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2012-11-28 06:29 pm
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...?

I've been asked to make a baby quilt. Not really a prob, despite all the other projects I should be working on. The lady who asked (work colleague of M, as in, she works in same building, he knows her slightly) had seen another one I made and how the infant loves it, and wants one for her unborn. My problem is that she wants it 'more girly', and I don't know what that means. Guess we should meet up so she can 'splain it to me.
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2012-11-25 04:17 pm
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Ba-na-na

Rare cinema visit earlier to watch 'Hotel Transylvania'. Funny! Even so, I laughed harder at the 2 trailers with the minions. Po-tay-toe! lol
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2012-11-16 10:12 pm
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LP

Bring me home in a blinding dream
Through the secrets that I have seen
Wash the sorrow from off my skin
And show me how to be whole again
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2011-11-28 08:01 am
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reasons 2b cheerful: pt 34

~~Not waking with achey hands/sides after hand stitching down binding.
~~remembering how to make knit/purl stitches.
~~toasted teacake for b/fast.
~~warm, clean, dry, safe house to live in.
~~that I am more healthy than not.
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2011-11-27 01:26 pm
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Y/day, I and a friend went to the city to find me a new coat. I came back with skeins of dmc embroidery thread. No coat. Le sigh. However, I now can:

--embroider the last snowflakes on the mistletoe heart panel.
--unpick the last of the old quilting on the schnibble. Just a handful of motifs remain.
--white fabric found and binding being applied. (Note to self: please stop making toppers that have strange angle edges.)
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2011-11-18 10:02 pm

Starry

This mini quilt, imaginatively titled 'wonky, wonky, little star' catches my eye. I like the way the different fabrics play off each other. It takes 5 squares each of 4.5" for the star and 8 of same size for background, as shown in 'The Silly Boodilly's tutorial linked in the post at 'fresh lemon quilts'.

Guess it could be made with any size square. I prefer the smaller size and layout of the mini quilt. One to keep in mind, no?
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2011-11-13 09:40 am
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After long breaks posting here, I make a determined effort to post every day for novembre. I find there is such a thing as 'write a novel in novembre', or NaNoWriMo. Well, that, no can haz! I discover there is NaBloPoMo; 'write a post a day in novembre'. O-kay. Well, I didn't sign up to say I would, but am making effort to do so, so... new tag, back added.

Last eve, skies were clear seiz-mé, and I had occasion to be out late. Used it to view the moon, and any thing else I could locate. It was cold, a hint of frost catching the back of your throat with every breath, and the occasional sniff of coal smoke (took me back to childhood). Always I think that moon light in winter has otherworldly feel, fey. Walking under stars, I would not be surprised to meet a group of Vanyar. Any thing seems believable. Writing this in a watery sunlit morning, I can not find words to convey my feelings.
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2011-11-08 08:02 am

Liking…

...the look of Blackbird Designs new book. Saw a small quilt made from the book at Houston quilt market on Deb Strain's blog.
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2011-11-04 09:50 am
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reasons 2b cheerful: pt 33

~ another Quilts Japan magazine waiting for me when I returned yester eve! (photos when light is better)
~ applewood smoked cheese omelettes
~ the scent of geranium leaves.
~ 2 comments to my BQF post. (2! Happyhappy! The spring entry has no comments, which amuses me leik woah!)
~ time to sew!