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January 16, 2022
Battening Down from From the Strawberry Patch...

This is what happens when snow is predicted in the south; naturally there's the insanity that occurs as everyone runs for bread and milk at the grocery stores but, then, the conversation turns to anticipated snowfall amounts and, ultimately, how long folks expect to be stranded. I'm not too worried: we have firewood enough to last and I have an adequate supply of books and stitching projects

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Battening Down from From the Strawberry Patch...

This is what happens when snow is predicted in the south; naturally there's the insanity that occurs as everyone runs for bread and milk at the grocery stores but, then, the conversation turns to anticipated snowfall amounts and, ultimately, how long folks expect to be stranded. I'm not too worried: we have firewood enough to last and I have an adequate supply of books and stitching projects

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January 2, 2022
ä guets Neuis / Happy New Year from quilts und mehr

Zuerst einmal möchte ich all meinen Lesern und Leserinnen ein gutes neues Jahr wünschen und hoffe, dass euer Neujahr auch so gut begonnen hat wie bei mir. Gestern war ich zusammen mit einer Freundin auf meiner ersten Schneeschuhtour. Es war einfach herrlich!

First of all I want to wish all my readers a Happy New Year and hope that your year also started as well as mine did. Yesterday I have been on my first snowshoe tour with a friend. It just war marvelous! 





 

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December 29, 2021
Winter Games QAL: SAVE THE DATE from Nestlings By Robin

Who is ready for some 
BLIZZARD QUILTING?!! 

www.nestlingsbyrobin.com

Anyone else have wonderful memories 
of watching the Olympics every year?
I think the most exciting one for me was 
1980 because we lived near
Albany, NY then and the excitement was 
amazing living so close to
​where it was all happening:)
SO, this year I will be hosting a QAL 
during the 2 weeks of the Winter Olympics.  
We will be sewing on my quilt, 
Winter Games.
This quilt was designed 
years and years ago 
but never made it to pattern stage
until now:)

As with previous QALs, 
all the information will ...

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December 20, 2021
Stuck on You Valentine’s Day table runner pattern! from Jacquelynne Steves

I love Valentine’s Day! Do you know why? After you take down the Christmas decorations, the house feels a little bare and not as festive. But Valentine’s Day decorations (in my favorite colors, red and pink) certainly brighten things up!! Today, we released Collection #60 to members of The Art of Home Club. It includes a Stuck on You Valentine’s Day table runner pattern, plus instructions to make a mug rug, mini tote, and a little treat bag.

Guess what?! The table runner does double duty- it not only makes your table really cute, it is also ...

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October 19, 2021
Woodland Christmas Quilt & Table Runner Pattern from Jacquelynne Steves

Our latest Collection for The Art of Home Club is called Woodland Christmas, and it contains instructions to make a square quilt/wall hanging, table runner, AND a small table topper.  What a great assortment of projects to make to decorate your home this holiday season! Also included are 6 little woodland “critters” ready for the winter holidays (skunk, bunny, fox, deer, owl, and bear) plus “Merry Christmas” and “Warm Winter Wishes” sentiments.

That’s right- it’s an entire collection of designs and projects that you can mix and match and have a lot of fun with!

 

For extra ...

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September 20, 2021
Free Snowman Quilt Sew Along – Block 1 is here! from Jacquelynne Steves

Have you heard about our Snowmen & Silent Night Sew Along? Make a cute little 35″ snowman quilt with us during this FREE sew along!

Just CLICK HERE to sign up and get all of the free patterns delivered to your email!  You will get a new block pattern each Monday for 4 weeks, then in the fifth and final week you’ll get the border instructions.

Here’s the first block which we’ve just released:

 

There are  TWO different version of these designs, so you can choose your favorite! Choose from the “Snow Friends” version or the “Silent Night ...

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July 20, 2021
Christmas Angels Among Us quilt, table runner and pillow! from Jacquelynne Steves

Our latest Collection for The Art of Home Club is called Angels Among Us, and it contains instructions to make a quilt, table runner, and pillow with these adorable Christmas angel quilt blocks. (That’s right- it’s an entire collection of designs and projects that you can mix and match and have a lot of fun with!) I really love the “picket” border on the quilt and table runner- it’s so fun!

There’s instructions to either applique OR hand embroider the angels. I think it would be fun to personalize the angels, using hair and fleshtones of ...

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May 20, 2021
Penguin Party- Our newest collection for The Art of Home Club! from Jacquelynne Steves

Today we released Collection #53, Penguin Party!! (I can’t believe we are on Collection #53 in our Club!!)

This month’s collection includes 5 adorable penguin designs- with patterns for BOTH applique and hand embroidery, so you can choose your favorite. Our projects are a table runner, set of place mats, and mug rug. They are the perfect addition to your winter table! I love designs that can go from the holidays all the way through the winter, so you don’t have to totally change out your decor at the end of the holiday season.

(I know that ...

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February 23, 2021
How to Sew a Quilted Puffy Scarf- DIY Sewing Tutorial from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hello Makers, 

Are you staying warm? With Minnesota reaching well into the negative degrees Fahrenheit, having to go outside is chilling to the bone. Anytime it's winter, I always take the opportunity to use Art Gallery Fabrics substrates, because they are just the best to sew with. While I was looking through my fabric stash, I saw these lovely rayon prints in “Manhattan’s Foliage” by Bari J., “Honey”, and “Soleil Stripes” that I had to use! I was inspired by all the puffy accessories being created that I thought it would be a great idea to create my ...

