• Aug
    19

    Boy talk, and a giveaway!


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    I have a lot of boys in my house…the only female alliances I have are Cleo the pup and Lukie the lizard. (We also have a toad, gender unknown) When my boys got old enough to move out of their cribs into big boy beds, they each got a quilt.Hudson’s is the blue and yellow […]

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  • Aug
    17

    Playing a bit…


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    As you can see, I have been experimenting with blog designs. I have often wondered (being of lesser technical intelligence than most) how people make their blogs look so cute. I have been surfing around and found some really fun sites for graphics and stuff. My garden needed some attention. Since beginning this blog, I […]

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  • Aug
    13

    a finish, ahoy!


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    Well, Almost a finish. My three-year-old wants to be a pirate when he grows up. He runs around saying things like, “come on, you slugs!” to his friends, and “arrrgh, you scurvy dog” to me. He has a plastic sword that goes everywhere with him (including bed). So we are all starting to get into […]

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  • Aug
    11

    Bikini Bottoms


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    So, according to my lovely (kooky) sister, my pickle blocks look like bikini bottoms.I think the name has stuck.So, today I am making more bikini bottoms and here’s what I have so far: I went with the unanimous opinion that the varied solid colors were good.The thing is, I cannot decide how I like the […]

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  • Aug
    09

    Show and Tell


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    Last weekend when I took my machine to Quilt Beginnings for repair, again, I remembered to take some pictures of my quilts on display! The one above is from the book “scrap republic” by Emily Cier, which is a great book. This quilt is called “Pivot”, the version made with yardage. The cool thing about […]

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  • Aug
    08

    Pickles in Progress


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    I realize that my post on Sunday seemed a little schizophrenic. I really do focus on a project and finish things.Today I worked a bit more on my pickles. I did cut one corner off of them (so far), here is how they look: I will do the same on the other gray corner, add […]

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  • Aug
    05

    there are no setbacks…


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    I sat down to sew my Reunion squares together yesterday and my machine went kaput. There is something wrong with the tension and I just got it back last week from having work done on the tension unit!I was not happy. But I still have so much to show you!I took the machine back to […]

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  • Aug
    04

    Living Large all weekend!


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    The hubs and the kids left town this morning. This is the first time in six years (since pre-children) that I am left home alone, completely left to run amok.Cleo and I are having a girls weekend and we are living large all weekend!Today was a great start, two friends came over this morning and […]

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  • Aug
    01

    Happy August 1st!


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    Today is special in lots of ways.Especially, it marks one week of blogging for me! I cannot believe how many fun people have already visited and commented and have led me to new sites I hadn’t see before. Thanks for the inspiration! Also, it is the first day of a new month, which for me […]

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  • Jul
    31

    Weekend W.I.P. and true love in fabric form


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    Have you ever found a fabric or collection that you just LOVE! ?Well, last winter when Sweetwater/Moda released the Reunion collection, it was love at first sight for me, and the feeling has not worn off. Only one of my local quilt shops had a teeny bit of it, so I settled for some charm […]

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