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November 28, 2021
Best and Worst of Times from Quilting & Learning

It's finally finished! My fabric concertina book, Best and Worst of Times is done. The workshop with Mandy Pattullo through TextileArtist.org was held in July 2020. Considering the amount of stitching in the book, a year and a quarter is not that long! lol

Fabric Concertina Book

The book is the story of the last two years. It goes from being full of fear to eventually finding joy. It's also bilingual (English and French) except for the title and end pages.

The front page is written in chain stitch on one of my first hand-dyed gray fabrics ...

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Lots of Sewing from Cat Patches

There was plenty of time for sewing yesterday. I had a couple of small housekeeping chores on my calendar, but I ignored those and spent the day working on my projects. First, I spent an extra long time on my morning slow-stitching and finished up this section of the tree and leaves:


This morning, I'll link up to 


From there, I headed into the sewing room to quilt the snack mat sized Bee Brave quilt. There wasn't much room for quilting on this little piece, and so I stitched a flower on the right and left side of ...

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Lots of Sewing from ... Cat Patches

There was plenty of time for sewing yesterday. I had a couple of small housekeeping chores on my calendar, but I ignored those and spent the day working on my projects. First, I spent an extra long time on my morning slow-stitching and finished up this section of the tree and leaves:


This morning, I'll link up to 


From there, I headed into the sewing room to quilt the snack mat sized Bee Brave quilt. There wasn't much room for quilting on this little piece, and so I stitched a flower on the right and left side of ...

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Gifts and More Knitting from The Cozy Quilter

I'm still in full gift making mode around here right now so some things can't be shown yet.  I made two wide open zipper pouches and since the recipients already have them, I can share pictures.  I have made dozens of these pouches over the past few years.  It almost took longer to choose the fabrics than it did to make them! I had picked another colour scheme for one of the pouches and then discovered I did not have any zippers that went with those fabrics...back to the fabric storage area I went to pick something ...

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November 26, 2021
Turkey Coma from Cat Patches

Everything took longer than expected yesterday, and so it was pretty much a no sewing day. I'll make up for it today by giving myself an NBS day (Nothing But Sewing.) When I say it was "pretty much" no sewing, it's because I had time in the morning to take the first stitches on the newest Heartland Barns block.


I put off starting this quilt for many years because I dreaded satin stitching all the leaves. Now I find it's my favorite part of this. They only take a few stitches to cover, and the result is ...

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Turkey Coma from ... Cat Patches

Everything took longer than expected yesterday, and so it was pretty much a no sewing day. I'll make up for it today by giving myself an NBS day (Nothing But Sewing.) When I say it was "pretty much" no sewing, it's because I had time in the morning to take the first stitches on the newest Heartland Barns block.


I put off starting this quilt for many years because I dreaded satin stitching all the leaves. Now I find it's my favorite part of this. They only take a few stitches to cover, and the result is ...

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November 25, 2021
Turkey Day! from Cat Patches

 


Good turkey morning, my friends! It might just be my favorite day of the year, mainly because I get to see my kiddos. Erik and Mae are hosting dinner this year, and so we'll be meeting them and Matthew at their place later this afternoon. As you might guess, I spent the day in the kitchen yesterday. The only thing picture worthy was this Bourbon Pumpkin Tart with Walnut Streusel. I can't remember the issue of Fine Cooking where I saw it published the first time, but it's been a standby for many, many years.


Also in ...

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Turkey Day! from ... Cat Patches

 


Good turkey morning, my friends! It might just be my favorite day of the year, mainly because I get to see my kiddos. Erik and Mae are hosting dinner this year, and so we'll be meeting them and Matthew at their place later this afternoon. As you might guess, I spent the day in the kitchen yesterday. The only thing picture worthy was this Bourbon Pumpkin Tart with Walnut Streusel. I can't remember the issue of Fine Cooking where I saw it published the first time, but it's been a standby for many, many years.


Also in ...

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Free Patterns, Slow Stitching SAL and Tumbling Blocks, Thanksgiving Recipe Links, from Canadian Needle Nana

Slow stitching is something I enjoy doing either early morning or in the evenings in front of the tv. It is an enjoyable way to start or finish my day. I've been stitching little and not so little Christmas designs for a couple of Decembers. SLOW indeed! One of these Decembers I'll have enough to create an actual project with them. 

