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Sunday, April 14, 2013

Here I am!!!

Sorry I didn't post before...Have been really busy working a second part time job....
I have not decided on the pattern name but I thank you for all the comments!!!

I will send a pattern to each of you who gave me an idea.....
Just waiting for the cover photo!!!!!!!!!

Please send me your address or email address if you prefer a pdf!


Saturday, March 16, 2013

A fun contest and giveaway!ARE YOU ABLE TO COMMENT?

Some of you had said you were unable to comment......so I hope it works.........If you can't please send me an email!!!!!!!!!!!!!


At long last Ihave everyhting I need to have my first pattern for sale......

EXCEPT.........I had a name for it, but I always get so many different comments from people as to what comes to ,mind when they see it that I decided to ask you all for some help naming it!
If I choose your name you will receive a copy of my pattern and a surprise that I can customize to what you like to work with.
Everyone who gives me a name will be entered to win a copy of the pattern also.
If you mention my giveaway in your blog please let me know and I will enter your name 3 times!
I am so excited to see what you come up with!

Thank you so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Gabriela

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Sharing some projects

First I would like to thank those of you who helped with my dilemma regarding the border......
It  appears it is most commonly called an inner border and that's how I will use it....I don't know where I got the name STOP BORDER from but that was the first name that came to mind....
I am putting the final touches on the packaging of the pattern now....and working on my second one....

Two things to share..a sewing take along book......

and a pillow from a Sue Spargo design (www.suespargo.com).....I made this before but love it so much I did a second one...










I couldn't seem to get the colors more true to life...they sure appear dull in pictures!

Thursday, February 28, 2013

A little help from my friends.....

I was about to post a couple of things I did but my battery's dead on the camera!So as I wait for it to charge I have a question for you!
As you may know I am trying to finish putting together my first quilt design pattern.....as I am writing the instructions, I am stuck on a term...
What do you call the first border that surrounds the main design?
I won't tell you what I call it so I don't bias your opinion!
I truly appreciate your help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Sunday, February 17, 2013

Pincushions

I really love pincushions......specially pretty ones....it is nice to pin on them!
I have made a few in the past that I designed and I am experimenting with making different ones....
I thought I would share them with you!
They are made of wool and sit on different glass candlesticks....I can't wait to make more!!!
This is the first one I made for myself....
This one I made for my friend Darlene...




I just made this one purple flower......





Here is a pink flower for my friend Lori(we call her pinky because she loves pink)..I made this for her birthday a couple years ago.....
And the one on the angel candlestick for my friend RoseMary























Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Vintage doily needle keeper

 I love needle keepers and pincushions.......I just made this one from a vintage doily.

Inside there's some wool to put your needles in and a pocket underneath. On the right side there's a pocket with 2 compartments.
I will be making more of these and if you are interested they are in my etsy shop.
I am also finishing some pincushions designed by me.
Here's what the inside looks like up close.

I only have a few of these special doilies and thought this would be a great way to preserve and enjoy them!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, February 9, 2013

The most beautiful, special thing ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Today in the mail came my beautiful nest from Vicki.....you may know Vicki from her blog

http://vicki-2bagsfull.blogspot.com/........If you don't.....you must!!!!!!!!!!!!!I met her through blogging a few years back...she's extremely talented as well as a beautiful human being........
She makes the most unique, beautiful bird nests.........I chose the spring nest.....and I almost did not want to unwrap it.....such anticipation.....even packaged it w as so beautiful I didn't want to disturb it....It's so wonderful with so many colors of green and textures.......I hope my pictures will convey its specialness......



Complete with 2 little eggs inside......and a collection of beautiful yarns and ribbons......
Underneath it is so pretty also, I lifted the ribbons to show you the wonderful textures and colors.....





And I had a special little bird that could not wait to own it...........
Thanks Vicki........I am blessed to have this truly amazing work of art and love!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!






Thursday, February 7, 2013

SHEEPISH...................

As you may know...I love wool........I like to knit it, crochet it, dry felt it, wet felt it....and applique it.....
I had to share with the rest of the wool lovers out there this great book my niece Monica gave me.....I just started reading it last night and it is hilarious as well as very informative.......
It's about two women that care for sheep and all the trials and tribulations.....I highly recommend it!!!!!!!!!!
here's some wool as it is from the start..........it has to be washed, carded...dyed......

It comes in many different forms...here are some gorgeous locks......great for texture......
Some great roving too.....and of course wool fabric dyed in beautiful colors for applique....

I have made many projects with wool fabric,,here are some of my projects designed by Sue Spargo.....

Flowerbed quilt.....it was a lovely pattern to make..............


And another design by Sue that we worked on at her home......









Well....I hope if you are a wool lover too you will read this great book!
Sheepish by Catherine Friend....