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Got Thread?

Today is Super Tuesday! I’m excited to say that I voted early and am so glad I did. I have NOT had the television on any during the day and I think I will watch “on demand” all evening. I … Continue reading

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Quilt Angel 2016

After getting home and before going downtown to hang quilts I had the opportunity to work on some of Primitive Gatherings, Magic of Christmas blocks. I was able to catch up on 10, 11, 12 and 13! Wahoo! I sure … Continue reading

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Hello

How was your tax day? Mine was bittersweet, but very busy! I got to say goodbye to time and money! Ha! I went over to the retreat house and took some new pictures so my website can be updated! Hopefully, … Continue reading

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Spring Retreat 2015

We, England Design had a great spring retreat at Stonecreek Lodge in Kountze, Texas. We set up Wednesday and got it all ready for our retreaters. They have such a great facility that accommodates us all. Thursday morning our ladies … Continue reading

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Sew Much Fun

I have so much fun doing what I get to do every day, I know there are always the “yucky” things, but luckily the good outweighs the bad. I went border shopping on Monday and as you might guess – … Continue reading

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Carrousel Ride

David and I worked on the house trying to do some finishing touches on different things. He worked on the arbor, the sign back and I finished up my Texas quilt and we hung other quilts, my vintage doily dresses … Continue reading

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Bells and Whistles

How is your week going? It is almost over, Friday’s are always good but tomorrow is Friday the 13th! Are you superstitious? I’m not, not really; I like to think those are the lucky days. 😉 My week has been … Continue reading

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Test Drive

The time came for us to do a “test drive” at the house. I invited a few friends over to help to a trial run at the retreat house over this past weekend. I got some input on things that … Continue reading

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Hopping Like Crazy

Things are abnormally crazy, I know you may think that about me already but it seems like it is more so these days. Yesterday I left my house around 9:15 and I was off and running all day, I didn’t … Continue reading

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Many Miles and More

My goodness so many things have happened since I last wrote. We had a great time in Charlotte. Cynthia taught 4 classes and gave 2 lectures during the 4 days of the Charlotte AQS show. We were packed to the … Continue reading

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AQS Charlotte Bound

Saturday morning Cynthia picked up Sharon and I and we took off and headed for Charlotte. I was lucky and I got to sit in the back and I sat in my little corner of the van and stitched and … Continue reading

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Switching Gears

While I was getting ready this morning The Today Show did a segment on “Love your Selfie”. It is a pretty powerful message regarding how we should be “more than a picture”. If you get a chance to go back … Continue reading

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Finishing Touches

One of the little blessings I had last week during the retreat was that I met Jill, and while talking to her she offered to by our wedding “director”. She had just met me and didn’t know any of the … Continue reading

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England Design Retreat Recap 2014

Wednesday we packed up and headed east to Kountze. Cynthia and Julie packed up a little earlier than I did and I picked up a retreater flying in from San Francisco. We ended up getting stuck in rush hour traffic … Continue reading

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Remove One Way Thinking

(This was to go out Wednesday, but there was no internet service in Kountze, sorry for the delay) Saturday night Kylee spent the night with me and Sunday morning I decided to make a chocolate sheath cake for David’s Texas … Continue reading

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April Fool’s 2014

The first day of April! With each day passing it seems like life seems to be slipping into the vast sands of time. Today is our wedding anniversary and we are celebrating 8 years! In 9 days, Katie will be … Continue reading

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Remove the Stress

Cynthia wanted to have December off so we didn’t work until January 7th, the only thing it sure put us a little behind trying to get her ready for 3 upcoming shows. She is going to St. George, Utah then … Continue reading

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The Tie that Binds

I do love my Sunday mornings, David normally fixes me breakfast – I just love that and it is nice to know that I don’t have to fix all the meals! Today I had some bananas that I have been … Continue reading

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Trick or Treat

Yesterday was the opening of Houston Quilt Festival, preview night. It opened at 5 and closed at 10. Of course, I had to go. Cathy and I planned it all out, she took off a half day, drove over and … Continue reading

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Not Sure Where to Start

Monday was the last day of quilt market and also the booth flip from Market to Festival. We expanded to 3 booths, instead of 2. That flipping stuff is very hard work. I ended up abandoning ship about 8:30 p.m. … Continue reading

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Which Way is Up?

Hello, needless to say it has been a little wild lately. Thursday we set up the booth for England Design at Houston Quilt Market. We finished around 7 and went out to eat at Gringo’s. It was yummy. Friday morning … Continue reading

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From Crazy to Madness

I have to say it was crazier at work yesterday than any other day. It is crunch time and we are trying to get all ready before Houston Quilt Market set up on Thursday. Cynthia’s books were suppose to arrive … Continue reading

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Thirsty Thursday

Why should today be any different than any other, right?? Work, home and then a Sushi dinner date with hubby and friends. I can’t wait! I went to work and Julie made a cake for us. It was so good, … Continue reading

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Color Play

It has been another busy day here, but a good one. At work today, we got a visit from our Moda representative, Jim Salinas. That was fun playing with fabric, trying to figure out what will work with Cynthia’s kits. … Continue reading

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Slight Detour

How has your day been? We are gearing up for market/festival at England Design Studios. Cynthia has been working on a new book and it will appear at Houston show in October/November. It also has lots of new patterns in … Continue reading

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Cookies

I love cookies, how about you? What is your favorite cookie to eat or make? My favorite to make is Nestlé’s Tollhouse chocolate chip, but I love to eat the white chocolate macadamia nut cookie. However I’ve never found a … Continue reading

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Bits and Pieces

Things have been a little more crazy than usual, Tuesday was a regular workday and we were to have our council/counsel meeting at Jax. I didn’t get home until late and decided it was late and I didn’t post. Wednesday … Continue reading

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Father’s Day

I hope you all have had a great father’s day. We watched a lot of golf today, Angela’s brother was playing in the US Open this weekend and he had a rough day yesterday, but did rather well today. It … Continue reading

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Graduating Day

It has been a great day, Julie showed up at 9 and ready to sew. I wasn’t! Well I was ready to sew, but I did not have my papers cut, nor were they pressed to the fabric. Julie waited … Continue reading

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Just a Note

For some reason, my wagon is dragging a bit today. I didn’t really do anything different today than I have been doing, so not sure what that is all about! Julie M. (from work) and I are going to have … Continue reading

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Bye, Bye Birdie

This morning I got up and was getting ready to go to the gym and I looked out to check on the doves. They were both gone, sad to see them go, but at least I get to water my … Continue reading

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