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August 16, 2017
Pin It Weekly #211 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Just a few things I've been looking at for the last few days. I think I may have a theme going, though that was not my intent. 

What a simple yet elegant way to display lovely handkerchiefs!I think that we should do this with our extra blankets after the wedding. We can roll them up too, that way they look a little nicer. --T

Embroidery hoops with doilies make up a collection to cover a wall. Various sizes scattered along the wall give it a different look that looks pretty. I love the pillows on the bench also.

Mix and match cork coasters

Vintage Pillows

Awesome use of materials, rebar railing!Plant stand - made out of a railroad tie!

railroad tie junction box on top of the tie a single set of wires More More

Cut slits, weave in a scarf, tie in a bow. The easiest t-shirt refashion ever!21 creative succulent container gardens you can buy or DIY, like this succulent wonderland framed wooden vertical garden.


Farm Animal Dish Towels, Set of fourBeautiful dinner plates.. wow... I'm in love with a dinner set..

Old Country Store Hand-Lettered Labeling

Have a great week!

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August 14, 2017
Giving credit where credit is due from The Crafty Quilter

As a designer and a blogger, I try to be as careful as possible about giving credit where credit is due.  It was pointed out to me last night that I neglected to give proper credit on one of my images from my previous blog post, A Roundup of Turned Edge Techniques.

I used the photo of a block that I had made from The Splendid Sampler which was spearheaded by two amazing quilters – Pat Sloan and Jane DavidsonThe block was designed by Anne Sutton of Bunny Hill Designs for The Splendid Sampler.  I adore Anne Sutton’s work ...

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August 6, 2017
I've Been Rockin' those UFO's Lately! from Sew........This Is My Blog

I pulled out a UFO the other day.  (I'm determined to get as many finished this year as I can.)  

This particular quilt top was started in 2011 when I participated in a block swap involving "made fabric."  That's when you take your small scraps and sew them together, then use that "made fabric" in other projects.  Some people call them crumb quilts.  If you google "crumb quilts" or search Pinterest for them you will see some great quilts made that way.  Here are some examples.

 In this blog post from 2011 you can see how my blocks ...

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July 10, 2017
Sunday Quilt Inspiration: TRAVEL from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

This Pin was discovered by Nicolette Mason. Discover (and save!) your own Pins on Pinterest.I actually started this inspiration with the word road, but that didn't go very far. Ha! Pun intended, I suppose. 

The reason for this inspiration? Ah, we leave in the morning for a nice little road trip. More on that later, but the packing and hauling and organizing stuff in the camper gave me little time to come up with an idea. So here we are. Almost. On the road, I mean.

For those of you interested, this year's hashtag is #marcottesgowest. 

Ever since I was little, I've wanted to ride this by motorcycle : )  US 50 - NevadaCountry road: You can never take the girl out of the country; for it is always in her heart:) @Kate Mazur Mazur Mazur                                                                                                                                                     More

Take This Road Trip Through Alabama's Most Picturesque Small Towns For An…

Northport, of my favorite drives...the ferry to Washington Island is at the end of this road

a small road that crosses the property to the  guesthouses

Everything you need to know about Route 66 before planning that ultimate road trip.Magnificent American Road   |    23 Roads you Have to Drive in Your Lifetime

And because the quilts are just as important, here are a few...
Excellence Award by Be*mused, via Flickr - from the 2012 Tokyo International Great Quilt Festival

The Appliqued Curves Method- New Quilts & A TutorialFree Quilt Tutorial:  Driving Quilt for kids that love cars.  It's even cooler with "The Pigeon" fabrics to go with "Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus."

Cut, sew, and glue fabric remnants to make a fabric map of the U.S.

Perfect quilt for a little boy!  From the book Pixel Play.

Quilt idea for a boy and his cars - This fun Road quilt is too cute.We are getting road trip ready with this U.S. lap quilt free tutorial and pattern from Flamingo Toes on! Click for the pattern and instructions.Now if only I was talented and could make these!! Perfect thing to take to a restaurant!!!

stitched map - Anne Biss  Check this womans site out. Too cool.

