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February 21, 2019
190 Strips from Quilts....etc.

I sure hope I cut enough strips – if I did the math right I did.  LOL and now of course I find out my accuquilt cutting mat should arrive today faster than expected  – well I will be sewing now today!  So I am glad I didn’t wait.  All stacked up All those neutral […]

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February 20, 2019
Linho is Finished! from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Last night I worked late into the night to get the second sleeve done on my Linho. It had not been started but after doing the last post, not knowing what I wanted to work on, I convinced myself to finish that project. At ESK, there’s a badge for “Long Haul Project”. It’s something that...

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Strips, Strips and More Strips from Quilts....etc.

I was busy off and on all morning yesterday and again in the late afternoon cutting neutral strips for the final border of Good Fortune.  Right now I have 135 cut and I need about 180-190 I think if my math is right LOL.  As I get to the ends of the fabric I see […]

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February 19, 2019
Crochet from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

When I posted on Ravelry and said it’s been about half a century since I did any crochet . . I really felt old but it’s true. I learned in high school. Then I did do a couple of the crocheted names but I think that’s called “filet crochet” but it’s still basically crochet. There’s...

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Our Anniversary Weekend from Val's Quilting Studio

We both took a little extra time off work last week and escaped to this quaint little town of Lava Hot Springs, Idaho to celebrate our 30th Wedding Anniversary. It's rich in history as for centuries before it was turned into a settlement, the Bannock and Shoshone Indian tribes gathered here to bathe, rest, and worship in the natural, odor-free mineral waters found in this quiet valley. 
In 1911, the State of Idaho began developing the hot springs into what is now a main street of hotels, restaurants and ol' time western bars that greet visitors with a smile ...

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Fireside Shawl from Michelle's Romantic Tangle

I had plenty of yarn left over after knitting the Campside shawl, enough to knit a second one. 

There's no pattern for this one. I made a triangular top down shawl, switched to k3p3 ribbing when I thought there was enough yarn left for a wide band of it, then kept knitting until I was down to what I thought was enough yarn for casting off.

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2.5 inch Strips from Quilts....etc.

Yesterday I got a lot of neutral fabric pressed so I could start to get 2.5 inch strips cut so I could start my final border for the Good Fortune quilt and wouldn’t you know it I hadn’t check my long cutting mat for the accuquilt die in a long time and it was shredded […]

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Working on One Project! from Thread Head

Usually I work on a variety of projects at a time, but this past week I have just been knitting on a sweater I am making with some yarn that I spun.

I love how it is knitting up and I can't wait to see how this sweater turns out.

We have also been spending lots of time outside, mainly shovelling snow.

There doesn't seem to be snow in the forecast, and the weather is getting better, so we finally cleaned off the pond to skate.

The cat joined us on the rink today, but she was mainly ...

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February 18, 2019
Yarn Arrival from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

There were yarn packages that were supposed to arrive Saturday. They didn’t. My Informed Delivery email said they were going to be delivered. They had left Lubbock on Thursday morning so, usually that would mean they arrived in Abilene Thursday evening, then Brownwood on Friday morning and got delivered on Friday. Vince went up to...

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February 17, 2019
Late Night Knitting from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

I hope that isn’t wishful thinking. I plan to stay up tonight til I finish this shawl. For some reason, Vince was up and making noise at 5:30 this morning. I had been in bed for 3.5 hours but I got up so that meant I felt justified in taking a nap this afternoon. I...

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Slow Stitching in yellow and purple and blue from Eagle's Wings Quilts

I’m doing a little bit of stitching in this month’s colour for the Rainbow scrap Challenge which is yellows. I seem to have quite a lot of that colour although if you had asked me I would have said it isn’t a colour I have a lot of. Who knew? That’s one good thing about this challenge, it gets a quilter motivated to go scrap digging. And in using up yellows I’m also using up a piece of yellow’s complimentary colour which is purple. By the end of the year I’m hoping to ...

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February 16, 2019
Yarn Ballband Article from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Thanks, Erin, for sending me this article from Mason Dixon Knitting: Yarn Detective: Ballbands are Liars. I do subscribe to Mason Dixon’s articles but had not read that one yet so when Erin sent it to me, I figured I should stop right then and read it. This is the exact article I wish I...

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RSC19–Yellow for February from Quilts....etc.

Slow to get started on my yellow blocks for So Scrappy’s RSC19 challenge – I got 3 red blocks made last month for that color choice and late yesterday afternoon thought I would get busy on a block to link up before I made supper. I am continuing the same style of blocks throughout the […]

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A Long Nap from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

This afternoon I took a long nap – almost three hours! That’s probably more than I slept last night! I’ve mentioned before that I so rarely have trouble sleeping but last night was one of those nights. An evening phone call . . wasn’t necessarily bad news but scenarios kept running through my head and...

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February 15, 2019
Today’s Knitting Project from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Today I’m back to working on the test knit for Ambah O’Brien. It’s called Aziz Shawl and is such an easy knit. There are only a few rows that require me to pay much attention at all. The yarn is Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light. The light is Gentle Giant, the brown is Amber Trinket and...

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Two More Colors Added from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

There was a bit of knitting time last night. Even though I had all the colors planned out and wanted it to look a bit rainbow-ish, when I got to the oranges, they were so similar, it wasn’t going to give the look I wanted so I decided to go with just a random color...

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February 13, 2019
The Third Yarn from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

This isn’t exactly how I planned to reveal the third color I’m using for the test knit shawl. I was really surprised that so many of you suggested purple! I’m using green. I was listening to an audio book, halfway watching the show Vince was watching and I made a mistake and had to do...

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Quilts What Else from Quilts....etc.

It was so nice to have the sun shining yesterday.  I got the Good Fortune quilt out first thing to work on all morning – I knew I would be busy in the afternoon out and I really wanted to make a start on getting those red/white borders off and try to fix this quilt.  […]

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February 12, 2019
Dashi Jacket – Finished from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

The pink jacket is finished! It’s a perfect fit. The zipper was easy. I absolutely love this lightweight hooded jacket. This is absolutely as close to perfect as anything I’ve ever made. The pattern was so easy to follow and it’s a quick knit. Nothing fancy – just lots of stockinette. The pattern has not...

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The Zipper from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Next time I knit something that requires a zipper, you can bet I’ll find the zipper before I start knitting. This picture shows the true colors a bit better but not exactly right. I still think because there is some very light pink mixed in with the yarn, the lighter pink will work. I ordered...

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