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March 8, 2019
American Patchwork and Quilting Radio from Tales from the Raspberry Rabbits

Hi ya!

Just a quick hop in to invite you to listen in on Monday, March 11 at 4:45. The show starts at 4 and I will be the 4th guest of the day.

You can listen HERE.



Hugs and friends,
Michelle and the Bunnies

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February 14, 2019
Packing, Cutting and the Cat from Tales from the Raspberry Rabbits

Hi there!

I've been a busy bunny around here. I'm getting ready to visit the Sandhills Quilters Guild here in NC. We are going to have a fun play date together making my "Beekeeper Pincushion."

This is a finished pincushion by my friend, Moira MacAvoy, from the Charlottesville Quilters Guild class. Isn't it beautiful? Moira is an embroidery artist and it shows in her exquisite work.



David has been cutting hexies for me. I have loaded them in my SHOP if you are interested. I also have a few openings left this year for Play Dates if ...

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February 12, 2019
3 Quilts & the Journey Continues from Where Art & Life Meet

I think about art all the time: the process, the way life impacts it…  Wondering about how other people will see it, whether they will approve, like or dislike it, is the biggest buzz kill to creativity that I know of.  But, I find, silencing those worries often difficult.  The best steps I know to… Continue reading 3 Quilts & the Journey Continues

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February 8, 2019
A Final Walk "In the Garden" from Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye


I (Teri) thought it might be fun to take a walk together In the Garden and revisit each block. Below the block is a link to the original post, so you can review any special skills covered for that block. Enjoy!











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February 7, 2019
"In the Garden"—Wisteria Border and Quilt Assembly from Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye


In November, this wonderful group of ladies completed the final class of our Block of the Month quilt, In the Garden, at Primitive Homespuns Wool and Needleworks in Frederick, Maryland. We had such an awesome time together—stitching, sharing stories, learning new skills, and just having fun. Our last class was a bit bittersweet for me (Teri), as I'd come to look forward to meeting with the girls every month. But there will be other classes.

Our last session focused on assembling the blocks into a quilt, as well as how to make the wisteria border. Kathy, the owner ...

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Heartfelt Notes from Tales from the Raspberry Rabbits

Well helloooooooo!

In celebration of the month of love, I decided to release my Heartfelt Notes pattern for purchase until Valentines Day, February 14.



This pattern is normally exclusive to my "Play Date" participants. It's a really fun class and I love seeing all the creativity that comes from it.

Each of these 4" x 6" postcards features my signature "reverse wool applique" technique.



I love adding all kinds of different embroidery stitches with Valdani perle cotton. I think the variegated threads make the wool felt shine don't you?




There are five postcard designs in the pattern with ...

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January 18, 2019
Hello there! from Tales from the Raspberry Rabbits

Well helloooooooooo!

Isn't my camellia pretty? David planted it a few weeks ago. The hurricane destroyed the shrubs I had here so I replaced it with this beauty. It's going to be even prettier when it gets big and is covered in white blooms.


On my walk the other morning, I saw all these white heron at the end of my street. They were having a major breakfast buffet!


My "Within and Inch of My Life" project continues to grow. I love my stitching time each day. I have been stitching since March 28 (the day after my ...

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January 16, 2019
Wool Applique from Humble Quilts

Cheri Payne was so generous with her patterns and this is a little one called Bless Your Heart. I saw this version by Kelley Belfast and loved it so much I asked if I could copy it. 
I looked for a hand project to bring to Texas and this is what I chose. I love wool applique and do a simple whip stitch. I'll grab a scrap of batting when I'm back at Debbie's and stop by a quilt shop and pick me up a little piece to back it. I'll likely have it finished before ...

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January 4, 2019
Free Block of the Month 16—Pinecone from Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye

My, how time has flown! I (Kara) can't believe that it has been over a year since we started our Flora and Fauna of Germany stitch-along. It seems like just yesterday that I was walking the trails in our little German village for the first time, full of wonder at the natural beauty that I was seeing. Our first block was the Butterfly, back in August of 2017. 

Our first block!

We have stitched 15 blocks since then, and we have come to the end of the series. It's a little sad, as we have enjoyed putting these ...

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January 2, 2019
The First Finish of 2019 from The Cozy Quilter

Technically, this finish should have been done in 2018...but it took a little longer than I thought it would to complete this project.  I also did not have a pattern, just an idea in my head that I wanted to try, which lengthened the amount to time I spent working on it.


My friend, Cathy, and her husband are avid campers so I decided to make a camper themed sewing machine cover for her for Christmas.  I finished off the last of the hand stitching today and wrapped it up for delivery this evening...at least she received it ...

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December 26, 2018
Securing Christmas and Hopping into 2019 from Tales from the Raspberry Rabbits

Hi ya!

Thanks so much to everybunny who left a comment about me blogging again. I must say, I'm really happy to be back. I am truly looking forward to some fun times ahead!