TONS of examples of different kinds of road playmats to make

Thanks for coming by ...

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July 7, 2017
Pin It Weekly #210 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

It's another Pin It Weekly. Aren't we racing through the summer? It will soon be back-to-school time and, for those of us in the deep South, some bearable days of temps in the 70s. Oh, to be so blessed right now!  

Wouldn't you love to meet Judi Bennett in person? I would and here's why: we have many things in common. Our Pinterest sites, for example, share many of the same type of boards. It's possible that we are pinning from each other! But even more intriguing is her board, "Respect, Honor, Sacrifice."  

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery

The American Patriot Page — Devildoc66

Let's not forget all of the men who can't be there for their children today because they are serving our country. Happy Father's Day to all Military Dads and Thank You for your service!america. I am very proud for the men in my family that have done that. Vietnam, Gulf War, and still in the Middle East fighting for Freedom.

Early Morning Rain

Tracy Milligan ...

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July 3, 2017
Sunday Quilt Inspiration: R U S T from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

According to Wikipedia, rust occurs when iron or its alloys corrode. Since I asked how does rust occur, and I already knew that answer, I decided to find an answer that I could call scientific
Enter Wonderopolis, which explains it this way: 
The surface of a piece of iron will begin to corrode first in the presence of oxygen and water. Given enough time, any piece of iron will change entirely into rust and disintegrate.

The process of rusting is a combustion reaction, similar to fire. Left in contact with oxygen, iron will react with the oxygen to form rust ...

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June 29, 2017
Pin It Weekly #209 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Happy Wednesday! It's time for Pin It Weekly and I have been pinning some new quilting ideas. One of those ideas is a new board of quilting books. Already I have over 125 pins. 

Scrappy Fat Quarter Quilts by That Patchwork Place Things Quilting with Alex Anderson: From First Step t...

a common thread by gwen marston

I met Amanda Jean Nyberg at my very first Quilt Market ever. She was debuting her book, Sunday Morning Quilts (co-authored with Cheryl Arkison) and I was lucky enough to procure an autograph…intuitive color and design book by jean wells

Art Quilt Maps by Valerie S. Goodwin -- Transform the places you love—and places you’ve always imagined or wanted to see—into hypnotic art quilts. Award-winning artist Valerie Goodwin shows you how to make quilted maps with easy fabric collage techniques and innovative designs based on maps of your favorite places.

I've also been pinning quilt blocks because I've been looking for a few blocks that really speak to me. I'm working on a special project and want some ideas. While I'm doing that, though, I'm pinning what I find. 

Bee In My Bonnet: My Flower Box Quilt Block Tutorial and Sew Along!!!

It's July, and that means it's time for another beautiful block from Gen X Quilters (& Y too) using our Lucky Penny collection. Join in for some summer fun by clicking on the picture.

Churn Dasher Quilt Block Tutorial - 5", 7-1/2", 10" and 12-1/2" blocks - 10 layout variations

Nine-Patches and Triangles Get Together to Form Goose in the Pond Blocks: How to Make Goose in the Pond Quilt Blocks

I found the pattern for this Card Trick quilt block free on-line at Quilter's Cache:

Road to California Quilt Block Pattern: About the Road to California Quilt Block

Sew Australia Block for Kelly--August | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

As I mentioned earlier, these are all on my "quilt, blocks" board along with, oh, 450 other pins. 
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June 26, 2017
Sunday Quilt Inspiration: Waterparks from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Summer is here and waterparks are an important, fun way to spend a summer day. These pins are from a simple search not a particular board, but you'll see that there are plenty of rides, slides and pools from around the world and everyone makes for great fun.

