Wednesday, July 9, 2008

A Free Pattern and New Ideas

Well if you read yesterday's post, you'll understand this statement: The Lord had a better idea!!! LOL

I spent the night at my Mama's after going home for a shower and to get my overnight things. I grabbed some books, catalogs and magazines to look at while over there. One was a catalog called "Connecting Threads". It has lots of quilting patterns, fabrics and other crafts. It gave me lots of ideas for quilts, etc. to make in the future.

I thought you might like to see some of the free patterns offered on the "Connecting Threads" website.


This is one of many free patterns offered. I thought I would like to make some of these for gifts and my Etsy Shop. I don't necessarily want to make them with the seasonal appliques shown, but using pretty fabric. But, who knows, I might get good at applique if I keep trying!

I've have a new niece or nephew on the way and would like to start planning a baby quilt for the baby shower as soon as the gender of the baby is revealed! I found some great ideas in the catalog.

I'm also enjoying an older book by Leslie Linley called "Take Along Crochet". It's from 1985 (I think) and I bought it a library discard sale a while back. I can crochet, but need to learn a lot more. In this book is a "Kenya Bag" that I would love to make. If they go together fast enough I would like to sell them in my Etsy Shop. This would be a great project to take along to Mama's when spending the night there and would help satisfy my urge to create! There are also other projects in the book I would like to try. All those Crochet abbreviations sound like greek to me, but I know I'm not too old to learn more new things.


Anonymous said...

Debbie, those are too cute. I think they would really add to a bathroom or bedroom instead of a regular tissue box.

Sorry your plans did not work out but I'm glad you got a little down time to read and rest. Take care. :)

Terri said...

Love them! Thank you for sharing, Debbie.

Pen Pen said...

Sounds like you had a very nice evening with your mama. Your mind is racing with new ideas!

Rhonda in OK said...

Great patterns, Debbie! the projects are things I would like to make and their free patterns are so clear and nice. Who ever does their graphics, does good!

Thanks for sharing.

about crocheting, it is not my cup of tea but my mom is an expert. If you get hung up on a project, I can give you her email. She would love to assist you.

Patty said...

Those tissue covers are just so cute. I have an idea now to make some amish quilt design covers for gifts. Thanks for sharing these with us

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