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    The Giving Challenge II

    This is my yearly challenge. I am making this my THING. In honor of the holiday Thanksgiving, I use the month of November to focus on helping others. Last year I did this, by giving and making things for others. This year I have a couple of plans and I am little more focused. I …

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    Sugar Pop

      I bought these threads in Tuscan AZ at The Quilt Basket. It was about 2 years ago. I had entered into the sliced competition and needed more Moda fabric just in case. This is Sugar Pop by Liz Scott. Isn’t it lovely?  It has been waiting patiently in my stash for this day. The …

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    Organizing Magazines

    Organizing is one of my biggest obstacles. My husband calls me “baby hoarder” and says that at any moment I can explode into a full blown hoarder. I blame it on the lack of closet space in our home. That is why I am always looking for new ways to organize all of our stuff. …

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    On my book shelf

    In honor of National Reading Day (yesterday March 2nd) I thought I would write a little about my favorite writer Tracy Chevalier. I am currently reading Remarkable Creatures. Although it started out slow it has come to intrigue me and I can’t wait until full story unfolds. I am a serious and serial reader. Once …

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    Christmas Soap

      Last night I was in the creative zone. The juices started flowing around 7:00 p.m. and I was totally worn out by 12:00 p.m. But I have about 45 bars of soap for Christmas gifts. Mission accomplished. Now it is time to clean up. Types of Soap Made: Peppermint Snow Soap Orange Blossom Soap Ginger Cinnamon Soap Vanilla …

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    Merry Christmas to My-self

      I just got the new Quilting Modern book. It is phenomenal. I love the patterns for the quilts and the tips that they give are great too. I am planning on making at least two of the quilts designed by the authors, Jacquie Gering and Kate Pedersen. I really did not know anything about …

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    PROJECT #2 FOR CIMA HOSPICE

    This year, I finally started volunteering. This is something that I have been meaning to do for years. The organization that I decided to help out at is CIMA Hospice. The first project that I worked on was creating bird mobiles for the rooms of the hospice patients. I also got to help install them …

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    The Giving Challenge

    Seeing how November is the season of thanks and giving, I have decided to challenge myself to do as much giving as I can. I have many project ideas in mind: Sending old clothing and making blankets for Hurricane Sandy victims, making holiday room decorations for hospice patients, donating jewelry for Maybelle, a girl who …

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    www.findmyfabric.com

      If you are like me, you have spent hours online looking for the perfect fabrics, going from one search to another search, trying to remember what price was better…. how many yards was available where…. what color is available where…. “Shop for (insert the fabric you are looking for here)” on Goggle is what …

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    Lucha Madness!

    I am so happy that I agreed to guest stitch on this project. These Luchadores turned out great! They are awards for a local bowling competition ADfed puts on between the advertising agencies in El Paso. Monday evening I purchased the fabric, cut out the capes, and sewed them all until they were done. Fernando …

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    Watercolor Project: Part 1

      I broke my toe in April. My toenail was also ripped up from the nail bed. It was not until mid-July that the broken bone healed. Since I could not play outside, sew, or even drive a lot, I was forced to branch out. Going stir-crazy at home, I decided to experiment with watercolor. …

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    Jack & the bean stock

    It has been to long since my last post…. I have been trying to keep up with life (and lookie here, I finally did it!). I have had a heck of a time with the comment part of this blog. I have had over a 1,000 comments and have concluded that they are spam. BAD, …

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    Doggie Needs A New Bed

      Well, there I was, going stir-crazy, waiting to find out who won the Sliced competition—and really even more, wanting to know what the next project would be. I knew, win or lose, I would be making the next project. Low and behold, I find myself at JoAnn’s. As I am entering the store, there …

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    Quilt Show Dreaming

    I awoke from a wonderful quilter’s dream and found myself at the 11th Judged Quilt Show, “A Century of Enchantment, presented by Las Colcheras Quilt Guild. Surrounded by more than 130 beautifully crafted quilts, I was amazed by the variety in styles and colors. I was exposed to several new techniques (painting in the center …

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