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Monday, April 25, 2011

Lots done but nothing to show for it

Coz my camera has a flat battery!!!!  Agh!!  But that isn't the only reason I can't post photos yet.

Last night I finished working on a section of the current round robin project and needed to do some simple sewing so I pulled out the rag quilt UFO so old I can't remember when I started it!  I decided that it needed a few more rows and as I had already cut batting and squares I started stitching.  I finished the stitching this morning and put the quilt aside to snip later in the day.  Next I cut out the Pay It Forward gifts I am sewing (see here ) .  I managed to get one sewn and two partially sewn before I had to break for lunch.  I didn't get much done I the afternoon as family things intervened but after dinner we all sat down to watch the second half of a 3 hour DVD so I sat and snipped the rag quilt, and snipped, and snipped.  The movie ended so I spent another two hours sitting in front of the TV still snipping.  At last all the snipping is done!  Take my advice....Don't sew a rag quilt with 5" squares - all that extra snipping.  What was I thinking?  I wouldn't have been able to manage it if I hadn't previously invested in a fabulous pair of spring loaded clipped from Keepsake Quilting!  I will try and include a photo tomorrow.  They cut thru all the layers almost like butter.

So, my round robin is ready for the next stage - can't show you!  My three Pay It Forward gifts are 3/4 complete - can't show them to you yet.  And I can't show you the rag quilt pre binding and washing - coz my battery is flat!  Oh well.   At least you know I haven't forgotten you!  tomorrow I hope to get the rag quilt bound, clip the very edges and then throw the whole thing into the wash and dryer to fluff it up.  Love that part. 

Tomorrow is the last day of the school holidays and the last day before my husband starts his new job.  Lots of last minute things to do and probably a few things I haven't thought of yet!

Better go - very late, very tired.......happy Stitching!


  1. Those rag quilt scissors are the best! Years ago, before those were out, I had to cut all the snips with regular scissors! I had nerve damage for 3 months! Don't forget to charge your battery!


  2. You're such a busy girl !! Hope you can still post pictures.

  3. Looking forward to the pictures. I have never made a rag quilt and I am not too sure I would have the patience to do the snipping!

  4. You got a lot done and will have plenty of pictures to share in the new future. Good luck to hubby's and his new job.

  5. Wow Jan-Maree you sure get alot done in one day. I need some of your energy. Can not wait to see your pictures.


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