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Penny Barnes
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Hello!
When Susan Emory, aka: Swirly Girls Design, reached out and asked who might be interested in creating a quilt from her new fabric line "Hello!", I just could not resist! I love that Susan continually uses bright fun colors in her fabric designs!  I decided ...

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One small thing...because...LOVE.
There are those friends in life that you meet along the way that you have that instant connection with...you just feel the love from the get go....and that would describe my friendship with Jessica Darling. If you've met her then you know...she's beautifull...

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The Emergence....
Wow...it's been a couple of months again since I have taken the time to write anything...perhaps this is why I can't sleep...so many words and the feelings attached to them, swirling in this head of mine.   I have shared so many pivotal points in this journ...

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An incredible gift....
Just last week at 2:45am, I received the call from the nursing home that I'd known was coming. I had left there at 8 p.m. the night before and I knew...I knew it was coming.  My father in law had passed.  The nurse on duty was kind and soft spoken...she exp...

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June 30, 1989....27 Years Ago
Another first today......  Twenty seven years...seems like a long time when you say it outloud...until you get there and you realize that in reality it went by in the blink of an eye.  Twenty seven years of joys and sorrows...highs and lows....for better an...

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#heartsforpenny
#heartsforpenny.... a hashtag that I saw for the first time just minutes after hanging up from a phone call with the state medical examiner, the day after Don had died.  "Your husband died from a dissected aortic aneurysm" he had said, "It was his heart."  ...

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The gift of life....
On a previous blog post, I know that I had shared that my husband had chosen to be a donor.  It was something that we had openly discussed on occasion, so I knew his wishes as well as it being marked on his driver's license.  Even so, within moments of rece...

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Terrific T-Shirt Quilts
So thrilled to have received copies of this new publication for Martingale called Terrific T-Shirt Quilts.   I was pretty excited to spot the book at the Bear Patch Quilting in White Bear Lake, Mn. Even more thrilled that my design "Got Spirit" appears begi...

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Honoring a WWII Veteran
At Christmastime, my favorite second grade class in White Bear Lake, Minnesota, created the quilt blocks shown here for me to use in a quilt that would honor someone in the military.   We started this project of making our "Thank You for Your Service" quilt...

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Finding my inner artist...with Melissa Marie Collins
Today I had the absolute pleasure of spending the day at Delve MIY in Cedar Rapids with my quilting friend and artist, Melissa Marie Collins. Melissa and I had a connection long before we ever actually met in person.  It was her fabric "The Healing Tree" th...
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