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August 26, 2019
this, that, and some more . . . from Count it *all* JOY!

The calendar has been full, full, full, but I've still been managing to daily get at least (at least) 15 minutes of time towards some aspect of stitching.  It makes me so happy to be able to do this!  I did manage to finish my bee quilt in time for the guild's "parade of mystery quilts" . . .
Not great pics, but I'm so in love with this layout ... it's very pleasing to my eye.  I'll use this again, soon.

We had a great wrap-up of our mug rug swap, too . . . 
It was fun to end the ...

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July 14, 2019
Week At A Glance from From the Strawberry Patch...

I had all sorts of good intentions to keep up with this blog. Really. But, then, life has a way of interfering. It's okay, it's all good! And so, a random post detailing the week at a glance. Our two youngest grandchildren have returned from Florida, their precious little family is reunited once again. They're all staying here until their major home renovation becomes a habitable home once

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Week At A Glance from From the Strawberry Patch...

I had all sorts of good intentions to keep up with this blog. Really. But, then, life has a way of interfering. It's okay, it's all good! And so, a random post detailing the week at a glance. Our two youngest grandchildren have returned from Florida, their precious little family is reunited once again. They're all staying here until their major home renovation becomes a habitable home once

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June 11, 2019
A Smattering from From the Strawberry Patch...

I swear, I try to keep up with posting, I honestly do; what takes me so much longer than it used to? I don't know. But, in a continuing effort to be more timely, let me entertain you this morning with a smattering of various and sundry events in my life over the past week. There was this-- Theodore the chipmunk who decided to jump in the watering can just prior to my filling it! I heard a

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A Smattering from From the Strawberry Patch...

I swear, I try to keep up with posting, I honestly do; what takes me so much longer than it used to? I don't know. But, in a continuing effort to be more timely, let me entertain you this morning with a smattering of various and sundry events in my life over the past week. There was this-- Theodore the chipmunk who decided to jump in the watering can just prior to my filling it! I heard a

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May 21, 2019
All About Family - Cornfields and Collages from From the Strawberry Patch...

We've been on the road; a quick, and sad, trip to western Illinois to say good-bye to my husband's favorite cousin who lost her battle with both kidney disease and cancer a week ago. Thanks to one and all who prayed for her; she is now at peace in her heavenly home. As heartbroken as we were it was wonderful, as always, to reconnect with family that we haven't seen for far too long. I love

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All About Family - Cornfields and Collages from From the Strawberry Patch...

We've been on the road; a quick, and sad, trip to western Illinois to say good-bye to my husband's favorite cousin who lost her battle with both kidney disease and cancer a week ago. Thanks to one and all who prayed for her; she is now at peace in her heavenly home. As heartbroken as we were it was wonderful, as always, to reconnect with family that we haven't seen for far too long. I love

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May 15, 2019
And in my personal life... from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

there's not much going on. I am slowly healing from the surgery two weeks ago. Mostly I am resting, napping, and sleeping. However, yesterday and today I went into the studio and actually made some stitches. Of course, some of those stitches were to hem up Lane's pants for graduation, which is tomorrow night. That  took all of maybe 15 minutes. 

The other stitches I made had to do with the Cotton Robin final round of mini-quilts. (Here's a sneak peak. Shhh!) It won't be long till the Big Reveal. That's when I can post ...

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May 8, 2019
Back From Retreat from From the Strawberry Patch...

Dogs in Sweaters ~ 45" X 60" Well, yes, I AM back from retreat! We had an absolutely wonderful weekend in every way and I did get a LOT done. The projects that I took to work on were polar opposites, though. Next time I'll know better. The jelly roll rug requires nothing more that mindless sewing: joining the strips, one after another and then folding them with the batting inside as they were

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Back From Retreat from From the Strawberry Patch...

