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I am participating in a row robin with a group at flickr.com.  We need to have our first row (the basis for the rest of the rows from the other 5 participants in the group) in the mail by April 1.  I have had an awful time trying to come up with a theme.  Then, I remembered I had a 2nd Saturday project that I hadn’t finished (like there is only 1!)…anyway, this particular project really, really makes me happy.  So, I decided to do a little frog-stitching and transform it from a square to a 48″ row.  Here it is:

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and here is a close-up.  The pinwheels and the geese are 3-D.  Cool, huh?:

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Yellow must be my current “color”.  This lovely little bundle was a birthday present.  It’s a charm kit for a table runner.

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My LQS had a moving sale over the weekend.  I gave up fabric buying for Lent.  However, the LQS has a stamp card program; so, technically, I didn’t BUY this.

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or this:

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I’m participating in an on-line class at http://www.TwoCreativeStudios.com .  It is called Faces on Fabric.  I’m way far behind.  What else is new?  However, I did also “not buy” this fabric for my quilt’s background and my face.

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And, lest you think I never use any fabric…here is my first attempt at a Cathedral Window block.  I’m not totally happy with it, but one has to start somewhere, doesn’t one?

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A couple nights ago, I changed the bed sheets.  When I came upstairs to put the clean sheets on the bed, Kiki and Hercules were actually acting nice with each other.

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And, hardly ever does Kiki hold still enough to have a solo picture.  And, she doesn’t really look too happy with the papparazzo, does she?

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Finished 2 books this week.  Last night I turned the last page in “The Hollow” by Nora Roberts.  I will start “The Pagan Stone”, the last book in this trilogy, tonight.  Over the last few days, I’ve been listening to “The Thirteenth Tale” by Diane Setterfield.  I finished that before lunch today.  It really makes the work day go faster when I listen to a book…wish I’d thought of it sooner.  I also picked up “The Quilter’s Kitchen” by Jennifer Chiaverini this afternoon.  It looks like it’s going to be a quick read because there are a lot of recipes in the book, too.

Finally, yahoooooo!!!  I have tile in all 2.5 of my bathrooms!  Now, if I can get some baseboard, I’ll be really happy.

Thirty minutes to “Biggest Loser”…just enough time to surf a few blogs and maybe do a crossword puzzle.

Ta!

Lori

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I get bummed out when the blogs I follow aren’t updated.  So, why do I wait so long between posts?  Now, I have all kinds of things to “talk” about.

I was out of town last night for work…a quick out-and-back trip to Baton Rouge.  The best part?  A king-size bed.  Now, mind you, my bed is a plenty big queen.  However, my 19-pound cat stayed at home.  Somewhere along the line, he has decided that my pillow (or worse, my head) is the place for him to sleep.

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Two or three weeks ago, we had a silk dyeing class at TQW.  Then, I decided to try some cotton.  Here are my results.  The big piece of fabric in the back was my original.  The pink and green (trust me, it’s green) smaller pieces on top are my tests.

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This past weekend was Dallas Quilt Celebration, the Dallas guild’s show.  I worked at the TQW booth on Saturday and Sunday morning.  Was a “quilt angel” on Friday afternoon.  Diana made us some fabulous nametags.  I chose the chubby little cherub.

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Here are some of my favorite entries in the show.

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Finally, what did I read this past week?  I finished “Purrfect Murder” by Rita Mae Brown.  I love, love, love this series and was so excited to see this new book.  I enjoy all the characters, 2- and 4-legged.  A good mystery.  I didn’t figure it out until the end.

Also, I picked up the first book in Terry Thayer’s quilting mystery series at the show.  “Wild Goose Chase” was really good.  Again, likable characters, good mystery, and a quilt show.  Can’t ask for much more than that, now, can you?

Next up is “The Hollow”, the 2nd book in the Seven Series by Nora Roberts.

Yay!  I’ve been working on this quilt for over a year.  It was a block swap with my friends from 2 different Trixie Belden message boards.  I had everything done except for the binding since April 2008.  Tonight, I tied the last knot.

Hey, let me check this thing out.

Hey, let me check this thing out.

The back of the quilt is an even OLDER UFO!!  Several years ago, I took a stack n whack class.  And, made about 8 blocks.  While I still love the window fabric that made the kaleidoscope blocks, the colors just aren’t “me”.  So, I never thought I would finish that project.  I was very excited to find a great way to use the blocks.

Yeah, I like the back, too.

Yeah, I like the back, too.

Hey, lady!  Don't forget about me!

Hey, lady! Don't forget about me!

Crazy cats.


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