No one likes cold feet–not at a wedding nor in bed.
There are many ways to keep your toes warm, like this.Â Who wouldn’t love that?Â But you need a lot of puppies.
Or you could do this:
There are risks with this method. Mildred “Mimi” Turner almost burned down our hotel (and her feet) when we were teaching in Australia’s cold Blue Mountains.
This quilted foot warmer is risk free, readily available, pretty, and fun to make.Â It is also my latest project for Brother’s blog, Stitching Sewcial, for which I am a paid sewing specialist (this is a required disclosure).Â The blog post includes a FREE download link for the quilting design used for the spaghetti bias Celtic knot in the center of each square.Â But more about the special use of that later.
The design measures 7.76 x 7.87″.
Posted in free patterns and designs, home dec, machine embroidery, quilts, Tutorials
Tagged bias tube, Brother Dream Machine, free quilting design, loop turner, spaghetti bias, Stitching Sewcial, tiger eye
Vivian Rose, almost 3yo, on Christmas Day in her CC Betsy
I hope December 25th was fabulous for each of you.Â Â Â Â I was so overwhelmed with preparations that there wasn’t a spare a moment to say merry Christmas.Â Â Â So now I’m sending belated but heartfelt holiday wishes toÂ you. If you just want to know about the Christmas sewing, scroll on down past all my happy holiday family prattle to interesting features.
Christmas 2015 was almost picture perfect for the Ferguson Family.Â Â We missed our pilotÂ son who was called to fly off into the wild blue yonder.
At a church event, Vivian Rose wore last year’s Swiss flannel smocked bishop.Â The pattern is BetsyÂ by Children’s Corner.
Bishops fit for so long.Â That’s just one more reason to love them. Christmas Eve, a huge group of family and friendsÂ enjoyed a delicious dinner of shrimp gumbo and barbequed ribs at the home of our son-in-law’s mother and husband.Â They are excellent cooks!Â We ateÂ and laughed and had a big time there.
Grandchildren Vivian and AlastairÂ played and delighted us all. Christmas Day most of the same group and a few others gathered at the home of our super organized daughter and her computer genius/gourmet cook husband. Son Ryan had to leave early for the airport after opening gifts and celebrating with his family.Â Â But the children and their mother joined us across the state after he left.
From the moment she unwrapped them, Vivian wore her new shin guards and soccer cleats most of the day, declaring again and again, “I’m ready for soccer!”
Vivian was thrilled with her pink shin guards, pink soccer ball and orange “cleats.”Â Â She pranced around showing them off to everyone, saying, “I’m ready for soccer!”Â She wants to do everything her big brother does. Continue reading
Posted in Basic no-embroidery Machine Projects, boys, brother-sister, girls, heirloom sewing, smocking
Tagged boy bow tie, Ellen McCarn Buttercream, fasturn, nylon heirloom lace, silk dupioni, smocked Christmas Dress, spaghetti bias, tiger eye