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Back to School

Posted by Mary McIntyre on August 20, 2014 at 12:47pm 8 Comments

Today it the first day of school for my kids. It marks the end of what seems like a very short summer. Seriously, where did summer go? I had made a mental list of things I wanted to accomplish this summer, both in my sewing room and around our small farm. I didn't make many scratch lines through that list. But I can't account for the hours I seem to have lost either. I still haven't quilted my daughter's graduation quilt, because the new leaders I needed (wanted) are not installed on my… Continue

Birthday Cake

Posted by Janie Scoggin on August 20, 2014 at 12:00pm 13 Comments

My daughter, who is not a quilter, made me this cake for my birthday.  The scissors are real but everything else is cake, fondant and modeling chocolate.  It was delicious.  I would not let them cut my…

Welcome Spring

Posted by Carole on August 20, 2014 at 11:00am 7 Comments

This is a Moda Bake Shop pattern. It was my first quilt in the "modern" style. I really like the colors and the straight line quilting.…

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Our remodeling is finally finished ...

Posted by Pam/NY on August 20, 2014 at 9:58am 9 Comments

Have been remodeling two bathrooms and first floor laundry this summer. What a project...I can't be happier how everything turnout, especially the master bath. We took out the bath tub and put in a spa shower with a full bench. The door to the room was repurposed wood from an old 1900's train station. I bought the barnstrappings from Ohio on ebay. The handle came from New Orleans. The picture of the tin ceiling tiles came from a 150 yr. old hotel in Sandusky, Ohio. I designed this room, but…

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The stowaways

Posted by Rebecca Sundberg on August 18, 2014 at 5:28pm 10 Comments

Warning – do not read if you have an aversion to rodents. LOL.

Back in early June, we had a short camping trip ( mentioned in one of my earlier blog posts) to Barkerville, BC.  What I didn’t mention at the time was that not only did the motor home transport DH and me, plus our two Irish Setters, Bailey and Lyric, to Barkerville and back, but also a family of mice!  They were living in a neat little nest in the engine compartment, and at night they’d sneak out and search for anything…

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If you could ask...

Posted by Prairie Quilter/NE on August 18, 2014 at 2:43pm 5 Comments

At the estate auction I previously mentioned, my sister-in-law asked my cousin (the daughter of the deceased) if there was anything she'd like to ask her mother about after all of the sorting and cleaning of the home place.   My cousin replied that she'd ask her the story behind the obviously very, very old cedar chest that was stored in a corner of the garage attic (of all places) that held her mother's childhood mementos, along with baby blankets/quilts, and other keepsakes.  None of the…

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Estate auction find

Posted by Prairie Quilter/NE on August 18, 2014 at 11:25am 13 Comments

I went to my aunt & uncle's estate auction on Saturday and bought a small box of miscellaneous sewing items - mainly for the two brand new rotary cutters (still in the packages).  But when I got it home, I found my aunt's raised-edge, quilting thimble.  Not only does it hold sentimental value, but it fits me perfectly.  It was a happy surprise.  

Scrappy Chains

Posted by Carole on August 18, 2014 at 10:30am 9 Comments

Found some old strips and put them together for this quilt.

 
 
 

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