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October 28, 2014 · 0 comments

This week:
Water Bottle Carrier for my Granddaughter.
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Not Eating BonBons

September 6, 2014
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Dear Blog, I do apologize for my neglect. I promise I will do better at feeding and nurturing you. It’s not you, it’s me. We’ve been together a long time (and dang it who’s in charge here anyway?!!). I have been guilty of allowing you to dictate taking you for granted and allowing our cyber-love […]

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Fold It, Fold It Good

March 16, 2014
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BEFORE ON THE WAY TO AFTER I am moving my machines and fabric stash back into my sewing room…that originally was my son’s bedroom…then it became my sewing room…then a bedroom for a daughter and grandson for a couple of months…back to my sewing room…then a bedroom for a son who relocated to Austin…and now […]

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And a Soul Felt Its Worth

December 22, 2013
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…and a soul felt its worth. Knocked me upside the head. Where were those words all these years. I sang them. I gave the lyrics rote but never heard them. Really, really heard them with my heart and not my head. Worth. A soul, my soul, feeling worth. A term, a feeling so foreign to […]

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Love, Martha

May 14, 2013
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Last week I received a huge box filled with 8 quilt tops. Making that event even more special is that they were made by a women, “Granny” 40 plus years ago. There is a wonderful story behind them and how they ended up being given to me. This woman and her story are so precious […]

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Post QuiltCon Thoughts and Angst

March 2, 2013
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I had a wonderful time. My mind and heart were on overload with inspiration, teachings, friends and wonderful people. It was an honor to have taken Jacquie Gering’s class “Building Bridges – Architecture Inspired”. It. Was. Amazing! I was so thrilled to finally meet her. But… I have to be honest. This post will not […]

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QuiltCon 5 Things About Me

February 6, 2013
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QuiltCon is only TWO weeks away!! I can’t wait. I can’t wait to show off my present home of Austin Texas. If you are coming to Austin and want some tips or suggestions about food, beverages (the kind that make you happy), music, tattoos or cycling …search me out. I am thrilled to help. I […]

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Time to Get Real

January 8, 2013
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Time for some Sewing Studio Honesty. First, I have whined before how I used to have a whole 15×15 sq ft room as my studio. I now have a space carved out of what is supposed to be the dining area in our 1000 sq ft (that counts the garage) home. The dining table sits […]

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:: Happy 2013 ::

January 2, 2013
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Happy New Year!! {a day late for those of you in the Northern Hemisphere} I hope all you holidays were filled with peace and you were present with those you love. I had a baby. Ok a mechanical baby. I seem to have a love of vintage sewing machines. I found this one on Craigslist. […]

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Leavin’ On a Jet Plane… With a Quilt

October 29, 2012

I’m leaving to spend time with my middle daughter and my Lil Dude. Look at this face! I can’t wait to see it and cover it with kisses and smooshes. He’s a little monkey. He’s going to be Curious George for Halloween. I made him a small cuddle-and-drag-around quilt.

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