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December 28, 2021
Kicking 2021 To The Curb from caledonia quilter

One of the best memories from 2021 - Beach Day in Exeter.  That car and I are approximately the same age.  I think it's a '57, and I'm a '56.

Lovely scrappy one that I quilted in September.


Margaret's 150 Canadian Women Quilt.  Mine is still only half way complete.


Wow, beautiful vintage blocks!


Ooh, so pretty.  I had trouble figuring out the quilting for this one but I love how it turned out.


Ahem.  How I spent December 16th.  Lined up for 4 1/2 hours at Dundurn Castle's parking lot for a booster shot on ...

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December 5, 2021
Home-sewn Face Masks from madebychrissied

Home-Sewn Face Masks by www.madebyChrissieD.com

Ready for when we start to venture outside the home, I decided to sew-up a couple of face masks.
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October 4, 2021
Wide borders, Complaints, Kitchen, Covid from caledonia quilter

 Wide borders can be a bit challenging to quilt.  Oddly enough, I had TWO quilts that came in with wide borders, and even ODDLY-ER (Yes I know that's not a word.  Who cares?) the same border design worked beautifully on both of them.

Yikes - all paper pieced!


The body of this was all done with s.i.d.  There is no quilting I could ever imagine that would improve on that piecing.

The turquoise thread in the border really adds a gorgeous pop of colour on the black.

Applique, with a bit of additional batting behind the leaves for ...

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August 8, 2021
Colour, Christmas, & Complaints. (And Covid, I guess.) from caledonia quilter

 This is the hard 'C' post, pronounced 'K'.

Colour.  This one is self-explanatory...wowsers.  I love it!!



Christmas.  Actually it's Winter, not Christmas.  But that would ruin the alliteration.  A great strippy quilt.  This was fun to quilt.


Love the crochet doilies!



Complaints.  I'm running a personal challenge - 30 consecutive days with no complaints.  This started on July 12th, and I'm now on my FIFTH start date.  At this rate I will still be trying in 2022.  Interestingly, the first two restarts were because I was trying to one-up somebody; "Hah, you think that's bad...".  Also ...

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June 19, 2021
I'm Still Here... from From the Strawberry Patch...

Don't send out the bloodhounds yet, I'm still here! It's been a busy, busy week. Isn't that great to think about? A busy, busy week! Yes!! After months on end of nowhere to go and nothing to do, life is ratcheting up again, my calendar is filling every day and it feels so good! This past week Lynnleigh and I made a trip to Pineapple Fabrics to get her supplies for Quilt Camp with Nana! She will

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I'm Still Here... from From the Strawberry Patch...

Don't send out the bloodhounds yet, I'm still here! It's been a busy, busy week. Isn't that great to think about? A busy, busy week! Yes!! After months on end of nowhere to go and nothing to do, life is ratcheting up again, my calendar is filling every day and it feels so good! This past week Lynnleigh and I made a trip to Pineapple Fabrics to get her supplies for Quilt Camp with Nana! She will

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June 10, 2021
Lessons Learned from From the Strawberry Patch...

This is what school looked like this year, not only for Gregory, but for all four of our grandchildren; they all participated in what's known as Virtual Academy for this '20-'21 school year. They're lucky, both our daughter and our daughter-in-law have been present and committed to overseeing their online school days and helping them to develop skills in focus, independence and self-sufficiency.

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Lessons Learned from From the Strawberry Patch...

This is what school looked like this year, not only for Gregory, but for all four of our grandchildren; they all participated in what's known as Virtual Academy for this '20-'21 school year. They're lucky, both our daughter and our daughter-in-law have been present and committed to overseeing their online school days and helping them to develop skills in focus, independence and self-sufficiency.

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May 20, 2021
It’s Not Nice to Mess With Mother Nature from Tink Squared

Yesterday morning I had my second Pfizer vaccination. The first one gave me nothing more than sore arm. Around 5pm yesterday, I started to feel a bit queasy. My arm was ready stiff and sore. I was on my way home, and as soon as I got there, I made a cup of tea and fixed a salad.

By 8pm I felt more queasy and decided to go to bed and read. by 9pm, I was shaking so violently it hurt. I have never been so cold in my entire life. If I could have made it to the thermostat ...

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March 30, 2021
WIP Wednesday #489 @TN&TN from The Needle and Thread Network

This is it folks! The last linkup for the Canadian Needle and Thread Network. Thank so much for joining us over the past eight years. I wish you all the best in future – may your needles be sharp and your thread never break, may you find inspiration everywhere, and have time to create. 

Sincerely, 

Nicole, Handwrought Quilts

If you are Canadian, please share what you're working on this week...we would love to see it. The link-up is open from noon Tuesday (Pacific time) until noon Thursday (Pacific time).







Do you know that you don't have to have ...

