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Sew & Tell is our weekly sharing thread. Tell us what you've finished, what you're working on- we'll cheer you on!

I think I'm in a turkey coma here, and I was so good at dinner! I had a small portion of everything, and "only" one dessert! I had the second cataract removed Tuesday, and I can't believe how good my night vision is! I'm hoping to do some sewing this weekend!

So who's sewing?
Holly

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I thought that I would get a small second helping of stuffing and ham and then have no dessert, well my oldest daughter came by with pumpkin pie and that was that thought was shot to heck.

I will be sewing the next 2 days making some memory bears. I need to get these done so that I can do some holiday sewing. I got the kit for the wall hanging with the large tree and you put lights on it, I want it for my front door.

Wanda
 
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Are the memory bears made of the clothing from someone who passed away?

I am English paper piecing hexagons, not too much time for sewing right now. Finished what I needed for the stocking swap.
 
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Holly, you must be in a turkey coma. I couldn't figure out why 11-19-13's post only had 2 replies on it then I realised tomorrow is the 29th and I knew what happened!

No sewing this week. I hope I get to sew tomorrow, but I have my 3 y/o DGD here with me so I'm not to hopeful!

Right now I'm full, fat and to sleepy to be s***y.


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LOL I knew I couldn't write 's a s s y'so I wrote 's @ s s y' and I still got *'d!


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l would be unstopable IF l could get started!!!
 
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Thanks Rainbow, for pointing out the wrong date. I just fixed it.
 
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Shogun, yes the bears are made out clothing from a man who passed away, sweatshirts, sweaters,these will look great when they are finished.

Wanda
 
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Roolen had posted a gnome ornament tutorial on her blog, and these are the first two I've completed of seven. These were finished first so I could take to 2 of my GK's yesterday...and they loved them!

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Oh my, those gnomes are so cute. I'll have to check out her blog.

Glad your catatarac surgery went well Holly. My DSIL had hers done and was so excited that she could do her hardanger again.

This was Dh and my first Thanksgiving in 43 yrs with absolutely no family around. It was quiet, but kind of nice too.
 
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I've quilted a wallhanging, ready for binding now. But I've spent more time in the woodshop this week. Here are two ornaments for my son and his fiance.


Keep calm and carry on

Life is good!!!
Patty (KD0ICU)
In God We Trust


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Patty~ your work just blows me away! Gorgeous!!
 
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I finished this baby quilt for my step granddaughter, her baby shower is on the 8th. I hope she likes it. It was fun to work on because it is so colorful.

 
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No sewing here. I have had a houseful of family since Wednesday afternoon.

I hope to finish my Christmas row robin from the COF Branson retreat finished this week to use for the Holidays.

I have also finished cross stitching two more Shepherds Bush stockings "Jeffrey" and "Sadie" and I hope to get them sewn into stockings this week.

My DM has finished appliqueing another doll quilt so I will carry her to Ragman's tomorrow to find her a sashing and backing fabric.

I have lots of plans for sewing this coming week so we shall see if it pans out.

Love the baby quilt. You are correct it is very colorful and I am sure it will spend many hours looking at all the bright colors.
 
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patty

Could I ask what size the blocks are in your baby quilt? I do love it!

debbie
 
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Debbie, the pattern came from a book called "Snowball Quilts" by tammy Kelly. The nine patches are made with 2 1/2 inch strips cut into 2 1/2 inch wide rectangles. The focus squares were 6 1/2 inch squares with 2 1/2 inch squares diagonally sewn in each of the corners. Really easy to do. Finished size was 38x47 inches or so. Thanks for asking. Pat
 
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Love the beautiful wood work!
What a fun quilt, Pat (patty j)
I made these after your PJ party, patty j. So glad you did that and so glad for all the inspiration from this board!
Susan

 
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Susan, they turned out so cute, glad you were inspired from the class.
 
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Susan, your little trees turned our great!! Patty, you must have been a great teacher.


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Life isn't about how to survive the storm, but how to dance in the rain.
 
