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Mary Jones
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You can find me in my classroom, in my sewing room, or on my bike. I am happiest when I am doing one of these things.
You can find me in my classroom, in my sewing room, or on my bike. I am happiest when I am doing one of these things.

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A Little Tense over the Tension!
Yesterday I started experiencing tension issues with my HQ Simply Sixteen.  So I danced right on over to YouTube! I watched several videos on thread tension, but these two were the most helpful for me: Taking the Stress Out of Tension  and  Adjusting Bobbin...

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Day 3--I THINK I CAN become a free motion quilter--or a dancer!
Really, I am starting to feel like I might just be able to do a fair job of quilting a small quilt with an edge to edge motif by the end of next week. Unless the contractors come to remodel my bathroom--then it may be a while. Today was a pretty good practi...

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My Mother's Gift
When I look at the end of my arms, I see something terrifying and,
oddly enough, simultaneously spectacular--my mother's hands.  My mom,
Bonnie, was a very talented woman. My step-father and I always teased that her
kitchen was the best restaurant in the co...

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Learning to free motion quilt on my HQ

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Day 2--Learning to free motion quilt on my HQ Simply Sixteen:
Well I must say that my second day proved to be a good day of learning. Three things I learned today :  1. It pays to "doodle" the designs for a while first!  2. Relax, the word "free" means many things go. 3. It is just PRACTICE at this point. I have been ...

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A New Toy for the Sewing Room--Handi Quilter Simply Sixteen on a 10' frame
So I really promised myself that I would start writing and sharing again this summer.  June was crazy for me as my husband and I took a car trip to Maine.  It was a wonderful trip with great seafood and amazing scenery. We had a great time and hated to come...

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