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gallery of gifts 2010

New embroidered lunch napkins, backed with Japanese fabric.
This Friday, Gallery of Gifts, a craft show and sale at the Library Arts Center in Newport, New Hampshire, opens. The show features lots of talented crafters (including my mom!) and I'm super excited to have a few of my own things included in the mix.
I've been experimenting with how to finish off the back of my hoop pieces, and I'm super happy with this latest incarnation!
 Cross-stitch snowflake pinback buttons--a new design!
The show runs through December 18, and if you're in the area, I hope you'll stop by the show and support a great arts space.
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little trees quilt

After much slacking on my part (and a failed attempt at using stretchy seersucker as a quilt backing--not a good idea, in case you were wondering), I've finally--finally--finished my little trees quilt.
I made it using this Purl Bee tutorial by Sharilyn of Lovely Design, which was based on one of Sharilyn's lovely quilts.
I used a combination of new and vintage fabrics for the trees. Each trunk is made from scraps of Japanese fabric featuring sheep on a brown background. I tied the entire quilt with dark red pearl cotton and used black binding tape on the edges. The back features a green fabric I picked up from the remnant pile at the fabric store.
P.S. I have yet to hear from Kristin, my Giveaway Day winner. Kristin, please e-mail by Wednesday, May 26 (tomorrow), to claim your prize. If I don't hear from you by then, I will draw a new winner on Thursday. 
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quilting project: little trees quilt, in progress

This past weekend, I finally finished cutting and piecing the top of my little trees quilt
Next up are the batting, backing, and binding.
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