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I'm a quilting, knitting, sewing, cooking,reading, gardening nut who can never find enough hours in the day to get it all done. Then again, getting it all done is out-of-the question. I'm too easily distracted.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Pride…Cometh Before The Fall…..

A quick share for you chicks….
Here it is.
My version of Blue Skies …pattern by Bonnie Hunter.

Its pretty big.  A bit short of 90" square.
1,188 half square triangles.

Although I am quite pleased with myself for completing this top, finally, I will submit a humbling admission to you……….
THIS……is what is just across the room from my sewing table.
Just a SMALL portion of my thrifted shirt hoard…….

Friday, October 25, 2013

I Require Supervision

I tried to fight the urge, but this morning I loaded two bags of donations into the hatchback and headed off to the thrift store.  It's Friday.  You know what that means.
5 for $5.00.
And I didn't quit with 5…I went for 20.

The selection was very good this morning.  Some very kind hearted person seemed to group all the yellow tags (The color of the day) at the front of the rack…so it didn't even take much effort on my part.
I found lots of blues and greens, a red and some fun oranges.
I DID leave a few behind for other bargain shoppers.  I'm nice that way.
I also bought 5 new (to me) books.  They are 5 for $1.00!
I'm set for my winter reading now.

This is a view out of my front window….

The colors of fall always make me happy!

Monday, October 21, 2013

And a little more (and I mean a little)...

2 more pictures to share from last weeks stitching at The Harbor Star.
The diamond log cabin colors show up pretty true...but the Courthouse blocks look pretty washed out.
The fluorescent overhead lights are not the best for photos!

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Sewing at The Harbor Star

My friend Nancy and I are in mid- Michigan, sewing away at our favorite retreat house.
She is busy finishing projects up....I decided to start some new things.....
The first is a yellow and grey chevron quilt.  I got the fabric about 9 months ago at Guildcrafters in Berkley, Mi.

The grey photographs darker than it really is....the overhead fluorescent
lighting really tweaks colors in an unpleasant way.

This little courthouse step log cabin is 4.5" square and is an experiment
using some of my thrifted shirt fabric.  There are 29 pieces in this block,
so at this rate I will never, ever run out of my stash of blues and whites!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Project Runway...

Oh you silly, silly judges.
You got it SO WRONG this time.
SO wrong.......

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Slow and Steady Progress

I finally have all 64 blocks made of the blue and yellow quilt I have been working on.
1,064 half square triangles made, trimmed, sewn together and sewn into blocks.
Countless more defective  half squares currently sitting in a landfill somewhere......
Looking forward to laying them all out and getting them sewn into rows.
I'll keep you posted on further progress!