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Margaret McDonald
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Material Obsession
I'm excited to be able to meet  Kathy Doughty  of Material Obsession tonight. An prolific quilter and writer from Australia. She is here as part of the Black Creek Pioneer Village Outdoor quilt show. As luck would have it our local library has her brand new...

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Another pillow
I often start my hand stitching with no plans. More often than not they end up as pillows. Like this  one. I bought a lovely piece of hand-dyed fabric from  Elaine Quehl  when she visited our guild. One can only admire fabric for so long. I took a piece wit...

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summer in The County
The County as in Prince Edward County, or PEC. My first encounter was long, long ago. My very first job off the family farm but I'll save that story for another day. Decades and decades later, I find my self back there with a wonderful husband and a summer ...

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Happy New Year again!
Time does fly doesn't it? And is it accelerating or is it just me? I found this in an altered book I did. I was trying to document my work. I have to tell you I had very mixed feeling seeing the date. 10 years. First reaction was what happened to the time? ...

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Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Contest
For Canadians only! They are featuring a stockist and a colour each day of October. Today's paint colour is Old Ochre. I entered this dresser. I do need to learn to take better photos!  You can see (and please LIKE) my entry in the CONTEST   thanks

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Thanksgiving weekend
I have so much to be thankful for. I try to remember this on a daily basis. It is nice to celebrate with friends and family and fabulous food. All the veggies are ready to cook, just have to stuff the bird, pop it in the oven and relax for a few hours. Have...

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A little behind
I am. I know. But a BlogPodium recap  has been on my mind. Times does fly. Unlike last time  the room full of younger women didn't bother me!   Jennifer Flores  did an amazing job again leading her team to pull off an organized, fun, educating and stylish c...

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check out the new contest
for Canadians who love Annie Sloan Chalk Paint at the 31 Days of Chalk Paint Love here is my night table in its home at the cottage. Looks like a fun contest.

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more painted furniture
with custom colours. We need to have very small multi-functional furniture at the cottage. What could be better than nesting tables? This is before I started mixing up the ASCP. and yes I do know there is only one table here!     Nesting tables painted in c...

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I mixed new colours
of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint to make the colours used to paint this chair. Sturdy, comfortable, clean yet boring. I had pinned a similar one done with a Union Jack that Annie has shown to feature Napoleonic Blue. I wasn't really up for the math to do a flag s...
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