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Prairie Quilter Jan/NE's Blog – June 2016 Archive (3)

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Don't you just hate it when you KNOW right where you put something, but when you go to retrieve it, it isn't there?      

About a year ago, we had a large amount of hard rain in a short amount of time, which caused flash flooding.  While our house sat above the floodwaters, we had seepage in the basement.  This, in turn, resulted in major cleaning, purging, reorganizing, etc.  You would think that would be a good thing, right?  Except for one thing...



Added by Prairie Quilter Jan/NE on June 22, 2016 at 9:30am — 15 Comments

Treadle cabinet restoration

This week seemed like a good time to start in on the treadle cabinet restoration project for a 4 drawer cabinet that will house my Singer 66.  I bought the cabinet from e-bay, knowing it needed some TLC.   It was missing the center drawer, but I was able to replace it with one found on e-bay.  The drawers all had their original hardware, which is somewhat unusual for vintage pieces, but the case was missing a piece.  The price was very right, so I figured I could put some elbow grease into…


Added by Prairie Quilter Jan/NE on June 13, 2016 at 9:28am — 13 Comments

Seeking advice on braid borders

Any tips or tricks to share on braided borders?  Strip sizes you prefer?  (One source said 2 1/2 x 7 1/2.)  Anything I should be aware of value-wise?  (Do I need to keep one side neutrals and the other med/dark or does it matter?)  Any help is appreciated.  

I've been awol on posting for awhile, although I read and comment on posts, so here's an update.  

In December, my 82 year old dad was diagnosed with Stage IV pancreatic cancer that had metastasized to the liver.  He opted…


Added by Prairie Quilter Jan/NE on June 10, 2016 at 7:38am — 13 Comments

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