pastiche - n. [Fr] Artistic composition made up of bits from various sources.
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Sindy Rodenmayer’s Chocolate Stars is a beautiful quilt featuring 12 different pieced stars. The simple, four-color palette (plus the background neutral) makes it easy to customize this quilt to your liking. Consider hitting your stash and pulling together scraps in the colors you choose.
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July is the time for fireworks (here in the U.S.A.), travel, picnics, swimming, harvesting summer produce, and mosquitoes! (Sorry about that last one, but they are rather common in some places.)Can we find time to work on and finish up any of our…Continue
June has traditionally been the month of graduations and weddings. It is also the beginning of summer, vacations, and a lot of other outdoor activities that call us to enjoy the warmer days.However, I still have a few (?) UFOs that need to be…Continue
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Hi, Not sure if I ever introduced myself to others - but I should have - I am an Oklahoman but really a displace New Yorker - I was born and raised in upstate NY. I miss the rolling hills and mountains and WATER... how did I get here you ask?…Continue
May Day! May Day!Do those words bring to mind May poles with brightly colored ribbons, or perhaps a gift left at the door, a quick knock, and a fast flight away so the recipient could not catch the giver?Or do they denote panic, the need for…Continue
I'm interested in finding our what sort of binding folks use. I know you have to use bias binding for any curves but what out for quilts with square edges. Many patterns seem to opt for straight binding but I had learned that bias binding was…Continue
Over the 4th of July weekend, my sister, Sally, visited me in NH. We visited 5 shops for Rox x Row. This coming week is AQS Quilt Week in Syracuse. My sister lives near there so that's where we'll be Wednesday and part of Thursday. Yesterday we visited five shops south of Syracuse. Today we visited four more west of Syracuse. Tomorrow is our day to go East and Tuesday we will go further west - all the way to Niagara Falls. Thursday afternoon we'll go south gain to a shop we missed yesterday. Friday is our day to go north. My sister will drop me off at my brother-in-law's place near Watertown. All told we hope to hit 28 shops while I'm here. I'm getting exhausted just thinking about it.
This week I applied to the state of New Hampshire for the trade name Cat Den Mountain Quilts. My application was approved. I can officially use that as a business name now.
I happen to live on the side of Cat Den Mountain in southwestern NH and I plan to do all things quilts. That will include making them, designing patterns to publish/sell, and teaching others the joy of quilting.
At some point I would like to be involved in the design of fabric collections but I will need someone artistic to work with me on that. I have a few people in mind to fill that role. For now, I'm sticking with making quilting and dabbling in designing.
It seems progress is happening and eventually I will be having the hand and elbow surgeries.
Already had one physical. It was one thorough physical.. they took my bp. That was it in the physical side. They did list meds and allergies.
I have another physical At Rex Hosp next Wed. I think it is the 25th, then the surgery will be on April 2.
I will be so glad to have it over with be able to pick things up, gain strength and be able to be normal again.
Please, on April 2 at 12 :00 send up a little prayer and good thoughts that all goes well and fixes all the arm/hand problems I've been having.
Our pressure cooker went out. Someone, Not Me!, let it boil dry and burned meat onto the bottom. That warped the lid.
the other little one we had blew up when I was using it. It didn't call for enough water for the use.
then my cell phone went out. Wouldn't ring when a call came it. It would let me see who the message was from but wouldn't let me read the message.
It doesn't rain, it does snow.
We managed to sell the tread mill, and think we have the sofa sold.. oh! Please let it happen!
Must get on into the day. Work up a little talk about QoV, get picts of all the pillow cases I've made.. Finished I think13, and the others are waiting for me to pick the contrast and hem fabrics. I call the hem the compliment fabric.
Or, they are just waiting for me to finish the last seams.
Went to bed a reasonable time and lay awake so now I'm up and puttering away on my laptop. I was working on the directions for making a quilt I designed before I headed in and now my mind sin a whirl.
Thought I'd give an update on our construction project. We are officially done with the contractor. Unfortunately, that doesn't mean the construction is done. We are doing the painting. That job is almost done. Maybe 1 or at most 2 days would be enough to finish what is left to be done. The hard part is that you need a tall ladder and that makes the work more challenging.
The other tasks are the baseboard and the storage cubbies. We are staining the storage cubbies so they take a bit more work. having to stain and varnish both sides of a piece of wood adds to the time needed to get it done. I tried staining one of the cubbies when it was all together and we decided it would be easier and look better if we stained before assembly. There are 5 cubbies in all. Right now 2 of them are half together. The rest are lying in pieces in some stage of staining/varnishing.
We want to get all of this work done before the 27th. On the 27th a new queen sleeper sofa gets delivered for the new room. We don't want construction fumes and dust around the new furniture so our time is running out. We are also getting an adjustable base for our bed on that day. I promised my husband that he could have complete control. I'm hoping it will help with his sleep apnea. He sleeps fine in his recliner so it should help.
Well, I ned to try and get some sleep. Hopefully, the second time will be the charm.
Well, I do have the Orphan Block Quilt ready to fix a couple spots. the borders ready to sew on the QoV top, and think I'm going to strip apply a border (that is add on with back turned right side up, batting lain along the edge of the back, then add the top right side Down along the same edge Stitch the 1/4" seam, turn right sides out and press. Easy way to add a border if one is needed after it's quilted) and I have the labels. Hand writing is really bad these last few days, including today, so I'm not hand printing them out yet.
My next project is going to be a scrappy bricks, blocks being cut 3" by 6". I think first thing I have to do is get him to the post office, too.
The bricks can be the red white and blue scrappy or all scrappy from all colors.
Working on this danged computer.. it finally let me down-load the camera and now won't let me edit or fix.. grrrrrrrr gonna do them both in before long.
Have a wonderful day. We are to be near 70, and possible showers.
May God Bless y'all
I really am in a quandrey. ROFL, I have an old Viking Serger that runs well but we need to adjust it. Can't do that as the language on it is Hebrew or Asian.. We've tried to get a overlock stitch and can't find the dials to use. I had an inexpensive Walmart Serger I just sold to a friend since he was able to get the Elna Serger to work well again. Then suddenly one thread kept breaking, the top looper. In trying to get it threaded Himself broke a piece off one looper section.l Ergo, Elna doesn't work.
Decided yesterday to get a new one. We got a Janome, and I love it!
Now I have pillowcases to finish and can do that in just a couple of days.
I woke up this morning to about an inch of snow on the deck, and 22 degree outdoors and 54 indoors. I had to turn the furnace on this morning, and the small electric heaters, too.
We will be having fits of snow and ice till about midnight.. Please, prayers and safety and health to/for all. This is a bad storm. with snow, and Ice.
Now I feel like all together again, with a working galley of machines, and I can get more done.
The ECA was to have a catered dinner last night and Recognition Night, and it was canceled due to the weather.
Coming home from Hancock's Fabrics last night, we were in some heavy snow, then it petered out to nothing the last 10 miles or so.
I have to have a finished quilt for Sat. the Guild wants a promotional picture. I have NO idea what to do about my hair. It needed a cut at the New Year, so I'm really getting shaggy. Maybe a bonnet with all the frills. well maybe a baseball cap. lololol.\
In spite of this very long cold spell, my bulbs are beginning to sprout.. The pink Daffy and some hyacinth.. I have yellow crocus blooming. so pretty. We also planted some artificial flowers.. just can't stand that barren yard any more! I have to move a few around, as it looks like…Continue