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February 1, 2022
Hunt for Roses from Celtic Thistle Stitches

 It is time for another quarterly reveal from the Endeavourers Art Quilt Group. We were down to the very last suggested theme for this quarter which is Emotions/Feelings. I am sure that you will not be surprised to know that even although I knew that this was the only theme left, I had zero inspiration for much of the last three months :)

Finally I decided to use the language of flowers as my representation of an emotion, and the emotions/feelings I chose to depict were Joy and Gratitude, which is symbolised by a pink rose. This quote might ...

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January 10, 2022
Very Simple Yet Very Effective and Some 2022 Plans from caledonia quilter

 Here are a couple of November quilt jobs.  Both of these are made with simple blocks, and the end results are great.  Both are also very scrappy - my favorite!

#1 - 9-Patch blocks


#2 - Half-Square Triangle blocks

This is my New Years Day project.  I've been stitching a bit on this every day.  The rows are ready to sew together.  Maybe tonight I'll start that?

Today was one of those days where I was having trouble getting motivated.  To be honest though, many days are like that.

In the past week there have been THREE mornings when I slept ...

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November 17, 2021
I May Have A Scrap Problem.... Gratitude is Finished! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

 

Hi, all!

I am definitely dancing a happy dance right now, because my Gratitude quilt is completely finished!!!



If this is the first time you've seen this quilt, here's a bit of its history.  I read about Amy Smart's Gratitude quilt on her blog (the pattern is free until the end of November!!) and immediately knew I'd need to make one.  Then my husband gave me a bunch of his old shirts to cut up for the fabric, and an idea was born!  So I gathered up a few more shirts and cut away.  Every piece ...

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November 6, 2021
A Very Old WIP & and Squirrel from Needle and Foot

Since my shop closed, I have been working hard to take all of my sewing supplies out of the guest room and downstairs to the shop area. I want to have a ‘real’ guest room and since we have family coming for Thanksgiving, now is the time to finish this project. As it goes, I found lots of forgotten projects while cleaning out the guest/sewing room. One was a scrappy rag rug I knit back in 2016. I loved this little project but didn’t know what to do about the knots where I joined the strips when I ...

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November 5, 2021
Can I Get A Whoop Whoop? A Mixed Bag.... from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

 

Hi, all!

Friday has rolled around once again, and you know what that means - it's time for us to get our whoop whoop on!!  This week seems like it has just flown by, but hopefully you can find a little something that you're whooping about to share!  So let's get started...

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I've been chasing a squirrel this week, working on a men's shirt version of Amy Smart's Gratitude quilt. (PS she's offering the PDF pattern for free this month - you ought to go get your own copy!) I'm saving the full photo ...

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November 3, 2021
I May Have A Scrap Problem... Progress on Gratitude! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

 

Hi, all!

Well, it's been a busy week, but I'm pleased to say I have made some progress on my Gratitude quilt!  First I cut this huge stack of 10" and 5" squares from my stack of shirts....


...and then I cut a white oxford shirt into 2.5" strips to cut the cross-pieces for the plus blocks.  It's hard to believe, but one XL man's shirt yielded more 2.5" strips than I needed to cut all the strips for 41 blocks!


And then, I even had time to make a couple of blocks just ...

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October 27, 2021
I May Have A Scrap Problem... And A New Project! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

 

Hi, all!

If you have seen my blog for the past month or so, you know that I'm working a WIP challenge - so of course I decided to start a new scrappy project!   Last week I shared Amy Smart's pattern Gratitude...


...with the thought that it would make a great scrappy quilt.  Then my husband cleaned some lovely cotton dress shirts out of his closet and said I could have them for my stash if I wanted.  It occurred to me that this would make a good manly quilt made with shirtings!  So I started cutting up those ...

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September 23, 2021
Mourning & Gratitude from Where Art & Life Meet

Every now and then it hits me. She’s gone. I will never see her again. I will never hold her hand with those arthritic knuckles that made them resemble gnarled tree branches, misshapen and yet beautiful. I will never get another email from her containing silly videos or stories or photos and it is during […]

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July 4, 2021
Sunday Meditation: Are You Grateful? from Patchwork Sampler Blog

Recently, my husband and I were having a discussion where I was laying out all the reasons we should sell our house and move. I pointed out all the things I don’t like about the house;  the rooms are too small, there’s no wall space, the kitchen is dated, the dining room is wasted space, this needs to be replaced, that needs to be fixed…you get the picture, and how it would be impossible to fix all these flaws to make it my dream home. After a few minutes, Jim stopped me and said, “You are not ...

