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I’m at the point where the big items of my studio are ready to be moved.  From this photo, and this one  you can see that I basically have three large elements to move: the Quilting machine, the ironing table and the cutting table.  I’ve made quilts for over twenty years now… gulp… and one […]

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The last of the “little stuff” was moved to my new home today.  All that’s left is the quilting machine and the cutting table.  I’m thinking I can’t move those until I make my garage a little more airtight.  Installing a new door should be easy enough, the question is do I want to go […]

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Moving into a new house takes patience… especially when time is a limited resource.  All the comforts of home are installed… a place to eat… sleep… even a quiet place to sit and contemplate just how underneath it all I’m bewildered yet thankful.  My situation here reminds me of a patient I had the other […]

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Lately, I’ve been feeling the urge to create.  I mean BIG-TIME!  So I’ve decided to get busy.  As with most houses, there is no ready-made studio.  I know, nonsense!  Right?  My house is no exception.  It does however have a garage, which I’m taking steps to convert into a studio!  The cabinetry was removed last […]

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It’s been a while since I’ve been in this space so I decided a little rearranging was in order.  Just a little tidying up here and there… … and a big switch.  This beautiful shelving unit made from discarded rice paddles has served me well.  Far too long tho, it has been sitting in the […]

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I’ve been quite busy at work in the hospital these past few days.  Things are crazy busy because this time of year is really hard on people.  I try to keep my spirits and health up by engaging in fun activities and keeping a daily practice of yoga, and it helps to have something to […]

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Let me first say, I LOVE the big table!!  I was a little uncertain about it at first… it more than doubles my cutting space and it dominates the room.  I was worried that this time I may have gone too far.  But the reality is it simply makes life easier and it opens up […]

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Finished!  Making a cutting table is not easy… especially one this large.  I didn’t know how to go about it.  I went to the countertop store and goodness, the price they wanted for a table top this large was incredible!   Fortunately, I came up with a plan and it worked.  At the hardware store […]

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The waves have been up and we’ve been at the shore!  It was an absolutely beautiful day over on the north shore the other day… just thought you’d like to marvel with me: Meanwhile, inside my studio looks as if a bomb has gone off!  It’s been worse before, but my latest reorganizing is perhaps […]

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Posting on a Saturday?  I know, right?  You guys rock… I have the best readers!  I’ve been posting sporadically this summer, but you don’t mind… you still comment and ask me questions!  Today’s post is in response to Linda’s question about how I like sewing while standing up.  I love it!  I started years ago […]

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The good folks at Art Quilting Studio published me again!  In it I talk more about my studio and share more pictures of it… stuff you haven’t seen here.  I was thrilled to receive my copy in the mail and by the looks of it, I’m in good company!  There are features by Melody Johnson, […]

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Things are really quiet in the studio these days.  Our children are off from school for one more week so I’ve been busy with them.  It’s such a blessing to be able to spend these lazy days with them.  We wander from one thing to the next… no particular schedule… each day bringng something new. […]

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I’m a little tired of these Classroom updates as I’m sure you are… so today I’ll bring you a simple shot of my studio: I spent the evening last night working to get it back into shape.  I hung a few old quilts, tossed unwanted magazines and clippings, folded and organized fabric… you know the […]

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I’m feeling the need to work with my hand-dyed fabrics again.   The mess that comes with this type of work can be frightening, but the results are exhilarating!  You’re gonna love it!

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