Category Archives: 2016

Feasting

It is almost time to wrap up the sewing before Christmas. This is my last project. It may or not be finished in time. After I make many more strings, they will magically (I hope) turn into 3-D Christmas trees. … Continue reading

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Cruising

This week I want to extend a warm welcome to the new friends I met and made on the recent quilting cruise. It was a special time. Since coming home I have been anxious to finish the log cabin quilt … Continue reading

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Houston, Houston

Let me just say – GO! If you ever have a chance, you will not regret it. Our 3 days were roughly divided into a day of classes, a day of quilt exhibits and a day of shopping. Hardly enough. … Continue reading

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Fruits of the Earth – October Reveal

Look at these beautiful postcards I received under “Fruits of the Earth”. The first one is a leaf in rich fall colours done in a Confetti design.  According to Marnie, you make an outline to show where the leaf will be, then add … Continue reading

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Christmas Contest!

Someone gave me this fabulously fun fabric yesterday. I just can’t wait to make postcards out of it! I might even start today. My paper pieced Judy Niemeyer Log Cabin quilt blocks are coming along. There are 80 different fabrics … Continue reading

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Back to School – September Reveal

My grandson went into kindergarten this fall. He knows his ABC’s and I hope they still practice handwriting. We practiced in a lined scribbler. That’s what came to my mind when I considered a ‘back to school’ theme for the 1 … Continue reading

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Community

Times change. Quilters change. Locations change. Recipients change. But in the end, one person(s) gives to another person(s). In that sense, nothing changes. Quilting has always included giving. Just ask anyone involved in fires, floods, natural disasters, hospitals, armies, fundraisers, families, historians. … Continue reading

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August Reveal – ‘Go Vintage’

A challenge is not a challenge if its too easy. This month the postcards were a challenge in more ways than one. The theme for the 1 million mile postcard challenge was ‘Go Vintage’. This time I had too many … Continue reading

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Tina & I on retreat

This week I hung up the paint brushes, tile cutters and anything else construction related. It was bonding time with Tina (my sewing machine at the lake). Before we get to quilting, here is the vanity I was working on. … Continue reading

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Lil’ Twister

The bathroom reno is almost done. In the last 2 months I haven’t done very much quilting but during the renovation process we removed a closet in order to make the bathroom bigger. Guess what I found. A UFO. A bag … Continue reading

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