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January 19, 2020
On a Winter's Day from Life in the Scrapatch


Winter Blues Sneak Peek

Today it is sunny and cold and we are digging out from last night's snow storm.

We had a very bitter early morning as the temperatures plummeted.
 the icy winds blew,
and our heat went off in the wee hours of the night.

All is well and warm now here and I am looking forward 
to the beating the wintery blues with the 


Starts tomorrow! 


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A Good Night to Stay In and Stitch from Life in the Scrapatch


My Motif #1 ~ Top Row Center 
for my Quilty Love Cross Stitch is done!

I am really happy with how this one is working up.

I got to the center of this motif and decided o add a new color.
Green was not a part of the original plan.


I have decided I want to use these fabrics for inspiration and finishing 
and  I do not have a lot of DMC colors so I opened this package
of Cosmo Floss that was in my stash and used that.
The Cosmo floss feels different and I little thinner.,
but it works ...

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January 18, 2020
Quilty Love = Cross Stitch Love from Life in the Scrapatch


I am stitching along with the 


All info in the link above.

This is another new WIP.

I am beginning to think I need to stop starting new projects
but I saw all the stitching in progress and I just could not resist.  

It is late at night here and was sewing today on one of my quilty commitments
when this project called my name because my floss arrived today!


I am choosing medium red, pink and light seagreen DMC floss for this project.
These seem to be some of my favorite colors ...

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January 15, 2020
Bush Fire Tree Block Drive ~ #bushfireblocks from Life in the Scrapatch



My quilty kitty and I made this improv tree block today.

It is destined for the 


who are collecting tree blocks from all over the world to make
quilts for those affected by the terrible bust fires in Australia.


"Our NSW communities have been ravaged by fire since August 2019. In particular, the South Coast of NSW were devastated by bushfire on New Year’s Eve. Our state has suffered enormous losses. Families have lost loved ones, others their homes and all their ...

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January 11, 2020
Bloom*Topia ~ Where Wishes Come True from Life in the Scrapatch



I am gathering supplies to be ready for Bloom*Topia.


This is the sample and and stitch along information 
@


As you can see I am using a different Aida color and cloth.
My floss is the DMC packet. 

The Cross Stitch Along is new this year.

There is also the yearly Quilt Along ...


This is the sample quilt and the quilt along information
@



I have fabric ... of course, I have fabric!

I am stitching mostly from my stash.
I will post my fabric choices for this quilt along ...

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January 10, 2020
I Like Thursday # 40 ~ Sweet and Bittersweet from Life in the Scrapatch


Loving these fabrics!



Some are old and some are new to my fabric stash.

This is a new, easy and fun shortcut pattern.

All will be revealed soon ... :-)

~ ~ ~ ~ ~

It is Thursday and somehow I let it slip by without visiting my friends at

I Like Thursday @ Not Afraid of Color

Not too late to be thankful for the gifts in life,
large and small.

I am thankful.

There was laughter last night when I went out to dinner with three very old friends.

There was thankfulness that we still get together to share ...

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January 9, 2020
And Now There Are Three from Life in the Scrapatch



Three Scrappy Nine Patch Blocks


This first block was made nine months ago and posted  Here
as the seed block for a scrappy BOM endeavor that I did not continue.
I cannot tell you why I did not make any more blocks. 


For this project I pulled out this old stash of fat quarters
and a piece of yardage.
This is a vintage Fig Tree Quilts line called "Fresh Cottons."
I still love the soft and pretty colors and florals.

I liked this Nine Patch block so much it was on my wall since I made it.

I have decide ...

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January 7, 2020
Life in the Catpatch from Life in the Scrapatch


"Maestro here!
Mommy and I have been playing with the scraps 
and sewing more Stash Buster blocks 
while Daddy is working tonight."


"Mommy posted the 


"Mommy said we just needed to lay out some the blocks 
to see how the colors and prints might play together in a quilt,
 but I take these block layout things very seriously."


"The 'paw of approval' is always needed to move forward."


"Purrrrr! Looking good,  Mommy, you may proceed with this quilt." 


"Mommy, I updated your blog for you and it is after midnight in the catpatch.
Time to ...

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January 6, 2020
OMG ~ Something New to Meet the Winter Blues 2020 from Life in the Scrapatch


Something old that will be new (for me) for the New Year.


I have decided to participate in the 


A few years back I used to participate in this regularly on another site.
My track record in recent years has not been too successful.
So I will make a January goal and see how it goes.

I am also participating in the 



I am combining efforts here. 

My January Goal is to beat the Winter Blues by stitching something new and blue.


It just may ...

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January 5, 2020
A Mystery Quilt in the Making from Life in the Scrapatch


These are my blocks for Clues 1-5 for the

Last week I saw this lovely block for a mini mystery quilt in the making ... 



I was intrigued so I followed the thread trail back to the designer:



To keep it a mystery, I started at Clue 1 and did not peek at the later clues.

I started sewing on Wednesday night and posted



I have all the blocks sewed and am working on the setting tonight.

Here are all ...

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My PQ Mini Mystery Quilt Top Done! from Life in the Scrapatch



My Mini Mystery Quilt Top is done in time to enter it into the Linky Party at



Here is the

Final Clue & Linky Party



I started with These Fabrics 
which I pulled for another project
to see how they would play together in a larger quilt.



I started sewing My Clue 1 Block Here on Thursday.



 I completed my top just in time to add it to the Linky Party

This was an interesting mystery.
I will sew more of these fabrics and have this cute mini quilt to coordinate with it.

There are lots of pretty quilts ...

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January 2, 2020
I Like Thursday # 39 ~ I Like Scraps from Life in the Scrapatch


I live in a scrapatch,
 so I like scraps.


Scraps of All Colors


Scraps of All Shapes


Scraps of All Sizes


I press and cut and sew them all.

I am cutting and sewing some scraps today.

I am hoping to make 2020 a very scrappy year.

There are many quilters out the on the internet with like minds.

Today I am featuring the




There is always a lot happenings from




also happening there is the 




 ... which I may also be swing along with ...

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January 1, 2020
Happy 2020! from Life in the Scrapatch


Happy New Year!

May you and yours have a healthy safe, prosperous
and happy 2020!


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