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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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A Sunday/Special dessert………

Actually, any day a cheesecake enters my life, is a special day! This time, it’s a recipe from the “This Old Gal” blog that is one of many great hot weather recipes because they utilize the Instant Pot electric pressure … Continue reading

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A “Grab Bag” of topics…………..

That seems to be how my days are, right now. A somewhat disconnected grouping of activities, all,needing immediate attention. First off……a quick recap of last Monday eve’s quilt gathering….. Carol had just completed a t-shirt top for a gal and … Continue reading

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Far-from-Wordless Wednesday!!!!….

Over the many years I’ve had this blog, there is one (client) project that I’ve quilted that has garnered the absolute most comments/attention. It is the “Autumn Breeze” table runner by Sherri K. Falls of “This & That” patterns. The … Continue reading

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A Miscellaneous Monday post……..

These past few days have seen record breaking heat in these parts….94F+ is a tad(?) unusual and, may I say, a tad unwelcome by many who find themselves with outdoor tasks. Among those, DH and DS#2 are adding the last … Continue reading

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“Ingredients” (of the quilty kind) or The Postman Cometh…….

Ideas are always swirling but “making do” doesn’t always result in the desired outcome. 2 examples: I’ve been wondering how it would work to fill a “sandwich” with my fave fmq (free motion quilting) then add some type of colorant … Continue reading

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Two-fer Tuesday plus one………..

These last few days have been about 2 quilt gatherings and continuing to finish projects. The first meeting was last Saturday….”SEAMS” (SouthEast Area Minnesota Stitchers). There was much discussion of the upcoming October 2 day workshop with Angela Huffman. Getting … Continue reading

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Busy…non-stitching…..days…………….

Yup…the days are flying by and family “mile markers” continue to be observed. Namely, those summer birthdays that seem to be a challenge when trying to fit in a party/gathering when so many obligations are already in place. I’ll just … Continue reading

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A Friday 4-H Follow-up……

Kayleen Kulas Houston Lamb Lead – Intermediate – Class 3 Yellow Kayleen Kulas Houston H041013: Sheep – Suffolk, Registered – January Ewe Lamb Purple Reserve Champion Registered Suffolk Ewe Lamb   and….she took a blue ribbon on her quilt!!!!  “Quilting-Grades … Continue reading

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The Wrong Donations – Some Tough Words on Disaster Relief

Originally posted on My Best Laid Plans:
I need to make a statement. I want to say it as kindly and gently as possible, but this message really needs to get out there. It’s important. Please hear me with as…

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Warning….warning………

Photo heavy post ahead (yesterday’s guild meeting)………    These next photos have been stitched by a gal who just mustn’t take any time to sleep!!!!                                                                                                                   … Continue reading

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Design Wall (kinda) Monday………

Continuing the project from this post, I have finished 2 of the 3 linen pieces that have a ??? finish (coming soon)……….    To do a bit of a “recap”…..                       … Continue reading

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My yesterday…or, County Fair—again……..

But the reason had nothing to do with quilts/quilting (that was last Friday), it was pulling time!!!!! Yup, both grandsons have been busy pouring their heart and souls into a Dodge pickup, readying it for competition pulling. The first attempt … Continue reading

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The “rest of the story”….a very happy ending…….

(Story beginnings found here and here) It’s County Fair time in Houston County! And the judging has been completed!!!!!!      I haven’t congratulated her..yet..’cuz I just know that she is very busy with her other fair showings. Along with the … Continue reading

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Vintage stitching……..

But, what is the vision???? This, first, appeared here (and had some ‘company’)……     The center motifs were sketched with air-erase marker, immediately(!) stitched and left a bit so that the marker could fade a tad. One never knows how long … Continue reading

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Design Wall….er….Table Monday…………………

Wall…table….what’s in a word? Today was finish a quick “UFO” day (actually, get rid of a little stack of fabric left from 3 previously completed pillowcases). This time I needed to bring it into the quilty world by doing something … Continue reading

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Today is: ONE WORD (almost) WEDNESDAY!!!………………

TEXTURE……………..         “Tessellation” piecings are always a fun visual. (a pattern that contains 1 figure shape that fits together without gaps  between the shapes=tessellation) For a free pattern of this piecing, go to Jeni Baker’s blog “In … Continue reading

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Design Wall Monday……….

And this sweet little quilt (42”x54”) was made by an enthusiastic quilter-of-tomorrow…………….she chose the thread color….. so much fun, hmmmmm??     And the quilting pattern was decided…..(my fave!) “Funky Feather Swirl”(link includes the tutorial)……    (Click on the photo above … Continue reading

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Not quilting but…..my today……..

Well, let me show you the “outside crew” at DS/DILs gas station/convenience store……Day 1 of our town’s annual summer event known as “Houston Hoedown”. As I mentioned in a previous post, our little town boasts(?) a population of approximately 995 … Continue reading

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Play moments……….

Crayola colored pencils+1 muslin “tension testor” scrap sandwich=FUN!                                       plus……..     equals…..             to be continued…………

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Vintage UFOs-Part 2…………..

First up: the sweet little blue & white piece that required the HQ “Glide” foot (previous post). Such embroidery as this……… really can prevent/inhibit close “echo” stitching, I’ve found, and this piece had quite a bit of raised/loopy thread. It … Continue reading

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Finishing up UFOs……………

That have been lurking since….well, let’s just say a while! The first one is a little vintage piece I fmq on my Juki while in Texas (in March). You may check this post for details. I knew that the binding … Continue reading

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