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    WiP March 29 - April 4, 2019

    Hopefully a quiet forum just means that everybody is busy crafting!

    I am getting really busy with my local quilt guild. We are ramping up for the Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival in June, plus our local quilt show in the fall. I am not putting any quilts into the regional (intimidated), but will be putting at least one (and hopefully two if I get 'It was the 80s' done in time) into the local show. I'm volunteering at both - either white glove or selling tickets for our opportunity quilt.

    And we have our challenge quilts due this summer - dimensions and details at the first June meeting, completed at the July meeting. I'm just doing a mini for that one.

    All this, and I'm the treasurer. Some meetings I am running so hard that I can't even enjoy myself.

    Spring is here in eastern Kansas - daffodils and tulips abound. What's going on in your world?

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    Re: WiP March 29 - April 4, 2019

    I went to a quilt show in Florence Alabama today [open tomorrow, too] and bought a few fat quarters and a Watercolor Quilt book. It is so yummy to look at even if I never make one of those quilts.
    I hope to get the rest of a sandwich quilted tomorrow. I have another throw sandwiched and have been thinking of adding some applique to the rather plain border. I better get it quilted fast before I think that is a really good idea and undo the sandwich.

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      Re: WiP March 29 - April 4, 2019

      I am here in my new house in beautiful Bentonville Arkansas. Here is a picture of my future quilting studio. I need to bolt the bookcases to the wall before I can unpack onto them. It is going to be great (eventually.)

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      The NWA (north west Arkansas) regional quilt show is next weekend. I think this is an annual event. I got here just in time. I plan to go. It will be a great break from unpacking.
      Stash Treasure Acquisitions Beyond Life Expectancy. My stash keeps me STABLE, oh yeah.... and dark chocolate.

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        Re: WiP March 29 - April 4, 2019

        Wednesday, I picked up my king Boomerang quilt from LAQ. Yesterday I cut the binding and sewed it on. I will post pictures later. I finished handsewing it. Another UFO done. Yeah!

        Today I picked up a small quilt from another LAQ. Tomorrow I will search my stash for binding or use the extra backing.

        This week I got a haircut and highlights, and got my nails done. I visited mom a few times, and may have been volunteered to join a group making a dignity quilt for the residence. I also cooked a lot of food for freezer meals. Also visited my grandkids, and may have volunteered to babysit the youngest on Sunday.

        Saturday a few girlfriends & I were to go shopping. But we are expecting freezing rain and snow overnight through the day, so we cancelled. Oh well, I will just have to spend my day sewing. My husband has a course so it will be quiet time.

        Enjoy life and do what makes you happy. Everything else will follow.

        Every day I try to do one thing that challenges my comfort zone.

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          Re: WiP March 29 - April 4, 2019

          I got six inches of off white brick stitch needlepoint done today, which puts me at a rate to finish this strip in 10.5 days. It is for the footstool reupholstery project. The big rectangular part to fit on top is done but I forgot about the sides. I discovered that they do sell needlepoint canvas in long strips for projects like belts. It's six inches wide though so big enough for the footstool sides. I have almost no idea what I'm doing except for a YouTube video by Miss Mustard Seed.

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            Re: WiP March 29 - April 4, 2019

            Here are the pics of the two quilts I got finished this week.

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            Denise, I'm certain that your sewing room will be set shortly. I actually enjoy moving as it provides the opportunity to reorganize rooms to function better. Enjoy the quilt show.

            Enjoy life and do what makes you happy. Everything else will follow.

            Every day I try to do one thing that challenges my comfort zone.

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              Re: WiP March 29 - April 4, 2019

              I also made a pressing to bring to the VQC group yesterday morning. DH came to help this month, and their pressing mat is shameful. Now that I have the proto-type figured out, I will make another one to leave there. I think mine will be handy at retreats, and when it's folded in half, it fits perfectly in the cutting mat carrying bag.

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              Working on quilting M* Ribboon star.
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              Enjoy life and do what makes you happy. Everything else will follow.

              Every day I try to do one thing that challenges my comfort zone.

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