The Masterpiece by Javan

The Masterpiece by Javan

We are born into the world like a blank canvas and each person that crosses our path takes up the brush and makes his mark upon our surface - So it is that we develop - But we must realize there comes a day that we must take up the brush and finish the work. For only we can determine if we are to be just another painting or a Masterpiece.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

I Also Have a Notion

Kelly at is having a giveaway - don't you just love her site and all the notions and previews she brings us? She is always on the look out for what we need.

I also have a notion - actually a repurpose - but one that I use almost everyday.  It has been with me for years and the last four years in my sewing room.  I recently saw these at Wal Mart for $10.

This is a remote control holder that was repurposed and sits next to my sewing machine to hold sewing notions I seem to need at my fingertips. The blue-handled scissors are Clover serrated-edge and are such a wonderful addition that I bought three different pair. The grey handle scissors are the ones I use for fabric and paper. I have added empty thread spools inside to stand things in, and another added advantage is that this holder swivels around.

In honor of - ugh!!! some may say - all the snow that everyone seems to have, I have included a bit of whimsy - Snow Ladies - that I have been working on. The patterns are from Chickadee Hollow and I just finished the bottom one. I am embroidering these a "little differently", as I am ironing fusible fleece to the back of my muslin, after transferring the pattern, and before embroidery. Perhaps you can see that this seems to give the blocks a little texture, and there is no need to use an embroidery hoop. Love this look so thought I would share.


Stay warm in your soft cozy world and sew a little to chase away those winter blues. Happiness on your journey from Judy C.


taylorsoutback said...

Those patterns are so cute - they have been quite popular up here in our snowy northwoods - wonder why??

I also use the interfacing on the back & agree with you that it really helps. And it hides any thread that might escape or when you travel over a little section.

Looks like you are keeping busy this winter - me too and it does help those winter blues...but I could sure use a dose of sunshine and green grass.

Quilter Kathy said...

Very cute! How will you join the blocks together?