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February 8, 2019
A Final Walk "In the Garden" from Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye


I (Teri) thought it might be fun to take a walk together In the Garden and revisit each block. Below the block is a link to the original post, so you can review any special skills covered for that block. Enjoy!











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January 23, 2019
January in the Garden from From My Carolina Home

There is still activity in the garden, even in the deep winter.  We don’t have the epic snowstorms like the northeast area of the country, but we do have our share of cold.  One of the joys of living in western North Carolina is the almost perfect four seasons, about three months of each.  Not too cold in winter, not too hot in summer, with long spring and fall color.  January has seen its share of cold days this year. Because of the cold, a varied and colorful bird population has been at the feeder daily.  This little purple ...

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January 21, 2019
I’m back (again!) from StitchinGirlMary's Blog

Hello Again!

A lot has happened over these past 3 years. I have continued to work in my field — first in Baltimore until August of 2017, then in DC. I love my work, and as challenging as my clients could be, the hardest part was always the commute. 3 1/2 hours a day can really wear on a person! And it didn’t help that Google Maps thought I’d want monthly updates comparing the miles I traveled to trips to the moon.

But this Fall — miracle of miracles — I found a local job in my field. My commute ...

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December 28, 2018
December in the Garden from From My Carolina Home

My amaryllis bulbs have been resting in a cool spot on the three season porch we call a Carolina room on the back of the house.  I thought it would be good to repot them for this growing season.  So about a week ago, I took them to the garage and found a larger pot for the red one.  This is the one that has bloomed every year for five years, but didn’t bloom last year.  It put up a couple of large leaves, and I did put it out in the sun for the summer.  So, I’ll ...

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December 3, 2018
Garden and Crafting from Bayou Quilts

It is that time of year again.  The garden is pretty bare with summer stuff pulled up and perennials cut back, but pansies and ornamental cabbage will fill some of the blank spaces.  I've been planting them when the weather is warm, then forgetting about them because they haven't really made much of an impression so far.  They are just beginning to look a bit more colorful, but the blank areas after the lushness of summer 

We have had days with highs of 72 and days with highs in the 50's.  Back and forth from days feeling ...

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November 24, 2018
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November 16, 2018
Les Jardins Majorelle from MulticoloredPieces















While in Morocco last August, we visited the Majorelle Gardens in Marrakech. I managed a quick sketch in my journal inspired by the wonderful colors I saw there.























Their cactus collection was a sight to see.




A wonderful summer memory to cheer up a cool, cloudy day.


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November 11, 2018
Dog Love & Horseradish from caledonia quilter

I was approached earlier this year by a woman who wanted a quilt made.  It was to feature photos of her beloved companions, and large enough for a queen size bed.

I have no facility here to print fabric of a size that would bring her vision to life, so I directed her to Spoonflower.  That center panel of the dog in the fall leaves measures about 38 x 54.

After she received her package of fabric in the mail she went shopping for the additional fabrics that would create the top, and she got a lovely backing fabric to ...

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November 4, 2018
Vintage Dresden Plate & Quilty French Floors & Zucchini Update from caledonia quilter

Boy, I have a lot of catching-up to do, quilt-blog-wise.

This vintage Dresden Plate was quilted back in mid September.  I love vintage quilts - never met one I didn't fall head over heels for.

There were a couple of blocks made with new fabric, just to get a useable size of quilt.
Yes, those plates are a little wonky.  The centers aren't round.  The plates aren't centered.  But it is so pretty!  As requested by the owner, there is not too much quilting here.  Stitch-in-the-ditch around sashings, and inside & outside the plates.  Loopies inside the wedges, and ...

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Succulent Sunday from Samelia's Mum

I've been a little obsessed with succulents lately. This morning, I spent a lovely few hours re-arranging some of my little plants into various planters I already had at home. 

I'd bought these planters with the intention of using them to make some funky pincushions, but honestly, how many pincushions does a person really need?






I follow lots of IG accounts, based wholly on succulents and have been inspired to start my own succulent collection. I've also tried my hand at propagation which is super slow, yet exciting (if that's even possible?).




Whenever we go to ...

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October 25, 2018
Long Island Road Trip from Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye


A couple of weeks ago, I (Teri) went to Mineola on Long Island to visit the Evening Star Quilters. They had invited me to do a lecture at their meeting, followed by a class—this Eight-Pointed Star with Sprigs of Berries (above), from Elly Sienkiewicz's book, Spoken Without a Word. This was the very first block that I taught, so I was thrilled that they had chosen it; the star has such a simple elegance to it.

