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February 13, 2019
Pressing Matters from From the Strawberry Patch...

I have had an affection for irons and ironing my entire life; here's all the photographic proof you need!

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Pressing Matters from From the Strawberry Patch...

I have had an affection for irons and ironing my entire life; here's all the photographic proof you need!

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January 29, 2019
POOLSIDE...soon! from Kwilty Pleasures

The Poolside Tote by Noodlehead is probably my favorite tote bag.
I use soft and stable interfacing so it stands at attention.
No squatting allowed.

This llama fabric  had to become a bag!
The black fabric was buried in my stash
Perfect for pocket and straps.


The mustard/gold GRUNGE is great for the lining.


and before I know it...sewing begins.


I add key fobs to almost all my bags.


Back



I have this poolside tote...but it never sees the pool either!



Sew...whose ready for summer and the pool?
ME!  I am heading to Siesta Key, FL ...

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January 18, 2019
Big Sky ~~ a slow quilting finish! from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

I've been working on a small art quilt for a couple of months. 



A stunning sunset here at home reminded me of a picture that I took in Montana on our last vacation. Thank goodness Google photos has a search feature, because even then it takes a while. 



That sunset--the day fading into blue, the streaks of whitish cloud, the navy blue of the impending darkness--held me spellbound until finally the last rays of light melted away. The clouds were floating in front of the blues of the sky and I tried to pick that up with my stitches ...

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January 6, 2019
Christmas VacationTo-Do List Wrapup from caledonia quilter

Chic Picnic - quilted & bound & labeled.  Many of the fabrics in this have special meaning for me, so the whole time I was hand stitching the binding I just felt... happy.
The fabrics are so busy that the time spent to custom quilt this was wasted, but since it's mine... I figure I'm worth it.

I used up some random fabrics on the back.

In keeping with the "word" theme of the quilt, I included my QUILT GIRL comic strip yardage.  (Spoiler alert:  she saved the day.)
I made two kids drag-around quilts which I'll donate to the ...

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December 30, 2018
Progress on the To-Do List, and Random Stuff from caledonia quilter

As you can see, I am making some headway on my list of "things intended to keep me amused" for two weeks.
That pantry job took waaay longer than expected.  Several  years ago, well ok - more like a decade ago, I bought hanging files to try and get myself better organized with paperwork.  I set up folders for every month.  And folders for "vacation", and folders for research for Mom - first for Retirement Homes and then later for Long Term Care Homes.  There were folders for banking and folders for paperwork that I needed to read.  And more folders for ...

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December 23, 2018
Vacation: Port-au-Stay-At-Home from caledonia quilter

The winter holiday is here.  Time to stay at home and get some sh*t done.  And relax, too, of course.
I started off my vacation by heading out on a field trip with a friend.

First stop Dundas, to the Carnegie Gallery.  They have a Christmas Market going on right now, with many artisans selling their wares.  There are no pics from inside the gallery - I was trying to avoid getting arrested.  Or being yelled at.  Not even a gentle scolding.  While we were in Dundas we made a stop at McGuire's Cheese Shop.  For the past several ...

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December 3, 2018
Hilton Head, SC from Nestlings By Robin


Went somewhere new this weekend and it was lovely!
We had never been to Hilton Head, SC although one of our daughters had and raved about it.  This weekend she and her man joined us and we had our own private tour guides.


View from our condo!
As always, we packed a lot into 3 days...eating, drinking, laughing, card playing, and sightseeing!
Below is the lighthouse and we went to see one of their favorite bands, The Beagles at the Big Bamboo. If you enjoy Beatles music in a 1950s Hawaiian themed basement, this is the place for you ...

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October 10, 2018
Diversions from Quilt Paint Create

As much as I’d like to be sewing, I’m doing this instead.
va beachI’ll have to make due with watching videos about sewing.

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September 24, 2018
Woo hoo - France from caledonia quilter

It took many, many hours to get here, but the Chef's Tour in France has arrived.  I'm at Chateau D'Agel for a week.  With a friend.  DH and dog stayed at home.
Here's the breakfast view...

The bad news:  Janice (my traveling companion) had her luggage delayed and the delivery wasn't going to arrive until Tuesday.  Like she could go for 4 days with no clean underwear.  Yeah, um, no.  And I left my cosmetics at home somewhere, so I'm in Europe with NO MASCARA.  Based on the amount of wine I drank yesterday ...

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September 3, 2018
Two Weeks Full Of Firsts! from From the Strawberry Patch...

A few weeks ago we were on the road, for a few weeks. Mr. Goodneedle was making a presentation to at our National Church body's annual Convocation, which happened to be held in Denver this year; we decided to take in the sights and pack in some activities along the way, there's always time for yet another road trip! We took the l-o-n-g way from NC to CO. and began our westward drive along the

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Two Weeks Full Of Firsts! from From the Strawberry Patch...

