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August 23, 2019
Miami is Done and Frank is still plodding along... from The Cozy Quilter

Frank is slowly having more stitches added as we go places in the car.  I can't stitch as late into the evenings now as the sun is going down earlier.  


I look forward to more car stitching soon!  I like how each side of this window is not an exact mirror image of the other side. 



My daughter sent me a picture of her finished Miami cityscape this week.  Doesn't it look like a fun place to visit?  She has been there, but I haven't. 


My husband and I went for a walk on the pier in ...

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August 19, 2019
I'm back from last Summer 2019 Vacation. from Quilting Reader's Garden

and almost nothing done with a needle.  What I did do was hand stitch a sleeve to this 2008 quilt. It's my china plate quilt about 45" by 55".  It would have been longer,  but I forgot to put a white strip above each row of dishes.   Didn't notice till the top was all done.  I quilted the letter N in each center of the plates.  This was a quilt as you go project. Now it can hung on a wall. So

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I'm back from last Summer 2019 Vacation. from The Quilting Reader's Garden

and almost nothing done with a needle.  What I did do was hand stitch a sleeve to this 2008 quilt. It's my china plate quilt about 45" by 55".  It would have been longer,  but I forgot to put a white strip above each row of dishes.   Didn't notice till the top was all done.  I quilted the letter N in each center of the plates.  This was a quilt as you go project. Now it can hung on a wall. So

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August 15, 2019
Coming Home Progress Report from The Cozy Quilter

My husband and I went to visit our daughter for the long weekend so on our way there and back, I stitched in the car.  I brought along the house borders for "Coming Home" and got all the doors and windows and clouds appliquéd.  There was a lot of traffic in spots so I had more sewing time in the car than I usually get on our way to where my daughter lives. 




I just bought the material for the window and door on this house a couple of weeks ago specifically for this project. It reminds me of balls ...

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August 4, 2019
Words that End in "Pid" from ... Cat Patches

You'll need to let me know if we were intrepid or stupid this weekend. It was a short couple of days, but we packed a lot in. As I mentioned in my last post, we headed over to Neskowin, Oregon, to see the Neskowin Ghost Forest...an item that has been a long-time resident on my bucket list. And you know how it is when you travel with me...you see a lot of barns. Only, this time, not so many because the first barn caused me great frustration. This is how it is trying to photograph ...

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Words that End in "Pid" from Cat Patches

You'll need to let me know if we were intrepid or stupid this weekend. It was a short couple of days, but we packed a lot in. As I mentioned in my last post, we headed over to Neskowin, Oregon, to see the Neskowin Ghost Forest...an item that has been a long-time resident on my bucket list. And you know how it is when you travel with me...you see a lot of barns. Only, this time, not so many because the first barn caused me great frustration. This is how it is trying to photograph ...

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July 29, 2019
Some of This; Some of That 7/28/19 from Quilting Reader's Garden

Coming out of a funk and a very bad reaction to a Shingles shot.  Haven't used the stash much - just made a 9 x 12" block for .07 yd.  So YTD destashing is at 44.53 yards.  Hope I at least make it to half way to my goal by the end of summer.  15 minutes to Stitch in 2019 - I did get three days in this week.  Haven't a clue where I'm at really, so I'm going to guesstimate. 15 minute days/week = 3

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Some of This; Some of That 7/28/19 from The Quilting Reader's Garden

Coming out of a funk and a very bad reaction to a Shingles shot.  Haven't used the stash much - just made a 9 x 12" block for .07 yd.  So YTD destashing is at 44.53 yards.  Hope I at least make it to half way to my goal by the end of summer.  15 minutes to Stitch in 2019 - I did get three days in this week.  Haven't a clue where I'm at really, so I'm going to guesstimate. 15 minute days/week = 3

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July 28, 2019
Pop-Up Picnic from The Cozy Quilter

Earlier this week, I finished off the appliqué for the second sun corner block for my Coming Home BOM.  The points got easier as I went along! This morning, I prepped the clouds as well as doors and windows for the houses. 


This afternoon, the London Modern Guild hosted a Pop-Up Picnic at the Marsh Store in Coldstream.  A dozen of up brought our lawn chairs, our snacks, and our hand work projects for an afternoon of relaxing in the shade of a large tree as we stitched and knitted the afternoon away. Of course, there was an opportunity for ...

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July 21, 2019
Back to Business from ... Cat Patches

Hey, good morning! We're back home at the stationary Three Cats Ranch, and it's time to get busy. No more loafing. And if we're getting back to business, then the first order of business is to choose a winner in the Nine is Fine Giveaway. Thanks to all who entered and left such nice comments. Spinning the dial on Mr. Random, I came up with...


Looking down the list, that brings me to...

Sher S!

Sher is a long-time follower, so congratulations, Sher! I've sent you an email, so check your inbox.

In other news, I ...

