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July 23, 2018
Why Am I Keeping All This Stuff? from The Free Motion Quilting Project

Yep, this was my upstairs office today...

I was planning to move a big cabinet you can't see in this picture out of this room and into the living room. So I pulled everything out and began sorting through it.

Then Josh and I talked through the move some more and he decided to dismantle the 55 gallon fish tank you can see in the corner of the photo next weekend so I don't need to move this cabinet anymore.

There's a piece of me that wonders if I should keep all this stuff. A giant chunk ...

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January 28, 2018
Time for a New Sewing Machine? from Cultured Expressions

If you’ve been feeling like it’s time for a new sewing machine, we’ve got three great options to fit your needs, your wants and your budget.  You can test drive sewing machines at the CE Studio in Rahway…  You’ll receive a $25, $50 or $100 gift certificate with any sewing machine purchase (for a limited time), so you can stock up on some juicy African fabrics to christen your new baby! Plus, after you purchase your machine, we’ll schedule a private 45-minute class to get you up and running on it right away!

First, let ...

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January 17, 2018
Backyard Retreats from Kim Hanson Quilts

Happy Wednesday everyone. It’s still winter here in Calgary, and we’ve got a long way to go until it’s over, until it’s spring.

But nevertheless, I can’t help myself…..thoughts of spring are still rolling through my mind. I came across this fabulous piece from Houzz, as I subscribe to their email. It’s a wonderful article about “backyard retreats” and I so wanted to share it with you. You can find it here.

I’m particularly fond of the last little retreat, #8 – the one that looks more like an English cottage than a ...

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December 14, 2017
Oh Kitty! from Curlicue Creations

If you know know I love my kitties!  I thought it would be fun to share some photos of my kitty helpers today.  This is Trail Mix, helping to hold down one of my hexie projects.

Beetle and friend, sitting on my table top sewing box.

William, inside the quilt cabinet.  

Shadow and the Farmer's Market quilt.  He's a big, cuddly guy.

Kit Kat and a pile of fabric scraps.

Mama Cat and her babies, warm and cozy inside a Warm Company box.

Kitten mania on the scrap basket!

Aaaaah!  The ironing board is toasty warm ...

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October 22, 2017
Deep Sunday Morning Thoughts from 120 Blocks

Not really. Just a few random updates. First, I now have a clean sewing room. Yes I took all the movable stuff out and rearranged and put things away. I still have several things to put back, but I’m very … Continue reading

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September 29, 2017
Studio Progress…Name Our Mannequin, Win Some Fabric! from Cultured Expressions

I’ve been putting in the hours at the new studio, and can’t wait to have you all come visit! Be sure to see the scheduled events for the Preview Weekends in October and November online. I know the end of October seems like an eternity, but rest assured that if you’re experiencing a Fabric Emergency, you can also visit between now and the Dec 1-3 Grand Opening by appointment, and we’ll do our best to administer the proper Retail Therapy to get you through!  (Note that I’m hosting the Santa Fe SewJourn Oct 18-24).  Keep ...

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