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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

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Quilted Block of the Month: Kaleidoscope Feathers

So here's the second installment of the Kaleidoscope Quilted Block of the Month. I'm posting on Friday because I have a commitment tomorrow. Let's start with how much fun I had stitching this one out. I figured there'd be feathers, and bubbles, and swirls, something simple. Well. I did start out with feathers. First step:… Continue reading Quilted Block of the Month: Kaleidoscope Feathers

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Something Shifted, When “no” is good

Rayna Gillman has a new book: Create Your own Improv: Modern Quilts With No Rules and No Rulers published by C&T. Rayna has been part of my quilt world forever. As the Community Editor for Generation Q Magazine reviewing books is part of the work. Head on over to the blog, read the review, and… Continue reading Something Shifted, When “no” is good

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Quilted Block of the Month: Kaleidoscope whole cloth edition

Saturday turned out to be an amazing day. My sweetie and I took advantage of some time together at home to rearrange the furniture in the living room. There's something cathartic about making changes that begins to free the creativity in my soul. On Saturdays post I chatted about taking a detour while working on… Continue reading Quilted Block of the Month: Kaleidoscope whole cloth edition

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A needed detour

Lately upon entering the sewing room there is a strong sense of being overwhelmed with ideas. Lots of ideas tumbling over, and over each seeking the deserved attention. While writing that sentence an idea to make a whole cloth using 60 weight thread in the top and bobbin popped into my head. I think I'm… Continue reading A needed detour

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Quilted Block of the Month – September 2017

  So, September and October can be a bit dodgy posting regularly. I'm learning how to use the Floriani Total Control U digitizing software. A friend asked me for some help with a bit of digitizing. I'd imported a photo into FTCU and told the software to do it's thing. I couldn't remember what I… Continue reading Quilted Block of the Month – September 2017