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TBT: Historic Franklin Quilt Show

I went to a local quilt show a couple weeks ago, and since it happened during my blogging break, Throwback Thursday seems like a good day to share some photos and revisit the show hosted by the Cumberland Valley Quilters Association (CVQA) a couple years ago too. The CVQA has only hosted a quilt show… Continue reading TBT: Historic Franklin Quilt Show

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WIP Wednesday

Another weekly check-in on my works in progress! Sandy Orton Autumn Sampler Cross Stitch Right before we left for our visit to MS, I realized that I miscounted by one stitch somewhere… I think I’m going to leave it and compensate somewhere else, but it’s still aggravating! … Sweet as Pie Cross Stitch It seemed… Continue reading WIP Wednesday

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Giving Thanks

There is a lot to be thankful for this year! We had a great visit with family in Mississippi for Thanksgiving. Taking a step away from normal life and soaking up some unscheduled time with family and friends is always restorative, and this holiday was no exception. Even if Amelia didn’t get as much sleep… Continue reading Giving Thanks

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Book Chat: The Four Tendencies

It’s been a little while since we’ve had some book chat, but what better time than a Monday morning after a holiday? I love Gretchen Rubin so of course I had to read her latest book about habits! The Four Tendencies: The Indispensable Personality Profiles That Reveal How to Make Your Life Better (and Other… Continue reading Book Chat: The Four Tendencies

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Lady Katie Stitchery’s First Sale!

Instead of High Fiving Friday today, I want to let you in on a fun milestone for my little side business: my first sale! I mean that in a couple different ways… I made my first sale on Etsy last weekend (woohoo!) AND I’m running my first sale over there for this weekend ONLY! Lady… Continue reading Lady Katie Stitchery’s First Sale!

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Sweet as Pie Cross Stitch: October 2017

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you’re spending the day with family or friends and eating lots of good food… and hopefully some pie! I thought I was taking a break from yearlong cross stitch projects, but those sneaky Frosted Pumpkins caught me at a weak moment by debuting a new mystery SAL during my birthday month…… Continue reading Sweet as Pie Cross Stitch: October 2017

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WIP Wednesday

We’re off to Mississippi for Thanksgiving, so I’ve been doing more packing than crafting this week. Here’s my weekly update on my current Works in Progress. Sandy Orton Autumn Sampler Cross Stitch I’m working on the center motif, a girl holding a basket of apples, and I’ll be lucky if I can get this portion… Continue reading WIP Wednesday

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Round Robin Quilt: Final Round

This year I participated in my first-ever round robin, and it was definitely a creative challenge, but it kept me sewing! The idea is fun: start with a square or strip for the center, then pass it around a group of quilters, each adding to it (borders or blocks or whatever they want) before passing… Continue reading Round Robin Quilt: Final Round

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Nashville City Sights: Radnor Lake

The holiday season is officially here, and we’ll be driving to see our Mississippi family for Thanksgiving later this week. I love this time of year, but already it feels so rushed. I’ve been making lists at double speed lately, and there were plenty of things on the list to get done over the weekend,… Continue reading Nashville City Sights: Radnor Lake

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High Five for Friday

Happy Friday! I’m going to try something new this week and see if I like it enough to continue the pattern – same five highlights from my week, but a simpler graphic, a new photo arrangement, and… only one phrase per item (I tried to do only one word but it was harder than I… Continue reading High Five for Friday