I asked my friend, Kristy, to join me for the road trip. Not only was she an invaluable help to me, organizing ...

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October 21, 2018
Medieval Garden (cross stitch) 9 from France Nadeau

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Machine Quilting....Rulers and Free Motion from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full


I have a warm up sandwich for playing with

Machine Quilting Rulers...



I recently played with the Flying Geese ruler...

Click the image to see close up view




Now, this is FUN!










I have also played with a few arc rulers,

then filled the areas in with 

free motion motifs....










I think I am ready to try these rulers out

on a real quilt soon.





You can watch Jamie Wallen in action with 

the flying geese rulers....CLICK HERE



Nobody told the flowers it is autumn...


This iris just bloomed today...





The roses out front are gorgeous...











The Dinner Plate ...

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October 18, 2018
"In the Garden"—Wheelbarrow of Flowers from Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye

Well, we have made it to the final block in our In the Garden Block of the Month Series! Our final block is a wheelbarrow full of flowers. Several years ago, I (Teri) had an old rusted wheelbarrow that I used as a planter to hide an ugly corner of our home's foundation. That year, I planted it with coleus and sweet potato vines. But this wheelbarrow was to be filled with a variety of favorite flowers we had not yet stitched.

My garden wheelbarrow
We had such a fun time in our class this past weekend at Primitive ...

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October 13, 2018
Autumn on the Farm... from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full


Western Oregon is getting hit with

lots of autumn color this year...


Click the image to enlarge:


Grape Leaves

growing in the back yard...





Each morning at sunrise

I am out in the yard with the camera...





36 degrees at sunrise...

lots of gorgeous color!





Pacific Sunset Maple Tree in the front yard...









It is also Cow Feeding

time of the year:


We moved the round bale feeders

out of winter storage...





and up river to one of the 

winter cow feeding pastures...




Somebody must have rung the dinner bell ?


Cow and calf pairs started showing up

from all reaches ...

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October 5, 2018
October! At last! from Bayou Quilts

I've been busy with autumn and Halloween snail mail and crafty projects for the last week.  We also took another quick trip to Blue Moon Gardens in Texas on Saturday and bought Fire Bush Lime Zest, some ornamental peppers, some Henry Duelberg salvia, and a butterfly bush.  I've started clearing out a place to plant them and some lettuce.  

The owners of the nursery are getting ready for the Scarecrow event in late October, but they already have a few scarecrows busily tending the garden.



 My Favorite

There are several more scarecrows in progress on the porch where ...

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October 1, 2018
Autumn......Color Blast from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full


Here are a few autumn images

from the back yard...


Be sure to click on the image to enlarge it!




Vine Maple Leaves






Maple Leaves






Chinese Lanterns














This is what a chinese lantern looks

like in December,

just a skeleton.....beautiful.





Dinner Plate Dahlia......after the rain







Hydrangea







Grape Leaves





























Spider Web

This is HUGE.....4 times the size of my hand



As always, you are welcome to use my images

in your personal art work.


Happy Autumn to You!



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September 27, 2018
A Busy August from MulticoloredPieces

In August, we took one of my granddaughters to Morocco. 
My collection of airport sketches continues to grow. 










The trip started with a bang!--when the baggage conveyor belt ran into the bottom of the airplane. The damage was sufficient to oblige passengers to get off the plane and wait 6 hours for another plane.









We finally made it to Agadir (on the Atlantic).













The gardens of Marrakech were stunning, especially considering the city is in the middle of a desert.









Fountains take center stage--the magic of water.








































The Bahia Palace has wonderful tile work, interior gardens, and fountains. 

It ...

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September 26, 2018
Not much from Applique 'n Patch Quilting

I've been sidetracked with a cold this past week .... so not much got done.  Last Thursday, DH and I went out for lunch to celebrate my birthday.  Later that afternoon, my throat was sore and by that evening, that was it for me.  Fever and stuffed up sinus and chest and that was the way it was for about four days.

Friday afternoon, while watching the weather station on t.v. for severe storm updates, had me reaching for my phone to call my elderly aunt in Gatineau, Quebec because there was a report of a tornado touching down ...

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September 24, 2018
Foothills Blocks DONE and more FLW from The Cozy Quilter

A few stitches here and a few stitches there, and progress is made towards the finish line. I just have a few more borders to do at the bottom of my Frank Lloyd Wright cross stitch picture and then on to the outlining. With any luck, the cross stitching will be done in the next week or two.  When I get this close to the end, all I want to do is finish it! When this picture is done, I will have three completed pictures to take to the framing store to have them stretched and framed.  It would be ...

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