Friday, January 25, 2008

Sew Crafty Friday for January 25

For Sew Crafty Friday this week, I just have a couple of things to share. I’m continuing to work on 2 more projects like I mentioned last week, but am not ready to post pictures of them on my blog since they are still top secret. And I’ve done a small amount of backstitching on my “Country Baking” sampler and a small amount of embroidery on a flour-sack towel.

As far as finished items this week, I only have completed two. First, I made a winter centerpiece. I was inspired by Kelli at There is No Place Like Home ( She came up with a lovely winter centerpiece, taking inspiration from the January page of a Marjolein Bastin calendar. I cannot take credit for the idea in any way, but I loved the idea of this centerpiece and found that I had everything on hand that I needed to make a similar one. Here it is:

And then the other thing I did was to make a “candle collar” -- another “Bits and Pieces” project from a gal on the Oh Christmas! craft forum. I have details on this project and a link to the forum/instructions on my Christmas blog, Mrs.T’s Christmas Kitchen (see link in sidebar) if you want to check it out. I just used bits and pieces I had on hand and also a candle I happened to have on hand. These bits & pieces projects are so much fun and use up craft leftovers and scraps at the same time. A win/win combination in my book! LJ is supposed to post another of these projects soon, and I can’t wait to see what it is.

So that is my craftiness for this week. What about you? If you’ve done any crafting this week, even if it’s still a work in progress, head on over to Waiting for Him and share your projects. It’s such fun and so inspiring to see what others are working on.


  1. Great centerpiece! So perfect for the season.

  2. Anonymous4:34 PM

    That's a terrific centerpiece! Now I'm curious to see what you've been working on that's top secret! :-D

  3. Oooh, can't wait to see the 'top secret' projects! I love the centerpiece, and the 'candle collar' is adorable! What a cute idea!

  4. Wow. How beautiful.

  5. Anonymous2:42 PM

    Lovely centerpiece and nice candle sleeve. I'm looking forward to seeing your secret projects also. Hope we don't have to wait too much longer. :)

  6. Anonymous3:36 PM

    Hi, Mrs. T. It's Judy again. I am still reading your blogs from oldest to newest and am ready to start with April of '07. I have received lots of inspiration from your writings. God bless you! Could you email me--I have some questions for you. Thanks, J.

  7. Your did a wonderful job, Mrs. T. Your centerpiece is beautiful!

  8. Ladies, thank you all for stopping by my kitchen table! It is a treat to have you here! I appreciate everyone's kind words about the centerpiece -- but especially Kelli's since I borrowed the idea from her. I appreciate her sharing her talent and inspiration with everyone. Thanks for the kind comments on the candle collar too.

    Judy, I would love to email you so I can answer your questions, but I don't have your email address. Here's what you can do: Put your address in a comment here on my blog and submit it. I will receive it via email and I just won't publish your comment. But now I will have your address and can email you. Okay? Looking forward to hearing from you!

    God bless,

  9. Oh--I love the center piece!! Beautiful--wish I could see a bigger picture of it--so you live in New England---I was born and raised in Somers, CT right next to Springfiedl Mass. We also had a place up in Warren, VT. My Dad wad from Bedford or New Bedford-can't remember which. My mom was from the Quabbin area in Mass (the resevoir). She moved when they made the resevoir--it flooded their farm. I have been to New Hamshire camping--and Maine. My folks lived in RI when they were newly weds!!


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