Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Busy Girl : :

This is a bit of a mish-mashy post, I'm feeling kinda silly at the moment after so much assembly line sewing! Today, I managed to get almost all caught up, staying focused and busy all day! And wow, was it a lot of work!!

That was a lot of work!

I finished up just as the sun began to set, so I didn't get great photos of my efforts, and I'm not going to make it back to the Post Office today -- definitely not, I think it's below 5 degrees out there?!

I did snap two quick photos of my personal stand-out favorites from the group! This Penelope crown, inspired by this Penelope Bedding, a super cute customer request.

A Favorite -- The Penelope Crown

And, this sweet, girly Piper crown. Yup, I like it!

A favorite -- The Piper Crown

I've been enjoying this new adventure of selling felt so far, as well! I might already need to restock the most popular colors -- that's a very good thing!

Felt orders!

It was most definitely this happy mail that arrived from beautiful Michelle that got me through that mid-day hump! A Cloud9 Fabric bundle of Tsuru, by my friend, fellow gang member, and talent extraordinaire, Rachida Coleman-Hale. You'll be seeing more of these soon -- they are so, SO lovely!!

Cloud9 Fabrics -- Tsuru

I was recently asked if I wanted to have some sewing fun with Glimma, a pretty and very calming collection by designer Lotta Jansdotter, by the folks at Windham. Of course I do!! I have a floor pillow planned for our living room for one charm pack, mixed with some solids. And, for the second... Well, I thought I would offer it up to one of you -- Just for those of you who are so sweet to stop by on a Tuesday evening -- Thank you!!

Glimma LOVE!

You can enter by commenting and if you want -- by sharing what your sewing plans are for this week? I'd love to read about them!!  Maureen  

p.s...winner will be announced within this post on Thursday! The Random Number Generator picked : :

#175 -- Pinspot, who said...
I do love those crowns you make! Lotta is one of my favorite designers. I finally cut up my stash of Bella and Echo for a quilt. I'm just waiting to get my hands on some Glimma before I start sewing!

283 comments:

  1. I wish I had a sewing plan for the week! I have everything I need except lining fabric for my first 241 bag... I'd like to try to get to it before we take a little vacation in a couple of weeks.

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  2. My daughter wants a pillow with her name on it for her birthday, so I might work on that. Otherwise, I'm doing some fun little hand-sewing & making a hexagon kindle cover.

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  3. I just love all the variety in your crowns. The Penelope one is gorgeous!! My sewing plans include to finish a picnic blanket - I've made the top last week but now need to finish it :)

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  4. Hi Maureen! I am seriously impressed with your productivity today-- that is quite few crowns! I love the birdie with the flags :)
    This week I'm working on some embroidery hoops filled with chicopee to hang in our bathroom, it's got some vintage black and white tile that goes so well with that fabric, and it really could use a splash of color! Hope you're staying warm and cozy!

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  5. Hi Maureen,
    Your crowns are just so adorable!! I love them all!! This weekend I will be finishing up my samples that I will use next week to teach my very first quilt retreat class. I am so excited, and nervous at the same time :)

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  6. I love your little crowns so much! I've always wondered what you use for the names?

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    1. Thanks Robyn! Some I hand-stitch, some I hand-cut, but most (the white lettering) are permanent iron-on, die-cut felt letters! :)

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  7. Love all your gorgeous crowns! My sewing plans for the week include finally finishing up cleaning out my sewing room and getting all my UFOs in order. I hope to finally tackle some of them and hopefully finishing some up :) Thanks for the giveaway!

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  8. In a weird way, getting sick has helped me find my sewing mojo again. My plans are to assemble a quilt top (all blocks done, just need to put them together), make some tissue covers for my mom, and after I'm feeling well again for a few days, quilt a baby quilt that's ready to be sandwiched. So thanks, cold, for helping me take a time out!

    Those crowns are adorable!

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  9. Yes, please! :)
    My oldest girl is turning seven on Saturday and asked me to make her a birthday dress. I've never sewn anything garment-wise more complicated than an elastic skirt but she asked -- so that's my sewing goal for the week. Wish me luck!

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  10. My sewing plans for the week include: taking my sewing machine in for repairs! Wah....

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  11. My plans for this weeks sewing are a draught excluder from the bottom of the stairway door. You should feel the cold coming under that door and finishing up two scrappy borders for my string quilt. Your crowns look super

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  12. Your crow creations are so cute. I am testing a bag pattern for someone.

