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Winding down………well, SOME may be……..

But, the Killer Bees are still going strong!!! One of the members arrived for a 3 week stay recently and gifted us with her “trunk show” of quilts completed in the past few months. So, once again, I will urge … Continue reading

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It’s “Taco Tuesday”…………………..

And that is exactly what we had from sweet Dora’s Tacos Y Lonches, located on 77 Sunshine Strip in Harlingen, Texas.  Oh my!!!!! No sauce drenched meat, tomato, cheese concoction placed in a deep fried tortilla! Uh uh. This is … Continue reading

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Not an “ordinary” Monday………………..

(Referring to my yesterday.) Nope!!!! Extraordinary!!!!! Any time I’m gifted with time to spend with others who share my passion for quilting……well…..those moments are special! The place was at nearby Mercedes, Texas, at the Llano Grande Park & Resort The gals … Continue reading

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A wee bit of Saturday stitchin’………..

Hmmmm……I think that “wee” part was a leftover from yesterday’s St. Paddy’s Day!!!! A breezy sunny 84F day here in the Rio Grande Valley and I’m INdoors enjoying some vintage stitching…………….       This is the 2nd “in-process” vintage linen I’ll be … Continue reading

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A fantastic quilt/trunk show……..

Came to the Killer Bees last Thursday!!! We were kept oohing & ahhhing for the whole time!!! Susan, and hubby Tim, are the “WAZOO!” team of their longarm quilting service. Susan was a total delight as she talked through the … Continue reading

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Keepin’ it “green”……………..

                                 Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!!! The day when everyone is Irish….for a few moments, anyhow!!  Later, many of us will gather for the obligatory corned … Continue reading

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A moment of doodling…………

And thread tension testing sometimes results in some pretty neat ideas. I’m always in need of a ‘fill’ for narrow borders/sashings that are asking for just a “little something”. Do you find that to be so?? My last couple of … Continue reading

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Each Texas event seems to include………..

FOOD!!!!! LOL! Yup…..and the breakfast yesterday was so excellent! It was omelets with a “camping” twist. Maybe some of you are familiar with the technique…..take 2 eggs and crack them into a Zip-Lock quart bag that has been sprayed with … Continue reading

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Once again, it’s (fun) Stitchin’ Saturday!!!!………..

The morning was time enough to take care of the ‘must-do’ tasks which left the afternoon  fa-reee!!!!!!   Ms Texas Juki and I and a lovely little vintage linen piece. Let the micro-stippling and feathers(!!!!) begin……………..      I’m not exactly sure how … Continue reading

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Winding down……….

Yup…..that’s what’s happening here. Our Texas park/resort is thinning out. Most all the RVs that have left are French Canadians who have been here for several months and must get back across the Northern border or put their medical insurance … Continue reading

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50s Vintage Cloth continued………..

You may remember this from here. Since this is being used in a talk I’m giving on Vintage FMQ, I’ll be leaving part of the cloth unstitched to show how fmq changes, and gives ‘life’, to these pieces.    This … Continue reading

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One Word Wednesday: POUTINE………………

Yup……that’s the word and that is what my lunch consisted of!!! Pronounced…poo-teen…..it is the national dish of Canada and is not on any Weight Watcher’s diet……guaranteed!!!!!!   A further Merriam-Webster definition: Whether the gravy came a few years later or … Continue reading

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Another week, Killer Bees and a challenge completed……

I hear it everywhere…..”Where do the days (hours) go???” The Killer Bees (my fab Texas quilt group) met last Thursday for our weekly(!) meeting and annual Spring luncheon. We had “Sharing Time”……   And, yes, the same gal made those last … Continue reading

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50s Cloth….continued……..

This piece was sandwiched a while back in anticipation of stitching on it for my demo last Friday at the Killer Bees’ quilt show. Well, as often happens, my thoughts changed and this cloth has now found its way to … Continue reading

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My last Friday……………

Was spent at our Killer Bees Quilt Show and a very good one it was (if I might be so bold as to say that!!!). A photo “round-up” follows of some/many of the entries, plus a ‘shot’ of me doing … Continue reading

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Some inquiries (hopefully) answered……….

My last post had a group of quilt tops that featured a zig-zag/somewhat bargello pattern and used 2.5” wide precut rolls of fabric. I didn’t participate in the workshop but have done a similar pattern using a very easy/quick technique … Continue reading

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The Killer Bees’ quilt show is…………..

Tomorrow BUT we have a meeting today and, of course, “Share Time” with so many pieces of inspiration!!!! Starting with the projects/tops in progress from some preliminary directions handed out last week for today’s workshop. These were just the “prep” … Continue reading

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Days are flying and………

The weeks are filled with…..lots of quilt activity!!!! Last Wednesday was prep day for some hours of doing a demo for the Killer Bees quilt show on February 24th. I found a fab vintage ‘50s tablecloth a while back and … Continue reading

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Yup, it’s a Killer Bee quilt parade……….

Just some inspiration to send you to “dream land”…………..   and the “flip side” of the above……Nice! And another front/back beauty………..   This group of gals definitely “raise the bar”, when it comes to finishing a quilt that’s reversible!!!                   There are so … Continue reading

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Just popped in to………

Send out my wishes to y’all for a spectacular Valentine’s Day!!!!!

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My weekend………………………

This is a “for the record” post that might/could be found in a scrapbook rather than a quilting/food(!) blog….but, it’s what is going on these days in my “Texas life”, so here goes……….    We go about our daily tasks/happenings … Continue reading

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The Answer……………….

Maybe some of you didn’t even know the question, so, to bring you “up to speed”………..first the photos……… What is the name of this little item and what is its use??? Ready???? It’s a “Thimble Pip” and the use, well, … Continue reading

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