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January 3, 2021
Birth Announcement from Quilting and More...

Our extended family has had another addition. This is a second child for our son-in-law’s niece and her husband; I’d finished another one some time ago for their first child. Thinking ahead, I had sort of “stockpiled” a few ready-made embroidery designs for occasions like this, so I quickly decided to use this one (such a cute […]

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Winter Scene from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Probably I shouldn’t say I love winter because if I lived in Michigan or Minnesota, or a really cold state, or even Kansas City, MO, I might not love winter but here, it’s mostly never too cold to take Rita out or run to the mail box. That’s about the extent of my exposure ....

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January 2, 2021
Boots Update from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

He still has not gone into the kitchen once. I wish we were having the same luck with the dining room table. There are three big windows right by the table and those are the only windows upstairs he can look out. You know how cats are .. he wants to sit high and look...

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January 1, 2021
Parents Update from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

My parents seem to be doing ok. Let me preface all this by saying we know things can change in an instant but as of the last time I talked to them this afternoon, Dad really seems fine – no problems at all. Mom feels better in the morning but kinda goes downhill in the...

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December 31, 2020
Final Visit? from Stash Overflow

The last time my brother and I saw Dad was Christmas 2019. Mom last saw him in early March 2020. Dad is isolated in a nursing home. None of the distance visiting methods work for a 97 year old who is mostly blind, profoundly hard of hearing and has dementia. We have called him on the phone a few times but that has not been successful recently. Mom tries to call about once a week. My brother, the schemer, figured that if we made Dad a doctor’s appointment we could ambush him in the doctor’s waiting room. So ...

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Plaidish 2 from Ellyn's Place

 In an effort to use my scraps this summer, I decided to jump on the plaids bandwagon and make a Plaidish 2 quilt. This quilt is a free tutorial from Kitchen Table Quilting and it's a good one! The quilt top was fun to make and when it was finished, hubby declared it one of his favorites. I decided right then and there to finish it up for him for Christmas.

My friend Anne quilted it for me on her longarm. We bartered for woven towels and shoe laces, which I was so happy to make for her! 

It ...

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December 30, 2020
Christmas at the Kramer’s from Jo's Country Junction

I had a very fun Christmas.  It all started on Christmas Eve.  Karl had it in his head that he wanted to make tamales.  He misses the food from Texas and I thought I’d do what I could to ease the missing.  It’s a tall order for a gal to make tamales when previous to this, I’d not really had tamales before.

The evening before Karl and I sat down and watched a few Youtube videos that showed how to make them.  We watched this one.

Karl worked the morning of the 24th.  Then stopped in town ...

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Blog Changes from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Please don’t complain about the blog ads! I read other blogs. I deal with the ads. Sometimes they are very frustrating but a blog with a decent amount of traffic using too much storage space isn’t free and the ads pay those bills. Every time I post something about the ads, I get a few...

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December 28, 2020
Parents Update from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

First, I know some of you are having trouble commenting. I’m fixing to do a WordPress update and hope that solves the problem. If not . . give it a few days. I haven’t changed anything so whatever the problem is, it will probably be fixed somewhere behind the scenes. Mom and Dad both sound...

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Boots Did Escape from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Remember the other day when we thought we had lost Boots and I kept re-enforcing to Addie that we never use the front door? Yesterday I was on the phone with Chad, my brain was on overload and I was not thinking. Rita had to go out. I picked her up, put her leash on...

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December 27, 2020
Prayer Request from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

I try to keep it positive on here. We all have bad days and problems and I always wanted my blog to be a place where people came to be lifted up, not brought down. But, some days, life just takes us in a direction where finding something positive just seems impossible. That’s where I...

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December 26, 2020
Boots – His Sleeping Habits from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

I’m learning more about cats, or this cat, every day and I’ll never understand why people decided cats should live in a house with humans. When do cats sleep? My answer is the same to any question you may ask about cats: They do whatever they want whenever they want without any consideration for anyone...

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Merry Christmas Everyone! from Quilting My Way

 Today is a good day. I love Christmas. Not sure if it's because of family or if it's because it's a relaxing day. I have always loved Christmas. 

We opened our gifts last night. I was thrilled with all my gifts. I have a few that will replace a few things. Patrick got me a food processor, so I'm going to get rid of the stuff that I was using that is about the same. I have a small one, but this one is a lot better. I also got some lovely socks that my DIL ...

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Gumbo from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Because I was quite concerned about that roast (which did fit in the smoker but it is wall to wall meat!), I made a gumbo on Christmas Eve. My backup plan was . . if the meat was awful, we’d have gumbo. Chad and I were talking about me making a gumbo and I told...

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December 25, 2020
Merry Christmas from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

This Christmas is so different for so many of us. Vince is in Texas. I’m in Missouri. I will get to spend some part of the day with Chad, Nicole and Addie and I’m so thankful for that. For those who are not celebrating with family, I hope you will get to video chat or...

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Merry Christmas! from Quilting and More...

  Wishing everyone as merry a Christmas — or other seasonal holiday — as possible, with wishes for a better year in 2021. Notice the lack of lights in the center of the tree; since I took this photo, almost all of the lights have ceased working. I figure it’s just another symbol of this […]

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Happy Christmas Eve! from Quilting My Way

 Today started out like always. Patrick was going golfing but had to wait till about 10:30 before he left. Mom was due to come over, and around 10:30 I was beginning to wonder if she was coming. She called to say she was running behind. Asked me about the stuff she had and what she was bringing. We did the check list and then she would be leaving soon. 

I went downstairs to get things off the counter and then start working on some of the scrap fabrics that I have for QOV. 

Mom arrived around 11:45 ...

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December 24, 2020
Merry Christmas! from Where Art & Life Meet

When I was young, on December 24th we had a special Christmas eve dinner and then we would open our Christmas presents under the Christmas tree. If we were visiting my grandmother at her house in Colorado, we did the same. The only difference was that she had live candles on her tree and no… Continue reading Merry Christmas!

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Kids and Memories from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Having Addie and then having her leave reminds me so much of when Chad was almost exactly her age. I think Chad was 6, almost 7, when his dad and I got a divorce. In the beginning, he would go to his dad’s every other weekend. His dad would pick him up at school on...

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Merry Christmas from From the Strawberry Patch...

Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas...... and only GRAND things in the New Year to come! Life is Good!

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