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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.

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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This is my nephew, Tyler, signing the table.

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

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

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

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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!

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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.)

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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 ūüėČ

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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.

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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.

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My friend’s quilt turned out beautifully!

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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.

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Another view with one of the doors partially closed.

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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.