Hemet Quilt Show & The Dammit Doll

I am still in the process of cleaning/organizing the kids old bonus room into somewhat of a studio/sewing room for myself.  It is a long process… Amazing how much fabric I have amassed in the last year and a half of quilting.  And equally amazing that the kids have “moved out” but still have most of their things in our house.  Anyway, I digress… I had a chance to go to the Hemet Annual Quilt Show.  I got a good dose of inspiration, and I can’t wait to finish organizing, so I can start to sew and create again.  Here are some of my favorites at the show (love the quilted dressmaker’s dummy):

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I just love the silhouette black/white lady quilt.  And I wanted to share this doll that one of the ladies in my sewing group was making.  Cute idea, but I kind of feel sorry for the doll…

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New Shoes

I don’t know why, but I am not a fan of shoe shopping.  After wearing my all purpose sneakers on my last hike and nearly destroying them, I realized I really needed new hiking shoes as well as workout shoes.  So, dear hubby happily accompanied me to the outlets.  I am very fortunate to have such a patient husband.  I was the one shopping for shoes, and getting bored.  He reminded me that shoe shopping couldn’t possibly be worse than the root canal I got last week.  I had to think about that one…

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A Boy And His Car

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Sometimes crappy things happen… Dear younger son had his car stolen off the street near his apartment the other day.  This dear little car was handed down from his three older cousins, who owned it in succession.  It had seen better days, but was in amazing shape and well loved.  He took possession of it […]

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Valentine Swap

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I mentioned earlier that I was involved in a Valentine Swap.  It was hosted by Viv over at Viv Out On A Whim – Thank you Viv!  And I was partnered with a most talented mixed media artist, Cheryl over at Artsy Fartsy.  Cheryl sent me lots of goodies, including a bunch of caramel kisses! […]

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Balance

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For whatever reason, this time of year, I seem to need some kind of spiritual connection.  Possibly the end of a hectic holiday season, and the departure of my children back to their respective lives?  I found myself feeling really empty after everyone left, and I was putting away Christmas decorations by myself.  So, the […]

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Happy Holidays!

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It’s been a very busy last few weeks.  Dear older son has come and gone, dear younger son and dear daughter will be returning to the Bay area and University after the new year.  The quilts I made for them were a hit.  I had been collecting Japanese themed fabrics, and made them all the […]

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An Update

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So much for yacking about my garden every month… I have decided to try winter gardening as I am such a hands off summer gardener.  It just gets too hot around here during the summer. So, with the help of my gardener, my planters are ready to go – whenever I get going: We had […]

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IronBruin!

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Now that dear younger son graduated, we have been deprived of watching Collegiate Ice Hockey games.  But fear not, dear daughter has joined the Triathlon team in addition to the cycling team.  So last weekend, we woke at 4:30 in the morning and headed to my alma mater to watch her participate in her first […]

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A Very Special Birthday

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Last month was my Birthday.  For whatever reason, I spent the last year thinking I was 53, when in fact, I was 54.  So, it felt like I got two years older!  Oh well, I am just happy to celebrate another birthday :).  Normally, dear hubby bakes me a cake, but he was out of […]

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Gift Quilts

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I finished these quilts back in August, and can now share them since they have been given to their recipients.  I made the first quilt for my MIL, when we visited her in Europe.  I used a kit I found at our local quilt shop.  The second one, I made for my brother-in-law.  He likes […]

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A Yoyo Quilt

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I was visiting my parents today, and took photos of a yoyo quilt I had made for them years ago.  I must have been a teenager, since the gift was for their 25th wedding anniversary in the ’70s?  I don’t think they actually got the quilt until much later.  Looking back, I am amazed that […]

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The Start Of Another School Year

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Since dear hubby drove up with younger son to the bay area, then flew home, it was my turn to drive dear daughter back down to University.  We managed to pack everything in – I think it helped that she only took her road bike.  Now it’s time to pick up and clean up the […]

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