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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

More Spring Ornaments!

Heirloom Ornaments
I am having a ball with these Heirloom Ornaments! I call them Heirloom because, can you imagine ever throwing one away?? I think they deserve to be passed on, at least that is what I am doing with mine. I purposely put a solid color on the back, (off white) so that I can personalize them and date them so when my grandchildren pass them on, they will have a nice remembrance of their great grandma. It is so much fun creating something that I think is truly a "future heirloom." Check out all of them on my website,
Have you ever done something so bad that it took you several months to fess up? Well that has happened to me. Last summer I agreed to become part of a Round Robin, you know where you get a group together and each one does a round on a quilt. Well, that was me, five in the group, my fist block came in the mail, I was so excited to get started on it because when I opened it, it was a patriotic block. I am the biggest fan of patriotic or Americana things. I started on it right away, wasn't sure how it was going to look but did one side of the block to see if I liked it, and I did. So I proceeded to cut the fabric for the other side, and when I was cutting a strip off of a piece of fabric, I didn't realize that the finished part had gotten under my rotary cutter. Needless to say, it wasn't good. I cut a big chunk out of the block that someone else had made. OMG!!!
That was several months ago, and I finally fixed it as well as I could, made a little (iron on patch)patch to hold it together. I stressed over it several months before I decided to fess up to the owner, and you want to know what she said, "That will just add to the memories of the quilt when I do receive it back home." Now, is she the sweetest lady or what? All that stress, and the procrastinating I did. I guess the lesson in that is, that the best thing to do is "come clean" right away! But it is true what they say, the older you get, the less you stress about stuff, it is the little things in life that matter. Have a good day and...........
Happy Stitching! Carol


  1. Absolutely beautiful. Love these ornaments! Now I want to make some!


  2. Thank you so much for your nice comments. I am having so much fun doing them. I am going to have to chek out your blog!