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And it’s made my quilt sandwiching so much easier. Usually I spread all 3 layers of a quilt out on my bed, pull it tight, and pin it. I’ve tried spray basting, and maybe I’ll try it again someday. But I still prefer pins. And I love this method. It lets me just use my cutting table, I don’t even have to spread the whole quilt flat.

Read more on My Mom Taught Me An Awesome Pin Basting Trick…

So, I’m working full time now, and life is a juggle. We have a part-time sitter, I’m not spending every afternoon with H anymore. Which is great for her–she gets to run around with a fun college student who does all the fun things she wants to do. And it’s great for me–I work, I use my brain, I love what I’m doing. But I miss those long afternoons with her, and the projects and activities we’d do together.

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We bought Hannah a cedar playhouse from Costco for her birthday back in the spring, but Adam didn’t get a chance to assemble it until a few weeks ago. At first it was too cold to build it, then he broke his toe and couldn’t build it. So, finally, she has her playhouse now in the backyard!

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Officially started my new job last month! I’ve been going into the office about once a week, and I love the work. But other than the days when I’ve had to look presentable for work or meetings, it has been tees, shorts, no makeup, whatever shoes I can throw on. This is me every summer. I have such good intentions, and I kind of shlub my way through July and August until September 1st comes, and even if it’s still 90 degrees I officially declare it turtleneck and boot weather.

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I started this quilt back in April to get ready for the newest season of Doctor Who, and then life happened and I put aside the finished quilt top for a couple of months. Then when the 13th Doctor was announced, I got inspired to pick it up again. I finished it over the weekend, and here’s a loose tutorial so you can make this one, too!

Read more on A Doctor Who Quilt You Can Make, Too…

I got a new car at the beginning of the month, and I traded in my old car’s Thinkgeek Star Wars decals for some Doctor Who decals I made at home.

Read more on New Car, New Car Decals…

Other posts on this round robin: Our Quilt Block for the Kids Quilt Round Robin

I feel terrible that I don’t have any pictures of this quilt block finished. I definitely took photos of it, and now I can’t find them anywhere. I have a sinking suspicion I accidentally deleted the photos shortly after I took them. But this block was for Sophie’s stars quilt, and we had a lot of fun with this one!

Read more on Our Next Kids Quilt Round Robin Block…

This one is an oldie but a goodie, a tutorial I did for GeekMom back in 2013. The photos don’t seem to work over there anymore, and since Hannah outgrew that original crown a while ago, I figured I’d put up the tutorial here, too. With a few tweaks and new photos. I’m just now making her a brand-new one because we are obsessed with all things princess lately.

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Our cherry season is over here, but it was a good, long one this year! Every year this is Hannah’s favorite fruit picking trip, and she just keeps growing up on me.

Read more on Cherry Season, Low-Sugar Low-Carb Cherry Crumb Cake, and Classic Cherry Pie…

When the new year rolled around I got my usual urge to reorganize, but this year I really, really reorganized. We replaced the 9-year-old bedroom carpet in my studio with some office carpet that wears well, I completely moved furniture around, and I threw out…quite a lot. I wanted the space to feel more open, and even though I have a LOT of craft supplies…I wanted it to feel as contained as possible.

Read more on New Studio Look for 2017…

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