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February 19, 2021
Vogels langs de IJssel... from Quilts Van Kippetje en Meer

 Ik was al druk doende ganzen te fotograferen toen mijn oog viel op deze Houtsnip die veel dichterbij aan het foerageren was. Bijna over het hoofd gezien!

 


Een mooi beestje!



In de volgelopen uiterwaarden, op een laag drab van takjes, grasjes en ander drijvend materiaal dat tot een dichte laag was opgestuwd tegen de wal liepen heel veel kwikstaartjes en graspiepers te zoeken naar voedsel.




Vooral de graspiepers vielen nauwelijks op door hun schutkleur. Het is dat ze druk aan het scharrelen waren en vlotjes dribbelden...



Veel makkelijker te herkennen was natuurlijk de kieviet. Nog niet eerder kon ik m ...

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February 13, 2021
Rondje langs een winterse IJssel.... from Quilts Van Kippetje en Meer

Mijn wandeling startte vandaag bij de Worp, dat is aan de Gelderse kant van de IJssel. Je komt daar via het pontje vanuit Deventer of in mijn geval gewoon met de auto vanuit Wilp.



Nou stond de IJssel de afgelopen anderhalve week zó hoog dat het Worpplantsoen onderwater liep.

's zomers kun je daar picknicken, naar muziek luisteren of gewoon lekker luieren. 




Maar nu het gevroren had kun je er dus schaatsen en sleeën!

En IJsbaan tussen de bomen...



In de koepel treden 's zomers bandjes op.




Een blik óver het hoge water naar de Lebuineskerk van Deventer. Zie je ...

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February 12, 2021
This, That, and Three Other Things... from From the Strawberry Patch...

While we were gone away this Moth Orchid which has lived as a foliage-only plant in our bathroom for the past few years sent up a flower stalk! I was shocked and amazed. Maybe we need to leave home more often! I don't do anything special except water it every week; once a month I sprinkle a few crystals of orchid food into the watering solution but that's it. I had NO  very little hope of it ever

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This, That, and Three Other Things... from From the Strawberry Patch...

While we were gone away this Moth Orchid which has lived as a foliage-only plant in our bathroom for the past few years sent up a flower stalk! I was shocked and amazed. Maybe we need to leave home more often! I don't do anything special except water it every week; once a month I sprinkle a few crystals of orchid food into the watering solution but that's it. I had NO  very little hope of it ever

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February 11, 2021
Een sneeuwpop maar dan even anders.... from Quilts Van Kippetje en Meer

Standaard heeft een sneeuwpop twee of drie bollen, een wortel als neus en kooltjes als ogen,
dat laatste is anno 2021 al een beetje lastig...


Maar je kan het sowieso al heel simpel een beetje anders maken...zet m op z'n kop!


Het kan natuurlijk ook anders....geen pop maar een heleboel bollen als rups.
 


Ook koude soortgenoten als de pinguïn kun je heel leuk namaken!


 


En zo goedmoedig als de standaard sneeuwpop er qua uitstraling uitziet, zo nors maar ook hip ziet de volgende sneeuwpop er uit... als een hippe punker.





En hoe schattig zijn deze vier poppen ...

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January 25, 2021
Time Out! from From the Strawberry Patch...

Yesterday's post about Gregory finishing up his Star Wars quilt was only accompanied by a few photographs. There was no shortage of them, choosing which ones to post was the hardest. Gregory is high energy and taking breaks, frequently, was part of the strategy to get everything done. At one point I happened to look up and realized that there was a standoff occurring on the cutting table! I

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Time Out! from From the Strawberry Patch...

Yesterday's post about Gregory finishing up his Star Wars quilt was only accompanied by a few photographs. There was no shortage of them, choosing which ones to post was the hardest. Gregory is high energy and taking breaks, frequently, was part of the strategy to get everything done. At one point I happened to look up and realized that there was a standoff occurring on the cutting table! I

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January 20, 2021
Who's At The Door? from From the Strawberry Patch...

Welcome! Mr. Snowman is all quilted, bound and is guarding the door to the sewing room for the winter months. This was a wonderful Country Threads pattern to stitch up, you can find it here. I used a straight-line quilting approach for a quick and easy finish. Somehow I made twice as many flying geese units than I needed (?!!), they were relegated to the back. And, speaking of people at the door.

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Who's At The Door? from From the Strawberry Patch...

Welcome! Mr. Snowman is all quilted, bound and is guarding the door to the sewing room for the winter months. This was a wonderful Country Threads pattern to stitch up, you can find it here. I used a straight-line quilting approach for a quick and easy finish. Somehow I made twice as many flying geese units than I needed (?!!), they were relegated to the back. And, speaking of people at the door.

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January 14, 2021
Morning has broken... from Quilts Van Kippetje en Meer

 Vanmorgen was ik lekker vroeg op, op mijn vrije dag en nam mijn fototoestel mee toen ik ging wandelen.




Het zonnetje moest nog opkomen maar het was toen ik vertrok al wel enigszins licht.




Met een paar minuten was ik op de dijk en vanaf daar kun je goed ver weg kijken en heb je mooie luchtpartijen.




Omdat het ook toen nog onder nul was, kon ik de mooi berijpte planten ook even kieken!




Bij de zwemkolk waren mooie riethalmen en bomen die een mooi contrast en silhouet vormen tegen de lucht.





En daar komt het zonnetje nèt boven de ...

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