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Hello Friends!  Happy Monday!  I hope you had a good weekend.  I have gotten A Scandinavian Romance finished for a couple or weeks now,

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and realized I haven’t shown you a final sneak peek!  Here it is…

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I loved working with the fabrics so much I am getting to work on another quilt with the same fabrics!  Stay tuned for sneak peeks.

Thank you for stopping by.  I hope you have a lovely week!  I have more Market preparations to do… I shall catch up with you later.  Hugs to you all.  What do you have going on this week?

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Hello Dear Friends, I am still alive.  I have to say I am rather glad to leave the past week behind me.  In addition to my tight work deadlines last week, our little family fell sick, one after another!  It was not fun at all.  Nonetheless, I was reminded of God’s grace being sufficient for me, regardless of my outward circumstances.

I am glad that our new week has gotten off a rather positive start.  I want to wish you a Happy Fall!

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If you have known me a while, you know I can’t quite resist using gray in my quilts… Click here for my gray thread.  I am working on another gray quilt with a bit of Scandinavian twist.

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This quilt uses really cute fabrics.  I can’t wait to share about the quilt and the fabrics with you. :)

So, curious mind would like to know if you ever use gray in your quilts, and if you do, when the last time was you used gray in your quilts.

Thank you for stopping by.  I wish you a lovely week.

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Hello Friends, I have been working on my Yuletide Snowflakes quilt that uses RJR‘s new Christmas line Starry Night by Lynette Anderson.  I absolutely love this blue/cream Christmas combination, despite the fact that I am pretty much a green and red person when it comes to Christmas colors!  I think those particular shades of blue just strike a very soothing cord with me!

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This is the last of my Christmas project for 2014.  My 2015 schedule is starting to fill up – it’s really weird thinking about how this year has gone by so quickly for me. In the back of my mind, I am still thinking we just celebrated Christmas (2013).

I’ve got to run for now.  I am thoroughly exhausted, but I do have some cute stuff to share with you later this week.  Stay tuned!  Hugs to you all…

Curious mind wants to know – do you use any blue in our Christmas decorations?

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Coming soon to a publication near you…. The Stars Are Brightly Shining!   Here is a sneak peek for my Dear Friends:

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This quilt promises to be cozy, and very starry!  Stay tune for details. :)

This is going to be an extremely busy week for me – my life has been complicated about Miss Baby-related activities.  So I will more than likely not be able to respond to your comments/emails unless the are urgent.  Hopefully, I will get this school routine down soon so that I can actually get work done!  And speaking of work…

I have more starry pursuits in progress.  Will show you a sneak peek tomorrow.

Have a most lovely week, Dear Friends!  Hugs and love to you all.

p.s.  Have you seen my other starry quilts here, and here?

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Hello Friends – I worked till wee hours this morning in order to complete Out Amongst the Thistles.  It feels really good to be able to check my 80-block quilt off the list.

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This quilt has an unexpected element of surprise!!!  I am SO tempted to spill the beans on what it is.  But I am making myself wait till the quilt is official!  So stay tuned. :)

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you have had a good day and week so far.  I can’t believe it’s already Thursday tomorrow… Thank you again for being such sweet friends.

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Hello Friends, I hope you have had a lovely day!  I am happy to see a happy quilt shipped out – Sunny Delight!  This quilt has so much white mixed in that it took me forever (or it seemed like) to quilt all the extra quilty happiness on the quilt.  But here is a sneak peek — you can see I opted the informal look for the quilting.  Quilting this quilt has been a learning experience for me.  And I have more to learn for sure.

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You probably noticed the fabrics are Benartex’s Luv Bugs fabrics.  More about the fabrics here in yesterday’s post.

Meanwhile, it’s back to school at the Ivory Spring household.  Miss Baby gets to eat lunch at her school cafeteria on some days this year — and she thinks she has arrived, and that being able to eat lunch at the cafeteria is the best thing ever since mechanically sliced bread!!!  It’s always fun to see the world through the years of my five year old.

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She also wrote the following note to her new teacher.

[In case you need translating -- Dear Mrs. Bischoff, I can't wait!  I saw your card.  I glad there will be more girls than boys.  I hope you will be very nice.  Love, Gwen.]

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Alrightie – Dear Friends, I have to fly for now.  I just realized my next quilt is a bit more complicated than I had expected.  And I am under the gun to get it completed.  So, you won’t be hearing from me email-wise…. you all take care. Till next time.

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Hello Friends, I managed to eke out Pathway of Glory in about 4 days!  I quilted the last stitch on the quilt at about 3am this morning. I feel immensely relieved now that the quilt is on its way to the editor.

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I want to thank you all for the sweet notes you had written to encourage me. We are doing well – as I said, I am immensely grateful for the blessings in my life, and I certainly count your friendship as one of the blessings!

I am taking tomorrow off to bake with Miss Baby because she told me over the weekend her Mom “shouldn’t have to work so hard” (her exact words)…. and then after that, I will be working on a rather sweet quilt.

Thank you for stopping by.  Love and hugs to you all.

