A Pair ~ and a Pear : )

A few years ago I designed the Apple Orchard hot pad. 
It is a great project to use those precious scraps you have been saving.
Mine includes some of my favorite scraps that I have been saving for just the right project.

I have been planning on creating a pear to go with the apple for a very long time and it is finally done.

It is an easy make and a great way to learn an easy way to apply bias tape.  The same method as I used in my round potholder tutorial you can find [HERE]

It seemed like a perfect time to create the pear as Fall has arrived.
I will be sure and post when the pattern is complete and post a little give away : )

I have been getting into a routine after a lovely but not very structured summer.
My boys are finally in school after a week long teacher's strike.  As frustrating as the strike was, I am a staunch supporter of our teachers and am happy they negotiated a good contract for the next few years.  They deserve it for all their had work and dedication.
As a classroom volunteer, I am always amazed at their grace and composure teaching a classroom of 25 - 30 kids!

You will be hearing from me a lot more
now that I have dedicated time to work on projects and share them with you : ) 

Happy Sewing


  1. Oh, Charise, your projects are always so inspiring! I'm looking forward to the pear pattern, as those pot holders would make great gifts. Thanks for being so generous with your talents.

  2. I love them! The are gorgeous and great fabrics too! Thanks for inspiring us.

  3. Another winner in your repertoire of beautiful patterns and project. I'm not creative but good at following directions. Thank you for sharing your talent!


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