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November 24, 2022
Cleaning FEVER! from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

The writing is done! Am I getting better? Or am I better prepared? It seems to take less time than it did in the past - I think my hands are getting faster at getting the thoughts on "paper," and I'm better at editing as my grammar improves. I used to fight with Grammarly to understand what they were telling me. It does NOT like Passive Voice, and I used to struggle with writing in the Active Voice. It's all good -- the writing is done!


And the dates are fixed up. I HOPE! Gosh -- by letting the calendar do ...

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January 11, 2022
New Year, New Perspective from From the Strawberry Patch...

So, I've got a new perspective moving forward. Less is more, simpler is better. We'll see how it goes. Christmas is taken down and stowed away for another eleven months. It took me two full days this year, one for take down and the second for cleaning and organizing what's being put away. I suppose that's a direct reflection of getting older. That second part (cleaning and organizing) triggered

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New Year, New Perspective from From the Strawberry Patch...

So, I've got a new perspective moving forward. Less is more, simpler is better. We'll see how it goes. Christmas is taken down and stowed away for another eleven months. It took me two full days this year, one for take down and the second for cleaning and organizing what's being put away. I suppose that's a direct reflection of getting older. That second part (cleaning and organizing) triggered

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October 13, 2021
Cleaning Up, Clearing Out... from From the Strawberry Patch...

Since I've begun cross stitching again, it became vitally apparent that I needed a better system of organization for the needed supplies. The way it stood, as of a few days ago, is that the needed items were lurking in various and assorted zip-loc bags and storage bins, stashed here, there and everywhere. My project bags were hanging on the back of a doorknob filled to the gills with dissimilar

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Cleaning Up, Clearing Out... from From the Strawberry Patch...

Since I've begun cross stitching again, it became vitally apparent that I needed a better system of organization for the needed supplies. The way it stood, as of a few days ago, is that the needed items were lurking in various and assorted zip-loc bags and storage bins, stashed here, there and everywhere. My project bags were hanging on the back of a doorknob filled to the gills with dissimilar

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September 7, 2021
Will We? from From the Strawberry Patch...

Will we look back on these days and remember them fondly? If you follow this blog you might remember that our small mission congregation purchased a church back in March, we moved in during Holy Week and celebrated triumphantly on Easter Sunday worshipping, at long last, in our own space! With property ownership, naturally, comes new and added responsibilities. Who will maintain the space? Over

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Will We? from From the Strawberry Patch...

Will we look back on these days and remember them fondly? If you follow this blog you might remember that our small mission congregation purchased a church back in March, we moved in during Holy Week and celebrated triumphantly on Easter Sunday worshipping, at long last, in our own space! With property ownership, naturally, comes new and added responsibilities. Who will maintain the space? Over

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April 12, 2021
Visions and Dreams from From the Strawberry Patch...

Last week was A WEEK! Moving into the new church space in time for Holy Week and Easter was a blessing beyond measure. But, there was A LOT  of work to do behind the scenes, going forward, to organize and personalize the spaces within the new church to ensure functionality. I took on the task of cleaning out what had been used as a former storage closet off of the chancel and transforming it into

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Visions and Dreams from From the Strawberry Patch...

Last week was A WEEK! Moving into the new church space in time for Holy Week and Easter was a blessing beyond measure. But, there was A LOT  of work to do behind the scenes, going forward, to organize and personalize the spaces within the new church to ensure functionality. I took on the task of cleaning out what had been used as a former storage closet off of the chancel and transforming it into

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January 11, 2021
How are you doing? from QUilting By-You

How are your resolutions going? Are you finding it easier or harder to get into the swing of things this year?

I would like to say that I have dug right in to clean up my sewing room, but that hasn’t happened yet. The kids are getting ready to go back into school full time and my non shop days will no longer be spent supervising their education. That should give me some time to get back into my room, although I think first I would like to drink my morning coffee while it is still hot…..

Either way ...

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January 7, 2021
New Year, New Quilter from From the Strawberry Patch...

Gregory and his Star Wars quilt topOur two local grandchildren have had an extra week off from school this week. Gregory (and his sister) spent the day with us yesterday and helped us to un-decorate the house. There's something about packing away the trees and all the decorations that makes everything look so bare and wide-open; it's sort of a clean sweep and re-examination of spaces that, just

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New Year, New Quilter from From the Strawberry Patch...

Gregory and his Star Wars quilt topOur two local grandchildren have had an extra week off from school this week. Gregory (and his sister) spent the day with us yesterday and helped us to un-decorate the house. There's something about packing away the trees and all the decorations that makes everything look so bare and wide-open; it's sort of a clean sweep and re-examination of spaces that, just

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December 20, 2020
Mission: Organization from Appalachian Quilts

We have now lived here for a little over 5 years.  We still have not unpacked everything.  We still haven't finished remodeling - that's the 'excuse' albeit a valid one.  The house we moved from was over 6,000 s.f.  This house is a little over 1,800 s.f.  While we did get rid of a lot of "stuff", we still had a lot of "stuff".  In our defense, we have moved the house, my shop and the Hubs' shop.  It's a lot of "stuff".  My kitchen is teeny tiny and I have a lot of ...

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October 8, 2020
Organizing Threads, Stitching & Love from Where Art & Life Meet

Every now and then my work space becomes unmanageable. I’m not the most organized person, but I know where everything is in my little chaotic work area, until it reaches a point when I can’t stand it any more. So yesterday I did what my husband always does (he’s a masterful organizer) when he’s organizing… Continue reading Organizing Threads, Stitching & Love

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February 7, 2020
The State of the Sewing Room from Pinkadot Quilts


I have been working in sub-par conditions. Since the holidays I have been shoving things aside to work on what ever needed my attention.


I have things everywhere!


It's been a while since this floor saw a vacuum.


This is my work table, see what I mean?


There is an ironing board under all those quilts.


Workshop fabric from NOVEMBER!


It didn't take too long to put it into some order so I could at least get something done. I love this Mrs Meyer's Peony scented cleaner. My whole room smelled like spring!


I have lots of ...

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November 11, 2019
Weekend Chatter from Mama Spark's World

I had a really great weekend.   I got a lot of cleaning and meal prep done in the house on Saturday.   I spent most of the morning cleaning out the canned good pantry.   I took everything out of the cupboard, cleaned all the shelves, tossed out all expired food and put everything back inside grouped by what they were.   I also used a marker to put the expiration on all the canned goods.

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