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March 26, 2019
Rustic Twig Vase: A Super Easy, Inexpensive Way To Bring A Bit Of The Outdoors Inside from Jacquelynne Steves

This Rustic Twig Vase is one of my favorite projects! I love the rustic and natural look of this vase. It is a great way to bring a little bit of the outdoors inside and you can change out the ribbon and the flowers according to the season. This is practically a no-cost project! I had this vase in the back of the closet, it was one of those cheap vases included in florist’s arrangements. The twigs were found in the backyard. It took me about 90 minutes total to collect and cut the twigs and assemble the vase ...

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March 25, 2019
Spring things from Quilting with Kimberly

The majority of our Easter and spring decorations are stored in our cabin and since heavy snows and a busy schedule have prevented us from traveling to Lake Arrowhead to retrieve them, I’ve done minimal decorating this year. However, I did run across a few fun, wooly table toppers I made many years ago and it made me happy to bring them out to enjoy after being tucked away in storage. 

I haven’t done any buttonhole hand-stitching on wool in, well, years. There just never seems to be enough time. Oh, how I’ve missed it. Revisiting these ...

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Perennial Dreams from From the Strawberry Patch...

It came to me in a dream last summer: the most lovely of all perennial gardens, it was filled with color and fragrance, it was a haven for birds and butterflies; it was right outside the door from my studio, just beyond the side porch. And then--I awakened! I recounted my dream to Mr. Goodneedle. We decided last fall that this was, definitely, a dream that we could work on together to make a

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Perennial Dreams from From the Strawberry Patch...

It came to me in a dream last summer: the most lovely of all perennial gardens, it was filled with color and fragrance, it was a haven for birds and butterflies; it was right outside the door from my studio, just beyond the side porch. And then--I awakened! I recounted my dream to Mr. Goodneedle. We decided last fall that this was, definitely, a dream that we could work on together to make a

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Spring Tulip QuiltSpring has finally arrived. McCall’s Quilting... from Living Water Quilter



Spring Tulip Quilt

Spring has finally arrived. McCall’s Quilting May/June 2019 issue is right on time with Tulip Twinklers. The lap quilt is a quilt designed by me for McCall’s Quilting magazine with Island Batik fabrics.

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Island Batik generously provided Bazaar, a collection by Kathy Engle, for this project. 

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The quilt was layered with Hobbs wool batting. The fun quilting is a combination of free-motion and the Westalee Design Spin-e-Fex Feather.

Watch a demo video of Dots and Swirls.  Then pick up a copy of the latest issue of McCall’s Quilting at your local quilt shop ...

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March 21, 2019
Tulips and other Small Things that bring Joy from Nita Dances

Dear Vi, Yesterday was the official first day of spring.  The sun has crossed the celestial equator, moving northward. I celebrated the Vernal Equinox by going outside to inspect my flower beds. Were my tulips poking green tips up through … Continue reading

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March 20, 2019
Peep, Peep! from Quilt Doodle Doodles...

I love little chickens, I think they are so cute! My sister and sister in law both have chickens and I love to visit the little chicks. So in celebration of spring let's make some little chick mug rugs. These are quick and easy and perfect for a beginner appliquer. I thought it would be a good opportunity to show you all how to do fusible applique. It's quick and easy!

Trace your pieces onto the heat n bond. Make sure to draw on the paper side.
Iron onto the wrong side of the fabric.
Cut out your ...

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Peep, Peep! from Quilt Doodle Doodles

I love little chickens, I think they are so cute! My sister and sister in law both have chickens and I love to visit the little chicks. So in celebration of spring let's make some little chick mug rugs. These are quick and easy and perfect for a beginner appliquer. I thought it would be a good opportunity to show you all how to do fusible applique. It's quick and easy!

Trace your pieces onto the heat n bond. Make sure to draw on the paper side.
Iron onto the wrong side of the fabric.
Cut out your ...

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March in the Garden from From My Carolina Home

It has been an up and down month so far for temperatures.  The warmth of February and the early part of March made for a lot of flowers blooming and bulbs coming up.  But today is the first day of spring, and I am so ready for the weather to be warmer! Earlier this month, my crocuses came out in glorious bloom.

March in the Garden at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

Delicate white ones with star shaped flowers have intense gold stamens.

March in the Garden at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

Two shades of purple bloomed.

March in the Garden at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

I think my favorite is still the variegated purple withe the golden stamens.

March in the Garden at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

In a couple of days they all had fully ...

