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January 15, 2020
Love It When Things Work from Thread Head

Finished tiling around the bathtub.

I am so grateful to the have the right tools to make this an easier job.

I was so happy that the hole for the tub spout worked the first time!

I am still working on the handspun sweater. I think it will be long enough when I finish that ball of yarn. I guess this is Maggie's territory - it is near her food bowl.

All the best!♥︎

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January 14, 2020
A donut shirt for Joshua, the M7 Continental dream from Art and Quilting in Camden

As soon as it came out of the box it went on…fit perfectly (thanks to borrowing one of his existing shirts!)

The first thing I made on the splendid new M7 Continental from Janome was something I haven’t made in decades: a button down tailored shirt! Anyone who knows Joshua knows that he is all about good food, perhaps starting with donuts. In fact, Joshua and Ashley’s wedding cake was a tower Joshua made of donut holes from Willow Bakery in Rockport! He also loves shirts with a sense of humor: sushi rolls, watermelon, lobsters. So I ...

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Tiling from Thread Head

 I had big plans on pinning a quilt together today, but more important duties called.

I painted the bathroom and started tiling - hopefully I will finish it in the next few days so I can get the quilt pinned.

My Mother sent me a picture of her finished quilt!

All the best!♥︎

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January 3, 2020
asianartandquilts from Asianartandquilt's Blog

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January 1, 2020
A New Decade! from Thread Head

Today marks 10 years since I started blogging! I can't believe that I have been here for a decade. It has been fun, and I have made some incredible friends! At one point I was going to stop blogging, but I am glad that I have kept it up.
My very first blog post (here) I said that I was starting blogging as a way to keep track of the things I make, and that is exactly what it has been over the past 10 years. 
The past two years I challenged myself to post at least once a ...

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December 25, 2019
Merry Christmas from Romany Quilting

Merry Christmas to all my blogging friends

The big day arrived, and we spent it quietly at home together.  With phone calls and plenty of snap chats to keep us in the loop with the family.  Our breakfast was the usual Christmas treat for us, hot croissants filled with melty cheese and ham off the bone.  My daughter Nicky’s idea, and one which we copy for Christmas morning breakfast.  Of course, I had to don my Christmas apron while I was on kitchen duties, it’s the only day of the year it gets an outing!

Kitchen duties

As ...

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December 22, 2019
Christmas Bag tutorial and fine finishing tips from Art and Quilting in Camden

A quick Gift Bag Tutorial–took about half an hour even *with* being fussy! Used leftover flannel, and a trimmed off bit of fabric from a quilt back or edge as the ribbon! Read on….

Sometimes it is possible to whip up a quick something just before Christmas…I’ll have to back-to-back posts (I hope) about sewing for the holidays that include this tutorial on zipping up a quick gift bag and, next, the wonderful York Pinafore pattern from Helen’s Closet patterns.

Last year Shannon Fabrics sent me a number of different fabrics including Cuddle and Luxe, fleece ...

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Sunday Slow Stitching from Romany Quilting

It’s a beautiful summer’s day here in my part of paradise, just right for a spot of slow stitching outside.  The birds are busy chirping away, and the scent from the flowering clematis wafting over the fence is just gorgeous.  I did a little hand quilting this morning on my small Autumn wall hanging.

Hand quilting time

I’ve been a bit behind showing you the rather slow progress I’ve been making hand quilting my New Zealand Botanical blocks.  Here are two more I’ve recently completed.  The purple flowers are Poroporo and the other is golden ...

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December 21, 2019
Day 12 of 12 Days of Cute Christmas Fun… A little burp… from Seams To Be Sew

Well, somehow I managed to go and lose the pdf files that I’d created for these last patterns. I did these last summer for this event, so thought they were just sitting in the folder waiting to be released… I have no idea what happened to the pdfs, but I can’t release a pattern without a pdf, so, unfortunately, I had to set about re-creating all of the pdfs again. I had the patterns proofed last night by my testers to be sure we caught any mistakes as I’ve never written so many patterns all at once ...

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December 17, 2019
What I’ve been doing from Romany Quilting

It’s always busy this time of year, with social outings coming thick and fast, together with several weekends away in the caravan.  Sewing has taken a bit of a “back seat” lately, I’m sorry to say.  But I’m really pleased that I managed to complete both items I was making for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge, that’s a bonus in the busy pre-Christmas rush.  Sadly, I’ve not had time to “roll the dice” and work on the items on my list for a wee while.

But I do have a project on the go at the ...

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I’ll Be Gnome For Christmas … Day 11 of 12 Days of Cute Christmas Fun… from Seams To Be Sew

I’ve had such a fun time this year releasing a series of gnomes and still have more patterns to go, but for Christmas, I created 9 gnome patterns. At first, this was to be the only release for the gnomes themselves, but then some matching homes came out for the gnomes and I decided to add them last minute to the pattern. I made this decision last week, and my testers have been busy stitching ever since. Houses 2 and 4 are not quite ready yet so they haven’t been released today, but you can get a lovely ...