Blizzard Beach, Disney World Spent a summer on this river. Can't wait to visit it again in June!
Disney World FL

Splash Waterpark. Bali continues to grow and surprise us every time we return. Canggu Club recently opened it’s doors to non-members and launched 4 new major facilities: a waterpark, kids club, indoor trampolines, and 10 pin bowling. Find out how it stacks up against Bali’s other popular attractions. TRAVEL WITH BENDER | Family Travel

Happy Magic Water Cube, Beijing | 31 Ridiculously Cool Water Parks To Visit With Your Kids
Water park with rising/falling interactive aquatic sculpture fountains, in South Bank Centre, London, designed by Danish Jeppe Hein (photo John Spence).

Tantrum Alley, Dubai

Kalahari:  Just visited this week for the first time. This place is awesome. My kids are both 6 and they had a blast. At this age they can do just about everything there. Best indoor water park in Ohio. Great way to beat the winter blues!

Aqua Action Park at Sunny Beach | Bulgaria Connor spent ages just floating round the lazy river
Waterpark & Amusement Park Attractions - Waterville USA, Gulf Shores AL
Gulf Shores AL
So scary that I couldn't look long enough to determine the place!

Summer themed quilts are always fun...

Theme Quilt Patterns - Compare Prices, Reviews and Buy at Nextag

Flip Flop Quilt - I usually like more traditional or modern quilts, not so much the theme type but this is nice (JLT)Jelly Sandwich Quilt

Popsicles...Fig Tree Style

I LOVE this quilt by Fig Tree. She'll be showcasing it at Quilt Market this weekend, which I will be sadly missing... should have timed this baby's due date better LOL.

Patch Abilities Inc. Monthly Minis #6 available at MM607 Beach BallsPretty Little Quilts: Summer Beach Quilt Tutorial (free pattern)

Kim Schaefer –– Charming Wall Quilts All Year 'Round! • 12 seasonal wall quilt projects • Quick and easy-make one for yourself and more for gifts • Transferring appliqué designs is a snap with this ha

Evoke That Summer Feeling With 6 Summertime Quilt Patterns!

Getting ready for some beautiful summer days on the beach I see! Those colorful crabs are darling! #quiltsofinstagram #Repost @desertbloomquilting ・・・ I finished something!!!! It has been a while...Red Rockets quilt pattern: Easy fusible applique is perfect for creating a quick summer wall quilt! This pattern was designed by Margie Ullery.

Images of batik quilts designed by Vicki Stratton, Quilting Time Designs

Flip flop quilt pattern available at Woo Hoo!

Happy Summer! I hope this inspires you to make a summer themed quilt. You can find these and many other ...

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June 22, 2017
Pin It Weekly #208 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

It's been a while since I introduced followers, so I thought that might be a good idea tonight. If you like fashion, you need to visit Mavis White's boards. She has over 17,000 pins on one fashion board alone.  I didn't know there could be that many fashion pins!
New Popcorn Long Chain For Women Chokers Alloy Ball Tassel Pendants Charm Jewelry Accessories Necklaces CE3372

DIGUYAO Fashion Boys Kids Sunglasses Aviator Style Brand Design Children Sun Glasses 100%UV Protection Oculos De Sol Ga

Women Plus Size Big Large Size 3XL 4XL 5XL 6XL Slim T-shirt Solid Fashion Animal Print Loose T-shirt

Blusas Spring Women Blouses Long Sleeve O Neck Hollow Out Casual Slim Fit Shirts Leisure Solid Tee Tops Plus Size

Paula Fanny has a board on sports with just about anything a person would want to pin in that department. 

Sporting Kansas City Girls All Day I Dream About Soccer Tri Blend T-Shirt by adidas

Image result for simone bilesSports quote. Championship.

Lululemon's distraction-free gear is designed for sweaty, hybrid workouts.

Sports pins never apply to me, but I don't want to leave out sports fans.  Let's move on to Priscilla Grays' boards. She has several ...

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June 21, 2017
A New Way to Win Fabrics: Show a bundle of AGF from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hello, fabulous makers!

