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I’m With Her * Mini Quilt

I’ve designed a 6 1/2 inch block that resembles one of Hillary Clintons campaign buttons. I stitched  9 blocks together and added sashing. I gave this little memento of Hillary Clinton’s campaign to my daughter for her birthday. She’s a big … Continue reading

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I’m With Her Quilt Block…Free!

I’m happy to share my first quilt block design with you! I’ve done the math and tried it out a few times. So it’s ready to share and it’s free!. This is a 6 1/2 inch block. I’ve written cutting directions … Continue reading

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Quilting in a Small Town

Sharing a little local fame and glory!

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Alaskan Treasures!

  We just got back from vacationing in the great state of Alaska. First we went by sea, visiting little towns in the Inside Passage. Then we rented a car and drove as far as Anchorage. Along the way, we … Continue reading

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Yellow Floral Dress

Pattern? Why did you choose it? I used a Kay Unger Design for Vogue 1353. It’s a lined, sleeveless dress with front neckline pleats, scoop neckline, close-fitting bodice (slightly above waist), princess seams, pleated skirt, thread loops, and invisible back zipper. The hem … Continue reading

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Holiday Coat Made in 2012

This is my go-to holiday coat! I wore it today 12-2015 and still got tons of compliments! I didn’t wear the silly hat, or fancy shoes. 🙂 This is how we used to set up our weekly blog posts for … Continue reading

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How to make…. A Blouse with a Bow

Hello and Happy October! Before the weather turns cold, I wanted to make one last light-weight cotton blouse.  I chose Lekala 4452 for it’s vintage style and simplicity. There are only 5 pattern pieces, and no zipper, buttons, or facings. … Continue reading

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It’s a Celebration!

9-6-15 UPDATE: Only 10 more awesome followers needed before I start the giveaways and the Linky Party! I’m getting very close to 500 awesome followers and if you’re one of them, I just want to say thank you in a … Continue reading

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I made the local news!

As Heidi says on Project Runway, “I’m sorry, you’re out.” After making it to the simi-finals on the Super Online Sewing Match hosted by Sew Mama Sew, I received that same disappointing news. But I dare not dwell on it. Other … Continue reading

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I made it ! Round 4 of SOSM!

I’m super excited and thrilled to have made it to the semifinals with my Cuna Tote and Pouch entry in the Super Online Sewing Match II hosted by Sew Mama Sew. The challenge for round four requires the remaining four contestants … Continue reading

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