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    Default WIP, 10/13/15, What treats are coming from your sewing machine?

    I hope we all are able to spend time this week on our favorite pastime. I should make a plan for what I can reasonably get done for the holidays....ummm......sure, yeah,,,,"reasonably" hahahaha!

    This weekend, my daughter, her husband and her step-daughter came to visit. This was Isadora's first visit to my home and to spend time with JJ. Izzy has 4 cats, but doesn't spend much time with dogs. She really enjoyed her time with JJ, and she and I made a pillowcase together.

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    Izzy and I are making a quilt together. It is going to have cats and snails on the front, and a flannel back. She is going to decorate some of the blocks with drawings and embroidery. While she was here, she selected the materials she wanted for the cat portion of the quilt. This will be interesting, as she has chosen some unusual (to me) fabric combinations. She is a very intelligent girl. I explained several things about the sewing machine, and she remembered everything after only being told once. Later in the day, she wanted to know how was I able to move the material around (FMQ) if the feed dogs were pulling the material in one direction. I was surprised that with no discussion at all, she was able to figure out this would be a problem.

    I am finally taking my machine into the store to be cleaned, and I will have to pull out the Bernina I won last year and use it for the first time!
    If you are not willing to learn, no one can help you. If you are determined to learn, no one can stop you.- Zig Ziglar

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    Default Re: WIP, 10/13/15, What treats are coming from your sewing machine?

    Your Izzy is a cutie and I would love to pet your dog, too.

    I hope to finish FMQ on a funny squirrel Thanksgiving panel today then maybe do a couple more Farmgirl blocks. Definitely having a sewing kind of day.

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    Default Re: WIP, 10/13/15, What treats are coming from your sewing machine?

    It sounds like she has an instinct for the physics of the machine--that's such a good thing to have!

    I'm going to layer up a quilt later this week, though I haven't a clue how I'm going to quilt it--still thinking about that. I will also work on some string blocks. But, today, the DMV for license renewals.
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    Default Re: WIP, 10/13/15, What treats are coming from your sewing machine?

    Izzy sounds like a smart girl, hopefully she will love sewing too!

    It's all about babies for me right now. My sister and I are busy making burpees, changing pads, self binding baby blankets and quilts. We have several babies coming in the next few months so we have a lot to do. Probably just a little sewing tonight but I get to sew all day tomorrow with a short break for a dentist appointment.

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    Default Re: WIP, 10/13/15, What treats are coming from your sewing machine?

    Hand quilting continues on my Poppy Panache. Just love the colors. Only a BIG problem.......threaded my needle last night and put it down in the quilt, I thought. Got up to potty and when I came back it was missing!!!!! Put it aside to wait until this AM and still cannot find it. The long thread in the needle I thought would be easy to locate, but no luck. DH helped and we still cannot find it. I'm blaming Buddy the Cat for stealing it. He loves to watch me sew and if I am not careful he will try to pull the thread out.

    Wish us luck in finding it. Now I have to go and find another needle. Seems I tend to lose quite a few. When my thimble disappears I know to look in the basement for it because Andy the Cat always takes it there and leaves it at the bottom of the steps. It is a great game of his.

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    Default Re: WIP, 10/13/15, What treats are coming from your sewing machine?

    Made another dozen string triangles today--some have fussy-cut fabrics.


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    Courtesy is not optional.

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    Default Re: WIP, 10/13/15, What treats are coming from your sewing machine?

    Lots of practical things going on this week, plus some fall/winter prep that isn't finished. I'm totally stalled on the lap quilts. Hopefully at some point I'll get SOMETHING done.

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    Default Re: WIP, 10/13/15, What treats are coming from your sewing machine?

    Got two of the baby quilts quilted and a third started. I am not loving what I am doing on the third and I am stuck and thinking of tearing out the quilting. Then I need to trim and bind them all.
    Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without.

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    All hand sewn....having a grand time with it!
    Sherri

    "Don't let someone else's ugly spoil your beautiful. " Thanks, Bubby!!!!!!

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    Default Re: WIP, 10/13/15, What treats are coming from your sewing machine?

    Got the crib size Falling Charms rows put together. Wednesday's plan is to sew the rows together and then add the borders. Also would like to cut out a couple quilts for two toddlers turning three this weekend, yes I know last minute. If I don't get them done I will get them a toy for their party gift and give them the quilts later.
    Anita G.

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