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May 23, 2022
This time Eight Donated Blocks and One Panel Block from The Quilting Reader's Garden

for another baby quilt top going to St. Anne's.  This went together fast.  It is 38"  square.What are you up to? My 15 minutes a day is producing results. So glad to get back to it. Linking to Quiltpaintcreate's Sunday Stash link party and Quilting is more fun than Housework.  I have been so lost to blogging that I'm wondering if there are any left from two years ago when I was posting more

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This time Eight Donated Blocks and One Panel Block from Quilting Reader's Garden

for another baby quilt top going to St. Anne's.  This went together fast.  It is 38"  square.What are you up to? My 15 minutes a day is producing results. So glad to get back to it. Linking to Quiltpaintcreate's Sunday Stash link party.  I have been so lost to blogging that I'm wondering if there are any left from two years ago when I was posting more often.  If you know of one, or have one,

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Gran’s New Beads 19, 20 from Virtual Quilter

Lots and lots of little applique beads!

Not quite so many little applique beads, but more quilting.

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Foodie Blog Hop This Week! from Creatin' in the Sticks

 This week is the
Foodie Blog Hop!


I invited a great group of Bloggers to
create something inspired by food for this blog hop.

It could be anything from a quilt with a food fabric, to a tea cozy.
A mug rug for coffee to an apron.
A Corn and Beans Quilt Block to a drying rack for the kitchen.
Maybe something for a charity that supplies food.
It should be fun to see what our group comes up with for the challenge!

What is a Blog Hop?

It's like a "show and tell" online.
Our blog hops feature ...

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Weekly update: wildflowers, work in progress, and a lot of reading from With Strings Attached

 



Spring Bluff is just a mile from home so I walked there and back this afternoon. 

A bumble bee on wood betony (also called Canadian lousewort).  Wild geranium, Virginia creeper (with horsetail in the background), false Solomon's Seal, golden Alexander, horsetail, fleabane.



Blanding's Turtles are an endangered species that is closely monitored. From Wikipedia:  "Blanding's turtle is of interest in longevity research, as it shows little to no common signs of aging and is physically active and capable of reproduction into eight or nine decades of life."

This one is about a foot long. There are three ...

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A Face is Appearing! from The Hexie Blog


I got much more done on the Sadie portrait than I expected this week. I tried to do one or two little squares every day, focusing on the simple ones while taking care of Sadie. I almost finished a row, but then switched gears today to focus on a few face blocks. 


Here is the pattern for one little 2 inch block - this is the eye that I finished today. The face area is very fiddly, with LOTS of little pieces. So I tried to get some of them done over the weekend. 

You may have noticed in that first ...

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May 22, 2022
creativity round up for the week from Not Afraid of Color

 

amid pieced blocks I added in an applique stem see?
 

This week has been full of art making and learning in many forms. I spent time in studio one working on the "growth" piece, as well as making a row (36" X 5" tall) of stems for the crocus piece. While sewing these I just look at contrast, use scraps which sometimes leads to 1/8th inch finished stems, color and line. 

I start with an idea, stems, and then let my artistic soul make the work. 

I watched several videos this week of interviews with Liz Gilbert and Ann ...

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Weekly Word: Belief (John 2) + Stitching and Gratitude This Week! from Faith, Trust and Breast Cancer

 

Hello there!

Welcome!  Thank you for visiting!  It's been a great week for healing, time with friends and hobbies!  

I hope your week was a good one!

As my weekly posts are jampacked with lots of fun mini- articles, here's is an index should you have a special interest you'd like to read first!  Otherwise, settle in with your favorite beverage and snack and enjoy!  
The Weekly Word - is a short devotional that sometimes becomes a Bible Study series.  
My Reading Life - is filled with current, completed and upcoming reads as well as an occasional short ...

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Community Quilts from Robin from Jo's Country Junction

We have someone new to finishing Community Quilts…Robin.

I’m always happy to get someone else interested in finishing tops.  I still get tops in and am always looking for a home for them.  Feel free to contact me if you’re interested in getting tops…I only ask that you send pictures back of the finished quilts and let us know where you are donating the quilts to.

Now for Robin’s quilts.  She writes:
You sent me six quilts to finish a few weeks ago.  I have three finished.  The batting…
backing, and binding all came from ...

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Music Version 2.0 style on Free Motion Mavericks from Quilting & Learning

I can't believe that it's already been a fortnight since I last posted the Free Motion Mavericks linking party! Welcome to week 382. I hope that you've had time to play with fabric this week

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My last great adventure...1984/85 from DaySpringQuilter

It's time!  When your last great adventure was 38 years ago, it must be time to have another one.  As we are preparing to close our house sale, I have been scanning photos so we can have them digitally on the road with us.  We have slides.  We have prints.  We even have video footage.  Now that we will have some relaxing family time, I can think of no greater time to pull them out and revisit our past family adventures.

