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A Special Gift for Morgan

Our Mother, Hazel Margaret Johnson, was a registered nurse.  A profession that she was extremely proud of and one she was a very good at.  As a child, I loved to watch her prepare for work, putting on her white dress, white nylons … Continue reading

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New Stockings for the Mantle

Over the years, I have made all our family members a stocking for our mantle.  These were all made by hand appliqué, which I enjoy, but it can be somewhat time consuming.  This year we had some new folks who helped … Continue reading

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In Everything Give Thanks

For Thanksgiving this year, I wanted to make a little something special that everyone could participate in and thought it would be fun to make a Family Thanksgiving Tree. In the past, I had used a design from Embroidery Online … Continue reading

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Happy Halloween for 2016!

  One of my favorite things about Fall is Halloween.  Each year I help to create a costume for our granddaughters and this year was especially fun. Belen wanted to do be a 1950’s Rock n’ Roller and asked if … Continue reading

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Modern Clutch is Ready to Step Out!

Now that the weather is turning cooler, we will be spending more time indoors.  That also gives the opportunity to dress up a bit for a special evening.  I have been making clutch purses from a pattern called Modern Clutch by … Continue reading

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Button, Button, Who’s Got the Button?

  When I was a little girl, I loved to visit my Grandma Magdalena’s house.  I was always fascinated by her latest sewing projects.  She instilled a love of sewing in me and one of my favorite things to look through … Continue reading

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Little Reader’s Quilt

  Earlier this year, I shared my love of quilting with our granddaughter, Belen’s first grade class.  When the class came to see the machine quilting process at the Quilt Crossing, they also chose a strip of fabric that would … Continue reading

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Piping Made Easier for a Fun and Colorful Finish

Piping is a great way to add a bit more color and interest to a finished product.  In a quilt, it can also be used to accent borders and bindings, etc.  In the past, however, it was a challenge to … Continue reading

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Versatile Wave Interchangeable Purse

As you know, I am a pattern designer and really enjoy coming up with unique ideas that I transform into a pattern.  However, every once in a while, I come across a pattern that is so unique and well done that I … Continue reading

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Come Quilt with Us at the College of Idaho Summer Program Classes

It’s hard to believe that summer is almost here.  Where does the time go?  The month of April whizzed by with so many birthdays and fun events.  Now it’s time to think about summer… I’m particularly excited that College of … Continue reading

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