A Place For Everything! My New Sewing Studio

Sewing Room, Vintage Sewing Notions

Good Morning, Quilters!

Once again, I would like to thank all of you who have ordered autographed books from my Etsy shop:  The Inbox Jaunt Shop HERE

or from Amazon Free Motion Machine Quilting 1-2-3 HERE

Or from YOUR Local Quilt Shop!

It’s already a bestseller on Amazon and it won’t be released until March 15!!

THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

KIMBERLY EINMO REVIEWS

I was really honored to have fellow columnist at American Quilter Magazine, Kimberly Einmo review Free Motion Machine Quilting 1-2-3 on her blog yesterday.  See “A Really Good Read” HERE

Kimberly is an amazing quilt instructor, author of six books HERE, Craftsy instructor and all around lovely lady!

She is definitely someone YOU should know–and we will be interviewing her soon in our “Make New Friends” feature coming soon!

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SEWING STUDIO

I am slowly moving into my new digs—-arranging and re-arranging….

It is so nice to have all of my collections in one place and visible!

Do you recognize some of my “photo props”!?

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MY COLLECTIONS

As I organize my new shelves, it is like making new friends again!

I have collected a wide variety of things over my years of sewing…

Vintage Scissors

Vintage Notions

Old Cameras

Red Tins

Anything Red

Teacups

Vintage Rulers

Vintage Flower Books

Vintage Bird Books

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As I read this over….(and I didn’t even include fabric, thread, quilt books….)

Am I a HOARDER?!?!

If so…I blame you…I need photo props after all….

Yeah–that’s it…It’s The Inbox Jaunt’s fault….

That’s my story and I’m sticking to it!

What about YOU?

Are YOU a Hoarder?   Collector?

What do YOU Collect?

We’d LOVE to hear!

Lori

PS…All tutorials, images and information are the property of Lori Kennedy at The Inbox Jaunt and are intended for personal use only.  Feel free to re-blog, pin or share with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt.  For all other purposes, please contact me at lckennedy@hotmail.com.  Thanks!!

The Language of Flowers

Carnations, vintage Sewing Notions

Good Afternoon, Quilters!

I’m off to a late start today…exciting news to share…

But first–our regular scheduled programming–

I LOVE FLOWERS!!!

When I was started blogging, I consider the tagline:  Quilts. Photography. Family. Flowers…

To me, there is nothing as inspiring as walking (and photographing my way) through a garden, arboretum or garden center in June, July and August–

But in January, February, March and April, when the Minnesota winters are white and cold—-I really LOVE flowers!!!  I seek them out every where–from books to quilting and I buy them every week for my kitchen table, my nightstand and occasionally for my sewing room.

FLORIOGRAPHY – A NEW FRIEND AT THE INBOX JAUNT

For thousands of years, flowers have been given as symbols of love, affection, friendship and sympathy.  They are used on flags and heraldry and the color of the flower has a language of its own.  Flowers are found in songs, books and folklore in most cultures and decorate tiles, textiles and architecture throughout the world.

So this year at The Inbox Jaunt–we are starting a new series:  Machine Quilting the Flower of the Month.

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JANUARY FLOWER OF THE MONTH:  THE CARNATION

If your birthday is in January-Carnations are your flower!

Carnations generally mean love, admiration or affection and each color of carnation carries a different meaning.

Red–deep love

White-pure love or admiration

Green-good luck

Pink-a Mother’s love

Yellow–don’t ever give anyone yellow carnations–they symbolize disappointment or rejection!  (But you can buy them for yourself–LOL!)

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Exciting News—I just got off the phone with Nancy Zieman–I’m going to be on her show, Sewing with Nancy.

Filming in February!

(I think I will bring her a posy of Violets–February’s flower.)

 

TOMORROW:  Quilting the Carnation–A Free Motion Tutorial

With Affection,

Lori

PS…All tutorials, images and information are the property of Lori Kennedy at The Inbox Jaunt and are intended for personal use only.  Feel free to re-blog, pin or share with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt.  For all other purposes, please contact me at lckennedy@hotmail.com.  Thanks!

Sewing Notions and a Winner!

 

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Good Morning, Quilters and Health-Conscious (Health-Conscience?, LOL) Fitness Buffs!

Did you sew or exercise more this week?

Did you accomplish your exercise goal?

What about your nutrition goal?

NO EXCUSES RULE

If you are having trouble finding time to exercise, you might like this Weight Watchers article.

I am working on the #NoExcuses Rule…which is Exercise FIRST-before laundry, before blogging, before sewing…consequently, I never blogged yesterday–but I did get my 10,000 steps –the last 3000 were a late evening walk with the DH and the dogs!

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THE WINNER of The Notions Quilt

Congratulations!  The Winner this week is:

MaryAnn (dmwolf@new…..)  Please send your address to my email:  lckennedy@hotmail.com and I will pop the quilt in the mail to you.

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THE KICKOFF TO SUMMER

As Memorial Day weekend approaches, it is easier to get outside and be active…but it’s also easier to go nuts on potato salad and pies…

Make a goal and a plan!

Bring your own appetizers!

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Happy, Healthy Quilting!

Lori

PS…All tutorials, images and information are the property of Lori Kennedy @ The Inbox Jaunt and are intended for personal use.  Feel free to re-blog, pin or share with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt.  For all other purposes, please contact me at lckennedy@hotmail.com.  Thanks!