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June 15, 2021
What's on your sewing table.... from Grandma's Red Needle

...and chair, that needs to be finished? 


This is my sewing table today. It doesn't look that bad, eh? A couple of projects, right? 

The chair; overflowing! Some WIP's hiding there!  

I'm determined to work on UFO's, but in between I need a break to work on smaller projects. After doing a little counting today, I've decided to finish (most of) the projects laying on the table and chair, before I touch anything else! (Easier said than done!) I've not set a timeframe, because that won't work for me! I didn't take ...

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June 5, 2021
This, That, a Finish and Christmas in May from Grandma's Red Needle

Hello everyone! I hope you all had a good week and got some quilting done. Since my previous post, I've been busy with several projects. I usually work on one project at a time, although not always get them finished. That's quite normal, isn't it?! :) 

First of all, I have a finished UFO! 

Yep! Another Postage Stamp Quilt! This is #9 (my UFO list). It's the same size as the other PSQ I finished recently; 72 x 95 inches / 183 x 241 cm. 


This is the one I struggled to get the 108" backing straight. We ...

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May 21, 2021
A FINISH! ...and that's a UFO! from Grandma's Red Needle

Good Friday morning from a rainy and windy Mauritius! 

It's the beginning of 'winter', or 'cold season', as the locals refer it to. It's past middle May and the last days the weather is typical for July/August; rain, wind and drop in temperature. Meteo predicts the temperature drops to +11C  / 51.8F on the plateau this 'winter'. BRRR! Some of you may be laughing, but with high humidity and wind, this sort of weather IS cold! Time to wear warm sweaters and socks! 

We took advantage of the sunny weather and did some long overdue yard work ...

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May 14, 2021
Progress on UFO's - AGAIN! from Grandma's Red Needle

UFO's! UFO's! UFO's! That's what has been going on since my previous post! I have not started anything new, even if that has been very tempting a few times. I'm determined to finish as many UFO's as possible this year and so far so good! The PSQ #1 and the Scrappy Christmas Quilt - here - are both FINISHED! No photos yet. 

The last couple of weeks, I've been working on PSQ #2 and the Pineapple Quilt. For the PSQ #2, the blocks were done last year, but not pieced together. As you can see ...

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April 19, 2021
Scrappy Pineapple Blocks and Lockdown from Grandma's Red Needle

Good Monday morning!

I hope your week has been a good one and that you have been busy in your sewing room. We are on partly lockdown until April 30, 2021. I'm not going to say much about it except that we are allowed shopping etc twice a week only, on alphabetical orders. It works fine with us, one just have to adapt. Of course I miss my daily (almost daily) walk. Yep, we are not even allowed to go for a walk or take our dog for a walk! It has been raining almost daily for the last ...

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April 10, 2021
Scrap-Happy Pineapples; continue, or not? from Grandma's Red Needle

 Good Saturday morning! 

I hope it's a good morning for you? Not so good for me; I had one of those rare nights when I woke up just after 02:00 a.m. and no chance getting back to sleep again. After about one hour twisting and turning, listening to the rain and thunder rolling in the distance (I think it was the distant thunder that woke me up) and looking at the clock umpteen times, I gave up and got up! Even the cat was surprised to see me that early! Usually it's him who wakes me ...

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March 23, 2021
Very Little Progress on UFO's, Cross-Stitching and Second LOCKDOWN from Grandma's Red Needle

Today the calendar shows March 23! More than two months since my previous post! How did that happen?? 

So, we are on the second C-19 wave, which resulted in lockdown from March 10 until March 25. UGH! With increasing numbers (202 per this morning), I'm quite sure the lockdown will be extended another 1-2 weeks, at least! 

My previous post shows accumulated UFO's from 2020 and older. I'm quite sure they multiply overnight! As part of APQ's  and Quiltsy Team's UFO Challenge 2021, I did finish #7 (January Challenge). 

These blocks were leftovers from a ...

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January 13, 2021
Time to Count UFO's - Again! from Grandma's Red Needle

 It's that time of the (new) year again; counting UFO's! I'm not cheating, I did count my UFO's at the end of 2020 and I have not added more! lol I must admit I was a bit surprised after I counted 15 UFO's! I thought I had less! After all, we are not real quilters if we don't have UFO's, isn't it?! 

I have signed up for the APQ and Quiltsy Team's UFO Challenge 2021. If you would like to join the UFO Challenge at APQ, click here for more info ...

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