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March 12, 2019
Scrapping away still from Quilting Lots Moore Designs

I'm not going to talk about the fact that it's already well into March. Much better to talk about fabric and projects and everything else except how fast time flies. That's what you get when you look in the mirror I told  myself.  Just don't look and you wont have to think about it.  LOL.
In my attempt to reduce my stash,  I may have been a little successful since I spoke with you last, because at least I haven't bought any new fabric!!  Progress has been made on a number of projects, and I ...

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November 19, 2018
Thanksgiving Tablescape from From My Carolina Home

I love Thanksgiving, it is my favorite day of the year!  We usually don’t have company on the day, but we enjoy extending the holiday through the weekend before getting to the December frenzy.  On Saturday, we are having a small dinner party of six, so of course that means a pretty table.  I set it up early so I can enjoy it all week.

Thanksgiving Tablescape 2018 at

Place settings begin with the autumn color placemats I use frequently this time of year.  I still love the gold flatware with autumn colors so those are used again too.  I decided not to ...

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November 11, 2018
Silent Sunday from The Inbox jaunt

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November 9, 2018
pick a pumpkin outtakes . . . from Count it *all* JOY!

Bet you didn't expect to see that in a blog post title today! But I thought it might be kinda fun.  I shared the final projects on my Pick a Pumpkin day (which included a giftaway!) . . .
But you didn't get to see the *process*. 

I shared that originally I was just going to do the valance and added the placemats on the spur. But that's not quite true.  Originally _first_ I'd thought to do a wall-hanging . . .
Designed it in EQ and everything. Not sure what changed my mind, but it was after I'd done the ...

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Hiking Devils Courthouse and another visitor from From My Carolina Home

Autumn is finally coming to our part of the world.  It is a bit late this year due to the warm temperatures continuing long past its normal time.  We decided to take a hike last week at Devil’s Courthouse on the Blue Ridge Parkway to see some of the color.  Driving up the parkway, we decided to have lunch at the Pisgah Inn as it was the last day it would be open for the season.  Views from there are really wonderful.

Hiking the Devil's Courthouse at

The Inn is high on the parkway, around 5000 feet, and the colors were somewhat muted this ...

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November 1, 2018
Free Embroidery Pattern- Coffee Shop Puppy! from Jacquelynne Steves

This free embroidery pattern is called Coffee Shop Puppy! When I was drawing it, I was imagining a cute little "hipster" type of puppy who would enjoy hanging out at the coffee shop with his friends, warming up with some cocoa or lattes! Can you imagine how cute that would be?  It would be soooo cute framed, or as a pillow. Add it to a snuggly quilt for the favorite kid or "tween" in your life. You could also print it out for the kids and grandkids to use as a coloring sheet. The possibilities are endless!! Getting creative with ...

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October 29, 2018
Stitching on a Snowy Sunday from Canadian Needle Nana

Last of Autumn photos.  Imagine my surprise to see this aster making a final show despite two brushings of snow. Everything else has succumbed to their pre-winter fate. Alas covered in 5 cm of snow this morning.

Meanwhile inside, pretty purples and pinks as well.  One of four appliqued birds for this panel of the Pot of Flowers. Pure fun making these.

And more fun sewing. Fingers flying trying to accomplish my OMG but also just want to have a pumpkin piece finish for the fall. My Blanket Stitch skills are getting quite a workout!

Watching this show has helped ...

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October 28, 2018
busyness et al. . . . from Count it *all* JOY!

It has been a busy month, which makes me feel a little justified in the huge gap between my last post and this one.  Of course, this is the (so called) blogger who skipped out on blogging from December  2017 through May 2018.  What's 26 days?!?  LOL!

But I realized I need to get on in here and plug the upcoming blog hop I'm participating in!  I'm so excited . . . and if you know me at all, when you see what it is, you'll know why!
It's the Pick a Pumpkin Blog Hop!  It kicks off ...

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October 25, 2018
24 MORE Free Projects to sew for Fall! from Jacquelynne Steves

When is your favorite season for sewing? For me, it is definitely when the weather turns cooler... it just feels cozy and perfect for being in the house. I like to imagine myself in a sisterhood with women who came before me... A couple of hundred years ago when we lived more seasonally, warm long days meant working outside and preparing food for the upcoming winter. But the shorter, cooler days signaled the time for hunkering down and spending more time indoors, doing activities like sewing. And yes, I like to sometimes imagine myself as one of the Ingalls, out ...

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Throwback Thursday–An Autumn Wholecloth Quilt from The Inbox jaunt

    Good Morning, Quilters! I LOVE the beautiful days of Autumn in Minnesota! I will be outside today, raking leaves, putting my roses to bed and taking photos. All the while, I will be soaking in the beauty of … Continue reading

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October 18, 2018
Oranges and Free Patterns from Canadian Needle Nana

         We had a wonderful autumn weekend, cool temperatures but sunshiny.  I worked on wood both days, bringing it from the big pile to stacking it near our door for use in the fireplace later on.  I love when being outside in fresh air is also productive.  My arms got a bit of a workout too. They are so weak!                         
 Well, the trees are definitely 'reconsidering' their leaves around here.  Just when did the paths become covered. Mostly yellow leaves on this trail but darkening to orange on the ground.

