Category Archives: This and that

Aka odds and ends

Free BOM projects for 2016

New Block of the Month projects will be starting soon! I have prepared a preliminary list of those announced so far, and will continue to add as others are made available. This year I decided to present my list in the form of thumbnails, to give you a preliminary idea of what the project looks […]

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2016 BOMs set to go!

Once again, we will be offering three BOM projects next year – one free, and two for registered members. Additionally, we will also offer our traditional Christmas BOM in July, although that one is not quite ready yet!

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Just a little bit of handwork

I haven’t really done much sewing in the last few months. Besides following along the construction of the house, I have been spending a lot of time working ahead on projects for next year. (I hope you will enjoy what is coming!)

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Announcing Craftsy’s Watch & Win Contest!

A little slow reacting around here, so I had forgotten to mention this great Craftsy contest.

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3 things you should know about me

Should, could, would… I don’t know which it is. So maybe you don’t HAVE to know these things, but might just be curious about some little known facts about me.

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On hurts and disappointment

Disappointment: the feeling of dissatisfaction that follows the failure of expectations or hopes to manifest. Similar to regret, it differs in that a person feeling regret focuses primarily on the personal choices that contributed to a poor outcome, while a person feeling disappointment focuses on the outcome itself.*

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Oh me, oh my!

Just when I thought I’d never want anything more than Craftsy and TQS (my favorites) with regards to online learning, I just stumbled on a new website with a ton of fun content to offer.

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A day in the life of a designer

One of the things my Jono often repeats to me is the need for me to take a vacation. And I smile and tell him my whole life is a constant vacation.

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Define Success

One of the things I’ve been mulling over as I look back at these last eleven years is whether or not I’ve been successful in what I set out to do. And I started to realize “success” is rather an abstract concept, and not easy to define.

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And from quilting teacher to quilt designer

You have probably heard many people’s stories about how they had to moonlight to start up their own small businesses, working regular jobs by day and developing their new business by night and on weekends. My experience was no different from theirs.

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Cold and wet

According to the weather forecasters, over two weeks ago the winter season was coming to a close and the rains were to begin to stop. Since then, it has rained every single day. All over the country. 🙂

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A quilt exhibition

Another walk down memory lane… May 2003. Yes… this is a month of reminiscing.

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From conference interpreter to quilting professional

Before I decided to become a full-time quilting professional, I had been working many years as a conference interpreter and translator. That was what I studied for; that was –at that time– my passion in life. And I loved it. I have plenty of fun stories about that period in my life, but those will […]

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  • Angie Padilla

    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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