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October 10, 2021
Nadelwelt Karlsruhe from Grit's Life

Hallo Ihr Lieben,

es ist fast soweit und nach 1 Jahr und 7 Monaten sind wir endlich wieder mit einem Stand auf einer Messe.

Unsere letzte Messe war in Braunschweig 2020 im März.

Wir freuen uns sehr, dass die Nadelwelt in Karlsruhe nun endlich wieder stattfindet.

Alle Vorbereitungen sind abgeschlossen, jetzt muß noch gepackt werden.

Im Gepäck habe ich für Euch immer wieder wechselnde Vorführungen. Ich habe einiges vorbereitet.

Stand- Nr. B7.4

- perfekte Vorbereitung von Applikationen mit der Appli - Fuse - Mat

- es geht rund mit Applipops

- Dresden Teller in verschiedenen Varianten

Meine Mama wird auch dabei sein und hat ...

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June 24, 2021
Block building from The Academic Quilter

 Hello all! How is your life going this week? We went on a small trip last weekend, which was fantastic, and we came back just in time for some thunderstorms that brought a lot of cooler weather with them. It feels so great outside! Plus, the cicadas are almost all gone. They left quite some mess behind, but at least they aren't dive-bombing me any more.

With all of that, I did make some progress on projects so far this week. A little while ago I pulled out an old project that I called "old and new" and I ...

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May 26, 2021
A new project and an old one from The Academic Quilter

 Hi everyone! Well, the cicadas are still with us, and now they are making very loud noises. Also, I swear they wait for me to come out the door and then decide to fly all around. Several of them have now landed on me and I managed not to kill either them or myself. I did freak out, though, and I am taking joy in watching the birds have a feast. Can it be schadenfreude if we're talking about insects? I promise to stop complaining about them now!

Anyway-- I started a new quilt project. Yahoo! Now that I ...

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April 9, 2021
Scrap Dance Mystery Pachanga Step 7 from From My Carolina Home

Here we are again!! The seventh clue in our mystery quilt along is here!

I hope this doesn’t bring any tears, but we do need to make a few more HSTs. Using your 4-inch scrappy squares, pair with the 4-inch background squares. Mark diagonal lines on the backside of the lighter of the two squares 1/4-inch away from the center.

Sew on those lines, cut through the center, and press.

Square up to 3-1/2-inches.

Sew all you have for the size you are making. See my post on Chain Piecing HSTs for more detailed instructions.

Here’s ...

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March 18, 2021
Never Ending Sampler Panel 7 Band 4 from Kitty and Me Designs

 If you're working on the Never Ending Sampler, here is Panel 7 Band 4:

Refer to the key for a closeup of the Satin Stitch flowers.

Click here to download the PDF File for the Never Ending Sampler Panel 7.

Be sure to join Fans Of Kitty And Me Designs Facebook Group.  You can share your progress photos there!

Happy Stitching!

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February 28, 2021
Teil 1 Mystery "Happy Hour" from Grit's Life

 Hallo Ihr Lieben,

jetzt ist es soweit und die Startklappe für meinen Mystery "Happy Hour" ist gefallen.

Monat 1 ist Online.


Ihr findet Teil 1 von meinem Mystery "Happy Hour", ebenso die WICHTIGEN INFORMATIONEN und die Blöcke zum herunterladen in meiner meiner Facebookgruppe "Nähen mit Grit's Life" unter Dateien und auf meiner Homepage links unter dem Button Mystery "Happy Hour".

Ich wünsche Euch ganz, ganz viel Spaß und viele glückliche Stunden damit. 

Auch bin ich schon ganz gespannt auf Eure Fotos.

Alles Liebe Grit

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February 23, 2021
Kitty And Me Designs Update - Never Ending Sampler and more! from Kitty and Me Designs


Good morning everyone! I wanted to let you in a few things. 

First, if you prefer printed pattern leaflets, I now offer free shipping on all orders over $35.00.

