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Rolling Out A New Year of Quilting

People often seem to review the past 12 months as a new year opens ahead for each of us.  What do you make of 2014 in your personal life?   273 more words

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More Chickens Coming To Roost

This is a very visual post with few words.

This is an update on the chicken wall hangings I’ve been making.  I’m going slowly but enjoying the process.   31 more words

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Chickens & October Quilting in Cuenca, Ecuador

I have always loved the month of October. In the United States, deciduous trees change color and firey gold leaves come tumbling down on rifs of crisp air. 256 more words

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Quilt project reflects daily life - quilting as a metaphor for life

I started a new quilt this week. It took me a long time to figure out the fabrics. The pattern is going together quickly (hooray!).  Color scheme is much more subtle than my usual project.   695 more words

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Back in Cuenca with new fabric!

I returned from a wonderful visit to the familia and friends in the US – we were in San Diego, Idaho and Oregon.  It is great to see friends, catch up with extended family and have close time with each grandchild. 524 more words

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Top 10 Reasons I am Glad I Learned to Quilt

Quilting can be challenging. It can be a daunting hobby to learn.  It can be expensive to buy tools, fabric, batting.  But for certain people, it can be a joyous hobby, a creative way to earn a living, a resource of personal growth and artistic expression. 435 more words

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my heart lives in two places - more

I wrote a few weeks ago about the interesting split I feel after choosing to leave my country of birth (the USA) for an exciting, new experience in my retirement years in Cuenca, Ecuador.   846 more words

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