Author Archives: divadiversion

About divadiversion

Creative procrastinator. Cock eyed optimist. Family historian - with the story being the important part. Quilt coach, lecturer and creator. Scrapbooker, card maker. Modern vintage. Wine lover. Explore new places, let's travel - let's go!

I Do Declare!

One of the Finish Alongs I participate in asks for a “Declaration of Intent”. This statement shares what I intend to finish during the first round of the year. The round started January 1 and ends on March 31. The … Continue reading

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Do you want to join the fun?

As I was going through my UFO lists, I thought I might share my thoughts. It’s been a productive year.  The lists have helped keep me on track.  And as a byproduct of living during a pandemic, I was provided … Continue reading

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Giving Tuesday

I am fortunate to have been able to retire, early. Life, for me, is good. I have a home where I can stay and be safe. My husband and I are in good health. That is such a blessing. I … Continue reading

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Sunday Dinner Good

Sometimes you stumble on a dish that is just so good that it elevates a weeknight. I call that “Sunday Dinner Good”. It’s the kind of dish you would be proud to serve a guest. Now, I will confess, I’ve … Continue reading

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Quilting Cozy on a Rainy Day

As the temperatures start to fall with the leaves I think of cozy quilts.  And nothing says cozy like flannel!  The softness the warmth, the way it feels on a chilly winter night is such a comfort.  I just happen … Continue reading

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Fourth Quarter Plan for the Finish-A-Long

Because I try to learn from my mistakes, the list for this quarter will be shorter. The previous three quarters, I was unable to complete everything on my list. Granted, the lists were optimist at best. The first project on … Continue reading

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But I’m Not Done Yet!

Quarter 3 of the FINISHALONG has come to a close and I’m Not Done Yet!  Things I did get done are Aromatic Rings which I LOVE, and the quilting by Terry Burris Quilting is beautiful. Sharp Dressed Man which I … Continue reading

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Happy Mail

Last week I received some “Happy Mail” from my sister Terry (Terry Burris Quilting).  I send the bulk of my “quilting” to her to do because, well, she does a great job, she can help me express what I see … Continue reading

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Under the Needle on Hobby Hill

It is day 55 of the 100 Days 100 Blocks Challenge.  Many of us are using the same block patterns from last year’s Kinship Fusion offered by Gnome Angel.  This year I’m doing two versions.  One is Sink or Swim … Continue reading

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Fabulous Friday Finishes

Yup, I’m bragging a bit.  Tooting my horn and Terry’s too!  I got this back and bound and it’s hanging in my bedroom. Sharp Dressed Man was pieced last year.  The circles are made from neckties that have been sewn … Continue reading

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