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May 23, 2017
Lesson Learned: from Terificreations's Weblog

Don’t mess with Debby’s Chocolate Cake. This is by far the most important thing learned at Spring Quilt Market.   Needless to say I handed over the fork in my hand. Luckily I had a bandage in my purse. I was really wanting a Hello Kitty bandage, sadly none was readily available when the need … Continue reading Lesson Learned:

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May 19, 2017
Crazy Quilts at the Virginia Quilt Museum from Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye

Last week, Kara and I (Teri) decided that we needed to go on one last road trip before her departure to Germany. It will surely not be our last, but we will doubtfully get much travel in before she leaves the country. Our destination was Harrisonburg, Virginia. I had told her how much I enjoyed my visit to the Virginia Quilt Museum (VQM) in the fall, and we wanted to see Debby Cooney's exhibit on appliqué (more to come on that next week), so that seemed like a good place to start. We planned to check out a few ...

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May 16, 2017
reading is fun-damental & a nip o’fun from Terificreations's Weblog

I have a whole big bunch of e-books sitting in my to read in a file on my computer. It’s a great file to go to for quilty inspiration. Jean Wells has an update on Intuitive Color & Design that I’m looking forward to spending time with. Her work has influenced nearly all of my … Continue reading reading is fun-damental & a nip o’fun

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May 13, 2017
Pincushion Finishes from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Several weeks ago I was making plans to go to my quilt retreat in Fountainbleu State Park. We discussed and decided to each bring a small something to the other retreaters. I made the quilted containers from scraps, but I felt that they really weren't much and decided to add a pincushion to the containers. Since I've been keeping the pincushion sort of secret, I thought I'd show some of the ones that made. 

At first I thought I'd bring each person one of the square pincushions like these below, but after seeing just how many ...

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May 10, 2017
How Long Does It Take To Arrange Lunch With 2 Friends? from Quilts + Color

The answer is somewhere between 2 and 3 years!
Kathy Cray and Teddy Pruett were here for a visit and lunch.
With my crazy busy schedule it took me that long to make it happen.
It was so great to see both of them.
So many fun things to share and talk about.
Kathy brought along this wonderful sampler quilt to show us. It is amazing and her own design. The blocks are very traditional. She used fabrics that she has spent years collecting which gave the quilt the look of an older quilt. The construction is perfect.
After lunch ...

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May 7, 2017
Horses, Food, Fun, Family and Friends! Part 1 from Quilts + Color

What a great Kentucky Derby party.
Sally and great grandson Andy. Sally bought her outfit to coordinate with the hat she chose. That is the proper way to do it and she is a very proper lady.
Everyone was in a great mood and had such fun.
Tucker really loved my hat. I think he wants it!
We each brought an appetizer or dessert and what great food it was. there is no better was to host a party that to let each guest bring something. The food was outstanding.
This year there was no clear cut favorite so we ...

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May 3, 2017
WIPs With Friends from Mama Spark's World

I have been working slowly on several things.   I feel like I may be working on too many things at the same time but have so many deadlines!   I think if I list them here it may help me to focus. First, I agreed to make 4 of these dragons for a friend  (not sure what I was thinking since I have so many of my own things I need to do).   I have one finished and have started on the second

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May 1, 2017
Pincushions For Two Special People from Quilts + Color

I made these two small pincushions for 2 very special people. The blocks are 4 inches square.
The third dimension is created by sewing the tops to a back that is exactly the same size but is rotated 45 degrees. This means you are sewing the corner of a square to the middle of the other square. I love the depth this creates.
I stuff them with leftover wool batting which gives them shape and also is a great filler to stick pins in. These were the smallest ones I have made and I have to admit it is easier ...

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April 18, 2017
New Friends from Quilts + Color

My friend Denise brought her sister Deanna and niece Cadence over to meet me Monday morning.
We had a nice visit and enjoyed some time on the lanai.
I really enjoyed getting to know them and hope they’ll be back again sometime.
They are having an exciting vacation here in Florida.

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April 16, 2017
Easter Sunday from Terificreations's Weblog

Happy Easter! Decadent ganache covered whoopie pies – check. Waking up early – check. Excited about this week – check. Writing an unexpected blog – check. Friend with a new venture – check. Really check out Ebony Love’s MADE Creative Fiber Arts Studio opening in June. MADE’s facebook page. Tomorrow I finish piecing a quilt that … Continue reading Easter Sunday

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April 15, 2017
My Tough Work Week Is Over Finally from Quilts + Color

I have a tough job when I am in Florida.
It is called Ladies Who Lunch and this was the official Ladies Who Lunch Week so I worked Monday through Thursday!
Monday I met with my Free To Be Surface design group and we each bring out own lunch. A great group..Nancy, Robbie and Beth.
Tuesday my friend Carol Brum Gordhamer and I had lunch at our community clubhouse.
When I had lunch Wednesday with my long time friend Jean we were so busy talking, laughing and reminiscing we never got a current picture..So I am sharing this ...