Today, I’m going to keep it short and sweet but exciting! I’m happy to announce a new Instagram contest you’ll love. As fabric enthusiasts we know that you probably have a stash of fabrics you haven’t looked at in a while. This is why we want you to dig through your stash and create a bundle of your AGF prints to win a new bundle from us! You'll get to rediscover all the beauties in your stash while getting new fabrics. Hence, show us a bundle to win a bundle!

Show bundle win bundle graphic_blog

Here’s ...

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June 16, 2017
Pin It Weekly #207 ~~ Four Years! from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

YahoO! and hooRay!
Pin It WeEkly #207! Fleur de Lis Quilts celebrates its fourth AnnIversary of 
Pin It Weekly

I don't know about the rest of you, but I'm relatively impressed that I've been able to keep up four years of Pin It Weekly. Not that it's difficult, it's just the remembering that sometimes gets in the way. And life. You know what life is...husbands, children, grandchildren, sickness, work, grading papers. All of that stuff. Never the less, here we are with four years behind us. Sweet! I figured I'd spend a little ...

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June 12, 2017
Sunday Quilt Inspiration: Stacked Quilts from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

It finally occurred to me that because I use a variety of ways to store quilts, I might share those and some that I've found on Pinterest. 

Richard hung three vintage, wooden boxes on the wall of the studio above the sewing table. It's a space that is too difficult to reach, so I chose to fold and place baby quilts in them. To protect the fabric from the wood, I placed plastic along the bottom and back.

Another way that I store quilts is to hang them on a baby bed rail. This I simply lean up ...

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June 8, 2017
Pin It Weekly #206 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

YahoO! and hooRay!
Pin It WeEkly #206! Fleur de Lis Quilts celebrates its fourth AnnIversary of 
Pin It Weekly this week! (yay!)
we've been shooting for 
25 pins a week and almost made it...
LiFe got in the way, but herE we aRe.
Let's CelEbrAte!

Quilted pillow by Erin Daniels:

I've been pinning a few modern pillows because 1. I like them and 2. they can be great inspiration for quilts.

Pink pillow cover - pebbles free motion quilting: Lucy from the Magpies Laundry blog has created this patchwork cushion using our Dotty Lime fabric our autumn leaves fabric in Lime.

a little inspiration for a quilted throw pillow:

Red Patchwork Quilted Pillow with Wonky Circles. $150.00, via Etsy.

"Canvas" pillows by she can quilt:
Pillows by She Can Quilt--look at that matchstick quilting!
old farm equipment images | old farm equipment---wa.:

A new board on my Pinterest pages, "farm, equipment" is a tribute (of sorts) to my dad and father-in-law who were both ...

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May 31, 2017
Pin It Weekly #205 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Pin It WeEkly #205! Fleur de Lis Quilts celebrates its fourth AnnIversary of 
Pin It Weekly in only 2 weeks! 
we're shooting for 
25 pins a week...

Storm at Sea quilt, center, colorwash / watercolor effect, 2014 Tokyo International Quilt Festival. This quilt is amazing. Photo by Studio Tullia:

Since I have almost 7,000 quilts in the board "heart, quilts," I suppose that most of what I've been pinning have been quilts. These are the lastest of those many, many recent pins.

Whipper Snapper block quilt using skipping stones.  Anna Maria Horner:

Rob's Quilt by Kathy Martin -- Kathy made this quilt for her son Rob, using the New York Beauty pattern of points arrayed in circular arcs. Description from I searched for this on

storm at sea quilt - Google Search: jeu de cubes:

Way down deep, it's still a log cabin but what a log cabin!:

quilt from gees bend:
Wonderfully wonky quilt with strips of various widths and heights running vertically and horizonally - Gee's Bend influence: Totem quilt by Carolyn Friedlander:

Blanket, Cyanotype  Make cyontype quilt for bed or fabric wall hanging to go with denim theme.:

Modern Quilt Designs | quilting look at this art quilt by anne r parker made with solids don ...: Modern quilt. Incredible colours.:

