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March 31, 2020
The Strange Days Files from Samelia's Mum

If nothing else, staying at home has allowed me to do more things that I've always wanted to try but never found the time before.



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March 29, 2020
Piecing, knitting, crochet from Quilts....etc.

With being at home all the time now other than getting out for a walk of which we didn’t yesterday because of rain the days are kind of staying the same and I have to look at a clock we have to see which day of the week it is or the computer – no […]

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March 28, 2020
Back in the Groove – I Hope from Quilts....etc.

Yesterday even though I was very tired I got back into the sewing room groove and had progress.   A Charming Country Christmas block – laid out in the morning Sewed in the afternoon Two left to do – I can make my OMG I am sure More knitting on the sweater – a couple more […]

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March 27, 2020
Very Little New Here from Quilts....etc.

The face masks are done and sent off in the mail and I thought I would get more done in the sewing room with them gone and then didn’t!  It was another day of texting in my very large family.  I almost feel the need to shut my phone off but I can’t because this […]

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March 24, 2020
Not a Lot of Progress from Quilts....etc.

yesterday did not go well for face masks! for me anyway.  Some of you might have had luck with the pattern I shared for this – I didn’t.  I have modified the pattern somewhat and hope to get more made today – yesterday was practice, fix and try again.  What can I say – I […]

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March 23, 2020
Crochet Crazy from Becca's Crazy Projects

Aunt Betty dropped off a bunch of Mandala yarn a few weeks back and I've been trying to use it up. I almost always have at least one crochet project going at a time. I wanted to use this easy 2-row repeat design called "domes" to make another triangle shawl. This stitch is from Crochet Every Way Stitch Dictionary: 125 Essential Stitches to Crochet in Three Ways. A great stitch dictionary if you are into crochet stitch dictionaries and designing your own crochet projects.  
I wasn't getting the texture I wanted by doing one row in the the ...

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March 22, 2020
A Walk, A New Quilt and The New Normal from Quilts....etc.

Believe it not I am starting a new quilt – like I really need to start a new quilt but this is a mystery follow along with Edyta Sitar – I like her quilts usually and just thought it would be fun in this new age of staying home so start something new – here […]

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March 21, 2020
A Charming Country Christmas and More from Quilts....etc.

Edited at 9:16 am — I didn’t realize until one reader mentioned it that I didn’t schedule the time right on my blog for it to post and that it hadn’t gone out early as usual – fixed that!  I always write my post in the evening and schedule for the morning. Only 3 more […]

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March 20, 2020
Dresden Garden and Crochet from Quilts....etc.

I thought I would be getting done with more seeing as I am staying at home but I am finding so far this is not so because I am on the computer too much and social media!!  I have to find a line and draw it so I will get projects done. On Wednesday night […]

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March 19, 2020
Let’s Get Started on Staying at Home! from Quilts....etc.

Yesterday I filled the last prescription that needed to be filled and ran into town to get it and grab a few more things – when I went the store didn’t have many people – I heard later it got busy.  I just needed my meds, vitamins etc and I was on to Lowe’s where […]

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March 18, 2020
Make the Most of It from Quilts....etc.

That’s right – try to make the most of your time at home and make progress on your quilts and whatever you are doing – whether that be paint the walls in your house (daughter Jessica is planning to start today) or crochet, knit – or Quilt!!  Get flowers planted if you were able to […]

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March 17, 2020
Quilting, Piecing from Quilts....etc.

In my world I could repeat my day every day and just replace the projects that I work on (and sometimes it is the same one) – I get up, I make my coffee, I sit at the computer and get caught up on mail, blogs, news – get breakfast, and then finally look things […]

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March 16, 2020
Crochet Madness from Becca's Crazy Projects

I've been working up some swatches using my copy of Crochet Every Way Stitch Dictionary: 125 Essential Stitches to Crochet in Three Ways to make things. This was my swatch for a cowl. 
A friend gave me this cake of Caron Chunky and it seemed perfect for a chunky cowl. Aft I swatched, I cast on the right number of stitches and got hooking! This project took only a couple days to work up. Super quick with bulky yarn.
On Sunday morning I was almost done. 
It's kind of lumpy, but I like it anyway. Now I just ...

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Dismal Cloudy Cold Day = Sewing Room Progress from Quilts....etc.

I did venture outside for a walk and took some photos of plants growing, but it was so cloudy and chilly the photos are not great.  Rain off and on all week – we could use some sun again. A star block was cut out and completed – six more to go!  This one was […]

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March 15, 2020
Slow Sunday from Quilts....etc.

Slow Sunday Stitching – well I have quite a few projects to work on to join Kathy and the gang for a slow positive way to relax on Sunday — Crochet more on the Dahlia blanket – even if I only do two or four rows it will get done. a little more knitting in […]

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March 10, 2020
Piecing and Quilting from Quilts....etc.

I could have gotten done with so much more than I did yesterday – but I just didn’t feel like it!!  I felt like taking a break – in the morning I sat and knitted while watching a show I had recorded.  I normally do not sit and watch tv in the daytime! In the […]

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March 9, 2020
Crochet Every Way from Becca's Crazy Projects

I wanted to make another shawl using a new design and some Caron Cakes yarn.
I grabbed my copy of Crochet Every Way Stitch Dictionary: 125 Essential Stitches to Crochet in Three Ways, some yarn, and got swatching. I have way more stitch dictionaries than I probably need but I had to add this one to my collection. It does something most stitch dictionaries don't do: it tells you how to shape the stitches it tries to teach you. I really like this book because it does exactly that. It teaches you how to work the stitch designs flat ...

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Quilting and Yarn from Quilts....etc.

My blog friend Paola from Milano Italy saw that I asked how she was doing and got in touch – she and her family are fine and none of their acquaintances are sick.  She is in Northern Italy though so they are in the “locked down zone”  they have to stay put in their region […]

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Slow Scrappy Sunday from Rose Prairie Quilts and Farm

It has been a very nice slow Sunday. The "man of the place" has been at his dads all day so I have had the house to myself. 

I decided this morning that I was going to purge and declutter my scraps of fabric. I have accumulated so much over the past decades, seriously decades. 


As you can see I have quite a bit of scrap fabric. I have divided it up over time by color and that had worked really well for me. But my love for quilting isn't quite what it used to be and I have ...

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March 7, 2020
One of Those Days from Quilts....etc.

The house needed to be cleaned what can I say – not much in the sewing room.  I think I was busy all morning, laundry, washing the kitchen floor, vacuuming, and the dreaded dusting!  One room done on that and all of the ceiling fans!!  but that meant no sewing room stuff.  I did get […]

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