Monthly Archives: January 2011

Artella Outgoing

I finished the gift for my Mystery Mentor partner last night and I’ll mail it out tomorrow. I bought a plain scrapbook and decorated the outside, and added the first page.   Since her goal for 2011 involved spending time … Continue reading

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Artella Mystery Mentor

Back in December I signed up for Artella’s Mystery Mentor program.  By signing up I committed to contact my “mentee” three times during the month, and one contact had to be a small gift sent via snail mail.  In turn, … Continue reading

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The Next Thing

The next morning I was still thinking about those UFOs.  In the past I would try to distract myself with all kinds of nonsense to forget about ideas that wouldn’t go away.  Since then I’ve learned to just embrace them … Continue reading

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One Thing Leads to Another

It all started with the idea of putting a chair in our bedroom.  I wanted a quiet place where I could read or write or think when the guys had the TV blasting. To get a chair in the bedroom, … Continue reading

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Swap Block for February

The one quilt group continues to make blocks for new members.  This is the one due in February.   Most of the ladies chose some kind of star block and I have to admit that they’re getting old.  This one … Continue reading

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Design Wall Monday 1/17/11

Some things have changed, but not much progress on the design bed.   I found the stencil for Tribal Roots (right).  I also sketched some quilting designs.  The sketchpad is hiding under the binding fabric. I pulled out a block … Continue reading

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New 30 Day Trial

My last 30-day trial of doing two things a day to improve my surroundings died a slow death.  I did clean up a lot of different areas of the house last month, but with my efforts spread through many rooms … Continue reading

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First Finish 2011

It isn’t UFO #6, but it’s done.   It has painting, hand-dyed fabric, dimension, and it’s my own design.  Life is sweet.

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One Last Flower

I think I got this one right.  A little cotton batting, two loops of wire and I have a flower with firm petals I can shape.   I’m thinking about other shapes now.

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Design Wall Monday 1/3/11

Lots of changes on the design bed this week.   Everything is sewn down on the butterfly quilt except the flowers.  I need to make one more flower, and then it’s done.  I already sewed the label on the back. … Continue reading

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