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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. ...

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Blowing the Dust Out

Well, well. It has been a long time. To be honest, I am not even sure who is getting alerts that I am posting this. I just looked back and realized that I only posted ONCE since last April. So many times I missed coming here to visit with you. hopefully some of you who started with me 14 years ago are still here.  And NOW as I write this today, we are all smack dab in the middle of VERY INTERESTING times now, aren't we? I...

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Something Fishy Sew Along

Welcome to the Something Fishy Sew Along! Ocean Park is hitting the stores next month and Banyan Batiks and I want to celebrate! So I have banded up with Banyan and some of my other Quilting Industry Friends to bring you some opportunities and inspiration to create, play, and maybe even win some cool quiltin’ swag! How will this come about? Introducing the Instagram Something Fishy Sew Along. This will be an Instagram based event, so to participate you have to be able to post on...

Blog Tour

So when Sheri asked if I would like to be part of the Crew working on letters for her English Paper Piecing Blog Tour, I was both honored and a little anxious to be honest. I HAVE done EPP years ago as evidenced by these late 90's early 2000's Grandmother's Flower Garden blocks that are still not completed. But I have never English Paper Pieced actual Curves. And I picked "O" for Ocean Park.  A whole lotta curves!  And you may notice that sewing curves is...

Ocean Park – The Tjaps

Hey There! Miss me? I know I have been absent from here for awhile, but I am back, and I have lots to share, cause I have been a busy little beaver! I have been soooo wanting to share the 'names' and my thoughts behind the individual tjaps from Ocean Park with you. Have you been impatient? Do you remember what 'tjaps' are?  They paint the stage for my little village of Ocean Park, and I hope you can see how these relate to the overall story. There...