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more socks for my sisters

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botany lace, Knit Picks, and Tofutsies

The bear, a Stearnsy Bear, was made from an old mink coat, and was a gift from my husband.

more pinks for CAC

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more pinks from donations
quilting on Dream15 without (broken) stitch controller - not my best work - ruler work on squares, random swirls on borders


I broke the stitch controller when I moved the machine to a different room. Totally my fault. I called the store where I purchased it, Quilt Sampler in Springfield MO, and Brad had the part I needed and shipped it. I got it by mail in four days. I have installed it, with a minimum of cursing, but don't have my next quilt ready to go so that I can test it.....

brown pinwheels for CAC

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center smaller pinwheels and brown border donated by Jo Kramer of Jo's Country Junction
large pinwheels (from 8"blocks)- some fabric donated by Judy Bowman (Judy of Pierce City in Stashbusters)  https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/stashbuster/conversations/messages and some donated by stitchers of Marionville Library, Marionville, MO) The brown backing is much darker in person than it seems in the picture, and is from a sheet donated by my daughter. Quilting is 3s and Es (https://www.pinterest.com/pin/106397609919776198/?lp=true)

daisy pinwheels leftovers

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3s n Es on my Dream15 for Children's Advocacy Center

I miss my brother

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My brother, Kermit Day passed away very suddenly in January. He was a joy to be around. He wrote me lovely long letters, and showed me one of his favorite places to visit - Johnson's Shut-ins in central eastern MO. As a nurse, he used to go on medical missions, and learned some Spanish so that he could talk with his patients better.

hats for Cheyenne River Youth Project

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another 21 quilts for the CAC

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Karen, MaryAnn and Jean and I folded another 21 quilts for the CAC. This makes nearly 200 that we have finished and delivered to them.



florals for Children's Advocacy Center

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center donated by Jo Kramer http://www.joscountryjunction.com/ quilted on my Dream15 in allover leaves about 54 x 70 "

xblock greens

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This is the first quilt using the x-block - You make strata with 2 1/2 " strips, and use a special ruler to cut squares on an angle. One roll of strips, and assorted darker green scraps. For Children's Advocacy Center

finally finished Hunter's Star

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I quilted petals in the stars in December or January on My Dream 15. Then I wanted to quarter-inch outline around the "arrowhead" shapes. I tried to stitch straight lines on my Dream 15 - wasn't happening. Nor could I stitch straight lines on my regular machine - too many turns. Finally I bought a ruler base for my Dream15. And finally, using the ruler to practice on, I finished a baby quilt. It is so easy! I LOVE using the ruler with my Dream15. It does slightly narrow the area available for quilting, and that's a consideration, but, I LOVE IT!

teal stargazer

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Teal Stargazer
kit from Nancy's Notions
finished 30 June 2019

quilted with stars on my Dream15


Northcott Stonehenge Solstice

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Northcott Stonehenge Solstice block challenge from Simply Quilts, Springfield MO - 18 1/2"


quilting stars on my Dream15

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leftover Daisy Wallflowers

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pinks again for CAC

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quilted on my Dream15 using rulers for the first time borders are vining leaves

about 52" square




More more socks

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Debbie Bliss Botany Lace Araucania

More socks

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Drops Delight

Bun

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Ravelry
Little Cotton Rabbits
Scheepjies Stonewashed Smokey Quartz

Dress and pinafore are leftover sock yarns




paint by number 2

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paint by number 1

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finished view of my first Paint by number - Paris 

blue bargello

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fabric bought in MI January 2019
45x50"

My free-motion quilting is improving - leaves in borders, meandering in middle

very, very pink

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from scraps for CAC

Knit Picks felici

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made a pair in orange for my sis Denise 
and a pair in blues for my sis-in-law Rebecca

Debby Bliss Botany Lace

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leftover daisies

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Turning my scraps from Daisy Wallflower into a quilt for the Children's Advocacy Center:


more hats for CRR

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all from leftovers and scraps


https://lakotayouth.org

moving shelves

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I work in a public library.

Someone decided that we have to move all the fiction- not anyone who works here, not anyone who uses this library, not our manager.

There were 7  shelves with books on the bottom and none on the top. We have to remove the books, lower the shelves, replace the books. We will then have still 7 shelves, but with books on the top and none on the bottom --

Spring tees

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All my tees are made with the same pattern - one I traced from a tee I bought from Wal-Mart. I have made regular neck, long sleeve, scoop-neck short sleeves, etc. I have fabric for at least three more...

Note: these pictures were all taken on the same door, at the same time. You can see by the different colors of the door how true the color is to real life. The color of the door is "Navajo white" - so that bottom left  shirt in real life has a lot of dark burgundy in it - and no green at all. I wear it with burgundy pants. The other batik tee(upper right) has a lot of green, and I wear it with an avocado-colored pant.

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