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  13. Love your 'penelope' crown. I'm hoping to finish up a gift for a soon-to-be 4 year old :)

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  14. I love the crowns!! I love how individualized you made each of them! I am new to sewing and quilting, and I just got my cutting mat in the mail yesterday, and sometime this week, I will get my rotary cutter! So my plans are to start cutting the fabric I have been hoarding!! :)

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  15. Your crowns are always so lovely! I have seen that Tsuru fabric and you aren't kidding, so gorgeous! But so is Glimma and so generous of you to be sharing - thanks!

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  16. I am planning on making a cozy for my sister's mason jar as part of her bday present.

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  17. I love the crowns! I have various plans in my calender for the week including a skirt for myself, new pillow covers, and something for the princess is always in order. And the Glimma is gorgeous.

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  18. Your crowns are fabulous-makes me wish I had a little girl to give a party for! This week is binding week (which also means TV watching week)
    Would love to win me some Glimma!

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  19. ooh...i love your crowns. so cute. :) i am working on a scrap vomit quilt this week and a curtain for my niece's room. i am also thinking of doing some cross stitch on an old window screen for some wall art. we'll see how it turns out...hehehe...thanks for the chance to win a charm pack of glimma...i love her fabrics.

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  20. The crowns are so cute! And, love those charm packs. I just finished a tote bag with a brown paisley scarf, check book cover & key fob and then a turquoise/brown scarf, check book cover & key fob to change out when she wishes for my cousin. I now have a black tote with Betty Boop accessories for my sister-in-law's friend. I LOVE SEWING!!!

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  21. I love your crowns! They're amazing!

    My plans for this week is glue, glue, glue! Working on an art quilt of my kids!

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  22. I love your crowns! They're amazing!

    My plans for this week is glue, glue, glue! Working on an art quilt of my kids!

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  23. I have plans to make some placemats and quiet books all per request. Hoping I can earn enough money to buy my dear husband a new Dremmel before Valentine's day.

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  24. I'm working on a big batch of fabric journal covers this week. Busy Busy!!! Thanks for the chance to win this Glimma fabrics - gorgeous! And your crowns are pretty amazing too!

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  25. Oh! I hadn't seen Tsuru before - as an ex-pat living in Japan for another couple of years, I'm a sucker for anything Japan-inspired!! Gorgeous, can't wait to see what you do with it!

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  26. Love the crowns! And how sweet to share :-) I've got some ripping out to do. A border on a baby quilt that just isn't the right color. I may just leave the border off all together and bind it.

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  27. I am hoping to get started on my Lucky stars block for January.

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  28. Oh my. Today was not a sewing day but tomorrow I hope to get started on a black, white, and red quilt top.

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  29. oh i love tsuru so much! you lucky ducky! i love your crowns so much and i love that they are always so different! each one is so unique.

    i am making bags and bee blocks this week. i made that mini 241 for the handmade in newton auction and now sara is chomping at the bit to have one. i need to cut the fabric for hers tonight but first i have to go to joanns because the 10 yards of pellon sf-101 i had is nearly gone! it went far faster than i anticipated. better get more this time.

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  30. I'm so curious to see this line in person (Think my LQS should be getting it soon). This week I am working on a shirt actually, thank you for the giveaway!

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  31. I would love to finish up some a quilt top and some quilt backs. I would love to practice some free motion quilting...and I would like to MAYBE print off my 6" Lucky star BOM that I am doing! totally ambitious especially after getting over a terrible sickness! UGH! I sooo hope i win! :)

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  32. So productive!
    I'm in crazy catch-up mode around here too. If I can at least finish the 100 yoyo's for one project by the end of the week then I'll count it as a win.

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  33. I'm loving this line - I'm actually trying to finish up some 2012 projects so that in Feb I can start fresh!

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  34. I'm working on organizing my sewing space, maybe I'll get to my bag project ... Thanks!

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  35. Dang woman, you are a lean mean sewing machine!!!!!

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  36. Wow you are a busy girl! This weekend I took advantage of clear skies and got a bunch of projects photographed AND sewed with silk! Scary but rewarding. Love all of your new fabrics!

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  37. So nice of you to share! I need to quilt my scrappy trip along. Thanks so much!

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  38. Thanks for sharing some yummy fabric. I hope to get started on sewing a tote bag.

