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18 Ideas For a Unique Pieced Backing for Quilts

Last updated on September 22nd, 2020

I love the process of designing quilts. Picking out the fabric combinations, figuring out the geometry and then sewing it all together satisfies my creative soul. So, for me, the back of the quilt is as much a canvas for creativity as the front. I see it as an opportunity to think outside the box and come up with interesting design options beyond just a plain piece of fabric. Over the years, I have tried a number of different approaches to making a pieced backing for quilts and I am sharing these ideas here.

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Discovering Artistic Indianapolis – My Favorite Things to Do in Indy

Last updated on September 7th, 2020

Not long ago I took a road trip down memory lane with a tour around the Midwest. As I was doing research on what to do and see during a stop in Indy, the list of places to visit in Indianapolis became quite long. Since I only had two days, I decided to experience artistic Indianapolis, of which there were quite a number of choices.

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PhotoPOSTcard: Finding Chihuly in Indianapolis

Last updated on August 29th, 2020

A few years ago on a Midwest road trip I stopped in Indianapolis and indulged my Chihuly glass art obsession. I visited the Indianapolis Children’s Museum primarily to see Chihuly’s Fireworks of Glass and Pergola Ceiling. This is one of his signature inverted chandelier designs that is over four stories tall and has 3200 pieces of glass. I also had fun exploring the museum which is one of the best children’s museums in the country and is also the biggest in the world.

Thanks for visiting.

Rose

A Walk Down 42nd Street in New York City – Let Me Take You There

Last updated on September 1st, 2020

If Midtown is the heart of Manhattan, then 42nd street in New York City must be its main artery. It’s only a two mile walk from the East River to the Hudson River on this historic lane, but you pass through a handful of defined neighborhoods in the process, each with its own distinctive flavor. You also pass by some of the city’s most iconic and decorative buildings, both old and new.

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Escape on a Getaway to the Finger Lakes in the Fall

Last updated on August 25th, 2020

One of my favorite experiences was discovering the area around the Finger Lakes in the fall a few years ago. My husband and I chose a long Finger Lakes weekend getaway in mid October and found that to be a wonderful season to explore the region. Whether you are looking for a long weekend away, a scenic road trip, or just want a getaway that offers a variety of activities, I think the Finger Lakes has it all. There are wines for every taste, cute small towns to discover and plenty of history and scenery to enjoy.

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My Dilemma As A Lifelong Traveler – Is It Ethical To Travel During A Pandemic?

Last updated on July 20th, 2020

It is no secret that I love to travel. It is one of the reasons I started this blog. Travel experiences stimulate me mentally and physically. When I travel, I relish focusing only on the here and now. And the more I travel, the less I see any distinctive differences between me and the other 7 billion people that inhabit this globe. For this year though, all of my best laid travel plans have gone up in smoke. Yet, despite the fact that some destinations are opening up to Americans, I am not just asking myself whether I can travel this year, but also whether I should travel.

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Beyond the Waterfalls – Visiting Niagara Falls, USA

Last updated on September 1st, 2020

Cool off on a hot day as the wind sprays mist in your face. Feel the raw power reverberate through your body as millions of gallons of water flow by so close that you can practically touch it. Taste award winning wines and beers. Or walk in the footsteps of revolutionary war soldiers or escaping Civil War slaves. Visiting Niagara Falls in New York for a long weekend gave me all these sensory experiences and so much more.

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