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July 22, 2020
MAY 2020 from Nestlings By Robin

MAY 2020
This month deserves EVERY
bit of bold, larger, underlined
text available to me!!
 We started the month by going
to Virginia to help my mom
with some things around
the house and to spend
Mother's Day with her.

We did tons of yard work
and I got covered in ticks-YUCK!!!!
Once home, one of the bites
wasn't reacting right so I was
tested / treated for Lyme disease.
My test came back negative but
to this day (2 months later) that
one bite isn't right.
Be careful out there!

Unfortunately, this would 
be the last trip ...

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May 12, 2020
Weekly Sewing Machine Maintenance from Patchwork Sampler Blog

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Weekly Sewing Machine Maintenance

When I get a few minutes to sew I like my machine to be ready to go, so on Sunday I try to perform weekly sewing machine maintenance. By setting a regular schedule, I don’t think about when I last changed the needle ...

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April 9, 2020
Thread Pairings for Long Arm Quilting: What Are YOUR Favorites? from Cheeky Cognoscenti

My "quilting time" yesterday was spent cleaning, oiling and warming up my long arm machine so I could do 10 minutes or so of practice scribble quilting, oiling my maple butcher block cutting table with Boos Oil (haven't done that in a LONG time, since the table has been completely covered with piles of fabric!), and winding an assortment of bobbins for my long arm machine.  

Practice Scribble "Warmups" and Tension Testing

One of the things that feels newfangled to me about longarm quilting (as opposed to domestic sewing machine best practices) is how many professional longarm quilters routinely ...

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