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August 4, 2022
How to Machine Quilt a Turkey Design from Craft Gossip

Have you recently made a fall or Thanksgiving quilt top but just can’t decide how to quilt it?  Just take a look at this adorable design by Lori Kennedy for Bernina.

This tutorial takes you through the design, step-by-step so you should not have any problems.  Wouldn’t this be perfect for an autumn themed quilt?  I think so.

Designed for an intermediate sewer, it takes some time to learn, but once you have, imagine how cute it will be.

Lori and Bernina always have the most informative and helpful tutorials and this one is no exception.

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December 11, 2021
a long debriefing (and a giveaway) . . . from Count it *all* JOY!

So it's that time of year when you *blink* and two (or more) days weeks have passed.  LOL!  Can I get an amen on that?!  I always struggle, when I finally make my way back to the ol' blog (which I always do), with what to post. Do I go back and fill in the blanks?  Or just pick up at 'today' and pretend nothing happened?

Because I use my blog primarily for me ... as a means to remember events, projects, and life, over the course of the year ... my tendency is to go ahead and fill in the ...

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November 30, 2021
November is a Wrap from Needle and Foot

On this last day of November, I am thinking about how quickly the month buzzed by and how busy it was. Lots of work on the house was accomplished and just a bit of sewing. Such is life.

My photographer has rudely decided to go off to college, leaving me to take pictures in a mirror. Haha.

Earlier I made this pair of pants. They are really, really comfortable and I am quite happy with them. I used Simplicity 2369 to make these stretch knit, wide legged pants.

After making the pants, I was browsing in a shop downtown. I ...

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Weekly update: Thanksgiving, fall hiking, a flimsy and a start-and-finish....plus a great book from With Strings Attached

 
We enjoyed a quiet, two-of-us Thanksgiving.  I got a 21-lb. turkey for .29/lb. It was easy to spend the additional $30 the supermarket required.    I made pot pie this evening (Sunday) and froze the rest of the turkey. 


We love the tang/sweet/onion taste of Mama Stamberg's Cranberry Relish .  


I cooked down the Halloween pumpkins to provide the chief ingredient for dessert (and several desserts to come).  


I always make a loaf (or two) of cranberry bread using the recipe from Cranberry Thanksgiving by Wende and Harry Devlin. The well-used photocopy dates from the 1970's when ...

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November 25, 2021
Happy Thanksgiving! from From My Carolina Home

This is my favorite day of the year! We’ll begin the day with my baked eggs breakfast, have some nibbles through the parades and football games, and enjoy our turkey dinner in the early evening. I promised a photo of the pilgrims with the little mini quilt from Autumn Jubilee a few years back. I put them with the little quilt on a stand with a pumpkin topper, a little turkey and rust color candles in clear depression glass candlesticks with silk flower candle rings.

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade is a tradition in our home, to be enjoyed ...

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November 23, 2021
Lifetime Achievement Quilt from Appalachian Quilts

One year.  That's how long it took me to quilt this quilt.  I don't call it my Lifetime Achievement Quilt because it is hard or anything special.  I call it my Lifetime Achievement because I am proud of myself for persevering.  This quilt has been on and off the longarm for one year.....  I would work on it for a bit.  A custom quilt would come in from a customer and I would take it off long enough to take care of the customer.  Then - back on the longarm it went.  

I like wholecloth quilts as a longarmer ...

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November 19, 2021
Thanksgiving Tablescapes from From My Carolina Home

Today, let’s take a little trip back in time to see a variety of tablescapes for the Thanksgiving table. Starting with this one, a gold and rust theme with turkeys all over. The ecru tablecloth lightens the look. I used my largest ceramic ones for the centerpiece with honey color candles. Gold napkins are held with turkey napkin rings. Turkey plates sit on rust ruffled dinner plates on rust color chargers. Mismatched wine glasses, gold flatware and turkey place card holders complete settings.

Another year, I did only placemats, allowing the warm wood table to show. Turkey plates top ...

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November 5, 2021
Doan Family Holiday Recipes from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Family time is the best time, and it’s only better when delicious food and snacks are added! The Doans love family get togethers and there’s nothing more special than dusting off those old family recipe cards and sharing a taste of generations past. If you’re looking for some holiday inspiration this year, try out one our own family recipes and start your own traditions today!

Pumpkin Rolls

Perfect for the fall season, Pumpkin Rolls are a delicious treat that can be served anytime between Halloween and Thanksgiving (really any time of the year is fine, they’re ...

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October 22, 2021
Turkey Trot Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Turkey Trot Quilt by Jenny Doan of the Missouri Star Quilt Company.

The year my friend Margaret hosted her first Thanksgiving dinner, everything seemed to go wrong. 

The cat left paw prints on the freshly-baked pie, the oven stopped working mid-turkey, and the little cousins ruined a white couch with a box of sidewalk chalk. (But the mashed potatoes were excellent, and so was the company!) 

Turkey Trot Quilt by Jenny Doan of the Missouri Star Quilt Company.

