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April 1, 2020
It's A FAD from From the Strawberry Patch...

It's a Flag A Day (not a passing fad) for me, this has been a habit that I began last week and it's fun to watch the flags slowly stacking up on the design wall. At a time when it seems like our personal freedoms are being revoked it helps to remember that we are Americans and this won't last for us forever. Our country is blessed to be founded on freedoms and we need to remember that now more

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It's A FAD from From the Strawberry Patch...

It's a Flag A Day (not a passing fad) for me, this has been a habit that I began last week and it's fun to watch the flags slowly stacking up on the design wall. At a time when it seems like our personal freedoms are being revoked it helps to remember that we are Americans and this won't last for us forever. Our country is blessed to be founded on freedoms and we need to remember that now more

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March 30, 2020
Day 4 of Shop At Home BH and More Gnomes With A Freebie Today from Seams To Be Sew

Today is the last day of the Shop At Home Blog Hop and it has been a wonderful experience to do something like this. I can honestly say I’d do it again in a heartbeat… It’s been wonderful to see all the new visitors to my blog and the kind comments you’ve made about the gnomes. I love them and am glad you’re enjoying them also. Today, we have the last of the ten shops on the list, I will also list the other 30 below today’s list in case you’re just getting started ...

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March 29, 2020
Download the April Calendar & FREE Stay At Home sew along! from Pat Sloan's Blog

Pat sloan calendar page

When the Corona virus hit in this winter and we all started at stay at home to keep it from spreading, I wanted to do something fun to keep connected to everyone.

On March 1st I started 'Crazy Quilty March'.  A daily video challenge at my Youtube Channel.  It has been so much fun .. and we are still at home.. I'm doing it again for April! 

(oppss... sorry the very end got cut off.. I didn't realize that.. i'm working with a new camera)

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March 27, 2020
Day 3 of Shop At Home BH and more gnomes… from Seams To Be Sew

With today’s post, you’ve hopefully visited all of the previous shops, but for those of you just getting started, I will post those links below today’s list for your convenience. For me, this has been a wonderful chance to meet many new designers that I never realized were out there and get to know them thru there blogs or patterns. I know many of you are creating masks for the various medical facilities and helping where you can, I hope some of you are also creating a fun project also. Appreciate the time off you may be ...

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Something new to share! from Quilting with Kimberly

UPDATE! My PERFECT PINES pattern is now available as a download on my website! My Precision Flying Geese Ruler is required to make this pattern (you’ll need it to squeeze out cutting the little triangles from the leftover bits to make the pieced border trees!)

I’m excited to share a brand new quilt with you! I was inspired to make this quilt by this woodsy, mountain lodge themed fabric and my original Perfect Pines pattern. The blocks are pieced from 10″ x  10″ squares (these fabrics are from a Layer Cake by Deb Strain called Holiday Lodge and ...

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March 25, 2020
Working Slowly from Romany Quilting

I’ve been plodding away this week working on the horse panel quilt, and I’m getting there slowly.  Done straight lines with my trusty walking foot here and there, and started quilting around the panels.  If I was more proficient with free motion quilting this could have been done in half the time – it’s much slower using a walking foot as I stopped and started, making my way around the designs on the panels.

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We’ve recently removed one of our raised garden beds and the caretaker has raked it all over for us and added some lawn ...

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March 24, 2020
More New Shops To Visit for the Virtual Design Shop Hop.. and a Gnome Release… from Seams To Be Sew

Imagine, it’s a beautiful day outside and your sitting at home, in front of your desktop, laptop, iPad, cell phone, or your kindle sipping your cup of coffee or tea and having some fun browsing the web when you come upon one of your favorite quilting sites. She’s doing something new and different and it excites you… Welcome to our Virtual Designer Shop Hop! The word is to stay at home so why not just stay at home and hop with us!?! These are extraordinary times we are living through and many of us are no doubt stitchin ...

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March 23, 2020
Sue/Sam In Louisiana Released…. from Seams To Be Sew

I’ve been saying it for days, but trying to finish last week just took me in so many different directions. I’d planned to release this Saturday night then got sidetracked by a mistake I noticed so needed to fix it today and retest it so I knew it was correct. Thus I had to fix what I’d already written into the pattern. Sam is the free pattern for this series for Louisiana. Louisiana is the 27th state release. If you’re purchasing both patterns, click the image above. For the full Sam pattern, click the image above ...

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March 22, 2020
My Little Helper from Romany Quilting

Gemma always thinks it’s rather fun to help me make the bed.  Lots of opportunities to prance around and get in the way!  First she had to make sure that I had put the clean sheets on properly.  And then fluff up the duvet and lay it on top, after I had removed the cat, of course.

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She thinks she is helping me

Then it was time to put the quilt back on the bed – she likes to flatten out underneath while I lay it on top of her for a while, then she pops out, a bit like ...

