Thursday, March 26, 2015

2015 Smalls SAL

I'm a day late on this one.

Finished this on at the end of February, it's from Samplers and Santas
I of course changed the colors using my own hand-dyed threads and omitted part of the design to add a signature and date.

Well that's it for today, thank you so very much for taking the time to walk down the dirt road to my little log cabin, so until my next post......

Take Care & Happy Stitchin'
Hugs, Sandy

Monday, March 23, 2015

2015 TUSAL Update

Thanks to a nasty case of the FLU I'm three days late with my update this month.
I did way more sewing and playing with fabric than I did stitchin' this time around, so I have two ort piles to show off.

The massive fabric pile is courtesy of the 10 dusters I made and a few other fabric crafts like the Prim Fabric Flowers and the little fabric Butterflies in the background {found the directions via Pinterest}. Of course I won't be saving all of the fabric orts, I just don't have a jar that BIG, I filled a #10 can for those.  My humble little stitchin' ort pile came from a couple of smalls to be shown later on.

Well, that's it for this post everyone, thanks so much for stopping by and leaving your thoughts behind, I cherish each and every one of them. So until next post......

Take Care & Happy Stitchin'
Hugs, Sandy

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Happy St. Patrick's Day
 Hugs, Sandy

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Spring Thyme

Thought I'd share a little Spring Freebie with all my "Wanderers to the Cabin". 
I think this would make a cute pin pillow, knob hanger or basket filler. I extended the green grass line across the bottom cause thought it would make a perfect place to add a signature and date. I had small flowers across there first, but they looked way to small.

Awhile back Elizabeth Hansen asked if I design all of my own fonts for my pieces? 
Yep Elizabeth I sure do, it's usually one of the parts that take longer because I change it a lot until I get what I think will work. Sorry it took me so long to answer.

Well, that's it for today. Thank you so very much for continuing to wander down that dirt road and for leaving your thoughts behind, I cherish each and every on of them. 
Until next time...........

Take Care & Happy Stitchin'
Hugs, Sandy

Thursday, March 12, 2015


I just learned the hard way that you need to put those homemade Swiffer dusters in a laundry bag to wash them. 
I put eight (8) of them in the washer yesterday and found that my washer did not drain, at all. The hubs had to take the back off the washer and remove the pump so he could remove this.
There was no mention of this on the website I got the directions from, so I thought I would pass on the information hoping none of you have the same problem. Just read where someone used Pinking Shears to cut theirs and had few to no strings.

Take Care Everyone
Hugs, Sandy

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Been Sewing Not Stitchin'

Lately my sewing machine has been getting used more than my scroll frames.

I've wanted to start cutting down on some of the higher priced disposable cleaning products I have been using, so I decided to start with the Swiffer Duster refill's I was always buying.
I found this great tutorial here: Sew much ado  and had to try it.

This is what they looked like after being stitched up and before washing.
As you can see from the one on the handle, they picked up dust pretty well, even then.

And here they are after washing, they picked up the dust even better at that point. 

In my opinion these are better than the disposable version since.....
1. You can shake them out and re-use them several times. 
2. You can then wash them and re-use them.
3. They will last for years (Eco Friendly).
4. You can make them in pretty colors. ;)

I made a bit of a change to the cutting part, I cut: 2 - 7" x 7", 2 - 7" x 6", 2- 7" x 4", and 2 - 7" x 3" pieces to save on fabric waste.
Consider making enough of these to fill a small laundry load, as they are very messy when washed, especially the first time around.
Also, I don't have a dryer so after washing I took them out side and shook them really well then hung them in the bathroom over the tub and used the blow dryer on them to fluff them up, then let them air dry the rest of the way. It worked out real well. 

NEW SIDE NOTE: (4:30 pm)
I just finished cutting the last of the flannel I bought and was able to get a total of TEN dusters from two 1 yard pieces of flannel. Nine two color dusters and one solid color duster. Not bad for $5.08, the flannel was on sale at Jo-Ann's for $2.99 a yard and I had a 20% off coupon on the total.

 I just found out the hard way that you should put these dusters in a laundry bag to wash them. My hubs had to take our washer apart and remove the pump so he could remove this from inside the pump!!!!

 A two inch mass of threads from the flannel.  
There was no warning on the website for this problem.

Take Care & Happy Stitchin'
 Hugs, Sandy