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November 30, 2020
Hello Santa, Train Ride, and a little stitching from Romany Quilting

Santa and his Elf friend came calling while we were at Pauanui, weren’t we lucky he knew just where to find us.  Guess the pair of us had been very well behaved this year as our names were called up to go and sit on Santa’s knee.  Poor Santa, we didn’t really want to cause him an injury, so just gave him a cuddle instead.

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So nice to see you, Santa

I had a mishap in the caravan when we first arrived, tripping and falling and giving my jaw a great whack.  So spent the rally sporting ...

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November 29, 2020
Slow Stitching from Eagle's Wings Quilts

 There hasn’t been a whole lot of anything happening in the stitching department in the last week or so. I’m in the middle of my annual November fibromyalgia flare up. It seems to always happen at this time of year. Probably a combination of the time change from daylight savings back to regular time and the resulting lack of day light. Add to that seemingly endless days of overcast grey clouds and here we are. So energy for doing anything other than watching stuff on TV or computer is sorely lacking. 

At some point I did get the ...

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The Border from Quilts....etc.

Sometimes quilt borders go together really nice don’t they – and then other times!  yesterday was one of those days – something that shouldn’t have taken all afternoon did.  The top and bottom border of the gray fabric on Country Charmer went together quickly – no problem – the sides on the other hand! I […]

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Binding and More Binding! from The Cozy Quilter

I took two comfort quilts to Julie, the long arm quilter around the corner and fellow Elgin Piecemaker member last week, expecting that they would not be done for a couple of weeks. I had just started to figure out which UFO I was going to tackle next, when I received a text from Julie to say that both quilts were done and ready for binding!  I picked them up the next day and got to work making the binding and machine sewing it to the quilts.  


 My hand sewing this week involved getting both quilts finished and ready to ...

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November 28, 2020
A Lazy Day from Quilts....etc.

The day after Thanksgiving was a lazy day for me – I met Melanie for a walk – the last probably before a cold spell hits us.  I did sew one strip of gray pieces together for the border on Country Charmer but that was it.  Linking to SoScrappy — Tish’s Adventures in Wonderland — […]

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November 27, 2020
Cranky Socks from Becca's Crazy Projects

I've been cranking up socks for the holidays. This is one of the sock trains I made last week. Four socks knit one-right-after-the-other. 
Two pair ready for finishing. 
I love these little stacks of socks. 
Monday I knit a single after work. 
Thursday it found its partner. 

I won't be adding more socks to my Etsy shop until 2021. I still have a few pairs ready to ship so order soon to get them by the holidays. Don't forget to follow me on Instagram (@beccascrazyprojects) and my Etsy shop Becca's Crazy Projects to get updates on ...

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November 25, 2020
Sweater weather..... from Mimi's Passions

It snowed here this past weekend here in MI.  So, I guess we can call this sweater weather for sure.  

I finished my "GoldWing" sweater just in time for these chilly days.  

I have been working on this sweater since October 11, but kept putting it down so that I could work on customer quilts.  I think it could have been done in a short period of time if I could have dedicated all my time to just knitting, but you know how it goes.

Color work starts almost immediately in this pattern as you work from the neck down ...

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November 22, 2020
Summer Days–In Late Fall from Quilts....etc.

My plans were shot for trying to sew rows together on Country Charmer yesterday – it was so nice outside!! in the low 70’s and slightly humid just days before Thanksgiving – I will try to sew today instead.  I did get some crochet done and will probably do a little more today in between […]

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Comfort Quilts, Blackwork DONE, and some Knitting. from The Cozy Quilter

 Do any of you set goals for yourselves each week?  I have found that making myself a list of things I want to do each week helps me to stay on track and motivated during this time when I am mostly spending my time at home. My goals for this past week included getting two Elgin Piecemakers comfort quilts off to the long arm quilter. The first top was completed so all I had to do was wash the backing fabric, press it, sew one seam and it was ready to go.  I did not get a picture of the ...