The large ones, which are Baltimore Album inspired, were created by Carrie Nelson for her 2020 Moda Fabrics free Holiday SALYou can find 14 of the blocks here.

I've just started my fourth. I will ...

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November 24, 2021
Short on Time, Long on Stitching from ... Cat Patches

We had to make a run into town yesterday. Someone of the male gender inadvertently used a check from a closed checking account to pay our property taxes. In a panic, we drove to the county courthouse to set things right. As long as we were out, we stopped off at the post office to pick up some flat-rate boxes for mailing, and then went to pick up a few items at the grocery store. Yes, you read that right...the grocery store. Two days before Thanksgiving, we set foot inside an actual grocery store.

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Short on Time, Long on Stitching from Cat Patches

We had to make a run into town yesterday. Someone of the male gender inadvertently used a check from a closed checking account to pay our property taxes. In a panic, we drove to the county courthouse to set things right. As long as we were out, we stopped off at the post office to pick up some flat-rate boxes for mailing, and then went to pick up a few items at the grocery store. Yes, you read that right...the grocery store. Two days before Thanksgiving, we set foot inside an actual grocery store.

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November 23, 2021
embroidering edges and adornments [Flickr] from Karen Ann Ruane

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edges and adornments from Karen Ann Ruane

embroidered edges, embroidered adornments,

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November 21, 2021
Thread and Bread from ... Cat Patches

After writing yesterday's post, I spent some time with my slow-stitching piece. Now I've moved my hoop again. I'm nearing a finish on this, and it will probably be finished before the week is over.


When I was finished with that, I went searching through my zillions of spools of thread in search of any I might use to do the thread work on my challenge piece. I came out with these.


The lightest beige-brown at the top is just slightly variegated, and it was a good choice for the lightest parts of my piece. The one ...

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Thread and Bread from Cat Patches

After writing yesterday's post, I spent some time with my slow-stitching piece. Now I've moved my hoop again. I'm nearing a finish on this, and it will probably be finished before the week is over.


When I was finished with that, I went searching through my zillions of spools of thread in search of any I might use to do the thread work on my challenge piece. I came out with these.


The lightest beige-brown at the top is just slightly variegated, and it was a good choice for the lightest parts of my piece. The one ...

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embroidering soft papers and ribbon [Flickr] from Karen Ann Ruane

contemporary embroidery posted a photo:

embroidering soft papers and ribbon

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paper and ribbon from Karen Ann Ruane

embroidered paper

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Knitting, Sewing and a New Quilt Vault! from The Cozy Quilter

 I have accomplished a lot this week, but not not much of it was in the sewing room!  I did do some mending, made a quilt back for a comfort quilt, and sewed a hanging sleeve on a gift.  I delivered 113 placemats to Meals on Wheels organizers on behalf of the Oxford Quilter's Guild and volunteered at the local Christmas Hamper program for a day (this is a weekly event until Christmas).  Today, I cleaned out some of our gardens --cut back dead perennials and filled several brown bags with garden debris and leaves.  Last Sunday, my husband ...

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November 20, 2021
Nearly Missed November! from Sunburnt Quilts

November has been a very busy time here. The weather has made sure we are very busy in the garden. The plants are enjoying the Spring rain and sunshine, and the weeds are flourishing!!! Lots of strawberries have been picked and turned into jam. And I think the grass grows behind us as soon as we mow.

The other part of being busy is that our state has opened up after lock down and we are able to catch up with family and friends. Masks are off outside and most venues are now open. So we started with family visits ...

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In the Garden Butterfly Dragonfly & Flowers Quilt from Jacquelynne Steves

Today, we released Collection #59 to our Club members! Don’t you just love our In the Garden butterfly dragonfly and flowers quilt? I’m so pleased with how it came out- I think it’s just gorgeous! (Members of The Art of Home Club get brand new patterns and projects on the 20th of every month.)

We did this project as a “sew along” and learned hand applique! Members also received embroidery patterns- these blocks can be done with hand applique, machine applique, or hand embroidery! I combined techniques for my blocks, using hand applique for the flower, butterfly ...

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