"Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him." Colossians 3:16-17
Do you remember where you were 50 years ago?? Many of you were not even born, but as a schoolgirl I remember hearing the news about the assassination or President John F. Kennedy. It feels like it was the end of an age. The end of innocence.
My Mom had these magazines, and I have kept them all these years. As a remembrance.
Who couldn't use another purse in your choice of color. Bola Chica offered a tutorial on the Pleated Purse. You could certainly make one for every outfit. And who wouldn't love and use this adorable Friendship bag courtesy of "p.s. I Quilt"?
Have you got a little buddy to make a gift for? How about this TOO cute Softie doll from "60piggies".
And for all my tea loving friends, a Tea Wallet Tutorial (Is It Naptime Yet?). Perfect to stick in someone's stocking this year.
Stuck on zippers? ............. Noodlehead shares a tutorial on a sweet Lil Cutie Pouch. Make them by the dozens. For teachers and friends. And add a Notebook Cover from "My Patchwork". Crazy Mom Quilts is a prolific quilter and shares many Tutorials on her blog. I love to read Karen's blog Sew Many Ways She always comes up with new and creative ideas.
And if you really want easy tutorials, you can always check out Missouri Quilting Company. Jenny Doan shares lots of great patterns. Quick and easy.
Now if you want to make something too adorable for words, and does not involve sewing, check out these Snow Man Candy Wrappers. Let me tell you that I made mine with those 99c stretchy gloves you find everywhere right now. Just stick one on as a hat and tie it up. The fingers will look like the fringe on the pattern. What a great little stocking stuffer or gift for that special child in your life :-) Have fun and create!!
Thank you to all who entered the giveaway for a copy of the Elm Creek Quilts Companion.
The book will be winging it's way to Sallie. Sallie, please send me your mailing address. I will be sending you an email to confirm.
Are you making gifts for Christmas this year?? I know how the time starts to get away, and it feels like a crunch to get things finished. Here are a couple of quick and easy projects that might give you a jump start on gift giving.
Abbey Lane Quilts posted these easy table Runners a few years ago. They call it the Ten Minute Topper.
If you are looking for a nice gift for a fellow quilter, let's not forget that our friend Kelly Jackson has a great shop I Have a Notion. She will ship directly to your special quilter (even if it is YOU!).
And don't forget to thank a Veteran today! They gave their all to keep our country free. If you would like to read about one woman's effort to thank a service man, click Aussie Hero Quilts.
Do you enjoy the Elm Creek Quilters series by Jennifer Chiaverini?? I have read about half of her publications. Always some fun and interesting stories about quilters.
So today I have a new Jennifer Chiaverini book to offer my readers. It's called An Elm Creek Quilts Companion.
Here is an excerpt from the fly leaf.
"Over the course of the bestselling Elm Creek Quilts series, readers have expressed a longing to visit Elm Creek Manor, meet the quilters themselves, and admire their beautiful creations. An Elm Creek Quilts Companion is the next best thing to a guided tour. Inside, readers will discover a treasure trove of delights, including the Bergstrom family tree, character biographies, quilt block illustrations, full color photos of quilts featured in the novels, and an exclusive short story inspired by questions from real readers."
Truly this is an encyclopedia of everything you ever wanted to know about the Elm Creek Quilters. With descriptions of each book and all of the characters that have played a part. I love the family tree, which helps in understanding some of the time line of the books.
And actual pictures of the beautiful quilts that were part of the series.
Plume Books has offered a copy of this new publication to one of my readers. Leave a comment on this post telling me where you are from and which is your favorite Elm Creek Quilts book. Be sure that I have a way to contact you. Followers of my blog (either by GFC, email, or any of the other readers) may leave a second comment for an additional entry. I will close the giveaway next Friday.
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