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    Happy birthday to your DD Rosemary!
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    Sewing projects!

    You all would faint if I tols you how much $$$ I spent on fabric in the past 3 months. I bought fabric to cover pillows, make window swags, cover a 4 panel screen, and table clothes.

    So far I've only completed the screen half way and a tablecloth, and now we are into gardening season, so little will get done on weekends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fidgiegirl View Post
    I find quilting hard. Maybe because it's so big? Although you could break it up into manageable size chunks ("make 3 blocks tonight") so that it still feels fun but leads to the completion of a project. Or maybe DD should get some quilted pillow shams or something like that which would be smaller
    I've done my share of quilting, and have never made a bed-sized quilt. I have a short attention span anyway, and the thought of spending hours and hours on something that would be used up and worn out as a bed covering (or thrown in the bed of somebody's pickup truck for the rottweiler) doesn't appeal. I like to make small and miniature quilts, and really enjoy foundation piecing, which makes teeny tiny projects a breeze.

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    I'm seriously considering making this rag rug. It's knitted from fabric scraps. I have a fabric scrap bin that really needs to be
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    The rag rug is underway and it's looking really cute!
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    I'm sorry I was so grumpy this morning. DD is finally feeling better after having a tooth pulled (but she still hasn't quite admittted that I'm not totally stupid-lol!), I got a little nap this afternoon, and the girls came home in better moods. Sometimes you just need that proof that things will get better. I got a crochet magazine today that has a cute cat to crochet, and some clothing for it, too. Each month they will have an outfit from another country. Next month is the Netherlands. I think this would be a cute thing to make, as dd's niece comes over often with her 3 year old dd, and has another one due imminently. I think this little cat and her clothes would keep the 3 year old occupied. I started making blankets for my dgd's American Girl dolls, but now I can't find them. I know they'll turn up.

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    What a cute rug, Stella. If only I could knit...

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    domestic goddess, I'm glad you are feeling better! Your craft projects sound cute.

    I'm still working on the rug and I've added one more mini-project. I'm making a baby headband for my soon-to-arrive daughter, Charlotte. I'm going to make it stretchy, using an old t-shirt as the base, and add some fabric yo-yos made from some cute yellow fabric with white polka-dots I had leftover from another project. I love headbands on babies. There are some ridiculously expensive ones out there, though, and they really aren't that hard to make.
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    Because my insanely jealous cat won't allow me to have another cat, I decided to sew some from a pattern that's survived several decades and many moves. The one problem I'm having is finding the kind of yellow-green plastic eyes I used to use on these. All that seems to be available are the goofy black and white ones with pupils that roll around. I don't want to get that cute.

    Also working on a crocheted beret for next winter. The beautiful wool felt one that my favorite aunt gave to me years ago has gotten stretched out of shape.

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    Pics, people, pics!!!

    I am sadly sorry to say that for all my enthusiasm in starting this thread, I have accomplished all of ZERO in the crafting area.

    Oh well! That's how a crafty life goes!

    Keep 'em comin', do-ers . . .
    Kelli

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