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January 1, 2020
This border took forever... from Elsie Quilts

Foundation paper piecing is a favored technique -- repetition is not. Thirty-six of these blocks nearly made me decide to quit this project and go fishing (or shopping). Anyway, they are done, on the center, and waiting for an idea of what to do with the rest of it. I don't want to make the full quilt as the rest of the borders are more of the same... bitty pieces that take forever. I'm thinking something plain and calling it a lap quilt. Colors are a bit off in this photo but you get the idea. That last border ...

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December 31, 2019
December UFO & WIP Link Up from The Crafty Quilter

It’s the last day of the month and of 2019! The December UFO & WIP Link Up is way overdue – but it’s here (I had technical difficulties while in Texas). So, I’ve extended the end date to January 7, 2020. For more information about the 2019 UFO & WIP Challenge, go here.

The prize package for December includes a Nifty Needles assortment pack by Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet, two mini charm packs of Walkabout by Sherri & Chelsi for Moda Fabrics, Pineapple Quilt Block Foundation Paper by Fat Quarter Shop, an Add-A-Quarter PLUS ruler, and my latest ...

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My Christmas from Jo's Country Junction

My Christmas was really good.  I hope yours was too.  I think I did okay with my gifting and I know I got great gifts….

Here’s a few pictures from our day.  The Friedmans and Karl were here…oh, and Georgia too.


Kelli had to work the day shift at the hospital and Jason offered to do chores so the other people at his farm could spend time with family.

Christmas isn’t a big day our house…and it’s WAY simple.  In fact, after looking the pictures, I realized I forgot to comb my hair.  I came ...

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An Eating Machine from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Addie is really growing. She’s so tall. I bought her size 10-12 pajamas and they fit. She’s outgrown her size 8 jeans (length) and I bought size 10 and they just fit. She takes gymnastics and has muscular thighs and she’s so tall. I asked her if she’s the tallest girl in her class and...

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December 28, 2019
Gift Giving Idea from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

One of Chad’s friend’s parents bought the house across the street from Chad and they’re moving in this weekend. We had looked at the house and the location would have been perfect but the house wasn’t so we didn’t get it but I thought . . Addie and I can make Lasagna or something like...

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My “more or less list”……and ONE WORD from Quilting with Kimberly

A new year and a new decade is just around the corner. I’ve been thinking of things I’d like to do (or not do, as the case may be) beginning in 2020. I wouldn’t call them “resolutions” exactly, but things which will enhance my life and happiness level. Here are a few of my musings from this morning in a “more or less” format:

More:

  • Prayer and trusting God. With everything in my life. 
  • Quiet time.
  • Time for relaxation. (In the spirit of transparency, I’m not a person who relaxes easily.)
  • Creativity, designing and actual sewing ...

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A Winter Hike with T.H. from Val's Quilting Studio

This holiday season our daughter got engaged! We are beyond excited for her and her new fiance especially since it means we have inherited three more wonderful grands to love and spoil! God bless them as they create their blended family with FIVE boys in the age range of two to ten. 

Thus, this weekend I picked up the oldest for his 1st weekend of "Grammy Camp".
(He can use a break from all the littles I'm sure.)

First thing we did was go on my favorite Table Rock Trail  hike in Boise.  It's a 3.7 mile ...

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Post-Christmas Report from From the Strawberry Patch...

All of the super-secret stitching that went on around here before Christmas can finally be revealed. The family in the Capital City (3 out of 4 of them) wanted weighted blankets this year. In fact, Mason has been asking for one for MONTHS! He was very specific about what he wanted: snow camo (I didn't even know that this was a thing until I looked it up!), and he wanted his to be twin-sized (12

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Post-Christmas Report from From the Strawberry Patch...

All of the super-secret stitching that went on around here before Christmas can finally be revealed. The family in the Capital City (3 out of 4 of them) wanted weighted blankets this year. In fact, Mason has been asking for one for MONTHS! He was very specific about what he wanted: snow camo (I didn't even know that this was a thing until I looked it up!), and he wanted his to be twin-sized (12

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Pin It Weekly #300 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Yay! We made it! 300 PIW posts! And, yes, still pinning. Want to know the stats? Go here. Want to see what's pinning? Stay for a spell.



chillypepperhothothot:  Western Fire by kylewrightHistoric windmill on the shortgrass prairie near Keota in Eastern Colorado


Lafourche Crossing, Thibodaux, LA. Because the wonder does not end at the parish line

Louisiana Bayou.

