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Quilted Thoughts: Making time

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Here in New Zealand its settling very quickly into winter, and although I'm higher up the country and don't get snow, I'm still very susceptible to the cold morning humph.

Quilters that inspire me: Connie from 'Freemotion by the River'

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I'd like to share with you a quilter, that when I read my through my blog list on Feedly, I simply cannot wait to pop up. Connie's work is a joy to see, and not only does she do freemotion, applique and perfect piecing but she writes patterns for quilts and other projects.

Quilted thoughts: I'm not Modern, but I'm not Traditional either

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Eep, I totally forgot it was Friday today, so my second ever "Quilted Thoughts" write-up, at least for the NZ peeps, is going to press a little later than intended!

Machine maintenance tips

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This is a you tube channel I'm going to be spending a bit of time on.

Maps and Quilts - Two of my most favourite things

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So... if there's anything about my past professional life (in the before baby tense) you need to know, is that, in short.. I made maps.. digital ones, using GIS software (geographic information systems.. databases that held map features and information about them) And although I have an unhealthy addiction to cleaning spreadsheets and tables, my favourite part is making the map look "pretty". I love to understand what makes a map aesthetically pleasing as well as figuring out what makes them into a super tool for conveying spatial information in a way that almost all people can easily recognise and appreciate. Here are a few of my map creations:

Quilters that inspire me: Marjorie's Busy Corner

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For as long as I find them, I want to spend some time sharing with you the amazing quilters out on the world wide web that inspire me every day. For my first instalment I want you all to head over to say Hi to Marjorie from "Marjorie's Busy Corner".

Quilted Thoughts: Pressing seams to the side.. or not

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So, it's taken me a good half and hour the settle on the name of my new weekly instalment. Welcome to my new "Quilted Thoughts" I want to use this for us to all talk openly about various quilting topics. I want to get quite specific and understand why it is we do things the way we do them.

New resolutions from a new laptop

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Is there such a thing as a almost-mid-way-through-the-year resolution? if so I'm making one. I have been lucky enough to be the new owner of my mums old (but really not old AT ALL) laptop/notebook. Its very pretty and I've just calibrated the colours, and the first thing I wanted to do was come here and say hi to everyone, while sitting having a cup of tea, sitting on the couch, watching Dexter. Jimmy is taking a nap, probably not for much longer, but if, okay redo.. I am going to be posting more on here, that is my new resolution. 
My goal is to fake-it-till-I-make-it, the theory is, I'm not a blogger till I actually start blogging!  So, with that, this is the start of off loading my brain for all you lovely people to see, my first point of action is to write a list of topics I will have a chat about..  With my analyst of a brain I have, my chats are going to get down to the nuts and bolts of the issues about quilting/sewing/craft that I love and/or drive me crazy. Hopef…