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Erin | house on hill road
Interests: family and friends fabric and thread yarn and needles paper and ink food and drink
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A few weeks ago I posted a photo of something I was baking on Instagram and promised Molly that I would post the recipe. I did mention that it is my favorite dessert. And it is. My mom used to... Continue reading
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Popping in to let you all know that I am honored and super excited to be a guest on Pat Sloan's American Patchwork and Quilting Podcast this coming Monday, August 24th. The show airs at 4:00 pm EST and you... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2015 at house on hill road
Hi Nan! Yes, you could face the neckline and you could still use bias in other places. A nice, fine wale corduroy with drape would be lovely! I'm not sure about a faux suede or a denim - they might not have enough drape. I would recommend giving it a go in a recommended fabric and then seeing what other fabrics you think could work. Hope that helps! Erin
Toggle Commented Aug 16, 2015 on My Dottie Angel Frock at house on hill road
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I think I liked The Rocks more, but The Vacationers would be good for the beach.
Toggle Commented Aug 12, 2015 on Summer. at house on hill road
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Stopping by quickly to let you know that I restocked my little shop with scrap bags. Again, I have sorted them by size - Large bags have medium to large scraps that will be great to cut up and use... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2015 at house on hill road
I read Station Eleven earlier this summer and loved it! Thanks for the other recommendations.
Toggle Commented Aug 10, 2015 on Summer. at house on hill road
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Thanks! I've read a lot of her books. I'll have to see what's left. They are such fun reads!
Toggle Commented Aug 6, 2015 on Summer. at house on hill road
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Summer. So lovely and bright, but so hard to get a hold of, if that makes any sense. Fatty and I went to Switzerland! It was amazing - full of good food, good people, amazing scenery. It was a fast... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2015 at house on hill road
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My final donation quilt for our school and church carnival is this Canyon Path quilt done up in some gorgeous Cotton + Steel. The pattern is by Alexia Abegg and is available on the Cotton + Steel website. I bought... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2015 at house on hill road
Fatty is a cyclist and loves the cookbook Feed Zone Portables. There are many good recipes in there, much can be made ahead and frozen, all are meant to be able to grab and go. I think it would be great for growing, athletic kids as the nutrition is balanced and sound.
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I finally got around to basting my Four Winds quilt top on Friday afternoon. Our school and church carnival is coming up this weekend and I had always intended to donate this one to the quilt booth for that event.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2015 at house on hill road
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I've had my eyes on this dress by Tif, aka Dottie Angel, ever since she announced that it would be available as a pattern. It's just so dang cute! And truly, everything that lady puts her hands to is adorable,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2015 at house on hill road
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In an effort to get something finished this week, I sat down at the machine and sewed the binding to this quilt. The pattern is Fox Tails by Tula Pink and I bought it as a kit last year on... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2015 at house on hill road
that is a great party theme! so clever!
Toggle Commented Jun 27, 2015 on taco birthday party at angry chicken
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The girls left for camp almost three weeks ago and come home on Saturday. Naturally, I've spent most of the week focused on completing my long list of things that I thought I would accomplish while they were gone. I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2015 at house on hill road
Better?
Toggle Commented Jun 26, 2015 on Cotton + Steel Feather Mini at house on hill road
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8?!? How is that possible? Happy Birthday Phoebe! Your bag is adorable.
Toggle Commented Jun 23, 2015 on Phoebe's book bag at Wee Wonderfuls
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Remember my first mini quilt? The one that I made to be given away and then decided to keep? I made its replacement and sent it off to my swap partner last week. Feathers! I used Anna Maria's pattern to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2015 at house on hill road
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I found my first two four-leafed clovers on Sunday morning while walking the dog. I am always on the lookout for them, but had never been lucky in the past. Minutes before, I had decided to stop looking. And then... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2015 at house on hill road
I don't mind at all! I actually *almost* did the same!
Toggle Commented May 29, 2015 on Loominous Everyday Skirt at house on hill road
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1. I did not know Graeter's had pretzel cones. Must investigate. 2. Quilt! (I can help if you need it, which I doubt you do.) 3. All the Light We Cannot See - my very favorite tome of the last year. I read it and then listened to it on audiobook - highly recommend the latter. 4. I chuckled at the "very Purl Soho" line. So true. And so happy making. 5. Snickerdoodles! Jane is already out of school. I'm putting her on cookie detail today.
Toggle Commented May 28, 2015 on not i at remedial eating
Hi Michele - I didn't line it, but it could use it. I just choose to wear a slip.
Toggle Commented May 27, 2015 on Loominous Everyday Skirt at house on hill road
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The pattern has side panels! The only tricky part was lining up the pockets with the panels, but the stripes made that pretty easy!
Toggle Commented May 21, 2015 on Loominous Everyday Skirt at house on hill road
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This skirt was supposed to be sewn Mother's Day weekend. I had the fabric washed and the pattern picked out, but it just didn't happen. I honestly forgot how busy May can be. I thought if I could get to... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2015 at house on hill road
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My friend, Jill, and I are both making the Moda Modern Building Blocks quilt. She is working from the kit, adding a few of her own fabrics and I am working from my stash. Well, I am trying to work... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2015 at house on hill road