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Books, Writing, Reading, Sewing, Quilting, Embroidery, Weaving, Crafting, Swimming, Running...I think that I could go on and on and on. I am a passionate person. Passion and creativity best describe Peggy.

Happy New Year 2017!

I have been long gone but I am still creating.  Life gets in the way and no there are no excuses.  I hope to post more and to start me off I have chosen to make my first post a thank you post to my dear friend Jen.

It was my birthday not long ago and Jen came over last Friday to give me all sorts of goodies! I am so lucky to have such a quilty, fibery, wooly friend.  Check out what she gave me.  All of it so thoughtfully presented!

This is the loot.  Everything was in the emoji bag!

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First up, this set of crocheted, corded, dyed and stuffed accessories. I have so been using the pincushion that goes over the edge of the table.  The oval basket has been put to good use beside my armchair!

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A book about drawing because this past autumn I started drawing lessons!img_9073Of course she gave me material! Everything was wrapped in this material! So thoughtful!

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A beautiful lined hat with owls going around it! She spun and knit the wool! She says there are bumps but I don’t see them ;). Do you?img_9075

Check out the card! She bought it at a craft fair but didn’t want to spoil it by writing in it ;).img_9077

Just beautiful the card! Gives me some ideas!img_9078

And each gift had little notes attached, giving me messages and telling me jokes!img_9079

More notes! Thanks Jen! 😉img_9080 I am definitely spoiled by Jen.  You should check out her blog!  She is so creative!

And what is a start to a year without a new project!

img_9098I made to embroidery pieces, one for Jen and one for me.  We are stitching everyday! I got the idea from  Sara at Brown Paper  Bag blog: http://www.brwnpaperbag.com/1-year-of-stitches-2017/We started later than the first but actually it took me a bit of time to set it up.  I gifted Jen with her own kit! It is fun to stitch everyday.

I am going to do my stitching and then head for bed! Here is hoping that I will be back properly!

Later

Threaders

Do you use one? What is your threader method?

I ran into problems this week and I realized that I really can’t get by without one.

Here is my collection:

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My preferred one is:

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Is is/was my trusty clover, however it doesn’t seem to work anymore.  One time it works, the next few times it doesn’t.  So:

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I keep trying with these but to no avail :(…yep Jen, still not working for me. So:

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Back to basics, however, the wire on these so fine that they seem to break 😦 So:

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I stocked up on wire needle threaders and bought a new clover desk threader and:

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I picked up these needles and reused my old clover needle threader and lo and behold,  it works, so now I have a spare clover and back ups and these needles are perfect for hexing and applique.

What is your preference? Do you know something that I don’t know?

New finds and prepping March!

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Look what I found at the local Dollarama! These are 7-inch boxes.  the whimiscal-sewn hearts told me that they would be cut in my sewing room.  The 7 inches is perfect to house my Splendid Sampler 6 1/2-inch blocks!

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The box opens up from the middle an voila; instant block storage.  Now I may have to return and the the smaller size for my six-word memoir blocks…just might have to ;).

I prepped my March hexagons for my exchange.  Ready to stitch in quiet moments while watchng tv!

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This month is a starry theme.  Now to stitch some applique.  Later!