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Back to Business from Cat Patches

Hey, good morning! We're back home at the stationary Three Cats Ranch, and it's time to get busy. No more loafing. And if we're getting back to business, then the first order of business is to choose a winner in the Nine is Fine Giveaway. Thanks to all who entered and left such nice comments. Spinning the dial on Mr. Random, I came up with...


Looking down the list, that brings me to...

Sher S!

Sher is a long-time follower, so congratulations, Sher! I've sent you an email, so check your inbox.

In other news, I ...

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July 20, 2019
Framed! from The Cozy Quilter

A few weeks ago, I took 4 of my completed counted cross stitch pictures in to be framed.  This week, I had a call that three were done.  The frame for the last one is still on order as I did not make the final selection until later for that one.  The first picture is a Frank Lloyd Wright stained glass window called "Tree of Life".  The original window is in the Darwin Martin House, in Buffalo, NY.  My husband and I did a tour of that house in 2013 and I bought the kit to make this picture in ...

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July 14, 2019
A Little of This and a Little of That from The Cozy Quilter

I have worked on a variety of hand sewing projects in the past week. I finally got back to working on my Coming Home BOM designed by Sarah Fielke.  There is a lot of applique to do for the next couple of steps so I am making an effort to get caught up.  There are two crescent moons and two suns in the current border.  I did the moons last weekend and this weekend, I am working on the suns.   I appliquéd the circles onto the yellow sun rays today at the London Modern Quilt Guild meeting. 


Both suns are ...

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July 6, 2019
Slow Stitching Report from The Cozy Quilter

Frank Lloyd Wright continues to have more stitches added this week--both outlining and cross stitches. 


My daughter has also spent quite a bit of time this week working on her cityscape while Finn napped.  The sun in the sky makes me think this is a warm place... Hmmm....


Finn likes to keep an eye on my daughter and if she leaves the room, he follows her. 


My Prickly Pear Cactus is blooming this week.  It is such a pretty shade of yellow.


My husband and I saw this butterfly when we were out for a walk one evening this week ...

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July 5, 2019
The Five Year Project from The Cozy Quilter

2014.  That's when I took a stitch and flip class with Jacquie Gering.  


It was my first Jacquie class and thankfully, there have been several other classes with Jacquie since then.  At the end of the class, I asked Jacquie to sign a piece of fabric for the label for my quilt, and somehow, I managed to keep track of it for 5 years until I finished off the quilt this week. 


My biggest hold up in getting this quilt done was deciding how to quilt it.  I finally decided to take it to Cathy at Eagles Wings Quilts ...

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June 23, 2019
Slow Stitching from The Cozy Quilter

Today is the 7th anniversary of Kathy's Slow Sunday Stitching Link up!  She has been inspiring me and many others to slow down and work on a handwork project with each and every link up!  Kathy has asked us to share our favourite handwork project on our blogs today ---But first, I want to show you my slow progress on the Waterlilies Frank Lloyd Wright cross stitch I have been working on.  I added some more outlining this past week as well as some more cross stitching in the upper right corner. 


When we went to Nashville for QuiltCon ...

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June 16, 2019
Binding and FLW from The Cozy Quilter


The outlining of the Waterlilies window cross stitch project continues.  With all of these Frank Lloyd Wright patterns, the outlining brings cohesiveness and meaning to the "blobs" of colour.  I will be working on this again tomorrow for Slow Sunday Stitching.


I made another 40 swap blocks this week...The picture above shows some blocks in progress--I did not take a picture of the finished blocks.  They will be swapped in July and August (June was already completed).  Just for fun, I calculated that it takes 3/4 of a yard of fabric to make 40 blocks...


We spent more ...

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June 9, 2019
This Week's Projects from The Cozy Quilter

This week's theme is home. I spent most of my sewing time this week working on houses for the next border of "Coming Home".  You can see that I fussy cut some bunnies for the middle of my liberated star house.  I had paper pieced 24 roofs for the houses a couple of weeks ago in preparation for house construction. 


Here is my first of four rows of houses in process.  The green tape on each house has a number on it to help keep things in the right order.  Doors and windows will be added by hand applique ...

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June 2, 2019
Another Quilt Finished! from The Cozy Quilter

This was my goal for this past week--to get this quilt to the finish line.  I quilted it over a few evenings and then did the binding yesterday and today, mostly in the car on the way to visit my MIL. My husband and I also managed to get all of our flower pots and window boxes planted over the last couple of days. There are lots more outside jobs to do yet, and they will get done over the next few weeks: weeding the flagstone path, weeding and mulching the gardens, moving some plants...


I really like the backing ...

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May 31, 2019
Stitching and Knitting in the Gazebo from The Cozy Quilter

I knew something was up when the garage door would not open when I got home from work yesterday...  The power was out and Christine was coming over for an evening of sewing.  I called her and let her know the power was out and that she should bring a hand work project as well as her regular sewing projects just in case we could not use the sewing machines.  I cooked my supper on the BBQ and went for a walk.  Still no power.  Christine arrived and we headed out to the gazebo to cross stitch (me) and knit ...

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