Category Archives: Stitches

I like to sew and quilt. Crafty posts are found here.

All the miscellaneous bits and pieces

Dear Vi, Today I sent out another query letter for Holding Space. That makes nine. Out of the nine, I’ve received two rejections and one request for a Full. That means the agent liked the query enough to want to … Continue reading

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A Splendid Sampler Update

Dear Vi, I can’t believe how many letters I’ve written to you in my head. Just about every morning I wake up with an idea for a letter, and then poof! it’s gone. So today I thought I’d just stop … Continue reading

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Small stitching on Sunday: a mug rug

I’ve been wanting to try a technique that I’ve admired for awhile: a combination of machine applique and embroidery. So today I pulled out my bins of fabric scraps and got busy. Luckily, I had a few scraps of Wrenly … Continue reading

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The Yukon Scarf in Amethyst (…to ETSY or not to ETSY, that is the question)

Introducing: The Yukon Scarf in Amethyst! This particular scarf is 44″ in diameter and 5″ wide and loops twice around the neck (as shown in the photo.) I think that if I’m going to knit things to sell, I’d like … Continue reading

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2015 Hands2Help Charity Quilt Challenge

Happy 5th anniversary to the Hands2Help Charity Quilt Challenge! It’s being organized by Sarah over at Confessions of a Fabric Addict. High Five, Sarah! It’s a lot of work to organize a challenge like this! Quilters are invited to make a … Continue reading

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catching up

I’ve written so many blog posts in my mind over the last several weeks. Sadly, none of them have made the (sometimes torturous) journey from my head to my fingertips and onto the keyboard. So while I’m sorting it all … Continue reading

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In the Frame and a Finish

I finally finished the top (flimsy) of the garden quilt! It’s the bow-tie pattern with hand-appliqued hexie rosettes. It is now sandwiched, basted and in the frame – ready to be quilted. And here is another Because You Matter quilt. … Continue reading

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Slow Stitchin’ Sunday

Linking in with Slow Stitching Sunday and Wool on Sundays

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Tiny Fabric Baskets

The other day Jenny over at Elefantz posted a tutorial on making cute little fabric baskets. I was immediately smitten and I HAD to make one! No…two! Three! The first one was easy. Too easy. Is there even such a … Continue reading

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Vintage Dresden Plate Quilt

This Dresden Plate quilt was given to us by Kelly’s grandmother, Louise Collins when we were newly married, many years ago. Louise was born in 1895. If she were still living, she would be 119 years old! It was given … Continue reading

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A Hexagon Quilt Update and some Treasure

Do you remember when I started this quilt last July? I have been working on it every single evening, especially over the last month since I arrived at our new home. Sammy consented to pose so you could get a … Continue reading

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Little Sister: A Quilt Finish!

You’ve seen glimpses of this quilt over the last couple of years as I worked on the hand quilting. The pattern is called “Chinese Coins” or “Stacked Coins”, whichever you prefer. I made it for my sister, Heidi, and named … Continue reading

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