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March 18, 2019
Stiching, Mail Art, and Reading from Bayou Quilts

I haven't made much more progress on the white piece, but I am stitching daily.  Sometimes for a short time, setting the timer for 15 or 20 minutes, but frequently going on much longer.

   
The stitch meditations I've started are using  scraps 
from discharged fabric that I used for a small art quilt years ago.  

The idea of the stitch meditation is to spend 15 minutes total, from pulling the fabrics and threads to the actual stitching, but I usually find myself enjoying the stitching and continuing for up to 30 minutes if I feel like it.  These ...

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stab stitch [Flickr] from Karen Ann Ruane

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stab stitch

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a little bit of stab stitch from Karen Ann Ruane

a little bit of stab stitch, a video

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March 17, 2019
YOU TOO CAN LEARN EMBROIDERY from ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP

The Beginning Embroidery group met at the Attic Window Quilt Shop last week.  Marilyn (standing on right) is the teacher.  Wait until you see what she can do.  But first let me show you something.
 This is a beginning embroidery class.  The students are asked to bring a quilt sandwich. much like a crazy quilt block. This is what they learn and practice on.
This is another piece of practice sandwich.  I just love all these beautiful stitches.
And look what you can do once you get proficient at embroidery.  This is a pillow teacher Marilyn made.
 This is a ...

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Spring Mug Rug (cross stitch, hand stitching and quilt) from France Nadeau

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A very hungry hippo from Quilting and More...

I saw this adorable pattern for a cell phone case online and decided to make it for my granddaughter. I figured that, even if she didn’t want to use it for her phone, she could use it for something else. The hippo is really cute and is made completely in the hoop, but the instructions […]

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charm square [Flickr] from Karen Ann Ruane

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Teacups Embroidered Block from From My Carolina Home

This month’s block for the Teacups quilt along is an embroidered block.  The quilt along is a mixed techniques one, so I am throwing in some handwork.  This was mainly due to the complexity of the design I wanted for the sugar and creamer, more delicate and intricate.  If you haven’t joined us for this quilt along, it isn’t too late to start, just click on Teacups Quilt Along for all the posts with the block downloads, book reference or instructions.  The other blocks so far are paper pieced, regular pieced, and applique featuring mostly teacups, with ...

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March 16, 2019
touching base . . . from Count it *all* JOY!

Greetings!  Just checking in real briefly to update my shoulder progress . . .
Which, all things considered, is going extremely well!  I'm very pleased, as are my PT gurus and my doc. What I need to be careful of is not getting ahead of myself; I feel so good I want to do things it's not time to do yet. Yikes! 

And to say Happy National Quilting Day! I'm totally bummed that I'm not ready to do any quilting (or stitching of any kind, for that matter--typing is exhausting enough), but when I googled "national quilting day", I ...

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Redding, California from ... Cat Patches

Good morning, friends! We had a long day of driving yesterday...370 miles to reach Redding, California. We're staying at a park we've stayed in before when heading south. It's pretty nice...right off the freeway, and so a little bit noisy, but not enough to keep us awake. We were pooped pups when we arrived, having spent the last couple of days making lots of trips in and out packing food and personal belongings. But all that is pretty well forgotten when we awaken on the first day of a trip.

So let's just see ...

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Redding, California from Cat Patches

Good morning, friends! We had a long day of driving yesterday...370 miles to reach Redding, California. We're staying at a park we've stayed in before when heading south. It's pretty nice...right off the freeway, and so a little bit noisy, but not enough to keep us awake. We were pooped pups when we arrived, having spent the last couple of days making lots of trips in and out packing food and personal belongings. But all that is pretty well forgotten when we awaken on the first day of a trip.

So let's just see ...

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papers and ribbons, a ledger page [Flickr] from Karen Ann Ruane

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papers and ribbons, a ledger page

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March 15, 2019
Multiplying Like Rabbits from Quilting and More...

The ladies at my local quilt group really liked the biscornu cushion that I made some time back, so they asked me to teach them the biscornu technique. To get ready for yesterday’s session for that, I made another pin cushion, and then I also made another “shell” of one, but I didn’t stuff it so […]

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hand made trim for an edge [Flickr] from Karen Ann Ruane

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hand made trim for an edge

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playing with trims from Karen Ann Ruane

for an edge...a braid, a trim

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March 14, 2019
Lovely Botanicals: The Academy of Appliqué 2019 from Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye

How can a week possibly fly by so quickly?! When you are having an outstanding time, that's how! That was our experience last week in Williamsburg, Virginia, at the Academy of Appliqué. One minute, we were unpacking and setting up to teach, and in two stitches with our needles, we were packing to come home. Well, my home; Kara came here with me (Teri) for a few more days before heading back to Germany.




As always, we want to thank Barbara Blanton, left, for all her work in creating this spectacular venue where lovers of appliqué can gather to ...

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Topsy-Turvy from Cat Patches

Okay, so a few of you with sharp eyes noticed the problems with the "Festival" block yesterday. Actually, I'd seen it too, right after I took a picture of it. The bottom row is upside down.


But that was okay because I noticed it right away...fixed it...and then took another picture.


Only by the time I wrote my blog post yesterday morning, I'd forgotten the whole sordid mess and posted the wrong picture. Busted! Congresspeople have gone to jail for less. Anyway...thank you for showing me the error of my ways and giving me a ...

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Topsy-Turvy from ... Cat Patches

Okay, so a few of you with sharp eyes noticed the problems with the "Festival" block yesterday. Actually, I'd seen it too, right after I took a picture of it. The bottom row is upside down.


But that was okay because I noticed it right away...fixed it...and then took another picture.


Only by the time I wrote my blog post yesterday morning, I'd forgotten the whole sordid mess and posted the wrong picture. Busted! Congresspeople have gone to jail for less. Anyway...thank you for showing me the error of my ways and giving me a ...

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A Day for Blocks from Cat Patches

All the monthly sew-along blocks are finished now, and I can head south with a clear conscience. Not that my conscience would have been anything but clear. I only mention it to fool you into thinking there's some sort of morality in my sewing room. There isn't. Projects get started willy-nilly without a care for how many years it will take to bring them to completion. Think of it as rogue sewing.

The Day was set aside to do two blocks for the CTC Sewalong. These are the Countdown to Christmas blocks published in the Moda Bake Shop ...

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A Day for Blocks from ... Cat Patches

All the monthly sew-along blocks are finished now, and I can head south with a clear conscience. Not that my conscience would have been anything but clear. I only mention it to fool you into thinking there's some sort of morality in my sewing room. There isn't. Projects get started willy-nilly without a care for how many years it will take to bring them to completion. Think of it as rogue sewing.

The Day was set aside to do two blocks for the CTC Sewalong. These are the Countdown to Christmas blocks published in the Moda Bake Shop ...

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