Test presents!

Test presents!
Originally uploaded by 2ndAveStudio
Fixing that bow that is just what the Dr ordered!
Raw edge applique! sewn with red thread!
I am loving this!
Gonna make a couple more even though I should be quilting a quilt.
Maybe I will make placemats with the tests or sew them onto bags for Etsy.

Presents of mind

For the past week, I have been moving my mom into her new condo and woo-hoo I finally got a day off! Yippee! My DH went to work (he loves to work from home) so the house was quiet. I was finally alone and sometimes that is just what I need. Need.
My girlfriends have some really cute kids so they made their own girl scout troop. Or mostly their own troop. I don't know the details exactly.
I love to do crafts with the kids, it's fun and I did fun crafts when I was a kid and it instilled in me a love of creativity.
ideas,, by you.
So here is my raw edge appliqué present. cute huh? This is the first one so I think I should use red thread.
I have a banner hanging in my house, a museum banner, the kind they hang from light posts to advertise a show. see more here. Mine is a self portrait of Egon Schiele.
The banner is not exactly festive and I want to make a banner of presents and trees for the holidays. I may use this method. I cut the shapes out and "glue basted" them down and stitched around. Its fast, it's fun and I am loving how cute it is.

Have a good Turkey Day!
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Go Ginny

Check out Ginny she made a Bali Pop Quilt using my tutorial...

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Well, with the election over I need to get back on track and focus. I had a little Post Election Withdrawal Syndrome (PEWS), but I think I am over it now. I quilted a quilt for the BB club, it's a fundraiser, it's batiks and pretty and I did feathers with a variegated thread so it turned out pretty good. We figured out that it costs our group about 5$ a quilt. This year BBClub are on track to deliver approx 200 finished quilted and hand bound quilts to Passage. So... we need to have our own little fund. Right now we get backs and batting from Passage but if we ever want to help another group - say a womens shelter or cancer camp- we would have to have another 10$ per top at least.
IMG_0763 by you.
A few days later the Queen informed me that someone had asked her for a Passage Quilt and they wanted fish so she put out a call for a fish top and Friday night we got 2 fish themed tops. The woman was there doing passage sewing so she choose the one she thought her loved one would like. Today I quilted it and will deliver it tomorrow.
IMG_0765 by you.
I'm actually pretty happy with how it turned out. Once its washed it will crinkle up kinda like water ripples. I'm hoping anyway... Here is the back:
IMG_0764 by you.
I am participating in the spare change swap over at chickpeastudio. Metrosupial Designs and I were late, missed the deadline and would not be deterred so we swapped between the two of us. Spare Change was just too good an idea to miss out on, so we are participating anyway. Just try and stop us!
Spare Change Swap by you.
This is what Katie sent me and I have to tell you there are some real beauties in here.
Its my first "Swap and Make" so I am extra excited...
I am waiting for everybody to get their swaps from chickpeastudio before I start sewing.
This week I went and had my machine serviced, now it hums like a top.


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I live in Oregon.
My ballot came to my house with a set of voter guides. I sat with my mother in our living room,
with a ball point pen, reference materials and some iced tea. I filled in my ballot, put it in the secret envelope, and signed the outside envelope. Today I am taking it to the drop off. I like to do it on the same day as everybody else in the country. patriotic.
Oregon has some of the highest voter turnout in the country, or should I say "ballot turn in" ?
Either way, I think we are so likely to vote in Oregon because it is so easy for us to vote. After all those long lines and waiting waiting.... now you know how easy it could be.
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