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Sew a Car Diddy Bag! Punch Needle a Summer Sunflower! Make some Pocketed Picnic Mini Mats! Piece a 4-Patch Charm Quilt! Crochet a Fabulous Market Bag! Fashion a Starburst Bracelet! DIY Reversible Pillowcases! Up-Cycle Simple Flip Flops! Weave a Summer Flower Crown! Sew a Plant “Koosie”! Cross Stitch a Colorful Neighborhood!Make a few Fabric Gift Pouches! PLUS . . . Recipes, Videos, Inspiration, Creativity, Ideas, and More!

  YOKE DU YOUR A man wakes up at home with a huge hangover. He forces himself to open his eyes, and the first thing he sees is a couple of aspirins and a glass of water on the side table. He sits down and sees his clothing in front of him, all clean and […]

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Create a Felt Bag! Sew a Quilted Lanyard! Piece a ‘Just a Small Slice’ Quilt! DIY Ecuador Necklaces! How to Arrange Tulips! Pinwheel Crochet Afghan Pattern! Whip up a Colorful Bursting Buds Table Runner! Make Primitive Fabric Balls! Starting Your Summer Garden! Make a Shamrock Brooch! Learn Eco Dyeing! How to Bead on a Loom! Knit then Knot a Stunning Necklace! Crochet a Bunny Basket! Arrange Mini Easter Bouquets! Sew a Chicken Pincushions! PLUS . . . Recipes, Inspiration, Creativity, Ideas, and More!

ARTspiration Artists or art that turns me on and feeds my muse! Like it or dislike it, what about this art inspires your own art or creativity?  This is by artist, John Sonsini, who pays Latino day workers an hourly wage to sit for a portrait. YOKE DU YOUR Recently a routine police patrol parked outside […]

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Create a Beautiful Embroidered Necklace! Piece a Colorful Jelly Roll Quilt! Wait Until You See the DIY Hanging Chair! Planning Your Summer Garden NOW!Arrange a Spring Tulip Wreath! Make Pot Brownies (I snagged a recipe)! Rococo Fashion! Seed Stitch a Nautical Washcloth! Crochet a Modern Wonky Granny Square Afghan!HowzAbout a Winter Blue Cocktail with Dinner! Create Live Floral Pins for your Besties! DYI Your 1-of-a-Kind Ceramic Buttons! Whip up a DIY Remote Holder! Cross Stitch a Primitive Heart-Shaped Sampler! Ryan Reynolds, Anyone? PLUS . . . Recipes, Videos, Inspiration, Creativity, Ideas, and More!

ARTspiration Mid Century Modern Art Abstract Wall Sculpture Painting, $485.00 (buy it by clicking here) YOKE DU YOUR An old man went to the Doctor complaining that his wife could barely hear. The Doctor suggested a test to find out the extent of the problem. “Stand far behind her and ask her a question, and […]

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Create a fast Valentine Love Letter Pillowcase! Sew a Sewing Machine Apron/Oraganizer! Bake the Most Beautiful Double-Chocolate Rose Cupcakes EVER! Make a Valentine Breakfast! Crochet a Summer Shawl! Make an Easy Frayed and Knotted Scarf! Embroider a Branching Out Heart! Piece a Color Optics Quilt Pattern! How to Make Valentine Eggs! DIY a Felted Hot Water Bottle Cover! Sew a Primitive Button Heart! Nail Heart for Valentine’s Weekend! Create a Monogram Topiary! PLUS . . . Recipes, Videos, Inspiration, Creativity, Ideas, and More!

ARTspiration Artists or art that turns me on and feeds my muse! Like it or dislike it, what about this art inspires your own art or creativity? This is artist Alison Blickle’s “New Keys” done in 2015. Oil on canvas and glazed ceramics. YOKE DU YOUR  When a man on the staff of the school […]

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A Heartfelt THANK YOU, Two Free Quilt Patterns to Piece, Embroider Paisley Valentine Hearts, Try Candlewicking, Make the Cutest Frog Prince Plushy, The Right Way to Peel an Egg, Easy No-Slip Hangers, Crochet a Valentine Scrubby, DIY Teeth Whitening, Learn to Make Ribbon Embroidery Tulips, Make a Valentine Candy Pincushion,Weave Your Own Sleeve Patches, DIY Stash Busting Rug, The Right Way to Open a Coconut, Sew a Terrycloth Kitty, Quick Cross Stitch for your Valentine, Knit a Sweet Spring Bird, Create a Prayer Box, Immortalize Your Pet in Fabric, Felt and Fabric Valentine Sachets, How to Harvest and Dry Lavender, PLUS . . . Recipes, Videos, Inspiration, Creativity, Ideas, and More!

    To Thank You You have been lifesavers to my family and me. As I sit down to write this note the tears are already filling my eyes which is a sign that I made a better decision to write to you than to video this message as I had originally planned. You have […]

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Home Sweet Home

It must have seemed like forever since I dropped out of sight and stopped posting on my blog. Well, it’s not your imagination; it has felt like forever – for me too. Many of you know (and for those who don’t), I spent the last 66 days tethered to an IV pole and a hospital […]

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Are You the Studioe Peppered Cottons Winner?

Hey everybody! As promised, today is the day that I dig into my giant bowl of entry tickets to pull the name of the winner of the 20 Peppered Cottons from Studioe to celebrate the 85th Anniversary of Jaftex and the end of the blog hop  (I want to do another blog hop, so invite […]

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The Slow Stitching Movement Getaway: Autumn 2015

  The first Slow Stitching Movement Getaway was held at the Lambertville Inn in Lambertville, New Jersey in April.  It was a transformative experience for many of those who attended as well as a relaxing, reflective, and educational 4 days. There were 30 attendees and the Slow Stitching Movement Getaway sold out in a matter […]

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BLOG HOP DAY 5: Happy 85th Anniversary, Jaftex!

Co-sponosored by: Aurifil Threads, Schmetz Needles, and Janome A Blog Hop? No, she better didn’t!  H to the Oh Hell No! I’ve never been a part of a Blog Hop (neither a follower or a contributor) but once asked by designer/author/teacher/friend Linda Lum DeBono, one loses one’s choice in the matter, doesn’t one? Here’s how all this shakes down: I get […]

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Turn a Tablecloth into a Rug! Never Lose Your Glasses Again! Get Ready for Fall Quilted Table Runner! Knit a Stunning Blue Shift Afghan! How to Clean Your Copper Pot Bottoms! Make a Button Bowl and Tray! Sew a Manicure Pouch! Tips for Organizing Your Desk Drawers! Crochet Double Strapped Baby Mary Janes! Piece a Gorgeous Lava Meets Sea Quilt! DIY Nylon Net Pot Scrunchie! Create Fern Art for Your Walls! DIY Reversible Pocketed Tote Bag! Dress Your Summer Table with Festive Painted Pineapples! Make a Pencil Holding Fabric Notebook Cover! PLUS . . . Recipes, Videos, Inspiration, Creativity, Ideas, and More!

ARTspiration Artists or art that turns me on and feeds my muse! Like it or dislike it, what about this art inspires your own art or creativity? Jeremy Lipking Aspen and Sagebrush, 6×8 oil on linen. YOKE DU YOUR There were three guys talking in the pub. Two of them are talking about the amount […]

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