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April 14, 2017
If Vanna Ever Retires, I Have Found Her Replacement! from Quilts + Color

When my friend Carol Brum Gordhamer came over this week I remembered to take her picture in front of the quilt.
She sure takes great pictures. You can see she has the motions that would make her a great replacement for Vanna on Wheel Of Fortune.

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April 6, 2017
Racine Washington Park High School Class of 1957 Early 60th Reunion from Quilts + Color

We always have such an enjoyable time at these small reunions we have in Florida each year.
This year we met at Pat and Ron Brodsko’s home where everyone always feels welcome.
I am not going to put names with these photos as I want you to see if your recognize the people in them!
How many of these people do you recognize?
Do you know these two ladies?
It is so much fun to reminisce and to catch up on what has been happening in our lives since we last saw each other which was only a year ...

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April 1, 2017
Scraps for a Friend from Dueling Threads

What’s the story…

I am typing this post from the KCMQG retreat at Missouri Star Quilt Company.  Yeah!  Look at the wonderful design board that have been installed for retreaters.   By tomorrow they will be full of beautiful fiber artwork!

Every time I retreat, I meet so many wonderful people.  Everyone has a story and their projects are extensions of that story.  I just had to share the smiles of some of my new friends.

I met one such friend at another MSQC retreat a couple of years ago.  Last year we met there and she stayed with me ...

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If you’re reading this it must be April 1st from Terificreations's Weblog

And I am in a place I want to be, the AQS Show in Lancaster for the day, and then will see friends who got married about a month after my sweetie and me. I met Jules in PA, though it wasn’t until we were living in GA that our friendship blossomed. And she’s stuck … Continue reading If you’re reading this it must be April 1st

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What’s Been Happening Today? from Quilts + Color

I think it is about time to get Mr. Bunny gourd out of the cupboard or Easter will be here and gone and he’ll still be in hiding.
Never one to share negative happenings I will have to say my IT company did an awesome job getting my computer back where it was when I messed up EVERYTHING while cleaning the keyboard with a paintbrush.
You may or may not know I have joined Facebook Anonymous. I think they want me to come back as they are sending me links to people I should friend. This includes just about ...

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March 31, 2017
Going Global! from Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye

Once upon a time, there were two friends who loved quilting so much that they decided to start a business. They were going to quilt, appliqué, and embroider stories together until their arthritic hands quit working. (Like forever...)

One day, Teri's husband said their house was too big. So they searched and searched until they found a new one that was just right. And it would only be about 45 minutes away from Kara. BUT, then Kara's husband shared that he had a job opportunity in Germany, which was much farther away than 45 minutes. They love adventure ...

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March 28, 2017
Words I Live By from Quilts + Color

This title may not sound very exciting.
Will you keep going and see what I have to say?
I am currently on a hiatus from Facebook. You may have asked me for how long? I do not know the answer.

The word is SIMPLIFY!
One reason to use a computer is to simplify our lives and make it easier. It is easy to fall down a rabbit hole and waste precious time. And when they work smoothly that is true. When they don't, not true!
Although this quilt may not look simple I used the fabric to it's ...

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March 27, 2017
Sunday Quilt Inspiration: Preeti's Bird from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

So I have a wonderful bloggy friend. You may know her. She is the sweet Preeti of Sew Pretti Quilts. Not long ago she posted pictures and a story about a flimsy she had just finished. This quilt top has oh, 63 birds on it, but she had made 64. What to do with the extra? Mail it to a friend, of course! She's generous like that.

My mention that her top reminded me of my mom, who was a birder, was the impetus for the sweet mail. How sweet can a girl be? Apparently very. 

And there's ...

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March 19, 2017
My Way from Quilts + Color

 And now, the end is near
And so I face the final curtain
It's Magic 40W x 42L

It’s Magic
I've lived a life that's full
I've traveled each and every highway

Iris Spring 40wxw0h
Iris Spring

But more, much more than this
I did it my way

ice dyed mandala for show poster
Garden Party
Regrets, I've had a few
But then again, too few to mention

GloryAura 43W x 36H
Glory Aura
I did what I had to do
And saw it through without exemption

Good Vibrations 42W x 34L
Good Vibrations
To think I did all that
And may I say - not in a shy way

Walgreens ice 10

Oh no, oh no, not me
I did ...

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