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November 21, 2022
Weekend at the Red Barn from Romany Quilting

This was a big weekend for us, it was Robin’s first time towing the caravan since his knee replacement.  We weren't going too far for the weekend, about 60km or so each .  He managed very well, of course, as well as driving, there was the hooking up to do, the legs to wind down, a bit difficult with his knee not bending very well.  He was on his feet quite a bit for this first trip away and was quite sore and achy when we returned home.  The Red Barn was a “new to us” venue, camping available ...

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November 16, 2022
A contrast in worlds from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

Two days ago, I was in a high-tech warehouse watching robots whiz packages around like it was nothing, and yesterday, I was driving along the countryside and saw the Mennonites in their horse-powered buggies. Schoolchildren and adults were riding bicycles to school or work. On my way home (dark and cold), people were still out in their buggies and on bicycles. WOW! And I found it cool in my car with the heater on! 

I give them credit for maintaining their lifestyle when surrounded by technology and other modern conveniences that would make their world more convenient. But at what ...

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November 14, 2022
There's snow in the forecast! from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

I'm excited to hear I wasn't the only one that loved the York Heritage Quilt Show. Sadly -- it's over, but there's so much in the quilt world to keep us entertained! The organizers should be very pleased as the show was well organized and had lots of entertainment. 

I'm back home. I finished up at Thimble Quilts and Sewing Company (Windsor) around 4 PM and headed home. In the SNOW!!! What's that all about? I heard it was supposed to snow yesterday EVENING, not in the morning. Around 11 AM, I went out to ...

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November 13, 2022
Snow! Yes a Little from Quilts....etc.

I can’t believe it – well yes I can Arkansas weather can be so very strange at times – a couple days ago it was in the 70’s-80 for near to a week and then Friday night after a brief rain and temperatures dropping we woke up to a light dusting of snow – this […]

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September 20, 2022
I NEED a new long arm from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

Oh dear --- the inevitable happened this morning. I decided that I need a new long arm. However, I don't think that is going to happen unless I win the lottery. Fortunately, there is "nothing" wrong with mine, except this. 

As I mentioned the useable space on my machine is 17". I know it looks like more in the picture, but with the size of the head and the spacing required, plus allowing for the quilt to roll up (which doesn't take much as it gets compressed on the roller), I end up with 17" or workspace. I learned ...

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August 17, 2022
Puddles! from Lovin' Life At The End Of The Dirt Road

Yes, another weather post. 

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August 10, 2022
Leaders and Enders from Romany Quilting

It’s no secret that I love working with leaders and enders.  It may have been around for a while, but I got the idea from  Bonnie Hunter, who likes to have a parts of a project sitting beside the machine ready to sew, such as two patches, while you are stitching your main project.  When I first started sewing, I used a ratty piece of fabric to start and finish the sewing sequence, but now I use this other method.  And before you know it, there is a whole lot of little pieces stitched together – something for nothing, and ...

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July 17, 2022
Carpenters Wheel and Noriko’s Star from Quilts....etc.

Two quilts were worked on and I actually worked on the hexies for about 40 minutes yesterday morning on the porch while listening to an audio book – Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter – this is not a new book and not part of a series, I didn’t remember it but knew I had read […]

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July 15, 2022
A Multitude of Projects from Quilts....etc.

Progress – the last July block for Arkansas Traveler was completed – I guess that took about 30 minutes of my time yesterday Putting the blocks on the wall to join the others, taking the photo and then taking all the blocks down stacking them up to put away for another month probably took another […]

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July 8, 2022
Celebrating Wet from Lovin' Life At The End Of The Dirt Road

Two weeks ago, Sunday afternoon, we sat and watched thisA few days earlier we had two 0.6" rains and on Monday morning we added another 2.7".                                                This is the first moisture we've had since September and we are over the moon grateful for every dropSeems like most folks fuss about rain, but it's such a necessity for farmers and ranchers and out here in

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June 23, 2022
La Rosararie (the Rose Garden) from Quilts....etc.

