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November 15th, 2013

Thursday Threads is Taking a Sabbatical

by Julie Hirt

It’s time to say adieu.  At least temporarily.

My link party account is getting ready to expire and with the Holidays coming up, I think it’s a good time to work on some projects and give Thursday Threads a little break.

The linky party will be returning after the New Year, so keep me in mind!  Thank you for all of the link ups, it’s so much fun to see what everyone is working on.

 

julie

 

November 6th, 2013

Thursday Threads 11/7

by Julie Hirt

First, let me apologize for all of the low quality pictures in this post.  They are all off my phone or Facebook uploads.  Second, this is a LONG post.

Last week I said I’d share pics of the costumes I made and finally, I have photographic evidence! dalmation

My friend, Christina, was a dalmation.  Simple dress to stitch up and we added the ears to a headband.  She’s fostered a lot of dogs this year, so it was a fitting costume for her.

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My brother wanted a Colonial man type outfit. At one point in the evening I think he referred to himself as Benjamin Franklin. ha!  I wish you could see the breeches, white socks and buckles on the shoes!  This was a lot more work and I didn’t have a pattern, so I was pretty happy with how it turned out.  I don’t really sew a lot of clothing.

 

Last night I got crazy and decided to rip an old queen sheet into strips and crochet them together.

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According to Instagram I should make a rug out of it.  I just may do that.

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I’ll have to rip up some more sheets if I make a rug.  Believe it or not this is 2/3 of a queen sheet and it’s only about 16″ wide.

I’m using a size N hook and 3/4″ sheet strips.  I attached the strip ends together with a zig-zag stitch because I don’t like the bumps and knots other methods result in.

BASIC DC ROUND PATTERN:

  • Chain 5 and Slip Stitch
  • Rnd 1: 8 SC  in the center and slip stitch to join.
  • Rnd 2: Ch 3, 1 DC in same stitch, 2 DC in each stitch around. (16 total including chain) Slip Stitch in top of CH 3 to join.
  • Rnd 3: Ch 3, 1 DC in same stitch,  *DC in next stitch, 2 DC in the next stitch.  Repeat from * around.   Slip Stitch in top of CH 3 to join.
  • Rnd 4: Ch 3, 1 DC in same stitch,  *DC in next 2 stitches, 2 DC in the next stitch.  Repeat from * around.   Slip Stitch in top of CH 3 to join.
  • Rnd 5: Ch 3, 1 DC in same stitch,  *DC in next 3 stitches, 2 DC in the next stitch.  Repeat from * around.   Slip Stitch in top of CH 3 to join.
  • Rnd 6: Ch 3, 1 DC in same stitch,  *DC in next 4 stitches, 2 DC in the next stitch.  Repeat from * around.   Slip Stitch in top of CH 3 to join.
  • Rnd 7: Ch 3, 1 DC in same stitch,  *DC in next 5 stitches, 2 DC in the next stitch.  Repeat from * around.   Slip Stitch in top of CH 3 to join.
  • — follow the pattern until it’s as big as you want by increasing the number in red for each additional round.

 

KNITTING.  knitted socks

Do any of you knit? Do you knit socks? I just don’t have the patience for knitting and I wish I did.   My latest Etsy purchase – wool socks!  I wish I could make my own.

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Let’s take a week at some of last weeks link ups:

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Eeeeee! I love this little Rudolph ornament from Thrift Store Crafter.

 

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Beautiful Fall Quilt from Iron Violet Designs.

 

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Great colors in this Flying to Paradise WIP from Modern Tradition Quilts.

What’s up your sleeve this week?

julie

 

 

 

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October 31st, 2013

Thursday Threads – Halloween Edition

by Julie Hirt

Happy Halloween!   I haven’t received pictures yet from my brother and friend, whose costumes I’ve made, or I’d share them with you.  My brother’s costume is a colonial type and my friend Christina is a dalmation.  They both turned out pretty well, unfortunately I don’t have anything to share with you this week.

There were SO many great links from last week!    Here are a few that fit with the season and weather here in Kansas:

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Baby Skulls quilt from Terry at Quilt Crazie.

 

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Falling Leaves Block Tutorial from Good Golly Ginger.

 

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Pumpkin runner by Lindsey at Inspiring Creations.

 

And I can’t help but share this free Cherry Blossom Marmalade block from Podunk Pretties.  They are so cute!

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Rules:

    1. Share your quilting, sewing, crochet or any thread related projects or stash.
    2. Link back to Thursday Threads with a button or link in your blog post.
    3. Please, no direct links to Etsy stores.
    4. Comments are the best – be sure to leave some for others!

julie

 

 

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October 23rd, 2013

Thursday Threads 10/24

by Julie Hirt

Hi!  Last week was some much enjoyed time off and now I’m paying for it.  Working on Halloween costumes and getting caught up at work.  Also making time to fit in all those WINNING Chiefs games!

A big thank you to Susan at The Bored Zombie for hosting Thursday Threads last week.

Because of my Halloween sewing I don’t have much to share this week.  Maybe I’ll post the costumes next week!

What are you working on or finishing up?

 

julie

 

 

 

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October 16th, 2013

Thursday Threads at The Bored Zombie

by Julie Hirt

Hi!

I’m off kayaking around this week and Susan at The Bored Zombie is hosting Thursday Threads for us.  Thank you, Susan!

Please link up and check out what everyone has in store. See you next week!

julie

 

 

October 9th, 2013

Thursday Threads 10/10

by Julie Hirt

What is Thursday Threads?  A weekly link up to share your quilting, sewing, crochet, tutorial, stash or any thread related project.  Anything goes!

 


Do you ever get that ho-hum feeling about sewing?  I hit a slump.  There are a couple of quilts and other projects I have lined up to work on soon, but I just needed a tiny little break.

Taking a break can be was dangerous for me.  I found another hobby. WEAVING!  Another hobby is just what I need (heavily sarcastic).

Blame it on Instagram and all the cool weaving pictures I spied with my little eye.   After some research and a massive vocabulary lesson in weaving, I decided on a 24″ Kromski Harp Rigid Heddle Loom.  I chose that model because it was a decent price, easy to put together and there are lots of videos available online on how to use it.

My first project:

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I jumped right in and started playing around with cottons with no end project in mind.

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It turned into a decent little placemat size thing. Not sure what I’ll do with it, but it was fun to make and I love the texture and colors.

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Weaving is so fascinating to me. I think it’s because I love fiber, texture and just making things.  There are endless possibilities!

I have a lot of yarn from my crochet days, which aren’t really over, and weaving is a great way to use up some of that yarn.  Currently on the loom is a blue and gray scarf-to-be.

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Anyone weave?  Any tips?  I think I’m ready to start playing with some patterns and designs outside of the basic weave.

Enough of my babble… let’s check out some links from last week:

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Moon & Star quilt from Jan at  Sew & Sow Farm. Plus, a sing-along of a great tune!

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This work in progress from QuiltinGal is going to be stunning.

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In love with all the color!  Check out all of Adrienne’s WIP’s at Chezzetcook.

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Rules:

    1. Share your quilting, sewing, crochet or any thread related projects or stash.
    2. Link back to Thursday Threads with a button or link in your blog post.
    3. Please, no direct links to Etsy stores.
    4. Comments are the best – be sure to leave some for others!

Next week Thursday Threads will be hosted at The Bored Zombie.   I’m taking a week off with my husband to enjoy some down time. We’ll probably head to the lake and do some kayaking. Maybe some camping with the dogs? Who knows where we’ll end up!

julie

 

 

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