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December 13, 2019
12 Days of Cute Christmas Fun…. Day 10 from Seams To Be Sew

Woooo, day 10 already … where has the time gone?? Just two more days and we’ll be done. Please remember, no patterns will be posted this weekend. You can download this pattern today tho all weekend long for those of you who can’t get around daily to download them. Today’s patterns are influenced by another memory of my childhood. When I was very young and wondered about the great Santa Claus and how he was going to get into our house because we didn’t have a fireplace, my dad would tell me that the Santa poster on ...

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December 12, 2019
12 Days of Cute Christmas Fun – Day 09 from Seams To Be Sew

I do hope you’re enjoying the patterns. From some of the comments, I’ve received this week I can see that a few of you are. I don’t just read comments here on my blog, but those in Facebook also. I definitely appreciate those of you who take the time to comment. It makes me feel happy that you take the time to say thank you or to just say you like them. With my internet issues this past week I’ve been just crazy about how to get the patterns online, but I also know those of ...

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December 11, 2019
12 Days of Cute Christmas Fun Days 06, 07, and 08 from Seams To Be Sew

I am not a happy camper these last few days.. no internet, over 700 emails downloaded this morning to my inbox (those of you who haven’t heard from me, you will once I am online for any amount of time). I’m getting these up as quick as I can today.. Tomorrow will be scheduled to go off at midnight mst so that if I am offline you can still get the pattern. I am seeing that some of you had issues downloading the Polar Bear which was the free pattern in Saturday Nights post. Please note, if your ...

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December 8, 2019
Cupcakes and Ornaments – Day 05 of 12 Days… from Seams To Be Sew

Sadly, I’ve been without internet most of yesterday, and most of today. It finally came back on about an hour ago and I got to finishing up the uploading of the patterns. I was writing this post yesterday when it went down and stayed down. Apparently the troubles with the neighbor’s cable were not done with, they had to come and fix something in the ground.. Tore up the road and everything yesterday. So I’m writing this post really fast on a Saturday to get it out to you. I do have a doctor’s appointment first ...

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December 5, 2019
On The Naughty List – 12 Days of Cute Christmas Fun Day 04… from Seams To Be Sew

Hard to believe we are now on day 04 of 12 Days. It always just goes by so quickly when I hold this event each year and it just seems to get more and more frantic. I know I am a bit late posting today, but I slept until just after noon today with having to get all the stuff done I normally do in a day on the internet done last night, so having to get everything ready to get this posted took me a few hours. Today’s post is all about those memories I have of getting ...

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12 Days of Cute Christmas Fun … Day 03 from Seams To Be Sew

I am so so sorry… my internet has been down long before I even got up this morning to write the post and get the patterns uploaded. I have no idea what time it went down, but the cable guy was outside of the neighbor’s house all day I gather trying to get it fixed. I finally have internet again, so I am getting these up very quickly now. Today’s pattern is a lovely hot cup of cocoa with a cinnamon stick. Who doesn’t love hot cocoa in the wintertime let alone at Christmas? Please note, because ...

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December 3, 2019
12 Days of Christmas Day 02 … Frosty’s Friends… from Seams To Be Sew

Hi Everyone, I’m so happy you liked the Unicorn pattern yesterday. I liked the whole series and it was really difficult to decide which of the patterns to offer as a free pattern, but I went with the Unicorn because I’ve never created a unicorn pattern before and thought you might like the change, thus the reason. prior to that, it was going to be the doggy, but at the last moment, I went with the unicorn. To those of you who took the time to comment, THANK YOU!!! Hearing your thoughts and such is so nice. Please ...

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December 2, 2019
12 Days of Cute Christmas Fun!!! Day 01 from Seams To Be Sew

This is the event that I look forward to each year all year long. Yes, I love the row along, but 12 Days is an event that I do by myself on my own blog each year. No one else is involved. Like the Row Along this year, this is my 5th year of doing this 12 Days event. Each year it always starts on a different date, but I try to get it started near the first of December. It just happens that the first was on a Sunday this year and I do not like to post on ...

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November 15, 2019
Sunbonnet Sue and Sam In Florida Released… from Seams To Be Sew

I was hoping to get this posted yesterday, but I forgot that it was my day at the doctor’s. Sometimes it’s just in and out and other times it’s half the day. Yesterday was one of those half the day kind of things. I’d had an infection in both my feet for the last few weeks, so she couldn’t do her normal thing four weeks ago when I was last in, Two weeks ago it was canceled due to a snowstorm in the area. My doctor drives in from Denver to treat people on Wednesdays ...

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