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Old 12-18-2012, 07:08 PM   #2206
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So last night I was working on an applique. This is only the second one I've done on the new machine, the first one went great. First the thread started bird nesting under the plate. I took it apart and got out all the pieces. Then the bobbin thread started coming and you could see the bobbin thread in all my stitches. I took everything apart again. Put a new bobbin in and rethreaded everything again. Then I got a birds nest again so I took it all apart again and now I am getting the bobbin thread in my stitches again. I have taken it apart at least 5 or 6 times between last night and this morning. I can't find any more loose threads or anything. I have rethreaded everything but nothing else is working.

What am I doing wrong? I'm so frustrated right now.
try flipping your bobbin around the other way. My machine was nesting too, because the material i used was too thin, my bobbins I wound myself just did not work and sometimes my thread got caught on the metal part above the spool holder. Any of those! when my stitches are loose and the bobbin thread shows it's because my bobbin is in backwards and I just have to flip it around.

Lots of trial and error and tempermental stuff. I joined the brother group on facebook are you on there? they were very helpful
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I used Simplicity 2687. It has some great options on there and can't wait to try a few.

I got my skirt sewn up for Christmas finally. It was one of the many things I cut out a few weeks ago and I put it together today. I am very happy with it, I might change some little things if I do it again but not much. The pockets were awkward and don't match perfectly but I still like it. I also added elastic to the top of the yoke waistband because it just fit perfectly and I am hoping to lose a bit more weight and I want it to maybe fit me next year too. It still has the zipper that goes up the back like it's supposed to also. (My DS11 took the pics)





It's a McCall's pattern # 5431. I had to up-size it just a bit because it seems to run a bit small in this skirt and I wanted it to fit me right. I was thinking the whole outfit for Christmas but I think I'll stick with just heels and not the boots. I think the skirt is too long for the boots, it cuts off my legs and makes them look shorter than they already are.
Thanks for the pattern #. I will need to get it the next time Fabricland has their patterns on sale. Your skirt looks very pretty.

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No further interest on the house -- a couple of showings but one family who was moving from out of state has to sell their house first. Hopefully in spring thinks will pick up, but we may have to take it off the market to refinance it when our contract ends in spring.

I too hope the house sells soon. We actually live comfortably when we don't have it's mortgage to contend with. I can't believe I haven't had to get a second job though. I guess I can live on a terribly tight budget, but it's not going to be able to last forever.

I really need to sew something for myself one of these days.
I hope there will be more showings on your house when it gets warmer. I think you should make yourself something as a gift to yourself!

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Okay, now a couple of pics to share

Eye spy bags for the most recent Big Give. I was surprised they received these already since they just shipped out on Saturday!

A BIG THANK YOU TO ANDREA because I followed your mini-tute on one of the past threads and I think they came out great!



And the Belle dress 98% finished. I want to add more ribbon roses to the bottom of every gather. I used the tutorial on Carla's blog, but chose to do the skirt differently. I used clear elastic to gather the top skirt.

Full Dress:


close up of bodice and rose detail. Fabric has a leave/vine pattern and GLITTERS:


The two Grace Ruffle dresses are 50% done. I need to work on the (monster) applique for those. Then one more dress (a simply sweet Rapunzel) to do before I can ship! FX I can get all this done!

Sunshine
Great job on the eye spy bags. I am sure the family really appreciated them. The Belle dress looks great. Great choice with the fabric! I am sure the recipient will like the glitter in the fabric!

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Thanks. I walked away for awhile and just now came back to it again. I rethreaded everything and changed the needle this time and it worked!!! I didn't think to change the needle before because I have barely done any stitches with it but maybe that is what it needed. Who knows, but it works again so I'm happy!
I am glad you had it figured out. I was going to suggest changing the needle and checking the thread tension.

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We just wrapped up our twin christmas party, all the families LOVED the aprons I made, and the kids had a great time decorating christmas trees w/ frosting and candies. I posted a ton of photos on my blog if you'd like to see the aprons in action and about 10 adorable 2-3 year olds ransacking my house.
Here is one of my little dudes shoveling in M&Ms with reckless abandon.