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March 23, 2021
WIP Wednesday #488 @TN&TN from The Needle and Thread Network

A quick reminder folks that this is the penultimate linkup! 

If you are Canadian, please share what you're working on this week...we would love to see it. The link-up is open from noon Tuesday (Pacific time) until noon Thursday (Pacific time).







Do you know that you don't have to have a blog to link up? You can use a picture from your Flickr or Instagram accounts. There's a how-to at each of the links above. Edited to add: your Instagram account has to be public for others to see your work! 



Please include our button or ...

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March 18, 2021
All In A Row... from From the Strawberry Patch...

I didn't get all of my elephants in line and in their respective rows until I got back home from the weekend retreat. I knew better than to take anything more than mindless sewing! (A few may have had reversed trunks... maybe.) Several undistracted hours of solitude had it all sorted out.  I suppose that all of my brain power might had been expended on packing to go last Friday morning.Here's all

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All In A Row... from From the Strawberry Patch...

I didn't get all of my elephants in line and in their respective rows until I got back home from the weekend retreat. I knew better than to take anything more than mindless sewing! (A few may have had reversed trunks... maybe.) Several undistracted hours of solitude had it all sorted out.  I suppose that all of my brain power might had been expended on packing to go last Friday morning.Here's all

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March 16, 2021
WIP Wednesday #487 @TN&TN from The Needle and Thread Network

Happy Tuesday friends! I picked up a fun print of fabric that I've cut up and am playing with. It's either going to be a hot mess or a really fun project. Wish me luck!

If you are Canadian, please share what you're working on this week...we would love to see it. The link-up is open from noon Tuesday (Pacific time) until noon Thursday (Pacific time).







Do you know that you don't have to have a blog to link up? You can use a picture from your Flickr or Instagram accounts. There's a how-to ...

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March 14, 2021
Kaffe Sampler & Pants Mending from caledonia quilter

 I've said many times that I love working on sampler quilts.  This purple Kaffe - definitely wanted to keep this!



It was very difficult to see while I was working on the borders and the sashing, but the quilting shows nicely on the back.

Here are a couple of the blocks.



PANTS MENDING

Well, of course I want to talk to you about this.  Isn't mending every quilter's favorite thing to do?  No, I didn't think so.  Usually when DH asks me to mend something that he has CLEARLY been so careful with, I tell him to ...

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March 10, 2021
Elephants On The Move... from From the Strawberry Patch...

I've got the entire top cut out and all the pieces labeled for "Elephant Parade" by Sew Fresh Quilts. This one has been on my "to do" list for a very long time, it's for Lynnleigh. Guess what her favorite animal is. I'm adding more baby elephants and omitting the flowers, bird, turtle and frog. Her current favorite colors are coral and teal, that's how it will be bordered. I'm off this weekend to

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Elephants On The Move... from From the Strawberry Patch...

I've got the entire top cut out and all the pieces labeled for "Elephant Parade" by Sew Fresh Quilts. This one has been on my "to do" list for a very long time, it's for Lynnleigh. Guess what her favorite animal is. I'm adding more baby elephants and omitting the flowers, bird, turtle and frog. Her current favorite colors are coral and teal, that's how it will be bordered. I'm off this weekend to

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March 9, 2021
WIP Wednesday #486 @TN&TN from The Needle and Thread Network

Happy Tuesday friends. I'm enjoying the full arrival of spring outside but all I really want to do is sew! How about you?

If you are Canadian, please share what you're working on this week...we would love to see it. The link-up is open from noon Tuesday (Pacific time) until noon Thursday (Pacific time).







Do you know that you don't have to have a blog to link up? You can use a picture from your Flickr or Instagram accounts. There's a how-to at each of the links above. Edited to add: your Instagram account has ...

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March 2, 2021
WIP Wednesday #485 @TN&TN from The Needle and Thread Network

 If you are Canadian, please share what you're working on this week...we would love to see it. The link-up is open from noon Tuesday (Pacific time) until noon Thursday (Pacific time).







Do you know that you don't have to have a blog to link up? You can use a picture from your Flickr or Instagram accounts. There's a how-to at each of the links above. Edited to add: your Instagram account has to be public for others to see your work! 



Please include our button or the URL (http://needleandthreadnetwork.blogspot.ca/) into YOUR post so ...

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February 28, 2021
Officially An Old Broad! from caledonia quilter

 First, here is the little Superbowl Sunday quilt, completely finished.

It's so pretty, thanks to the Moda Charm Square pack.  
I did learn a valuable lesson, though.  Don't write out a quilt label while you are messaging with the Beach Girls about March appointments for haircuts.  You WILL put the wrong date on the label.

I figured it was close enough that I was not writing out another one.

BIRTHDAY!!!

In the middle of a pandemic, I managed to have my 65th birthday yesterday.  Yay me!!

As I have been saying for months, YES, I had Bailey's ...

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