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Monday, 13 January 2014 09:46

Excuse my tardiness...but I simply could not move on to 2014 and all the projects going on here at The Quilted Story Studio without showing off my Handmade Christmas Cards for 2013!

So...please bear with me and let's back up a bit!

I just LOVE these bright and sparkly little Christmas Cards...they turned out adorable and I made them with my own little hands.

And...my big THUMBS!

I must confess though...if you are thinking..."how did you get all those done with the craziness of the Holiday, plus your Etsy Shop"...

Fear Not...I made these little beauties back in March of 2013 with the anticipation of the crazies here in South Carolina.  I am soooo glad I did!  The first one took me all day to figure out, but then I just wrote down a few notes, cut everything out and sat and put them all together in one whole day. Not to shabby for two days work...hmm?

Lookey Me...accomplishment in 2013!


Sunday, 12 January 2014 12:47

Good Grief People...it's 2014 and I haven't written a blog post in about two months!  Just where does the time go...I felt so organized in October...but then the days turned into weeks and the weeks turned into almost two months.  Geesh!

This framed poster is hung right above my beloved Ruby Jane and I see daily as I sit at my Machine, sewing away the hours.

I wanted to share this little bit about "ME"...just like the infamous Norman Rockwell's Art piece, I believe that "Every Job is a Self Portrait of the Person who Did it".  One might think that he is saying that your work must be perfect...not quite...really.

I believe that he was saying that one should take pride in the work they do...remembering that when we do "our personal best" we show just how important that particular task is to us.

Let's face it...what might be important to me isn't necessarily the same thing to you and vice versa.  That's OK...whatever yours is to you just bring it to the table.

With that said I hope that 2014 allows me to be a healthy person, a better blogger, and a  more helpful, productive and positive human being.  How about you?

Now...let's get on with it...


Wednesday, 27 November 2013 12:43

Nothing says Happy Thanksgiving better than this adorable Appliqued Towel I made several years ago...just because I could!  Lol!   However...I am hoping my "Tom the Turkey" does not look like this little guy when I unwrap him from the package tomorrow morning!

Now...get your Happy face on and give Thanks for your many blessings!

Happy Thanksgiving ALL!


Friday, 15 November 2013 21:08

With Thanksgiving fast approaching I thought I best get my Basket full of Fall Mini Pillows uploaded for you all to see before I pack them away to make room for all my Christmas Decorations!  I Love Love Love these adorable little pillows...they make me smile!

The Basket is simply PERFECT to hold these little pillows...I purchased it several years back at our local Hobby Lobby (aka...my little home away from home). This basket is fairly large and since I didn't have 700 of these little gems to fill it up just right...I crunched up some plain brown paper and made a "fake bottom".  This way all my cute pillows sit "on top" and stick out a bit...and it gives an appearance that the basket is overflowing with mini pillows....when in reality it is NOT!

I'm clever that way!


Monday, 04 November 2013 21:33

I've been missing in action lately...I'm not even sure where the time has gone,,,but Good Grief, I have actually gotten a few dozen things done lately!

Here's the PROOF...well at least for one of the "finished" projects anyway!  When I originally made this Beautiful and very densely pieced wall hanging, I had always planned to machine quilt it.  However...that is NOT what ended up happening.  I digress.

This Gorgeous Quilt is finished at 36" square...she has 1728 teeny tiny pieces in it and each piece is roughly 1/4" wide.  What was I thinking?  This quilt was really evident that I am definitely a gluten for punishment!

After the quilt top was completed, I quickly realized just how "heavy" she actually was.  I had to come up with a "new" plan...something that would allow me to show off the piecing but keep all the nooks and crannies across the quilt itself "protected" from the elements.  When I use the word "elements"...I really mean DUST!

That's when I decided that she needed to be framed...you know...behind glass...just like in a framed picture.  So, there you have it..."STARS OVER BURBERRY"!


PS...This little lesson in quilt finishing has opened a whole new world to me...let's explore that together!



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