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Dream Studio – Step 2 – Space Considerations

Three items that are often overlooked when you think about your dream studio are sizing, flooring, and lighting. Don’t worry, this doesn’t mean you need to move or do a complete renovation! Size and Layout Size matters. You may only have the corner of a room, part-time confiscation of a kitchen table, or an entire […]

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Dream Studio – Step 1

Last week, I shared that I am designing my studio for our new home. The first step is a fresh step and a big move. We are paying movers, so every pound counts – literally! The first step then is to PURGE! That is probably the hardest step for most quilters – destashing. I had […]

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Christmas in June?

Are you one of those people who start to plan for next holiday a year in advance? I must admit that I used to be better about planning for the holidays. I would have all of the gifts purchased by Halloween. Unfortunately, that also led to a few unexpected issues. I would stash the gifts […]

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Unexpected Turn

Do you ever find that turning one block can make all the difference? That is exactly what happened when I was playing with the EQ8 Spotlight blocks this month. The block is Fan Dance 3. It is a simple block and I didn’t want to use it like a traditional fan.  The best way to […]

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Creating My Dream Studio

Do you dream of having the perfect studio for your needs? I certainly do! In fact, that has been the driving force behind me for the past few months. My husband and I have been hunting for our retirement home and it has few requirements, a space for his baby grand piano, a good kitchen, […]

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Backpack Journeys

As many of my readers know, I love to hike. The exercise energizes my body while the scenery invigorates my senses. I am never alone on the trail. Sometimes, I am accompanied by with my faithful Newf Fergus, my loving husband, one of my boys, or a good friend. Regardless of who is with me, […]

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Lost Youth

June 3rd is National Gun Violence Awareness Day. The terrors of the past few weeks have weighed heavily on me. I am not about to jump into any political discussions on this. During this time of shock and sadness, I needed to channel my energy and avoid the news to keep my own inner peace. […]

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Sew Wonderful

Bespoke is word not many people are familiar with in our day and age, although quilters can apply it to almost all of their creations. What does it mean? According to Merriam-Webster, bespoke means custom-made or dealing in or producing custom-made articles. All hand-made quilts are bespoke. They have our own customizations, even if they […]

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Forest Trails

I think Fergus likes the Forest Trails more than I do! Thankfully, I have planted one in the backyard for him to explore.  Fergus isn’t the neighborhood bear, although we do have those. Fergus is my 150 lb Newfoundland and best buddy. He keeps me company while I garden, hike, cook, and quilt. We love […]

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Floral Points

Taking a day to play. Sometimes, we just need to step away for a little bit and catch our breath, unplug. I have four methods: hiking with my dogs, baking, gardening, and designing. My profession can also help me unplug. When I design for fun, there are not deadline, no stress, just play. That is […]

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