• Thread Art Project Done!

    And, she’s done! I thought there was a gigantic possibility that I was going to mess it all up once I tried to color her in, but I think it went ok. So, what to do with her. I could cut her out, bind her, and hang her on the wall. Or, I could make […]

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  • Craftsy on Steroids – Binge or Bust

    In the beginning of October, Craftsy ran a $10/all you can watch for the month of October promotion.  I didn’t get an email about it, and I didn’t see an ad for it, but someone posted about it in the Crafty Gemini Facebook group, and I ran, tripping to jump on that Craftsy train.  I’m thinking that […]

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  • Call Me Crazy Quilter

    As you may remember, I’ve been working on this Rebecca Rinquist sampler: Pretty, right? The buttonhole stitch is finally sticking! And, I’ve added the chain stitch, and the detached chain stitch/lazy daisy to my repetoire. Great! Now what? Well, I am always a sucker for a sale, so when Crafty’s put all of it’s classes on […]

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  • A One Hour Basket in, er, Two Days

    Have I even mentioned, since I resurrected the blog, that I joined one of the most fantastic online clubs ever? I may have dropped a few lines in passing, but it deserves a little more attention. In January, Vanessa Vargas Wilson, the Crafty Gemini, launched her online quilt club. Every month there’s a featured project (a […]

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  • Just in Time!

    New baby on the way – as I type!  And, my little baby quilt is finished just in time! I used Kate & Birdie’s Storybook fabric, easy peasy charm squares.  I pieced all of my half square triangles, sewed the top half, and took a break.  In the meantime, Joe decided to use his super duper […]

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  • Right Now

    Right now, it’s really cold.  Like -5 cold.  Like it’s snowing again, on top of the 12 inches we already got, and it’s worthless because it’s not going to lead to a snow day, cold. It’s only leading to more cold. Ok, you get it, it’s cold. So, of course, cold=wool=knitting, and my Follow Your […]

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  • 2104 State of the Quilt

    You know how you start a project, and you’re so excited, and you speed out of the gate, and you’re running, and you’re waiving at people on the sidelines – yeah! look how great I am – and then all of a sudden, you hit a bump, and you stumble.  And whether you fall or […]

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  • Penny Sampler is Pulling Out of the Station

    It’s here!  My Penny Sampler fabric is here, and I went to bed last night anxious for it to be morning just so I could start my project! And then, I got all nervous about cutting into the stack, so I decided to photograph it first.  If I screw it up, at least I’ll have […]

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  • It was a WIP – and Now it’s Finished!

      So, when I started this post, my niece’s quilt was still a work in progress – but now it’s done! Finished!  Finito!  Whew!  Altered Squares Quilt done, check! I felt really pressed for time there at the end.  The photos above are of the binding pinned but not sewn, and when I did sew […]

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  • Life’s Little Disasters

    Yesterday, after writing about the Penny Sampler, I couldn’t help it – I had to start the Penny Sampler.  I felt I deserved a reward – I had pieced together the back of Danielle’s quilt, made my quilt sandwich, basted, and was ready to quilt today.  I was on a schedule, I was keeping to […]

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