Monday, December 10, 2018

What Changed With This Quilt?

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I took this picture today.
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I took this picture yesterday.
I asked on Facebook if anyone could see anything wrong with this. No one did. Seeing both of them who can find it?

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Medallion Wall Quilt

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I loved this orphan block so I decided to use it for this wall quilt.
There is some fullness in the piece but it WILL quilt out!

You may recognize that the block is similar to those in the vertical quilt top I just finished.
They all were class demonstration samples from at least 20 years ago.

Friday, December 7, 2018

Vertical Sampler Quilt Top

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I took a break from working on this but it was never far from my mind. I am very pleased with this top.
It used a great variety of fabrics, both in the blocks and in the composition.
There are traditional quilting fabrics, batiks, sophisticated prints, prints with gold embellishment, woven stripes and hand dyed fabrics.
If you look closely you will see some of the fabrics are fussy cut, particularly in the blocks.
You probably will have to scroll up and down to see the entire top.
I do have an idea of how I will quilt this. It will be a fun one to quilt creatively.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

I Finished This And It Is Gorgeous

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This is a picture of part of the mobius shawl I just finished knitting as a present for a friend. I can post it as she is not on Facebook.
I love creating this type of knitting with all the different textures and a color scheme to suit the recipient.

Now I have to decide what will be the next project as I need a knitting project to keep stress at bay!

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Spectacular Sunset

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This photo can not do justice to the spectacular sunset last night.
I happened to glance out the window and this is what I saw. I grabbed by phone so I could share it with you.
Paradise for sure!

Friday, November 30, 2018

Favorite Florida Christmas Trees

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These are not typical Christmas tree colors. Yet they are perfect colors for the great room decor.
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I enjoyed acquiring the glass ornaments for my flamingo tree and also enjoy seeing it decorated. You DO know I collect tasteful flamingos!

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These three magenta trees that added the holiday spirit to the master bedroom now reside in my middle son’s pool house.
Over the years I have decorated so many trees. I have not documented each and everyone with photos.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

As November Winds Down, Christmas Is On My Mind

I gave the majority of my Christmas decorations to my middle child recently. He had already started using them to decorate when the family was there for Thanksgiving.
But I still have the minority of them and even that is a lot.
I found some things I love and have done a little decorating.
I don’t do the amount of decorating I once did as I am not in just one place for the holidays.
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My Santas come out every year, but never in the same place twice.
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He’s sitting on my copper wash boiler this year.
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I enjoy seeing the chandeliers decorated.
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My newly redecorated breakfast area looks like Christmas all year round!
Putting things up is fun….taking them down after the holidays is what I don’t enjoy!
I have a few other things I’ve put out. It’s possible there could be more.