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March 28, 2017
Reading with U.S. Cellular from Jo's Country Junction


Every month I team up with U.S. Cellular and share a little about my Samsung Galaxy S7 Smart Phone.  This is one of those posts.

Did you know that March is National Reading Month…Yahoo!!  A whole month is set aside to one of my favorite hobbies.

Many of people enjoy reading, and smartphones put books, magazines and preschool reading lessons right into their pockets.  In a recent U.S. Cellular survey, 90 percent of smartphone users said they never or rarely leave their device at home, which means they can always have a book on them.  Access to ...

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Well, then here’s something inspiring from Terificreations's Weblog

So, as often happens, I’m scrolling through fb and find something really cool. and if you head here you can see Leslie’s full line. Today’s words of wisdom, Just Show Up. I’ll talk more about this later in the week. For now, If you’re a quilter who is in business and needs a bit … Continue reading Well, then here’s something inspiring

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Masters Club Monday: Aunt Grace’s Garden Party from Wasatch Quilting

It’s been raining here, a lot! I’m so tired of it I want to cry every time my kids come in with muddy shoes! I have been dying to begin planting my garden this year! I can’t do that yet with all this rain, but what I can do is show you guys something fun for Masters Club Monday about gardens! This is not a new quilt, but it’s one of my favorites, “Aunt Grace’s Garden Party” by Bloom Creek quilts is so fun! We did an entire set for this quilt last year, which ...

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March 27, 2017
Adventure #1 with the Q’nique Longarm Quilting Machine from McCall's Quilting

We recently got a new Grace Q’nique 14+ longarm quilting machine and frame here at work.

As things happen, the day we were to get lessons from Nathan with Grace, the weather didn’t cooperate. It was a nasty, snowy day. Another editor Tricia, our photographer Mellisa and I were the only people able to attend. We set up a phone so Content Director Carolyn could watch on FaceTime.

3 27 8 225x300 Adventure #1 with the Q’nique Longarm Quilting Machine

Our Hi-tech Camera Mount

Here’s Mellisa with the phone taped to a tripod with masking tape so Carolyn could see.

That was in January. Things were pretty harried here ...

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Design wall 3/27/17 Midnight Magic-gelato style from Always Quilts

I am making progress on using the gelato fabric with our Midnight Magic pattern. It was easier than I thought it would be. After I made all the blocks and side triangles I sewed them into the rows and put them up on my design wall. 

Did you notice it??? I didn’t until I had the first 3 rows sewn together! Ugh! I was on my way out of the room and heading to bed when I saw it…… first I thought, maybe I could leave it and nobody would notice it……….but I couldn’t do that ...

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Books on Monday – Simple Friendships from 120 Blocks

Today we are looking at Simple Friendships: 14 Quilts from Exchange-Friendly Blocks by Kim Diehl and Jo Morton. It is available in both paperback and Kindle versions so there is a separate Amazon Affiliate link for each of them. In the Introduction, the authors describe how they chose six favorite blocks (Star Block, King’s Crown Block, …

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Scrappy Brickwork Quilt for DWM from Patchwork Sampler Blog

This scrappy Brickwork quilt came about from a UFO. In this case, it really was an unidentified object.  When I opened the project bag there was only a giant stack of 6-1/2” flannel squares and a cryptic reference to the pattern.  I have no idea the original intention for these blocks but Plan B quickly developed.  This weekend I sewed the top together. Next week will be my Quilt-a-thon and now this one is in the quilting queue.

Brickwork Flannel Quilt

About the same time I found the squares, Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict announced this year’s Hands2Help Charity ...

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Day Of Service from Wedding Dress Blue

As part of the celebration of the 175th anniversary of Relief Society, women gathered Saturday morning for a Day of Service.  Projects were intended mostly for the needy in our area including battered womens shelters, homeless shelters, retirement homes, refugee services, military service members, missionaries and others.

Sparkle Jane and I were immediately drawn to the area where baby dolls were being cleaned and given new custom clothing.

In just a few hours we were able to each do a few dolls.

A very successful way to spend a rainy Saturday morning.

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March 26, 2017
Spring is for Beginning Again, Right? from KD-Quilts



I have been blogging since I began seriously sewing.  I was blogging before the days of social media, before blogging was even really cool.  There were phases of radio silence as kids were born, when we moved states and most recently when I took on the role of elementary-aged-child-starting-school-mom and pretty much moved into my son’s school for a while.  But the blog was always there.  It went from sharing my beginning sewing journey and projects to tutorials and magazine projects.  There was a lot.

