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After a multitude of tests, my Dr. has given up trying to figure out my medical mystery and has referred me to a Rheumotologist.  My first visit is today and I’m hoping she can get me back on track soon.  I’m tired of feeling tired and achy.

Hope to soon be back with regular posts.

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The project at the Skrappies retreat last fall was a mystery quilt.  We all worked for days before the retreat, cutting and sewing, thinking we would finish the mystery that weekend.  Were we ever WRONG.  By the end of the weekend no one was close to being finished so the mystery was revealed to give us incentive to finish.  The name of the mystery quilt is Faceted Jewels and I’ve posted pics of finished ones by other Skrappies.  I am happy, proud and relieved to announce that at 12:00 midnight on Friday night I sewed the last seam of my Faceted Jewels quilt top.

 

Faceted Jewels Mystery Quilt

Faceted Jewels Mystery Quilt

For the inquiring minds, I counted the units and there are 2000 pieces in this quilt.  That’s not counting all the extra pieces we had left over.

 

Saturday was Skrappy Ladies workday, so I drove down to Lawton.  Wanted to show off my finished top.  We had a great salad potluck and I managed to make one more Dear Jane block.

 

Dear Jane - A_4
Dear Jane – A_4

 

Carol J. was working on her quilt from Lerlene Nevaril’s Two Color Quilt class.

 

 

Carol's two color quilt
Carol’s two color quilt

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I can remember bringing you home 30 odd years ago, you were bright and shiny with a red exterior and a clear plastic lid.  The lid broke ages ago and your paint peeled into non-existence, but your aluminum usefulness persevered.  I could always count on even heating and easy clean-up.  Then your edges began to crack where they had been bent back and forth too many times.  The kids made rude jokes everytime I pulled you out of the cupboard, but I just couldn’t replace you.

Old friend

Old friend

 Until now…

Shiny New Pan

Shiny New Pan

 Sorry, but yesterday this bright and shiny, heavy, professional grade aluminum pan caught my eye and the price was right so I couldn’t resist. 

I’ve mentioned before that each month I work on a panel challenge for a different person.  It’s all supposed to be hush hush.  Which makes it hard for blogging, when you spend time working on something that you can’t post about.  This month I’m breaking the rules and posting a picture, not that anyone can tell anything from it.  This is a peek at this month’s project.

Panel challenge - June

Panel challenge - June

 

I’ve also made another Dear Jane block, TB-2.  This block was pieced using the foundation method.

Dear Jane block T-2

Dear Jane block TB-2

 

I wasn’t happy with the way the scarf , I mentioned in last post, was knitting up, so I’ve switched to another scarf pattern.  Now I’m using the North Star scarf pattern from the book Arctic Lace and knitting with parchment color Peruvian Baby Silk.  It is turning out really well, although I need to order a few more balls of the yarn.

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