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Lights, Camera, ACTION!

"Let's go and say we went!"  That's something I remember my dad saying...this week has been a whirlwind but oh sew much fun. Time to settle in for "the rest of the story"  in true rambler style. And She's Off! To Utah That Is On the morning of Friday, July 13th I awoke to an… Continue reading Lights, Camera, ACTION!

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Sew Much To Do Sew Little Time

Don't you feel that way sometimes? That the to-do list or calendar obligations seem to just run together as you race to check things off. Oh summer, you are going too fast! Forgive me, dear reader, it's been 13+ days since my last blog (grin). Settle in for a while and catch up on The… Continue reading Sew Much To Do Sew Little Time

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Let’s Talk Feathers

Friends don't let friends be featherless especially if that friend happens to be a longarm quilting friend - and one with a new machine learning new skills! Time to pull out my teacher hat and share how I make free flowing formal feathers...won't you join us? Over The Causeway To Gloria's House We Go! My… Continue reading Let’s Talk Feathers

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It’s in the Details – Studio Update

We had our first spill the other day. Glad to get that over with! Can you see it? I was walking through the "big house" with my arms loaded with take-out Schlotzsky's sandwiches headed to the tiki hut for lunch when somehow the paper cup with my drink went flying and crashed on the floor… Continue reading It’s in the Details – Studio Update

Island Batik fabric
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Hidden Star – July Island Batik Ambassador Challenge

July's Island Batik Ambassador Challenge is Secondary Patterns. I knew I wanted to use the 10" stack precuts of Paisley Dot in Earth Tones along with the orange and black matching yardage that I received in my first Ambassador fabric box earlier this year. Seeing Stars I decided that you can't go wrong with a… Continue reading Hidden Star – July Island Batik Ambassador Challenge

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Big Reveal – 2nd Island Batik Ambassador Box Opening

Talk about Christmas in July! I just opened my 2nd box as a 2018 Island Batik Ambassador and my oh my the fabrics are so bright and colorful! As an Island Batik Ambassador, we are given two boxes a year with fabrics to use in completing our monthly challenges. The first box came back in… Continue reading Big Reveal – 2nd Island Batik Ambassador Box Opening

Quilt Story Saturday, Quilting With Friends, Tips

What To Pack For a Sew-In or Quilt Retreat

I dearly love sewing/quilting with my friends. Sew-ins and quilt retreats are, well, sew much fun! There's the opportunity to work on old projects (UFO's), new projects, and sometimes a quick trip to a local shop to purchase more fabric for an impromptu project! I thought I'd share a few tips and thoughts for your next… Continue reading What To Pack For a Sew-In or Quilt Retreat

Island Batik Ambassador, modern quilting, Personal Quilts, Rambling On

Summer Lovin – Blow flowers

When was the last time you made a wish on a blow flower? Okay, officially it's called a dandelion but my grandmother who lived in the country called it a blow flower, so blow flower it is. Make a wish, blow, and watch in childlike wonder the aerodynamics of nature's way to spread seeds. Ah,… Continue reading Summer Lovin – Blow flowers

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Summer Sewing: Party of One Quilt Retreat

Honey, I'm home! I shared a tad the other day about my "party for one" quilt retreat at an undisclosed location (grin). Well, I'm home so now I will backtrack and tell you the rest of the story... Settle in as I ramble on.   Quilt Retreat: Okay, so I stretched it a bit -… Continue reading Summer Sewing: Party of One Quilt Retreat