More ends woven in

I finished crocheting this one the end of October and it also has been been waiting to have the ends woven in. So glad to finish this up. Can’t wait to get it donated. I’ve got one more to finish before taking them back to GA with me for donation.

Pattern – Shelly Blanket (crochet)

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On my needles

I don’t mind that this scarf is taking a long time to knit. It’s actually quite enjoyable but it doesn’t give me much to share as I’m working on it. This one will need blocking before the beauty of the pattern comes out. In case you’re wondering, the red threads are lifelines. I’d hate to have to start over if I mess up too bad (there are minor errors but I’m going to live with those since I seriously doubt they’ll be noticeable with the scarf wrapped around my neck!)

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Library time

I’ve failed miserably in my effort to keep up my genealogy research since the move. Keith is out of town so I walked to the library and found a quiet corner to work in.

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Ancestry has a guide to finding information on those who served in WWI and I’m going to see if I can find any additional information on family members.

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Leftovers

Do you use your leftovers? While I had the fabric out for the HSTeria quilt, I cut some 2.5 inch strips from the leftover fabric and kitted them up for later. A simple 5 rail fence is the result. Quick and easy and better than the fabric going back in stash. It will be donated when it’s eventually finished (don’t hold your breath! My tops tend to age a bit on the shelf before being quilted).

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Seriously?!

I finished all the Rail Fence blocks today but I’ll wait to show a photo until I have the top assembled. While I was sewing today I turned around and Chesty was INSIDE the duffle I use to carry things back and forth to GA. I guess he wants to make sure I take him with me when I go.

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9 months

That’s how long it took me to weave the ends in after knitting this afghan.

LOVE everything about it – the drape, the color, the softness of the yarn, the pattern.

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Finished

I didn’t sew today but I did get a final photo of this little quilt. It’s the one I big stitch quilted and I needed to wash out the blue pen I used to mark the quilting lines that went through the center of the blocks. It was just a small quilt but I really enjoyed this one!

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Watermarking photos

I hate it when I come across one of my quilts and it’s not watermarked. I try to remember to watermark all of them before uploading but sometimes I come across older photos that I posted before I started watermarking. I really need to finish going through my website and pulling any that aren’t marked. I was searching for two color quilts today and this one of mine popped up in the search – posted by someone else on a quilting board.

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Watermarking photos of your quilts not only gives you credit if someone reposts it but it reminds people where they found their inspiration if they save the photo. I use an app called Impression to watermark photos when I’m on the iPad and Picasa on the laptop.

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The problem with multitasking

Working on a little of this and a little of that makes for slow progress but I did manage to get the 16 patch top assembled.

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I head to GA in two weeks so I needed to start sorting what goes and what stays. Why is it that organization in my sewing room is a never ending task?! As you can see, I have piles everywhere – and the fact that you can see is due to my finally buying a light for my sewing room so now I can work at night and actually see something beyond the sewing table. I haven’t even managed to remake the bed in there after Chris and Becky’s visit. I will get to that once I pack up everything going to GA.

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I sorted through the finished tops – 4 small ones will stay here for quilting and 6 will go to GA. I might eventually decide to big stitch one or two of the ones going to GA but I have more than enough to keep myself busy for the next 6+ months and I expect to visit at least 4 times this year.

I sorted through the finished quilts and started washing them – again some will go to GA for donation and some will be mailed from here so there are two stacks.

There are 4 afghans to go to GA for donation – 3 need ends woven in before I go so that goes on the to do list.

While I told myself I wasn’t going to establish another fabric stash here in FL I haven’t stopped ordering fabric online so that’s sorted through – the larger 4-5 yard pieces go to GA for quilt backs and I’ll keep the rest here for now.

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Assembled

Making a doll quilt from scraps left over from the 16 Patch sounds like a good idea but probably only going to happen if I pieced it while everything was sitting out … I knew if I put it away to do later, later would never come so I assembled the little top today.

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The 16 patch blocks are all made and next I need to get that top assembled.

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