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  39. Trying to get a baby quilt cut out so I can sew it up at the cltmqg sewin this weekend.

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  40. Such cute crowns! When my 17 year old was little I used to make her small things with wool felt. It was incredibly hard to find in the mid-90's. I am so struck by home access to information has changed between her young childhood and this time with her younger sins. I must hide your feed from my four daughters or they'll start hitting me up for new goodies. I don't hVe time for anything new!

    I had big plans for this week. A fibromyalgia flare-up sidelined me for most of the week, but I have to keep my hands busy. Out came my neglected hexies and oh how I missed them! I'm now torn between going back to my original plans, which involve a huge decision I've been putting off about borders, or sticking with the no stress handsewing. I am so in love with the hum of my machine though. Maybe I'll scrap it all and make more bee blocks!

    Happy Tuesday night to you!

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  41. This week I plan to finish up a mini quilt and a pouch.....both are for swaps!

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  42. Love the crowns! I finished long arming two quilts a couple weeks ago and I need to bind them. So I'm hoping to work on the binding, a block for the simply solids bee, and a pouch for the pretty little pouch swap. Ambitious for my super sick early pregnancy state, but possible if I don't end up sleeping too much.
    Happy Tuesday!

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  43. Ooh, Glimma, squeeeeal!! I (finally) finished piecing my Summersville quilt top while kids were enjoying the snow at the weekend, so I should quilt & bind it... but I feel the call of the scrappy trip along and probably won't be able to resist! Thanks for the chance :) x

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  44. I love those crowns with the bunting especially!

    This weekend I'm hoping to get my Winterkissin' quilt top finished so I can get it basted on my mum and dad's big kitchen floor the following weekend :o)

    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  45. I have all day to myself tomorrow, and I plan on trying to start & finish a mug rug! Thanks for the giveaway! And I adore your crowns!!!!

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  46. Oooh, the Glimma looks so lovely!
    I've plans to finish up some Easter baskets which are really fabric buckets and of I'm lucky I'll get a start on a couple of the squares for my Rapid City quilt.

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  47. I've been working on a multitude of projects, and one finish. Mainly I am doing sampler blocks as a way to increase mah ninja quilting skillz :D

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  48. Those crowns look so fun! It sure would cheer anyone up :-) Love those fabrics. I am trying (that's the word these days) to finish up a mini quilt and a couple of bags.

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  49. Glimma...yes, please! I finished up a baby quilt today and next up I'm working on 2 charity quilts - the 4th graders at the boys' school hand-pieced four-patch blocks and I'm putting them together into quilts to be auctioned off next month! (my oldest is a 4th grader)

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  50. Love the crowns! I am working on a project for an upcoming book (not mine) and just to mix it up I also have a mystery quilt going.

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  51. Wow that's alot of crowns! I'm making a camera strap cover this week.

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  52. Your crowns are beautiful! Today I finished piecing a quilt top for a lap top. Tomorrow I am going to continue working on my medallion quilt for Rachel at Stitched in color's Handstitched class!

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  53. I have said it before, but I absolutely adore your crowns. So very very sweet and fantasy-like. My 4 year old granddaughter would swoon. You do such a beautiful job on them. It must be nice to find something so satisfying like that to work on. I am about to re-purpose a 36 year old bedspread given to us by my husband's grandmother when we got married. It's been "my blankie" the past 20 years or so after it became worn and soft and we no longer used it on the bed. It's becoming more worn, so I'm going to cut it into squares and add some other fabrics and make it into a fleece-backed quilt. I'm so excited!

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  54. I'm working on a leappad carrying case for my daughter. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  55. Sewing plans for the week are to baste quilts and get them ready for quilting. I like to do them in batches, since I love hand sewing the binding in batches :) Those crowns are super cute!

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  56. I'm working on a color wheel for my newly painted sewing room! Baby bibs, blankets, washcloths, and burp rags. And new purses for my 3 grandchildren. Ya, that's probably next week's lineup too :)
    Thanks for another giveaway!

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  57. The crowns are sooooooooo cute! I am working on a Starburst Quilt (Happy Quilting Melissa's QAL) and am hoping to get the top done this week. Fun giveaway!

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  58. sewing plans, lets see. i have plenty to do! I need to finish the last touches on a dress form pin cushion i have been procrastinating about. And i have another to make for Nana. I need to get going on my piece for a blog hop and finish the sprinkles on some felt sugar cookies for the kids' kitchen at their Gamaw's house. Yep, I have lots to do! Have fun making your floor pillow:) Beautiful fabric up for grabs, btw!

