Thursday, November 30, 2017

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Upcycled Denim Drawstring Gift Bag

     My grandson was in the sixth grade last year. His request for Christmas was books.  He's a super smart country boy that loves nature and pays a lot attention to what's going on in today's world.  You might be surprised of the author he chose to read.  He already owned some books and loves them.  I decided to make a "Christmas" bag for him to keep his books and possibly use for other purposes after he decides to put the books on a shelf.

Tuesday Tutorial 

 Jeans were upcycled.
Bottom part of leg was too narrow to hold 3 books.
The center section was used.
Notice the hole on the right.
An unusual scrap piece of fabric was used to patch the hole.  It looked like denim on the back and bandana on the other side.  I knew pink polka dot wouldn't work for this guy.

 Trim and sew up edges that need to be sewn & across the bottom.
 Determine the bottom section needed by folding halfway up the bottom.
 Measure depth.
This depth is used to mark the boxed corner.  
The half way depth is measured from the center of the seam.
 Rip stitches from side seams for opening for string.
Double fold and stitch around top edge to make channel.
This channel will lay over the opening.
 Reinforce each end of the opening with zig zag bar tacks.
Two cords are threaded through knotting the end of each
out the side.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Memory Mon 74~ A Sign of Christmas- Old Magazines

When old Christmas magazines start appearing around my house,
you know Christmas is approaching.
This could be considered the first part of Christmas decorating in my house.
Some might say I hoard magazines.
This year I have purged many of my magazines, keeping mostly Country Living and Southern Living.
A Christmas magazine hangs around i,
because I simply love to sit and go through these magazines for ideas.
 To me, Country Living style never goes out of style.
Christmas decorating and project ideas usually brainstorm into more ideas
 no matter how many times I look at these magazines.
Some of my magazines go back to the 70s and many to the 80s.
Internet just can't compare to this walk back in memory lane.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Quilt Shot Block ~ The Kentucky Heritage Quilt Society. Pt.2

  Continuation of last's months program at the Elkhorn Creek Quilters' Guild,
members of The Kentucky Heritage Quilt Society
brought the 2017 President's Challenge Traveling Quilts 
to share with the group.
This is part 2 of those mini quilts.
You can find more information and pictures of these quilts on the KHQS website .
I've tried to get closer shots of some of the quilts.
Enjoy viewing the meticulous details.

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Friday, November 24, 2017

Fun or Funny Fri Foto ~ Kentucky Covered Bridges- Goddard/White

 Goddard / White
Location: Flemingsburg, KY
Lat. / Long.: N 38.362333   W 83.6155
Built in: 1880
Truss Type: Town

In the picture above, look in the upper left hand corner among the tree leaves,
you will see the black barn pictured below.


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The following were road trip day 1 of Kentucky Covered Bridges

Fun or Funny Fri Foto ~ Kentucky Covered Bridges- Coville 

Fun or Funny Fri Foto ~ Kentucky Covered Bridges- Johnson Creek 

Fun or Funny Fri Foto ~ Kentucky Covered Bridges- Valley Pike/Bouldin

Fun or Funny Fri Foto ~ Kentucky Covered Bridges- White Bridge

Fun or Funny Fri Foto ~ Kentucky Covered Bridges- Dover Covered Bridge

The following were roadtrip day 2 of Kentucky Covered Bridges 

Fun or Funny Fri Foto ~ Kentucky Covered Bridges- Hillsboro/Grange City  

Fun or Funny Fri Foto ~ Kentucky Covered Bridges- Ringos Mills