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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Final foods

Over the weekend I finished up the felt food pieces that are going to be a birthday gift for our #1 grandson...

(Sorry, I forgot I had photographed the
doughnuts earlier!)
The shoebox I had is now full and there should be lots of play value inside.  Mind you, with little kids you never know just what they'll end up playing with!

And...just to prove that I'm also doing other things, how about a peek at what my living room floor currently looks like?

These are the pieces for the sweater I'm knitting for #2 son...blocking on the floor for lack of space elsewhere!

- I was having a few issues with my new sewing machine with the thread breaking and thought I was going to have to take it back to the store.  I had a light bulb moment and wondered if it could be a bobbin issue and once I used one of the bobbins that came with the machine the problem stopped.  Hmmm.  Then I stumbled across THIS great article and it seems I might be on the right track.

- If you have a little person that happens to like fairies, perhaps you'd like to create a magic little house for them to live in from the pattern found HERE.

- You can find some interesting ideas for backing a quilt HERE.

- If you have to shorten a pair of jeans, have a look at the great helpful hint found HERE.

- Another sewing hint HERE for an easy quick way to gather fabric.  I don't know about you but I can't count how many times my thread breaks when I try to make gathers.  This idea looks like a perfect solution!  Just scroll down a bit in the post to find the how to.

- For those of you who (gasp) do something weird called 'spring cleaning' perhaps you might find the tips HERE of use.

- And I have to thank Judy for passing THIS along - if you like jigsaw puzzles, be prepared is all I'll say!!


And just a wee reminder that the 
entries are soon due for the 2018 Crazy Quilt 
calendar contest!!
For further information go HERE.  
The theme is 'Musicals' and I'm 
so looking forward to seeing lots of 
entries appearing in my inbox!!


Your quote for today is from Walt Disney..."Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, and dreams are forever"


  1. Thanks for the mention!
    All the felt foods you've made are fantastic. Number #1 grandchild will be thrilled. Post sweater when it's finished. Looks nice. Thanks for the links. I'm working on decluttering the house at the moment!

  2. Spring cleaning? Is that when you clean your springs? (Like hardware springs, mattress springs, fresh running water springs...)

  3. Most importantly, I forgot to say how much I love your felt food!!! DGS is going to love it!!

  4. Delicious looking cakes and treats Mary Anne! I am sure your grandson will love them! You must have a very patient husband.... mine wouldn't be very impressed if I laid something out to block on the living room floor! Enjoy the rest of your week! Hugs Christine x

  5. He is going to be thrilled with all that food!

  6. When I was young we brought sand into the house to play "house" and use as food. Man did we get into trouble. This felt food is perfect and I know he will love it. I found Judy's post with the jig saw puzzles and visited several times. Fun!! Spring cleaning? ugh...the bug bit me.
    xx, Carol

  7. You are a wonderful grandmother!

  8. my bet is he will play with the box!!! That's what my two always


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