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Secret reveal…..part 2……………

It’s now safe to share these with you all……..    Each has gone to separate homes. These beautiful vintage pillowcases were just begging for “new life” and, now, they will be loved in a whole new way. Some close-ups were posted … Continue reading

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Gifts given….now, time for a “reveal”………

The first “hints” are here and here. A huge vintage playtime for me and was gifted last Sunday afternoon at my smaller, local quilt group. Our annual Christmas gathering was totally joyous and without weather complications! In fact, fun enough … Continue reading

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Weekend recap………..

Well, sorta. Saturday was filled with hemming (DHs) jeans and finishing a client project…….but Sunday/yesterday was definitely a “Christmas time is here” day! Morning church service brought a glorious time of songs of the season and an inspiring message. The … Continue reading

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Absent but not quiet……………

Projects of the secret kind continue to come together in my little “elf” studio. Although time seems to be in less than sufficient supply (or, maybe, it’s energy….mine!), I am finishing a large-ish wall hanging for a friend. Begun years … Continue reading

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“Count your blessings……………

Name them one by one” (as this traditional hymn admonishes) ………….yes! It really isn’t sufficient to give thanks for all the huge “lumps” of blessings we’ve been given but to take the moments to retrieve and name each one, perhaps … Continue reading

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A photo recap……..

Of our monthly (larger group) guild meeting last Monday……….       The morning began with a relaxing workshop working on ‘crazy pieced’ blocks….thank you, Nancy!!!     A military quilt……                                                               A not-very-clear … Continue reading

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A gorgeous sunny Saturday and……………

A lovely 40 minute drive to my bi-monthly SEAMS (SouthEast Area Minnesota Stitchers) gathering near Chatfield (MN). Our attendance number (21!) sure indicated a shared love of all things quilted! Hmmmm….did I mention that this is a group of gals … Continue reading

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For those who ‘think’ they have “extra” time………..

I have a couple of “oldies but goodies” ideas from past posts. First, a pumpkin idea that only requires ONE stitched straight seam!! Yup…..1!!………..       Just ‘click’ on the above photo to go to the complete tutorial.      Number two is … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday….from a Vintage perspective……

     Note: this is the first project I’ve done with Glide 60 wt thread……..wonderful to work with, perfect tension, great finish!

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And, oh yes, may I add……………

A little Monday laundry (the “norm”?) and adding the wonderful aroma of bread baking to our home….sourdough craisin pecan bread……I wish I could share with y’all…………… These are baked (one loaf at a time) in a covered cast iron Dutch … Continue reading

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It’s (another) Monday!!!!!!………

Although, I’m aware that every day is a Friday…….in the life of a retiree!!!! Last Saturday kicked off the local (upcoming) Holiday Season with the annual Holiday Craft Event held at the high school. A dreary November morning greeted all … Continue reading

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My pre-Veterans’ Day Friday morning……….

Was spent in attendance at a most amazing program put on by the local elementary school children. It was 1.5 hours of watching a young generation give honor to those who have given so much so that this program could … Continue reading

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A short Friday follow-up……..

To give you the ‘rest of the story’/’big picture’ (actually, it’s a little picture) from Tuesday’s mug-rug post. You can read about this one’s beginnings here. And the completed cutie……a backing view..….     and a formal/front view………..     Happy weekend to you … Continue reading

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Not just today but every day……….

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Little “teasers” continue……….

It is that time of year, after all!      I think (blog) posting is hard at this time of year!!!! Never know who’s lookin’ this way!!! LOL!  What do you think??

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More little stitchings……….

I think these little stitcheries are my faves!! They combine all the ‘ingredients’ that so appeal….vintage, free motion (FMQ), micro-stippling and my Ms Juki (Juki 2010Q domestic sewing machine). The first little mug-rug will be in the mail tomorrow…….    … Continue reading

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Hints of what’s on the horizon………..

There are many, really. This next season is a chilly one (temperatures are in the appropriate lower range!), Daylight Savings Time is over/days are very much shorter(!), the sounds of shotgun discharges are frequently heard (last weekend was the “opener” … Continue reading

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Sneaky peek…………

Yup….it’s “that” time of year. You know…..when projects take on an air of secrecy til THE day is upon us. “They” say ‘a picture is worth a thousand words’. I’m not sure that that many words are appropriate in this … Continue reading

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Starting in the middle……………

Well, it’s a project begun by my DIL (who is very much not a quilt person but does sew) for their home. It’s an “A” frame home with a couple of (high) windows that are in need of shading a … Continue reading

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Quilt binding…….my tip for the day…….

When faced with a quilt binding, all nicely pieced and pressed, in a heap on the floor, my mind wonders how am I going to apply it to the quilt edge without the binding twisting and kinking into an unmanageable … Continue reading

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So much to tell………………….

And, with this post, I will begin to bring you up to date with what’s been going on. I will share my yesterday to start. I’ve been stitching on a very nice client/friend’s quilt (on Ms. Sweetie/Sweet 16) and it … Continue reading

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Engagement!!!!!………

Yes……mostly this little corner is quilting related but……life is really crazy busy and diverse at the moment, so I will share some uber joyful family news…….GS #2 “popped the question” to longtime girlfriend this past weekend in a classic storybook … Continue reading

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