Month: December 2015

Cleaning House

In my adult life, I have never been a slob, but cleaning house has always been hard for me to stay on top of, especially the little things that don’t need cleaned very often.  It’s notContinue reading


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My Tornado!

I first saw this fabric panel at Peek-A-Boo Pattern Shop (affiliate link) earlier this fall, and I knew when I saw it that it was perfect for my youngest daughter.  There was only one problem – I wasn’tContinue reading


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Quilts for Christmas

This year, I started planning what I was going to do for the kids for Christmas early – like at least July early.  I had a couple Layer Cakes that I wanted to use for quilts,Continue reading


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Try Something New Every Month

This fall, I started following a fellow blogger, Stephanie Woodson, and she recently posted about a project she worked on through 2015 – the Try Something New Every Month.  The premise of this project isContinue reading


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Lillyella Stitchery Sturdy Fabric Basket

I ran across the pattern and this free tutorial for this fabric basket by Lillyella Stitchery months ago, and now that all my Christmas sewing is done, I decided to try it just for fun.Continue reading


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Chatsworth Quilt Progress

Remember THIS post?  I was the runner-up in a quilt design contest, and as a reward, I was sent the fabric from the Riley Blake Chatsworth Line to create the quilt I designed.  The fabricContinue reading


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Christmas Door Hanger

I usually hang a wreath on our door at Christmas, but  I saw an example of a painted wooden sign that looked like a giant ornament and wanted to try to make one for us.  I likeContinue reading


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Moda Sampler Block Shuffle 2015 Blocks 13, 14, & 15

I ran across the Moda Sampler Block Shuffle 2015 project at Bear Creek Quilting Company an decided it would be a fun project to try.   I’m a bit behind on making/posting the blocks, but since no newContinue reading


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Reagan’s Annie Experience

My youngest daughter, Reagan, has been participating in the play “Annie” at our local playhouse, the Elgin Opera House.  She auditioned for the show in June, and they started rehearsal in September.  Reagan’s part in theContinue reading


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Tool Round-Up Wishlist

I have been sewing nearly all my life – I can remember sitting on my mom’s lap and learning to sew when I was tiny.  I really started learning more than just the basics whenContinue reading


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