Monthly Archives: January 2015

February 2015 Short List

This is easy. I made decent progress on two of the four items on the January list but didn’t finish anything. My January list now becomes my February list. 1.  Retro Charm – I’m quilting the borders. 2.  Sunflower by … Continue reading

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January Books

A month can’t pass without a post about books. I called in a Gerhard Richter book from the library after discovering his paintings online. I’m a little disappointed in the content. Far more words than pictures, and the book doesn’t … Continue reading

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Fusing And Trimming

It took a lot longer to trace and cut out all the pieces for the Sunflower quilt than I thought it would. Glad to have that behind me. This may be my first totally fused quilt, now that I think … Continue reading

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Slow Sunflower Progress

No one will ever accuse me of prolific quilting. I worked on the Sunflower quilt every night this week. The background is finished, the shapes are traced onto paper backed fusible web and I’m ready to cut and fuse. Doesn’t … Continue reading

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That Darn Thrift Shop

It was THAT weekend again. Good thing the guild only meets every other month. I think all the cold weather kept everyone inside cleaning because we had a full freebie table yesterday and the thrift shop had lots of great … Continue reading

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This Week In The Sewing Room

My efforts to get in the sewing room daily this year are paying off. I definitely feel better and my mood improved. I don’t make fast progress, but I make progress. Quilting continues on Retro Charm. I cut out the … Continue reading

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Sunflower Fabric

I pulled fabric for the Sunflower quilt yesterday, just so I would have something to talk about that isn’t Retro Charm. Changing the background color made a huge difference in the look of the quilt and my attitude toward it. … Continue reading

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Weather Week From Hell

The first full week back to the normal routine has been anything but. Wind, snow and brutal cold came in with a vengeance. License boy had one full day of school this week. It’s like he’s still on Christmas break. … Continue reading

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Mini Declutter

I spent time New Years Day cleaning out a couple drawers in the sewing room. I pitched some things, added magazines to the guild box and moved three bags of fabric into the drawer I emptied. The goal was to … Continue reading

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January 2015 Short List

A new year, a new approach. After tossing around ideas, I decided on specific content for the monthly Short List. Each  list will contain four items: 1.  Something old – UFO 2.  Something new – Might be a pattern or … Continue reading

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