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Sewing, Quilting, and Creating in 2017

Sewing, Quilting, and Creating in 2017

Reflecting back on 2017…. it was a busy year. Looking back through the year in photos, it seems I accomplished more than I realized. I am so grateful for those who followed along — you all make it possible. I’m so thankful for each of […]

Summer Reflections

Summer Reflections

Summer’s almost here. The last few weeks of school always seem to get a bit crowded feeling. Music concerts were great this year! Soccer tournaments and graduations, end of year parties and planning activities to fill up our summer. I’m feeling thankful for the family […]

It’s that Busy Time of Year

It’s that Busy Time of Year

Sending cards, visiting friends, work parties, making treats, and family traditions. We’ve had an especially busy time this year. We’ve added visits to urgent care and orthopedic doctor to our list after my daughter broke her clavicle, while playing soccer. Not to mention helping her […]

Rainy Monday

It’s finally acting like Oregon and raining this morning.  Last week was a super busy week filled with soccer, school, and hexagons. This came and it’s made doing hexagons much more fun! Hexies can be a little addictive. The cutting out part is not really […]

A Little Pin Cushion for my Studio

A Little Pin Cushion for my Studio

Just a quick little scrappy pin cushion I made for my studio.   Find the tutorial on the Riley Blake Blog This is a great way to use up those adorable scraps you’ve been hoarding, I mean collecting over the years. I filled mine with […]

Summer

Summer vacation has started. We celebrated the first day of summer break with our family tradition of having ice cream for dinner. I’ve spent the last several days alternating between weeding the unruly garden and sewing. Throw in some cleaning, 2 graduations, and nightly walks […]

Being Wrong, the path to finding and exercising creativity

Being Wrong, the path to finding and exercising creativity

So I joined in on a doll quilt swap. I am not a quilter. Let me just say that again, I am not a quilter. This is becoming clearer. As I look around the net, there are so many  amazing quilts -I love quilts, but […]

The Great Parcheesi Game (that wouldn’t end)

The Great Parcheesi Game (that wouldn’t end)

Maybe an even bigger feat is that the board and pieces have stayed pretty much in the same positions for several days, completely undisturbed. Monday night, family night, we started a harmless game of Parcheesi. You know the kind: a quick game before bedtime? Well […]

Onion Goggles? Really?

While browsing a local cooking supply type store, I saw these– Ridiculous-looking goggles for the cook (or prep cook, whichever it may be) to wear while cutting onions. Now I have thought safety goggles, even for cooking, are a good thing (especially in my kitchen), […]

Adventures in Bread Making

Adventures in Bread Making

I love bread with dinner. Warm bakery bread. Artisan bread. Sourdough bread. Yum.  I love warm bread with soup and pasta, but I hate going to the store just for artisan or sourdough bread. I really wish I was savvy enough to make my own, […]



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