A few weeks ago we were on the road, for a few weeks. Mr. Goodneedle was making a presentation to at our National Church body's annual Convocation, which happened to be held in Denver this year; we decided to take in the sights and pack in some activities along the way, there's always time for yet another road trip! We took the l-o-n-g way from NC to CO. and began our westward drive along the

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August 7, 2018
Summer vacation, part 7: history on the way home from With Strings Attached

We included more sight-seeing on the final days of our trip.   

 Monday, July 30:  The Oneida Community was founded by John Humphrey Noyes in the 1840's. Noyes was a "perfectionist," saying that individuals could choose not to sin, and thus achieve holiness in life. He and his followers were evicted from Putney, Vermont, and settled in Oneida, New York.  Community members practiced gender equality to the extent that children belonged to all adults. They practiced selective reproduction. (They had "amative" and "procreative" relations.)  An early and very successful industry was manufacturing animal traps.  The community disbanded as a religious ...

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August 5, 2018
Summer vacation, part 6: the Shakers from With Strings Attached

I first encountered the Shakers in the mid-1970's when the Bicentennial led to a renewed interest in American folk art and craft.

The religious sect began in Manchester, England, in the early 1700's.  It was formally United Society of Believers in Christ's Second Appearing; "Shaker" came from "Shaking Quaker" because of the religious dancing during worship.  Founder Ann Lee (known as "Mother Ann") and eight followers emigrated to the colonies in 1774.   They practiced gender equality and celibacy.  They grew through conversion and, later, by adopting orphans. They were pacifists and successful entrepreneurs -- the seed and herb ...

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August 4, 2018
Summer vacation, part 2: family and fabric from With Strings Attached

Rachel, Granddad, Alyssa, Julie 

Our 2,982-mile trip took us through nine states. We left July 17 and returned August 1.  The weather was sunny and hot most days.   We saw a lot, learned a lot, saw long-time friends and met new people, ate well, and returned home with great memories.

We stayed in Henniker, New Hampshire, for three nights.  Stevens' daughter Julie and her daughters Rachel and Alyssa live there. So do former daughter-in-law Edie and grandsons Erik and Daniel.  Julie and Edie are good friends and the grands look out for one another.  (The girls are 23 and ...

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July 15, 2018
Long Time Gone from Indigo Threads

I haven't blogged since February.  Wow, time flies.  I hardly know where to start.

 It's been a very long 6 months.  I mentioned in my last post that our son was ill and had surgery.  Well, his recovery took way longer than we thought.  He finally came out of it by May/June.  During that time, my husband was traveling a lot.  And when he was home, he was sick.  (one of the joys of flying these days)  I got something too, that took me too long to recover from.  Like I said, not a good 6 months ...

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July 13, 2018
But wait; there's more!! (NE Inspiration) from Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye

What would a road trip be without a quilt shop or two? I (Teri) did stop and visit a couple, and then we made a special trip to a quilt shop that might be familiar to you. I knew of it because I've received their catalogs for decades. But we will visit that shop later in the post.
Without further ado, I hope you enjoy the rest of my New England inspiration.

Norton House–A Quilter's Paradise, housed in a building nearly 260 years old, is in Wilmington, Vermont, east of the the Green Mountains. How cool to ...

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July 12, 2018
New England Inspiration from Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye

Evidently, even my devices were in vacation mode last week. I (Teri) spent a fair amount of time trying to post just ONE photo in last week's short post, and I thought I'd finally gotten the photo included. Really—it was in my draft. Imagine my surprise when I saw a big, empty box in the post! Proof, I suppose, that we had totally "vacated the premises." (By the way, did you know that's where the word vacation is derived?) But we're back, as promised. Kara shared some stunning examples of colorful inspiration from her trip ...

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July 10, 2018
Inspirational Quest (Vacation) from Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye

As Teri mentioned last week, we have both embarked on a magnificent, quest to seek new and beautiful inspiration for our future projects! Actually, we were both on vacation these last two weeks—Teri in New England and Kara in Mallorca—so this post and Thursday's post won't have much relating to needlework. However, we both are sharing, through pictures, some of the things that were inspiring to us while we were away.

Since our teacher daughter is visiting with us for a month, we thought we would throw caution to the winds and give Eurowings Blind Booking ...

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June 29, 2018
Sun and Fun Trip Part 2 from Pebble Creek Arts

We spent two days walking around in the hot sun in Florida in April. It was very interesting and there was more to see than we could actually get around to in the two days.

There was a car show near the entrance on the Sunday.

There were a lot of vendor booths both days. Tesla was even there.

And, of course, there were loads of airplanes.

And then there was the air show itself. Here is a quick clip.

I really did enjoy this trip. I ...

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