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I really worked hard on the hexies yesterday – we were finishing up the last of the old mini series on DVD that we have been watching with our daughter every Sunday for the past 6 weeks and it stretched out to 4 hours to finish it.  I finished the row of Diamonds are Forever  I was working on but instead of sewing it to the body of the quilt I got started on the next row – that was just because I have to move furniture to lay it all out and take a photo and then pin the first area in place so I don’t get mixed up.  Today I will start to sew the row to the body and set the partially started row aside.  It’s looking pretty close to finish but there is still a bit of work left on this to do.  The rows are getting a lot shorter and that sure does help.  I am linking up to Design Wall Monday today over at Judy’s.

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This much done on Insanity Revisited on Saturday night but none done last night.

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I hope you all had a great weekend – it was darn hot here but another cool front is to come through and cool things off again – that is ok with me!!  We haven’t had a lot of hot days this summer and we get them we are just not used to it and it sure can hit you – I think you have to get used to heat early in the summer so you can tolerate it for the usual four months that we normally have in a normal hot summer.


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I decided I needed some new mug rugs for the camper – Mike doesn’t really use them as he uses a thermal coffee mug and says they get in his way if he uses a glass so these are all mine – one for the little ceramic tea pot that goes with me and one for the cup.  I whipped these up quickly yesterday using some of the little leaders and enders that were in my work basket made from 1 1/2 inch squares.  The lines aren’t quite straight but hey they are not works of art and they go in the camper!  I am linking to Kathy’s Slow Stitching Sunday

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The surprise lilies were coming up in one of the gardens – this bed has filled in to the point of overflowing in just a few short years – I’m got some digging to do this fall and reorganize some beds.  The ground cover went crazy!!  I think I need to take the ground cover out and fill in with other plants – this might be a good “mother/daughter” project – help!! Melanie hope you are reading this LOL

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A close up

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I got 3 more blocks finished on Insanity Revisited on Friday night

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On Saturday I worked some more on the next row of Diamonds are Forever and then had to lay it out to check placement of the sides to make sure I wasn’t messing up – it didn’t seem right but once I laid it out I could tell it was ok.

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Melanie and I went shopping on Saturday afternoon and lunch but wow was it hot – in and out of the car and buildings – we just weren’t into the heat and didn’t last long – neither of us are much on shopping – Hobby Lobby and the stretch of stores in that area – ended with a stop at Sonic for a Cherry Limeade for me and a Strawberry Limeade for her – the big cups!


Two more days of the sale!

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Y’all are going to get tired of my posts this upcoming week – with just working on two projects it is more of the same – hexies and insanity – sorry!

Yesterday morning it was so nice outside on the porch and it was so nice not to have to run to Little Rock once again that I brought my work basket outside and finished attached the row of hexies to Diamonds are Forever.

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In the evening I got started just on the very beginning of the next row.  You can see on the diagram how much is left to do – 4 diagonal rows. That last corner will all be white as that is where it ends off.  You can see it is how I did the opposite corner as well.  I do not know if I will get done before we leave and I am not trying my hardest to do so.  I have plenty of other things to do getting ready to go.

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Thursday night I got a little more done on Insanity Revisited -

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I was out in the camper a little bit the last couple days – I wanted to get contact paper up on my cupboard for my pots and pans – it really looked dirty although it wasn’t – it is just that the pots leave so many marks on the walls of the cupboard when bouncing about as we drive.  I did get the contact paper up – and wow what a pain that was – twisting about contorting my body trying to get work done in a little space!  I still have a few hooks that I want to put up to hang the pot lids on but I need Mike to drill some little holes in the edges of the lids first so I can hang them – lets hope it works.  We have been cleaning and organizing – ordering some last minute things like new LED light bulbs to replace others – some of them get so hot it will be nice to have the cooler bulbs in a small space.  Today I am running  around with Melanie (our daughter) lunch and looking for a few things – I want to find a new silverware/utensil insert for a drawer – the old one is too small and they get so crappy looking after awhile.  It might be a camper but if I am going to be in it for 2 months I want it comfy!!


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On Wednesday night I got a little more quilting done and was able to roll the quilt down again and start to work on Row #6 – Row 7 half way though is the half way point on this quilt.

