Category Archives: High Maintenance

Fabric Shopping & Stuff

Last week an email turned up in my inbox from Fabric.com. I’ve been subscribed for a while now and I have been tempted – but last week was too good to pass up. Long story short, 10 1/2 yard cuts … Continue reading

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Chatelaine Finish!

And I bet you’d all love to see it. But you are denied! (I know, evil = me) There’s still time for you to have a chance at getting your pristinely clean hands (because you’ve been busy stitching) on it. … Continue reading

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My week to sew

The tote bag pieces became this: Front Back, both front and back pockets are divided into two. Inside there are an additional 6 pockets. Two front & back with one on each side panel. There is also a key holder. … Continue reading

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The too big, all in one post

Let’s just get right to it. Hooked on Exchanging Winter House Exchange: From Janet Love this, Little House Needleworks on a book/box. Brilliant! Janet really paid attention to detail & it shows in a wonderful finish. I stitched two of … Continue reading

Posted in Chatelaine, Exchanges, High Maintenance, Hooked On Exchanging, Mirabilia, Mirabilia RR, Stitching | 13 Comments

Aw jeez I need some money

Or Carriage House Samplings is shutting her doors. I know old news is old, but I need *something* to blog about. In the past two days I’ve ordered both Village & Autumn @ HRH – but I am far from … Continue reading

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Needful Things

Or a Vicarious Shopping Trip. There are boxes, and then there are Caskets. Baltimore Halloween anyone?  New BOM starting. There is time to get caught up on the series, release date is April 27th. Our friends at Christie’s are having … Continue reading

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Here comes Peter Cottontail

I received my Fair & Square Easter round squares yesterday. Love the bunny! This is a Waxing Moon freebie stitched by Christine (no blog) on some poorly photographed but really nicely colored in person linen. Don’t you love her sig … Continue reading

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Mail Day

Pretty much everything I was expecting this week came yesterday. Two RRs, a fat quarter of Chapagne Cocktail, and two finishing books. Oh the finishing I will do! Really nice book. I have directions for box finishing, but not one … Continue reading

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About that start something I shouldn't

bit in the last post. Am I covered if I started & finished it? Not gonna pick apart my lacking machine sewing skills. Or the fact the only felt I have access to in TX (without involving mail order) is … Continue reading

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Not a complete slug

I did manage a teensy bit more on the Hats & Cats block of Baltimore Halloween. Two Three problems: I haven’t been working on it much at all, I hate the broom bristle pieces with a white hot passion, and I … Continue reading

Posted in BHQ - Balitmore Halloween Quilt, High Maintenance, Quilting, Stitching | 8 Comments