Friday Favorites – Winter Sewing Patterns

By Andrea | November 20, 2015 |

It’s the time of year to start thinking about those little holiday sewing projects you’d like to get done. Maybe as a gift, or just for yourself.  So, I’ve gathered up a few of my personal favorite projects that are QUICK, EASY, and FREE. Make an Infinity Scarf Flamingo Toes has an amazing tutorial for…

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Booklr Questions – A book that makes you feel comforted?

By Andrea | November 17, 2015 |

Do you have a book that makes you feel comforted? There isn’t any one book that makes me feel comforted. For me, it’s more the act of reading.  When I am in the middle of a panic attack, or feel anxiety coming on, I find reading to be very calming. More often than not, when…

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WIP Wednesday

By Andrea | November 11, 2015 |

It’s been a busy sewing week here at MiMP.  I started and completed my final Project Quilting Focus Through the Prism challenge quilt.  This month was snowball blocks, and the only color I had left to work with was yellow, so that made for an interesting project. I also started making blocks for my creepy…

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Booklr Questions – Do you mark your books?

By Andrea | November 10, 2015 |

Do you mark, highlight, or dog ear your books? Or do you keep them in perfect condition? Back in high school I was all about marking up my books with highlighters and notes in the margins. But as I’ve gotten away from reading for academic purposes, and more into reading for pleasure, I have stopped…

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Yellow Snow Mini Quilt

By Andrea | November 9, 2015 |

November is the final month for the Project Quilting Focus Through the Prism challenges.  This month’s block was the Snowball, a super simple block that can be used in a lot of interesting ways. For this month’s quilt, the only color I had left to work with was Yellow.  And, of course, the first thing…

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Laura Pommier at the Dunn Art Gallery

By Andrea | November 5, 2015 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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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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.