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December 4, 2022
It must be in the Genes from Romany Quilting

I’m delighted that my daughter Nicky has taken up sewing with a vengeance lately, and also enjoying doing some hand work.  Now that she as a light airy dedicated sewing room she has been doing such a lot.   She is happy to take any sewing related items off my hands, she said, so I have passed over all sorts of things, buttons, beads, lace, balls of crochet cotton I had accumulated, even feathers which I had purchased for goodness knows what, some time ago.  Plus quite a few crochet hooks which I had gathered up over the years and ...

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The Blocks Are Done from Quilts....etc.

Finally all the blocks are finished for Rainbow Crossings and the row is ready to sew on Monday – today I will work on starting a knitting project and hexies.  the last block. On the wall – that last row just needs to be sewed and attached and then I will start to look at […]

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December 3, 2022
Two Online Goodies, Department Store Muffins, Yuletide Blanket, Friendship Stars from Canadian Needle Nana

It was fun to read about everyone's American Thanksgivings. From the small and quiet ones to the large family gatherings. Thank you for sharing.
 Last week Hubby got the snow tires on the car just in time for downpours of rain. I'm always happy to have someone else do that chore though when he told me how enjoyable the garage waiting room was with t.v., free good coffee and comfy chairs, it doesn't sound too bad. With a little stitchy project in hand, I would actually have enjoyed the experience. 

This fellow is back around the ...

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November 21, 2022
Weekend at the Red Barn from Romany Quilting

This was a big weekend for us, it was Robin’s first time towing the caravan since his knee replacement.  We weren't going too far for the weekend, about 60km or so each .  He managed very well, of course, as well as driving, there was the hooking up to do, the legs to wind down, a bit difficult with his knee not bending very well.  He was on his feet quite a bit for this first trip away and was quite sore and achy when we returned home.  The Red Barn was a “new to us” venue, camping available ...

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November 20, 2022
Quilting & Piecing from Quilts....etc.

I pieced two more long rows together today for the Rainbow Stars – 2 more and I will then sew all of these sections together.  That will give me a 8×9 top and I think I will make one more row for a 9×9 top.  By sewing all the rows together I will be able […]

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November 11, 2022
Yuletide Gatherings and Mulch from Quilts....etc.

It was a very busy day yesterday – the last nice warm day for awhile – we knew it has to come to an end right – it is fall after all but it was so nice having weather in the 70’s and low 80’s to work in lately outside.  I told you have a […]

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November 8, 2022
Fiber Friday #14 with Crafty Gemini: loving machine knitting! from Crafty Gemini

On Friday, November 4, 2022 Crafty Gemini is hosting Episode #14 of her LIVE video series called Fiber Fridays! In this LIVE event Vanessa will share projects she is working on, new yarn purchases, updates on new pattern designs, fiber related resource books and answer audience questions.

This series typically airs the 1st Friday of each month.

If you are specifically interested in fiber related crafts including: Knitting, Crochet, Circular Sock Machine Knitting, Spinning, etc. then this is the show for you!

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November 3, 2022
The Final Row from Quilts....etc.

Yuletide Gatherings is coming to an end – the stretch I am doing now is a little wider than what I had been doing so I am thinking 5 nights or so of quilting and it should be done.  I had finished up on the right side of the quilt – forgot to take a […]

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October 31, 2022
Quilt Block Test, Thrift Store Find, Attic 24 Crochet Latest, Another Great SAL, Autumn Love from Canadian Needle Nana

Saturday, Sunday and Monday were glorious days that showcased perfect October weather. The sun shone all day and warmed the earth. It was pleasant enough to sit on the veranda and stitch.

 I watched leaves gently letting go and kept thinking of the word golden. Ned joined me, keeping a sharp eye on the squirrels and sniffing the air, enjoying autumn in an entirely different way. 
It was perfect to be crocheting and I didn't mind the extra warmth of wool in my lap. I listened to this audio book, Miss Eliza's English Kitchen. A Novel of Victorian ...

