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March 29, 2020
stash report March 29, 2020 from Making A Lather

These were fabric purchases from the thrift store before covid -19. I was thrilled  to find a quilter's cast offs. There was about 9 1/2 yards.



Stash report 

Fabric Used this month -nothing yet for March as I haven't finished a quilt
Fabric Used year to Date: 53.25 yards

Fabric Added this month: 9.5  yards 
Fabric Added Year to Date: 54.75 yards
net fabric: 1.5 yards bought more than used

I sewed at least 15 minutes per day

I have an old ufo on the frame and hope to have it quilted and ...

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March 25, 2020
rug finish from Making A Lather


It's bad enough as a home body, with everything cancelled, I have no frame of reference.

I finished this little rug hooking wall hanging. It needed pressed and blocked. And I needed a little finish.


I used a piece of the background wool to make the back.


I finished the customer quilt I was working on last week and it was delivered.


and I am cutting scraps a little at a time. I seem to be wanting triangles.


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March 13, 2020
rug class from Making A Lather

Day 2 of my hubby's back surgery recovery, and, I made a good start on a drop stitch scarf. I'm sure I have altered the pattern with a little boo boo here and there. It is really looking pretty good, considering I was interrupted every 20 minutes. And was bored easily.


I realized I haven't posted about a rug hooking class last week with a teacher from Noblesville that our group invited for a workshop. We are learning shading using her flower pattern. Our choices were purple or red. My kit is the red.


This is our ...

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March 8, 2020
stash report March 8, 2020 from Making A Lather

There were some sales.... and I didn't resist.



I have a weakness for the moda scrap bags, but, I haven't bought them in a long time. They were half price at green fairy quilts. I have not shopped there until, I bought these goodies.


Stash report 

Fabric Used this month 29.5 yards -sand castles and woven were finished
Fabric Used year to Date: 53.25 yards

Fabric Added this month: 10.25 yards - precuts
Fabric Added Year to Date: 45.25 yards
net fabric: 8 yards used more than bought

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March 5, 2020
this and that from Making A Lather

My hubby has back surgery Monday. We are in a daze, and, I haven't really been sewing much. I have finished a few more little things. I have a a few shoofly blocks which is a leader/ ender challenge at Quiltville. I am doing the same size as Bonnie which finishes at 4 1/2 inches. So far, I have not cut any triangles for this, but have used leftover triangles I have in a bucket.


I did quick count, and have 40 blocks.


I had a little snowman next on my snowman rug. He is cuter in person ...

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February 25, 2020
to do shoofly from Making A Lather

My hubby's heart catheritization went well - no blockages. But, it was a long day. There were 2 emergency hearts that were the high priority, so we did a lot of waiting. The prceedure was 15 minutes, but we were there from 10:30 am to 9:30 pm. Now, we wait to see if the back surgery will be rescheduled. My mind has been a little absent lately. I was grateful for the fun little bits of machine time I have had. It does soothe the soul. I have a few new shoofly blocks.


And the pile is growing ...

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February 18, 2020
snowman finish from Making A Lather

We have a new snowman living with us for my snowman rug. I have been back to my rug hooking guild and I spend a little time each week trying to move my snowman along. I started this nearly a year ago.


I had a chance to lay the whole rug out and check my progress. - so cute.
I am planning to hook the center like a night winter sky.


last week's to do list:
1. quilt woven  done
2. bind woven   done
3. sashings and corners for frolic   done
4. row x row orange   done
5. make shine ...

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February 7, 2020
frolic block from Making A Lather

Finally, I can see how a frolic mystery quilt block looks in my fabrics. It is a very involved  block.


I have made a couple of them, trying to get a rhythm going. I am very concerned that I am going to twist or turn something.



These are not done quickly. So, I will be at this awhile.
In other news, I have started rug hooking my snow man rug again.
The snowmen are so cute. I am trying to hook at least one wool string everyday. It's doable.



