sew toni

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I am back and old quilt magazines

First I want to say sorry I have been off for awhile. Just couldn’t get myself to work on my blog. I pretty much been sewing to keep my mind busy. I want to dedicate this blog to my dad because without him I would be able to bring the new year posts on the old quilt mags. My dad was a collector of all things and he liked to go to auctions and flea markets. A few months ago my mom gave them to me because I liked to quilt and she didn’t need them anymore. I absolutely love these magazines. Some of them are still in publication and some not. I felt I couldn’t keep them to myself, after all someone years ago felt the need to save them and they still exist almost 30 years later. The magazines consist of Country Quilts, Lady’s Circle Patchwork Quilts, Quilt, Quilt World, Quilt World Omni Book, Quilter’s Newsletter, Quiltmaker, Stitch ‘n’ Sew Quilts. The earliest is from 1983 and the latest is 1988. I have to say the most ironic thing I find with these magazines is that the years correspond with the most memorable years, from graduating high school-1983 to marriage-84 and the birth of both my children-Cassie-85 & Cory-88. These make them even more special to me. With that being said the reason I mention the magazines is I thought I would share one each month. Starting in January 2012 on the 5th & 20th of each month I want to talk about the articles the patterns that are in the magazines. I am going to start with Quilter’s Newletter May 1983 on January 5th. Please mark my blog because I am going to try to make it worth your time for stopping by. Also will be posting some things I have make the last month over the next few days.

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New page

I added a new page to my blog titled Projects. I is just some pictures of some completed projects that was done before my blog. I hope you enjoy looking at them.

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Changed blog name

I wasn’t really thrilled with the name I originally chosen and have been thinking on changing it. I came up with sew toni. I hope everybody likes it. Of course I had to play on the word sew and include my name so what else could I choose.

Since it has been awhile since my last post I want to include a couple of things I have been working on.

My nephew and his wife are expecting their first child, a boy, due around Christmas so I made a blanket, a couple of burp cloths, and a bib.

for Liam

I also made a purse from the fabric that was on my wall from my first post.

I have several works in progress which two of my projects are quilts. One for my bed and one for my daughter, pictures later. I also learned paper piecing in the last couple days. I will post some more pictures in a few days and I will try not to wait over a month to post again.

 

keep sewing,

Toni

 

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