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It's a TOP

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It's a finished top.  Well, I say finished.  I'm going to have to shorten the top and bottom borders-I think they are too long to fit the batting!  I bought a twin size batting on sale for this quilt.  Still need to make the back and then I can send if off to Karen the Quilter.

She may have been onto something. . .

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So Susie may have been onto something!  This doesn't look bad at all.  It currently measures 87 x 58 as it lies in pieces.  When sewn together it will be a bit smaller.  I may do a stop border to go next to the binding.  So my goal now is to make all the blocks I will need-seven maybe?

What to do what to do

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So I was totally stuck on my Camp Peanuts quilt for Tig.   As I lay awake with insomnia the other night the first step occurred to me: Take the Darn Borders Off!
 This is how it looked with the borders on.  I mistakenly put these on thinking I was further along than I was. (Wishful thinking!)


So I took the borders off. Kind of a fresh start like. Not bad. If this was for a baby or toddler I'd probably stop here.

I had made several blocks, meaning to use them before adding the borders. Should I add them to the top or the sides?  My friend Susie recommended that I use them on the side and add the previously removed borders to the top and bottom.  That might just work.  I'll lay it out tonight. I'll probably remove the red sashing between the existing blocks.  In any case, more blocks must be made!





Victorian Motto

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I can't believe I forgot to include this project.  I really wanted to make it for my sister, and after a comedy of errors (on my part) and delayed shipping (usps grrr), she finally got it!  It was hard to get good photos as I was taking them indoors-and in a hurry!  This is embroidery on perforated paper. I'd really like to make one for me.

Goals for 2017

I haven't been sewing at all since August.  Things have gotten pretty crazy on the homefront.  But I plan to remedy that in the new year! So here are my goals for 2017:


Cool Yule-Need to remake a couple blocks and then sash.Camp Peanuts-for my youngest son.  I cut and put border fabric on it before I was ready for it.  Doggone it!If I finish the above two quilts I am buying an Encyclopedia Galactica kit and making it!I'd love to make the Paper Shredder quilt.I'd also like to make one of my quilt kits that I have. (I have several!) For knitting:finish Girly Girl Socksorange Classy Slip-Up sockspossibly knit Peaks N Valleys socks (knit socks! book)Old Man of Storr shawlette (in S'mores yarn)Anniversary socks for DH

2016 in Review

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My goals for 2016
 Replace the horrible sofa (nope)Commit to walking daily (nope)finish my red gingham quilt (nope)rip out and reknit Tig's Woodsy assn muffatees (yes!)finish Biblical School (year 4!) (yes!)
2016 was a tough year.  I stopped sewing in August due to home problems.  I made two quilts for scout auctions and did some wooly work.  Quite a bit of knitting too. Here are a few photos of things I made.  I also made a Honey Cowl for Magpie and various dishcloths as beach knitting.