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The Giving Bunny

When school adjourns for the summer each spring, I look forward to the extra time I get to spend with Belen and Eloise. Friday before last, I was pleased to spend the day with them.   While we were running a few errands together, Belen … Continue reading

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It’s A Wonderful World Wool Wall Quilt

I have been working on an all wool project and am excited to share it with you in more detail shortly.  In the meantime, here are a few photos to show how I prepare the wool appliqués for stitching.   … Continue reading

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Kindergarten Quilt Rocks It!

  Thanks to some very talented kindergarten students and their incredibly supportive parents, the Kindergarten Does Kindinsky quilt was a major success at last night’s fundraiser. This was the 20th annual fund raising event for the elementary school.  Jack’s Urban … Continue reading

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90 Years Young!

This morning I had the pleasure of teaching a paper piecing class called Spinning Windmills.  One of the things I enjoy the most about teaching are the amazing people I meet in my classes.  Today I met the most remarkable … Continue reading

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Tooth Fairy Pillow for Eloise

It’s always so much fun to be able to personalize a gift for someone special… Last week when I joined our granddaughter, Eloise, for lunch at her school cafeteria, she showed me her “wiggly tooth”.  She asked if I would make … Continue reading

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The Kindergarten Does Kandinsky

Earlier this year, my daughter, Alecia, recruited me to help with our grandchildren’s  grade school’s annual fundraiser.  She and another friend/Mom, Erica, and Erica’s Mom, Ann, and I met at a local coffee shop to brainstorm what we could make.  Ann … Continue reading

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Happy Trails Barrettes

Every once in a while, I get a special request from one of our grandchildren to help them with a project. Our granddaughter, Belen, was assigned to lead her troop in an exercise that she planned and orchestrated.  She and … Continue reading

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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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