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WW #31

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A week or so ago, my site, as well as many others, were aggressively targeted by hackers. Well over a thousand attempts were made to crack my password and make me crazy with emails. Wordfence is a wonderful plugin and I highly recommend it. I have since learned my admin user name should never be seen, so I changed it. Thankfully, I believe I remain unhacked but for the life of me, can’t understand why someone wants to hack a quilty, not for profit website.

I purchased some designs from Urban Threads and got fancy on a leg of my new blue jeans.


It’s a little stiff and after washing, I have to iron it flat but it looks great! The next time I embroider denim, I’ll use a design a little less dense.


I had a huge pile of fabric strips in pink so I modified “Scrapitude” to utilize the sizes I had.


It’s taken several weeks, but the blocks are finished and now on the frame for some simple quilting.


My grandfather is having some heart trouble so my sister and cousin arranged a fund raiser to help him with a few expenses.


My sister is one of the talented teachers at Wine By Design in Rochester, Indiana.


I had never taken one of her classes so it was great fun to see what she does!


This is my nephew, Tyler, signing the table.


My canvas with the background done and cheater chalk outlines for my anchor.


My anchor <3 I liked how it turned out. My friend Twila liked it more so I gave it to her!


Family time in my mom’s front yard. It was a beautiful fall day.


My scrapitude quilt on the frame, renamed pink rose garden. It’s a king sized quilt and will live on my bed this winter. Hubs likes it almost as much as I do!


I saw this meme on Facebook the other day. It’s been making me laugh since.

(I know the poor little monkey was probably very sick and I apologize if this offends you but I still can’t stop laughing.)


WW #25 Put a Bird On It

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It’s almost my one year podaversay! I can’t believe how quickly time passed.

This is the painting my sister did for me. Her name isn’t on the real thing, but I thought I should protect her work when I post it here on the internet 😉




Isn’t it just beautiful? I love it so much! If my house were to ever catch fire, this would be one of the things I’d grab on my way out. (Knock on non-burning wood)

Wine By Design is where my sister works her magic mojo. If you’re anywhere in Northern or Central Indiana, consider taking a class from her or any of the terrific instructors.

Wenonah is my beautiful and talented baby sister.

This is the quilt I finished for charity.


Love Quilts is always looking for more stitchers and people to quilt for them.

I made this panda block but didn’t use it in the quilt. I’m sure I will find the perfect place for it someday.


My friend’s quilt turned out beautifully!


Wendys quilt
Jaye is a very talented quilter and a dear lady. You should check out her mad skillz!

One more thing before I go

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So, it turns out, I did forget to post pictures of what I discussed in WW# 10.
This is the cabinet I talked about painting. I think it turned out ok, I chose this flower because I thought it was easy practice.


Another view with one of the doors partially closed.


I haven’t done much more sewing, but did manage to start adding things to my Etsy shop. I think I’ve had it for several years and never used it.
I have an absolute ton of 80’s patterns that came from an estate sale, all in excellent condition, most I would never use. I have found a few for myself and the grandkids, but there are just so many more!
If you’re in the market for a great vintage pattern, hit the Etsy button on this page and give them a look. If you don’t find a pattern you like, come back in the next few weeks, I’ll be adding more. If nothing else, it’s a fun flashback! Shoulder pads are not required.