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Hankies for a toddler and his Mom

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Here lies a very tired woman.

It has been quite a few months. I don’t think we have ever been this busy. And yet I finished the quilt and a bunch of little projects which I am posting back-to-back so I can keep track. In the midst of all of this I managed to finish this project I started last year. Obviously this is for the teen, and it totally applies.

But really all of us feel a bit like this now. Time for the school year to end.

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Hankies!

Back to my roots, only these are machine sewn. Each of us chose our own fabric. Binary numbers, an inaccurate but cute periodic table and Monopoly money were the winners. Now I’ve gotten requests to sew more fun ones.

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New pillows

I love making new pillowcases in the spring. They take just a yard of fabric for each and if you take the time to make French seams they last a long time and are very satisfying. If you have never sewn, start with these.

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New Year’s resolution: finish the quilt.

I had quite a few squares made but not enough. I joined two rows together after learning how to square them all off. The Omni grid square is a lifesaver!!

Finally, all together. Then I realized that I had made quite a large quilt and wondered how I was going to get it through the machine.

I spent, ahem, quite a few hours pinning. It turned out to be worth it.

An organic sheet from Target made for a very good and quick backing. And then I still spent a lot of time embroidering a running stitch around the squares. I used the Amish method of using the back to bind the front again saving enough time to finish it. So glad to finally have something useful and not little pieces piled up.

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