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Colleen
Southern California
Interests: Writing, knitting, scrapbooking, photography
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I have no idea how I have managed to acquire two picnic baskets full of scraps, but apparently I have never, ever thrown a piece of fabric away. In an effort to work my way through some of my bits... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2014 at Running With Scissors
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I have a new motto for 2014 and a new printer, so I thought I would make myself a little sign to celebrate both. I hung it up right next my desk to remind me to focus on my own... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2014 at Running With Scissors
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I've always wanted to make a lone star quilt, but intricate piecing requires more patience and precision than I possess. Then I saw this quilt and it seemed more doable. It was fairly easy although not particularly relaxing to make.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2014 at Running With Scissors
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You mean your animals don't have placemats? They just eat like savages? Yeah, well, I'm sure my family thinks this is just the next step into Crazy Cat Lady territory for me. For the record, I only have one cat,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2014 at Running With Scissors
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Please excuse the iPhone photos (oh, who are we kidding, most of my photos are iPhone photos), but I was over at my friend Pam's house and realized I didn't take any pictures of the quilt that I made her... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2014 at Running With Scissors
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I'm trying to be consistent with the rest of the world and changing Flashback Friday to Throwback Thursday. You cannot understand how much it pains me. I was flashbacking way before anyone was throwing back. Anyway. I'm honoring my cousin... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2014 at Running With Scissors
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Since Oprah and I are soooo similar, practically the same person, I thought it would be fun to share my favorite things just like she does. And no, you are not getting a car. 1. Tervis Tumblers -- Keeps cold... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2013 at Running With Scissors
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I have never been particularly interested in intricately pieced quilting. It just looked so hard. I also figured my complete inability to be precise might be a problem. Then I came upon paper piecing -- which is basically using a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2013 at Running With Scissors
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We've all seen t-shirt quilts like this one I made for Casey, but recently I've noticed a trend toward memory quilts made with clothing. Sometimes the clothes are cut up and pieced together, other times they are appliqued whole onto... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2013 at Running With Scissors
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St. Thomas, USVI, 1983. And they said it wouldn't last. Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2013 at Running With Scissors
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I spent the past weekend with a few of my writer friends at a "retreat" (a fancy name for a girls' weekend) in Arizona. We did accomplish some of our writerly goals, but we also had plenty of time for... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2013 at Running With Scissors
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That's right. I'm sharing my bed with a stone cold killer. I've known for a while, I guess. But I was in denial. He's just so cute. And funny. And cuddly. Damn his fuzzy little face. It started small. The... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2012 at Running With Scissors
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Have you heard of Emi-Jay hair ties? They are very cool elastic bands for ponytails that don't leave a dent in your hair. They come in lots of cute colors and patterns. And good God Almighty are they expensive. Twelve... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2012 at Running With Scissors
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I am so easily amused. Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2012 at Running With Scissors
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Too much eye make-up? Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2012 at Running With Scissors
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I'm supposed to be writing, so I thought it would be the perfect time to sew up an apron. It came out pretty cute, although I wish I could figure out a way to add pockets. I used this tutorial,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2012 at Running With Scissors
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And no, you can't take it back. Inspired by these fabulous prints, I felt compelled to make my own for some dear friends' birthdays. That's some excellent photography, isn't it? Laying them flat on the counter (and standing on a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2012 at Running With Scissors
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(My cousin Laura and a friend, circa a long time ago) I've always kind of fancied living on a farm -- let's pause so that all my Flannery relatives can finish rolling around on the floor laughing -- done? Good.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2012 at Running With Scissors
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Last weekend my sister Susie brought her new puppy down from Northern California to meet the family. Lilly, on the right, seemed to love everyone, especially her puppy cousin Stella. Lilly is a four-month-old goldendoodle (golden retriever + poodle) and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2012 at Running With Scissors
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Have you seen this blog: Dog Shaming? Funny stuff. I love how remorseful some of the dogs look. I was inspired to take a photo of my own naughty dog. The only hard part was deciding which of her crimes... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2012 at Running With Scissors
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{J. Crew Bubble necklace. Available in four colors.} I'm sure you've seen this cute J. Crew necklace around lately. Adorable, no? But $150 for a trendy plastic necklace? Ouch. Love J. Crew, but that kind of hurts. {Bauble Bar Princess... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2012 at Running With Scissors
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I haven't been quilting much lately (clearly, I haven't been working on my photography skills either, sorry) but I felt like some sewing yesterday. I dug into my very large basket of scraps (except for the fussy-cut typewriter) and made... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2012 at Running With Scissors
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White water rafting would definitely be on it (I don't have a list because knowing me, it would just turn in to a giant to-do list and frankly, I don't need the pressure.) and I would be able to check... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2012 at Running With Scissors