New Beginnings . . . Week 47

Six weeks to go . . . This week I’m going to work on gifts. I found some quick and easy gifts to make with fleece, so I made a neck warmer, hat, mittens, and fingerless gloves.
You can find the tutorials on the following websites. Fleece Mittens Free Pattern
Fleece Hat and Fingerless Gloves and Fleece Neck Warmer  ENJOY!



New Beginnings . . . Week 46

Seven weeks to go . . . I guess I should start my holiday gift making. Well, I didn’t start my gift making because I had a very busy week, and my weekend was full too. I took a Nuno Felt Workshop on Saturday with Josie Dakers; sponsored by NJMQG (North Jersey Modern Quilt Guild). I really enjoyed creating my masterpiece. Josie creates beautiful felted scarves; after creating mine, I truly appreciate the fibers of her being. 

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New Beginnings . . . Week 41

Twelve weeks to go . . . I went off the beaten path for this week’s project. My church had a Paint and Praise Fundraiser for Hurricane Harvey victims. It was a most enjoyable and calming event with food, fellowship, and fundraising. So, this week I painted. I call my painting My Lady In Red. I know this may not count, but I painted every brush stroke you see. If you ever get a chase to attend a Paint and Sip or Paint and Praise event, Do It! 


New Beginnings . . . Week 40

Thirteen weeks to go . . . This week’s project was a joint venture; worked on screen printing t-shirts with my oldest grandson for the Breast Cancer Walk on Sunday, October 15th.  
I learned how to screen print at the Newark Print Shop. They have a weekly print club (Wednesdays from 6:00 – 10:00 pm); you pay $10.00 and they teach you the process of screen printing. So, I’m passing on what I’ve learned to my oldest grandson. 
Posted pictures of my grandson’s first screen prints.

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New Beginnings . . . Week 39

Fourteen weeks to go . . . I took a bag making workshop with Michelle Reiter @njmqg (North Jersey Modern Quilt Guild); excellent instructor. So, I finally completed my Noodlehead Market Bag. I’m not too happy with my design choice for the binding and handles; too eager to finish, but I plan on making another one. The pattern is by Anna Graham. Click here for website.


New Beginnings . . . Week 38

Fifteen weeks to go . . . My project this week doesn’t require fabric. I made a door organizer for my sewing room. I used Dollar Tree items. This is a Dollar Tree DIY-Door Organizer tutorial I found on Facebook by Crafting It Up and Creations Janet; she got this idea from Lifeat50&Beyond. I’ve posted my pics and also links to their videos.