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Let’s Be Real Studio Tour

So my friend Terry Atkinson and Gudrun Erla called a whole bunch of creative people together to take "surprise" visits of their studios, your truly included.  And well, I am pretty sure I have mentioned that my studio is in serious upheaval as we prepare to sell our house and then eventually look for another. We have a LOT to do here to get this house ready for another family and so we have peeling back the layers and trying to divest of extraneous 'stuff'...

Enchanted Kingdom

Welcome to Kristen Balouch's Enchanted Kingdom! I have been sitting with this fat quarter bundle for awhile trying to think what bigger project that I wanted to do with it.  I started playing with it awhile ago here, but I got distracted for a bit. But this last week I unearthed it in the studio and came up with a plan of sorts. I had never heard of Kristen before this bundle, but loved this line when I saw it. Just different and quirky enough to...

Meet Kim Lapacek!

Welcome to my first Quilter interview of the year. You know the best part of quilting besides playing with color, fabric, needles and thread is getting to meet creative people. Don't you agree? And while we are all more or less stuck at home. I thought I would introduce you to some friends of mine you may or may have not met but really should get to know.Technically, Kim Lapacek and I haven't met in person, but we have talked a lot on line via Facebook...

The Gingham HST Project

I am a Hoarder Saver, you know. I save all of those little corner pieces that get cut off of mitered joints on binding and the corners of squares and rectangles when you add a corner - Snowball block style.  And then eventually they get used.  In my 'spare' time that has cropped up from working at home during this current 'Stay at Home' era of our world, I decided to use up a bunch of these corners that I had saved. I had already been...

Vintage Dreams….

I admit it. I have been waxing nostalgic over  the 1970's over the last year or so. Would I think back so fondly on that era now if I had been a grown-up then? I am sure I would not, but I was 6-16 years old in that decade, and I VERY  much miss the innocence and wonder of those days, especially the beginning of the decade.As Christmas approached this last fall, I was having a really hard time handing my missing of those years. ...