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Thursday, November 25, 2021

Happy Thanksgiving!

For those of you in the United States, Happy Turkey Day!! 

For everyone else, have a great day!

Pillow is a Pine Mountain Design.

Enjoy the day whatever you may do!

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

This & That

 I have been busy stitching items to sell at our community Club Expo. It was Nov. 6 and I did quite well selling more than other Expos. Our last Expo was March of 2020 and I think buyers were happy to have then back. 

Quite popular were my Foxwood Crossings sleds :

The Lumenaris wool applique scissor fobs also found good homes. The cat and rooster did not sell, but there is always next time! 

Everything in this photo sold except the golfing Santa. I was a little surprised since we live in a golf community. Again, maybe next sale. The golf is by Hinziet, the Santa's are from 2000 & 2001 Just Cross Stich Christmas Ornament issues both by The Sweetheart Tree. The southwest design is a section of a bell pull kit that I can't find the chart for right now, but I bought it in the late 1990s.

Not expo related is this fun Halloween card I made with a pop up inside.

That about covers it for now!!

Sunday, November 21, 2021

What 2020 Meant to Me Display

My quilting club, SCF Quilting bees asked members to create a 9 1/2 inch square quilt block that represented what 2020 meant to us.  Twenty people created blocks and I was one of them. Each block was finished by a Quilting Bees person and then they were hung in our recreation center hallway.

My block is in the center of the bottom row - close up below.

Each block was held to each other with gold safety pins and the upper left pin had a bee bead on it while the upper right pin had 3 crystals in bee colors. The quilt came down last week and they gave us the pins!

My block is full of symbolism: 

  • The center is my home with night and day sky in the corners
  • The bandana heart represents my hubby since he likes to wear a cowboy hat
  • I embroidered and finished a number of samplers
  • I read 150 books
  • I spent time with our dog
  • I made by first lap size quilt
  • There is a bit of a "rookie" error in the block, but I left it on since 2020 also meant going with the flow and not being overly critical
It was a lot of fun to make and very exciting to see it hung up in the rec. center! I don't get to Quilting Bees as much as I would like since they meet on Fridays and I have other commitments, but I try to go when I can and participate in some way.