Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Sunday, February 15, 2015

V Day

As per tradition, EJ and I stayed home and did an anti-commercial-love day. Snacks and Netflix!

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Fruit and Cheese Plate (Not pictured: shrimp cocktail and homemade GF brownies) Cheesy Bean Dip and Crudités (and rice crackers)

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Movies for the day: Prometheus and The Colony.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Lucky Thirteen

Trying to get this space back up to snuff. I decided to do a version of 10 on 10 (it not being the 10th and me probably  not doing 10 pictures' worth of stuff for the day).

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Morning Routine (not pictured: cat on lap) (also not pictured: I stayed up too late tonight to finish this book - then stayed up later because it somehow really upset me)


Washing


Shopping, and a Late Winter Heat Wave


Deadline Crafting


Dinner Out


Bookstore Time


Ready For Bed

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

WIP it Wednesday!

Getting back into the swing of things...

Rotted Root

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Quilty FO

I made a quilt for my MIL (planned as a Christmas gift, ended up a January birthday gift). The pattern is "Florabunda", and its a free pattern from the Quiltville blog.
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I purchased the yellow fabrics early in 2014, knowing I was going to work on a quilt and also knowing that I need a lot of time to work on large gift projects. The solids I used were all Kona cottons - Banana, Maize, Citrus, and a color I didn't write down :(
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99% of the florals came from my stash AFTER I decided I have 'no' floral fabrics - turns out I had a lot, and there are pieces that didn't 'make' it into the quilt (I purchased 3 pieces to add/expand on colors for the quilt).
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As I do, some of the fabrics are left from previous projects. The light-backgrounded floral on the left in the picture above is from the patchwork pig I made for my neice in 2007. I like re-using fabrics (especially since this is for her 'nana').
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I quilted on my home machine. It is the third quilt I've quilted at home, and had more success than in the past (no personal injuries, at least!) I lengthened the stitch length, and tried to go slow. It looks like slow = success for even stitching. I bound it with the machine as well, since I wanted to give it BEFORE the next holiday LOL
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Archive: books 2014

Partial list of the books I read in 2014; at the end of summer I fell off from writing down what books I read, so there are 4-5 books not on the list.

Dr. Sleep
Finding Me
Disgrace
Mr. Mercedes
We Were Liars
All God's Children
Tiger, Tiger
Never Let Me Go
The Never List
People Who Eat Darkness
In Cold Blood
Haunted
Night Film
The Amber Spyglass
The Subtle Knife