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Friday, August 21, 2015

and more....

Before I bore you with yet more in the look back series, I thought I'd send you off to see a couple of things I've stumbled across on the internet....

- There's a 'Sew Along' starting on Fat Cat Patterns and there's a really cute 'row' quilt pattern for sewing machines available (free download).  You can either sign up to swap with others or you can make the pattern yourself.  Go HERE to see the pattern and get more information.  While you're there take note of the 'free patterns' button at the top and go and have a look at the other cute patterns that are available.

- I don't know if you're noticed but there's a huge interest right now in coloring for adults (a great stress reliever) and I see that Dover Publications has a free download right now for some really pretty flowers HERE.   Doing a search online for free adult coloring pages will yield tons of fun ones.  A trip to your closest office supply store might yield you sets of 60 (or more!) coloured pencils too.  How much fun is that?

Now, a return to the series...

My boys (in their 30's now) are both fans of 'Calvin & Hobbes' and when I stumbled across this cute little crocheted fellow on Ravelry, I had to make him for the each of the boys.  

The free pattern is HERE.  There's also a cute little fellow HERE, but I haven't made him (yet). 

2012 was when my fascination with making hussifs began and this is the first one I made.  It's the one I use everyday.

2012 also was the year that I created a pair of crazy quilted Christmas stockings - a gift for a friend.  She loves all things Victorian so these were perfect for her.

Today your quote is from Laura Ingalls Wilder...."I am beginning to learn that it is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all"


  1. Ohhh I LOVE Calvin and Hobbes! And so does my son. Your Hobbes is a cutie and looking very beautiful with his shawl. How nice to see your first hussif. It's gorgeous! As are the stockings. Great to see earlier works of you. Sending you hugs

  2. More beautiful projects Mary Anne.... I particularly like the hussif! Enjoy your weekend! Christine x

  3. Lovely quote! How fun to see alll the wonderful things you have created with your loving hands. Blessiings...

  4. Good quote. Interesting projects, lovely embroidery, Mary Ann.

  5. too cute...the little soft toy...were they grateful? I hope so...x


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