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Another vintage finish………..

Where has the time flown??!!?? This little tale was related in this post and took some liberties in combining 2 pillowcases needing some “togetherness”. The back quilted piece was completed first: On to the front piece with this result: . … Continue reading

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Back with the Killer Bees…………..

And what a busy morning it was! In one corner, there was a group of gals from the Rio Grande Valley Quilt Guild who were checking in quilts for the upcoming annual event (Jan. 26/27) at the Civic Center on … Continue reading

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2018………

May the upcoming year be the one in which you truly experience all the love He has for you and the plans that only you are created for!    Once again, I must tell you how much y’all mean to … Continue reading

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To (almost) finish the snowflake tale………

I left off with the task of stitching something beyond the surrounding feather motifs….. Taking some of the fullness away, along with toning down some of the ‘shine’ would help to highlight those feathers. Since, I’m stitching this on my … Continue reading

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Oh Come Let Us Adore Him……………

May the Peace that came to earth that day so long ago be known to you today and throughout the coming year!

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What to stitch/quilt???…..

Isn’t that a loaded question?? Practicing the “how”, 15 minutes each day, is comparatively easy but the “what” can baffle a body (and, possibly, bring about the dreaded ‘quilter’s block’!). At this point, stepping back a bit, putting ‘fresh eyes’ … Continue reading

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Meet “Suzy Snowflake”………..

Introduced in yesterday’s post. As I was doing some bead work, all I could think of was the (very) old winter song from 1951, and sung by Rosemaryy Clooney, “Suzy Snowflake”. Check out these 2 links….one, more Currier & Ives/Rosemaryy … Continue reading

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“Oak Ridge” happenings……………

Just for clarification, that’s the name of the ridge (mini mountain??) that we live on, nestled among oak, hickory, black walnut, elm, pine and miscellaneous other tree varieties in an area known as the Richard J. Dorer Memorial Hardwood Forest … 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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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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