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January 21, 2022
Just Checking In from Needle and Foot

Somehow it is nearing the last part of January and I haven’t sat down even once to write a post. Crazy times here in my part of the world. Last we chatted, there was a snow storm and power outage in our community. Well, let’s just say it was one crazy time. So many people were out of power, propane, internet and cell service for days, turning into weeks. In some ways, the huge annoyance of it all really brought people together. There were lots of people who literally could not get out off their property. People who ...

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October 10, 2021
Back Home And Back To A Routine from Quilting My Way

 The last two days were between busy and not so much. Friday I wasn't feeling very good, so I stayed at Sues. Sue and Dad (he arrived Thursday evening) went to the Gun Show in Louisville to set up his guns and knives. He sells his stuff at the shows. While they were gone, Patrick and I enjoyed watching TV. We found she had "TMC" and enjoyed watching a movie. We started to watch another one, when the movie kept reloading. So, we called it quits on that one. We will probably get the "TMC" for extra on our ...

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October 8, 2021
Trip To The Ark from Quilting My Way

 Today we were up around 8:30 am. Thoss early mornings was getting to me.  We then headed toward Ohio to get to the Ark. It took about an hour and a half. Between walking and driving it makes for long days. Both Patrick and  Sue made me laugh over their directions.  Sue uses 3 different GPS's to go places. Way to much fun when it comes down o 2 different ways of going places. Kentucky has so many freeways I can see why she uses them! We just have I-5. 

We arrived at the Ark. Sue didn't ...

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October 4, 2021
A Slow Stitching Week from Life In Pieces

It's been a very nice week. We took off most of last week and took a trip to Eureka Springs, AR.  It's a touristy town, but a very laid back one.  We rented a little cottage not far from down town and pretty much just hung out. We walked a lot, ate a lot, read a lot, and I stitched a bit.  The cottage had a wonderful front porch.




It was well sheltered from the rain. Since it rained a lot, we did spend a lot of time out here or in the cottage.  I worked on my ...

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July 2, 2021
Purple, Positivity and Pain from Sew Preeti Quilts

The Purple blocks for June RSC 2021 are complete. YIPPEE!!! Here they are:


Reddish Purple



Bluish Purple



True-ish Purple

Since I had purple on  my mind, I saw purple everywhere and lots of it. Here are a few glimpses.

Hydrangeas


Allium something - Ornamental Onion 

Purple and Hairy Leaves!!!


I saw a Purple Wall!!!

In Berlin, MD

Noticed this sign on vacation in Berlin, MD


A purple butterfly!!!

Pansies :-) 

O Beautiful - Don't know thy name

One purple shell on the pathway to The Inn Berlin

Do you like Dark?

Or Light


Here are the secondary blocks, using the triangle leftovers ...

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February 12, 2021
This, That, and Three Other Things... from From the Strawberry Patch...

While we were gone away this Moth Orchid which has lived as a foliage-only plant in our bathroom for the past few years sent up a flower stalk! I was shocked and amazed. Maybe we need to leave home more often! I don't do anything special except water it every week; once a month I sprinkle a few crystals of orchid food into the watering solution but that's it. I had NO  very little hope of it ever

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This, That, and Three Other Things... from From the Strawberry Patch...

While we were gone away this Moth Orchid which has lived as a foliage-only plant in our bathroom for the past few years sent up a flower stalk! I was shocked and amazed. Maybe we need to leave home more often! I don't do anything special except water it every week; once a month I sprinkle a few crystals of orchid food into the watering solution but that's it. I had NO  very little hope of it ever

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February 6, 2021
A Quick Escape from From the Strawberry Patch...

I'm back! Are these the largest doors that you've ever seen? They might be for me, where to do you think that these doors lead?  What's behind them? Think of animals marching two by two. Yes, Mr. Goodneedle and I made a winter escape to Kentucky and the Ark!Built in Williamstown in 2016 to Biblical specifications the proportions of this Ark are every bit as awe-inspiring as you might think. There

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A Quick Escape from From the Strawberry Patch...

I'm back! Are these the largest doors that you've ever seen? They might be for me, where to do you think that these doors lead?  What's behind them? Think of animals marching two by two. Yes, Mr. Goodneedle and I made a winter escape to Kentucky and the Ark!Built in Williamstown in 2016 to Biblical specifications the proportions of this Ark are every bit as awe-inspiring as you might think. There

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November 8, 2020
Feeling like a fraud. from Pointless Quilter

 My blog name is Pointless Quilter but I haven't been quilting a lot lately.  I have been working on Orca Bay for a while now.  And while I have most of the inner quilt finished (well by the end of today I hope) I did have 1/2 of it done about two weeks ago.

All those red triangle units with the black pieced corners kill me.  The border is full of them too and if I didn't already have the black pieced parts done for the border, I'd change it.  It's a super scrappy quilt ...

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October 11, 2020
Stitching Stuff: Week 41 of 2020 from Life In Pieces

 We spent this last week hiking and just hanging out together.  We both had vacation that needed to be used, so we rented a cottage in Eureka Springs, Arkansas and socially distanced somewhere else for a few days. That may seem risky, but at least Eureka Springs has mandatory mask rules. We don't have that here at home.  I took plenty of hand stitching to work on while we were away. It wasn't hard to find at least 15 minutes to make a bit of progress on that front.  How did you do at finding at least 15 ...

