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Sunday, September 23, 2012

Friday Night Sew In Report ??

I have been so busy the last while that I am sure I haven’t posted for forever… and I’m a couple of days late with my FNSI report.  The weather has been glorious here; the best it has been all summer.

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Work is crazy busy, the garden wants to be harvested, I have been watching my grandkids a bit with sil being away and dd working night shifts at the hospital.  Today I:

- made chicken soup

- put on a 5 lb crockpot of sauerkraut to do its thing

- canned 11 litres of maple syrup which came in a big jug.  Canning will help keep it from growing mould

- did laundry, three rounds of dishes, tons of paperwork – paying bills and the like, walked the dog, picked some herbs from my greenhouse and took them to a neighbour, visited with two friends this morning

- and then went to a house concert this evening with another friend.  Two women playing and singing sweet Appalachian style bluegrass and folk music. 

I am playing catch-up with sewing obligations.  For FNSI I made the 2 sets of blocks for the 6 inch block swap that I owed for August.  Both of my partners asked for “mixed blocks”, one in pinks, beige and maroon” and the other in “any colours”.  So I made them both the same two blocks.  I think they are all kind of cool.

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I had already received my blocks from my partners…. these pretty ones from Kerry in Australia…

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And these lovelies from Lorraine in New Zealand.  I have no idea what kind of bird is on the card.  If anyone else knows, please tell me…

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I also received some other goodies this week.  The lovely Maria offered to send me some postage stamp blocks and this package full of fun and flirty blocks arrived…along with a card with more birds I don’t know the names of…

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And my friend Ida and I did a swap for some postage stamp blocks and I got more fun and flirty numbers from her…

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And two giveaway wins this week… Elaine sent me four fat quarters of grunge fabric in colours I would probably never think to buy.  I love them!

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And Frances sent me this cross stitch pillow kit, with the pattern stamped fabric and all the thread.  This will be a great take-along when hubby and I go travelling next month. 

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There was a deer grazing in the yard yesterday and a bear came through today, but I got no decent photos.  I’m off to a quilt retreat with my friend Dahn on Wednesday evening – the retreat is from Thursday to Sunday. Tuesday night I’ll be staying in Whitehorse with my grandchildren.  So that means I have to get packed and ready to go tomorrow…. YIKES!

Janet

10 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness! You've been a very busy girl! :) Great blocks! The recipients will be pleased I'm sure. The lake is beautiful. I would love to know where it is if you can share that info.
    Have a great week!

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  2. Sounds like a fun week ahead, Janet! And a bear, how exciting! Your blocks are gorgeous, great FNSI! And that is a lot of fun mail! :)
    xo

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  3. Lovely blocks Janet and you have had some fun mail...
    The bird is a pukeko..... http://www.nhc.net.nz/index/birds-new-zealand/Pukekoe/Pukeko.htm - I saw them when I visited New Z a couple of years ago....

    Beautiful lake picture....
    Hugz

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  4. lovely blocks, both colourways are beautiful.
    Beautiful pic.
    Hope you have a great time at the retreat! Hope you will show some snaps.

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  5. WOW! STOP... breath in deeply... hold... let out slowly... REPEAT!! You wore me out just listing it all! lol x take care x

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  6. Yes you have been a very busy lady and you deserve your retreat! Love the 6 inch blocks....especially the ones made with the diagonal strips.....what a serene lake photo....loved swapping PS charms with you.......enjoy your traveling!

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  7. WOW!!!! sew many packages coming and going....
    Nice blocks you stitched...
    The birds on my card are a Magpie and Pink and Grey Galah...

    http://www.google.com.au/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=magpies%20and%20pink%20and%20grey%20galahs&source=web&cd=2&cad=rja&sqi=2&ved=0CCYQFjAB&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.gdaywa.com%2Fanimals%2Fbirds.php&ei=U1FgULnDD9GQiAef4YHYBw&usg=AFQjCNFJhVrRbIH5HTP5hQF47ZZ9D4dwnQ

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  8. wow , you sure know how to pack a lot in one day , great blocks you made and also received and lots of other yummy mail. Enjoy your retreat!!

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  9. Are you ready for the retreat?? As usual, I am excited and can barely wait! :-)

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  10. My, my, you have certainly been busy! Lots of interesting activities -- canning maple syrup has to be unique! Of course, we don't have maple trees for syrup in Australia -- we have the imitation stuff or the real deal from Canada!

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