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Hexie Placemats WIP

While my machine was in the shop, before the work on the house took over, I prepped some 2″ hexies for place-mats. While auditioning the background fabrics. . . . . .my mister wandered by and said he liked the black background. Black it is! I’ve managed to join the hexies and build the quilt […]

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Bloom Bloom Oops!

so I think we’ve all gathered that I’m a newbie at this whole quilty thing. . . I couldn’t figure out why I was struggling with the bulk of the seams on this one. . .I even managed to iron it before I clued in. . .but the next one: UGH! like I mean really! […]

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Sewing room still in disarray. . .keeping busy

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Sewing room casualty. . .

We’re having some work done around the house and have had to store things so the workers can have access to the areas they need. . .our sewing/craft area was the first casualty. . .i’m not taking it too well. . .but I’m determined to be strong for the kids. . .if you need me, […]

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dress up the kitchen table. . .

I’ve had an idea for placemats in the back of my mind for a while, something to spruce up the kitchen table but still be functional. . .as the Janome (I really need to name, he/she/it) is still in the shop, my 2″ hexie templates arrived and that cute little charm pack of Kate Spain’s […]

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a little mending for my benefactor. . .

. . .with my Janome in the shop – I really have no excuse, eh?  Might even iron him a shirt or two 🙂  nah. . .I’ve got a plan for this: done in this perchance. . .

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Happy Easter

The nippers were pleased to find these little guys waiting for them this morning. . . Happy Easter from our family to yours. The bunnies tutorial and pattern by The Green Dragonfly.

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I must admit. . .

. . .to feeling a bit sorry for myself. please don’t get me wrong, we’ve had a fabulous March so far.   There was perogy making. . . tons of eating. . . some gardening. . . lots of playing. . . and birthday celebrations. . . After spoiling her grandchildren, mum went home. . .and […]

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Suess for a little man. . .

not sure where I’m going with this one. . . just cutting and sewing. . . having fun. . .but I should probably get some uniform sized blocks. . . and sew them together, see how it turns out.   hah!  Sounds like I know what I’m doing, eh?  Haven’t the foggiest!  🙂

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from 6ish to half past bleary. . .

that’s Momma Time! da na na naaa, na naa, na naa. . . (hummed to Hammer Time) It’s been rough this week, full of sleepy eyes, used bobbins and tea soaked crochet. We’ve had some very early mornings which translates to very early evenings as momma can’t keep her eyes open and thus, not much […]

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