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One word for 2012

There’s a lot of chatter in blog land and cyberspace about the ONE WORD movement. I’ve heard it mentioned in passing and I’ve read about it on blogs like this one. It’s a great concept. And I’ve been pondering this idea since way before Christmas. Thinking. Listening

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Reflections and Predictions. Here’s what I think:

On Sew Mama Sew’s blog, she posted a list of questions about the sewing industry in 2011 and 2012. Reading through them sure gave me some “food for thought,” so I thought it might be fun to answer the questions and post them here. Mind you, I’m

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A new New Year tradition

Everyone here has been craving German food lately. Son #1 has been pleading with me all week to make traditional-style schnitzel. Today seemed like the perfect day to start a new “New Year’s day” tradition. Son #1 loves to make his own schnitzel-on-a-roll sandwiches for school and

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How cool is this? I’d say its QUILTALICIOUS for sure! The uber-amazing, ultra-talented photographer, Alisha Pergola, just posted on her blog about our latest adventure photo shoot. And she is giving a few sneak peaks at some of the fantastic shots she took while here at my

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A basket of Christmas wonderful

Speaking of baskets, (see my last post) here’s a basket of “Christmas” wonderful! I simply adore Longaberger baskets (even though I actually own only two small ones.) Until now. A super-sweet, secret Santa surprised me with this gorgeous Medium Market Basket the other day. (Thank you so

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A basket of wonderful

No words necessary.

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There’s a new SENSATION in my studio! As much as I loved using my Creative Vision, I couldn’t resist all the fabulous new features of Pfaff’s newest addition to their lineup of sewing and embroidery machines. So I traded in my Creative Vision and brought home the

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It’s beginning to look a little like

Christmas! Although I admit with the temperatures in the low 80’s during the day and dipping only into the upper 60’s at night, it certainly doesn’t feel much like Christmas (sigh….). But I’m trying to get that Christmasy feeling just the same. It certainly helped to hear

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Save the dates

How about a cruise or two? I’m thrilled to announce that I’ll be heading out on the high seas again for not one, but two fabulous quilt cruises in 2013! I realize that’s quite a long time from now, but it gives you plenty of time to

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Good-bye Houston, and some fun new links

Although it was a whirlwind three day weekend, our trip to Houston for Quilt Market was very successful! I presented a Schoolhouse session on Friday, followed by two busy days of appointments, meetings with the vendors, browsing through future fabric lines, and connecting with friends and acquaintances

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About Birgit

Wherever I go, I am asked about the exquisite machine quilting on my quilts. I’m happy to share with you that most of my quilts have been expertly quilted by the internationally award winning quilt artist, Birgit Schüller! Read more