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Purse Party 2016

This weekend’s Purse Party 2016, especially before I begin five weeks of radiation treatments on Monday, was a welcome treat after almost six weeks of recovery following surgery for endometrial cancer. Purse Party is hosted annually by one of my local quilt shops, Quilter’s Cupboard in Ankeny, Iowa. The newest bag patterns and samples are introduced, …

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Book drawing winner . . . plus 15 favorite pillow tutorials

“Oh man! I’d love to win!” wrote Paige Ronchetti of Little Nostalgia about my most recent giveaway, a book titled Sew Easy Designer Pillows, published by House of White Birches. “I only know how to do the most basic pillows (an envelope closure). My style is kind of eclectic, so I’m probably a blend of …

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The buttons of Edi Royer . . . and a new wristlet clutch

Last July Edi Royer, one of my fellow teammates from Blogging Business Artisans, sent me one of her laser-engraved wooden buttons. She sent several people buttons, in fact, and we all promised to feature her buttons in one of our handmade projects. Well, July led to August, the start of Iowa’s Destination Imagination season, and …

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