Friday, September 25, 2015

Weekend Apron Special

My girls texted each other in a group text the other day (whatever happened to phone conversations?) about the family Thanksgiving plans.  Who would like to host?  In which town would we travel to?  Who needed accommodations, etc  Inside of a few minutes, all was decided and plans are made!  WOW! All I had to do was keep watching the texts flying! :)

Anyway, I thought of Thanksgiving and thought that I had better be proactive like my girls!  Sew . . .

I decided that I needed to offer aprons for all you cooks out there!  Sew . . . 

if you purchase any apron this weekend, thru September 28th actually, you will get free shipping! Yes . . . I will pay for your shipping!!  Yay!!!! (On a minimum purchase of $10)! (Just click on the picture link to get to my shop.)

Mother-Daughter set 
Oh  . . . . use coupon code Thread10 
to get the 

Have a great weekend!

Monday, September 21, 2015

Matching Coasters!

We are house and pet sitting for a friend, which involves some TV watching, since we need to stay close.  I always have my tea cup handy and my hubby likes to have ice water.  Our friends have matching recliners and end tables facing the TV, but much to my surprise, no coasters!  There was a folded paper towel on one end table, so I decided to make use of the huge sewing studio and using some of my fabric scraps, make them some -- matching their mostly blue decor, of course!

  What do you think?   

Monday, September 14, 2015

DIY Light Table

I will be house and pet sitting again this week and next, at the same place that we have been before. Remember . . . the house with a huge sewing studio!    Pet sitting for the birds, the cat and the little dog, Maya, who sits at the door of the studio and waits for me to go downstairs.

The last time I was there, I took some pictures of my friend's light table.  I forgot to post them, and thought some of you might like to see it!  The light table sits in the yarn section of her studio:

She loves the Latin flare and Toucans, so her studio is very colorful! I hope you can get the idea for the table and maybe build your own, if you have the room for it!  (This is not meant to be a tutorial, just something to inspire your own creativity!)

The light tables covers the top of a normal wood table, which my friend has covered with a Mexican blanket to match her decor!

The table itself is handmade, just a frame that holds the glass top and some risers to hold it up.

Underneath the glass sit two florescent light fixtures.

Here is a top down view.  You can see that she has a light above too.  She keeps tape rolls under the glass for handy use in securing her paper--she reproduces her own rug hooking patterns for sale.  Of course, those of you who use a light table for photos, you could get a frosted, less transparent glass top.

Hope this helps those of you who need a light table!!

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Another Crazy Quilting Stocking!

Working on some new Christmas stockings!  I did several last year of different types for my big Christmas Market show, but this year I am concentrating on Crazy quilted stockings!  Here's the one I am working on now:

Of course, I am not finished.  This is just the first stage--the patchwork and the embroidery.   Some of the bead work is done, but it needs more.  I love the pastel colors; different for Christmas!

I will share more when it is finally finished!  What do you think so far? 

Do you like pastels for Christmas 
or are you the traditional type?