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oh~so~elegant gray and white snowflakes ~ and christmas tidings to you!

oh goodness ~  and happy monday! today, a snowstorm is blowing’ ~ and yes, it’s cold outside~ and i so love being retired… and staying off the streets, content to be at home on a snowy, blowy, wintery, cooooollllish day doing what i love ~ designing, quilting, and enjoying the Christmas season!  but i’m keeping nice and cozy!  to help celebrate the …

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customer {custom quilted} christmas projects ~

hello everyone ~i’m thinkin’ many of you are happily ensconced in multiple projects for christmas, huh?  … me… too!  not only my own, but for others, too, at least on a limited basis.i’ve taken on a few custom orders lately; these two smaller quilts for my friend mary, featuring a navy blue, red and green with white ribbons… and i …

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christmas memories ~ wild and sweet montana

hello!  our christmas ~ full of all things bright and beautiful, with the love of God and family making it always extra magical and sweet… we headed out to the swan ranch once again, and enjoyed a treasured day among friends and family. although the snow storm made things “interesting” {always!} it was breathtaking, per usual amazing creation by God’s hand…i’ve …

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sweet christmas blessings ~

dear merry christmas friends ~ here is my blessing for you this Christmas… and beyond.may we all experience God’s love in a fresh perspective that fills us full, to overflowing, as a refreshing drink for all those who are living in the dry desert of their lives.  may not only the birth of Jesus be a gift this season, but also the reality of His …

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good tidings of great joy ~ a quilted wallhanging

dear friends ~Merry Christmas from the depths of my heart, and i pray you the angel’s tidings for your hearts, that are for all men.  Amen. Luke 2:8-14: “now there were in the same country shepherds living out in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. and behold, an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of …

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true spirit of Christmas ~ wallhanging

merry morning to you all ~i thank you for your sweet comments, your gift of time spent here on the blog with me.  and so, it lifts my heart up, as i lift it up to the Lord, in thanks and blessing for the gift of Christmas.  a gift that transcends fear, grief, and the untold, and told ~ tragedies of …

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christmas plaid ~ april cornell fabrics

hey folks ~ greetings!as i was tidying up a few weeks ago, i took some minutes to go through the ufo stack.  it’s probably… about fifteen quilts deep.  this runner, just simply pieced squares has languished because i have just felt it was “blah.”  so it goes! i decided it was past time to “just do it” and get it …

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“joy” coasters with snowflakes ~

hello!it’s a simple formula.  red christmassy print meets silver white snowflakes in a joyful match.this pretty red christmas fabric was quickly fused, and even more quickly cut with a round 5″ die shape from the accuquilt “go” system.  round two; repeat with white christmas fabric for snowflakes and the word “joy” and there you have it…joyful red and white.and it …

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a big sky christmas ~

good morning friends, ahh… the sweet gifts of family, food, and fellowship.  Son Doug with “Stanley” {named after the Stanley cup award for Hockey} yes, my boy is a big sports fan! Georgia!  Border Collie intensity for a treat! beautiful place settings for a Christmas table at the Swan Ranch Two sweet girls with their “favorite” Christmas sweaters!! lol a …

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christmas feathers ~

merry christmas ~ we’re so thankful for tidings of comfort and joy.  thank you for yours, too. God bless your Christmas and all your days to come. in His Amazing Love and Peace, xo leslie Leslie says:

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christmas mug rugs ~

hello there ~it’s true. the weather outside is frightful and the fire is so delightful with our current christmas weather!  5 above and a nice chilly wind make it 16 below {or so!}  but who’s reading the thermometer?!  it’s time to be cozy in your sewing room, isn’t it?  or to just sit back and enjoy a cup of your favorite …

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crafty goodness ~ christmas snow doodled glass ~

hi y’all!   here’s a little crafty tutorial that is sooo dang simple to do.  it does require a bit of a steady hand, perhaps… {perhaps not!}  that is to say, no matter what you do ~ this white painty pen and glass doodling tutorial is a fun project, wavy lines… or not! even younger kids {supervised} will love this too, …

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simple christmas sewing ~

hi there ~ and again ~ happy thanksgiving week. i’m sure looking forward to it, and i hope you all are too! as i was playing with some christmas fabrics recently, i spotted a leftover piece of linen, and it sparked an idea for a simply sewn christmas runner.  burlap is so big in fashion this holiday season, {it seems}, …

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no sew christmas wool ornament ~

hello and happy thanksgiving week america! to help me forget how long it was taking at the pharmacy to get my antibiotics last week, i picked up a “quilting quickly” magazine by fons and porter to pass some time.  i’d not seen this particular one, and as i thumbed through it, several projects caught my eye… and i thought it …