Author Archives: Laura

Happy Easter!

Hosanna in the highest! Let our King be lifted up! Hosanna! Happy Easter! Love, Nik, Laura, Ellie, and Marko The kids and I sang this song as part of our church’s choir today. I’m so grateful to have been able … Continue reading

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2017 Q2 Finish-along Goals!

I like to dream about having abundant sewing time and consequently make absurdly long lists of things I want to sew. Therefore, I give to you the laughably ambitious list of what I hope to sew in the 2nd quarter … Continue reading

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My No-Shave Experiment – The Research (860 Days and Counting)

This is part 4 in my โ€œNo-Shave Experimentโ€ mini-series. Here’s part 1 – the reveal, 1a – a call for personal experience, part 2 – the rant, and part 3 – the reflection. Back in September 2015, I finally finished … Continue reading

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Handmade Christmas 2016: Owls and Stars and Colors, Oh My!

I can finally reveal the final four presents that I sewed for my family for Christmas. These four were definitely sewn in 2017 but they still count as Handmade Christmas 2016, right? My niece and nephew were both two this … Continue reading

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Beehive, March 2017 – Here We Come!

This post is primarily for the other quilters in the #beehiveswarmmerrilee but if you want some paper piecing tips or just are curious about my quilting life, read on. ๐Ÿ™‚ This year, for the first time ever, I’m participating in … Continue reading

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Finish It Up, 2017 Edition

As has been my practice for the past few years (2010, 2014, 2015, 2016), near the end of 2016, I made a list of all the sewing projects that I have outstanding. I have already made good progress on them … Continue reading

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Handmade Christmas 2016: A Hobbit Quilt

Last year, I had the brilliant idea of making a Gandalf felt ornament for my brother and his family for Christmas.ย  It didn’t happen so this fall, as I was searching Pinterest for ornament ideas, I came across a site, … Continue reading

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