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Sew Scrappy Sampler ~ Block 8

I hope everyone is enjoying their summer!  I think it’s a little harder to keep up with sewing when the weather is nice and there is so much to do outside! I did get my block 8 finished for the Sew Scrappy Sampler… ~ Tying the Knot ~ For this...

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Modern Love XO Quilt Pattern

My latest pattern ~ Modern Love ~ is now available in my shop! I love scrappy quilts and this one is a paper pieced pattern so it goes together quick and is easy to join without any bulky points. I did a lot of big stitch quilting with perle...

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Mitten Workshop Weekend!!!

It’s been a Wooly Weekend!  I had so much fun this weekend teaching my Mitten Workshop!  I brought my camera along to take pictures of all the fabulous mittens and do you think I took one picture?  Of course not!  (boo)  This sorta thing always happens to me when...

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Cloud 9 Geocentric II Bag Challenge @ Sew Mama Sew

Challenge, Giveaway AND Tutorial! It was a little bit hard to contain my excitement when the gals over at SewMamaSew  chose me to participate in the GeoCentric II Bag Challenge! Cloud 9 Fabric is launching their amazing line of organic cotton canvas (YUM!),  GeoCentric II!  The new line has 3 new fabulous...

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Scrap Happy Sampler #6 June Block of the Month

Take it easy this month with an applique block – Fabulous Feathers! Summer is so busy so I hope you enjoy putting together this easy applique block. If you’re following along with the block of the month then you’ll want to make up two rectangular ‘blocks’ to work into your rows...

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How to make a kissing ball

A couple days ago I saw a Christmas Kissing Ball at my friend Suzanne’s house.  It kept catching my eye.  It looked…. traditional, fun, bright, and dare I say, romantic!  It just made me plain old happy!  I like feeling happy!  So I asked her about it, and to my delight she...

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Easy Sew in Labels Tutorial

Need to make some quick and easy sew in labels?  Here is one way to get it done… You will need an inkjet printer.  First pick up some inkjet colorfast printable fabric (sew on).  It comes in 8.5″ x 11″ sheets that you can feed right into your printer. ...

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Craft Market Series @ Sew Mama Sew

If you’ve been to my blog you know I love mittens!  I’ve made a ton of them and you can see them all here in my Mitten Gallery! I’ve also been to a lot of holiday fairs ~ selling mittens! Sew Mama Sew (one of my favorite sewing sites...

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Blueberry Raspberry Jam – Canning Recipe

August is always the time I get into the spirit of harvesting and canning.  Since the blueberries, strawberries and raspberries don’t seem to be ripe at quite the same time, there is always a little freezing to do for one of them.  But no worries, the flavor is still fabulous! ...

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