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Virtual Retreat - Ongoing (started January 2019) 13 Aug 2019 09:26 #145961

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Hi all. Today is my month and it has been BUSY. My latest quilt, Spring Explosion, won Grand Champion in 2 county fairs (yes we can enter more than 1 fair in Colo). It will debut in Portland in Sept.

we have 2 grands that live in Cincinnati and daddy brought them out then went home. . First we went to see Great Grandma in the mountains. The girls dipped their toes in the Poudre River behind her house. We explained it was melted snow to why is was so cold.
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Son and girls
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We then went to Tiny Town in the foothills of Denver. It’s over 100 years old and great fun for children. Our single son in Denver spent the day with us. A lot of the buildings are not 100 years old.

We tie-dyed t-shirts and dresses

Then this happened. Well crap! I fell in the garage, didn’t break my hip, thankfully; I did dislocate my thumb and have cartilage damage on my right hand. I go to a hand specialist on Monday. I thought I was ambidextrous until this happened.

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With Poppy’s help we were able to make to Doll quilts. The girls sewed the seams and ironed and I lightly quilted them.
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I was supposed to fly back with the girls yesterday, but with my arm...our son in Denver took them home and he will be home tonight. Well, I’ve had enough excitement for one month. Summer break s nearly over.

Happy sewing everyone.
Sharon in, now using my left hand, Colorado
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Virtual Retreat - Ongoing (started January 2019) 09 Aug 2019 07:07 #145951

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Woo Hoo Geneva!! Congratulations! Doesn't get any better than that, does it? Yay!

from the beautiful Hudson Valley of NY
Gammill Classic Plus w/IQ
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Virtual Retreat - Ongoing (started January 2019) 07 Aug 2019 10:23 #145949

Thank you everyone! As you all know it is very nice to be honored by the quilting world for your work. And it's even more special to be honored by your quilt friends!

Take care, geneva
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Virtual Retreat - Ongoing (started January 2019) 06 Aug 2019 20:05 #145948

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Geneva, a ribbon and check!!! What more could a quilter ask for!

Congrats, Sharon
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Virtual Retreat - Ongoing (started January 2019) 06 Aug 2019 14:50 #145947

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Awesome Geneva!!

Barb
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Virtual Retreat - Ongoing (started January 2019) 06 Aug 2019 13:12 #145946

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Congratulations Geneva
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Virtual Retreat - Ongoing (started January 2019) 06 Aug 2019 12:17 #145945

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Wonderful Geneva congratulations. It must feel amazing :)

Mug rugger and lounge lizard
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Virtual Retreat - Ongoing (started January 2019) 06 Aug 2019 11:32 #145944

Hey! Look what I got when I received my 4 Ring Circus quilt back yesterday! I won 2nd place at Quilt Odyssey in Hershey Pennsylvania!


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And it came with a monetary prize too! Yippee!

geneva
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Virtual Retreat - Ongoing (started January 2019) 05 Aug 2019 10:17 #145943

Luann, I really enjoy looking over your monthly blogs. It's interesting to see what you've been up to. That church is amazing! Loved your colorful flying geese and I'll be looking forward to seeing what you do with those tables.

Thanks for sharing..... geneva
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Virtual Retreat - Ongoing (started January 2019) 04 Aug 2019 18:10 #145940

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I forgot to put a link for visiting my blog,,,

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Virtual Retreat - Ongoing (started January 2019) 04 Aug 2019 16:26 #145939

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It’s the 5th of the month, somewhere!!! LOL

I just put up a new blog post, it’s a quick read as soon as you get past my first paragraph of whining, lol.

I have gotten quite a bit moved forward this month, even if I don’t have many finished projects. I am keeping my list up to date and sadly I must admit that more are being added than are being completed. BUT there’ll come a month when it’ll look like I never slept because I have so many finished items to share. I think that might be a fact of life in ‘LuLu Land’, lol.

