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Hi! I am a "middle aged" wife of over 40 years, mother to 2, mother-in-law to 2, and grandmother to 4. I love hanging out with these people!!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Cute Little Sheriff!

Here is my card for OWH Mid-Week Throwdown - I made him this weekend - he is my first father's day card for OWH.  I made the jean pocket and used twine for the lasso.  I know a couple of cute little guys who wear badges!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Thanks Human!

I love robot paper and stamps!  So I took OWH sketch 114 and used robots! 

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Mid week throwdown

This is my yellow and green card - - I decided to keep it simple - and make it all about the zig zag!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

OWH cards

ODBD -embossing, stripes and ribbon

Sketch #113
Here are my submissions for ODBD - Our Daily Bread Designs and Sketch #113  - I have seen such wonderful examples of before and after on OWH Facebook page - and I had one of those moments with the ODBD card - I made it then thought - this could be better as an after - so I went back and added a few things.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Review of my mini sew

I have been "quilting" for about 8 years - paper piecing for 1.5 and sewing since I was a child.  this being said I am not unfamiliar with sewing machines - and I am very comfortable around them.  Today I tried out my new Kenmore (Janome) Mini Sew.  I paid $49.99 for it on ebay - with free shipping.  If you are looking for a good -easy to use - machine for paper or for quilting - this one may work.  It weighs about 7 lbs.  So even I can move it to my kitchen table or outside if I want. It feeds paper and fabric straight and easily - no tugging or pulling.  I used pre-wound "A" bobbins - because I had bought 250 about 8 years ago - and still have 240!  The threading was pretty standard and the instructions easy to follow.  I liked it - I loved it - I want to do more of it!  I even took out the thread and bobbin and used it to pierce the paper - WOW - straight -evenly spaced holes!   And I pieced paper together using the zigzag stitch to catch both papers -even though they overlapped slightly.  Surprisingly - it sews just as well on fabric!  I sure got a winner here!

Paper piercing - on the right is a zigzag stitch- left is straight stitch

Paper piecing -catching both papers with the zigzag stitch

Kenmore Mini Sew - made by Janome
Here are some pictures:

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

It's Been Awhile!

It has been awhile - and boy have I been Missing YOU!  Soooo here is Sketch 111 - which I am using for an OWH mid-week throwdown of MISSING YOU  cards!  Double whammy!