Capture Your 365

This year I wanted to do something creative outside of my norm. On New Year’s eve ‘Capture Your 365’ floated by and I hit enter and signed up. One photo a day with a prompt for a theme with some wonderful encouragement. My friends Cindy & Dennis are also taking photos with me. I’m writing a journal for each day. This post will be linked on my right sidebar and will have all 365 photos.

Right now I’m sharing each photo and the story of it on my personal page at facebook with the story. I’m not sure if I’ll post a weekly round up here, or just keep the journal. I might do a book at the end of the year with the stories and photos. I also started an album. I think i can create a book from that album, have you done that? Let me know!

My Album with Stories

Have you ever done a ‘one thing a day’ project?

http://captureyour365.com/

My word of the year is JOY, so i put that graphic first. You can read that story HERE

A bit of Pie

The Art of Pie

I some how came across this book by Kate McDermott. My favorite dessert in the world is pie crust. Yep, I have to have some filling with it, but really its the crust that I’m after. I have a friend learning to make pies and I’m a wee bit jealous.

When I spotted this I did the Kindle book sample, which i do for most things I want to read. Kate teaches pie making, a LOT of pie making. And in her book she weaves a bit of life into her pies.

This got me to thinking.. maybe I can learn to MAKE amazing pies.

BUY the BOOK, it’s pretty fabulous!

It’s been somewhat of a normal week…. which I’m thankful for.

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Fabric makes a difference

Do you avoid purchasing certain things? I tend to get used to an item and when I need to replace it or get more,  they don’t make that anymore.  My recent ‘thing’ was new sheets.

I needed to order sheets…like a few years ago. I didn’t’ necessarily like what I had, but I had them. And I wanted something better but how do you know what is better? 

Then I remembered that my Sister-in-law has the nicest sheets on the beds at their home. When we stayed there earlier this year I told myself to ask Whitney what brand, hoping they were not super pricey.  

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Home is where your Heart is

I just got back last night from an event and I thought a few times about just doing this post another day. But…. here I am writing my thoughts for the week. 

Merry & Bright Houses

On Home

I’m working on the repeat house quilt from my Merry & Bright sew along.  I have done lots of house quilts over the years.  I was chatting about it to my Facebook community and wondered how many homes have they lived in? 

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What’s included at Bluprint, you’ll be surprised!

I’ve been exploring what is at Bluprint, and it’s pretty exciting! I give you the lay of the land and a few of my favorite finds

Pat Sloan bluprint what

If you have been familiar with Craftsy they were purchased by the NBC network awhile ago.

  • They are changing the system to create a new online Lifestyle site called ‘MyBluPrint that has put learning in a format more like you see on TV, but without the commercials, which is pretty darn neat!  
  • Over the next few months I’ll do a series of article to highlight features, let’s get started!
Pat sloan bluprint menu button

The menu of topics sends you to a more detailed list of options by topic, Such as: 

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Pat’s Podcast

2 American Patchwork Quilting Pocast episode 387 July 23 2018

I have so many new people join me I wanted to take a minute to tell you about my podcast for American Patchwork & Quilting Magazine.

I started my podcast on Jan 18, 2010, which is over 8 yrs ago of podcasts.  In 2012 I partnered with American Patchwork & Quilting Magazine and have been producing and hosting the show ever since!

My show is available for download after 6pm on Monday evenings eastern time.

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