Category Archives: Home Decor

The B-C-D-A quilt!

Hours spent piecing and hand quilting a baby quilt.   Hours. Only to hold it up when finished and have the husband ask, “Why are the letters out of order?” So excited for a niece’s new baby that I just … Continue reading

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More Huck Towels

Huck Embroidery is fun to do and creates beautiful towels for gifting. Different colors of embroidery threads are fed under “floats” in the toweling in geometric patterns. Red, yellow, orange and purple were used to stitch this sampler towel for … Continue reading

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Stash Bohemian Bedroom

“Mom, I am moving into an apartment at college.  Can you help me decorate it?” Oh, yes.  Yes, I can. Have Stash, Will Decorate. The desk, chair, and chest of drawers were second hand.  We painted them with two greys.  … Continue reading

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Environmentally Sensitive Sewing

Being an environmental engineer in my other life, I have decided we needlartists are an environmentally sensitive group… Reduce – We only buy only what we need! (can’t even say that with a straight face!) Reuse –  In a word … Continue reading

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Lighten Up Pillow Transformation Part 2

What do two beautiful pillows and a Bedskirt need? More pillows… All were sewn from Stash fabrics.  A 40″ remnant in a coordinating blue/bold polyester damask was just the right size for two bed pillow covers. The damask designs on … Continue reading

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Bedskirt with Wrap Around Pleats

The first Lighten Up Project was a Bedskirt. Two requirements – it needed to fall to within 1″ of the floor and hang close to the bedposts the corners (space under the bed is storage – but no need to … Continue reading

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Lighten Up Pillow Transformation 1

Nothing adds light and reflective textures to a cave better than silk damask! The first layer of pillows has been completed.  In the cave these 26″ square pillows were covered in a black/brown paisley. The Lighten Up Project has transformed … Continue reading

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