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70 weeks in the making. . .a finish. . .

Woot woot!!! According to IG, this first picture was taken 70 weeks ago. . . I’ve learnt so much since then. . . How we and the plant life have grown since then. . . My most favorite finish to date. . . Quilt Stats: Pattern: Midnight at the Oasis by Jen Kingwell Fabric & Binding: […]

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He may be old, but he’s still sharp. . .

Fresh off the machine, another finish for 2015 I’m being a little footloose and fancy free with the term finish – the binding isn’t quite finished, but I wanted to get to this point quickly as I may be spending some time in a laundromat this weekend as we’ve been without a dryer for about a […]

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it always starts with the wantsies. . .

when i get the wantsies, I get ’em bad.  Over in Insta-world I noticed some slippers popping up. . .a little stalking and googling later I found this was a pattern by Ayumi Takahashi and in an old issue of Stitch Magazine (Summer 2011).  A quick payment of $3.99 and a week later the magazine […]

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Customer Service Call. . .ta dah!

I buy just about everything online. . .I mean with 2 toddlers, you can’t pay me to walk into a store and I am sure that there are many that would pay us to stay out. . . . . .so when my cell rang and displayed “Customer Service” as the caller, I answered.  Especially […]

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Secret to a successful marriage #57. . .and a WIP update. . .

Secret to a successful marriage #57: learning to look apologetic when you’re summoned to the bathroom to see the clump of hair your husband pulled from the clogged bathtub drain. . .and if you can manage the following with sincerity. . . “how terribly dreadful dear, thank you ever so much. . .“, it can […]

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How about WIP Friday?

I’ve been dragging my feet something terrible on these applique borders. . .I’ve only partially completed the top and left side. . . I still need to sew down the basket handle, join the vines over the basket and add a little flower. . .then do the other two sides!  In my self imposed ADD, […]

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WIP Wednesday, Midnight at the Oasis. . .

A quick progress post, I’m thinking I may be able to stitch a leaf or two before I go to bed, but I’ll take a break because I’m dying to show you how my Midnight at the Oasis QAL is coming along! I managed to sew all my orange peel blocks together and attach them […]

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Orange peel FYI

So I’ve only been doing this quilty thing for about a year and I have to admit I feel a little cheeky calling this a tutorial, so how about we just call this “newbie’s got a pretty good idea”. . .  😉 Working on the orange peel blocks from the midnight at the oasis QAL […]

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Ms Kingwell, please forgive me. . .

I must admit to taking a shortcut. . .even though I believe the end result is terribly cool and given a moment or two I could spin this into ‘how I devised a plan as a tribute to some of my favorite fabric designers. . .’ Butter wouldn’t melt, eh? true true. . . I […]

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WIP Wednesday. . .

I’m working away on my orange peel blocks for my Midnight at the Oasis quilt Still a few more to get done – 12! I’m really excited about the finish but I really did need a little break. . .so I allowed myself to get distracted by the Sophie Car Seat Quilt from the Moda […]

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