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Sunday, April 24, 2016

Rainy Sunday Stitching....

...what a treat to have the feet up & quilting in the middle of a chilly, rainy (but much needed) Sunday afternoon.

One border completed and working on the 2nd...

Not feeling at all guilty for taking this time following all the prep and take down of our 3 day garage sale. Thankfully, we had a nice response and the house feels a little lighter. A lot of work though and glad to have it wrapped up!

So for now, with a slow cooking brisket in the oven and a steady rain fall outside, I am in a good place quilting away...and anticipating Skype time with our Alaskan kids.

Hoping each of you are enjoying some quality stitching time.

Pat

 

Sunday, April 10, 2016

A quilter's "ATM"

...as in Automatic Time Machine...where we could go when in need of more time...which always seems to be in short supply. How wonderful it would be to simply...

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And have a few extra hours pop out...

As 2016 is supposed to be the Year of Finishes, April finds me having a reality check...just how many "finishes" can I conceivably accomplish?

A small one - Merry Trails...Merry Memories can be stamped Done...

But in other boxes and bins....

Did any of you start the 2012 Building Houses From Scraps? A house a day for 365 days...somewhere my construction crew got pulled for other projects...guess I am on my own...

The poor neglected Benjamin Biggs borders...scallops in place on 1 long border - still needing petals, and the start of basting on the second long border...

If you could check the withdrawals of time from my own ATM, here is where a chunk of it has been used...

Finishing quilting on the last of the 25 blocks for Beyond the Cherry Tree...outlining those cherries takes forever...

And this coming week will begin handquilting simple vertical lines in the borders...oh dear...best run to that ATM for more time...


Wishing each of you extra hours to do what you love!


Pat