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Quilting / Re: Xmas table runners
« Last post by mrshill2 on Today at 02:55:53 AM »
Very nice Datcat! You are ahead of the game in getting ready for Christmas, I'm sure they will love them.
I have decided to make a fabric bookmark or two inspired by a tutorial I saw on youtube tomorrow. I am pretty much learning from those youtube tutorials and the really good sewing books my sister got me. I even have a very old one sewing book from Mommy. Anyway, after I've made the fabric bookmark(s) I will post pics of it/them not long after.

Quilting / Re: Xmas table runners
« Last post by LynnH on Today at 02:47:52 AM »
They look very festive!
Quilting / Xmas table runners
« Last post by datcat23 on Today at 02:30:54 AM »
I finished two table runners today, so thats another xmas gift out of the way. The first shot is the left over bit of wadding and backing. I had two of these, left over from making a matching pair of lap quilts for my lounge.

Xmas table runner by Datcat, on Flickr

I reused these as the wadding/backing for the runners. The embroideries and xmas fabrics for the runners, are left over from last years xmas sewing, as I made bunting as a gift then. The only "new" (as in bought recently) was the red solid for the border and binding. These are gifts for my manager and a work friend.

Xmas table runner by Datcat, on Flickr
Chatter / Re: Winter 2014-2015 Reading
« Last post by judith on Today at 02:22:28 AM »
I am currently reading Murder as a Fine Art by David Morell, and enjoying it thoroughly. It takes place in England in the mid 19th century, and the author throws in a lot of historical information.

I gave up on The Paying Guests after about 125 pages. I kept thinking "is there a story here somewhere?". There are too many good books out there waiting for me; 125 pages was all I was willing to invest.

While I did not enjoy Dominion by CJ Samson, I did enjoy his Dark Fire. One reviewer speculated that Dominion may have been an earlier book that did not get published until he bacame successful, and no editors were willing to call him to task. Interesting.

Here's a top I made a few months ago using Katherine Tilton's Butterick 5891. (Just recently got photos taken!):

I also made a jacket and a vest using this pattern. You can read about all three, and see photos, at my blog:
Chatter / Re: Winter 2014-2015 Reading
« Last post by Stephie on Today at 02:07:03 AM »

I have read too many books lately. I say that because it is like an addiction and I often "read til it's done"

Speaking of Margaret Atwood I am partly through" A Stone Mattress". She went to High School with my husband and although I don't know her personally I feel a kinship.

A book that I have read recently that stuck with me was "All The Light We Cannot See"  Takes place in war torn Germany so if you are bothered by those types of descriptions don't read it. I thought it was well written and enjoyed it.
I have not put any of my books that I have read on God Reads but it sounds like a good way to keep track.
Chatter / The Fall Porch (S. Hemis.: Spring Garden)
« Last post by Miranda Y. on Today at 02:06:32 AM »
Linda, so sorry to hear that your shoes disentigrated! Things just aren't made the way they used to be are they?

Lynda Im sorry to hear that you and your husband didn't have a good day doing yard work. It's never fun when you're trying to get a job done with someone who doesnt want to help.

We're in Tennessee visiting my parents. Its been mostly good so far. My mom is trying at times but we've been keeping busy so that creates a bit of a buffer. Its when its quiet that the weird conversations come out that make me want to stick forks in my eyes.

Yesterday we saw a local college production os A Christmas Story. It was actually pretty good! The guy who played the dad was really funny and the kid who played the little brother, Randy, was a total ham. Today my dad and I took Maya to my favorite place in East TN, Dollywood! She LOVES Dollywood so we had a good time with my dad, walking around and taking in some rides. We only went for half a day but we had a great time. My personality is very much like my dad's so it's always a lot of fun getting to hang out with just him and Maya.

Here's me and my dad on "Stuffie duty"

She clearly had a full day :D

Tomorrow we're going to have an early thanksgiving complete with my favorite, Coca Cola Ham. If you've never had a Coca Cola Ham, you should give it a try. It's the best! We were going to make a fruitcake today too but we've been watching movies instead. Lots of cooking to do tomorrow.
Patterns and Instructions / Re: Marcy Tilton patterns for Vogue 2
« Last post by Karendee on Today at 01:59:23 AM »
Lovely skirt for sure, Linda.

Cute beanie, Storm. Hope you sister enjoyed modeling the cap.

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