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October 13, 2021
Beaded Mask Holder... from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full

 I started making these this summer

to hold my mask

when I need to take it off...



Beaded Mask Holder





No more scrunching my mask up

in my pockets...





I always have lots of beads to work with.

I ordered the mini clasps HERE


Beaded Mask Holder Tutorial HERE


Don't want to make one...

You can order one HERE


CLICK HERE:  to see My Quilts




May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn


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September 27, 2021
Slow Stitching to a Finish from Life In Pieces

We took a day off on Friday and enjoyed a three day weekend. My Guy was still pretty sore from his bicycle accident the weekend before, so the plan was to just take it easy and hang out at home.  He was feeling much better by the end of the weekend, though he still has some really colorful bruises. 

My goal was to get laundry done and then spend a lot time in the sewing room working on some finishes.  The easiest was to finish reworking some face masks.  



These were some of the first masks I made. The elastic ...

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September 13, 2021
Odds and Ends Stitching from Life In Pieces

The Scientist in Training was home this weekend, she was very content to just hang out with Mom on Saturday. So I got in a fair amount of stitching time, but as we were talking and laughing, I didn't think to take a lot of in progress photos.  


I've been in mask assembly mode.  In addition to making a few new ones this weekend, I reworked a few of the older elastic ones using the pattern we all liked better. 

Mask pattern from Laundry Basket Quilts 


Had you told me a year ago March that I'd still ...

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August 30, 2021
Weekend Stitching from Life In Pieces

The heat continues, not surprising since it's August. Definitely wiser to stay in and stitch then go out and deal with the heat. I spent both weekend afternoons in the sewing room.  On the the to do list was to finish up a few more masks.  


Mask pattern from Laundry Basket Quilts 


This is most of what I planned to make. The darker pink and the multicolor dots on black are for the Scientist in Training.  The dark green and the dark blue at the top are reworked from the first masks I made with elastic.  




This was the ...

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August 24, 2021
To Do Tuesday for the Week of 8/24/2021 from Life In Pieces

It's been a fast, but productive week.  Last week's To Do List was pretty short and simple, but it still feels good to check off each line.  


To Do List for 8/17/2021

  • Cabins and Fans: Work on row 7
  • Scrappy Butterflies: Continue framing blocks 
  • Unity: Make HSTs for Step 6 as leaders and enders 

I'm sticking with the same plan for this week's To Do List,  short and simple. 

To Do List for 8/24/2021

Cabins and Fans: Finish row 7, work on row 8

Cabins and Fans, self designed


The row ...

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August 23, 2021
More This and That Stitching from Life In Pieces

We had a low key weekend.  Mostly stayed in to avoid the heat. It is a typical August in Oklahoma weather wise.  Staying in to stitch is just better for one's health when it's that hot outside.  

We are back to mandatory masking where we both work.  With infections continuing to increase, we'll be wearing masks for a few more months, at least till Halloween. I made a few new ones to replace the masks made with elastic, the t-shirt ear loops are much more comfortable.  


Mask pattern from Laundry Basket Quilts 


The other sewing activity was ...

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August 16, 2021
A Bit of This and That from Life In Pieces

I'm definitely not ready for Monday, sometimes weekends just aren't long enough.  The Scientist in Training came home for the weekend. Classes start up tomorrow. She wanted to get in one more trip home before homework ramps up.  


I didn't get in much stitching time.  My allergies were in full force Saturday, so a long nap took the place of an afternoon in the sewing room. Necessary errands and other housekeeping chores kept me out of the sewing room till late afternoon on Sunday.  The first order of business was to make some new face masks. The ...

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May 30, 2021
Capitol Crochet, Part II: The Insurrection from Gefilte Quilt

In my last post, I showed off a very happy 2021 inauguration crochet scene, here. To recap the highlights, I made a whole lot of jubilant and competent people, diligently wearing masks (except when called upon to speak or sing.)


Plus a Capitol building:

When I showed it off on Facebook, friends asked me if I would do the insurrection next. No way, I thought. Crochet, almost by definition, makes sweet and adorable objects. How could you  crochet murderous cruelty and delusion?

But I couldn't let the idea go. In the late 70s/early 80s,, I lived in Washington ...

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Capitol Crochet, Part 1: A Happy Inauguration from Gefilte Quilt

Inspired by the Bernie Sanders memes after the January presidential inauguration, I decided to crochet my own version. I didn't use a pattern - I just made him up as I went along, crocheting in spirals. He had a brief fling with the cat.

That was so much fun, I wound up making five of them, as gifts, plus one auctioned on ebay to benefit a food bank. Their clothing comes off, including, in most cases, the mittens.

The fifth one was my special edition Valentine's Day Bernie, showing off his chest like Putin (but with a tattoo, and ...

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April 9, 2021
Down the rabbit hole.............. from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

 

Another excellent day! It's so warm that I didn't even wear a jacket when I walked the girls in the morning. Summer is around the corner! But first -let's enjoy spring. And yes - I was out in the gazebo yesterday. I think I might need to install a hammock in there! A little bar fridge and well - I could live in that darn gazebo! It's my favorite place, to say the least. 

