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Thursday, December 27, 2007

Need Some Old Silk Neckties?

My husband has tidied his closet (thank you, Santa!!!) and I have eight silk neckties to give away to someone who is collecting them for a future necktie quilt. These neckties are in excellent condition, clean (no food stains) and are of recent production (not vintage). I'll put them in a U.S. Priority Mail flat rate envelope and send them to you and ask only for reimbursement for the postage ($4.60). Obviously, USA residents only and first come, first serve.

Send your snail mail address in an email to jacknox at earthlink dot net substituting the @ sign for the word "at" and the . for the word "dot" as needed. I have a spamblocker but if you put Silk Neckties or some such wording in your subject line I will find your email.

I made a necktie quilt once and it was an interesting thing to do but once was enough. I made mine in a brick wall pattern and used black sateen cotton as the "mortar" in the brick wall .... it turned out rather handsome, even if I do say so myself. LOL


spring quilt

I hope this is showing up on the right page -
Sara , my next quilt will be the annual mystery quilt from Planet Patchwork on New Years Day. I am using spring like colors in mine and so far have most of the pieces cut. I did the mystery quilt last year, in Christmas colors. I finished the quilt, not that day, but by March I think and this Christmas it has been displayed on the back of the sofa. I swore I was not going to do another mystery quilt, but the pieces being cut for this years quilt are not neary so small nor so many. Have you ever tried one of their mysteries?

Getting ready to batten down the hatches. The weather guessers are promising a winter storm for tomorrow.....

Happy Holidays
Pat in Flint

Springs quilts?

Is there anyone out there in quilty land that has started a Spring quilt?
I just got back from one of the local stores, they are putting out the Spring things, one of which is "Frills" a book by Allison Jane Smith, simple quilt with gathering in it it.
It is fresh and spring looking.
The weather has been so warm and sunny today, unlike yesterday when it was gray all day.
I have some Poinsettas that I need to put in the ground, but will wait until tomorrow AM. I don't want to change into the yard clothes and get all dirty.
I'm thinking about doing a custom-sort of- closet in the master Bedroom. With the Closetmaid shelves that you buy at Lowe's. I just need to figure out what to buy, as their web site isn't very helpful. DH must have 100 shirts! I don't think he has a use for that many.About 25 Hawaiian shirts, about 25 dress shirts, and the rest long sleve sort of casual shirts. Plus some suits, sport coats, etc. We need a new way to store the shoes.
I have found out over the years that he doesn't have "spring/summer" and "fall/winter" clothes, as I do. He wears the same clothes all year round.
I also need to go thrugh all my hats, red, and otherwise and get rid of about 1/2 of them.
That should take up the month of January. Gosh, making myself tired.
Sara in Fla.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

my current project

This flannel quilt has had me ripping out more than sewing. but, it should be near completion by the new year.

Monday, December 24, 2007

Doing Big-Time Snoopy Dance

With two days remaining until Christmas, I finished my DIL's all purple "lap" quilt. It was two years between deciding to make it and the final product but turned out much better, and bigger, than I expected. As a very novice quilter, it has been my most ambitious undertaking so far and grew to fit the top of a double bed! She loves purple and I love pansies, which are printed on the fabric used for the corner hearts. Hence, the name is A Plethora of Purple and Pansies. Now to wait until tomorrow to see if she likes it.

A very Merry Christmas to everyone and best wishes for a happy, healthy new year.

Margaret from LI NY


Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Safe New Year's! May we all get our UFO'S done in 2008--whether we stitch them ourselves or pass them on to someone else who can.

In stitches, Shelli

Thanks all for the great photos!

Jane, thanks for sharing your projects. I haven't made one of those quilts and have been curious what they looked like. It looks warm and cuddly.

Marion, I loved seeing your projects too. I've never seen a tree like that. How intriguing! The quilt looks great. That sure is a versatile pattern isn't it.

The nicest thing for me about seeing what people have done or are working on is it continues to pique my interest in quilting. Too often time gets away from me and I haven't sewn in ages. Then I see what others have done and I want to get back to the sewing machine. :-) Hopefully, after the New Year I can find the machine again in the cluttered sewing room and have fun on a project or two. So thanks again to all who share via pictures.

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and wonderful New Year.

Mary in Oregon