Ginger Hearts

Ginger Hearts
Apricot Moon pantograph

Until the next quilt

Bella Sophia

Monday, January 6, 2014

The hectic season is

all behind us now so it's..........

out with the old and in with the new.  I couldn't sleep one night so I fiddled and fooled for a few hours and came up with a new look..........actually one from a few years ago, just a bit different than it was back then.  I think it's a nicer color now, but the braver you get with a computer, the more you will play.

This column is all about left overs from 2013.
I had Karl drive me out to a nursery (Holland Park) to buy a new plant for us.  I do love a poinsettia, but only at Christmas.....not on Valentine's Day....not at Easter.....but I hate to toss a perfectly good blooming plant on the compost.  We bought something new.  A plant I've been looking at for a long time.
It is often called The Christmas Rose but commonly called the Helleborus.  I have admired this every time I went grocery shopping and walked through the floral department.  Just one of those plants that said buy me and we did...........finally


I thought I had all my sewing done, but alas, I didn't.  I had nothing to put Cody's girlfriend's gift card
in, so instead of making one more stocking I cruised the internet looking for a pouch bag.  I found one when I "googled" and lo and behold I had the instructions in an old magazine on my shelf.  How lucky is that.  It was in the Spring 2008 issue of Quilts and More.
I did the pocket a bit differently.  I sewed strips together and then I did straight line quilting using the walking foot as my guide.  Sorry the color is really poor in this photo.

When it came time to quilt the back I opted to not do straight lines as I didn't know whether everything would line up after I squared each section up.  I didn't spend hours on it.  I started at the top and followed around and around until I reach the centre.  I moved my needle over as far to the left as I could and used the edge of the walking foot as my guide.

This is it!  I put a little piece of velcro on the pocket and then covered up the stitching with a button. I purchased a pretty date book to add to the gift and the gift card was tucked inside the zippered part.
I hope she liked it.  I haven't heard anything......where have all the manners gone......

The last one I made for Karl.  I bought him a new frying pan and as you can see it has a metal handle.  
It may get hot, it may not, but I grabbed some fabric and made a pot handle sleeve.    It took me a few minutes and two attempts, but it fits.

 A BIG P.S.     

Well, all that work to discover the handle doesn't get hot!  Oh well.

Have I got a goodie for your tomorrow.  See you then!!







by Maya Angelou

"Sometimes a small thing you do can mean everything in another person's life. When you learn, teach. When you get, give."

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