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  59. My sewing plans for the week include to just keep quilting on. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  60. My daughter Piper loves the crown!! This week I hope to start sewing again after a way to long hiatus

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  61. I just finished a set of place mats. Now my sewing is done until I get back from my vacation. I really like the little crowns. I presume it is for a birthday party. To cute. Thanks for having a give away.

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  62. You've been busy busy. My sewing plans are to finish two pillows for a block challenge.

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  63. So pretty! I'm hoping to get some Tsuru, too. My plans for the week are to work on my Indie quilt, finally...but the winter darkness seems to have me in an unmotivated slump. I suppose I need to pull out my vitamin D!

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  64. I am working on a baby quilt for a coworker and a doll quilt to go with a doll that I made. The crowns are so cute!

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  65. Working on a name tag for my Modern Quilt Guild challenge and might do one for each month with a different theme. Also sending giveaway good vibes.
    www.stitchesonmyneedle.blogspot.com

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  66. My sewing projects are finishing up baby gifts for my two nieces. I made blankets, bibs, and burp diapers, a tutu for one of the little ones. I also crocheted they each a hat. One is a boy and one is a girl.

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  67. This week I need to put a new dress on an old Sunbonnet Sue and make the blocks from the Something New Sampler.

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  68. Susan Peck KnuevenJanuary 22, 2013 at 7:40 PM

    Those crowns are so cute and unique. Love the top square of that Glimma fabric. Depending on the other colors, it could make a sweet table runner and 2 placemats when used with some of my stash!
    Thanks so much for all your give-a-ways!

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  69. I just love your crowns! I have a couple of birthdays coming up and I think I will order some for the birthday girls! Thanks for the giveaway! I'm planning on making some covers for the cervical collar my friend will be wearing for a couple of months, just to cheer her up some! And maybe I'll be able to get a purse or two done.

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  70. I would love to finish up the quilt I'm working on this week :)

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  71. I am working on a quilt for my living room couch with Chicopee!! Thank you for the giveaway!

    amyd14_1999@yahoo.com

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  72. The crowns are adorable! My plans for the week include finishing a few table runners and starting another quilt! I just finished a tote bag for a donation. And maybe start another block. Big plans- we will see what happens! thanks for sharing!

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  73. Wow you have had a busy day and I know you are relieved to be getting caught up. I love the crowns and as I looked at them I thought I need one to celebrate my 53rd birthday on Friday, lol. Guess I'd look a little silly and after all I'm celebrating all week since birthday's are more fun that way as we get older. As for plans this week, I finished sewing the strips on my jelly roll quilt and now it waits for me to go to the quilt store on Friday to get border, backing and binding fabric. Next project is to make a charm pack baby quilt. Thanks again for the great evening blog reading and giveaway.

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  74. I am working on a birthday quilt for my niece this week

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  75. tonight i am sewing on binding for my third quilt this year. of course one of them i started last year

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  76. I am finishing up slipcovers for my couches and then, hopefully, making some beanbag chairs!
    kirkwood0419(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  77. Oh my word... you're so awesome to share a charm pack! [I can't wait for the yardage to come out. Lotta is one of my all-time favorites.] Today I finished up an infinity scarf for my daughter. Tomorrow's plan is a slipcover for a boring leather cube... my living room needs more color! Thanks for the chance to win - what a nice Tuesday surprise.

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  78. What fun projects you have going! I am laid up from a recent surgery, so spending a lot of time on the couch! But I would love to work on an apron!
    DeniseB
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  79. Maureen, you have definitely been a very busy girl. Love the crowns and the embellishments. Thanks for the chance to win some fabric!

    Hugs,

    Carmen L

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  80. Doing some hand quilting and pondering which purse pattern to do :-)

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  81. Wow - impressive work! My current project is quilt blocks - I'm almost 1/2 done assembling them!

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  82. I just bought some fabric to make pillow cases to go with my new comforter set.

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  83. I finally finished up my curves project from sewing summit. I now have a lovely pillow for the couch!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  84. Those crowns are really cute. I wish I had your enery. My plans for the rest of the week is to work on a quilt I am making out of the McCalls magazine and finish a small stuff bear that I am making. Thank you for the chance to win...

