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Sunday, March 1, 2015

March, and Another Scrap Box Sewing Project

I have done much more sewing for other people than for myself. So after a hiatus from any sewing, I am having some fun just making stuff from my scrap box.  

My granddaughter Irene informed me two years ago that she would not be needing any more cute, fancy dresses. She's almost 10 and is into "accessorizing her jeans". 

Before I sewed for her, I made a series of holiday vests for my teacher daughter, Jill.  Way before that, I used to sew clothing for my kids when they were little.  So I have scraps. 

Here's my latest table topper, for March. 


It contains fabric from a dress for Jill, long ago, a teacher vest for Jill some years ago, and a dress for Irene, not so long ago. 

It's time to switch over from Heart Month to Green Month. 
 And you may remember that little mosaic plaque I bought from an artisan in Rome. I have it hanging in the kitchen, near the table, and I'm using it to decorate for the seasons.  I just replaced the hearts with shamrocks. 


March on!

15 comments:

  1. Pretty! Very bright and spring like:)

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  2. Oh, isn't it such a sad day when the granddaughter announces "no more cute dresses"?

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  3. I love your pretty shamrocks and, Linda, I love your pretty new green header! :-)

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  4. I once did a lot of sewing, and there was my quilting phase (quilting frame, hand quilting, the whole nine yards, no pun intended), so I have bins of fabric scraps. I should get busy and make table runners. I did, at least, sit at my machine for three minutes this morning to repair a hem on a bath towel!

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  5. Oh my gosh, you think of everything! The green topper is so pretty. I used to sew for my girls when they were small. When they got to be about Irene's age they did not want homemade dresses.

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  6. You must be a star at the church bizarre!

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  7. You are so incredibly talented, Linda. I'm loving all your table toppers and that wall hanging from Rome is terrific!

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  8. I admit I'm not much for sewing or quilts but the greens and pattern you put together really catch your eye.

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  9. What a pretty project and creative, too.

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  10. looks fun, it's sad when the little girls grow into teens and give us the girly clothes...lol! I like your green decor, I still have up valentines-better get on the ball.

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  11. That's a beautiful project you have created. I saw the previous posting about the other quilting that you did. Is the back a single piece of fabric that can be seen as the edging in the front? I assume cotton batting is in the middle.

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  12. Very pretty and nice table arrangement too. My granddaughters just like shopped stuff now too. Sigh. All things have their time I guess.

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  13. You have such cute ideas. When I moved 12 years ago I left all my material except what one of my daughters took. I sew no more and I don't miss it. My Mother was a seamstress and I didn't inherit her talent although I did make many dresses for my daughters and cowboy shirts for my late husband. When they decided as Irene did--no more dresses---I ended up just repairing zippers in jeans and hemming them too. Haha!!
    MB

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  14. I love the creative touches that celebrate the seasons. The table centerpiece is such a great way to remember those other sewing projects. Love it!

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  15. I admire how you celebrate each season and your sewing talent. Lovely!

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