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Old 01-06-2009, 06:30 PM   #191
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OH FM so glad you brought this up!!!
My New Years' resolution (ok one of them) was to not start ANYTHING new until the 14 mostly finished things are finished!

I did however break my own rule to make legogirl a blankie for her princess Barbie that came with a bed and NO BLANKET!!! can you imagine? :)

That took 4 days, finished that this morning. Now it's onward and upward to frame 4-5 cross-stitch pieces, sew stars on a crocheted flag blanket, starch another batch of snowflakes, put buttons on a pajama top....

Then I want to become one with my 5 year old used twice brand new sewing machine!
I'm glad to see I'm not the only one - I have a huge basket of mending that I have sworn I will finish before I let myself dive into any new projects.

But wait - you have a new sewing machine???? How cool! If you need any help with it - PM me. I love sewing machines. I have 2 sewing machines and 2 sergers and I've purchased used ones for all my kids and quite a few friends. I just can't pass up a good deal on a gently used machine.
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Old 01-06-2009, 06:32 PM   #192
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Oops, I forgot. I'd love to see Barbie's new blankie!
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Old 01-06-2009, 07:24 PM   #193
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I do cotton braided rugs and sewing project for the house. Here are a couple of my rugs.








Since Elf likes this fabric, I bought 7 yards of it on Ebay for $20 and will soon start braided rugs for the kitchen out of it.

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Old 01-06-2009, 07:50 PM   #194
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Wow very nice Leolady!! How long does one usually take you??
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Old 01-06-2009, 07:52 PM   #195
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Thanks!

It takes a month or more for each one. It depends on how my arthritis is doing.
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Old 01-06-2009, 08:01 PM   #196
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OMG Leolady, those are just gorgeous!!! I've never seen a rectangular one before, either. I remember as a child watching my grandmother sit and make long braids for her rugs. She would sew the strips together end to end before braiding. Is that what you do? Also, do you hand sew the coils together?
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Old 01-06-2009, 08:11 PM   #197
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Thank you Fisher's mom.

I sew them in manageable strips of maybe up to 7 feet for two of the strips. The last strip I make shorter so it is easier to work with.

Yes, I have to sew them together more often, but I have lots less tangles and the whole thing is more manageable. It also gives my hands a rest from braiding.

Oh yes, I hand lace the rugs with a strong cotton string.

I am going to make my kitchen rugs rectangular and that one rug was a test to see if I could do it.

I have several other coordinating fabrics to use in the kitchen rugs so there will be interesting color variations.
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Old 01-06-2009, 08:16 PM   #198
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Well, I love your color choices and if those pics are any indication, your kitchen rugs will be spectacular!
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Old 01-06-2009, 08:18 PM   #199
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Thank you!

Do you want to see the other fabrics I am using?
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Absolutely!
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