided to host one.

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Sunday, August 11

Mr. & Mrs. Pillow

Made this Mr. & Mrs. Pillow for my nephew who is getting married this weekend.  
I used a plain denim and a primitive folk cotton fabric for appliqué.  I actually made this 2x before I got it right.  

I fell in love with this design when one of my embroidery friends shared a picture of a pillow she made.  I suspect this will now be my go to gift for weddings and anniversaries and I might just have to add it to my Etsy store.  Thanks for stopping by!   

Monday, August 5

Ho Ho Ho Blog Hop Day #5

Today is my day on the Ho Ho Ho Blog Hop.  Welcome and Howdy from McKinney, Texas to anyone new to my blog.

Special thanks to Mdm Samm at and Carol at  for hosting and cheerleading the Ho Ho Ho Blog Hop.  This is my fourth blog hop and I have enjoyed every single one.  It's been fun to think about Christmas when it is more than 100 degrees outside!

I thought long and hard about what to do and decided to share the Christmas item I am most proud of making first.  This is a table runner and napkin set I made for my In-Laws who have been married for more than 50 years!

I embroidered the family name and their wedding date on the runner and then each individual family members name on each napkin. 

I've got a few extra napkins for when the older grandson "Eric" marries, but it's going to be a while before the other three grandchildren marry because they are 8 and younger.  Hopefully this Christmas linen set will become a family heirloom that the children today will cherish in the future.

The second item I am sharing is what I do what I make the most, zipper pouches!  I made this one for our daughter with Christmas fabric.  I've made many of these in MANY fabrics but as far as I can remember none in Christmas fabric.   Now that our daughter is 8, she really is into receiving gift cards because she can combine several and buy bigger ticket items that we normally don't buy. I thought it would be fun for her to carry all her cards in one fun pouch.  I am going to have to hide this until December-- wish me luck.

This pouch is made in the hoop using an embroidery machine.  This particular design is from Five Star Fonts and I have used it a gazillion times... really more than 100 times.  I will gladly give away one Christmas Zipper Pouch (made with your choice of Christmas Fabric from my stash) to one lucky person that leaves a comment.  I'll let Micaela our 8 year old pick the winner so direct your comment to her.
I hope you like my projects.   Be sure to visit the other girls on the blog hop today.  Again, thanks for stopping by.