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April’s One Monthly Goal

Once again I’m linking up to Elm Street Quilts for the monthly – One Monthly Goal – challenge. I have been doing really well up to this point and couldn’t be happier.👏😄 So as I was going through my UFO list, trying to pick a winner, my eyes kept traveling back to my piles on […]

Cleaning One’s Machine…..

This is what happens when you haven’t cleaned your machine or changed the needle. Ugly stitches!! The tension is all a mess and the needle is dull. I have a vintage DAQ 555-3 that sits in a oil bath. It is a Juki and a real work horse!! I love my machine but I haven’t […]

Where has the time gone?

I cannot believe how quickly time has gotten away from me. I remember the snow taking forever to melt and Spring coming so late. Then BAM it was Summer and the never ending smoke. I know that I told more then one person “This must be how a ham feels in the smoke house!” It […]

Kindness

I found this in my the local dollar shop awhile back and it got me to thinking! Always heart warming to see kindness being shared. Not for the sake of glory or brownie points but from the kindness of ones heart. They were placed all over the store. How refreshing it was to see this […]

Reuse, Re-purpose and Recycle….

I have been an advocate of this philosophy all my life. I have at ever opportunity implemented this lifestyle. Most often it has popped up in my crafting; whether for a school drive or as a Librarian: with everything in between. I came across this swap on my Instagram feed and I could not pass […]

My First Quilt Along…

I started and finished my first Instagram quilt along. Well, maybe this is my second start, the first being the Quilter’s Planner QAL at the beginning of January (which will end in December 2017). But definitely my first finish. 🙂 I was so looking forward to getting the book and joining in. I ordered the […]

Panda-Monium Mini Quilt Pattern

I just love this free quilt mini from Fat Quarter shop. If you want to follow along with their video tutorial here is the link. I really have been wanting to share with you my version of this pattern. Ever since I saw this pattern come out I have been itching to make it.  I […]

Every Good Planner needs a Cover

I was a very lucky recipient of this Beautiful Quilter’s Planner. My friend and fellow Quilter Jenn @jt_quilter  completely caught me off guard with this very generous gift. It is also one of the reasons that I started the #52weekswithTheQuiltersPlanner QAL. If you want to see my blocks you can follow along on my Instagram […]

Show N’ Tell

And then there were 12 🙂 I have got a nice rhythm going with the many QAL’s that I am doing. I have found that if I post my pictures on Sunday ….it works out nicely. I have all week to get them made and there is no pressure. I really do not like how […]

Here I go again…

Instagram Quilt Along with Three Dandelions Shop using this book…. Tula Pink’s City Sampler: 100 Modern Quilt Blocks . I am going to make this using my Civil War scraps that were given to me by my friend Virginia at Galloping Pony Studio . (Back before her Modern turn towards Quilting.) I have absolutely loved […]

Instagram Swaps. How many is too many?

I have found that I have a lot of  Instagram Swaps going and a QAL……. what have I done. Bahaha ( insert evil nervous laugh ). The beautiful pillow in the above picture is one that I received in the #owlswap. This is so beautiful! The workmanship in the cross stitching is just prefect. I […]

100 Days 100 Blocks…………

Here is my promised update. So far I am 13 days into this Quilt Along with Gnomeangel and I have been able to keep up. I am finally in a rhythm and am liking that I am sewing even just a bit every day. I have daily posts of my blocks on my Instagram account and […]

Trying Something New……..

    I have found myself completely immersed in Instagram swaps and finding it to be a wonderful outlet for my creative energies. I have made new IG friends and it so reminds me of my childhood pen pals. In that I am staying in touch through snail mail and Private messages. We are growing […]

Books Summer and Books

Here it is July and I find myself watching for more fires this year then in the past. We usually always have a hot dry Summer however this year it has been on the cooler and wetter side of things. So you would think we would have a reprieve. Nope! Where am I going with […]