Kept In Stitches

Confessions of a fabric hoarder


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Halloween is almost here

Every year my parter and I set-up a haunted-yard display.  I spent the entire afternoon getting all the stuff out of the garage. The décor will go up on Friday just in time for all the little monsters…in the past we’ve had around 300 trick-or-treaters.  Who knows what will happen Friday.  This is just a tease for now and I will post more pictures as the Witching Hour arrives.


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VMQG Modern Meet-Up

This last Saturday was Ventura Modern Quilt Guilds first “Modern Meet-Up”.  It took several months of planning and many headaches, but I think the event was wonderful.  A huge thank you to all who made this day a big success.  The door prizes were incredible and everyone went home with at least 2 prizes.  Planning has already begun for the next ‘Meet-Up’, in April.   The day was highlighted by the debut of the guilds first opportunity quilt.  Tickets for the quilt are to be printed soon and then the sales will begin.  The quilt is awesome and Georgeanna Hawley did a superior job quilting it. Thanks again to everyone for helping to make the event a success, and we’ll see you again soon!


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Have Hexies, Will Travel

On a daily basis I see other peoples blogs and the projects they have posted.  I keep saving many posts to my favorites list with the best of intentions of making that particular project.  There are just not enough hours in the day.  Looking back over the favorites list, I was thinking which one do I wanted to make first…LOL…all of them!  My friend JJ from Kentucky, sends me a links to projects that he likes.  The other day he turned me on to The Zen of Making.  They have some great tutorials on the site and I had to make this travel case.  Once again Tim Holtz fabrics appear in my projects.  I’m Hexed!

 

Hexie Travel Case


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Quiltfest Oasis, Palm Springs

My partner, Greg, and I went on a little day trip today to Palm Springs for the Quiltfest Oasis…of course, it was the hottest day of the year! But, at least the Palm Springs Convention Center was air conditioned. We had a wonderful time, taking in all the inspiration…and, doing some shopping. We can’t wait until the show next year…hopefully, it will be a bit cooler!


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Purse Palooza 2014

I am so thrilled to be a part of Sara Lawson’s blog this week.  She is featuring bag/purse patterns made by different people in the sewing community.  For her blog, I made a bag from McCalls Pattern 5828.  It was so much fun to make and I’m proud to be on her blog.  If you haven’t visited sewsweetness.com, it’s time you did. She has some amazing stuff lined up…check it out!

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Strawberry Banana Cheesecake Salad

I do realize that this may look a little ‘low-brow’….but, it sure is good!  Try it…it’s easy and I’m sure you’ll like it.

strawberry Banana Cheesecake Salad

I know it looks a bit messy, but it tastes AWESOME!

Stir together:
1 bag of miniature marshmallows
16 oz of vanilla yogurt
1 regular size tub of cool whip
1 package of no bake cheese cake filling

Stir in
1-2 containers of sliced up strawberries
3-4 sliced up bananas

Other fruits can be substituted or added as desired

Best served chilled and same day due to banana discoloration.