Neighbors and Friends Live Here Mugrug Swap, via the QuiltingGallery.com

I signed up to join a mugrug swap through Quilting Gallery.com  It was advertized as “some embroidery required”.    When I got around to working on them, I saw that the instructions called for hand applique as well!!   AKK!   That is a LOT of handwork!!   Later, I discovered that machine applique was allowed…oh well!   By that time I had half of one already finished.   Maybe next time I’ll reread ALL directions before starting, huh! Ultimately, I even hand sewed the binding!  I NEVER do that!  We had to follow a pattern, but some modifications were allowed.

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The geese were added to mine because they evacuate here for the winter.

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(yes, I know it is migrate.   I like evacuate better!)

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This was supposed to only have 2 hills.   I ran out of green.   oops!

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These certainly aren’t perfect, but I’m pleased with my first embroidery.

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I hope my partner likes it too!

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I went to mail these to Australia this AM and was told it was going to cost $45.   WHAT???!!!    It was too heavy to go First Class.   Sorry, but that 6ounce piece of fudge cam out and is now MY dessert!!!  LOL

 

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Oh Christmas Tree

Mom ordered a runner for her friend!   Look how stinking cute this is!  Another batch of crappy cell pics, but it is the best I could do.   It is already in Mom’s hands.

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The striped binding is simply PERFECT!Christmas Table Runner

I hope Mrs Joy likes this!

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Christmas is coming…..

I managed to get a Christmas project done.   This one was almost a year overdue.   I am happy that I finally managed to get it where it belongs.  These are cruddy Cell pictures.   I am sorry!!   I needed it shipped before I lost it!!!Christmas wall hanging

 

My favorite detail is the jingle bells!!!!   I LOVE it!Christmas wall hanging

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Beyond the Rainbow

Since I am creating very little, let me show off my Apprentice’s work!   She made this last April for her Jr Beta convention.  it didn’t win anything, BUT she is totally proud of it.  As am I!  How many 11 year olds make an entire quilt from start to finish?  The only stitching I did on the whole thing was the binding, and only because my machine was going bonkers.  (sticky footpedal—-I took it apart and cleaned it–works great now!)Beyond the Rainbow Twin Sized Quilt

 

The design is one I created and hope to make a pattern out of.   The bottom square border was a necessity—she ran out of purple and we didn’t want to go to town!  And it really worked out great!   She used the Empress and just made big wavy lines.   She prefers a looser, fluffier quilt.

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The scrappy border was the icing on the cake!

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The Goober took a picture of me in the door reflection!!

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What HARD work, mom!  I am NEVER doing this again.   Until next year……..Beyond the Rainbow Twin Sized Quilt

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College Days Blog Hop!

Well, here I am again.   After nearly 3 more months of no contact.   I offered to make a block for Soma at Whims and Fancies for her College Days Blog Hop, in the hopes that it would get me jump started again.  Not sure it worked.  lol   BUT, I have a block!!

paperpiece megaphone watercooler cheerleaderSadly, it isn’t sewn out.   My boys got tangled in the cords and crashed my printer to the floor.   Wasn’t that nice of them?

I studied Sports Medicine and Athletic Training at Catawba College.  So for me, college was all about Water Coolers!!!   Yes, I was a lot more than a WaterGirl, but those darn coolers were still a huge part.  I started my career in high school, and continued until WildChild was born.  I miss my job….I really do….but the hours were killer.

Then I added the megaphone because The Apprentice is now a Junior Varsity Cheerleader.   She begged for a pompom…that was a nightmare to design!!  LOL

So, here is the block.   If anyone has any problems, please don’t hesitate to email, comment, or Facebook me.

click this link for the PDF file   ——> Watercooleregaphoneblock

And y’all, say a few prayers for me please.   I miss creating.  I just have to get out of this slump.

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