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  85. My town just started a disposable bag ban on Jan 1. There's a reusable tote bag design contest that ends Jan 31. I'd love to stitch up an entry this week, but I have yet to come up with an original idea.

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  86. I love the crowns, I think I need to order one for my little mans 1st birthday. I had an idea using HST's that I would love a charm pack to test out!

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  87. Love the crowns, what a great idea for a child's b-day party. Or maybe an adults? What fun that could be. I'm working on aprons, princess dresses, Cape Cod capes and everything bags. Yes I am busy. But what fun creating my own designs.
    Thanks for the fun Ideas.
    Cherie B.

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  88. My sewing plans for this week are to bind four quilts that I have completed...I will not allow myself to do any other sewing until they are done! So far I have finished two of them!

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  89. I love Lotta! I just ordered one of her books yesterday. :-)

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  90. Tonight I plan on hemming my kitchen curtains. Later this week I plan on making a baby quilt using the giant vintage star pattern.
    lisamcgriff (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  91. Finishing up a t-shirt quilt for a client and then not sure what I'll start next!

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  92. I love those crowns! super cute! this week I am working on finishing a fabric basket that I have been working on for a little while. Its almost finished!

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  93. My sewing plans are to finally finish my Madrona Road Challenge! Love your crowns!

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  94. The crowns are so awesome. I love the idea of being able to use them forever, not going in the trash like those paper ones. This week I am making a quilted table runner for Valentine's Day...or at least trying to.

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  95. I'm hoping to convince my mom to come with me to my LQS on Thursday to get some fabric for AMH's Quick Change Trousers for Squirt. And that was just a really long sentence :) P.S. Your crowns are adorable as usual!

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  96. Love love love the crowns, they will last forever and get lots of play I am sure! I am going to finish my winter crazy quilt postcard, build my next crazy quilt block and work on a crazy quilt block from my current round robin! Busy Busy

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  97. I'm hoping to sew doll carriers for my girls and work on a long overdue quilt.

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  98. No plans, Just hope I can get a few hours of sewing in between work and mom duties.

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  99. I am planning to do some sewing for my future grandchild due in July! Fun!!!

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  100. Finishing a baby quilt and working on an order for my shop.

    lisaandmariahcreations@gmail.com

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  101. The crowns are just darling! I would not be wandering out in those temperatures either.

    I have been spending my day trying to catch up on some of my projects so I can start something new.

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  102. This week will be spent sewing a lap quilt for one of my sweet sisters. I'm looking forward to seeing your floor pillow because every now and then I think I need one - or two or three!

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  103. The crowns are amazing! No sewing plans this week. The machine goes in for a tune-up tomorrow. Hopefully by the time it's back I can have my space cleaned up and organized and ready to get started on a little tote bag I want to make for a friend.

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  104. Love your crowns! Hard to pick a favorite!

    I'll be working on customers' quilts, always trying to catch up!

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  105. I need to get a birthday gift sewn this week for a four year old

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  106. Oh my- that is such a pile of crowns! Good work!

    I really love the Glimma line and can't wait to get my hands on some. This week I hope to try out some new sewing- tote bags and zip pouches, plus I have a pillow cover and crayon rollup for orders. I'm also hoping to get some placemats done for our own table! That always seems to fall to the bottom!

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  107. OH my gosh. LOVE those crowns!!!! I sewed a quick jersey knit cowl today and I'm working on blocks for my Madrona Road quilt top

    brookeali(at)hotmail.com

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  108. I've been working on the Scrappy Trip along with some of lotta's fabrics. Really like how it's turning out. Have a couple of zip bags to make and starting a new knitting project.
    Thanks for such a great giveaway!!!

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  109. Your crowns are so cute! I am working on hexies, sewing them together right now. Will be traveling tomorrow so they will be the perfect project.

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  110. Glimma! Such fun fabric. I am currently sewing a Churn Dash quilt to donate to a silent auction that is raising money for breast cancer research. It is very close to my heart.

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  111. I have dolls to work on this week, but I'm avoiding them right now...NOT good. What I SHOULD be doing is what you did today, but darn it if the kids didn't want to eat today. Tomorrow they will be gone on a field trip seeing "The Tempest", so it's just me, the dogs, the cat and my sewing machine!

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  112. These are so cute. I love the plane and the bird. I plan to start a grandmother's flower garden quilt this week.

