Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Tuesday Archives #174: Bow Tie Quilts

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This week's theme is: Bowtie Quilts
This week's highlight is a bowtie quilt made by our blogging friend Sharon who blogs at Vroomans Quilts. These bow ties were all made from her son's flannel shirts! I love that!
I've not yet tried a bow tie pattern but after seeing Sharon's quilt and watching tutorials on line, this looks like a quick and easy, scrap busting pattern.


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Monday, November 13, 2017

A peek at some quilting...

I got both of these quilts finished this past weekend:
Spiderman is all "webbed". Arg....what was I thinking when I layered flannel, batting annndddd a thick fleece. Oh this will most likely become our grand-guys "new" favorite quilt...but I had a lot of thread breaks quilting this one....but I finally got him done.

After spidey was done, I ran my dinosaur pantograph to finish our soon-to-be-born little guys quilt.
I love that it coordinates with his big brother's dinosaur quilt.
I did machine stitch the binding onto both of them for a quick finish and they are now wrapped and 
awaiting to be gifted later this week. At which time I'll be sure to share them finished and in the hands of my grand guys. (That's so wierd to write....grand "guys!"). As you can imaigine, I start this week with butterflies of anticipation and excitement in my stomach as we await the upcoming delivery later this week. Stay tuned! And, thanks for  your well wishes and for stopping by.

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Saturday, November 11, 2017

Happy Veterans Day!


Thank you to all our Veterans today for their service to our country!.
As I revewed "Why we have Veterans Day" with my Second Graders,
we discussed what it means to be: brave, courageous, and patriotic.

I found it enduring that so many of my students genuinely expressed interest in
wanting to join a branch of the military when they grow up:
5 Branches of the Military:
Army - 14 students 
Marine - 1 student
Navy - 2 students
Air Force - 4 students
Coast Guard - 2 students
With respect, honor and gratitude, we salute you!
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Friday, November 10, 2017

My Weekend List

I awake this morning to a quiet house and a three day weekend ahead. My first, true, three day weekend since the school year has started that I can look forward to just being home and in my sewing studio. I don't even know where to begin, but a list is sure to help illiminate me walking in circles trying to figure that out. I not only need to get some quilting finished, but I need to pack for being at my daughter's for two weeks. So here I go:
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Quilting:
3. Sew binding onto both of these quilts.
4. Prep another of my wool BOM.
5. Go through my stash and put together a new sewing project...
or two for the two week's I'll be at my daughters.
6. Pack my sewing machine and projects.

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Home:
1.Saturday: Final mow/leaf pick-up
2. Catch up on laundry
3. Organize bill pay
4. Pack "basement" things into truck
5. Monday: Vacume and Dust
6. Tuesday: Change sheets and Clean Baths
7. Pack: Decorative Roosters to give to Jen
8. Pack dog food and beds
9. Print pictures for calendar
10. Tea-dye duvet 
11 Prepare birthday presents
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Me:
 Pack clothes for two weeks away.
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Thursday, November 9, 2017

A Fall Morning...

The kids were all lined up, ready to start their day with me.
Yet, as I looked out towards their playground, I was struck by the serenity of this moment.
I love the transition of life that occurs in the Fall. It's such a season of contrasts. Trees put on a vibrant show...then just as quick, go dormant for the winter. Many of us replace mowing with raking leaves...and soon, snow shoveling. We turn our clocks back to grab just one more hour of sunshine in the morning ...yet it also welcomes our nightly trek towards those long dark winter nights. In the home, cotton sheets are replaced with flannel and down comforters are an added layer under homemade quilts.  Cold dinner salads are exchanged for warm, soothing soups and crock pot meals. 
So now I'm kinda curious what seasonal transitions do you have?? Please do share...

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