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March 18, 2019
Scrappy Christmas {New Project} from Little Bunny Quilts

I resisted as long as I was able! My husband bought me Bonnie Hunter's Addicted to Scraps book for my birthday last June, had I had yet to start a project from it. In cleaning and sorting my scraps following our move, I decided that I wanted to make my own version of the Jingle Bell Square quilt from that book.

As the name suggests, the quilt is a scrappy Christmas quilt. I have a number of different Christmas quilts but I don't have one big enough for my bed.

Without going into block construction too much, the ...

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March 13, 2019
Back By Popular Demand! from Kitty and Me Designs

I've been asked to re-publish several more of my past cross stitch designs:



I almost forgot about these until a sweet lady emailed me and asked if I would make them available again.  So here they are!!

Butterfly and Shamrocks
Patriotic Basket
Winter Friends Stocking

These and all of my other cross stitch patterns are available in my Etsy store or ask for them at your favorite needlework shop!

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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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February 28, 2019
Sampling Christmas Blocks from Bits From The Scrap Basket


I think making my Mrs Claus aprons at Christmas really lit my fire for Christmas blocks.


I've been seeing blocks that I'm itching to replicate - that's part of the challenge, isn't it? Seeing an image and breaking it down to see if you can make it yourself?


And Steve is enabling me over this. We headed out to the Ann Arbor Sewing Center over the holidays for a nice pile of holiday fabrics to tie all the blocks together. I figure on this streak I should have a whimsical quilt for Christmas. 


The next block is ...

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February 25, 2019
A Christmas Tea Review from Hooked on Quilting

A day late and a dollar short. If I had a life motto that would probably be it. Actually, if I wanted to brutally honest, not to mention accurate, I’d have to say, several days late and several dollars short would fit me better.

Right now, I’m a month late. I wanted to start a series of posts to share a Christmas tea flavour with you and my thoughts about it. Each month, on the 25th, I’d share a different tea that is designated by the maker as a Christmas tea. Why? Well, because I can and ...

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Newest BOTMs Added To List for 2019 from Seams To Be Sew

Hi Everyone, I’ve added a few new block of the months going on around the web to my 2019 list. I thought you might like to know about them, so really quickly, here they are.. I definitely have my favorite block of the months I look foward to each year and so I was happy to see that Buttermilk Basin and Morning Glory‘s botms had started. You might have missed block 1 from Buttermilk Basin, but block 2 is up and if you like working with wool (you can do them in cotton also) you will want to ...

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February 19, 2019
Free Embroidery Pattern- Happy Snowman! from Jacquelynne Steves

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What a happy little guy! Here in the northern hemisphere, the winter is hanging on for just a bit longer, but cute snowmen always cheer me up! What will you do with this Free Happy Snowman Embroidery Pattern? I think it would be very cute on a dish towel or mug rug. Or you could start working on a Christmas stocking for ...

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February 1, 2019
#GIVEAWAY Tracy Souza Plumcute Designs from Sister Of The Divide

UPDATE: Winner of the patterns by designer Tracy Souza of Plumcute Designs was Michele Peckham of Missouri.  Last month I was able to take a little class by embroidery designer Tracy Souza of Plumcute Designs which she gave at FabricGarden located at 2654 Marconi Avenue, Sacramento, CA. Tracy has been so kind to provide us with four of her patterns for this month's giveaway! That's

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January 30, 2019
A Winter Finish On A Very Hot Day. from Sunburnt Quilts

It is Summer, so hot days should be no surprise. But 40 degrees Celsius is pushing it a bit. Mind you, that is 5 degrees cooler than one day last week. So with all that in mind I finished my Winter scene in wool. Didn’t make me feel cooler but I liked the finish.

This is Flocks By Night by Wendy Williams. Her original is in felt, whereas I chose to use wool.

I have also embellished most pieces with Sue Spargo wools.

Love those sheep on the hill. So cute.

Lots of wonky stars were made for the ...

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January 29, 2019
back in the saddle . . . from Count it *all* JOY!

I'm just going to go ahead and admit that I had a hard time typing the post title without laughing.  I know me!

December got busy and then January did too, and now look, only two more days and it's February!  Good gravy . . . please don't tell me 2019 is going to move even more quickly than 2018?!

We had a lovely Christmas time. Our office closed midday on the 20th of December and didn't reopen until January 7!  What a smashing break!  We hung out with family and ate out and did Christmas things. Our Christmas ...

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January 21, 2019
A Christmas Tree Quilt for My Sofa from Crafty Sewing and Quilting


I am in a Facebook Group, where we have a quilt block lottery once a month.  It's called "Swapping Sisters".  We are currently doing a "Sew Along". 

