Sunday, December 11, 2011

Loose Tensions Christmas Party, Etc.

Yesterday, we had our December Loose Tensions Christmas party/Margaret’s birthday party/ quilting get together. There were lots of gifts, and lots of neat ideas!

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Lots to eat!

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My friend Renea made these cute pin cushions. They were a HIT! I’m trying really hard to talk her into a blog. She is SEW talented! Please help me encourage her!

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This was my project. I found some letter openers at a thrift store…like 15 of them. They had a medallion on them.  Great River Road Canada to Gulf.

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I removed them, and replaced them with a big button with a ribbon tied through the button holes. I love them! I wish I could find more letter openers like these so I could make more!

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…AND, despite all the activity, food and fun, I actually sewed yesterday! Can you believe it? Here are some of my blocks laid out, and a pile of finished blocks.

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I have several more blocks to make, but I plan on doing that today while I watch my annual pick of Christmas movies…Prancer and The Preacher’s Wife…and then some!

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We needed to run a few errands after quilting was over, so (of course) we had to stop at a few thrift shops. I found these two wall hangings. The one on the left was $1.38 and the one on the right was 88 cents. SCORE! They are cute, but I LOVE the buttons on them.

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Other treasures I got, were the two cones of black thread for $1.25, the box of cards for 50 cents, and the tin of buttons, including the 21 LARGE buttons in the bag, embroidery floss, hooks and eyes, thimble, hand sewing needles and spools of thread for 50 cents. I love bargains! Oh, and there is a large piece of Christmas fabric in the goodwill bag, that is either a twin flat sheet, or a large rectangular tablecloth for $2.38. It’s in the laundry right now.

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Well, I’m OFF Confused smile to sew! It’s almost noon so better get stitching! Have a great day all!

Be blessed!

Michelle

11 comments:

That corgi :) said...

Looks like it was a fun party; I like the name of your group Loose Tensions, so cute!

That pincushion is adorable; I do hope your friend decides to blog; I'm sure her talent will be appreciated by all that read her blog if she decides to make one!

I like what you did with the letter openers; very clever!

It did look like you found great bargains in your shopping adventures yesterday!

Enjoy your day sewing!

betty

StitchinByTheLake said...

Love your letter openers - what a great idea you had to add the buttons. You always find such neat things. The thrift stores around here aren't nearly that good. :( blessings, marlene

Mrs.Pickles said...

great letter openers and what a find at the thrift store

Jules said...

Oh.my.word!! Those pincushions!! If not a blog, then beg Renea to email us where she got the idea and instructions for those. CUTE!!

Glad you had a great party & time to sew. :)

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

Brilliant idea for the letter openers! You are so clever. =)

Ok, Renea, you MUST blog and share your cute ideas. How much are the pin cushions? I'd love to have one. =)

Jeanna said...

Fun party, friends, clever gifts, good food, bargains - that has to be about the best day I have ever heard of! Your letter openers are adorable, and yes, your friend who made the pin cushions really should start a blog!

Packrat said...

How fun. I'd buy one of those pin cushions. :) And, your letter openers look like those bright fun lollipops. The wall hangings are really cute, and you found a great bargains at Goodwill. Hope you are getting more sewing done and enjoying the movies.

shelly said...

What adorable gifts!!!! (both the pin cushions and your letter openers! Super Cute!)

Hazel said...

The party sounds like great fun ,nothing better then good food and friends .The quilt is coming along nicely .Great fines at the thrift store, the odd time I find sewing supplies but it's not often .You seem to be so lucky .

Lori said...

Sounds like a fun day full of celebrations. Lovin those letter openers. How clever!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

I've been so crazy busy here that I haven't been to a thrift store in ages (except to drop off stuff). Can you tell how far behind I am by seeing how late I am in reading this post? I'm still making gifts that should have been mailed weeks ago. Oh well. Merry Christmas!

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