Saturday Snapshots: Spring

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With Spring now upon us I figured it was high time that I did another Saturday Snapshots post.  These posts are more personal in nature, just a way for us to get to know each other a little bit better. I totally fell off the “Saturday Snapshots” bandwagon last winter…. let’s just say I didn’t… 

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Book Review, Seams Unlikely

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  When I was contacted about joining in on Nancy Zieman’s Seams Unlikely Book Tour I was excited and oh so flattered.  I have always been a huge fan of Nancy’s, and have had so much respect for what she has done for the sewing industry. I received the book in January, and was very… 

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Saturday Snapshots

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// If you’re new here, Saturday Snapshots is an ongoing blog series where I share a little bit about myself with you, affiliate links may be included// It’s been both an exciting and boring week around here.  The majority of the excitement came from an ice storm that hit our area late Tuesday night. About 6… 

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Saturday Snapshots

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We are WAY over due here for a Saturday Snapshots post! For those of you that are new, I usually post on Saturdays more “personal” blog entires, just to let y’all get to know me a bit better. I’ve fallen off the wagon lately, and am excited to pick it back up for 2014. I… 

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My 2013 In Review

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The last couple of days I’ve shared with you my top 10 posts of 2013 according to Google Analytics. This list always surprises me it’s not always the same as MY favorites of the year. Figuring out what resonates with readers is still a fun ongoing challenge for me. Inspired by so many other bloggers,… 

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Thanksgiving Table Ideas

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I hope that all of my US readers had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We were happy to celebrate with family and even happier that my college girl was able to come home for the week! Normally I always forget to take photos on Thanksgiving (I get all caught up in the prep and forget) but this… 

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Shaker Village in October

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A strange thing happened this year.  My oldest went off to college and my youngest both turned 12.  Halloween rolled around and I realized that we didn’t have any big party to go to like last year, we were missing a kid, and my 2 kids at home had “aged out” of most of the… 

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The Good, The Bad and The Quilty

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  Lots going on this week, so let’s break it down. The Good, The Bad and the Quilty. Up first The Good:   I have a project published in a Magazine! I contributed some cinch sacks to the Holiday Issue of Make It Yourself Magazine, and they made the cover (bottom left corner). You can… 

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I’m putting myself in “Time Out”

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This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group®, PEOPLE Magazine & Hershey’s, but all my opinions are my own. #HersheysPeople #pmedia http://cmp.ly/3/8vNxcO   I have twins that are now 12.  When they were babies people used to always ask me “how do you do it?”… Well my first thought… 

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The Sewing Summit Part 1: Class is in Session

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I’ve decided that in order to properly wrap up my experience at the Sewing Summit this year it was going to require 2 posts. One about the classes and one about the people. Just in case you’re wondering, I’m not done talking about Riley Blake Fabric Fest either, I just can’t seem to find 5… 

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Fabric Fest

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A gorgeous quilt on display in the store at Fabric Fest (note to self: time to sew with solids) Hi guys! Before I get into my Fabric Fest wrap up a few items of business: -If you were in my Retro Travel Bag Class the tutorial on this blog has been updated with all of… 

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Project Life Pages and Organization Ideas

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  Disclosure: This post is sponsored by American Crafts//  I’m starting to make some progress on my 2013 Project Life album.  I’m sticking with the monthly format like I did for my 2012 album but have simplified it a bit from last year. I’ve stocked up on Project Life cards and thought I’d show you how… 

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Hawaiian Quilts & a few links

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  One of the things I was especially excited to learn about on my recent trip to Hawaii was the art of Hawaiian quilting. I’ve always loved the bold colors and simple designs of Hawaiian quilts. Since I know that many of you love quilting and fabric as much as I do, that you would… 

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Saturday Snapshots: Hawaii pt 2

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I thought today I’d share a bit more with you about the rest of our trip to Hawaii.  We pick up on day 4…  Let me first tell you that “vacation induced oneryness” has begun to set in at this point.  The photos are pretty but we were not without our fair share of “who… 

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