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Thread: Look how busy I was today!!!

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    I have been so tired, and had so much pain over the past few months that it was nearly impossible for me to even get out of bed. So yesterday I went for a massage, and then thrift store "window shopping", whatever LOL
    I picked up several pieces of fabric including some that I made valances for my tipout windows with. l then, since I was sewing, decided to get back to work on blocks I needed to get finsihed for a friendship quilt my friend and I are working on. I got six of them done last winter and lost steam. Well now I have 1 more done, and I want you guys to know I did this square in a square from memory without a pattern! The first one went really smooth, then I got hungry and ate and lost my brain power for several hours...Got em done finally though.
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    Thank you :-)

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    That's really cute!
    Are the butterflys embroidered?

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    No, just fussy cut, got this fabric at Walmart a few weeks ago. I wasn't too sure what I'd do with it and then today I thought this might be fun.

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    It looks really cute!
    I like it!

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    Hope you are feeling better. And I just love the butterflys

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    Very nice and sorry you're not feeling well, I hope you get better soon.

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    I love it. I sure hope you get to feeling better soon

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    Cute idea of how to use that butterfly fabric! Hope all this sewing has helped you to feel better-nothing like a little fabric therapy :D

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    OOOOh those are so nice! I have some of that butterfly fabric & it got me thinking....hmmmm project #4 after I finish this one? LOL. Inspirational.

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    The blocks are just lovely!!! I'm absolutely in LOVE with the valance fabric in the pic!!! Florals are just the bomb!!

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    Very pretty valances! And the butterflies are too cute! Great job!

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    Glad you felt like sewing again. That is a good sign. Love your blocks.

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    that valance is gorgeous, i love it. sure gives me a good idea for my living room big window, love that fabric too. what did you do to it to get it to draw up in the middle? i love that.

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    I have these stick pins for jewelry making and I put some clear pink leaves on the eyelet end and gathered the curtains and stuck the pin through the gathers and put an end cap thing on the stick.
    I saw on HGTV where the gal just used a heavy thread and sewed right through the gathers and knotted the thread. I also was thinking about putting two eyelet holes where I wanted to end the gathers and putting a piece of ribbon through them in a way that I could gather the curtains with the ribbon and bring the ribbon through the front of the fabric and tie a bow that could be seen from the outside of the valance. I'm so full of ideas I don't know why I don't retire and just make crafts all day long, LOL :lol:

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    I love butterflies and think these are beautiful. Sorry to hear you haven't been too well, and hope your feeling much better now.

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    I'm sorry I actually posted an answer earlier but it must not (obviously) have posted...
    So I took some stick pins I use in jewlery making added a cl;ear pink leaf to the eye end of it, gathered the valance and stuck the pin through it and added a cap to keep it from coning loose.

    But, I had a couple of other ideas you might like too! I thought about making to round button holes at the place the gathering would stop and using some fancy ribbon to wrap around the gathered part then run it from the back to front through the holes and make a pretty bow to hold the gathers. Or I saw on HGTV where they just used heavy thread to gather the curtains and then knotted the thread when they reached the desired gather. And they didn't do this but a nice wooden button or some other embellishment tied to the thread might be neat!

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