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I didn’t have the light turned on and the flash was off, you can sure tell a difference in color but oddly enough this one below is closer to the correct color.  I believe I told you the light color batik is called “buttercream”

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While the news was on last night I started to sew the finished row onto the Diamonds are Forever and because it is shorter I got it half way done. I am linking to the hexie party at Glory Be Quilter who is guest hosting for A Quilters Readers Garden as she is busy this week – also linking to Confessions of a Fabric Addict whoop it up Friday.

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We ran back to Little Rock again yesterday to pick up the camper in the early afternoon.  This time on the way home Mike went to Camping World to look at a few things and I left with the car and stopped at Kohl’s to buy a new pair of jeans – they had a lot on sale and I did find what I wanted but the store was so disorganized!   I’m amazed I found the size I needed, everything was thrown all over the place – different sizes mixed together, different brands ect – what a mess.

I need to run back to Little Rock for a regular scheduled doctor appointment and I think I will run by Barnes and Noble while I am there and pick up some of the tea I like as I ran out – can’t think of anything else and to think when I used to go to Little Rock years ago I would stay all day – now I run to one or two places and head for home.


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You might want to check out the fabric, I think they might be trying to clear out some of the older fabrics and yarn to make room for the new.  Some of the very good sale prices are for  – Fossil Ferns, Robert Kaufman, Free Spirit, and Riley Blake – just to name a few.  Have fun wandering through the fabric from the comfort of your computer and a cup of coffee or tea Smile

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More on the Hexies

by Karen on July 24, 2014

in Diamonds Are Forever, Inklingo

Yesterday started out early – we brought the camper to Little Rock for servicing early morning – dropped it off and returned home in the car – they are busy and no appointments taken so you are lucky if you get it back the same day – if you bring it in early more chance of it getting done the same day – but that wasn’t to be yesterday! – we will return most likely by Friday to pick it up.  Just didn’t feel like doing any shopping and we were heading back home by 9:40.  Glad we did as middle of the afternoon we had another massive rain storm – lots of lightening and two inches of rain – power went out once again but only for an hour or so this time.  I did unplug all the electronics this time!

I didn’t work on the hand quilting Tuesday night instead I worked on the row of hexies for Diamonds are Forever and finished that row yesterday while watching the depressing evening news – we do not watch much tv while traveling and I tell you I will not miss the news one bit although I do check it on the phone or the computer – briefly.  I added the three hexies on the bottom right after I took this photo – the row is now ready to attach!  Getting there Smile

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No other news for now!  Have you been busy?

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Concentrating on Hexies

by Karen on July 22, 2014

in Diamonds Are Forever, Inklingo

Seeing as I have decided to set the 16 patch aside for awhile I thought I would concentrate just on the Diamonds are Forever quilt top and the hand quilting on the Insanity Revisited – wow just working on two – that is different!  Linking to Freemotion by the River today.  And here is a new to me link up Quilt Story: fabric Tuesday.  If you like to find new blogs to read for  more ideas it is nice to look at the links and see what others are doing.  You can check out more links at Esther’s blog she is beginning work on a POTC of her own now in between working on Love Entwined.

I got my last long row attached and if you look at the bottom you will see a string of 4 hexies – I put too many on it LOL – I do not know how that happened – maybe because in reality this is a complicated design!  I took one hexie off and used in the next row working on the side area where I needed three combined.

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When I start a new row I always lay the quilt out and lay out the first piece, making sure I know what I am doing!

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I got this much done on the new row yesterday.  I picked it up three different times to work on it – it doesn’t take long to hand piece once you get going (not EPP!!!) (people keep getting mixed up on that – hand piecing not EPP)

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One of my favorite books – I need to find another one of hers – I think I have made three quilts from this book! Colorful and mostly easy don’t you think – if you have it that is.

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Been busy running out to the camper off and on the last couple days cleaning and organizing –   At times there gets to be too many things added in during the trip and not taken out when we get home.  I still need to go through the small cabinet under the kitchen sink – where I stack my pots and pans and dish cleaning supplies – do I really need all this?  I have already gone through overhead cabinets and got rid of a few things and made space for others.  Maybe a little shelf under the sink to help stack things better and contact paper on the walls and “floor” of the cabinet to make it look cleaner – I’m thinking on it and need to take some measurements.

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