Summer Green Tablescape

We are eating more meals at home now, and it is really uplifting to make a pretty table for two.  Getting out special dishes and putting what I already have on a table in a new way is refreshing and fun.  Summer means everything is green and lush, and this was my inspiration for this …

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July in the Garden

Languid and hot days alternate with rainy afternoons now that summer is in full swing here.  July is our hottest month of the year and it has been days of above average temperatures for us.  I do not like summer heat, especially when it is humid too, so it is indoor activities for me most …

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Quilting the Dahlia Panel – Part 2

Last week I began quilting the dahlia panel, putting different motifs in each petal.  I had hoped to be done with this by now, but the longarm machine had other plans.  Here is where we left off, with the top section nicely under way. On this petal, I planned a curved cross hatch with double …

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Having a Picnic at the Arboretum

Last weekend, we had a bit of a bright spot in our otherwise isolated lives.  Finding ways to see people safely can be challenge these days.  We planned a picnic with social distance to get a few of our car club buddies together.  Unfortunately, none of our MINI friends we personally invited could make it, …

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Beginning the Dahlia Panel Quilting

Since my block design motivation is taking a hiatus, I got out my dahlia panel in soft pastels, the Hoffman Dream Big Opal that I promised to show you.  I want to do this one for me.  It will be a practice piece for another one in the Sunset colorway to quilt for a Silent …

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Vintage Christmas Quilt Along – Mug and Stocking

Before we get started, I want to let you know about special sale.  Impression Obsession has fabulous stamps for cardmaking and scrapbooking and they are having a flash sale until tomorrow!!  Get 25% off with promo code FLASH, just click on my affiliate link. Moving on to sewing today, the final two blocks in our …

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June Book Reviews

Rainy days, and a lack of inspiration in the quilting area has left me reading more this past month.  I've devoured several good books and thought you'd like to talk about reading today.  Don't miss my giveaway note later in the post!  Here's what I have finished within the past few weeks.  Click on the …

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