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Didn't do any sewing this week, had company start coming in Wed evening and more on Thurs. We had our dinner on Fri, so it's been non-stop all week with cleaning and cooking. DH and I are enjoying a little quiet time while DD and family have gone to eat with SIL's family, and DS and wife have gone on a little sight-seeing jaunt in Atlanta since she hasn't been here but a few times.

I did give the girls the crochet scarves I made and they loved them. Other DD will be here tomorrow and will give hers to her then. I will post a picture next week when I uncover the laptop.

It's been crazy with 10 people and 4 dogs and 2 cats in one house at the same time. The cats have been hiding most of the time, but one of the dogs is into everything and has too be watched constantly.
 
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Neat things this weekend.

No sewing, it is full mode Christmas here till tonight. Cards with Christmas letter are mailed, boxes to all the girls are mailed, delivered the last of the tree items to c*h*u*r*c*h tonight. Gift wrapped for 4 hours yesterday. Just a gift bag to deliver to the senior citizens center and I am done with all the required things I must do for Christmas. Now just the volunteer things I want to do are left. May actually get into the sewing room this upcoming week before I forget where it is... Chris
 
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All done with Christmas? When I worked I tried to be done before Thanksgiving but now I'm a lazy procrastinator. Got one to mail to Italy and one is deployed so I need to kick myself in gear!
 
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I made this for the Holiday Mug Rug swap, but couldn't post it until my partner received it. It was so much fun to make!

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Have had a few busy sewing days. Made three trees from Patty's PJ party, plus some cushions.

 
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cushions

 
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and another

 
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one for Mr almost 3

 
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and a pin cushion

 
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So many wonderful projects! Love the pincushion and the mugrug. I'm excited to try those tree blocks when I get back home. I love the variety of colors in them.
 
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This is another cute ornie like Roolen's but it's a Santa.
http://cucitocreativo.xs4.it/i...bo-natale-log-cabin/
 
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Pattyj, I love your quilt design, and the colors of the quilt. The quilt is just so pretty and bright.
I want to make one for my grandson. Could you tell me how big the blue triangles are? I found a video on you tube to find out how to do a snowball quilt, boy it seems to easy. I can't wait to get started on one. Do you just measure the space between the blocks? Thanks for all your help.
 
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I got the binding sewed on my GD'S quilt. I didn't get enough binding strips cut. I had to go into my scrap bag and hunt for enough scraps to make more binding. I found just enough big scraps to finish off the binding. Than about 5 inches from the end I ran out of top thread. I had loaded 2 extra bobbins of thread for my LA to do her quilt with I used one of the bobbins to put the binding on with so I have now an extra bobbin for my other GD'S quilt. Now all I have left to do is the hand work.
Holee, Roolen's Santa would make a nice pot holder for Chris tmas.

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I want to add that Roolen's dolls would make nice pin cusions


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Casey, thanks for the compliment, I know there is some kind of math. formula to give the dimensions but I don't know it. Cut 4 squares 9 3/4 inches cut twice on the diagonal = 16 side setting triangles. you will have 2 triangles left over. Cut 2 squares 5 1/8 inches then cut both squares on the diagonal 1 time= 4 corner triangles. Treat these triangles gently so they don't stretch.
 
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Thank you PattyJ. I can't wait to give it a try. The triangles sound the hardest to figure out. Hope I can do it as I am sure my grandson would love it.
 
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I finished DH's quilt a week or so ago. Although he likes it, I'm not happy with it at all. It was the first time I've used flannel for backing, first time for invisible thread and I machine stitched the binding.

I don't normally have problems with the edges being wavy, cause I square them up pretty good. This one is a bit wavy though. Think it could be the combination of the flannel and the machin stitching the binding? I used a walking food the whole time. I've decided that I won't be using the invisible thread any more.

Poor guy. The first quilt I've made just for him and I'm not happy.


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Life isn't about how to survive the storm, but how to dance in the rain.


 
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Forgive the picture. The shadows and sun made it kinda difficult. Yeah, that's the back side so it looks a bit crooked.


www.floridafarmgirlsworld.blogspot.com


Life isn't about how to survive the storm, but how to dance in the rain.


 
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Oh that is pretty. I can see why DH likes it.
Pat
 
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