Monthly Archives: November 2008

Everyday Creativity Week Two

The second week of getting up early to fit in more sewing/creative time did not go as smooth as the first week.  I had difficulty waking up the first half of the week, but I did better after the holiday.  … Continue reading

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QOV Finish

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone who celebrates it.  Special thanks to the 83 year-old man that stood beside me in the grocery store this morning, looking at overpriced tasteless manufactured bread and shared stories from his childhood.  Bless you.     … Continue reading

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Fabric Painting: Tone on Tone

I use a lot of Moda Marbles as backgrounds and neutrals in my quilts.  I like the mottling and the fact that they read solid.  But sometimes I want a little more texture to add interest.  That thought inspired me … Continue reading

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Everyday Creativity and Stash Updates

For those of you that missed the initial post, one week ago I started getting up 30 minutes earlier in the mornings so I can sew first thing.  I wanted to see if I could increase my productivity and accomplish … Continue reading

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Darlene Zimmerman Trunk Show

  Darlene Zimmerman (the Feedsack Lady) spoke at a local quilt guild Thursday and showed pieces from her antique quilt and clothing collection.  I don’t belong to that guild, so I paid a guest fee to join the fun.   … Continue reading

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Painted Fabric for Christmas

I finished the project using the white on white (WOW) fabric painted with the darker blues.   I couldn’t find my husband’s Christmas stocking.  Didn't it fall apart last year?  I don’t remember throwing it away, but then again I … Continue reading

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Everyday Creativity – A One Month Experiment

I’ve almost finished the book Fearless Creating by Eric Maisel.  I picked up several good ideas and learned some things about the creative process and myself.  The author makes a few points worth repeating.    In the chapter on starting, … Continue reading

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Stashing Through the Snow

I picked up the QOV quilt last Tuesday, attached the binding and started stitching it down by hand.  I’m half way around, but I’ll wait until I finish to post a picture.  The longarmer did a wonderful job of quilting … Continue reading

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November TIF Challenge

Sharon at Pin Tangle (formerly In a Minute Ago) chose the theme of “typography” for the November challenge.  My first reaction?  No way am I doing this one.  Then I got to wondering how anyone could relate typography to a … Continue reading

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Lending a Hand

At quilt group Monday night we decided to adopt a family instead of exchanging Christmas gifts.  Last year we bought bras, underwear, socks and towels for a small group of  pre-high school girls.  They asked for these items because their … Continue reading

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