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May 17, 2021
Thought for the Week. Book Date. Stash Report. To Do Tuesday. Slow Stitching. My Likes! from Faith, Trust and Breast Cancer

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

The Battle Belongs to You by Phil Wickham continues our theme:  our battles - regardless of what they are - belong to God. 

What do you battle with?  

Health? Relationships?  Abuse?  Emotional?  Fear?  Anger?  Loss of faith?  Grief?  Anxiety?

As these lyrics say:  Fall to your knees with your hands lifted up to God!  Nothing can stand against the power of our God!  He shines in the shadows!

His ways are higher than our ways!  Trust Him, my dear reader, trust Him!


Psalm 18:1-2 is a phenomenal reminder of how God fights our battles!    

Note all that ...

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May 16, 2021
stash report May 16, 2021 from Making A Lather

I couldn't resist a mystery fat quarter bundle when I bought a new quilting t- shirt. It is really adorable. And I have a new missourri star t - shirt for summer.


Stash report May 16, 2021

Fabric Used this week: 14 yards  

Fabric Used year to Date: 73 1/2 yards

Fabric Added this week: 1 1/4 yards  
Fabric Added Year to Date: 64 3/4 yards

net fabric: 8 3/4 yards used more than bought  

I stitched at least 15 minutes every day this week. 
I started with empty circles last week on my random circle ...

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Sunday Stash May 16, 2021 from Quilt Paint Create

No fabric in this week.

I finished the Basic Crazy Quilt Course for some fabric out. I will post a review of the class and a reveal this week. I want to frame the piece but everything I have is too small.

For such a small project, I had beads, ribbon and floss everywhere. Now the sewing room is cleaned up and I’m ready to get back to Bonus Bunnies.

The next finish will put me back in positive usage.

Fabric In: 2 yards

Fabric Out: 1.625 yards

Net Fabric In: .375 yards

How did you do this ...

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May 15, 2021
He is Our Defender. Stitching, Reading, Crocheting. and " My Likes"! from Faith, Trust and Breast Cancer

 Hello There!

Happy Mother's Day to you all - to include the non-traditional mothers as well!  My sister does such a fantastic job of managing my parents' care, that I made her an honorary mom and we celebrated her as well!

It was wonderful to all get together again and actually hug each other!

Lot's happening in my crafty life as well!  Let's get on with this weekly post!

Song of the Week:  Defender by Francesca Battistelli




We have all at one time or another needed our Defender, our Lord.  During these times, the best spiritual weapon is ...

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A Week of Jesus, Stitching, Reading, and Crocheting. and "Likes"! from Faith, Trust and Breast Cancer

Hello There,

This past week has had a few more challenges than usual. I know I'm not the only blogger who faces challenges in life, but wow!  I sure admire those of you who can blog consistently despite life's curve balls!  My hat is off to all you!

However, I must make changes to meet these unpredictable challenges.  After much thought, I've decided to write one post a week and continue linking up to all my usual parties.  

Another change is I will be posting daily on my Instagram account (user name:  miaismine22).  This account is private ...

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May 9, 2021
stash report May 9, 2021 from Making A Lather


I bought these fat quarter  bundles in preparation for a new quilt I am making as part of our Friday quilt group. At least Linda and I are making a quilt called sea swept., others may join as we go along. I have chosen to make it with batiks in the colors on the pattern. I pulled some fabric from my small, but, rarely used, stash of batiks. I was worried I didn't have enough.

for sea swept


Stash report May 9, 2021

Fabric Used this week: 0 yards  

Fabric Used year to Date: 59 1/2 yards

Fabric ...

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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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May 2, 2021
stash report May 2, 2021 from Making A Lather

 Rather than add fabric this week, I cut fabric strips. I weighed them at 3 lbs 6 oz all from scraps. This is equal to 9 1/2 yards of fabric or 100.00 dollars  -  or 3 jelly rolls = 120.00 dollars - or 3 layer cakes = 120.00 - or 6 honey buns = 150.00 dollars - or 14 charm packs = 140.00 dollars. Well worth the time to make use of these fabric scraps.


Stash report May 2, 2021

Fabric Used this week: 0 yards  

Fabric Used year to Date: 59 1/2 yards

Fabric Added this week: 0 yards  
Fabric ...

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April 30, 2021
Friday check in: success on the third try, snaps, and the stash report from With Strings Attached

I made twenty batik crumb blocks. I planned to sash them shadowbox style and auditioned some fabrics.   In addition to this purple/turquoise combo I tried a white batik but that contrast was too stark.  [Of course I am using only what I have on hand.]
 

Then I found a lovely soft brown/tan Indian batik (part of this gift).  I was so sure it would be ideal that I cut all the sashing. 





I wanted low-volume but it was TOO low-volume and the colorful mix of the crumbs got lost.  




I tried a third time, and here's how ...

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April 25, 2021
stash report April 25, 2021 from Making A Lather

I found two pieces of fabric at Goodwill this week. And, they look good together. I am always wondering what goes on in the mind of the person sending their fabric to goodwill. Do they not like it, was it leftover from a project, are they moving, quitting, or just downsizing? I try to keep my expected cost of goodwill fabric to 1.00 per yard. Their fabric prices are getting ridiculous for second hand fabric. I can only buy on Senior discount day. These 2 pieces were closer to 1.50 per yard, but, I liked them enough to ...

