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July 7, 2015 | Uncategorized

Happy Birthday to Me!

Two weeks ago, I celebrated a milestone birthday. My gift to myself was to finally pursue my passion and make quilting my career (albeit one supported with some digital strategy and data governance consulting work).  My darling husband’s gift to me was the following gift certificate: A gift for Julie/ …

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July 6, 2015 | Quilts

I Spy

My baby started preschool today. It wasn’t pretty.  Though she’s been in day care since she was 5 months old and her “preschool” is really just a new classroom upstairs from her old one at day care, my daughter wanted none of it this morning. We’ve been on vacation for …

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July 2, 2015 | Uncategorized

Throwback Thursday – Journal Quilt Week 8

Week 8 of the Journal Quilt Project fell in mid-July of 2011, in the middle of the Tour de France.  My DH is a serious cyclist with several road bikes (which really has its advantages when it comes to buying new sewing machines.  When I tell him how much a …

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June 25, 2015 | Uncategorized

Throwback Thursday – Journal Quilt Week 7

The week of July 7, 2011 brought the relief of rain after a heat wave (a New England heat wave granted, but heat by our standards).  I went back to the Glitter from Superior Threads and pulled out the silver to use with a piece of gray batik to create …

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June 23, 2015 | Uncategorized

Launching My New Life

Today is my 40th birthday. I am celebrating at the spa with my mother and sister and at the lake with the rest of my immediate family and a bottle of champagne. But, my gift to myself is that I am finally going to follow my bliss, pursue my calling, …

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June 18, 2015 | Uncategorized

Throwback Thursday – Week 6

Throwback Thursday this week takes us back to the Fourth of July in 2011. I’d been doing Superior Threads‘ Superior University and had a nice pile of Glitter threads to play with so . . .

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June 15, 2015 | Quilts

Arabesque #1

The first of my geometric tiles quilts is complete. It’s all pieced using templates and a bazillion Y seams in batik fabrics and simply quilted around the tiles. Let me know what you think!

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June 11, 2015 | Uncategorized

Throwback Thursday – Journal Quilt Week 5

I broke with convention for this week’s journal quilt of June 23 – 29, 2011, and made a much bigger, wall-hanging sized quilt. I made the quilt the week of my birthday and wanted to have 36 candles around the border, but didn’t want to have to piece tiny, tiny …

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June 4, 2015 | Uncategorized

Throwback Thursday – Journal Quilt Week 4

This journal quilt was absolutely one of my favorites. I made it during the week of June 16, 2011, inspired by the bounty of summer. We get a weekly delivery of organic, local fruits and vegetables from Berkshire Organics and it’s always a treat to open the box to see …

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June 3, 2015 | Uncategorized

Mindless projects

In addition to having trouble getting started on a Monday morning, one of the other things that I know about myself from my work in Corporate America was that I could rarely expect two highly productive days in a row. I’d have one day when I was just cruising through …

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