Nan

Cat Mom 🐱, animal lover, new quilter, fabric hoarder, and Juki lover πŸ’•

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Winner winner pizza dinner!! πŸ• (well, that’s what we’re having tonight πŸ˜‰) Didn’t really want to play this game with this big quilt, but I Am Now! Bobbin 1 - Nan 1 Game on!! #bobbinroulette #bobbinchicken #yesimkeepingscore #quilterproblems #sewingjokes #winnerwinnerpizzadinner πŸΊπŸ•πŸΊπŸ•πŸΊ

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Goals are scary so I’m Planning to finish some WIPs this month! Happy February! πŸ’•πŸŒΈπŸ’• #monthlymarker #monthmarker

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I just HAD to post one more pic of this quilt in all it’s wonderful crinkle-y-ness! And the floor was clean so I could baste another quilt. Oh, don’t worry. I didn’t clean the whole floor, just enough to lay the quilt down 😁 #lesscleaningmorequilting @lilatuellerfabric #lilatuellerfabric #lilatuellerdesigns #lilatueller @rileyblakedesigns #rileyblakedesigns #rikeyblake #rileyblakefabric #quiltersofinstagram #makersgonnamake #bohemianfestival #bohemianfestivalfabric #juki #quilts #quiltsofinstagram

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Not my first #bluerkblocks and certainly won’t be my last, although I would be very happy if there was no need for this cause. But this IS my favorite fabric combination of the ones I’ve made! I’ll get this in the mail to you @craftycop this week! πŸ’™ #moremiceonbikesplease 🐭🚲🐭🚲 #justonebluerkblock

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My 2017 year in color... Interesting. Pretty sure those gray & white blobs are Cooper & Hershey 🐱🐱 πŸ˜‚ #yearofcolour #yearincolour #yearofcolor

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Wishing You a Beautiful New Year overflowing with Peace, Love, & Happiness πŸ’— #monthlymarker #monthmarker

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Lots of β€œfirsts” in my best 9 this year. The #rkblockswap was my 1st swap; my 1st mini quilt; finally quilted my 1st pieced top I made in 2014; & blocks from the #sugarblockclub which was my 1st SAL. And then there’s sweet Cooper aka Thing 1 😻 I’m hoping to finish some WIPs in 2018 and learn even more from this fabulous quilting community!! Thanks for all your encouragement this year & Happy New Year! πŸ’— #2017bestnine

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Where it all started...this is the 1st quilt I ever pieced to see if I could do it AND if I liked to do it. Well, YES!! That said, so many mistakes, those points aren’t perfect, etc, but I still πŸ’— it! The Lila Tueller fabrics make my heart sing & all those imperfections just show me how much I’ve learned so far. I didn’t quilt it until now cuz I didn’t want to ruin it! This quilt is for Me & will always remind me of the happiness that can be found when you step outside your comfort zone. πŸ’•. . . . #finishedisbetterthanperfect @lilatuellerfabric @rileyblakedesigns #bohemianfestival #bohemianfestivalfabric #catsonquilts #catsunderquilts #lilatuellerfabric #lilatuellerdesigns #lilatueller #rileyblakedesigns #rileyblake #rileyblakefabric #quiltsofinstagram #makersgonnamake #juki #quilts #learningquilt

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A surprise birthday gift from myself πŸ˜‰ arrived yesterday! Can’t stop petting these beautiful fabrics! And they fit in so well with the rest of my #alisonglass stash that no one will suspect a thing. Oh, and I got rid of the packaging so there’s no evidence πŸ˜‚ #amialonehere #fabricmakesmehappy #agdivingboard #birthdaymonth

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Quilty IG friends are SEW special! Happy Birthday Sharon! @sharon1216 Cheers to a fabricful birthday!! πŸŽ‚πŸ·πŸŽˆπŸŽ‰πŸ¦„πŸ’•#birthdaygirl #happybirthday #sagittarius #allplaynowork #birthdaymonth #quiltyfriendsarethebest

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I was hoping to β€œfinish” this quilt for my birthday (today) Oh well, I did finish the quilting on it 😊 This is the center of my oldest wip... the 1st quilt I ever pieced. Yep! I’ll share this hot mess πŸ˜‰once I finish the binding. Sharon’s @sharon1216 #learningquilt inspired me to pull this out & finish it!! Thx Sharon πŸ’• #birthdaygirl #allplaynowork #sagittarius #birthdaymonth

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Who doesn’t Love fresh biscuits in the morning?! Sound off for #cutenessoverload Volume up for hubby’s shenanigans! πŸ™„ Which do you like best? Happy Caturday friends! πŸ’•πŸ±πŸ’• #makinbiscuits #happycaturday #ragdollsofinstagram #ragdollcat #ragdollworld #lovemycat #caturday

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Would love to sit in this garden all by myself...peaceful. #ilovesnow #notmybackyard #wishitwas #birthdaymonth #monthlymarker #monthmarker

