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May 10, 2021
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY from Quilting My Way

 Happy Mother's Day. Hope you had an awesome Mother's Day! Mine, so-so. 

Was up early this morning. Patrick texted that we could pick him up at 11 am. That was after mom called (while I was in the shower) to say she is coming home early. They are working on getting her a fight out and she would let me know when. I was also told I didn't give Robie all the medications for Daisy. So, I needed to get that to her. She told me my Niece-in-law's brother was killed in a head-on collision. I ...

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May 9, 2021
Mystery Solved, Tiny Stitching, Sawtooth Stars, Christmas Gift in May from Canadian Needle Nana

 Can you spy her?

She froze and I moved close enough to get this photo; I really didn't want to disturb her foraging.
That's a little snow on the ground on Monday early morning. I took this photo of the marsh frozen over.
The Canada Geese have moved in and several always settle in on the little pond for a short while. 
I got my Christmas gift from Hubby recently. This book, The Bedside Book of Birds by Graeme Gibson. that I wanted had been out of print and it took this long to get a reprint copy ...

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Sunday Stash May 9, 2021 from Quilt Paint Create

Happy Mother’s Day! I hope your family does something special for you today.

Work deadlines kept me out of the sewing room most of the week. Although finding “me” time around work projects will be challenging this month, I won’t have the hard deadlines I had this week.

That means my focus is hand work because it’s the easiest thing to pick up here and there. The cross stitch piece still looks like a hot mess instead of a snowman.

Fabric In: 2 yards

Fabric Out: 1.25 yards

Net Fabric In: .75 yards

How did you ...

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Long Day from Quilting My Way

 I stayed the night at moms. Daisy kept me up all night with whining as well as tearing up the bathroom rugs. She didn't like it that I wouldn't sleep in moms bed. I tried to put her in the spare bedroom bed, but she wasn't having any of that. Thought she would fall out of bed. So, I slept when I could, but that wasn't much. 

Ethel's daughter called and said that she wouldn't be back. She's staying in the hospital till at least Monday. Mom is due back on the 13th ...

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May 7, 2021
Pandemic Sampler from Wendy's Quilts and More

My Pandemic Sampler by Long Dog Samplers is coming along nicely. 

This is a BIG sampler.  The pattern is 20 pages! Back when I started in August I was stitching one page a fortnight (two weeks), but I'm now happy with just one page a month.  That allows me to stitch or knit other things too, and gives my hands a break from cross stitching.  

I'm really happy with my fabric and thread choices. So many people in the Facebook group question their choices, and opt to start again with different threads or fabric.  I love the simplicity ...

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May 6, 2021
You've Been Asking For These! from Kitty and Me Designs

Several of my "vintage" designs have been requested!  Makes me laugh that I have to call them vintage.  Actually, they're just some of my designs from years, and years.....ago!  

Several people have asked for them so I've re-released them:

Uncle Sam, Kitchen Visitor and Christmas Magic Stocking.

Ask for them at your favorite needlework retail store or find them in my Etsy shop.

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May 5, 2021
Not A Busy Day Today from Quilting My Way

 This morning I worked on laundry. Then I just played games. I did walk over to Sherry's to pick up some salad stuff. She can't have salads, but she bought the stuff for a salad to give to family. They were coming over and then when they got there, decided they weren't staying for lunch. So, she needed someone to use up the stuff she bought. I decided to collect it. 

Then Katt arrived. We chatted and had a good visit before Patrick got home from golfing. We watched a movie on Netflix. While we watched TV ...

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May 3, 2021
Slowing Getting Back To Normal from Quilting My Way

 This morning I was up and ready to go. Felt a LOT better. Almost 100%. Then in the afternoon, my head feels like I'm in a cloud. Almost to the point of passing out - but not that far. It's just a weird feeling. I turn my head and my "off balance" feel comes through. I'm doing fine. Not worried. 

I decided I wanted to do something today. Patrick went out and worked in the yard. I played a few games. Then I figured I better get my rear in gear and do something. Decided not to do ...

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May 2, 2021
A Day Got Away From Me from Quilting My Way

 Yesterday I sent the day - all day - in bed. I was feeling awful after the second covid shot. I had the chills, sweats, pains, and just down right not feeling good. So, my day was in bed. I lost a day!  The worst part - Patrick didn't have one symptom!! 

This morning I work feeling a little better. I was up at 3 am and playing on my tablet for about 3 hours. Then I went back to sleep. When I did get up, I've had a bad taste in my mouth. It's so frustrating! I didn't ...

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May 1, 2021
The May 2021 Short List from Quilt Paint Create

I finished stitching Christmas Eve in April, but didn’t frame it. In spite of all the time spent on the Crazy Quilt Course, hours of work remain. That project feels like it will never end. Very little sewing happened in April.

