Scrap Dance Twist – Border Options

Now that the Twist is assembled, I have a pieced border option to complete the chain.  I'll show you that option, along with a plain border and some pieced scrappy ideas, so you can choose what you'd like to do. The pieced border will be 2/3 of the chain block, alternating with a plain background …

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Stamping Cards with a Food Theme

I am trying hard to watch all the videos I have on that soon-to-be-gone video streaming service (details below), and of course got inspired to make a few cards.  I wanted to use the embossing technique I had just viewed, especially since I haven't done any embossing in quite a while.  The lessons dealt with …

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Vintage Christmas QA – Skate and Candy Canes

I hope you are having a nice holiday weekend.  Before we get started with today's quilt along, I need to let you know two things.  First, the Jolly Bar Quilt Along has been postponed to June 29, as there have been some delays in shipping due to reduced staff at the FQS warehouse.  They are …

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Late May in the Garden

Flowers in the garden have slowed down, with a couple of very late freezes in mid May turning all the azalea blooms brown.  It has slowed the emergence of the rhododendrons and mountain laurel too.  I missed going to the downtown Garden Jubilee festival this weekend, which was canceled and moved to individual garden centers.  …

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Summer Tablescape for 2

It is the beginning of a holiday weekend, but it just doesn't seem like a festive time with so many events canceled.  This weekend should be a riot of gardening in our downtown area with Garden Jubilee on Saturday and Sunday, but that is now moved to the individual garden centers.  This just isn't the …

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Quilting for Hands 2 Help

Hands2Help is an annual charity quilt drive hosted by Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict.  I've been a participant for several years, making quilts in various sizes as needed.  Two years ago, my own charity drive for the Carolina Hurricane Quilt Project was a recipient of quilts from Sarah's event.  This year, it came …

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Wrapping up the Coronacation Placemat Challenge

Last week brought a few more packages of placemats for our challenge and a couple of photo entries.  Sometimes it is just fun to go to the post office and get happy mail, even if it isn't really for me.  These two arrived the same day.  Carolyn Howerton sent a lovely pastel floral mat, and …

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Making Connections

A couple of weeks ago, I was chatting online with blogger buddy Vicki, and she mentioned having driveway chats.  She invites a friend/neighbor to bring their own chair over to sit in her driveway to have a visit while maintaining social distance.  I thought this was a brilliant idea.  Phone calls are nice, and video …

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Scrap Dance Twist – Step 7 The Reveal!!!

The day you have been anticipating is here!  Today I'll show you the final design and reveal The Twist! With the remaining background and scrappy 4-1/2-inch squares, and the HSTs you made in a previous step, make this block.  I am calling it a footprint block. Here's mine. Press to the outside for the center …

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