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December 29, 2019
December OMG achieved from With Strings Attached

My One Monthly Goal for December dealt with the ALA Biblioquilters.  (ALABQers are people who work in or with libraries. We collaborate to make quilts for the scholarship auction at the ALA Annual Conference.)

Part one -- make four book blocks.  Once I got into it I ended up with a dozen! (I created the block design for Block Lotto.  Another Biblioquilter is coordinating the quilt that will use these.)

Part two -- create and post instructions for two quilts that I will coordinate.   
     (a) Wanda Hanson (Exuberant Color) showed this shadow box  a while ago.  Her blocks were 16". I rescaled ...

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December 2, 2019
Weekly update: Frolic begins, two finishes, the stash report, and a new OMG from With Strings Attached

We had a very pleasant Thanksgiving dinner at our friends' house.  On the way home, about 6 p.m., we passed Wal-Mart and observed that the parking lot was full.   We stayed away from shopping malls and big box stores all weekend!

all the seams are spun open
No shopping gave me time for sewing.

The first clue for Frolic Frolic, the 2019 Quiltville mystery, was released early Friday morning.  I was ready!   [In deference to Bonnie's request, I am not stating the quantity or the size of the units.]

 Frolic is the 17th mystery.  I've made 13 ...

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November 25, 2019
Weekly update: kitchen, OMG, stars, and SQUIRREL! from With Strings Attached

The kitchen and dining room walls are now "Gleeful." (The contrast wall at the end of the entry hall is "Lime Rickey," a shade darker.) The base cabinets are in place and the upper cabinets are in the garage.

My November OMG was to make a bookshelf quilt for a former coworker who is retiring this month.  This is the 40th bookshelf quilt I've made since 2004, all using Christine Thresh's pattern (  (I have gotten my money's worth!)

I'm linking this post to the  OMG November finish .

I was pleased to get a place ...

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November 1, 2019
The stash report and November goals from With Strings Attached

Roses on Sunday. 

Roses on Thursday, the snowiest Halloween in Chicagoland history.

(We did not have trick or treaters.)

Surely the rabbit, rabbits are hunkered down today. The temperature will go above 40 so all the snow will become a sloppy mess.

(Here is the explanation of the "rabbit, rabbit" good luck legend.)

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On the first day of  our October vacation we stopped in a small town in northwest Indiana.  There was a quilt shop so naturally I went in. They had a clearance section ($3/yd) so I indulged a little -- but just a little, since it was the ...

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October 28, 2019
Weekly update: OMG and work in progress from With Strings Attached

Monarchs were fluttering around weigela bushes at the marina in Crisfield (see the previous posts for the account of our trip).

There is work in progress in the studio, which you'll see later in this post -- but here's the work in progress upstairs.   I spent two days this week packing up the contents of the kitchen cabinets.  Our housecleaner's regular day was Wednesday. I told her it was useless to clean the kitchen so she helped pack.  I was grateful that she was there.

The cabinets were removed Thursday. The electricians capped and drilled on Friday.

The ...

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