Autumn Jubilee!

Finally, it is almost October and we can really get into the Autumn season, my favorite!  It was wonderfully cool last night, down to the low 50s, and I got out my sweater this morning to go to the Asheville Quilt Guild's Quilt Show.  I have been working on a special event for the past …

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Sewing Fiction Magic and Ghosts

Supernatural occurrences are abundant in these books with a sewing theme. My favorite of all the writers of ghostly themes is Barbara Michaels. In fact, it was the book Stitches in Time that hooked me on her writing many years ago. Who doesn't love a good ghost story, especially with Halloween coming up?   The first …

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Voting Opens for Blogger’s Quilt Festival

Voting starts today for the Blogger's Quilt Festival.  You can see all the participants and lovely inspirational quilts on Amy's Creative Side. Of course, I am hoping you will vote for Scrap Dance and Scrap Dance Tango! There are 12 categories in all for voting, and readers will get three votes per category.  Voting will …

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More Recycling and Repurposing

So, last weekend we made beds and mats for the humane society, and today will be more using up some other things you may have around the house to make more.  DH bought a new pillow for himself, and wanted to throw the old one away.  Of course, I couldn't let him do that.  The …

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Decorating for Autumn

The weather should be cooling off a bit this coming week, at least that is the hope. It sure was still too warm last week when I met a friend for coffee. She reads my blog and said it was time to show some fall decorations. Of course, she is right (yes, you, CW!!). I …

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Help for the Humane Society

Want a way to recycle and use up fabrics, batting and scraps along with some other things that would otherwise go to a landfill?  I have a project for you that is fast, easy, and will clean out your sewing room in a hurry.  Rural counties are always in need of donations to help with …

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Late September in the Garden

Fall colors are going to be late this year and likely not as pretty as in other years due to the dry weather, the need for rain, and warmth that is lasting too long.  We need a cold front, and some rain!!  I cannot find much in the way of color yet.  We should have …

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Sewing Fiction Stories About Life and Giveaway!

Continuing the series on sewing fiction,  I received an advance reader copy of Birds in the Air from the author.  I think Frances could tell by my blog that I am a quilter that reads, and asked if I would like to read her new book.  Of course, I said yes, as it was set …

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Bloggers Quilt Festival – Scrap Dance Tango

My second entry into the Bloggers Quilt Festival is in the Large Quilts category, and what better to enter than Scrap Dance Tango!  For new readers, this is my original design and was the mystery quilt for this year, and ran from January to June of this year. This was incredible fun to do, and …

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