Tag Archives: quilting

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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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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A woeful, sewful tale

I’ve been doing the Bonnie Hunter Grand Illusion mystery quilt. “What is that?” asks my non-quilty friend. Bonnie Hunter is a master quilter with many books etc under her … Er…seam ripper. Every year in December & January she hosts … Continue reading

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In the Spirit of Play (or how I spent my April allowance)

Last January I posted my about word for the year: PLAY! So, in the spirit of that resolution, I spent almost my entire April allowance on playful inspiration: books! I want to knit something bigger than a sock or a … Continue reading

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The Australia Quilt (part 1)

In April, 2010, Mr. C and I traveled to Australia. To buy some fabric. Well no, actually. We went so that Mr. C. could fulfill a life-long dream of doing his astronomy thing under the Southern Night Sky. But of … Continue reading

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Binding

Last night I borrowed Fawn’s sewing machine and sewed the binding onto the quilt I’ve been making for my sister. I have to do the hand quilting on the border, but it will be easier now that the edges have … Continue reading

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Works in Progress

Have you been wondering what I’ve been doing in the evenings? Well, I’ve been working hard at my Creative Writing class that I’m taking. But also… I’ve been making my six blocks for the 3×6 bee. Since I don’t have … Continue reading

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what early retirement means to me

“You think you can. You think you can’t. Either way you’re right.” I came upon this quote on Tamara Reddy’s blog, Early Retirement Journey and it jumped right off the page at me. I’ve been feeling some trepidation lately…worries that … Continue reading

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Sewing a Hexagon Quilt

There hasn’t been much in the way of quilty stuff on my blog lately. Probably because I’m living out at the lake right now, and no electricity equals no sewing machine. But I wouldn’t let that stop me, eh?   … Continue reading

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A July start

I started a new project last month…I “discovered” hexies (clever me!). I will be making a quilt entirely by hand. I like them because they are portable, I can make them when it’s too hot to sit with the big … Continue reading

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Sunday Morning Sunshine

The sun has come out after a showery Sunday morning and I have taken my handwork onto the deck. The air smells of wet wood, soil and lake water. Quiet and still, I hear a gull calling in the distance. … Continue reading

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