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Friday, October 31, 2008
* If you send me one, I will send one lace (over 2 yards); if you send two magazines I will send two different colors of hand-made crochet laces (might be the same pattern or different) and so on, but they have to be the mags on this list that I don't have in order fo you to get the lace,
*Or, I can pay for the shipping on them,
whichever you prefer, lace or money.
They are published by-monthly (each edition is two months) so the end of the year, December, and the start of the next year, January, are in the same mag issue.
If you are interested in doing a trade, my email is on the right side bar where it reads "my email" right below the map and right above the popular pages list.
- dec/jan 99
- aug/ sep
- feb/ mar
- dec/jan 01
- dec/jan 04
- dec/jan 06
Photo taken by my mother-in-law
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
This apron style was popular from the 30 - 60's. But this is more than likely the 40's.
I was a substitute teacher yesterday for the Second Grade class I used to teach. It was real fun to see the children again and get to say bye-bye to them this time. I also had them write their names on an apron for me to keep. Sad 4 students were absent so I didn't get their names. May not be a pretty start to an apron to any body but me, but I love it. I used a pattern I drafted off of one of GGH aprons minus the flaps and pocket. Still have to add the waistband and ties to it; will probably do that this weekend.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
The bottom photo was taken by my mother-in-law when she found the apron at her home. I have since borrowed it to make a pattern and to add it to the other aprons so they are all together.
Monday, October 27, 2008
Also, here is some floral work I have done recently for your viewing pleasure.
The easel, in case you are wondering, was a $400.00 piece, and the other was $80.00 of orchids. Both fun to make.
Saturday, October 25, 2008
So, this is a post I was going to do yesterday but ran out of time and energy (I was awake for about 41 hours straight to get this done in time). Deadline for sign up items into the auction was Tuesday, deadline to have them turned into school was Friday. I got up Thursday at 5 am, quilted all day and all night, didn't go to bed. Mother-in-law and daughter stayed up late quilting with me. My mother-in-law is just so great; she stayed 'till 3 in the morning helping me get this done for the auction. My daughter, who is 11, stayed up an hour past her bed time so she could quilt one block to help out. I put the binding on the quilt at 6:45 Friday morning. Still no sleep: still more quilting to do, but not around the edges, so the binding went on because that would be hard to do at work. Went to work, quilted at lunch time, and finished quilting.
Turned it in to the auction. Went to the fall harvest festival, stayed till about 9 p.m., got home around 10 and crashed. (There is more to this story than I am posting, but it would take way to long to post). Long story short, people don't understand the pricing of hand work. So I paid for my own quilt and brought it back home. I will enjoy it on my foyer wall and think of the wonderful 4th Grade children I taught, and my lovely mother-in-law, and my beautiful daughters for all their help in making such a wonderful memory for me (daughters: one helped quilt and another help cut, the last one watched and didn't touch) . From the start of the quilt to finish of the quilting, it was 7 days total; I don't usually make a quilt quite that fast. Thanks, everyone!
Monday, October 20, 2008
Sunday, October 19, 2008
th Graders drawings: rough around the edges, so to speak. I don't know if other people think it works that way, but it does for me. I usually quilt with a quilters between needle; this is definitely not that. This is massive on purpose to hold the size of the thread and to cause my stitches to be more uneven because I usually have very regular stitches. This forces me to be a little more sporadic. I decided to do a mixture of quilting and tying. I am using size 20 omega crochet thread in a variegated red to white thread.
(Bottom of quilt looking up: this has a cotton bat, I was afraid to bring any more wool into my home right now.)
Saturday, October 18, 2008
The stars are now on the quilt. I have the quilting or tying left to do, I haven't decided which yet, and the binding. Sorry, it was about 7 pm when I took this photo, and the lighting was bad; I will take a better photo later. Still have two days left of the fall break to get this done. I hope I can do it. Each star has a drawing on it; it's hard to see in the bad lighting.
Friday, October 17, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
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