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November 24, 2021
Getting Back on Track from Sew........This Is My Blog

When I left you almost 2 years ago (can you believe it?) I never dreamed the Covid crisis would keep me away this long.  I certainly didn't think being in isolation would keep me out of my sewing room for over six months.  It should have been the opposite, right?  I should have been sewing up a storm (as my mother used to say).  Alas, motivation is an interesting thing.  Its appearance has been pretty random around here.  

Right before I took my blogging break I had been doing "A Little Housekeeping" in my sewing room.  I recovered my ...

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February 8, 2021
Monday Motivation: Set Some Goals from Patchwork Sampler Blog

Well friends, it’s Monday and that means it’s time to set some goals. Every week I figure out what I really want to prioritize for the week. I keep in mind how much sewing time I’m likely to have and what would be the best use of that time. My goal is always finishing at least one quilt. Setting goals also helps with squirrel syndrome–chasing every shiny object that catches my eye. I love, love, love cutting out new projects and could easily cut a half dozen each week. Judging by the bottomless UFO bins, I ...

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January 4, 2021
My Word for the Year from Appalachian Quilts

Every year I pick my 'word for the year'.  A lot of people participate in this.  As a wise pastor has said, "you will move in the direction of your focus".  Think about it - if you are driving down the road and start to look at something in your peripheral, all of a sudden you are driving toward it.

My word for 2020 was Embrace.  I wanted to focus on embracing the circumstances and people surrounding me rather than hoping for something else.  Given the current atmosphere, you can only guess how hard that could have been.  Surprisingly, it wasn ...

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September 16, 2020
Play your own game! from Professional Quilter

It’s football season!

That was reason to celebrate in my house. My husband is a football fan. He’s a fan of most sports. And our local team, The Washington Football Team, won.

It’s been interesting to watch is happening to sports in our time of COVID-19. We’ve seen stadiums and racing parks filled with cardboard cutouts of people. Fake crowd noise.

I live in a home where “Sports Center,” “Inside the NFL,” and similar shows are often on the television. I am sure some of you can relate. Most often they become “white noise” to me ...

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September 1, 2020
The Importance of a To Do List from Where Art & Life Meet

Another video, thanks to my mother, which requires no introduction. Just watch. In other news, I slept in this morning. I know, probably not the groundbreaking information you were hoping for, but there you have it. I woke up as usual at 5:30am, looked at the clock, thought about all the things I need to… Continue reading The Importance of a To Do List

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April 10, 2020
Spirit Song Flimsy Finished + Streaks Motivation App Review: Harnessing Technology to Reach the Flow Zone Through Quiltmaking from Cheeky Cognoscenti

Look what I finished yesterday!  My Spirit Song flimsy is finished!  (For those non-quilters or new quilters reading this, a "flimsy" is another name for a quilt top -- the pieced or appliqued top layer of a quilt, prior to being sandwiched with fluffy batting and a backing fabric that are all held together by quilting stitches that go through all three layers of the quilt).


My Spirit Song Quilt Top, 59 x 75, Ready for Quilting
My borders are nice and straight, too, not crooked as the appear in the photo above.  I slapped the finished quilt top on my ...

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November 28, 2019
Name Your Goliath: My Giant Is Named JINGLE, So I'm Quilting It Anyway from Cheeky Cognoscenti

Oh my gosh, you guys -- I'm so glad I went to church last Sunday!  The sermon at Christ Lutheran was PERFECT for helping me get over my fear of "messing up" my Jingle quilt by quilting it poorly!  


If you have ever felt intimidated by something (sewing related or otherwise) that seems too big, too complicated, or too difficult for you, then today's post is for you.



Center Appliqué Medallion for my Big, Scary Jingle Quilt, Erin Russek's Pattern Available here
The text for the sermon was I Samuel 17, the story of the young shepherd boy ...

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November 13, 2019
Are You Too Old to Start That? from Adele Mogavero

Am I too old to start over? Again? The question was running crazy around my head after it was implied I’d be in my 80’s before this new endeavor would make a difference. Sometimes encouragement from books, podcasts, and gurus can have quite the opposite ....

The post Are You Too Old to Start That? appeared first on Musings From The Bungalow.

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