Scrap Dance Pachanga Mystery Step 6

Ready for the next step? I have been enjoying all the progress pics on our Facebook group, thank you for sharing!! If you are a new reader, you can still get in on the mystery quilt along. All the steps remain up for a month past the end, and we won't get to the end …

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Spring in the Mountains and in the Garden

Spring has sprung in the mountains! On our property, our cherry is starting to bloom. I'm not sure what variety this is, I think it is a Japanese cherry, but I really don't know. I've never seen any fruit on it. Or else the birds and bears are eating them before I notice any. Still, …

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Quilting the Heart Quilt

I showed this heart quilt recently on a post to show what was coming up next. Last time it had just been loaded, and I hadn't begun the quilting yet. The quilt is a group of hearts, each one depicting an aspect of the maker's daughter's life - her interests, her family, and her activities. …

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Having Some Fun With Green

Beyond the food, I'm not one that does a lot specifically for St Patrick's Day. But I do have a couple of fun things I've done over the years, and thought you'd like to revisit some and see what is going on this year. It is the one day I bring out my Irish Coffee …

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Springtime Table and More

Spring is still almost a week away, officially, but the warmer days seem to be here. Time for a springtime table to brighten up meal time. I looked in my stash of quilts and realized I have very little in the way of square table toppers. Mostly I make longer runners for the larger table …

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Breathing Again

The weather turned warm this week, with sunny days in the upper 60s (20ºC) and more crocuses showed their pretty faces. As I stood on the veranda enjoying the fresh air it seemed like the load was lifting. The warmth outside led to a couple of walks in the local parks this week. Long months …

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Scrap Dance Pachanga Step 5

I hope that everyone is caught up with the easy clues over the past few weeks. Today's clue is a bit more involved, but shouldn't take a lot of time. I love seeing all your progress in our Facebook sharing group, check it out HERE on the blog page, and click on 'visit group'. Be …

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Quilting the Bento Box Quilt

This past week, I loaded up a charity quilt and began the quilting on it. My friend said to use whatever I wanted for thread color and pantograph pattern. Auditioning threads, I decided on a light golden taupe with a pantograph that has curves. I showed this quilt on Sunday, and didn't know the name …

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In the Garden, the Kitchen, and the Sewing Room

With a few days of warming weather and lots of rain, things are starting to happen in the garden. Oliver now has a buddy, or maybe a mate, who knows? They are coming by together to get their tidbits, Oliver is on the retaining wall on the left, while his buddy (paramour?) is on the …

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