Getting in the groove once more

Sporadic as it may be, I enjoy writing in my blog.

Today I re-worked a card holder/wallet that I created for my DIL. She showed me one she had carried in her purse and I took pictures of it as a guide to reproducing it for her. Then a week or two goes by and voila! a tutorial on Loyalty Card Holders shows up in my inbox. The design is different from DIL’s, but I use the measurements and begin putting one together.

I had it fairly finished but was very unhappy with the closure. Frustration and feelings of inadequacy kept me from completing the project and it laid here in my sewing room for the better part of three days. Finally, this morning I decided I needed to face it and pull it apart and re-work it. So I did. Here are photos of my DIL’s card holder, the link to the tutorial that was sent to me from A Spoonful of Sugar, and photos of my completed card holder which will go into the mail tomorrow.

Card Case Front

Here’s the URL for the Spoonful of Sugar tutorial: http://aspoonfulofsugardesigns.com/2015/08/sewing-tutorial-loyalty-card-wallet/

Loyalty-Card-Wallet-Sewing-Tutorial

And here are photos of the card holder I created. Rather than use Velcro, I used magnets for the closure, affixing a Yo-Yo and button on top to hide the magnet:IMG_3339AIMG_3340AIMG_3341a

The next one is bound to be easier!

I’ve also been working on my grandson’s quilt, having 4 out of 9 rows put together so far. It’s going to be beautiful and I know he’ll love it. He’s a Seahawks fan and he picked out the colors and the pattern. Very nice… The back is going to be Navy Blue. He’s a great kid and we’re very proud of him.

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That’s all for my update. I’ve also been reading a lot — I’m on the 8th book of Janet Evanovich’s series. I laugh so hard at times it brings tears to my eyes. On a more serious note, I’ve been reading “Destiny of Souls–New Case Studies of Life Between Lives” by Michael Newton, Ph.D.  Extremely interesting.

Be safe, be well, and please be happy. Be sure to tell those you love that you love them. Love endures throughout eternity.

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About tehachap

The easiest way to define myself is as a very happily married woman with two sons and two grandsons. My hobbies include reading, writing, sewing, trains (watching, photographing and running them in G scale), and travel. My husband and I are retired and we spend our winters in Arizona. I used to own a secretarial and desktop publishing business, but closed it when my husband retired in 1999. We have truly enjoyed our retirement years, and have fulfilled one of our primary goals in life and that is to own a home overlooking train tracks so we can watch trains 24/7. We are sincerely blessed in this life.
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