I had some computer work to do, so I wasn't totally slacking off while enjoying the sun. I had some research to do ...

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February 16, 2021
Seek and you shall find from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

 

Well, I had a moment of excitement yesterday. We had our machine embroidery class on the weekend, and we're talking about stabilizers because stabilizers are very important to machine embroidery. I suggested that we make samples, so I had dug out some rolls of stabilizers and made some samples for me!

Then I remembered in my drawer of stabilizers where I have many samples - perhaps some of those could be used rather than cutting into the rolls. Oh boy - be careful what you ask for! Look what I found. 

This stack is made up of SAMPLE packs that I ...

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January 16, 2021
Then and Now from From the Strawberry Patch...

When Lynnleigh was born, eight short years ago, I was required to wear a mask for our first meeting. I had a bad cold at the time but that wasn't going to keep me from holding our new granddaughter; oh, no! Little did I know then that mask-wearing would ever become the norm! We were eager to recreate this iconic moment today. Happy birthday, Lynnleigh; you've made these past eight years a joy (

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Then and Now from From the Strawberry Patch...

When Lynnleigh was born, eight short years ago, I was required to wear a mask for our first meeting. I had a bad cold at the time but that wasn't going to keep me from holding our new granddaughter; oh, no! Little did I know then that mask-wearing would ever become the norm! We were eager to recreate this iconic moment today. Happy birthday, Lynnleigh; you've made these past eight years a joy (

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December 29, 2020
2020 Round Up from From the Strawberry Patch...

Here's just a sampling of quilts done this year. My guiding word for the year was "VISION". Vision to see clearly: to look at what I had on hand and how I could utilize my stash to make and finish up more quilts. In addition to these (above) I have a sizable queue of  "to be quilteds" ready to go when the much anticipated roll of batting (finally) arrives. Early in January I rolled out the die

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2020 Round Up from From the Strawberry Patch...

Here's just a sampling of quilts done this year. My guiding word for the year was "VISION". Vision to see clearly: to look at what I had on hand and how I could utilize my stash to make and finish up more quilts. In addition to these (above) I have a sizable queue of  "to be quilteds" ready to go when the much anticipated roll of batting (finally) arrives. Early in January I rolled out the die

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December 27, 2020
Parting is such sweet sorrow from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

 Yep - today, Bear and M will be leaving. They have a mid-morning flight to catch. I'm sad to see them go - it's been great fun to have them here, even though Bear has totally thrown my routine off! He gets one more walk this morning before he has to be bundled up into his carrier - he's NOT going to be happy about that. 

M and Little Bear


Yum!!! Slurp!  Yum!!


He is so darn slow. No - that's not true exactly. He's unpredictable. One day, he runs the entire time we're out, and the next ...

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December 21, 2020
2020......Highlights from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full

 A look back at 2020...


January 2020


I needed a fresh start for 2020.

My sewing area went from this:



to this:




February 2020

Calving Season begins @ the Kessi Ranch



Playing with Rayon Threads




March 2020

The Turkey Vultures are BACK




Calving Season....continues:




Fertilizing the Hay Fields



Playing with Improv




April 2020

Improv Technique 2



Improv Technique 3



Improv Technique 4



Improv Technique 5



Improv Technique 6



Improv Technique 7



Improv Technique 8



Sunflower Quilt Finished




May 2020

Zipper Pulls







June 2020

Improv Quilt Top




Messy Painted Canvas




July 2020

Tassel Necklaces



Haying Season ...

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December 12, 2020
Small Last Minute Sewing Projects from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Happy Holidays, Makers!

 

Last week I shared with you some of my favorite quilty projects that were not as big as a quilt but captures everything you love about patchwork in a smaller package. But this time around, I realized that I still need to make more gifts but with Christmas around the corner, I have even less time to complete projects. 

So, here’s another list of free sewing projects that are even smaller, perfect for any last-minute gift making! The biggest project being a pillow and it’s for those quilters who are already quick in putting a ...

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November 30, 2020
Year in Review – A look at 2020 with Missouri Star from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

As we look back over the past twelve months, we’re simply amazed! We were touched by the love from our followers, the support of our customers, the kind hearts of each and every one of our hardworking team members, and the selflessness within the quilting community. Despite this challenging year, we’ve been able to accomplish so much together.

Thanks to you, Missouri Star is celebrating yet another great year of quilting! It’s been filled with inspiring stories from quilters all around the world, brand new products created with you in mind, exciting tutorials that have inspired many ...

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October 23, 2020
On pins and needles from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

 

Another GREAT day! I don't care what the rules are - having people to talk to is important! Whether that talking is via Zoom, on the phone, or in person. If you're NOT getting out or connecting with people, you NEED to do that. It's important for your mental health. And it's going to be even more important as winter arrives and people tend to cocoon inside their homes. 

I've found a good way to multi-task. I plug my headphones in, and I make calls while I'm on my afternoon walk. I have to laugh ...

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