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  113. I have to finish my pouch for the sweet pouch swap! I love Lotta fabrics!
    Thanks! Sarah
    sshuttrbugg at aol dot com

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  114. I have started a new project called Country Charmer by Lynn Wilder and I am using a FQ Bundles that I have had for 2 0r 3 years.

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  115. Finishing my moms 70th birthday quilt.

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  116. I'm hoping to make some progress on my nieces quilt :). It's all laid out, just need to get sewing.

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  117. Your crowns are so sweet! Makes me wish I had someone small enough to wear one. I do have my own "princess" crown that a friend made for me. I wore it all around the Chicago quilt show several years ago so members of the group I was with could find me. I forgot I had it on and was wondering what a little girl was staring at late in the afternoon.... :P Thanks for sharing the pictures and bringing back fun memories!

    Sandy A

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  118. My sewing plans, hm.... Well, I have to finishe a bee block (from november! woops), make a cute little bag for a friendship swap, a zip bag for another swap, and finish my Mini quilt for that swap. All swap related items.

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  119. I love Glimma! Working on a scrappy quilt this week.

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  120. Love your fabric - I'm working on a bedrunner right now!

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  121. I am making a charm quilt (all different fabrics) so this charm pack would be just what I need! Darling crowns,Maureen!

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  122. I'm doing a lot of knitting this week--testing out a pattern for the designer, on a deadline.

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  123. I've mostly been hand sewing flower pins/clips for a february craft show, but I took a break yesterday to make a dress up cape for my son and a winter maxi dress for my daughter.

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  124. I have dance costumes to finish and a shirt for my mom. I expect that the costumes are the only thing that will actually happen =).

    gtbernstein(at)comcast(dot)net

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  125. I'm cobbling together class play costumes and props!

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  126. Working on a new quilt for my son, a state trooper in PA!

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  127. Machine quilting practice and machine stitching some raw edge applique is on the list for this week.

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  128. My daughter wants a rag quilt so that is what I'm sewing this week. Thanks for the give away.

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  129. I need to get at least 4 baby quilts done by the end of February and I work full time so ... chop chop!

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  130. Love love LOVE your crowns! I am finishing my herringbone quilt for the sewcanshe it's a new year sewalong! I am actually going to use your quilt as you go tutorial! I recieved a package today of something I'm very excited about! I made a quilt for a wedding and the bride wanted to have the guest sign it, I suggested I could send her left over fabric blocks that she could have the guest sign instead and make a wall hanging! So much to do but I love it! Thanks for sharing I can't wait to see your floor pillow!

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  131. No quilt making for me right now. I am working on hand-sewing on hundreds of tiny pearls onto lace, which I will then sew onto a long wedding veil for our daughter. Wedding date is March 17, so gotta keep going until done! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  132. This week I'm working on sewing matching skirts and hairbows for my little girl and the little girls of two of my best friends. I love your crowns!

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  133. Working on a quilt for my sister who is turning 30 soon :) Thanks for the chance to win!

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  134. This week I am working on soft fabric dolls for orphans in South Africa. I am hoping to have 20 girls and 20 boys ready to go at the end of January.

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  135. Darling crowns! I'm thinking it's time for some tidying up in the quilt room because I can't seem to get myself in there today. A definite sign of too much chaos~

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  136. This week I'm working on baby shower gifts - lots of hand work! Hand sewing the binding on a baby quilt, finishing up a hand-sewn hexagon ball and starting a little fox stuffling from Gingermelon. The Glimma fabric is gorgeous!!! Junie.None@gmail.com

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  137. Thank you for all the fabric / sewing eye-candy! Didn't get any sewing time in today, but I've enjoyed sewing vicariously through you! :)

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  138. Like you, my sewing plans are to get caught up! I'm so behind in my bees that I really need to buckle down so I can get to some me-time sewing! this year, it may sound selfish, but I want to work on stuff I like rather than committments to someone else's whims.... we'll see how that goes but at the moment I'm off to sew bee blocks

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  139. I'm about to go and cut out the trial run for my corset, not quilting, but just as much fun!

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  140. I'm finishing up some Valentines Day bunting tonight. Next I have a baby quilt to work on but I need to shop first. Your crowns are so cute!

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  141. Those crowns are just adorable! I'm still slaving away on Bonnie Hunter's Easy Street! Throwing in some quick fabric birds for funsies!

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  142. I need to sew some sample seams so I can get started on my quilt. Yeah, maybe that's what I'll do this weekend.

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  143. I hope to finish a quilt for my baby boy who is turning 9 months!!