I’m happy to have gotten a good start on this quilt after it has sat aside for so many months – even with the points chopped off in so many places it will still make a good quilt – size to be determined!    These blocks sewn together and a narrow cream border to tie it […]

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June 15, 2022
The Melting Pot from Lovin' Life At The End Of The Dirt Road

Literally:Welcome to the melting pot. Not fun. The older I get, the more I struggle with intense heat like this. We're 25 miles from town and we're generally a few degrees hotter. We're praying for rain, but I can't recall ever NOT praying for rain.My poor chickens are pantingWe eat a watermelon a week around here and I stash the rind in the deep freeze for them for a treat: and I spray down

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June 11, 2022
Blue Scotty Dogs and String Blocks from Romany Quilting

More blue sewing has been happening this week, as I've been working on my Rainbow scrap Challenge projects.  Two blue scotty dogs were tackled first, luckily I had some blue plaid fabric tucked away.  I traced, cut and fused them one day, left them on the sewing machine till the next day when I stitched around them and added the black strips.  There, all done.


Two blue scotty dogs


They wanted to meet some of the other dogs and have a play, they said. 

Then I stitched two blue string blocks, a 12in and a 9in block.  I like ...

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June 10, 2022
The Weather Outside is Frightful from Romany Quilting

Isn't there a song which says that?  It’s certainly true in my part of the world, wind, rain, thunder and lightning, snow down to low altitudes and even some hail is promised!  It’s a good day to stay inside, I think.  We started off the day with a nice warming bowl of porridge, served with brown sugar and cream, the only way to eat it, we think.  I may well have Scottish blood in my veins but I enjoy my porridge a lot more titivated up than the real Scots porridge eaters do.  With a full tummy ...

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May 26, 2022
Sew Wot Tuesday and Tommy Tornado from Romany Quilting

Tuesday morning was time to meet up with the Sew Wot ladies again.  Sandra was our hostess, and it was so nice to see Mary again, who hadn't been able to attend for a while. It was rather a chilly morning and Sandra soon had the fire lit and crackling away to keep the room warm.

Carol is very prolific at making knitted toys and had Tommy Tornado to show us – Tommy was born after a very scary incident which took place in our hometown early on Friday morning.  Believe it or not, Levin was hit by a small ...

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May 23, 2022
» Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

I certainly live in a vacuum. The book I'm reading - Looking for Jane?  -- That's a REAL thing, although the book is fiction. This book is even more timely, based on events that are currently unfolding. No wonder there's a waiting list, and I need to finish it in five days, which I will. 

So we had a wicked storm pass through on Saturday, and there was NO need for the weather app to know that we would get rain. 

I was busy working inside and didn't really know anything was happening. I came out to play ...

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May 17, 2022
Dancing in the rain from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

It was an exciting morning. I was prepping to leave the house to walk Murphy, and I saw the ominous-looking clouds and grabbed an umbrella. Then I checked the weather app, and it didn't look like we'd get rain for at least an hour. So I left the umbrella in the house, and we were off. 

BRRRR!!!!   It was a tad chilly outside. Can you tell me how we went from HOT to cool overnight? I had shorts on but wasn't going back to change. 

I stopped to take this picture of a beautiful tree in bloom ...

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April 19, 2022
A winter wonderland from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

So what happened yesterday? This is April -- the Easter Bunny has already come and gone, and we get this? 

A winter wonderland

Thankfully, the roads and sidewalks are dry this morning, but we do NOT need this snow. The landscapers are supposed to come and open my pond this morning, and I was going to clean up the backyard (from the dogs), and well, I was out when it started to snow. So the yard didn't get cleared. Sigh..................

I'm happy to report that I was able to finish all the quilting on my Cherrywood Challenge with the ...

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April 14, 2022
Arkansas Traveler–Next up Carpenter’s Wheel from Quilts....etc.

The sewing machine stayed off until 2 PM yesterday but then the weather moved out of our area and on to the east.   Someone posted this on facebook yesterday as a joke – but it really happened:  This what it is like in Arkansas all in one day Current Arkansas hazards – for yesterday: Tornado […]

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April 4, 2022
Sunday, Torrential Rain and Progess on a UFO from Grandma's Red Needle

 It's the end of the rainy- and cyclone season, or 'summer' as the locals call it. We have had a couple of cyclones that came pretty close (the eye). Fortunate not much damage to our property, except some banana trees that went down and a huge branch off a tree in our garden. Lots of rain which is very good for the water reservoirs. At the second half of March we got some sunny days and we were able to spend four days doing some long overdue yard work, before it started raining again! Since Thursday we've had ...

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