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Sunday, January 23, 2011

Annnnnd... I'm Back!

First of all, please let me apologize for the radio silence.  I have a few excuses:

- Part of my new years resolutions also included focusing more on Irish dance.  This has inched into my sewing time a bit. I just need to manage my time (and energy) a bit more.
- My sewing machine has been giving me grief. I thought I was going to have to take it in for a tune-up, but after reading a blog post from Freckled Whimsy, I thought changing the needle might be a good place to start before I forked over my money (and my machine) to the shop.  It worked! So far my machine hasn't given me any grief (knock on wood) since I changed the needle.  Before it was skipping stitches and getting jammed constantly, but now it seems to be back to normal. Whew!
- Because my machine has been out of commission, I've been doing a lot of hand needlecrafts. I needed a friend to remind me that my blog isn't just about sewing, but crafting in general. So I'll be sure to update you on those projects too.

Now let me get back to my projects.  I finished our new duvet cover and I'm so happy with the results!  I love the color combination and it fits our bedroom perfectly.  Here are some pictures of the final product:

I didn't end up using the Amy Butler pattern at all, but just did a free form duvet.  I used ribbons to tie the cover shut, and to tie the comforter inside the duvet.

I love the main fabric design!

Hope you like it! Stay tuned this week for more project updates on a Featured Friend Friday!


  1. You did a great job!

  2. Hi! If you have not stopped by yet, I hope you enter my linky contest for a vie at Best of January and ultimately Best of 2011! Every month prizes are awarded!



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