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November 24, 2020
Make-A-List Monday - An Easy Week! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict


Hi, all!

I'm writing this tonight from a cabin near Chattanooga, where we are enjoying a week away from it all!  We are still basically sheltering in place, just in a different place, which is nice for a change.  We have a beautiful view of Nickajack Lake...

...and on that hill down below us (very very steep, which makes our deck very private!)...

...some beautiful horses, running, or more accurately, walking and grazing, free.  It's fun to watch them!

But enough of that for now - let's see how last week's list went!

1.  Quilt at least ...

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November 20, 2020
Can I Get a Whoop Whoop? When in Quarantine.... from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

 

Hi, all!

Friday has rolled around once again - and not just any Friday!  Do you realize that Christmas is six weeks from today????? So it's crunch time!  But before we all get down to the hard stuff, let's take a few minutes to whoop it up!  Are you ready?  Let's go!

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As you know if you saw my blogpost on Monday, my husband and I have been in quarantine this week, because we both tested positive for COVID.  Not to worry, though, he is better and I never had any symptoms, so our quarantine officially ends today ...

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October 12, 2020
Make-A-List Monday - A Productive Week! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

 

Hi, all!

Wow, last week was very productive!  I guess I just need to know I have a very limited amount of time and lots to do to get motivated.  So without further ado, here's last week's list and what I did...

1.  Baste and quilt the special project quilt.
Done!  It's all ready to go, and I'll share more about this one after it is gifted.


2.  Make a back for the reindeer quilt.
Done!  And I managed to make it using fabrics I already had on hand - win/win!


3.  Make a back for ...

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September 18, 2020
Can I Get A Whoop Whoop? Dinos in the House! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

 

Hi, all!

Can you believe it's Friday already?  This week has flown by - but it IS Friday and that means it's time for us to get our whoop whoop on!  Let's get started!

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My week really did fly by, and I don't feel like I got a whole lot done -but I did start on Nathanael's annual quilt!  I am using Elizabeth Hartman's Dinosaurs pattern, and it is a lot of fun!  I had some trouble with the first dinosaur block I made, but then I went back and actually read her step-by-step instructions ...

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September 15, 2020
Make-A-List Monday - Back In The Real World! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

 

Hi, all!

Well, it's been a few weeks since I did a Make-A-List Monday post - but don't think I've been slacking off!  OK, well, I did slack off a little bit during vacation, but I had fun sewing on things I *wanted* to work on rather on things I *needed* to work on.  First up was this Plaidish quilt...


...which I finished while on vacation. That was a fun bit of sewing and I will definitely be making more of these!  Then I worked on the reindeer blocks that eventually ended up in this top...



Isn't ...

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August 21, 2020
Can I Get A Whoop Whoop? Progress Made, And New Projects Started... from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

 

Hi, all!

Friday has rolled around once again, and that means it's time for us to get our whoop whoop on!  It's been a busy and full week around here, as I imagine it has been wherever you are - but hopefully you've got something to whoop about this week.  So let's get started!

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Last week I shared Lilli's annual quilt as a work in progress, and this week, while it's still a work in progress, it is also a finished quilt top!


Lilli wanted a quilt large enough for her queen size bed, and ...

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August 14, 2020
Can I Get A Whoop Whoop? The Gang's All Here! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

 

Hi, all!

Can you believe Friday has made it here again?  Seems like these weeks are just flying by - but time does fly when you're having fun.  And I have been having some serious fun this week!  Friday means it's time to get our whoop whoop on, so let's get started!

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You all probably know that I make a quilt each year for each of my grandkids and give it to them at Christmas time.  It's a fun way to commemorate their year - the quilt usually has something to remind them of what they were like ...

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August 11, 2020
Make-A-List Monday - Productivity Rocks! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict


Hi, all!

Mondays just seem to keep showing up, don't they?  But I feel like I had a very productive week last week, so it was a good week.  And Monday gives us a new start, which is always a good thing.  Let's see how last week went!

One of the first things on my list was to work on cutting out Lilli's Harry Potter quilt.  I'm happy to say that I have finally finished cutting out all the blocks...


...and I made all of the paper-pieced rooftops for the castle block.  Oh, how I hate ...

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August 7, 2020
Can I Get A Whoop Whoop? Lots Going On! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict


Hi, all!

Well, here it is, Friday again, can you believe it?  The weeks are just flying by, it seems.  But Friday means it's time for us to get our whoop whoop on, so let's get started!

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First up is this t-shirt quilt for a young man who just lost his dad unexpectedly.  One of his mom's friends commissioned this quilt and I was honored to be part of its story.


Pretty blues make this a cheerful quilt, and one I hope he will enjoy for many years to come.


I love the texture simple straight line ...

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August 4, 2020
Make-A-List Monday - Progress, and Another Busy Week! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

After a busy week and weekend, Monday has rolled around again and another week has begun!  And it's August - can you believe it?  This year has seemed both interminable and like it's flying by, both at the same time.  I don't understand that, but I bet many of you feel the same way.

Let's see - last week I had a few things on my list, like making some see-through masks for friends...


These went to a family in Georgia...


...and these were made for my grandkids' school interpreter!

I also had on my list ...

