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Year: 2014

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Year: 2014

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I love Christmas. Wholeheartedly, unabashedly. I don’t mince words here, folks. Whatever YOU celebrate, I hope it was/is the best ever.  I’m always kinda sad when The Day is all over. I mean, any excuse to sew, bake and knit for days on end, really. Laugh. We had a wonderful Christmas, full of family and

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======================================================================== Last week Mr. J. brought up a very good point. All my quilts are, well, girly. So, maybe there IS a lot of…pink. But what’s wrong with that?? Well this week I have thought about what would make a quilt more Should it be pine-scented? Flannel? Vintage Car themed?  Sewn whilst wearing a white

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 I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again.  I love to decorate and bake and give and sit in the sparkle.  Decorating the house is a lot of fun….and I found the easiest, most funnest, super simplest tutorial that looks AMAZING when they’re done….. SPROCKET PILLOWS!!! I made a few for gifts last year,

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I love to do a handmade Christmas.  I mean, let’s face it. We all of us mostly have everything we need. And these days, if we need something, usually, we can just run down to the nearest big box and grab it. And handmade or homemade gifts, well, they’re just that extra special touch for

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Here’s a little sumthin’ that I like to whip up for the cooks in my life. Super easy, VERY affordable, and looks great when you’re done. Head to your nearest Bulk Barn or equivalent – any Bulk food store will do. Next trip, any local Dollar store to pick up fancy labels and jars. Similar

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The older we get, the more ‘traditions’ become important to us.Everyone has theirs…what are yours? Recently, I’ve had a lot of changes in my world. Moving countries, moving cities, ailing parent, career changes… you name it. So, traditions … now…. with all the changes, everything that WAS is now…Different. SO, time to create NEW traditions!!!!

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 I found this amazing wax-printed cotton fabric at my favourite shop earlier this summer, and it is black and white and gorgeous.  It’s what I’ve been using as my go-to backing fabric on most of my quilts this year. So many people commented on THIS fabric: That I realized…… I should make a quilt WITH

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I would like to say that I LOVE my Janome. I’ve had Precious for just about two years now; and she’s been an absolute dream. The more I learn the craft of sewing, the more I discover what she and I can do together. Each discovery of ‘foot’ and ‘plate’ is super exciting to me.

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I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again….infinity scarves are a HOT item right now.  In fact I’m surprised it took us all so long to catch on; living through a Canadian winter you practically wrap a sleeping bag around your head to keep warm…(not really) but a circular scarf with no end that

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This year just flew by. I mean, really flew by. It started snowing in December…and didn’t stop until March The ice storm, which lasted (seemingly) for months 2013 was a hard year, and full of serious ups and serious downs. I was really glad to see that one go. But….this year was Fun! And full

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