If you like PDF files, I'm running a 15% off discount until Feb. 28th. Coupon Code: VALENTINE14 .
My standard Coupon Code is: STITCH1 . That code will never expire and it's good for $1.00 off on all orders.
Also, get your needles ready. I'll have Panel 7 of the Never Ending Sampler ready in the next few days. It's all done ...

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February 21, 2021
Heute in einer Woche from Grit's Life

 Hallo Ihr Lieben,

...heute in einer Woche....

und mein Mystery "Happy Hour" startet.

Heute werde ich noch Videos zum Mystery "Happy Hour" aufnehmen. 


Alle Info's findet Ihr in meiner FB Gruppe "Nähen mit Grit's Life" 

oder auf meiner Homepage


Wenn der Mystery "Happy Hour" angelaufen ist steht auf meiner 

TODO Liste das zweite Video zum "Star 60" Lineal von Deb Tucker, 

sowie die Vorstellung weiterer Lineale von Deb Tucker.


Im Onlineshop sind wieder ganz süße Stoffe eingetroffen. Besonders verliebt habe ich mich in die Stoffe der Serie "Blue Goose" und die Anleitung dazu.

Ihr ...

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February 13, 2021
Applizieren from Grit's Life

 Hallo Ihr Lieben,

am Abend nähe ich immer gerne etwas mit der Hand. Im Moment appliziere ich.

Der Anfang von meinem "Tiny Town" von Bunny Hill Design ist gemacht....und es macht unheimlich viel Spaß.

Die Anleitung findet Ihr Hier in meinem Onlineshop


Morgen in 2 Wochen startet der 

Wer Lust hat kann gerne mitmachen. Eine Anmeldung ist nicht erforderlich.

Ich freue mich schon sehr darauf.


Im Onlineshop ist nun auch die Meterware der Serie
"Tomorrow's Heritage" von EQP Fabrics

HIER findet Ihr die Stoffe.


Und auch die Anleitung aus meiner letzten Treasure Box ...

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February 8, 2021
Freud und Leid from Grit's Life

 Hallo Ihr Lieben,

es war still hier auf meinem Blog, dabei ist so viel passiert.

Manchmal zieht das Leben einem einfach die Füße weg und die Uhren ticken anders.

In der letzten Woche ist Charlotte mit 12 Jahren völlig unerwartet über die Regenbogenbrücke gegangen. Jetzt ist mein Ace ein Einzelhund.....

Wir sind sehr traurig und immer wieder ist es irgendwie ein komisches Gefühl, dass das Leben einfach so weiter läuft.


Für meinen Mytery "Happy Hour" gibt es die ersten Info's.

Ihr findet sie in meiner Faceboogruppe "Nähen mit Grit's Life" unter Dateien, oder auf meiner Homepage


www ...

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January 14, 2021
A Few of Our Favorite Tools from Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye

Last week, Kara filled you in on our upcoming Hopeful Flowers Stitch Along, and we were delighted by the interest. Our Facebook group grew by hundreds of eager stitchers wanting to learn some new embroidery skills! Thank you all for your participation; we hope you are as excited as we are to get started next week!

You will not only be able to use those new embroidery techniques in our Hopeful Flowers project; we are also participating in two Mystery quilt groups. As they are mysteries, I (Teri) can't say much, but you can join the respective Facebook groups ...

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January 11, 2021
more grassy creek mystery from Making A Lather

Last week, I had the parts cut and 3 sewn for clue #3 of the quiltville grassy creek mystery quilt. I finished sewing all of clue 3.

I had a chance to cut for part #4. I cut and cut, and cut........ and repeat.

almost there

I only had time to sew a few quarter squares, and, then, added them to clue #3 on just one set. I find it takes a lot more time to cut matching and then sew in matching sets. I already find I was not mindful enough of matching the neutrals. And they fit and ...

