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September 20, 2019
Pin It Weekly #295 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Meet Alicia Hill who has a board of fun and interesting centerpieces. 

A great party * You can get additional details at the image link.Centerpieces, wedding centerpieces, party decorations, wedding decor, baby shower decoration, bridal shower centerpieces, budget centerpiece

And some artwork made of shell and rocks. Aren't these unusual?

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Darnell Phillips has a board I didn't think I'd run across: golf themed wedding decor.
Golf Themed Arrangement

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Sew Serious has several lovely boards of sewing-related ideas.

VIntage Spool of ThreadEasily repair a broken zipper: | 20 Easy Tricks For Improving Vintage Clothes




U-Shaped Neck Pillow - Dino

Burdastyle site -Inserting an exposed zipperKatie's perfect zipper ends! Worth remembering for my next zippered bag project!


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September 19, 2019
Canadian September To Savour from Canadian Needle Nana

Overhead, the Canadian maple leaves are still green along our trails.

But others are showing hints of yellows.
We've been enjoying beautiful weather with warm temperatures and sun all this week too.  In fact September has been perfect for outdoor activities-walking and gardening. I've spent a block of time down at the pond each day and have some photos to show soon.
Here is Rex "guarding me" as I work in the back garden.  Pretty sure I'm safe there :), so wish he would put his head down and nap. But he never does.
 Thrilled as always to ...

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Last of the Summer Color... from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full




We are enjoying the last of the summer color

here in Western Oregon...


CLICK on the image to enlarge:

A walk through the yard...


Red Hollyhock





Brown Eyed Suzy





Red Dahlia





Orange and Yellow Dinner Plate Dahlia





Bumble Bee on a Red Hollyhock





Pink Dinner Plate Dahlia Bud





Pink Dinner Plate Dahlia Bloom





Red Hollyhock



The Western Oregon rain has begun...

I have been capturing images of the flowers

before they are all gone.


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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi

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September 17, 2019
Cake, Mice, BOM from Canadian Needle Nana

Continuing on from Sunday's post about stitching pumpkins, I remembered a recipe I loved for eating pumpkin.   A search back through the posts and I found the link- I Made a Pumpkin Dump Cake.  It made a huge cake, in a 9 x 13 pan, and was delicious so we mustered our resources and the two of us finished it off.
                        
Grocery list this week includes the fixings too. (No, there is no cheese or relish in this cake!)

The bread machine came out on the weekend and I/it made a loaf of whole wheat bread. Very good ...

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How to Quilt a Cactus Pattern from The Inbox jaunt

Good Morning, Quilters! Today, we are going to learn how to quilt a cactus!  This pattern was designed by Lisa Giesfeldt. Lisa is an award-winning quilter who has volunteered to share some of her original motifs with us!  I know you will find her quilts and her story very inspiring!  (She can not see most…

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September 13, 2019
Counting Blessings and Did I Cut My Hair Too Short from Canadian Needle Nana

I never take any of the blessings in my "now life" for granted including you who are reading my blog. Thanks sincerely for the care, concern, encouragement and advice you take the time to write me in comments and emails. They always give me a lift.
Here are a few of my other blessings and likes for this week.
More fall colour appearing here and there in the garden. The Sedum is blooming in its unique way.  These are pretty shades of mauves and lavenders.

 The Golden Broadleaf has been blooming well, faring better this year than last.  Bees and ...

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September 11, 2019
Early Day, Early Week, Early Fall from Canadian Needle Nana

This week will be quieter in the garden as rain is in the forecast.

Early evening light gave the Purple Globe Thistle a different look.
So a little more free time to take care of other things hopefully.  Here are some of my TO DO thoughts for this week.
I've bought a new Acer 17 inch laptop to work on and have many photos on my old one. Have to figure out how to coordinate the two but need to cull and group the old ones. A time consuming job whose time has come but will be one of ...

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September 9, 2019
Paradise No Longer from Canadian Needle Nana

A decidedly chilly air this morning made me glad I'd shrugged on my jacket as I was leaving the basement. Especially dark along the path through the fir trees.  All the talk of hurricanes happening far away make me think twice about further bemoaning the end of our lovely August weather. I hold that thought as I'm shivering in the breeze over the pond. The weather is turning more drastic it seems. Many of these places that seemed like paradise to us here in Canada, no longer appear as wonderful.  The scenes of devastation are so grim and ...

