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WIP Wednesday

By Andrea | October 16, 2019 |

I’m super excited to have made progress on the baby communique quilt again. I was able to piece a backing from all of the leftover bits of the fabric I had purchased to make the front. I crumb pieced all of the leftover bits of fabric from the front into sections and added the uncut…

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midred on baby communique (fishy) flimsy

WIP Wednesday

By Andrea | October 9, 2019 |

I’m super proud of myself because I made a lot of progress on Mil’s baby communique quilt this week. One whole side of the quilt has been pieced together for about a week and I had all of the solid blocks for the other side sewn together. All I had to do was to put…

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charlie brown shirt for halloween

Friday Favorites

By Andrea | October 4, 2019 |

I got to go to one of the big annual craft shows in my area over the weekend. It’s something I try to go to every year, and while I’m there I always try to get a little of my Christmas shopping out of the way. I’m big on having as much of my Christmas…

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panic tracker -september 2019

Mental Health Monday – Journaling

By Andrea | September 30, 2019 |

One of the things that my therapist has me doing to help with my anxiety is journaling. She’s having me write for about 5 minutes every day, either just things that are going on, or from a prompt. It’s actually been very insightful, as I have been able to establish some basic things about what…

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pumpkin cream cheese muffins

Friday Favorites

By Andrea | September 27, 2019 |

It’s finally Fall! That means I get to appreciate some of the things I love without being “out-of-season.” Now, I know pumpkin is overdone, and we don’t need pumpkin spice everything, but I have to give a shout out to the fabulous pumpkin cream cheese muffins I made this week, thanks to a recipe from…

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mildred with part of baby communique quilt

WIP Wednesday

By Andrea | September 25, 2019 |

It’s slow with the tiny human as an assistant, but I managed to piece together the top left section on my communique baby quilt. It measures 22×22-inches, which isn’t much, but it makes Milli very happy. I’m hoping that I can distract her with this finished section while I work on the next one. What…

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Mental Health Monday – Just Breathe

By Andrea | September 23, 2019 |

I’ve been having lots of small panic episodes lately, and I’m not sure if they are related to changes in my medication, or because I’m actually focusing on my anxiety in an attempt to deal with it. Fortunately, I’ve only had one very bad panic attack so far this month, and we will hope it…

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blue fabric for baby communique quilt

WIP Wednesday

By Andrea | September 18, 2019 |

I’m taking a break from last week’s work in progress until I can pick out backing fabric and thread for quilting it. So I finally cut into the stack of blue fabrics I’ve been hoarding to make a sample of the Baby Communique Quilt. I started out by cutting out all of the strips and…

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stacked rocks

Mental Health Monday

By Andrea | September 16, 2019 |

Living in the rural Midwest, I often feel that mental health issues are a bit of a taboo topic. When we have mental health issues, like anxiety or depression, we don’t talk about them, because when we do, we’re told to pull ourselves up by the bootstraps and go on. Unfortunately, that’s not how having…

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tiny bright squares and strips flimsy

WIP Wednesday

By Andrea | September 11, 2019 |

This week’s project is another baby quilt. It’s pieced with brightly colored scraps from a variety of fabric lines. The block concepts are from Cluck Cluck Sew’s Squares and Strips quilt tutorial, which I have made several times. However for this one, I did the blocks at half-size, so they finish at 4-inches instead of…

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I'm Andrea, a techie living in rural America with her husband and daughter. I'm excited to share my life with you as I explore some of the great things about living in the middle of nowhere.

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