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Linda
New Jersey
I'm a retired Interior Designer who loves anything creatively made with your own two hands.
Interests: movies, reading, scrapbooking, video games, designing cards, music and just plain watching tv. i am (sometimes) what you would call a "mouse" potato. i love my 4 cats and my beach house.
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He's feeling better. Poor baby Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2013 at Linda Martinelli
I made this video sometime ago. But when Kristina put a call out for crafter's to show their rooms, I thought I would re-post my video. I'm with her - it's just a messy business, but that just makes it... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2011 at Linda Martinelli
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Just a little note I sent along with my Halloween Swaps. Martha Steward Paper, Stampin'Up cardstock, stamp and ribbon. Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2010 at Linda Martinelli
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I took some Halloween Pics of my house and never posted them. In fact, I haven't posted much. I don't know where the days, weeks, or months go but here we are in November. Didn't get as many trick'r'teaters as... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2010 at Linda Martinelli
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I know I'm late for this post. It's already November but I wanted to share two quilties and one mini quilt swap that were both due in October. I learned how to paper piece. I was so confused in the beginnning but after the first pumpkin face, I really got... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2010 at SEW BUTTONS ON ICE CREAM
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Signed up for an Autumn Quiltie at my Art4Mail Yahoo Group. Here is my plan of attack. I have to make 3 of them. I decided that I am going to paper piece it together. This is the first time I will be using this method. Let's keep our fingers... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2010 at SEW BUTTONS ON ICE CREAM
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I've been wanting to learn felting. I saw these little bitty felted houses and want to learn how to make them. I'm so confused, so many different process. But I thought I would start small. I picked up one of these little kits from A.C. Moore. This leaf took about... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2010 at SEW BUTTONS ON ICE CREAM
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Look what I found at the supermarket !!!!! That's right - ain't she sweet? I'm going to line the inside and put a few pockets and it will be a great carrier for small projects or a place to put your hexagon's on the go. Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2010 at SEW BUTTONS ON ICE CREAM
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Love hexagon and now there is a very easy way of cutting them. You can cut dozens in no time at all and the papers for paper piecing as well. All you need is a die cut machine like the Big Shot and some dies from Sizzix/Westminster and just get... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2010 at SEW BUTTONS ON ICE CREAM
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Aneela Hoey from Comfort Stitching is having this GREAT give-a-way on her blog, so hop on over and sign up. She has the cutest scraps. These would make great hexagons, don't you think? Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2010 at SEW BUTTONS ON ICE CREAM
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Just got this wonderful charm pack to add to my stash. Isn't it delicious. More Hexagons I think. Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2010 at SEW BUTTONS ON ICE CREAM
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It seems the world is just crazy with Hexagon Fever. They are easy to make and you can make them on the go. No need for a lot of space, you can do them right in your lap and there are several ways to do them. I English piece them... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2010 at SEW BUTTONS ON ICE CREAM
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I finally got the island for my sewing room so now, I can call it complete (for now) and move on. Here is a few pictures of the completed room. I can put up a large tac board later on, but that would mean losing the sofa, so I'll think... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2010 at SEW BUTTONS ON ICE CREAM
I haven't posted a card in a long time and wanted to get my act together so I finally sat down to decipher the changes Stamp'in Up recently made. By changes, I mean re-vamping their entire product line. I didn't... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2010 at Linda Martinelli
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What a fabulous Concert. The opening act was Semi-Precious Weapons - weird but entertaining. Lady GaGa's set list included: Dance in the Dark, Just Dance, Love Game, Alejandro, Monster, So Happy I Could Die, Teeth, Poker Face, The Fame, Money... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2010 at Linda Martinelli
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I'm in a Mini Quilt swap at my Yahoo Group "Art4Mail". This is the mini quilt that I made. Go on over to my sewing blog to get more details. Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2010 at Linda Martinelli
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I belong to a Yahoo Group called ART4MAIL and they are hosting a swap for a mini quilt. Here's what I made for the swap. I hope my swap partner likes it. There's a little bit of everything on this quilt. The parameters were you had to follow the theme... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2010 at SEW BUTTONS ON ICE CREAM
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Yes, hair. I'm blessed with wonderful hair. I appreciate it everyday. I think some people take it for granted, complain about how much time it takes for it to look good. The washing, the blow-drying, hot iron, curling, and the amount of products you need to put on that head... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2010 at SEW BUTTONS ON ICE CREAM
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As promised, here are my before and after pictures of my sewing room. BEFORE: A little dark and dreary don't you think? AFTER: I have a Bernina 220 and the cabinet is a Horn. It was purchased on Ebay from... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2010 at Linda Martinelli
I've been busy with re-decorating my new sewing room. I will post before and after pictures. What an amazing difference a little paint makes. I love my new room. It's so bright and cheerful. So I've been so caught up... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2010 at Linda Martinelli
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So sorry I haven't posted my "Blessings". I've been working on my new sewing room and I just got all caught up with the painting, making curtains, hanging shelves, etc. I will post a picture of the before and after. The only thing left is the delivery of my counter... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2010 at SEW BUTTONS ON ICE CREAM
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Here are the next four blocks for my "Count My Blessings" stich-a-long. To see more details go my other blog "Sew Buttons On Ice Cream" Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2010 at Linda Martinelli
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My next four blessings: The Sun, Peace (hopefully soon), Eyesight and Art. Art Saves I don't know what I would do without the Sun. I pray and wish for the hot Summer. Love when the sun beats down on me. Love the warmth and comfort it gives me. I wish... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2010 at SEW BUTTONS ON ICE CREAM
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I started "Counting My Blessings" over at my other blog I have sketched about 38 blocks and will stitch one or two a day. I'm aiming for at least 50 blocks. Go on over to my other blog to see... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2010 at Linda Martinelli
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So happy I have Freedom. I was blessed to be born in the good old US of A. Can't imagine what life would be like in another Country. Freemdom is everything and first and utmost on my list of blessings. Next, running water - come on !!!!! I can't even... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2010 at SEW BUTTONS ON ICE CREAM