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May 17, 2024
» Priscilla's Workshop

 I finally see the orthopedist this week for my continuing arm pain, attributed to a rotator cuff tear by my primary care doctor. While I believe that this doctor will want to do surgery, I have misgivings about that. My last surgery, a redo on my left thumb, only took 14 minutes according to the post-op report but I still came close to stroking out. This despite telling all and sundry that I didn't react well to anesthesia and that the problem seemed to get more dire the more surgeries I had.

Although I think I am overall a ...

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Technology Woes from Lovin' Life At The End Of The Dirt Road

 I have a love/hate relationship with technology. DH tells me I'm his IT tech. He's I'm trouble becauset's not's not my area of expertise, but yesterday, he sat down next to me and asked me for help. His phone did one of those automated updates and this is what now shows up on the little icon above my name in his phoneI guess I now wear a turban and sport a beard.

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Cooking for the Crew from Lovin' Life At The End Of The Dirt Road

 Spring has arrived in the desert. The mesquite has leafed out. The buzzards have returned. Baby calves are on the ground. And branding season is in full swing. That means I am in the kitchen, cooking for a crew. Yesterday I had 20.

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Back to Quilting from Quilting Reader's Garden

 Back to quilting.  After my mishap, it was slow going to return to working in the sewing room. Since I could only piece, I began two more projects. One is a scrappy star quilt and one is a square in a square. And then I bought the latest issue of Quilter's World and a third quilt block was started. There are so many very nice quilts in this issue that I think I'll have a lot of ideas

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Back to Quilting from The Quilting Reader's Garden

 Back to quilting.  After my mishap, it was slow going to return to working in the sewing room. Since I could only piece, I began two more projects. One is a scrappy star quilt and one is a square in a square. And then I bought the latest issue of Quilter's World and a third quilt block was started. There are so many very nice quilts in this issue that I think I'll have a lot of ideas

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Friday check in: another finish and rummage sale score from With Strings Attached



 I mentioned that Barb-the-quilter had time to do a second quilt for me.   I applied the binding Wednesday evening.

I made the flimsy way back in 2020 when I had the notion that I could reduce the Civil War stash.  (All posts for that project are labeled CWRSRP.  It is a longterm goal. <g>)


  Baptist Fan for the center and border, with circles in the inner border.


The back is nearly vintage.  It was an 8-yard piece that I got at an estate sale about 15 years ago.  I have 3-1/2 yards left.





North Prairie UMC ("the other Methodist ...

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card friday from Quilt Nut Creations

 


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Dear Jane Motivation from A Sentimental Quilter

Quilting friends, I can't believe we're already on Week 9 of Dear Jane Fridays in my Facebook group. I hope some of you are following along too. I'm seeing lots of good progress.


For years, I enjoyed looking at all the wonderful Dear Jane quilts others had made and always thought: Never in a million years would I be able to finish one of those. Well, guess what? I loved this quilt so much and finally took the leap 14 years ago (!). I know, I know - some quilters finish in a year or less. Don’t let ...

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Missouri Quilt Museum from Humble Quilts

We made our way to Hamilton MO to the Missouri Quilt Museum. 

I'm not sure why, but we didn't have high hopes about it.





It was really wonderful adn I would recommend visiting to anyone who may be in the area.











I thought this was cute!


We went to one shop that had reproductions.


 

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Quilt Shop: Sarah's Fabrics; Lawrence, Kansas from ... Cat Patches

Good morning, my friends. We had a leisurely day yesterday. I spent some time reading email and playing my word games. After breakfast, I spent some time on my slow-stitching. I finished stitching the tail-end of the cat.


All that's left now is to stitch the tree trunk on the left side.


I couldn't capture the whole thing in my hoop, but I stitched a little more and finished off the bottom.


And now, I have just the upper part of the trunk to stitch. I had to switch to a smaller hoop. 


You might remember this pattern ...

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Quilt Shop: Sarah's Fabrics; Lawrence, Kansas from Cat Patches

Good morning, my friends. We had a leisurely day yesterday. I spent some time reading email and playing my word games. After breakfast, I spent some time on my slow-stitching. I finished stitching the tail-end of the cat.


All that's left now is to stitch the tree trunk on the left side.


I couldn't capture the whole thing in my hoop, but I stitched a little more and finished off the bottom.


