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December 11, 2019
Birthdays... from Nestlings By Robin

I hit mine last year and now it is this
guy's turn to be part of the over 50 club:)

Interesting role being an older sibling:
Does the protectiveness come with being
human or does it come from the parents
always telling you to look out for the younger?

I spent many years looking after this
guy and getting into trouble with him too!
We had a pact as kids to not rat
each other out to the parents so 
there were a lot of "I don't know" 
answers when being questioned about ...

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December 10, 2019
Quilt Guild Rewards! from Nestlings By Robin

Do you belong to a quilt guild?
I know there are many complaints 
about guilds (cliques, not enough volunteers, etc),
but what about the positives??

I work from home and my only other
real human to talk to is my husband.
I adore my husband and he listens to all
my quilting whoas but not with the
same empathy and sympathy
that a fellow quilter hears them!
I can't expect him to:)

My biggest positive for being 
a member is all the HUGS!!
If you aren't a hugger, I am sorry!
You are missing out on a quintessential ...

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December 9, 2019
So Thankful for generous friends... from Nestlings By Robin

Look at these FABULOUS antique feathered 
star blocks that I received from a 
friend at guild the other day!

Someone had brought them to another
meeting she went to and asked if
anyone wanted them. She knew
of someone who would....

There are a few that need a bit 
of TLC but someday they will 
make an amazing new work
of art for generations to admire.

What would we do without friends
that think of us when we least expect it?
It would be a lonely, sad world indeed!

Now I challenge me & you to ...

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December 7, 2019
Reason #3 not to blog.... from Nestlings By Robin


Even with my deadlines, I have to throw 
the husband a bone now and again.
He starts to feel trapped being home
all the time when I am working.
I can just hibernate here in the house
for weeks (if the schedule allows)
and never leave because I am in my
own little quilty world!

The new movie, KNIVES OUT, is
one we both agreed to see so part of my
Saturday will be at the movies and 
out to eat... YAY!
I love dates with my man:)

What will you be doing this weekend?
Whatever it is ...

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December 6, 2019
Reason #2 not to blog:) from Nestlings By Robin

I am on a magazine deadline right now for a 
due date that I was already given an 
extension for due to family matters.
So instead of sending out a lovely long post 
today with loads of pictures, I am sitting 
here whining about my deadline and 
how I have another sore throat....!
I never get sick and this is twice 
in a month now-Ugh!

I am writing this on the 5th but you will 
read it the 6th when I will be at a guild
Christmas Party.
Guess I shouldn't be whining-ha!

You may be sorry that ...

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December 5, 2019
2019 Houston Festival Part 2 from Nestlings By Robin

I truly was honored to be a part of
 the 2019 Houston Festival Faculty!

 Here is my fancy badge and pin:)
 The next 3 pics are of the Sweetest Surprise!!  
There is a gift bag for faculty members where
Quilt industry sponsors 
donate small gifts ....WOW!!
Quilters Select for the Appli-web and thread, 
Fairfield for the batting sample, 
Steady Betty for a fun tool I have never tried, 
RNK for a great tote bag and scissors, 
IQF for the great bag and everything else you did for us, 
Mountain Mist for the baby wool press mat, 

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December 4, 2019
My New Quilting Stencils from Nestlings By Robin

In 2018 I designed a whole line of 
tulip themed quilting stencils.
Here I am with them in the Quilting Creations booth
at Houston Market...So Exciting!

I learned a lot doing these.  I assumed (HA) that I 
could magically transfer my outline applique 
drawings to stencil and I basically did.  
What I didn't take into account, since I love 
hand quilting, is that drawings for 
machine quilters need to be more adaptable to 
continuous line drawing.

Next time I will get it right:)
In the meantime, you can find all my stencils
on the Quilting Creations site.
Mine ...

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December 3, 2019
The INSTANT QUILT from Nestlings By Robin

Disclaimer: May have a "Soapbox" feel as they are MY opinions:)

Instant Pots are all the rage and I feel like 
quilters expect the same thing from quilting.

I totally understand time restraints, 
ailing health issues that don't allow
someone to do everything they once did 
and I sympathize with those frustrations but.....

I do get confused when they say they are "Passionate" about quilting but want to rush through every stage by getting all the fabrics pre cut or pre laser cut/fused, assemble the top and then send it out to be quilted.  Where was the joy ...

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December 2, 2019
Reason #1 from Nestlings By Robin


I can't be the only one who suffers 
from 'mush brain'!
You know the feeling when you go to 
bed the night before and visions of your 
planned awesomeness-for-tomorrow dance
in your head; but then, tomorrow morning 
comes and you know there just won't be 
enough coffee to energize that brain.

My work deadline/travel schedule this past
4 months have had me coming and going
with mostly 2-3 day turnarounds at my home.
This means that now that I am home, 
my brain has gone on strike but
the work deadlines aren't done ...

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December 1, 2019
CHALLENGE ACCEPTED from Nestlings By Robin

Now let's be clear that just because I have 
accepted the challenge again this year, doesn't 
mean I will accomplish it but without trying we 
never know what we can do! So, here we go again:)

us every year to get our blogs back in order.
If we can do it when we are the busiest 
then we have no excuse the rest of the year-HA.
That should be my series of posts this month....
reason #1 not to blog....reason #2 not to blog, etc.
Wonder if I can ...

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