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Derik’s Thoughtful Gift, A Cribbage Chest

A very special handmade gift from our son-in-law, Derik, that I just had to share… For Christmas each year the adults in our family draw names.  This year was no exception and on Christmas Day we shared one another’s gifts … Continue reading

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Gift Ideas for Most Any Occasion

I’m always looking for ways to personalize my holiday gifts each year.  One easy way to do so, is to choose a themed fabric that is meaningful for the recipient.  I want to share a few gifts I made this … Continue reading

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Our Most Excellent Doll Quilt Adventure With Belén and Eloise

                This past week, the girls were out of school for the Thanksgiving holiday, so I had the pleasure of their company for two days in a row.  They are always eager to … Continue reading

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Happy Halloween 2017

  The bewitching night is right around the corner so my day was spent finishing up the girls’ costumes for this year.  Here’s a sneak preview… Eloise wanted to be a fairy again this year.  (I made the girls fairy … Continue reading

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Customized Jean Jackets for the Girls

  It’s always fun to repurpose a piece of clothing and, at the same time, do something that personalizes it for someone special.  Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of watching our granddaughters, Belen and Eloise.  When I was … Continue reading

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Sam’s Birthday Request

I was pleased to have Sam request a “home-made” gift for his birthday this year.  He had noticed a Gumdrop Pillow that I made Belen and Eloise several years ago.  When we were at dinner one evening, he walked up … Continue reading

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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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