Now I am off to vacuum up about 27 lbs of colored sugar and chex mix from my carpet.
I am glad that your party went well and the aprons were popular. The picture of your son is just too cute. I hope you can get the place cleaned up without too much work!
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Wow so much cuteness.

Flora I love your advent calender

Diane love you pirate outfits

And everyone else so for not quoting... everything is adorable



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Great job on the cake and shirts.

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In other news, my SIL hurt her back on Friday. She isn't sure how it happened but that means she has canceled their trip to Disney World. She is already feeling much better but the dr told her that the long car ride might make her feel worse again. My poor kids! They have been through so much in the past couple of months but at least they had this trip to look forward to. Now they don't have that either.
So sorry that their trip was cancelled. It has been a rough few months for the whole family.
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Sooooo cute! How did you get the cones to stay on the bowl? They looked like they had an amazing time!
I dipped them into melted white chocolate then stuck them on the bowls. They stayed pretty well and the kids were able to eat them without worrying about glue or anything. It sets pretty quickly too, much faster than icing.

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I am glad that your party went well and the aprons were popular. The picture of your son is just too cute. I hope you can get the place cleaned up without too much work!
Thankfully we have been working as a group to get the kids to pick up when we are done with our play dates or activities, so the toys and books were about 90 percent cleaned up. The vacuuming wasn't a big deal since after all, I have twins toddlers, so my floor is usually covered in a layer of cheerios or other crumbs...
The kids all had an awesome time and my boys were so excited to show daddy their trees (and then scarf them down immediately afterward of course!)
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I'm actually going to post something I made!
But First....
Alright so I finally got time to try and figure out my Brother PE770 last friday. My mom tried to figure it out, but it just wasn't working for her no idea why. She was hesitant to try stuff and wouldn't look stuff up so I pretty much started from scratch. I spent thurs night and friday trying to figure it out and getting frustrated that it wasn't working properly. it was nesting spitting out loose stitches etc......

Thanks to a facebook group and here and Loree I was able to get it working properly. Lots of patience. my practice material was too thin and the stabilizer I used sucked. then on sunday it was the bobbins. My order of prewound bobbins hadn't come in yet so I went to the store sunday and bought some and then we started getting somewhere. (Of course the order of 144 bobbins for $60 came on sunday after i ran out to the sewing store sunday and bought janome prewounds , 15 for $15 ) then i dealt with the thread getting caught and bobbins in upside down. Finally on sunday It was working well enough that I started on the appliquees for the dress. I did the bodice and then had to redo after It got caught and nested. Loree put together the design for me! then the appliquees took me the rest of sunday and all day monday. Monday night I got the two shirts done. This am i drove out to V's house and dropped it off. I squished it all into a ziplock since they had no room in their suitcase I was told (I prewarned v's mom more than once that they were coming!) So I am assuming they all made their way to Florida today!

Here they are:
Simply Sweet Dress - 7 appliquees and 3 layers of ruffles (holy moly that was a lot of ruffles!) Super full, I altered the pattern so the pannels were 5 and 10 inches and the width of the skirt was 90 inches.
Front


Back


Close up of the appliquees








V's minnie joy shirt to match with her christmas mickey and minnie patchwork twirl skirt that I forgot to take a picture of.


Last thing I did.
V's sleeping beauty shirt to match with her princess twirl skirt that I forgot to get a picture of.
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We just wrapped up our twin christmas party, all the families LOVED the aprons I made, and the kids had a great time decorating christmas trees w/ frosting and candies. I posted a ton of photos on my blog if you'd like to see the aprons in action and about 10 adorable 2-3 year olds ransacking my house.
Here is one of my little dudes shoveling in M&Ms with reckless abandon.


Now I am off to vacuum up about 27 lbs of colored sugar and chex mix from my carpet.
Looks like a lot of fun!!

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I'm actually going to post something I made!
But First....
Alright so I finally got time to try and figure out my Brother PE770 last friday. My mom tried to figure it out, but it just wasn't working for her no idea why. She was hesitant to try stuff and wouldn't look stuff up so I pretty much started from scratch. I spent thurs night and friday trying to figure it out and getting frustrated that it wasn't working properly. it was nesting spitting out loose stitches etc......

