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Pictures, news, and more

First the pictures!

I have been working on a project and forgot to ask if it was OK to share it here, but I will tell you this much…

I have been given the rare honor to repair some vintage quilts for a dear friend.  I am applying bindings to both, and replacing some lost stitching and a couple of disintegrated patches on the other!

This one is a basket design, but I haven’t located its name yet!

Basket-quiltThis one needs binding only and will be finished quickly.

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A simple Dresden design called Sunflower is below.

Sunflower-patchHowever, this one, in addition to binding needs more extensive work

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Such trust in my nouveau abilities has inspired me to work on a project I had long wanted to do, but did not have faith in my abilities to accomplish!  Needless to say, the fabric has been flying fast and furious here in my studio.

See!

And here it is, my log cabin blocks to be made into a table mat.  This will need quilting and binding and will be for sale on my Etsy site.

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And now the news…

The Little Dog is out of his trusses and Lederhosen!  His bite is healed and now the fur needs to grow back in.

Free-at-last!We are  ALL  very happy about that!

And me?  Well, I had my MRI on my knee on Wednesday.  Today the Doctor mentioned a torn meniscus, a cyst, and surgery.  I think I will be putting this off for a few weeks so I can make preparations here.  I will be packing, sorting and prepping for another yard sale, the grand opening of my Etsy shop (yes, really this time) and… reducing my livestock.  Which, by the way, does not include my GEESE!

These were all practical considerations in our preparation to *move, I am just deciding to take care of them NOW instead of later.  It will make my life and healing more copacetic and also mean that I won’t have to pile one more thing onto Bob’s already busy daily routine.

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*Move?  Did I actually mention moving?  Well, yes I did…  but it will still be a while.  You think the summer’s end is a good goal to shoot for?  Yes?

Well, so do we, but we’ll see about that!

I Feel Good!

I knew that I would, but not when…

Those of you who’ve known me for a while know that I have been fighting the good fight to regain my life again.  I have been suffering from agoraphobia and depression for a few years.

Buying the Mountain Farmlet (hidden benefits there) and pure determination have been my only tools to overcome the disability.

One of the saddest manifestations of this disorder was my lack of drive to do anything I once loved to do.

Well, I’m definitely on the downhill side of this mountain and the fabric is flying again!

I finished the extra long robe I cut out last February.

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I’ll stay warm this winter even if not *fashionable.  ;)

And now I’m quilting again!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI’ll share the result when I am done, and I promise not to take 8 months to do it!  :D

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Have a blessed weekend.

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*NOTE:  Why is it that when the fabric stores have a big sale on fleece they only have kiddie prints?  Where’s all the fleece in Adult prints?  Do they even make such a thing?  Equally important,  why is it that here in Huntsville you can never find a really warm robe that is long enough to cover your legs down to the ankles?  

Making a fleece robe for an adult is expensive, even when the fabric is on sale, but we do what we must to keep our pegs warm!  Even when it means running about wearing Teddy Bears and looking like a big kid.  :D

Finished!

Item:  Christmas Candle Mat

Pattern:  Churn Dash

Size:   17 X 17 inches

Machine pieced and quilted, with hand rolled and sewn binding.   

Practice, practice, practice! 

So is it late for Christmas, or just very early?  ;)

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Sometimes you just need to take a moment

I have been spinning my wheels for a couple of weeks now.  Trying to get things done and it was just impossible!  Why?  Because my studio was a HOT MESS!

So, taking a day off from wheel spinning, I cleaned up, organized, and put almost everything I had pulled out from the fabric wall…

 back where it belongs.  Wondering about my little Barista Bears everywhere?  They are space blockers to keep my naughty kitties off my fabric!

THANKYOUVERYMUCH!

Well, I am done cleaning and putting away, but it still looks cluttered.  I think I need to hang some shelves on this wall.  Maybe a gallery above with a quilt hanger below?  Someday maybe, but this week it was more lighting for my cutting table!  I am very happy to have the light.  That little window just doesn’t help.

More light means better accuracy when I cut my fabric.

Trust me… this IS cleaned up!

Now that I am in a state of organized confusion I will get back to work.  What am I working on?

  • the quilt blocks on the process board
  • an apron for Julie in Australia (mock ups also on the process board)
  • and a rug out of THESE…

I found them in the laundry last weekend!

I wonder what he imagined I was gonna do with them?

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What has kept you busy this month?