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August 30, 2020
2 Quilts (one complex & one simple), What's Cookin'?, and Covid numbers from caledonia quilter

PLEASE NOTE THAT I ONLY HAVE A FEW OPEN SPOTS BEFORE CHRISTMAS - GET IN TOUCH SOON IF YOU WILL NEED QUILTING DONE.

Here's the complex quilt, with a medallion setting and a bunch of paper pieced sharks teeth.


And curved piecing.  Don't forget the curved piecing.

This quilt took me back in time.  When I was a kid, Mom had made me a skirt that I loved - dark grey with box pleats.  The inset in the box pleats was pink with a tiny black print.  I felt so sassy when I wore that...every step showed off the ...

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August 4, 2020
passing through last week . . . from Count it *all* JOY!

Whew!  What a terrific week!  Todd and I usually rent a house on the lake and take a week, but our plans got all shaken up this year due to (what else) and so I thought perhaps the summer might pass us by with no vacay.  But Todd surprised me and I was able to take a week off, and we were able to rent a suite (a bedroom with private bath and a sitting room, with a private entrance) at a Bed & Breakfast in Guntersville – Lake Guntersville Bed & Breakfast – with a stupendous view of the lake, and just a ...

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June 16, 2020
The Day Got Away From Me from Quilting My Way

Remember me? I'm the one that plans days and then they don't happen. Well, today was another one of those days.

I had a request from one of the quilters to cut batting and backing for her. I figured I'd do that in the morning......nope.

The morning started out with a call from Sharon. She was asking about the bead order we did. She forgot to order the beads I asked her to order for me. She has all my beads I ordered. We were trying to figure out how I can get them. Patrick and ...

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June 15, 2020
Getting Back To Normal from Quilting My Way

This morning I was up bright and early. I wanted to get moving. Patrick slept. So, I opened the packages that were waiting for me. I figured out there was only 1 package for me, the others were Patrick's. Just my luck!

When he finally got up, we headed to Safeway to get some groceries. Brought those back home and then went to pick up Sophie at moms. Told her we are guaranteeing a week before we get too close to her. She showed me all her finishes! She really kicked butt while I was gone. Brought Sophie home ...

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June 14, 2020
Back Home from Quilting My Way

The last week Patrick and I spent time with his family in the UP (Upper Michigan). He's a YOOPER! lol 


We had an awesome time with his family. They all were a blast. We played games. One of the games we played was "Left, Right, Center" where we played with 3 quarters a game. It was really cool. Patrick won one of the 3 end games - at the end of our playing we did one more game with $5 in the kitty before playing. Patrick's niece won the other 2. 

Yesterday was the day of plane rides back ...

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June 11, 2020
Pin It Weekly #340 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Happy Weekly! I hope you are enjoying your week. We are set to vacay in Galveston soon. It's a family (the whole family) vacation. So I thought I'd look at some art that would help me get into the mood of beach, sun and water. These are from my board abstract art paint oil pastel prints


Painting by June Yan.

abstract art


Painting by June Yan.

Artist Jill Van Sickle  Painting, artwork, abstract

Carin Lundblad

Michele Hoben, Paintings and Drawings

These are pins from a quick search on Galveston Island.  

Best Things to Do on Galveston Island

Galveston Fun Maps – Galveston Island Guide

Beach Pictures: View Images of Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier

Galveston, Texas - cherished memories of many long summer days spent at Galveston Island State Park before hurricane Ike ravaged her beautiful shore

Things to do in Galveston - Besides the Beach

at moody gardens, galveston. - Picture of Galveston Island, Texas ...

Have you been to Galveston? It's a lovely island that packs lots of fun in a little space. Many of those places are within walking distance from our hotel. Of course ...

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June 9, 2020
Without Service from Quilting My Way

Looks like I won't be posting for awhile.  No service at the cabin.


This is our nightly fun. Roasting marshmallows on the fire.

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June 7, 2020
Arrived In Escanaba from Quilting My Way

This morning we were up bright and early. I didn't get much sleep. Tbe pillows they had at Best Western were not very comfortable. I woke with my neck hurting a couple times in the night. Patrick was up before me and the alarm.  We had just gone down to get our "grab and go" breakfast when Sue let us know she was there. We packed up and joined her in the drive. Then it was off to Escanaba with a stop in Marinette WI for MickyLu's hamburgers.  I got a burger and a bratwurst (they are small ...

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April 16, 2020
WON'T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR? from Kwilty Pleasures


Meet Marilyn Byerly...she is many things.
A wife, daughter, sister, god-mother, hospice nurse,
 educator, music lover, thrift store shopper, former neighbor
 and most of all my friend.


We have been friends for a very long time!
 I haven't worn glasses for years!




Our spouses, Phil and Tom also good friends.
They enjoyed the scenery at Fort Myers Pier
and it had nothing to do with the ocean view!


A trip downtown found a rooftop bar...
under construction.


For 9 years Tom and Marilyn were our Ohio neighbors.
I met them at their yard sale...where 'classical music'
greeted ...

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