Monthly Archives: October 2012

Pillow Shams

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I have been working on making a series of southwest pillow shams and plan to make some more later on to go with these. I am also attaching the Geisha pillow shams that I made to go with the Giesha Mystery Quilt that I posted previously. These pillow shams give you a better idea of what the Geisha border fabric in that quilt looks like.

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Embroidery designs give-away

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All you machine embroidery fans, please go check out Designsbyjuju.blogspot.com  and enter to win their new give-away for some awesome sock monkey designs.  I would love to win this set so I can make some rompers and some more items for my Grandson.

Sock Monkey Mania Blog Giveaway
sock monkey fabric giveaway Designs by JuJu
This giveaway will include the following shipment:

1) 2 yards of Moda Funky Monkey Monkey Texture Brown fabric. This is the coveted “sock monkey fabric you all are always asking me about!

2) 1/2 yard of Moda Funky Monkey Dots Cream (cuz it’s just plain fun!)
3) THREE spools of Floriani FuFu 11 (this is the color thread we use for our filled sock monkeys! So much fun and gives them that sock monkey look. 🙂
4) Because you need to get a GOOD clean, sharp trim on your applique, we are giving away also a brand new pair of our favorite scissors for applique: Gingher 4 inch curved blade embroidery scissors. I use these for cutaway applique.
 

 

 

Classes now online(!)

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If any of my friends are interested in learning to blog. This is the class to take. Holly is very helpful in teaching this and she also teaches this class at LSU Leisure Classes.

Blogging for Beginners

Ready to start blogging? Today is your lucky day, because the class is now offered online!

Blogging for Beginners covers the blogging world from all angles, including how to start, writing and publishing entries, promoting, maintaining, interacting and more. While emphasizing the content of your very own blog, this class will also hone your skills at utilizing your web host, applying the design and widgets to further communicate your ideas to readers.

Blogging basics addressed in this class:

  • What, why, who, & how
  • Choosing, using the right host
  • Posting entries, photos, & videos
  • Maintaining and promoting

Upon completing class, participants should be able to effectively:

  • Create, design, & name a blog
  • Post written entries, photos, video, & podcasts
  • Reach a desired audience with specific content (business, hobby, etc.)
  • Relate & interact with bloggers worldwide
  • Utilize SEO tactics & social media to promote a blog
  • Be able to maintain a successful…

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