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March 16, 2019
Pin It Weekly #272 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

The Bonnet Carre' Spillway (photo from the US Army Corps of Engineers New Orleans District) haven't mentioned the rising waters in the Mississippi River. Of course, it's been all over the news recently because the Corp of Engineers has opened the Bonne Carre Spillway. 

This is important for several reasons, one is that it's the first time in history that the spillway was opened two years in a row. 

World’s Longest Bridge -Lake Pontchartrain Causeway in Southern Louisiana

All of this water is normally controlled to prevent the Mississippi River from spilling over its banks, flooding New Orleans and rerouting itself. Rain, floods, and melting snow many miles north of Louisiana tend to come pounding along in huge volumes. The ...

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October 9, 2018
YOU are the best!!! from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

I want to thank all of YOU for reading my blog. I've learned so much and located many things from my readers and I truly appreciate that!

Here's what's happened lately. I got a taker for the teal fabric. The fabric and her address are sitting on the ironing board. I hope to make it to the PO today.  I've got a ton of stuff to do today so I might not make it. Thanks to Terri for offloading that from my stash.

From Laura, I got an e-mail about two specific properties in New Orleans ...

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October 8, 2018
Zipping along.......... from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

Yesterday was certainly a very productive day, but I had such a crappy sleep last night that I'm not sure I can be as productive today. I hate when that happens. My sinuses caused some of the problems and then my throat was dry and then I had to get up for a bathroom visit. Just one of those nights. If I need a nap today, well, that's OK.

I did make it back to the grocery store and asked about my missing almond milk. Yep - they had it recorded that some idiot customer flew out of the ...

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October 7, 2018
Recovery day! from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

I had a great class in the morning at the Hobby Horse. A few unruly girls, but they know that so we're all good. The bottom line is that everyone got all the information they needed to finish the project and they're well on their way to getting it completed.

My sinus continued to bother me for most of the day and I have to confess that I was in recovery mode. I really didn't have the energy to do much. I did make it to the grocery store where I had forgotten one thing the moment ...

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July 1, 2018
#ALAAC2018 New Orleans: celebrities, friends, food, and books from With Strings Attached

17,599 librarians and vendors met in New Orleans for the ALA Annual Conference.  That's many fewer than Chicago '17 (23,485) but more than Orlando '16.  (Chicago conferences always draw more because so many people can come in just for a day or two.)  I've been to six annual conferences (88, 93, 99, 06, 11, 18) and two midwinter meetings (98, 02) in New Orleans so I've been to most of the French Quarter tourist attractions (and in 2006 had a tour of the Katrina-damaged 9th Ward).  This year I didn't have any large chunks ...

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December 23, 2017
Christmas Stockings on the Mantle, Spiderweb on the Wall from Fret Not Yourself

Christmas Stockings
now decorate the grandchildren's mantle so I can share photos of these most recent additions.

Velveteen Christmas stocking with beads, sequins, jingle bells,.and events in outer space.
Velveteen Christmas stockings for grandchildren
Loud and proud. As usual.

Funny how frequently we forget all the finishing details. While it takes time, beading the ornaments isn't that difficult. But then you have to
  1. Attach them to the front,
  2. And add snowflakes or other details with reinforcing fabric on the inside,
  3. And sew the stocking together,
  4. And the lining.
  5. And shape the cuff.
  6. And bead names on the cuff.
  7. And cut the scallops.
  8. And make the hanging loop.
  9. And attach the ...

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