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And here we are nearly at the end of January

Well, one of my New Year resolutions has flown out the window!  I was going to make sure that I blogged at least once a week! Would four in the last week count? I think not. I have had my long time pen friend over from England, on the way  to the USA (long way round to go). We have been doing all sorts of tripping about – retracing some steps from 25 years back, but adding some new places too!

While here, Marguerite is having fun with fabric and has made 3 quilt tops, laptop cover and has stitched away madly at a new quilt I am making called “Snow Days” but has way too many stitcheries for me to cope with. Between her, another long time friend Debbie and myself, I may get the blocks done before Christmas, that’s not including all the pieced blocks as well.

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DSC04059… at Cranberry Crafts is An. We have been friends for years, since I moved up the coast in 1990 and she attended one of my adult education classes.

I cannot run my business without her, she comes on in to sew our samples in her spare time, and we often have to prise her off the sewing machine at closing time.

An gets so engrossed and excited about starting, sewing and finishing a new quilt. Not much into glue, but I can quite agree on that point.  In the past 2 months we have had to recreate to quilts already hanging in the shop, and make about 4 times bigger. Here is An and myself with the end results.

And here are both quilts in our workroom. The hexagon quilt is made using 2 1/2″ strips and was stitched and quilted by Ineke Moeys because we didn’t have the time. Such an easy pattern and so effective.

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