Category Archives: quilting

the quiltmaker’s gift

My French Friend Janou sent this to me for my birthday.  It’s about a quiltmaker who only makes quilts to give away and a greedy king who will do anything to get one of them. MFFJ thought I would love … Continue reading

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a little bit of shopping

Twice a year we look at fabric, talk about fabric and…buy fabric.  By “we” I mean Harley Chick and Aunt Pat and I.   We returned to one of our favorite places, the fabric store in an old mill building in … Continue reading

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tools of the trade

Meet the Accufeed Flex.  It’s a walking foot on steroids and…I love it. Well, I love it when I can figure out how to attach it.  That was a mystery at first, until a kind quilter in my online sewing … Continue reading

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the ugly quilt

  Recently I’ve decided that even ugly quilts should be finished and not sit in their bins taking up space in the closet.  So for the past week I’ve been assembling the sashings that join these blocks together and attempting … Continue reading

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old fashioned nor’easter

Last night the rain poured down and the wind wailed as a “nor’easter” swept along the coast.  Our lights flickered a lot, but unlike many other Rhode Islanders, we didn’t lose power.  This morning I made coffee and turned on … Continue reading

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takin’ it easy on sunday afternoon

Here it is, waiting for me to sew something. Everything is so clean on my new table.  To the left are some pillowcases to finish for the Funny Grandson’s Christmas.  There are owls and deer on them, so they are … Continue reading

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home for the winter

I can’t believe I haven’t posted in over two weeks. There has been a lot going on.      My trip home from Texas last Tuesday (the 10th) was an easy one, aside from the 3:30 AM start at the … Continue reading

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banjo man’s return

Somehow every airport trip’s midpoint (maybe 1/3 point?) ends up at Jimmy John’s.  Banjo Man loves the tuna and I like the turkey with avocado.  We debate trying other places, sit down restaurants, etc. but the ease and speed of … Continue reading

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the remnant shop

Last Wednesday my buddy Ruth and I headed to Hope Valley to check out a store my dental hygienist had recommended.  When I was a kid there were “mill outlet” stores everywhere and my mother, who liked to sew her … Continue reading

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no sew expo? no problem!

If it’s April, it’s Sew Expo in Worcester, Mass.  But not this year.  The annual sewing event, with demos and fashion shows and vendors and quilts, did not come to Worcester this year. All good things must come to an … Continue reading

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