Category Archive: General Interest

Sep 17

Paper Crafts: Stamping

During this month of September, I’ve been able to attend two stamping gatherings hosted by Diane Squires, a Stampin’ Up  demonstrator. Diane is always enthusiastic, cheerful, and full of ideas. The nicest part of the gatherings is the opportunity to learn new stamping techniques and chat with other gals who enjoy the craft. On rare occasion, I branch out on my own and do a bit of stamping here at home.

Here are some of the items I’ve made this month.

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Jul 31

Paper Crafts: More Greeting & Note Cards

There are not enough hours in the day…..

In July I attended a Stampin’ Up Card group with Diane Squires where we made the following three Christmas Cards. I’m looking forward to another hooking up with Stampin’ Up in August.

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Nov 06

12 Minute Table Runner

IMG_2206smYesterday I made one of my frequent visits to The Quilt Shop on Main to drop off a quilt top that I had pieced to be quilted on their long arm machine.

While their I spotted some glorious winter fabric that I couldn’t pass up. Needing a few quick gifts, I purchased material for the backing and front of a 12 Minute Table Runner (often called a 10 minute, but I can’t do it in less than twelve ;). I posted pics of the fabric and completed on Facebook. Because several asked me for instructions, I thought about this blog that has been ignored for a couple of months. So here I go. I’m using images of the same design that I made for Halloween a year ago, since I had forethought to take images of the work in progress. These instructions can be supplemented by the YouTube video that first inspired me.


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1/3 yard fabric for the principal portion of the table runner.

1/2 yard coordinating fabric for the back and front border


Instructions. It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3!

1. With right sides together stitch the fabrics (right sides together) down the long seam on one side and then down the other long seam. Turn the resulting tube right side out. Iron the tube making sure that the border fabric measures the same width on both sides of the principal design (see Fig. 1).


2. Fold the length of the runner in half with back to back (see Fig. 2).

3. Cut of the salvages on each of the short ends making sure that the result is a nice rectangle (see Fig 3). Carefully clip the folded corner to reduce bulk when you turn the fabric to form the 45° angle. Press and embellish your table runner by adding buttons, lace, tassels, rick rack, or whatever “meets your fancy.

Hope you enjoy this quick table runner pattern!


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Jul 20

Wordless Wednesday: Sew Helpful

Fibber McGee


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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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May 02


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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Feb 25

Crafty Lady

When I began blogging in earnest last November, I created two blogs, one for Woodward Family Research (including variant spellings) throughout the United States, and the other “Anamnesis: Musings by Linda” designed to be used for a variety of topics. I’ve learned that “Anamnesis” is too diverse! Consequently, the blog has been split into three addition segments: 1) My Family Research; 2) North Georgia Research (families and Cherokee of North Georgia), and 3) Crafty Lady (scrapbooking, quilting and other crafts). “Anamnesis” will be reserved for my love of nature, and other items that interest me…it will still be a catchall.

In my spare time I love to quilt, scrapbook, do decorative painting, make soap, and other crafty things. This blog will be devoted to discussion of craft projects.

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