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Love swoon! Love the big, beautiful blocks. Salt and pepper crusted salmon a la Ina Garten is a fav over here. It's from the salmon with lentils recipe. The lentils are more labor intensive so on a busy night we just do the salmon with some easy sides like brown rice and garlicky broccoli. Yum.
Toggle Commented May 22, 2011 on Yep, the new stuff at Simplify
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I love this block. I think you could do so many pretty configurations with it for a quilt. It's the scrappy striped block from this tutorial from The Joy Cottage. I used it for the 3x6 sampler quilt mini bee... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2011 at stitches and tulips
I got some! The bottom three are my favs so I got a full yard of each. Afterwards I found some online advice for using Joann's coupon books in order to get a number of them (or any fabrics) at... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2011 at stitches and tulips
This is my first quilting bee and I think it'll be really fun. Everyone who is signed up gets assigned to a Beehive which consists of 7 people total (I'm in Beehive 26 so there are at least 182 people... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2011 at stitches and tulips
So, if you're a fabric fanatic, you know about Project Selvage. Michael Miller and Spoonflower are teaming up to find the next new fabric designer in what's been described as a Project Runway of sorts for textile design. The challenge... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2011 at stitches and tulips
Feedsack quilt?? I'll be watching out for that one. Love feed sacks. The binding was from a spot called G Street Fabrics in Virginia - I got it when I used to live in DC. I don't even know the brand or anything - otherwise I would share!
Toggle Commented Mar 30, 2011 on birthday bunting at stitches and tulips
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Aww, thanks lady.
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Please do! Then we can share in the copy cat guilt.
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Thanks for all the quilt love!!
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Henry turned one in February and, since we just moved back to Minnesota, he got to spend it with four out of his six grandparents. We had a little birthday bash, which of course called for some decorations. I used... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2011 at stitches and tulips
I'm so excited about this quilt. These pink, red, white and gray blocks have been transformed into half square triangles. Soon, they will fulfill their destiny as pinwheels for a massive pinwheel quilt. Check the red in that last one.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2011 at stitches and tulips
hoot! glad she liked it.
Toggle Commented Mar 17, 2011 on owl softie at stitches and tulips
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I am just eeking this in at the very last minute of Celebrate the Boy. I finished this quilt on December 19th - just in time for Christmas - but I'm just blogging about it now. It was my first... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2011 at stitches and tulips
Thanks for your note Mariana! My best to you too.
Toggle Commented Mar 13, 2011 on back at stitches and tulips
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I've been on a huge sewing kick since we moved. I decided to use some of the very little Flea Market Fancy fabric that I own - pink leaves. I didn't want to do anything but showcase the fabric. I... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2011 at stitches and tulips
I love it! I bet Oscar does too. Lucky boy :) Cheers to the Celebrate the Boy series!!
Toggle Commented Mar 7, 2011 on Oscar's lego quilt at Wee Wonderfuls Archive
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I made these for Henry before he was born. They still make me smile! They also make me laugh because I went for such subtle blues and browns. Obviously my house hadn't exploded in primary colors yet. I was still... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2011 at stitches and tulips
I don't like clutter and I probably spend too much time de-cluttering. I've accepted this about myself. So I'm always looking for ways to simplify things and satisfy my desire for order and organization. And, if I can make it... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2011 at stitches and tulips
A little owl for my sister's best friend. She's expecting her first. Gender neutral green because she and her husband want to be surprised. This was made with Retro Mama's owl softie pattern. The pattern is simple and adorable. I've... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2011 at stitches and tulips
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Dec 6, 2010
Thanks Mary Frances! Along with having a bit more time to craft and blog, I have some extra time to read other people's blogs. So I'll be visiting you regularly too!
Toggle Commented Dec 5, 2010 on back at stitches and tulips
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Finished! This quilt is made almost entirely from vintage fabric and reclaimed bed linens with the exception of the white (Kona Cotton) and the black and white gingham (Robert Kaufman). The quilting is done a quarter of an inch on... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2010 at stitches and tulips
Mira, I get most of my Japanese sewing and crochet books from etsy or ebay. I love a few etsy sellers in particular because of their large selection - like PinkNelie and pomadour24. If you're in New York you could also check out Kinokuniya - a Japanese book seller. They have a huge selection of craft books.
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Had a baby three months early. Spent 4 months in the NICU. Then four months on maternity leave. Now we've got a new, and better, normal. And it means I am back to crafting and blogging about it. The blogging... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2010 at stitches and tulips
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