libbydibby On my machine today... A custom quilt for a customer. It's not my color comfort zone and I'm learning a lot about equilateral triangles, but I'm enjoying it. I know I've mentioned here that I'm committed to working on things that inspire me from here on out... Here's a funny fact... The part of me that used to be a corporate designer - working with customers to get them a custom solution... Still inspires me too. So I have my art side, and also my "designer" side - both of which I love. I'm just committed to not make things that DON'T inspire me anymore just because I had fabric lying around that I needed to use up. 12h

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libbydibby The joy of exploration #dailydaxfix 1d

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libbydibby This is my neighbor's photo, but yes, that is a giant healthy urban coyote smack dab in the middle of mid-city Los Angeles. We are just 15 minutes from Staples center and not within 4 miles of any of the canyons. (Note the poodle across the street) #whyourcatcomesinatnight 2d
  •   kennaquilts I'm in long beach and we've had HUGE issues with them. They travel on the river beds here :( 2d
  •   ginaglavinic We have SO many roaming around Newport/Costa Mesa/Huntington Beach. Saw one the other evening just across my street. Glad I wasn't walking my dog. There are signs posted that tell you what to do in case you run into one and I think the last thing on the list is "fight back!" 2d
  •   creatifiny Probably one of the hybrids that researchers think crossed with wolves some time back. I think they call them Easterm Coyotes, or Coywolves. One of the most adaptable mammals! 2d
  •   sew_joyful Whoa!!!! 2d
  •   slodogg13 That poodle just said "There goes the neighborhood" 1d
  •   shankatkuhns Wow; so much bigger than the coyotes we have here. Somebody in his line got funky with a Great Dane... ;) 1d
  •   jeepdog1 Holy giant coyote! 2h

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libbydibby I was asked by @undercovercrafter to share 20 things about myself... So I'm posting this pic of my wacky loves today looking up in an elevator at the dr.
1) I dress more extroverted than I really am
2) I feel really awkward meeting new people but I am not afraid of public speaking even a little bit
3) I used to be addicted to shopping and I consciously redirected that addiction into creating things instead
4) my favorite thing about adult life is being married
5) I have been in more than 17 countries. My kids aren't the easiest travelers so these days we have to travel without them. We can't wait until they can travel.
6) I think I have more than 10 pairs of red shoes
7) I have written over 200 poems and never published one.
8) I never liked babies until my sister had her first then I had two and have fostered three more before having Dax. So now I've been mama to 6 babies and I don't want it to end.
9) I was a corporate textile designer for 6 years and loved it
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  •   undercovercrafter I love this! You're so cool! 2d
  •   threadedmess That sounds amazing! 2d
  •   leahkab You were a corporate textile designer?? I worked in the garment industry in LA as one for 2 years, kids became more important. 2d
  •   libbydibby Yep @leahkab I worked in the interiors industry.... ;) 2d
  •   maggiestoned You are AMAZING!! 2d
  •   leahkab These days the interiors industry has more in common with quilting fabrics than garment fabrics- which was my area, along with swimsuit prints 2d
  •   alexouq Turning 40 will be a breeze! The best years will come ! 2d
  •   jeepdog1 And Hello! @libbydibby !!! Love reading these interesting things about you! Please share some of your favorite audiobooks. 3h

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libbydibby My mini experiment ... I've learned that even Crayola washable marker doesn't always wash out. And that with this process, I had to draw the design first, then quilt it, then wash it... So now I've got weird stretching that I had to try and press out too- mostly gone, but perceptible to me. I love how this looks, but am definitely glad that I tried it out small because I can't make it this way again. Now I just have to figure out what to do with it... 3d

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libbydibby Crawling and standing and falling all day are exhausting. This guy couldn't even make it to 6pm tonight. Also I think my favorite thing about breastfeeding is the #milkdrunk face. #dailydaxfix 4d

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libbydibby View up the street as I sit here in the car while Dax naps after church. I love those trees. For sale sign still in our yard. Our first buyers flaked and now we have new buyers. If these ones flake this week, I'll be happy to stay in my house. We'd just decided to take it off the market the next day and got another offer. No clue if we are staying or moving until everyone signs off in a week or so. The official move would be 0.2 miles away. A 4 minute walk. 1056 feet. 5d

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libbydibby My sister's daughter and my son sharing a birthday cake for a little family celebrating... They're both nine years old for about two weeks... @v_i_c_t_o_r_y @dludwig @jay_worth 6d

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libbydibby Reading scary books on a Saturday morning... 7d

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libbydibby Last #nationalsiblingsday post. This is a repost from my sis at her wedding. It's one of my fave pics ever. My sister and I married guys that grew up together and we even married them exactly 6 months apart. These three guys (and @jay_worth's older brother, not pictured) grew up as close as cousins. Then @v_i_c_t_o_r_y and I made them all actual family. And now we are all one big happy family with inlaws and extra inlaws and cousins galore. It's pretty awesome. And I got extra siblings to throw into the mix too. This was the day I got my Ludwig siblings in law @jenludwig1 @johnludwig1 @dludwig 1w

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libbydibby One more awesome #nationalsiblingsday pic. I haven't seen this one in years, but considering that we argued most of our growing up except for vacations, it's fun to remember how much fun this trip to Kenya was. Plus we have Jean shorts, scrunchies, 9 inch zipper #momjeans and fanny packs on and that's awesome. Rockin it in 1993. @v_i_c_t_o_r_y, I like us better as adults. #whatsthatonmywrist? 1w

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libbydibby Happy #nationalsiblingsday to my sister @v_i_c_t_o_r_y ... ️you! 1w

