julie_pickles Pretty sure that's considered cheating, kid. 4d

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julie_pickles Look, I'm actually sewing something! 2w

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julie_pickles Because anything is better than Windows 8. 1mon
  •   tensionissues Is it? Let me know? 1mon
  •   julie_pickles @tensionissues I can't stand windows 8, so this has to be better. I'm hoping anyway! I'll let you know after I get it installed and play with it. I don't dare update my windows 7 computer yet, but I will take anything over 8. 1mon
  •   tensionissues I've been using Linux on my desktop for years with no complaints, but I decided to buy a laptop recently and Windows 8 is awful. 1mon
  •   julie_pickles @tensionissues It really is. I can never find anything that I'm looking for and can't stand the whole app experience for a pc. Leave that crap on phones and tablets. I'm anxious to see how they've changed things because they had a lot of complaints with 8. 1mon
  •   vislis Mine is updating now I sure hope w10 is better 1mon

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julie_pickles Sibling shirts for a family welcoming a new baby! 1mon

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julie_pickles Hey guys! I know I haven't posted a whole lot in the past few months. My sew jo took a left turn out of Albuquerque and I haven't seen her anywhere! If you happen to see her, send her home please! In the meantime I just wanted to share that I recently became an Independent Distributor for It Works! Global. I have been using some of the products for a few months and really love them and believe in them and want to share that love! Don't worry, this space will still be my sewing space, because that's what most of you follow me for, right? I won't bombard you with this. I just wanted to share and let you know that I'm having a launch party tonight on Facebook! If you are at all interested I'd love to have you join me! Friend me on Facebook and I'll send the invite, facebook.com/julie.avant.5. My IG account is @feelfabwithjulie, you can learn more there and find the link to my website. Thanks all! Now back to your regularly scheduled programming.... 1mon
  •   fairlymerry Well I do hope you find your sewjo too. We love our little babies you made! 1mon
  •   julie_pickles @fairlymerry Thanks Mary, I'm so glad you love them! I hope it comes back soon too, it's been a bit depressing without it :( 1mon
  •   debrasander Sew Jo where are you? I need Christmas Mice!! 1mon

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julie_pickles This guy received his first stripe on his white belt last night. I can barely put into words how proud I am of him and how far he has come in just a short time. Granted one stripe on a white belt is the very first step from beginner, but for a kid like my Alex, it's a huge step, a major one. Alex struggles with pretty severe ADHD. As a parent of an ADHD child, it's difficult to watch your kid struggle and be almost helpless. Much of our lives are spent trying to help him be the child he wants to be while struggling to cope with the child his disability forces him to be. Putting him in a mixed martial arts class has turned out to be one of the best decisions we have made for him. He loves the class and smiles throughout the entire session. He looks forward to going to each and every one. He has made new friends and has really grown by leaps and bounds. He knows he has to be his best self when he is there and that has spilled over into home life as well. Sure, we still have our struggles, but the bad parts are becoming less and less. Seeing the smile on his face last night after earning his stripe was one of the best things I have seen in quite awhile. I'm so proud of this boy!! 2mon

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julie_pickles @vchristenson found and reposted a photo of this mini DWR that I made while it was still unfinished and I realized that I never did share the finished project here! Well, other than it showing up in the background of photos Thanks so much for the kudos and repost Vanessa, I'm so glad you love it! There are more pics on my poor neglected blog, Distant Pickles, if anybody is interested. This was definitely a fun project and full of so many firsts for me. It will always hold a special place in my heart. ️ Also, I do apologize to my followers for the lack of any posts lately. May has bitten me in the behind, and hard. Once I get my act together I'll get back to posting more. I do have a couple of things in beginning stages, including some more social totes! 3mon
  •   nettiejdear @julie_pickles I absolutely love this quilt! I love Vanessa's fabrics, and I love the white material you used with random black marks or something - what was that fabric?? Awesome job!! 3mon
  •   vchristenson Beautiful!!!! 3mon
  •   sugarbeecrafts Wow! 3mon
  •   julie_pickles @nettiejdear Thank you!! The fabric is a Yoshiko Jinjenzi print, I think it's called dog park. I had a hard time finding it when I bought it then, but I was able to get it from SuperBuzzy. 3mon

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julie_pickles Sigh...been here since Friday afternoon, might be here until tomorrow. Asthma is no joke guys! The good news is he is weaned from the oxygen and holding steady at some pretty good levels. He needs to keep that up for a certain amount of time before they will let us go. I forgot to ask how long of course. We sure do miss the rest of the family and our own beds right about now! 4mon

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julie_pickles I got my girl's school pictures today and I can't help but giggle. She does not like to take posed pictures and rarely gives a natural smile. Pretty sure she was ready for this to be over with when this one was taken! 4mon
  •   gretchenakinyi So cute 4mon
  •   nanaofck My granddaughter who is five is the same way. She will usually just say "My dad is a photographer. He takes my picture." LOL 4mon
  •   meemishdolls Bwaha, I love it! 4mon

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julie_pickles Yikes, wish me luck! 4mon
  •   mycraftycrap I saw recently where someone used a regular stapler for this part since things can shift as you remove the clips. Maybe something to try! I'm going to be attempting this bag for the first time soon too. 4mon
  •   julie_pickles @mycraftycrap That's perfect! I just got to the curve and that is exactly what's happening, I'm already ripping stitches! Now to see if I can find my stapler, thank you!!! 4mon
  •   laughterinquilts Whoa!! Looks challenging 4mon
  •   mycraftycrap Let me know how it works for you, I may have to try it too. It certainly would have helped out on the Vivian I made recently... 4mon
  •   raebirdrhi Excited to see the finish!! 4mon
  •   mycraftycrap Any luck? 4mon
  •   julie_pickles @mycraftycrap Yes and No. I tried to staple it and broke my stapler! lol. In defense of the stapler though it was really old and I was trying to staple through two layers of canvas and 4 layers of faux leather. I did get it sewn, and then did the lining yesterday. I haven't touched it yet today. I'm having the hardest time staying focused on this for some reason! 4mon
  •   mycraftycrap lol...oh no! Sorry for the stapler, but glad you got it together. Can't wait to see it! 4mon

