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Friday, June 10, 2011

Endings and Beginnings.....

This weekend is one we {the hubs and I} have eagerly anticipated for some time.... 
our sweet Molly will be graduating from college with a B.A. in Spanish....YAY! HAPPY DANCE!!!

As you have noticed most of my projects this week have centered around Christmas things...these will make great gifts, but also I am preparing for classes this Fall....

For this one, I started with a bunch of half square triangles in two different hues....
to create two long lines of zig - zag...


At this point I am 'making' fabric....not sure if I will use the ric-rak here....


And then cut out a stocking....

so what do you think about the ric-rak?
I have since added some lovely stitches with perle cotton....pics to come later....

And in the evenings I have been chugging away at the Grandmother's Flower Garden.....



Hopefully, between the inevitable tears this weekend, I will be able to snap a few pictures of Molly in her graduation garb....
Have a wonderful Friday!
mary 
  

    

22 comments:

  1. congrats on your grad!!
    love the stocking, without the rick rack, i think! :-)

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  2. Oh happy day! Congrats to Molly- what a great time in life! Enjoy the weekend Mary.

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  3. Your tears should be ones of joy, my friend!! The stockings are so pretty. They remind me a bit of the ones I have for my family (begun in 1977) but your colors are so lovely and no traditional. Mine have rick rack on two sides of the strippy design. I think that I prefer yours with out, but either way, I love them!

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  4. such an exciting time in life! for you all! I don't have my own babies but I live through my niece and nephew...it is so wonderful to see them move on in there lives....I just wish it wasn't so fast!!! I love the stocking... can not decide about the rick rack..........I find if i look at it and instantly say "oh this is good" then I do it!

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  5. congratulations to your girl! and to you!

    loving all of the christmas inspiration!

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  6. that's a great little project for HSTs. I've wanted to make that zigzag quilt for some time, but all those HSTs seems time consuming. I like it with ric rac~only cuz it's blingy for xmas. great job.

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  7. Love that cake plate of hexes and congratulations - have a great weekend. XXX

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  8. Mary - well done to you, your husband and Molly!

    Love the stocking - but I'd put the ricrac on the border near the top of the stocking if it were me!

    You will have great Xmas pressies! Can you just adopt me now? Sister, Aunt - I don't mind...

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  9. I love everything you create!

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  10. oh, forgot, Congrats to your lovely daughter! What's on the job front for a Spanish major these days?

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  11. You are having far too much fun--love the zig zags and ric racs and the hexis...
    Mary

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  12. Love the stocking and the ric-rac. I love your blog. It is what gets me through my week at work. I check your blog and I feel so much better. Thank you. Mary in Texas USA

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  13. Wow, Spanish!! I hope that means your Happy dance will be the Flamenco!! I wish I could do your classes , I'm just loving your Christmas creations. Love the stockings!! I'm a sucker for ric rac and Christmas decorations should have a few frills. That's my humble opinion, but if you decide not to use the ric rac they'll still be the coolest stockings Santa will see this year!

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  14. And a Huge Congratulations to Molly!!

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  15. Congratulations to Molly & her proud parents. Love the ricrac...ricrac looks good on anything.

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  16. So cute! I would love to learn to do the hexies...but I'm scared!!

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  17. what a fun weekend for your family! i so look forward to my kids doing the same thing but i am really glad it is a loooonng way away!

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  18. I'm a little late to the conversation but I'm wondering about maybe one row of ric rac on your beautiful Christmas stockings? Happy, happy graduation day to you all!

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  19. Great idea, and I love the ric rac! So cute!

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  20. So much to celebrate. I love the stocking. . you are so ahead of the game. I think the ric-rak looks good on it!

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