Stashbusters July Check In

Another month has gone by, and we are halfway through the year of using up some of our stashes. Did you do well this past month? I had a momentary lapse, but did get a little bit done. I picked up my Dahlia quilt from Asheville Cotton's charity show, and took the opportunity to spend …

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Sunday Chat – Wildlife, the Garden and a Gift Basket

Once again, we've had a busy week with yet one more quick trip to Atlanta among appointments and planning a big event that was held yesterday. I'll have more on that for you in a day or so. In the heat this week, my daylilies decided it was time to start their show. I got …

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Honoring Veterans and a bit of Quilting

Veterans Day was a weekday this year, so the British Car Club committee for the Veterans Drive planned an event for the Sunday after. Three British car clubs from North and South Carolina gathered for a lovely autumn color drive in the mountains. We had 33 cars, and most of those had two people, so …

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Sunday Chat

It was a week of flitting from project to project. Somehow my concentration was a bit off. Early mornings were cool, but the days warmed up fast to hot and humid. On the bird feeder this week, a mom cardinal brought her son. You can see he is almost done molting his baby feathers and …

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Sunday Chat and Critter Watch

Someone was sitting nicely, paws folded on our front door mat the other day. The mat says 'wipe your paws' but I'm not sure he did so. Still, cuteness abounds and peanut butter sandwiches needed to be made and offered. This week, I made my Summer Squash Casserole, with a slight change. After mashing the …

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Quilt of Valor – Stars on Point

We are not yet back to doing Quilt of Valor presentations, but the construction of quilts goes on.  At some point, we'll need a closet full to cover the backlog of veterans in line for a Quilt of Valor.  So, we continue to sew, piece and quilt, in i-sew-lation.  This one was pieced by Didi …

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A Quilt of Valor with Frankenbacking

This quilt came off the longarm about a week ago.  It is a Quilt of Valor, and was a bit more of a challenge at the beginning, as the backing had several problems. This is what I call Frankenbacking.  There are four vertical seams and two horizontal ones.  The friend that gave it to me …

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Retreat Quilt and a Batting Review

On our recent retreat at Febuary Hill, one of the days was spent working on another Quilt of Valor.  I had enough stars left from you, dear readers, to do another To The Nines pattern.  All I needed to do was to make some nine-patches.  I had cut squares and brought them with me, this …

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Sewing “To The Nines” for Quilts of Valor

Our sewing day for Quilts of Valor was a fun day of hard work by a small group of very motivated sewing enthusiasts.  We set up the night before, with the door prizes displayed, refreshment table set with nice decorations, patriotic quilts on the walls, wool batting sample gifts for participants set out, and information …

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