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Don’t forget – the $5 discount offer for my Learn to Machine Quilt class will expire tomorrow.  Click here to purchase the class (online or DVD format), and don’t forget to enter discount code EZHMQ.

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There is only one word I would use to describe these fabrics – glorious!

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These are fabrics from Benartex’s Caryl’s Feather collection!  I am using them for my current quilt.  It is amazing to see how the quilt sparkles with these fabrics. Click here to view the entire fabric range.  The interesting thing about these fabrics is that there isn’t a focal print per se – sometimes, it’s the colors that make the quilt!

So tell me, do you like these fabrics?

My week got off with a bit of a rocky start, but the blessings in my life are far greater than the setback.   By the time you see this post, the quilt is being prepared to be quilted.  So come back again for a sneaky peek!  Have a most blessed week, Dear Friends!

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“For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.”    ~2 Corinthians 4: 17

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Before we get into what I am sharing with you today… I have to tell you I discovered something disturbing, distressing and downright depressing yesterday!    I always try to email my acknowledgement when you comment on my blog, especially if you leave just your email addresses and not your blog addresses.    But apparently, those email replies that I have spent hours writing have NOT been getting to you, since about March this year!   I do not know what the deal is at this point.  But I said all that to say this, I do NOT mean to come across as rudeness personified.   If you haven’t heard from me for a while after commenting – chances are I did write, but you just didn’t receive my emails.  Grrrr.  Ever since I discovered the problem, I have devised a work-around for the interim.  My response/acknowledgement to you will come in an email with the subject line “Blog Comment”.

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Hello Friends, I have been sewing – I promise you.  It might not seem like it from my recent posts…. but I really have been sewing. :) And my One Small Light is proof.

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Stay tuned for details on my One Small Light project.  For now, I hope you will have a lovely day, and light up someone’s life today! Come back tomorrow – I will be posting about another exciting editorial feature.  Hugs to you all.

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Hello Friends!  I hope your week has gone well for you.  I have been in a scrambling and panic mode this week.    But all’s well that ends well… I managed to sign off on a couple of things, including A Mother’s Love.  I had the greatest time quilting A Mother’s Love.  Here is a final peek for you.

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You probably aren’t surprised by now sometimes I tend to end up working on small pieces.

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Curios mind wants to know if you care to share with us any tips on working with small applique pieces.

Thanks for stopping by!  I shall catch up with you later.  I am starting to respond to emails/comments – yay!  Hugs to you all.

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Hello Friends,  I want to do a quick post to let you know I am alive and well.  I have been working the last few days on a few exciting things coming up.  So, do stay tuned for details!  I hope you are all well.

I am able to share with you some fabrics I will be using into for a really sweet project.  Here you see the fat quarters from Lynette Anderson’s upcoming line, Pocketful of Daisies.  Click here to view the entire fabric range – the fabrics are really cute!

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[image source: RJR Fabrics website]

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I will be sharing with you in the near future (hopefully!) more information about a quilt Lynette and I designed with the Pocketful of Daisies fabrics. Following is a sneak peek.

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I hope you have had a great summer week so far.  Our summer has turned out to be busier than I had expected.  But I have nothing to complain about.  What do you have going on this week?  Are you doing anything special for Independence celebration later this week?

Thanks for stopping by.  I shall catch up with you later!

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p.s.  Remember I asked for your advice on my inability to comment on some blogpost blogs a few weeks ago?  Karen told me that I am able to leave comments on her blog after she switched her comment setting from “embed” to “full page”.  I am also able to leave comments on Michele‘s blog after she did the same change on her settings.   So, just sayin’…

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Hello Friends, the last couple of days have been busy.  I worked hard to push through a few things.  Autumn Sky is now on its way to the editor.  I am experimenting with quilting with straight lines.  Honestly, I find quilting straight lines MORE difficult than free-motion quilting.  I am exploring a few visual effects in straight line quilting.  I still have much to learn- don’t you just love all the learning opportunities in quilting?

Anyway, here is a sneak peek of Autumn Sky:

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The fabrics might look familiar to you… yeap, you are right, the fabrics you see are some of the fabrics you see in my Bird Watching quilt.  You still have time to enter the magazine giveaway in my Bird Watching post here.

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Meanwhile, our summer is shaping up quite nicely.  Yes, we are feeling the heat, including heat from the oven!!!  You see, Miss Baby and I are working in a bit of baking in our summer routine.  Miss Baby is crazy about those cranberry pecan rolls!  [Doreen's bread recipes are the absolute best!!!   Click here for Doreen's recipes.]  So, I am not the greatest cook in the world — I had to write Doreen and asked just how long we should wait for the bread rolls to rise before sticking them in the oven to be baked.  Doreen is  most gracious in sharing her bread making wisdom – thanks, Doreen!

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How is your summer shaping up?  Are you doing any traveling this summer?  If so, where…?

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope to post about another editorial feature tomorrow — I realized I needed to take a few more pictures while working on the post.  Till tomorrow.  Hugs to you all.

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