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We’ve called this room the library since we bought the house almost 9 years ago. I think we’ll never shake the name; originally this was the room with all of the books, lots of them. But over time it’s evolved into more of a family room, with H’s toys and playthings taking over. Books have been donated and moved to make room for trains, toys, art supplies. I love that room, and I love its evolution.

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The Orlando Modern Quilt Guild has been running a drive this summer to collect rainbow quilts for the victims and family members of the Pulse nightclub massacre. My guild is participating. Some phenomenal women pieced together these heart blocks, contributed by members, and then they sent it to me to quilt it.

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This was another project from an Asia Citro book. These yarn-wrapped sticks were in her A Little Bit of Dirt: 55+ Science and Art Activities to Reconnect Children with Nature

We collected the sticks from our nearby woods and playground.

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We’re going to Disney World in September, and even though Halloween will be weeks away we’ll be going to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. This is H’s first trip to Disney, and it’ll be our first time at the Halloween festivities. So I asked her what she wanted her costume to be, and we looked at some Disney characters and shows that she loves. She immediately settled on PJ Masks, and she was adamant that she would be Gecko, I would be Owelette, and Adam would be Catboy.

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Earlier this summer Cloud9 Fabrics asked if I would make a Corduroy version of the Easy Peasy Quilt I did for their Knuffle Bunny fabric collection. The Corduroy line of prints just launched this month, and the quilt is now up on their site! I don’t think this stops being exciting, it’s just really cool to see something you’ve made out in the world like that.

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I’ve never tackled a king size quilt before, but we’re doing some redecorating in our bedroom. And I really want to make one to help brighten it up.

I’ve sketched out a bunch of options, but the gradient of half square triangles above is the winner. I may tweak the overall number of rows for each color, but that’s what I’m going with.

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My grad school friend Tara was in town from Austin a few weeks ago, and we met up at the Met to chase Hannah around and talk. It was wonderful. She moved away about 5 years ago, and I haven’t seen her since!

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It’s been a busy few weeks, with all of my summer writing deadlines and article edits coming up within a short window. I haven’t had much time to write here the past week. I’ve also been trying to get some quilts made and tutorials written.

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I’m kind of exhausted by politics this year, it must be said. But I made this banner last week during the DNC to celebrate HRC’s historic nomination for a major political party. I’m full of excitement and positivity about my kid’s future, and whatever happens in November (and my own personal politics, which are hard to ignore with a banner like this), representation matters. 

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July Outfits 2016

I hit a wall last week. Too hot, messing with my asthma, trying to tackle too many work and home projects at once. I haven’t felt 100% myself. But looking back at my photos from the month, July was awesome. And, I finally got a haircut last week!

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