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Born Again {My New} Crosses ~ {and giveaway!}

hi friends ~ oh gosh… i am so soooo glad it’s the weekend already!!  woot!today i’m excited to show you how i recently decided to change things up a bit! i went through all the quilts i’ve had for sale in the etsy shop, and decided there were a few things that needed ‘new life! ‘  so i cut ’em up! don’t …

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Dr. Suess & a new watercolor card

hi everyone! gosh…  what can i say?  i’m always finding a way to doodle somehow… making cards, playing in color, adding texture, lettering, stitching, stamping, and a bit of glitter… … is just a little slice of art heaven for this girl!  and then add a bit of dr. suess wisdom and there you have it… fun, whimsy, and a …

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Terri’s Garden ~ Part 1 ~ GiveAway reminder!

Hi everyone ~ wow it’s been quite the week!  Thank you for all of your kind remarks on our “Great Adventure” { a love story!}  God is so good ~ all the time.The little quilt piece below is one I’ve been trying to finish. Not done yet!  {but I am really lovin’ the process of playing with it} ~ this is …

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Our Love Story ~

Hi there sweet readers ~ Today, I invite you to read a love story.  It’s a personal one. A journey of a million heart miles… to unending joy. While healing, faith, and hope are all woven in and through this story, it’s not unusual.  Because this story was written by an awesome God.   {and still is!}  Come ~ I hope you’ll take a few minutes …

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Genuine Love ~

Good Day to you all! I’ve been taking a break from sewing and computerland for a few days; feels good!  Sooooo happy for a three-day weekend, I am!  So… taking a gander at some of my photographs, I thought I would show you this little canvas… A few months ago, we studied the Book of Romans, and it was a …

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New Crosses ~

Good day, readers~thanks for sharing a bit of your time on a good {and glad} Friday!  Today, I’m sharing some new items I’ve made and listed in the shop {and a special}.  It’s so much fun to see how the fabric changes when it’s cut up and made into a specific shape. This is fabric I dyed, and then embellished.  …

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From My Studio ~ City Lights ~

Good Friday Morning everyone! Today I want to show a new piece I designed last weekend.  I’m calling it “City Lights.” The base fabric is, once again, my stash of aqua “grunge” fabric from Basic Grey for Moda.  It came together almost by accident, as I was cleaning up in the studio. As I was folding up fabrics, I began …

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A Spring Fling with Terri Stegmiller Stencils ~

Hello sweet friends~Happy, Happy Friday!I’ve been in the mood for flowers…    Could it be that I’m thinking about  s p r i n g ?  {hmmm… maybe!}But even more exciting… {yes it has to be more exciting as it’s only January}… is Terri Stegmiller’s cute CUTE NEW stencils, and I’ve been P L A Y I N G in my …

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Leftovers ~ Pattern & Magazine Giveaway ~

A few weeks ago, I spent an afternoon going through the  leftovers.  {kind of like the frig too!} … Although these happen to be the fabric kind… ya know, those  blocks that didn’t make the cut when you were making a larger quilt, or were slightly askew, etc.  This is the pattern from which I first saw the acronym, better …

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A Christmas Ornament with a Sharpie ~

I have to say it was so fun to be a part of Jennifer’s CREATIVE CHRISTMAS post yesterday.  In addition, today I want to show you all another aspect of this fun project!    This glass ornament ~ a colored one ~ perfect for this technique!  {you may even have some already on the tree ~ “blank” and ready to decorate!} I …

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Creative Christmas ~ Guest Post at Studio JRU ~

Hello and Happy Christmas! No, it’s not ‘exactly’ Christmas, but it is  t i m e  to get craftin’ … ! And you’ll find a host of  g r e a t  ideas from THE most sweet of hosts ~ it’s the Creative Christmas, from Jennifer, at Studio JRU for the month of December! Jennifer at STUDIO JRU asked me to …

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Country Roads & a Cowboy ~

We had such a wonderful drive home from my Dad’s home, several weekend’s ago.  We chose to go home via a different route than our usual one. It takes longer, but I relish the idea of taking in the vistas that this road offers.  So ~ I’m excited to share a few shots of some of our stops, and wonderful back-road views, beginning with the Graves …

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Snug as a Mug on a Rug ~ Giveaway

Hi there sweet friends ~  Well, I have been hunkerin’ for a lil’ good ol’ fashioned piecing, and so that’s what I’ve been doing a little bit of lately.  By the way, all of these pieces are finished with a YLI candlelight thread in Christmas green, glowing in the binding.  I published a tutorial on this quick couching technique for …

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My Watercolor Cards ~ GiveAway !

Hi there!   Oh my gosh ~ Winter Storm Brutus is here, and our fireplace is a wonderful place to be!  Soooo thankful!    And I’m so excited to be home for a long four-day weekend, as I took today off! Yay!  I have really, REALLY enjoyed an online class I’ve been taking “The Wild Art of Abandonment” through Christy Tomlinson’s website, …

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Love One Another ~

Hi there!  Happy Friday!   Well… here is the last of the mixed media pieces I’ve made this summer and fall. One of the things that is so fun for me, is to play with the layering effects… it’s such a fun surprise to see  colors and myriad textures that can be achieved.  I’m especially addicted fond of the process of …