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April 7, 2020
Keep On Finishing. from Sunburnt Quilts

Trying to keep working on UFOs can be challenging when new projects want a turn, too. So now I am going one for one. I completed a Cherie Payne project I had lingering on a shelf for quite a while – maybe from the Christmas before last. Just a small mini wall quilt.

Each block is hand stitched down. Always lovely to work with wool.

I then machine quilted each beard to add texture, before quilting the whole top.

And also added some outline stitching by hand.

I decided to use my old doll making skills and drew simple faces on ...

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March 31, 2020
Little Things. from Sunburnt Quilts

The last day of March. Hard to believe it has come around so quickly. Like many of you I have been digging into my list of projects to be done as well as working on UFOs My finishes for this week are all little things.

I have started working on The Twelve Days of Christmas by Larissa Holland of mmmcrafts. I have completed the first day of Christmas – a partridge and a pear.

These are made using wool felt and a variety of perle threads and DMC.

I am also preparing for an upcoming birthday. So this is Miss Kitty ...

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March 25, 2020
Charm Square Conundrum from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework



With more time on my hands right now, I am pulling out some projects with far ahead deadlines. 
 I may not have the time in the future!

I have been holding onto a couple charm packs to make a Christmas quilt.  I always have a hard time tearing open that little paper band.  And when the pattern doesn't use all of the charms, I have to make decisions on what prints I am going to use and what charms I will toss in the scrap bins.
Scraps are always easier for me to use!

Here are the prints I ...

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March 11, 2020
A March Mixture. from Sunburnt Quilts

There are a lot of bits and pieces that still need finishing, so I will try to keep on top of those UFOs in March.

Knowing that Easter is around the corner, I managed to find a frame for this little rabbit. I think it is a Bonnie Sullivan design (All Through The Night)

I had a pin cushion that had the stitching done from a long time ago. I finally stitched a backing on and stuffed it. It’s a Hatched and Patched design. (Annie Downs)

I managed to finish one hedgehog in time to give as a Christmas ...

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March 7, 2020
Twas The Night Blocks 23 and 24 Released… Plus!!! from Seams To Be Sew

How very very exciting to finally be done with this block of the month. It has been fun and great to see the samples that have been made from this series and to see others enjoy making it as much as I have provided it to you. It’s taken far longer than I would have liked to finish this block of the month but I now consider it finished with one tiny exception but that will take place silently. Twas The Night finishes with 25 blocks instead of 24, I found an additional block that was provided to me ...

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February 14, 2020
New BOTM Found….Christmas With Sue from Seams To Be Sew

I love my followers, ya’ll are so wonderful about letting me know about new BOTM’s, or events going on the web… it allows me to help share with the rest of you. A Huge Thank You to Marge, she wrote to me yesterday about a new BOTM she found and thought I’d like to post it on my blog. Each month a free new pattern. This is adorable, a Sunbonnet Sue Christmas botm. I have added it to my botm page for the Around The Web BOTMs. The January block is up and will be up until ...

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February 13, 2020
OPAM February from Daisychain Quilter

I am on a roll with the 'end of season' or gift box thingy.  See my last OPAM post. This purse key fob is ideal if only want to carry a key and a few coins on a trip to the shops, on the school run or dog walking.   
There are few pattern tutorial for these project on the internet. Another great sash busting projects.

I have started another sewing project that I have again seen on Instagram.  I am still tweaking with the measurements.  When I have finished I will post about it...

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OPAM January 2020 from Daisychain Quilter

I really enjoyed getting started on this year seasonal gift projects.  I am planning to make at least one item for the 'end of year season'.  For some crafters it is tooooooo early to mention the word Christmas.
Not me, I am getting an early start with this Santa Wine Bottle Topper.  These are very popular on Instagram.
Everyone needs a key fob.  It is a great way to using up all my scraps. I will probably make a whole bunch off these key fobs for my Etsy shop and well as for my gift box.  It is always handy ...

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February 11, 2020
Early Stockings? from Sunburnt Quilts

Maybe early, maybe late – depending on which Christmas you are aiming for. These stockings had no deadline, so I am saying early.

This is a set of four stockings made from a panel, from a long time ago. I can’t remember the manufacturer.

The design was lovely and only needed some outline stitching.

My machine has a setting that gives a hand stitched look to the outlining.

I am happy to now store these away with the rest of the Christmas goodies to wait their turn until December.

I am also keeping my Christmas theme going with completing felt ...

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February 5, 2020
A New Project and Some Great Deals from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework



Look at the pretty fabrics I received in the mail from the Fat Quarter Shop.  I know that Christmas is over but it is never too early to start preparing for the next holiday.  I will be joining the Fat Quarter Shop in another Shortcut QAL later this year made from these fabrics.  You will have to wait until late Spring to see the project, but right now, I had better get sewing!

And speaking of happy mail, there are some great deals available from my affiliates.
 I thought I would share them with you.



Fat Quarter Sale

First up - Connecting Threads has ...

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January 27, 2020
Vintage Christmas Quilt Along – Candles and Tree from From My Carolina Home

Today we begin the Vintage Christmas Quilt Along, welcome!!  This will be a six month quilt along, with two blocks each month.  This will give you 12 blocks that you can then make into a quilt, placemats or table runner, or continue on your own making more blocks.  We’ll have half of summer and all of autumn to quilt and finish so it can be enjoyed for the holidays this year.  I will not be making any of the star filler blocks, only ones with Christmas images, like the two today.  So if you will want to do a ...

