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September 9, 2019
Where does it go? from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!


The entire day stretched ahead of me when I woke up yesterday. Nothing that needed to be done for this morning but still lots of stuff to do.

I spent the morning on the computer getting my QUILTsocial blog posts ready. I edited tons of pictures and loaded them. I'll start adding text later today. I know that I should have done some of the writing yesterday, but wasn't in me.

Before I left on the road trip, I was excited about calling the junk pick up people. Hmm - I guess I should get to the garage and ...

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September 1, 2019
It's tidy up time from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!



I had a very productive day yesterday. I'm working on my blog posts for QUILTsocial and I had so much fun making stuff. I can't wait to share with you what I made and what machine I made the projects on! It would spoil the fun if I told you now. I think I'm almost done all the making and photographing so that leaves editing photos and writing. I can do that anywhere.

I figured since I'm constantly lamenting about cleaning up that I should just get off my butt and get something accomplished in that ...

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August 26, 2019
It's all about the backyard from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!


I know I promised the homework pictures today - not happening. I forgot it was Monday and I need to get ready for Monday sewing. I've been away for two weeks and I've loads of handwork to get done.

I haven't taken my sewing machine once this entire year and I'm not running out of stuff to do by hand - not even close. Not taking my machine has forced me to work on the embroidery or applique projects that have sat (for years) and would have continued to sit. I'm thrilled with the arrangement. It also ...

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August 24, 2019
Let's sleep on it from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!


You've heard the expression before - sleep on it. Well, that seems to be working like a charm for me. 

I have a quilt top that's on my list to get completed this year. Can I find the darn quilt top? Nope - I have the pattern and the container with all the extra fabric, but no quilt top. I know I had the top after everything got moved back in, but where did I put it? I searched and searched and nothing. 

Then yesterday morning, I woke up and knew exactly where the quilt top was. I ran downstairs ...

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June 8, 2019
The FINAL note on the Dresden Plate block from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!


The training is done! It was excellent and I'm glad that I took the time to attend. Now I'm way behind. Despite the fact that the weather is going to be amazing today (well so they say), I'll be stuck inside for most of the day trying to get a quilt top on the long arm by tonight. There are only 6 blocks in the quilt so hopefully, it won't take that long to piece.

I know - better planning. It's the darn weather. When it's nice out, I take advantage of it and that ...

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March 25, 2019
Back to my "day" job from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!


I did spend some more time in the basement and I've started to haul some of the stuff up. In an ideal world, I would bring up several tubs - deal with it and then bring up some more. I'm trying to pick stuff that I know I can easily find a home for or it goes in the Diabetes pickup which I still need to schedule. That's got to be on the list of things to do today.

I've found stuff that well - I've no idea what I'm going to do with it. No ...

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November 19, 2018
What can you do in 3 ½ minutes? from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!


I love finding little pockets of time throughout the day. A great example is the 3 ½ minutes that it takes to cook my steel-cut oatmeal. What did I do this morning in that 3 ½ minutes? I made my lunch, ran to the laundry room for more paper towel and prepped the bacon for cooking, took my sewing machine to the front door for Monday sewing, went downstairs and brought up my Monday sewing bag which I had forgotten to bring up when I came up earlier. Oh, and I let the dog in!

Amazing what you can get ...

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October 19, 2018
Do NOT do this at home from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

I had a pretty productive day yesterday. There's so much to do and it's hard to choose which project to work on first, but that's OK. Progress - it's all about progress unless there's a deadline involved and there are a few deadlines coming up so I'd better get my act together and FOCUS.

I made super progress on the paperwork in the morning. It's amazing how much easier it is when everything is in the right place. I know - I should have been doing that my entire life, but I didn't. So ...

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September 7, 2018
Routine! from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

As much as I like to shake things up, there's something to be said for getting back to the routine!


My early mornings are VERY regimented unless there's some crisis that needs attending to and you know what? I like that. The rest of the day can go crazy, but I like the calm, quiet early morning routine. 

And I was thinking about the blog. I hear so often from bloggers who struggle to think of things to write. I don't think I've ever had a problem with that. I have way too many ideas! But ...

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July 25, 2018
When disaster strikes!!! from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!


OK - so technically it's not a disaster, but it's a crisis?

I'm putting four quilts in the Quilts at the Creek show this weekend - Saturday and Sunday at Black Creek Pioneer Village. Be sure to come out and enjoy the quilts. (One of my quilts is for sale - a fun one for a child)  Actually, I'll have five quilts in the show as I have a small one (12" square that was part of another show). Two quilts are completely finished and have been for a while. The third quilt was in that stack of quilts ...

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June 17, 2018
Just get er done! from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!


It's one thing to go on and on about getting something done and quite another to actually make that happen.

I have random moments of ambition. Yesterday, it was my novels. I've mentioned several times that I wanted to get my books (novels) in order. A couple of weeks ago, I finally updated the two computer databases where I keep my lists of books that I've read. One keeps track of the series and the next book to read and the other keeps track of ALL the novels I've read. Once the computer lists were updated ...

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May 2, 2018
The GREAT outdoors from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!


I don't know about you, but when there's a nice day outside, it's very hard to stay inside especially this year when it's been so cold. Gosh - we had SNOW on Sunday morning and yesterday the temperature was 26. That's just too weird.

So I apologize, but today's post is all about being outside but there's an element of quilting later on!

I love our backyard. We decided when we moved in (many years ago) to rip up the grass (both front and back) and do other things. Granted, the people before were ...

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April 2, 2018
I survived Easter brunch from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!


No, this blog is not going to focus on food. I'll briefly tell you about my brunch experience and then we're back to quilting!

So there's this huge spread of buffet tables. A seafood and fancy meats (I'll pass on that one), an omelet table (yes), salads (hmm, none of them look low fat at all - pass), the veggies - yes, the pasta table - pass, the meat table - yes, the dessert table - of course - YES!!!  In all, I had one omelet with some bacon, ham, a wee bit of salmon, some green beans, potatoes, fruit and three ...

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January 23, 2018
Landscape Design Ideas Backyard from Quilter Gifts

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Small Backyard Designs from Quilter Gifts

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