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Woo Hoo - I have a PURPLE star!

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And I'm celebrating my purple star!  I reached 500 positive feedback on Ebay.  It has taken almost exactly 18 years as an Ebay seller, but when I logged in this morning, there it was. Now this may not sound like much, but very few Ebay buyers ever leave feedback, so this is definitely a milestone, and a big THANK YOU to every one of you who helped it happen.  

Yippee!  Woo Hoo!  YeeHaw!  Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Now go make something.  Be Happy!

Maggie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WIPs of All Sorts

In The Knitting Room, there's a pair of ladies lace socks on the needles.  I like knitting lace socks;  I get a sense of accomplishment after each pattern repeat.  These should be in my Etsy Shop by Friday.  (And yes - I do actually have a room called "The Knitting Room".  Other people might call it a bedroom, but it has a nice window, a good light and a comfy chair, so Knitting Room it is.)

These are more 4" challenge blocks for my quilting group meeting this afternoon.  My favorite is the Spool block (upper left).

Happiness Is . . . . .

Happiness is a new shipment of fabric on a Monday morning!

And a wee bit of news . . . . . coming soon!  Starting in April, I'll be listing all of my newly completed quilt tops for sale here on my website, a couple of weeks (or more) before putting them on Ebay.  And at a 10% discount off my Ebay prices.

Make Quilts.  Be Happy.

Maggie

The Quilt Show - Free this Weekend (March 18-19)

In recognition of International Quilting Day, the folks over at The Quilt Show have made all shows in Series 1 - 17 free for the weekend.  (Don't try Series 18 - it's not included as I found out when I was testing this out.)

Here's the link:

http://www.thequiltshow.com

The site is slow - and apparently crashed altogether yesterday due to heavy traffic, but appears to be working now.  And, no, you don't have to enter "The Contest" unless you want to, to watch.

Make Quilts.  Be Happy.

Maggie

Whoa! Is that MY studio?

So this morning I thought I'd share some pics of my studio.  (We all like a peek into other peoples studios, right?)  Yesterday, after living here for 10 months, it seemed to be time to finally get my studio together.  Jeez - after 10 months, yah think?  I had new lighting installed a couple of months ago, and it only seemed sensible to actually be working under the new lights. 

Hand Dyeing Wool

I've been hand dyeing yarn quite a bit lately so I thought I'd share some pictures.  Here are the skeins drying overnight last night.  I use a microwave (not the one I cook in) as a heat source.

 These are the "logs" waiting to go into the microwave:

Mini Blocks for my Quilt Group Today!

These are 4" blocks that I'm making for my quilt group's sampler challenge.  Can you name them???

- Maggie

Having a Spring Cleaning Sale on Ebay!

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I'm having a Spring Cleaning Sale over on Ebay!!!  To find my items, enter Patchmaker into the search bar, and it should bring up all of my stuff (and maybe a few that aren't mine too). 

Happy Sewing!

- Maggie

We Got a Little Snow!

While I was clearing out the driveway two gentlemen "of an age" - (so, about my age), actually stopped in the street and watched.  So I spent the next 10 minutes thinking of snappy sarcastic comments, none of which I'll list here, in case I ruin my reputation.

Whoever invented snowblowers should have been made a saint!

- Maggie