The Short List categories are UFO, garment, original design, hand work, finishing, classes and other. I’ve used this system for 6+ years to keep me focused. The categories change as my goals and interests change. Categories with nothing in process will not be listed, only active categories.

Original Design – Open Dialogue is still waiting to be quilted ...

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April 30, 2021
Bee Food, Mini Quilt Finish and Cross Stitch Start, Take Out Treat from Canadian Needle Nana

Sure sign of spring. Happy to spy this lone dandelion down by the pond...first food for the bees.

Snow yesterday and very cold today but spring is trying its best to take over. Robins are all over the place.

This nuthatch made many trips to the ground which was unusual as they normally stay on tree trunks. I think it may have been gathering material for a nest.  Our nuthatch numbers keep rising so I'm thinking they are nesting nearby.
I have a plan to sew table toppers for the smaller pieces of furniture I have around the ...

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April 29, 2021
Never Ending Sampler - Panel 7 Band 10 from Kitty and Me Designs

 If you're working on the Never Ending Sampler, here's Panel 7 Band 10:

You can download the PDF file for the Never Ending Sampler Panel 7 here.

I asked everyone over at my Fans Of Kitty And Me Designs Facebook Group of I should keep going with the NES and I got a unanimous yes!

So we will move on to Panel 8 when we complete this one.

I have a questions for you!  For the next Panel, do you want an Autumn theme or a Christmas theme?

Please let me a comment and let me know.

Happy ...

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April 28, 2021
New Exclusive Colorful Cats Pattern - Kitty from Kitty and Me Designs

 I've been thinking that I should create an exclusive Colorful Cat design for my shop!

This is the Colorful Cat Kitty!  She's exclusive in my Etsy and Magcloud stores.

Since logo has a black cat on it, I was thinking this cat should be black but that was little too boring for me so I added some pink since pink is my favorite color!!

 Happy Stitching,


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April 27, 2021
New Releases - Crazy Ornaments from Kitty and Me Designs

 Here's some fun new cross stitch ornaments for Summer!!

Crazy Apples, Crazy Pears and Crazy Watermelons!!  Designed for 14 count Perforated Paper but can be stitched on 14 count Aida.  No fractional stitches!!

Pretty little ornaments, bookmarks or magnets!

Find them in my Etsy store!

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Family Arriving Today from Quilting My Way

 This morning I was up and getting laundry done. Patrick went golfing. 

I decided to make some bars for Patrick and his family. It was a new recipe - yeah I know, am I crazy to get another new recipe after yesterday?! Guess so. 

It's Chocolate Toffee bars. I accidently cooked the bottom just about 5 mins over what I was supposed to. Guess yesterday really did throw me off! Anyway, I did the rest of it right. Turned out pretty good from what I can tell. Patrick, dad, and his brother had some before heading to bed. 

I worked ...

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April 26, 2021
A Baking Day.....With Cross Stitch from Quilting My Way

 This morning I wanted to do the chocolate cake that we got the recipe from Food Network. It was one of Alex's recipes. I took all the stuff out to get to the "room temp." Once that was there, I started to get to work on it. It was one of those recipes that takes time. It took 6 eggs and a lot of chocolate. I worked hard, and did everything it said to do.......came out of the oven, and was dense! I couldn't believe how it came out. I waited the hour that I had to ...

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April 23, 2021
» Pat Sloan's Blog

Happy Friday!!  Today we celebrate 'Hope' with our Sewcialites block and I have a GREAT little show in my video, so be sure to watch that!

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***Sewcialites Block #28***

Hope, it seems to be a word that keeps coming up, like my back ...

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A Finish, Some Haul and a Start from Quilt Paint Create

I finished stitching the Christmas Eve piece.

I thought I wanted to frame it, but it’s an odd size. Perhaps some other brilliant idea will present itself, one where size isn’t an issue.

A couple weeks ago we had a girls day out and we went to Craft Gallery in Findlay. It’s a wonderful shop with tons of eye candy. That was my first visit.

I bought a small kit, not wanting to start another large project. Later that day I scored a scroll frame on clearance at Hobby Lobby.

I started the Mill Hill kit but ...

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April 22, 2021
Never Ending Sampler Panel 7 Band 9 from Kitty and Me Designs

 If you're working on The Never Ending Sampler, Panel 7 Band 9 is now available:

You can download the PDF file from this link.

Be sure to join Fans Of Kitty And Me Designs on Facebook.  You can share your progress photos there!!

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April 21, 2021
A Day Of Beading from Quilting My Way

This morning was getting laundry started. I went to bed with a sore neck and woke up with it that way. So, all day long I've been having a ache from my shoulder to my left ear. Driving me crazy. Tonight it's from my upper back. UGH

While laundry was going, Patrick was outside working in the yard. It's looking great now. Good thing since they moved his surgery to the 6th. We were getting things set up for that. 

I was beading. 


A good 6 rows later - 370/580. I sat and finished one audiobook and ...

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