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I am a wife, mama and grandmama getting through life by hanging on to a needle and thread.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Black, White, and Red

There was a little quilting here and there over the last year.  I made this little wall hanging last June for my granddaughter after she decided to decorate her new bedroom in black, white, and red.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

A Lot Can Happen In A Year

Obviously, some things that weren’t happening here in the last year or so were quilting and blogging.  I just didn’t have the time for either while I was working and honestly, I think I may have been suffering from a little quilter’s burnout too.  My new job and some different hobbies took the place of quilting and knitting for awhile. Then things changed again in December. I had to quit my job in order to take care of my in-laws. My father-in-law was hospitalized for two weeks with heart and lung issues.  While he was in the hospital it became evident that he wasn’t going to be able to go home alone, so my husband and I made the decision that we would try and keep him at home as long as we could. At the same time my mother-in-law entered into hospice care at the nursing home and in January she lost her 14+ year battle with Alzheimer’s.  It has been a year full of changes but we are all adjusting to our new routines.  One of the benefits of caring for my father-in-law is that I have found quilting again!  A big part of my free time this winter was spent cutting scraps and stitching tops so it’s time to start documenting some finishes!

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Quicker Strippie!

When the too short troll backing turned into a quilt top, I got the idea that I could make quicker strippie quilts for Lap Robes for Veterans!  This organization actually prefers simple quilts over more intricate designs for a couple of different reasons, so these quilts will be perfect for them and I'll be able to use up the odds and ends of patriotic fabrics in my stash too!  It's a win all the way around!

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Back Or Front?

My original plan was for this to be the backing for the Quick Strippie Troll quilt top that I made last week, but it turned out to be just a few inches too short.  Yes, I could add another white stripe somewhere to lengthen it, but I think I like it well enough as it is to use it as a top.  Perhaps I will simply back them both with solid white and then I will have two Troll quilts to donate instead of one!

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