Monthly Archives: January 2014

February Short List & Challenge/Lovely Year of Finishes (LYOF)

I had two items on the January Short List and finished one.  The curtains were the project I picked for the January LYOF.   The February Short List looks like this: 1.     Confetti Breeze is my UFO project.  I want … Continue reading

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Frosty Finish

No pins this time!  For the first time ever I sewed the binding by machine on a quilt I’m keeping for myself.  The pattern didn’t call for beads, but I added them anyway.  It needed a little something.   No … Continue reading

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Out Of The Blue

I have absolutely nothing quilt related to post. We closed on mom’s house this week and it consumed all my time.  I had no idea it was a 40 step process, that I would have to write out a small … Continue reading

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Pretend There’s No Pins

I wanted to finish this before I posted, but that didn’t happen.  It’s been a week full of delays and frustrations.  At least this little piece makes me smile.   I will finish it before Sunday.  I need to show … Continue reading

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Keeping the Stash Alive

I had a guild meeting yesterday, which means I went to my favorite thrift shop that sells fabric for $1 a yard.  I try to buy only quilt shop quality fabrics that I know I will use.  I barely have … Continue reading

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Feeding The Inner Student

As a child I was a natural student.  I learned quickly with little effort and really enjoyed it.  I still enjoy learning.  I wouldn’t want to repeat my college days, but I’m all for a good challenge that stretches me … Continue reading

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Fun Snow

I haven’t made much sewing progress this week.  Permit boy had appointments today and Monday that took too much time, and I worked late the other night.  I added snow to the tree.  That’s it.   I have been thinking … Continue reading

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My sewing machine came back from the shop Friday, much faster than expected with all the weather shutdowns.  The only thing worse than being snowed in for three days is being snowed in for three days with no sewing machine.  … Continue reading

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Mail Call

We had mail delivery yesterday for the first time since Saturday.  All the cold and snow shut down most everything for two days.  It snowed again tonight and I feel like I’ll never drive on dry pavement again.  I just … Continue reading

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It’s Rather Complicated

The first stash report of the year always feels so refreshing.  New starts are good. This will be one of the most involved reports I’ve ever posted.  If only this much activity happened every week in the stash. First, I … Continue reading

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