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BOOK REVIEW SATURDAY, December 20, 2014

SMALL TREASURES FROM SCRAPS More Simply Charming Quilts   If you are a fan of small, traditional, reproduction-type quilts, then you will find a treasure in this book. The largest quilt in the book is 34” x 36”with the other 13 quilts being much smaller. It’s not like we haven’t seen these quilt designs before […]

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Make a Mexican Folk Art Glass Plate! Piece a Winter Roses Quilt! Brioche Stitch a Pretty Cowl! Make Beeswax Candles for Your Home! Hack a Anthropologie Duvet Cover! Craft a Sock Monkey and Friend! PLUS . . . My Christmas Ornament Countdown Continues, Recipes, Inspiration, Smiles, Memories, and More!

  YOKE DU YOUR A woman goes to the post office to buy stamps for her Chanukah cards. She says to the clerk, “May I have 50 Chanukah stamps?” The clerk says, “What denomination?” The woman says, “Oh my God. Has it come to this? Give me 6 Orthodox, 12 Conservative, and 32 Reform.”   […]

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Here’s Your Christmas Manicure Idea! Piece a Wintertide Quilt! Fabric Wrap a Festive Reindeer! Create a Winter Pillow! Make a Crayon and Pad Binder! Sew a Set of Fur and Flannel Stockings! Craft an Easy Pinecone Tree! Sew a Sweater Blanket! Build a Glow-in-the-Dark Table! Arm Knit an Afghan! Quick PLUS . . . My Christmas Ornament Countdown Continues, Recipes, Inspiration, Smiles, Memories, and More!

YOKE DU YOUR One particular Christmas season a long time ago, Santa was getting ready for his annual trip, but there were problems everywhere. Four of his elves got sick, and the trainee elves did not produce the toys as fast as the regular ones so Santa was beginning to feel the pressure of being […]

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BOOK REVIEW SATURDAY, December 13, 2014

In the magazine world, if you don’t like a book, you don’t review it. I promised to be honest. I’ve based my whole patchwork reputation on “no B.S.” . . . and it’s not easy. Boy, I really wrestle with myself on whether or not I am going to review a book I don’t care for, but […]

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Quilted Table Tinsel Table Runner! DIY Mandala Embellished Sweater! Make a Playing Card Holder! Christmas Button Wreath! Sock Pattern For A New Knitter! PLUS . . . My Christmas Ornament Countdown Continues, Recipes, Inspiration, Smiles, Memories, and More!

YOKE DU YOUR An elderly gentleman went to the local drug store and asked the pharmacist for Viagra. The pharmacist said “That’s no problem. How many do you want?” The man answered, “Just a few, maybe four, but cut each one in four pieces.” The pharmacist said, “That won’t do you any good.” The elderly […]

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Paper Cut Winter Scene in a Glass Dome! Cosy Winter Scarf! Sunny Days Quilt! Sew a Needle Case Lanyard! Felt Tuxedo Wine Glass Charms! Easy Hanging Towel Tutorial! Knitted Alder Wrap by Kaffe Fassett! A Festive Christmas Mug Rug! Cross Stitch Candy Cane! Grow Lemon Seeds! Hot Chocolate Ornaments! Cookie Jar Christmas Nativity! PLUS . . . My Christmas Ornament Countdown Continues, Recipes, Inspiration, Smiles, Memories, and More!

YOKE DU YOUR It was just before Christmas and the magistrate was in a happy mood. He asked the prisoner who was in the dock, ‘What are you charged with?’ The prisoner replied, ‘Doing my Christmas shopping too early.’ ‘That’s no crime’, said the magistrate. ‘Just how early were you doing this shopping?’ ‘Before the […]

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IT’S BOOK REVIEW SATURDAY! DECEMBER 6, 2014

            COUNTRY ELEGANCE Cotton and Wool Projects from the Quilted Crow Girls Country Elegance, is a beautiful book full of beautiful, timely wool appliquéd patchwork patterns designed by Leonie Bateman and Deirdre Bond-Abel for That Patchwork Place. I have to admit that I fell in love with the projects in […]

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Amazing DIY Recipe Kitchen Towels! Make a Beautiful Quilted Bed Rug! Easy Fingerless Gloves! DIY Ornament Wreath! Sew A Christmas Stocking! A New Look for a Casserole or Pie Carrier! 12-Days of Christmas Charm Bracelet, Dodecahedron Star Lamps! Make a Christmas Banner! PLUS . . . My Christmas Ornament Countdown Continues, Recipes, Inspiration, Smiles, Memories, and More!

YOKE DU YOUR Suzy and her dumb husband live in Toledo, Ohio. One winter morning while listening to the radio, they hear the announcer say, “We are going to have 8 to 10 inches of snow today. You must park your car on the even numbered side of the street, so the snowplow can get […]

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Striped Candles DIY! Fabric Woven Hot Pad! Piece a Modern Tree Quilt! Sew a Market Trunk Bag! How to Sew Pillowcase Envelopes! Crochet a Great Carryall! Faux Fur Wine Bag! Make a Mason Jar Sewing Kit! Fingerless Gloves With Magic Mittens! to Knit! Homemade T-shirt Baker’s String! PLUS . . . My Christmas Ornament Countdown Continues, Recipes, Inspiration, Smiles, Memories, and More!

YOKE DU YOUR A blonde driving a car became lost in a snowstorm. She didn’t panic however, because she remembered what her dad had once told her. “If you ever get stuck in a snowstorm, just wait for a snow plow to come by and follow it.” Sure enough, pretty soon a snow plow came […]

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IT’S BOOK REVIEW SATURDAY! November 29, 2014

IMAGINE QUILTS 11 Patterns from Everyday Inspirations  Throughout the book, designer/author/blogger Dana Bolyard, whets our appetite with hints and directives that focus on her creative process and inspiration. I loved them but . . . While I get the feeling that Bolyard is a wealth of some solid know-how when it comes to finding her […]

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