Category Archives: Sewing

Badges, baby!

This may explain more of my psychology than I should share, but I love badges. Love them! I’m a total sucker for badge programs, which explains why I joined Mary Jane’s Farm girl Sisterhood and her plethora of badges for the things … Continue reading

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Hello 2015

Hello Readers, I read recently about the top ten most annoying things people do on their blogs, and one of them is to apologize after being absent.  And I want to apologize, I really do, but I also don’t want … Continue reading

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A Couple Scrap Quilts

I recently finished up the binding on a couple quilts almost entirely scrappy in nature. The first is a log cabin using widths of cut up jeans and khakis – all worn at one time to my family.  The red in … Continue reading

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Tidying Up

“Use it up!” — That’s been my mantra on many, many things lately. Whether it be the bags of oat bran that are clogging my freezer (from an impetuous 50-lb purchase several years ago–don’t ask…) or the shampoo that no one … Continue reading

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A Snow Day Bonanza

School released early…AGAIN…because of an April snow storm. Happily it’s the first day after tax season, so it feels like a holiday on several levels to have my husband back in a “normal” capacity. The woodstove is blazing, the dog … Continue reading

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The Not-so-special Blanket We All Love

I make a lot of things. Some of it is fabulous; a lot of it is ordinary. I’m not one of those crafters who needs to be on the cutting edge of what’s new in terms of books, patterns, technology, … Continue reading

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The BFF Ornament

My 9-year-old came home last week and announced that her best friend declared they would be secret Santas…with each other.  “I know, I know, we’re not supposed to know who our secret Santa is, but Miranda said we’ll just skip … Continue reading

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