Small Flower (c) Vanessa Brisson 2005  19.5"x15":

Beautiful use of color and pattern in a quilt by Michael E. Michalski, Brooklyn, New York exhibited at the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum as posted by Tim Latimer: Elsie Campbell, Artist, Dad's Plaids quilt - This is a pattern in her String Quilts book (2009).:

Stained glass rose window quilt.  Maker unknown.  2013 Ladies of the Lake quilt show, posted at Missouri Quilt Co Forum:

4a64fdb23a6ba2c01bb8852b19c3229c.jpg 439×586 pixels: Square dresden plates  LOVE THIS  IDEA! ♥:

Quilting Blog - Cactus Needle Quilts, Fabric and More: Daisy and Stairway To The Stars:

cherry blossoms quilt, Tokyo International Quilt Show:

Quilt Inspiration: Best of the 2014 Pacific International Quilt Festival : Day 6:

(7) Name: 'Quilting : Our Hearts Will Go On - Storm at Sea Var: #rainbow #quilt made with wonky log cabin blocks as well as other scrappy blocks:

And there you have them--this week's Pin It Weekly from my Pinterest board, "heart, quilts."

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May 29, 2017
Sunday Quilt Inspiration: S K E W E D from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Pallet Art Natural Shell Skewed Heart Wall Hanging Rustic Shabby Chic Seaglass Sharksteeth Nautical Seashore by maliakalikina: Skewed--meaning off center, wonky, an unusual state, unbalanced. 

Modern quilters love skewed things. Off center objects, uneven designs, crooked lines. I tend to visit their camp and hang out there. So I figured it's time to deal with this idea. It's an interesting concept and one that makes quilting a bit easier. 

Well, except that you still have to apply all of the elements of design to your now-skewed quilt design.

Classic seaside stripes, slightly skewed and gussied up with a scarf collar. By Sparrow.:

Types of triangles, 6th grade math, math, 6th grade math anchor charts, triangles, acute, equilateral, right triangle, isosceles triangle, obtuse triangle, scalene triangle, congruent, angles, triangles anchor chart: There's this wall poster from a math classroom. 

Don't let the pretty designs fool's still math! But somehow I get that ...

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May 25, 2017
Pin It Weekly #204 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories


Pin It WeEkly #204! Fleur de Lis Quilts celebrates its fourth AnnIversary of 
Pin It Weekly in only 3 weeks! 
we were shooting for 
25 pins a week...

but I missed last week. Life got in the way, so to speak. I was thinking of trying to make two posts this week, but that won't be quite the same. It's a good thing I hedged a little, I think. Maybe my Mary-math just works the way I need it to. Regardless, no matter how many pins I count, the big day will come, right? 

199 Likes, 15 Comments - Margot Languedoc (@thepatternbasket) on Instagram: “I started my Autumn Feathers quilt this week. I think I might need one for every season Can't…”:

My ...

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May 22, 2017
Sunday Quilt Inspiration: Half-Square Triangles from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

I'm in a half-square triangle kind of mood. Pinterest is chock-full of them, so I thought I'd share some of the information and quilts that are available in the way of ideas.

First up: directions, tips, ideas, tutorials and cheats

half square triangles from two squares. Sew around the outside and cut on the diagonals. This is my favorite method!:

The Magic 8 tutorial - this is a great way to make 8 HST at once - She even does an easy equation to figure out how big to cut the original squares:

Cutting Half-Square Triangles from Pink Petal Quilts!:
Half square triangle quilt tutorial tube piecing:

half square triangles made easy  mind. blown.:

Half Square Triangle Pouch | Craftsy:

Retro Half Square Triangle Pillow Cover:

Amazingly simple way to mass produce HSTs- directions at

Diary of a Quilter - a quilt blog: Half-square-triangle short-cuts and easy square-up:

Next up: 12 quilts, 12 settings (no two alike)

Quilting Blocks: Half Square Triangle Tutorial- different blocks that can be made with half square triangles!:

