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More Tuesday Sewing

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I’m still trying to get back in the blogging habit. It’s getting easier, especially when I have pretty pictures.

Some gorgeous items for the guild quilt show:

Debbie is making a piece for the small quilt auction. I love the fishbowl, she used organza to make it look like glass.

Pat is making a tote bag, it was supposed to be a carryall for groceries. It is much, much too special to throw veggies into.

This quilt top is an Eye Spy by Claudia. I should ask her how many she has made. Each of her grandchildren have received an eye spy quilt for their first birthday. I love the emu block.

Next month we are going to make these pumpkins for the quilt show boutique.

Cindy is sewing these pretty blocks.

My precious Sewfee has taken up a new hobby.

You will never guess what I’m sewing, yes its Dear Jane. I’m almost ready to put the borders on.

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September 26, 2017 at 10:52 pm

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Sewing on Tuesday continues

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This month’s guild boutique project is a lot more fun. It’s a mug rug/candle mat.My talented friends have worked on these quiltsAnd in preparation for Irma(We must be short, and cheap in Florida. The only bread left in the grocery store is the costly pepperidge farm !)

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September 5, 2017 at 9:03 pm

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It’s Tuesday we sewed at our house today.

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It’s been a rough summer so it’s been lovely to be meeting with my sewing girls almost every Tuesday. Cindy has spent a great deal of time with her grandchildren this summer we were lucky to have her back today. Cindy continues to amaze me with the number of quilts she makes.

She sewed rows together to finish this top today. She is dreaming of making it all red next! That’s what makes a quilter, planning the next quilt before the previous quilt is finished.

We had a combination of hand and machine sewers. I finished THREE projects!!!!!The 399.00 table topper

A gift Mom and I made for IdaMae, a table runner

And the binding on a cute kids quilt that Mom and I will donate to the quilt guild. The guild has several children’s charities that we supply with quilts. I’m allllllmmmooooost done the Dear Jane border blocks. My goal is to finish the top by October.

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August 29, 2017 at 9:36 pm

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Project Runway worth watching

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So far, so good!  I guess Heidi and the other producers read my email and made a few changes to the show. The models are different sizes. Of course many entertaining comments were made about what to call the non stick thin models. There were some behind the scene videos that I enjoyed. I like watching the judges close up discussions about the designs. This might be the first time I agreed with the winner and looser .  (I do feel that the designer who went home was put on the show as a sacrificial designer….why was he actually selected to be on the show?)

I have a few days to figure out how to put PR pictures here before tomorrow’s new episode.

Neil and I dined at a new restaurant today. It is called Pei Wei and it was DELICIOUS! We both enjoyed an Ahi Avocado  salad.  I could go back tomorrow, but it is in Orlando. I hope I can find a location a little closer.

I’m going to try to figure out picture insertion from the web now,

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August 23, 2017 at 8:29 pm

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It’s Tuesday, we are still sewing!

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Aren’t girlfriends great?  I’m still quilting at Judy’s house most weeks. We occasionally travel to other locations, but home base is with Judy and her husband,Mike, who is our valet.

Nancy finished the top to a quilt called the splendid sampler. Each week two six-inch blocks were published. There were lots of blocks, I think about 100.  This is Nancy’s very happy version:IMG_0008  I am enjoying Watching Nancy, Claudia and Debbie making the pretty little blocks.

Claudia made this pretty table runner, and Pat did the gorgeous quilting.IMG_0010I worked on one of my last Dear Jane blocks. I’m determined to have the top finished by our next unfinished object deadline in October.

Did you know that project runway started last week?  Actually, it was Tim introducing the designers. It is going to be a crazy, wacky edition!

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August 15, 2017 at 8:42 pm

Where to start…

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So much has happened in the past three years. We can't go back, but how to go forward. I miss documentation of our lives. Most important is the growth of my precious daughter's family: I love my Dara,Mike,Julian and Sloane❤️

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August 13, 2017 at 10:31 pm

How sweet is this in several ways

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When my sewing friends learned that Mom mom was making scrap quilts, they gave her enough scraps to keep her sewing for many years. The fabric from this baby quilt was one of the donations she received. It was one of the first things I quilted when I became a computer quilter. img_1733

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I sewed the binding(edge) on at Judy’s today. Perfect for a little girl!

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December 6, 2016 at 8:38 pm

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