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January 2, 2022
Slow Stitching Recap - La Passion Hexagon Quilt from DaySpringQuilter

This one is the hand sewing project that never ends and doesn't have a deadline.  I try not to compare myself with other EPPers (english paper piecers) who can get this particularly "involved"
quilt with over 17,250 hexagons in it done in months.  Some have done multiples. 

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December 31, 2021
It's a Wrap! 2021 from DaySpringQuilter

 2021 is another one for the books!

It was another record year of long arm quilting customer quilts which is no surprise because the quilters get busy during times of stress as well as during good times. In 2021 they were busy!  I had six quilts from one customer which I worked my way through in between other quilts (at her request).  Six at one time might be a bit hard on the budget right?

I managed to get all but three  quilts in my 2021 queue done before I cut off for some time off on the 24th. I ...

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Sock Club from Becca's Crazy Projects

I was so pleased with my last Vesper Sock Yarn Club from Knitterly Things that I decided to sign up for the fall club. I went with the 'Classic Sock', a 80/20 Superwash Merino & Nylon 2ply, and the Mini Skein Option. I love the little skeins of coordinating yarn to work the heels and toes.
I wound up the skeins into balls and I'm ready to get cranking. I may need to buy another 
Monster Socks Yarn Kit from Knitterly Things because I may need another pair of monster socks. 

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December 29, 2021
Assemble! from Becca's Crazy Projects

This quilt waited a silly amount of time for quilting. You can ready about the assembly of this quilt top in this post from April 2021. What isn't easy to see from this photo, is the quilting. Note: the quilt isn't crooked. My photography skills are crooked. 
I chose a light gray thread for the quilting. I chose the machine quilting design Gridlock from Longarm League
I love that the quilting shows up so well on the dark blue, outer border but is more subtle on the panel and flying geese border. I quilted this as an allover ...

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December 27, 2021
Monster Socks from Becca's Crazy Projects

Since last week I have accomplished exactly one thing. I made this pair of socks. Four different yarns (two solids and three self-striping) were used to make these Monster Socks. That is it. I guess I've been taking time to do other things. What have you been up to? 

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Whoa! 2021 Is Almost Gone from Ravelly1

 Greetings everyone!!! Wow, it has been forever since I've posted. What have I been doing, you may ask?  Well, warning......this post will be packed with photos.

Celebrated Veterans Day at our Seniors Center

Taught a couple of classes at our church

Visited with the boys in the summertime


Looking comfortable with my cousin at our annual homecoming & above that photo is the food truck we had to serve a wonder meal to everyone.


Ayden has really grown up from a little cutie to a young lady....wow, GoGo feels really old!


I'm still in teacher mode of ...

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December 24, 2021
Cranky Socks from Becca's Crazy Projects

Perhaps no one needs a pair of super colorful monster socks. Perhaps I need those socks. 
Every time I knit a pair of these I remember why I love making them so much. The colors are just such a delight. Yarn is thick sock from Knitterly Things. Check them out for self-striping yarns as well as kits to make your very own pair of monster socks

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December 23, 2021
Favorite Holiday Quilt & from Pat Sloan's Blog

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Merry Christmas my friend!! 

I have a jam packed video today, lots of fun updates on the Christmas Eve

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December 22, 2021
Long Arm Quilting from Becca's Crazy Projects

This poor quilt kit spent forever wanting to become a quilt. This past week I got one step closer to fulfilling that dream. I loaded it up and got quilting. 
I used this great edge-to-edge design called variety from Anne Bright Designs
It had swirls and flowers much like the border fabric and I thought it was perfect. With so many options it is nice to find the perfect one for a quilt. Now to trim it and get the binding attached.  

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December 20, 2021
Charity Quilting from Becca's Crazy Projects

Pieced by Trudy for Annapolis Quilts for Kid
Pieced by Trudy for Annapolis Quilts for Kid

If you want to contribute but don't have the time or skills, you can support the national Quilts for Kids by shopping through Amazon Smile. I don't earn anything from this link. This link lets your purchases support Quilts for Kids through Amazon. I don't add affiliate links to my charity quit posts on purpose. I donate my time, my machine, my thread, and my skill to the cause. 

My personal goal is to quilt at least one quilt per week ...

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December 17, 2021
Fan Sewing from Becca's Crazy Projects

A friend introduced me to Spencer Ogg Sewing Patterns. I found a free tutorial for this cute little bag. You can find the details, and a link to a video on how to construct your own, on Spencer Ogg Sewing Patterns. I lined my bag using a hack shared on the Spencer Ogg Facebook Sewing Group. It is a little more challenging to get the lining in there but it is totally doable. It is a great size for short trips. Enough room for a water bottle, your hand sanitizer, phone, and wallet. 

