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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Hodge and Podge

Today will be a hodgepodge of things you might (or might not) be interested in.  I've been stitching, but not on anything I'm able to show just yet.

-  if you like miniature things (of the dollhouse sort) go HERE to see some fabulous 'littles'.  I'd love to have a dollhouse, just so I could decorate it with some of these treasures.

- if you are looking for hints for stitching with metallic threads (we all know how pesky those can be), go to Kreinik's post HERE for some great hints.

- next, how about giving your sewing machine a treat and cleaning it?  Go HERE for some great how-to instructions with very clear pictures.

- when I was looking around for easy to make gifts for Christmas I came across a really great idea for making cozy fleece blankets.  Easy and cheap to do, and a welcome gift for old and young alike!  Go HERE for the instructions.   EDITED TO ADD:  Apparently, when you initially go to this link it comes up with an ad for Seventeen magazine.  Just click on it again, and it should work okay the second time.  Sorry 'bout that!

There, that's my Hodge and Podge for today! Enjoy!


  1. That last link took me straight to an ad for Seventeen magazine, which would not move nor close! so I backed out without seeing the info. Just fyi.

    Other links were fun, though!

  2. So I checked out the machine cleaning and metallic thread sites--very good. Thanks for the suggestions and happy stitching!
    best, nadia

  3. You are such a fantastic networker always providing links to such fantasticly helpful websites.
    Pam's classes sound excellent on colour and combination.
    Thank you oh so much!
    Sending hugs


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