Thanks to a facebook group and here and Loree I was able to get it working properly. Lots of patience. my practice material was too thin and the stabilizer I used sucked. then on sunday it was the bobbins. My order of prewound bobbins hadn't come in yet so I went to the store sunday and bought some and then we started getting somewhere. (Of course the order of 144 bobbins for $60 came on sunday after i ran out to the sewing store sunday and bought janome prewounds , 15 for $15 ) then i dealt with the thread getting caught and bobbins in upside down. Finally on sunday It was working well enough that I started on the appliquees for the dress. I did the bodice and then had to redo after It got caught and nested. Loree put together the design for me! then the appliquees took me the rest of sunday and all day monday. Monday night I got the two shirts done. This am i drove out to V's house and dropped it off. I squished it all into a ziplock since they had no room in their suitcase I was told (I prewarned v's mom more than once that they were coming!) So I am assuming they all made their way to Florida today!

Here they are:
Simply Sweet Dress - 7 appliquees and 3 layers of ruffles (holy moly that was a lot of ruffles!) Super full, I altered the pattern so the pannels were 5 and 10 inches and the width of the skirt was 90 inches.
Front


Back


Close up of the appliquees








V's minnie joy shirt to match with her christmas mickey and minnie patchwork twirl skirt that I forgot to take a picture of.


Last thing I did.
V's sleeping beauty shirt to match with her princess twirl skirt that I forgot to get a picture of.
Looks great! You certainly have been busy.
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Here is the project I was working on last night and today that was giving me the fits. Maryann did something like this awhile back and I always wanted to make something like it for DS. This is for Christmas so the one picture my "model" was a bear who would not sit very well and his ears kept getting in the way.
The front is a red ninja

And the back is embroidered on the hood so when he has his hood up he will look like a ninja from behind

After DS opens this I will try to take pictures of him modeling it. I also finished my gift for my 14 year old nephew. I ended up making him a fleece hoodie. I forgot to take pictures before I wrapped it so I will take pics of that too once it's opened. I am now officially done sewing everything and shopped for the last of everything today. I just need to wrap what I bought and finished today. I don't think I have ever finished so early before, although I'm sure I will decide to get a few more things before Christmas.
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Here is the project I was working on last night and today that was giving me the fits. Maryann did something like this awhile back and I always wanted to make something like it for DS. This is for Christmas so the one picture my "model" was a bear who would not sit very well and his ears kept getting in the way.
The front is a red ninja

And the back is embroidered on the hood so when he has his hood up he will look like a ninja from behind

After DS opens this I will try to take pictures of him modeling it. I also finished my gift for my 14 year old nephew. I ended up making him a fleece hoodie. I forgot to take pictures before I wrapped it so I will take pics of that too once it's opened. I am now officially done sewing everything and shopped for the last of everything today. I just need to wrap what I bought and finished today. I don't think I have ever finished so early before, although I'm sure I will decide to get a few more things before Christmas.
That is awesome! My son loves Ninjago and would be over the moon for something like that! Great job!

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I dipped them into melted white chocolate then stuck them on the bowls. They stayed pretty well and the kids were able to eat them without worrying about glue or anything. It sets pretty quickly too, much faster than icing.


Thankfully we have been working as a group to get the kids to pick up when we are done with our play dates or activities, so the toys and books were about 90 percent cleaned up. The vacuuming wasn't a big deal since after all, I have twins toddlers, so my floor is usually covered in a layer of cheerios or other crumbs...
The kids all had an awesome time and my boys were so excited to show daddy their trees (and then scarf them down immediately afterward of course!)
Thanks, I may have to try this!

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I'm actually going to post something I made!
But First....
Alright so I finally got time to try and figure out my Brother PE770 last friday. My mom tried to figure it out, but it just wasn't working for her no idea why. She was hesitant to try stuff and wouldn't look stuff up so I pretty much started from scratch. I spent thurs night and friday trying to figure it out and getting frustrated that it wasn't working properly. it was nesting spitting out loose stitches etc......