Thanksgiving dinner is no small feat, but Jenny’s new Thanksgiving quilt is easy as pumpkin pie—minus the paw prints!

This pretty harvest quilt combines applique Dresden turkey blocks with a variation of the Irish Chain called Irish Change. It’s simple, quick, and “sew ...

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October 8, 2021
SHOE TREE from Nestlings By Robin

  The November issue of AQ Magazine is out for 
delivery and on shelves very soon:)

www.nestlingsbyrobin.com

So Much Inspiration and, if I 
may, yay me for being included
amongst the amazing talent!

I had been playing with shrinking
my shoes from my, "Get Pumped"
BOM in 2015.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/1098832111/get-pumped-october-pdf?ref=shop_home_feat_3
You can find this 'tricked out'
design in my Etsy Shop.
HERE is the blog post about it:)

https://www.etsy.com/listing/1084901180/get-pumped-november-pdf?ref=shop_home_feat_2

If only I could wear these to 
Thanksgiving dinner this year!!
This design is in my Etsy Shop too.
HERE is the blog post about it:)

As I was saying....
I had shrunk the shoes down ...

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October 4, 2021
Live Within They Harvest Free Pattern from Kitty and Me Designs

 Today, I have a new little free cross stitch pattern for you.  

I've always loved the little verse "Live Within They Harvest".  I was thinking of Thanksgiving when I designed this:


You can download the PDF file here.

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October 3, 2021
Book Review – Pot Holders for All Seasons from Craft Gossip

Pot Holders for All Seasons contains a wide variety of quilted pot holders. You can easily find the perfect, display-worthy design to dress up your kitchen for any time of the year or any occasion.

You can purchase this book here via Amazon  Pot Holders for all seasons.

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June 29, 2021
Autumn Cross Stitch Patterns Just Released! from Kitty and Me Designs

 I just released my newest Autumn Cross Stitch patterns!

First, I have a couple of traditional, classic designs for Thanksgiving:



And this is my latest addition to the Crazy Ornaments series:


And of course, the newest designs in the Colorful Cats series:




Finally, Gingerbread The Colorful Cat is now available through me:


You can find all of my patterns in my Etsy store.  Be sure to use Coupon Code:  STITCH1

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June 21, 2021
Coming Soon! from Kitty and Me Designs



 

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December 6, 2020
it's beginning to look a lot like . . . from Count it *all* JOY!

By this point in the year, I'm usually running around like a chicken with my head cut off ... with no relief in sight!  But if there's been *any* silver lining from covid, then I would have to say it's the relief of a lot of the hustle and bustle that usually hits this time of year. Our social commitments, which typically fill our December calendar (and wear me out), have been cut to a fraction of what they normally are. I'm thankful. Am I alone in my thinking on this?

We did enjoy a healthy, happy ...

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November 30, 2020
November Wrap-Up from From the Strawberry Patch...

Here it is, the last day of November. The family's been and gone, the turkey's been eaten and all of my Thanksgiving decor has been stashed away until next year. I have swapped out the dishes for my Winter plates in the kitchen and tomorrow, December the first, the true Christmas decorating will begin  here at Chez Goodneedle. I have watched Christmas go up a lot earlier this year, in our

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November Wrap-Up from From the Strawberry Patch...

Here it is, the last day of November. The family's been and gone, the turkey's been eaten and all of my Thanksgiving decor has been stashed away until next year. I have swapped out the dishes for my Winter plates in the kitchen and tomorrow, December the first, the true Christmas decorating will begin  here at Chez Goodneedle. I have watched Christmas go up a lot earlier this year, in our

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November 27, 2020
Friday check in: Thanksgiving hiking and feasting, and Kaleidoscopes II from With Strings Attached

 Thanksgiving Day here in northeasternmost Illinois was sunny and mild.   We went over the river and through the woods at Sedge Meadow, a relatively new forest preserve that's about six miles from home.  The preserve and trail are relatively small but they connect to the extensive Des Plaines River Trail.  A decades-long project restored farmlands and gravel pits to floodplain and forest. (The name Des Plaines -- pronounced "dess plains" -- is a corruption of Eau Pleine meaning "full of water."  The river is shallow and when it floods it spreads far.  The reclamation/forest preserve mitigates flooding in more settled ...

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Thankful from A Beautiful Day - O Zi Frumoasa

I am thankful for the talented people supporting my tiny business to come true.

I am thankful for my creative friends who generously and unconditionally inspire and help me.

I am thankful for my family who understand my passion and encourage me to grow and share my ideas by making beautiful things from fabrics.

I am thankful for you, my dear reader!

Happy Thanksgiving to all my friends who celebrate this day!


Thankful-abeeautifulday.blogspot.com

Have only beautiful days, my dears!

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November 26, 2020
Giving Thanks from Where Art & Life Meet

Jack Kornfield, American author and teacher, who trained in Thailand as a Buddhist monk, did an exercise where he asked everyone to imagine they were close to death. And then he asked – in those final moments what held the most importance for them. Most people did not list all the things they’d accomplished, prizes… Continue reading Giving Thanks

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