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FOR I KNOW THE PLANS I HAVE FOR YOU, DECLARES THE LORD...PLANS TO PROSPER YOU AND NOT TO HARM YOU...PLANS TO GIVE YOU A HOPE AND A FUTURE.
JEREMIAH 29:11 (NIV)

Sunday, March 10, 2013

NANCY DREW "HOT" SLEUTH


TODAY IS MY DAY
ON
NANCY DREW IS A CLUE
BLOG HOP
(psst: ignore the incorrect time stamps on the pics)

NANCY "SUE" SLEUTH
(ode to Vintage Sunbonnet Sue)
IS 
HOT
FOR  CLUES...
Here's Why

I am getting ready to spend a week in The Great Smokey Mountains
at the 
19th Annual Mountain Quiltfest

I'm taking a 2 day class from 
Author Harriet Hargrave, HEIRLOOM MACHINE QUILTING

Heirloom Machine Quilting: A Comprehensive Guide to Hand-Quilting Effects Using Your Sewing Machine
AND
I needed a portable ironing pad for my sewing area.
 Voila!
(psst: ignore the incorrect time stamps)
My IRONING PAD IS MADE USING THE NANCY DREW FABRIC
AND INSUL-BRITE!  THIS SPECIAL BATTING MAKES IT HEAT RESISTANT AND PERFECT AS A PORTABLE IRONING SURFACE
FOR MY QUILTFEST CLASS W/ MS. HARRIET HARGRAVE!

For all the QUILT Pictures my Coolpix Nikon camera will be taking, I made this
*cool* little Camera Holder
That's ALL for me this Go Round...I've been too busy preparing for my Quilting Week.  MY Blog Hop projects had to fulfill a practical purpose, no fru-fru on this trip!

Big Shout-Out to Madame Samm and Carol for CHEERING US ON!
Please go visit these other SLEUTHS today

Monday, March 11, 2013 
                                         Grandmama’s Stories ME!!  (Nancy Drew Wannabe)

BLESSINGS
FROM GMAMA'S
10 WK. OLD BABY
*SI*  
Is that not a face to melt your heart?



66 comments:

  1. Your "Sue"leth is adorable. What a great ironing pad!

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    1. Thanks Amy!! You're up late! I'm off to bed and just got my post in under the wire! Getting everything packed for my quilting trip is killing me! I'm going to miss my Baby Si most of all.
      Blessings
      Gmama Jane

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  2. Your new baby is adorable! Love how you made your ironing pad, fantastic! Enjoy your get a way.

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  3. How sweet is that pad, only to be upstaged by your fuzzy sweetheart. So cute.
    Have a wonderful time on you trip.

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  4. What a fun ironing pad! I love it.

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  5. Your Nancy Sue is sew cute ... and your puppy, too!
    Thanks for shaing ... :) Pat

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  6. I spy you little "Si", so cute, have fun on your quilting trip, take lots of photos.

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  7. Have a super great trip! Looks like you are all geared up!

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  8. Have fun on your quilting trip. And I love your spy quilt. Thanks for sharing

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  9. Great projects, I like your ironing mat. Hope you have fun on your quilting trip.

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  10. Sue as sleuth is wonderful. Sew cute.

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  11. Great job...enjoy your class. We will expect to see the fruits of your labors here soon.

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  12. That was cute how you put Sue in there. Love the ironing pad.

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  13. GMama Jane- I love your ND projects and especially practical ones as I don't have room for frilly things. Your puppy is so sweet. Enjoy your class, it's always fun to learn something new. From California, thanks for sharing.

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  14. What a great project - so useful for workshops!
    Thank you for sharing!

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  15. Well god morning. I love your project and will be going on a retreat so this will be an awesome idea to do for that. Thanks for the idea. Have a wonderful day.

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  16. A great project. An ironing pad is so useful and clever.

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  17. Such a clever and unique idea! Love it!

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  18. Very nice ( and for sure, that sweet little face is a heart breaker! :)

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  19. Cute ideas. Yes I needed to make practical use of my projects as well. Love the idea of the portable ironing pad.

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  20. What a useful project made even better with the Nancy Drew fabric. That little dog is a cutie too!

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  21. Perfect item for your trip!! Very nice.

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  22. ou ou ou are you giving Si away as a give a way??? LOL!! Hey, looks like Grandma and I had the same idea today! Great minds do think alike! Love your quiltie!

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  23. Perfect to take to quilt class. Thanks for sharing.

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  24. I love your ironing pad, it will brighten up your work station.

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  25. Great projects! It is so hard to have a puppy again isn't it?? I think I almost have mine potty trained.. I think!!

