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October 23, 2018
Sleepless on steroids from Quilt in Progress

I’m back in cancer treatments, and that’s part of the reason for fewer blog posts. On Mondays I take 40mg of a steroid in the morning. By Monday night I have no ability to fall asleep. A few weeks ago I started getting up and heading to the (what else?) sewing room. I fixed buttonholes in my husband’s favorite flannel overshirt, created some Frankestein shirts, and quilt blocks.

Frankenstein shirts is what I call combining 2 or more shirts to fit the parameters I need for my upcoming stem cell transplant. I’ll have a central line ...

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June 1, 2018
Upcycling an Iron Birdcage from From My Carolina Home

Last fall I scored this two piece birdcage and stand at an auction for very little cost.  Both needed some work, with the birdcage in really sad shape.  It was that 80s Wedgewood Blue, (a color I cannot tolerate anymore) and had a lot of rust.  So, it needed a makeover.

Thrifting Fun at From My Carolina Home

The rust was more apparent on the underside of the base.  Setting it in the grass, I hosed off the dirt and grime before getting down to the hard scrubbing.

Thrifting Fun at From My Carolina Home

Cleaning it as best I could with a wire scrubber, most of the rust was knocked off.  Then I ...

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March 9, 2012
Crabapple Branches Repurposed from Quilting Cafe's Brew

When my husband had to cut down our flowering crabapple tree, I grabbed some branches with the dried apples still on. Added LED lights from Joann's with brown floral tape and, voila, romantic low lights. Much more natural and interesting than those found in stores today. The lights are plug in which emit a copper glow. Note the vase; I made it in a freshman ceramics seminar in 1970 at Barat College.

Quilting Cafe, where something is always brewing

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