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Happy Solstice!

Today marks the time when the days will start to get lighter again: Solstice! The days will become longer starting now. It’s a great reason to celebrate, and it’s the reason we put lights on trees! Before electricity, people would put candles in trees outside to light their way this time of year because it […]

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Rooster Quilt… Finished!

Woo Hoo!  Today I finally finished my Rooster Quilt!  I’m glad too because I’m about DONE looking at it… sometimes when I am focusing on the same image for so long, I start to question every decision in the process.   I would have liked to hand quilt this one, but alas… after getting ready for […]

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Summer Solstice

I’m excited to see the sun today… finally.  Here in Portland, we’ve had winter all through springtime which means grey, wet rainy days.  So having the sun out makes me smile 🙂 I haven’t been sewing the last few weeks… I’ve been moving my sewing room.  I’m hoping with a new set up that I […]

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Rooster Work: Appliqué

I have progressed to the next step in my Rooster Quilt adventure!  Over the last week or so, I’ve been doing the applique of the rooster, it’s feathers, and a little barn.  It’s a machined satin stitch, and I used some beautiful threads from GĂĽtermann.I have only just started doing applique… I’ve worked on 3 […]

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Feather Colors: Rooster Quilt Continued

Do you ever notice how your productivity is affected by what you listen to?  Lately I’ve been listening to books on CD while I sew.  I was listening to good groovy music for a while, and that was cool for a while… but I find I get tired of trying to match my sewing mood […]