Winter Sewing

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Do other people have a fabric addiction? I think they do. I can’t be the only one. I may be one of the few that buy cloth just to look at, however. I really am not much of a sewer but I have a Singer

Newly named, Maude!

Newly named, Maude!

 

( I think I’ll call her Maude) and sometimes I actually do cut a piece of fabric to make something, hopefully of use.

 

Yesterday I decided to go to our local discount/salvage store and buy some white cotton to finish off the curtains for the “new” kitchen we are working on.

Kitchen under construction.

Kitchen under construction.

The word “we” may be untruthful, I have not done much  any work on this project it is really all The Husband.

I was seriously ONLY going to buy the white stuff and nothing else when I walked in but you see there was this really awesome row of plaids and one in particular caught my eye. The fact that it was green helped me justify my need for it. I could do a blog post about Gathering Green fabric, cool I really need it! and this other one that works as a nice contrast, and those packages of ric rac and iron on ribbons…

I started the curtains, actually got three sets done (three more to go), but I knew I had to get on with that plaid. Today is snowy, again, and what better way to spend a snowy day in February, the 986th snowy day, than making balsam pillows. I made eight, one is quite a bit smaller than the others due to the fabric width and my inability to do proper math.

Directions;

Cut, Iron, Sew (leave space to fill), Fill & Sew.   easy

The Purchase

The Purchase

 

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The cutting board.

 

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Yes, me, Yes, pajamas and Yes, my PJ ensemble includes 3 wool sweaters, a scarf and wool socks.

 

Little Balsam Pillow in fresh snow.

Little Balsam Pillow in fresh snow.

 

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Eight in a row on really pretty tray.

 

 

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Finished, in sweet basket with holly sprig.

 

I used the store bought, Paine’s Balsam, Made in Maine this time but soon to figure out how to make my own with all the leftover wreaths and tips from my business, Winter Wreaths.

Did I mention it was snowing here?

Did I mention it was snowing here?

 

 

2 Comments

  • Linda Dinsmore February 19, 2015 at 1:49 pm

    Love the fabrics and of course the snow!

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  • Sarah Tilden February 19, 2015 at 3:17 pm

    Another fun read! I’m loving the fabrics you picked. Can’t wait to see the curtains.

    Reply

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