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February 27, 2019
Creative Ways to Beat the Winter Blues, Podcast #96 from The Free Motion Quilting Project

We got seven straight days of rain last week and, yes, I was feeling pretty blue. I had to stop and work my way out of a dark spot and it made me think about how differently I work through sadness now than I did several years ago. See what I’m working on around the house and the huge progress I got on my new Eye of Calm goddess quilt during this podcast:

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January 13, 2018
Not so sure about this one from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

I've started a new project using scraps. All was going along fine, until I ran out of scraps! Can you believe that? I want a quilt that will be larger than 45 inches square. That's not much of a quilt, unless it's for a baby. 

I don't think this one is for a baby. Though that's the closest I am to knowing what it is to be. Anyway, I was really out of scraps! That meant only two choices: cut up some yardage to make scraps--which somehow defeats the purpose--or pull scraps from a bin ...

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October 25, 2017
Hello Imperfection! from Professional Quilter

The other day I read this quote from Zen Monk Shunryu Suzuki: “You are perfect just as you are, and you could use a little improvement.” I hesitate to say that the quote struck me as “perfect.” Some of us spend too much time worrying about getting it perfect that we don’t get it done. I’m putting myself in this category as a recovering perfectionist. How about you?

The problem with perfectionism

At first glance, you may think that everything needs to be perfect, that you need to be perfect. And if it’s not perfect, you may ...

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