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My journey of quilting, sewing and life.

Archive for the month “August, 2012”

Still a work in progress

I have been at my computer for over an hour messing with adding a page to show some of my projects but I can’t get it to look the way I want it. Hopefully my daughter comes home from work in a better mood tonight than she did last night because I need her help. đŸ™‚ Smile Cassie. I did change the front page of my blog. I figured out how to insert the background image and used a skinny lap quilt I made out of scraps from the purse I never finished. I turned out real neat except for some of the strips not lining up right but my mantra is if it is perfect then it isn’t handmade by toni.

Here is the the projects I worked on the past couple days.

The wallets are something I came up with. The larger one has 6 card pockets in the back and a separator for money or the important stuff. The front is a pocket for coins. This wallet I used velcro instead of a zipper which I think I like better. The smaller one has 3 card pockets no separator but also a coin pocket with velcro closure.

And now for my very first Dresden and I loved making this. Not sure if it was because is was the beautiful Christmas material or just Christmas in general. I used Holiday Flourish (2012) – Christmas Traditions Layer Cake for Robert Kaufman Fabrics bought from I love her daily deals and her tutorials.

That’s all for now.

Until my next post, keep sewing.


Updating my blog

I realized I didn’t put in anything under about me. Figured it out this afternoon where to put it and now it has been updated. I hope it is not two long. I tend to type like I talk (a lot). I will be adding photos and pages as I learn how to use this site. I think I will have to break down and have my daughter some short cuts though, I spent too much time searching and learning and it takes me away from sewing.

Until the next post.


My first post

I hope this works. I created this blog a few weeks ago but haven’t really done anything with it yet until a contest showed up on one of the blogs I follow,  Moda Bake shop. I think this is a great contest because I can find new blogs and new quilting/sewing virtual friends. Just want to say about my space I just moved a week ago so still a mess but with these pictures you have the general idea of where I will be doing my sewing. I haven’t been able to get up and running yet because still putting things together but I’ll bet I will be sewing this weekend. Also bear with me on my blog I am still learning on how to do this and plan to add and update it. Thanks for reading.

As you can see not a lot of stash yet just started quilting last year and space at premium right now. It doesn’t matter though I have a space to sew and I make the best of it.

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