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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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June 14, 2019
Dress forms and democracy from Art and Quilting in Camden

Or, a catch-up post! As usual, when I end up beyond-crazy-busy the blog gets even more neglected, so that means I’ve been crazy busy! I have finished a 30×50 quilt, but I can’t share it–at least until after jurying is complete at the end of the month. I’m also slamming on two new projects for Janome America to use: portraits of the dog and the cat. As you can see, I have just begun!

The dog….It will be titled “I Love, Therefore I Am”
Here she is expanded. I haven’t discovered her name ...

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April 4, 2019
Visions Online Spring Exhibit from Art and Quilting in Camden

I’m delighted to share that my Lilies of the Valley quilt has been juried in to the Visions Art Museum online exhibit “Spring.”

Lilies of the Valley, 36 x 36 inches. As always, there is dense quilting to bring the quilt to life. This work is has been juried into the SAQA Connecting Our Natural Worlds exhibit, and is available for sale. However, the quilt cannot be delivered to the purchaser until the end of the SAQA exhibit in 2022.

I love the delicate fluted cups of the tiny flowers near our front porch, the shades of green as ...

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April 3, 2019
Photo Challenge, early April from Art and Quilting in Camden

In 72 hours I’ll be in The Quilt Show studio, prepping to tape on Saturday. That meant do this week’s photo for my weekly photo challenge/critique group quick! My first thought was found letters, so I took a quick jaunt two miles to Hope Corner, the seat of town government (it’s ok to giggle). In the panorama, you can see the road to my house on the left, the Pinchbeck’s home, bagpipe business (Pinchbeck Pipes) and Sweetland Center (school, events)–black and red buildings, Hope General Store (big gray building in the center) which has ...

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January 13, 2019
Project Quilting 10:1 - Hope Springs Eternal from Pamela Quilts

(For this challenge I used fabrics provided by Island Batik, a GO! Cutter provided by AccuQuilt and batting provided by Hobbs batting)

I loved the theme of the challenge given for the start of this season of Project Quilting - Hope Springs Eternal.  I am very much a positive thinker, and I knew it was going to be enjoyable to think about this concept and come up with a quilt idea to make.  In fact, I found so many wonderful quotations about hope that I think I could make a whole series of quilts!  I chose this particular quotation, because I ...

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December 20, 2018
Prayer Request from In the Boondocks

My daughter and her children where rear ended the week of Thanksgiving! The car was totaled and she is going to therapy weekly for her back.


Tuesday the apartment above theirs caught on fire.  It killed her neighbor and left them homeless!  Luckily for our family her and the girls happened to be at a friends house.  We are so grateful this friend is letting them stay with them until next week when they come home for Christmas. We pray by then that housing will be available for them to move into! Pray for us all to be strong during ...

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September 13, 2018
So stoked! Dishwasher repair and rehab! Complete kitchen re-do! from Art and Quilting in Camden

Warning:  no art or quilty content whatsoever LOL!   So I have shared on Facebook about my kitchen re-do, thanks to the wonderful folks at Pine Ridge Carpentry of Hope, Maine.   GOSH…I didn’t blog about it I just discovered.  OK, this just turned into a comprehensive kitchen re-do post.  It’s lotsa eye candy and inspiration, not much reading…just scroll!  At the very end I’m putting some of my favorite things / details from the re-do so be sure to go down to the end for the best bits.  OK, it’s all good stuff!

The FINAL, all-fixed-up ...

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July 19, 2018
Next Steps with God. Machine Embroidery. Book Date. from Faith, Trust and Breast Cancer

Next Steps with God
After our Still Stitching series, I'm at a bit of a loss as to where to take the Bible section of this blog.  So, until God gives me clear direction regarding another series, I will share what I have been learning recently.  I hope you are blessed by these sharings.  


Many years ago, I took this verse quite literally viewing it as a ladder of my spiritual progress during trials.  
I would ask myself these questions:
Was I merely suffering?  persevering?
Or was I allowing God to shape my character?
Finally, did I have the ...

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December 30, 2014
All Christmassed out! from Beyond the quilt!

Even here in Kuala Lumpur, Christmas is all about the glitz, the bling, the ring of the tills, overeating, drinking, spending lots of money etc. The malls are are all lit up and the same Christmas music is pumping out as they compete for the best Christmas decorations ever. Everybody seems to want photos on the "red thrones" adorned with lots of lights etc. be you Christian, Hindi, Muslim it's all about the festivities and not too much about the REAL story behind it all. But does this matter?

On Christmas Day Joshua woke us up excited to get ...

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