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Friday Fresh Finishes

Friday Fresh Finishes

Cooking and Creativity I admit that I am not that fond of cooking and most of the time, my cooking is pretty basic.  My specialty is what we have left in the fridge. Luckily, my husband finds that cooking relaxes him and he is very talented cook and baker, skills that...

No Creative Mojo? Shake it up.

No Creative Mojo? Shake it up.

Creating when you don't feel creative There are times when creative inspiration comes easily and motivates you to start and keep going.  But other days it takes a bit of a kickstart to get moving.  Usually, I can find that kickstart in my inspiration file or my...

Tell your stories; detach from the stuff

Tell your stories; detach from the stuff

Let go of the stuff, not the stories Today, I'm sharing a couple of resources to simplify your life while still keeping the memories that contribute to your personal stories.Minimize THEN Organize If you find yourself constantly reorganizing and not feeling like you...

25 Inspiring Quotes on Simplicity

25 Inspiring Quotes on Simplicity

Keeping it simple I am on an ongoing quest to simplify my life.   That means being intentional about what I add and eliminate. Some of the changes I have made (and am still making): Set priorities about what is most important to me and make the decision to let other...

Choosing Sustainable Textiles

Choosing Sustainable Textiles

Learning and Changing I have long tried to make sustainable choices when making textile art but, I am ashamed to say, that has not always been the case.  When I started quilting 20+ years ago, I began as many sewists doing - by accumulating a fabric stash.  I began to...

Monday Mending – Favourite Tools

Monday Mending – Favourite Tools

Monday Mending Ritual Since the beginning of summer, I have been making it a practice to do at least some mending every Monday.  I have not quite set the habit yet but I am getting there and am determined to increase my time on this task. My pile of mending keeps...

Sunday Smiles and Joy

Sunday Smiles and Joy

A break from the news of the week There is much in the news that is heartwrenching and stressful.  Here are a few stories to bring you some positive energy or inspiration.Participatory Embroidery Artist Liz Kueneke brings large embroidered maps of local areas directly...

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