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    Sketching Together: 7 Tips for Family Drawing

    By Cathy on November 25, 2013
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    I am in awe of Mica, the artist Ellen featured in her last blog post, who lets her four-year old finish her drawings for a wonderful collaborative result. When we had four-year olds, I’m not sure that I could have been quite so collaborative. I think I would have been sneaky and would have offered them my rejects to finish.

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    Sweet Emma Quilt from Sisters and Quilters

    By Ellen Heck on July 4, 2012
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    We hope everyone is having a happy 4th of July!  On this perfect day for a picnic, we thought it would be fun to share this adorable quilt pattern by Sisters and Quilters.  They even have special quilt kits on their site featuring the Emma Collection by Newcastle Fabrics. Doesn’t it look lovely in the grass!  This particular quilt was

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    Tearing Down Somerset

    By Ellen Heck on January 15, 2009
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    Lovely day. I tore down empire-sized sheets of cotton Somerset Velvet printmaking paper today and it made such a soft, lovely, deckled-edged stack that I couldn’t resist snapping a quick photo.

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    Henry

    By Cathy on January 2, 2009
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    Ellen has started our blog, so here we go! New Year’s Day: What better way is there to start the year than getting big kisses from Henry between bowls of good-luck black-eyed peas at our dear friend, Pat’s house. Pat is an old friend from our New York days, who has c’mon back to Texas, and Henry is her gigantic

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