Here are a few pictures of my 1984/85 solo adventure of moving to Israel for a year ...

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Ausflug / trip from quilts und mehr

Letzte Woche besuchte ich das Selegermoor. Hier ein  paar Eindrücke! Es war einfach schön.

Last week I visited the Selegermoor. Here some impressions! It was just beautiful. 










 

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Paducah part 1 from Swooze's Quilts and Tall Tales

I left Texas back on April 22nd heading for Paducah, KY.  Sharon, from https://too-many-hobbies.blogspot.com/, had asked me earlier in the year if I would be attending the AQS show in Paducah.      Ray and I had been discussing vacation plans previously.  We discussed a trip to California but with the rising gas prices we started thinking we should consider something closer.  


I pitched the idea to Ray after looking for camping facilities around Paducah.  We discussed what he would do while I was off playing with Sharon.  He agreed and the plan was set in motion.  I let ...

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Pink and green lace from The Academic Quilter

Hi everyone, and welcome to summer. It may not officially be summer, but it's supposed to be 97* today, so I think that counts. I seriously hope no one gets too hot and passes out at baccalaureate tonight. I doubt that the AC in the chapel will keep up. Do you think that I can smuggle in some ice packs under my robe?

Well, thank goodness the sewing room is cooler, and I got to stitch a few things up this week. I'm catching up on the RSC projects, and I made the pink and green stars this ...

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Wild Geese Table Runner Kit and Pattern in the May Connecting Threads Catalog from Curlicue Creations

I have a new pattern in the May Connecting Threads catalog, the Wild Geese Table Runner.
It's a rainbow of geese in an easy pattern that can been sewn in one afternoon.  The finished size of this runner is 50" x 14".  Order your kit here:  Wild Geese Kit  or if you just want the pattern download, order a copy here:  Wild Geese pattern

There are so many gorgeous patterns to make in the newest Connecting Threads catalog!  I wish I had time to sew them all.  To see all of my patterns currently available through Connecting Threads, click ...

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Can You Teal the Love from Jean Swenson



Donation Blocks for Can You Teal the Love

May 2022

When Kate over at Tall Tales from Chiconia announced that she is making an Ovarian Cancer charity quilt this year – after a two year pandemic hiatus – I knew right away that I wanted to contribute to this quilt project. The last one I had participated in was Go Teal it on the Mountain, back in 2018. The theme this year is love, with hearts being the feature element in the blocks’ design. To keep things interesting, she expanded the colorway from teal (predominant) and ivory, to include pink (in small ...

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Getting Behind from Quilting My Way

This is yesterday's post. For some reason I completely forgot to do my blog. Go figure- I do it enough!

The day started out with just relaxing and playing games for a little bit. Then I decided to work on my beading while Patrick went outside to work in the yard. It turned out to be a beautiful day. I didn't have the door open to enjoy the cool air, but I did enjoy sitting at the table enjoying the view.. 


 I was able to get 8 rows done before it was time to go out to eat ...

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Getting My Vitamin D from ... Cat Patches

It was too nice yesterday to spend any time in a windowless basement sewing room, and so my sewing projects went begging. I spent most of the day outside soaking up the sun. I'd already told you I was determined to weed the herb garden...which I did. It didn't need weeding so much as it needed whacking. The rosemary plant had died. I'd had this plant for two years, but generally, I can't keep them alive through the winter. Winter is no problem for the sage plant though. It has reached a stage where it ...

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Getting My Vitamin D from Cat Patches

It was too nice yesterday to spend any time in a windowless basement sewing room, and so my sewing projects went begging. I spent most of the day outside soaking up the sun. I'd already told you I was determined to weed the herb garden...which I did. It didn't need weeding so much as it needed whacking. The rosemary plant had died. I'd had this plant for two years, but generally, I can't keep them alive through the winter. Winter is no problem for the sage plant though. It has reached a stage where it ...

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Marathon Quilt Finish from Melva Loves Scraps

After recovering from the marathon painting and cleaning session over the weekend, I got borders done and moved to sandwiching the quilt.  


My standard quilting of 4" squares on point, allowing the t-shirts to be the focus, was wrapped up Thursday morning... leaving just the binding for the afternoon.  Easy, peasy!


But before I could do the binding I had a little job to do... I left myself a little note on my Babylock Lyric, to remind me that I needed to do a cleaning before I continued sewing anything!  

Well, okay then!  At least I was polite and said ...

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