butterflies for bernie ~ repurposed? {not yet!}

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hi there ~ here’s a sweet remembrance {from over twelve years ago} of patiently stitching {over forty} butterflies…  and especially patient given it’s the triple-stitch version of the blanket stitch applique.  {and nine pieces for each butterfly} but! that was exactly what i did, because i had a new sewing machine, and {nothing better to do, apparently!}but i was thrilled to …

glittery pretty placemats ~ snowblossoms ~ giveaway

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hellloooo! …from the frozen “snowblossoms” of montana!  i love highs of -8 wintery weather.  it makes me appreciate 20 degrees {above zero}. lol speaking of snowblossoms ~ how i loved making this quilt. i really did.  {but} … i knew i wouldn’t  finish it ~ {until now}. it has been tucked away in a closet for over ten years.  motivated …

My Favorite Quilt

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This is the second full size quilt I ever quilted  and it is truly beloved and very well-used, ten years later! Even though it is getting so worn, It is still my favorite, I think in part, because it seemed so large to me! You know, it was one of those ‘first big steps’ in accomplishing something that was a …

Curvalicious!

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One of the creative pattern designers I have been attracted to for many years, especially as a beginner quilter, is Cheryl Wittmayer’s company  “Sew-Be-It!.  Her patterns are great for beginner quilters, and a wonderful ‘jumping off’ palette of designs to really help you get started with free motion quilting!  I hope you will visit her web site and see if …