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Hello Everyone,

As many of you know, over the past few months we have been busy with our move to Arizona.  My hubby and I are finally settled back into some type of normalcy at this point, so I am attempting to get back into the groove and begin blogging again. 

First I want to thank all of you who have been sending me e-mails, commenting on FacebookInstagram and wishing me well.  I have basically been doing quick daily posts on Social Media to keep everyone up to date. I appreciate you all following me there as it definitely has been an easy way for me to communicate via my iPhone vs sitting down (which I really haven't had time to do) with the computer.

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Hello Everyone,

As I near the big move this week, I have been pondering lots of things.  One of them being that I really feel like I haven't sewn or created a thing in the past week or so.  It feels like something is missing... emptiness.  Grant it, I have plenty to keep me busy with the move and it is definitely beginning to stress me out somewhat.

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Hello Everyone,

Amongst all everything that is going on in my life at the moment.... you know the move, teaching, etc... I had the most wonderful weekend!  My oldest graduated from college. We had a fantastic weekend and I can't begin to tell you how proud and excited I am for my daughter!  

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Hello Everyone,

Boy how time is flying!!! We have just a mere 12 days until we make our way to our new home in AZ!  We are so excited, but there is so much yet to do!  One of the things, and I have probably told you before, that has me mostly stressed out is flying our kitties out on the plane.  After reaching out to many of you on Facebook, there were tons of great suggestions.

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Hello Everyone,

As you know I am moving to Arizona in just a few short weeks, and if you have never seen a cactus, there are quite a bit in Arizona.  We actually have a beautiful Saguaro in our new backyard.  Currently it is in bloom too!  My dad took this photo for it.  However, you really can't see the blooms on it as it was a slightly overcast morning there. 

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A few weeks back, I was asked to keep May 15th free as my friends wanted to have a "little" get together before I move to Arizona.  I want to say that I have some of the BEST friends in the world.  What I thought was going to be just friends getting together, turned out to be a most awesome party AND get together!

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Hello Everyone,

Have you ever had your tea leaves read?  Did you have any good fortune predicted?  Well, I just put the finishing touches on my Tea Leaf Table Runners (pattern available here)  and I think they brought me good fortune today... well at least a smile was brought to my face!

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Hello Everyone,

On Saturday, I taught the last of three classes of the Prairie Star at The Quilt Basket in NY.  I must say these women were AWESOME!  I love all the color ways that were chosen.  So I thought I would share with you!  You can find the pattern here.

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Wishing all Mom's a wonderful and glorious Mother's Day today and everyday!  But I want to wish my Mom the best day ever!  Love you much, Mom!

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Hello Everyone,

The time is drawing near for our BIG move to Arizona.  Our house here in Connecticut is officially on the market.  I must say that now it is really hitting me that I am leaving.  Connecticut has been our home since 1987.  So we have been here for some time and have established roots and so many friends!  

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Hello Everyone,

I have a wonderful book to share with you, but first a funny story.  Barbara Cline author and quilters extraordinare came out with this new book Amazingly Simple Triangle Stars in September of 2015.  Because I had reviewed one of her other books, I immediately became intrigued with the new book.  So I went ahead and made my purchase.  And boy was I thrilled.

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Hello Everyone,

I know that you are familiar with my book Splash of Color, but did you know that many of the designs in the book, I designed with EQ?  Yup!  Not all but some and EQ made a great process even better!

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Hello Everyone,

Yesterday, I told you I would be working up a new little project with the Boundless fabrics.  And I can tell you that I did and I love how it is turning out so far.  So love the feel and look of this fabric, but better yet how it looks in this log cabin/geese project.

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Hello Everyone,

About a week ago I blogged about a fabric line called Boundless.  They are all solids and are exclusive to Craftsy.  If you are like me, you love solids.  They are so versatile and add that extra somethin', somethin' to your project.  

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Yup, that is right, I have begun a new project!  Another Judy Niemeyer design, Tea Leaf Table Runner.  The colors I chose aren't really leaf like though.  They are more like me... LOL!!!

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Hello Everyone,

In my last blog post about my Prairie Star quilt, I was almost done!  I just had to put the outside borders on.  Well, guess what the quilts complete!  I am very excited at how it turned out too.

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Being asked to be a Designer for the Splendid Sampler was such an honor for me.  But another great part of the Splendid Sampler is actually making all the other blocks too!!! Because I have many deadlines, sometimes it is hard to keep up.  But yesterday, I actually had some time and made three more blocks!

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Hello Everyone,

After a very busy few days, I was able to work on getting my Prairie Star together.  But first that required me taking papers off.  One of the things that I always tell my students is that the easiest way to take paper off is to have someone else do it for you.... LOL!  This time it was me and myself doing it while watching a little TV.

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Hello Everyone,

One of the things that we like most as quilters is fabric.  Fabric allows us to create.  Creating is what I love to do most, but choosing my fabrics is always so much fun.  Many of us love solids too!  When Craftsy asked if I would review a NEW solids line that they have, I jumped at the chance.

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Hello Everyone,

Did you ever have just a little bit of time and want to deviate and do something different?  I did on Thursday!  I had just two hours and I decided to make these cute little "pods".  These seem to be all the rage at the moment and I must say, I can see why!

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Jackie Kunkel

I am a quilter, online quilt shop owner, Nationally Certified Judy Niemeyer Instructor and Certified Shop, designer, author, podcaster, mother, and wife. I have been quilting since 1993 years and in business since August, 2000. I love networking and having fun doing anything quilty! Learn More…

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