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November 8, 2018
New Pattern—A Cottage Christmas Stocking from Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye

Christmas will be here before we know it! The stores everywhere (on this continent and across the pond) are laden with all sorts of holiday items.  We thought we'd join them with a new pattern that you can make to grace your Christmas fireplace mantel.  

Introducing our Cottage Christmas Stocking!



This stocking pattern came about as I (Kara) found out that my guild, the Black Forest Quilt Guild, has a yearly stocking exchange. The Christmas style here in Germany tends to be a little bit more subdued, so I decided to make a stocking out of wool and in ...

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October 9, 2018
Forgot to show this one! from Applique 'n Patch Quilting

I was going through my photos and realized that this quilt has not been shown.  It will be going on the wall later this fall and winter.  Happy days, for sure.


I wanted to capture the beauty of the fabrics against the autumn colours.    This photo was taken in our backyard.  No bears ..... I looked around to be sure before climbing the steps.

The following two photos were taken about 10 mins. later when the sun wasn't shining.  What a huge difference in the colour value.
 I just love rail fence blocks!  They are so timeless.
Quilt details:
Started ...

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August 16, 2018
Well ... that was an oopsie! from Applique 'n Patch Quilting

My sister and I have been at the cottage for the last five days.  It was hot, hot, hot.  Not much in the way of stitching got done.  The nights were cool and that gave us a bit of a reprieve.  Book reading took over. 

Still, I did some work on my snowball top.  Sitting on the front porch soaking in whatever cool breeze came off the lake.

My sister pulled out her knitting bag and I snickered and asked about the shawl that she has started and tore out numerous times because of mistakes.  I snickered again as she ...

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August 7, 2018
The long way home from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

While I was having fun at the cottage, it was time to come home and it took me all day to do so.

I did spend the night at Susan's cottage. What a very nice place. I have to laugh - People have cottages that are way nicer than where I grew up as a kid!  Anyway, I decided to sleep in the bunkie despite the warnings about serial killers and bears as possible threats. No those threats were not real, but amazing how some people need the safety of a "house" around them. I guess if I survived a ...

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July 11, 2018
Triangles top from Applique 'n Patch Quilting

It was a busy weekend for me and my sister.  Babysitting two young nieces/grandchildren.  They were good, but busy.  By the end of Monday evening, we were all tired.  Everyone was very happy to see the parents back home.  Everyone.  You know what I mean!  LOL

Anyway, the final applique triangles were sewn onto this top.  This top is done and I must get busy marking for machine quilting.  Just simple straight lines.  Nothing fancy.  A little girl will be moving to a big girl bed this summer and it would be nice for her to have her quilt ...

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