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A Christmas prayer………

Please, take a moment (or two) to remember how the Son of the Triune Godhead took on humanity for those brief years that we might have an eternity to spend with Him. “Greater love has no man but that he … Continue reading

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The True Spirit of Christmas……………..

Is not what/who is portrayed as a “good feeling of the season” but a powerful, life-changing Person Who totally & completely filled the One Who came to earth as a baby so that we, too, might have the gift of … Continue reading

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Time to give thanks………

But isn’t that every day?? It certainly has been challenging days but shifting one’s mindset to thankfulness (“Count Your Blessings….name them one by one”…..) makes the day a bit brighter. At the moment the snow that blankets everything also succeeds … Continue reading

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YESSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!

TIME TO MOVE THOSE CLOCKS BACK!!!!!!!!!

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Backtracking….a tad…….

To a project that’s been neglected for too long. Procrastination has reigned and I knew ideas/inspiration would come BUT I had to get to it!!! (See this link) Spending a day with my “doodle”/sketch book yielded a very satisfying direction……….. … Continue reading

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Many thanks……..

To Andrea, over at ARHtistic License, for the sweet interview/”shout out” on her blog. Her insightful questions challenged me to put into words just what it is that I do in my “stitching nest”. Her journalings are well worth spending … Continue reading

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Flavor explosion!!!!!!!……………

For those of you who are so very fortunate enough to live anywhere in the vicinity of Harmony, Minnesota, there is a treasure of a restaurant, owned/run by a treasure of a chef!!! Yup, Matt, that’s you(!!!) and the establishment … Continue reading

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Part 3: “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend”………..

Is a saying that’s been around for a while now and I really do like them BUT really prefer this kind……….. For those of you who are just joining me in this latest journey, here’s a couple of links as … Continue reading

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Part 2: Ideas emerging……………..

For this Drunkard’s Path piecing…. For more on this, see my previous post. I did a bit of sketching that resulted in this design…….I’m putting a vintage doily in the center (of the center…lol) so a diamond grid stitching will … Continue reading

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A Finish……………..

When I left off with this piece, here, I was in the process of taking care of all that negative space surrounding the center star………………………The “fill” is  multidirectional wavy echoes that really do well to contrast with the feather ‘fans’. . … Continue reading

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Variety is always a good thing………….

And, when in need of a little pouch for small necessities…….like ear ‘buds’…….well, some small, quilted zip bags are just the answer. BUT, not ordinary zip bags…….these just have to have some special “personality”! For construction details, see this post.  … Continue reading

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Progress report…………

Going well. Only paused to make some more masks. Onward………yesterday’s sketchbook idea is gradually becoming reality………………………. This is being done free-hand (on my Juki 2010Q) with minimal registration markings…… Now, to further make these motifs “pop”, some background fill in … Continue reading

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Face mask stitching……& pattern……………….

It seems that we all might as well get used to the “new look”, hmmm? There are a few of us left in our Texas park and it’s become a real team effort to make some masks for a local/Harlingen … Continue reading

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!………..

To all my sweet readers. May 2020 be filled with all of His best!!

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Celebrating God’s Greatest Gift…………

Let us not leave it unopened……….. May you all have a Blessed Christmas celebrating the Wonder of this star lit night of long ago…………

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Happy Thanksgiving!!

At this moment, it looks more like Christmas….a bit blizzard-y and a whole lot of heavy wet snow on the ground. No power at the moment…..heading to Texas soon!!!

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Where did the summer go???…………….

I really thought I would surely have more to show for all these moments!! Much has been going on…..teaching workshops, enjoying the beautiful sunny weather……not one motorcycle ride, though!!! I have been trying to get some of the kits/projects that … Continue reading

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Another stitching “accessory”…………

Free motion quilting (FMQ) ease on a domestic or sit-down machine depends on a slick surface in order to move the fabric/quilt sandwich smoothly. I have a couple of “Supreme Sliders” I purchased years ago but have become slightly less … Continue reading

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Stitchin’ Saturday with a side of baking……

I can only show a wee bit of the stitching (a client project #2)……..Using Glide 40 wt (top thread) and Hobbs cotton/poly batting. Lovin’ the feathers! And baking. Ordered a couple of bannetons and they are working well. The loaves … Continue reading

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Freedom comes with a cost………

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Next step: assembly…………………

The blanket stitching is completed and the setting triangles have been cut. Stitching commences tomorrow afternoon…………….  See ya then…………………

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Fusible Friday……………..

