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August 11, 2018
Quilt Plano - Eye Candy Time from My Quilty World

Nervous.  Yep, that's me.  I have managed to agree to attend a breakfast (what am I thinking as I can't eat?) with friends and then time at the quilt show where people will see me.  I'm so very self-conscious still and until this whole mouth experience is behind me in November/December -- well, let's just say I know how silly I look.  AND OLD.  So very old.  Mirrors and cameras don't lie.  At any

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May 29, 2018
Weatherford Workshop With Maria from My Quilty World

At retreat last weekend, Maria mentioned that she was short an assistant for her upcoming workshop.  Well, after checking my calendar, it appears I'm free for the day and can go help so it's an early morning trip to Weatherford and a start time of 8:30 a.m.  Somehow I manage to actually arrive early -- how I  missed all that 8 a.m. traffic, I'll never know -- and have a bit of time to kill.  That

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May 16, 2018
May I Remember When Brazos Retreat from My Quilty World

10th - And we are off.  Welcome to the new ladies.  At least  you have power.  Be thankful for the small things in life. I even managed to clean my corner of the world before this starts.  I know -- shock, shock to everyone. The truth is, I haven't really done enough to create too big of a mess. We have a group project starting tomorrow requiring a LOT of cutting today.  I feel for those girls

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May Tweeners - Brazos House from My Quilty World

I am up in Utah for the beginning of Tweener Time but my faithful friends have sent me pics to tide me over.  Tweeners are those who stay "between" the retreats (for an additional fee) and just hang out.  It's relaxing, book reading, quiet sewing, lazy time for most of us.  Several have to work from here, though, so we keep it pretty quiet during the day. 6th -  Lots of TA-DA's for today. Linda

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April 16, 2018
Blue Ribbon Quilt Shoppe from My Quilty World

Today is a Red Hat Day and as I'm driving up to the cafe where we are meeting, I spot a quilt shop and suddenly I have an after-lunch plan.  Yes, a quilt shop two doors down really needs to be explored.  Look at the sweet entrance to Blue Ribbon Quilts Shoppe in Wylie, Texas. As soon as I open the door, I am thrilled.  Oh my -- what an incredible place.  Color bursts from absolutely every corner

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April 12, 2018
April Brazos Retreat - Rainy Day Fun from My Quilty World

The last three weeks have simply zoomed by.  Seriously.  However, that means that we are back at retreat and I am thrilled.  I am pretty focused on arriving and setting up as my neck is still giving me some grief.  Therefore, no time for pictures.  When Maria arrives, though, her camera comes out.  She has quite the welcoming committee greeting her.  I have to admit, I'm a bit jealous.  She

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January 7, 2018
Waco One-Stop Shop Hop from My Quilty World

Howdy!!!  Happy New Year!!!  I've been home with my sweetie enjoying the time together and working on a new project.  Oh gosh, come clean girl.  My sweetheart has been working from home sick since the beginning of the year - no real fun there - and my new project is scaring the you know what's out of me.  That's right -- the bejeebers.  Did you think something else was departing from me?  At any

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November 28, 2017
Pioneer Days on the Way Home from Retreat from My Quilty World

On the way home from retreat, Mister stops at a Pioneer Days event just off the highway.  It is such a great time and you can read all about it AND watch them fire the cannons by clicking on THIS LINK.  The purpose of this post is to share what we see there that is fiber related.  One booth has stacks and stacks of quilts surrounded by sock monkeys EVERYWHERE.  I'm not kidding.  All shapes and

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November 12, 2017
Barbara Hartman - Transcendent Quilting from My Quilty World

Our next stop on the Cross Timbers Artists' Studio Tour is at the home of Barbara Hartman.  I have my fingers crossed that it will not be busy here either and we will get a chance to really spend some quality time together.  My wish is granted and when we arrive, we are the only ones touring.  I am able to hand over the cheese from Richard Gatti and watch as she lights up when she realizes what

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Lake Trail Studio Handwovens Tour from My Quilty World

At the end of last month, we discovered the  Huffhines Art Trails Festival and met Richard and Gloria Gatti.  It was such a treat and they invited us to tour their studio today.  Ya'll know I am not one to turn an opportunity like that down so after a quick breakfast at home, we are on the road up to Double Oak.  They are part of the Artist's Studio Tour that is taking place in the Cross Timbers

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November 7, 2017
Houston!!! Year Two Day 2 from My Quilty World

Although the clouds are hanging a bit low this morning, it's time to get up and get moving.  We have shopping to do and quilts to see.  It's gonna be a FULL day of fun and joy to our eyes. First up --- breakfast on the 24th floor.  We need the nourishment cos it's highly likely that no one will stop for lunch today after the fiasco yesterday.  Besides it's a group dinner at 6.  We can make

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November 6, 2017
Houston!!! Year Two Day 3 from My Quilty World

And just like that, it is our last morning here.  Goodness but that time flew by.  We are already talking next year though and that makes my heart sing.  Debi has joined us for breakfast and we are literally chomping at the bit for the show to open.  Why is time standing so still? Okay, that's it.  We can't take it anymore and it's time to walk over there.  A quick picture by the elevators and

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Houston!!! Year Two Day 1 from My Quilty World

It's NOVEMBER!  That means the time for Houston's International Quilt Festival has arrived.  When tickets are purchased a year in advance, waiting for this seems to take forever and I'm thrilled that today is the day.  Lydia arrives at my house by 5:30 a.m. and within 10 minutes we are off and on our way. It's nice to reconnect along the way and share what has been happening in our lives.  I so

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October 30, 2017
Huffhines Art Trails Treasures from My Quilty World

We are out and about today at a new-to-us art festival.  Huffhines Park in Richardson has been hosting this for 41 years now and I'm excited to see creativity in abundance.  As usual, there are two posts about this and one is in my personal blog and will highlight different things than this one.  You can access it HERE. Now, for this post I want to share a few items that really struck me as

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September 23, 2017
Home from Surfside from My Quilty World

Lydia and I have said goodbye to Surfside and are on the way home.  Hello Mr. Austin. On the way down, we decided that the return trip would take away our Buc-ee's virginity.  Yep, that's right.  Neither of us have been to one yet.  Today is the day. We take the Madisonville exit and voila -- it's right there.  In we go.  Oh, it's lunch time too. First things first.  I've heard they have

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