Category Archives: quilting

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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getting ready for easter

Another holiday, another set of pillowcases. Too much fun, I tell ya! Yesterday was a miserable, windy, rainy day.  But because I had no Easter-themed fabric I dug out my rain coat and drove south for 20 minutes to a … Continue reading

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making a mystery

My third attempt at stitching a Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt might be the charm!  I worked it up with my own selection of colors and here’s a sample of the block so far: http://quiltville.blogspot.com/2017/01/mystery-monday-link-up-part-6-7.html For info and lovely quilting ideas, … Continue reading

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too sick to sew

Pathetic.  That’s me.  I caught Banjo Man’s cold and now I can’t get out of bed.  It’s been years since I have had a cold, so of course I am outraged.  Ha!  Those Texas germs must be pretty strong. I … Continue reading

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the stitch lab

How cute is this?  The Stitch Lab is located on S. 1st Street in south Austin and is actually comprised of two houses.  They give lots of classes and seem like a really fun place to buy fabric and learn … Continue reading

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the patch

It’s rare that I see one of my creative obsessions so blatantly displayed for Banjo Man and I to see. The word insane comes to mind. My artistic and crafty and quilting obsessions have always had the potential to get … Continue reading

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november shop hopping, year two

Last  Thursday Harley Chick, Aunt Pat and I went off to look for fabric. You’d think that fabric would be easy to find, but these days local quilt stores are closing and shopping options are sadly shrinking.   But Aunt Pat … Continue reading

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the pumpkin factory

    Please do not ask me why I am making these.  The photos of velvet pumpkins on Pinterest caused intense Pumpkin Envy.  I think they’re beautiful.  I couldn’t help myself.  I had to buy crushed velvet (on sale and … Continue reading

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