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January 23, 2020
scrappy sewing from Making A Lather

I took this project to retreat with me last week. I made another 10 blocks and trimmed all 24 to 8 inches.
The plan is to make until I run out of  the scrap fabric. But, I am getting anxious to see what I want to do with it. I like this layout so far.


I finished the little rug hooking project. This little project was a class in November. that was a class I took in the fall. I am still not comfortable while rug hooking, but, I am trying to build those back and arm muscles up ...

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January 5, 2020
stash report january 5, 2020 from Making A Lather

I haven't done a stash report since July. I had back surgery in July and most of my routines fell apart.
I enjoyed watching the statistics through the year, so, I hope to make this a regular part of my blogging again.
I typically count the fabric that comes in the week of the stash report, but this is an exception. I bought this fabric as a jumbled scrap bag last year at a quilt show. I knew it was hefty, but as I unpacked the bag and folded it, I discovered 10 yards of very yummy fabric.


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December 5, 2019
rug class from Making A Lather

Our little rug hooking guild is part of ATHA ( association of traditional rug hooking artists ). During the biennial gathering in Cleveland Ohio, we made contributions and received a monetary stipend for education as a thank you. Recently, we had a Bev Stewart from southern Indiana present a class for us. It was fun.
We each received this little project. I finished everything but the background in class.


In this project we learned beading with 2 colors of wool, proddy, crochet, and stem stitch, all with wool. I like the look of proddy ( flower), but it is tough on the hands ...

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November 20, 2019
baskets from Making A Lather

I thought I had too many baskets from a swap years ago, but, it isn't looking very big when I stitch them together. I can make each row another 3 blocks of 4.
I do like the crazy fabrics, and the idea that 3 quilter's had a hand in making them. Matching them, to sew them, seems a bit fiddly, but worth the effort.


I have tried rug hooking again, and it is getting more comfortable with time. I did get another snowman done for my rug. This one is sporting a hip polka dot scarf.


I haven ...

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November 12, 2019
garden party from Making A Lather

I have a corner of garden party together. I am very thrilled with how it looks. That is why I am a scrappy quilter. I love how a quilt with disparate fabrics can look like they were meant to be together. If I wax philosophical, that is how great human relationships are created. Enough, deep thinking, scrappy quilts are just fun.  I started sewing this quilt 6 months ago, and I have made great progress.



I have already been thinking about 2020 and what I want to accomplish. Thankfully, this year has been about a great fabric upheaval, and sorting ...

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November 4, 2019
sewing rows from Making A Lather

I have started putting the rows together for the quiltville garden party quilt. It is set on point, so, some rows go together quickly, and, some take forever. But, each row is so fun. I haven't laid it out, I just grab a block that looks good with the ones in the row, and add it. I try to mix my favorites, and keep an eye for the uglies. I started sewing this quilt 6 months ago, and I have made great progress.


I have another snowman finished for my rug. He is a little plain, but, he has ...

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October 24, 2019
garden party chain from Making A Lather

I have made 81 chain blocks for my garden party quilt. I really like looking at them like this. The stacks look impressive. It takes a bit of time to make these, and eventually they will be part of a quilt.
Now, I need to trim these and start the setting triangles.


One of my unexpected finds at the Indy quilt show, was an actual rug hooking project. It was in the garage sale among some bags of scraps. I just had to bring it home. I have a plan to make hooked chair pads for my dining room chairs ...

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October 9, 2019
new wool from Making A Lather

I still love rug hooking, but haven't been able to sit for very long at a time to actually hook. But, if we can't do, we shop. Yep, I bought more wool.
The gold is a hard color to find and really important for fall projects. I have a thanksgiving rug and a scarecrow that will use it. The cream with lines is for a snowman on my snowman rug. I want every snowman to be different.
 The Left cream color is actually a sparkle, and next to it is a speckle. They will be great for a ...

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