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July 28, 2020
Make-A-List Monday - So Many Projects! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

These Mondays just keep rolling around, don't they?  And they seem to come faster and faster!  But it's time to make another list, and boy do I have stuff to put on it!

Last week my one goal was to finish the commission for thirty see-through masks, and I did, just this afternoon.  I delivered them in batches, so I don't have a picture of them all together, but here's a few of them...



And my husband and I put up a new ceiling fan in my studio, this one with a working light ...

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July 21, 2020
Make-A-List Monday - Back on the Mask-Making Bandwagon! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

Where did the week go?  Seems like time is just flying in these hot days of summer.  I did succeed in getting my Christmas in July post done in time last week (hooray!) but it looks like this will be another busy and single-minded week this week as I work on a big order...


I've got a request to make thirty see-through masks for a local audiologist's office, and hallelujah, I finally found a pattern that I REALLY like for these!  I saw a mask on Instagram designed by @chezvies (Elvira Threeyama) that looked like it ...

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July 17, 2020
Can I Get a Whoop Whoop? And So It Begins... from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

Wow, that went by fast - seems like it was Friday just yesterday, but here we are again.  And you know what that means?  It's time for us to get our whoop whoop on!  I can't wait to see what you've all been working on, so let's get started!

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The first thing I'm whooping about is making the deadline for the Christmas in July Pattern Parade hosted by Carole at From My Carolina Home!  I was a little worried I wouldn't make it, but everything fell into place and my post went up ...

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July 7, 2020
Make-A-List Monday - Headed into Deep Summer! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict


Hi, all!

I hope you had a fun and safe 4th of July weekend!  Ours started out with a Hamilton watch party with the kids on Friday, then continued on Saturday with a (masked) trip to the farmer's market and out to breakfast, then brisket and fresh corn on the cob for supper and then watching the neighborhood fireworks from our front lawn!  All in all, it was a lovely way to celebrate, and we didn't miss the crowds or huge celebration at all.  

And now it's Monday, and time to review last week and look ahead ...

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June 30, 2020
Make-A-List Monday - Regrouping and Stocking Up... from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

Wow, what a week!  Just as it seemed things were getting back to normal in the world, it looks like we are headed back to difficult times again with the coronavirus.  Fortunately, a local grocery store had their semi-annual butcher's sale this week, and I went today and stocked up for my daughter's family and ours...


I ended up with four Boston butts, ten pounds of chicken breasts, twenty pounds of hamburger, twenty pounds of bacon, a whole NY strip cut into 13 steaks, a whole ribeye strip cut into 14 steaks, and two pork loins ...

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June 23, 2020
Make-A-List Monday - Things Just Keep Rolling Along! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

The first Monday of summer has arrived!  I love summer - beautiful warm days, sunshine, and usually, more time with my grandkids, although this year that part of summer started way early.  So I've been enjoying the weather and working in my quilt studio this week, and I've actually accomplished some things!


Last week, I wanted to find a back for this quilt, and maybe get it quilted.  I did find a really great backing - a total steal...


...and it's loaded up on the frame, ready to go!  I'll be quilting this one this week ...

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December 20, 2019
Can I Get A Whoop Whoop? Drama Llamas!! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

Can you believe it - it's not only Friday, but it's the last Friday before Christmas!  How time flies when you are having fun!!  And since it's Friday, that means it's time for us to get our whoop whoop on, so let's get started...

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Today it's time to reveal the last of my grandkids' annual quilts - this one is for Emmalyn, and I call it "Drama Llamas"!


Emmalyn has been very much a Drama Llama this year, so much so that we have a saying "No Drama Llamas at Nana's"!  So it ...

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December 17, 2019
Make-A-List Monday - My How Time Flies! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict


Hi, all!

Monday is here again and the last month of the year seems to be just flying by!  So many things to do and it doesn't seem like there are enough hours in the day, but it's still "the most wonderful time of the year"!  Let's see how last week's list went...

1.  Return borrowed chairs to church.
Done - and after returning them to church, we did the next item on the list...

2.  Transport and deliver quilts to our local elementary school that will be given to the support staff and a few teachers ...

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December 13, 2019
Can I Get A Whoop Whoop? The Moody Blues.... from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas around here, how about where you are?  I am loving all the sweet Christmas commercials (Publix made me cry AGAIN this year!) and the excitement on the faces of all the kids in the stores!  And to add to the excitement, here it is, Friday again, and time for us to get our whoop whoop on!  Let's get started...

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Today I'm ready to unveil the second of my grandkids' annual quilts!  This one is for Lilliana, who will be turning twelve on Monday (HOW DID THAT HAPPEN ...

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December 6, 2019
Can I Get A Whoop Whoop? A Waddle of Penguins! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

Another week has flown by - does it seem like the weeks get shorter, the closer we get to Christmas?  But here it is, Friday again, and you know what that means - it's time for us to get our whoop whoop on!!  So let's get started!

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Since there are only three more Fridays before Christmas (!!!!!!!), it's time to start sharing the grandkids' annual quilts!  You've seen progress shots on these, but over the next three weeks I'll be sharing the finished shots.  Today, it's Nathanael's quilt - A Waddle of Penguins!


This is ...

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