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February 20, 2019
Tea, Crochet, Birds, Stitching from Canadian Needle Nana

Tea cups and time pieces, once so important, are now to be found in the thrift shops.
 I have a few tea cups here inherited from first wife. I remember the only English lady in a tiny village I was teaching in showing me how to pour tea properly so everyone got the same strength in their cup. I took that knowledge to heart.  I remember Dad telling us that in the Korean war, any time they camped with English troops, tea would be offered and to his surprise, even to those injured.

Hubby would definitely second this!
Image result for tea hierarchy
 And growing ...

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An Interesting Day from Quilting My Way

This morning I was up early. I had to go to the dentist at 10 am. So, while I was waiting to leave I worked on the laundry and my beading. I got a few more rows done before heading to the dentist.

Since I was having my "new teeth" put in I was a little nervous. It was weird I will say that much. When they were screwing in the teeth it reminded me of Patrick working on some of my projects. lol It was so funny!

After all that I was off to the museum to make sure ...

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February 14, 2019
stitching progress + epp giveaway! from Charm About You

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cross stitch - Kindness & Fortitude: A Quaker Sampler from Modern Folk Embroidery by Lucy Brennan

Those quiet moments in the evening, a few stitches on my lunch break, this pick up and put down project is slowly coming to life. It is a soothing, mindful way to relax and all the colours together look very peaceful and calming to me. 

cross stitch - Kindness & Fortitude:  A Quaker Sampler from Modern Folk Embroidery by Lucy Brennan

I knew that the Kindness & Fortitude: A Quaker Sampler from Modern Folk Embroidery was going to be the first project I started in 2019. It was no coincidence that my word for the year is FORTITUDE, I did chose this pattern partly for that reason but also because it appealed to me ...

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February 13, 2019
Hanging in Lacrosse from Jo's Country Junction

Tuesday and Wednesday are doctor days for us.  Hubby is likely starting his procedure as you are reading this…I’m in the waiting room, hanging out and cross stitching.

Again the weather is not the best.  We left Monday after I was done with childcare to try to beat the storm.  We did.  We were here in our hotel for about an hour before the storm hit in Lacrosse.  Thankfully no driving in any snow.  10″ fell and it was a mess both at home and here in Lacrosse.  We spent the late afternoon on Tuesday watching people shovel ...

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Rotation Seems To Work from Quilting My Way

Today started out slow. Woke to snow coming down. Of course that didn't last long.  


I checked my email and found a lot of chatter going around about what to do for Pat. Got tired of the chattering and called Georgie. She wanted to do something asap. Of course no one in the group offered to do anything,  just had voiced their thought.  One ticked both of us off when they didn't want to pay for delivery fees. We decided I would get the plant for her and get it moving. So I ordered a plant basket for ...

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February 12, 2019
How to turn your Cross Stitch into a Pillow from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

We’ve been loving making pillows here at Fat Quarter Shop! We recently turned the adorable Aunt Martha’s Dirty Laundry Embroidered Dish Towels we saw at fall market this year into a pillow in this blog post and we’re making another pillow with the Happy Farm Girl Cross […]

The post How to turn your Cross Stitch into a Pillow appeared first on The Jolly Jabber Quilting Blog.

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February 11, 2019
Fire Side chat, 4 things one of which is a darling project! from Pat Sloan's Blog

On the round up today... My latest fireside chat with stitching!  A new fast fun and darling project, Cross stitch and keep going right to the end to see the project I've been wanting to start for more than 5 years!

Pat sloan farm to garden pic 2

I'm sewing this cute kit because I really want to make a fun project from start to finish! There is enough fabric for one more block so I'm making a table runner. I'll be showing my steps at my Facebook quilting Neighborhood 

farm to garden kit - http://shrsl.com/1fm7p

Cupcake Mix #2 is separate ...

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February 10, 2019
Winter Forest (cross stitch) from France Nadeau

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February 8, 2019
Daughter's Pretties, Rex and I from Canadian Needle Nana

This Thursday finds me somewhere different. I am at older daughter's house, about 30 minute's drive away,  staying with my teenaged grandson while she is away on holiday. I love her little cottagey house and shared a few photos last year when I did the same thing. You can read my post about that here.  She has a real eye for surrounding herself with things that spark joy I would have to say. :)

Looking out at her back yard. Her large stained glass hanging looks like a quilt pattern to me. I think of the propeller pattern and ...

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February 4, 2019
Free Patterns, Stitching And Feeding the Birds from Canadian Needle Nana

Happy February to all!
Half way through the winter and the sun on our backs this morning had real warmth to it despite the freezing air temperature.
Here is the February block for A Patchwork Year called Forget Me Not, designed by the wonderful Kathy Schmitz.


Hubby has just had to use one of his favourite toys, the snow tractor/blower. ☺

A little update on my Cornwall Cottage Sampler, designed by Karen Kluba for Rosewood Manor.  It is large at 294 x 294 stitches, 2 strands on 32 count linen.  It features a border of half quaker motifs...a pleasure ...