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julie_pickles Just got done cleaning the kids' room while they're off at school. Not only was I able to purge FOUR trash bags full of crap without having to smuggle it out of the house like a drug lord, but I got paid for doing it too! Cha-Ching! 4mon

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julie_pickles I'm about to have some fun with this one! 5mon

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julie_pickles Super proud mama moment while reading my girl's report card! 5mon

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julie_pickles Hey guys! I'm going to be listing the social totes that I made in my shop some time in the next few days, but wanted to offer them up here first. Once they hit the shop they will be priced at $55 PLUS shipping, so save on shipping by getting them here first! Just leave your PayPal address and let me know which one you'd like to claim. Thank you! 5mon

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julie_pickles I was tagged by @jrm0501 yesterday for #widrn. At the time I was working on this little low volume sweetie for my giveaway winner @sleinwand! Sarah, this little guy will finally be on the way to you today! Tagging @crosshatchquilts and @jennaquilts to come play too! #mustangsallyandfriends 5mon

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julie_pickles Congrats to @sleinwand for winning the giveaway!! Thank you all so much for entering! I'd like to say welcome to all of my new followers as well and thank all of you for the kind comments during the giveaway. I so badly wanted to respond but didn't want to mess up the numbers! I appreciate all of the kind words so much though and want you all to know that Sarah, please send me a DM or email me at thestitchingpickle at gmail dot com and let me know which prize you would like and where to send it. Thank you! 6mon
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  •   julie_pickles @blwalker2010 Which one? A critter or a tote? I am definitely planning on selling the totes and already have critters up for grabs. Let me know what you are interested in and I can put up a listing for you. I definitely take the gift cards. 6mon
  •   julie_pickles @sleinwand Sounds good, just let me know! I can do any fabric combo that you'd like too, don't be afraid to ask for something special! 6mon
  •   blwalker2010 Critter, Couldn't find your etsy shop but I found it thanks! 6mon
  •   julie_pickles @blwalker2010 Ok, let me know if what you want isn't listed. And I can do custom critters too, just ask and I'll see what I can do 6mon
  •   sleinwand Sent you an email let me know if you didn't get it! Thanks again 6mon
  •   julie_pickles @sleinwand Yes, it was in my spam folder. Sorry about that! My phone doesn't push through the messages in that folder and I've been away from the computer all weekend, but I see it now! I'll give it a good read in the morning and dig for some fabrics and see what I can do for you 6mon
  •   sleinwand No rush!! And I'll be so happy with anything you make 😀 6mon

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julie_pickles Today is the last day to get your entry in, I will be closing the giveaway tonight and drawing a winner tomorrow. See my last post to enter, thanks a good luck! 6mon

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julie_pickles It's giveaway time!! I recently hit a pretty cool milestone, 1000 followers! I have been trying to find the best way to thank you all for hanging out with me in this amazingly awesome community, and since people follow me for various reasons I wanted to offer up something that would hopefully appeal to the masses. I mean, most of you would most likely be happy with fabric, am I right?! But I wanted to offer something that might appeal to the small percentage of you who don't as well. So in this giveaway you get to choose which prize to claim! ---------------------------------------------
THE DETAILS:
The winner of this giveaway will be chosen by random from the list of entries. The winner will pick ONE item from the photo as their prize.
Prizes are:
1. A patchwork critter of your choosing from my available list. Any animal in any fabric combo that you choose.
2. A set of THREE fat quarters from the OOP Nightshade collection by Tula Pink

3. One social tote, choose one of the three pictured. (I claimed one of the four that I made for myself, so I apologize to those of you who liked the pink and blue one!)
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HOW TO ENTER:

1. Like this photo
2. Leave a comment on this photo. If there is a sewing project that you want to have/make but are too scared to try, I'd love to know about it! I'm doing a bit of research and your answers to that will help!

3. Tag a friend (or a few) in your comment! I know people don't like repost giveaways, so do me a favor by tagging a friend to help spread the word. Keep in mind that only the person commenting will win a prize, so if you get tagged make sure you comment to to be entered!

Only one comment per person please to keep the entries fair. Giveaway will close Friday evening (March 13th) and I will announce the winner by Saturday. Thank you and good luck!!
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julie_pickles Yay, they're done!! I will be announcing a giveaway tomorrow where you will have the chance to win one of these so don't forget to check back! Now tell me, which one is your favorite? 6mon
  •   clothwork Wow they are all gorgeous but I do love the bottom left! 6mon
  •   ellabstudio Bottom left 6mon
  •   joworimakes Goodness gracious aren't you a clever clogs! These are lovely 6mon
  •   vislis If you wish to sell the pink/yellow one let me know please @julie_pickles 6mon
  •   julie_pickles @vislis My intentions are to do just that with them ️ I was going to list them for $55 plus shipping. Would you like to go ahead and claim that one? 6mon
  •   vislis Ugh I think I will have to hold off a bit, I have spent much on fabric lately. @julie_pickles they are lovely 6mon
  •   marynbugga Beautiful job! These are lovely and I love the fabric combos :) 6mon
  •   kristastitched Bottom left I think. Love that one! 5mon

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julie_pickles Right back at it after my weekend break. Just need to sew some bindings and stuff some pincushions and they're done! Would you like to make one of these yours? Stay tuned to find out how! 6mon

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