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I am a wife, mama and grandmama getting through life by hanging on to a needle and thread.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Quicker Strippie!

When the too short troll backing turned into a quilt top, I got the idea that I could make quicker strippie quilts for Lap Robes for Veterans!  This organization actually prefers simple quilts over more intricate designs for a couple of different reasons, so these quilts will be perfect for them and I'll be able to use up the odds and ends of patriotic fabrics in my stash too!  It's a win all the way around!

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Back Or Front?

My original plan was for this to be the backing for the Quick Strippie Troll quilt top that I made last week, but it turned out to be just a few inches too short.  Yes, I could add another white stripe somewhere to lengthen it, but I think I like it well enough as it is to use it as a top.  Perhaps I will simply back them both with solid white and then I will have two Troll quilts to donate instead of one!

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Back In The Sewing Room!

Now that fall is here and it's getting dark earlier, I'm finding that I have a little more time to spend in the sewing room again.  I don't want to do anything too complex when I get home from work, but a few minutes of mindless sewing, while dinner is in the oven, is just what I need!  Quick Strippie quilts are just the ticket for mindless sewing.  It doesn't take long at all to stitch one together and they make great donation quilts!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

What Happened To August?

Oh my goodness!  Was my last post really in July?  What happened in August?  I'd like to say that I was too busy preparing for the Mountain Laurel Quilt Guild's 2016 Exhibit to post but that wouldn't be quite true.  Yes, I did play a part in this year's exhibit, but it was quite small compared to past years.  Truth is, the only stitching I have done in the last 6 weeks was this small quilt that is part of the guild's "Dreaming of a World Without Cancer" display.  All of the quilts in this display are offered for sale at the price of $25.00 each with all proceeds going to the American Cancer Society.   The guild's exhibit runs through September 25th, so if you are in the Wellsboro, PA area this week stop at the Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center to see it in person.  For those who live out of town, photos of the exhibit can be seen on the guild's Facebook page.

Now that summer is coming to an end and the days are getting shorter, I hope to have more time for stitching and blogging!

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