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December 31, 2020
2020: A Year in Photographs from Where Art & Life Meet

Happy New Year!

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December 17, 2020
A Little Snow in NYC from Where Art & Life Meet

Any little bit of snow is exciting news here in New York City where we used to get several big blizzards a year, but now, not so much. So in anticipation I went out for an early morning stroll and had such a lovely walk. I made a video of my morning outing and just… Continue reading A Little Snow in NYC

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December 8, 2020
A Commitment to Show Up from Where Art & Life Meet

I’ve been thinking about relationships a lot. Perhaps that’s because I’m coming up on my 20th wedding anniversary with this awesome man. Our relationship has seen its ups and downs, but we are committed to doing the hard work of showing up for each other no matter how painful and difficult that may be. As… Continue reading A Commitment to Show Up

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October 29, 2020
The Pandemic & Life from Where Art & Life Meet

As our internet is FINALLY up and running and my email is now, miraculously and somewhat bizarrely suddenly working again, I decided yesterday afternoon to do an impromptu live stream. It was very last minute, and touch and go, as the internet began misbehaving the minute I tried to live stream, but in the end… Continue reading The Pandemic & Life

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October 20, 2020
Dorset Buttons: A Little History & A Lot of Fun from Where Art & Life Meet

Evidently the Dorset Button has a long and interesting history beginning with a soldier, Abraham Case, who saw buttons hand fashioned by his fellow soldiers during his time fighting in Europe in the early 1600’s. After the war he returned to his hometown, married and moved to Shaftesbury, where he decided to replicate the buttons… Continue reading Dorset Buttons: A Little History & A Lot of Fun

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October 10, 2020
New Video! Making a Dresden Plate Quilt Block from Fabrics 'n Flowers

It’s here! The traditional and forever favorite Dresden plate is frequently on quilters’ must-make list. I’m super proud of the

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October 1, 2020
Stitching with Gimp and a lot of Laughter from Where Art & Life Meet

If you’d like to laugh and explore stitching (or in my case attempting to) with silk gimp and the thicker gimp that Painter’s Threads hand dyes, this was the live stream I did yesterday. Warning: We laughed A LOT. My attempts at using the crinkly silk gimp became more comedic than informative… However, I am… Continue reading Stitching with Gimp and a lot of Laughter

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September 22, 2020
The Unveiling of a New Design & A Giveaway! from Where Art & Life Meet

This is the little promotional video I made for Instagram and below that is the slightly longer Youtube video I made. This is the first of two holiday projects I designed. They are small do-it-yourself projects that can be made up pretty quickly and are perfect gifts for yourself or someone else. I’m working away… Continue reading The Unveiling of a New Design & A Giveaway!

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September 15, 2020
New on Color Girl YouTube: Pressing from Fabrics 'n Flowers

I know we all joke that quilters always have an ironing board set up but wear wrinkly clothes. (-: In

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September 8, 2020
My First LiveStream & the Occasional Swear Word from Where Art & Life Meet

It was a bumpy start and I almost deleted the whole thing, but then thought better of it and decided it was a good marker of my FIRST ever public livestream! You can skip past the bumps, like the beginning where I talk to myself thinking since no one had shown up yet, it didn’t… Continue reading My First LiveStream & the Occasional Swear Word

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September 1, 2020
The Importance of a To Do List from Where Art & Life Meet

Another video, thanks to my mother, which requires no introduction. Just watch. In other news, I slept in this morning. I know, probably not the groundbreaking information you were hoping for, but there you have it. I woke up as usual at 5:30am, looked at the clock, thought about all the things I need to… Continue reading The Importance of a To Do List

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August 18, 2020
Birthdays, Patreon, Youtube & Exploring New Things from Where Art & Life Meet

Remember when women were coy about their age? We weren’t supposed to say how old we were, so much so that people said, “don’t ever ask a women her age” and I think the ending to that was “or a man his salary” or something like that. Maybe some people still say that, but the… Continue reading Birthdays, Patreon, Youtube & Exploring New Things

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July 2, 2020
Memes, Cute Babies & Refusing to Dye from Where Art & Life Meet

As many of you know, my mother sends me little songs, videos, sometimes a cartoon or a meme, like the one below… And here’s another, this time a youtube video, which is still timely for so many in the United States. She also sent me this video. Amazing. Obviously I needed to get my kids… Continue reading Memes, Cute Babies & Refusing to Dye

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June 24, 2020
Sweetness, Forgetfulness & Finishings from Where Art & Life Meet

Had a tough night or day? Here. Watch this. Courtesy of my mother – a dose of sweetness. Thanks Mom. ❤️ I completely forgot to post anything yesterday morning. Even more egregious, I forgot one of my brother’s birthdays and yesterday finally remembered to call him more than a week late. Thankfully, he once forgot… Continue reading Sweetness, Forgetfulness & Finishings

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June 16, 2020
New FaceBook Group, Label Makers, Community & Joy! from Where Art & Life Meet

The big news around here is that I created a new FaceBook Group – Ariane Zurcher Stitching Circle. It is meant for any and all who love hand stitching or want to learn. More than anything it is a place to support one another, have fun, get inspiration, be creative, enjoy the company of like… Continue reading New FaceBook Group, Label Makers, Community & Joy!

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June 11, 2020
Following Instructions & Other Random Thoughts from Where Art & Life Meet

I’m not very good at following instructions. There. I said it. And here’s the kicker. Even when they’re my instructions, I still find it difficult. You see, there’s a playful, fun loving, always curious voice inside my head saying to me, “yeah, but wouldn’t it be more fun if we did it this other way?”… Continue reading Following Instructions & Other Random Thoughts

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May 19, 2020
My Youtube Channel is Monetized & Other Random Things That Pop Into My Mind from Where Art & Life Meet

So, guess what!? I bet you can’t guess… Okay, I’ll just tell you. My YouTube Channel, Ariane Zurcher ~ On the Other Hand, has become monetized! Woot! Woot! This means that my channel has over 4,000 watched hours and more than 1,000 subscribers. This may seem like one of those, ho hum, who cares announcements,… Continue reading My Youtube Channel is Monetized & Other Random Things That Pop Into My Mind

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May 14, 2020
News & Musings From New York City from Where Art & Life Meet

The news here in New York City, more specifically Manhattan, is that non-essential shops, restaurants, etc will continue to be in lockdown. Tell that to the Irish Pub less than a block away that is a thriving hive of activity, selling burgers and free shots to any who “need” it. As we were hit harder… Continue reading News & Musings From New York City

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May 13, 2020
Tricks And Tips For Editing Fonts In Your Silhouette Software from Nikki, In Stitches

It has been FOREVER since I’ve posted a Silhouette Software tutorial which seems so crazy to me because I literally feel like I’m in there every day working on sign layouts and mockups for clients.

I thought I’d share today some of my go-to tricks and tips for editing fonts.

This is honestly the easiest way to take your designs to the next level. Without paying for expensive fonts or additional editing software, just a few adjustments can give your layouts more visual interest, making them that much more dynamic!

In the video below, I walk you ...

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March 26, 2020
Show Some Love! New Video Tutorial from Fabrics 'n Flowers

What could be a better time to show some love for a special someone? that someone could even be YOU!

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