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Happy Thanksgiving

thanksgiving wish

May this day fill your heart with contentment and peace ~

I’m so thankful for all of you.  Your friendship, encouragement and support.



Thanks for visiting!
Blessings ~
Terri

 
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Monday’s Motivational

give every day a chance 11-25I love this quote!  It’s so hopeful.  Each day is a fresh start, a day where something exciting and unexpected can happen!

Making positive choices, starting the day with an open heart and not sabotaging the possibilities will get us well on our way to a beautiful day!



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Blessings ~
Terri

 
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Monday’s Motivation

making the best of things 11-18-13

I think making the best of everything is choosing to be content right where you are.  Contentment makes the soul happy!

Here’s to choosing to make the best of this week!



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Blessings ~
Terri

 
Quilts, Bags & Pillowcases OH MY!

Our November SYOB Retreat was great fun!  I thought I’d show you some of the projects that were being worked on.

(sorry the lighting in the studio is not great for pictures)

Roundabout Mary

Mary’s “Roundabout” quilt.

The “Roundabout” quilt was the November project in the Schnibbles club.

Roundabout Sue

More “Roundabout” blocks from Sue.

Shirley's scrap runner

Shirley and her runner from leftovers. Beautiful!

Sandy's "Springtime Baskets"

Sandy’s “Springtime Baskets”.

Karin's rag quilt.

Karin’s rag quilt

Mary's exploding pineapple block quilt

Mary’s exploding pineapple block quilt.

If you haven’t taken a look, I have an exploding pineapple pillow pattern in the free patterns section.  The block is so versatile.  We’ve used it for pillows, quilts, potholders – we LOVE it around here!!

Jeanie made some ADORABLE pillowcases using the burrito method

Jeanie made some ADORABLE pillowcases using the burrito method.

bags

Jeanie, Shirley and Julie were making bags today.

Mary's 2nd Glamour Girls quilt.

Mary’s 2nd Glamour Girls quilt.

If you’re not familiar with the Glamour Girls line of fabric by Robert Kaufman Designs here’s a link to a short version of the story and pictures of the original sketches with the artist/designer of the fabric, Lorene Carnes.  Lorene lives here in Salem Oregon.  As a young art student she sketched these beautiful images.  WW II broke out and she went to work in the ship yards, tucking away her artistic dreams.  Fast forward 70 years……..a family friend who works for Robert Kaufman Designs saw the sketches in Lorene’s garage and well…..the rest is history.

The line of fabric has been very popular here in Lorene’s home town.  Mary loved the fabric and bought an assortment to create with.  She has made three different “Glamour Girl” quilts.  This is quilt #2.  I’ll do a post with pictures of all three once #3 is completed.  They are all different and it’s been so fun to see the quilts come to life at the retreats.

Block close-up

Block close-up

I wanted to show you the block close-up.  I love the way Loretta Orsborn quilted the blocks.  The quilting gives the quilt a very “Art Deco” feel.  It also puts the focus on the Glamour Girls.  We LOVE Loretta’s quilting!!

Hope you enjoyed the project inspiration from retreat!



Thanks for visiting!
Blessings ~
Terri