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South Carolina An active quilter for 13 years, mid arm quilter for 5 years. If I am not sewing I must be sick.

Friday, December 30, 2011

Back in the Saddle

I made my DH a fabric covered rope mat for Christmas. His is on the left. Mine on the right has been used for quite a few months. These are quite handy when your plate or bowl is hot.

My new side saddle computer came in the mail today. She is all set up and I quilted a pet quilt (really a big block) to make sure everything was as it should be.

It is and I am so glad to be back in the saddle.

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Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas Wishes

I had this pinned to another quilt,.... and thought a sleeve would not take long. So I finished sewing the sleeve on last night. I have been crazy busy today and not had to the chance to hang it. This was a guild snowman exchange a few years ago. Makes me smile to look at it. Next post it will be hung alone. :-))))

Merry Christmas to all my friends in blog land. I cherish all of you.

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Monday, December 19, 2011

Change of plans

When I found out how big the older brother was... So I went digging in the top bin. This top now quilted is appropriate for a nine year old. Brennan is going to love it. I quilted it with a large stipple as he likes soft things to cuddle up with.

As I was stitching the binding, Tinker Belle had to inspect. I do believe she approves.

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Sunday, December 11, 2011

3 Finishes

First - thanks to all who sent well wishes. I really appreciated all of them.

I have a baby shower to attend this week and have completed the jacobs ladder for the baby. She is due in January. She has a brother and I try to include sibblings so they don't feel left out. I pulled some crumb blocks and created a cute quilt.

They are in the dryer as I write this.

Today I sewed a set of doll pajamas. These are going with the new 18 " doll I bought for my grand daughter. It was rather challenging and just what I needed. The pattern called for elastic. Had problems with it so I put in a draw string made of fabric.

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Saturday, December 10, 2011

In Broad Day Light

In between the time I left yesterday morning and the time DH got home from work (about an hour) we were robbed. The solid wood door and dead bolt did its job and held securely. BUT the door frame did not. It had to take a quite a few strong kicks to break down the door frame. Shattered is a good word to describe the door frame. It was inside and outside the house.

DH called me while I was at Walmart doing some Christmas and grocery shopping. Needless to say, I paid for what was in my cart and rushed home. I did not want to believe this could happen to us but it did. I am very thankful my cats were ok.

DH had a friend who is a carpenter come over and patch up the door frame so the house could be secured.

My lack of Christmas Spirit this year is now worse. What is wrong with people who rob others and think it is ok? To invade another persons santuary is just wrong.

I will force myself later today to put out some Christmas decorations in an effort to improve my spirit. I write this in part as therapy and as a warning to others. Make sure your house and other buildings are as secure as possible.

A quilty post will follow later today...

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Sunday, December 4, 2011

Quilting Today

I quilted this small green and white one today using a bubble panto. I made and sewed the binding down. I picked a cute backing with numbers on it. I have a relative with 4 new grandchildren, 3 if which are triplets. AYYYY!

So after looking into all the tops I have I picked this one as a start. I have selected others as possible contenders.

I'm also looking to reduce my orphan blocks so today I also put these strips together. I picked a wild in between fabric. The black border contains everything nicely. It would make a great baby girl quilt.

Was a wonderful day relaxing and quilting.

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