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July 8, 2020
Wait. What? July 7th from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Already? The last week has flown by. I'm not really sure when I slept. 

I'm kidding, of course.  There has just been so much going on. First, my very sad news is that our sweet little Cottontop, who has been my constant companion for over 17 years, went to puppy heaven last Wednesday. It's extremely sad to miss him so much, but he was getting in pretty bad shape, blindness from glaucoma, painful hips, confusion. I am happy that he is no longer suffering. Seventeen years is old and we have been expecting it for a long ...

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June 28, 2020
Sunday Quilt Inspiration: Kiddos from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

I really started out thinking about the sewing camp that I had last week, but honestly, it's almost impossible to find quilts that children have made. Maybe I'm using the wrong search terms. Anyway, I did find more, yes more!, quilts specifically made for little ones. So let's go with that, okay?

Just for fun and because I generally begin with pictures of my inspiration idea, these are my own grandies. Well, the younger ones anyway.

Don't they inspire? Okay, then let's look at a few quilts for kids...
Baby Beluga Baby Quilt

Sparks Baby Quilt tutorial by Alissa Haight-Carlton from Handmade by Alissa. This is such a modern baby quilt!

Fresh Dew Drops: June - 12 minis in 12 months 2018 - Mini Charm Fun with Nest

Scattered Squares Pillow « Moda Bake Shop

Modern patchwork quilt with fairies | hand quilted girl lap quilt in pink | handmade baby quilt | fairy fabric | girl crib quilt

And lastly, quirky monsters seem to ...

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June 23, 2020
Sewing Camp Wrap-up from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Last week I held Let's Sew Together day camp for little girls from our parish. It was such fun! 

The girls, ages 7 to 10, are sweet and listened well. I emphasized safety every day. In fact, we started the morning with a review of safety and a little "warm-up" session of sewing on paper and scrap fabric. Then we got right to work. 

I ended up changing a few things that I'd planned. Because it was my first time teaching sewing, I wasn't sure how much we could cover in a day. It turns out that ...

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June 4, 2020
Pin It Weekly #339 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Things for you to pin. Starting with ideas for your home: 

Custom Last Name & Monogram Vinyl Decal Set - Family Vinyl Wall Art Decal, Last Name Vinyl, Personalized Vinyl, Home Decor, Monogram, 26x16 by TheVinylCompany on Etsy

46 Cozy Farmhouse Living Room Decor Ideas That Make You Feel In Village - BUILDEHOME

And also crafts to keep the kids busy. 
These Birdhouse Crafts for Kids will be enjoyed by children of almost any age. #diyhomedecor

#gluedtomycrafts Paper Plate & Tissue Paper Tropical Fish - Kid Craft

Silly Monster Craft for Kids - Fun recycled craft idea with egg cartons, paper rolls, and more. Halloween craft idea!

Transform a humble toilet roll into a pretty princess all dressed to go to the ball. A beautiful princess craft for kids. A gorgeous TP roll princess craft for fairytale mad children. The tulle netting adds a little bit of extra pizazz to this fairytale craft. #paperrollprincess #TProllprincess #princesstoiletpaperroll #princesstoiletroll #princesstoiletrollcraft

Fun & creative ways for kids to paint with leaves.  Fall leaf crafts for preschool and elementary. #leafart #leafpainting #leafprintart #leafpaintingforkids #leafpaintingdiy #leafcrafts #leafcraftsforkids #leafcraftspreschool #leafartprojectsforkids #leafprinting #fallcrafts #growingajeweledrose #activitiesforkids

Have you ever used crafts to teach your children about God? That is exactly what Mary Kate from Christianity Cove does. With games and crafts you can teach your children bible lessons that they will remember! Today she is here sharing a Light of the World Paper Lanterns craft. It is cute, fun and easy to do! Light of the World Paper Lanterns Craft: Materials Needed: - Construction paper or patterned Scrapbooking Paper - 1 sheet for each child -

Painted Rock Photo Holder Craft for Kids: These make perfect homemade gifts for Christmas, Mother's Day or any special day! A fun art project for children of all ages! #buggyandbuddy #rockpainting #homemadegift #craftsforkids #kidscrafts #artforkids #artprojects

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May 30, 2020
Critter homes are heaven right here. from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories


Richard and I have been enjoying our backyard. The weather has been beautiful, though it is warming up somewhat. Lunch is generally a sandwich and fruit under the catalpa trees. There are two in our yard. They give deep, dark shade. See the red chair? That's my retirement rocker from BHS. Next to it are a green table that Rich made for me and his old green chair from the camper. 

This electrical pole is near the slough, or small lake, on the side of our house. The woodpeckers have made several large holes, which other birds have claimed ...

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December 6, 2019
Look at Walt Disney World from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

I told you in this week's PIW post that we spent Thanksgiving week at Disney, right? Right. I thought you might enjoy just a few of the pictures I took while we were there. Most of these are from those moments when I was watching a grandie. The littlest one is there in the first picture. He smiled through every moment.

That's us. The whole crew. Wearing the "Happiest Marcotte Ever" tee-shirts that I printed for the whole crew. Even the little tyke has one.

These pictures are from the ones that I took. I've always loved ...

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Pin It Weekly #299 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Get ready for something big! Opening June 30, step into Toy Story Land and play bigger than humanly possible. Shrink down to the size of a toy alongside Woody, Buzz Lightyear and the rest of the Toy Story gang. The new Slinky Dog Dash coaster stretches throughout the land, twisting Slinky Dog's coils around curves, hills, bridges.Had you thought I'd fallen off the face of the earth? I didn't. I simply got caught acting like a kid  

We suffered through vacationed in Disney. With adult children. And their children. 

So, yeah, children and grandchildren and Disney.

What were we thinking? That insanity fun is a good thing at 59 years of age? Or was it that short, squatty legs (I'm 5'3")could trot behind keep up with long legs? (Rory is 6'1".)

So the truth is that we went to Disney with one of the Marcotte families for the purpose of ...

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December 1, 2019
Hanukah Gift Ideas: Paper and Fabric Judaica to Make, Sell, or Fling from Gefilte Quilt

Is it a bird? Well, birds are involved....

Is it a plane? No, more like a Frisbee - if you fling it, it flies, but not well enough for a game of  Frisbee golf. Wait, I remember! It's one of the yarmulkes (little Jewish hats) I brought to last week's artisan fair at my nearest synagogue, Pasadena Jewish Temple and Center!

I rarely do fairs - it's nearly impossible for a fiber artist to charge enough for the hours we put in. Nobody wants to pay $60 for a potholder. But someone I adore asked me -  and here she ...

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