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June 10, 2021
Quilt backings from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

 You know how you have a project that just seems to go on forever? This current magazine quilt appears to be that quilt. I'm happy to say that the top is completely together and is waiting on the long arm to be loaded later this morning. 

There are many colored little squares in it, and I swear, the more I tried to keep the colors separate, the more they gathered together. I didn't change any of the squares around, and actually, something interesting appeared because of this. Sorry - I can't share it with you. I should take ...

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June 1, 2021
Open the flood gates from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

It's done! I completed the LAST of those Snail's Trail blocks during Monday Sewing! Yeah!! There was a total of fifty-three 2 ½" units to make. That was a LOT of cutting and a lot of fussing, especially since most of it was done as an ender and leader. It doesn't matter - they are done. 

Five of them went on the bottom of the beach house block. This will make a cute little wall hanging. I have several small projects that need quilting. I'm leaving them on the sewing table so I can just GET THEM ...

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May 30, 2021
I have sewing tools and I know how to use them from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

 Oh my gosh -- you guys are the best!!! There are times when I think I live in a vacuum waiting to be rescued by you all!! I will NOT be buying a new rain jacket - I just need to find some waterproofing stuff. So that's on the list of things to track down. See how those errands accumulate!! I can barely keep above the water on the errands, but I did manage to get a few off the list yesterday. You know how it is - one errand leads to another and so on. 

We have some house repairs that ...

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May 29, 2021
A quilt road trip from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

 I went on a little shopping trip yesterday. I got to walk amongst bolts of fabric, look at kits, spools of thread, look at samples. It was quite a heady experience. I will NOT mention the name of the store - I don't want them getting into trouble. But I was in the store by myself. I did a little retail shopping, which I'll share with you either today or tomorrow - it depends on how much time I have this morning. 

Initially, I went to do curbside pickup, which went a bit further than the curb. I'm OK ...

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May 27, 2021
A mental health day from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

I know we've all had those days. You have the best intentions, and you're fired up to get lots done. Then POOF! You need a mental health day! 

After I finished the writing assignment, I couldn't get myself motivated to do anything. I had to laugh, though, as I needed one last picture for the article, and I was going to take it outside. As I went to go outside, it had started to rain! So I had to wait! 

I wonder if my motivation had to do with going for a car ride. It was something ...

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May 23, 2021
Slow and steady wins the race......... from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

 Oh my -- I couldn't believe my ears yesterday. I was asked if I would teach Long Time Gone AGAIN!! And I said YES. We won't start until January- well, I need to talk to Sue - perhaps we'll start it in the fall along with the others. So if you missed it the first time or PERHAPS you were in the original class and didn't get started - here's your FINAL chance to get it done!!!! 

Yes -- that's what we should do. I'm not sure how many projects to teach next year - but definitely not ...

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May 19, 2021
A walk in the neighborhood from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

I was going to start the show and tell for Long Time Gone, but I have a couple of things to share with you. Then I'll start the show and tell tomorrow. There's too much to put in one day, so it'll span several days. 

Have you been out walking in your neighborhood lately? I've noticed two things that are springing up everywhere. Can you guess what they are?  

There are the FOR SALE or the SOLD signs. We've had a lot of that in our neighborhood. 

And there's the giant bin thing. 

Seriously ...

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May 11, 2021
All in a Row show and tell from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!


It was a pretty intense day - Monday sewing, walking, prepping for a class, and then presenting the class. BUT all is good. Another busy day today, but things are prepped - well, a wee bit more tweaking, but I'm ready!

OK -- I know - you're all waiting to hear how I made out with those darn pineapple blocks. LOOK!!!

The four pineapple blocks

They are DONE!!! And now ALL the blocks for this quilt are done!! I'm shocked - this would never have happened years ago, and it would have become a UFO. It's such a motivating group!!!! I ...

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May 7, 2021
How would you quilt that? from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

I don't know that what I did to my Long Time Gone was worth the effort. It's been like a monkey on my back since I started. However, I'm happy that I've done it. And I bet that NO ONE will be able to see what I did. But that's OK. Here's the good news - Sections 1, 2, and 3 are back together. And Section 6 is now completely fixed. Section 5 is almost ready for the final sewing together. That one was easy since I hadn't sewn it completely together. 

I should ...

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May 6, 2021
Digging for gold from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

 Holy -- things seem to take forever to do! At least I took more pictures than I did the previous day, but not much I can share with you. I'm working on my blog posts for the end of the month, and well - you just don't get to see them yet. 

I had two presentations yesterday. And I attempted to use my desktop computer. I lugged the darn thing downstairs, only to find the camera wouldn't work on Zoom. Seriously? I've used Zoom on this computer before, so I don't know what the issue was. I ...

