Category Archives: swaps

Ornament Exchange

My Needle Arts Guild met this week and we exchanged Christmas ornaments. Here is my ornament. I made ornaments like this a LONG time ago. I found the templates, but I couldn’t find the pattern. The ones I made before … Continue reading

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September Short List

I can’t get my mind around it being September already. We had such cool weather it didn’t feel like summer, and now it’s over. That means it’s time for another Short List. The Short List includes something old (UFO), something … Continue reading

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Quilts Made Of Squares #2

  I finished the tulip quilt yesterday.  That’s a half yard out, one item off the Short List and a finish for my March Lovely Year of Finishes.  No fabric in this week.   That freed me up to start … Continue reading

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The Visual Dance, Chapter Three

Did you think I dropped my goal of working through The Visual Dance this year? I didn’t forget about it.  I leave the book where I see it every day so it doesn’t get buried by life’s debris. Exercise two … 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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The Challenge Group

Many years ago a few of my quilting friends started a Yahoo Group that we use to share info and pictures on challenges.  We don’t do a challenge every year, but whenever we all have the time and interest. This … Continue reading

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One More Off The Short List

I finished the swap snowman last night.  It’s one of those better late than never deals.  I’ll mail it tomorrow. That counts for a whopping quarter yard out. After guild yesterday we went to our favorite thrift shop.  I scored … Continue reading

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I’m plugging away at the last swap gift, feeling bad that it will go out so late.  I figure it will mail Monday given my weekend schedule.   I have to embroider the arms and bind it, and then it’s … Continue reading

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Mystery Muse Incoming

I received a package from my “angel muse” earlier this week.  The person assigned to me did not send anything out, so they assigned someone else.  This is the only swap I’ve ever done where the coordinator ensures everyone gets … Continue reading

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