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Saturday, March 18, 2017

Christmas Round Robin Finished, a new mug rug, and Hands to Help



Said the robin to the sparrow, "I would really like to know Why those anxious human beings rush around and worry so."
Said the sparrow to the robin, "Friend, I think that it must be That they have no Heavenly Father such as cares for you and me."  ---E. Cheney


I have been swapping with a great group of friends and last year we did two Robins......a round robin, which I finished and showed you HERE, and a Row Robin.....which I finished and show you below!  My starting row was the wrapped gifts.....my group added the beautiful lettering at the top, the pretty row of ornaments, the dancing Christmas trees of every size and shape (don't you think they look like they're dancing?), and the sweet snow globes at the bottom.....Did I say I love swapping with this group? I can't wait for Christmas to roll around now so I can bring it out!


Here is the back.......I was able to incorporate the signature blocks with the Merry Christmas banner separating the two Christmas fabrics....


Our Group is doing smaller projects now.....this month we swapped mug rugs........my partner Irene sent this when I requested a Texas theme and she also sent the little hexi coaster which allows you to fit the base of your wine glass into it!  Thanks Irene....it's just what I "ordered" and more!

and last but not least.....Confessions of a Fabric Addict is having their annual Hands to Help Challenge........Click on the button on my sidebar or HERE and maybe you can help out too!





Sunday, March 12, 2017

Lions and Tigers and Bears...Oh My!


"A heart is not judged by how much you love; but by how much you are loved by others"--The Wizard of Oz


My kids gave me a beautiful Wizard of Oz framed puzzle for Christmas so I decided to bring all my Oz stuff out of my bedroom and into the dining room so everyone could enjoy.  This is where I will hang my Oz Hexi wall hanging UFO someday when I finally get back to working on it and actually get it finished...........but I digress..........

Here is the framed puzzle!..............I have added a shelf to put some of my Oz collectibles on........and I'll be adding some other stuff to the wall....it looks a bit bare right now.....the jewelry box is one my Sis painted for me a few Christmases ago....I blogged about it HERE.  The back and sides have most of the Oz painting on it......She told me I should turn it around and display the back instead......I might just do that!



I decided since I already have sooooooooo much Wizard of Oz fabric that I'm using for the Hexi Wall Hanging  I would make a table topper for the side board.........I made it reversible.........you can see it in the photo above underneath the books and jewelry box....


I signed up for Hands To Help at Confessions of a Fabric Addict today and you can too!  This is the 7th year and I believe over 700 quilts have been donated to various charities since Hands to Help began.   Follow the link or Click on the button on my right side bar to "give a hand"...........


                            http://confessionsofafabricaddict.blogspot.com/p/hands2help_11.html