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December 15, 2021
Old School BOM Block #12 & my Layout from Pat Sloan's Blog

And just like that, it's December and block #12 of our Old School sew along! this has been fantastic! loads of great techniques, with our December designer giving us one more to try out!

PLUS I have the pattern for you of my layout

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What a gorgeous Christmas Blossom block from my friend Sherri Falls of This ...

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Odds and Ends from Becca's Crazy Projects

Don't let anyone tell you that craft doesn't have value. It has value just like other things that take time and dedication to learn and master. This is my very favorite tote. I use it to hold a current project because I'm crafty and proud. I bought this machine embroidery design from Urban Threads Embroidery.  
What is this? Evidently, something way more important than I could have imagined. This little wire tie was holding a bundle of cables on the back of my long arm. Evidently, it was stressed enough to give up. Most of the time ...

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December 13, 2021
Charity Quilting from Becca's Crazy Projects

This delightful quilt was pieced by Mary for  Annapolis Quilts for Kids
Trudy pieced this one. Both are ready to go to another member of  Annapolis Quilts for Kids for binding. 

If you want to contribute but don't have the time or skills, you can support the national Quilts for Kids by shopping through Amazon Smile. I don't earn anything from this link. This link lets your purchases support Quilts for Kids through Amazon. I don't add affiliate links to my charity quit posts on purpose. I donate my time, my machine, my thread, and my skill ...

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December 10, 2021
Early Mid-Winter Surprise from Becca's Crazy Projects

For mid-winter my friends sent me a gift certificate for Knit Picks. Since it came in time to meet the Black Friday sale I used it right away. Yesterday, that box of wonder landed on my front porch. 
I bought the current colors of Felici in fingering weight. Because I love mixing up this self-striping yarn with other self-striping yarn and Stroll solids (which I also bought). I love how they rotate through the colors, always offering something new. You could buy new colors several times a year and have more socks than you would need in a rainbow of ...

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December 8, 2021
Charity Quilting from Becca's Crazy Projects

This one was pieced by Mary for Annapolis Quilts for Kids
I think this one was pieced by Trudy. 

If you want to contribute but don't have the time or skills, you can support the national Quilts for Kids by shopping through Amazon Smile. I don't earn anything from this link. This link lets your purchases support Quilts for Kids through Amazon. I don't add affiliate links to my charity quit posts on purpose. I donate my time, my machine, my thread, and my skill to the cause. 

My personal goal is to quilt at least one ...

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December 6, 2021
Charity Quilting from Becca's Crazy Projects

This little cutie was pieced by Mary for Annapolis Quilts for Kids. I love these scrappy quilts. 
This one was pieced by Trudy. I added the borders to bring the size up to the average size of these quilts. Both of these will be headed to Annapolis Quilts for Kids next month for binding. 

If you want to contribute but don't have the time or skills, you can support the national Quilts for Kids by shopping through Amazon Smile. I don't earn anything from this link. This link lets your purchases support Quilts for Kids through Amazon. I ...

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December 3, 2021
Cranky Socks from Becca's Crazy Projects

I've been cranking out socks with my new yarn. This pink is so much fun. 
I'm trying some contrast toes. I think the next pair will have pink toes. 
This colorway is a nice change. 
Here is a contrast toe. It still amazes me how I can shape the toe on the machine. 
Now to Kitchener stitch the toes closed and get them ready for gifting. 

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December 1, 2021
Tool Tip Wednesday from Becca's Crazy Projects

On Saturday I broke my retractable holder for my snips. I slip the click onto the collar of my shirt so my scissors are always handy when I'm working with the long arm. This also ensures I don't leave them on the surface of the quilt. 
Thankfully, I had a back up clip in my desk. The scissors are Fiskars micro-tip. They are perfect for keeping next to your sewing machine or in your sewing bag. I'm pretty sure I have three pair: one in my hand sewing kit, one for my long arm, and a third ...

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November 29, 2021
Charity Quilting from Becca's Crazy Projects

This fun little quilt was created with the use of at least three quilters. One pieced the blocks. 
A second assembled the blocks into a quilt top. 
And a third quilted the top, batting, and backing together. 

I'll hand it back to Rebecca (the second quilter) for the binding. Such a great community project that will find a home through Comfort Cases. What are Comfort Cases? From their website: Comfort Cases are backpacks filled with comfort and personal care items for youth entering the foster care system. Typically, children are given a trash bag to pack up their belongings ...

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