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Moving, a Journey

I've started walking around the hotel parking lot while listening to Pokey Bolton's Instagram conversations with quilting peeps. Hotel parking lot you say? Why yes. The physical move from NY to TX is about 1/2 complete. We arrived in Texas on Thursday evening after four days on the road. While at one hotel I'd made… Continue reading Moving, a Journey

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I love Rainy Days and Mondays!

Cue Karen Carpenter https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPmbT5XC-q0 I love her voice. I love rainy days - usually. And Monday's - most of the time. It's rainy here in New York City, we've received two flood alerts already. Renee posted that a couple of our local roads are flooded, one stranding a vehicle, that would be a wee bit… Continue reading I love Rainy Days and Mondays!

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I had to Laugh

Creative Brain has taken over, deciding to take her time deciding how to get the Big Idea for this quilt: https://www.instagram.com/p/BfWTUm8hzu7/?taken-by=terilucas In taking her sweet ol' time she's decided to go ahead and take a bunch of already pieced four patches, stitch those together, then add 9'' x 18'' rectangles. Said fabrics are all chosen… Continue reading I had to Laugh

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Quilted Block of the Month – next step part 1

  So after taking the seam ripper to Letha's Electric Fan Quilted Block of the Month to remove some stitching that were behaving badly, well it wasn't so much the stitching as poor basting on my part. However it's so much easier to blame the quilt than take ownership of poor work on my part,… Continue reading Quilted Block of the Month – next step part 1

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Quilted Block of the Month

So remember the reset I need to do on the January Block? Check out Can You Believe this Nonsense for the original post. Being a fan of the seam ripper is great. Not being able to find my favorite seam ripper isn't so great. Eh, whatever, there's at least one handy and I'll get back… Continue reading Quilted Block of the Month

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Quilted Block of the Month January 2018

Welcome to the Quilted Block of the Month for January 2018. We're going to have a good time exploring Letha's Electric Fan, I'm thinking this will be the block for February as well. This block has been on my "list" of blocks to make since I first saw it about 9 years ago because the… Continue reading Quilted Block of the Month January 2018

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Sorting

This whole impractical color wheel is causing me to change the way thread gets stored: rather than by fiber, it's by color. Whaaaaa? Yeah. Years ago I spent an afternoon stitching with Elizabeth Rosenberg in her quilt studio. She sorted her thread by color rather than fiber, it befuddled me a bit, because isn't fiber… Continue reading Sorting

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During the Blizzard

As the snow fell, the wind howled, and The Lord of the Rings played in the background I took the last few stitches in purple on this version of the Impractical Color Wheel. As those stitches completed, the idea for the next one developed, I made notes in my planner so I'd remember, and went… Continue reading During the Blizzard

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And then I said, My Brain is a Strange and Unusual Place

Brain Dump: Stitch the Scary Stuff in Your Brain is all about well, stitching the scary stuff in your brain. Okay, this isn't so much scary for me as it is fun, and challenging. Sometimes it's the challenge of figuring out what goes wheres. Sometimes it's the challenge of staying focused while stitching a lot… Continue reading And then I said, My Brain is a Strange and Unusual Place

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2018 Word of the Year

As a word of the year Gratitude was a good one. I am grateful for the experience of 2017. Creativity is slowly returning. The Quilted Block of the Month Started (with big plans to continue in 2018). A few teaching opportunities. Learning about embroidery. Having a spouse who loves me deeply. One of the considerations… Continue reading 2018 Word of the Year