Sunday, December 03, 2017

Day 3...

~ Greetings and Warm Welcome to ~ 

Day 3

Happy First Sunday of Advent...
I always am so happy when the season of Advent arrives in church...
The New Year of the Church calendar...
The Advent Wreath is brought out...
The Vestments change from Ordinary Season green vestments to Advent Season White or Purple then Rose which is only worn on Laetare Sunday (the 3rd Sunday of Advent) during the year...
The readings of "instruction" during the Ordinary Season, become the readings of anticipation of the birth of our Savior....
Yep...Advent....a special time of preparation for the coming of the holidays and really, in my mind, a preparation for the coming of the New Year. 

So...because my family and I are preparing to share the good news, I decided I would prepare and share a tutorial for something that I believe many of you would really like.

How to Magnifier Cover

You can find the tutorial: HERE
and as I always say, when you use this tutorial or any tutorial of mine, that I give freely, please give my name and tutorial credit. 
~Thank you~

If you have an magnifier...
PLEASE make one of these if you own a magnifier and it is naked. A few years ago I burned a hole in my brand spanking new couch because I didn't realize that sunlight through the window, shining on the lens of a magnifier (unless I was specifically trying to make a fire) would actually make a fire. Yowza it did. 
Thankfully it didn't cause a fire...just burned a hole 

This is a VERY simple sewing project and you will be able to whip it out in no time...I did this in 10 minutes (and that was taking pictures) it is a snap!

Until tomorrow my dear friends...
Happy Sunday...
Create Something today...
and remember:
I'll be back tomorrow!

Happy Day 3!

Hugs and love in stitches, 
Vonna xxxx


  1. I don't think I have ever laughed at a how-to, but this one got me twice!! Thank you for this tutorial. It is a beautiful project and a public health measure!

  2. Thank you for sharing the tutorial for the magnifier cover. I have no sewing skills but think even I could make this, ha !!
    Thanks again for sharing the 25 days of Christmas !! Each day is a joy !!

  3. Thank you for the tutorial, Vonna. Every time I make something, I remember the admonition about the corners...make them pointy. Have a wonderful day today. Martha

  4. Thank you for your generous and sharing nature, Vonna! Also, thank you for the reminder regarding the hazard of a naked magnifier. Sunday blessings to you and yours!

  5. Merry Christmas Vonna: I love Advent, the candles the readings the anticipation of the Christmas evening.
    Love the tutorial, thank-you.

    Merry Christmas

  6. Glad to see you spreading the news about magnifiers. I have a friend back in Iowa that several years learned the hard way. She actually had a kitchen/ living room fire due to her magnifier. I had never heard about them until she shared her story at stitching guild one day.
    Aka: Cottonmillgirl

  7. I played catch up on your last few days...wonderful posts as always.
    Thank you for the tutorial and the links to the other blogs.

  8. I made a cover a few years ago, I was sitting in my stitching room and out of the corner of my eye I say this stream of light. Turned my head and realized it was not light but a stream of smoke coming from a table . Yes table has a scorch mark now, be safe stitchers make a cover.

  9. I never knew the magnifier fire was a real thing until Pam and Steph (KeepOnStitchin) had a flosstube about it at their house!!
    I do So enjoy your blog!! It’s helping me get in the spirit of Christmas.
    -Stitchin Texan

  10. Thanks for sharing. I don't have a magnifier yet so I don't have to worry about it being naked for now.

  11. Love your sweet giving spirit...blessings

  12. Omigosh! I could not believe your post! I just had this happen one month ago... if I had not been sitting on the couch at the time and had not seen the rising smoke, my place probably would have gone up in flames!
    Thanks Vonna!
    Hugs, Susan

  13. Double Wowza.....Mine came with a cover and I hardly ever use it because I keep hitting my needle with it. If the cover ever wears out or goes missing I will have to whip one up pronto. Glad it didn't turn into something worse. Have a great week.

  14. Lovely Advent excitement :-) Hugs, Karen (Crafting K)

  15. Vonna, I'm so glad to see you doing your 25 days again! I may not get to read it daily, but I love every post when I can. Christmas wouldn't be the same without it!
    Who knew magnifiers could be so dangerous? I also had mine burn a hole in my WIP a few years ago. Thankfully we were home and my daughter noticed the smoke.
    Merry Christmas, Vonna!

  16. I hope you and your family have many blessings during this Advent season. Our Church looked special today. I love the lighting of the candles and the readings that go with it.

  17. Thoughtful as always, Miss Vonna. Just love the 25 days!

  18. Thank you very much for the tutorial. Should I ever get a magnifier I will definitely be sure to check back to this posting.

  19. THANK YOU VONNA, I got my sewing machine out and even remembered how to thread it LOL . So fast, I had to use a bamboo skewer for the pointy corners, I can't find a point turner anywhere in this town. One question , on the 1.5 " end did you bother to turn a small hem before sewing across the top? I did , but I wondered if it was necessary? posted it on IG. Love it.


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