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September 13, 2019
Power Struggles from Where Art & Life Meet

Above is one of the images my teenage daughter sent me saying that she wants to dye her hair pink. I don’t have a problem with that, except for the fact that her hair is already pretty fried from having gone platinum (like Gwen Stefani) for years, and only in the last year plus has… Continue reading Power Struggles

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September 11, 2019
Coping by Stitching from Where Art & Life Meet

People often say to me things like – “You’re so patient” or “I could never do that, it’s so tedious.” What I want to tell them is that I am so NOT patient. I am incredibly impatient, so much so that as a child my impatience was something often commented on by others, not just… Continue reading Coping by Stitching

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September 10, 2019
WIP Wednesday #408 @TN&TN from The Needle and Thread Network

Happy back to school everyone - I love this time of year. Still hot, but cooling down. Everyone is happy and hopeful, and routines are being established. 

I spent a while yesterday browsing in a fabric store. Didn't buy anything for the stash though!

Hope all our friends in NS are getting back to normal after the storm.

If you are Canadian, please share what you're working on this week...we would love to see it. The link-up is open from noon Tuesday (Pacific time) until noon Thursday (Pacific time).






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September 9, 2019
Left-Handed in a Right-Handed World from Where Art & Life Meet

I am left-handed. While only about 10% of the population is left-handed, there are a great many who work in the arts. I don’t know that a greater percentage of artists are left handed than in the regular population, but I do know that we lefties have had to come up with a great many… Continue reading Left-Handed in a Right-Handed World

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September 8, 2019
But is it Art? from Where Art & Life Meet

This is one of those questions that guarantees the page will remain blank, the canvas untouched, the design wall bare. This is a question best left unasked. It’s like asking, “Do I look fat?” Whatever the answer, it will do nothing to placate the nagging doubt. Ask 100 people how they define “art” and you… Continue reading But is it Art?

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September 7, 2019
new blue thread [Flickr] from Karen Ann Ruane

contemporary embroidery posted a photo:

new blue thread

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September 6, 2019
hugs not thugs from Charm About You


Gathering together to sew in company is really quite special. It can be lonely and a bit boring sometimes sewing at home by yourself. While that quiet time is still vital for my sanity, recently I have been much more open to getting out and taking part in sewing groups. Partly because I have more time in the evening now, also my anxiety is manageable, it feels nice to be sociable and join in. Also real life is better. 
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September 3, 2019
WIP Wednesday #407 @TN&TN from The Needle and Thread Network

School's back in and it's the start of the new year. Hopefully this will give you more time for sewing!!!!!

If you are Canadian, please share what you're working on this week...we would love to see it. The link-up is open from noon Tuesday (Pacific time) until noon Thursday (Pacific time).






Do you know that you don't have to have a blog to link up? You can use a picture from your Flickr or Instagram accounts. There's a how-to at each of the links above. Edited to add: your Instagram account has to be ...

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August 27, 2019
WIP Wednesday #406 @TN&TN from The Needle and Thread Network

Where did the summer go? Enjoy this last week my friends. 

If you are Canadian, please share what you're working on this week...we would love to see it. The link-up is open from noon Tuesday (Pacific time) until noon Thursday (Pacific time).






Do you know that you don't have to have a blog to link up? You can use a picture from your Flickr or Instagram accounts. There's a how-to at each of the links above. Edited to add: your Instagram account has to be public for others to see your work! Thanks Kate for flagging ...

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August 22, 2019
keith haring wholecloth quilt (in progress) from Charm About You


This month's Aurifil Artisan challenge was to make a wholecloth quilt. I was sent fabric and thread to work with and given free reign to create. There were a few ideas swimming around my head but when we went to the Keith Haring exhibition in Liverpool recently I couldn't resist doing hand quilting inspired by his designs.


This is an incredibly playfully stitched project and there are elements I absolutely love and also some lessons learned.

I was sent solid fabric in the colour Haze, Painter's Palette Solids by Paintbrush Studio. It's one of their 2019 ...

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August 20, 2019
WIP Wednesday #405 @TN&TN from The Needle and Thread Network

If you are Canadian, please share what you're working on this week...we would love to see it. The link-up is open from noon Tuesday (Pacific time) until noon Thursday (Pacific time).






Do you know that you don't have to have a blog to link up? You can use a picture from your Flickr or Instagram accounts. There's a how-to at each of the links above. Edited to add: your Instagram account has to be public for others to see your work! Thanks Kate for flagging that for us.