Fountainbleu State Park, Louisiana


mantle

Arepa saludable de zanahoria, hojuelas de avena y cilantro picadito. Al usar zanahoria rallada y hojuelas de avena hace la masa más compacta y usas menos harina (solo 4 cucharadas para 2-3 arepas). Receta fit Christmas Projects, Christmas Items, Christmas Nativity, Christmas Home, Rustic Christmas, Outdoor Christmas, Christmas 2019, Christmas Holidays, Christmas Wreaths

Diy Christmas Decoration #christmas




And for the first time, photos of our family Christmas.
Thanks for visiting!

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December 27, 2019
Hope All Had An Awesome Christmas!! from Quilting My Way

I took yesterday off. I wanted to blog but then got busy. It was an awesome Christmas for us! I hope it was just as great for you!

Yesterday I baked some rolls for supper. It was just mom, Patrick and I. I do miss not being able to spend Christmas with my kids, but they have there world to be in.

I did get some awesome gifts. Phil and Emily gave me a quilter's mat and rotary cutter. They also gave me some potholders that they made!! I love them! It's so cool to get a handmade ...

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She’s My Granddaughter! from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Addie told me that she has her own jar of Vicks VapoRub! My grandparents, my parents, myself and now Addie . . we’re never without our Vicks VapoRub. I was getting my bottle out to put by the bed and she said “You know I have my own bottle!” I asked her what she uses...

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December 26, 2019
I'm Back! New Look! New Purpose! from Val's Quilting Studio

My goal for 2019 was to be authentic as my husband and I found ourselves at a crossroad that would find us making an intentional, major shift in our lives both emotionally and physically. It was time to accept what was truly no longer a healthy option for us and recreate a new life for ourselves.
Welcome 2019!

Life's journey is full of hills and valleys.  
But we can't give up when life get's hard.  I'm rebooting my blog after almost a year long sabbatical with a new face-life and mission. It is my hope to provide weekly ...

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December 25, 2019
Merry Christmas and a Winner! from Cat Patches


Hey, Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays! Happy Hanukkah! Happy Kwanzaa! And those are all the holiday greetings I know, so my apologies if I left you out. We had a very nice celebration here...good food, good company, good wine. Here we are all gathered around the holiday table, ready to dig in.


Side dishes by Mom. Prime rib roast by Mike. Salad by Mae. Unlike Thanksgiving, I remembered to take a picture of the pretty dessert Erik and Mae picked up at a local bakery. It was the perfect thing...very light, and so it went down easy after a ...

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Merry Christmas and a Winner! from ... Cat Patches


Hey, Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays! Happy Hanukkah! Happy Kwanzaa! And those are all the holiday greetings I know, so my apologies if I left you out. We had a very nice celebration here...good food, good company, good wine. Here we are all gathered around the holiday table, ready to dig in.


Side dishes by Mom. Prime rib roast by Mike. Salad by Mae. Unlike Thanksgiving, I remembered to take a picture of the pretty dessert Erik and Mae picked up at a local bakery. It was the perfect thing...very light, and so it went down easy after a ...

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The Laquidara Christmas Story from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

You know it wouldn’t be Christmas without my favorite Christmas story . . all the way back from 2009. Vince will see this post and he will say . . now I remember why I don’t want to live there! Oh, how beautiful!  A white Christmas! There’s lots of snow . . maybe 8″.  And,...

The post The Laquidara Christmas Story appeared first on Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara.

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MERRY CHRISTMAS & from Nestlings By Robin

whatever holiday you celebrate!
I didn't decorate at home so 
here is a peek at Christmases past:)
 2010
 2016
2018
Today I get to be with my family
including both daughters and their
guys, my mother, my brother and nephew
(plus a few puppies:)

It will be a weekend full of hockey, 
display lights, card games, laughter, 
food, some tears, and the 
new Star Wars movie! YAY!

HUG those dear to you
whether in person or virtually.
Those virtual hugs can be just
as valuable to someone's soul
because they know they are loved.
~R




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December 24, 2019
All is Calm, All is Bright from The Inbox jaunt

Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah Quilters! After weeks of preparing-our houses and our hearts-Christmas and Hanukkah are here! From My House to YOURS: Pretty Packages and the Menorah Tutorial Be sure to check in at BERNINA’s We All Sew for tutorials with fun videos! Menorah    Pretty Packages    May heaven and nature sing! Wishing…

The post All is Calm, All is Bright appeared first on Lori Kennedy Quilts.

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December 22, 2019
One Rooster – Gone! from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

you’ve never raised chickens are any time of farm animals, you may feel we’ve been cruel but life is very different when raising far animals than living in the city with a cat or dog so . . no criticism please. It’s a fact that more than one rooster is a problem. They’re downright brutal...

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December 20, 2019
Rita’s Bed from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Last night once I put Rita in her bed, I took a picture. This is the link to the bed we bought. I either had to take the photo from the other side of the bed or crawl in the bed to get a better shot so I crawled in the bed. The ecru part...

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