Monthly Archives: August 2012

AQS Show, Grand Rapids

I went to the show on Friday with a friend, spent the night and shopped our way back. We were pleasantly surprised to see that Grand Rapids was a wonderful show venue.  It far surpassed Chicago and Columbus in cleanliness, … Continue reading

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Easy Gluten Free Banana Bread

As soon as the weather cooled off I knew I had to bake something. I wanted something sweet, but I struggle with the gluten free baking.  I’ve learned that using one type of specialty flour sometimes creates baked goods that … Continue reading

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Fig Tree Update

Any week I make progress on a quilt is a good week. I set a few more rows together and sewed some rows to each other.  This is about two-thirds of the quilt.   The next goal is to get … Continue reading

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The Last Stitch

The final stitch went into the embroidery piece last night.   The kit included these cheap plastic beads.   I like the black ones OK.  For some reason they don’t look as plastic-y as the aqua beads.  So the black … Continue reading

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While We’re On A Christmas Theme

I spent the weekend at mom’s house continuing the endless cleaning project.  I’m doing a craft fair in September to try to sell some of the wooden items that dad made.  I brought the first load of it home to … Continue reading

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The Reveal

After very little debate, I chose the felt Christmas bows.   The kit contains two different designs, and I love the originality of the Noah’s Ark pattern.  There’s something you don’t see much at Christmas. I’ve also wanted to get … Continue reading

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Approaching a Choice

Now that I’m THIS close to finishing that very long embroidery project, I need to decide what to start next.  So many choices! I have this drawer of embroidery projects I bought at auctions and garage sales.  There are more … Continue reading

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Stash Report 8/5/12

No fabric in or out this week. I made some progress on the Fig Tree top, but I’m nowhere near a bust there.  It looks like rain today, so maybe I’ll get a bunch of sewing time in.   To … Continue reading

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Embroidery/UFO Update

I didn’t work on the July UFO at all this month.  Instead I focused on the June UFO, the embroidered picture.  I probably should have pressed it so it wouldn’t look so wrinkled.    I made a lot of progress … Continue reading

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