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I haven’t bought any new fabric this week, but I am making progress on using up some of my stash by continuing with my Roman Stripes UFO.   Now completed:  16 blocks.

Roman Stripes16I decided to use the setting Mary Johnson chose for her design.  It looks so clean and crisp and modern.  My sister-in-law will like this!

Here is Nigel, also known as Bitey Boy.  😉   He’s a good dog, really.  Even if he does like to come and sit on the blocks and disarrange them.

Nigel Stripes

Happy Sewing!

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What a week! A little bit of sewing, a little bit of baking, and a whole lot of snow.

My sewing things are still unorganised from last week’s room shifting, so this week I sewed on projects that I could find easily and didn’t have lots of small pieces that had to be laid out.  I found a quilt top that was nearly finished and just needed another border.  This will be a donation quilt for QOV-UK.   I hope it doesn’t look too ’70s with that Harvest Gold and Avocado!  I didn’t notice that until I saw the photograph.  I’ve always called this quilt “Harvest Festival,” and  I was really thinking of golden Amber grain and cornfields when I chose the fabrics.


I also put the binding on a purple wall hanging that I started several years ago with the scraps from a quilt that I made for my niece.  I couldn’t find any more of the background fabric to make the binding, so I used a coordinating purple from my stash.  I just need to make the hanging tabs and hand-sew the binding down, and it will be finished.  This is one of the UFOs for my Stashbuster UFO Challenge.


We had so much snow this week that we couldn’t get the cars out, and school was even cancelled one day.  My husband and little girl had a great time sledging in the snow.


Here’s my little Nigel dog in the back garden.


I stayed inside where it was warm and did baking.  I made three loaves of white bread, two loaves of wholemeal seedy bread, two pans of yeast rolls, and a batch of Snicker Doodle cookies.


The other days when school was open again, we just put on our boots and walked.  It’s only about a mile.  It sure is different from walking to school in the old days in Southeast Texas!  😉

I also had plenty of time to do Web Surfing.  Here are two sites I found that are new to me and have lots of lovely quilt patterns with clear instructions:

San Fernando Valley Quilting Association

Andover Fabrics Quilt Designs

Here are my totals for Stash Report Week 6:

  • Bought    0
  • Used        1/2 yd for binding and hanging tabs
  • YTD Bought    6 yds
  • YTD Used         29 yds

Happy Sewing!

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First Snow

We had the first significant snowfall of the year during the night and throughout the day today.


My dog Nigel loves to play in the snow.  His sister Vida (the blur racing past him) couldn’t wait to get back in the house.  She’s a tropical soul, like me.  😉


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