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March 21, 2020
Smile... from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full

Here's a little something to bring a

smile to your face...

Each time we head over to the calving grounds

we are greeted by such sweetness...

This sweetie brings a smile to my face every day !

This new heifer calf is a real beauty...

Here she is resting with her mama...

Yes, we have a snow white bull calf...

It is like Christmas each time we head over

to the calving barns.....

a new little package has been born.

These sweet babies love to gang up together

and run circles around the pasture.

Puts a smile on my face ...

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February 11, 2020
Vermont Quilt Festival 2020 from Quilting with Kimberly

Today, I’m sharing a post by VQF!

Instructor Spotlight: Kimberly Einmo


Taking a class with Kimberly Einmo is an absolute must! Not only does she share her expertise on precision piecing and efficient cutting, but she ignites inspiration and excitement for your next project.

VQF welcomes Kimberly in the Janome sponsored room this summer, as she teaches four amazing NEW classes that both seasoned and new quilters will enjoy. 

She’ll teach you new ways to use the Precision Flying Geese & HST Ruler, plus a clever piecing technique for sewing partial seams you may never have tried in her ...

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January 29, 2020
Clean off your Sewing Table Day..... from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full

Every Monday I meet with the

to spend the day stitching...

There are 10 Quilters 

that meet here on Mondays:

This is my sewing table...

As you can see,

I have been having a whole lot of FUN !

We have been meeting here for 7 years.

Everyone has their own table,

all of our sewing equipment lives here.

I have only cleaned off my table once in 7 years...

I decided TODAY is the day...

I will remove everything,

give it a good wipe down

and get a fresh start for 2020...

Drum Roll please.....

Look.....there ...

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January 27, 2020
Candy Bag.....Zip Cases 3 from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full

A few more FUN zip cases...

still having a great time stitching up these bags...

Most any package works with Iron On Vinyl:

Yes, Oreo packages work great !

Once you begin making these,

you will begin looking at your packaging 

in a whole new light...

Tater Tot Zip Case

Steak Fries Zip Case

Food packages make FUN Zip Cases !

CLICK HERE:  to see My Quilts

May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi

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January 18, 2020
Bowling... from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full

I caught the Bowl bug...

This is the third Fabric Wrapped Bowl 

this week...

After 2 oval bowls,

I made a round bowl:

I rolled the top edge of the bowl..... down

I like it !

I put all of the bowl making supplies 

away in the closet.

I need to move on.

CLICK HERE:  to see My Quilts

May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi

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January 17, 2020
Fabric Wrapped Clothesline.....Bowl from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full

I haven't made a 

fabric wrapped clothesline bowl

in 5 years...

I thought I would give it a try:

Just as much FUN as I remembered !

The fabric strips are a few 

batiks and some hand dyes...

The oval shape was easier than I remembered...

It is rainy, dark and gloomy outside...

these colors cheered me up !

This one will replace the one I made 5 years ago 

that we store our remote controls in.

CLICK HERE to view all of my BOWL posts

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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi

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January 15, 2020
I’ve joined a gang. from Quilting with Kimberly

The Sewing Arts Center famous ‘blue wall.” This is an iconic photo spot! My new Stitchin’ Babes Roadies: from left, Pat, Marie, and Melanie

Every gal needs a group of cronies where she can ‘belong’ and I’m no exception. Thankfully, I have found my gang and we’re calling ourselves the Stitchin’ Babes Roadies. (Cue: giggles.)

Remember a couple of weeks ago when I hosted the kit cutting party here at my house? (If you missed it, you can read about it by CLICKING HERE.) My friend, Melanie was there and I was asking about local quilt shops in ...

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January 3, 2020
An SOS answered from Quilting with Kimberly

I’m not one who likes to ask for help. But recently, I found myself facing a task which seemed was so monumental I decided I needed to send out an SOS for help. And I’m so happy a small army of quilters armed with rotary cutters came to my rescue!

I’ll be teaching at Charlotte Angotti’s Biloxi Escape in a few weeks. The format for this retreat is for students to have three Progressive Mystery Classes taught by Charlotte, Karen K Stone, and myself. We each have designed a mystery quilt comprised of the equivalent of ...

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December 26, 2019
Candy Bag.....Zip Cases 2 from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full

After feeding the cattle this morning,

I snuck off to the Thread Shed

to sew a few more...

