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Marie Z. Johansen
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Seeker, believer, sewist, color mad
Seeker, believer, sewist, color mad

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India Flint and September Gone
Our classroom Caution! After a long quiet spell, this is a long post so, if you want to, have a cuppa and enjoy this glimpse into a workshop with India Flint....after a brief prologue! I have done it again! Failed as a 'faithful news updater'. Where did the...

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A Few Words About Foundations and Stabilizers
First of all, forgive me if this post ends up looking a blink wonky, but I am trying again to learn to use the Blogsy blogging platform from my IPad....which I use so much now, that I wanted to try blogging from it as well. If you have read my last post you...

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A Few Thoughts on Foundations and Stabilizers
First of all, forgive me if this post ends up looking a blink wonky, but I am trying again to learn to use the Blogger IPad app to see if it will work. I use my IPad so much now, that I wanted to try blogging from it as well. If you have read my last post y...

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A Lot Of Catch Up. Photos, Quilting Etc.
La Passacaglia Rosette One A couple of my gentle friends have prodded me for not posting on my blog lately... well, for almost a month. It's not that I do not have anything to post, it's more a matter of I always wonder if people actually read blogs anymore...

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"Skill-Sets": My Set In Seams Extravaganza!
I have been working on this for a few weeks...maybe a month.  It's called "Smitten" from Jen Kingwell . I am calling it "Skill-sets" since I wanted to make it as a way to become very comfortable with set-in, or 'y' seams. After making this quilt I no longer...

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Snippets and Another Catch Up!
"The Smitten Quilt" blocks by Jen Kingwell Here we go again. Another chunk of time has flown by leaving me in the dust wondering how it can be that hummingbirds are returning and it is just about Saint Ptrick's Day. Have you ever felt tht you are standing s...

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Catching Up In Bits and Pieces
I am astounded to see that my last post was written on January 31st. I feel like I am in a space and time continuum. It's as though I am standing still and time moves all around me and yet I remain fixed. Very strange. Very frightening at times! I also seem...

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Pincushions
An irrestible face - but I can't bring myself to put pins in it! Never one to resist a cute owl face I just had to make this pincushion pattern! Of course, now that it is made, I cannot bring myslef to stick pins in it! Maybe in the future I will be able to...

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Circlets Of 2015 : January
One blog that I enjoy visiting is Woman With Wings . Her interests seem to align well with mine and I find a lot of inspriation from her thougts. One of the things that she did last year was to create a series of "Moondalas" . These embroidered circles intr...

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Sewing Machines: Which One For You?
Janome MC8900 I have sewed since I was about 8 years old. Back then my sewing was done on my Mother's Singer machine and, at the time, I suppose, the machine was a "top-of-the-line" model. Truth be told, I am not quite sure that the machine wasn't purchased...
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