Saturday, February 27, 2010

Saturdays Are Wonderful!

For me, Saturday means no school and no students...a day to do whatever I so desire. Today I just stayed at home sewing all day. What fun! Yesterday I saw on poketypatch some directions for making St Patrick’s Day coasters, so I decided to give them a try. From my stash I selected 8 green prints - 4 for the 4 coasters and another 4 for the shamrocks. They were machine appliqued with the applique stitch ( it looks like a blanket stitch to me) on my Brother XR 7700 Computerized LCD sewing machine. The sandwich started out with 2- 5 inch charm squares for the top and bottom and a piece of cotton Heritage batting for the center. It did not take much time at all to complete the little project. Then I decided to make one of my little “goodie bags" in which to place the coasters along with a book entitled “The All of It” which can be purchased from Amazon. It is one of my all time favorite quick reads. The book is set in Ireland so lends itself to a great St. Patrick’s Day gift. I used 4 charm squares for the bag front and some left over green fleece for the back. For the ties I used white gross grain ribbon. I am a LOVER of buttons so I added a few from my collection.

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