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Laurie Matthews
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My big news: I bought a longarm
I think I've been procrastinating writing this post for some odd reason....  But it's time to finally reveal the "big news": I bought a longarm quilting machine!  A good friend from my amazing book club, Kathy, who is a die-hard quilter, learned that our mu...

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Daysail Baby Gifts
 During May and early June, I had a lot of sewing goals to accomplish.  I am happy to say that I just wrapped up one of my biggest projects: making baby gifts for a niece.  My brother Brian and his wife Ashley are expecting a little girl and I guess the pla...

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Spring Time Clothes Sewing
I have SO many quilt WIPS and fabric pull piles for potential quilts.... but I keep making my kids clothes.  I am kind of dying to get back to more 2D sewing - not having to worry about curves, buttonholes, and gathers....  BUT these cute kids keep growing ...

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MOPS Gifts: Perfect Zip Bags, Celestial Style
I've said before that this move to Colorado from my beloved New England has been H.A.R.D.  But thank goodness there is one community I'm a part of here that has become quite meaningful and integral to my emotional survival: my MOPS group.  I found them by e...

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Dresden Lane Designs Etsy Shop
After months of hard work, I am finally launching my Etsy store .  Photography and graphic design are not strong talents of mine but I've done my best to create a nice space on Etsy to showcase my handmade items.  Right now, it's all kind of a mix of things...

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May Scraptastic Tuesday Link Up
The Front Range Modern Guild is hosting an outdoor quilt show on June 17 in Monument at Limbach Park (151 Front Street) from 10-4.  The leaders are organizing a guild quilt that will be displayed there (I think it will be donated to a charitable organizatio...

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Finish it up Friday: My Donation to International Institute of New England
Last week I got to work on my donation quilt for the International Institute of New England.  I've had two charm packs of Thomas Knauer's Asbury fabric line in my stash for ages.  It's so bright and fun and even gender neutral.  I also had a yard of this cr...

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This and That: Gifts and Thrifting Treasures
 I've been busy with setting up my Etsy shop and making gifts for friends. A sweet gal at church just had her first child and she loves elephants.  I made a few bibs for her and a few for the shop: This year at MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers group) I've been...

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Hey Mercedes Purse: Jackalope Style
For Christmas, my sister gave me Sara Lawson's newest book: Windy City Bags .  The "Hey Mercedes" pattern really appealed to me, so I went to work making it over the past few weeks. Yes, it definitely took me more than a few days to make this bag.  Bag maki...
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