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January 24, 2020
Doll Clothes from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Addie, as do most little girls I suppose, loves doll clothes. She also loves getting packages. I’m often able to find cute doll clothes on Etsy and even at Amazon and have them sent to her. Today, an Etsy package arrived for her with LSU doll clothes. Nicole sent me a picture and Vince looked...

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January 23, 2020
Every Blooming thing in the Neighborhood from Cat Patches

Yesterday and today are going to be action-packed, let me tell you. We had a nice visit with Mike's sister yesterday. The kitties anticipated a busy day, and so they hurried through their morning naps. Smitty got wind of the Quilts of Valor effort. He's adopted the Stars and Stripes quilt as his personal quilt of valor...well-deserved, I'd say.


Sadie will sleep on whichever quilt is draped over someone's lap.


My first task was to bake a Dutch Apple Pie for Two.


Only...this is a Dutch Apple Pie for Three. These little six-inch pies ...

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Every Blooming thing in the Neighborhood from ... Cat Patches

Yesterday and today are going to be action-packed, let me tell you. We had a nice visit with Mike's sister yesterday. The kitties anticipated a busy day, and so they hurried through their morning naps. Smitty got wind of the Quilts of Valor effort. He's adopted the Stars and Stripes quilt as his personal quilt of valor...well-deserved, I'd say.


Sadie will sleep on whichever quilt is draped over someone's lap.


My first task was to bake a Dutch Apple Pie for Two.


Only...this is a Dutch Apple Pie for Three. These little six-inch pies ...

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January 21, 2020
Sunday Scenery, Part 2 from Allen Quilts

It was a busy day taking care of grandsons. I feel so blessed to have been able to take my retirement at my earliest eligibility from my job in criminal justice, and be able to be so involved in their lives while they are still so young. I never got to be a stay at… Continue reading Sunday Scenery, Part 2

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January 20, 2020
Breakfast in Bed from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Something is up with my husband. I’m thinking there’s something he wants to buy or it could be as simple as he wants to go to town today. I have never been served breakfast in bed but this morning, he got up before I did. I stayed in bed for a little while and was...

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January 19, 2020
Our secret conversation from Quilting with Kimberly

Mom and me, shortly before she passed away in 2016.

My Mom and I share a little secret. We have little “meetings of the minds” where we share heart-to-heart communication on a regular basis. Considering she passed away more than four years ago, you might think I’m a bit quirky to make such a statement. But she and I communicate through our secret, shared language of needlework. Even now, all these years since she left this earth, we send each other nudges of love.

I’m a quilter. Mom was a cross-stitcher. And she was positively brilliant at cross-stitch ...

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January 18, 2020
Family, Holiday and a little stitching from Romany Quilting

Just in case you are wondering, yes, we are still on holiday.  During our time in Hawkes Bay we called in to see my sister Kathleen and her husband Dennis, who live in Hastings.

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Kathleen with me

There were two “new to us” places to stay at while we traveled slowly southwards.  Guess it’s no coincidence that they were both by breweries!  The first was GodsOwn Brewery – Godfrey the brewer was originally from South Africa, married to Kiwi wife Rachel, and they have realised their dream of brewing craft beers on their own piece of rural paradise.  Of course ...

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Quilt Meeting Day At Moms from Quilting My Way

This morning I was up and ready to go...to find it snowing. So I had to get the car running. Poor Patrick, mom called while I was in the shower, then Ethel called while I was getting the car loaded to go to moms. Mom called to say we were meeting today anyway. Ethel called and wanted a ride to moms.

I picked Ethel up and headed to moms. There were 6 of us. It turned out really nice. We talked about how one of our members has made it uncomfortable lately. She's been that way for the ...

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Heaven's gain... from Elsie Quilts

My sister died early this morning. She is with Jesus, for which I rejoice even in great sorrow. For more about her, see my other blog. This is the quilt that I made for her and she gave back to me... She had it in her home and painted her dining room wall to set it off. Oh my, I'm missing her already.


 

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January 17, 2020
the owl and the pussy-cat . . . from Count it *all* JOY!

The Owl and the Pussy-Cat went to sea
     In a beautiful pea-green boat:
They took some honey, and plenty of
           money
     Wrapped up in a five-pound note.
The Owl looked up to the stars above,
     And sang to a small guitar,
"O lovely Pussy, O Pussy, my love,
     What a beautiful Pussy you are,
          You are,
          You are!
     What a beautiful Pussy you are!"

