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1  Re: the delicious Good Eats/Alton Brown swap gallery in The Swap Gallery by Buttermilk on: August 18, 2008 06:36:30 PM
{she breaks to take a sip of soda, look lovingly into the eyes of Alton's photo, so preciously placed upon her . . .}

Oh, 'scuse me.  I am admiring my apron.
here's the apron top or bib:

Here's the pockets:

And here I am all dolled up waiting for Alton to drop by on his motorcycle to load me up and carry me off.  'course, as you can see, he'd need a wider back seat or large side car!!HA Roll Eyes

YOU TOTALLY ROCK ERIN ROSEMARY!! I LOVE THE STASH!  THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!  And when Alton does stop by, I'll tell him we must take a ride over to your place!
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2  Re: the delicious Good Eats/Alton Brown swap gallery in The Swap Gallery by Buttermilk on: August 18, 2008 06:29:40 PM
So to continue--

sorry about the fuzzy photos

These are four stickers.  I think these are too cute!

and a recipe book/season 1 guide to the Good Eats show--which by the way is extremely cute and chock full of stuff I will be finding ten years from now.

like this recipe

and so many more!
and then there's the potholders kits (to make three!)

which match the apron!
need to continue on next post!

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3  Re: the delicious Good Eats/Alton Brown swap gallery in The Swap Gallery by Buttermilk on: August 18, 2008 06:22:45 PM
OKAY, okay okay okay,  . . . . breathe . . .

This is too much!  You all will drool!

check this out:

ErinRosemary shoved a *%#@load of stuff in the box she sent me.
I'm going to split this image heavy submission up.  My plunder is totally awesome!

There's this magnetic poetry/recipe kit

and look below -- I thought of making a really racy statement, like replacing the words "GOOD EATS" with "UNI-TASKER" which ErinRosemary was thoughtful enough to include in the word collection, but then, I remembered that Alton was going to be directed to look at the postings!

~ to be continued on next post
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4  Re: Reconstruction Help? in Clothing: Discussion and Questions by Buttermilk on: August 17, 2008 03:44:35 PM
Hi.  I spotted the reconstruction question.  I wondered if I might put my 2 cents in.

This I did on my photoshop to show the backside with corset insert.  You would probably need to place some darts in to snug the dress to your body.

This could be the frontside.  Notice that the bottom section of the dress is removed, making it short and sassy.  Again, you would have to dart it on the waistline, and the bust as well as the top.  You could use the lace from the bottom that you remove to enhance the top.

What do you think?
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5  Cancer Schmancer Part III in Quilting: Completed Projects by Buttermilk on: August 14, 2008 05:43:01 PM
For those who are interested, I posted the first of these quilts on this Quilter forum, with the second on Needlecraft because of the enormous number of cross-stitches!

This is another one of the projects my Auntie did while being treated for the bladder cancer.  This one has such beautiful little dollies embroidered on each square (dollies or ladies with umbrellas?)

My granddaughter loved this one and she dearly loves her Great Auntie.

I cannot fathom the patience this took!

Was it Emerson who said "the great use of life is to spend it on something that outlasts it."
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6  Cross-stitched quilt in Needlework: Completed Projects by Buttermilk on: August 11, 2008 06:13:35 PM
You may have seen the posting I did with my 80+ yr old aunt's quilting.
She stayed in bed for three years while undergoing chemo/radiation for bladder cancer.
Her hubby, my uncle and a WWII vet, administered all meds and took care of the catheter bit
He was with the Blackhawk Infantry that liberated one of the worst POW camps in Germany, replete with bodies, ovens, the whole thing
I don't think there's anything more loving than what he did then, and what he did for my aunt as well.
She began to cross-stitch, sew, quilt, and just about anything she could while in bed to keep her and his spirits up.
Here's her cross-stitching results:


Kinda puts all other kinds of perceived problems in a new light, eh?
She's been in remission now for nearly five years.
Incidentally, when she does sew with a machine, she uses her treadle machine.
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7  Cancer Schmancer! in Quilting: Completed Projects by Buttermilk on: August 10, 2008 04:39:05 PM
My 80+ year old Aunt was told five years ago she had cancer of the bladder.
Her WWII veteran hubby learned to administer medications and change catheters.
She laid in bed for three . . . . long . . . . years.
She began to sew.


AND WOW!  She made beautiful QUILTS.  Lemons to lemonade!  I want to share her story, and pictures of her quilts.  This is one of my favorites from her collection.  ENJOY!
PS:  She has survived and now gads about on her little farm feeding the chickens, llamas, alpacas, sheep, guineas, and yes, she still sews--using her treadle machine now, instead of the "tedious" (her word) hand sewing.  Shocked
Crafting does heal the mind and the body doesn't it?
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8  reversible toddler dress and diaper cover in Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects by Buttermilk on: August 08, 2008 08:19:21 PM
My baby Granddaughter makes a great model!

Here she is modeling a cute little reversible number I made.  She posed on her pony, letting her long lovely locks flow in the wind.
I use cowgirl fabric of course, since she's a Western Style Riding kind of gal.

Here she is giving the horsey a nice pat on the head.
OOPS! There it is!  She can reverse the panties to have the same as the dress, or reverse the dress to the color shown on the panties here.

Well, I'm off to design something for her to wear to her next polo match.
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9  Rose Princess in Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects by Buttermilk on: July 13, 2008 08:12:26 PM

A sweet little girl named Adrienne needed a dress. Adrienne is my Grand-niece. Since her home was damaged in the floods that hurt the midwest USA, and in particular IOWA I felt that I had to do my part in helping her get things back to little girl normal as much as possible. So I looked through my fabric stash

I found pink and I found white. I found sequins and ribbon. And then I wondered what size to make it  . . . After all, Adrienne lives in a whole other State.  I guessed.  I emailed for measurements.  WHAT WOULD I SEW???  Well, I designed this.  I made the pattern up as I sewed.  The dress was mailed to her Friday.    She was selected as junior Rose Princess for the community Rose Parade.  These people are in the midst of destruction, but want to continue with their traditions. 
. . . . Now I await the postal delivery, and hope it fits her.  As soon as they can, Adrienne's family will send me photos.  Let's hold our collective breath and cross all our fingers and toes!
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10  Floral swag in Completed Projects by Buttermilk on: July 02, 2008 09:42:55 PM

I made this swag for my daughter's wedding.  It was hung on the gazebo right above her and her new hubby's heads.  The wedding was late March, and she chose tulips for the flower.  I didn't know till I started looking up meanings of flowers that the tulip is so romantic in connotation. 

The arrangement is very large.  The squares of ceramic tile on which this lies are 12" square each.
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