Archive for August 2014

Even more Quilt Meme Favorites

I particularly like this because it's an analog clock. When I teach time in Spanish, analog clocks give the digital generation some problems.
Quilt memes are fun, they just are. I like to make them which you have noticed if you’ve liked my Facebook page. Once I’ve made them and published them there, then what? Should I just let them languish without any attention? Nope! I publish them every so often in a photo gallery right here on... Read more »

12 Phrases I never get tired of hearing

I absolutely love it when someone says or writes this to me. It's like Hip Hip Hooray, no picky criticism or advice. I know it's not perfect, it just is such a kind and accepting response.
Some phrases are music to my ears and make you want to scream in pain, I know, I get it! I wrote a post about phrases I can’t stand and people added all kinds of suggestions in the comments and on my Facebook page. Language is fantastic, isn’t it? I had a grand time every... Read more »

Facts about Aprons

I wear an apron every time I get in the kitchen, it’s automatic like putting on my seat belt. I have posted before about aprons and will continue to do so until all the world is joined in one big apron-a-thon. I even have the door of aprons to prove my devotion! I think it’s... Read more »
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Grammar, spelling and blogging

I sew and then I blog about it. I blog about my quilts and making them. I blog about 5 days a week, taking the weekend off. I’m not getting rich, I’m not sponsored, I am just having fun. But sometimes I worry about grammar, spelling and blogging. I try to make sure my grammar... Read more »

Orange Strip Quilt Part Two

I finished the quilt top for the orange quilt. It took me a little longer than I thought it would but I am very happy with it. Last time I posted about it I was about half way done so this is the Orange Strip Quilt part two. This was the next step and what... Read more »

Quilt ecards are fun

Variety is the spice of life.
Addictions are funny things, some just creep up on you and suddenly you realize you’re hooked.rds. Such was the case with Quilt ecards and me. I started making them to have something to post on my page. Then I would think about ones I wanted to make. Yep, I was hooked. Why? Because Quilt ecards... Read more »
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14 Facts about zippers

When I first began sewing the lesson on zippers was looming on the horizon, ominous and forbidding. Once I put one in I thought, easy and promptly put my next one in backwards. Ooops, I decided I needed to spend more time paying attention to zippers. It’s been a while since I’ve put a zipper... Read more »

Sewing room or studio

My Mom did not know how to sew until she remade my older sister’s room into a sewing room. I had been sewing on the kitchen table or in the family room for 3 or 4 years when my sister got married. A dedicated room seemed like a decadent indulgence beyond my wildest dreams.  I... Read more »

What if Quilt Shows were like Rock Concerts

I live in the Chicago area and our fair city just hosted a huge Rock Festival, Lollapalooza. This kind of festival is not something I care to attend, it’s just not my thing. While I was reading the run down of conditions I had to wonder, what if Quilt Shows were like Rock Concerts? How... Read more »
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Save or donate Blocks of the Month

I read a blog post sometime this summer which showed the contents of a fabric stash being distributed by a quilter’s family. It admonished us to use the fabric, sew and enjoy rather than just stockpile. It inspired me to pare down some of what I have stashed away. If I am not going to... Read more »
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    My passions are quilting and sewing. Add to that French, Spanish, books, swimming, travels, new restaurants, yoga and chocolate and you have me. All of these are best shared with family and friends. Except for chocolate, don't touch my chocolate. You can email me at QuiltingSewingCreating@gmail.com

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