Author Archives: pragmaticpatchwork

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Academic and quilter

Scrappy squares, again

How many scrappy square quilts have I made? Hmmm… lots. Tonight, I finished one more that had been lying, almost-finished, since our last summer holidays. Tonight, ready to be washed, it is resting on our bed. I’m so glad it’s … Continue reading

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Featherweight

A bit of care from my friend Miss E of Busy Needle, and new rubber feet, new LED light, and a clear 1/4 inch foot, and my little flea market find is as happy as happy. I am thrilled! It … Continue reading

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Totally fabulous days

Spending a weekend sewing up a mountain in lovely company, one week into an academic term, was just perfection! What fun we had! It was the 10th edition of the now-famous Patchwork in the Peaks, led by the fabulous Elita, … Continue reading

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Home!

The heavens welcomed us home. So, so very lucky to be able to move.      My new sewing room (!!!!) had crazy splotches on the wall where the previous owners filled up holes. I won’t have time to paint it … Continue reading

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Boxes

We are moving, within the city, tomorrow! I will have a sewing room! Beyond excited…    So much to pack, so much to unpack. Our third summer in a row moving, but hopefully the last for a while. And this … Continue reading

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Pinning

It takes a family to pin a quilt! So nice to have help.    Happy pinning! JJ

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Sewing with children

A lovely way to escape the hot Tuscan midday sun with a 10 yr-old daughter and 7yr-old son. We all love my new machine! Happy times. JJ       

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