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You have to read this great poem about an apron. It brought me to tears.

And now some more tears, but from laughter.

Jo-Lynne wrote this post about comments.

Update on my Aunt

The equipment was delivered to her house and a special transport was able to come take her home. She made it home late Saturday afternoon. Hopefully I will be able to see her for a while in a few days. Glad to hear she is on the road to recovery. Still a long ways to go, so please continue to keep her in your prayers. Thanks for all the well wishes so far.

These are not from her yard, but my aunt has a beautiful tulip garden around Easter each year. I took a picture of these a few months ago in part because they reminded me of her.


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I finally finished the frog quilt.  Here it is on the porch.  It was late afternoon, so the tree next to the porch is throwing shadows.  I am really happy with how it came out.  I stitched the binding to the back and curled it around to the front and then I used a decorative stitch to attach it to the front.

Baby Savannah is due in three weeks.  I plan to give her mom the quilt when I see her around the fourth of July.  I am so excited for Tim and Nikki.  She is lucky to be getting such a great mom.

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I was going to wait and post this after I got the frog quilt finished, but it’s taking a little longer than I thought, so here you are.

OK, so I could not pick just one winner. I asked each of my girls to give me a number between 1& 100, and I counted comments backwards from the last entry. The girls picked 2 and 41. BTW…these were not the numbers I thought they would pick. So, the lucky winners are….. Susan and Carla.

I am really happy with how the drawing turned out. I am able to give to someone who commented since the contest began and someone who posted a while back. Thanks for all the nice comments. Now that the give away is over, you don’t have to stop coming by.

I’ll be back later this afternoon with the frog quilt once it is out of the washer.

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Last night I cross hatched the frog quilt and got it ready for binding.  I’ll stop by today and pick up something for binding.  Hopefully I will have this done this weekend.  Once I had it quilted, I worked on a couple more foot wraps.  They are coming together pretty quickly now.  So cute and very functional.

Today will be a busy day at work and then a special dinner and trip to the gym are planned.  Oh yeah and I really could use a pedicure.  Hmmm….gym or pedicure tonight???  Which do I choose?  I was going to show you a picture of a mid evil torture device and a picture of someone getting a leg massage, but I can’t get wordpress to show them this morning, so you will have to use your imagination.

Brenda is having a summer give away, and it’s a cutie.  Stop by and sign up.

Don’t forget to leave a comment and be entered in my 100th post give away.

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Sheet Apron

I have been seeing aprons from vintage sheets around blogland.  I’m not a big fan of the 1960’s green and yellow, so I found a sheet with pink, red, and blue flowers.  I would love to have a red kitchen, and I am slowly moving that direction.

I found the sheet as part of a twin set at an estate sale a few weeks ago.  The girls could use a few more twin fitted sheets, so I picked it up and I thought it was just one piece for $2.00.  It was worth it because it was a nice quality sheet.  When I got to the cash box, I found out it was 50% off, so only $1.00.  When I got it home, there was a flat sheet also.  The sheet had a blue stripe with flowers and a smaller red stripe on the top of the sheet.  The stripe made perfect pockets.

My Aunt was in an accident at work yesterday and is pretty banged up.  She is in ICU and will be going through at least one surgery to repair a broken bone.  Please keep her in your prayers.

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Super Poker

I’m sure the title of this post will get a few interesting searches. I was having a difficult time finding just the right turning instrument a while back. I used an unsharpened pencil, but it did not get in the corners right. Then I tried a skewer for the corners, but it kept snagging on the batting and was not good for the straight areas. After some trial and error a friend at work suggested I try chopsticks. I tried several different wooden ones and still had the sticking issues. One day I found a set of ceramic ones that looked perfect, but were pretty expensive. I decided the next payday I would get them.

The next payday came and I was going to go at lunch and buy my chopsticks, but I was invited out to lunch by a coworker. I could always go get chopsticks the next day instead. At the end of lunch I thanked her for the invitation and said it was much more fun that going shopping for chopsticks. After I explained what I meant, she said she had a couple of pairs that she used for a craft project and did not need anymore, so would I like hers? I figured they were just like the wooden ones I had tried, but I said sure. She brought me two pairs of the perfect turners. They are plastic, long enough to get into long corners, no sharp spots, pointy enough to get into the corners, but not so pointy to poke through or get stuck in the batting. So, here’s another of my favorite sewing items – my special chopsticks from Rachelle.

The chopstick is sitting on a part of my next project – an apron from a sheet. I cut it out yesterday and made the straps and pocket. I assembled the entire thing and then I realized I had made the top way too long. I should have it fixed by this evening and ready to turn, sew on the pockets, and sew around the edges. Hopefully by my next post I will be able to show you the finished product.

Don’t forget to leave a comment to enter my giveaway for my 100th post.

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This is post #100 for me. I started posting in November during NABLOPOMO. I wasn’t sure if I would keep up with it after November, but I am really enjoying it.

As is tradition, I’m posting a give away. I will be happy to sent your gift to anyone in the US. (Sorry to the rest of you, but international postage is way expensive.) I would love it if you would tell me your favorite sewing item. It can be your favorite fabric line, pincushion, or notion. Mine is Martha (my Kenmore sewing machine).

For each comment you will receive one entry into the drawing. If you have commented in the past, you will automatically receive two entries per comment. You can comment on any of my posts between now and Thursday, June 26, 2008 and I will pick a winner on June 27.

One lucky winner will get a fat quarter and an ice pack cover. This is an example of the ice pack cover. This one was a gift for someone else, but it will give you an idea of what it looks like.

Good luck. I can’t wait to see your favorites.

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