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March 21, 2020
It’s A Virtual Designer Shop Hop…. from Seams To Be Sew

Imagine, it’s a beautiful day outside and your sitting at home, in front of your desktop, laptop, iPad, cell phone, or your kindle sipping your cup of coffee or tea and having some fun browsing the web when you come upon one of your favorite quilting sites. She’s doing something new and different and it excites you… Welcome to our Virtual Designer Shop Hop! The word is to stay at home so why not just stay at home and hop with us!?! These are extraordinary times we are living through and many of us are no doubt stitchin ...

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March 20, 2020
Dealing with the achy parts…a quick project from Art and Quilting in Camden

Sarah Ann Smith's easy peasy arm support

How to deal with aches, be thrifty and creative

So in January I was diagnosed with bursitis in my right elbow. Seemingly overnight a big bubble popped up on the outside of the elbow–like half a golf ball big. ( I hear my father saying Keep your elbows off the table! Remember that?) It didn’t really hurt, but if I leaned on the table it was annoying. For a long while I used an empty squeeze bottle (one I use for dyeing). I had first brought it up to support my wrists at the computer instead of buying an ...

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Quilt Qwazy Queens 2020 and The Funny Things… from Seams To Be Sew

Oh yes, I’ve definitely been enjoying the projects I’ve seen so far and at the same time been truly inspired by what’s been shown. I am so happy that my dear friend Joan continued with the tradition of keeping this blog hop going this year and so a HUGE Thank you to Joan at Moose Stash Quilting for a wonderful job in organizing this hop this year. She is also doing a daily mugrug series which you can see on Instagram, and Facebook, as well as her blog, it is fun to see the different “official” days ...

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March 19, 2020
Quilt Qwazy Queens Hop, 2020, and More… from Seams To Be Sew

Today is the start of the hop which represents all of us with Worldwide Quilting Day right around the corner this Saturday… Did you know that March is National Quilting Month? I did not know this until just a few days ago… I was amazed because I know September is National Sewing Month and I had the impression that quilting was just included in that. So it was a surprise to me to find out this is also National Quilting Month. Quilt Qwazy Queens is a 5-year-old hop as of this year, that I hosted for the first four years ...

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March 16, 2020
More Tea Towels from Thread Head

I put another set of tea towels on the loom.


This is another kit from JST, called Sassy Brassy Log Cabin. I bought a few different weaving kits to learn new weaving techniques (this one is log cabin weaving), and now that we are renovating the basement I am glad to have something to make. Sewing on the dining room table is definitely not like sewing with a proper cabinet, so I won't be able to do too much sewing for a while - I was able to bring the weaving loom upstairs, but the sewing machine cabinet is too ...

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March 10, 2020
Home again from Romany Quilting

We are now safely back home after our trip away.  The caravan has been emptied and cleaned, and I’ve finally caught up with the laundry.  Although we visited the laundromat regularly while we were away, there always seems to be mountains of washing when we return home – of course the sheets and towels all added to the pile.  Just as well I quite enjoy being a washer woman!

Autumn has now arrived in my part of the world, so it was time for a seasonal change.  I’m really pleased with my little Autumn wall-hanging stitchery up on the ...

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March 7, 2020
Twas The Night Blocks 23 and 24 Released… Plus!!! from Seams To Be Sew

How very very exciting to finally be done with this block of the month. It has been fun and great to see the samples that have been made from this series and to see others enjoy making it as much as I have provided it to you. It’s taken far longer than I would have liked to finish this block of the month but I now consider it finished with one tiny exception but that will take place silently. Twas The Night finishes with 25 blocks instead of 24, I found an additional block that was provided to me ...

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February 24, 2020
WooHoo, WooHoo, WooHoo…. Is It Ok For Me To Be Excited???? from Seams To Be Sew

Each year with sheer anticipation I look forward to various designers and their block of the months. I just know they have planned something special for us that year. I am always saddened when they decide to take a break or stop for a year or so, but I totally get it also. The sheer amount of work that goes into a block of the month for free or for purchase is unbelievable. You can’t even imagine unless you’ve done one for yourself. At the same time, if you’re creating that quilt I know you look forward ...

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February 20, 2020
Color It Red…. Day 04 is here at Seams To Be Sew Today… from Seams To Be Sew

When I join a blog hop I like it to do something that challenges me. That hasn’t always been how it’s worked out, but for the most part I like to do things I haven’t done before or try new techniques that interest me. For as long as I can remember I have had a love for Sashiko. Back in the ’90s at a quilt show, I saw this absolutely gorgeous quilt that I just fell in love with. While I’m not a blue person, her quilt was dark blue and used a white thread. I ...

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February 14, 2020
New BOTM Found….Christmas With Sue from Seams To Be Sew

I love my followers, ya’ll are so wonderful about letting me know about new BOTM’s, or events going on the web… it allows me to help share with the rest of you. A Huge Thank You to Marge, she wrote to me yesterday about a new BOTM she found and thought I’d like to post it on my blog. Each month a free new pattern. This is adorable, a Sunbonnet Sue Christmas botm. I have added it to my botm page for the Around The Web BOTMs. The January block is up and will be up until ...

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