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November 19, 2021
The Birth of an Idea on Off the Wall Friday from Creations - Quilts, Art, Whatever by Nina-Marie Sayre

 


Honestly, I don't know how it can be Thursday already!  Work is crazy, the snow has started to fly (yes SNOW #lifeonLakeErie) and the holidays are just around the corner.  In all of this, I got the bright idea to try to enter Sacred Threads 2022.  With the deadline  fast approaching, it suddenly got moved to the top of my to-do list.   The only problem is I have no clue of what I want to enter.  I thought it would be fun to blog out how I go about coming up with a new design.  (Notice the use of ...

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November 10, 2021
More Masks from Becca's Crazy Projects

It seems the masks we've been wearing for almost a year are starting to show their age. I wanted some novelty prints so I convinced my husband to take me to the big-box fabric store to pick up some licensed prints. Maybe no one needs a mask with Pokémon or Avengers but I wanted some. I also pulled that cut cat print out of my collection. 
These are going to be so much fun!
As usual, I have cut out way to many of these. Oh, well, they are still good to share with friends. 

If you want to ...

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November 1, 2021
lace and paper, an artist book [Flickr] from Karen Ann Ruane

contemporary embroidery posted a photo:

lace and paper, an artist book

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October 21, 2021
Favorite Fabrics & Threads to Stitch With from Where Art & Life Meet

Yesterday I released a new YouTube Video: My Top Ten Favorite Threads For Hand Stitching. As a follow up to that video, I’m adding my favorite materials to use, as well. Click on any highlighted text for more information. Fabrics: Pat Pauly’s gorgeous hand dyed linens.  My absolute favorite thing to stitch on is 100% […]

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October 14, 2021
This Too Is Grief from Where Art & Life Meet

Stitch, put on the design wall, evaluate, consider, take down, add a new element, stitch, put back up on the design wall, take a photograph, consider, have an idea, take down, thread up a new color, take a chance, take a risk, take a breath, stitch and then the tears arrive.  Not a few drops […]

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October 12, 2021
The Wisdom I’ve Gained From Hand Stitching from Where Art & Life Meet

In 2015 or was it 2016(?) things were in flux. I was re-evaluating what I was doing, where I was headed, what I wanted…  There were a number of things going on that led to this, but it was one of those moments that didn’t seem particularly extraordinary or even interesting, but in hindsight I […]

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September 16, 2021
Pat Pauly and Inspiration from Where Art & Life Meet

First things first… Pat Pauly!  I just posted my interview with Pat Pauly on my YouTube channel.  For those of you who may not be familiar with Pat, she is a brilliant, multi-talented artist, who also hand paints and dyes fabrics that she sells on her website, is a sought after teacher and does the […]

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blue and white [Flickr] from Karen Ann Ruane

contemporary embroidery posted a photo:

blue and white

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as requested from Karen Ann Ruane

design for embroidery, blue and white

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September 14, 2021
Getting Back to Work from Where Art & Life Meet

I just finished editing the final video of our Africa trip. If you’re interested in following along I created a playlist: African Adventures and you can subscribe to get email notifications whenever a new video is posted. The last video of that trip will post on Saturday. A couple of fun things are in the […]

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September 7, 2021
This is Grief, I’m Told from Where Art & Life Meet

There are moments that feel impossible and others that fly by unnoticed. Mostly I’m exhausted almost constantly, as though a perpetual scrim has enveloped me, making everything feel heavier, cloudier, more difficult to sort through. It’s not terrible, just different. This is grief, I’m told. This morning is one of those heavier moments. Maybe it’s […]

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August 17, 2021
Our African Adventure: Rwanda! from Where Art & Life Meet

It’s impossible not to contemplate the genocide that ravaged this country, when more than one million people were massacred in 100 days. Think about that. Resulting in a collective trauma that is still felt by so many to this day. It was a brutal time demonstrating the worst aspects of colonialism and the racism that […]

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August 12, 2021
Prepping for Africa from Where Art & Life Meet

Off we go on our grand adventure to Africa tomorrow! Here is a little recap of the last 24 hours… Yesterday: Wake up to find we have been sent a notification from the airlines that our flight has been cancelled. Wait, what?!??? My heart skips a beat, a precursor to the flood of panic that […]

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August 10, 2021
Livestreaming, My Bernina & Africa from Where Art & Life Meet

As it turns out the bobbin winder on my new Bernina is broken. Silly me, thinking I could wind the bobbin upside down, I didn’t realize this until it was too late, and it did us both in. Off to the shop it will go, but in the meantime, I continue to fine tune my […]

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August 5, 2021
Stitching, Sewing & Cats from Where Art & Life Meet

There are still spaces left for The Basics Workshop! This workshop is for any and all who want to learn basic design concepts, techniques, stitches and have lots and lots of fun. Hurry and sign up now before it fills up. I did a livestream for my Patrons yesterday using my newly organized space and […]

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July 27, 2021
Visiting my Mother from Where Art & Life Meet

I’ve been traveling. Though I must say that though this trip to visit my mother and sister is a long one, involving connections and then an hour and a half drive, it was about as flawless and easy as traveling can be during these bizarre times. First off, the La Guardia Airport has done an […]

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July 22, 2021
The Joy of Taking a Pat Pauly Workshop & Panic from Where Art & Life Meet

As I mentioned in my last post, I put my hand stitching aside in order to take a Pat Pauly virtual workshop. It was all about line, setting, composition and boy did she pack a lot into those two days. So much fun! I’m not a quilter. I just have to say that. I mean […]

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July 20, 2021
Working & a Working Studio from Where Art & Life Meet

Wait, what??? I know, I know. You’re wondering if you stumbled upon the wrong blog. You’re thinking – what has she done? Where are all her beautiful threads that I so covet? What’s going on around here? Never fear. My threads, and everything else hand stitching related, are all, somewhat, neatly stacked on the floor […]

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July 4, 2021
Quilt News! New AHIQ Quilt Challenge, Modern Art Quilt or Asymmetrical Quilt? Hand Quilting Progress on Orange X Block Medallion Quilt, June Wedding, Happy July! from Crazy Victoriana

One of my most asymmetrical art quilts, finished a few years ago.

My corsage for the June wedding in San Juan Bautista, Ca Mission.

A view of the San Juan Bautista Mission.

Another of my asymmetrical art quilts, this one was published, Santa Clara Rush.

This is one of my symmetrical quilt tops, Ponies.

Hand quilting progress on my Orange X Block Medallion Quilt.

 

Quilt news and happy July 4th!

June was the wedding month around here with a fabulous wedding in San Juan Bautista, CA, 
and with grand children running around and gorgeous scenery it was a blessing.

And ...

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July 1, 2021
It’s so hot… from Where Art & Life Meet

Dedicated to all of you who are in areas of the world where the heat is the only topic anyone’s talking about. From the south there’s this one: “It’s hotter’n a blister bug in a pepper patch.” And this one: It’s so dang hot, I just saw a hound dog chasing a rabbit and they […]

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