Thanks to a facebook group and here and Loree I was able to get it working properly. Lots of patience. my practice material was too thin and the stabilizer I used sucked. then on sunday it was the bobbins. My order of prewound bobbins hadn't come in yet so I went to the store sunday and bought some and then we started getting somewhere. (Of course the order of 144 bobbins for $60 came on sunday after i ran out to the sewing store sunday and bought janome prewounds , 15 for $15 ) then i dealt with the thread getting caught and bobbins in upside down. Finally on sunday It was working well enough that I started on the appliquees for the dress. I did the bodice and then had to redo after It got caught and nested. Loree put together the design for me! then the appliquees took me the rest of sunday and all day monday. Monday night I got the two shirts done. This am i drove out to V's house and dropped it off. I squished it all into a ziplock since they had no room in their suitcase I was told (I prewarned v's mom more than once that they were coming!) So I am assuming they all made their way to Florida today!

Here they are:
Simply Sweet Dress - 7 appliquees and 3 layers of ruffles (holy moly that was a lot of ruffles!) Super full, I altered the pattern so the pannels were 5 and 10 inches and the width of the skirt was 90 inches.
Front


Back


Close up of the appliquees








V's minnie joy shirt to match with her christmas mickey and minnie patchwork twirl skirt that I forgot to take a picture of.


Last thing I did.
V's sleeping beauty shirt to match with her princess twirl skirt that I forgot to get a picture of.
Wow, busy. Very cute! I hope to make a simply sweet soon.

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Here is the project I was working on last night and today that was giving me the fits. Maryann did something like this awhile back and I always wanted to make something like it for DS. This is for Christmas so the one picture my "model" was a bear who would not sit very well and his ears kept getting in the way.
The front is a red ninja

And the back is embroidered on the hood so when he has his hood up he will look like a ninja from behind

After DS opens this I will try to take pictures of him modeling it. I also finished my gift for my 14 year old nephew. I ended up making him a fleece hoodie. I forgot to take pictures before I wrapped it so I will take pics of that too once it's opened. I am now officially done sewing everything and shopped for the last of everything today. I just need to wrap what I bought and finished today. I don't think I have ever finished so early before, although I'm sure I will decide to get a few more things before Christmas.
Soo cute!!!
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This looks great! Very nice work! I love the fabrics you paired.

Thank you ! I wanted winter and not just Christmas.

Okay, now a couple of pics to share

Eye spy bags for the most recent Big Give. I was surprised they received these already since they just shipped out on Saturday!
A BIG THANK YOU TO ANDREA because I followed your mini-tute on one of the past threads and I think they came out great!
And the Belle dress 98% finished. I want to add more ribbon roses to the bottom of every gather. I used the tutorial on Carla's blog, but chose to do the skirt differently. I used clear elastic to gather the top skirt.
Full Dress:
The two Grace Ruffle dresses are 50% done. I need to work on the (monster) applique for those. Then one more dress (a simply sweet Rapunzel) to do before I can ship! FX I can get all this done!
Sunshine
I like the bags and the dress came out really nice. The roses are pretty and I love that the fabric sparkles. Can't wait to see it all done.

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Thanks for the pattern #. I will need to get it the next time Fabricland has their patterns on sale. Your skirt looks very pretty.
Thanks ! I am one of the few on here that use store bought patterns, i think most that I've seen post here are not doing the major brands and I'm almost always asked the number so i thought I would just include it.

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I'm actually going to post something I made!
Here they are:
Simply Sweet Dress - 7 appliquees and 3 layers of ruffles (holy moly that was a lot of ruffles!) Super full, I altered the pattern so the pannels were 5 and 10 inches and the width of the skirt was 90 inches.
FrontBack

V's minnie joy shirt to match with her christmas mickey and minnie patchwork twirl skirt that I forgot to take a picture of.
Last thing I did.
V's sleeping beauty shirt to match with her princess twirl skirt that I forgot to get a picture of.
great job on the dress and all the applique's ! the only one I want to ask you about is the date 2012. I don't know if I would add one like that so that someone could wear it years from now and it wouldn't be "dated" haha. overall it is a wonderful dress and the little girl wearing it is going to be very lucky !

