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A Box, and a Dream

A while back the Sizzix Big Shot Pro arrived for use in my sewing room. I fell in love with this get-the-cutting-done-so-you-can-get-stitching-right-now machine. We were planning a project with the magazine and cutting a boatload of hexagons with a rotary cutter and ruler, while doable, wasn't really high on my list of things that get me… Continue reading A Box, and a Dream

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Tidying, Rearranging, and Gratitude

So the cool thing about being on social media is that asking just the right question will get an answer pretty dang quickly. Thank you John Kubiniec for reconnecting me with this amazing block: Letha's Electric Fan Here's one And another And one more - John designed this one for Windham Fabrics You may notice that… Continue reading Tidying, Rearranging, and Gratitude

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Saturday! Saturday! Saturday! Saturday!

This morning I am headed out to the Quilt Basket in Pawling NY. If you didn't know this is the home of the Cutie Collection of patterns, the amazing Debby Brown is one of the pattern designers. I have at least one Cutie pack and pattern in the studio that are anxiously awaiting their turn… Continue reading Saturday! Saturday! Saturday! Saturday!

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Thankful Thursday

So I'm pausing today to be thankful for all of the amazing people in my life: My sweetie, for saying, "Yes" every single day. Bruce and Diane, for making and creating beautiful fabric, and loads of encouragement. Paula Reid who's been a friend since my first teaching gig in Knoxville, TN. Her batt scooters are… Continue reading Thankful Thursday

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Kaleidoscope – Dreams do come true

this looks like a hot mess, and in a way it is. what you can't see is the ever growing pile o'holyscraps over there ----------> I've wanted to make a kaleidoscope quilt for a long time. Even designing one in a program but not quite getting what I needed out of it. So Sizzix comes… Continue reading Kaleidoscope – Dreams do come true

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Where have you been all my life?

I have fallen in love. The Sizzix Big Shot Pro arrived on my doorstep a few weeks ago. After taking it out of the box, and opening the box with the dies, changing locations twice, it sat there humming a little tune looking for my attention. Well, it's mechanical, it doesn't really hum. You're a… Continue reading Where have you been all my life?

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a moment of sharing

So this happened a Sizzix Big Shot Pro. It's waiting for me to cut big hexies for a project, which is part of some magazine work that needs to happen. But first there are Ads to sell,  and copy to write (I'm transcribing an interview of a quilter) for the Fall Issue of said magazine.… Continue reading a moment of sharing