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@Iminei I hope you weren't hurt this morning!

Today promises rain, possibly storms in the afternoon.  So I have some indoor things to do- laundry & some arrow repairs. (E.g. replacing components that break or fall off, such as points.) In early afternoon, I am scheduled for a much-needed haircut. I expect to be about 10 pounds lighter afterward LOL.

I have an idea for a free-motion embroidery project I may start. I have to work out some design details. More on that once I do.

Those are wonderful. I love seeing the things people submit to quilt fests.  Where were these held?

The stuff we bought, along with some plush pals who came along for the trip;
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The red, black & white thing is a panel of Minnie & Mickey Mouse. There are also a couple of grip pads for FMQ and a kit to make a “handy towel”. More about that once I’ve made it.

DH & I went to this event over the weekend. We both loved it; nice to be able to see an in-person event again. (Masks were required, but I have no issue with that.)

Prior to the first one we went to (a couple of years ago, pre-covid) we expected to see lots of bed sized quits with pretty geometric patterns.  We saw those, but also so many other things that looked like oil paintings, photographs, stained-glass, etc. We always love the humorous ones. 

The vendors are enjoyable too. Yes it’s nice to find goodies that you normally have to order. But it’s also fun to see technology that you haven’t seen and can’t afford.

Here are some fun things we saw.
Our favorite;
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My husband is from Canada, so this caught his eye;
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I sent a pic of this to a close friend who is a sign-language interpreter. She loved it;
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No special significance to this one. We just liked it.
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I love all of those quilts! Yes, even the log-cabin quilt, which while not perfect, is charming. I love your use of color.

Today... One thread per day / Re: Wakey Wakey ... its a New week Monday 20th
« on: September 20, 2021, 15:25:03 PM »
Hi all. I’m back from there pharmacy. I went to get my flu shot. They are very efficient there, so I was done quickly.
Over the weekend, DH & I went to a big quilt show in Pennsylvania. We both had loads of fun. I’ll post more about that in a Darkside thread.  We also succeeded in finding him some new shoes, which is an  accomplishment; he’s a bit difficult to fit.

Of course I’m just happy when we have lots of time together. 30 years maried and I still like the guy. <3

Today... One thread per day / Re: Foggy Friday in DDD
« on: September 17, 2021, 17:32:35 PM »
Hello friends! Busy, rainy day today. So I have been up to take DH to the train & then do a several loads of laundry, pay some bills, shave my legs, hand-wash an evening blouse…. Geez, I’m getting tired just typing this!

I still need to run out & get some groceries and cash for a weekend trip. We are going to a quilt show in Philadelphia tomorrow.  Though it’s not that far, we will stay overnight. Gives us an excuse for a little getaway. No doubt I will find some goodies at the fest- more about that on Monday.

Today... One thread per day / Re: We have not 1 not 2 but 3 Birthdays today
« on: September 16, 2021, 17:31:34 PM »
Happy birthday to all of you!! Hope the day is “sew” terrific.  :VV: :cake: :cake: :VV:

Today... One thread per day / Re: Wednesday 15th September
« on: September 15, 2021, 13:32:41 PM »
@Elnnina that loom sounds wonderful!

I had to get up & about early today. My husband’s Jeep is in the shop, though sadly it needs repairs that don’t pay to do on a 10-year-old car with over 100,000 miles on it.  So he needed me to take him to the train, for work. ( The nearest train is about 1.5 miles from the house, with no connecting bus.)

So in a bit, some “me time” at the archery range.

Today... One thread per day / Re: Monday 13th September
« on: September 13, 2021, 11:47:26 AM »
Hi all. I finished the quilt I'd been working on for the niece I don't like. Today, we will visit mom & drop it off for her to bring to the party I am looking forward to missing.

Tired from the tacky wedding we went to last night. (I'd mentioned this a while ago in the Rant Thread). While it was nice to see my husband's cousins, who are in our age range, and who are quite warm to me;
1)The venue was in a busy downtown area but no provisions were made for parking cars.
2)Dress was formal but dinner was food truck sandwiches or foot truck tacos. Both families have the money to put on a nicer spread.
3) The sound system was deafening and not even of good quality-everything was both loud & tinny.
4) In the process of making toasts, one person decided to make it known that the bride is pregnant. Yes, this is hardly scandalous in this day & age. But since she wasn't yet showing, I just didn't think this was something every guest needed to know at that point.

Today... One thread per day / Re: Saturday 11th September
« on: September 11, 2021, 21:08:26 PM »
Yes and no. No one puts their name on them. But each shooter uses their own combination of colors for fletching (that's the vanes or feathers) and wraps. Mine, for instance, have pink & yellow fletching and bright pink wraps. So people who know each other well will recognize each person's arrows. 

When we don't, some of us will take pictures and post them on a Facebook group we have set up for this archery range.  I've done it at times & gotten arrows back to their rightful owners.  Some of these can get expensive, so it is greatly appreciated.

Today... One thread per day / Re: Saturday 11th September
« on: September 11, 2021, 20:59:26 PM »
It's been a great day out -mild temperatures and low humidity. So we went out for a shoot & a buddy found 3 of the arrows I lost last week. He returned them to me today. There are some nice, thoughtful folks out at the range.

Right now I am working on the quilt-that is to say, the embroidery machine is. Each square is getting a stippling design.

Sewing Spaces and Furniture / Re: seeking advice/opinions
« on: September 11, 2021, 10:45:40 AM »
My window faces west. Late afternoon sun glare can be blinding. So my primary machine is perpendicular to the window. My embroidery machine faces it, but it isn't used as often, so I can just avoid using it around sunset. I made a nice, opaque cover for it. If the cover fades badly, I suppose I can always make another one.

Today... One thread per day / Re: Thursday 9th September 2021
« on: September 09, 2021, 16:45:10 PM »
Hi from rainy New York. It’s just a steady light rain, so it didn’t keep me from going out for groceries.  Later I need to finish the back of the quilt & maybe get it sandwiched.  As I’ve said, my heart really isn’t in this one.

Today... One thread per day / Re: Weds 8th ? and I'll
« on: September 08, 2021, 16:48:36 PM »
Hi all. Back from the bank to look for some papers in my safe-deposit box- couldn’t find either. But we can get duplicates from the appropriate agencies. 

I want to get some work done on the latest baby quilt.  Hard to get motivated since I’m mad at my sister (see “Rant Thread”) and don’t really like her daughter. She’s self-righteous, high-maintenance and has never lifted a finger for anyone in our family. Mainly, this is being done to refrain from showing favoritism.  (I have made blankets for my other nieces’ kids.)

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