Beacon of Hope quilt pattern from Quilting Quickly Spring 2014 at Fons and Porter:

Confessions of a Serial Quilter: The Man Quilt - Finished!:

Freshly Pieced Modern Quilts: Modern Mini Challenge Quilt: HST Extravaganza

Half square triangles in a charm quilt

Down Grapevine Lane: Rainbow swirl quilt | Apple wall-art:

I really love this pattern! This version is 60" x 60". Seen at The Recipe Bunny: Auction Quilt Finished, posted 2-Apr 2014:

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Quilting Blocks: Half Square Triangle Tutorial- different blocks that can be made with half square triangles!:

We love the simplicity of this quilt made by @babynelldesigns!:

all polka dots -- when I finally master HST, this is a fun pattern - must find some black and white dot fabric:

great layout for HST!  Blog post:

Last up: Lagniappe (something extra) by Denyse Schmidt
Denyse Schmidt pattern - In This Corner quilt. clean HST layout                                                                                                                                                                                 More:

Did you choose a favorite? Not yet? Okay then, I've made a few HST quilts. You can find them on my Trunk Show Pinterest board. 

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May 17, 2017
Sunday Quilt Inspiration: L A K E S from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

We are spending the weekend on the lake. A wonderful quiet lake in the middle of the state with lots of inlets and pennisulas where fishermen tend to congregate. The park is run by the small town nearby and is well kept. 

Indian Creek Rec Area:

I thought about the fact that my family went camping here when we were children. Now our children and grands (and in my case, a great-grandie) are here for Mother's Day fun. Since my family from in Louisiana, and some of the most interesting lakes are here, I thought I'd share some Pinterest pictures from my ...

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May 16, 2017
Pinners Conference - AZ from edeenut

This coming October 6th and 7th Pinners Conference will be in Phoenix Arizona. I'm super excited (and a bit nervous) to be teaching a sewing class!
I'll also have a booth there so you can come take my class and you can come meet up in person!
Have you been to Pinners Before? What did you think; what was it like? I have never had the opportunity to go in person but have followed them online and others who have gone and loved seeing the photos and hearing of how awesome it is. Plus, it'll be so ...

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May 12, 2017
Pin It Weekly #203 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Pin It WeEkly #203! Fleur de Lis Quilts celebrates its fourth AnnIversary of 
Pin It Weekly in only 5 weeks! 
So we're shooting for 
25 pins a week until then! 

A big shout out to my newest follower, Veronika Kordics-Vjvári, who has a fabulous "virágok" board. Virágok is Hungarian for flowers.  
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Veronicastrum virginicum 'Album' - Google Search: Climbing hydrangea.... had no idea that this existed.  Have to have.:

Clematis "Omoshiro'. Elegant large-flowered Japanese variety has tepals of light pink suffused with delicate color originating from deep reddish pink edges and reverses. Anthers are reddish purple on white filaments. The cultivar name means "amusing, interesting". Both words are fitting for this lightly fragrant recent introduction.    Size: 6'-8' tall . Bloom time: Early to mid summer, late summer.. Plant zones: 4-9. PRUNE GROUP 2:

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Rose Zephirine Drouhin and Clematis Joseephine loving the clay soil in our garden:

Barbara has right at 1,000 pins on her "sewing" board, so I had to check that out. Guess what? I love it! Are you surprised any?

Protect hands and furniture from hot soup, chili, and oatmeal with a soup bowl cozy that’s as cute as it is functional! They’re fast and easy to make, which makes them ideal handmade gi…:

Crafty Gemini | Jenny Doan and Crafty Gemini Improv Tote Bag Tutorial |

Ironing board slipcover tut:

Free Projects The projects below can either be viewed on the site or downloaded as pdfs for you to make. Sewing/craft accessories - Bag Making -So Sew Simple (projects for beginners) - Gift ideas - Things for the House - Clothing - Christmas- Patchwork & Quilting - Kids/Babies - See more at: www.thesewingdire...:


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