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May 30, 2019
Getting It Done! from Val's Quilting Studio

I wasn't sure I'd really be able to get my studio from THIS to this:

But BAM! I did!!! And now.....eighty percent of it is in storage: 

With the only thing left standing being my long-arm:
The downsizing process continues to be rejuvenating for me in spirit.
So for any of you thinking about it tackling it's been refreshing and rejuvenating. 
It's taken me eight months to get to where I am now and I'm loving the simplicity of having less.
As for the ol' blog here....I'm playing with the ...

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April 2, 2019
New Website and Blog at from daintytime ~ Sherri Lynn Wood

Improv Patchwork Quilting workshops, online classes and more! Continue reading

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March 25, 2019
Wow, You Have Spoken! from Pinkadot Quilts

First of all I know you all love pictures, I still think you might like to read what some people have said about blogging. If not just look at the pretty pictures!

I got about 44 comments about blog comments. I answered every email I got except for the no reply comments. Unfortunately I have no way of answering you. If you read through some of the comments I put in here, you will see there are lots of reasons for why it is/isn't working.
I don't know what the answers are to trying to improve this ...

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March 19, 2019
Quilt Con (episode 5) Can It Count for Sunday Quilt Inspiration? from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

 I've been busy helping Richard care for his elderly parents, which is taking a great deal of time. That said, I suppose that for the time being, I'll be posting on a do-it-when-I-can basis. 

That may mean only a few times a week, though I will try to keep up with my Pinterest posts. I'm writing this with full knowledge that I missed Sunday's Quilt Inspiration. To make up for it, here are a few more Quilt Con pictures from last month. Enjoy!

Thanks for understanding our family needs and forgive me for those times when ...

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March 14, 2019
Why Blogs Aren’t Dead from Blossom Heart Quilts

The world is all a flutter today, as Instagram and Facebook are having major outages and glitches. How are we supposed to procrastinate now?! I imagine everyone’s Screen Time reports will be markedly lower today, ha.

I discovered this problem when I complained to my husband that I couldn’t upload a picture to Instagram. Being an avid reader of the news, he informed me of the fact that it wasn’t just me. And something sprung to mind – blogs are not dead.

Blogging isn't dead by

Ironically, I saw @katebasti pondering yesterday whether to start a blog or not. In a double ...

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February 21, 2019
Behind the Scenes-Our New Website! from The Inbox jaunt

Good Morning, Quilters! First, a big thank you to all who reported about whether or not they were able to view photos. I’ve been working with Bluehost, the hosting company to fix this. It makes me even happier that we … Continue reading

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January 27, 2019
It’s been 5 years! from From My Carolina Home

It’s my blogging anniversary!  Five years ago I decided to begin writing my own blog, and I am still here, with more to say, LOL!!  From the beginning, I wanted my blog to be a bit different.  I wanted to do posts on all the things I am interested in, not just a single subject, after all, we are multi-faceted beings with lots of interests.  Everyone knows that quilters are often great cooks, stampers like to garden, readers like to sew, and many do other crafts as well.  I also wanted it to be more than just a diary ...

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December 31, 2018
social media slump from Charm About You

Charm About You Lucy Brennan instagram

I am feeling pretty fed up with instagram and social media generally. Sure it can be really fun and there's a fabulous supportive community of quilters but the fast pace and option of just hitting like ❤ isn't cutting it for me anymore. There are so many photos, so many great accounts and just so much to see. I don't feel as much joy though. Too much of a good thing?

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December 27, 2018
planning party from Charm About You

charm about you, lucy brennan, quilt making

I like writing lists. I write them a lot, about all sorts of things! It's become essential for me, lists give me focus and direction. I'm joining Quilting Jetgirl for the #2019planningparty and in this post I am outlining a list of plans for 2019. I'm trying to stay realistic with a hint of optimism, bringing back some much loved projects and joyful sewing. This is what I want to do...

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December 26, 2018
Best of 2018 Linky from Val's Quilting Studio

I like participating in Cheryl's "Best of" Linky Party as it creates the opportunity and motivation for me to look back and see how my year of blogging and quilting has been. 
 My "word" for 2018 was CREATE. reflection, well, THAT didn't really happen now did it. I find myself wondering, how can so much happen in a year, and yet, so much not. In review, I did finish seven quilts, but if I were to be honest, it was more a year of self growth than creative expression. It's not the details that matter ...

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December 2, 2018
A Sunday Sew Day.... from Val's Quilting Studio

I awoke early with the realization that my Christmas shopping is near finished, the household chores are all caught up and I am actually feeling well after a week of being sick myself. I have all day to myself. As I wander outside, I am greeted with a cold, damp morning and realize the best place to retreat is my basement sewing studio for a final day of rest. Thus, with a hot cup of peppermint tea, holiday music playing softly and my loyal companion, Jackson, by my side, this is where I sit as I write to you today ...

