Quilting

That Blue Quilt

I continue to be humbled at the far-reaching care and concern so many from this valley offer to others.  I’ll be honest,  it has been a long time, since I gave the catastrophe in Chernobyl much thought. The Children of Chernobyl, Ellensburg’s official state charity description: Humanitarian; host children from the Chernobyl region providing a health respite […]

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Betty Bibs Branches Out

Number Two Son’s simple words put everything in motion. “Hey, Mom, I bet you could sell your sewing in the Cave B tasting room.” ‘What?’ “Oh, yeah, you know, your bibs and table runners and stuff.  People like to shop when they are wine tasting.” ‘For bibs?’ “You’d be surprised.  A lot of folks come […]

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Waiting

Although this blog is filled with ‘my’ words, it has been your words, response, fellowship and prayers that have carried me through the last few days and where I have found my ‘rest’.My Skinny Cousin’s prayer with scripture attached allows me to reread and repray and rest in God’s word.My dear wise friend that simply […]

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Craft Busy-ness

We’ve spent the last many weeks being busier than normal, although I am honestly not sure what normal is any more.  We’d committed to 2 craft/home spun/bazaar type activities.  It was a welcome change for us both to just be creative for a while.  We moved My Loving Spouse’s scroll saw into the pantry so he could […]

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The Birthday Present

My Little Sister’s birthday is today.  (Excuse me, favorite little sibling, but if you are turning 48, then you are making me feel old…sheesh!)  The past few years, I have sent her home-made gifts.  I was wondering what to make her this year and had an original thought.  Perhaps I should make her something she […]

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Old Window Art

When I saw the window in the bathtub this morning, I knew the word that it needed.  The window was in the bathtub, because My Loving Spouse wanted to take a shower.  The old window had been in the shower, as I had been trying to clean the dust, dirt and grime off of it. […]

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Betty Bibs

I have been making bibs.  I have been making a mess.  I have been learning how to sew better and better…and making a mess.  I have been using fabric bits that I had on hand, which sometimes means digging through that drawer. Or dumping a scrap basket on the ground to further enhance digging through […]

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Royal Mail

Her Majesty The Queen Buckingham Palace London SW1A 1AA Dear Madam, Could you please check on your postal service?  I realize that you are probably a tad busy, however, do you have any idea how hard it is for My Loving Spouse to keep a surprise a secret?  I mean seriously, it has BEEN KILLING […]

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Quilting Blocks

Quilts are built by blocks. A bit like life… Blocks of what we do… Who we are… Who we do life with… A bit of our history… Our strengths… …and our not so strengths… …those times we tend to come unraveled… or need to be ‘unsewn’… ..the gift of second chances… I still find it astounding […]

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In the Pink

Two gals that are very dear to me are/were soon to be Grandmas.  Not just Grandmas, but Grandmas of baby girls.  Grandmas need quilts too.  A quilt that can be at Grandma’s house to throw on the floor… or left on the crib…just waiting for the little one.Not exactly the same…but both with a simple […]

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Creative Guilt?

I like being creative, no… I love being creative.  I even picked ‘creative’ as my ‘word for the year’ last year and then promptly forgot it…because as much as I love to ‘make stuff’…I usually feel a teeny-tiny-tad or a really big giant amount of guilt when I spend my time that way…instead of working…or […]

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Sew Fun

I have so…sew…so much to learn about sewing.  Usually in these situations I can choose to patiently learn to do it ‘right’ or jump in bumble through and hope it sort of works out.  Upon making hooded towels for THE Grandson for Christmas…, yes bumbling through wins again….and we’ll just call the results…whimsical.The Granddogs are […]

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