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Blog Readers’ Quilts and Quilting Information: Lunch Bags!

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Blog REaders’ Quilts and Quilting Information:  February 10, 2014

Lunch Bags!

Red Flannel Pantry has done it again.

Another great idea and fun sewing project:  making lunch bags.

RFP discovered that oil cloth has phthalates in the fabric coating, so has come up with a grand solution.

Take a look?


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February 10, 2014 at 2:53 pm

Quilting Information: Red Flannel Pantry Blog’s Modern Table Runner

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Quilting Information:  January 4, 2014

Red Flannel Pantry Blog’s Modern Table Runner

I’ve not been drawn to making a table runner.

Until now.

Take a look at Red Flannel Pantry Blog’s hostess gift for the family who will host the family’s daughter (in Ireland, lucky girl) for a semester:  hometown gifts for out-of-town hosts | red flannel pantry.

And what a terrific gift!

I can see myself making a table runner like this one…

Yes I can.

I would choose different colors–though I LOVE these colors together.  They just would not go in my house.  They might go in someone else’s though–as a gift.

This table runner lies in the “modern” quilt movement:  bits of piecing combined with big sections of plain fabric that can showcase quilting.

If I could start all over, I would move in this “modern” direction:  spare lines, different colors than I’ve surrounded myself with my whole life, pottery, candles, woven rugs, simple, simple, simple.

I do love red and green though…

And blues and oranges and reds…

I am a true Pisces it seems…


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January 4, 2014 at 3:27 pm

Turkey Tracks: “My Little Blue Book” from Red Flannel Pantry Blog

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Turkey Tracks:  January 3, 2014

“My Little Blue Book”

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I loved this blog post from Red Flannel Pantry:  my little blue book | red flannel pantry.

I’ve always journaled for most of my life.

Journaling has gotten me through some tough times and helped me work through to the “bottom” of things–to the bedrock where I can see what the issues really are and what I really think about them.

If you’ve never done the journaling in The Artist’s Way, Julia Cameron, I highly recommend trying it.  That journaling got me to Maine where I have been so happy.

But keeping a daily “quick” journal is kind of different.  I’m on my second ten-year journal–the first was a gift from Yoshi Hazen, a former neighbor in Falls Church, Virginia.

Here’s what a page in my ten-year journal looks like:


Each day has space to jot down significant daily events.

I can’t tell you how many times I have gone back to the journal to ferret out what happened when.  From a repairman’s visit to a doctor’s appointment to a major life event–it’s all there.

I gave my oldest grandson a five-year journal on his tenth birthday this fall.  He is maybe the kind of person who will keep it.  If so, he will treasure it down the road of his life.  I wish I had my earlier journals or had had someone start me on this type of journal when I was young.

For 2014, I wish you good journaling of all kinds!