How’s that for a title? Getting back in the “home groove” has taken me a bit of time! First off, leaving the 90F Texas warmth and dealing with, um, somewhat less than “average” Minnesota temps has been more of a … Continue reading

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Our time as Winter Texans……

Has flown by and we’re down to just a very few weeks left. “Green” winters have truly been a blessing. Time spent doing many of the same things I love to do up North: cooking and stitching. Recently, a batch … Continue reading

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Signs of Spring in Deep South Texas……..

We fell in love with the Texas Bluebonnet several years ago while driving through the “Hill Country”, just West of Austin. This year, I chose to bring a touch of this to our Harlingen home with a generous window box … Continue reading

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Wise Men still seek Him……………….

May you know the true Peace Who came to earth as a baby and Who is the greatest gift ever to be given! Blessings and hugs from my home to yours……….Doreen

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Thanksgiving…………….

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Yup, it’s time……………..

To bring out this little fella…………(tutorial found on this post)…. He’s a great scrap-buster project and so much fun to put together!

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Surrounded by (almost) white “fluffiness”………..

Of the bridal variety! This little number is for a December 1st(!) wedding and to say it has a few layers is classic understatement! From the inner to the outer/top layer, we have: lining, 3 crinoline layers, another lining fabric, … Continue reading

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“Count Your Blessings”………

“Name them one by one…………” An ‘exercise’ that might be just what’s needed as we approach another Thanksgiving dinner! Both that hymn and the newer chorus, “Give Thanks”, were sung last Sunday during our morning service. Many times, true heartfelt … Continue reading

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Take a moment………..

Freedom always comes with a price!

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QV2018: Day 16: Houston Quilt Festival

Originally posted on Rhonda Bracey: At Random:
Today was my first day of classes at the Houston international Quilt Festival. I had an all-day drawing class (‘Abstracting from nature’ with Jane Sassaman. I don’t think I’ve ever spent 4+ hours…

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Still catching up……….

We’re home and DH can tick another “Bucket List” item off….. I know I should have gotten his picture rather than the reverse, but……..”Old Faithful”/Yellowstone Nat’l Park was pretty cool! Next, was the barn quilt project which is in the … Continue reading

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Barn quilts…….

We’re back home and had a great trip out West to South Dakota and Montana/Yellowstone Park & “Old Faithful”! More on that later. What we arrived home to see was this beautiful barn quilt square all ready to hang on … Continue reading

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School Days……………

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Quick follow-up………………

For anyone that is looking for that perfect ditch-stitching ruler, the one I revealed in my last post…., you may get in touch with Kelly on her website/blog or Facebook page. While you’re on her site, check out her other … Continue reading

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Just a very short fun post…….

Meet-ups are always fun and take “virtual” friendships and bring them into the “real” world. Once again, this was an occasion that occurred last Monday, over lunch in Rochester (MN). Kathy and I had discovered that we shared a mutual … Continue reading

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Catching up & getting back to it………..

Seems to be somewhat of a challenge these days. Ever since GSs wedding (July 21) I’ve been in involved with other events. Our little town’s annual celebration was the end of July, requiring some prep help from DH & I … Continue reading

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Gone……

Shopping for a new computer. Technical difficulties (‘puter “bit the dust”) will pause my posts for a bit…….not too long, hopefully! Have an awesome Monday….💜😘

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Lest we forget…………….

              Some may deny truth but that does not make it less true!

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Arrived!!!!

A couple of weeks ago, bloggy friend Pat D. offered to send me some little doilies that she had. These sweeties, from Ontario, have arrived and have happily joined some “friends” who are waiting their turn with Ms. Sweetie…….. But….for … Continue reading

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