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Comment by Lynne 12 hours ago

I finished quilting the top I had loaded this afternoon.  It is a batik leaf log cabin quilt. I think the pattern was one that came in a mailer for a magazine subscription several years ago.  I don't even remember when I made it.  It will be a donation quilt since the fabrics were all donated to the church sewing ladies.  Not sure where it is going yet, but as soon as I get the binding on it will be ready for when the need arises.

I loaded a baby quilt that my mom embroidered.  It won't take long to do. I'm not fond of it, the bunny's eyes are kind of creepy! I will give it back to her and she can decide what to do with it.

I've also been working on the Calico Hutch mystery.  It is kind of mindless sewing so that's nice.

We drove down to oldest's house yesterday afternoon to pick up a few things that he didn't want anymore.  He is taking a new job and they will need to be moving soon.  Further away from us, but just a few minutes away from DIL's parents.  

Not much else for news here.  Just hot, a good excuse to stay in the sewing room.

Comment by Jan from Iowa/Arkansas 20 hours ago

Made a trip to the grocery store yesterday.  It wasn't very busy, which surprised me.  Guess people still have left-overs from the 4th!!

Still working on the scrappy quilts.  I have 10 blocks to finish for one, then work on the pieced sashing.  It won't be very pretty, but should be interesting to look at.  It will be a donation quilt so I want to get it finished up to take when the quilter lefts me know she is done with the ones she has.  I only have one ready to go and I'd sure like to get the second on ready.

Don't know anything else.  Be strong and be safe.

Comment by Jan from Iowa/Arkansas on Sunday

I really want it to happen even if I am a little afraid.  The world is a crazy place right now.

The 4th was very noisy around here.  There is a lake just below us and they had lots of fireworks.  I think nearly every neighbor had their own firecrackers.  It went on from about 4 until around midnight.  Glad everyone was having a good time.  We were able to see some of the aerial stuff thru the trees.  We only have "lakeview" in the winter when the leaves are all gone!!!!

I'll be working on my stash of 2.5" strips today.  I have the long strips sorted out and will be tidying up the short stuff.  One design I'm working on calls for a 16-patch of 2.5" squares.  That should use up as bunch!!

Have a great day every one.  Be safe.  Diane, get better soon.

Comment by Deb Semmens on Saturday

Linda,  Marcia plans to have a conversation with input from all of us around the middle of this month.

Comment by Linda Northwick on Saturday

do we have any info on the retreat yet. My computer has been giving me fits so noy sure if anything has been posted. Thanks

Comment by SandyO on Saturday

OK, Diane...the stencils are yours and I'm delighted they won't get thrown into the trash.  I'll bring them to the retreat and, if we don't have it this year, you and I can meet somewhere in the middle; I'll bring your box of scraps too!  Hope your body mends itself soon and your smile is back to it's old sparkle.  Tell that dentist to use some better glue LOL!!

Comment by Deb Semmens on Saturday

Feel better soon Diane.

Wishing everyone a safe and happy 4th.

Comment by Jan from Iowa/Arkansas on Saturday

But you are our mess Diane.  Get better soon.  In the meantime, rest and recover.

Not much going on here.  I am in the process of cutting up some 2.5" strips into 2.5 and 4.5 pieces.  Have a couple quilt designs in mind.  Just need to weed out more STUFF.

Happy 4th everyone.  Be safe out there.

Comment by diane on Saturday

And yes,,,I'm a mess

Comment by diane on Saturday

Lynne you need to start listening to audiobooks! I never have the tv or radio on during the day. I have several MP3 players I load books onto but you can also listen through the cell phone or get cd's! I know there are many of us that listen.


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