Category Archives: Inspiration

Things I see, read, or hear that inspire me

Christmas Projects: Sneak Peek

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where ideas flow so quickly it actually becomes hard to focus and stick to one project and one project alone? Yeah. Well that’s what’s been happening to me this week.

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I am inspired

The Bloggers’ Quilt Festival sponsored by Amy’s Creative Side has truly been an invitation to make a pause in my life, visit other quilters, and be inspired.

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Be Inspired: Textile Artists Lisa and Lori Lubbesmeyer

I’ve been cleaning out my bookmarks. And it’s a good thing to do because I’ve found some hidden treasures. You know, things you tuck away to come back to later and then promptly forget. And this is something that really needs to be shared.

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A Million Minutes for Peace

Odyssey Networks invites you to participate in A Million Minutes for Peace. People of different faiths from all over the world will stop at noon and pray for peace for one minute – each in their own way on September 21st – the U.N. International Day of Peace.

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Faith – an Amazing Embroidery Project

While doing some blog browsing earlier today I came across this absolutely spectacular project. Over a three-year period, and with the work of almost 260 volunteers, this project reproduces a woman’s 17th-century linen waistcoat lavishly embroidered in silk and gold. Simply amazing.

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Playing with texture

Over the past year and a half, every time my friend Mariangela has traveled either to the U.S. or to Italy, she has brought me back some very interesting sewing supplies. For many of you, particularly in the U.S., these materials might probably be well known, as they are readily available in the U.S. market. […]

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Good reading

We are still experiencing electricity rationing. The government announced last night that it will probably last until the third week of December. We were supposed to get cut this morning, but that didn’t happen. I don’t know why, but I’m not complaining!

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Floral Inspiration

While running around town with my mom this weekend (grocery shopping and other errands), we stumbled on a greenhouse just a few blocks from where we live that we didn’t even know existed!

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Stand by me

From the award-winning documentary, “Playing For Change: Peace Through Music”, comes the first of many “songs around the world” being released independently.

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Handicrafts at the Santa Clara Market

My mom will be traveling to the U.S. next month to visit family and friends. So we decided to take some time yesterday to visit the Santa Clara market and do some handicraft shopping. This market is basically a veggie and fruit market, and on the surrounding streets there are tons of little handicraft shops.

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Ode to Women

If you’ve been following up on me for a while I’m sure you figured out a long time ago that I live in Latin America (Ecuador) and live between two cultures. I think in English most of the time, as that is the language we spoke and still speak at home.

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Far from the noise of the city

We have a small country property in Guayllabamba, a beautiful, and very green valley 29 km north of Quito. It’s claim to fame is that it houses the Quito ecological zoo, and on weekends the town overflows with visitors to the zoo and to the many restaurants offering typical highland food.

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Dancing around the world with Matt Harding

Every now and then it is good to be reminded of what is good in the world, what is good in people. And it is great when every now and then a “common” person pops up and reminds it it doesn’t take much to build friendship and understanding between peoples… even if the path to […]

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    I am a self-learner. I taught myself to sew and to quilt. And I taught myself how to draw. I am learning how to dye my own fabrics and am dabbling with mixed media. I am a quilt designer and teacher, and design and publish my own line of quilt patterns. With this blog I would like to share the bits and pieces of my life.

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