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Hello Friends! February is here … when January passed?! Absolutely good time for new begins and looks! I was at the hairdresser and when she had been cutting for a while other hairdresser passed: “great, you make a big change’! Mine: “if we do something, we do it well”! I’m very much like that. But first about the border and binding …

Today with rain and poor light inside I settled few possibilities for the narrow border and binding. I have put numbers under the photos, so if you like you can vote for your favourite.

Few explinations: I want to use something from my stash and not to make a frame to pop out but a border to gather the the blocks and colours and to make the edge secure.

I have also one beautiful brown batik (like someone suggested so well) and I tried that – it would be beautiful but I want to…

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Hi Dear Friends! Yes … it is my Birthday! Day began great and continued a little bit strange … but everything is fine. I’m spending my day here and there, with hb and all my furry friends. But could I spend my Special day without fabrics and yarns? Even very busy these days, short moments here and there …

Sweet Pea Scarf

I shall make pattern for this ‘Sweet Pea’ scarf and even it’s not finished I tried how to crochet later on the other edge.

I got beautiful kitchen towel from my dear friend and I think it will be lovely small table cloth. I thought to take nice photo on the garden table but we have a small issue here with Nelli …

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… she thinks it’s her table and she didin’t move even I tried to make my decoration …

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I’m sure she would be very happy to have a table cloth…

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Originally posted on Nero's Post and Patch:

Vof vof my dear friends! It’s Nero here! Finally it’s Christmas and I can soon open my presents! I wish you MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Merry Christmas

JOULU means Christmas in Finnish. My idea came a little bit late and there were not enough days for CHRISTMAS. I hope you don’t mind … I’m sure that next year I have it in English and who knows what other language!

Nero's Christmas Calendar

With this little J I wish you JOY!

Christmas Card

Special and fun Christmas Card from dear friend. Thank you so much!

And my Moomin friends went for a Christmas drive! That would be the best thing to do in Christmas – to go for a reindeer – drive!

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And finally we have opened all the doors in my Moomin’s Christmas Calendar …

Moomin's Christmas Calendar

I’m so happy that you have joined my Christmas Calendar and count down! Your sweet messages have been the joy of…

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Hi Dear Friends! Yesterday we visited Finland so today I welcome you to Greece!

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Wear your flip flops and let’s go to the beach …

flip flop fabric

I wish I had all those funny flip flops because I wear them at least 6 months an year!

At Moomins it snowing …

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Did you see yesterday my little blue-white star cushion? You know what I found today? Amy from ‘Diary of a Quilter’ showed yesterday the most beautiful pillow with the same star but in red and white! She used the star to make a mini quilt or a pillow (as you like). It’s adorable and she has also great tutorial, so LOOK HERE! I shall absolutely make red-white star!

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And News! When I started my blog I was first thinking the name ‘Nero’s News and Needles’. With my sister’s help I decided that post and patch sounded better. Name can be sometimes difficult to…

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Teje:

Nero’s & Hanna’s Christmas Calendar starts in our new blog!

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Vof vof vof!!! It’s Nero here! Welcome to our Christmas Calendar!!!!!!! This has been my special project and I’m so excited to start! I wish You Good Month and Happy 1st of December!

Christmas Calendar 2013

So – are you ready to start the count down? I am and I’m so happy you are joining us! Here we go …

1st of December

I thought it’s nice to start with cute little Angel in Christmas colours. Don’t you think I have done great job for a boy … and a furry-boy especially! Everyone here is now so busy that I had to take over the sewing and fortunately Hanna, my secretary helps to write the numbers.

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I shall show you also every day something from my …

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… Finnish friends …

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Yeeeee … they are Moomins!!! We have a Christmas Calendar with Moomins!

Christmas Calendar day 1

They are just the best! This time the calendar gives us little cards to play later the memory game –…

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Teje:

This and more “Christmas & Seasonal” tutorials in my new blog! http://www.nerospost.wordpress.com

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Hi! Welcome to to the 1st part of my ‘Christmas – Seasonal’ Tutorials! … and it’s not even November yet! Today we shall have fun with little trees!

Embroidery Hoop Decor - tutorial

Catch your scraps and let’s start! Take a piece of fabric for the base. Take the inner piece of the embroidery hoop.  Draw a circle about 2.5″ – 3″ bigger that the hoop. Cut your fabric circle. I didn’t use those coocie molds but instead of the trees we can make some other shapes.

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Then cut the same size circle from a thin fabric for the backing. For the backing you can use some other thin material, too. I used something which is like those disposable sheets. It’s thin and covers the wadding so the sewing is easier.

Now take a piece of wadding or fleece and draw a circle inside the the inner hoop. (The wadding is smaller so that it doesn’t go between the two hoops).

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Fabric give away!!!

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Hello and welcome! I have made my first … and second order with the gift certificate I won from the PINK CHALK FABRICS! Thank you again so much!

Woodpecker was the one who got me in to this and the ‘Fantasy Forest’ brought the 1. prize home! I was very happy to get to know better Carrie from ‘Pink Chalk fabrics’ because she is so sweet and helpful. I made my first order and tried to keep it reasonable. Then of course I regreted because didn’t take some fabrics I liked and I asked her  if I could still add something to my first order. Carrie compined the shipping and now I just have to wait.

But the best thing is that I have something for you, too! Carrie gave me $20 gift certificate to share with you! So now one of you will be in same difficult position as I was – what to choose!…

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