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    A Girl and Her Handbag

    Posted on September 9, 2016 by in Miscellaneous

    After twice dumping my purse out in the floorboard of my truck, I whined that I needed to get a bit different (read: bigger) purse, and one that has a firm, flat bottom (not always a desirable trait, but in a purse — ok). But as usual, I didn’t do anything about it. My Cowboy, […]

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  • August 350 Blocks Report

    Posted on September 1, 2016 by in 350 Blocks Project

    I guess I only thought I was busy before, because August sure went by in a blur! How did you do on block making? I’m counting another 45 this month. I made all the blocks for the new Block-of-the-Month quilts for Sew Sweet Quilt Shop, and I’ll be showing you those quilts in the next […]

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  • Studio Organizing, Week 34

    Posted on August 22, 2016 by in Studio Organizing Challenge

    Since the last task was sort of a double, I don’t feel too bad having skipped a week. I’ve been too busy for my own good, and the last two weeks got completely out of control. I feel like I didn’t really get a summer. School has started back up already, and I’m still wanting […]

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    Posted on August 17, 2016 by in New Patterns

    My newest pattern is ready! It’s called Starflowers: This block began as a doodle in my sketchbook. When my local quilt guild asked me to design a project to teach them at their spring retreat, I chose this one for them in an on-point layout. After making it in the bigger size, I decided it […]

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  • Studio Organizing, Week 32

    Posted on August 8, 2016 by in Studio Organizing Challenge

    I completely skipped a task last week, because I’ve been too busy lately to care much about organizing. It certainly isn’t helping my situation any. I’m still waist-deep in scraps, but I’ve also been using plenty of them. I’ve been working on the mystery quilt that uses up nearly 1000 2 1/2″ squares, and decided […]

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    Creativity Challenge #26

    Posted on August 6, 2016 by in Creativity Challenges

    I’m back with another Creativity Challenge today. I’m a couple days late, but better late than never, huh? First I wanna tell you about this wonderful new thing I found and jumped in on! (And for the record, this post is not paid or sponsored at all — I’m just telling you about this because […]

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    Coming Right Up!

    Posted on August 4, 2016 by in Studio News

    I’ve got a big day planned for August 13th at Sew Sweet Quilt Shop. Maybe you’d like to join me, if you’re anywhere close? Beginning at 9:00 am, the Pecan Valley Quilt Guild, of which I am a proud member, is hosting me for my “Starflowers” quilt workshop. We’ll be sewing in Sew Sweet’s fabulous […]

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    A Wonderful Evening

    Posted on August 2, 2016 by in Studio News

    It’s always a wonderful evening when you get to look at and talk about quilts, right? I spent yesterday evening at the Macon County Historical Society Museum in Macon, Missouri, presenting a program about The Life of Hazel Ilene. I showed all the quilts from my book “A Simple Life: Quilts Inspired by the ’50s”, and […]

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    July 350 Blocks Report

    Posted on August 1, 2016 by in 350 Blocks Project

    It’s August 1st. My planner book is in a shambles. My cutting table is piled ridiculously high. My sewing room actually has cobwebs in the corners! My office is a mess. I can’t even begin to tell you how behind I am on just everything. Everything. No break in sight. It’s a good thing I […]

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    A Lonely Lone Star

    Posted on July 29, 2016 by in Quilts

    Next door to my favorite quilt shop, Sew Sweet Quilt Shop in Brunswick, Missouri, is an antique/gift shop called Plantation. I drop in there whenever I have enough time, just to check out the offerings, and I can usually find something I’d like to have, even if I don’t buy it. The last four times […]

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