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About msminnesota

I'm a wife, mom of two (one blue, one pink), and I work full time. Our family loves to camp, and we're often on mini adventures during the summer. My fall/winter/spring/rainy day hobby is quilting. I started about 10 years ago, then put everything away when The Blue One was born. A few years ago a good friend decided to take up this 'hobby' and I've been back at it ever since. She's my partner in crime (A.K.A. 'the enabler'). I have no aspirations of becoming a quilt designer - I'm just not that good at geometry (I rely on my math major/computer programmer husband to help with piecing backs at times!). This little blog is my way of chronicling my quilting adventures. Occasionally I post about non-quilting things as well. Thanks for stopping by. Don't forget to say HI! IG: wannabequilter

Here we go again

It’s been a bit. More than three and a half years to be exact. Although I haven’t been blogging, I HAVE been sewing. And I have an embarrassing confession – I’ve finally gotten around to having some of the quilts … Continue reading

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2017 Q2 Goals

Here we go again.  I was four for four with my Q1 goals, and I’m hoping I can keep that trend going for this quarter! Brendan’s Grad Quilt My nephew graduates in June and ThePinkOne and I are heading to … Continue reading

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2017 Q1 Finishes

Well, I did it!  Completed the 4 WIPs that I made a goal to complete in the first quarter. Q1 Goal post here. Finish #1  The Betsy Travel Bag, pattern by Kristi McDonough, @schnitzelandboo.  I finished it just in time to … Continue reading

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2017…Let’s Do This

2016 was an active sewing year for me, although my blogging totally fell off.  I’m smart enough to not promise that I’ll be a more active blogger in 2017! I’ve got some pretty hefty finish goals for 2017, and I’ve … Continue reading

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Playing Catch Up

There’s been another blogging lull, and a bit of a sewing lull, but I had a ridiculously productive sewing weekend at an amazing retreat center at Stitch Supply Co in Altoona, Wisconsin and I was able to get so much … Continue reading

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Sunday Stash – Ombre Mini Edition

I recently stumbled upon the V and Co Ombre Mini Swap that Nicole Daksiewicz @modernhandcraft, Chris Thompson @the_tattooed_quilter,  and Nydia Kehnle @nydiak have announced. I really like the concept – finish the mini, then get a partner.  No extras (whew, no … Continue reading

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Holy Awesome Weekend, Batman!

(A.K.A. Hosted Retreat weekend at Stitch Supply Co.) Gretchen & I spent the weekend at the new retreat center at Stitch Supply Co in Altoona, WI. Sara Lawson (a.k.a. Sew Sweetness) spent the weekend with us and walked us through … Continue reading

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Retreat Weekend, Feb 2016 (the retreat I didn’t attend)

It was February retreat weekend, and instead of being at the retreat in MN with all the ladies, I was in Scottsdale, AZ for work. I’m not going to lie, the 87° weather was pretty darn great, but I did … Continue reading

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WIP Wednesday – Feb 2016

Although I haven’t been doing much blogging, over the past few months, I’ve been trying to keep on sewing.  Over the past couple of weeks I’ve been slowly assembling my Quilter’s Planner Cover.  I feel like I’m moving in slow … Continue reading

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I Know, I Know…

It’s been two and a half months since I last posted.  (I feel like I’m in a Catholic confessional.) Life got a little busy after my last post.  Immediately after the fall retreat was Glamp Stitchalot, and that was pretty … Continue reading

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