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October 17, 2021
Back On Track from Quilting My Way

 This morning to my surprise, Patrick was up and on the phone before 8 am. I was surprised at how early he was up. He had showered and was chatting with Katt. It was good to hear from her. She was having to get the Covid shot for work. She was the only one that was required to get it. They gave her 5 options. One was to move and another was to quit, so she decided to get the shot. She must have known that was coming, and I know she wasn't too worried about it, she just ...

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October 13, 2021
Canadian Thanksgiving, Two New Quilt Ideas, Game Changer Bread Machine Buns, Slow Stitching from Canadian Needle Nana

 I have to say how great it was to read all your dinner ideas in the comment section of the last post.  Quite a nice array and I will definitely be looking back at it for ideas. It seems I get tired of our usual fare and feel stumped from time to time. Quiltgramma (no blog) mentioned an idea for a slow cooker meal that would cook overnight. That appeals to me, the multi-tasker as you know.  Dinner cooking away while I'm sleeping, yes to that! I'm going to be good for this week though because we had ...

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Stitch Sew & Show ~ Week 40 ~ More Sitting and Stitching from Life in the Scrapatch


Welcome to Stitch Sew & Show ~ Week 40

I have been stitching ~ I have not been sewing.

It seems my vision issues allow me to choose one or the other and when I need to take a break from one, I need to take a break from the other. 

I have also been helping Mr. Scrapatch who is replacing the ceiling and light in one of the bedrooms. In all honesty, he is doing all the actual work of tearing out the old and replacing with the new. My contribution is more as support staff. 

No photos of this mess. 

This ...

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Taking It Apart from Quilting My Way

This morning was Patrick's golf day. I enjoyed having time to myself. 

I started the day out with going to the carpet place to get more samples. Then I went to the credit union for a check to Lewis County Bowlers and lastly was to deposit money for the league. It made for a quick trip around town. 

Came home and got laundry done. Then I played a few games and watched my shows. 

 Something wasn't right, so I started taking this part out. Once I had that done, I put it back in..... It still wasn't ...

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October 8, 2021
What I've Been Missing... from From the Strawberry Patch...

Like so many other quilters, I, too, was counting myself as one who'd recently returned to the world of counted cross stitch. (If you follow the blogs you know, cross stitch converts are everywhere!) I didn't go back all that willingly, if the truth were to be told; but, rather, hesitantly. I truly wasn't sure if I wanted to commit time to to hand embroidery all over again. Last Christmas

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What I've Been Missing... from From the Strawberry Patch...

Like so many other quilters, I, too, was counting myself as one who'd recently returned to the world of counted cross stitch. (If you follow the blogs you know, cross stitch converts are everywhere!) I didn't go back all that willingly, if the truth were to be told; but, rather, hesitantly. I truly wasn't sure if I wanted to commit time to to hand embroidery all over again. Last Christmas

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2021 Cross Stitch Recap – The Fall Edition from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Fall has arrived, I’m ready to show you all of my projects that I’ve stitched and finished since this summer! I’m keeping track of them in my Cross Stitch Journal. I actually just filled my last one up, and I’m currently starting on my second journal (I know, busy busy)! Below I have listed my FFO (Fully Finished Objects) and stitched finishes for July, August, and September 2021(plus a few that are simply waiting to be framed). Each quarter I will update you with my new projects as this new year develops. If you want ...

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Cross Stitch Update from Jo's Country Junction

Before I get into my stitching progress I thought I would answer a question or two.

Roxie asked:
Hey Jo,  I haven’t cross-stitched for years but started a project on linen, Boy it’s a challenge. Do you have any pointers to help a new stitcher? Enjoy your day.”

I have a few things to suggest…The first is to keep trying.

I stitched back in the late ’80s and early ’90s.  Back then I stitched on Aida.  I honestly didn’t know people stitched on linen. If they did, I had no idea where they would have purchased ...

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October 7, 2021
Halloween Finish, Christmas Quilt Along, Ugly Quilt, Cross Stitching, Hazel's Summer Embroidered Wildflowers from Canadian Needle Nana

After the horrid humidity that hung around so much of this  summer, I think I will say Autumn is now my favourite season. The air is clear and the garden has not completely died off, so a few flower bearing plants to still eye.  With the recent rains, all sorts of interesting mushrooms have sprung up. And of course, seeing up close all the changes to the trees, leaves and blooming shrubs is enjoyable as well. 

My groom is starting to take shape. I hope to finish him this week. I heard from  Gitta's that the Autumn Quakers threads ...

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October 5, 2021
Quilting and Cross Stitch Communities from Jo's Country Junction

I’ve been quilting for a long time.  I likely made my first quilt in about 1988 or so.  I started out making a quilt for our oldest daughter Kelli.  (She is with the quilt in the picture below) She was little and was just transferring into a “big girl” bed.  I made a simple quilt that really reflected where I was at the time.  I had a panel of clowns.  I cut them apart for the clown “blocks”.  The alternate blocks were crazy pieced together crumb/string style.  Then I took all of those blocks to my job and ...

