Book Suggestion for Monday –

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Unraveling family secrets can be murder in Suede to Rest...

THE FIRST BOOK IN THE ALL-NEW “MATERIAL WITNESS” MYSTERY SERIES

With her career as a dress designer in shreds, Polyester Monroe is looking forward to a fresh start. But as it all unfolds, the pattern to a new beginning looks a lot like murder.

When Poly Monroe was little, she loved playing in her family’s textile store. But after a fatal family tragedy, Land of A Thousand Fabrics was boarded up and Poly never expected to see the inside again. Now, as inheritor of the long-shuttered shop, she’s ready to restore the family business. However her two new kittens, Pins and Needles, aren’t the ones causing a snag in her plans…

Not everyone wants Poly back in San Ladrón, especially a powerful local developer pressuring her to sell–and leave town fast. But even when the threats turn deadly, she’s not ready to bolt. Because Poly is beginning to suspect that the murder behind the shop is tied to a mystery in her family’s unsettled past that she’s determined to solve…before her own life is left hanging by a thread.

INCLUDES A CRAFT PROJECT

If You are a quilter-

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Jennifer Chiaverini’s bestselling Elm Creek Quilts series starts with The Quilter’s Apprentice, a timeless tale of family, friendship, and forgiveness as two women weave the disparate pieces of their lives into a bountiful and harmonious whole, and begin the legacy of the Elm Street Quilters.

When Sarah McClure and her husband, Matt, move to Waterford, Pennsylvania, she hopes to make a fresh start in the small college town. Unable to find a job both practical and fulfilling, she takes a temporary position at Elm Creek Manor helping its reclusive owner Sylvia Compson prepare her family estate for sale and after the death of her estranged sister. Sylvia is also a master quilter and, as part of Sarah’s compensation, offers to share the secrets of her creative gifts with the younger woman.

During their lessons, the intricate, varied threads of Sylvia’s life begin to emerge. It is the story of a young wife living through the hardships and agonies of the World War II home front; of a family torn apart by jealousy and betrayal; of misunderstanding, loss, and a tragedy that can never be undone. As the bond between them deepens, Sarah resolves to help Sylvia free herself from remembered sorrows and restore her life—and her home—to its former glory. In the process, she confronts painful truths about her own family, even as she creates new dreams for the future.

Just as the darker sections of a quilt can enhance the brighter ones, the mistakes of the past can strengthen understanding and lead the way to new beginnings. A powerful debut by a gifted storyteller, The Quilter’s Apprentice tells a timeless tale of family, friendship, and forgiveness as two women weave the disparate pieces of their lives into a bountiful and harmonious whole.

This is a great series 19 books at this time – can be purchased  but I was lucky to find at the local library.  Lisa

 

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Fabric Tubes

My Next Fabric gift is quick and easy to make.

Rice Filled neck wrap.

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I make them using rice but you can fill with flax seed ,buckwheat or various things.

You can also add herbs,flowers or essential oils in your filling.

Heat in microwave for 90 seconds.

Mine measures- 26 inches long.

Measure your neck and add a few inches . Cut out a strip of fabric ( I use cotton)

6x 26 inches fold in half . Sew with right sides together the side and across bottom . Turn -and fill -and stitch closed.

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I live in an old house with doors that don’t shut. During winter to combat drafts . I make door draft stopper the same way.

Measure your door . And make the same tube – fill with batting  or foam.You can make this out of heaver material to help with wear.  .

 

Need  something heaver – you can use old foam swim noodles cut to size.

You can make a double with a few modifications. Use a larger piece of fabric that will cover both tubes and leave fabric down the middle that will slide under the door, Make the two tubes and fill. Slide under door.

 

 

 

 

Happy National Quilting Day

I made this lap quilt for my parents 50th wedding anniversary !

Done in gold and beige and lace from my Mom wedding dress that was falling apart. On the solid squares people sign there name with fabric markers and after I embroidery the names. Lisa

A family keepsake now-🥂

Irish chain quilt

A simple quilt perfect for beginners – no triangles and made up of

9 patch and a solid square . In a 3×3 grid.

So take out that material and make a quilt for yourself or someone you love.

Lisa

Fabric gifts

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There’s something for everyone there !   Lisa

Today’s Craft to Celebrate Valentine- Gifts made with fabric. Using my stash of fabrics -I came up with these quick and easy gifts. Hope they inspire you too! Lisa 

A  quilted book cover with a pocket to hold your supplies.

A quilted heart pin cushion stuffed with fiber fill but you could fill with flower,cinnamon bark or lavender and make a saches. Possibilities are endless with a scrap of fabric and your imagination.  Lisa 

 

Chinese New Year crafts

Tuesdays- theme is Fortune cookies.

Paper ones made from a simple circle ,then folded and pinched into shape with a message.

Pin cushions-made with scrapes using same pattern,stuffed with poly batting but can be made any size.

Check out today’s other post as we celebrate this holiday ! Lisa