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2021 – Year in Review

January: January of 2021 started off strong with the completion of a multiple mend to a co worker’s coat. Mostly though the month was filled with projects that hadn’t been completed, such as DIL’s Christmas gift and the repair to the sewing machine cabinet’s drawers. old rotten shed shed partially removed kitchen window with a… Continue reading 2021 – Year in Review


Workbasket – Finishing Up 2021 Gifts

Previously... As typically happens each January, I find myself finishing up gifts that didn't quite make it to the completed projects list. This year I worked with Ballpoint Embroidery paints from Colonial Patterns. They worked out great! Much faster than embroidery. A welcome change to my over crowded "to-do" list of projects. These are the… Continue reading Workbasket – Finishing Up 2021 Gifts

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Workbasket – After Christmas

Previously... It has been a long time and I have missed you all. Every spare moment, I was working on Christmas gifts. Even going so far as taking time off work. It seems like projects always take 2+ times more time than I think it will to complete. Part of the extended project time was… Continue reading Workbasket – After Christmas


The Oregonian Modernistic Quilt #25 – Marigold

January 14, 1934 Block No. 25 - The Marigold (text) With block No. 25 we come to the last of the 25 flowers that appear on The Modernistic Flower Quilt. The third syllable of its name sufficiently indicates the color in which the marigold will appear. The stitching on the blossom is yellow. Stem, leaves,… Continue reading The Oregonian Modernistic Quilt #25 – Marigold


The Oregonian Modernistic Quilt #24 – Gladiolus

January 7, 1934 Block No. 24 - The Gladiolus (text) There may be dispute about the pronunciation of the name of this week’s subject, No. 24 in The Modernistic Flower Quilt, but there can be no argument about the beauty and brilliance of the gladiolus. The four blooms on the stalk in the design pictured… Continue reading The Oregonian Modernistic Quilt #24 – Gladiolus