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December 14, 2020
grassy creek 2 from Making A Lather

Saturday was an all day sew day. And, I used the time to work on my grassy creek mystery quilt from quiltville. It seemed harmless enough... 25 sets of matching  blah blah blah. I didn't cut the pieces until the morning of, so, I didn't have a lot of time to think through the math. I just cut a bunch. I spent 3 hours sewing the pieces, and, I still wasn't done. 25 sets was actually 400 pieces. hmmm. I chained pieces in their sets, which was a little fiddley. I cut them after each set. 

After ...

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December 10, 2020
Something's Coming, Something Good! from Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye

Could it be? Yes, it could
Something's coming, something good, if (you) can wait
Something's coming, (you) don't know what it is
But it is gonna be great

Are you the kind of person who translates everything into song? I (Teri) confess to that odd trait; no matter what I'm thinking about, somehow an obscure song gets stuck in my head as I'm processing. So this week, as I pondered this post, the song "Something's Coming," from West Side Story, replayed in my brain. Why, you may ask? Because Kara and I have been ...

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December 7, 2020
grassy creek mystery from Making A Lather

We had a sew day, Saturday, and, I took grassy creek mystery quilt clue #1 as a project. I had 1/2 of the sets cut, and, I cut the rest while I was there. I managed to get them all sewn. I didn't trim them until I was home in the evening. I pressed them, and counted them, and was short a couple of sets. I have them done now. May I say, again, as I did last year, I don't like the matchy matchy way of making a scrappy quilt.

I had shopped for a good ...

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July 20, 2020
old world is a top from Making A Lather

I have a top for the old world mystery quilt from Quilted Twins. I really like it. It's big, so, I will need to find a back to continue with it. I have really enjoyed this mystery.

I am having a thermostat war with my son. Our AC has a 1 degree difference that is all the difference. One degree lower and it's time to crack out the sled dogs and mush through the snow. My son is a big guy and warm all the time, so he sneaks the AC down. I don't realize it, until ...

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July 17, 2020
square dance finish from Making A Lather

I have a finish
From my Carolina home hosted a mystery quilt in 2018. It was the first time, I had tried one of her mysteries. I enjoyed it, and I like the result. It was easy to keep up with the clues, and, I had a quilt top shortly after the reveal, but, it has languished in the "to be quilted" pile until now. This one is called square dance. I chose to do the queen size. It finished at about 82 x 90 and used a lot of scraps.

For the back, I used a strip from a ...

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July 10, 2020
unity clue 4 from Making A Lather

It started out pleasant enough, clue 4 for unity mystery quilt, required a lot of cutting. I like to cut.

The quilt needed a lot of HSTs. I like chain piecing.

But, this is when it gets dicey. Apparently, everything needed trimmed. I don't like trimming, so, I didn't. I started making the blocks, nine patch style, and they looked fine, until, I trimmed the whole blocks. I started making the rows, and, I was losing 60 % of the points. Drat. I couldn't live with that. I decided to take all the blocks apart. I realized that ...

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July 3, 2020
mystery progress from Making A Lather

I am making progress on the old world mystery quilt from Quilted Twins. I haven't sewn as much, since, I injured my finger. I really like putting this quilt together. It looks complicated, but, it doesn't have matching seams.

I have been cutting scraps almost everyday. At first, I was timid about cutting with a rotary cutter, even though, It was a kitchen knife that hurt my finger. But, any sharp object gave me a little anxiety. I am gaining my confidence. The plan is to work on scraps for at least 15 minutes a day. Once I ...

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July 1, 2020
new goals for July from Making A Lather

July is here with a whole new month of possiblities.
For my one monthly goal, in July, I want to quilt my snow days quilt and square dance mystery quilt from my carolina home. This was a 2018 mystery quilt.

I want to join my alpha letters into a quote and a top.

And, I want to organize and make a top with my Jamestown landing blocks. I started Jamestown landing in 2013. This project is in blocks. This quilt is a combination of HSTS and string blocks found in string fling book by Bonnie Hunter.

This will also be ...

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