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Sondra
Sedgwick, Kansas
Wife, daughter, cat collector, designer, blogger, business owner, and late night quilter...obsessed with color, fabric, and making complicated projects as simple as possible....the way life (and quilting) should be!
Interests: Learning new things...to the point I spend more time studying than actually doing.....(yikes!)
Recent Activity
Last month I built a new web site and moved my blog to that location. Now, I've discovered that all my followers weren't automatically moved over to the new location. This post should take care of those who subscribe through Bloglovin' but just in case you're not getting my newest... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2014 at Out of the Blue
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Ho! Ho! Ho! I wonder how many of you are still up at this moment, finishing the last stitches on bindings, ironing finished projects, wrapping them? I'm done with gifts for another season, many of them being test models for new patterns. Normally I don't show previews, but after months... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2013 at Out of the Blue
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Ooooh! Ahhhhh! That's the giddy feeling I get when my favorite brown truck pulls up with a box from the Fat Quarter Shop. That little UPS driver could be Santa in a sleigh as far as I'm concerned...just needs to change out that brown outfit for something in a flashier... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2013 at Out of the Blue
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I'm behind a bit on my writing this week, but there are good reasons! First and foremost, reorganizing my sewing room, which brings me to what I am grateful for: having a designated area in which to sew. I can still remember my mom, sewing away on our kitchen table... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2013 at Out of the Blue
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It's that time of year again. Halloween is over and our thoughts are now turning to Thanksgiving and Christmas. Trying to find a balance between work, our children's holiday activities, social engagements, shopping, baking, wrapping and sending Christmas cards, can be enough to bring out the "bah humbug" in the... Continue reading
Reblogged Nov 6, 2013 at Out of the Blue
Day 4 - Blogs: I love them. Blogging has changed the way we quilt. Not sure how to perform a certain technique? Google it, because I can promise you someone has blogged about it. Want to know the latest news at your local quilt store? Check on line....good chance they... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2013 at Out of the Blue
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Day 3 - rulers and templates: As I started gathering rulers and templates to photograph for this post, I came to the realization that an intervention might be in order. I seem to have a fetish for tools, similar to women who collect too many pairs of shoes...something I never... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2013 at Out of the Blue
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I am blessed in so many ways: a loving husband, fun and "normal" families, and numerous stray cats that keep us entertained, just for starters! I have a job that I love, and I look forward to Mondays and getting to go to work...in my sewing room. I've decided to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2013 at Out of the Blue
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"Eat a live frog every morning, and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day.” -Mark Twain. In other words, get your most dreaded task out of the way each day before you doing anything else. Today, I gave the theory a shot and guess what? Now?... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2013 at Out of the Blue
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I swear I'm like a little kid when I get attention - love it, love it, love it! Am I the only person around that gets this excited when people "like" and "comment" on Facebook and blog posts? Hopefully not! I did have several inquiries yesterday about my 30 Days... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2013 at Out of the Blue
Thank you! I've been working away on some more this evening trying to get caught up. My pages are also digital! I would love to see yours!!
Toggle Commented Sep 17, 2013 on 30 Days of Lists 1-5 at Out of the Blue
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This month I started a new project.... ....and I love it! Each day, we receive a topic to write about and make a list. Some topics are simple, but others have been pretty thought provoking. I love scrapbooking but rarely get a chance to do any, so I chose that... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2013 at Out of the Blue
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This is what I do in an effort to avoid cleaning my sewing room. Overall, it was totally worth! I love that a simple batch of homemade bread dough can be turned into a dozen bierrocks, a small pan of cinnamon rolls and even a few dinner rolls. And the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2013 at Out of the Blue
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My mother, Chelsea, has suffered from Alzheimer's the past two years. Every Saturday, my sisters and I faithfully make the trip to the home where she stays to visit with her. Recently, she was diagnosed with congestive heart failure, which took an unexpected turn last week. This Saturday's trip was... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2013 at Out of the Blue
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How do you get yours? Today, I got mine with stripes. Yummy stripes. And all because Charlotte, who owns my favorite shop, had a birthday and is such a sweetie she gave her customers the gift! An extra 10% on their Shopper Card discounts! Woo hoo!! Thank you, Charlotte! Offer... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2013 at Out of the Blue
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Such an awesome week to report! Went to WW yesterday and lost 1.8 pounds. I'm trying for two pounds each week, but factoring in 4th of July celebrations, reunions, barbecues and cocktails, I'm pleased. Tried to spend a little less time on the patio and more time tracking points. I'm... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2013 at Out of the Blue
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I hope everyone has a happy and safe holiday! Yesterday I posted for a free pattern download, but my web store will not let me post it as free unless you purchase another item. However, I found another route so you can get it completely free! Visit one of my... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2013 at Out of the Blue
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Today is going to be a double-blog sort of day, because I've decided to take my dirty little secret public. Uh huh....I belong to Weight Watchers.......going close on two years now. Don't even ask how many times I've lost the same five pounds. It's embarassing every time the instructor says... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2013 at Out of the Blue
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I finally had a chance to do this Monday, while waiting for the refrigerator repairman to arrive and then proceed to tell me that "it's not your ice maker that needs replaced....it's your frig." I didn't really want to hear that the compressor was going out, as that's what the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2013 at Out of the Blue
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Today was supposed to be all about quilting, having cleaned my scrap bin yesterday. Sometimes, when starting new projects, it's a lot easier to clean up from the old ones! Those plans changed this morning when I realized the ice maker had quit working and, with 100+ degrees forecast for... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2013 at Out of the Blue
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It's the truth, isn't it? I mean, think about it. Mondays are almost like the "new year." It's the fresh start to a new week, a new diet, or in my case, new cleaning project. Today was spent cleaning out my scrap bin....very scary, but almost finished. I think tomorrow... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2013 at Out of the Blue
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I've spent the past few days doing my darndest to finish a quilt, and my cats don't make it easy. Last night, I was nearly finished attaching the binding......all I had left was to join the start and finish points. Then this.... I mean, seriously, Precious appears from nowhere and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2013 at Out of the Blue
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Today it has been gorgeous outside! Once errands were out of the way, it was hard to decide which way to turn, but the outdoor temperatures and yard work won. Woody will get to enjoy my quilt blocks a little longer, as they haven't been sewn into rows yet (I... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2013 at Out of the Blue
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Yesterday I stopped by my favorite sewing machine store. All I wanted to do was study Bernina's Stitch Regulator. John is a very good salesman. One minute I'm wanting to "wander and look" and the next I'm sitting in front of this, falling madly in love! Wow! It has been... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2013 at Out of the Blue