Photos With Your Phone

Posted by on 13 April 2020 | 3 Comments

Do you create quilts from photos? I use photos all the time and although I have a really good camera, I often see potential quilt ideas when I'm out walking without it in hand... but I always have my phone so can snap photos with this. So today I thought I'd share with you how I go about doing that because there are a few important tips you should know.

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This Day, What Day, Some Day

Posted by on 12 April 2020 | 0 Comments

Online somewhere I saw "It's no longer Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday.... but instead: This Day, What Day, Some Day." That is so right! I have no idea what day it is anymore but here we are. I did work a little more on my journal 'brain'. I've added numbers to represent covid-19 cases in NZ from 29th March through to 4th April. On the 5th we hit over 1000... Perhaps it is time to stop recording this!!

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Meh Meh Meh

Posted by on 8 April 2020 | 0 Comments

[edit: I started this almost a week ago but only posting it now!] One week of lockdown - where did that go?  Yet it seems months already that we have been in this state, but it's only one week! My daughter summed up the feeling I was also having nicely with her words...

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Changes to Workshops

Posted by on 6 April 2020 | 0 Comments

With the pandemic around the world, it is time to make some changes to my online scheduled workshops and all the other scheduled workshops at As a team we have decided to take away the scheduled workshops and open them up so you can start any time instead of a set time. Today I thought I'd run through briefly which workshops they are for me....

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Free Form Cutting is Just One Thing You'll Learn

Posted by on 2 April 2020 | 0 Comments

The Six Hour Quilt class focus is on the most straightforward and fun way to make a unique quilt based on your own ideas. Elizabeth Barton tried it out on two people who had never quilted before...and one who had made only one quilt following a traditional pattern. Here are some of the results!

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First Week Update

Posted by on 1 April 2020 | 0 Comments

I'm struggling to work on my journal each day so some days might just be recording or nothing at all as I take on my new additional role of helping with homeschooling my granddaughters.... and although this can be fun and rewarding, it is also draining and tiring.... and that's on a good day!

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A March Signature Block

Posted by on 30 March 2020 | 1 Comments

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This month's block has been delayed until now, and even then, it wasn't the block I planned. When I get started with these things, they seem to run wild in my head and get more detailed by the minute...  So I put my detailed block on hold for a month or two and went with something a little simpler, well so I thought...

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The First Official Day of Lockdown

Posted by on 26 March 2020 | 1 Comments

Well, here we are... last night at midnight we were officially in lockdown. My plan is to do updates, not every day but at least once or twice each week. I do hope to spend 15 minutes each day working on some part or page of a journal and my blog posts will be a great way to record it.... a diary almost. I'm taking it one day at a time so expect changes, thoughts, and ideas along this journey.

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4 Weeks in Lockdown

Posted by on 24 March 2020 | 4 Comments

As our country goes into lockdown, it seems a scary time ahead. It sure is a weird feeling but I feel fortunate to have family close by, plenty of crafts to keep me occupied, an online business to help others keep occupied, fiber internet to keep connected, and food in the pantry.

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Posted by on 9 March 2020 | 2 Comments

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When it comes to quilters, or crafters in general, most do more than just one craft. They often include at least one other they like to do so today I thought I'd mention just a few of the other crafts I've been doing lately.

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