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Angel #3

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Judy gave me three angels, each with two or three borders. I added more, and this is the result. Another for Children's Advocacy Center about 45"square.


more bracelets

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Using the green one as a sample
Made these in 2017.


Paint-by-number

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When I was a child, I did several paint-by-numbers - all of them bought from the local dime store, and less than 8 1/2 by 11. I loved doing them more than keeping them.

I have recently started another, rather larger(perhaps 16 by 20, which is of a French walk, and which came all the way from China in the mail. The spaces I am meant to paint seem very very small. This seems harder than I remember it. But I am still enjoying the process.


The 'bent' streetlight is merely a soft bend in the canvas, and is really straight. Seriously.

my job

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These are just a few of the things i get paid to do:
cookie decorating, making bubble-makers. and sticker mosaics





grandkids

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I sure wish we could see them more often - well, we will when the weather improves.


shredded

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Bought 3 new tops on sale from Christopher and Banks

Wore this one once - tag says machine wash, so I did -




and this happened.
But, customer service came through - sent me a postage-paid label to return item. Haven't heard yet what they're going to do about it...

perfect backing and four more bindings

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This is what happens when the randomly-donated quilt backing ends up perfect for the randomly-donated quilt top.



four more tied tops bound for Children's Advocacy Center

Dream 15 number seven

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Diagonals donated by a friend of Jo Kramer - from MN pieced on muslin signed on the back by Cheryl Traun Nancy Carey Anita S Kathy Noll Joane Fink Connie Carpenter Irene N Iverson
quilted Feb 18th and 24th donated to Children's Advocacy Center

teal Stargazer

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65 x 77" I can see a mistake. Not gonna be easy to take it out. This quilt is so busy, I wonder if I can just leave it - insert a mistake so you're not being presumptuous, and so on. But looking at the pattern, there is not one mistake, but three - and I REALLY don't want to take out three.

Zac's leftovers

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A long time ago, I made quilt for Zac using Eleanor Burns' Night and Day. The pattern uses cuts from strata, and "wastes" a lot of fabric. These squares were some of those leftovers. The sashing and first border are left from my version of Bonnie Hunter's En Provence. And the dark green border is leftover from my Stack n Whack. The plaid (also used on the back) was donated to me by Jo Kramer (Jo's Country Junction).

number 5 on my Dream 15 - finished today, Jan 27

someone is watching over me

I have had to add air to one of my tires about every other week. It was checked- no leak was found. 

Thursday my daughter and I returned from MI through ice fog, snow, heavy rain, dense fog, and detours in St Louis - no problems. 1600 miles round trip. 

This morning my husband took the car to the shop for an oil change, and they found a nail in that tire. 

Thank you, Lord!

green lace for my sister Bev

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The full picture is more true to the color.

green/blue stripes for my sister-in-law Rebecca

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iris colors for my sister Lynnette

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blue/browns for my sister Denise

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fourth quilt on my Dream15

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I outlined the appliquéd petals, and did a leaf design in the borders. I knew I couldn't make the leaves identical, so I decided to make them each different.

Third -Stack n Whack

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allover paisley
from a book on free-motion quilting by Angela Waters
The Stack n Whack top was hanging on my wall over my bed  for years -3 blocks by 3.
Not sure when I started it, but the book is from 1998.
I had cut more blocks, and finished them in  2017? 2018?, added them, and it went back on the wall.
Now, it's done!

second quilting - indigo Shibori Hunter's Star

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I wanted flower petals in the center of the stars. Other quilting will be outlining with a walking foot.