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a rosey black t-shirt with free motion embroidery ~

hi there, happy monday!well, as i noted in my last post, as i was lamenting the troubles with the bleeding paints… note there is an upside! and that is simply that silks acrylic glazes work beautifully on the black t-shirt.  why?  i don’t know!  i wish i did.  but ~ i washed it and it didn’t run, bleed, nor did it …

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bobbin play placement tips ~

hi everyone~ this post is about some very simple {commonsense} placement tips i use for stitching from the backside of a quilt, using a very thick thread {such as razzle dazzle} which is something like a 12 weight thread. {i’m kinda guessing here}.  but ~ it’s a very thick, large thread, and it never goes in the eye of the …

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my log cabin roses ~ finished

hi everyone ~hope you had a great weekend.  we had lots of stormy skies, lots of rain, but beautiful sunshine in between!and in a sunshine moment, it was fun to take this log cabin rose quilt out onto the patio for a photo shoot!this is a smaller, modified version from the original pattern, and makes a lovely tablescape all on …

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cabin roses ~ bobbin play

hi! you know that first glimpse of thread on a quilt?  it’s rather full of suspense, and what-ifs, isn’t it?  in this case, it’s especially fun, because the quilting is done from the back side of the quilt, so i have to wait until i ‘m done before I can turn it over to see if it looks as good …

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Fruit of The Spirit ~ Finished!

Galatians 5:22-23:  “And the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such there is no law.” For Sale In My Etsy Shop Linking up: “With a Grateful Prayer and A Thankful Heart”  ~Soli Deo Gloria~ Leslie says:

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Life by The Spirit ~

There is an ongoing list in my head of options when it comes time to finish a project.  Stamping.  Angelina.  Screen prints.  Leftovers, organza, or fabric scraps I can’t bear to throw away, pre-cut, fused flowers, ribbons and cords… At times, inspiration on ‘what to do’ with a piece, happens best when I just stop thinking, and begin.  The thinking …

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Purple Tulips In The Works

I really enjoyed making this piece of paper fabric, from the post “A Wrinkle In Time” on Feb. 2nd.  I added several screen prints; the one below a beautiful tulip thermofax I received from Margaret Applin’s shop, screened in white paint, on top of the fabric paper.  I’ve started in… now what?  Well, more threadwork as I answered myself. Specifically, …

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A Few Stitches in Time ~

Time — stitching time that is — to get the party started! I played with piece, stamping ‘mums’ in white paint, using one of my rubber stamps.  Auditioning a few other embellishments, too… Time to add a bit of bobbin play, using YLI Candelight styled thread.  Beautiful thread.  You can get the same color in Razzle Dazzle, by Superior, FYI! …

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Sunshine! (And Couching!)

Wahoo! The sun is, and has been shining strong and bright on the first day of spring!  And… bonus! It’s been above 70 degrees!  Another Wahoo! What better time to feature (in more detail) a table runner I have titled “Sunshine and Satin.”  It was a lot of fun to do, because I got to do three major techniques I …

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Pot Luck AppliqueThreadplay!

This has been my ‘learning curve’ (pun intended!) … my project for the weekend applying a potluck of applique sewing techniques.  All of a sudden, (Saturday night) I had a big issue with skipped stitches.  I tried everything I could think of; have known to do without much success.  My husband then just happened to remark to me that a …

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West to Glacier

I’m still re-visiting summer days in the dead of winter; we have wind chill advisories in many areas.  Here is a photo I took late last summer… one of personal favorites. I was on my way home from teaching in Big Fork, MT, hoping to get across the mountains before dark to avoid as many deer as possible.  Oh my, …