Monthly Archives: October 2008

October TIF Finish

I’m proud to have started and finished a challenge piece in the same month.  This quilt measures eleven inches squares.  The blocks are four inch.  Sometimes the pictures make things look smaller or bigger then they are.    The October … Continue reading

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A Peek at my Bookshelf

I was looking for a Christmas stocking pattern the other day and I pulled Scrap Saver’s Christmas Stitchery by Sandra Lounsbury Foose (Oxmoor House, 1986) off my shelf.  I picked up this book at a library used book sale.  Sometimes … Continue reading

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Ann Arbor Quilt Shop

A friend wanted to go to Ann Arbor to shop at Whole Foods, so we made a day of it and visited a quilt shop too.    We stopped at Lake St. Mercantile in South Lyons, Michigan first.  If you … Continue reading

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Adding to the Family

My husband came home for lunch yesterday and told me about a moma cat and her two kittens that someone dumped where he works.  The property owner called the Humane Society and they said they have so many cats that … Continue reading

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EQ and Paper Piecing

For the last block using the white on white (WOW) painted fabric, I decided I wanted to make a paper pieced stocking.  Rather than spend hours looking for a pattern, I drew my own in EQ6.   The block drew … Continue reading

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Just for Fun

Gayle left a comment on the last post asking if I counted all my fabric before starting the Stashbusting Challenge.  No, I didn’t but I have thought about it.  The truth scares me a little.  I bet I have four … Continue reading

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Sunday Stash Report – October

Instead of sewing and busting stash yesterday, I did some cooking and took a 4.5 mile hike at a Metropark along the Maumee River.  The wind had a chill to it, but the sun sparkled off the water and the … Continue reading

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October Take It Further Challenge

The theme for October is “your textile workspace”.  My workspace doubles as the guest bedroom.  It started as my sewing room.  At that time our third bedroom served as the guest room.  When our son was born, the guest room … Continue reading

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Fearless Creating

Whenever I need another book at the library, I browse their online catalog until I find an available book I want to read.  This saves me time when I stop at the library since I could wander around for hours … Continue reading

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Looking Like Fall

The trees started turning and the walnuts started falling, but it must be 80 degrees outside.  Everyone’s enjoying Indian summer while it lasts.  I took a three mile hike at one of the Metroparks yesterday as part of their Autumn … Continue reading

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