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Academic and quilter

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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Back in Tuscany…

After a year back in Switzerland, with downs and ups, we are back in our beloved Tuscany for the summer. There was one thing missing in the house. That is now sorted! Rather than agonise over options, models, prices, online … Continue reading

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Hand-pieced hexagons

So much quicker than paper-piecing, and just as portable once you’ve cut out the shapes: piecing hexagons by hand. Duh.       I’m not sure why it took me quite so long to work this out? I had tried with larger, … Continue reading

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