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December 12, 2018
The Advent Gift Expression from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

I talked to Nicole this evening and she shed a little light on Addie’s expression. She opened the package, saw the Barbie shoes . . she already had that package of shoes. Am I supposed to know everything she has? I told Nicole they could take it back and get something else but she said...

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Where was I? from Quilting with Kimberly

A quick catch-up

So much has happened in the last month or so and I’ve been remiss in not posting more frequently here on the blog. I thought about writing a long follow-up about my trips and teaching engagements, such as the International Quilt Market and Festival in Houston with tons of photos, but it would take me several hours. And honestly, that was just one of many things happening for us here in the past six weeks. So I’ll just write a quick catch-up since you are likely as busy getting ready for the holidays as I ...

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December 11, 2018
Grinch Pancakes from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

The picture isn’t mine so I’m not copying it but please go to this website and look at the picture! We are doing that when I’m in MO. I figure that would be great for Christmas Eve. Depending on when Chad’s working, we might do it for breakfast or we might do it for dinner....

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Baking Weekend from Jo's Country Junction

We had a baking weekend planned for some time now.  It’s not our family tradition but I always bake before Christmas…not to the extent we did this time around but there are definitely sugary home baked goodies around here this time of year.

The girls proposed a backing weekend and I was right on board.  It just so happened that Buck was also coming home the same weekend to go deer hunting so I asked if the kids could come.  Scott came and Lucy stayed home with mommy.  Carver was thrilled that Scotty was coming…we all were ...

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December 8, 2018
More Advent Gifts Opened from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

You can see by Addie’s face which ones are not so exciting. This one was Christmas themed erasers. This one was Christmas stickers. She liked today’s package. It’s a foamish gingerbread house.   Nicole said she couldn’t wait to get it put together. She kept asking Nicole if they could build a real gingerbread house....

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December 7, 2018
Addie and The Pizza Song from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

When Addie was much younger, she didn’t see me a lot and she didn’t want to be with me without her mom. She was about a year old when they left her with me one night when they went to Walmart. She cried so much, I had to call them to come home. Within the...

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December 6, 2018
2018 Christmas House Tour- The Art of Home from Jacquelynne Steves

We have our new office ready for the holidays! Last weekend, our new office building was on the Yuletide Tour in historic Salem, NJ. We spent lots of time (and totally blew the budget!!) decorating and getting ready.  The 1821 building is decorated with both traditional and contemporary touches. Come take a tour with us! First of all- isn't Alfie handsome, wearing his red bow for the festivities? And here he is relaxing a little bit before people started to arrive: Read More

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Let's play catch up! from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Since I've not been able to blog the many goings-on in my life, I thought I'd just get it all in at one time. Or try to anyway.
Let's start with cute. Or ugly. Either way. A miniature horse newborn that looks like a donkey. Sweet little thing has no idea just how ugly she is. 

Momma and baby doing fine
within minutes of birth.
Two days later and she looks
even more like a donkey.











I've managed a little sewing.
A couple of burp cloths for baby Ryder due in January
And a couple of ...

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December 4, 2018
Christmas at Barbie’s House from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Nicole loves decorating for Christmas. This is the first Christmas they’ve had in their house and she and Chad have been busy decorating. She posted this picture the other day. Addie put a Christmas tree in her Barbie house. Vince said he saw the other day where someone had 3D printed a toilet for Barbie’s...

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December 3, 2018
Barbie Clothes from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

I’m not sure but I might be a little more excited about Christmas than Addie. For a brief moment, I thought about making some Barbie clothes for Addie. She has all different sizes of Barbies. She has the Barbies her mom had as a little girl, and she has some new ones too. Thankfully I...

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December 2, 2018
Car Seat Quilts from Colleen Quilts Too!

My daughter and son-in-law have just had twins!  A boy and a girl.  I'm not posting pictures, as I haven't got permission from them to do so, but I do have pictures of quilts (surprise!)


I made them each a quilt to cover their carseat.  This is a Moda Bakeshop pattern, the Sophie Car Seat Cover, by Jennie Pickett.  I saved it years ago, as it was so cute - and I knew it would come in handy in the Canadian climate.

Here are my versions:


The colour is off, as I took the picture indoors, after dark.  They ...

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Day 2 of Addie’s Advent Gifts from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Today’s gift was “Polar Friends” and it was foamy little characters you put together. I was afraid today wasn’t going to be as exciting because the unicorn tree ornament was probably the highlight of all the gifts. She loves putting things together so she seemed to enjoy it. Nicole said there were three little characters,...

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December 1, 2018
Addie’s First Advent Surprise from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Nicole sent pictures of Addie opening her first advent gift. I would say she’s happy with it. I told Nicole this one was breakable so she might want to supervise the opening. I had it all wrapped in bubble wrap and didn’t want Addie to rip into the bubble wrap and break it or drop...

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November Wrap Up from Needle and Foot

I have been thinking of all of you and keep thinking I should sit down and write a post.  However, this week was spent entirely on making custom orders I received over the Thanksgiving weekend.  This time of year always means lots of orders for Chemex and French Press cozies.  I don’t mind making them but it certainly takes away from any time to quilt or make other fun items.  Over the holiday weekend I had eight orders for these sorts of items and I finished up the last two yesterday. That means this weekend I get to work ...

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The Lost Chicken from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Yesterday when we noticed the little chicken was missing, we looked everywhere for it. The one remaining little chicken looked so lost and alone. Last night when Vince put the chickens up he looked to see if it was in the coop somewhere and didn’t see it so we figured it was gone for good....

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November 30, 2018
Movie Review: Bohemian Rhapsody from Jo's Country Junction

When I designed this quilt that was featured in our quilt book, Karl was sitting on the computer next to mine and was listening to the song Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen.  This quilt ended up needing a name so when the time came, I named the quilt Bohemian Rhapsody.
BohemianRhapsodyThis is still one of my favorite quilts.  I LOVE the fabrics.  LOTS!!  (Read about the quilt here.)

I went on and made another one…(Read about it here)

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So when I heard they were making a movie about Queen called Bohemian Rhapsody I thought Karl and I better go.

When ...

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#21 Didn’t Make It from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

#21 isn’t the only thing that didn’t make it.   

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November 29, 2018
Warm Toes from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Last night, Nicole sent me this on FB and my response: I called her and she said that when it’s cold, Addie only wants to wear the socks I made her. She said they’re the only ones that keep her toes warm. How sweet is that?? So, in addition to finishing the unicorn sweater, finishing...

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November 28, 2018
Cutest Vest! from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

If you have halfway decent sewing skills, and you have girls in your life, you need to check out this pattern:  McCalls M7427. The pattern includes sizes 7 – 14. Hobby Lobby had one made up and there is just almost no sewing to it at all. They used a fabric similar to this: Their...

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November 27, 2018
Christmas Aprons from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Last night I was looking for cookie recipes that Addie and I can make and deliver around town. I want some cookie recipes that are fairly easy. She will lose interest quickly and I’ll be left making all the cookies. You’re more than welcome to share easy and delicious cookie recipes . . just don’t...

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