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September 25, 2016
Joyful Sabbath from Wedding Dress Blue


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SAL update – time flies from Susan P Blog

It is true, time flies. I cannot believe it is time for a SAL update again!! The good thing is that school closed Friday for a two-week holiday and I am so happy about it. To me it means sleeping in and doing whatever I feel like for the next two weeks. Mollie must go to the vet to be spayed and microchipped Monday morning and Thursday I have a workshop with Mark Gee, for astrophotography. His photos are simply beautiful and I cannot wait for this hands-on workshop, after trying to get a place in one of his workshops ...

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September 24, 2016
Abstraction or Realism? from Roxane Lessa Fine Textile Art



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Hi Everyone! A big welcome to all the new readers!

This week’s topic: Abstraction or Realism?  I just read a great blog post by Elizabeth Barton, one of my teachers. She wrote about working abstractly in the art quilt form.  Have you ever wanted to make an abstract art quilt?  I know I have, but at first found it daunting, humbling and downright hard!!!

You see, I had always started with some kind of a picture as a jumping off point.  Several years back I took Elizabeth Barton’s ...

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Not A Good Sign from Wedding Dress Blue

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Any time THIS is involved in a make-over project, it is NOT a good sign.


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Medical Update from Jo's Country Junction

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Friday I had the day off.  I had a doctor’s appointment in Lacrosse.  It was what I had hoped was my last trip there regarding my thyroid surgery last February.  The appointment was in the afternoon so in the morning I had some time for playing Grammy.

Carver decided to keep his mommy up all night and mommy need a nap…Grammy to the rescue.  It so nice that we’re close and this can easily happen.  Kalissa ended up at the doctor in the afternoon and went home with antibiotics.  Hopefully that will get her feeling a little ...

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Seamstresses in Fine Art from The Inbox jaunt

Girl Sewing with Cat Max Liebermann (1847-1935) German Read more HERE DON’T MISS CRAFTSY’S FLASH SALE ALL Classes UNDER $20! Use my Affiliate link HERE to get the best prices!

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Convert-a-Bag from Quilter in Motion

Today I finally had time to address a request from a friend.  Earlier in the week, I got a message from my college friend, Joan, otherwise seen in the Comments section here as SoSis.  It’s nickname she made up. SoSis is Southern Sister and SewSis, the nickname she gave me, is Sewing Sister.  I had used TraSis for a while, meaning Traveling Sister but she figured out we could both be So/Sew Sisters.  Clever, right?

Anyway, SoSis fell and broke her hip and needed an immediate total hip replacement.  That was a number of weeks ago and she ...

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Convert-a-Bag from On The Go Quilting

Today I finally had time to address a request from a friend.  Earlier in the week, I got a message from my college friend, Joan, otherwise seen in the Comments section here as SoSis.  It’s nickname she made up. SoSis is Southern Sister and SewSis, the nickname she gave me, is Sewing Sister.  I had used TraSis for a while, meaning Traveling Sister but she figured out we could both be So/Sew Sisters.  Clever, right?

Anyway, SoSis fell and broke her hip and needed an immediate total hip replacement.  That was a number of weeks ago and she ...

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Time Away from Quilty Joyjoy

Contemplating an extended hiatus or a permanent one.  Uncertain right now. Thank you for your patience.

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September 23, 2016
The Elections from Jo's Country Junction

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Every month I team up with U.S. Cellular and share a little about my Samsung Galaxy S7 Smart Phone.  This is one of those posts.  If you have a kid or grand kid with a smart phone you might want to check out this parent child agreement on cell phone use.  I think it would be very useful when opening a discussion on phone safety with your children. You can find that here.

It’s elections season…love it or hate it.  Democrat, Republican, Independent.  We all have out choices.  This year more than ever I think people are ...

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Quilt Show Starts Today from Sew Grateful Quilts

The Sandhills Quilters Guild quilt show opens today at 10am.  Over 150 beautiful quilts and a bunch of vendors. It’s open until 6pm today and from 10-5 tomorrow. Our raffle quilt “Memories of “Provence” won Best In Show! 


The show is at the

Fair Barn, 200 Beulah Hill Rd S, Pinehurst, NC

Come join us.

Linda


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Friday Finds, September 23 from On The Go Quilting

  1.  Darling Fox Pattern free from Shwin and Shwin HERE

Free Fox Quilt Pattern || Shwin&Shwin

2.  Are you among the many who are in love with solids?   HERE is a free quilt pattern from Jeli Quilts blog for her beautiful “Postcard from Sweden” quilt.  It is a Craftsy download.

(7) Name: 'Quilting : 'Postcard from Sweden' Quilt pattern

3.  HERE is the link to a BOW (Block of the Week) if you are interested in making a cute quilt.  Lots of houses and yes, paper piecing!  It’s a Moda “Be My Neighbor” quilt.  This is the layout of the quilt.    It is being put on my Bear Creek Quilting Company.

Moda Be My Neighbor Free Quilt Pattern

4.  These wired head ...

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Friday Finds, September 23 from Quilter in Motion

  1.  Darling Fox Pattern free from Shwin and Shwin HERE

Free Fox Quilt Pattern || Shwin&Shwin

2.  Are you among the many who are in love with solids?   HERE is a free quilt pattern from Jeli Quilts blog for her beautiful “Postcard from Sweden” quilt.  It is a Craftsy download.

