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

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!

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Job Benefits

My job at the thrift store definitely has benefits!  Look at this beautiful hand-pieced, hand-quilted quilt that came in on the truck this week.  Only one problem...it looks like it had a run-in with a pair of scissors at some point in its life.  I couldn't bear to see it sold as a cutter quilt, so I brought it home to try my hand at restoring it.  I know it's going to be next to impossible to match the fabrics, so the question is...shall I try to find a fabric that matches closest to the color and not worry about whether it is a print or solid or should I try to keep solids and prints as they are even if the shade is a little different?

Friday, July 15, 2016

Wavy Zip Bag

I turned my wavy weaving piece into a little wavy zip bag.  I added a beaded zipper pull just to make it a little more fun.  I love how it turned out!

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