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I am CAT… and I will sleep where I want…!!!

My mom’s cat and companion of 16 years, Romeo Valentino, died yesterday. As any of you living with pets knows, the loss of these beloved companions is very painful, and it is going to take a while for my mom to mourn the loss of her companion.

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Recycle your plastic bottles into…. a broom???

You will recall a while back I shared a nifty idea on how to use the neck of a plastic bottle and its bottle cap to create an airtight bag sealer.

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Celebrate International Quilting Day!

To celebrate International Quilting Day (March 17), we are having a special sale at our online store! Here’s a chance to purchase a pattern you might have missed from our member site! And no waiting for the mail to enjoy your pattern – just download your file, print it out and start sewing tonight!

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My EQ Boutique Spring Sale!

If you haven’t stopped by lately, make sure to do so soon, for this special 20% off on your purchases from the EQ Boutique. There’s a whole slew of new collections designs perfect for your Spring/Easter projects!

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I’ve been nominated!

I don’t know who, but somebody (whobuddy?) has nominated me for Sew Cal Gal’s 2012 Golden Quilter Awards, for the category of “Best Designer.”

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The latest in BOMs

Our free BOM listing continues to grow! There is an amazing number of new projects this yearm and although I’m sure nobody can follow them all, there is certainly something for every taste.

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It’s that time of year and it’s been raining for days around here. When that happens the temperature goes down and we start to get rather chilly. And no, not the low temperatures that all of you folks endure in areas with snow. The difference here is that since the cold rarely goes to below […]

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Around the World in Under 5 Minutes

 17 Countries. 343 Days. 6237 Photographs. And captured in four and a half minutes. Now that’s cool.

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FotoFiber 2012

Mark your calendars! Fiberarts for a Cause will be having a new fundraiser on February 15-16 to help raise funds for the American Cancer Society.

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Some funny traditions

Today I thought I’d share a little about some of the New Year’s Eve traditions in my country… I’m sure they’ll bring a laugh or two.

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Happy New Year

I would like to thank you all for a wonderful year of visiting back and forth, for all the sharing and learning that has taken place in this space. At the risk of REALLY showing my age and embarrassing my children and grandchildren, I would like to wish you a truly Happy New Year, reflected […]

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Feliz Navidad

As you know, I am a fan/supporter of Playing for Change. So I was delighted to  see their latest video quite appropriate reflects my own Christmas sentiments. From my corner of the world, here is a little holiday greeting! 🙂

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A year of accomplishments

Even though these weeks have been and continue to be about Christmas sewing, as we approach the end of the year my thoughts turn to new beginnings. And naturally… to possible new projects. But I’m thinking before I start planning new things I need to take stock again of the goals I set for myself […]

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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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