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It’s been a very busy couple of weeks working on a wide-variety of sewing projects.  Tango, Pa’s, Valentines, Stoles, oh my!  And I have even more finished works to show, but they need to be “properly” photographed.

It is time for me to catch my breath and re-group.  Fabric piles are consuming my office, sewing tools are thrown about, and I can’t possibly start another project until I get organized.

Time to make a cup of coffee and regroup.


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Barn Quilts

My old boss from my Michigan Radio days now does a show called “Talk of Iowa.”  Thhis summer Charity did a show featuring Barn Quilts. You can listen here, scrolling down to Tuesday June 7, 2011 “Restoring Iowa’s Historic Barns,” and I believe the barn quilt discussion starts at about the 30 minute mark.

I was really inspired by this conversation and enjoyed googling images of various country barns featuring quilt blocks.

Then just the other day my parents, fresh from a rural road trip, announced they were making one for the Sawmill they operate.


Pretty cool!

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Ann Arbor Modern Quilting Guild

I’m so lucky to have such wonderful crafty people to meet with in our guild.  If you’re not already reading these fabulous quilty, crafty, fabric blogs, check ’em out:

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New Baby

Hey everyone!

I have not been up to much sewing or crafting these days, let along blogging.  I have the best excuse: a brand new baby boy!   My son Henry was born on Saturday, March 26th at 3:57am.  8lbs 15oz, 20 inches, and totally awesome.  If you like birth stories, you can read mine HERE.

Anyway – I was so happy to have my party time quilt to enjoy while at the hospital. It felt nice to have something warm and handmade around in that foreign environment.

And I was able to finish my mug rug for the Ann Arbor Modern Quilt Guild.  More on that soon!  I wasn’t even able to snag a picture, but you can see what I created by heading over to Emily’s blog HERE.


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