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Hubby’s birthday inspired me to make a card as unique, creative, & one-of-a-kind as he is πŸ’˜ #loveofmylife #makehimfeelspecial #noscrapleftbehind #nanmade #handmadebirthdaycard #joeldewberryfabric #birchfarmfabric

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Looking for peace & serenity this month... would love to start with a quiet stroll down this path πŸ‚πŸπŸ‚ #monthlymarker #monthmarker

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Thanks for the IG πŸ’• @auntie.jojo You’re too kind 😊

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Hello October! I'm ready for Fall! πŸβ€οΈπŸ‚πŸ’›πŸ¦‡πŸŽƒπŸ‘»πŸ¦‰πŸ»πŸˆ and some sewing would be fun too πŸ˜‰

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Hello September πŸ’œ be gentle, be kind ... #monthlymarker #monthmarker

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When a quilt comes home ... my Mom passed away a few weeks ago πŸ˜ͺ The quilt I made for her at the beginning of her Alzheimer's diagnosis, which was also the 1st quilt I ever finished, has now taken up permanent residence in my home. At first I wondered what I should do with it. Should I take the label off & re-gift it? Should I donate it? But after looking at it these past few weeks, I'm reminded that we picked the quilt pattern together, we chose the fabric line together, & somehow she decided she didn't like the color orange anymore πŸ™„which forced me to find new prints from other designers in order to finish the quilt. As she awkwardly settled into a new life in assisted living, I brought each newly completed block to show her. Her eyes lit up each time. When it was finally quilted, bound & labeled (the label clearly stating it was from her "daughter" Nan, hoping it would help her memory), I presented it to her & draped it over her bed. She brought all her new friends to her room to proudly show it off over the next few months. She cried when she told me no one had ever made her anything so beautiful. As the horrible disease progressed, one day she gave it back to me and said maybe I could sell "this old thing" at a garage sale. But that wasn't my Mom. Alzheimer's had already robbed me of my real Mom months earlier, so I took it gently from her & said I'd try. So as I remember the sweet & bittersweet memories surrounding this quilt, I know now that I'll cherish this quilt until the day I take my last breath. I love you Mom πŸ’œπŸ˜ͺπŸ’œ #alzheimerssucks #myhearthurts #ihatealzheimers #endalzheimers #nomoresuffering #alzheimersdisease #bittersweetmemories

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Finally getting some much needed time in my sewing room! And I wasn't about to stop when things heated up ... Washi Tape to the rescue! Sew many uses! πŸ˜‰ #ponytailholder #washitapeideas #sweatandsew #washitape #ponytail #washi #washitapetotherescue

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Hershey's enjoying some #caturday bird watching -- turn up your volume! Happy Caturday friends! #birdwatching #talkingtobirds #cutenessoverload #ragdollsofinstagram #ragdollcat #ragdollworld #happycaturday #catsofinstagram #lovemycat

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Hello August! Years ago I was driving around completely lost in Provence ... until I was "found" by this sunflower field 🌻🌻🌻 #provencefrance #provence #frenchcountryside #sunflowerfield #sunflowers #ilovefrance #idgobackinaheartbeat #monthlymarker #monthmarker

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I couldn't leave out the EATS!! All those waterfall hikes in Oregon helped us justify all the food, beer, wine, etc, that we enjoyed! In picture order: Banana French Toast - Petite Provence; The BMB - Off The Waffle; Greek Frittata - Mother's Bistro; Portland Cream (mine) and Dirt (his) - Voodoo Doughnuts! Surprisingly, I didn't gain any weight... eat hard, play harder!! I miss you Oregon!!! πŸ’•πŸ’œπŸ’• #portlandeats #pnw #offthewaffle #petiteprovence #mothersbistro #voodoodonuts #oregon #exploreoregon

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So many beautiful places & never enough time. You stole our hearts πŸ’• Oregon!!! #mounthood #trilliumlake #capekiwanda #haystack #oregoncoast #stjohnsbridge #tilikumcrossing #tilikumbridge #pnw

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Lavender Festivals!! πŸ’œ There are no words to describe how I felt surrounded by lavender in full bloom. I even laid down between the rows & listened to nothing but the bees 🐝 & the wind πŸ’œ #lavenderfields #lavenderfarm #oregon #exploreoregon #pnw

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Is it harder to get ready for vacation or to catch up when you get back? πŸ™„ We fell in LOVE with Oregon!! These pics can't do justice to the beauty we experienced! Thx @shawnahaynes for your waterfall suggestions 😘 I need another week of sleep to recover 😴 #koosahfalls #sahaliefalls #multnomahfalls #oregon #exploreoregon #pnw

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It's bad enough hiding until the wee hours of the morning from the 4th of July fireworks, but people! Why on earth do you have to start a week early?? πŸ™€Meowmy got me this #thundershirt but honestly, it feels like we're in a war zone... Meowmy has PTSD & has to clean up our yard every morning cuz of firework debris... I'm no help cuz I'm still hiding ... 😿 #imcuteinmythundershirttho #ptsdsucks #petshatefireworks #thestruggleisreal #ragdollsofinstagram #ragdollcat #ragdollworld

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