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1  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Glitter Every Day on: May 31, 2010 08:56:13 AM
When a good friend of mine was diagnosed with breast cancer recently, I knew I wanted to do something special to help her through the upcoming few months, so I made her a quilt.  The inspiration came from the blog post where she announced her diagnosis.  http://rocknrealty.net/blog/glitter-day/ 

Anyhow, here are a few pictures.  It's a pretty regular stacked coins quilt, except that I used some of the backing in the stack, so it looks more like stacked bricks to me. 



And here's a closeup of one brick so that you get a better idea of the fabrics.  I took sequined dance fabrics and ironed them to fusible interfacing to stabilize them so I could get the appropriate sparkle and glitter into the quilt. 



And last but not least, if you look very carefully at the quilting way down in the bottom right hand corner, there's a tiny heart just to remind her that she's very loved.



Thanks for looking.  If you can send a few good thoughts to my friend, we'd both appreciate it!



2  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fiber Friday 2/19/10 on: February 19, 2010 07:28:32 AM
Hello!  It's my first Fiber Friday!

Oddacity, I'm sorry that yarn was so traumatic for you.

So I got a spinning wheel on Sunday (used Ashford Traditional from craigslist) and made this:



It kind of looks like a hairball present from the cat, but after many aborted attempts to learn to spin, at least it was sort of yarn.

By Tuesday night, I had made this:





It's actually much greener than the photos make it look.  It's about 3 oz of merino roving from the local yarn shop, and my first attempt at plying.

By Thursday, I had this:





It's a turquoise heather Corriedale roving that I bought from The Woolery.  

I'm still working on consistency, and trying to figure out exactly how much twist I need on things, but it's actually recognizable as yarn, and that is so exciting to me!

3  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: My first of many ~ Amy Butler's Frenchy Bag! on: January 27, 2010 04:36:34 AM
You were right, Elvissa!

Ahhh-- hearing that never gets old!   Wink
4  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: The Pink Fabric Yo-Yo Dress of Doom on: January 20, 2010 08:19:16 PM
OMG I LOVE it!!!  Where do you get a yoyo maker from?  How is it used?

Google Clover Yo-Yo Maker.  You can get them with the quilting supplies at most sewing stores and they come in a wide range of sizes.

They're awesome!
5  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Hello Dolly!!! (today is her 64th birthday...so I made a tribute) on: January 20, 2010 08:16:17 PM
Only you could put that together!  Clearly we need a road trip to Dollywood sometime when she's appearing so that you can give it to her in person!
6  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: My first of many ~ Amy Butler's Frenchy Bag! on: January 19, 2010 04:05:32 AM
I think I saw some recently at Hobby Lobotomy.

And it's worth a try to go to www.shopelvis.com.  They have fabric, even though the prices are a little outrageous.
7  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: My first of many ~ Amy Butler's Frenchy Bag! on: January 18, 2010 08:20:07 PM
And I'm the lucky recipient!  The bag is almost too awesome to use, but I bet I'll be able to force myself to do it.   Wink
8  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: The Pink Fabric Yo-Yo Dress of Doom on: January 13, 2010 06:39:52 AM
Thank you, amiga!  I should print this thread out to store with the dress when she outgrows it!

And thanks to everyone who commented or viewed.  I feel really special now.
9  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Re: A very smart Santa hat on: January 04, 2010 08:12:09 PM
Thank you!

Although, devilmaycraft, I have to tell you-- next year for Austin's holiday parade, my smart club is planning on having 8 smarts wth sets of antlers leading my Ruby in her Santa hat, which should be pretty amusing.

And it was suggested over the weekend that the next hat I try to make for my little smart should be a (wait for it!) dunce cap!
10  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Modified Color Bar on: January 01, 2010 05:56:51 AM
That's hilarious.  And it rocks.
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