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September 14, 2019
The kindness of a friend from Quilting with Kimberly

More tears were flowing at our house yesterday. But they were good tears. 

Tears of love, good memories, joy for our sweet little Divot and the kindness of our dear friend, Sherri Manios. 

Last year, when Tuffy passed away, she sent us a gorgeous drawing 

drawn from this photo she found posted on my social media page. It means more to us than you could ever imagine. 

I had the drawing framed and it now hangs prominently where we can see it and remember Tuffy every day because he was, after all, the “World’s Greatest Cat.” (And that’s ...

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September 13, 2019
Fall Is In The Air… I Can Feel It!! … Mistakes Fixed on Row Along Also… from Seams To Be Sew

Hi All, Are you feeling a little bit of fall in the air? I know I am and I couldn’t be more thrilled…  I love the cool air. I know many people love summer because it gets them outside in there gardens, or enjoying the beach, camping, travelling etc… For me tho, summer literally keeps me inside. When I was younger I was a big gardener tho and would still do it but in this house we have very little of a back yard so I can’t garden sadly. This is meant to be a really quick post ...

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September 12, 2019
Once Upon A Story Is Now on Day 04… from Seams To Be Sew

Each day a new treat comes along with each day of the Row Along. Today will be no different. We get see 3 more designers today who are featuring there designs in rows. It is fun to read all your comments and I read each one of them even tho I don’t always get them replied to, please know I do read them, and it is so much fun when you see something on someone else’s blog and let me know what you thought. I get such a kick out of that. I hope you’ll continue doing ...

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September 11, 2019
My Featured Day for My Favorite Quilt Block Blog Hop… from Seams To Be Sew

I’m so crazy, what in the heck was I thinking… right in the middle of a row along I signed up for this hop, knowing full well how busy I’d be. I did not create a project for this hop, I just didn’t have the time. I had an idea, but it just never came about. So, I decided to take this post in a different direction. It still fits in with the theme of this blog hop so that I can properly post, but I am sorry there is no finished project to show you other ...

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September 10, 2019
Once Upon A Story RAL – Day 03 from Seams To Be Sew

Today is the third day in the row along. I hope you are having fun following us along to each designers blog and seeing what goodies she has in store for you each day. Even tho I have seen the rows each designer has done, I saw them back in June in there drafts. I haven’t seen the finished patterns since that time, so each day for me is also as new for you as it is for me. I love seeing how the fabrics worked out in there row pattern and reading about how they chose the design ...

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September 9, 2019
More New BOTMS, Wooly Block 2019, and other Events… from Seams To Be Sew

Coming October 1st is my all time favorite event for the year. Please don’t get me wrong, I love Block of the Months, Quilt Alongs, and other fun events that go on thru the year, but the one I’ll call a “temporary” event is the Wooly Block Adventure Event. Since I found out about the Wooly Block Adventure event in 2016, and was actually participating in it during our move back to the states that year I have thoroughly enjoyed this event. I got to do a bit of pay if forward with this event in 2016 when ...

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September 4, 2019
The magic of ordinary days from Quilting with Kimberly

To say this summer has been a whirlwind of travel and events would be an understatement. Not that I’m complaining. We’ve spent time with many wonderful folks who share our passion and love for creativity, quilting and pets and it has been a true blessing in our lives. We stopped to see some cherished family members in Ohio, done several Janome events where the enthusiasm and excitement for the machines was palpable, and we’ve seen some amazing, expansive parts of the country including wide-open Wyoming, an enchanting town in Alaska, vibrant New Jersey with a quick shopping ...

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September 3, 2019
Seams To Be Sew Presents 5 Years of Row Alongs…Day 01 – Once Upon A Story from Seams To Be Sew

Once Upon A Story is finally here and starting today and boy, do we have some great things in store for you to see. A new feature on this site and some wonderful designers and sponsors offering patterns and giveaways for you to enter. It promises to be a fun time for all involved and each day of the row along will bring new ideas, new techniques, tutorials, and ideas to stretch the creativity in you. This years theme Once Upon A Story reflects on our childhood memories of moms or dads, grandparents, and even sitters or others who read ...

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VaaaaRooommmm!!! Let’s Get Started For Day 01 of Once Upon A Time Row Along… from Seams To Be Sew

I am on this first day not because I have a row to share with you all… I do, but it will come later in the row along. Instead, my post today and the next few posts will be posts of fun and some frolicking… spending some time talking about the years as they’ve past, and we’re even gonna have a little bit of peek a boo…

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August 30, 2019
Lamps, Before and After from Art and Quilting in Camden

From old to fabulous! Look what a little spray paint, thermofax screens and textile paint, linen and ingenuity can do! Yes, those are the SAME fixtures!

The sconces in our house have made me crazy for years. The shades were made to fit on the old rounded incandescent bulbs…the ones you can’t find any more. The wires didn’t fit well on any of the smaller bulbs that suited the size of the shades and the fixtures–they were always tilting and crooked. And the “old West” look was SO not me! It was Candy Glendenning of Candied ...

