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June 23, 2017
Countdown to Canada - Fêtons 150! from Quilting & Learning



Quilt of Belonging coming to Ottawa
Countdown! In 9 days Canada will be 150!

As you can imagine, there are many events already under way and many more planned.

Quilt of Belonging

On June 23 the Quilt of Belonging will be displayed at the Ottawa City Hall until July 5. This should be on your list of things to see if you're in Ottawa during these dates. There are also visits planned to other Canadian cities, but if you can't make it, their website is well worth a look. See below in the Related Links.

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June 20, 2017
A Sunny Day from ... Cat Patches

You have no idea how happy we are to see the sun. It has been a long wet spring...one of the wettest on record. When we left to head south back in early May, we hoped the wet weather would be over by the time we returned. Since we've been back, it has rained nearly every day. Mike was only able to finish mowing the field yesterday.

It was a perfect day to start our regular Monday walks. Matthew has asked to come along as much as he's available, and we were happy to have him. We ...

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A Sunny Day from Cat Patches

You have no idea how happy we are to see the sun. It has been a long wet spring...one of the wettest on record. When we left to head south back in early May, we hoped the wet weather would be over by the time we returned. Since we've been back, it has rained nearly every day. Mike was only able to finish mowing the field yesterday.

It was a perfect day to start our regular Monday walks. Matthew has asked to come along as much as he's available, and we were happy to have him. We ...

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Holiday essentials from Karen Ann Ruane

all things embroidery

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June 19, 2017
Philippians 3:16. Sunday Slow Stitching with a Special Tool! from Faith, Trust and Breast Cancer

Philippians 3:16.
Scripture


Observation

Oh yes, my brother Paul!  Keep on keeping on!  No looking back!  Keep moving forward!  




Application

How many times have I read this verse and never seen it!  Thank you LORD for revealing it so me so powerfully this morning!  I can surely relate to Paul's advice!  

So many times, when the going got rough, I walked away from God.  Until I finally realized that without Him, I could achieve nothing!  I remember the moment so clearly - which is a miracle because my memory is.......well....not the best!  :)

I was driving, weeping and ...

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Food, Fathers, Family, and Fun from ... Cat Patches

We had such a nice day yesterday. We headed down to Erik and Mae's house for a Fathers Day Eggs Benedict brunch. Here's a shot of the cooks in action:


Erik toasted the English muffins and warmed up the Canadian bacon. Mae poached the eggs, and I made the Hollandaise. We had it all done surprisingly quickly. After breakfast, we took a little walk around Erik and Mae's garden. Their vegetables and herbs are looking really good.


On the opposite side of the yard they've planted this flower garden and seating area. Doesn't this look ...

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Food, Fathers, Family, and Fun from Cat Patches

We had such a nice day yesterday. We headed down to Erik and Mae's house for a Fathers Day Eggs Benedict brunch. Here's a shot of the cooks in action:


Erik toasted the English muffins and warmed up the Canadian bacon. Mae poached the eggs, and I made the Hollandaise. We had it all done surprisingly quickly. After breakfast, we took a little walk around Erik and Mae's garden. Their vegetables and herbs are looking really good.


On the opposite side of the yard they've planted this flower garden and seating area. Doesn't this look ...

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embroidered scraps [Flickr] from Karen Ann Ruane

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embroidered scraps

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two from Karen Ann Ruane

two small pieces of embroidered cloth

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June 18, 2017
Hell’s Kitchen: Quilting Finished from Eric the Quilter

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IT took a while, and there are a few mistakes, but damn it, it looks good! This is the quilt that was quilted with my embroidery machine. There are a few vertical lines quilted into it, because I really wanted to keep the vertical aspects of the buildings evident. I’m just so in love with it, but now I cannot find a binding I like. I might have to go and get some solid black. (Don’t ask why I’m out of it; I have clearly been slacking on my inventory.) Well, now that I get to see ...

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layers, lace, overlay [Flickr] from Karen Ann Ruane

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layers, lace, overlay

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June 17, 2017
beaded page edges and embroidered vintage cloth [Flickr] from Karen Ann Ruane

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beaded page edges and embroidered vintage cloth

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beaded edges and soft cloth from Karen Ann Ruane

beaded edges for pages and embroidery on soft cloth

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June 16, 2017
Ready for Binding from ... Cat Patches

It gives me great pleasure to tell you that the quilting is finished for Snips and Snails. Today I'll sew on the binding and start on the hand-stitching. Yesterday's task was to quilt the background. I'm using Tracey Russell's design called "Snakes." Tracey has a series of free motion quilting tutorials on YouTube at Whirls 'n Swirls Quilting. It's worth subscribing to her channel. Her designs are easy enough even for us novice free motion quilters. The off-white sections were done with a natural YLI thread.


Things were going along swimmingly until I flipped it ...

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Ready for Binding from Cat Patches

It gives me great pleasure to tell you that the quilting is finished for Snips and Snails. Today I'll sew on the binding and start on the hand-stitching. Yesterday's task was to quilt the background. I'm using Tracey Russell's design called "Snakes." Tracey has a series of free motion quilting tutorials on YouTube at Whirls 'n Swirls Quilting. It's worth subscribing to her channel. Her designs are easy enough even for us novice free motion quilters. The off-white sections were done with a natural YLI thread.


Things were going along swimmingly until I flipped it ...

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three pieces [Flickr] from Karen Ann Ruane

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three pieces

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and then there were three from Karen Ann Ruane

embroidery on strips of silk....

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June 15, 2017
A WHOLE LOT OF HOOPLA GOIN ON! from Kwilty Pleasures

There is certainly a trend going on these days with
fabrics in HOOPS of many sizes...
being used in many wonderful ways!
I dug out my supplies to give it try!


Well didn't you know this was coming!
I had to hoop me up some Ghastlieness!


I began with hair...why yes REDHEAD Ghastlies!
Mathilde Ghastlie looks good as a ginger!


A bit lighter shade of red here for
Magda Grislie (sister of Mathilda)


I added some brown for her broom straw and 
all the trees have black and/or gray stitches


Red thread outlines this "striking" pose by ...

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artist book [Flickr] from Karen Ann Ruane

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artist book

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completed artist book from Karen Ann Ruane

a completed artist book crammed with embroidery and stitched samples.

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