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libbydibby A little daytime sewing of a last minute birthday gift while my very sick baby sleeps. #ughfever #ihaventslept 1w
  •   undercovercrafter I'm so sorry Dax is sick! 1w
  •   quiltnutcreations Hope he feels better soon! 1w
  •   nanabecca Sorry about suck babies and no sleep. Hope tonight is MUCH better. 1w
  •   alissarwright Oh no! Mine turned out to be bronchitis. I hope his is something less crappy. 1w
  •   leahkab Sick baby is no fun, babysitting for post op grandson, he's miserable 1w
  •   katescoggins 😬 1w

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libbydibby Just trying out some ideas - still don't know quite where this is going... #wearallthethimbles #ivegotthimblesyesido #handquilting 1w
  •   undercovercrafter I love this!!!! 1w
  •   mobearlindsey Oooooh, pretty! 1w
  •   katereuschel This is really lovely, what do you use to mark the pattern? 1w
  •   natalieleppard This is SO wonderful! 1w
  •   libbydibby @katereuschel well, in the past, I've used frixion pens but they don't always iron out perfectly, so I am trying out crayola washable markers this time. It takes a little more faith though, because I'll have to finish it before I can see if it washes out. Total nail biter. 1w
  •   katereuschel Thanks so much, let me k ow how those work!! I usually use tailor chalk but sometimes it doesn't always come off after one wash!! 1w

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libbydibby All done, @sewkellysews! Beautiful and fun pattern @aylin.nilya ... #beehappybee (oh, and this is pretty big...) 1w
  •   aeilene19 Love it 1w
  •   msalleycat Ok, this is good to see your low-volume choices. 1w
  •   libbydibby @msalleycat I didn't include beige or even linen so you may want some of those, I pretty much only did grays and white 1w
  •   sewkellysews Oh my gosh! This just made me so excited to get everyone's! This is beyond perfect! 1w
  •   jacquelyn_elzinga Beautiful! Hey, when do you move? 1w
  •   libbydibby @jacquelyn_elzinga thanks. Not even sure it will happen! Our first buyers were flaky and randomly backed out, and just as we decided to stay, we got a second set of buyers. The emotional toll is exhausting- I have no idea where I will be living come summer. But if we do move it will be the week of July 10 1w
  •   jacquelyn_elzinga Aww man that is an emotional roller coaster. Keep me in the loop. Happy to help with childcare while packing if it happens. Saying a prayer of peace for you. 1w
  •   jeepdog1 Great block!!! 1w

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libbydibby My sister @v_i_c_t_o_r_y gave this to me for my bday. #nailedit #forreal #etsygiftsforthewin 1w

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libbydibby 3/4 of the most beautiful bubble block for @sewkellysews - I may need to make this pattern too... #aylinnilyabubbles #aylinnilyapattern #beehappybee @aylin.nilya 1w

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libbydibby Tonight I'm taking some time to work on an idea from my sketchbook. And hoping to golly that this crayola washable marker washes out when all is said and done. (A little tip I learned from @simply_creative_designs during our #LAMQG talk about #handquilting) also... Look at me @carolinawatts, doubling up my perle cotton!!! 1w
  •   carolinawatts Yay! I feel like my Grandmother is somewhere smiling about this. 1w
  •   simply_creative_d Looks good! 1w
  •   hannitashouse I bought some chenille needles and more perle cotton this weekend. I should use them soon. 1w
  •   libbydibby @hannitashouse FYI I wouldn't double it up again. It's much harder to work with even though it looks kind of cool 1w

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libbydibby Happy #LOSTDay to you!!!! We were not only big fans, but Jay was/is employed by #lost and #badrobot and those crazy numbers impacted our lives for real.
And yes, that is a #dharma sewing machine... #4815162342
To quote #peoplemagazine - "It’s April 8, 2015. 4-8-15. Get it? So today at 16:23 and 42 seconds, push a button somewhere, just for the heck of it."
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  •   laurel_langworthy What a cool job 1w
  •   creatifiny Just watched the first season on netflix but lost interest after #iansomerhalder was killed off. 1w
  •   sdavisson21 Yes!! Lost! 1w
  •   thetiltedquilt Best. Show. Ever. 1w
  •   libbydibby @creatifiny I remember being sad when he died too. I nearly gave up on it a number of times, except that my hubby made me watch it with him... And I loved those people by the end.... but then again, Im the only one ever who gave up on Downton Abbey... For no better reason than that it took away from my sewing time 1w
  •   libbydibby @projectleasa it's the only show I have ever watched every episode of! 1w
  •   everydaylost Cool! 1w
  •   mamahillstrom That is as fun as pi day! 1w

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libbydibby I have an exciting project ahead of me! I asked a commission customer for some references to what inspires her, and she sent me a collaged sketchbook she made to inspire me! #spectrumcandyquilt picture on the left ... Love you @rdavisson - you are amazing. And I'm honored and nervous to make this for you!!!! Also---- I'm showing a detail of the table runner @alexouq made, because it's amazing too and I love it. 1w
  •   torihiga That's amazing! 1w
  •   natalieleppard Oh wow! That's SO much better than "you know I like blue and the ocean..." 1w
  •   libbydibby @natalieleppard yes... My friend, @rdavisson is a clever and creative person. And quite brilliant as well. I literally squealed when I opened this up 1w
  •   rdavisson @libbydibby I'm so glad you like it!! I am super excited for the quilt because I know I will love it (I always love looking at the work you post on Instagram. And it always looks like my style! ) You are amazing too!!! 1w
  •   alexouq How exciting! And Im still happy the runner fits to your table! 1w

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