Pussy said to the Owl, "You elegant fowl,
     How charmingly sweet you sing!
Oh! let us be married; too long we have 
           tarried,
     But what shall we do for a ring?"
They sailed away, for a ...

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January 16, 2020
Chad’s Table from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Chad has been talking about making a river table and he made one! He can make the “river” any color. I’m kinda surprised he didn’t make his river purple and gold since he’s such an LSU fan! I think I need to place an order for one but I want wooden legs. I think he...

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Spending The Day Sewing With Mom from Quilting My Way

This morning I was out the door by 9:30 am. I took along Sophie and a container of Chia Tea. I was at moms before 10 am.

After I got there, I got some tea going on the stove with milk. She didn't have a lot of milk, but I did what I could with what I had. Then I over heated it because it burned over. It was still good, I just didn't get as much as I gave mom.

Sophie wasn't happy to be there. She went and hid under the bed. While she ...

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January 14, 2020
Binding chosen....... from Exuberant Color

I actually got busy earlier in the day yesterday and chose my binding fabric.









I got it sewn onto the quilt by late afternoon.














And then last night I started hand stitching and got one side almost done.









I also got the top 2 rows sewn on the Australian fabric quilt.  The color is way off on this photo.  I know now that it will be a little under 55" wide and I think 70" long.









My daughter was at the Apple Store in NC yesterday and was talking to Sharon K. who works there.  As they got deeper into ...

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January 13, 2020
Old Pictures from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Vince has been cleaning . . going through boxes. He’s found some treasures. This is the house where he grew up in New York. It had long since been abandoned when he took this picture. The last time we were in NY to visit his brother, the house had almost fallen down. I wish I...

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Meet Jasper: Kayla and Spencer’s Little Guy from Jo's Country Junction

Lookie, Lookie, there’s a new little boy in the family.  Kayla and Spencer along with the help of an awesome hospital staff, delivered this wonderful little boy into our family late Saturday night.  

Kayla had called me and told me they were going to the hospital.  She said her contraction were 4-5 minutes apart.  She had been cramping some during the day but just like that, they took off and turned serious.


By the time 10pm rolled around I got a text from Spencer that said, “Kayla got an epidural and is feeling better.  She can start to push ...

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January 9, 2020
She’s Back! from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

This morning Vince went out, as usual, and again, Cat wasn’t out there waiting for him. I was kinda peeping out the window and holding my breath waiting for her to run up to Vince but . . no Cat. Vince had a long face when he walked back in. We were sure something got...

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January 8, 2020
Requiem from ... Cat Patches

It's been quite a night...so much can change in the space of a few hours. As I sit here, the wind has come up. It's the first big wind we've faced in this new rig. It is performing well, feeling fairly stable. It required closing down the kitty window, despite Mike's efforts at creating a wind-proof kitty door. The wind is blowing straight from the side and the door was blowing open. Smitty was certain it would be fine, and so I opened the window for him to inspect. His excursion onto the catio lasted ...

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Requiem from Cat Patches

It's been quite a night...so much can change in the space of a few hours. As I sit here, the wind has come up. It's the first big wind we've faced in this new rig. It is performing well, feeling fairly stable. It required closing down the kitty window, despite Mike's efforts at creating a wind-proof kitty door. The wind is blowing straight from the side and the door was blowing open. Smitty was certain it would be fine, and so I opened the window for him to inspect. His excursion onto the catio lasted ...

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January 7, 2020
Irresponsible! from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

With Vince being home all the time, one of the disadvantages of him being home to take care of everything, including me . . is that I feel like I’ve become totally irresponsible. This trip to MO was kinda like torture! I felt frustrated trying to keep up with the credit card, cash, my purse,...

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January 6, 2020
Happy New Year from Ellyn's Place

Hello friends! Sorry I fell off the face of the earth for a bit. I could make all kinds of excuses but I won't! Life just got busy and blogging didn't feel like a huge priority for a while. There was lots of family time, including celebrating the graduation of our youngest daughter, Ally, from Texas State University!

It was fun to have the whole gang together to celebrate Ally!
And now, here we are at the beginning of a new Decade!  Many of you know that I always choose a word of the year. This is actually ...

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