Tuesday Tips–03/03/2015

Great Minds think Alike! I was thinking about making a post about Quilting Abbreviations, but why re-create the wheel!  Here are several lists that I recently came across.

  • On February 23 the Quilting Daily Blog shared Basic Quilting Abbreviations.  Some are practical abbreviations for something that is repeated throughout a pattern.  Others are just for fun!  Check out the comments on their post for some additional abbreviations.


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The Month That Was–Summary, February 2015

February is a short month, but so much happened.

Weather – Snow, Ice, Freezing & Below Freezing temperatures with wind chills in the negative numbers!

We had snow for Valentine’s Day. More followed.

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And we ended the month with snow & ice.

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The only positive about the weather is that the cold & snow are not lasting as long.  So looking forward to Spring!

I’ve been trying to keep a record of what I’ve done each week on my blog, so you can go back to catch up.

This past week has been busy – really not much sewing.

Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks – we did get the final couple of blocks and I did get one of them cut.  It is English Paper Piecing, so will take me a bit longer to stitch by hand rather than by machine.  The last one is a fusible appliqué with some borders.

Fabric Café – I’ve spent most of this past week working for Fabric Café.  Three times a year I get to meet up with Donna & Robert in person.  Quilt Show Time!

This week we’ve been in Hampton, Virginia, with a booth at the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival XXV ! Set up and Preview Night was Wednesday with a forecast of snow for the night.

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After a night of snow there was 9 inches of snow for a city that doesn’t regularly see more than a inch or two, if that much.  The city and surrounding area shut down – but not the quilt show!  As they say – The Show Must Go On!

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Wednesday Night Preview Night and Day 1 were both a bit slow because of the unusual snow event, but many did brave the weather and we enjoyed visiting with them all!

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One lady bought a kit Wednesday night, and brought it back Friday with the Top FINISHED!  Great Job, Debbie!

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 My main job for Fabric Café is to piece tops and also test new patterns and help edit her books of patterns.  Here are some of the tops that I’ve made which are now completed quilts being displayed in the booth.

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It was a fun week, but all good things must end.  So on Sunday at 4 pm the show closed and pack-up began.

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I headed home and Donna & Robert headed to Lakeland, Florida, for their next show –  Original Sewing Expo on March 5-7.   If you are in the neighborhood, go see them at Booth 410 and tell them I sent you!

That was my month.  I hope you got some sewing done, too.  Wonder what will be done in March?

I’m linking up with Lily’s Quilts – Fresh Sewing Days – there are a host of bloggers that are sharing what they are doing.  Hope over there and check them out!

Fresh Sewing Day


I’m also linking up with her Small Blog Meet – These are all bloggers with less than 50 followers.  Please take a moment to visit with them and comment on what they’ve done this past month.

Small Blog Meet


Happy Stitching!

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Friday Finds–02/27/2015

Well, its been a busy week and I’ve not been on the Internet as much, but here are a few of the things I’ve found.

  • Craftsy’s Blog shares a tutorial for Pot Holders – Mine are literally in shreds!  I seriously need to make some of these for my kitchen!


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Tuesday Tips–2/24/2015

I don’t know about you, but several years ago I finally discovered that I am a visual learner.  I need to see not just read about it.  Therefore, it is very helpful that on the Internet we have access to videos.

Today I am sharing links to a number of videos. 

I think one of the most important steps to having sharp scissors is to invest in the highest quality of scissors you can afford. 

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The Week That Was–02/22/2015

Well, it is still winter here. Two snow storms this week which nearly closed down the city. 

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It was combined with extremely cold temperatures – it was 5 degrees Fahrenheit this morning and this week the wind gusts were up to 60 mph.  This was our Weather Alert for last Wednesday at 8:30 PM.

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When not cooking – to keep the house warm! – or shoveling/brooming the snow, I did get some stitching done!

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