There was some technical in house techy stuff going on and I wanted ...

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Silent Sunday from The Inbox jaunt

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Joyful Sabbath from Wedding Dress Blue

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Building Up from Terificreations's Weblog

The best way for me to enjoy limoncello is like this: As the tag says, I love limoncello. I do. Limoncello goes down very easy. This seam ripper is the best way to enjoy this delightful lemony adult beverage. This delightfully named, and brightly colored seam ripper is made by Shelley. You can find her … Continue reading Building Up

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March 25, 2017
Doctor Day from Jo's Country Junction


Friday morning we headed to Lacrosse for my follow up doctor visit.  I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect.  Something had kind of been said when I last went in October but nothing was completely explained.

For those of you who are new readers or don’t remember, I was diagnosed with Follicular Thyroid Cancer last year on March 4th.  I went through the process of taking Radio Active Iodine and have had good reports ever since.

Well here I am a year later and it’s time for the dreaded check ups.  It was easy throughout the year ...

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The Quilt Show BOM from Sew Grateful Quilts

I subscribe to The Quilt Show where you can watch episodes, much like a quilting TV program, on your computer. For a long time, I thought it was too expensive for what you get.  Now, having watch the programs for a year, I feel it is well worth it if you are looking to be inspired or to learn a new technique.  I have learned so much.

One of the benefits other than the video, is the Block of the Month that is offered free to subscribers each year.  This year the quilt is designed by Sue Garman, a very ...

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You’re Missing a Craftsy Sale from 120 Blocks

And it’s all my fault! So here is what you need to know about this Craftsy supplies sale: This sale started: Friday, March 24th at 12:01am MST (sorry I’m late!) This sale ends: Sunday, March 26th at 11:59pm MST There are deals on all kits & supplies! Quilting Supplies and Kits: Up to 50% off Sewing Fabric and …

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Whisp of a mundane life? from Dueling Threads

Today’s entry is not quilting.  No pattern, no stitches, no machines.  I’m taking a quick breath while I finish my morning coffee and our home sits under the clouds of a morning rain.

Sometimes we get caught up in the day to day activity of surviving.   Occasionally there is an opportunity to       pause     , and rest, like you would at the top of a long hard climb.

When I get winded, journaling is one way that I do that.  I happened across a journal entry that I spontaneously decided to write last year when I was sitting on an ...

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BERNINA Ambassador Blog Tour It’s a Wrap from Terificreations's Weblog

It’s a wrap! The BERNINA Ambassador Blog tour is complete. Getting to know more about the people you work with is always a good idea. So here’s a quote from each one: From Cherry Guidry: I took my first quilting class summer of 2004 and wanted to learn to applique, but my sewing machine didn’t feature the right … Continue reading BERNINA Ambassador Blog Tour It’s a Wrap

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Black and Gold from Katy Did Art

I finished another Black and Gold quilt. Woo-hoo! ! This one is for a cousin who is a fellow Steelers fan. I can hardly wait until he sees it in person!  I’ve been keeping him updated with photos, but it’s just not the same as being able to hold it and see it up close and personal.

Now it is time to move on to the next project. I am very slowly whittling down the WIP list – it would go faster if I would stop adding new projects to the list!!! 


Like that will ever happen!


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2017 Stitched Together Story Contest Winners from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

As part of our Annual National Quilting Day celebration, MSQC has hosted a story contest for the last four years. We’re happy to share our three winning stories from this year’s contest. I say I’m happy, but I’m actually so sad that we only get three winners. These stories are truly amazing and so many of them touched my heart. But if you enjoy reading them as much as I do, don’t worry! I will be sharing more of them throughout the year each week as part of our Stitched Together series in our Daily ...

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March 24, 2017
BERNINA Ambassador Blog Tour Day 5 from Terificreations's Weblog

Our final three Ambassadors Joanne Sharpe, Cherry Guidry, and Jenelle Montilone. Joanne is a wordsmith extraordinaire, she plays with words, fonts to be more specific. Incorporating words into art with tools including her quilting. Cherry’s patterns include embroidery, gorgeous machine embroidery adding one more texture and layer to all that she does. Jenelle is our … Continue reading BERNINA Ambassador Blog Tour Day 5

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