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Laura Pommier at the Dunn Art Gallery

By Andrea | November 5, 2015 | 5 Comments

I recently got a chance to visit the Dunn Art Gallery at Oakland City University to see Laura Pommier’s exhibit of drawings and paintings, entitled “Character Plots.” The exhibit was full of fantastical artwork featuring characters who don’t always seem to fit into their surroundings. While Pommier’s work is more representational than I typically prefer,…

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Booklr Questions – E-readers or physical copies of books?

By Andrea | November 3, 2015 | 6 Comments

Do you prefer e-readers or physical copies of books? Something every Booklr seems to have an opinion on is whether e-books or physical books are better.  And I am no different.  I have a very strong opinion on what type of books I want to read. I absolutely love having the option to read books…

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Communique Quilt

By Andrea | November 2, 2015 | 13 Comments

I’m very excited to share my latest finish with all of you! A brand new king size bed quilt!  I finished piecing the top ages ago, but it just recently made it’s trip to the long arm quilter. I got it back in July, just before our move, so I didn’t get around to binding…

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Secret Squirrel Mini Quilt

By Andrea | October 30, 2015 | 14 Comments

This month’s Project Quilting Focus Through the Prism challenge theme was the 9-patch block.  For my version of the challenge, I created a simple 9-patch design using orange fabrics. I decided to add a fun ninja squirrel for my embroidery design – this is not an actual requirement for the challenge quilts, but it’s a…

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WIP Wednesday

By Andrea | October 28, 2015 | 2 Comments

Lot’s of quilty things have been happening since last week.  As you know, from last week, I made a Monster’s Inc. baby blanket for my nephew Huxley, along with a matching taggie blanket.  And now that Huxley is here, you get to see his cuteness with his new quilt. And no, I didn’t buy him…

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Booklr Questions – Do you prefer stand alone books or series?

By Andrea | October 27, 2015 | 4 Comments

Do you prefer stand alone books or series? I love a good series, but I know from experience how heart-rending it can be to wait for the next book to come out – thanks Dark Tower Series – which is why I try not to read a series until the entire thing comes out. I…

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Bringing the Wild Inside

By Andrea | October 26, 2015 | 4 Comments

My husband and I seem to have a soft place in our hearts for little wild animals.  Since the move to our new house in August, we’ve got 3 new animals living inside with our cat, Mouse.  She enjoys watching them as much as we do. The difference is that she would also like to…

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Book It – Monsters and Mysteries

By Andrea | October 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

I love the fall.  It’s an amazing time to cozy up on the couch, reading.  And October is the perfect time for books with a scary theme. So, of course, I had to read a few of them. You can see the goals for my reading list on the 2015 Reading List from PopSugar. The…

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A Monster Taggie Blanket

By Andrea | October 23, 2015 | 8 Comments

Since I didn’t have enough leftover fabric from the crib sheet to do the backing of Huxley’s monster quilt, I wanted to make something else with some of the fabric.  I settled on a taggie blanket as a great way to use up some of the fabric. One side is pure Monster’s Inc., using the…

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WIP Wednesday

By Andrea | October 21, 2015 | 8 Comments

I feel like I’ve made a lot of progress in the last week. I finally got around to finishing up the baby quilt for my new nephew, Huxley. I also made him another little gift, but it’s a surprise, so I won’t be sharing that one with you until after I get to give it…

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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.