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Wow, it’s been a long time since my last post.  I haven’t been blogging because between summer heat, meds and health, I would only have been whining all the time.  Now that the temperatures are coming down and it’s beginning to feel like autumn, I’m starting to feel more like my usual self.  So I’m hoping to return to posting more frequently.

This Saturday I will be going to Lawton for Skrappy Sew Day and we will be finishing up on Melissa’s UFO project.  At the Sew Day in July, the Skrappies were like a whirlwind and assembled into a top all of the signature blocks I received as outgoing President of the Wichita Mountains Quilt Guild in 1995.  Yes, the blocks had definitely been aging in the UFO pile.  I added the two borders, now I just need to have it quilted.

Signature blocks quilt top

 

 I’ve been knitting on a shawl, trying my hand at reticella needle lace and doing a lot of reading.  More about those in a later post.

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It’s becoming a habit to stop in at the thrift store, before going to the grocery store.  They are only a mile apart so it’s very convenient.  Most days I walk out empty handed, but lately I’ve been fairly lucky.

At the thrift store yesterday, while rummaging through a bunch of cross stitch kits, I found two small kits for Battenberg lace projects.  I don’t particularly care for the 80’s type projects, but I wanted the supplies.  So since yesterday was senior day, with my discount, I got a total of 6 yds of Battenberg tape and over 30 yds of linen lace thread for $1.85 including tax.  Now I just have to learn how to make Battenberg lace.

36 days until Skrappy Ladies Fall Retreat.

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Yesterday in “A Crazy World” was spent by the seashore.  There is a lighthouse to warn those at sea of the perilous coastline and a small little cottage for the lighthouse keeper and his family.  The thatched roof on the cottage is my first attempt at Hollie Point needlelace and I’m happy with it.  Still needs a few finishing details such as trees, bushes and maybe smoke from the chimney.

 lighthouse1

Click on the image for a larger view.

For size reference, the cottage is approx. ½” tall.

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