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November 21, 2020
Crochet Giant Granny Square Throw Progress from Quilting Stories

Crochet Giant Granny Square

Crochet Giant Granny Square

Crochet Giant Granny Square

Crochet Giant Granny Square

Crochet Giant Granny Square

Crochet Giant Granny Square

At the begining of this new lockdown I started searching my stash of yarns with the aim of creating a new multicolor giant granny square blanket.

I picked up all the colored yarns I found for needles or crochet number 4, keeping the brown, grey and beige for another project. 

Here I used the brand Fonty quality Ambiance 100 % superwash Woll superfine SW.

This is a very simple and pleasant project. It is never boring as you change colors. I love playing with varigated colors when I work on a project, that is quilting or knitting. 


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November 19, 2020
Piecing Rows from Quilts....etc.

Country Charmer is getting the pieces all sewed together – the first four rows that consist of 2 rows of sashing and 2 rows of blocks – I could have gotten more done but kept getting sidetracked. the crochet blanket has grown to 31 inches – coming right along And only a little bit of […]

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November 18, 2020
A Little Quilting from Quilts....etc.

Yesterday was one of those days once again where you wonder what you did all day as nothing seemed to get accomplished other than laundry.  I had wanted to finish up a stack of face masks that I was making for Mike and I as I just wanted extra in the vehicles for when we […]

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Monette's Shawl from Quilting Stories

Beige knitted shawl

Beige knitted shawl

Beige knitted shawl

This is the third time I knit a shawl with the pattern I created five years ago. I love this pattern because it is so simple and the shawl turns out to be so comfy and beautiful!

I offered the two previous ones : the brown and The green, but I'll try to keep this one for myself... It is ideal to throw on my shoulders when I go outside to fill my basket with logs for the fireplace. As well I feel so warm and comfortable wrapped up in it, reading or watching tv on the sofa!

If you ...

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November 17, 2020
Nine Patches from Quilts....etc.

Well I got all the nine patches pressed and on the wall – sewing the rows will now start in between everything else!   I just noticed the second and third row have a green block pretty close so I switched the blue and green around on the 2nd row after this photo was taken. This […]

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November 16, 2020
A Lot to Share from Quilts....etc.

Yesterday was a very busy day for me and I got a bit done.  I did take a break in the early afternoon and met Melanie for a walk – we decided to forgo the loop at the back of the trail system where we have been seeing a snake every week for the past […]

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November 15, 2020
Slow Stitching from Eagle's Wings Quilts

 How did another Sunday come around so fast? It seems like each week goes by faster and faster. It’s the middle of November already. Didn’t we just start the summer a week or two ago? It’s quite disconcerting how fast our days go by. It’s good to have these blogs to keep track of just what happens from week to week and see what is accomplished. I got the fourth of the Noah’s Journey blocks all coloured and the stitching started. 

I’ve also done some more on my The Night Forest sweater. The colour ...

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Boys Knitted Vest from Monas Creativity

Yarn: Sol  Norsk lammeullgarn from Hillevåg Ullvarefabrikk.

This vest is a no pattern work, but inspired by the book: 

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A Little of This and a Little of That from The Cozy Quilter

The November Modern Block of the Month pattern was released this week at the Twilight Quilt Guild blog, so I dug out my fabrics and got sewing.  The chevrons were paper pieced. The glasses fabric will appear in every block in my quilt along with other assorted dots and stripes in orange and navy.  I was afraid I was going to run out of the gray hash dot background fabric but managed to find some at a localish store and had them ship it to me. 


 I added the final borders to my Summerhill quilt from Mary Elizabeth Kinch's ...

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November 12, 2020
A Little Quilting and Crochet from Quilts....etc.

I am in another reading mood and I have been doing more reading than sewing.  Do you like John Grisham? I used to really like his a lot and read a lot of the early books then I took a break from his and they seemed so predictable and spent some years not reading any […]

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November 10, 2020
It Was An Apple Kind of Day! from Quilts....etc.

I bought apples and got 4 bags of different varieties and made chunky applesauce and a Dutch Apple Pie – I love to use a variety of apples for this as some of the apples are sweeter than others and no sugar is needed I have found – I don’t really have a recipe for […]

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