Dogs in Sweaters ~ 45" X 60" Well, yes, I AM back from retreat! We had an absolutely wonderful weekend in every way and I did get a LOT done. The projects that I took to work on were polar opposites, though. Next time I'll know better. The jelly roll rug requires nothing more that mindless sewing: joining the strips, one after another and then folding them with the batting inside as they were

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April 25, 2019
"Guess what, Mommy? I sewed!" from Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye

There is nothing quite like a sleepover with a grandchild, especially on a beautiful spring day. We enjoyed a perfect day this week with our oldest grandson—a day packed with fun. And to top it all (for me, Teri, at least), he asked me what every needlework-loving grandmother wants to hear: "Grandma, could we sew something?" Need I tell you my response?! 

Sew we did! (Forgive my lame attempt at punny Yoda-speak.)





We started our adventure at a local creamery, where we enjoyed ice cream and play time on their playground. We had such fun, we almost forgot to ...

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April 22, 2019
Spring Happenings from From the Strawberry Patch...

Spring happenings: It's been a busy, but joy-filled Easter weekend! The bluebirds have decided to start a substantially-sized family right here. Spring has taken hold.  Even though Easter Sunday was much later this year, it still was a bit chilly, surprisingly. We've had gloriously sunny days and then rain on Friday which washed the pollen from the air, albeit temporarily, and ushered in some

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Spring Happenings from From the Strawberry Patch...

Spring happenings: It's been a busy, but joy-filled Easter weekend! The bluebirds have decided to start a substantially-sized family right here. Spring has taken hold.  Even though Easter Sunday was much later this year, it still was a bit chilly, surprisingly. We've had gloriously sunny days and then rain on Friday which washed the pollen from the air, albeit temporarily, and ushered in some

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April 18, 2019
Four for Four from From the Strawberry Patch...

For the past three days we've had a little helper here, things are sadly quiet this morning. Over the last few months Mr. Goodneedle and I have tried to have each of the grandchildren for a weekend, by themselves, as schedules allowed. We didn't get Lucy Ann for a weekend but did manage the first three days of her spring break from school this week. We've now four for four, she was the

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Four for Four from From the Strawberry Patch...

For the past three days we've had a little helper here, things are sadly quiet this morning. Over the last few months Mr. Goodneedle and I have tried to have each of the grandchildren for a weekend, by themselves, as schedules allowed. We didn't get Lucy Ann for a weekend but did manage the first three days of her spring break from school this week. We've now four for four, she was the

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April 14, 2019
Sorting Strips and Other Weekend Activities from From the Strawberry Patch...

We had our youngest two grandchildren yesterday, it was a VERY rainy day and we concentrated on inside activities. I asked Lynnleigh for some help in sorting my bin of strips into color groups. I set her up in the sewing room and taped crayons on the table to identify each row. She set right to work and enjoyed the task... for a while. She took a lot of breaks in between and that was just fine.

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Sorting Strips and Other Weekend Activities from From the Strawberry Patch...

We had our youngest two grandchildren yesterday, it was a VERY rainy day and we concentrated on inside activities. I asked Lynnleigh for some help in sorting my bin of strips into color groups. I set her up in the sewing room and taped crayons on the table to identify each row. She set right to work and enjoyed the task... for a while. She took a lot of breaks in between and that was just fine.

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March 17, 2019
A very hungry hippo from Quilting and More...

I saw this adorable pattern for a cell phone case online and decided to make it for my granddaughter. I figured that, even if she didn’t want to use it for her phone, she could use it for something else. The hippo is really cute and is made completely in the hoop, but the instructions […]

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February 25, 2019
Third In A Series from From the Strawberry Patch...

This past weekend was a repeat of our "one on one" grandchildren weekends, which, in actuality, should be called "one on two" as we've been hosting one child at a time with both grandparents! This past weekend it was Mason's turn. We picked him up on Friday afternoon in the Capital City and enjoyed every minute of his company. Now a fourth grader, Mason loves to read and play sports.

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Third In A Series from From the Strawberry Patch...

This past weekend was a repeat of our "one on one" grandchildren weekends, which, in actuality, should be called "one on two" as we've been hosting one child at a time with both grandparents! This past weekend it was Mason's turn. We picked him up on Friday afternoon in the Capital City and enjoyed every minute of his company. Now a fourth grader, Mason loves to read and play sports.

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