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My Brainiac Bric-a-brac
Bric-a-brac
refers to lesser 'objets d'art'  which form collections of curios.  The term is thought to be of French origin and became popular during the Victorian era. I'm pretty sure my collection of bric-a-brac used as containers in the studio are more cu...
Bric-a-brac refers to lesser 'objets d'art' which form collections of curios. The term is thought to be of French origin and became popular during the Victorian era. I'm pretty sure my collection of bric-a-brac used as cont...
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Comfort Zone Color Combo Notes and Theories
Note taking has changed over the years.  I am/was an Old School Big Chief Tablet note taker.  Well, maybe not that old school, but old enough to know that paper and pencil notes are invaluable when your head is filled with details you may need later.  These...
Note taking has changed over the years. I am/was an Old School Big Chief Tablet note taker. Well, maybe not that old school, but old enough to know that paper and pencil notes are invaluable when your head is filled with de...
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Rag Rug, Time and the Karma Effect
My Aunt Georgia was a Rag Rug maker, too.  I say too since I am one as well, and learning of Georgia's rag rug making struck me as more than a mere coincidence.  The whole time I was making a rag rug for Georgia's son and his wife, I thought about Georgia a...
My Aunt Georgia was a Rag Rug maker, too. I say too since I am one as well, and learning of Georgia's rag rug making struck me as more than a mere coincidence. The whole time I was making a rag rug for Georgia's son and his...
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Round and Round Rag Rugs
As it happens after a year of stripping fabric yardage, clipping, trimming and collecting scraps...my bins 'runneth over and over and over'.  And since I can't or won't simply throw them away, I recycle, recycle, recycle!  Clippings and trimmings are recycl...
As it happens after a year of stripping fabric yardage, clipping, trimming and collecting scraps...my bins 'runneth over and over and over'. And since I can't or won't simply throw them away, I recycle, recycle, recycle! Cl...
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Welcome December
May this Holiday Season bring Joy and Happiness into Your home!     To VIEW ....Click HERE ...Then on  SLIDE SHOW ARROW  (top right)   Merry Christmas to All and to All a Good Night!
May this Holiday Season bring Joy and Happiness into Your home! To VIEW....Click HERE...Then on SLIDE SHOW ARROW (top right) Merry Christmas to All and to All a Good Night!
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Still Stitchin', Pitchin' and Switchin'
I am so owning all the 'itchins' in the title of this post.  It is because of them I have been Missin' here on CollectInTexas Gal.  Even though I pop in often to see what's up with everyone on my Blog Rolls, I haven't stayed logged in long enough to post, v...
I am so owning all the 'itchins' in the title of this post. It is because of them I have been Missin' here on CollectInTexas Gal. Even though I pop in often to see what's up with everyone on my Blog Rolls, I haven't stayed ...
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Salem Ruler and Olfa Cutter = Round Rag Rug Rolls
Quilters Tools Rule!
  Of all the lessons learned as a quilter, 'Rotary Cutting 101' has been the most valuable and most used in practically every fabric project I undertake. For sure it is the #1 time saver in Rag Rug making.  That is due to my preference ...
Quilters Tools Rule! Of all the lessons learned as a quilter, 'Rotary Cutting 101' has been the most valuable and most used in practically every fabric project I undertake. For sure it is the #1 time saver in Rag Rug making...
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Rag Rug Weigh In
Putting a value on handmade items is one of the most difficult decisions the maker/artist/craftsman has to make.  Regardless of what one pays for the materials or the investment in tools or even the cost of maintaining a studio space, it comes down to what ...
Putting a value on handmade items is one of the most difficult decisions the maker/artist/craftsman has to make. Regardless of what one pays for the materials or the investment in tools or even the cost of maintaining a stud...
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Swifting & Sewing Scrap Strips...A Tutorial
You have heard the saying "Necessity is the Mother of Invention"...right?  I'm pretty sure that was the basis for the invention of the 'Swift/Skein Holder' by some guy whose arms and hands went numb after hours of holding up a hank of yarn while his wife wo...
You have heard the saying "Necessity is the Mother of Invention"...right? I'm pretty sure that was the basis for the invention of the 'Swift/Skein Holder' by some guy whose arms and hands went numb after hours of holding up ...
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A New Year...Bring It On!!!
I am glad it is a New Year.  Not that there was anything wrong with the old year...last year!  Well, maybe there were a few things that went wrong in 2016, but they were dealt with, lessons were learned, and choices made for the better.  At least I like to ...
I am glad it is a New Year. Not that there was anything wrong with the old year...last year! Well, maybe there were a few things that went wrong in 2016, but they were dealt with, lessons were learned, and choices made for ...
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December 2016...Sharing Christmas Blog Posts Past
May this Holiday Season bring Joy and Happiness into Your home!       Merry Christmas to All and to All a Good Night!
May this Holiday Season bring Joy and Happiness into Your home! Merry Christmas to All and to All a Good Night!
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Acorn Dining Room...Traditional November Set
Here in Texas we say SET!  Is it China Cabinet or China Hutch? For me it's a Cabinet. A Hutch is for Rabbits! I don't Collect Rabbits! I Collect China...and other Dishes! So, before getting deeper into the Shelves, Drawers and Behind the Doors of the Acorn ...
Here in Texas we say SET! Is it China Cabinet or China Hutch? For me it's a Cabinet. A Hutch is for Rabbits! I don't Collect Rabbits! I Collect China...and other Dishes! So, before getting deeper into the Shelves, Drawers an...
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CollectIn Texas Gal I'm kind of a 'Jack of All Trades' with a Masters in Studio Art...thank goodness I can say Master of something. I'm a Girl Raised In Texas and have lived in West Texas most of my life. I'm a retired Art Teacher and High School Girls Coach. I'm a former Quilt Shop owner and have enjoyed making and collecting Quilts for many years. CollectInTexas Gal and Tracks of My Texas Ancestors have become my Virtual Genealogy Family Tree Record and Databases. Here I share my Texas Ancestors, their stories and photographs with CITexas Readers, Family and Friends. I am a Junktique Collector and an Antique Dealer. I LOVE LOVE LOVE Dishes and enjoy sharing them here on CollectInTexas Gal along with my other collections of stuff. HiHoney, my husband of 46 years, and I live in San Angelo, Texas near our Son, DIL and 4 grandchildren. Life is Good In Texas.
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Welcome January 2016
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Resolutions have not been on my January list of ToDo's for several years. Not happening this year either. Did you know that the #1 resolutio

