Sticking, Santas, Snowmen and scissors…

Trying to come up with cute titles isn’t all that easy but we’ve got four “esses” today…


Starting with the sticking…

I got up early on Sunday morning to finish a project for Pieceful Heart Fabrics. Zuri by  Debi Hobbs for Bigfork Bay Cotton Company is a delightful giraffe that will be offered as a kit in the next few weeks. Bigfork Bay always do a wonderful job on the eyes on their patterns and this one is no exception. Zuri has long eyelashes to set off her large soulful eyes…

Then it was time to go to the shop ready for a seasonal Quilter and Child class. That’s where the Santas and Snowmen showed up!

We had a full class room ready to get to work making fused fabric banners. (more sticking!)

Tracing required concentration…

so that our Wonder Under could be fused with a hot iron to the back of our fabrics,

and then lots of careful cutting, some enjoying grandma’s company!

Others worked with mom!

Then we could assemble our pictures,

ready for a final press…

and a group photograph.

Everyone used the same pattern, A Twinkling Xmas Pair by Yolanda V. Fundora but there were some original fabric choices to keep life interesting. Well done girls! I hope I will see you again soon.


My last “S” is for scissors. Good scissors make all our projects so much easier. When I was in Cincinatti I spent some time talking to the nice people on the Havel’s stand and was delighted to receive a call when I returned home asking for my mailing address so they could send me a box of goodies! There were rotary cutters, scissors and snips in all shapes and sizes in the package. I have to admit that the pink handles on the scissors are what make me smile but they do actually cut well too!!

Here are a few of this week’s favorites. The 5 1/2″ serrated embroidery scissors are great for cutting out intricate fused shapes. The snips hang around my neck at the machine. I like the curved tips to cut my ends close on embroidery and the larger scissors are a good all purpose pair. They all come with safety caps which are necessary when the scissors are sharp all the way down to the tips. Thank you Havel’s. I am enjoying your generous gift!!


  1. Wow. What a happy surprise to see all these little girls and moms playing with my Twinkling Christmas pair pattern. Thank you Catherine for sharing this. makes my heart glad.

    November 2, 2011
    • catherineredford said:

      The Quilter and Child classes are the best!!

      November 2, 2011
  2. Loretta Ricci said:

    What a wonderful thing! Today’s young girls – tomorrow’s quilters, sewers, artists. To see the happy expressions on the girls and their moms’ faces say it all. Yolanda, please keep these adorable patterns coming – it will be great watching the youngsters having fun making beautiful things.


    November 2, 2011

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