Some Valentine Ideas

Well, I cannot decide if it was bad news day or good news day yesterday. My dental appointment that I have dreaded for days was postponed due to snow. We didn't get any snow at our place, but apparently the area where my dentist lives did. So, all that anxiety will now be postponed to …

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Making Progress on Projects

I've noticed that my blogging is not as prolific as it once was, and I am posting fewer times in a week. So many other bloggers I read have just stopped posting altogether, so I am not spending as much time reading blogs, and I miss that. I miss catching up on what projects are …

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Working on a Quilt Border

Sewing is just more fun with friends, even if they are on my computer screen. I can still hear their voices and see their faces, and we all get a lot done. I've been hosting virtual sew days for several small groups, and I enjoy them all. This time I was working on a border …

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Quilting a Quilt of Valor

Our local Quilts of Valor chapter has been quieter than usual this past year. There have only been a few presentations in private ceremonies, and a couple of outdoor ones for just three or four veterans. Because the group was unable to do the large ceremony for military nurses we planned for last November, we …

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Snow, Virtual Quilting and Football!!

Two fun things in one weekend, we got a couple of inches of snow on Friday, just in time to hunker down for Wild Card Weekend. Before the snow came, a new visitor came to sample the handouts. Apparently, Oliver has a buddy. The second little guy has been here before, but not as consistently …

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Scrap Dance Pachanga Mystery Quilt Along

The Mystery Quilt Along begins today! Designing this mystery in EQ8, once I determined the final design, I began doing different colorations in the program to see which palette I wanted to work with. When I tried the vibrant brights, the pattern named itself, and I knew I had my project for this year. Pachanga …

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Vintage Sewing Machine Panel

A friend brought this charming vintage sewing machines panel to me to quilt for her. It is called Taylor Made by Dan Morris for QT fabrics, discontinued in 2018. She wanted the whole panel quilted so then she could cut the motifs apart and make into a sewing machine cover. I almost didn't do any …

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Finishing the Pokemon Quilt

When I left off the Pokemon Quilt Part 1, I had spent six hours ripping out all the quilting stitches during our Virtual Retreat, then six more over the next two days. Fitting punishment for my stupidity and ignoring the drag on the longarm. But there was no way I could let something that poorly …

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In the Garden, and Scrap Dance Mystery!

It is a bit unusual to have a lot to tell about the garden in the beginning of winter, but we've had a few surprises since my last post on the garden. We have a pair of pileated woodpeckers that live in the woods surrounding our home, and we often hear their laughing calls. Occasionally …

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