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In case you were wondering…

How many bobbins can one spool of Gutermann 1000m thread wind? *not a sponsored post* I just really like Gutermann for the quality & longevity of their thread. I’ve only ever used it, even though I’ve tried other brands, but I come back to this one. I made costumes for a show about 25 years ago, and they are STILL going strong, after literally thousands of washes. The fabric wears out before the seams do. So when I quilt or sew anything, I’m using Gutermann. …fun fact….I’ve been keeping all…

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THAT was a hot minute!

SO OMG here we are in July. And it’s halfway gone. (I know, I know…every post nearly starts with how fast the time is flying but COME ON it’s July!) The world has changed so much, and thankfully we seem to be entering into the “new normal”. I’m still a bit leery about going out & socializing overmuch; but, isn’t it nice? To be able to ‘run to the store’ again and things are actually on the shelves? I don’t know about you but I’ve realized how dang much I took for…

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WIP Wednesday!

Hey everyone! I hope you are doing well & staying safe & healthy. Spring has finally sprung….I can sew with my window open. It’s great. I love hearing the birds! So do the cats LOL. A lot of the time I sew with background movies on…my absolute FAVOURITE is Jane’s Austens’ “Pride and Prejudice” the 1995 BBC version. All 6 glorious hours of it. What is your go-to movie/show to watch while you sew? As always! It’s WIP WEDNESDAY!!!Link up what you’re working on in the comments!Don’t forget you can…

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The first WIP Wednesday of May!

Finally May!  Getting warmer, and we are able to be outside more and more! Yay! I hope you’re still working away & being safe & healthy. I’ve still got projects to finish. I know.  Nuts. Like, it’s crazy how many projects just…sat. For years. I mean some were my love projects;  like the low-volume scrap quilts, and the rainbow block scrap quilts.  Scrappy quilts are never quite finished, until you finish them. I know that makes sense, somehow. So, what’s your week been like?  Link up!! brag a bit!   …

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WIP Wednesday! Yep- double checked. It’s Wednesday.

It’s Wednesday again! Crazy how fast time is moving !  I know I always say that but…it really is going fast, even in this time of quarantine. I think the hardest thing during this time of isolation is missing our family & friends.  While our day-to-day working has pause, Life has not.  Birthdays, Births, Deaths….things are still going on. My heart breaks for those losing their parents & loved ones during this time.  I know things will get better; and I don’t mean to be all serious.  And there are…

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WIP Wednesdays – Netflix & Sew…

Hey all! It’s Wednesday!! WIP day…and…. a *gasp* ….confession…. I’ve had a thing for Jason Bateman since he was on Silver Spoons.  I was 10. He was 12. Le sigh. Now I’m …older. Still have a sweet spot for him. I’ve been watching Ozark the last few weeks. It’s dark. But really good. (And there’s scene where you get to see his bum. Woot!) But I digress….. Time to get out & dust off those long-neglected or brand new projects! For me, I’m working on getting through my half finished/half…

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WIP WEDNESDAYS…….Rainbow Postage Stamp Quilt WIP….

And now it’s April; Easter has come and gone. The world is a different place; and we are all adapting. Some days, I’ve got a lot of energy, and buckle down and sew, sew, sew. Other days, I have my coffee, watch the birds, and just sort of…wander around. I’m doing my best though to plow through all my old projects…my WIPS, UFOS and other planned items.  This is an old unfinished post I found sitting in my Drafts; from  *gasp* August 2018!  I had a “Postage Stamp Quilt* on…

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Happy Half Price Chooolate Day! & some ramblings.

No matter what you celebrate, today is traditionally HALF PRICE Easter chocolate day! This year, of course, it’s a tad different. Yep, still quarantining. Which is good. NOT complaining. Doing our part to flatten the curve. Ontario just announced another full 21 days, so that brings us to…mid-May. I think the biggest realization (and biggest adjustment to make, for me) was how much time and money I would just waste ‘running out’ to just get ‘one thing’ and then be out at the shops for, oh, you know. Like hours.…

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Finish it Up Friday!

Friday again! What’s on your FIF list?  My quilt below is a vintage-thrifted sheet & remnants of a costume I wore…it was (shamefully) in my UFO pile since….2014. Eep. Pre finish The soft browns and pinks of the sheet made me happy…even though it’s faded in some spots I didn’t care.The mixed solid pink blocks are from some of my old costumes from the 2000’s which I couldn’t just…scrap. I finally squared it off, fixed the backing & quilted it this past week. The lighting is a bit bright but…

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Well, here we are.

Welp. There goes March. And what a March it was. It feels like it was 8000 days long (Thanks, Ken for that joke it’s awesome). Still in quarantine mode and staying at home. Venturing out once a week for groceries; and afternoon walks. Making sure to social distance, of course. In other good news, my bday is next month. Yes! I’ll be 27. (ahem). But what with the quarantining and it falling on Good Friday, I can’t imagine we’ll be doing much to celebrate. Here’s a roundup of some projects…

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