Books, Birds, Projects and More

Settle in for a long post about a lot going on, things to see and read, and projects where you can participate. Around the feeder we have a lot of pretty birds, and hungry birds! This week there has been a variety of avian friends chowing down on the seed and suet, including some newcomers. …

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In The Garden, and Clearing Out

I am thinking about my garden again, and my plants in the Carolina room are doing well. I cut off the amaryllis leaves a few weeks ago and put it out in the cold. I brought it inside last week, hoping for another bloom this year. It didn't bloom last year, and if it doesn't …

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Making Plans, Stashbusters, and Clearing Out

Every year in January I make some time to clean out something. This year it seems like so much more than ever before can just go. After the year of lockdown in 2020, and tentatively venturing out in 2021, this past year has seen more activity, but still not the way it was before covid. …

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Stashbusters – Final 2022

Today is the final check in for Stashbusters, reporting your December monthly totals and the final year to date. December was busy with holiday fun, so I didn't get a lot of sewing completions done. I did finish the Christmas Quilt. I was able to use not only a panel brought into the stash in …

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Projects and Parties

It has been a busy week! An elegant evening early in the week meant getting dressed up, so nice to do for a change! I have five sparkly, beaded or sequined jackets, and I had a hard time deciding which one to wear. It has been so long! I settled on the midnight blue, sparkly …

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Stashbusters December Check In

It is the last Stashbuster check in for this year, and our final one will be in January. This has been a fun way to concentrate on reducing the stash, only buying what is needed to finish projects. I had a bit more out than in this month, thank goodness! Last week I got the …

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Finishing the Quilted Jacket Ensemble

My friend, Mary (from Inside Stori), has talked me into entering my quilted jacket into the wearable art competition at the Mancuso Mid-Atlantic show. She encouraged me to complete the extra pieces and enter the full ensemble category. Well, I really didn't want to spend money on fabric for pieces I would likely not ever …

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Stashbusters Check In

Back to Stashbusters, I hope you have some Autumn Jubilee finishes to add to your totals! Time to tally up the last two months of fabric in and out, and see where we stand. If you need to remember where you left off, see the Stashbusters September post comments. I have the two finishes for …

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Stashbusters September Check In

Time for Stashbusters check in! Have you had a good month of sewing in August? I did pretty good this month with my Quilted Jacket project and two small quilts. For Fabric In, I did well, only coming home with three fat quarters from a guild game. But I also donated three fat quarters to …

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Quilted Jacket Sew Along – Extras!

The jacket was done, and I just could not bring myself to throw away the bits left over from the pattern cutting step. This doesn't look like much, but I just had to figure out something to do with these. Settle in for a long and picture heavy post as I finish everything left. Now, …

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