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September 30, 2018
September Summary from Butterfly Threads

A lot happened in September, and for those of you that don't follow me on social media, here are few things that you may have missed...

HIKING- Bill and I took Boomer on weekly hikes on our local Greenway Trail. It's mostly flat with a few very big hills, and I managed to make it farther each week. Woohoo!

ORGANIZING- I went through the house and cleaned out more closets, organized the pantry and few kitchen cabinets and refolded and stacked quilts in every corner. Where did all of these quilts come from? Hmmm.

MUG RUGS- I made ...

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September 18, 2018
Currently... from Butterfly Threads

Currently I am...

PLANNING options for spring break. This year the kids all have the same spring break and it may be our last one to take a family trip. Unfortunately, the kids all have different ideas of what they would like to do. Luckily, they are used to 'going with the flow' and will be good sports. I just want it to be awesome for everyone.

DRINKING a hot cup of coffee, my morning (and afternoon) ritual.

FEELING like I'm going through withdrawal because I haven't even plugged in my longarm in over a week. I need ...

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August 27, 2018
back at it from Crazy Mom Quilts

Well, hello there! I haven't fallen off the face of the earth. (Thanks to those of you who checked in on me....I appreciate it!) I didn't intend to be away from this space for the entire summer, but it was a lovely break. My one goal this summer was to enjoy my kids while they were home and I was able to do just that. I'm so thankful! (Some days that is a miracle, you know?) They headed back to school today, which is bittersweet. They are in grades 7, 10 and 12 this year!!! (I ...

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May 12, 2018
A Gift for you for Mother's Day! from Butterfly Threads

Mother's Day Free Weekend Watchathon (through 5/13)
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 Mother's Day Free Weekend Watchathon

Click on the link above to enjoy all weekend! Happy Mother's Day to all of the beautiful moms in my life!


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April 23, 2018
visible mending from Crazy Mom Quilts

I've seen a lot of people sharing their visible mending projects on Instagram and we even had a demo about it at quilt guild a few years back, but until recently I haven't given it a try. I mean, we patched our clothes growing up, but believe me, it wasn't pretty. Ha! A few weeks ago, I finally dipped my toes in the water of visible mending and I'm so glad that I did! It makes my frugal heart happy.

These are my younger son's jeans. He wore a hole in the pocket area from ...

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March 28, 2018
Free Cactus Pincushion Pattern from Butterfly Threads

Oh my gosh! I totally forgot to share this fun little cactus pincushion pattern with y'all! I made this little project for the Tiny Stitches Retreat back in January and planned to share it with you later...and later never happened, so it's happening now! Click HERE for the pattern with instructions.

EDIT: Sorry for the confusion. I have directly linked to the instructions using the link above. The document is upside down, just turn the paper after you've printed it. :) Thanks!

And here are the steps...

Cut the six rectangles of fabric 4" x 5". Layer ...

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March 19, 2018
Hello Monday from Butterfly Threads

Hi there! It's me again. Sorry for disappearing on you all last week I have some good excuses, so here goes...

My kids were home from college for Spring Break! They didn't all have the same week off but it did overlap for one weekend and we went to Six Flags for the opening day. We had a wonderful time and rode roller coasters and laughed and ate way too much crappy food.

We also went out to dinner a couple of times and took in some movies and generally just 'hung out' around the house. It ...

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March 16, 2018
Quilt Qwazy Queens Day 02 … from Seams To Be Sew

Wasn’t yesterday fun!! I know I enjoyed visiting the blogs and seeing what the other bloggers are up to and even seeing how many UFOs they have is fun. While I know I have a few, I am definitely behind … Continue reading

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March 3, 2018
Free Craftsy Classes this Weekend from Stitchin at Home

All of Craftsy's classes are free to watch this weekend.  Sit back and enjoy some of those classes you've been thinking about. Or maybe your wondering what a Craftsy class is, now is the perfect opportunity to find out. Who doesn't like free?

Quilting with rulers with Angela Walters is on my list to watch. I have  other Angela Walters classes and like them.

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February 7, 2018
Last of the Continuous Line Designs and… Winners Announced Today!! from Seams To Be Sew

Oh Man, it’s been quite a week. After Monday last week, I was so busy, I just didn’t have the time to do any posting. I needed to finish our wedding gift for our nephew who got married this past … Continue reading

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December 22, 2017
Is Your Christmas Shopping Done??? Lotsa News Today… from Seams To Be Sew

Somewhere in this world, at least 1 person hasn’t even started there Christmas shopping. I can remember as a single person always waiting until the day before Christmas to hit the malls and get it done at that time. Back … Continue reading

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November 25, 2017
Twas The Night Before Christmas Block 8 Released… and Other News… from Seams To Be Sew

The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow gave the lustre of midday to objects below, is block 08 of Twas The Night Before Christmas. Isn’t it a beautiful block? Much like the first block in some ways but … Continue reading

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November 22, 2017
Row By Row Free Pattern Updates & Black Friday Sale… from Seams To Be Sew

Well, here we are, one day before Thanksgiving. I’m guessing most of you are making your preparations for the big day tomorrow. I’m making a simple meal this year, bought our favorite part of the turkey which is the legs, … Continue reading

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November 4, 2017
Movie and a road trip from Stitchin' Therapy

  Nothing, I got nothing done that I had planned.  That's was time for a bit of fun this week it seems.  On Thursday we decided to check out a movie....Let There Be Light.   It was a heavy tissue/tear jerker story.  I was emotionally drained.

Image may contain: one or more people, sky and outdoor  And Friday we took a drive to Seneca to Hochstetler's Country Store.  I had seen a post of FB that they carried bulk food items.   About 10 years ago, we shopped at a bulk food item store in the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia.  I have been ordering dried soup mix ...

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September 15, 2017
It takes Heart from Stitchin' Therapy

  Hearts have always been a favorite motif for me.  When I was able to do crazy quilting many years ago, I made lots of hearts, and gave them as gifts, and such.    I even have a crazy quilted quilt with the heart motif.     The top was given to me from the quilt guild when I was President.  I actually finished off the embroidery, and added the crazy quilted border.  Then 1 batted it and hand quilted in the open areas.

  And then there is the strip pieced water color heart.  This was the first strip pieced one I did.

   It ...

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September 13, 2017
No power/no sewing/inconvenient! from Stitchin' Therapy

    I was just beginning a post on Monday, when we lost power.  Ugh!   A tree took out a power line.   We were prepared for it, but being prepared physically is not the same as mentally being able to get through it.

     First, my brother arrived Saturday afternoon from Naples.  That is right, Naples.  Destroyed and devastated.  He will be here a couple of weeks....of course, I might have to hog tie him to keep him from going back.  His apartment survived he heard, while others in his area were flattened or blown out.  The worse news he has gotten ...

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