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Stash 3
January 24, 2016, 1:23 pm
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Still working on the little girl with cancers quilt.  Got it basted and ready to handquilt.

Stash this week come from our local quilt shop Quilter’s Depot.  They are having an end of month love your store sale and some things were up to 45% off.  I got one yard of the 30s small flower print, 1933 by Chloe’s Closet for moda, and 1/2 yards of the others, pink floral was Aunt Grace from the collection of Judie Rothermel by Marcus Fabrics, the green is Garden Gifts by Gil-Jin Foster for P&B Textiles, and the reddish pink doesn’t say what it is.

so 2.5 in, 0 out.  I gotta get motivated!


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snow day = sewing day
January 23, 2016, 5:45 am
Filed under: crafted, Life

Before the snow began to fall, I hit up Quilters Depot for a sewing circle!  I got all the rows on the cancer child’s quilt together and I basted it.  Plus there is a great end of month sale going on there with up to 45% off yard cuts.  I had to pick up some 30s prints.  And I’ve got my eye on some great blenders that my stash is in desperate need of, payday come quickly!

Then I got bread, Doritos, and home before the snow began to fall.  Banner Day.

As of writing this, we have just under 5″, with 3″ more expected today before the storm moves out for good.  Then it is the big waiting game for the road crews to clean up.  For now, snug as a bug in my little hilly neighborhood with nowhere to be until noon…unless the Boy Scouts cancel the Pinewood Derby.

How much snow did you get or are you expecting from this little storm?

Vacation Flashback
January 15, 2016, 6:50 am
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Very photo heavy post.  Lots of pictures to look at!  We spent the Christmas Holiday starting at the in-laws, then traveling to visit my brother, then a week with my dad, back to Myrtle Beach to visit friends, and finally headed north again.  It was a week of sun and rain, laughter and tears, and a stupid man running the red light and crashing into the back of us.  But first up, Christmas!

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Then the glorious beach at Hilton head Island!

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And finally, the car.


No new injuries to report, but it did set our daughter’s concussion back a bit and increased her migraines.  That could use some prayers and well wishes for sure.  It is going on six months for that injury, and she is so tired of it, she is quite down most days, and having a struggle in school.  As parents we must balance what is “good” for her emotionally, but safe for her physically.  Tough to tell a teenager no to the mall or movies.

Anyhoo, that’s a small recap of our recent trip.


Stash 2
January 10, 2016, 5:35 pm
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This week I added 2 yards.  1/2 yd cuts of each.  One piece of Star Wars to add to the quilt for my son.  And I just couldn’t pass up the sale on the holiday fabrics with the gold in them.  I’m still working on the cancer patients’ quilt, so nothing out this week.

WIP Challenge
January 8, 2016, 6:29 pm
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My local quilt store, Quilter’s Depot, is having a WIP Challenge this year, and I got up the nerve to sign up for it.   Here’s what it’s about:

What: Bring a list of all your Works in Progress. Register them for $10. You have until the end of November to submit
a picture of your finished project. It will then be checked off. Add projects for $1 through out the year to try and win a
great prize! Finish each project and bring it in for it’s photo be taken and checked off the list! Finish the most projects
and win a $50 gift card from the depot!
Every month you will have a Tuesday night and a Saturday to come in and work on your projects and get 10% off any
supplies you need for those registered projects. We will be keeping track!
Then on the Second Saturday in December, we will have a Show N Tell and award the gift card.

Doesn’t that sound like fun!  I know I don’t have a chance to win the most done, since I only handsew, and one a week or even two weeks is out of the question for me….but I like the fun idea and the incentive to get my dreams and stash into actual quilts.  So, here’s my list:

  1. Quilt for child with cancer.  Finish the rows, quilt to fleece backing.
  2. Row by row designed by my son for his sister.  Quilt and bind.
  3. Star Wars quilt of unknown pattern for my son.  Design, cut, sew, etc
  4. Finish my husbands’ stadium quilt.  Just needs tied off and bound.
  5. Make the twins’ Minnie Mouse quilt.  Like #3, I have the material and that’s as far as I’ve gotten on it.
  6. Find and finish my Christmas quilt.  Find being the operative word,  It’s in a box, somewhere, with the Christmas stuff.
  7. Ocean top bordered and quilted.  Just for fun lap quilt for us that needs completed.
  8. Quilt of Valor lap blanket for the local VA.  Have the stash to make it, just need to get on it.

That’s way too much to accomplish in a year, but I am in various stages of all of them.  I will chronicle the progress of each one, plus I’ll have to toss in any new baby quilts that come along this year too.  Hope you’ll keep me to task if it gets to be the middle of the month and I haven’t posted on them yet!

Have a great weekend!

Sunday Stash #1
January 3, 2016, 12:34 pm
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Island Quilters stash

While on vacation at Hilton Head, I had to stop by the quilt store, Island Quilters.  I needed something to make a mini with to remind me of the trip and time spent with family.  I chose this black and white sandcastle first, which is Jane Dixon for Andover Fabrics from 2014 Pat 7553.  They had it in another colorway, but this one went with the black and white shell on the red fabric which is Sunsational from Maude Asbury.  I added the two solids to give me something to play with and then got the fish FQ free with my purchase.  So added 1/2 yd of each + 1FQ.  And added another WIP to the list for 2016.

You can visit their shop at IslandQuilters.com.

It is a darling little shop in a Plaza with tons of shops and restaurants.  Island Threads2

They had a great selection of a little bit of everything, and it was hard for me to decide.

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Happy New Year
January 1, 2016, 1:30 am
Filed under: Life

As we are traveling home, I’m wishing you well a little early. I have a few things to write about when I get home, such as, my One Word for 2016, a couple of goals I’m going to share for accountability sake, and vacation recap. Until then…wishing each one a very happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year!


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