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1  Re: Is it time to show off our trees yet? in Winter Holidays by JoyfulClover on: January 13, 2018 08:41:28 AM
steiconi was generous enough to bless me with some of her bottlebrush collection. I had an extra strip of trim from a replaced door and thought I would just pop it up to see how it looks.

Except now I think it just might stay! I only have 2 glass trees that are too wide for this placement, so this is pretty much steconi's minitrees, just across the states!

Thank you so much for sharing, steconi! There are so many little trees!
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2  Re: Christmas Stocking round 13 Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by JoyfulClover on: December 28, 2017 06:19:06 PM
My stocking was received and confirmed via PM.

I knit a hooded poncho as she had several pinned. She likes "royal" colors, so I thought this was a good fit.

A zippered book made from a Harry Potter hardback. She pinned many owls, so I thought this was fun.

I found a neat leather bracelet, and then modified a weird quote claspy thing from another section with a traditional dragon she had pinned from last years swap round. I decoupaged it, and then sprayed several poly layers so it was waterproof.

A zippered pouch with happy snails. I mixed up the interior for some extra fun. Oddly, the snail fabric is a textile my friend picked up in Japan, and maybe it will go back. It was frustrating, though, as the print was not even with the warp/weft of the fabric. I finally just gave up and cut straight across. Go crazy!

A caligraphy necklace and earring set. I had to bust out my drill for this, so that was fun!

An embroidered owl pin. I might have to duplicate this one in a different colorway:

A happy Gnomey treasure box:

She really likes gnomes and I loved all the animals featured - esp the one on the side with a mouse, as she has a degu (which is not a mouse, but similar!). She also likes foxes, owls, and reading, so all the little snapshots of a gnome life was just perfect.

I also sent a Colonial Williamsburg fortune rolling block. It has fun phrases which made me laugh. Notecards, pen, small tube bag, unicorn gum. I think that's all.

The stocking was a regret. I finished the poncho first, and then had it in my mind all the stuff needed to fit, so I just stitched up a simple stocking in marbled colors. Then I saw others just packed the box with the stocking as another gift. So, I wish I would have made a pretty, sweet little stocking, but it's all done now. Whomp whomp

I hope everyone had a lovely holiday! Have fun, but stay safe!


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3  Re: Mug Rug Round 7 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by JoyfulClover on: December 25, 2017 11:35:15 AM
roler was my partner in the Christmas Stocking swap and sent my mug rugs together. She sent TWO mug rugs in such beautiful, sumptuous fabrics:

The colorways are just so beautiful!  And I'm PREEEETTTYYYYYY sure these are Japanese fabrics. So all of my mug rugs were International in flavor! These will also be going to work. Surprisingly, I typically have several beverages going at a time. Crazy, I know.

Thank you so much for being my buddy, roler!  You're a rockstar!


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4  Re: Christmas Stocking round 13 Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by JoyfulClover on: December 25, 2017 11:27:02 AM
I received from roler a few weeks ago, but beyond confirming nothing was broken, I closed it back up to open on Christmas! (It just worked out this year, my family is all separated, so this was my gift to me!)

roler made me the softest, most velvety-est stocking in teal and bronze. She also made a small sweater pillow - sent with form!

I just adore blues...

A block of Japanese cloth, constellation socks, a bag of assemblage buttons and beads, the CUTEST stitched felt owl, and a pair of felted ice skates! I think it's an ornament, but those two are going on my fridge. Her note is on a linocut print winter scene and a small container.

roler also sent a book box with a small red shishi (Chinese dragon), used in the Japanese New Year festival. (I thought that was interesting.) And 2 white Japanese masks - surprisingly heavy! I'm happy they didn't break during shipping. Finally, 2 small crochet flowers roler said are made by a 90 yo woman who leaves them at a temple in Okayama for anyone who want them. I hope I am still making when I am 90.

She also sent washi tape and a small green boot, like what I received as a kid! And SO MANY SNACKS! all with Japanese print! Fun! Can't wait to try them!

Thanks, roler, for being my buddy! I really enjoyed exploring my package on Christmas! I hope yours was equally fun and relaxing!

Cheers to everyone - y'all are so talented! I hope YOU are all making when you are 90!

Hugs and bugs,

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5  Re: recycled sweater quilt with some instructions in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by JoyfulClover on: November 26, 2017 02:43:35 PM

So, the intent is NOT to hijack this thread, but just to say Edel, I was sincerely inspired by your blankets. I have wanted to make one for awhile, but kept finding reasons why not. I really like how you stitched haphazardly and plan to try and do the same!

$42 dollars bought me 14 pairs of pants, 1 shirt, and 1 skirt!  The colors are more lovely in person (also, that one is not white, but powder blue). And I do still want one in olive green, so that's TBD, but otherwise, I have the material!

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6  Re: Mug Rug Round 7 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by JoyfulClover on: October 18, 2017 07:09:05 PM
Tracking for my International package says it arrived last week.

My partner indicated size and shape didn't matter, and would most likely be hung on the wall, so I wasn't as worried about the surface being 100% level.

I thought it clearly looked like a robot and was pretty excited as both my partner and I like them!  But after sending two people guessed monkey? So *fingers crossed* she likes them both!

Each little square is 1/2" x 1/2", and the piece is actually flat, but I didn't smooth it very well before taking photos.

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7  Re: Hoopla A-Long 2013-until the END OF TIME in Needlework: Stitchalongs by JoyfulClover on: October 13, 2017 03:24:33 PM
I found something that is slightly redundant, but I can't help it because of the topic! I mean, HALLOWEEN!

Last year I received some hand dyed fabric from yofi as an extra during the slow cloth swap. It's PERFECT for my topic, so I really just hope I don't mess up her lovely fabric!

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8  Re: Mug Rug Round 7 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by JoyfulClover on: October 10, 2017 08:09:51 AM
My domestic U.S. package arrived last week as well:

It's one of the only swap pieces I had a hard time parting with. I really love the colors and two mediums, but after seeing Acadians' work, I wish I would have added in some kantha stitching!

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9  Re: Hoopla A-Long 2013-until the END OF TIME in Needlework: Stitchalongs by JoyfulClover on: September 30, 2017 05:47:48 AM
Here is my submission:

I love Emily the Strange and thought this was perfect for October. I have two other Emily pieces (made by Craftsters!) and this will nestle right in.

Thanks, kittykill!
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10  Re: Mug Rug Round 7 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by JoyfulClover on: September 26, 2017 06:13:09 PM
I received from alwaysinmyroom!

She pulled from her fabric stash and generously shared some of her kimono fabric

So first, it's much larger than it looks at 6x12" (measured using the incredibly accurate finger segmentation method).  Although I can feel the warp/weft of the silk it's still soft. The colors are so lovely and deep - teal, mauve, black, emerald, cream, and a grey that looks to be washed with forest - and all the material has a slight sheen to it.

One side is strip pieced, and then quilted, making it very textural. But the other side is reverse appliqued! And has a lift to the fabric making it slightly puffy.

The center spirals out to meet the rim which is hand turned and stitched. Tiny, precise stitches. *le sigh*

She also sent white chocolate reesey cakes. But I also shared a smidge with my puppers, and her teeth chattered in happiness! (she usually only gets carrots, yogurt, or the green beans, so it was a treat!)

Thank you so much, AMIR, for being so thoughtful and generous. I will think of you every time I use my muggy rug!


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