(7) Name: 'Quilting : 'Postcard from Sweden' Quilt pattern

3.  HERE is the link to a BOW (Block of the Week) if you are interested in making a cute quilt.  Lots of houses and yes, paper piecing!  It’s a Moda “Be My Neighbor” quilt.  This is the layout of the quilt.    It is being put on my Bear Creek Quilting Company.

Moda Be My Neighbor Free Quilt Pattern

4.  These wired head ...

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Don’t Judge Me from All Pressing Matters

Well, it’s been a few days since the auction for the children’s home and I’m done pouting that my quilts didn’t bring in the BIG BUCKS I was hoping they would. For the seven quilts I took, $830 was the grand total. Not shabby at all, but not what I was hoping either. It does thrill me that the Minion quilt went to a young lady who LOVES it, so that is a happy. And the HST quilt was “won” by a nice young man who got it for his wife who couldn’t be there ...

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September 22, 2016
The Road Home from Oregon from Words & Stitches

It’s my turn!  When the road home was announced, I felt like I was really going out on a limb.  After all, I’m not an experienced designer and I was swimming with some very experienced and talented fish!

When I think of my home here in Oregon, there’s one landscape feature that literally dwarfs the rest of the trees and landscape…Mt. Hood.  Towering over 11,000 feet tall, Mt. Hood is a focal point in our skyline.

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I wanted to capture the way Mt. Hood dominates the skyline with an almost perfectly triangular shape.    Windsurfing was ...

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Decorah Antique Show from Jo's Country Junction

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A post from Kelli–

This past weekend, I had every intention to go up to Decorah, about 20 miles away, and check out their antique show that they host annually at the fairgrounds.  I’ve gone up there previously and was pretty impressed with the stuff that I’ve found.  This year however, I had a wonderful distraction–CARVER!  He’s a wonderful little guy, so I didn’t mind missing out on the goods at the antique show.  I ended up going a bit later in the afternoon on Saturday, so I think I missed the super good stuff ...

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September 21, 2016
How to use stencils for quilting from The Crafty Quilter

Today, I’m going to show you how to use stencils for quilting.   And if you keep reading, you’ll find a special coupon to do some online shopping….

Everything you need to know about how to use stencils for quilting. Lots of tips and information about choosing the best size, marking, and stitching from Julie @ The Crafty Quilter

The quilt top is finished.  The layers are basted.  It’s time to quilt…

Coming up with a plan for the quilting design can be a challenge.  Sometimes it’s a complete mental roadblock when I try to decide on a design.  I often fall back on a crosshatch or grid pattern or I just stitch in the ditch.  Sometimes it depends on how much time I’m willing to spend ...

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Revisiting the UFO List from Jo's Country Junction

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I’ve been working on UFO quilts for most of the summer.  I wanted to check my progress and see how I was doing.  I’ve not concentrated on any one project so it’s really hard to see how far along I’ve actually come.  I started to try to figure it out all in my head but then thought it might be easier to write a blog post instead.  I copied my original post with pictures and then added an update.

Up first…Blue Skies.  This is from the String Fling book….  I have a bag of strings ...

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SEPTEMBER MEETING HIGHLIGHTS from Limestone Quilter's Guild

We welcomed all our new and returning members to the first meeting of the new season!

Our guest speaker this month was
Beth Cameron
She shared her quilts with us, featuring a wide variety of techniques.beth-1_m beth-2_m beth-3_m beth-4_mbeth-5_m beth-6_m beth-7_m beth-8_m beth-9_mbeth-10_m beth-11_m beth-12_m beth-13_m beth-14_mbeth-15_m beth-16_m beth-17_m beth-18_mHere’s Beth with her friend, Karenbeth-and-karen_mOur registrars were hard at work, with all our new and returning membersour-registrars-hard-at-work-_mPostcards for Septemberpostcards_mA few of the many quilts donated to our Community Quilts program this month.cq1_m cq2_mBrynhild’s Modern Block of the Month for 2015-2016brynhilds-modern-block-of-the-month_m  Kim and Susan completed their Block of the Month quilts for 2015-2016block-of-the-month-by-kim-trode_m block-of-the-month-by-susan-torrens_mDebbie and Carol spent time sharing ...

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September 20, 2016
Our Crazy Weather from Jo's Country Junction

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Here we go again.  Our weather has been the wettest I ever in my life remember.

See the yellow?  That’s a flood watch for us.  It starts tonight and goes into Thursday night.

weatherNational Weather Service says, “MOST LOCATIONS ARE EXPECTED TO PICK UP BETWEEN 2 AND 3 INCHES OF RAIN THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING…BUT WITH LOCALIZED AMOUNTS IN EXCESS  OF 7 INCHES POSSIBLE WHERE STORMS TRACK ACROSS THE SAME AREAS.”

What?  Yes, read that again.  I’ve read it several times.  I’d like to say that I can’t believe it because I can.  Let me remind ...

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