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First Lessons in Eventing

I have officially begun my foray into the world of eventing. That’s right: I took my first riding lesson at the new barn.

I rode a lovely, massive draft-cross named Stryder. 308 more words


My attempt at poetry

Here is a piece that I wrote last summer, shortly after being emotionally struck by the works of Shane Koyczan. I felt compelled to write something of my own, and the following example of amateur hour is my own bash at it. 432 more words

Whole Lotta Knotta

I was really hoping to have a finish to share today, but progress is slow on hand-tying the Great Green Granny Quilt. I am learning a ton, though. 68 more words

Vintage Quilt Top

16-Patch Tutorial

16-Patch Tutorial from Beth McQ on Vimeo.

It’s Amateur Hour* here at Plaid & Paisley! Why should the blind not lead the blind? If you can’t do, teach! 153 more words

Keepin' It Real

Most Amateur Quilter Ever to Start Blog

I’m trying to #humblebrag, but I’m afraid I’m doing it wrong. Here are the things I know:

  • Making quilts is challenging, but I love a good challenge.
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Keepin' It Real

there and back again

I’ve been negligent to my blog. But I didn’t receive any angry comments or emails so clearly you’re not too bothered by it! Perfect! Anyway, among other things, my mom and I went to London and Scotland, with a (literal) pit stop in Ireland on the way in and out this fall. 151 more words



What will 2016 be for you?

There are many people out there who look forward to and enjoy New Years Eve (NYE) and there are those who detest it. 219 more words