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January 26, 2020
A Lovely Long Weekend. from Sunburnt Quilts

Australia Day. It is a lovely time to have a long weekend and celebrate our nation.

January always ends up being a very busy time in the garden.

I love seeing these happy sunflowers.

We have been keeping up with berry picking.

And jam making.

Fresh corn is being picked also.

Apricots have been harvested. Lots of these have been preserved or jammed.

Some sewing bits and pieces have been done in between all of this. Some little Christmas decorations were finished. These are a pattern from many years ago from BHG.

These extra snowmen are from Trish Harriman of ...

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Not Mint for Me from Hooked on Quilting

In keeping with last year’s monthly review of Christmas teas on the 25th of the month, I would like to present Christmas in Paris by Stash Tea Co. This herbal tea contains cocoa shells, peppermint, lavender, natural chocolate flavour, and vanilla extract. While I don’t like the taste of mint, the promise of chocolate was enough to tempt me into trying this blend. I was very thankful that it only contains trace amounts of caffeine since I ended up drinking it at almost 8:00 p.m.

The teabags are individually wrapped, a plus in my opinion as ...

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January 25, 2020
Twas The Night B21 and B22 Released… Along With Valentine Animals… from Seams To Be Sew

I really wanted to get these done in December, but block 22 has so much detail it has literally taken me the last 3 weeks to write this pattern. By itself, it has 158 pages in the pdf. It’s mainly the embroidery section, the block just has a lot of detail. With it being 2020, I’ve also made a small change to my patterns for the new year and I hope you’ll like the change… You’ll see it in every 2020 pattern this year. If you were here yesterday, you saw the free pattern I’m ...

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January 21, 2020
Cabins in the Woods, Christmas Coins, Hearts Too from Canadian Needle Nana

Our house yesterday-view from the feeders at 4 pm
I had lots of emails about the bunny photo I took through my bedroom window shown in last post.  These are cottontails and do not dig burrows but mostly make use of available spaces to huddle in and use as nurseries. We see them year round and the winter gives us more information about their numbers and where they are hanging out. We think they are also using the wood pile at the back door to hide in. Their tracks are unmistakable and we have many, many lines of tracks crossing ...

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January 18, 2020
How to Sew a Lined Christmas Stocking – with free pattern! from Craftcore

In this tutorial, I’ll teach you how to sew a lined Christmas stocking.  I’ve created a free pattern that you can download to make it easier to follow along, but it’s easy enough to make your own pattern as well.

Before we get started, let me tell you a little story.  For Christmas 2019, I planned on making my family a set of matching Christmas stockings with our names embroidered on the cuff.   I wanted to make stockings for me, my husband, our son, and even our unborn baby – really planning ahead so that I don’t ...

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January 16, 2020
Pin It Weekly #302 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

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Let's say hello to a few followers. 

The Lincoln MQG has this adorable planner cover that threw me down a rabbit hole of crafty things I'd like to make. Here are a few of the other pins I couldn't resist in that rabbit hole.


My Zippy Quilter's Planner Cover - The Crafty QuilterFree Zippy Quilter's Planner Cover PDF Pattern | The Quilter's Planner

Susan Sweeney did me the favor of pinning a few more of these craft items. Which I also pinned to "craft diy make."
Bedside Pockets Organizer - free sewing tutorial — SewCanShe | Free Sewing Patterns and Tutorials

Car Diddy Bag - Free Sewing Tutorial — SewCanShe | Free Sewing Patterns and Tutorials

Emily Taylor has some interesting pieces of furniture pinned. 
Konrad Dining Table in Carob design by Nuevo – BURKE DECOR
Dexter Leather Arm Chair | Rejuvenation

Patrick Mid Century Antique Brass Oak Wood Dining Table
And finally here is The Cheeky Cognoscenti with some fun applique blocks.

Jingle BOM Applique Block 2, Design by Erin Russek of One Piece At A Time

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Name Your Goliath: My Giant Is Named JINGLE, So I'm Quilting It Anyway

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And that's today's PIW. Have a great ...

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January 13, 2020
Remnants- Christmas, Words, Garden, Fabrics, Home from Canadian Needle Nana

 A while back I posted a little verse from Proverbs about using kind words.  I was thinking this morning about how some words said to us even decades ago, stay with us, maybe forever. It could be stinging words, but also may be kind or complimentary words. Like the first boy I liked when I was about 14 told me one day that I had nice teeth and I was ever so pleased-he knows I'm alive and he thinks I have nice teeth!  I always smile when I remember that-his comment and my reaction.  Do you have such ...

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January 9, 2020
Progress! from From the Strawberry Patch...

I am still operating with my guiding word for the year: "vision"; I have that, but time is FLYING already. It seems like I take one step forward and two back. Sigh. As promised in my last post, I am reporting on my progress. Here are all the scraps from my bin cut precisely and accurately into sizes that will play nicely together. This amount of work took me two days! So, as impressive as that

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Progress! from From the Strawberry Patch...

I am still operating with my guiding word for the year: "vision"; I have that, but time is FLYING already. It seems like I take one step forward and two back. Sigh. As promised in my last post, I am reporting on my progress. Here are all the scraps from my bin cut precisely and accurately into sizes that will play nicely together. This amount of work took me two days! So, as impressive as that

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