And now, I have just the upper part of the trunk to stitch. I had to switch to a smaller hoop. 


You might remember this pattern ...

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Amazon Delights, Shopping, Pileated Woodpecker from Canadian Needle Nana

We are doing well with the healthier eating. The weekly box of fresh vegetables and fruit has certainly helped. There was a large cauliflower, potatoes and green beans lately that I used in one of those mushroom soup casseroles...actually I switched to cream of chicken and it was good too. I also made a lentil, pea and bean soup with added carrots and sweet potatoes from the box. Not foods Tony would like but he enjoyed the soup. And for me, I can make a meal of a salad. I always add carrots and oranges. I'm still using ...

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Mabel's Choice PDF Pattern & Gift-Away! from Quiltville's Quips & Snips!


Happy Friday Quilty Folks!

It's finally here!

I've been looking forward to the release date of Mabel's Choice since I puot the last stitches into the binding a couple of months back.

I love everything about this quilt - the simple easy-to-piece blocks, the sweet reproduction 1930s - 1940s prints mixed with recycled shirt plaids - even the solid barely off-white background (Which is something I rarely do but was just right for this quilt) all the way down to the hand quilting stitches that hold it all together.

It's finally in PDF pattern format and ready for you ...

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Finished or Not Friday 5/17/2024 from Mel's quilting blog

       "Finished or not Fridays"

DONE 1. Grandson's signature quilt


2. I must also cut a peach and green quilt for more variety.
I am delaying on this one and have no idea why.

3. Piece Off Kilter
It is in process but still needs to be put together.
Other things took priority this week.

4. Stashbusters have already put out the May numbers.
I pulled the small fall quilt, and it is on the design wall.
It is a mess. LOL
I had a group of leftover pieces in fall colors that were started.
I then decided to raid ...

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Happy Happy Scrappy from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

A few more finishes for you today.


We are still chipping away at the quilts from the Happy Block drive.  This one is all about trains.
My friend Jeanne pieced it together and local quilter Cindy quilted it.



The fabric on the back is so darn cute and colorful.  This is the 73rd quilt from the block drive.
This quilt measures 40" square.



Happy Quilt #74 is all about frogs.  The big swirls were quilted by Laura.  She even sewed on the binding for this one too.



This cute froggy backing came from Karen.
This little quilt is 48" square ...

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Twins from The Colorful Fabricholic

 The girls in the hive finished the second of the Scrappy Batik quilts, the warm one, as well as the cool one we finished earlier. We showed them both at PCQ's meeting Monday night. We don't have a photo of then both together, but here are separate photos of the finished quilts.


The warm version finishes at 72 x 99" because we got carried away and made too many blocks, so this one is twin bed size with a pillow tuck. 


The cool one finishes at 72 x 90".

Both versions will be donated to Magdalene House, one ...

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Bullion knots from Karen Ann Ruane

bullion knots, how to....a video

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Get ruthless! from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

Despite the fact that I had that Facebook Live yesterday and things had to get organized for that, I took time to clean out a drawer in the filing cabinet. OK, so I didn't finish, but I made a good effort. 

I was only going to pull a few files and then decided to take them all out. 

The empty drawer


There are four drawers, and I picked one. The files got scattered onto the kitchen table. 


The kitchen table as the sorting station



I went through them one by one. OH!!! I know there are folders for some ...

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Project Linus Inspiration from From My Carolina Home

I had a day free on Tuesday, and it was a rainy day, perfect for hiding out in my basement and putting thread into fabric. I have had a total lack of inspiration lately, and I think it is because I just don’t need anything for myself or for a gift. So I turned my attention to charity, as this often can get me rolling again. I haven’t made anything for Project Linus in over a year, and I had a pile of children’s prints that needed using up. I pulled out the bag and set to ...

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Charity Quilting from Becca's Crazy Projects

So much purple! Pieced and quilted by me.
Scrappy nine-patches. Pieced and quilted by me. Both are going to Annapolis Quilts for Kids

If you want to contribute but don't have the time or skills, you can support the national Quilts for Kids by going directly to their website and clicking DONATEI don't earn anything from this link. 

If you want to support me indirectly, I do include Amazon affiliate links to products I use on my other blog posts. If you purchase the items I recommend, or anything else, after using my links to reach Amazon ...

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