Cards, Stashbusters and a BOM

Recently, my blogger friend Jeanie at Marmalade Gypsy and I were chatting on email and she made a comment in frustration that I thought was a brilliant idea. Christmas was so busy and was going by so fast. We both were lamenting that there was no time for cards when she said "I swear, next …

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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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Coronacation Placemat Challenge Update

This challenge was started to give us all a quick finish to not only benefit charity, but also to help us feel like we are getting something accomplished during these long days at home.  The idea was to make a placemat with the theme of how you are spending your time.  This could be scenes …

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Sewing for the Placemat Challenge, Prizes and More

This week I got busy making my Cornoacation Placemat for the challenge.  This post will have the parameters, deadlines, and prizes you can win.  The placemat doesn't have to be fancy, something simple will be just fine.  Mine is just strips of fabrics, quilted and bound on my domestic machine.  Simple and easy!   I began …

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Staying Busy in Challenging Times

I have been feeling a lot of what I can only call the doldrums or weariness lately from the constant barrage of nothing but virus news on the newscasts, and a lack of focus when I am in my sewing and crafting space.  This past weekend, I abandoned my basement for some outdoor activity, and …

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Having a Virtual Lunch, Table for One

I made this suggestion last week, and put it into practice right away.  It was fun and did two things at once, supported a local family owned restaurant and made a nice connection with a good friend.  We had a nice chat, while we both enjoyed our meal. Using a speaker phone took care of …

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National Quilting Day

Today is National Quilting Day and World Wide Quilting Day, a celebration of our favorite activity. With the current situation, I am sure many of the planned events have been canceled, including our own local show.  It is unfortunate as our local guild was making placemat size wall art for the show, then would have …

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Clearing Away, Stash Management, and a Plan

January is the perfect time to clear out the old, and reduce the size of the stash resource center before it gets out of hand.  Seeing as I have stashes of different things in several storage areas, I have tried to concentrate on just one area at a time.  I've been watching a lot of …

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Safelight Project 2019

Now that I have other projects under control, it is time to host the Safelight Project for the third year.  This is a blog event to benefit the domestic violence shelter here with prize drawings for those participating! The shelter is constantly providing a refuge for new people, so the need is ongoing.  The previous …

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