Dec 19 2016

Brrr, It Is Cold Outside

Published by at 10:11 am under creating

I never, ever, thought I would say it but I have been enjoying the cold weather. Schools and churches have been closed which means everyone is supposed to stay home and sew! I got busy working on clue #4 for the En Provence Mystery quilt.

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That took a whole day. I was doing laundry and cleaning too so when I got finished, I was ready to work on more projects.

I had tried washing a table runner I made years ago but the spots did not come out. It made me sad but I decided to cut it up and make rug mugs out of it. I made 4 mug rugs that I just have to quilt. I plan on giving them, with a coffee mug and cocoa mix to friends next year. I might be ahead of the game for a change!

My mom and sisters each made one of these wall hangings a few years ago.

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10 responses so far

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  • 10 Responses to “Brrr, It Is Cold Outside”

    1. Jeanette on 19 Dec 2016 at 12:03 pm

      These easy clues are giving everyone lots of time for other projects.

    2. Ramona on 19 Dec 2016 at 12:35 pm

      Your Christmas tree quilts are wonderful. This is my first time participating in the mystery quilt, so I’m glad the clues have been manageable… so far! 🙂

    3. Vireya on 19 Dec 2016 at 1:32 pm

      Your Christmas tree hanging is lovely. I enjoy having a special Christmas hanging to put up each year for a couple of weeks.
      Vireya´s last blog post ..Numbers

    4. Alycia on 19 Dec 2016 at 2:00 pm

      Yay for having to stay inside!! I like your tree hanging too – how cute!!
      Alycia´s last blog post ..Quitville Mystery Clue 4

    5. gayle on 19 Dec 2016 at 3:08 pm

      You’ve got your En Provence blocks very well organized! And good for you to be so caught up!
      That’s a beautiful tree hanging – I’ll have to go check out Moda!

    6. Brenda on 19 Dec 2016 at 7:15 pm

      That was a great idea to upcycle that table runner and make mug rugs out of them. I have different mug rugs for every month and really enjoy using them.
      Brenda´s last blog post ..Christmas Quenchers Collector’s Bills

    7. Nancy on 20 Dec 2016 at 4:28 am

      Your pieces of the mystery look so cute lined up in your container. And your machine! Looks like a little cutie! Is it a featherweight?
      Nancy´s last blog post ..Mystery Clue 4 + A Little Christmas!

    8. Kate on 20 Dec 2016 at 6:03 am

      You’ve done really well at keeping up with the mystery quilt pieces. The Christmas Tree is lovely and what a great keepsake from your family. It was so cold over the weekend here, but I had to venture out a couple of times.
      Kate´s last blog post ..Weekend Stitching: Santa Gifts and Clue 4

    9. Teresa in Music City on 20 Dec 2016 at 6:45 am

      Hi Karen! You left a comment on my blog asking about whether I have to use any stabilizer on my fabrics when I cut with my Sizzix machine. Unfortunately, you show up as a No-Reply on my email so I couldn’t respond back. Hopefully you get this message :*). To answer your question, No, I don’t have to do anything to the fabric in order to cut it on the Sizzix machine. I simply line it up on the blade platform, in as many as 6 to 12 layers, depending on the thickness of the fabric I’m using, and roll it through the machine. It’s great!!!

    10. Karen on 23 Dec 2016 at 4:21 am

      Thank you for the information about the Sizzix. I am drooling over it! Merry Christmas.

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