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January 28, 2020
My Words for the Year. from Daisychain Quilter

A new month, new year and new decade.  The 'roaring twenties' has arrived.


Today is the first blank page of a 365 page book.  Write a good one.
Brad Paisley

A new adventure that I have learnt from the past 365 days.  Life and dreams are the pages of the same book. Every day is a new adventure. 

The last year and decade has disappeared so fast.  I am not sure where they went but I always love a fresh start.

So here is too the 'roaring twenties'.....

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Happy New Year from Daisychain Quilter

As the New Year approaches, not just another year but a new decade, I have to ask where has the last ten years gone?  Wow a new decade! Time is flying past me too quickly.

What have I been up too this last year? I have stitched several quilts for national exhibitions, make lots of bags and have designed several patterns too.  Mr D and I had a fantastic holiday in France, friends, food and weather was wonderful.

My beloved baby girl got engaged to a lovely chap.  They bought a house and are busy planning a wedding.  My little ...

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January 27, 2020
Big ideas are coming to life with the next issue of BLOCK Magazine from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

A Note from Jenny - BLOCK Magazine 2020 Winter Issue

This is the time of year that we think about setting goals. We want to be better and all of you constantly inspire me to keep trying. This brand new issue of BLOCK has been spruced up from cover to cover to start 2020 off in style! The design has been refreshed, exciting changes are on every page, more stories from our readers, and even more to come throughout the year! We hope you love it.

Starting new also means celebrating success and recognizing growth. BLOCK has been through a lot over the past six years and so have you ...

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January 16, 2020
And now, looking forward from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

I thought that while I'm thinking of what I'd like to accomplish this year, I'd take a look at what  I wanted to accomplish last year. And whether I managed to accomplish anything at all. Sometimes it seems that I did very little, but I know from this post yesterday that is not how 2019 went down. 

Back in January 2019 I wrote that I'd like to try to

  • continue cleaning and organizing the studio
  • finish the last piece in my Bipolar series
  • continue work on the cotton series
  • make a low-volume, neutral quilt for our ...

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January 15, 2020
wednesday vibes ✿ hello 40 from Charm About You

patchwork squares, quilted with hand stitches, aurifil thread and needle

It seems going out dancing very much agrees with me as I am still glowing after my birthday weekend - although the large angry spot on my face that's appeared since my boozy night out is glowing very red!! I'll take the spot because it was worth it. I had a fabulous time and it felt amazing dancing the night away. New year and turning 40 has definitely given me a boost, things are clearer and I have renewed energy for what I want to do. There's a lot of thinking going on, I have plans but also ...

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January 12, 2020
Rainy Days Get Me Down from Hooked on Quilting

Today was a very wet, cloudy, and windy day. The weather was absolutely awful until late afternoon when it turned to just yucky and uninspiring. I’ve decided that the reason why gray has never been a colour I liked is because of days like this.

Between thunderstorms, tornado watches and warnings, and an excess of rain, which 998F330D-0EF9-4B99-82D7-95489BCF9508caused flooding in many low-lying areas, my nerves were a bit on the frayed side. Thankfully, I had the perfect tea blend from Plum Deluxe in my stash – Rainy Day Puerh. What better way to correct the gloomies than with a hot ...

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January 7, 2020
Happy New Year 2020: Colour & Inspiration Tuesday from Clever Chameleon

Year of the Pig colour board at Clever Chameleon

No Sewing, but Plenty of Planning

Too busy to sew here… which is Not Good, but I keep telling myself it is only for a season. And hopefully that season is nearly over….. just like the Year of the Pig. The Year of the Rat starts soon, on the 25th January 2020. Which also just happens to be “moving week” for us.

So, I’m still madly doing more urgent things than sewing. But in between the sorting and the packing and the cleaning and the kids’ swimming lessons, I have been planning. And drafting. I mentioned last week that ...

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January 4, 2020
Looking back, preparing to look forward from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

To See Such Fun

We're in a new year it seems, so it's time to look back. I'll look forward in a day or so, but I need time to process last year. So much has happened, two new babies in the family, the loss of Richard's dad, my hospital stay and surgery. 


Another Red Feather from Red Is a Neutral challenge

Still, as it turns out, I've been quite busy in my little world. 


Dora and Diego 

Busy with what, you might be asking yourself (because I did set myself up for that question ...

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January 3, 2020
Endings and Beginnings from Bayou Quilts

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas season and that the New Year will be full of good things!  

I'm behind again with correspondence, but loved all the Christmas cards that arrived in the mailbox this year.  Beautiful cards and funny cards and photo cards (it is always fun to see the yearly changes in kids!)  

Outgoing Mail in late Dec. and early Jan.


some happy New Year thank you postcards


 letters to grands

 the back of Max's letter with his pun.
  
Darn, I failed to scan Bryce Eleanor's before mailing.

2020

 It is easy to overwhelmed ...

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January 2, 2020
Let's start the 2020s of the 21st century! from A Beautiful Day - O Zi Frumoasa


Thank you to each and every one of you for your support and encouragement.


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I wish you all a happy and creative 2020!


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Happy National Hot Tea Month! from Hooked on Quilting

Happy New Year and Happy National Hot Tea Month! It’s hard to believe that it’s 2020 already. Not only did 2019 zip past, but the last 20 years have zipped past as well. It seems like only yesterday that everyone was worried our computers would crash the minute midnight struck and we were propelled into not only a new year but also a new century. Everyone prepared for the worst, but thankfully it never happened. Life went on, didn’t even skip a beat, at least not in my little world.

Lots of changes though have happened in ...

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January 1, 2020
New Year Thrifted Tablescape, Recipe Ideas and a Quilt from From My Carolina Home

Happy New Year!  For our first holiday table of 2020, I gathered together a variety of gold and black items with an Asian theme.  Amazingly, when it was done, I realized that almost everything came from thrift stores and estate sales.  Only the flowers were new.  The napkins were purchased new some time ago, and have been used before.  All the dishes, chargers and accessories came from secondhand sources.  I found these things at four different estate sales and three different thrift stores.  What makes this successful is that I look for items with a commonality, in this case Japanese ...

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Happy New Year from Life In Pieces


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Happy New Year from Ravelly1

In just a short while we will enter into a new year that when I was a small child never seemed possible. In a word, Wow! Here’s hoping everyone has a very happy & peaceful 2020.

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December 31, 2019
top nine / one quilt from Charm About You


The year of colour site is an interesting tool that assesses the dominant colours used in your instagram photos. You can play with the sliders to adjust the pixels and brightness etc. and it's cool to see which colours it picks out. I have seen a lot of them pop up on other peoples feeds and they are all so different. Mine was a bit of a surprise, I know I've used brown a lot but I did think they'd be more pink and less blue. I guess it doesn't feel completely 'me' but then as ...

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Holiday Spice from English Tea Store from Hooked on Quilting

You’ve probably noticed that I missed posting a final holiday tea blend on the 25th. That’s because we were out of town from the 22nd until late the 25th. After getting a late start back home and driving for several hours, the last thing I wanted to do was to sit at the computer and try to gather my thoughts about anything. Not to despair though because we celebrate Christmas for 12 days, so I’m still within the Christmas timeframe, at least from our point of view. If you want to read about our 12 Days of ...

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April 28, 2019
New Year - New Start from Daisychain Quilter


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