It’s finished!

2014-194Well, kind of. At least all the construction part. But basically my mom’s new suite is done. Just a few odds and ends that will be taken care of over the next few days. Read More »

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On hurts and disappointment

2012_038Disappointment: 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.* Read More »

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Oh me, oh my!

ApothecaryJust 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. Read More »

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A day in the life of a designer

2014-180One 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. Read More »

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Define Success

2014-176One 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. Read More »

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When life gives you scraps…

2014-172Whenever I see someone post a tip on “how to use your fabric scraps” I go running to see. Invariably I’m wrong. You see, it seems my concept of what scraps are is different from others’. Scraps for me are what other quilters –no matter how frugal– throw away. Read More »

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And from quilting teacher to quilt designer

2014-167You 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. Read More »

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Cold and wet

2014-161According 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. 🙂 Read More »

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A quilt exhibition

2014-150Another walk down memory lane… May 2003. Yes… this is a month of reminiscing. Read More »

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Split-Applique Technique

2014-149I never really was into the shabby chic look. That is, until I started following Jenny Reynolds. Read More »

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Handy Dandy Kitchen Charts

2014-145Just came across a pretty nifty blog…. nothing to do with quilting, but you might find it useful for some pretty nifty charts! From S.B.LattinDesignRead More »

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From conference interpreter to quilting professional

2014-136Before 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 have to wait for another day. (Remind me to tell how I once managed to fall asleep in a translation booth… while I was translating.) 🙂 Read More »

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Eleven years

2014-134Last week I lost a whole day somewhere. But what’s worse is that this week I seem to have lost a whole year! Read More »

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