Friday, October 14, 2011

Something Different

Hi everyone! I just finished putting the last stitch in the binding of this table runner. It is a more primitive type project then I normally do. So, "Something Different!" This is a pattern by Primitive Pieces by Lynda called Primitive Sketches. I hand quilted this one. I wanted to try out some new thread I bought called Aurifil. I love it! It works beautifully in the machine as well as by hand! Finally an everything thread! :0)
Well, on the home front, I have recently gone back to work. I started in May actually. I was asked by a nice local family to be a "Nanny" to there daughter. She is 8 months old now. The Mom wanted to go back to work, but did not want her daughter in a daycare. I am enjoying it but I also really miss sewing and sharing with my blogging friends. It has been some what of an adjustment for me. I've been a stay-at-home Mom for 21 years. I am still trying to balance my time to get housework, shopping and some sewing in. I feel that I am finally starting to get better at this juggle act! I hope to be able to fit in visits to my blogging friends to! :0)


  1. Good morning, thanks for stopping by my blog. Those mums came from Lowes grocery store. Just in case you drive by one and want to see if they have some.
    I love the way the block can change its look by the way you place the light and dark fabrics. Very pretty.
    Congrats on your new position. You will have to come up with a new routine. :)

  2. Love your table runner!!! You are going to love Aurifil!! It's the best thread for piecing, applique and quilting. I loved it for fmq on my domestic.

    Congrats, nanny!!

  3. Your table runner looks rich and wonderful to me. Just my style :-)
    Great job you are doing caring for the little one. She will be blessed by it.

  4. Welcome back :o)!
    It's a beautiful table runner!!! When I showed it to my husband he said: "WOW!!!!" :o))) I like it, too!!!
    I am sure you are a very good " Nanny"! Lucky family...:o)

  5. Hi Karen! I have been missing you in blogging! So glad to see a post again.

    Your table runner is wonderful and I love Lynda's patterns. So sweet.

    I use Aurifil thread all the time and have been for the last three or four years. Isn't it amazing!? I love everything about it.

    Take care,

  6. Love it. I love the homespun look!

  7. Hi Karen, Im pleased to see you return to Blogging. Your table runner is gorgeous, I love Primitive Pieces by Linda patterns. I have been using Aurifil for machine and hand piecing - I love it.

  8. I love your runner, the mix of color & pattern is really striking. A sweet baby to love & help nurture. That's a wonderful job to have!

  9. So nice to hear from you once again - and now we know what's kept you busy. Love this runner and the tip about the thread. I'll give it a try. :o)

  10. It's truly amazing work you do Karen! I love your table runner!

  11. So that is where you have been! I've been wondering about you!! just got your kids out to college and took on a Nanny job?! You said it has been a juggling act...I'm chuckling because it most certainly is! They take up so much of our time....even at 17! LOL
    Your runner is adorable.

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