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Sunday, January 23, 2011

The Civil WarSewing Circle.

I am recommending this book for anyone who may enjoy working with Civil War fabrics or small quilts. It just came out, Amazon has it and also the author, Kathleen Tracy. It is very well done.
Got some new items ready and will hopefully get the pictures and get it posted this week. We made the Civil War Nine Patch Quilt in a Navy Blue from Bonnie Blue basics and a cream color, and it turned out very pretty. You know Navy Blue and white was a very popular color combination from that era.
We will also be rolling out some new stitchery items here in the next week or so. We do stay busy, helps the winter while away!!
For those of us here in Minnesota, we are ready to say good bye to winter. And the cold has been relentless, making it very easy to stay inside!!
Stay warm, make a pot of chicken noodle soup, and curl up with some good stitching!

Happy Stitching! Carol

Monday, January 10, 2011

Civil War Stitch Along Has Started

The Civil War Stitch Along has officially started. Not all of the projects are ready yet but six of them are, so it is time to get started. We plan to make this a Year of Civil War. Projects will be added all the time and people can pick and choose what projects they want to work on.
What else is there to do for those of us who do not like to have snow ball fights, ride snomobile, shovel snow, drive in the snow, walk in the snow, slip and slide on ice?? I try very hard to ignore it by not looking out my windows. I really do like winter as a season, but since "arthur" took up residence in my joints, I try to stay away from it as much as possible. Thank God for my love of sewing and crafting, it does make the winter pass swiftly and keeps your mind off of the snow and cold.
I am working on new projects using Civil War fabrics, and it has been really interesting to look at the different designs and colors from that era. I am trying to do some pieces exactly as they used to do, using some English Paper Piecing, and I am also doing one that is totally stitched by hand. It is fun to try to do things as they were done back then, I have collected some old quilt blocks from the late 1800's and I plan to be working on some projects using actual fabric from that era. I will share some pictures as I get them completed.
For now, it is off to bed, to warm my feet!
Happy Stitching! Carol

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Monday Is The Day!!

Well, we finally received all of the items that we need to get our Civil War Stitch Along Club started. By Monday 1-10-11, everything should be up on our website and we can get started. I have heard from several of you and I know you are anxious to get going and so am I, so between now and Monday, I will be busy posting all of the supplies, etc. If anyone is still interested in joining us, just send us an e-mail, you can jump in at any time.
Happy Stitching! Carol