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Here is the project I was working on last night and today that was giving me the fits. Maryann did something like this awhile back and I always wanted to make something like it for DS. This is for Christmas so the one picture my "model" was a bear who would not sit very well and his ears kept getting in the way.
The front is a red ninja

And the back is embroidered on the hood so when he has his hood up he will look like a ninja from behind

After DS opens this I will try to take pictures of him modeling it. I also finished my gift for my 14 year old nephew. I ended up making him a fleece hoodie. I forgot to take pictures before I wrapped it so I will take pics of that too once it's opened. I am now officially done sewing everything and shopped for the last of everything today. I just need to wrap what I bought and finished today. I don't think I have ever finished so early before, although I'm sure I will decide to get a few more things before Christmas.
The sweatshirt looks great. My DS9 would love that.... yet another reason for me to learn how to applique.

Thank you everyone for the kind words about my skirt. it is very comfortable.
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great job on the dress and all the applique's ! the only one I want to ask you about is the date 2012. I don't know if I would add one like that so that someone could wear it years from now and it wouldn't be "dated" haha. overall it is a wonderful dress and the little girl wearing it is going to be very lucky !
Ha ha yes I thought about it, but it has her name on it anyways so noone other than V would wear it anyways. I did put it at the back for that reason tho!
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I'm actually going to post something I made!
But First....
Alright so I finally got time to try and figure out my Brother PE770 last friday. My mom tried to figure it out, but it just wasn't working for her no idea why. She was hesitant to try stuff and wouldn't look stuff up so I pretty much started from scratch. I spent thurs night and friday trying to figure it out and getting frustrated that it wasn't working properly. it was nesting spitting out loose stitches etc......

Thanks to a facebook group and here and Loree I was able to get it working properly. Lots of patience. my practice material was too thin and the stabilizer I used sucked. then on sunday it was the bobbins. My order of prewound bobbins hadn't come in yet so I went to the store sunday and bought some and then we started getting somewhere. (Of course the order of 144 bobbins for $60 came on sunday after i ran out to the sewing store sunday and bought janome prewounds , 15 for $15 ) then i dealt with the thread getting caught and bobbins in upside down. Finally on sunday It was working well enough that I started on the appliquees for the dress. I did the bodice and then had to redo after It got caught and nested. Loree put together the design for me! then the appliquees took me the rest of sunday and all day monday. Monday night I got the two shirts done. This am i drove out to V's house and dropped it off. I squished it all into a ziplock since they had no room in their suitcase I was told (I prewarned v's mom more than once that they were coming!) So I am assuming they all made their way to Florida today!

Here they are:
Simply Sweet Dress - 7 appliquees and 3 layers of ruffles (holy moly that was a lot of ruffles!) Super full, I altered the pattern so the pannels were 5 and 10 inches and the width of the skirt was 90 inches.
Front


Back


Close up of the appliquees








V's minnie joy shirt to match with her christmas mickey and minnie patchwork twirl skirt that I forgot to take a picture of.


Last thing I did.
V's sleeping beauty shirt to match with her princess twirl skirt that I forgot to get a picture of.
The shirts are adorable and the dress is beautiful.

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Here is the project I was working on last night and today that was giving me the fits. Maryann did something like this awhile back and I always wanted to make something like it for DS. This is for Christmas so the one picture my "model" was a bear who would not sit very well and his ears kept getting in the way.
The front is a red ninja

And the back is embroidered on the hood so when he has his hood up he will look like a ninja from behind

After DS opens this I will try to take pictures of him modeling it. I also finished my gift for my 14 year old nephew. I ended up making him a fleece hoodie. I forgot to take pictures before I wrapped it so I will take pics of that too once it's opened. I am now officially done sewing everything and shopped for the last of everything today. I just need to wrap what I bought and finished today. I don't think I have ever finished so early before, although I'm sure I will decide to get a few more things before Christmas.
That is super cute.
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Old 12-19-2012, 07:49 AM   #2218
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WTMTQ, but everything is beautiful! I am scrambling to get gifts done for Christmas but won't be able to put pictures up until after they all get their gifts. I have two shirts, two sets of handtowels and an apron to finish. I messed up on the waistband of the apron last night and had to rip part of it apart. So much for winging it!

