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Out goes February Getting ready for March

Posted by Carol B of ET on February 27, 2017 at 10:02am 4 Comments

I hope this post finds everyone well.  I have been fighting allergies all week.  The pollen level here has gone up to spring time levels.  Itchy, watery eyes, sneezing, sinus drainage.  Just miserable.  But I know it will end, someday.  Daffodils are in full bloom along with our Arizona Ash tree.  Even our Chinese pistache is trying to bud out.  Way to early.  I pray we do not get  a hard freeze now.  I have even seen robins.   So all of you that have snow, please send it elsewhere.…

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High Fiber—We Don’t Need No Steeking Badges

Posted by Peggy Stuart on February 27, 2017 at 8:30am 3 Comments

As I wrote last week, cutting your knitting can be a scary prospect.…

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Mimosas at the Quilt Shop

Posted by Pam/NY on February 26, 2017 at 1:39pm 6 Comments

The Quilt Lover's Hangout in North Ft. Myers, Fl had show and tell while you sipped mimosas! Now, that is a nice way to spend a couple hours while the guys are at the Daytona 500. The picture shows about a quarter of the shop...great store. What's nice is they rent machines for $10. Next year, I will bring mine. Bought a few fat quarters of fabrics that look like water for a wallhanging.…

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Catching up . . .

Posted by Jodi Cramer on February 25, 2017 at 10:46am 8 Comments

Life takes some very unexpected turns. This is what has been happening with me,

On Jan 7th Don left about 1:30p to take a drive while I went to a church meeting. He takes many drives and always comes back in time for supper at 5p so at 6:30, when he wasn’t back yet and it was dark, I called the town marshall and asked "when should I start to panic." He said he would be right there and he was. Don would not…

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Spirit Led Crafts - Valentine's Week

Posted by Carol B of ET on February 21, 2017 at 8:22am 2 Comments

Thank you for reading my blogs.  

What a crazy week starting with the weekend before Valentine's day.  My husband and I were sort of anticipating a 'surprise' visit from our youngest son, Kyle.  He is a Valentine's baby and knows how much I hate driving in Dallas, Tx.   This year was different.  Saturday we got a late afternoon call from Darren, (3rd child of 4 and youngest twin).  They were going to have a get together for family and friends on Sunday.  So, fast plans for a…

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Lotsa Hearts

Posted by Joanne Grimes on February 20, 2017 at 5:35pm 6 Comments

This is an old design from my stash, 1989 to be exact. I counted 27 designs I have left to complete. I have pledged not to draw any new ones until those get done. At the rate I'm going it'll be 10 or so years before I get done. Ouch!

Lotsa Hearts

Nazca Star and Cross

Posted by Joanne Grimes on February 20, 2017 at 5:31pm 2 Comments

I have been away from the quilting floor for awhile. This design isn't exactly my own, but comes from the desert of Nazca. So I was a bit lazy in the design department sheesh! lol

Nazca Star and Cross

Another finish

Posted by Janet/MO on February 20, 2017 at 12:10pm 10 Comments

A few years ago I hosted a swap with the Machine Embroidery Buddies group & chose owls as the theme.  Eight of us participated so I ended up making 2 blocks in order to have enough for a wallhanging.  I made the block that is the center of the 1st row and the block of the owl wearing overalls in the bottom row.  After all if you live in farm country in Missouri, you need an owl that wears overalls right?!  It will hang in my newly repainted office once I get a new curtain rod to hang it…

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