Debbie and her Nan's Quilt

Debbie and Her Nan’s Quilt

I got the new Amy Poehler book for Christmas and this is by far my favourite quote:

“You do it because the doing of it is the thing. The doing is the thing. The talking and worrying and thinking is not the thing.”
― Amy PoehlerYes Please

So, today? We did the thing. It was such a fun day. And the thing we did? Sewed scrappy quilt blocks.  We sewed and learned how to sew and then sewed a bit more.

We even had show and tell.
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The big reveal

by Carol Browne on February 27, 2015 · 0 comments

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Here’s the big reveal!

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Glass Owls

by Carol Browne on February 26, 2015 · 1 comment

in Home decor, Photos, Sewing

Spooky owls! WHO?

Our local Sally Ann sometimes has the coolest (and wierdest) stuff. And it’s open late – 9 pm during the week. It works out well for my schedule. Clearly.

Yesterday I found these two glass owls for $4 each (I think. Yup. $4 each). They are actually bottles. Their heads come off!
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And sewing and sewing and sewing…

by Carol Browne on February 24, 2015 · 1 comment

in Photos, Sewing

All 3 kitties

I could not bring myself to sew diagonal (or straight) lines through the kitties’ faces, so I opted to do plain old straight stitching all around the outside of the cats. Even though I put a border on this mini-quilt, I’m going to quilt straight lines right into it. Oh yes I am!
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Counting the sheep

February 22, 2015

Yesterday afternoon before the Maria Bamford show, Mike and I wandered around Granville Street and the surrounding areas. After following the drum beats to Holt Renfrew to see the Lion Dancers, we headed a couple of blocks over the Vancouver Art Gallery and found about a billion little sheep covering the grassy area of the […]

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The new Bruvah

February 14, 2015

All I can say is, Happy Valentines Day to me! Mike bought me a new sewing machine (that I will never, ever take apart.). This meant that he got to watch TV and play World of Warcraft all afternoon all by himself. Happy Valentines Day to HIM! I carefully unpacked my new sewing robot (he […]

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What could possibly go wrong?

February 4, 2015

Or, how hard could it be? I have youtube. Well. That didn’t work. Like, at all. I did have youtube, but they didn’t have my exact sewing machine and, as per usual, I thought I knew what I was doing. Why? Why would I think I could know how to fix a sewing machine? I […]

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Just when I was about to finish clue #2…

February 1, 2015

BAM! The sewing machine CONKS out. What the? And it really did make a huge BAM! Sound. Well, more like a huge THUNK! as I was sewing along, minding my own business. I took it apart as much as I would dare, but I thought for sure I’d make it worse if I kept going, […]

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Completed cobblestones

January 29, 2015

Recognize this fabric? It’s Cynthia‘s from about 2 Christmases ago. DREAMY. I am SO happy to be making cobblestone blocks with these fabrics. They’re being used! And the blocks worked out (super easy) and this is going to be a very happy and bright Christmas quilt when I’m finished with it. It will be like […]

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If you turn it on its side…

January 25, 2015

…you can’t really tell all the seams don’t match up. Certainly from this distance you really can’t tell at all. Heh. Quilting Guild is SO smart. I think unofficially, I’ve chosen my theme for 2015 – Use What I’ve Got. I’ve been collecting all sorts of fabrics in the last few years, but haven’t been […]

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