Rita on September 26th, 2012

Here’s a first, I’m sure!  My accomplishment was actually done by my e-friend!  I published a tutorial last week about how to do a chenille rug. The details are here.  My faux “accomplishment” is that my tutorial actually inspired her to try it too.  I’m so excited that this happened!!  She did such a great [...]

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Rita on September 22nd, 2012

This morning I bounce out of bed, ready to finish sewing down the binding and start the cutting.  It took a long time, I’ll tell you. You have to carefully cut only the panel layers (the top 3). Then I popped it into the dryer for 15 minutes on ‘air fluff’.  I didn’t wet it [...]

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Rita on September 12th, 2012

More stuff for this bazaar in November, this is what’s on my cutting table: 49 Christmas bags, partly done.  I layered 7 different Christmas fabrics and cut them all out at once.  They’re all serged into bags already, turned wrong sides out still.  All raw edged tops of bags are serged as well, so they’re [...]

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Rita on August 30th, 2012

As is becoming usual, I can’t seem to get my act together to post on Wednesdays so I can link up with TNTN.  Oh well, maybe next week.  I did have a lot of stuff on the go yesterday however. On Monday, my friend Cheryl and I went to Perth, ON to a fabulous fabric [...]

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Rita on August 23rd, 2012

Work was very busy over the last month so hence the absence.  There will be a lull and then my season will begin in earnest about mid-September.  Unfortunately, that’s too soon.  sigh. I have gotten a tiny bit done lately, despite my injury and putting my back out a week ago.  Hopefully I can stop [...]

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Rita on July 19th, 2012

I’ve always been a bit uncareful.  Some people call it clumsy but since I’ve always fallen well, meaning I don’t get as hurt as I should, being careful never became much of a priority.  It’s silly to depend on one’s quick reflexes like that, waiting until it’s often a bit late.  This type of thing [...]

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Rita on July 15th, 2012

We’re been declared to be in a level 2 drought situation here in south eastern Ontario. The grass crunches underfoot. The air is dusty when it blows. It’s also very hot. We have no A/C but we’re doing fine, if a bit uncomfortable. It cools off enough at night, although there was certainly a time [...]

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Rita on July 8th, 2012

First, we decided to finally catch this movie, the Moonrise Kingdom.  If you click on the title, it’ll take you to a trailer.  What a crazy movie!  I’ve watched quite a few supposedly funny movies and never even chuckled.  This movie made me laugh a bunch of times, surprised me a lot and amazed a [...]

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Rita on July 6th, 2012

This post is a bit of an addendum to yesterday’s postage stamp how-to. Yesterday I mentioned that I had been sent a large number of 2″ squares a while back, which I posted about on May 9th .  It sure seems like longer ago to me.  In any case, today, with all kinds of other [...]

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Rita on July 5th, 2012

I may have mentioned that I joined a quilting block bee in January.  We all take turns deciding what all of us are making.  We send the block to the leader and she makes a quilt with the blocks.  August is my month and I thought I’d publish a tutorial on how to make a [...]

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