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Sewing...January Bag of the Month at Sew Sweetness. Notepad holders for me and my sister. The cute coffee embroidery is by Wild Olive. friend Terri how to quilt on the Handiquilter. and envelopes. I love my new envelope maker from Stampin' Up. It's so fun and easy to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2014 at Scraps of My Life
I'm a big fan of Sara Lawson's purse patterns, so when she offered a "Bag of the Month" club on her Sew Sweetness blog last month, I jumped right on it. The January pattern is called the Byebye Love Bag. I decided to challenge myself by just using fabrics from... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2014 at Scraps of My Life
I'm done! These two projects really did me in. I didn't think I'd ever get the quilt top pieced or the Weekender sewed together, but I did and I'm glad they're both done. Here they are for your viewing pleasure. This pattern is not difficult but sewing through all the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2014 at Scraps of My Life
Hi Rebecca - Thanks for visiting! I got the my table at Golden West Games in Tacoma, WA. The bar stools were from a small local shop that went out of business. And I love that IKEA cart also.
Toggle Commented Jan 18, 2014 on Where Bloggers Create at Scraps of My Life
Around here I've been busy working on several projects that have deadlines, which is weird for me since I usually just make stuff for myself on my own timeline. You may remember that back in May I committed to making 100 quilt blocks from Tula Pink's City Sampler Book along... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2014 at Scraps of My Life
Hi Heather - I did finish my December Daily album, just haven't finished taking pictures of it yet. I also did a little bit of sewing - a few Christmas presents for my mom and sisters. Looking forward to seeing you at the guild meeting.
Thank you! I'm glad you found my blog and I hope you come back again.
Toggle Commented Jan 6, 2014 on Christmas Presents at Scraps of My Life
Hi Barb - I know! Isn't that just the cutest pillow? Thanks for stopping by.
Toggle Commented Jan 6, 2014 on Christmas Presents at Scraps of My Life
I'm excited to be participating in Ali Edwards' One Little Word 2014 class this year. This is my third year of picking a word. My previous words were Start and Organize. This year my word is Learn. This word starting floating around in head last month as I was thinking... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2014 at Scraps of My Life
I was busy before the holidays working on a few Christmas presents for my mom and sisters and now that the holidays are over, I can share them with you. My sister Paula collects snowmen, so when I saw this cute embroidered pillow from Crabapple Hill Studio, I know it... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2014 at Scraps of My Life
I'm excited to be starting my December Daily album. This year I'm using the Seasonal Stripes collection from Stampin' Up. The binder comes with several different types of pocket pages and the Journaling Tags and the 4x6 papers that fit in the pockets are all really cute. Those cute Santa... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2013 at Scraps of My Life
Thanks for visiting my blog. My design wall is a heavy flannel-like material. You can check it out at Please let me know if you have any other questions.
Last week at my quilt guild meeting, we exchanged our swap projects and it was a blast. A couple of months ago, we each brought in a baggie of fabric scraps and then chose one to take home and make something for the owner of the scraps whose name was... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2013 at Scraps of My Life
I've been working on a new quilt for my nephew Connor's 13th birthday for the last month and it is finally finished. Good thing too since his birthday was on Saturday! I love how it turned out and he seemed to really like it. Check out my previous blog post... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2013 at Scraps of My Life
Today I'm working on a new quilt for my nephew's 13th birthday. The last time I made him a quilt, he was five years old and wanted a cowboy quilt, so I thought it was time for a new, more modern quilt for this new teenager. As I was looking... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2013 at Scraps of My Life
Today I'd like to share two new additions to my studio with you. The first is this adorable 1964 Singer Featherweight sewing machine. I've wanted one for a very long time and finally decided to order this cute white machine from Larry and Carole Meeker of Patented Antiques. They had... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2013 at Scraps of My Life
Today I'd like to share the newest baby quilt I just finished. I fell in love with this quilt by Jen Eskridge from the book Modern Baby and knew it would be perfect for my cousin's new baby boy. I used Kona solids for the background and scraps from other... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2013 at Scraps of My Life
Just a quick little post today about the upcoming 30 Days of Lists for September 2013. This will be my 4th time participating in 30 Days of Lists and I'm really looking forward to it. It's fun to check my e-mail every morning for the list prompt of the day.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2013 at Scraps of My Life
My sister Paula and I have been going to the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show since 1996. Over the years it has turned into a week-long family vacation. We rent a house in Sunriver and just relax, ride bikes, play golf (real golf for a few and putt putt for the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2013 at Scraps of My Life
If you've been following my blog lately, you've probably noticed I haven't blogged about any current projects recently and that is because the two projects I was working on were graduation gifts for my niece McKenzie. I didn't want to put pictures up here before I gave her the gifts... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2013 at Scraps of My Life
Hi Cathy - Thanks for visiting my studio and for your nice comments. Your studio is so pretty and colorful. What a great space to spend creative time!
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Today I'm joining in the "Where Bloggers Create" party hosted by Karen Valentine at her blog "My Desert Cottage." Be sure to visit Karen and check out all the great creative spaces, but first I'd like to welcome you to my studio. My name is Donna and I'm a quilter,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2013 at Scraps of My Life
Just a quick post with pictures of my City Sampler Quilt Along blocks. Check out more blocks at Sew Sweetness. I'm off to price stuff for a family garage sale next weekend. Hopefully I'll make some money to buy more fabric! Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2013 at Scraps of My Life
I've been busy sewing my blocks, but haven't had a chance to blog about them for a couple of weeks, so here are blocks 7 through 12. As I mentioned in a previous post, these blocks are smaller than what I usually make, so I'm being extra careful; pinning more... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2013 at Scraps of My Life
I'm addicted to these cute little 6.5 inch blocks! I've already made 12 and number 13 is cut and ready to be sewn together. But in keeping with the Quilt Along format of revealing three a week, I give you Blocks 4, 5 and 6. These blocks are smaller than... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2013 at Scraps of My Life