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“Teapot Tuesday”……….

To borrow a line from friend, Beth Ann, who has the very sweet blog entitled “It’s Just Life” and has a teapot love/collection that is almost beyond description!!!! Anyhow, take a few and hop over to her place for a … Continue reading

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Quilters are…………….

Never at a loss for projects, or is it just me???? Now, I had every intention of buying zero fabric this morning when a couple quilt ‘buds’ and I took off for the Calico Hutch Quilt Shop in Hayward, Minnesota. … Continue reading

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One Word Wednesday……….TEXTURE…..

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Feathers……feathers………

Now that I have your attention, I will do a quick recap of last Thursday’s Killer Bees quilt group’s sharing……….Another “sip and paint” finish (several of the “KB”s got together for a workshop of wine & brushing).   Another “Twist N … 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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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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They were calling to me……..really!!!!!…….

Last Saturday was the first Saturday of the month, the day that historic Jackson St. in downtown Harlingen is closed to auto traffic and is filled with all sorts of interesting vendors, musicians and other goodies. The rains subsided just … Continue reading

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A “Friday Finish”…on Wednesday!…….

I so love the sound of that!!! Backtracking a bit to the post here,, will bring you up to speed on this one. When I purchased this, last September in Kingsport, Tennessee, I just knew it would be a great … Continue reading

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Almost a UFO no longer…………..

This vintage kitchen cloth is so-o-o-o close to a finish and I’m really liking it!!!! (Story continued from this post)    Just 2 more sides to finish the border….   The last 2 photos are what I decided on for the outer … Continue reading

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Reveal……………….(First of several…..)

Way back in July I posted a bit about a “paint chip challenge” (you need to scroll down a bit on that post link to get to the explanation) that was presented to my local quilt group. I posted a … Continue reading

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Hush hush projects in progress here………

How ‘bout where you are????? A tad difficult to share just in case there lurks……a recipient!!! hehehe………….. But, here’s a sneaky peek at a couple of my secrets……………      And……..     That’s it for today! Onward to the machine……….

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A little kitchen vintage….moving right along……..

On this lovely 50s tablecloth from this demo/blog post and having sew much relaxing fun with the fmq. There’s no marking/stencils, just do whatever I feel like playing with….pebbles, outlining, “feather galaxy”, paisleys, “banana bunches”/”headbands”, etc.      This piece is … Continue reading

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Stitching, stitching, stitching………………

,Returning from the East Coast just in time to prep for some demo time in Spring Grove (MN) for an event called “Festival of Quilts”. Seven years ago this event was a combo quilt show and sale. Now, it’s evolved … Continue reading

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The gift is gifted…….the complete picture……

Last week I gave you little “peeks” at a gift that would find its way to a new home. That happened last Saturday and, now, a better picture………………Front.      Back     And a better close-up………….   The groom & bride’s initials … Continue reading

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Sometimes………………….

Playing with high contrast thread is just the “ticket” to take a person’s mind off a dreary overcast (but lovely ‘cool’!!!) Saturday morning………   Don’tcha agree????? Maybe you could try the same???? 15 minutes of play!!! For those who might somehow … Continue reading

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One Word Wednesday…………….

“Peek”………………… (More info after gifting!!!)

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A Monday vintage finish…………

Of this piece (one of two….the other will not be stitched but will be the “comparison” before/after). I continued filling in all that beautiful “negative space”/border with feathers and dense straight line stitching……..    Close tight work……nose to fabric, almost!!!! LOL! … Continue reading

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Vintage + Ms Juki………..

Equals an afternoon of fmq fun!!!! This is the first of 2 matching vintage pieces, measuring 7”x 10.5”. Relatively small but with ample space for some stitching……..The first stitching, to stabilize/anchor the piece, was done either side of the embroidery … Continue reading

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On a beautiful drippy Monday………

It’s a good time to share what my trek to the Black Hills, and friend Annie’s Belle Fourche quilt shop (The Bakery Fabrics), yielded. My primary goal was to find a fabric that would bring out the gorgeous cut-work of … Continue reading

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One word Wednesday………AMAZING!!!!!!!

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Antique vs. Vintage………..

Is a discussion that seems to be on-going. I had understood that an “antique” had to be 100 years or older. Probably no need to go further with that. Now, “vintage” can go many directions. Technically, it refers to a … Continue reading

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A Friday….er, Saturday Finish………..

Time has a way of getting away from me, so here’s the “finish” I meant to share 24 hours ago (previous post….. here)………….   This one was total “playtime”…….. really quite a simple stitching idea! The printed grid in the center … Continue reading

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