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  144. Love your felt handiwork! I am sewing a tumbler tablerunner with civil war prints! awolk at rogers dot com

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  145. my, aren't *you* so sweet for offering! I've been itching for some new fabric so I can <>. <--I feel like I need to make something without a plan at all. but before that happens, I really should baste, quilt and bind a quilt for my lovely sister-in-law...

    (and golly, that Tsuru fabric looks so lovely and amazing! I'm thrilled to see more and more unique prints being offered using organics.)

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  146. Oh, I'd love some Glimma, love love love. Tonight I'm working on the first month of a BOM my quilt guild has started. Tomorrow I am sewing up a car seat. Not a child's car seat cover, a vroom vroom car seat. Wish me luck.

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  147. So nice of you to share! I plan on finishing a quilted cover for my new sewing machine!
    Carrie
    thesimpson5@twlakes.net

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  148. Love those crowns! I'm working on some pillows for my new couch.

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  149. This week I will be quilting hubby's king-size quilt (after pulling out botching quilting seams last week).

    Fawn

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  150. I love the name "Glimma!" The fabrics are lovely and thanks for sharing. I'm doing some mundane sewing tonight - darning my puppy's leash because she chewed a rip in it.

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  151. I must complete my Step daughter's baby quilt, will take about 20 mins. I will post pictures!

    But I have been OCD looking endlessly at purse patterns and wallet patterns. I have looked at 1000 pictures over the weekend! I have also cleaned out my closet. My bedroom and closet are also my sewing room. It is not functioning well. Gotta get better organized.

    I also have a king sized Jacob's latter that is for me and has been in progress for months. I have 18 or 20 of the blocks prepared and I think I need 30. Will see how that goes. It is going to be beautiful, deep purple, unbleached muslin, and a cream colored floral print.

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  152. Love those crowns! I'm working on some pillows for my new couch.

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  153. Love those crowns! I'm working on some pillows for my new couch.

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  154. I am working on my first commissioned quilt, a sweet baby quilt and then on to some bee blocks and my Modern Medallion--whew! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  155. I am STILL working on Christmas gifts! Got the final family do next weekend and will be working my little butt off trying to get things done by then! xx

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  156. I'm going to try dying one of my husband's white dress shirts and making it into an outfit for my daughter for the Project Run and Play sew along.

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  157. I plan on teaching my 2 granddaughters how to sew a pillowcase to cover a pillow which will be used as a bed for their newly adopted puppies. Wish me luck!

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  158. Thanks for the opportunity! I plan on putting together my first bee block ever!

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  159. I want to finish the back of a quilt and start putting it together...we'll see if it happens!

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  160. Hand-quilting a quilt...hopefully to be completed in time for Valentine's Day!
    sowingstitches[at]gmail[dot]com

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  161. My plans are to make a fleece jacket for my mom and curtains for my bathroom out of some beautiful lilly belle fabric.

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  162. Good for you getting so much done! I like the Piper hat. :) I need to make a new lanyard for my keys this week. I've also got a quilt top that is close to being finished, and a quilt along block that is half finished.

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  163. I am sewing a new to me baby quilt pattern. It is quick so I enjoy the fact I am nearly done after just starting today at bedtime

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  164. Love all those crowns! Nice job! I am making a few baby blankets for nieces and friends.

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  165. Who wouldn't want to wear a crown on their birthday! :) My current sewing project is finishing up some lined curtain panels for my daughter's nursery. It's a relatively easy project but is taking forever since I can only work on them during nap time.

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  166. My sewing plans include to finish a pillow case.

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  167. Love all of your crowns! So adorable! I'm trying to start a few birthday projects for my daughter (a quilt and dolly), but I'm sure it will be a mad flurry of sewing come March! :) Thanks for the giveaway!

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  168. Oh my.... lots and lots of comments.... Well, if you get a chance to read all of these - I will be working on my January Block of the Month which is called Five Flying Geese, will be cutting my fabric for the beginnings of our Mystery Quilt and will be finishing up my husband's quilt.

    LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE your crowns.... they are so much FUN!

    The charm pack is beautiful!

    Thanks for the chance!

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  169. I love all your crowns! I am going to finish my first 2013 Christmas gift which is a redwork embroidered wall hanging. Then it's onto baby bundle-ups for the local hospital maternity.

