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Sunday, May 15, 2011

The weekend has not been devoid of sewing!

I have been sick with a stomach flu since Thursday.  I hate it when I get sick on the weekend!  But there has been some progress made in the sewing department – and the snows of last week…

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….are gone!   Bird watching this morning.  We bagged an American Golden Plover and Snow Geese.  My friend, wife of the local bird nut, asked me if I had the Plover on my life list.  I had to whisper to her that I don’t have a life list.  We had a great laugh.

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Yesterday I helped my daughter sew a blind for her bedroom window.  It isn’t finished and I think she is going to come out this week to work on it.  I bought the fabric for this blind in 1997!  Pictures to come when it’s done.

Today I finished up my 12” X 12” quilt for the swap organized by Victoria as part of the 15 minutes play blog.  I received my 12`` X 12 `` already.  Michele made me this cheerful little quilt.  Colourful and bright; just what I like.  Thanks so much Michele!

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I’m afraid I probably didn’t pass the “make fabric” portion of the task, although the quilt is made totally of scraps (except for the backing).  Even the batting is scraps.  I had this huge pile of little triangles received from the scrap basket at my LQS.  It is left out for people to contribute their garbage towards my postage stamp quilt.  I get so many tiny scraps and I get to use them for lots of things.  I am happy with how this turned out.  It is for a mystery recipient.

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And some detail….

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Yup.  I`ve become a bit obsessed with hand quilting. 

I also finished my May Adventure Block for Sylvia in Australia.  Here is a sneak peek.  Sylvia asked for a block suitable for a baby in pastels.

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Good night!

Janet

8 comments:

  1. I hope you are feeling better soon. I always sew when I am sick, as I just cant stay in bed all day.

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  2. Lots of interesting photos here. Sorry to hear you haven't been well. Get well soon.

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  3. Sorry you haven't been well. I hope you're recovering now.

    Your challenge quilt is great.

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  4. Hope you feel better! I'm so glad the snow is finally gone too, LOVE your little quilts!!! I don't have a "life list" either, I'm just trying to get through each day, but I still have teenagers at home....lol!!

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  5. I hope are feeling better! Your 12X12 is wonderful! I love all of the triangles and the little decoratives you added.

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  6. I hope you are feeling much better Janet. Love your block.

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  7. What! No life list! Well, don't worry. Mine isn't all that impressive. Will that 12x12 be part of something bigger?

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  8. As you can probably tell, I'm catching up on blog posts that I've been missing. Your hand quilting looks great, and I like your embellishments, too!

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