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April 3, 2020
Pin It Weekly #311 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories



Happy Weekly! I have a special announcement tomorrow. Here's betting you can't guess, but it would be fun if you tried. :)
Today, though, it's time to meet a few new folks who have joined the Pinterest party.  Let's start with Rebecca Cameron who just followed all of my boards today! She has a "fan quilts" board that is rather unique. 
Am I Shouting Yet?: Blogger's Quilt Festivalquilt

Best Tips for Mini Quilts | A Quilting Life - a quilt blog

1930s Fan Quilts

Say hello to Suzi Chankhio. I could not resist the hydrangeas on her flower board.




And finally we have Dana Å ubrtová who has a board called "soupravy pončo a čepičky" which means ponchos and cap ...

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April 1, 2020
Family, flowers, face masks...the little things in life from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

A rose from the new bushes
   
A beautiful moth Rich discovered this morning.
 Look at those markings.
I haven't been sewing very much of late. Between enjoying the beautiful weather and the yard, dealing with being quarantined, and making masks (yes, sewing but not my fav), the days are flying by. 


My new issue of Quiltfolk,
dedicated to Louisiana quilters
The children do occasionally visit, but we are keeping social distancing alive in the back yard. And of course, we visit Rich's mom daily, but again social distances have become the norm. 

New tee-shirts that a wonderfully talented ...

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March 30, 2020
Creeping In from From the Strawberry Patch...

There are some things that just cannot be stopped-- businesses can be closed, travel can be restricted, church services can be cancelled, schools can be shut down; but, spring is coming-- it can't be stopped! I spent yesterday morning cleaning out my patio flowerpots and tidying up in the woods directly behind our house by picking up sticks and stacking some now-neglected split logs for a

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Creeping In from From the Strawberry Patch...

There are some things that just cannot be stopped-- businesses can be closed, travel can be restricted, church services can be cancelled, schools can be shut down; but, spring is coming-- it can't be stopped! I spent yesterday morning cleaning out my patio flowerpots and tidying up in the woods directly behind our house by picking up sticks and stacking some now-neglected split logs for a

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March 28, 2020
ART IN BLOOM - FLORIDA STYLE from Kwilty Pleasures

I love flowers, I love gardens and I love art.
So when The Edison-Ford Winter Estate and Garden
 sponsored the Art in Bloom Event...I was there.

I loved that most of the art pieces had something to do
with a truck, motor or gear of a vehicle. 

Artists are given a piece of art to interpret into flowers.
Sit back and enjoy!  I did!
















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March 22, 2020
Silent Sunday from The Inbox jaunt

The post Silent Sunday appeared first on Lori Kennedy Quilts.

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March 18, 2020
More Doodling with Scallops and Lines from The Inbox jaunt

Good Afternoon, Quilters! Today we will continue to doodle with scallops and lines. Basic shapes can be combined to create a wide range of patterns. Just keep your pencil moving! See how many different shapes and patterns you can create with scallops, tapered scallops, circles and lines. (Tutorials and ideas below.) Scallops Tapered Scallops Circles…

The post More Doodling with Scallops and Lines appeared first on Lori Kennedy Quilts.

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March 17, 2020
Weekend Work from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

This old hand-crank
pump was the impetus.
Richard and I have been busy in the yard. He wanted a water feature in the back yard to entice the birds. More birds. Apparently there aren't enough. 


So what the heck. I made it quite clear that I am not willing to pull grass in a flower bed that we had abandoned years ago. 








Richard: But everyone can see it (the abandoned flower bed) from the patio.
Me: Why does that matter? Look at the yucky mess the birds made ON the patio.  (They throw seed on the bricks. Some they ...

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March 7, 2020
Knitting, Binding and Cross Stitching from The Cozy Quilter

I'm still stitching away on February's cross stitch ornament from Linen and Threads.  I will add some more stitches this weekend for slow Sunday stitching.  I need to buy some extra skeins of these colours so that I can use them for all 12 ornaments. I have a plan in my head for a project which will include all 12...


My friend, Pat, is teaching me to knit.  This week, I made the big leap from working on my red practice sampler to actually starting a real project using a pattern!  We went shopping yesterday at the local ...

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Free Patterns, Hand Quilting, Bird Cams, Grandson Time from Canadian Needle Nana

March, the month of many weathers, is upon us.  There are so many sayings related to this month. Did you ever hear this one... that whatever the weather is on the 21st of March, that will be the weather on June 21st?
A few crows cawing and the chickadees twittering-I've yet to hear any spring bird sounds.  I'm anxiously waiting for the Indiana Barred Owl live cam to come back on stream. That always makes March enjoyable. A link is here to the All About Birds cams if you would like to check out many birds raising their ...

