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Learning to sew – coasters

Both my mother and my aunt tried to teach me to sew when I was a preteen.  My aunt even sent me to a Joann Fabrics class when I stayed with her and my uncle one summer.  They all were a disaster.  Every time I used my mother’s old Bernina sewing machine, I jammed the bobbin thread.   ...

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Welcome!

Welcome to our new blog!  I’m so glad you found us. This blog was created to combine several others that we had created that each had infrequent posts.  Together I hope we can make this a wonderful website for you to enjoy!  So, kick back and enjoy the ride! (You may see some old posts  ...

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FO Friday – Spring 2013

Sometimes it feels as though I’m not spending enough time working on crafts, but when I look back, I’ve actually accomplished more than expected. My daughter is growing like a weed and I thought it would be great if I could figure out how to sew up duplicates of her favorite pajamas – and maybe  ...

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Crafting a New Year 2013

I haven’t posted anything lately about the crafts I was finishing … probably because I didn’t finish much until recently.  In October, I finally “finished” a huge doily I’d made 18 months prior but never got around to blocking it.  I decided it would make a great wedding present for my uncle.   ...

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Giveaway tips – Management

In the past, I’ve written posts on Deadline dates and Finding Giveaways to give you some ideas of how to enter, how to find new giveaways not listed on this site, and information about deciphering ending dates. Today I’d like to address another topic: How to Manage your Giveaways There are a  ...

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Accountability #2

In addition to Good Morning Girls, I’ve decided to try out another accountability group. One of my GMG group members actually pointed me to this. It’s called Peak313 Fitness. They are doing a 5 week challenge called Living and Active. Each week you are committing to at least 4 days of exercise  ...

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Accountability #1

Last spring I learned about a website called Good Morning Girls which was organizing a bible study to study Proverbs 31 over the summer.  They encourage those that want to follow along to create or join an accountability group – through email, Facebook, twitter, or some other means.  The idea  ...

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Crafting black-hole

I just can’t seem to get my craft projects done.  Could it be because I spend lots of time with my toddler? And the rest of the time online?  Hmm … maybe I’m on to something here.  In the first seven months of 2012 I have completed the following:   For Christmas (*cough* … ok, I didn’t  ...

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Giveaway tips – Deadline dates

Deadline Dates A caution: if a blog said a contest ends on a given date but they don’t mention a time, I would make sure I enter by the day prior or you might miss the deadline. Example: blogs will sometimes says they will draw a winner on 3/29.  But when? That could mean 7am on that day,  ...

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