I finished 2 lap pillows. You use them for when you’re doing handwork in a lounge chair and not at a table. So far, I’ve only used one to sit upon to get me to a better height at the table, well, it’s still useful But the other one is the ‘pretty one’. I made a cover for the skylight dome in our dining room. It helped when the a/c was acting up. Keeps that room about 10 to 15 degrees cooler now!!! My hubby thinks I’m a genius for doing it. It’s really just some duck fabric with 2 layers of insulbright layered in, and then a channel to run a tie cord through. It looks like the bedcaps Laura Ingalls and her sister wore to bed in the series Little House on The Prairie.
I did some dyeing and decided I need to stick to fibers that I can identify and not ever again will I dye a tote made of canvas cloth. Where it was stitched together those seams and hems wouldn’t rinse out and I finally gave up trying and they have departed the property ! !

I’ll include the picture of my Scrappy Flying Geese Units as far as I’ve gotten them done. Other than that, the blog has a few more pictures but like I said, nothing much for finishes,,,


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15 Pet mats this month and 12 quilts longarmed for charity:

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This was the best book (next to the Bible) I’ve ever read.
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Virtual Retreat - Ongoing (started January 2019) 24 Jul 2019 06:21 #145888

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Oh Luanne, so so good. I love doing the hexie quilt. and for me it is very much a U&RP (Uplifting and Relaxing Project). The reason I had started the hexie quilt was that I had found my by-hand/on-the-go projects to be finished too quickly - I kept having to get myself organized to find something new to prepare and take with me for trips. with the hexie quilt I really got something that kept me going for years and years - at this stage I'm not really adding on but putting all the bits and pieces together - NOT an on-the-go project - but one for at home when sitting on the balcony or watching TV. the trouble is that these days I rarely sit down to watch a show and when I do either it's something I want to concentrate on or ii'm just too tired to do anything and want the fun and mindlessness of an agatha christie or midsummer murder...

for on the go I've actually started on a Passacaglia - but silly me has decided that the smaller stars should all be midnight blue - NOT at all good for on-the-go sewing where light is generally a problem - I'm thinking of a quilt as you go mini cathedral windows or similar - or then again... who knows.

late last saturday (well actually very early sunday) I decided that I want to make a couple of throw quilts for my godmum and her husband. they have their 60th wedding anniversary next wednesday - great great idea - during the hottest weeks of the summer - when i'm actually swamped in work and have lots of other stuff that should be organized - the first top is finished - the next one needs the blocks assembled (I decided on a very easy and very quick kaffe fassett quilt) - hopefully they will both be sandwiched by late friday night so that I can spend the weekend quilting them and get the binding on monday night (tuesday i'm going to the pink concert - so that's booked and as we are not allowed anything larger than a small handbag i will not be taking a quilt with me to bind :P :silly: :P
oh yeah - and by next friday i'm suppposed to have all the devices and booth material for the cardiology congress in paris at the end of august packed up and ready for shipping... that reminds me - i'm supposed to be reviewing the electricity and rigging orders for the booth building to make sure everything is as we need (regular pricing deadline today).

i'll be back and post pictures once i've got things done
take care and enjoy life!
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Virtual Retreat - Ongoing (started January 2019) 24 Jul 2019 06:01 #145887

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Lotti, I have a deeper appreciation for your Hexie Quilt. This is my first ever Hexie flower. I didn’t fussy cut anything, just wanted to see if I was even interested in the investment of time that goes into doing this. I can say I enjoyed it, I doubt I’d ever get a lap size quilt finished, but then again, if I just accept that it is an ‘ongoing’ project, and never consider it a WIP or UFO, May be I’ll call it an UP (Uplifting Project). I used Missie Carpenter’s methods and purchased her starch pen, starch, and finger stiletto. I know I’ll do more of these and it may be just the process I’ve been looking for to memorialize each of the quilts I make. Each flower can be significant to a quilt, person, or fabric collection I’ve used. Yep, I think I might just have become infected by that ‘Hexie bug’, lol

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I just couldn’t wait to share the photo, I think I’m ‘down another rabbit hole’,,,,,,,, see you there!!!
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Virtual Retreat - Ongoing (started January 2019) 17 Jul 2019 10:34 #145864

Terry,

You've been busy! Your special thank you note is precious! I like your challenge quilt and idea.

Your to do list is varied. I like that you make a plan. Good idea!

Take care, geneva
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