Monthly Archives: June 2012

Adventures in Nebraska

What a great week/weekend I’ve just had. I spent Thursday morning sewing on work projects and watering my yard then headed for Lincoln, Nebraska, the middle of the afternoon. But first I stopped in Gothenberg, Nebraska, and surprised my son … Continue reading

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My sister and niece visited this weekend and we took in the Yves St. Laurent Retrospective at the Denver Art Museum. What a show! I grew up hearing the name of this French clothing designer, but never appreciated his art … Continue reading

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It’s Summer, Isn’t It?

By all appearances, I must be in crisis of some sort. It is 93-degrees here, the sun is shining and my son has a baseball game tonight. It must be summer. But I just finished proofreading a pattern with snowmen … Continue reading

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For want of a water-soluble pen

Inspired by something I saw on Pinterest, I got a little ambitious with my plans for Mother’s Day gifts for the grandmothers a couple weeks beforehand. I decided to trace the girls’ handprints onto fabric and then applique/quilt them onto a fabric/batting background in an embroidery hoop. Sounded simple enough, but with free time at a premium, nothing is ever as simple as I think it should be. Continue reading

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New Books

A few years ago when I was catching a lot of grief for the size of my fabric inventory (stash), I started piecing the backs of my quilts. The first back I did was simple 9-inch squares but I thought … Continue reading

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