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Ten Left from Quilts....etc.

Yes that is right 10 crossed canoes left to make – I got 3 more done yesterday giving me the final 2 rows to fill in.  I am linking to Small Quilts and Doll Quilts this morning. Noriko’s Star – I finished the row I was working on and thread basted the next row. A […]

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October 25, 2022
A Variety of Projects from Quilts....etc.

Finally Arkansas is getting some rain – and it is from the hurricane that hit Mexico – it all has to do with the way it came in – so last night we were getting a soaking rain but the news said it would be heavy at times – it is welcome we need it. […]

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October 23, 2022
Pumpkin Runner Done from Quilts....etc.

Well this little pumpkin runner was started last year in September I think and then got put aside and lost and found again this year in late summer so finally done!  I did leave out a few details that were in the pattern but I’m pleased with how it turned out.  It fits the tv […]

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October 21, 2022
Happy Friday! from Quarter-Inch Capers

I kept working on downsizing the cross bookmark, and I think this is as small as I can go:

You can see it is about 2/3 the size of the original. I’m calling it good. I crochet a long chain on the bottom that I will add a tassel to. Of course, like all thread crochet, it will need some heavy starch. So that is one made, and I have about 20 more to do. They go pretty fast though.

I worked on customer quilts all day yesterday and cut binding for the ones I will need to ...

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Moving Along from Quarter-Inch Capers

Wednesday was a good day. I wanted to try and crochet some cross bookmarks for my ladies group at church. There are two different sewing groups, and if we do a combined Christmas party, I will need quite a few. I can’t find a pattern I like but I found a picture, and I think I figured it out. 

It’s a little bigger than I wanted, so now I’m working on making a smaller version. I will keep you posted on that. 

I got a customer quilt done while I was crocheting—multitasking. I like these awesome ...

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October 14, 2022
Carpenter’s Wheel from Quilts....etc.

Now I could leave this top this size – adding corners and sides in the white with black polka dots or I could continue to let it grow.  At first I had put the new light green in the wrong spot and was thinking I needed to make one more block if I have it […]

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October 13, 2022
Back to Quilting from Quilts....etc.

I think I am moving slower this year after getting back from traveling –   One would think I wouldn’t be as I have been sleeping good for a change back home in my own bed and pillow!! The house has all been caught up, laundry done, grocery shopping etc.  I finally got down to the […]

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October 12, 2022
We Are Home from Quilts....etc.

We were gone for about 17 days,  I think – and sometimes when you get home you feel like you were gone for a month or more.  We arrived home in the early afternoon on Monday and were busy until we went to bed!  Yesterday was laundry and grocery shopping, plus numerous other errands and […]

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October 9, 2022
Magic Circles–Crochet from Quilts....etc.

I barely was able to work on the hexies once we got to my sisters – my sister has dim lighting in her house – her choice – and no real area for a quilter to work!  So I mainly crocheted now and then – and a bit in the car while traveling.  We were […]

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October 4, 2022
Three Free Patterns Thursday, JackRabbit Progress, Cosy Afghan, Beautiful Face Cream from Canadian Needle Nana

In the late September sun, Pink Asters bloom as some of the hostas fade. And a tiny tree frog has been living in the furnace outtake pipe at the back of the house below our bedroom window. We hear his chirps sometimes at night and always wondered where exactly they were coming from. Such incredibly loud sounds from such a small fellow.

He was spotted by the eagle eyed Petey when we were playing ball back there one day and seems to be living there.
This week I've been laying down some cross stitches on my JackRabbit piece. The ...

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September 27, 2022
On The Road from Quilts....etc.

So many photos to share – I never know where to start – I don’t like to mention where we are until we have moved on as you all know so I will start with photos from the weekend – and thanks for all the birthday wishes! First of all our new car that we […]

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