Sunday, December 30, 2012

Postcard From The Edge (of nowhere)


Greetings!  I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas.

Pioneer Farm 2010 (we don't have this much snow this year)


I have escaped the Northeast to spend time with family and freinds at Pioneer Farm in Illinois.  I had a one day delay in Columbus due to blizzard conditions but we made it.   I love to return to the Midwest farm region to take in the big skies and fresh air.

Barns at sunrise (2010)


Here are the Christmas projects I made with the Nevermore fabric.  Composition Notebook Covers -


I made 6 to give as gifts and one prototype to keep.  I adjusted the pattern width by reducing it 1/2 inch for a tighter fit.  I used this blog post to make them.

It was a bit like making 6 little quilts.


I added a label to inside back cover.


For my friend, Diane, I made an oversized mug rug.  I knew she would love the fabric.  (sorry bad photo lighting)


I used this piano print for the backing of hers.



Well, I'm off to boot up and take a walk in the woods with my puppy.

Enjoy the last couple of days 2012!

20 comments:

  1. Perfect use of this fabric! what a great idea/gift!
    glad you made it, I was wondering if you were even able to go .
    Hope Coco is enjoying the snow!
    kathie

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  2. Lovely Barb! Enjoy your time at the farm!! I look forward to quilting mischief in 2013!!!

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  3. The notebook covers looks great. Enjoy your time at the farm.

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  4. I DO love the Raven fabric and my extra large mug rug. I had my elves search for purple prints and they hit the motherload. Will you be anywhere near my house while in Illinois or should I mail them?

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  5. Your photos are so nice. The journal covers in that fabric are very cool!
    Happy New Year Barb :-)

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  6. Wonderful book covers! This fabric is new to me. Great find! Enjoy your vacation. Happy new year!

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  7. Love how you used that terrific fabric. We don't often see that kind of print up in our north woods. 'Course I have always loved reading Poe.
    Hope you had a beautiful visit at the farm.

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  8. I'm glad you made it through the blizzard after a stopover. Those snowy photos are breathtaking! Does Coco wear snow boots too? Love your Nevermore fabric projects! Wishing you the most wonderful Happy New Year!!

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  9. Wonderful gifts, Barb! Enjoy your New Year's with friends and family!

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  10. Oh, I love this post...again! You must have a wonderful camera. The "pink" barns against the sky are stunning. I have some of that fabric and forgot all about it...gotta go look. Happy New Year brrrr

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  11. In the picture with the barn and other building, they look pink? Is that because of a sunset or are they pink? I have never seen a pink barn.

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  12. Perfect use of the Nevermore fabric. Thank you for the blog showing how to make the covers for the notebooks.

    Beautiful pictures - hope you have a wonderful time with your family and friends. Happy New Year!

    Judy

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  13. Nice gifts Barb.have fun with your friends. Brghhhhh it looks chilly.

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  14. Your Illinois pictures are beautiful! Have a lovely time. What great fabric - you've used it well.

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  15. All that snow is amazing - it is stinking hot here today (35c) and we have the air conditioning running! Wishing you and your family a very happy new year.

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  16. Happy New Year to you and your family. There's something special about going home for the holidays with all that snow. I'm looking forward to what lies ahead for 2013.

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  17. A walk in the woods with your pup sounds like my kind of fun! Hope you make it back to NJ without any delays.
    Those notebook covers and mug rug are a good way to highlight the Nevermore fabric. You have lucky friends!
    Here's to a fun and creative 2013! Cheers!

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  18. What fun gifts Barb! And how exciting to have a little getaway. I hope you've had a wonderful holiday season and that 2013 will hold some exciting NEW adventures for you and your family! Happy New Year!!!

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  19. Travel safe - even if it is slow.
    Thank you for a wonderful year of sharing.
    Best wishes to you and yours in 2013!!

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  20. Anita has great directions for projects and quilts. Oops now we call them tutorials. The fabric is pretty and you came up with a nice way to display it. I would say to its maximum advantage. HAppy New YEar!!

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