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July 3, 2019
Camping from Mama Spark's World

We took our fifth wheel out to camp last weekend.   We belong to a camping network and have decided we want to try to use it more this year.   We headed out to Omer, MI about 2.5 hours north of home.  We always think it looks so big until we go camping and see  we are actually more medium to small sized! We travel with the cats in the cab of the truck.   They are the happiest when

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April 12, 2019
Friday Fun from Mama Spark's World

I have not had any time to sew as now hubby has the same virus I had!   A few days before he started to show symptoms though, Finny thought he needed to be groomed.   Here is a cute video of Finny "grooming" my hubby. Have a great weekend everyone and enjoy the video! ~XOP~

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January 28, 2019
CTC Sew-a-Long Link Up from Mama Spark's World

I managed to eek out one more of the Countdown to Christmas blocks last night.   It went together pretty quickly.   I am using fabric called Nordic Holiday.   It is an older line but oh so pretty.  The white is my FAVORITE, Lizzy House Pearl Bracelets. All of the blocks may be found on the Moda Bake Shop website.   You should go to their search and put in Countdown to Christmas.

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October 31, 2018
WIPs With Friends and Giveaway from Mama Spark's World

Hey there.  It's been awhile since I have had actual time to write one of these posts.  Anyone out there doing any sewing?  Halloween costumes?  Halloween Quilts?  Christmas stuff? Let's share what you are working on!   I have some adorable fabric to give away to someone if we can get 10 pictures shared on this post!   Me?   I am working on getting things ready for my trip to California

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October 17, 2018
Kitty Swap from Mama Spark's World

I participated in a swap of kitty things. I was in the pillow cover group. I made a pillow cover and a table runner and sent them to a person. A different person sent to me My package arrived yesterday. As you can see Cole was super excited about all the kitty stuffs in the box! You know him and his love of balls.  This was the first thing he grabbed out of the package. Finn

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September 24, 2018
Sewing With Cats (or in this case with Finn) from Mama Spark's World

I was working on my MSU quilt for the camper this weekend.  Or trying to anyway.   Finn decided that he wanted to be right next to me to "help". I am making 9 patch blocks and then will applique a Spartan head (It's really big, thanks to Carol D. for her pattern).   I am so close to having the patchwork sewn together.  It was tough with all my help.  (That paw though). I

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September 21, 2018
Catching Up from Mama Spark's World

I realize that I have not posted in awhile.   We went camping and my time was consumed with preparing to go and then the actual camping.   It was glorious!   Makes me want to retire even sooner.   We did manage to set a tentative date for my retirement, and I am so excited about that.   June 1, 2020.   OK on to our camping trip.  We camped at a campground in Standish, MI.  LOVED this

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September 12, 2018
Bee Blocks and Cleaning from Mama Spark's World

Just a quick minute to share. I finished my bee blocks for September. Cole was my helper. Additionally, my SIL is gearing up for a garage sale this weekend.  We have been bringing stuff to her, going through stuff from our garage and basement.   I decided last weekend to go through the fabric I had in bins, in my basement.   I managed to clear out EIGHT bins worth of

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August 29, 2018
I Did It! from Mama Spark's World

I totally finished the additional 6 quilts last night.   First I went out to dinner with my good friend at a new (to me) place for mediterranean food.   Let me just say it was AMAZING!   If you live in the Canton area you need to go and check out the Sheikh.  Here is their website.   Fresh hot bread, amazing garlic sauce and their hummus...YUM! OK back to the quilts.   I just had to put

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August 23, 2018
My Mouse Block and My Life from Mama Spark's World

I've been doing some pattern testing for Quilt Genius for her Mad Scientist quilt.   The latest block was done at my suggestion and inspiration.   I sent her a photo of what I thought it should be and she worked her magic to make it happen.  I absolutely LOVE this block.   My favorite of the entire series so far.   Her pattern for this should be available in the near future  (September, I

