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Sock Yarn

My friend gave me all this great sock yarn. I think I will be busy knitting socks for years to come…

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Happy!

Too Long

I have been away too long. I cannot promise I will return to regular posts but I will try. Sometimes life just gets in the way. This is my view outside my quilt studio.

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It is more beautiful in real life but the picture gives a glimpse of the universe,  a view to be thankful for.  Even though I pass through the valley, I shall not fear – I must remember I am protected. Of course remembering to breathe helps a whole lot!
I just got back from a quilt retreat in Sunset, Texas and was able to complete a couple of items.

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This piece is called “Not” it is quilted with words telling the viewer that I am not what you call me.

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I completed this top. This one has come with me to almost every retreat, it has been a familiar friend,  and now has been loaded on my frame to get basted. I have not named her yet but maybe “Glory Ah”

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Then I finished this table runner top and it is ready to quilt.
So I have been creative. I hope you too have been creative!

Snowman

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I have been doing something – really I have. This lighted snowman is one of my designs that will be a download as soon as I can figure out how to write the instructions.
Wish me luck.

Sticky Situation

I use a lot of water soluble glue in my work. It serves as an extra pair of hands – holding fabric in the perfect place
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This is the bottom of my walking foot.  It may be a bit difficult to see – but there is a coating of glue.  I was having an issue with the foot feeding my project correctly. But I trudged on. After putting the binding on another red Christmas tree (yeah – another project completed) I changed to my free motion foot and looked at the bottom of the walking foot.
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Out came the isopropyl alcohol and after a good cleaning – voilĂ  good as new. May need to check my other feet…

Design Wall

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Here is a snapshot of my design wall. As you can see it has several projects all overlapping.  I have a white board and have a projects list, and to quilt list. Most of these items are itemized there. My goal is to get to these and complete them before starting anything new. That is a huge challenge cause I already know my attention span is short and I am dreaming up new things.
Wish me luck and let’s see if any of these get completed – or just moved.

Journal Cover for Leah

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Leah is a part of our small group, but sadly for us she is moving to another state. This is a small gift for her to remember us – on the cover I quilted our group’s name and the year. On the inside we will each write a personal message. We will miss her but have plans to visit in the future.
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This shows a little of the simple embellishment – some yarn couched on the star points and some crystals along the serpentine seam. I think she will like this and remember us each time she sees it.

Grandson’s design

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Here it is! Finished last night and washed. It is 65 x 44 12-29-2013. He loves it and I am sure my daughter will equally love it.

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