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Name: Gretchen Firestone
Date registered: September 6, 2012


I am a retired public school teacher and media specialist and University lecturer. Total retirement is new to me, but I'm adjusting.

Latest posts

  1. Some Sewing and Quilting — April 25, 2017
  2. Books on Monday – The Splendid Sampler — April 24, 2017
  3. Friday Funk — April 21, 2017
  4. It’s Monday! — April 17, 2017
  5. Winners! — April 16, 2017

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Apr 25

Some Sewing and Quilting

I’m still working on getting the Surrounded by Scraps top together and have no new pictures, but that’s not the only progress I’ve been making here. La Passacaglia got a little bit of love today. Some friends from church get together on Tuesdays to knit. Today I joined them and worked on La Passacaglia, because …

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Apr 24

Books on Monday – The Splendid Sampler

Happy Books on Monday! Today we are looking at The Splendid Sampler: 100 Spectacular Blocks from a Community of Quilters by Pat Sloan and Jane Davidson. The links below are Amazon Affiliate links and will help support this blog if you use them.  If you spend any time looking at quilting blogs on the internet, you’ve …

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Apr 21

Friday Funk

Who would have guessed that after several consecutive productive days, I would post on Monday and then immediately become worthless? Ugh! It feels like illness has dogged DH and I for months now! (Fact check: it has really only been one month.) I got the prizes mailed out and a few groceries and then became …

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Apr 17

It’s Monday!

Just thought I’d drop by to update on my weekend progress. Nothing terribly exciting, but some progress nonetheless. First up, since the BTN provided us with some spring football (and we all know that football is the best time for hand piecing), La Passacaglia got a little love. I completed the first of three Rosette …

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Apr 16


Today I get to announce the winners of the layer cakes. I have emailed the winners and will mail their prizes to them as soon as I get their addresses. Thank you to all of you who entered! First up, the winner of the Sophia layer cake is Vicki from My Creative Corner3. Her tweet …

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Apr 15

Saturday Stuff

First and foremost, if you are reading this before 11:59 pm EDT on Saturday, April 15, you still have time to enter the giveaway. Just click here, follow the directions and use the Rafflecopter widgets. Now, I just thought I’d update you on a little bit. DD seems to be feeling better although certainly not …

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Apr 13

Saturday Sampler Fail

These are the blocks for March for the Getting to Know Hue Saturday Sampler. They always look better on the design wall, but I am not totally thrilled with them. Look at how the edges of the blocks turned out: However, that’s not what makes this a Saturday Sampler fail. What does that is the …

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Apr 13

Easter Weekend Craftsy Supplies Sale

This month’s Craftsy Supplies sale is now live for Easter weekend. It starts Thursday, April 13 at 12:01 am MDT and ends Sunday, April 16 at 11:59 pm MDT. What’s on sale? Quilting Supplies and Kits: Up to 50% off Sewing Fabric and Kits: Up to 70% off Knitting Supplies and Kits: Up to 50% …

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Apr 12

The Layer Cake That Didn’t Make It into the Giveaway

There were actually two layer cakes that didn’t make it into the giveaway, but I’m only going to talk about one of them here. But before I do that, if you haven’t entered the giveaway yet, please click here and do so. Remember, you are not entered by just leaving a comment. You need to …

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Apr 11

3 Days Left

The giveaway ends on Saturday, April 15. Click here to enter.

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