Maggie’s First Dance BOM Block 1….Done!


I so excited to be done with block 1! Honestly, I don’t make pieced blocks often. In the past I’ve tried and I just couldn’t get it right. For that reason, when I do pieced block I choose paper piecing. It’s just less frustrating. But….I must have done enough of those (paper pieced) that now my piecing is getting better. Cause this block turned out so close to good. My points are not all perfect but they are so close that I don’t really care.

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Which Thread Should You Use?

I wanted to share with you one of my favorite designers, Becky Goldsmith. She has a great tutorial breaking down the confusion as to what kind of threads work best with wool. This is something I have struggled with in my process of learning wool applique. There are a variety of threads available and knowing which ones to try first can be overwhelming. Reading about her experience and seeing her examples was very helpful.

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FNwF’s Results and Slow Stitching Sunday


Last Friday night I spent some time continuing work on Winter Queen. Although I haven’t blogged in a while, I have stitched, mostly on Winter Queen. I’ve made some progress and can now begin to see the end in sight.

The blue in the pics always looks different each time I photograph. It’s just as hard to get right as all white. Sorry about that.

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FNSI Results…Easter Weekend


FNSI was to be a weekend of sewing. I instead spent it sick. My husband even had to cook Easter dinner. I think it turned out great. I couldn’t taste it sadly due to the rotten cold I had. It didn’t help that I was also suffering from the nausea that comes with having a migraine.  Aside from all that it was a beautiful Easter Sunday, weather wise.  Not sure what the temps were but it didn’t feel cold having the windows open. It was sunny with a very light breeze. Just beautiful!

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