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Ode to an underrated tool

Of course I am talking about your seam ripper.    This little gem of a gadget is ubiquitous.   Most people have one,  those of us who sew and quilt have lots,  and have probably lost lots of them over the … Continue reading

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Our inner critic

Once more this week the discussion in the shoppe turned to our own voice being the harshest one during a critique.    It is often also the first one to offer criticism.  We have all battled with our inner critic,  … Continue reading

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Love is in the air

I promised to tell you more about the next Block of the Month Program but first I thought I should address Love.   Valentine’s Day is next week.   My husband and I have been a couple for 30 years,  and Valentine’s … Continue reading

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Anticipation

This has been a frigid and snowy week.   Our workshop,  Mountain Star Medallion will now start on Tuesday February 5.  Hopefully it will be a bit warmer.   If you want to join us bring your neutral colored scraps,  small rotary … Continue reading

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Finish Line

This week I helped a very new quilter finish her first quilt.   A baby quilt for a grand-daughter,  made from Mom’s T-shirts.   Our new quilter faced several challenges along the way and found some steps particularly tricky.    However vocal … Continue reading

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Bells and Whistles

As I watch the snow flurries this morning I am glad that I live close to the shoppe,  and also glad that I have some great things to be working on right now.    If you have ever talked about … Continue reading

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Mountain Star

When it happens that without even trying you have done something 3 times,  it is a safe bet to say that you like it.    When that thing is a quilt block it is about time we did a workshop … Continue reading

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