Greetings from Billings, Montana

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Hey Everyone,

I am in Billings for 11 days for work. It’s hot here but I love it. We got here on Monday and it was 100 degrees. I am already home sick and ready to go back.

I have spotted out a Joann Fabrics Store near my hotel,  so I will be visiting there Sunday. One of my co-workers is actually from Montana and quilts from time to time.  She let me know of a quilt shop that is also near us and hopefully we will get off work in time one day to go to the shop.

Last night we went to a local chop house and I had a 14 oz. Pork chop, loaded baked potato and a strawberry margarita.  This was my best meal so far here in Montana.

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Until next time….
Diva Dane

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Prayers

Hey Everyone,

Please keep  my Bestie, Bizzy Lady is your prayers. It has been a very trying 2 weeks.

Diva Dane

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Easy Tote Bag Pattern Review

Today has been a very rainy day. I like those type of days because I can sit in the house and sew.  I am loving doing these swaps so far because I can let my creative juices flow.

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Instagram Swaps

As Bizzy Lady stated in her previous post,  I am also participating in 2 swaps on Instagram.  The Muppet Swap and the Text Fabric Swap.

I am so enjoying these swaps, especially the Muppets. I used to watch the Muppet Babies and I could catch reruns of the Muppet Show, because I was too little when it originally aired. I remember going to the movies when I was little to see one of those Muppet Movies.

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Organizing Follow Up, Swaps and More

I am still in the process of organizing my fabric. I bought additional clear plastic containers and I am organizing by color. I am also utilizing storage containers I had previously….

     

I realized that next I need to review my stash to see if I can gift someone else with some fabric because I clearly have more than I need.

I am participating in 2 swaps on Instagram – #muppetcraftswap and #textmeminiquiltswap. Watch for progress pics and updates.

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1 Hour Basket Review

Hi Everyone,

One day I was searching on Instagram and I saw everyone making the 1 hour basket and I decided to find the designer’s website and find the pattern.  The 1 Hour Basket Tutorial by Kelby Sews, can be found here.

I must say, at one point in time Bizzy Lady and I swore we would not make bags, totes, purses and things of that nature. And look at us know, we are doing the same things we said we wouldn’t.  :-)

You can make this basket in 1 hour and the tutorial is very detailed and easy to follow.

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Spring Cleaning and Organization -HELP!

I can’t find what I’m looking for in my room so I am reorganizing. I need some ideas and help in my organization efforts. I have been on Pinterest and general surfing and tried a couple ideas but they are not working for me. I purchased some small shelf size milk crates and folded my smaller size pieces of fabric in them by color and stacked them 2 deep on my shelf. I also purchased larger clear containers with tops and organized my larger pieces by color. I have some larger pieces that are just folded on the shelf and with all this effort I still get frustrated when looking for fabric. 

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DAM Girl Swap

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Bizzy Lady and I attended our monthly DAM Girls Meeting. We participate in a Charm Swap. This was 2 meetings ago we brought in 20 5″ squares of fabric that we would like to see come back to us. Then at that meeting, we put all the charm packs in a pile and then we picked a pack from the pile. At that point you would sew a quilted item that you decide to make for that person. Today we brought those items and give it to the person of the original charm pack.

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Diva Dane’s Technicolor Galaxy Skillbuilder

Hey Everyone,

I have been very busy lately and haven’t had time to post. This is the latest pictures of Block 2 for the Pile o Fabric Technicolor Galaxy Skill Builder.

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The next step is to quilt as you go all twelve of these blocks. I need to decide what color combinations I will be using for the backing.

I also need to start on Block 3. I am a little behind but that’s fine because there is no deadline for this project for myself.

I also need to complete a few projects for 2 swaps that I am participating in.

More to come soon.

Diva Dane

 

 

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Polling Our Followers

It’s time for use to know what everyone wants to see from us.  Please take time to fill out the poll and also add additional comments to give us ideas on what you want to see from us.

We want to revamp things and add more spice to your blog.

 

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