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Stitch Me Happy!

Monday I got to be in my “happy place” (aka sewing room) all day. It felt so good! I even got some much needed sewing time in. Have you ever heard the phrase “I sew so I don’t kill people”? … Continue reading

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All Cooked Out!

It has been a great week! Monday morning I drove to Wimberley Quilt Ranch and unloaded, it seemed like I was moving in with all the sewing stuff and the cooking supplies. Luckily the weather was pretty good and it … Continue reading

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Stuff!

Hello, I haven’t forgotten about you, I hope you are staying cool and getting a lot done or at least enjoying what you are doing! Wednesday of last week, one class moved out and the other class moved it. Jan … Continue reading

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Kindergarten Still Rules!

I love to be home sewing when it rains! Well, I love being home period, but it is so comforting to be sewing to the pitter-patter of rain. Wednesday, I had a few errands to run before I got engrossed … Continue reading

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Left the Sink

I got my lovies done for the retreat right before it was time to leave – I had to burn the midnight oil, hopefully next time I won’t wait until the very last minute. Wednesday morning I packed up headed … Continue reading

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Honoring our Moms

I hope your Mother’s Day went well and you were honored in the best possible way. Happy Mother’s Day to everyone and to the ones that have fur babies. I feel very blessed to have had some very wise and … Continue reading

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Oh Say Can You See!

It has been a pretty productive day here; hope your day has been a good one! We have a group coming to the retreat house on Monday so it was a day to do some odd and ends over there. … Continue reading

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Warming Up!

It has seemed a little steamy around here lately! I’m gearing up to go on my big retreat next Wednesday, so I’m cutting and prepping all my little projects that I want to accomplish while I’m in Madisonville at the … Continue reading

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Sew Much More!

After I posted about my mom sewing for us I had a few more thoughts that I wanted to share. You know, I loved that our Mom sewed for us, I loved that our clothes seemed better made than any … 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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What’s New?

I had hoped that I would have time to write Tuesday night, but that didn’t happen and now it is Saturday night, turning into Sunday. Things have been pretty busy here, but it has been filled with family and quilting! … Continue reading

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Wet Airing

Friday I had my last shift to work at the rodeo and it was a day shift – my first one since I joined the committee in 2003. They had a day crew until last year and then they mixed … Continue reading

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I’m Beaming!

Well I messed up and waited until the very last day to pick up my HLSR volunteer badge, so I headed to NRG Park on Monday. As I was planning my day I decided that I could also view the … 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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Double Duty

I have to admit that all the sewing and cooking is a lot of fun, but it is a lot of work as well and by the time I got home I was pretty tired. After I unpacked the cold … Continue reading

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Daily Threads

Sorry I haven’t written lately, but it has been crazy busy. I worked Monday and Tuesday of this past work and tried to do a couple of odd jobs around the retreat house. We did get one of my sewing … Continue reading

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Making It Count

How are you and your “word” getting along? You may recall, I chose the word “discipline”. I have some good days and some not-so-good days! I’ve been trying to do better with my eating and my exercise and it is … Continue reading

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Pre-March Madness

I was driving over to the retreat house and thinking about different ways I could get a “mini group” to come and craft since I had a request for it. I’m thinking that spring is coming as we had a … Continue reading

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Was That A Bird?

Oh my word, today we had a beautiful day here in the Houston area, the SUN actually came out and showed its pretty face and it even warmed up enough for me to take off my jacket! I drove over … Continue reading

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Sewing Away

Sorry that it has been a while, I’ve been out of town since Wednesday evening and I got home around 4:30 today and things are great, I’m just way behind on things around the house. It is nice to be … Continue reading

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Special Event Opening

Pieceful Stitches Retreat 211 S 1st Street, LaPorte, Texas 77571 Special Event Opening February 12-15, 2015 Join us as we celebrate the opening of Pieceful Stitches retreat center in LaPorte, Texas. Our special guest instructors will be our own Paula … Continue reading

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Panic is Setting In

Monday was our last full sew day, and kind of sad to see that it went by so fast but it was very productive. I worked on my Judy Niemeyer, Captain’s Wheel pattern and got a good bit done. I … Continue reading

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Coming Around

David has been very good to take pictures while I’m in Florida so I can keep up with what is going on at the house. It is sure hard not to be there and see it in person and to … Continue reading

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Home Alone

It has been a busy pas couple of days. Saturday was filled with food and laughter and we even had time to get some work done on our projects. We team up for meals; Suzanne and Margie did dinner Friday … Continue reading

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House to Family Time

Thursday evening David left to go on a golf outing with the guys to Hilton Head, South Carolina. He was very excited, as he should be – he called today and they are having a very good time. Thursday evening … Continue reading

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What a Grand Day!

Cheryl and I rounded up our sewing this morning and I headed home. I want to say a huge thank you to Cheryl for doing all of the cooking and cleaning and going the extra mile and making me feel … Continue reading

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We Have A Red Door

About the only thing that is good in this heat is ice cream, sleeping and sewing! It is so hot outside – the sewing machines are up and running at Cheryl’s house. We had planned my birthday sewing event for … Continue reading

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Captain’s Wheel Adventure

Thursday morning I loaded up the car and drove to Wimberley Quilt Ranch where I teamed up with Denise Green of HollyDee Quilts for our first Judy Niemeyer retreat. Denise was teaching 11 ladies, including myself how to make “Captain’s … Continue reading

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