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Great job Erin! Those are absolutely beautiful!

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I love this! My DS is a big Lego Ninjago fan. I might just have to do one of these too. I love the hidden ninja!

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I stopped sewing Christmas presents for people because I didn't feel they really understood or appreciated the time it took to make them. Sewing/making something is WAY more involved than picking up something from the store, but oh well. I only sew for people I KNOW will value my efforts now.

I so hear you about just sewing for people that will truly value the item. I have made so many things for my nieces over the past year and I just found out that they wore/used them once or twice and then my SIL threw them out! I only found out because my youngest niece asked if I could remake one of the items for her.

Great job on the eye spy bags. And the Belle dress is gorgeous!

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Looks like you had a lot of fun! Those aprons are so cute!

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Here is the cake I made:
OMG! That cake is amazing! I am sure your daughter and her friends had a wonderful time at the party. Love the shirts too! Those are so cute!
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Old 12-19-2012, 07:09 PM   #2219
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Flora I love your advent calender
Thanks. I actually haven't "used" it yet - I meant to add activities and/or Bible versions to the pockets but I didn't get around to that. Maybe next year...

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Thankfully we have been working as a group to get the kids to pick up when we are done with our play dates or activities, so the toys and books were about 90 percent cleaned up. The vacuuming wasn't a big deal since after all, I have twins toddlers, so my floor is usually covered in a layer of cheerios or other crumbs...
The kids all had an awesome time and my boys were so excited to show daddy their trees (and then scarf them down immediately afterward of course!)
It's good that the clean up wasn't too bad. I am sure your boys' cookies were works of art (and tasted delicious)!

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I'm actually going to post something I made!

Here they are:
Simply Sweet Dress - 7 appliquees and 3 layers of ruffles (holy moly that was a lot of ruffles!) Super full, I altered the pattern so the pannels were 5 and 10 inches and the width of the skirt was 90 inches.
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V's minnie joy shirt to match with her christmas mickey and minnie patchwork twirl skirt that I forgot to take a picture of.


Last thing I did.
V's sleeping beauty shirt to match with her princess twirl skirt that I forgot to get a picture of.
Looks like you have been busy with the 770! The dress and the tops look great! I am sure V will love them!

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Here is the project I was working on last night and today that was giving me the fits. Maryann did something like this awhile back and I always wanted to make something like it for DS. This is for Christmas so the one picture my "model" was a bear who would not sit very well and his ears kept getting in the way.
The front is a red ninja

And the back is embroidered on the hood so when he has his hood up he will look like a ninja from behind

After DS opens this I will try to take pictures of him modeling it. I also finished my gift for my 14 year old nephew. I ended up making him a fleece hoodie. I forgot to take pictures before I wrapped it so I will take pics of that too once it's opened. I am now officially done sewing everything and shopped for the last of everything today. I just need to wrap what I bought and finished today. I don't think I have ever finished so early before, although I'm sure I will decide to get a few more things before Christmas.
The hoodie is super cool! I am sure your son will like it.
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Hi Everyone!

I haven't dropped completely off the face of the earth, just into my basement, scrambling to get a bunch of presents made for my kids and other family. I'm feeling the crunch and probably won't have any pics until after Christmas. I haven't even had time to post a few more pics from our trip here or on FB. Two family members are bugging me about it, but no time.

I've been following along with all the wonderful creations, but there is WTMTQ.

Diane - I'm so happy for how things worked out for your dh, but sad for your girls! I hope the trip will be rescheduled!

Andrea - the cake was adorable and you are missed around here! We're all pulling for you to get out from under that house! Prayers that things will happen very soon!

So many other great projects! I love the cruise dress, the advent calendar, the hoodies, etc! I'm so sorry not to give each item it's due!

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