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Monthly Archives: January 2012

Okay, I realize it’s only the end of January and the rainy season has several months to go, but it’s been an odd winter here on Maui… we haven’t had much rain.  It’s been chilly,  and the clouds are out, but still, no rain.  Add to this weird weather pattern a noticeable lack of trade-winds […]

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I looked it up and the block featured in my latest quilt is either called “Ann and Andy” or “Triangle Tiles” depending on which source you refer to.  The pattern was first documented in the 1930’s in a publication called Needlecraft Supply.  Pictured here, I’m admiring all those wonderful little triangles… sooo different than the […]

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It’s an absolutely beautiful day out there today!  We are all enjoying the return of our trade-winds and sunshine!  Cheers! (Our son is somewhere out there in the mix!)

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The quilting is finished and the binding attached.  I’m loving the repetitive nature of the quilting and piecing.  Something like this is not only soothing to look at, but for the maker it can be gratifying to lose one’s self in the simple unchanging pattern. In keeping with my “old things” theme here, I’m using […]

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In my efforts to clean up old projects around here, I’ve mounted on my machine an old quilt top that I got from goodness-knows-where.  It’s old.  Completely hand-pieced, I had my reservations about quilting it on my machine, but reality sunk in; if I didn’t “deal” with this now, it never would get dealt with. […]

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I’ve been thinking about how things don’t always turn out perfectly.  Take this quilt for example… I mean, just look at it… there is nothing “perfect” about this quilt. The shapes are irregular, I ran out of one color and had to add others, those borders are unusual, the quilting a little wild… but in […]

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I’ve always enjoyed having chickens around, but a certain dog of ours seems to REALLY like it!  So much so that having free-range chickens was out of the question.  Finally, thanks to Craigslist, we found the perfect enclosure for them.  And a new cage can only mean one thing: new chickens!  These are just a […]

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In the midst of a hectic day, I looked out a window and this is what I saw… … the sight made me pause and reach for my camera.  Life may get tiresome and mundane, but nature is always breathtaking and refreshing.  I’m hoping you too are able to pause from time-to-time and notice what […]

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Progress is being made on my latest.  I’m beginning to infuse goodness and well wishes into the seams. It’s for a baby, you see and I’m ever mindful of the blessing the children can be. This isn’t it – it’s a washed out version of it… but you get the picture. I’ve heard it said […]

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This time of year I always get a little blue.  I blame this funk on one simple thing – being cold.  Now I realize I live in Hawaii and I really don’t have anything to moan about, but really, we’ve had some cold days up the mountain where I live.  Because we have no heating […]

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What a whirlwind these past two weeks have been!  I don’t know if it was because the holiday’s fell on weekends or because of the school schedules, but for some reason this winter vacation seems to have just flown by!  Of course I had every intention on getting into the studio more or to take […]

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