The Stable/Thursday Doors

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One of the finer stables located on the Missouri State Fairgrounds, Sedalia, Missouri.

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May the holiday truly bring Peace On Earth, Good Will Towards Men.

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An Elephant Emphasis

For “E” you get a tutorial in pictures. An Elephant Neck Rest Pillow is the final product.

Elephant Neck Rest/Pillow

Elephant Neck Rest/Pillow

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  The piece on the right is the ear. You can use same or complimentary fabrics for the front and back.

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Be sure to clip curves for a neater finish.

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Leave an opening when sewing right sides together for filling your elephant with stuffing. Hand sew opening closed when satisfied with the loftiness of your neckrest. (Hint: you may want to use the eraser end of a pencil to poke stuffing into the trunk or legs.)

Can you imagine another animal as a neckrest? I chose elephant because our family is notorious in these parts for our “White Elephant Party” each Christmas.

Here’s an oldie but a goodie of one of our gatherings.  Enjoy

 

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For the Children

Gathering

Screenshot_2015-12-20-11-05-33 (1)Last week I tried an online auction for the very first time. And……I won!!!

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Here are my winnings. A Gathering of 12 Vintage Christmas Stories for children.

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Older versions have such superb artistry.

Do you have any idea how spellbound my kiddos will be? You can’t find this stuff on tv or computer screens.

(unless you search eBay)

These deserve to be Cherished and Read to our young.

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Florence Sarah Winship is a renown illustrator of books and coloring books. I’m thrilled to have her name on 2 of my new acquisitions.

I’ll be Gathering memories this week!

 

Eye Spy WPC

Eye Spy

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A yearly tradition of my family is the White Elephant Party. We have a pot luck dinner, gift exchange, card exchange, cookie exchange, and Tons of fun. But one picture just can’t convey our fun, laughter and good times. I hope you’ll take a few minutes to watch the slideshow I put together and meet the ‘eyes’ of my family. Love em!

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The Future of Quilting

 

My niece became a connoisseur of blanket-making this Christmas. I first received this text message:

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An actual Sewn-by-machine, honest to goodness, blanket.

Among the handful she cIMG_1084 (2)reated was this one….. ANd along the way she discovered JoAnn Fabric Online 🙂

Guess what Evette?? My sewing room is nearly complete and open to use when you need it 🙂

Happy Holidays to all my readers!

 

A Hunter Family Kind of Christmas

 Wikipedia has a definition for “what we do” each year for our family Christmas party:
A white elephant gift exchange is a holiday party game found primarily in North America. Generally, white elephant parties need a minimum of six participants. With a larger group, game play may be more protracted. White elephant parties have been known to result in playful rivalries between players trying to get sought after gifts. The goal of a white elephant party is usually to entertain rather than to gain.
While the term “white elephant” originally referred to a less-than-serious gift, its association with this particular game has become synonymous in some circles, such that the game itself is commonly called a White Elephant Gift Exchange.
Ref: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_elephant

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And I hope everyone else is making wonderful memories with their loved ones!!

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