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Tweet This was to be a post about one of the quilt tops I’ve stitched this week.  Alas, the last two days have been so terribly hot, that stitching on both quilts slowed down to a crawl … pressing seams became truly horrible … and neither are quite finished!  Ah well. Thankfully, by 4pm, a [...]

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Tweet Saturday was not the day I expected.  Abby unexpectedly visited the city with her friend.  Julian unexpectedly spent all day asleep. Frankly, I was at a bit of a loss.  There was so much that could be done – a kitchen table to clear of wool, the last of the Christmas decorations to put [...]

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Tweet   As usual, once I started thinking about Christmas giving for this year, my head was full of all sorts of wonderful and creative ideas of homemade.  I was going to sew up and print tshirts, make a wooden cutout of a traditional Swedish clock, start and finish quilts, piece and quilt table runners, [...]

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Tweet This year’s beloved teachers’ gifts – aprons.  First off the rank – Mrs. Chambers.  Had to be done, she’s leaving early.  I bought the fabric weeks ago, but true to form, only started pulling it together this morning.  Sigh.  I never learn. Mrs. Chamber’s is Abby’s Japanese teacher – and such a lovely, lovely [...]

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Tweet There you go – last week I thought it was the 44th week of this fine year – alas, I was a week behind myself.  So here we are, seven days later and yet an extra week ahead. Never mind, it’s almost the end of the year.  And I have only one exam left. [...]

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Tweet This afternoon was the perfect time and perfect weather to head out into the garden, quilt tucked under my arm, to stitch in some ends.  And there were a few.  When I began quilting this sweet quilt, the top thread kept breaking.  Initially there was a hmph!  I rethreaded the machine and took off [...]

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Tweet I finished this quilt (after six or seven years!) a few weeks back.  Indeed it has been gracing our bed ever since.  But there’d not been just the right amount of time or sun to take it outside for showing.  Until this afternoon.  After another morning of dreadful grey (honestly, every cold front produced [...]



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Tweet It’s the end of the weekend already … too fast, too fast. Despite the dreadful weather (Spring?  Spring?  No spring ’round here ) we kept ourselves well occupied, with lots of quilting … … moveable / cut the grass / become good friends rabbit hut building … … ah, friendlier already :-) … pattern [...]

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Tweet   Oh my goodness!  Has it really been two weeks since I stopped by!  Are you still here?!  I was chatting with Mum this morning and she told me to get on over here and write a post, share some photos, and say hi to all the lovely folk who visit block-a-day.  She thinks [...]

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Tweet This wee “genuine hide” suitcase came from … you guessed it!  Mr. P’s dumpster.  I love vintage suitcases so had been on the lookout for one each week.  It wasn’t until the very last week (yes, I know, ’tis sad, but it does appear that there will be no more dumpsters outside Mr. P’s [...]

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Tweet ‘Twas a busy day today … quilting by sunrise, coffee at my side, frantic left-to-the-last-minute housekeeping, morning tea with a lovely family that spilled into drawing and reading and playing with Sylvanians, more quilting, a wee bit of shopping … By late afternoon, the air was still soft, the promised rain had not arrived, [...]

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Tweet There was a whole lot of quilting this weekend past … and oh it was good.  With my free motion foot on, I twirled and looped round and round and round until every last square inch was covered with winding little trails.  I even added the binding.  I even hand stitched the binding down. [...]