Soars with Joy and Love

Tuesday, 28. June 2016 22:31 | Author:

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A girl in a floral dress on a pink background quilted with a giant dahlia seems appropriate for this beautiful day.

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Her soul soars with joy and love (13” x 17”)

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She Loves Her Dog

Monday, 27. June 2016 22:02 | Author:

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A girl and her dog enjoying a day at the beach.
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She loves her dog (6” x 11”)

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Happy Being Herself

Sunday, 26. June 2016 22:53 | Author:

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Lots of quilted scraps were stitched together to create this background – it give it great texture.
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Happy Being Herself (9” x 12”)

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Tiny Portraits

Saturday, 25. June 2016 21:58 | Author:

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wish :: create joy
Tiny stitched portraits – they not only help me practice my free motion stitching, I get the joy of coloring them.
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dream :: glow :: hello :: hello joy :: love :: be you (each 3.5” x 4.5”)
I also love that my small bits of batting and fabric scraps have a purpose.

People often ask what to do with them. Hang them on a wall (use a tiny binder clip to hold them up). Set them on a shelf. Use them as a book mark. Use them as a mug rug/coaster. Tuck them in a envelope and send happy mail to a loved one.

What would you do with a tiny stitched portrait?

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Creating with Her Sewing Machine

Thursday, 23. June 2016 6:35 | Author:

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This is me lately; when not at work or sleeping, I am at my sewing machine stitching away on a dozen different projects. Deadlines are approaching along with some much needed time off for summer fun.
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She enjoys creating with her sewing machine (15” x 23”)

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Sew Happy Home

Monday, 20. June 2016 9:25 | Author:

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A cat sits atop shelves full of fabric and stares out the window.
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A dog naps next to a sewing table.
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A girl cut fabric for her next project.
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Each scene is part of a 9” x 36” quilt block I designed for a local quilt shop for the 2016 Row by Row Experience.
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I had a fun time sketching and stitching up the samples. The pattern is darn cute. Want a copy? Visit Quilt Zone in Anchorage, AK starting June 21 through September 6. If you can’t make it to Alaska, patterns will be available for purchase in November.
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There are hundreds quilt shops participating in Row by Row. Visit them and ask for a copy of their free row pattern. Many shops also offer kits. Stitch 8 rows together in a quilt and you might win a bundle of fat quarters.

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They Enjoy Date Nights

Sunday, 19. June 2016 22:17 | Author:

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Date nights in my household is often a movie on the couch after a yummy dinner at home or a movie on half price day. Regardless of what we are doing, it’s always nice to spend time together.
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They enjoy date nights (13” x 17”)
What are some of your favorite date nights?

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Bloom

Saturday, 18. June 2016 22:17 | Author:

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Alaska is blossoming – lilacs, wild roses, cow parsnip, lupine, forget me nots and fireweed are all blooming. It makes me want to use all the pretty floral fabrics I can find.
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Bloom (11” x 14”)

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Pet Portraits

Friday, 17. June 2016 22:17 | Author:

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I spent some time doodle stitching and later coloring some tiny pet portraits.
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Each one measure 3.5” x 4.5”.
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This is Fluffy. She insisted I take a break while she sat on my chest and purred. She was not happy that I stopped petting her to take her picture.

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Everyday Outside Blessing

Thursday, 16. June 2016 22:17 | Author:

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It was warm today – warmer than usual and beautiful. A fun day to sew holiday stockings with my quilt guild.
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Everyday outside is a blessing (13” x 17”)

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