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. Javan

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 for 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 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 the slots 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. I love snow.   Happiness on your journey from Judy C.

1 comment:

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.