Mar 18

My Story: My Personality & Quirks

During February, the Scrapper’s Guide challenge was to create at least two pages that might illustrate the scrapper’s personality and quirks.

Admittedly, February was a very hectic month for me and at the 11th hour, I frantically worked on the challenge. I’m not very happy with the results, but to be fair I’ve finally decided to post them on this blog to continue the saga.

Credits for papers & some elements: Ever After Kit copyright 2010 by Sweet Shoppe Designs; Cluster: design by Linda Sattgast: “Recess” kit and elements © 2009 by Heather Roselli; and family tree: adapted from “Heritage Album” kit by Jessica Sprague

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Jan 21

My Story: People I Love

Digital Scrapper is one of my favorite places to learn about digital scrapbooking techniques. I’ve been a premium member for many years and really enjoy the monthly theme kits (papers, elements, and even quick pages) as well as their weekly scrapbooking tips. Linda Sattgast has recently begun adding structured classes.

“Your Story. Brillant” is her newest offering which particularly appealed to me for two reasons—the theme easily relates to family history, and the goal is to produce two pages a month (more if one has time time and resources). At the end of the year each student should have a book to publish with a minimum of twenty four pages. Each month has a different focus. This month the focus is “People I Love” and I’m sharing the two pages that I have created.

These pages were created using my photographs, elements and papers  from “Ever After” kit by Sweet Shoppe Designs, and paper by Krystal Hartley from “Ever After” kit, copyright 2010 by Sweet Shoppe Designs.

I’m already thinking about what I will do for next month’s project—”Through My Eyes.”

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Jan 17

My First Quilt

1975

The first quilt I made was for my son, Marc. He loved mice, ladybugs, and all small creatures.

I cringe when I think of all the things I didn’t know about quilting when I constructed this quilt on a dime. Instead of batting (I didn’t even know what batting was—but no matter, I wouldn’t have have been able to find the money to purchase it with anyway), I used two old sheets for the filler. The top was completely made from scrapes left over from clothing construction for myself and my son. The only purchase was the checkered fabric I found on sale at Weintraubs in Worcester. At the time, we were residing in our little “Cape Cod” house at 5 Granger Road, Westborough, Massachusetts.

Although the quilt has seen a lot of use over the years and is a little worse for wear, I wouldn’t part with it for the world.

 

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Dec 04

Family History Scrapbook

Combining a love for digital scrapbooking with a love for family history.

To  see more information on these scrapbook pages, I invite you to visit my blog on my family history.

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Nov 20

Quilt Shop on Main

In this day and age (particularly the age) I don’t have a huge desire to hand quilt—perhaps it is the old finger syndrome.

I found it easy to quilt fabrics using the traditional grid, but I was not comfortable with the free hand quilting or stippling using my sewing machine. We are so lucky to have a relatively new quilt shop and Jasper and when they offered a three hour couse in machine quilting I jumped at the opportunity. We had a nice experience with several different options, styles, and batting textures. Now all I need to do is find the time to do more practicing here at home.

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Nov 14

Cabo Bucket Tote & Heavenly Textured Handbag

It is always such a pleasure to complete a sewing project. Today I have double satisfaction as I completed two purses that were in progress. In the photograph, the bag on the left is the Cabo Bucket Tote made with a cheerful winter scene of cardinals and other winter birds. On the right is the Heavenly Textured Handbag (I adapted the pattern a little bit as I did not have any Texture Magic™ on hand).

Which do I like best? The Cabo Bucket Tote wins hands down and not just because I love the patten on the fabric. The Cabo has more pocket, it has a nice little magnet mechanism to give the purse a nice shape, and it uses D-rings to attach the handles which are a nice touch.

 

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Nov 13

Cabo Bucket Tote

Had a nice time at the quilting class at The Common Thread in Dahlonega recently. Cindi Clark was a fine instructor and we (the five students) had an informative, yet enjoyable time.

The fabrics were a pleasant variety. For a long time, I’ve desired a special wintery purse, and I think I found just the fabric. I had to leave class before I completed my project, but all I need to do are three steps… Attach the lining and stitch a decorative seam across the top and sew on the button. I expect I’ll find time to complete the Tote this evening and will post a pic promptly. Here is a view of the fabric I choose.

 

 

 

 

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Jul 20

Wordless Wednesday: Sew Helpful

Fibber McGee

Molly

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May 28

FGS 2011, Springfield: Digital Scrapbooking

Before you know it, it will be time to attend the Federation of Genealogical Societies 2011 Conference, Pathways to the Heartland, in Springfield, Illinois (September 7-10).

I’m excited about the opportunity I will have to present a one-hour presentation called “Digital Scrapbooking.” During the presentations I will be providing techniques for organizing your family history using scanners, digital images, digital audio files, digital video clips, word processing, and genealogy database files, will be discussed. There is a lot to talk about in just sixty short minutes, but my goal is to motive those in attendance and have them going home anxious to get their documents and photographs ready for digital scrapbooking. This session (S-407) will be presented on Saturday (September 10th) morning from 8:00-9:00 am.

Hope to see you there!

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linda@lindageiger.com

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May 02

Wallet

This past week I had an opportunity to take a class on constructing a cloth wallet (from a quilter’s stash) with Jeanne  at Sew Memorable.  We used a pattern created by Karen Comstock of Quiltricks in Cary, N.C.

The first three image show the work in progress while the last images show different views of my finished product.

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