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Best of 2017 Linky Party

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Project complete - this quilted cubicle cover. The preprinted panel and the three strips of companion fabric were all part of the flea market buy  here . The quilting itself was straight line and minimal. I have moved to a different workspace and wanted something "quilty" without going over the top. This day project was a fun finale to a year trying to perfect this craft. I didn't have a chance to measure the space prior to the project but it fit perfectly. BEFORE AFTER For this and a lap quilt pinned in the sandwich stage, I used cotton batting strips that had been cut for other quilts. I whip stitched pieces of batting together, it looked sort of Frankensteinian but once quilted no one is the wiser. I think it is a good practice to reflect on the past and make resolutions for the future. I was kicking around the idea of my Top Five for 2017 when I found this linky party at meadowmistdesigns. For some odd reason, the interweb picked up on one of my Cou

Merry Christmas

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Thanks to all who have joined me in this countdown. I wish you and yours a wonderful holiday season!

A Christmas to Remember

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We are slicing into the fruitcake, keeping warm by the fire, spending time with friends and family.  I treated myself to thrifted finds of quilt books and fabric. In the background of the image you can see the project I am currently working on. Holiday Cheers! What I'm listening to:

Christmas canvas creations

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Rounding out my Christmas decorations were this year's thrifted canvas creations. Ooo'd and ah'd over by my co-workers, they are simply delightful. 

Best Family Christmas cards and some Amy Grant

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When all else fails, provide link to 40 Christmas cards that put the rest of us to shame.  pizzabottle.com-best-family-christmas-cards What I'm listening to:

Say what Santa?

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Continuing with my Santa series, this year's amalgamation are Happy ones!  2016 santas-santas-and-more-santas. Etsy It wouldn't be Christmas without some odd adornment, last year it was beards, this year it is brows.  http://www.countryliving.com/life/a46098/christmas-tree-brows/?src=socialflowFBCLG And I am finally stumbling onto some unique Christmas videos

German Stollen and Fruitcake

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What else can be said but "double yum" for German Stollen and Fruitcake? What I'm listening to:

Christmas Cactus and miscellany

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Sharing an image of my Christmas cactus in bloom. Etsy Etsy What I'm listening to:

Egg Carton Tree and Swinging Big Band

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Continuing with another highlight from a 1960s how to create pamphlets - the egg carton tree. And ... the egg carton Ball Tree! Christmas came early for me in the form of $10 for two bags of remnants from a flea market vendor. He said he sold a bag of quilts for $10. I wasn't too sad because not all quilters are good at pieced patchwork. I would rather take it from this type of remnant stage and add my spin to it.  I have laundered about 1/3 of it, there is quite a bit of plaid.  Most important, there was a certain red print I am using as an accent color in my current project. There are also varied Christmas prints, I won't rule out another holiday-themed project.  What I'm listening to: I couldn't find a video directly related to this CD but found another worth a listen ~

Feather Angels and Luther Vandross

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Looking through a batch of 1960s how to create pamphlets, I saw this image. Scrolling through shopgoodwill.com, I found feather angels on sale. A couple of fabric banners thrown in for good measure.  What I'm listening to: For Luther Vandross fans, this really is a wonderful recording.

Early Tami and Sandi Patty

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My mom insisted we dress up on Christmas morning so I have many images of my brother and me. Shirley Temple curls were all the rage in the early 60s. \ Etsy What I'm listening to: