Christmas in July

Can you believe that July is almost over? This summer is going by in a flash! As of today, we have five months and two days to Christmas, so we might want to get to some projects now to finish with time to relax and enjoy the holiday season. With that in mind, I have …

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Sunday Chat with a Lemon Tablescape

Last weekend, we had our neighbors up for a cookout. I had thought to just leave up my July 4th tablescape, but that holiday was over, and it seemed that a summer theme was in order. So I put my blue and yellow table topper back on the table and added a yellow ceramic basket …

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Sunday Stitching, Making Plans, and More Wildlife

Over the past few weeks, I've finished up all the Zoom contracts that I had for my Scrap Dancing program. On the last two, I mentioned that I would be doing a tutorial on Pin Weaving. I thought I could just link the Moda Bake Shop post, but their website update appears to have dropped …

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Churn Dash Quilt of Valor

A lovely Quilt of Valor was given to me to quilt, and I finished the work on it over the weekend. The design is simple, basically a churn dash with a star center. For each block, you'd make four flying geese units, then place them with some half square triangles, additional bars, and a solid …

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To The Nines in Blue and Yellow

I have begun working on new colorways for my To The Nines pattern. This pattern is for sale on My Patterns page, using a different method of half square triangles. The pattern also has lots of sizes, where the class will only be a throw size. First up is a lovely blue and yellow colorway. …

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Books, Books and More Books

It's been another month of eclectic reading, some more culling, and new finds in the quilting/sewing genre. Another load of books went to the library bookstore, and I made my decision on the cookbook series. The Cooking Light series was donated, mainly due to its lack of photography, even though the recipes are lighter and …

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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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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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