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August 15, 2018
WIPs With Friends from Mama Spark's World

I have been sewing when I get a minute, but it has been sporatic things.   I need to get my butt in gear and work on my pattern testing stuff and my kitty swap project.   I started on the pattern test block only to realize she needed to make some changes  ( or I should say, I wanted her to make some changes). This is the block, designed by Quilt Genius.  I can't wait to get started now

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August 1, 2018
WIPs With Friends from Mama Spark's World

I need to make another wedding quilt.  I decided that I would use grays, greenish grays and grayish blues.  I am making it all HST.  I wanted to use 7.5" blocks but ended up using 7.25" blocks. I had sewn all the HST that I had when sewing with my friends, but realized I needed more. I sewed what I had into pairs too. I cut more and sewed all the additional HST and got them all trimmed.

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July 10, 2018
Happy Tuesday from Mama Spark's World

When we were in GR for our visit we stopped at a garage sale on the way home. I found this darling needle case there. The lady just gave it to me. Made my day! We stopped in Mason on our way home too.  I picked up some fabrics that were on a pretty good sale. Mendocino octopi. This great background fabric from Allison Glass.  Sure wish they had more of this one! These

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June 25, 2018
Sewing With Cats from Mama Spark's World

Before I talk about sewing with my cats I wanted to let you all know why  I have not been responding to comments.   I am reading them all but blogger is not sending me the comments.   I am working on resolving the issue but apparently I am not the only one experiencing this.   I'm not sure why they changed this but it has been a pain.  I  have tried all the suggested "fixes" but they have

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June 22, 2018
Adopt Don't Shop from Mama Spark's World

Yesterday marked the one year mark of adding Finn and Cole to our family.   Remember these little babies? They have grown quite a bit into handsome young men.  I can't imagine our lives without them. This photo sums up how I feel. We adopted them from the Friends of Michigan Animals Rescue in Belleville.   The facility is amazing and they are always seeking

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June 15, 2018
Fri-YAY! from Mama Spark's World

I am SO happy it is Friday (Fri-YAY!).  It's been a long week back to work after all that enforced time off.   I tried to get a few things done while home but there is always more to do, right?   I used my Binding Buddy (you can get one here) to spool my binding on.   I made the binding for the first wedding quilt.   I LOVE the Binding Buddy.   No more binding dragging on the ground

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May 30, 2018
WIPs With Friends from Mama Spark's World

I hope you all had a good weekend.   It was amazingly HOT here in Michigan.   We almost never get 96 degrees in the SPRING!   CrAzY.   I wanted to do some yard work but that just did not happen.   I tried for a bit on Monday.   I dug out some grass from a small part of my garden, planted some tomato and pepper plants  and a couple of planters and called it a day.   PHEW! Instead I

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May 16, 2018
WIPs With Friends from Mama Spark's World

As you could see from previous posts, I have been mostly camping.   Very little sewing.  I did manage to finish the Mad Scientist test quilt.   I just had the test tubes to finish and then assemble them into the other piece and add the bench top. Here are the test tubes.   If you look at the fabrics close up you can see the teal one looks like crystals and  the purple one is all swirly!

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May 9, 2018
WIPs With Friends from Mama Spark's World

This past week went wooshing by for me!   Hubby took the fifth wheel out on Thursday for a trial camping run.   He has it parked for 2 weeks at a campground about an hour from our house.   I went there on Friday and stayed until Monday.   I brought the kittens up there to stay with him for the weeks.   I will go back and stay this coming weekend.   This was also the trial run for seeing

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April 3, 2018
Cats and Friends from Mama Spark's World

There is a hashtag on Instagram called #melissapaintmycat.   I tag my cat photos of the boys and Hallie on there all the time.   Well...Melissa painted my cat!!  She painted Hallie!   I, of course, had to buy the painting.  It looks just like her!   Sometimes she does cartoonish ones but this one looks just like Hal. This is the photo I tagged. Then, you must remember the

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