And the most glorious oranges surrounding the driveway photographed here just ...

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October 17, 2018
Free Embroidery Pattern- Hello Fall Pumpkin! from Jacquelynne Steves

Oh, it finally really feels like Fall here! I am indulging in Candied Orange and Almond Biscotti dunked in my mulled apple cider tea. Yummm!!! It's the season for tea and stitching!! This free embroidery pattern, called Hello Fall Pumpkin, would be cute framed, or as a pillow. What about a table mat or a cute kitchen towel to give to a friend? You could also print it out for the kids and grandkids to use as a coloring sheet. The possibilities are endless!! Getting creative with a pattern is something I LOVE to do- I love seeing how ...

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October 14, 2018
Autumn, Tea Buns, and Quilt Blocks from Canadian Needle Nana

A bit of gorgeousness in the midst of gloomy and somewhat humid days.  So happy to see some stints of sun yesterday however back to rain today.

But a bonus of the wet weather is all the mushrooms sprouting. I've counted 9 different kinds and was thrilled when Hubby spied this in a dark part of the woods...a fairy ring on our walk one day. It has since all but disappeared!

My autumn hanging I made in 2016 is up on the wall again. A good thing about looking at this is realizing how much my skills have ...

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October 12, 2018
October! from Sew and Sow Farm

 Oh I couldn't agree more! October is my favorite month of the year! 
  The wildflowers and butterflies have been beautiful this year! 

And I get to bring in my houseplants to enjoy this winter! 
I love to use some of my vintage Milk Glass to display them. 

I am not sure the name of this plant. It was actually in a small dish garden at the beginning of the summer and I transplanted it to this pot. It has tripled in size and is now blooming the cutest little pink star blooms! Does anyone know the name of this ...

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October 9, 2018
Go ahead, buy that fat quarter bundle! from Carried Away Quilting

As you’ve heard me say many times, I enjoy collecting fat quarter bundles. A coordinated collection of pretty fabrics really makes my quilting heart happy, and I know that many of you feel the same. I try not to purchase them willy nilly, but when I love the look of a bundle (when it says “Taunja”), I know that someday it will find a home in a special project. My most recent purchase to fall under this category was a LouLou Bundle called Festive October. Isn’t she pretty?

Every Tuesday LouLou’s Fabric Shop offers a custom curated ...

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October 8, 2018
Happy Halloween Sewing from easypatchwork

Hello Everyone, Halloween is right around the corner! I am starting to slowly get in the Halloween mood with the fall weather, misty mornings and soups of the season. A new block jumped into my head on Friday and Winnie the Witch was created. She measures 6" x 11". This block is a stand alone foundation paper pieced block (FPP) or can be mixed and matched with the Paper Dolls Mini Collection for

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October 1, 2018
Autumn pillow featuring Calico Crow by Lauren Nash for Riley Blake Designs from Carried Away Quilting

October in Minnesota is beautiful. For most of the month, the lawns are still green but the trees put on a brilliant show of golden oranges, fiery reds, deep rusts and regal plums. While it’s true that our temperatures begin to drop in October, the weather is typically mild. It’s the season of scarves and sweaters, camp fires, crisp evening walks, and pretty pots of mums on the porch. Yes, we try to squeeze it all in before the first snow flies!

Autumn is my favorite season. While I should probably sew my fall flavored quilting projects in ...

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September 28, 2018
Decorating for Autumn with Quilts from From My Carolina Home

I adore Autumn, as most of you already know, LOL!  So it isn’t a leap to think that our home is covered in Autumn glory in the form of quilts when the season arrives.  While it is still warmer outside than I like, inside it looks like fall and I can imagine the crisp days to come.  Quilts are a wonderful way to decorate with little fuss, and make the season come alive.  In the kitchen, I placed my little Autumn Miniature Mariner’s Compass quilt against the wall.  It is only 8 inches square total, with the compass ...

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September 25, 2018
Welcome Autumn! from Humble Quilts

Summer ended fast! Although we will get to the high 70's today it was in the 30's last night! I'm always sad to say good bye to summer, but always fun to see the fall quilts too. Here's a sampling of what's going on at my house.

 Designed by Primitive Pieces by Lynda
Round Robin
Last years large Humble Quilts quiltalong designed by Jan Patek called Fall Festival

Sampler signature quilt for my 50th birthday. 

Does it feel like fall in your neck of the woods?

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September 24, 2018

Fabrics for quilters are inspiring and cherished.  As a designer they spark more ideas than I will ever get done in a lifetime.

My appraisal studies found me collecting antique and vintage quilt blocks for fabric/date study and the designer in me went crazy.  Wouldn't it be cute if.....?  What if I ….? and so 

I LOVE design and applique and I feel people as a whole are more creative than they give themselves credit for!  This workshop allows you to play without a lot of investment.  You already have what you need and you ...

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