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March 19, 2019
27 Super Cute Free Projects To Sew & Quilt For Easter from Jacquelynne Steves

Easter will be here before we know it! And with about a month to go, who can resist cute little bunnies, beautifully embellished Easter eggs and sweet little lambs? We have gathered together 27 Super Cute Free Projects to Sew and Quilt for Easter. All of these FREE projects are perfect for gift giving or decorating your own home. At the time of this writing, all of the links below are correct. If you have a question about a specific project, please contact the owner that particular blog. Thanks!   Quick, Easy, Scrappy Easter Egg Place Mat Chevron Easter Egg Hoop ...

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March 9, 2019
Shamrocks Cross Stitch from Kitty and Me Designs

With St. Patrick's Day just around the corner, I thought I'd share my stitched piece of my Shamrocks Cross Stitch pattern with you:

I finished this up about a week ago.  The little lazy daisy stitches give it a dainty, delicate look!

I'll have to put this away for finishing in time for next year.  I can't get to either one of my sewing machines to finish it.  Once I get my own place, I'll have a lot of nice things to finish sew together!

Here's the pattern leaflet:

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February 26, 2019
25 Free St. Patrick’s Day Projects to sew & craft from Jacquelynne Steves

St. Patrick's Day is 3 weeks away. Did you know that Shamrocks are not only the national emblem of Ireland but also the national flower? Or that the holiday was originally associated with the color blue? Read some more fun facts about St. Patrick's day here. We've gathered 25 great FREE St. Patrick's Day sewing and craft projects that will fill your home with green and have you saying "Kiss me, I'm Irish!" before you know it. (As of the writing of this post, all of the links below are correct. If you have a ...

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February 19, 2019
Hope and Promise from From the Strawberry Patch...

The first bloom of the season in our yard ~ a sure sign of hope and promise for days to come. "For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven."  - Ecclesiates 3:1 Life is Good!

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Hope and Promise from From the Strawberry Patch...

The first bloom of the season in our yard ~ a sure sign of hope and promise for days to come. "For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven."  - Ecclesiates 3:1 Life is Good!

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January 7, 2019
Cross Stitch Patterns - New Spring Releases from Kitty and Me Designs

I spent most of November and December working on my new Spring line of Cross Stitch patterns.  I have bunnies, kitties, chicks, shamrocks and more, all ready for stitching throughout the Winter months!!

Shamrocks - a quick to stitch, whimsical design perfect for St. Patricks Day.  Tiny detached chain stitch flowers add a touch of pink to this pretty March pattern.

Chocolate Bunny - another whimsical design for your Easter stitching!  This chocolate bunny sits among some pretty colored eggs and ready to bloom flowers!

Nesting In The Clover - a pretty English Robin is ready for warmer weather!  She's nesting in ...

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June 11, 2018
More Than Quilting from Heart Desire Creations

This past week the weather has been glorious. The heavy rains have finally passed, morning temps are in the 60’s and afternoons in high 70’s and I have been compelled to be outside and once again work in the garden.  The gardens have been neglected by me for a couple of years now and I am definitely paying the price. There are more weeds than I ever imagined! So first thing, rather than tackle what is to be a year-long chore, I built a planter!

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I really am quite tickled with myself and am so pleased the way ...

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June 3, 2018
Break Up from Tales of a Stitcher

In the Alaska, we can be well into May and still have patches of snow and ice. We were out in McCarthy, Alaska last weekend, and this is what the swimming hole looked like on Sunday May 27th.

From late March to the end of May life looks like this.

Last year, I wrote a blog post called Walking towards Winter’s End with lots of fun photos of what Break Up season looks like. 


I love this season. Everyone’s lawns look like junkyards, You spend your days adding an subtracting layers of clothing, and the daylight just keeps ...

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June 1, 2018
Oregon Inspiration from Joy in Cloth


 Spring is a beautiful time in Oregon. In addition to all the blooms in people's yards the farmlands come to life as well. A common sight here are fields full of plants being grown specifically for seed. Of course, in order to have seed there must be flowers. Sometimes there are huge swaths of color covering many acres. One of those seed crops is the mustard plant which looks somewhat like the color of processed mustard. It is hard to take your eyes off these fields when lit up by the sun. I had to make a  piece like ...

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May 29, 2018
The Fast-Fleeting Days of May... from From the Strawberry Patch...

Another Be-Attitudes block done, I was able to squeeze this, the May addition, in just under the wire to qualify as a finish this month. I look forward to getting these blocks assembled into a quilt top this fall, it is a fun project and I do love each and every block along the way. This month has sped by. (Not so different from any other month anymore in its relative velocity of passage!) I

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The Fast-Fleeting Days of May... from From the Strawberry Patch...

Another Be-Attitudes block done, I was able to squeeze this, the May addition, in just under the wire to qualify as a finish this month. I look forward to getting these blocks assembled into a quilt top this fall, it is a fun project and I do love each and every block along the way. This month has sped by. (Not so different from any other month anymore in its relative velocity of passage!) I

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