Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Quilt Restoration Underway

Good morning!

I hope you have all been well.  Storms woke us at 5:40 this morning and at 7:30 it's still rumbling. I got up and vacuumed since it was too loud to sleep. Now that that is done, I wanted to share a sewing project with you. This quilt used to be my grandmother's. Mom said they had it made for her 30 or 40 years ago. I would say closer to 30 years ago because they had me one made at about the same time, which would have put me close to 20 years old. My dad now uses it but it has several worn places in it so they asked if I could restore it. I'll do my best. It is a cheater quilt so it was difficult to find colors that were close for that reason and because of the age. Hubby and I went out the day after we were in possession of it and shopped for fabric. We picked out 6 yards of one print and 6 yards of another print. Once we got home to compare the fabric to the quilt, the brown on the second print was too dark. The brown on the first one was almost perfect. Later in the week, I got the thread to match the brown and about $75 later I was off to the races.

Most of the damage is along the edges. I have hand sewn the new fabric to one edge and started on the opposite edge this morning. I have found one place off of the edge that needs repair. Hopefully I can find a close print in my stash to fix that.

Below are images of the heavily damaged edges and the new fabric we bought to make the repairs. The new fabric looks much brighter in the photo than in person.





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Monday, June 22, 2015

Craft Time?

Hi! How have you been? Have you had time to craft? I may craft two or three hours a month now. I am still buying fabric and craft kits on a regular basis. My work has increased quite a bit on Upwork and I am researching for two books I want to write. Thus, crafting is still there, but it has become a pastime in my life once again. This means I am going to have to make some decisions about my craft sites soon. I had the ECC website sold but  haven't heard back from the potential buyer in a couple of months so I will probably just sell the domain name soon. I don't really have time to train anyone but if you were thinking of starting your own ecraft class website, that domain name will hopefully be for sale soon. I will post that here when I make the final decision about that. Thanks for stopping by to read today's update.

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Monday, March 16, 2015

Finished Curtain and Valance Projects

Thanks for visiting today. I am pleased to report that I have finished a couple of sewing projects. You can view the images and more information at my Sew Practical blog.

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Friday, March 6, 2015

We are no longer accepting inquiries about the sell of ECC

We are currently in the process of closing a deal and will not be answering any more inquiries.

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New Craft Kits

Below are the new kits I purchased from Herrshners last week. The top four are all cross stitch kits. The hoops were included. The Footprints and Sunflower kits in the bottom picture are also cross stitch kits. The bottom hummingbird kit is a needlepoint project and the bottom butterfly kit is a needle felting kit. I've never done needlepoint or needle felting so I think I'll start on one of those first. I just wanted to share those with you.




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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Ordered a Few Craft Kits

Hi everyone,

Sorry I haven't been around much lately. I don't get much time to craft so that's why my website is for sale. But I did find some awesome deals at Herrschners this morning so I ordered a few kits. They looked simple so it's possible I will finish the projects when I do have a little time to start them. I haven't ordered any craft supplies in a very long time. I'll add images of the kits when I receive the box. Mail is slow reaching us right now because of all the snow we've had the last couple of weeks. As a matter of fact, we're expecting another 2 to 4 inches overnight.

I do have a couple of ongoing projects. Maybe I can can get updated pictures of those for you shortly. I hope all of you are staying safe and warm

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

E Craft Classes Website for Sale

This will be a great opportunity for someone who is looking for an established website. The website is 8 years old. I have typed up an informational document for anyone who is interested in learning more details--selling price, updates, reason for selling, etc. Just contact us at the following link: http://ecraftclasses.com/contact.php. We will be in touch with you within 24 hours.

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