SpaceShipTwo's First Powered Flight - Michelle and Mike Alsbury
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Life

Heartbreak

I am blessed to have a tight-knit family of friends. They are dear to me in a way that I never thought friends could be. This crazy community that I am lucky enough to be a part of is currently suffering; yesterday we lost Mike Alsbury, a friend, a husband, a father. Michelle, you, your children, and your family...

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2015 Weekly Photo Calendar
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Life

Odd and Ends

I am so excited to announce the availability of the 2015 Weekly Photo Calendar, featuring the beautiful nature photography of Michael Fuchs and edited by me! Weekly Photo Calendar Backstory My husband, Michael, and I met while we were in college studying to become engineers. Although engineers have a certain pop culture stigma (Dilbert), we both have very creative sides. Michael has always been interested...

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High Desert Jazz and Blues Festival
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Life

High Desert Jazz & Blues Festival

There is going to be a really neat free event in Mojave, CA, this Friday night, and Quilting Jetgirl is involved! The Mojave Foundation (a non-profit organization registered in the state of California dedicated to improving quality of life in Mojave, CA, in order to make the community a more attractive place to live and do business) is presenting "The...

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Quilting Sample
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Life

Sewing Machine Service

I have been doing my best to get along with my sewing machine, but I think it is fair to say that tensions between us are pretty high. I purchased this machine specifically because of its large throat and free-motion quilting features. However, since the day she came out of the box, she has been fussy about quilting (at...

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Quilt Tent Fort
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Life

Quilt Tent Fort

My husband and I hosted a gathering of friends at our home this weekend to wish some friends well as they are preparing to move and start a new adventure in their lives. We are sad to see such lovely people move away, but we are also incredibly thankful for the times and memories we have been fortunate enough...

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Window Frost Backlit by Sunset Between Cloud Layers - 9/18/2014
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Life

Recap and Reset

I had a wonderful trip to visit with family and celebrate my niece's first birthday. On my flight out just before landing, we descended through a cloud layer as the sun was setting. Being trapped between cloud layers and enjoying the sunset out my window was wonderful. I wish more people would look out the airline windows when they...

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Lillie's Gift Bag
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Life, Quilts, Sewing Project

Odd and Ends {WiP Wednesday}

I have accomplished a few things recently that I haven't blogged about, so I thought I would just put some odds and ends together today along with my current WiP. While this is the last thing I finished recently (umm, this morning), it is the project I am the most giddy about. My niece is going to turn 1 year old...

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Tea Cozy
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2014 Finished Quilts, Life, Sewing Project

Tea Cozy

My family takes hot tea very seriously. It is a very communal process for us. Sharing a pot of tea is cozy, calming, and it is very nice quality time spent together. My husband's sister is visiting for a few days, and we have already had many cups of tea together. So, when she requested that I make a tea cozy...

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Ocie Jones
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Life

Family Quilting History

In honor of my grandmother’s birthday, I want to take a moment to be thankful for those who have joined me along my quilting journey. So, thank you for reading my blog and participating in the journey with me. I am thankful for my quilting family, and I want to acknowledge my extended internet quilting friends as well – the blogging quilting community is such a source of inspiration, comfort, and joy for me. What are you thankful for today?

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Namibia Trees - Scorecard and Ribbon
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Life

Local Fair Wrap-Up

As I have discussed previously, I entered two quilts into a local fair. The fair ended on Sunday evening; apparently the demolition derby Sunday night was a lot of fun. I went and picked up my quilts on Monday afternoon, and I was surprised by several things: I received actual ribbons! I thought I might just get the ribbon stickers. :) I...

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We Are $ew Worth It!
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Life, Quilts

We are $ew Worth It!

Did you catch Molli Sparkles TGIFF post from Friday? I found his post, No Value Does Not Equal Free... It Equals $2,076.65, to be very interesting. I have been following his various posts about his pricing scheme along with the We are $ew Worth It! series at Hunters Design Studio. Where to start? I have been feeling a bit weird about...

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Space Age Tumbling Blocks - 3rd Column Grouping Complete
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Life, Quilts

Under the Weather

It is really unusual for me to get sick. This past winter my poor husband had the flu and several colds and I never really came down with anything. This past weekend I was knocked down by a cold. I had a high fever for about 12 hours and just really did not have the energy to do much. I...

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2014 New Quilt Blogger Blog Hop @ plum and june
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Life

New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop {Week 4}

Thank you so much to everyone that stopped by in June to get to know me a bit better during the start of the 2014 New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop, sponsored by Beth @ plum and june. Today, Week 4 is kicking off, and I would like to invite you to check out all these amazing quilters Serena @ Sew Giving Deborah @ Sunshine Through The Rain Jane @ Where Jane...

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2014 New Quilt Blogger Blog Hop @ plum and june
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Life

New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop {Week 3}

Thank you so much to everyone that stopped by in June to get to know me a bit better during the start of the 2014 New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop, sponsored by Beth @ plum and june. Today, Week 3 is kicking off, and I would like to invite you to check out all these amazing quilters if you get the time: Sarah @ Berry...

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QuiltCon 2015
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Life, MQG Event (Modern Quilt Guild), QuiltCon 2015

QuiltCon 2015 Registration

I knew that registering for the Modern Quilt Guild's upcoming mega awesome and exciting QuiltCon 2015 was going to be an interesting process with plenty of life lessons in patience. I was basing this assumption on how quickly the hotel rooms sold out for the event earlier this year (a whole year in advance!). With that in mind, I carefully...

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College Rainbow Quilt
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Life, Quilts

Throwback Thursday – College Rainbow Quilt

I was leafing through some old photo albums this morning when I found a photograph of a quilt I made in college. It was the first quilt I made using my first sewing machine - a Viking / Husqvarna Freesia 415 that I used until last year. I chose to tie this quilt, and it seemed to hold up...

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2014 New Quilt Blogger Blog Hop @ plum and june
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Life

Blog Hop, Week 2

Thank you so much to everyone that stopped by last week to get to know me a bit better during Week 1 of the 2014 New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop, sponsored by Beth @ plum and june. Today, Week 2 is kicking off, and I would like to invite you to check out all these amazing quilters if you...

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Yvonne - Quilting Jetgirl
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Life, Quilts

Let’s Get Acquainted – Blog Hop {6/4/2014}

Today is my day on Plum & June’s New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop! I am Yvonne (aka Quilting Jetgirl). About a month and a half ago, I took a big leap and left my full time engineering job in the aerospace industry. I actually loved my job and my co-workers (hint: scroll to the bottom of the linked post if you are curious), but...

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