Stitched By Me

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My New Laptop Bag – Finished!

Last week, I blogged about my progress on my new laptop bag. It is the Lilium Laptop Bag pattern from  Sara at SewSweetness.com It is now finished! The front flap snaps closed with a magnetic snap.  The strap has a slider on it so that I can shorten or lengthen the strap as needed. The …

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My New Laptop Bag – My Progress So Far

While walking through the airport, between flights, on the way home from Ohio last winter, the strap broke on the bag that I used for carrying my laptop. What an inconvenient time to have this happen. It was not a real computer bag, it was just that it was the right size and had zippered …

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Altering My New Pressing Boards

Yesterday, I shared how I made and plan to use my new pressing boards. Today, I am posting an update to these boards. The very first time I spray starched and pressed a piece of fabric on my big board, I realize that the way I like to starch my quilt parts and pieces, I …

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My New Pressing Boards

Like so many other quilters/sewers/stitchers, I find my regular ironing board to be more narrow than I would like for pressing larger pieces of fabric, and the narrower end makes it difficult to keep things neat and straight. Many have bought or made “Big Boards” that fit/attach to their regular ironing boards. I wanted my …

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Preparing A BIG Project For Retreat

In just 2 weeks, I will be going on my first “Girl’s Sewing Retreat Week-end”.   It will be at the Tonto Ridge View Lodge  in Payson, AZ.   It is about a 2 ½ hour drive from home. I will be riding along with 2 of my sewing buddies and a few other quilty/stitchy ladies will …

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March-A-Long Week 2 Update And International Quilt Day

Happy International Quilt Day! I am participating in a quilty (for my updates, I am including all things stitchy) March-A-Long hosted by Darla of Scientific Quilter blog and podcast. The goal is to spend at least 15 minutes per day doing something quilty related. This is my update for what I did during week 2. …

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Reporting In for First Week of March-A-Long

During the month of March, Darla, over at Scientific Quilter Podcast and blog is hosting a Quilty March-A-Long. This is a 15 minute per day challenge to do something quilty each day. At the end of each week, she invites us to report our challenge results on her blog, which will then qualify participants to …

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Up To Speed On Easy Street ~ Week 4

It is time to for week 4 link up on Bonnie Hunter’s Easy Street Mystery Quilt Along. Well, I got off on the wrong foot with this week’s cutting.  I read and made notes of the cutting requirements for the flying goose units: 1. Cut 64 quarter square triangles from the PURPLE  2″ strips. 2. …

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Easy Street Week 3 ~ My Progress

Bonnie is keeping us busy stitching up blocks for the Easy Street Mystery Quilt. With it being the Holiday season, I am also sewing other gift projects, so did not complete all 64 blocks for this week, but I did get a good start by completing 23. Bonnie has a linkey page set up HERE …

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FNSI My Project Is Ready To Bind

This past Friday night was the monthly Friday Night Sew In hosted by Heidi and her cousin Bobbi. I almost forgot to sign up, but my new online friend Sylvia reminded me. Thanks Sylvia! I have been an embroidery and sewing maniac for the past couple of months. I need to post an update on …

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