Monthly Archives: May 2011

Enough with the sweets!

I finally finished a new block library for EQ users. I had drawn quite a few “sweet” blocks last year, but not near enough to build a library.

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Baby Booties

I am not really that much into baby projects. I don’t really like the *typical* soft pastels used traditionally for baby quilts and other projects, and the few baby quilts I have made in the past have always been bold and bright.

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Itty Bitty Blanket Stitch

I am a really, really lucky person. Take my quilting friends, for example. As you know, I have a small sewing circle that meets every week. The women in this group were once my students, but after learning the basics they just sort of attached themselves to me (and I to them) and we developed […]

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Playing with Fabric Paints

The good thing about using paints over dyes is that you can experiment A LOT on small amounts of fabric. Take my recent results, from playing around a little yesterday afternoon.

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How to reduce your waistband in under 5 minutes

Now don’t go getting all excited on me, thinking I’ve got a great miracle diet going on here. I said waistband, not waistline! 🙂

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My Dream House Giveaway over at SewCalGal’s!

My pal Darlene, aka as SewCalGal, is helping me celebrate the opening of my new online shop by hosting a giveaway!

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Calorie free treats

Cooking is not my number one favorite thing to do. I would rather bake, but even that seems to happen only around Christmas time. Yet for the last couple of days I’ve been doing my own version of baking. And I’ve just pulled out some yummy cupcakes and cakes from my oven. 🙂

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In a drawing frenzy

There are periods where it seems all I do – day and night – is draw, draw, draw. Ideas come to me, and I feel compelled to get them all drawn before I forget them. This is one of those weeks.

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Open for business!

Thanks to my amazing techie (son Jared), our new pattern shop has gone live… two weeks earlier than planned! He has been amazingly patient in setting this up and helping me to learn a new system. So we’re ready to go!

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My Dream House

This is my entry for the Spring 2011 Bloggers’ Quilt Festival, sponsored by Amy’s Creative Side. Click on the button in the sidebar to see other participating blogs.

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Rather an odd number, I know. And no, it isn’t my house number. Neither does it belong to my P.O. box. It isn’t a pin number or a password. In fact, until now I hadn’t associated it with anything in particular, so it is a number I could easily forget. That is, until my techie […]

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Mother’s Day Every Day?

I hope you had a lovely, lovely day with your kids. From the comments some of you left yesterday, it seems you did. 🙂 And if everyone had a day like mine, I’m sure you’re wishing it was like this everyday!

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Yet another election

Despite criticism and opposition from different sectors (and my own doubts on several political issues), I do have to say I live in an exceptionally democratic country. That is, if you use elections as one of the indicators for democracy.

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