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My best friend, Su and I had coffee last week and exchanged our gifts. She was more than generous. I received a beautiful Laurel Burch bag. It is a wonderful purple and blue with great cats. On top of that she included 40 spools of thread from Connecting Threads. The threads came in three groups…country, garden and variegated. I think she did much too much…
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Yeah, it only took a little more than a year but finally, I finished the butterfly wallhanging for Greg and Vanessa that was promised to them last Christmas. By last, I don’t mean the one last week, I mean the one in 2007.
I did Diane-shiko in the background as well as some fill between the leaves. It took me forever but I really liked the way it turned out. Once all the quilting was completed, I added beads and crystals. My biggest mistake was adding the border and binding before doing the background quilting. I’ll know better next time. As I said, this took forever but it took quite a while for the piece to talk to me. I think Greg and Vanessa were pleased with the final product.
I also made a microwave heat pack for Su for Christmas. It was very easy thanks to the tutorial on Carla’s blog. The photo isn’t very good but you get the idea. The fabric is a nice flannel with angels that I have been hording for many years because I was waiting for the perfect reason to us it. What more perfect project could there have been?
I also finished another small bag made with Christmas fabric. So, I actually finished three projects in the last month. Wow, that’s gotta be a new record. I continue to work on the oriental flower as well as the blooming 9-patch.
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