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Workbasket – Friendship Dollies

While on the 2019 summer motorcycle trip, we stopped at Ocean Waves Quilts in Eureka, California.  Travelling by motorcycle doesn't leave much room for impulse purchases.  One that I made room for was the Cactus Wall hanging project. The other was two fabric panels by Ann Kelle for Robert Kaufman fabrics.  One panel had four friends… Continue reading Workbasket – Friendship Dollies

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Workbasket – Boutis Sachets

I love-love the look of white on white embroidery and quilting.  For our knitting group Christmas gift exchange I wanted to try my hand at Boutis quilting and thought lavender sachets would be the perfect small project to try. The first time seeing Boutis quilting was the Tristan and Isolde quilt. Then I saw the… Continue reading Workbasket – Boutis Sachets

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Christmas 2019 – The year of the Ugly Fruitcake

Christmas for crafters begins much earlier than Dec. 6th (St. Nicholas' Day). I looked back in my project notebook to see when I actually started this year's Christmas sweaters for the grandsons.  I had neglected to even mention the project on the index page.  On the actual project page, I see 11/20/2019 as the start… Continue reading Christmas 2019 – The year of the Ugly Fruitcake

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Workbasket – Maid to Man

I have been busy, as I am sure you have been also.  There has been work, running, eating out, schoolwork, family, friends, teaching, puppies, yard work, etc. In between all of that life, I have found time for a few little projects.  Hopefully soon there will be more time for sewing room fun time, being… Continue reading Workbasket – Maid to Man

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Workbasket – Layette Done!

This last weekend I had a couple of hours to work in my sewing room.  I was almost at a loss for what project to work on, then I remembered that last time I straightened up the room I put many unfinished projects (UFO's) into one location.  I hurried over and opened it up. This… Continue reading Workbasket – Layette Done!

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A Nice Long Weekend with Lady Friends

Recently I spent a nice long weekend with some of my lady friends.  It was especially wonderful because I hadn't seen any of these friends for a very long time.  We were all coming together for some special occasion dress shopping.  I stayed with my friend LB and her fiancé, in the cutest little house… Continue reading A Nice Long Weekend with Lady Friends

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Workbasket – Layette progress and a new project

Now that I have finally finished DW's birthday quilt (from last year), I gave myself permission to start a new project.  I can share it with you here, because MIL & FIL both don't FB and/or read this blog.  So, knitting ladies, don't spill the beans! While on summer motorcycle trip, I snuck in a… Continue reading Workbasket – Layette progress and a new project