So, how was your Christmas? Sabrina decided this was the best place to wait for Santa.


David and I started a tradition five years ago. We have a lovely Christmas Eve dinner and then go to the movies and eat a big bucket of popcorn on Christmas day. hee,hee,hee. It's fabulous! We went to see Aquaman. It was just ok in my ...

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December 18, 2018
2018 - A Look Back - Part I from twiddletails

In my effort to revive this blog (Don't you think blogging should make a big comeback?), I'm going to post some updates on what I've been working on this past year.

First, my Sue Spargo Folk-Tails quilt. I was really hoping to get it done by December 17th (which would have been 1 year since I started), but it obviously did not happen. I'll get there eventually.

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December 13, 2018
Christmas Markets and a Free Pattern from Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye

It's been a busy holiday season here in Germany! Christmas markets, cookie decorating, and of course, stitching. Today's post will share a little bit of what's been going on over here, and we have a free ornament pattern as a bonus! 

Christmas markets are quintessentially German, and around here they are in full swing. Last week I did a marathon of four Christmas markets—three in the Black Forest and one locally. Every market is a little different as each town puts their own spin on it. Some are small with a few vendors and others are ...

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November 29, 2018
Free Block of the Month 15—Acorns from Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye

This post was almost called "Throwback Thursday" as the acorn is such an autumnal symbol, but technically it is still fall. The weather here in Germany has certainly become winter-like, but there are still a few days until the official start of winter, therefore the acorn is still in season. (That's my story and I'm sticking to it.)

This acorn picture was taken early in the season, as you can tell from the green leaves. I (Kara) loved the yellow-orange color of acorn that was just beginning to change colors. I pass a couple of beautiful oak trees ...

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November 20, 2018
Cotton, Wool, and Giving Thanks from Pieced Brain

My sister Miriam is visiting me from Brazil! We are enjoying this precious (and short) time together so I have been working (and blogging) part-time only. She was last in the US 6 years ago - crazy, huh? All of you who live close to your siblings are so lucky!

We spent a few days in Las Vegas, Nevada, and went to see Cher. What a fantastic show! Back in Utah, we have settled into a routine - working in the morning, going out in the afternoon. It is wonderful having her company and laughing with her.

She is in for a ...

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November 8, 2018
New Pattern—A Cottage Christmas Stocking from Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye

Christmas will be here before we know it! The stores everywhere (on this continent and across the pond) are laden with all sorts of holiday items.  We thought we'd join them with a new pattern that you can make to grace your Christmas fireplace mantel.  

Introducing our Cottage Christmas Stocking!



This stocking pattern came about as I (Kara) found out that my guild, the Black Forest Quilt Guild, has a yearly stocking exchange. The Christmas style here in Germany tends to be a little bit more subdued, so I decided to make a stocking out of wool and in ...

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November 2, 2018
Snow Much Fun! It's November from Quilt Doodle Doodles...



Did you get a bunch of trick or treaters? We got quite a few and Belvedere enjoyed greeting them all. The weather here was perfect for the kids, not too cold and clear. If Halloween would have fallen on a Friday or Saturday then it would have been perfect. But last night was pretty darn close! My favorite costume for the evening was a blow up tyrannosaurus rex. The costume stood about six feet tall and was pretty awesome for the little kid that flopped around the neighborhood in it! shhhh…. he got a little extra candy for the great ...

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Snow Much Fun! It's November from Quilt Doodle Doodles



Did you get a bunch of trick or treaters? We got quite a few and Belvedere enjoyed greeting them all. The weather here was perfect for the kids, not too cold and clear. If Halloween would have fallen on a Friday or Saturday then it would have been perfect. But last night was pretty darn close! My favorite costume for the evening was a blow up tyrannosaurus rex. The costume stood about six feet tall and was pretty awesome for the little kid that flopped around the neighborhood in it! shhhh…. he got a little extra candy for the great ...

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November 1, 2018
Free Block of the Month 14—Apple from Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye

What a spectacular autumn we have had here in Germany—warm temperatures, sunny skies, and loaded apple trees! Although we haven't had much rain, the orchard we walk in was full of every shape, size, and color of apple that I have ever seen. 



The dogs and I walk in this area every single day rain or shine. One time, a kind gentleman gave me a bag of apples from his tree. It was a little challenging getting home with two, large dogs and about 5lbs of apples, but it was worth it. There was no question that the ...

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October 18, 2018
"In the Garden"—Wheelbarrow of Flowers from Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye

Well, we have made it to the final block in our In the Garden Block of the Month Series! Our final block is a wheelbarrow full of flowers. Several years ago, I (Teri) had an old rusted wheelbarrow that I used as a planter to hide an ugly corner of our home's foundation. That year, I planted it with coleus and sweet potato vines. But this wheelbarrow was to be filled with a variety of favorite flowers we had not yet stitched.

My garden wheelbarrow
We had such a fun time in our class this past weekend at Primitive ...

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