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Friday, June 21, 2019

Feline Friday - 6/21/19

After Momma painted the bedroom walls ("asparagus") she arranged this cute little sitting area with the night stand that grandPoppa made, a lamp, an old coffee table for a foot rest and this ancient polyester chair.


I agree - this is the most purrrfectest sitting/sleeping area!!! You can tell by the layer of my white furs on the chair cushions. Momma isn't appreciative of this protective layer and refuses to use the sitting corner until she either buys a slip cover and or makes something simple that can be removed for human sitting or tossed in the washer easily. What ever...

Momma adds that the change she made to the blog Wednesday wasn't quite perfect as she was only notified of 2 of the 5 comments. Momma made another change so would appreciate some comments today to see if the new change works better... TIA

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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Wednesday Weather Report #109 - 6/19/19

You can laugh if you like but I'm almost as excited about today's post as I was about Monday's post.

Remember that conference last week in Lake Placid? Well Mr Serious was too big to work on in the classes so I needed another project to keep my fingers busy and I decided that was going to be my temperature quilts.

I started by cutting a LOT of 1.25" x 2" rectangles in the whole temperature color spectrum and packed up my project box that I'll show later in this post. I also had calendars where I filled in the temps I needed to catch up on.

First let's start with the most recent week:

June 12 - 18, 2019
72 - 60 - 64 - 71 - 56 - 70 - 72 F

June 1 - 18, 2019
Gotta love that red/80's thrown there in the middle!

Once I was caught up on this month, I filled in April and May, which I had stopped to focus on finishing Mr Serious "on time".

January 1 to June 18, 2019

And that meant I could finally go back and duplicate January to May of 2018 so that the quilts could run for a calendar year. Clearly I am still finishing May 2018.

January 1 to December 31, 2018
Once I get Mr Serious quilted and bound I'll machine applique 2018 onto a black background and get it quilted. I haven't decided on a quilting design yet...

The best part for me is comparing the quilts side by side:

 

Ok - maybe I'm the only one that gets super excited about this but I love seeing 1 pink (single digits) and 1 white (<0 2018="" 4="" but="" had="" in="" maroons="" pinks="" this="" we="" year.="">90) last year versus 4 pinks this year. Last summer we had 4 maroons (>90) but what will this summer bring? It will need to stop raining if we are going to get that any where near that warm. The comparisons can go on and on and this was one of the big reasons that I wanted to do the quilts in the first place but also why I switched the design to make it easier to compare. I promise I won't bore you with my comparisons.

In other news, I think I fixed the finally fixed the problem where I wasn't being notified of new comments so that I could respond. I'm really hoping several people will comment (even if to just say Hi) so that I can see how many notifications I get.

Yikes - almost forgot to share the project box. Everything had it's place so it traveled well. In fact I used half of the fabric rectangles as they used to snugly fill all 3 compartments across the top.



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Monday, June 17, 2019

HeLP for Hexie-aholics - 6/17/19

Remember how I droned on and on with myself about which day was really the 9 month deadline for getting the top for Mr Serious done? Well, in the end, I let technology make the decision and I almost missed getting out of making the decision. LOL.

I have a great app on my iPhone called "Reminder" and it will count down to any deadline you give it. I use it for everything such as vacations, our hexie club quilt exhibit install date and it even automatically adds birthdays and holidays.

Once the event passes, it will also count the number of days since the event passed. I finally remembered to check the count "up" on the Sunday of my conference and lo and behold it was the end of my 9 months!!!

We were stitching outside on the patio of our hotel room so I immediately ran to the beach to take some photos, knowing there wasn't much light left at 8:45pm.


White sand beaches don't make for great photos but I was so happy to see it as "one" piece I didn't really care. I had just a few more stitches to finish the right hand side but it's still in 2 pieces as I decided to add one more row of brown across the bottom and thought it would be easier in 2 pieces.


It's amazing how close it is to the photo and my original design . I know it should be but still...


This, however, was the money shot because who can resist a sunset in the ADK mountains? Don't forget that greyish mountain in the middle (Whiteface) as that will appear on one of my other trip reports later this week.

And now it's your turn - what EPP projects do you have to share??!!

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