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November 3, 2018
Wanted: Bloggers from Terificreations's Weblog

“Bloggers are welcome.” Carey Bresenhan, during the opening statement of the Premier Schoolhouse. She went on to mention a rumor started a few years ago saying that Quilts, Inc didn’t want and wouldn’t welcome bloggers as part of the overall media reporting on Quilt Market and the happenings of the quilting world. Bloggers are welcome.… Continue reading Wanted: Bloggers

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November 1, 2018
A sneak preview…Start your Art – Lyric Kinard from Art and Quilting in Camden

Art and quilt teacher and friend Lyric Kinard (website and Facebook and Instagram) delighted me recently when she asked if I’d like to be part of a bloghop to launch her new prompts deck of cards “Start Your Art”…of course!  The official bloghop is in about two weeks after International Quilt Festival, but I’ve had a chance to download the pdf and play a bit.

Hot off the press, Lyric Kinard’s Start Your Art deck of cards / prompts is available as an actual deck or a digital download. You can get the deck here at Lyric ...

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October 13, 2018
Dinner@8 interview from Art and Quilting in Camden

Hi all!  Popping in for a quick post:  An interview with yours truly about my work and my submission for this year, Pink Oyster Mushrooms, is now live on the Dinner@8 blog, here.

Here’s what I wrote on my entry: Beneath the Surface of the Edges of the pink oyster mushrooms, the Space Between the gills forms rhythmic Patterns of shadow and light. My Affinity for fungi and lichen extends to the inspiration I find in the world around me in Maine, even at at the Belfast Farmer’s Market. Dyeing and painting white cloth is part of ...

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September 21, 2018
Fleur de Lis is back, baby! from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Innocent of all charges!
UPS came by this afternoon and handed over a big box. The inside was filled with mostly air and very heavy cardboard, but in a sliver of space was my Dell computer. That one that Milly plowed onto the floor. 

It's all better, which is great because I expected they would have to replace the whole thing. Nope, but there's a new hard drive and electrical outlet thingy and some plastic casing. That baby can do some damage!

Storms can bring in some beautiful clouds.
I love the way this one has that line ...

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September 12, 2018
Dead on the floor from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

While visiting last week, Milly decided to go the wrong way around the coffee table. Wrong only because between Milly and her toy were a few wires. Wires attached to electronic devices that,  it seems, cannot take a little fall.

She saw the wires. Slowed down for the wires. Then powdered through the wires.

I watched the entire devastation unfold sitting as close to the electronics as they were to the floor. Maybe two feet. Surely within arms length. I didn't move an inch. My body did not functuion. My brain was working. I know this because I remember ...

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September 1, 2018
House cleaning on Pinterest from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Richard likes to watch television at night. I can't sleep with the flashing lights and the sound, so last night I decided to pin a few ideas for a friend. She's been thinking of painting a few wooden, farmhouse style signs. Well, Pinterest is not lacking in ideas for that idea! I had 41 pins in very little time.

I started with signs, pinned a few quilts as they popped up, then started editing boards. I've been thinking of renaming boards just to make them a bit more interesting and informative. Why not start at 11 p ...

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July 24, 2018
Where Have All The Bloggers Gone? from Quilts + Color

So many of the people I have followed either no longer blog or blog once or twice a year.
The bloggers that I loved and followed were my inspiration to start blogging.
It has been a great way for me to create a personal diary and I share it online with all of you.
Del Thomas is a blogger from California who I continue to follow.  I met her when she was travelling cross country and we spent a little time getting acquainted. She is not only a quilter but a collector of wonderful quilts. She thinks nothing of getting ...

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July 18, 2018
Should you be blogging? from Professional Quilter



Do you have a blog? I have been blogging consistently since early 2007. First my blog posts were monthly with an occasional extra post. Within 18 months I went to twice a month, and then another 18 months later, I went to weekly posts. Occasionally, I’ve posted more than once a week, but in all that time I have not missed a week.

Blogging can be fun and creative. It can add to your business growth and lets you connect with your tribe. Blogging lets you be seen as an expert with a viable business. Blogging lets you create ...

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July 10, 2018
Me on video with Terry Mingee–Janome Education Summit 2018 Post #6 from Art and Quilting in Camden

Hold on to your seats…it’s me on video! At the Education Summit in late May, the Janome Marketing department paired up the participants, then had us ask each other some questions.   They’ve just today posted those videos.  Apart from the fact that it was late in the day so Terry Mingee, whom I have met a few times before at International Quilt Festival in Houston, and I were fairy tired and relaxed and therefore didn’t sit up straight…the videos are a total hoot.  Here’s mine with Terry…I am now Sarah the Time-Turner (after ...

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