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October 4, 2021
Live Within They Harvest Free Pattern from Kitty and Me Designs

 Today, I have a new little free cross stitch pattern for you.  

I've always loved the little verse "Live Within They Harvest".  I was thinking of Thanksgiving when I designed this:

You can download the PDF file here.

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The October 2021 Short List from Quilt Paint Create

I finished two projects in September, the Winter Pines runner and Noel, and had one stitched piece framed. Other projects moved forward, making it a good month

The Short List categories are UFO, garment, original design, hand work, finishing, classes and other. I’ve used this system for 8 years to keep me focused. The categories change as my goals and interests change. Categories with nothing in process will not be listed, only active categories.

Original Design – Open Dialogue may get attention in October. If not, November for sure.

Other – Waugh Street Christmas is almost quilted. This will be my ...

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October 3, 2021
9 Projects to Stitch and Sew this Fall from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Leaves are changing color, days are getting shorter, and the nights are cooling down… Fall is finally here! With the changing of seasons, we wanted to give you some inspiration for new projects that you can make to celebrate.

We’ve gathered multiple fall-themed cross stitch and quilt patterns, so grab a needle and your favorite fall fabrics, and let’s get started!

1. Acorn Woods

This Autumn, surround yourself with great oak seeds and fallen leaves with the Acorn Woods Quilt Pattern from Fig Tree and Co. This pattern would go great with a couple of Pumpkins & Blossoms charm ...

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October 2, 2021
My Friday Quilting from Quilting My Way

This morning I was out the door to moms. I took the pillow cases for Nancy. She's got us set up for a presentation on the 26th. That's the same day mom will be coming back from Las Vegas. We need to figure out if mom can get someone to pick her up or if I need to miss the presentation. 

I worked on my block. 

 I put the last petal on. Didn't get anything else done. I should have taken a photo, but didn't. I will show it after I add the next layer. 

We ...

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October 1, 2021
Cross Stitch Update from Jo's Country Junction

I’ve had a few cross-stitch questions come in.

From June:
Hi Jo hope you are doing well. I’ve been trying to find the cross stitch patterns you are making with the homes on it (and your children’s names) and the saying about looking forward- know that’s not a lot of info to go on but it’s the ones you’re doing now. 

Who made them? And where did you get the kits or pattern chart from?

Thank you in advance for your response.”

My Anniversaries of the Heart are designed by Blackbird Designs.  They have ...

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Another Good Day from Quilting My Way

 This morning Patrick and I went for a drive. We went to Michaels on the way back so I could pick up the DMC floss I needed for my piece. It seems to be the right shade of color. I'm happy that now I can keep moving on my cross stitch. 

Okay, so I've been working on my cross stitching. I know I need to get back to my beading. I will get back to it one of these days, but right now I really want to work on this piece. 

I had a phone call from Sharon ...

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September 30, 2021
WIP's, Flying Geese, SAL's, Purchases from Canadian Needle Nana

This is a banner year for cones on the fir trees including the balsams. There is a saying that this is a sign of a harsh winter to come and nature produces more to help the animals survive. A nice notion and one scientists debunk; however the last time we had this many cones, it was a very harsh winter with a lot of freezing rain. I took note.

Pretty patterns and colours up close when they first emerge.

It's good to know almost 83% of our population here in Ottawa are fully vaccinated (almost 90% with one dose ...

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Dental Work And Cross Stitching from Quilting My Way

 This morning I was not too thrilled knowing I had to go to the dentist. One of my fillings was going bad, so they wanted to redo it.....ugh. So, I went on to the dentist. I was there about 10 mins and Nancy showed up! She was going to her dentist as well. I asked for the "laughing gas" so that I could get through this easier than normal. I was thrilled they had it! So, I felt a lot better when it was all over. My fingers weren't in knots! It went a lot better than most ...

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September 29, 2021
Slow Start Today from Quilting My Way

 This morning Patrick was out the door to golf. Poor guy was golfing in the rain! It rained a couple hour after he left and was off and on all afternoon. 

As for me, I cleaned the kitchen. Did my usual of cleaning the kitty litter as well. Refreshed my sourdough for tomorrow. I'm going to make bread tomorrow. 

Then when laundry was done, I decided to watch TV. 

Was ripping out some of my work because it wasn't done right. I have one mistake in this but decided to keep it in, don't think it will ...

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September 28, 2021
We Finally Had Another Meeting from Quilting My Way

 This morning I was out the door by 9 am. I had to stop at the bank to get our account open for the bowling league. Man! It's been one pain after another, but it's finally done. I went in to find out I needed Rick to sign some more papers, so I called him to see if he would come in and sign. He said he would. I couldn't make the deposit till he did. So, at least I had the account set up! Brought the deposit back with me. 

Next stop was at McD's ...

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