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Sunday Stash April 25, 2021 from Quilt Paint Create

Let’s not even talk about the numbers.

It’s been all crazy quilt, all week, all beads.

I am a slow beader. If I worked with them more often it would go faster, but it’s never been my thing. I don’t dislike beading, but I don’t love it either.

The beads on the right intrigued me. Out of the package they look a lot less pink. They are actually pink in the middle and blue on the outside. Whether or not I will be able to work them into this project remains to be seen.

Either ...

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April 18, 2021
stash report April 18, 2021 from Making A Lather

I went to rug hooking meeting last week for the first time this year. And, I finished the flower part of this project. I was pleased until I saw the picture. I want to rework the tips a bit. I have a great lime green wool for the background. This is my portable project that i can take with me to the meeting. Mr. Scarecrow is big and heavy, so, I am saving him for home.


No change in my stash report this week. I have several quilting projects ready to complete. So, one night I will go to bed ...

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Sunday Stash April 18, 2021 from Quilt Paint Create

No change in the numbers this week.

I put together a small quilt with the bunny fabric scraps, and it’s ready for quilting. There was no pattern for this. I took the scraps I had and sewed them together, making it up as I went along.

I thought I might to get to that yesterday, but not so much. Too many other things happened and the day got away from me. That’s been the rule and not the exception lately. Maybe I’ll find the time later today.

Fabric In: 2 yards

Fabric Out: 1.25 yards

Net ...

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April 11, 2021
stash report April 11, 2021 from Making A Lather

   I found these treasures at goodwill. The red is 1 1/3 yards. The cream is at least 1/2 yard wof, and, another yard just half wof. The birds are 1/2 yard.  


 Stash report April 11, 2021

Fabric Used this week:1 1/2 yards 

Fabric Used year to Date: 53 yards

Fabric Added this week: 2 1/3 yards  
Fabric Added Year to Date: 55 1/3 yards

net fabric: 2 1/3 yards bought more than used  

I stitched at least 15 minutes every day this week. I cut at least 15 minutes a day.

I ...

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Sunday Stash April 11, 2021 from Quilt Paint Create

No change in the numbers this week.

I’ve done some shopping over the last couple months, but not fabric. I added some patterns, two in one buy and the other two a month later.

The skirt/pants pattern also has shorts, which will be my first make. The block Butterick uses for their patterns fits me the best. I’m looking forward to digging in my fashion fabric stash and sewing some of these pieces.

I’ll share the rest of my haul (not patterns) in the next post.

We’re switching back to Mr. Linky this week because ...

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April 5, 2021
Weekly update: Easter, stash report, a finish, RSC, OMG, and reading from With Strings Attached

 

Happy Easter! 



It's been a busy week! 

We are fully Pfizerized.  Our second vaccinations were at 8:00 a.m. Wednesday.  We were fortunate that our appointments were convenient -- just three miles down Sheridan Road in Zion at CTCA.  


Beautiful spring weather was a great opportunity for  visiting two forest preserves -- Rollins Savanna on Friday and Lyons Woods on Saturday. 

The arch in this fallen oak (Rollins Savanna) looked like a portal. I didn't want to take any chances of what might happen if I went through it.

 


We saw a pair of cranes at Illinois Beach State ...

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April 4, 2021
Sunday Stash April 4, 2021 from Quilt Paint Create

Happy Easter to everyone that celebrates it! Hoping the Easter Bunny brought you a treat.

No fabric out this week, but I did receive a yard of fabric as a gift.

Fabric In: 2 yards

Fabric Out: 1.25 yards

Net Fabric In: .75 yards

How did you do this week?

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March 28, 2021
stash report March 28, 2021 from Making A Lather

I have added this cute little mix of fat quarters to my stash. 

not like any I have


this is my favorite

 Stash report  March 28, 2021

Fabric Used this week: 5 yards -I sent fabric to goodwill

Fabric Used year to Date: 51 1/2 yards

Fabric Added this week: 2 1/2 yards  
Fabric Added Year to Date: 53 yards

net fabric: 1 1/2 yards bought more than used  -getting close to even.

I stitched at least 15 minutes every day this week. I had a sew day with friends as well.

I have done a little ...

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Sunday Stash March 28, 2021 from Quilt Paint Create

I finished the fat quarter runner for a little fabric out.

The bunny runner is quilted and the binding attached. I’m turning the binding to stitch it by machine. Since it’s so close to done, I’m counting that fabric out too.

No fabric added this week.

The bunny runner is my OMG for March. The race is on to get it finished and posted before the end of the month.

I’m also trying a different linky service this week, with the hope it will work better. Let me know how you like it.

Fabric In: 1 ...

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March 21, 2021
Sunday Stash March 21, 2021 from Quilt Paint Create

No changes this week, but soon.

I needed a break from the crazy quilting course. I hadn’t turned on the machine I quilt with since December. Pretty hard to finish quilts that way!

Being so out of practice, it made sense to pick a fat quarter, make a practice sandwich the size of the small table next to my computer and use it to audition the free motion design for the runner.

It came back to me with time. It also gave me a chance to play with scale before I quilt the runner.

Fabric In: 1 yard

Fabric ...

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