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May 30, 2021
Capitol Crochet, Part II: The Insurrection from Gefilte Quilt

In my last post, I showed off a very happy 2021 inauguration crochet scene, here. To recap the highlights, I made a whole lot of jubilant and competent people, diligently wearing masks (except when called upon to speak or sing.)


Plus a Capitol building:

When I showed it off on Facebook, friends asked me if I would do the insurrection next. No way, I thought. Crochet, almost by definition, makes sweet and adorable objects. How could you  crochet murderous cruelty and delusion?

But I couldn't let the idea go. In the late 70s/early 80s,, I lived in Washington ...

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Capitol Crochet, Part 1: A Happy Inauguration from Gefilte Quilt

Inspired by the Bernie Sanders memes after the January presidential inauguration, I decided to crochet my own version. I didn't use a pattern - I just made him up as I went along, crocheting in spirals. He had a brief fling with the cat.

That was so much fun, I wound up making five of them, as gifts, plus one auctioned on ebay to benefit a food bank. Their clothing comes off, including, in most cases, the mittens.

The fifth one was my special edition Valentine's Day Bernie, showing off his chest like Putin (but with a tattoo, and ...

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April 9, 2021
Down the rabbit hole.............. from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

 

Another excellent day! It's so warm that I didn't even wear a jacket when I walked the girls in the morning. Summer is around the corner! But first -let's enjoy spring. And yes - I was out in the gazebo yesterday. I think I might need to install a hammock in there! A little bar fridge and well - I could live in that darn gazebo! It's my favorite place, to say the least. 

I had some computer work to do, so I wasn't totally slacking off while enjoying the sun. I had some research to do ...

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February 16, 2021
Seek and you shall find from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

 

Well, I had a moment of excitement yesterday. We had our machine embroidery class on the weekend, and we're talking about stabilizers because stabilizers are very important to machine embroidery. I suggested that we make samples, so I had dug out some rolls of stabilizers and made some samples for me!

Then I remembered in my drawer of stabilizers where I have many samples - perhaps some of those could be used rather than cutting into the rolls. Oh boy - be careful what you ask for! Look what I found. 

This stack is made up of SAMPLE packs that I ...

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January 16, 2021
Then and Now from From the Strawberry Patch...

When Lynnleigh was born, eight short years ago, I was required to wear a mask for our first meeting. I had a bad cold at the time but that wasn't going to keep me from holding our new granddaughter; oh, no! Little did I know then that mask-wearing would ever become the norm! We were eager to recreate this iconic moment today. Happy birthday, Lynnleigh; you've made these past eight years a joy (

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Then and Now from From the Strawberry Patch...

When Lynnleigh was born, eight short years ago, I was required to wear a mask for our first meeting. I had a bad cold at the time but that wasn't going to keep me from holding our new granddaughter; oh, no! Little did I know then that mask-wearing would ever become the norm! We were eager to recreate this iconic moment today. Happy birthday, Lynnleigh; you've made these past eight years a joy (

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December 29, 2020
2020 Round Up from From the Strawberry Patch...

Here's just a sampling of quilts done this year. My guiding word for the year was "VISION". Vision to see clearly: to look at what I had on hand and how I could utilize my stash to make and finish up more quilts. In addition to these (above) I have a sizable queue of  "to be quilteds" ready to go when the much anticipated roll of batting (finally) arrives. Early in January I rolled out the die

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2020 Round Up from From the Strawberry Patch...

Here's just a sampling of quilts done this year. My guiding word for the year was "VISION". Vision to see clearly: to look at what I had on hand and how I could utilize my stash to make and finish up more quilts. In addition to these (above) I have a sizable queue of  "to be quilteds" ready to go when the much anticipated roll of batting (finally) arrives. Early in January I rolled out the die

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December 27, 2020
Parting is such sweet sorrow from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

 Yep - today, Bear and M will be leaving. They have a mid-morning flight to catch. I'm sad to see them go - it's been great fun to have them here, even though Bear has totally thrown my routine off! He gets one more walk this morning before he has to be bundled up into his carrier - he's NOT going to be happy about that. 

M and Little Bear


Yum!!! Slurp!  Yum!!


He is so darn slow. No - that's not true exactly. He's unpredictable. One day, he runs the entire time we're out, and the next ...

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December 21, 2020
2020......Highlights from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full

 A look back at 2020...


January 2020


I needed a fresh start for 2020.

My sewing area went from this:



to this:




February 2020

Calving Season begins @ the Kessi Ranch



Playing with Rayon Threads




March 2020

The Turkey Vultures are BACK




Calving Season....continues:




Fertilizing the Hay Fields



Playing with Improv




April 2020

Improv Technique 2



Improv Technique 3



Improv Technique 4



Improv Technique 5



Improv Technique 6



Improv Technique 7



Improv Technique 8



Sunflower Quilt Finished




May 2020

Zipper Pulls







June 2020

Improv Quilt Top




Messy Painted Canvas




July 2020

Tassel Necklaces



Haying Season ...

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December 12, 2020
Small Last Minute Sewing Projects from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Happy Holidays, Makers!