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January 5, 2021
2021 The Year of Gratitude from Quilty Therapy

Hello Sunshines!  I have missed you on the blog.  There are tons of posts in draft, but I didn’t finish them.  We can all agree that 2020 was a doozy.  So many things started and not much finished.  As we move into 2021 I decided to write more again and share my journey.  This year […]

The post 2021 The Year of Gratitude appeared first on Quiltytherapy.

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December 8, 2020
A Commitment to Show Up from Where Art & Life Meet

I’ve been thinking about relationships a lot. Perhaps that’s because I’m coming up on my 20th wedding anniversary with this awesome man. Our relationship has seen its ups and downs, but we are committed to doing the hard work of showing up for each other no matter how painful and difficult that may be. As… Continue reading A Commitment to Show Up

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November 26, 2020
Giving Thanks from Where Art & Life Meet

Jack Kornfield, American author and teacher, who trained in Thailand as a Buddhist monk, did an exercise where he asked everyone to imagine they were close to death. And then he asked – in those final moments what held the most importance for them. Most people did not list all the things they’d accomplished, prizes… Continue reading Giving Thanks

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A Day of Gratitude from From My Carolina Home

This year, more than ever before, we need to concentrate on our blessings and what we have. My Sweet Babboo and I are both healthy, and able to snuggle down in our cozy mountain nest as long as we need to. We have food on our table, and although our friends may not be at our door this year, we know they are still there. I plan to make a lot of calls today, to check in with those we miss, and hopefully bring some cheer to those home alone this year. This morning, I’ll be reading friend’s ...

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November 21, 2020
Give Thanks–Day 1 from Wedding Dress Blue

There is so much to be grateful for…

Express Love and Gratitude

My husband is so loyal and loving, supporting my transition from up-and-coming business executive, to stay-at-home mom, to a junior high English teacher and member of “Quiltaholics Anonymous.” Thank you, Bill

PowerOfGratitude.org

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August 13, 2020
Stumbling Along & Other Musings… from Where Art & Life Meet

Every morning my husband and I read something aloud, and then we take turns talking about what we’ve just read. Today’s reading began with this: “There is overwhelming evidence that the higher the level of self-esteem, the more likely one will treat others with respect, kindness, and generosity.” Nathaniel Branden I love our morning readings… Continue reading Stumbling Along & Other Musings…

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April 9, 2020
Courage is not the Absence of Fear… from Where Art & Life Meet

I’m not sleeping much these days. The up-side is I’m getting a ton of stuff done. Also, photographs of empty New York City streets, though eerie, have a certain grace to them. I only venture out every few days, but when I do, I’m struck by the same things: the exquisite beauty of New York… Continue reading Courage is not the Absence of Fear…

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April 6, 2020
Friends and Family from From the Strawberry Patch...

So, the face mask making efforts have switched from donating to unknown facilities to shipping them off to friends and family, now that the CDC has suggested that everyone wear them in public settings. I've also switched patterns, added ties when elastic became impossible to find, and shifted the fabric choice for these to all batiks (at the suggestion of medical personnel) for the tighter

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Friends and Family from From the Strawberry Patch...

So, the face mask making efforts have switched from donating to unknown facilities to shipping them off to friends and family, now that the CDC has suggested that everyone wear them in public settings. I've also switched patterns, added ties when elastic became impossible to find, and shifted the fabric choice for these to all batiks (at the suggestion of medical personnel) for the tighter

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April 4, 2020
RAK from From the Strawberry Patch...

R.A.K.= Random Acts of Kindness-- they're alive and well, and they're happening all around us. It's especially heartwarming to reflect on these today. Specifically, this one pictured. A few months ago I received an email from an unknown (to me!) lady in Texas, she had seen my blog post from almost a year ago showing some thread-catchers that I made with a link in the post to the source.

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RAK from From the Strawberry Patch...

R.A.K.= Random Acts of Kindness-- they're alive and well, and they're happening all around us. It's especially heartwarming to reflect on these today. Specifically, this one pictured. A few months ago I received an email from an unknown (to me!) lady in Texas, she had seen my blog post from almost a year ago showing some thread-catchers that I made with a link in the post to the source.

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