Sunday Chat – Garden and Football

We had a rare day where the temps were lower last week. Waking up early, it was interesting to see the fog in the valley. The mornings have been cool, but humid lately. In the garden, my one squash is still growing, for now. But it doesn't seem to be getting ripe. Same for the …

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Stashbusters – August Check In

Time to check in for our Stashbuster Challenge! Once again, I had to add fabric, but that is OK. We all have to do that from time to time, and we have to keep the fabric shops in business. I did manage to get more 'out' than 'in' this time. For fabric in, I got …

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Autumn Elegance Publishes!

I'm a cover girl!! Last fall, my pattern design was accepted by Quilts and More magazine for this year. The magazine officially publishes tomorrow, August 5th, and you can find it in grocery stores, bookstores with magazine racks, and some quilt shops. Beginnings Quilt Shop will have it locally as well. Art Gallery Fabrics generously …

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Quilted Jacket Sew Along – Creating the Patchwork

This week we get started. For those who missed the previous posts, this sew along began with a trip to Macy's and the discovery that quilted patchwork was back in style. See my post Quilted Jackets Return to Fashion. Then, the McCalls Quilting September October 2022 issue featured Quilted Coats! That issue is available for …

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Sunday Chat – Book Reviews and the Garden

In the garden this week, the apricot gladiolas have come into full bloom. There are a bunch of them dotted over the mountainside behind our home. Some, I think, were planted by the previous owners of this house, but some must be squirrel planted as there are more of them every year. I have dug …

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A Bit of Sewing Time

I finally had a day to spend in the sewing room, and I made some headway on the jacket project. One thing I had to do was to buy two yards of fabric. I didn't have enough of the pretty blue, purple and black fabrics to make the whole jacket. Looking around my local shops, …

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Quilted Jacket Sew Along – Selecting a Pattern

For our Quilted Jacket sew along, the first thing that needs to happen is selection of a pattern. So many future decisions depend on the jacket style, so let's talk about patterns this week, and we'll get started with the sew along next week. Full disclosure here, I am not an expert on jacket sewing. …

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Sunday Garden and a Drive

It has been really hot everywhere, and seems like we will have more days in the 90s this year than ever before. I hate this heat, it just makes me miserable. When it gets above 78 degrees F (25 C), I am ready for it to cool down. I am happiest when the temps are …

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On My Bucket List – Pro Football Hall of Fame

Most of my readers know I love football, and watch every game I can during the season. On my bucket list for some time now has been to see the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, OH. After my brother-in-law's wedding in Columbus, OH, we drove up to Canton to spend a few hours …

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