 

Last week I shared with you some of my favorite quilty projects that were not as big as a quilt but captures everything you love about patchwork in a smaller package. But this time around, I realized that I still need to make more gifts but with Christmas around the corner, I have even less time to complete projects. 

So, here’s another list of free sewing projects that are even smaller, perfect for any last-minute gift making! The biggest project being a pillow and it’s for those quilters who are already quick in putting a ...

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November 30, 2020
Year in Review – A look at 2020 with Missouri Star from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

As we look back over the past twelve months, we’re simply amazed! We were touched by the love from our followers, the support of our customers, the kind hearts of each and every one of our hardworking team members, and the selflessness within the quilting community. Despite this challenging year, we’ve been able to accomplish so much together.

Thanks to you, Missouri Star is celebrating yet another great year of quilting! It’s been filled with inspiring stories from quilters all around the world, brand new products created with you in mind, exciting tutorials that have inspired many ...

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October 23, 2020
On pins and needles from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

 

Another GREAT day! I don't care what the rules are - having people to talk to is important! Whether that talking is via Zoom, on the phone, or in person. If you're NOT getting out or connecting with people, you NEED to do that. It's important for your mental health. And it's going to be even more important as winter arrives and people tend to cocoon inside their homes. 

I've found a good way to multi-task. I plug my headphones in, and I make calls while I'm on my afternoon walk. I have to laugh ...

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October 17, 2020
Thread Shed.....Wild and Wooly from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full

 There's a lot going on in the 

Thread Shed


I have a lot of irons in the fire
and so glad I have this little building
to hold all of my stitching enthusiasm !



On the left side of the room is where
the Sweet Sixteen Long Arm is located:


Last week I decided to 
organize my long arm rulers...



This stand alone shelf is perfect for the job:


I can sort the rulers by how I use them
in the three shelf units...





The rulers stack nicely in each bin...






The top shelf holds the long, straight rulers and ...

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October 16, 2020
Face Masks....for children from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full


My sewing table in the Thread Shed

has looked like this since last March... 


My mask making factory

Whenever I get a few minutes 
away from farm work,
I head for the Thread Shed to do some stitching.



Lately I have been making masks for children:


How FUN are these crayon masks...






Mickey Mouse Masks






Flame Masks






Daddy and Child size...






Spiderman Masks






Daddy and Child size


I am closing in on 300 masks since March.

I think we will all be wearing these

for a good long while.

I share these with family and friends.


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October 5, 2020
Nothing But Stitching from Life In Pieces

 Weekend's have been busy lately with yard work and family stuff, consequently my sewing room time has been pretty curtailed.  I made up for it this weekend.  Saturday was a nothing but sewing day and Sunday afternoon was reserved for more of the same. 

First thing on the list was to finish off the Halloween face masks requested by the Scientist in Training.

Mask pattern from Laundry Basket Quilts 

The SIT requested one more chemistry themed mask and the butterfly mask is for me. The spider web masks are for me and the SIT, while the skeleton is for ...

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Face Masks and Feeding Cattle... from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full

 

Now that the hay field has been seeded and

bedded down for the winter,

I have time to spend at my sewing machine:



This is what the sewing table looks like today..





In honor of autumn,
I pulled out some leaf fabrics
and turned them into face masks...






Rather than make one mask at a time,
I stitch them up assembly line style...





Autumn Face Masks

















I am heading into town next week
and will share these with family and friends!



It's that time of the year...


Cow Feeding Time...






We feed free choice hay to the cattle,
which ...

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October 1, 2020
Face Masks and Turkey Vultures... from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full


I found this FUN candy corn fabric

and turned it into face masks... 


Candy Corn Face Masks




Just in time for.....Candy Corn time !




The Turkey Vultures arrived here in 

Western Oregon last March


For seven months they nest here, raise their young
and fill our skies with their beautiful flight...





It is now September and they are preparing
to fly south to warm weather...





We were on our way over to the cow barns
to feed the cow herd and here were
the Turkey Vultures all in a row solar bathing...





I think they were saying good-bye...

We'll ...

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September 28, 2020
Not a Lot of Stitching Going On from Life In Pieces

 It was a long weekend for us. We took Friday off so we could get some things done around the house. We had an appointment with a locksmith in the morning to fix two doors with broken locks. In the afternoon it was the heating and air guy to check the furnaces for any CO leaks or other issues to ensure we can safely run the furnaces when it finally gets that cold.  There was some house cleaning and other necessary activities going on as well. Then the Scientist in Training made an appearance.  She's just finished her first ...

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Saturday’s Song: Rise by Danny Gokey. Slow Stitching on Sundays. Stash Report. from Faith, Trust and Breast Cancer

 Saturday’s Song:  Rise by Danny Gokey

On the weekend, I share a song and sometimes the story behind the song.  Today, I want to start with Danny Gokey's testimony, which some of you may remember from previous posts.

Danny Gokey presented this fabulous and important video about Rise! Please watch it, take his words to heart and share the video with someone you know who is struggling with depression.

And now, the song, Rise.

Let's take that step and rise....and then help someone else rise.  Yes?


Slow Stitching:  Another Prayer Shawl In The Works & Christmas Mittens ...

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