2015 'Best Laid Plans' In Review...continued
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JULY thru DECEMBER and a post Post Script JULY ~ Flag Fabrics Fly Proudly in Fashion For those of you are Fabric Junkies, you probably notic

2015 'Best Laid Plans' In Review
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It is obvious to me as I look back on this years posts that I failed to stick with my January 'How I Plan To Do Everything In 2015'. The pla

Fifty Years Ago...Paper-Silver-Gold Traditions
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Born in the 1940's and raised in the 50's and 60's has pretty much stamped us as a 'Traditional Couple'...except for our 1965 un-traditional

Fifty Years Ago...Anniversary Weather
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It has been 25 years since it snowed on our Anniversary. I remember it very well as we took our Anniversary Trip to Sante Fe New, Mexico. It

Fifty Years Ago...The Forever Anniversary Card
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Thank you for sharing your life with me and making so many dreams come true. The 'Forever Anniversary Card' dates back to our 37th Anniversa

Merry Christmas Mantel and More
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Decorating this year is sparse compared to previous Christmas Decorating Posts here on CollectInTexas Gal. I can't put my finger on just one

Snow Globe Gift...Christmas 2015
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Adding to my Snow Globe Collection each year has become a Christmas Gift Tradition from HiHoneyHusband. In Christmas' past, the collection t

Wet Blocking...No Need for Speed
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Regardless of how speedy one is at knitting whether with two needles or twenty, there is the final chore of blocking. I say chore because it

Speed Knitting and Fast Crocheting
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I am a SLOW Knitter and a FAST Crocheter. This I know from years of starting knitting projects that about half way through become WIP (works

Wordless Wed...Welcome December
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How did it get so late so soon? It's night before it's afternoon. December is here before it's June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How

Happiness is Homemade
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Although true for me, 'Happiness is Homemade', it turns out, isn't necessarily true for 'Gift Shoppers'. Homemade/Handmades Target Audience

Libby LuLa Dressed In Rags
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When one 'Rag Rug' comes off LibbyLuLa, she doesn't usually sit naked for long. Long being less than a few hours before she is warped up and

Fab-ru-kuh-dab-ruh...A New 'F' Word
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Finally...a new word from today's WordSmithies I relate to...I Get It!!! As somewhat of an Old School Webster WordSmithy, I haven't come to

New Design MCMXLIX from Old Doily MCM to MMXV by ME
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Back in 1969 this acrylic/resin 'DooDad' was a 'NEW' design and new material. Still reveling in the 60's Hippie Color Culture of Flower Chil

Bountiful Mandala...A Circle of Thanks
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'A Circle of Thanks' is so named in keeping with the Native American Mandala theme...this one being #3. The history of Thanksgiving has been

ETSY Shop...Shameless Selfie Ad
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You know...in todays market place of 'It's Hand Done, Honey' ...if YOU don't promote your stuff... it's not going to get out there for all t

Christmas Rug Sneak Peek
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Have I mentioned my HUGE TUB of Christmas Fabrics? No!! Really??? Imagine that! After all the confessions I have made about my Fabric Addict

Rag Rug Stripping 101 for LibbyLuLa 409
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I really wanted to title this post 'Stripping 101 for LibbyLuLa 409'. Can you just imagine the disappointment of those who took the title li