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Here's an update on my Field & Forest lap quilt. I'm still experimenting with the colors and layout. A few of the blocks are already sewn together, with other "floating sections" laid out on my design wall, which I am still using and absolutely LOVE. (Some of you may remember this project, introduced way back HERE in 2006!) Anyway, the design wall is great for small projects like this. I may rearrange everything a few more times before I'm done. I've got another stack of embroidered squares to be trimmed and sewn into blocks waiting in the wings. Hope to... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at turkey feathers
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August has arrived! Summer is in full swing around here. With all the smoke and fire and heat here in the west, cool hues and shades of green gleaned from our travels (and from our rambles through the backyard) are welcome and appealing to me just now--bringing a bit of calm as well as inspiration into my stitching projects today. So far though, this is the only sighting of the elusive blue butterfly I've seen. Keeping watch . . . Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2018 at turkey feathers
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In between a flurry of travel and other summer activities, I'm contentedly stitching these small embroidered blocks with the Field & Forest pattern set (I introduced here). It's been great digging into my stash of fabric scraps again in the spirit of 'Use What You Have, since I don't really have a grand plan for this project. In fact, it's all very random at this point. But while I'm concentrating on keeping my chain-stitches evenly spaced, and trying not to stab my finger with the needle, I am envisioning a colorful quilt, a sort of lap throw, of embroidered blocks... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2018 at turkey feathers
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Every summer, mother nature provides us with an ever-changing meadow nearby. It's always a surprise. Last year it was mostly field daisies. Before that, teasel and tall grass. This year it's dandelions mingled with Queen Ann's Lace. To some; only weeds. But others see wildflowers! Certainly miracles. Rain or shine it takes care of itself. Gentle breezes make it dance. Bees and butterflies come and go. Ladybugs lurk. Nothing more is needed. It's free for the taking: a little calm within a chaotic world. A gift. It's always interesting to see what 'volunteers' arrive each summer. Mostly from seeds carried... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2018 at turkey feathers
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After hiking a bit up a dusty narrow path, winding through pines and forest fauna, we find a respite! Oh, land of enchantment. This scene reminds me of when I was a child, and summer seemed to go on forever. My generation didn't have access to computers, gadgets, or high-tech games. The great outdoors was our play station. Sometimes we got bored, but never for long because our imagination would lead us into wonderful make-believe adventures. One time, we "built a train" and rode into the land of enchantment. Nobody remarked that our train was only a row of mismatched... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2018 at turkey feathers
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Considering how I was just introducing new chicken tea towels in my last post, with links for patterns, my timing for putting PatternBee (and my other web shops) on vacation mode probably seems a bit abrupt! But actually, business in general this month has been very slow, so we are looking at this as an opportunity to get caught up on some house projects. Jam making season is here as well and I want to take my time and enjoy these simple pleasures while they last. All orders that came in over the weekend will be printed and shipped ASAP... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2018 at turkey feathers
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(Lovely cakes courtesy of my daughters, from 2007) One of my favorite shows to watch sometimes, as I sit and stitch...is The Great British Baking Show although, I don't think its in production anymore. It's a bit confusing, because what's currently being billed as Season 5, is actually Season 3 (from 2012), and has never been shown in the U.S. In fact, this show is prior to any of the seasons American audiences watched (on PBS); the first show aired in 2013. So even though Mary Berry and the ladies have moved on, they will be presented as if nothing... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2018 at turkey feathers
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Something new. After that brief revelry, we call Independence Day, with all its concentrated sparkle and glory, and with it falling smack dab in the middle of the week, things are all at once quiet on the home front again. Though somewhat briefly, pending a lovely visit from my darling granddaughters later this afternoon. Who knows what sorts of mischief we will get up to. In the meantime, my attention has returned to a little creative stitching I started last week with another doll. More about that over here at my Doll Making Journal, along with an exciting announcement and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2018 at turkey feathers
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Thanks for joining me here for some fun! It's true that I will do almost anything to avoid having to make conventional mops of yarn to cover a doll's head! My dolls are not really for young children to play with, I consider them more like muses, so the suggestion... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2018 at meadowsweetworkshop
Thanks for stopping by--have a GREAT day!!
Toggle Commented Jul 4, 2018 on Happy 4th! at turkey feathers
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Revisiting: My recipe for fun. Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2018 at turkey feathers
Well, I guess this blog is good for something! LOL.
Toggle Commented Jul 4, 2018 on Be Free at turkey feathers
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Goodness. It seems that, only a few posts back I was introducing June. It really went by fast in a flurry of activity. So happy to be settling into the summer season. Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2018 at turkey feathers
Posted Jun 28, 2018 at turkey feathers
Coffee grounds....I shall try that! Thanks for the tip.
Toggle Commented Jun 28, 2018 on African Violets at turkey feathers
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Yes, they seem to be much brighter than when I purchased them last year. Love them!
Toggle Commented Jun 28, 2018 on African Violets at turkey feathers
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It's been a long wait. So happy to find these have bloomed at long last. Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2018 at turkey feathers
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A couple of weeks ago, Grace (one of my darling daughters), walked into the room just as I was about to photograph Marigold #1 for my shop. I had the doll on my worktable, in front of a large vase of pink peonies, backlit with an ambient light that was... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2018 at meadowsweetworkshop
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It's that time again...yum! Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2018 at turkey feathers
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The predicted thunderstorm never arrived, but the hot weather did. Off we went to our hidden oasis. Getting back to work now . . . but with this image still lingering in my mind. Must try and stay focused. Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2018 at turkey feathers
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I love Bluebell's emerald eyes. I'm trying to fashion some sort of embellishment for this little handmade doll to bring them out. In the meantime, the northwest weather is keeping us entertained. Today we have a prediction of: ninety degrees intermingled with thunder storms. Sounds like we are in for... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2018 at meadowsweetworkshop
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New from the workshop: these lovely handmade cat dolls have arrived. Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2018 at meadowsweetworkshop
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Not quite ready for prime time. Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2018 at meadowsweetworkshop
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This is what happens sometimes when I wake up in the middle of the night and can't get back to sleep. By morning, I have all the details worked out and I hit the floor running. Such a lovely morning it was too. I spent a ridiculous amount of time designing, cutting, and stitching. And before the day was through, Sweet Pea had arrived. Weighing barely a whisper and just 5" long. I *love* her. Doesn't she look peaceful? Oh, those baby days were such precious times. Yawn . . . Now I need a nap. Thank you for stopping... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2018 at turkey feathers
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These gorgeous peonies are making me so happy right now. Oh, how wonderful they smell. I've got them in vases all over the house. Even here at the sewing machine to keep me company. And they are finding their way into other places. Everything seems to look better in a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2018 at meadowsweetworkshop