My collection of things.

jKafer on the Net

January 10th, 2023 at 2:26 pm

Country Heart Runners

in: Sewing

So we started putting away the Christmas decoractions and of course, now that the Christmas runners are down, the place looks bare.

So off to the drawing board I went.

I had 3 designed, but only 2 came together.  The third one just wasn’t practical.

The one that didn’t come together was made from the burlap ribbon, then a red/black heart. But it was very difficult to get the red heart to stay on the ribbon, the ribbon shed all over the plan and did not stay together very well, so I just scrapped the whole thing.

Tags: ,
comments Comments (0)    -
January 2nd, 2023 at 1:55 pm

Last Holiday runner

I had 1 last person that wanted a runner – but yet, no design picked.

So I decided to do something different than the other ones – triangles.

I now remember what a headache this shape is. But it did turn out pretty nice. I wish I had a different color for the binding – but she said to use what I had, not to buy any thing to make this one.

So that’s a wrap for 2022 sewing. 

Now on to 2023 and let’s see what I attempt this year.

Tags: , ,
comments Comments (0)    -
January 1st, 2023 at 2:41 pm

2022 Wrapped up

in: General

I didn’t get much sewing/crafting done as I had planned to do this year.  The time just flew by.

I did get to do some different holiday decorating things and that was a lot of fun.  I did do a few more of the scrap Geese Migration blocks early in the year.

Most of the year was spent cleaning and re-organizing my room so that I could do more in there. The Reindeer window decorations would not have happened if I hadn’t cleaned/organized that room.

comments Comments (0)    -
December 20th, 2022 at 1:18 pm

Holiday Runners – 2022

This is the rest of the holiday runners I made this year.

They were easy to personalize and put together so they made for great little hand outs for co-workers.


Tags: , ,
comments Comments (0)    -
December 7th, 2022 at 5:36 pm

2022 Holiday Decorating – Windows

So I was on a roll after doing all the doors on our floor – and we’ve been under a lot of stress this year – I wanted to do something to cheer up my co-workers and this is what I came up with.

He is about 4 feet tall from chin to tip of antlers and so so so cute and really cheered them up – mostly because as soon as you walked into the atrium, you could see his antlers peeking over the cube walls and you couldn’t help but smile.

Rudolf Window decoration - cardboard

Tags: ,
comments Comments (0)    -
December 1st, 2022 at 5:30 pm

2022 Holiday Decorating

Last year, I decorated the doors at the office with wrapping paper.

This year I did the same – well almost all of them the same.  I had planned to cutout a snow man (you know the one) and put it on our door. But someone challenged me and I went a little different way. Little did she know I would run with it to this extent. Of course he comes complete with sparkly snow flakes – no snowman picture would be complete with sparkly snow flakes.

Tags: , ,
comments Comments (0)    -
November 28th, 2022 at 4:35 pm

More Holiday Sewing Going On

in: Quilting

This is not my color scheme, but I ran with it as it was a ‘special’ request.  Love the backing on this on – so pretty.

I started on this and actually had it ready for her Early Family Christmas – made 2 designs because I kept changing the pattern and buying more fabric – becuz of the change. So much so that I actually created 2 different runners her for her.

They are super long – 5 foot – which totally fit her country table, so that worked out perfectly.

Then, of course, on my third trip to the fabric store (so bad that there is a quilt shop in the same town that I work in – ugh, I see my budget going out of control soon), they had this as a sample:


Tags: ,
comments Comments (0)    -
November 20th, 2022 at 1:58 pm

Holiday Sewing

in: Quilting

Someone got me started on a holiday runner for them, which was the “Gateway” task.

I ran across these fabrics and I just couldn’t ignore them. 

I even love the back – I was just a bit short of the backing.

The only “quilting” I did on these was to “Stitch in the Ditch” which makes it so nice and clean (except for all the lint on the back).

Tags: , ,
comments Comments (0)    -
September 12th, 2022 at 9:18 pm

10 Minute Table Runner

in: Quilting

Well in the middle of moving my craft room around, I made myself do a small project – since it’s been 5 months since I’ve done anything in there.

It’s a quick and simple little table runner, that someone picked up because they loved the material – for a gift for christmas.  So I had some other small pieces laying around and made a second one at the same time.

I think it took a bit longer then the 10 minutes that were advertised – but that could be because I was climbing over boxes, totes, had to iron on a tray table, etc.

These would actually be a super project for a beginner sewer: very satisfying.

Tags: ,
comments Comments (0)    -
April 9th, 2022 at 6:01 pm

Green Geese Migration


Now I remember what it was like working on that green triangle quilt – 1 of 3 sides are not on the bias.

Once I started working on this it all came back to me – argh!!!!!

But it’s done and I can count another one in the box.

And I am pretty proud of how these points came together:


Tags: , ,
comments Comments (0)    -
  • Pages

  • Latest Pins on Pinterest

    • Follow Me on Pinterest
  • Quilting Projects I Want to Make

    • Leading Edge Quilt Pattern PDF Download - Etsy

    • Homecoming Quilt- My Peppered Cotton version & tester quilts! – Lo & Behold Stitchery

    • Homecoming Quilt- My Peppered Cotton version & tester quilts! – Lo & Behold Stitchery

    • On the Edge is a quick and fun modern quilt pattern with a lot of custom design possibilities! This PDF pattern includes directions for making a twin-size quilt (72 x 96), a throw-size quilt (56 x 64), a baby size (38.5 x 44), and a pillow/mini quilt (18 x 18). See the Instagram hashtag

    • Adelita Quilt Pattern digital Download - Etsy

    • Follow Me on Pinterest