Ballet sewing had started

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June 20th is the next performance by Jemma’s ballet studio.  They will be performing Sleeping Beauty.

Jemma will have 3 different costumes.

So far I’ve sewn petals and sequins on 5 pancake tutu’s.  I have one more to go.  I’m not sure what else Mrs. Lisa has planned for me to sew.

Teaching the girl scouts

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Saturday I had 6 girls scouts at my house to teach them to see.  They are all making skirts with pockets.  Everyone got their shirts cut out today.  Next Saturday we’ll start sewing them together.

It was a great day to start since Will was gone to Winterfest and Justin was gone camping with the boy scouts.

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Special gift

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One of the things I got for Christmas was this window.  Actually I’ve had the window for quite a while.  It came from the barn on my parent’s farm.  Bill took the pictures and put them in the window and gave it to me for Christmas.  I’ve been wanting to do something with this window for a long time.

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Curtains

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I have 2 windows in my classroom at school.  I finally got these curtains made over Christmas break.

 

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Special blankets

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When we were in Brazil and staying at Lar Belem, they had some really soft blankets that Justin feel in love with.  He comment several times about them.  That have me an idea for our kids for Christmas.  I got them blankets as close to the same as the ones in Brazil.  Yes, I spent a lot of time touching blankets at different stores.  I found the right blankets at Target.  I then embroidered their initial on them.  The boys have sat around the house wrapped in them.

Home improvements at an unconvenient time

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We decided to refinance our house this fall.  One of the things the finance company wanted us to do was paint this bathroom that we had started pulling off the wallpaper.  We also scraped the popcorn off the ceiling.  The  color is a gray.   It’s hard to see in this picture.  This was all done over Thanksgiving.

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The other thing we had to do was but new carpet in our bedroom.  We painted and scraped the ceiling a couple of years ago, but were waiting for the carpet until we had the bathroom remodeled.  We got the carpet right before Thanksgiving.  It’s a lot of work to get a room ready for carpet.

Ideas from Pinterest

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I saw this sweatshirt idea on pinterest and asked Jemma if she would like me to make her one and she did.  I cut the bottom off the sweatshirt and sewed on lace she picked out from Hobby Lobby.

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I also covered this ironing board that Bill picked up at a garage sale.  I’m going to take it to school since we don’t have an ironing there.

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I picked the fabric up at Hobby Lobby.  I used left over batting from quilts to go under the fabric.

Almost white Christmas

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I took this picture Christmas morning at my parents.  It was pretty warm while we were there, so there wasn’t much snow.

More projects

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I made these shirts for my niece and  nephew for Christmas.

 

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I embroidered about 24 blankets for teenage girls from church for their retreat in November.

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This shirt is for my niece for her birthday in January.

Christmas projects

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I made two tshirt quilts this fall for Christmas presents.  This quilt was made for Robin’s mom over at Wawawaugh’s Blog.  They were shirts her dad wore.  I used my new quilt frame to quilt it.

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This quilt was a rag tshirt quilt.  I had to borrow a friends sewing machine to get it done because mine is getting warn out.  I finished it Friday morning before we left for WI on Saturday.

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This is the back side of the quilt.