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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May in the Garden

Morning coffee on the veranda is a calm and serene beginning to the day.  Bird song fills the air, and fresh mountain air brushes past in a gentle cool breeze.  I breathe deeply, and enjoy the dappled sunlight through the forest, shinrinyoku.  Again, I reflect on gratitude, and the concept of shoganai - a situation …

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Participating in a Pillowcase Challenge

First I have to tell you all, dear friends, that I really appreciate all the wonderful conversations that resulted from my last post.  It is very encouraging to know that so many of you feel like I do, reluctant to complain as I am so fortunate, but also coming up against challenges to keeping my …

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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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Scrap Dance Twist – Step 6

Time for the next clue in our Scrap Dance Twist Mystery Quilt Along!  We are getting close now, and will take a big step forward today.  Then, in two weeks, I'll do the reveal.  After that, I'll give you border options, and then quilting and finishing. Using the 4-1/2-inch scrappy squares, and the 4-1/2-inch background …

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