Finding the Silver Lining

It seems that everyone is really busy right now, with more things to do around the house, working from home, video conferencing, kids home from school, and trying to be sure we have what we need for an extended home stay-cation.  I saw another blogger call it a 'corona-cation', and that seems like a good …

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Safelight Project 2020 is underway!

Cards and case sets are coming in for Safelight, and it is exciting to see this project take off so quickly.  We hit our donation goal within 48 hours of the first announcement, and have now gone well over.  I knew that the shelter was completely out of bags for new residents, so I wanted …

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Having Fun With New Quilting Books

I love books, and enjoy reading about new techniques and patterns. Sometimes, I just like looking at design books to spark my own creativity or boost my motivation.  One of the perks of being an affiliate for C&T Publishing is getting advance notice of new releases, along with digital review copies.  For April, they are …

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Quilt Sashing with Cornerstones

These nine patch star blocks were started last October at an overnight retreat, and then I set them aside for completion later.  I had managed to get the stars mostly done, but had to bring them home to complete them as I didn't have the corner white squares with me.  I made 20 stars in …

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Safelight Project 2020, the first update

It was an amazing weekend, with the announcement of the start of the Safelight Project on Friday.  Almost immediately, the donations began pouring in, not only from readers in the US, but also one from England!  I was so grateful for the immediate support, and the number of contributors. Thank you so much to these …

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National Craft Month

March is National Craft Month, so let's get our crafting smocks on, fire up the sewing machines, and have some fun for spring!  Today I have gathered some of my spring inspired projects and some really great deals for you.  First up, paint a watering can to hang in your garden with my Watering Can …

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The Safelight Project 2020

It is time to start the Safelight Project for this year, and I am hopeful that the fourth year of this project will be the biggest and best yet.  Checking with the Safelight domestic violence shelter this week showed that they are now out of the spa bags. Last time we managed to do 70 …

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Springtime Tablescape

Springtime seems to be coming early this year with warm days, brighter sunshine, and early flowers blooming.  This was the inspiration for a table with sunshine and springtime flowers, and one day blog hop.  Once again, I wanted to do this table with only what I had on hand, using the elements in a new …

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March in the Garden

The groundhog predicted an early spring for this year, and the flowers seem to agree.  All around our place the crocuses are popping up and showing their happy faces.  I just love this one, with the variegated purple petals and the intense color stamens. The crocuses are planted around the iris in this bed for …

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Two Patch Units, A Simpler Charming Way

It isn't hard for me to be an idiot, I can often take it to an art form, LOL!!  Such was the case recently, when I came up with the marking idea for the Twist, using 2-1/4-inch lines.  In the comments, reader Linda reminded me of an even simpler method that requires no marking at …

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