Tag Archives: Felted Wool

It’s May!  Tea Party Time!!!

5 May


May is our annual Tea and Stitches Tea Party. This year we will be up cycling a Teacup and Saucer or Teaspoon into a Pincushion!  I just love useful sewing notions. I can’t wait to see what our Tea Party guests design.  

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Let’s Have Tea

13 May

What could be better than Tea and stitching fellowship?  Not much in my little world!  Sizzix.com has a couple of great Teacup Dies and I created a fun make ‘n take Teacup Needle Book with Bigz Die 658093, Flower embellishments 657722.  You might think that a die cut project is pretty cookie cutter, but you would be wrong. My stitching friends blow me away everytime with their creativity. Here is a sampling of their progress today at our open house Tea in the Pretty Penny Precuts Studio. Die cut something soon and create!  May your needle always be sharp and threaded.  
 

   
            

Sew Free Retreat

7 May

I attended my first Quilting Retreat ever this week!  What a wonderful time we had!!!  My goal was to a.  Bond with my  

 sewing machine, b. Finish projects, and c.  Enjoy everyone and everything. It was a huge success and I highly recommend “retreating” to you. My finishes included binding one full sized quilt  

  one charity quilt, a Cindy Needham thread play practice piece, and my Bluebird Tea Party wool on cotton appliqué (look at that awesome Bluebird wool I dyed).  

  

 Stitching out several labels and using embroidery software to quilt quilting motifs (See the one block sample of Primitive Pieces by Lynda Hall – Wedding Day Quilt). It’s so wonderful to accomplish things!  This retreat was held at the Charlie Elliot Nature Center in Mansfield, GA. The facility and staff was top notch. The beds are rock hard so plan ahead and take a mattress pad. And no, it wasn’t free, but we were free to sew to our heart’s content and the only schedule to follow was for meals.  Should you ever go to a retreat at the Charlie Elliot Nature Center be sure to request the Scones with each breakfast served. Yum!

    

Sweet Talk

31 Jan

Sizzix has several Heart dies in their lineup. What could be better than designing around the iconic Conversation Hearts? Here are my projects related to this theme. I created a large table mat for my antique tea table, a smaller candle mat version, a tiny tall table banner, and Conversation Heart topiaries. I hope you are planning some Sweet Talk for your favorite Valentine!

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Frosty Fun

30 Jan

Hopefully you survived last week’s threatened snowmagedon! Here is a photo of my Frosty Fun table scape made with felted wool die cuts from Sizzix steel rule dies. Time to put the snowflakes away and decorate for Valentines.

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Stitching Gifts for Sewing Friends

1 Dec
Great gift for you stitching friends.

Great gift for you stitching friends.

Do you have handmade gifts planned for your sewing friends? Locked in my mind forever are these words from my lovely mother Annette “if I can’t eat it, wear it or spend it I don’t want it!” LOL. To this end I created this little Scissor Holder Needle Minder combination. Hope you can fit in plenty of stitching with your Christmas preparations.

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Tim Holtz Tattered Floral Challenge Entry

23 Mar

Tim Holtz Tattered Floral Challenge Entry

Cherry Blossoms at Easter – Challenge Entry – Pincushion with Scissors Fob and Scissors Cover Accessories. Cut with Sizzix Die Cuts.