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August 14, 2019
Evolution Episode #102 from Hobbies Up To Here

Here we go, crafters! Episode #102 is live and ready for you to enjoy! Check the links below for our Youtube channel and our other social media outlets! Like us on Facebook: Hobbies Up To Here Subscribe to us on iTunes: Hobbies Up To Here Check out our YouTube channel: Katie V. with Hobbies Up To … Continue reading Evolution Episode #102

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August 13, 2019
WIP Wednesday #404 @TN&TN from The Needle and Thread Network

Right now I'm busy, trying to finish up a couple of projects to submit to the local fair. It's low stakes but fun to see your work in a community setting. How about you? Does anyone else enter local fairs?

If you are Canadian, please share what you're working on this week...we would love to see it. The link-up is open from noon Tuesday (Pacific time) until noon Thursday (Pacific time).






Do you know that you don't have to have a blog to link up? You can use a picture from your Flickr or Instagram ...

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August 6, 2019
WIP Wednesday #403 @TN&TN from The Needle and Thread Network

Happy long weekend folks! It's the halfway point of the summer. What are you planning to work on in August?

If you are Canadian, please share what you're working on this week...we would love to see it. The link-up is open from noon Tuesday (Pacific time) until noon Thursday (Pacific time).






Do you know that you don't have to have a blog to link up? You can use a picture from your Flickr or Instagram accounts. There's a how-to at each of the links above. Edited to add: your Instagram account has to be public ...

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July 30, 2019
WIP Wednesday #402 @TN&TN from The Needle and Thread Network

This week I seem to be taking a break from quilting and doing some garment sewing instead! What are you working on?

If you are Canadian, please share what you're working on this week...we would love to see it. The link-up is open from noon Tuesday (Pacific time) until noon Thursday (Pacific time).






Do you know that you don't have to have a blog to link up? You can use a picture from your Flickr or Instagram accounts. There's a how-to at each of the links above. Edited to add: your Instagram account has to be ...

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July 29, 2019
getting stitchy . . . from Count it *all* JOY!

Last week was a lovely, stitchy week!  On Sunday I remembered the sets of embroidery stencils I got while my shoulder was out of service for National Quilting Day (see that post here).  I pulled them all out and picked one that looked like fun to stitch . . .
I worked on it Sunday and finished it up on Tuesday. Todd and I drove six hours, round trip, for a work conference.  Well, he drove and I stitched!
I adore how this turned out!  I will finish it up this week and gift it later.  :)

I didn't skip Monday ... I road-tripped ...

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July 23, 2019
WIP Wednesday #401 @TN&TN from The Needle and Thread Network

I don't know about you but I find summer such a productive time for sewing. Maybe it's the longer days? More light? Less scheduled life? Whatever it is, I'll take it! If you need me, I'll be at my machine. 

This week my biggest productive sewing task was sewing a couple of years worth of Girl Guide crests to a camp blanket for my oldest. I'll link it up so you can see it!

If you are Canadian, please share what you're working on this week...we would love to see it. The link-up ...

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July 16, 2019
WIP Wednesday #400 @TN&TN from The Needle and Thread Network

Did you catch what number this week's link up is? Happy 400th to us!

If you are Canadian, please share what you're working on this week...we would love to see it. The link-up is open from noon Tuesday (Pacific time) until noon Thursday (Pacific time).






Do you know that you don't have to have a blog to link up? You can use a picture from your Flickr or Instagram accounts. There's a how-to at each of the links above. Edited to add: your Instagram account has to be public for others to see your work ...

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July 9, 2019
WIP Wednesday #399 @TN&TN from The Needle and Thread Network

Happy Tuesday peeps! My kids are with friends all week which means I am sewing and quilting my heart out. How about you?

If you are Canadian, please share what you're working on this week...we would love to see it. The link-up is open from noon Tuesday (Pacific time) until noon Thursday (Pacific time).


Do you know that you don't have to have a blog to link up? You can use a picture from your Flickr or Instagram accounts. There's a how-to at each of the links above. Edited to add: your Instagram account has to ...

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July 2, 2019
WIP Wednesday #398 @TN&TN from The Needle and Thread Network

Long weekend? Sewing. Rainy day? More sewing. Have fun peeps!

If you are Canadian, please share what you're working on this week...we would love to see it. The link-up is open from noon Tuesday (Pacific time) until noon Thursday (Pacific time).






Do you know that you don't have to have a blog to link up? You can use a picture from your Flickr or Instagram accounts. There's a how-to at each of the links above. Edited to add: your Instagram account has to be public for others to see your work! Thanks Kate for flagging that ...

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