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March 1, 2020
Silent Sunday from The Inbox jaunt

The post Silent Sunday appeared first on Lori Kennedy Quilts.

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February 29, 2020
Oops! I did it again! from Appalachian Quilts

(Now I can't get that song out of my head!)

I told you I was going to need an intervention, but you didn't believe me.  The thing about being a gardener is you sit all winter and wish it was spring/summer.  You plan for all the things you will grow.  You plan for all the new things you have never tried.  You think about past successes and failures.  Then those seed catalogs start coming.  You envision your garden somewhat like this:


Of course, yours never quite makes it to this status.  (and if yours does, KUDOS!)  They ...

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February 13, 2020
heartily stitching along . . . from Count it *all* JOY!

I've had to work all four (10-hour) days this week.  It's been long!  LOL!

I made just a little progress on my Love Sampler project.  It's really so sweet to stitch on . . . 
But not as much progress as I had planned. Scrolling through Instagram on Sunday, I stumbled upon a Blackwork SAL hosted by Peppermint Purple, and I chased that squirrel down.  I have been fascinated by blackwork for some time, but hadn't ever tried it.  This seemed to be the perfect opportunity to give it a go.
At first I though starting six weeks behind ...

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February 10, 2020
Flower Power from From the Strawberry Patch...

I have another tumbler quilt off the rails, this will be a donation quilt.  I used a new (to me) Pantograph (thanks, Santa!) for this scrappy quilt;  "Flower Child". It worked out perfectly for this project and is super easy and FAST! Like my old FAST favorite: Loop de Loop, this one is forward motion all the way, no points or starts and stops until one gets to the edge (or runs out of bobbin

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Flower Power from From the Strawberry Patch...

I have another tumbler quilt off the rails, this will be a donation quilt.  I used a new (to me) Pantograph (thanks, Santa!) for this scrappy quilt;  "Flower Child". It worked out perfectly for this project and is super easy and FAST! Like my old FAST favorite: Loop de Loop, this one is forward motion all the way, no points or starts and stops until one gets to the edge (or runs out of bobbin

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February 2, 2020
Winter Survival Stuff Here at the Wooden House from Canadian Needle Nana

Lately our footsteps from all the days before are visible like small ruts in the snow. Melting and freezing enshrined them, then more snow has softened their look.  We pass the pond every day and I always think of the turtles and frogs marooned in their mud heaven far beneath the frozen snow covered surface. Most likely the same turtles I held in my hands last summer.

Keeping warm is important to me. I suffer from cold toes and fingers...the first parts to feel frozen, sometimes even when I am not particularly cold if you know what I mean ...

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January 15, 2020
wednesday vibes ✿ hello 40 from Charm About You

patchwork squares, quilted with hand stitches, aurifil thread and needle

It seems going out dancing very much agrees with me as I am still glowing after my birthday weekend - although the large angry spot on my face that's appeared since my boozy night out is glowing very red!! I'll take the spot because it was worth it. I had a fabulous time and it felt amazing dancing the night away. New year and turning 40 has definitely given me a boost, things are clearer and I have renewed energy for what I want to do. There's a lot of thinking going on, I have plans but also ...

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January 11, 2020
Announcing the 2020 Block of the Month from Sew Incredibly Crazy

So the time has once again come
to announce the Block of the Month.
We are all really excited for you to 
join us in this our 5th year.


It is Words to Grow By.
It will be a combination of flowers, 
animals, and words that mean 
a little something to each of us.
This BOM will be mostly applique 
 with a few pieced blocks 
thrown in there.

Here are all the designers for the BOM:
Here is the list of designers and the months that 
they will be designing for.

February
March 

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December 13, 2019
December is kicking it! from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories


I am not keeping up with my crazy life. Here's a quick catch-up of the happenings since our return from Disney, starting with a fam photo (above) of the one day that we wore our WDW shirts, which I made using the Silhouette and heat press.


Two days after Disney, we held the Cotton Quilter's Guild Christmas party. As Madam President, I was in charge one last time, but Margaret (our incoming pres) was generous enough to take care of the food and details. Thanks, Maggie!  



Maggie is on the left here. Thanks girl!

We got back on ...

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November 26, 2019
Seasonal Beauties, Breakthroughs, Birds and Wonders from Canadian Needle Nana

Here in Canada we have four distinct seasons and there are things to love about each.  And also things to complain about like last year when winter felt like it stretched into May. Yesterday walking, I noticed how fresh the air smelled and how crisp the landscape looked. It was so invigorating and I realized I'd forgotten that feature of winter.

Image result for phylis harris drawings every season has its beauties"
From Phyllis Harris Designs
Meanwhile the days are shortening. I took this at 4:30 recently just as total darkness fell in the front yard. Happy the ivy seems to find enough light there.
 It seems the long ...

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