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  26. Your little mini ironing pad had me oohing and aahing until I saw that cute puppy face. He/she is just too adorable! I have some of that insulated batting that I've been anxious to use...now I want to more than ever. Thanks for hopping with us! :O)

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  27. Great Sue ironing pad. And your camera bags a neat,too.

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  28. Love the ironing pad- did you need to add a second layer of batting to the insulbrite?

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    1. Yes, Agnes, I did!! I made sure the shiny side was together in the middle between the two soft sides...did that make sense? It's hard to give good directions on paper. It works like a charm!

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  29. Si is just so adorable.. What a great idea to make an ironing pad and Sun bonnet sue is so cute on it . Wonderful project, have a super time on your retreat. Blessings Sandra

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  30. an iron mat..perfect solution for your quilting group project...great idea jane...as always you surprise me with your creations

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  31. I love your little ironing mat and camera case! Great job!
    Have fun at your retreat!!!

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  32. The mystery of Sun Bonnet Sue, what a great ironing cover and camera carrier.

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  33. I love your projects! I need to make me a portable ironing surface! Love it!

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  34. Great projects! Sweet puppy! Enjoy your class! Wish I was going!
    Thanks for sharing.

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  35. Some times it's nice to combine the need for something with a new collection of fabrics as they can do double duty at times. Love your projects and Si has such a sweet face. I hope you enjoy your class & retreat. Have lots of fun and take great pictures!
    Thanks for sharing with us.

    Sincerely,
    Tricia

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  36. Oh I just love Harriet! I hope you have an amazing time! pbstrand@msn.com (Oh, and your projects are adorable, too!)

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  37. I think having practical things that make you smile with their funness (it is a word!) brightens your day! I love your Sun Bonnet Sue on the pad! You will get to enjoy her lots!
    HH was one of the very first books I bought when I began quilting. Have fun at your retreat!

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  38. Thanks for taking the time to post and share even though you have to get ready for your big week. Hope you have a fabulous time.
    What a great idea to make a fun ironing pad... and cute little camera case.

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  39. Great idea for the portable ironing pad.

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  40. sue lthy very clever! and great projects too. Have fun on your get a way!

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  41. Your ironing pad is adorable.

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  42. The ironing pad is cute and made in a timely manner too. Harriet Hargrave spoke at our guild in IL years ago. Also someone in the Peoria area was a devotee and had contributed to that book. I took a class from the devotee as did others in the guild. I know you are going to have a blast at your quilting event.

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  43. Love the ironing mat! Have fun using it at your retreat!

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  44. Great ideas! Your ironing pad will be the hit of the class. Have fun!

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  45. I love that you made stuff for your trip!! Especially for your iron. Thank you for sharing it with us and have a fun and safe trip!!

    Karrie

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  46. Love the ironing pad and SI is ADORABLE. We have 3 Border Collies. Thay are terrific!! Have fun in the Smokies!

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  47. Love your Nancy-Sue ironing pad. Enjoy the Mtn Quiltfest. My girlfriend and I traveled to Tennessee 6 years ago to the Quiltfest and enjoyed every minute of it. Maybe someday we do it again.

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  48. Oh my goodness Jane - I love this idea! It is so cute and so useful - everyone at my quilt retreat would be jealous, so of course I must make one. :) blessings, marlene

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    1. The original idea happened due to a "mistake" I was making a Table Topper and mistakenly used Insul Brite for my Batting rather than plain batting. Well...wouldn't you know, it turned out that I could put hot plates on the table! I was thrilled! That's what gave me the idea for a portable ironing pad and it works great!!!
      Blessings
      Jane

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  49. Both projects are so neat but I love the ironing pad. Have fun in your class and at Quiltfest; I'll be waiting to hear the details when you get back.

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  50. Both projects are great...I like the ironing pad best. Those are so easy to roll up and take with you whenever you need it!

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  51. Looooove your Ironing Pad!!! What a cool idea!!! Have Awesome time at Quiltfest!!!

    Welcome to your new lil' guy!!! Si is Adorable for sure!!! :)

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  52. Cute projects! Thanks for sharing.

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  53. fun projects, fun blog, and fun hop. Thanks for sharing. Enjoy you trip.

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  54. Great Sleuthing! I always love a useful fun project. B-)

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  55. That is far too wonderful for an ironing pad. I'd hang it on the wall somewhere so everyone can see it. I absolutely love it.

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  56. What a fun idea for a travel ironing mat!

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  57. Smart planning with those projects and yes that is one adorable fur baby face.

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  58. cute project, and puppy :) thanks for popping over to my blog, but I was not part of the hop, dear!

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