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Post by BigMama » Sun Feb 06, 2011 9:17 am

My school got rid of Home Ec the year I started HS... I was heartbroken. I had to take Ag instead. We didn't have a band ....or choir... or art... or anything else!

I will go look at both of those sites. Thanks :)

Post by DarkMuse » Sun Feb 06, 2011 9:08 am

I wish I had taken Home Ec. in school. I was in band in middle school and choir in high school, so that really didn't leave me with a chance to. :-( Hind sight...

She'll probably just throw it over her rocking chair (that was my grandmothers) or use it as a lap quilt. So being on the smaller side would work.

I found it at (Just FYI... has coupon codes that you can use for lots of sites too.) They actually had 3 different collections. That one, an antique look, and the Emerald City style. I'm sure they still have some.


Post by BigMama » Sat Feb 05, 2011 10:26 pm

Oh! I love the Wizard of Oz quilt....

It looks great the way it is. But if you do add another border I LOVE the bricks ;)

What will your mom be using it for? Wall hanging? Bed? Throw? Thats what I would use to determine if it needed another border.

Where did you find all those different Wizard of Oz fabrics?? They are awesome!

Post by BigMama » Sat Feb 05, 2011 10:19 pm

You know that sounds great...

I wanted the potholder and wanted to teach it to my FCCLA students so we can use it as part of our fundraiser. We go to a flea market every month and set up a booth, currently selling only baked good but I really want to expand on that.

Next... I will be teaching a fashion class next year and before we begin construction on their fashion garments, they can cover their 3ring binder...

Wonderful!! I can't wait.

Post by DarkMuse » Sat Feb 05, 2011 3:33 pm

2 votes so far on the poll.: Pot Holder and Book/3-ring Binder cover.

So what I'll do is for the potholder, I'll do a super simple one first and go up in skill from there.

For the cover, I'll start with a 3 Ring Binder cover (again, super simple) and then go to a Composition cover.

How does that sound to everyone?


Post by DarkMuse » Sat Feb 05, 2011 3:30 pm

I like the idea of stockings. I've been wanting to make some for us. Can't wait to see how they turn out.

Here's the quilt top. I'm debating adding an extra border around it to make it a lil bigger. I don't know though.

DSCN0103 by Kleine Schätze, on Flickr


Post by BigMama » Tue Feb 01, 2011 3:53 pm

So I have rethought out part of my stockings... I think I want to use various shades of the chosen color for the stocking and then just use white tops on all of the. Sort of as a way to bring all of them a little more "together". Then I can do the edge all the way around in the same white as used on the stockings.

I'll need to make a few extra for future births... (the sisters are several years younger than the brothers) and I would love to have their names embroidered on them... but what if there is a separation or whatnot... so I think as long as they are color coded it will be okay. I might embroider just my MIL, DH, BIL and both SIL names on their stockings and not do the spouses or their kids... hmm... that will look weird. Maybe names on the stockings after you are "officially" a member of the family (such as marriage). The two SILs have been in (sort of) long term relationships with their SOs but ... not always for the best. Can I say hoping one will ditch her rotten egg?? They will still have a stocking, but it will be nameless until there in a ring in the picture... ??

Whatever! Gotta get them made first.

Post by BigMama » Mon Jan 31, 2011 4:23 pm

I plan to make stockings for my MIL. I will be making her one for each of her children, each one of their spouses and each of her grandchildren. I would love to quilt them....

I am picking a color for each sibling (there are four of them) and doing like the stocking topping in a dark color and the bottom in the same color but lighter shade. Then reversing it for their kids. Silver and white for my MIL, purples for his older brother, blues for us, reds for his sister and greens for his other sister.

After I complete the stockings, I want to make her a matching tree skirt using all the colors used in the various stockings.

I haven't started n them yet. I am waiting on my husband to leave so I can make a mess with my sewing :twisted: No really I am just waiting until we figure out whats going on with us moving out of our house.

BTW... I would love to see the Wizard of Oz quilt when you are done! I love the Wiards of Oz.


Post by DarkMuse » Sun Jan 30, 2011 1:06 pm

I hope everyone is having a good weekend. I was revamping my crafty blog and bringing it back to life after a year. Would anyone want to participate in a signature block swap? I will post a super easy tutorial on my blog for beginners and anyone wanting to learn.

What projects are you working on this year? Have you started Christmas projects? I have several projects I am into right now (and super excited about them). Hand embroidered birdie quilt, cat quilt, two fishie quilts for our dads, postage stamp quilt, and to finish quilting together my mom's Wizard of Oz quilt. I know it sounds like alot, but I am going to do one at a time. I figure that if I start now, hopefully I'll have them finished before Christmas. I need all the time I can get with 4 kiddos.

In the next couple of weeks, I hope to put up a few tutorials for some designs I'm working (just basic sewing patterns right now). What simple project would you be interested in?