The Janome 9450 vs the Continental M7

It is an understatement to say I am amazed at the number of comments I continue to receive regarding my review of the Janome 9450 both online and in person. When I made this purchase I felt the 9450 was IT. IT would be the last sewing machine I would ever purchase. IT still is …

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Quilt As You Go Technique – Top Five Things to Know

Quilting – Coming or Going? It’s been more than once or twice during the past few years I’ve been seriously quilting that I’ve run across the term “Quilt-As-You-Go” – QAYG, the acronym often used. I never really gave it much thought until after I finished quilting a rather large quilt for my granddaughter’s Sweet 16 …

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Lessons Learned In My Quilting Space

My Quilting Space / Sewing Room Before: Organized chaos And Now: How it’s going… As you can see, the sewing room makeover is still (just like a few of my quilting projects) a work in progress. As much as I’d like to start another sewing or quilt project, it’s just not feasible. I so wanted …

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When Time Refused to Stand Still

When Life Appears To Be In a Stand Still…  The winds of change could be on the horizon. You’ll look around and see nothing is any different today than it was yesterday or last week or last year however, that marks a signal to pay attention…close attention. What comes next could be a series of …

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A Little Inspiration Goes A Long Way

Inspiration – be it a little or a lot – it’s the magic ingredient that sparks our need to create. If the adage , “Inspiration is everywhere”, is true, then the task of becoming inspired is not so much “where” to find this inspiration but how to recognize the potential of an event/object/idea to generate …

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Quilts, Bags and Return of the Summer QAL

Quilts Since my last post I have finished my “last” baby quilt – the “last” one until next one, of course! These little gems are so much fun to make.  They also give me a chance to play around with some really fun fabrics and, even with what appears to be the of simplest patterns, …

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Cars, Quilts and Return of the Bag Lady

“Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing”. – Benjamin Franklin   Until recently, I did not fully appreciate the benefits of having a blog and/or website. My original intent for creating this site was to serve as a foundation for a future business. And, as such, my focus has been to create …

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