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There are thousands upon thousands of envelopes used every day, for business and personal use and a vast array of envelopes of every colour and size.  They’ve certainly come a long way since they were first used as earliest records say that the Ancient Chinese and the Babylonian’s used clay to protect messages. Around 2,000…

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These challenges certainly get your brain thinking.  Some themes come readily to mind, whereas others require some thinking about.  I thought when I picked baby socks it would be easy.  However, this one took a bit of thinking about.  Generally, I would have liked to make a wall hanging or cushion, but that would have…

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Once bitten, twice shy, they say…. That doesn’t seem to apply to me! I never know when I am beaten. After the success of the GF2020 Bloghop, I thought I might as well have a go at this too. Had I ever stitched a stained-glass Block before the GFBloghop, never mind designed one? Had I…

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Ribbons and Bows have been in use for centuries and have truly evolved over time. Who could believe that, back in the sixteenth century, the English Parliament attempted to pass a law stating that ribbons could only be worn by the nobility! It was common for both men and women to pin ribbons and bows…

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Designing a block on EQ8 For the celebrations blog hop I chose to do the gift block and to use EQ8 to design it. EQ8 is software specially aimed at quilters. You can design quilts from scratch or open and work with a pre-designed project. You can design your own blocks from scratch, but it…

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Who doesn’t love cake?  When the options for this blog hop appeared, I immediately plumped for the cake!  This is a lovely, easy block that can be easily simplified if you are in a hurry!  #CBH2021 Requirements: Top cake – (2) 5 1/2″ x 1 3/4″ for cake                  (1) 5 1/2″ x 1″ for…

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This is part of the Celebrations Blog Hop 2021 (#CBH2021) and this time I have created a pattern for a pieced PARTY CROWN. Just select the fabrics depending on the occasion you are celebrating; or make lots of them and turn it into a quilt full of crowns in all possible colours. In line with…

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I don’t know about you but I usually have lighted, scented candle glowing on the mantlepiece, and putting this CELEBRATIONS BLOG HOP together, made me think about when I actually started to see this as an everyday thing rather than just at Christmas or on birthday cakes! It probably started with Christmas presents from my…

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This my entry for CBH2021, Celebrations Blog Hop. My initial thought was a heart and this gradually morphed into a celebration box of chocolates. As Forest Gump said ‘Life is like a box of chocolates’ and how true this is…especially in these strange times. These are the following you’ll need to make this 50th Golden…

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This is part of the Celebrations Blog Hop 2021 (#CBH2021) and I have created a pattern for a PARTY HAT using foundation paper piecing (FPP). Just select the appropriate fabrics for the occasion and it’ll be perfect for every possible celebration including e.g. birthdays, Valentine’s Day, Easter, end of Covid party (let’s hope!), Eid, Christmas,…

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Celebrations blog hop When it was suggested that the Bloggerati might like to take part in another blog hop, I thought I was prepared. I then saw what the topic was – Celebrations, and in looking at the list of suggested elements we might like to tackle, I knew immediately what I was going to…

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Like most this year my family had some celebrations planned. My son’s 18th in the first lockdown, our Silver Wedding anniversary in July and then, my own big 5 0 in the second lockdown. This time last year I would never have believed we would be putting off big celebrations until 2021. The advantage is…