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August 14, 2019
New BOTM Found…A Pattern Sale…and Other News… from Seams To Be Sew

If you’ve been following me for any length of time, you might visit on a semi-regular basis. A huge Thank You for that. I appreciate all of you. As you know we are about three weeks now before the row along starts and lots of things are happening behind the scenes here at Seams To Be Sew. Over the last few days, I have mainly been working on my blog to bring you a special treat come the start of the row along. After all, it’s 5 years of row alongs in the making and quite frankly I ...

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August 2, 2019
A Friday Finish from Romany Quilting

I’m so pleased that I’ve managed to get my Jingle (Christmas) Table Runner completed this week.  With the straight line quilting completed earlier in the week, the next step was to do some FMQ in the stitchery panels.  Have I ever mentioned how much I dislike doing this sort of machine quilting?  Probably because I’m not very good at this free motion business and find it a strain to do.  As you know, when we are up close and personal to our work we can see all the flaws, but now it’s finally completed, it doesn ...

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July 29, 2019
Nancy’s Christmas Collection…. A tale of Moving to… from Seams To Be Sew

This is a beautiful book of wonderful Christmas projects. When Nancy at Masterpiece Quilting invited me to participate in this Blog hop for her new book Masterpiece Quilting’s Christmas Collection, finding a project wasn’t as easy as I thought it would be. I could have chosen at least 5 of the projects in this book to feature on this hop. Alas, I had to narrow it down to just one. It was not easy, but in the end, I went with something that I’ve always loved and actually collect. I do not normally fall in love with ...

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July 11, 2019
Slow Start to the Week from Romany Quilting

Ours hasn’t been a very well household at all this week.  Robin came down with a dose of “man flu” on Sunday and that clipped his wings for several days.  Then of course, the bug left him behind and hopped over to me.  With a sore throat, coughing, and head aches I was feeling so poorly that I didn’t make it to our monthly quilt guild meeting, much better to be tucked up safe and warm at home, and keep my hacking cough to myself.

Of course, I just had to roll the dice this week on Monday ...

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July 1, 2019
Time for a new List from Romany Quilting

With several items on my list finished, it’s time to write a new List of Six.  As I’ve said before, I’ll never run out of things to do!

No 1:  Chicken quilt.  Replaces NZ Botanical quilt which has moved on to become a hand quilting project.
No 2:   Sampler quilt – hasn’t has it’s number called yet.
No 3:   Horse panel quilt.  Purchased some time ago and this will be made up as a donation quilt.
No 4:  Caravan place mats.  Replaces my just completed Selvedge bag.
No 5:   Christmas Mystery quilt.  Now pieced together and ...

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June 17, 2019
Free Your Inner Hippie! How About Bohemian Style Room Decor? from Asianartandquilt's Blog

If I were to describe Bohemian Gypsy or Eclectic design style, the first thing I’d say is forget the rules. With BoHo there don’t seem to be many. This decorating style is unconventional. Express your individuality and personality. It is associated with art, textiles, world. Think of what you know about gypsies; they were travelers,…

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June 16, 2019
Slow Sunday Stitching from Romany Quilting

I’ve just finished hand quilting the second block of my New Zealand Botanical quilt.  I’m doing Big Stitch quilting, and using a Sue Spargo thread, Perle No 8 in a pretty variegated pale green.


This block shows the Chatham Island Forget-me-not, and has large shiny leaves, with clusters of sky blue flowers.  The plants are widely grown in nurseries and gardens throughout New Zealand and overseas.

It may well be winter in our part of the world, but I got to sit outside for an hour or so making the most of the wintry sunshine.  Block number three ...

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June 15, 2019
Choosing Dark Blue for RSC from Romany Quilting

This month the colour for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge is dark blue.  This fun challenge is run by Angela of Sew Scrappy.  Blue is my favourite colour to wear and I seemed to have amassed quite a collection of this colour in my stash from light to dark.  Strange as it seems, although I love to wear blue, I haven’t really stitched much in this colour range.  It seems a “cold” colour for furnishings, I feel.

I made a real mess rummaging through my blue baskets, pulling bits of fabric out for this month’s RSC blocks.  No lights ...

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June 3, 2019
A Moment of Your Time… from Seams To Be Sew

My blog has been open now for six years as of this past April. I have offered patterns free and for sale since about five years ago. My early patterns are very different from my patterns that I produce today. In some ways they are very much the same, but today I do more to have them be easier to understand and use. I wanted to take a moment of your time today to show you the results of the survey that some of you took the time to do when I asked with my last release of Sue and ...

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June 1, 2019
The Wayback Machine and 5 New BOTM/SAL’s Added… from Seams To Be Sew

Hi Everyone, I’ve a little bug going on with my site at the moment, it has to be due to some of the wordpress updates lately. I’m working to try and find it. It seems to affect older pages on this site and not the newer ones tho, but if you try reloading the page you may see it also, it kinda looks like the path to the images. The bug affects all images, so I’ll be testing my plugins over the next few days to see which are current and which aren’t. I’m hoping ...

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