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April 26, 2021
Milestones from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!


So I would never be able to run a marathon - running just isn't in my genes or in my head. But I could ride my bicycle all day and be happy. But when you're in the long haul for something, like having to ride 100 miles in a day, you need milestones to get you there. You start to pay attention to the mile markers on the roadside. You watch the mileage signs as you approach the next town, you play games in your head, and so on. 

Sometimes, it can seem that the miles go on forever ...

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April 18, 2021
Google is everywhere from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!


I had such a great day yesterday! I felt like I could tackle the world, and while I didn't solve any global issues, I accomplished loads! Had some great conversations with the Long Time Gone class, and well - it was a great day! Let's see what happened. 

Oh, first - I want to share some walking stuff. Here's the thing about the virtual challenges -- I'm learning TONS about the geography in the areas in which I walk. I'm currently walking the Appalachian Trail, which goes through the mountains along the eastern part of the United States ...

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April 11, 2021
My walk in the woods from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

Another brain fart yesterday! Ronda was chatting about a recent Netflix show she watched on the US's justice (or lack thereof) system. Oh yes --- I know the story -- I just read the book. Then I proceeded to mix up TWO stories that I had recently read! Good grief! At least I remembered both stories! Oh well - we all have days like that. It doesn't change the fact that there are horrific stories about injustice and not just in one geographic location and not just against one cultural group. It's quite sad that someone's position or political ...

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April 10, 2021
Inspiration from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!


Oh my -- I'm losing it! Why? I'm so focused that I'm not thinking of everything that I have to do. 

When Diane dropped off the mask the other day, I had a small thing to do for her. I totally forgot about it. I'm meeting up with someone today and totally forgot that I have to put the binding on her quilt. Oh well!! And they say focusing is a good thing!  

I have to say that it's been great to have this mini-vacation - even though I didn't go anywhere. There are no presentations ...

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April 7, 2021
I had a bad day................... from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

 I'm sure we've all had those days that we wish never happened. That was yesterday! 

Let's see -- what didn't go right. I slept badly last night (thanks in no part to Miss Lexi banging on the door at  1 AM, NEEDING to come in), and then I couldn't get back to sleep. I quilted the quilt from hell (The quilt was fine - the backing situation was not - I should have said NO), I spent more time on the phone than I normally do and ended up in a discussion about something I said I wouldn ...

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February 28, 2021
I am NOT a runner from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

 Although it seems that each day in my world is a marathon, I am NOT a runner. The kind that goes outside or on the treadmill and runs. Nope - not happening at my house. And yet - when I have to, I will, but good grief - it's hard work. 

All my presentations went off without a hitch. I even got two small ones prepped as sidebars for the main presentations. The pictures were all done, so it was a snap to load the photos and sort them. A good thing I prepped them because I used both of them. 

Some ...

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November 24, 2020
Sun on the new fallen snow from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

 It was a beautiful morning to walk. The snow was heavy on the trees, and as I walked through the forest, it was silent! The snow deadened all the city sounds, and it was glorious!

As I was prepping to leave the house, I noticed the sun shining on the treetops, so I snapped a couple of pictures. I put my sunglasses on for the walk, only to find that it was a sliver of open sky that allowed the sun to peek through the clouds. It was a cloudy day, but that's OK. I had my rain boots ...

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November 8, 2020
A happy day from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

 It was just a happy day yesterday in many ways. The weather was glorious - a short-sleeved T-shirt kind of day. Things got done that had been sitting for a while, and well - it was just a happy day!

A HUGE thanks to Maria, who found the panel that I was looking for. I must get that paid for today. I'll share the store with you tomorrow - after my purchase goes through!

Oh my - when I looked at my FitBit last night, it had been in overdrive all day. 14.99 km. How did that happen? I did go for ...

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October 9, 2020
A lucky day! from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

 The good news - the pattern is written! Yikes - it's like three patterns in one! If you want to see what the quilt looks like, check out this link. I shouldn't lead you to that website until the pattern is absolutely read to go, but I will anyway. Months ago, I agreed to design a quilt for Quilts of Valour. I would make the quilt in Northcott's Oh Canada collection, and I would make a second quilt using one of Northcott's basics (I chose Dublin)

The quilts were to be unveiled at Quilt Canada. That didn't ...

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October 7, 2020
Surrounded by love from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!


I'm making great progress on getting stuff done. Yeah - last week, I just felt like I was going backward all the time. This week is going much smoother. 

Three hours of Zoom yesterday and no drops. Can I dare say that the connection is stabilized? I'm knocking very hard on wood as I say that! 

I'm in the process of writing a pattern that is taking a bit longer than I had planned, but it's like writing THREE patterns in one. I've got all the paperwork laid out to finish that off. It's now ...

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