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February 23, 2012

This is a felted bear I made.  I had to make her a chair to sit on too!

About 2 months ago I made a couple of crochet hats for some friends I work with (actually for their son and grand daughter).  Here they are (oh and of course Malcolm had to try them on first)!

Snowy days in Michigan

In 2010 I made 2 memory quilts for my Mother- and Father-In-Law for their 50th Wedding Anniversary.  On the back of the quilts I appliqued the dates and I had sent fabric squares to all of their brothers and sisters so they could write a personal messages and included that on the back of the quilt.  On the front of the quilts I put personal photos.  On the nautical style quilt I put their wedding phots and baby pictures of their children Terry and Jerry.  On Jerry's Mom I put pictures of her Mom and Dad and any family photos I had on hand.  Here are some pictures of them.

For Valentine's Day I made 6 fabric cards for my family and here they are.

Oops!  I just realized I didn't take a picture of the card I made for Jerry.  Will have to add this later.
Then on January 30th, 2012 Debbie and Carol both share the same birthday, so here are their fabric cards.  On Debbie's I did a reverse applique.  This is Debbies card.

And this was Carol's card

Next was Sharon's birthday. And this is the fabric birthday card I made for her.  She loves receiving flowers, so I picked out some fabric that has these beautiful yellow roses on them and I sort of shadow quilted around each flower with gold metallic thread.  I think she really like it.  I embroidered her name across the top.  Her birthday was January 28, 2012.

Ok, so at the beginning of the year I decided that I wanted to make everyone (the girls) I work with a card for their birthday.  There are 10 girls in the office.  Well, since I didn't decide this until Jan 9th, which meant I missed the first persons birthday, I decided to make her a Thank You greeting card since she is a doctor who works in our office.  So I made this thanking her for our nice Christmas card (which included a little something "extra").   I chose the fabric I thought she would like and I wish I would have had purple beads, but in person it looks a little better, but all in all she was pleasantly pleased with receiving it.  So  this was given to Dr. Tan on January 20, 2012.

Craftsy Block of the Month

Craftsy Block of the Month

I am signed up at Craftsy Block of the Month Program.  It's free and it is easy to follow along and they go over everything in detail.  I am signed up for several of the on-line classes and they are awesome.  You really should go to their website and check it out.  They often have specials and discounts on their classes.  The nice thing about them are once you are signed up, you have access forever. Go there as many times as you like, whenever you like. It's been very convienent for me.  I've learned a lot.  There are lots of different type of crafts:  quilting, knitting, crochet, gardening, sewing, cooking...