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Garden Pillows for My Sister

Garden Pillows for My Sister
*Click on any photo in this post to enjoy a larger view My sister, Donna, wanted pillows for her home and I decided to make her two for Christmas. One is 20″ square, the other is 16″ and they are made to coordinate with each other. The larger pillow uses the Photogenic pattern in Pillow Pop: I used a variety of coordinating fabri [...]

Pillow Pop Round-Up: November

Pillow Pop Round-Up: November
The Pillow Pop group is a really fun sew along over on Threadbias. We’re making pillows from the fabulous book Pillow Pop all year long. To learn more about the group, visit this post. We have one more month of making pillows and would  love to have you join us. If you’re not already a member at Threadbias, why not join – it’s free, and it is [...]

Station Eleven – Book Review

Station Eleven – Book Review
What was lost in the collapse: almost everything, almost everyone, but there is still such beauty. Twilight in the altered world, a performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream in a parking lot in the mysteriously named town of St. Deborah by the Water, Lake Michigan shining a half mile away. - from Station Eleven – It is winter. Insi [...]

Sharp Objects – Book Review

Sharp Objects – Book Review
My brain was stumbling from image to image of my mother, all ominous. Omen. The word beat again on my skin. Flash of thin, wild-haired Joya with the long nails, peeling skin from my mother. Flass of my mother and her pills and potions, sawing through my hair. – from Sharp Objects. Camille Preaker has had a less than ideal childhood. She [...]

Pillow Pop Round-Up: October

Pillow Pop Round-Up: October
The Pillow Pop group is a really fun sew along over on Threadbias. We’re making pillows from the fabulous book Pillow Pop all year long. To learn more about the group, visit this post. We’d love to have you join us. If you’re not already a member at Threadbias, why not join – it’s free, and it is a great community of sewists. We chose A Bunch [...]

Slowing Things Down

Slowing Things Down
  *Click on any photo to enjoy a larger view Recently I signed up to take Sarah Fielke’s Big Techniques from Small Scraps class on Craftsy. I love Sarah Fielke’s sense of color and design…and something about learning to needle turn applique just appealed to me right now. Life goes past in a blur. There are weeks I can h [...]

Secrets of Eden – Book Review

Secrets of Eden – Book Review
I grieve for the parents who have outlived their children, and I will always despair for the children who have watched their own parents break the rapture of the night with violence. - from Secrets of Eden – Reverend Stephen Drew watches over his flock in the small Vermont town of Haverill…or does he? When one of his parishioners [...]

Feeling Thankful

Feeling Thankful
I love the transition from summer into autumn – the days get a little shorter, the air has a nip to it, clouds skid across blue skies and colors deepen. As October winds down into November, I start thinking about the holidays approaching. Thanksgiving is right around the corner. It is a time to reflect on the good things, the things tha [...]

Wordless Wednesday – Cattle Dri...

Wordless Wednesday – Cattle Drive in Montana
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Busy as a Bee

Busy as a Bee
*Click on any image to enjoy a larger view I belong to two sewing bee groups – one on Flickr (which sews quilts for charity) and a private group on Threadbias. Each month I make a total of three blocks for these groups . I thought it would be fun to share some of these with you! Marsha (Quilterinmotion) requested an Interrupted Star blo [...]
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