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February 2, 2019
February 2019 Short List from Quilt Paint Create

It’s that time again.
Last month I finished both the Old and New projects.
I’ve been in a bit of a creative funk. I’m not sure how that will impact what I get done this month. I find February and March to be difficult months, when all the gray and cold drag me down. I can see the appeal of wintering in the south.
The Short List includes something old (UFO), something new, a handwork project, and creative play/design. I started using this system in November 2014 to keep myself focused. I add and delete categories ...

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January 30, 2019
Plodding Along from Quilt Paint Create

This week has been all about staying put and staying warm. You’d think that would make it the best week ever for sewing, but it just makes me want to sleep. Progress is measured in baby steps these days, except the penguin.
penguins 2He doesn’t look like a creepy space alien anymore.
Maybe tonight I can mange some progress with fabric.

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January 28, 2019
Enjoyed The Day from Quilting My Way

This morning I played games. I just wanted to relax and really didn't want to do much. So, I played games. Patrick slept in, so I didn't get my shower till around 11 am. I didn't mind because I had the morning to myself and Sophie.

Patrick turned on bowling. I sat at the table and worked on my bead work. I really can't see what the photo shows. It's coming along and it is starting to show up better.


The bird's head doesn't look right, but when you look up close it ...

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January 27, 2019
Enjoyed A Trip To Portland from Quilting My Way

This morning we were up and out the door. We headed down to Jansen Beech in OR. Just outside of Portland.

We thought we were going to the mall there, but found they changed the mall to a lot of shops outside. We had a walk around to the different shops. I bought some clothes. We went to best buy to find Patrick a stereo system. We ended up buying some CD's instead. They didn't have what we wanted and they were clearing out the CD's. I have a CD player downstairs and it would be nice ...

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January 25, 2019
Getting Ready for Patrick's 60th Birthday from Quilting My Way

Today I needed to work on Patrick's Birthday cake. I had the recipes ready. I couldn't find any coconut cream anywhere in town or at Ikea - not that it would have been there. So, I ended up using the frosting for the filling. Oh, well.

I spent most of the afternoon with the cake.


It's all ready for tomorrow. Wonder if he will cut it before going to work. - Guess I'll find out in the morning. I need to go out and get a card and something to go with it. He wanted something special for ...

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January 22, 2019
Stitch and Sew X Factors from Life in the Scrapatch


I am a 2,
both drawing and stitching.

I saw this first in a Cross Stitch FB Group 
where I am a member:



Where apparently I am odd because I actually draw and stitch both the same way.

Apparently I am also "scary" and a "freak" according to many of the comments 
on the original Twitter Post. 

Do I care?

Not at all.

I am not social media person or follow trends.
Nor do I usually watch the Today Show.
If you are interested in more on this X story google it or 
... where someone actually ...

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January 21, 2019
Project Quilting 10.2 from Cat Patches

Yesterday's sewing was fast and furious. It ended with a nearly-finished quilt for this second challenge for Project Quilting. The theme this time around was "Red, White, and Blue." I spent several hours considering what I'd like to make. I first chose a mini quilt. The fabrics were pulled before I decided it didn't really light my fire. Then, I chose a patriotic table runner and pulled those fabrics. But somehow, the Fourth of July in January wasn't really very exciting either.

It occurred to me that lots of people would be doing patriotic quilts for ...

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Project Quilting 10.2 from ... Cat Patches

Yesterday's sewing was fast and furious. It ended with a nearly-finished quilt for this second challenge for Project Quilting. The theme this time around was "Red, White, and Blue." I spent several hours considering what I'd like to make. I first chose a mini quilt. The fabrics were pulled before I decided it didn't really light my fire. Then, I chose a patriotic table runner and pulled those fabrics. But somehow, the Fourth of July in January wasn't really very exciting either.

It occurred to me that lots of people would be doing patriotic quilts for ...

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January 20, 2019
Stitching Like There's No Tomorrow from Cat Patches

It's raining hard today, and it looks like a day of rain ahead of us. It looked like that yesterday. Mike got out early to do some work on the trailer before the rain hit. By afternoon, it still hadn't hit, and Mike was finished for the day. I think he was waiting for a bail-out from the rain, and it never came. These two took advantage of the dry day and played outside for a good part of the morning.


They have become really good friends. Smitty still needs to assert his seniority occasionally, but for the ...

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Stitching Like There's No Tomorrow from ... Cat Patches

It's raining hard today, and it looks like a day of rain ahead of us. It looked like that yesterday. Mike got out early to do some work on the trailer before the rain hit. By afternoon, it still hadn't hit, and Mike was finished for the day. I think he was waiting for a bail-out from the rain, and it never came. These two took advantage of the dry day and played outside for a good part of the morning.


They have become really good friends. Smitty still needs to assert his seniority occasionally, but for the ...

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