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A good part of the week has been spent organizing, pressing and folding fabric.


I have them categorized by '30s repros, 19th-Century repros, solids, kids prints, batiks and everything else by color. Yardage is folded separately from small pieces and fat quarters. I'm using small plastic baskets to keep the smaller pieces organized. I still have a lot to go, but I hope to finish in time to clean up for Christmas visitors without having to stuff fabric away unpressed and unsorted. To make matters worse, I just found more fabric. Wish me luck.

Whenever my back got tired from my "pressing business" I knit a few rounds on the second sleeve of my "So-not-my-palette Cardigan. I'm looking forward to making the front and neck ribbing.



Common Threads was supposed to meet at Georgette's on Thursday, but Karan filled in because of the snow. Georgette brought the refreshments to Karan's house. Karan lives at a lower elevation and has a flat driveway, so it's better for snowy weather. Not everyone has their snow tires on yet, so the substitution was much appreciated.

Karan has finished the center of her appliqué quilt top. I think she still has borders to add, but it's otherwise done.




Karan and Margareth are making potholders to use as gifts.




Margareth is turning out to be an excellent quilter. She seems to be good at everything she takes on.

The pajamas for Hannah and the twin boys arrived. Here's Buddy modeling his moose jammies with the moose slippers. Both boys have the same outfits to sleep in. 




Here are his slippers.



Hannah chose poodle jammies and slippers.




Important note: I did NOT make the pajamas or the slippers. They all came from The Doll Clothes Store, a good source of reasonably priced doll clothes and accessories. Buddy and Dude came from My Sibling Dolls. Hannah is a Götz doll. She came from a shop in Amsterdam (found on eBay) called Two 4 Toys.

We managed to get in a hike and a few walks with the pups before the snow hit. Here's DH with Rocky.



I had Dusty on a long leash for training not to chase bicycles, and there were a lot of them. Evidently he has learned not to chase them if he has the long leash on. Plan B is coming.

The pups have been resting up for the next adventure.



The snow on Thursday wasn't a big deal, but we were able to build a couple of piles of snow on the front deck for the dogs to use as a litter box when the snow is coming off the roof in back making our backyard unsafe for them.



What's on my needles: The “So-not-my-palette Cardigan” second sleeve is coming along. 

What's on my Featherweight: Waiting for the next project.

What's on my wheel: Still put away for now.

What's on my iPad/iPhone: Still listening to music for Park City Singers. Davenport House by Marie Silk is in my Kindle app on my iPad. The story is good. The writing is a little stilted and contains some grammar/usage errors. It's getting easier to read, though. Maybe I'm getting used to it.

What's in my wine glass: Trapiche Malbec, 2014 vintage.

What's my tip of the week: You can glue a small magnet on the end of a wooden dowel long enough to reach the floor when you hold it in your hand at a comfortable height. If you drop a pin and can't find it, just graze the floor with your handy magnet tool, and the pin will jump onto the magnet. Or you could just let my DH walk across the area. Pins and needles are attracted to his feet.


Note: This blog post was produced on the iPad and the MacBook, using the iPhone for some photos and some photo processing. No other computer was used in any stage of composition or posting, and no Windows were opened, waited for, cleaned or broken. No animals were harmed during the production of this blog post.

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Comment by Peggy Stuart on December 1, 2016 at 7:59am

Irene, I don't get to relax until after New Year's, but yes!

Comment by Irene Gallway on November 30, 2016 at 12:58pm

You have been a busy beaver.  I like using those plastic containers for organizing also.  The dolls p.js. and slippers are sooooo cute. Love them.  We have had a small amount of snow but the rain has washed it off.  But our day of the big snow falls will be coming soon.  I embrace Winter as a time to relax after a busy Summer.

Comment by Peggy Stuart on November 23, 2016 at 9:53am
They do!
Comment by Rebecca Sundberg on November 23, 2016 at 9:45am

I bookmarked the link to the doll clothes store.  They have some amazing stuff!

Comment by Peggy Stuart on November 22, 2016 at 5:09pm
Rebecca, my two minigroups always keep me inspired.
Barbara, I had to do some serious shopping to find the nightwear for these fun dolls for the grandkids. It's going to be a fun Christmas!
Comment by Barbara Graham on November 22, 2016 at 3:17pm

I had to laugh--I'm so accustomed to your fabulous work that even when you said you bought the slippers and pjs, it just didn't sink in.  I am glad you corrected me. Enjoy your extra 2 boxes of fabric.

Comment by Rebecca Sundberg on November 22, 2016 at 2:29pm

Great organizing of fabric. It gave me some ideas on what to do with mine! Karan's applique quilt is going to be beautiful but everyone's projects look great. We've finally had our first little snowfall - looks very much like yours actually.

Comment by Peggy Stuart on November 21, 2016 at 9:12pm
We're getting more snow now.
Just wanted to reiterate that I didn't make the PJs and slippers. I outsourced that part of the dolls' wardrobes.
Also...I just found another two boxes of fabrics. I think I have a lifetime supply. More batiks and mor 19th-Century repros. Another day of work at least!
Comment by Barb/WI on November 21, 2016 at 7:08pm

All your organizing is awesome!  It's something I like to do in between projects so my sewing room is a fun place, not total chaos.  Right now it's kind of teetering toward chaos with a variety of projects going.  The jammies and slippers are so adorable!  Lovin' your sweater, too.

Comment by Jodi Cramer on November 21, 2016 at 6:53pm

I like the applique quilt with the hearts full of flowers :).

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