Here's how the Quilt Block Lottery works:  
At the beginning of the month, they post the quilt block we are making. You sign up to make one or two or up to four quilt blocks.  You make them and take a photo and post that you have completed your quilt block or blocks.  At the end of the month, they have a drawing. Your name is entered as many times as ...

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January 11, 2019
Time Flies! from - Barb Robson ::: quilter

Nephew Rob, Mom and Don

Nephew Rob, Mom and Don

Yes, time flies when you are having fun! Except this past year has had more challenges than fun. I just didn’t feel like writing about it all. Yes, there were good times and great moments but somehow I let the difficult times and sad moments take over. The last thing I wanted was to sound like I was saying “oh, poor me”. Life just moves along so here I am back and determined to use this space, share my quilting and the grand adventures we will have. In a nutshell my brother Don (my ...

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January 8, 2019
Keeping Christmas from From the Strawberry Patch...

The view has changed from my seat; every evening I sit in this very spot to read or plan tomorrow's activities. I sit quietly and count my blessings. In one day the view has changed dramatically. This reminds me of a children's puzzle page where one is asked to spot and circle the differences in the two pictures. Despite the visual differences I pray that my heart and mind will keep Christmas

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Keeping Christmas from From the Strawberry Patch...

The view has changed from my seat; every evening I sit in this very spot to read or plan tomorrow's activities. I sit quietly and count my blessings. In one day the view has changed dramatically. This reminds me of a children's puzzle page where one is asked to spot and circle the differences in the two pictures. Despite the visual differences I pray that my heart and mind will keep Christmas

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January 5, 2019
More holiday blocks from Quilting and More...

The fifth and sixth blocks from the newest San Francisco Stitch Company series were issued a few days ago, and I was at a good stopping point in my current project, so I went ahead and embroidered them. I think there are only six more to go of each size, and I’m loving them all! […]

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January 4, 2019
» A Quilter and The Chief

Merry Christmas 2018

(Christmas picture taken by Alex, while we all camped at Del Mar RV Park 
on the Camp Pendleton Marine Base!)

2018 marked our 40th anniversary! 
Our kids and grandkids surprised us with an impromptu celebration including a delicious chocolate ice cream cake shared amongst family and friends. To celebrate, we treated ourselves to a 15 day South Pacific Cruise, (ports in Papeete & Bora Bora, Tahiti, American Samoa, Western Samoa, Fiji, New Caledonia, Brisbane & Sydney, Australia).
We met a lot of nice people on this cruise!
It was a wonderful trip! 

Also during 2018, Nicole & David celebrated 15 ...

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January 2, 2019
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! from A Prim and (not so) Proper Quilter

Yesterday was my blog's 6th birthday. I've been slacking on the posts over the past year and probably won't be much better this year, but who knows? Let's reminisce about December, shall we?
My sister's masterpiece work on my Christmas tree
I had lots of ideas for decorating this year, but didn't get as much done as I would have liked. But, I had so much fun MAKING after several months of no studio work. It felt great to be back in the studio again and since school starts on January 9, I am ...

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January 1, 2019
Winter Solstice from Daisychain Quilter

We have arrived again at my favourite time of the year - Winter Solstice.  This year my family and I are celebrating the winter solstice in Brittany France.  The sunset sets an hour later here than in the UK so it feels like spring in Plounevez-Lochrist.

As we wave goodbye to another winter, I would like to wish everyone 'Bon Noel et Bonne Annee'.


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» Quilt Doodle Doodles



A Quilter's Dream come true!
'Twas the night before Christmas,
And the quilts were not made.
The threads were all tangled, the cookies delayed.
The stocking weren't hung, the pantry was bare.
The poor weary Quilter, was tearing her hair.
Stacks of fat quarters, tipped over in streams.
Visions of Log Cabins, had turned into dreams.

When what to her wondering eyes should appear,
But a bus full of quilters with all of their gear.
They went straight to work with just a few mutters,
Sorting and stitching and brandishing cutters.
The patterns emerged from all of the ...

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» Quilt Doodle Doodles...



A Quilter's Dream come true!
'Twas the night before Christmas,
And the quilts were not made.
The threads were all tangled, the cookies delayed.
The stocking weren't hung, the pantry was bare.
The poor weary Quilter, was tearing her hair.
Stacks of fat quarters, tipped over in streams.
Visions of Log Cabins, had turned into dreams.

When what to her wondering eyes should appear,
But a bus full of quilters with all of their gear.
They went straight to work with just a few mutters,
Sorting and stitching and brandishing cutters.
The patterns emerged from all of the ...

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