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222: sampling the sampler

melissa averinos

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222: sampling the sampler

June 27, 2008 Mornin', loves! I really like blogging, can you tell?  I look forward to it. I am short on time again today, though, so it'll be a quick one. Ok, Boston. Craft Magazine Party.My killer goodie bag from The Sampler. Some crafty supplies: Yeah, baby! Sparkley gluey stuff, pink crystals! Unicorn embroidery patterns from  Sublime Stitching! Be still, my eighties-lovin' heart! (Do a girl a favor and pretend that you don't notice  how bad the lawn looks, mmkay?) Super clean-and-fresh-smelling powder laundry soap:   From Botanical Earth. Oh, bummer. I just looked them up to link, but their site is down...


220: super scrappy lemon waffle with mint

melissa averinos

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220: super scrappy lemon waffle with mint

June 25, 2008 I finished my Lemony Snippet quilt top the other day. I love it. Monday night I whipped together a less complicated (but still superscrappy) back. But then I thought, hmm, should I have this be two tops and do plain backs? I'm still waffling. (sorry no pics of the back yet) The last couple of nights, I have been working on a greenie one.  I am not loving it as much as this one - I think I need more mid-range green. I have equal parts yellowy-green, medium green and darker green. I think what makes Lemony...


216: meetmeatthespacebar

melissa averinos

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216: meetmeatthespacebar

June 19, 2008 I like it  better when I post everyday. Where have  I been? Um, you  know, in the bathroom crying  a  bit. Followed by  Haagen Daz and potato chips for dinner. You know I like to keep it real,but I think it  would be mind-numbingly boring for you if I really  kept you  up to date on all that happens up in here! I know I'm bored with it! And another thing that has been keeping me away: thedamnspacebaron thelaptopisn'tworking! Ihave to gobackovereachsentence and poundon the space bartogetittowork.Letme tellyouthatisapain intheass. New  laptop on order anyways (t0 accommodate the...


215: mama's got a brand new bag

melissa averinos

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215: mama's got a brand new bag

June 17, 2008 I finally cut into my precious Kokka fabric and made myself a tote. I incorporated both of the prints, along with that grape-juice-colored  linen/rayon blend that I found wicked cheap at  Joanne's.    Some freestyle stitching with the machine  gives the plain fabric panel and handles some interest. I  love the handles:   I didn't want both sides to be the same, so I mixed it up a little:  xo, m


214: cat fur lemon squares

melissa averinos

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214: cat fur lemon squares

June 16, 2008 I got some new fabrics that I wanted to incorporate into my Lemony Snippet quilt top. Been cutting and sewing.  I started by laying down what I had so far. Then, I gathered up pieces from my cut up pile of fabric, paired them up and sewed them together. Once pressed, I placed them next to the main quilt piece and arranged them in a way that kept a good balance and flow of  color  and print, adding more cut fabric and sewing as I found  sets that I liked together. Of course, there were some visitors.  I...