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Sewing and cooking are two of my favorite things. In the past, I often found myself searching for pictures and details of projects I have done, without success. So I decided to start documenting my creations. Then my son suggested I add my recipes to the blog so that they are documented also.

Monday, September 29, 2014

One of My Favorites

I love Fall!  I love the weather, the mild temperatures and all the decorations with leaves and pumpkins. And yes I also rank the Pumpkin Spice Latte up there at the top. So today I am pulling out my autumn home decor and one of my favs is this Pumpkin Runner.  You can go back to my previous posts to get the pattern. Pumpkin Runner

Friday, September 26, 2014

Class Potholders and Towels

Yesterday was my first class for the potholder/towel class.  We had a great time sewing together and the attendees were happy to complete their sets.  Don't they look great! The next class is on Tuesday evening so we will be at it again.

Monday, September 22, 2014

The Latest Endeavor

I decided that I needed a cute gift idea to use as a class.  I came up with a pot holder/ tea towel ensemble. The uniqueness of it is that both items are done on the embroidery machine.  To be able to teach a class on it, I needed to actually digitize the designs myself.  So I set about it and actually it did not take me as long as I had thought it would.  I have already used the idea for an engagement party gift where I added the couple's names to the potholders. It made a cute set.

So for my class, I decided to present the theme of holiday hostess gifts.  Since it is early fall, I made appliques of leaves and a christmas tree. So here is what the class attendees will learn - how to make a potholder in-the-hoop and how to do embroidery machine applique. I think it will be a hit!