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September 4, 2019
How to Doodle and Quilt a Bouquet of Flowers from The Inbox jaunt

Good Morning, Quilters and Doodlers! Today we have an example of how to doodle and quilt a bouquet of flowers. YOU doodle, right!?  If you’ve been reading this blog for any length of time, you are sure to know that I consider it one of the most important things you can do as a quilter!…

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September 3, 2019
How to Machine Quilt Ferns and Fiddleheads from The Inbox jaunt

Good Morning, Quilters! Today we are going to learn how to machine quilt Ferns and Fiddleheads!  This is a great background fill or border motif.  Try this motif in place of traditional feathers for a  modern, whimsical leaf pattern! Before we get to work…. Teaching at Wisconsin Quilt Expo I will be teaching  Easy Machine…

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September 2, 2019
Ottawa Views, Last of the Lilies, Free Patterns from Canadian Needle Nana

 Ottawa itself is known for its green spaces and we are surrounded by farmland here a little outside the city. Our drives in any direction take us through fields of crops and grazing animals. Recently I tested my new camera for action photos and took these as we were driving.

I love that there are still small farms where you can stop in for eggs or locally raised meat.
The corn is getting high.
  Something so calm and peaceful feeling about the sight of farm houses with the barns and silos.
Coming here from somewhere coastal where it's all ...

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I'm Late, and Later Still from Quilting Reader's Garden

to post for Thursday and Friday - ah, me - such is life. But I've been puttering along in this very warm August in SoCal, and now it's Sept 1.  Some say I have it good - at least I don't have humidity with our 95-100 degrees like some parts of the South. And I'm praying for all in the path of Hurricane Dorian. On the quilty side, I've been struggling to make the pieced units for my applique

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I'm Late, and Later Still from The Quilting Reader's Garden

to post for Thursday and Friday - ah, me - such is life. But I've been puttering along in this very warm August in SoCal, and now it's Sept 1.  Some say I have it good - at least I don't have humidity with our 95-100 degrees like some parts of the South. And I'm praying for all in the path of Hurricane Dorian. On the quilty side, I've been struggling to make the pieced units for my applique

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August 31, 2019
Sleeplessness and Other Stuff from Canadian Needle Nana

Dogs barking in the night, well 4:10 am, woke me. True to form for me, that was the end of sleep. I realize I should develop a different attitude to the not sleeping thing. Perhaps just get up and do something instead of tossing and turning, growing frustrated that I can't nod off. But I keep thinking I can overcome it somehow because the goal is to get more sleep, not more work done.
Here is one of the culprits looking tired because I think he is tired. Poor old boy.
Hubby researched and is now making the ...

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Flowers from 2019 Garden from France Nadeau

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August 20, 2019
Life in the Garden from Canadian Needle Nana

As I make my way about the property, I'm so happy not to be colour blind. This would be the saddest season to be unable to see all the pretty colours, each it seems more vibrant than the one before.

Wild Canadian Thistle
Living in a wild garden, for that must be what this really is, as from my kitchen window I watch hummingbirds at the feeder, a chipmunk run under the rose bush, two red squirrels uncivilly(chasing each other about) taking turns drinking from the pot of water I put out, and the surrounding spruce trees, interspersed ...

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August 18, 2019
Flowers Everywhere from Canadian Needle Nana

The weather has been-dare I say it- sublime.
We have enjoyed many ideal weather days in a row...sunny, warm temps and no humidity.  My weeding has slowed and now the cone flowers and sunflowers are blooming...and competing for space with those hydrangeas. They were definitely not crowded out like this last year. (Sorry didn't have time to do some photo cropping.)


This is the provincial bird of my home province of Newfoundland and Labrador, the Atlantic Puffin. (About 95% of North America's puffins breed around the coasts there.) And the photo was taken by Candace Mugford ...

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August 17, 2019
It's officially finished!! lots of photos from Quilting Lots Moore Designs

I said to myself - I'm not posting again until Danielle's quilt is finished because you would all be sick of getting updates showing so little progress.  Well, it is done and dusted and as I type it is winging its way up to Danielle in Te Awamutu.  Our youngest son and his family are going up to visit his siblings up that way, so he is loaded down with the quilt and five beanies for delivery!!!

I'm sure most of you think I have fallen off the planet as I didn't realise it had been quite ...

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August 15, 2019
Week 32 of 2019: Stitching and Stashing from Life In Pieces

You can tell it's August in Oklahoma, the storm warnings have been replaced with heat advisories on the weather app. It's been miserably hot and humid.  Definitely a good week to spend more than 15 minutes in the sewing room each evening. 



Having said that, I didn't quite manage that every night this week. 

15 minute days/week = 6/7 days
15 minute days/August = 9/10 days
15 minute days/2019 = 195/222 days
Success rate = 87.84%

Not a bad week on the stitching front. The one night I didn't sew, I read a ...

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August 4, 2019
Silent Sunday from The Inbox jaunt

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