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I'm Guest Posting...

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Madame Samm at Sew We Quilt @ Stash Manicure invited me to guest post today! I would love it if you could hop over for a visit. I have tips for organizing your stash and a tutorial for an endless scarf...quick, easy and uses one yard of fabric. Great to start making those gifts for...dare I say...Christmas!

Stash Manicure is a great site filled with guest bloggers and wonderful ideas from Madame Samm, so have fun roaming around!

Here's the link to the Stash Manicure blog...click here

Here's the link directly to my post...click here

Have a great day,
~Karen~



Tool Time Tuesday...Lasting Templates

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Happy Tuesday! Today's Tool Time is a recycler too! Whether you are a crafter, quilter or some one who sews (notice I didn't say sewer, because that can go either way if you know what I mean LOL)...we all have paper templates that we use. Most are on flimsy paper that don't last too long. Today I'll show you a quick way to recycle and make your templates last longer. I'll also show you how to make these 2 cuties pictured below from a hexagon flower template. The first is a note card that you can tuck in with a package or gift and the second is a needle case.





It's after the holidays and I know we all have these...gift boxes and more gift boxes!!

Why not use the boxes that might be a little dented or crushed to help make your templates last forever!


I know I use Mod Podge a lot (because I love it), but regular white glue would work too.



Paint the Mod Podge onto the box...



Place your template down on the wet glue...(you may want to make a copy of your original templat…

Belated Wishes...We've Been Away

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A very belated Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all! We drove Christmas morning from New England to Florida to visit a few of our favorite friends.




Two days of driving, but we always stop here for our traditional picture. We had to drive further south on the first day to miss hitting the blizzard on the east coast. Normally we drive to Disney in the spring or summer...




so this is our first time at Christmas, but we didn't expect...


this! Yikes it was freezing...20 degrees and a wind chill factor I'd rather not mention.


We packed for all kinds of weather, so we were all set!



No matter the weather this is still a magical place.



Details are every where in Disney!



We all had such a great time...so I'll have more pictures to come this week. Just wanted to stop in and say hi and will catch up on emails this week. Unfortunately, we caught a stomach virus or the flu while we were there. Hubby had it on the last day and I had it on the ride home on Saturday. BAD!! Poor Courtney woke …