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  170. I'm currently working on a cross-stitch sampler, but as a break from that there is a mug rug that I want to work on. Small projects for me for the time being...the power cord to my sewing machine got cut somehow! So it's all hand sewing until I get it to the repair shop.

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  171. Working on a rag-quilt for my foster nephew.

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  172. I adore Tsuru!
    Oh - sewing plans for the week are busy! Finish a bee block, finish my Sew Sew Modern project, make a birthday pillow for our dear neighbor turing 9, and hopefully put together all the blocks for my eldest's new quilt.

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  173. I want to make some more blocks for my best friend's wedding quilt this week!

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  174. I do love those crowns you make! Lotta is one of my favorite designers. I finally cut up my stash of Bella and Echo for a quilt. I'm just waiting to get my hands on some Glimma before I start sewing!

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  175. This past weekend I made pillow cases and baby wash cloths. I am not sure yet what I will be making this weekend. fran.daoust@yahoo.com

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  176. Wish I had sewing plans for the week! But Australian tennis finals are on...will be glad when I can get back to regular life (and sleep!) after tennis is all finished!

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  177. I'm trying to finish a few tutorials I have coming up and a pattern test this week. Love that Glimma and I am SO jealous of that Tsuru pack!!

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  178. Hi! Right now I'm in the process of moving so no sewing...be glad when I can get back to it.

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  179. I'm working on the scrappy trip along :)
    you do a great job on the crowns!
    xoxo melzie

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  180. The crowns are so cute. I'm sure the kids that get them will fall in love with them. The only sewing I'm doing this week will be in a class I'm taking on Saturday.

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  181. I'm finishing up a snowman wallhanging for my husband!
    Love to win the charm pack.

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  182. I finished a bee block for tonight but really need to finish some year end accounting stuff before I can sew more. I'd love to have some Glimma.

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  183. I just finished two jumpers for granddaughters and am trying to figure out my next step. Probably sort through patterns to find something special to make for a daughter's birthday, coming up too soon!

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  184. Tsuru and Glimma are two of my favourite fabric lines for this year. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  185. Wow, you HAVE been busy! That is a lot of crowns.

    I'm currently trying to get my studio organized and clean. As soon as I can keep it clean for a month, I'm allowed to buy a longarm and get to trade rooms for a bigger studio. Kind of juvenile, I know, but hey, I get to buy a longarm!!!

    Besides that, I'm sewing a bunch of HST's right now. Lots.

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  186. That's a lot of productivity! You are inspiring, as always!

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  187. Your crowns are lovely as usual Maureen. I'm going to start working on an old kit I pulled out. It is a Moda U Barbara Brackman design from 2008-2009 done in nature colored batiks. I figure it is just the thing to jump start the mojo again.

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  188. What cute crowns!
    Life has been getting in the way of sewing plans, but I have Star Wars fabric all over my space that I want to turn into a quilt top.

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  189. This week I have an appointment with my seamripper! I have to redo my open wide zipper pouches, since the outer fabric was a bit too big. My mistake, not to blame on Noodleheads excellent tutorial!!! Thanks for the chance!

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  190. You are so talented. Loved the crowns and fabric. Great idea to makr pillows i would love to tyr that.

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  191. You are so talented. Loved the crowns and fabric. Great idea to makr pillows i would love to tyr that.

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  192. I am carrying on with my x and + blocks. Loving these blocks. I do like that new line of Rashida's too.

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  193. I am finishing up the fabric birdhouses I have been working on for about two weeks. Love your crowns.

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  194. No sewing allowed... have to first finish the knitting and crochet projects that are lying around (everywhere...) before I start anything else. Says husband. I think I'll try to send him out of the house so that I can finally start on the quilt for the boys that I've been thinking about for a few weeks...
    PS your crowns look lovely!!

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  195. My plans are to finish putting together my blocks for my Single Girl quilt and finishing up the top!

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  196. I love the crown with the airplane! This weekend I'm going to try to finish a seat cushion with contrast piping. It will be an adventure!

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  197. Just seeing that photo makes me wonder how you get the crowns in the mail - do they fold flat without any lasting damage?
    I've just organised a vintage sheet FQ swap and sorted all the fabric last night so today I can sew - hurrah, I have a quilt I pattern tested to quilt and another set of quilt blocks to sew for the Starburst QAL - lots to keep me busy. Have a great week

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  198. Thanks so much - this brightened my week. I'm in the middle of embroidering & applique-ing a cushion for our baby room.

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