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Create and Decorate Issue Giveaway
I have a little hand embroidery pattern in the new issue of Create and Decorate April 2011. It is called "Blue Cottage Banner". Embroidery pattern and finishing instructions are included.
To celebrate I am giving away two new copies of the magazine to two lucky winners. Just leave a comment below and I will contact the two winners via email to get mailing information. I will pick the names next Friday 02/18/11. This is a fun issue with lots of different spring theme projects!
I bought a quilting pattern a while ago to make potholders/hotpads and I thought it would be great practice for quilting blocks and it was. I used some of my Spoonflower samples to make some of them. Spoonflower samples for all the pieces used in the one above. This hourglass pattern stumped me a bit and I had to stay calm and get the seam ripper out :) After looking at the design I assumed I knew what to do...I used some of my cabbage rose collection with some commercial fabrics in this one. I liked this pattern, it is very easy and I can handle the two triangle squares on two corners... I used my cabbage rose fabric collection for some of the squares in this one too. These are all that I made. I really liked the log cabin hotpad and used up several scraps and it turned out bright and cheerful. There are a few more patterns in the collection I want to try. Fun new thing for spring!
I am very excited that I finished my "Touching the Autumn Sky" Mirabilia cross stitch pattern over the weekend. Whew, took a long time. I can't even remember when I started it. I'm looking for just the right frame now. I have completed two of Mirabilia's patterns in my cross stitching career, the other one is "Under the Friendship Tree". I really like her patterns of children. I have started the letter "C" of her letters series, however I am using Weeks Dye Works flosses instead of Crescent Colors. Looking forward to see how that turns out.