Speaking of Log Cabins

I love this antique Courthouse Steps version for sale here.


There are just so many variations and layouts possible with log cabin quilts and I’ve made a bunch over the years.


Do you use Ravelry?

It’s one of those sites that has so many features that I’m constantly discovering another neat one. I don’t have all my yarn entered into Ravelry but I just recently noticed the “In my Stash” line item in the pattern description. In this case it shows 6 ideas ….


Ravelry actually looks at yarns used by other knitters and compares that to what’s in my stash.


How cool is that? I’ve used the yarn tab for a while to see what yarns other people have used for certain projects but this helps me use yarn I already have … Always a benefit considering that I seem to be stashing yarn at a significantly faster rate than I’m using it.


Photo shoot

I personally think the whole professional photo shoot for every newborn in the Anne Geddes style is a bit overdone but of course, Bree had her photo shoot and my favorite of the batch was this one which just so happened to feature the quilt my Mom made her. OK, so it’s not random that this is my favorite. At least Mom’s quilt makes it more personal!



My little Viking!


The Dolphin game is on TV and I’m too lazy to go somewhere to watch the Vikings but luckily I can still follow the game on the iPad.




I’m still feeling kind of lame but was up early to do my walk.

8.3 miles and I’m whipped! Not sure much else will get done today other than sitting around and watching some football.



9 patches

9 patch quilts are a favorite of mine and tonight while I was viewing quilts on eBay, I came across this beauty.


Which kind of reminded me of a small one I made years ago, Mom pieced a bunch of 9 patch blocks for me and the last ones went into this quilt. It’s even quilted with Baptist Fans like the antique one although mine is set on point.


What’s your favorite traditional block? Mine’s a tie between 9 patches and log cabin blocks.


The perfect task

After a morning filled with reading and knitting, I managed to find enough energy for a 3 mile walk … I’ve got a short week due to being gone and can’t afford a day off and still stay on my training schedule. Luckily, I finished up right before the weather turned bad.


The perfect task for the rest of the afternoon? Picking out quilting stitches — no extra energy required and it will keep this day from being mostly unproductive.



Easing into my day

I’m feeling a little under the weather so I’m taking it easy reading and knitting … I might think about getting a shower in a bit!



Heading Home

Had a great visit with all the kids … Hard to believe how much our little family has grown.



Just the two of us tomorrow!


I’ve loved all the family time but Keith and I need some time too so tomorrow is just for us!

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