Life continues to rush along at an amazing speed, but you would not know that looking at my blog TangerineKey.

I have made yummy “Wholegrain Gingerbread” and “Dried Mango and Toasted Coconut Muesli” from the book, Whole-Grain Mornings by Megan Gordon.


I got to see a friend who I only get to see once or twice a year and she reminded me sadly that this…


used to be this.


I got to talk to both of my sons and also my daughter in law.  The youngest son had interesting stories to tell, some of which revolved around a moose head. I will just let you wonder about that.  :)


I have had visiting family members, we went to wonderful restaurants and we also visited the West coast of Florida. (More photos on the West Coast in the next post.)


In between I have been diligently working away on a project. I always have trouble naming pieces. Two names that come to mind so far are Moss Park and Hidden Gems. (You can get a little look at the quilt in the first of the following studio photos.)

What finally motivated me to get me back to the blog is a challenge from fellow quilter, blogger, OMQG member, Debra of Made of Honor Quilts.  She invites us to blog about and instagram photos of our quilt rooms as they are with out cleaning up. Instagram tags:  #AsIsSewingRoom #orlandomqg

When I am in the middle of a project the room can be a disaster, with fabrics all over the table and bits and pieces of fabric all over the ironing board and the floor.  But right now I am in the phase of quilting on the home machine and so it isn’t too bad.  You don’t want your piece bumping into things knocking over everything while you are quilting, so fortunately it’s not so bad.


Main Studio Wall with Cutting and Sewing Areas


The old card catalog makes a great storage space for everything from thread to zippers.  The little design corner is too small for designing anything, but is a nice space to show small completed projects.


Huge cabinets make it possible to hide an immense amount of fabric.


My assistant is never far away and he has his own hideaway in the studio.

I have to confess that the longarm in another room is completely unusable.  I am working on a project to digitize the family photos to share copies with my siblings. I have bins and bins of photos to go through. The bins had been stacked up in the guest room, but since family visited, I loaded up all the bins onto the long arm table.  So right now that area qualifies as a disaster zone.


In a month from now I will be traveling to study in the Art Cloth Mastery program. I am not sure how I am going to finish this quilt that is taking forever, prepare for the program next month, clean off my longarm table and even consider starting some of those things I promised to do better in 2015.

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