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Saturday, July 21, 2018


My Stacy Nash Primitives is finished! Can you call this Netty's Sampler Pinkeep when I changed so much?

I could live with the missing "J" but the OCD in me HAD to finish the alphabet. Thankfully the design lent itself to the intuitive charting of the missing letters. Since I didn't stitch Netty's name I didn't use her initials or date. Now, I've chickened out at trying my hand at finishing the drum! I can do it...I know it. I must first complete it in my imagination several times before I can make an attempt. Does that make sense?

Because I'm playing chicken, I cleaned up the studio and brought out another unfinished project. Surprise! It's the Dresden Plate quilt!

The blocks are all ready to be sewn together. Gosh, these are giant blocks! Once I have the body together, I can figure out a border. If it needs a border?  See? This is why it's sat unfinished...

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Friday, July 13, 2018

Totally Useless Friday the 13th

 What a lucky day to have the New Moon fall on! It's time for your Totally Useless Stitch A Long updates! My ORTs continue to grow:

I was quite excited to get to this little border. Not sure why it just looked like lots of fun to stitch.  Three stitches down, one stitch up and repeat. Very relaxing stitching this project.

Just finishing ORTs in my wood leaf bowl, no quilting ORT at all. That's okay. I have plans!


Now it is YOUR turn...we want to see your ORTs! Leave a comment on this post with a link to your July TUSAL post so we can come to visit! If I hold a Totally Useless giveaway your comment will earn you an extra entry.

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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Piggy Bank Challenge

Val reminded me it was time to count our Piggy Bank Challenge savings. My jar wasn't nearly as full as it was last time. I was working then and was out spending money more often! At least I remembered to take a picture before I emptied it this time:

My jar sits on top of my embroidery floss cabinet where I can see it every day. Once I emptied it, I took the change to our credit union and they gave me dollars for it:

Grand total was :
two Canadian dimes
one car wash token

The teller that cashed me out kindly donated a penny to round me up to 75 cents...which is now back in the jar for next year.

Wow, I have $145 to spend on my hobbies! I'm going to buy fabric! You can join in for next year! Val will be posting a sign up today on her blog: Val's Quilting Studio

How much could you save?

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018


I made a bit of progress on the Stacy Nash Primitives Netty's Sampler at my Dad's house yesterday. He had a doctors' appointment for mom on Monday so I went on Tuesday instead. Dad and I had a laugh when I noticed Netty dropped the "J" on her sampler and then ends the whole alphabet with the "V." 

I got these templates the other day. It did not occur to me to take a picture of them before peeling off their backing paper. I've never done curved piecing but I'm eager to try. 

These templates make the blocks for Winding Ways quilts. I fell in love with the illusion circles created with this block. Oh, so much fun! 

I have a couple of quilting projects ahead of this, of course! I don't want too many things left half finished...

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Sunday, July 8, 2018

This, That, and the Other

When I bought that basket to display smalls in, I happened to check Hobby Lobby's embroidery floss to see if they had the newly published DMC colors. They did! I've been checking every place I go that sells floss and it's finally happening here.

I got them bagged up as soon as I got home. If you are new here, I have a detailed post about how I store my floss here - Embroidery Floss. The Bagged floss gets stored in my Cabinet.

I finished this Milady's Needle Partridge in a Pear Tree design from the 2012 JCS Ornament issue. Waiting now to be finished.

I also finished USA Squared by Lizzy Kate. Just needs finishing. I've stitched this one once before but I RAK'ed it to Karen.

I was going to "new start" another Bent Creek design, Happy Flag Flag Day but when I got out the chart I thought it looked too familiar and a quick search of my blog revealed I had already stitched it. So I had to go dig the finish out of storage in the basement and add it to my patriotic basket. Are ya'll sick of seeing this basket yet?

So, for my new start, I needed a change of pace and chose this Stacy Nash Primitives Netty's Sampler Pinkeep Drum. A very small start so far!

Okay, so how many of you have gone to start a new project only to realize you've already stitched it, finished it and forgot about it?  I hope I'm not alone here...

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Thursday, July 5, 2018

Red and Blue

I was able to finish two more patriotic pillows for my basket. One in red:

Design ~ Celebrate Freedom
Designer ~ Bent Creek
Fabric ~ 32 count tea dyed Lugana
Fiber ~ DMC

The second in blue.

Design ~ Wave
Designer ~ Bent Creek
Fabric ~ 32 count tea dyed Lugana
Fiber ~ DMC

Funny, but I stitched both of these in 2013 and wrote about them both on this post. Now I'm finish-finishing them and posting both again on the same post. Weird, huh?

I found a bigger basket...with room to grow! 

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