These seem to go out the door

as quick as I get them made...

Everyone that sees them has the same reaction,

"Look at those, how cute are they!"

Then they take their favorite zip bag 

home with them...

I am saving so many different product packages,

they all work with the iron-on vinyl...

I am not just limited to candy bags.

I am not a licorice eater,

but the Cowboy is...

He saved both of these packages for me.

So colorful ...

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December 24, 2019
Just in time…. from Quilting with Kimberly

…for Christmas!

I can’t believe I started this festive and fun quilt just a couple of weeks ago. I never dreamed it would be completely finished (with three days left to spare) before Christmas! The design is a variation of my Arrowheads quilt pattern that I debuted in my classes this year. When I taught the class at the Vermont Quilt Festival this past summer, one of my clever students had the idea to turn the arrowheads upside down to make Christmas trees. It was a brilliant idea!

I took the idea one step further and modified the pattern ...

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December 22, 2019
Candy Bag....Zip Cases from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full

Candy Bags

stitched into Zip Cases

How FUN are these !!!

The secret weapon is...Iron-On Vinyl

Start saving your product bags:

When Halloween candy was on sale...

I stocked up on the larger bags:

All of these bags have been trimmed up, 

cut in half and the iron-on vinyl 

has been fused in place...

I also matched up zippers with each package...

These aren't just for candy packages:

Cookie packages work great...

Yes, frozen potato packages stitch up nicely:

I layer the package with batting...

I quilt a few rows of stitching to hold

the batting in place...

I ...

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December 17, 2019
Warm Wishes: Colour & Inspiration Tuesday from Clever Chameleon

Christmas Star colour board at Clever Chameleon

The Christmas Season is Heating Up!

The tree is up, presents are bought, plans are mostly laid. The weather outside is variable; this week it is stinking hot, until it’s not. It’s going to be 44C by Friday. For those of you not familiar with Celcius to Farenheit, 44C is about 111F. Then Saturday will have a maximum of 25C….. that will be one heck of a cool change when it blows through. It’s starting to feel a lot like Christmas!

weather forecast

Although 44C is not the hottest we’ve ever had (46.6C in Jan 2019), it ...

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November 6, 2019
Vintage Baby Doll Beds... from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full

I was recently gifted three 

vintage baby doll beds

This is a handmade, all wooden, doll bed 

approx 18 inches long.

The little girl who played with this 

is now in her 80's.

This is a wooden cradle 

that sits on a stand and rocks.

The little girl that played with this is now 50.

This little white wooden cradle 

also belonged to her.

Or course, I had to fire up the sewing machine

and create bedding for all of these beds:

This bed needed a fluffy comforter...

Can you see the little white bunny tails

sticking up off ...

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October 19, 2019
Love with a Twist: Articulate Avian from Clever Chameleon

Articulate Avian balloon parrot appliqué by Dione Gardner-Stephen at Clever Chameleon

The Soul of the Party at Love with a Twist…..

Love with a Twist quilt along button

You know that intolerable squeaky noise that balloons make when they are twisted and folded into shapes? Well, did you know, that’s actually the trapped soul of a departed parrot? The screeching balloon is passing on the parrot’s desire to party one last time before he heads off to wreak havoc in the afterlife. True! </p>
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October 17, 2019
Autumn is falling from Terificreations's Weblog

And it’s time for a bit of fun. I’m driving through upstate New York visiting several of my quilt shops before heading off to Quilt Market. I’m enjoying the glorious riot of color. Yesterday I drove to Crazy Moose in Inlet NY right in the middle of Adirondack Park. The sunrise indescribable. The fun? While… Continue reading Autumn is falling

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October 7, 2019
Janome Drop-In Shop Stop #9 from Quilting with Kimberly

I’ve been on the road teaching for guilds and at industry events a lot lately. One of the benefits of my busy travel schedule is it affords me the unique opportunity to visit Janome dealers around the country, sometimes unexpectedly! Just last week we flew into Dulles airport outside of Washington, DC on our way to visit our sons at their university. I had heard about this incredibly stylish store and that it’s located not far from the airport. so Mr. Kim and I dropped in to visit Precious Lopez at Sew Magarbo in Ashburn, Virginia.

To say ...

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