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Bits and Pieces and some Chit Chat

Old 04-18-2012, 12:34 PM
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Helllo Fellow Quilters, it's been awhile for sure lol. Well here is the latest in chit/chat and I know you can relate. Ohhhh it's so painful using my pinky to type....let me tell you the story.

I inherited some solid wood furniture, fancy off white, antiqued, French Provincial from the 60ties and from Chicago. I had always admired this particular set of bedroom furniture. Now, 40 years later, it is in my house as my SIL decided I must have it because it's not her favorite style. Talking about, good things come to those who wait 40 years lol.

Anyway to make room for this wonderful furniture, The one bedroom had to be emptied of it's contents first. That bedroom also has a nice set of the French but not as beautiful as this one. I am loath to get rid of solid wood, so instead, I got rid of a plastic storage cabinet in my studio and in it's place went the highboy. Then I moved all the bins and the tripple went there and bins were emptied into those drawers and stuff got thrown out too lol.

I love the look, even the tops are been use for storage. we put portable shelves on top to store my stuff.

Now lets get to the injured pinky. After moving all the stuff around, pictures had to be rerouted, so while hammering a very slim nail into the wall, I missed and smashed my pinky....it is black and blue but not busted, thank God but very painful, not too bad today.

I have been working on my Wheel Quilt in Aunt Gracie fabrics and that went on hold while I had some company for two weeks. I had finished working on my Twist quilt and table runner and had a bucket full of scraps to toss. I decided at the last minute to not toss them as hubby was doing the garbage.....so today I sorted the Aunt Gracie from the other and started this bit and piece quilt.

When I get the the thought to do it, I do it and this time I just picked an odd shape scrap and started to add pieces. I did 10 pieces and just sewed without cutting. I just cut off the seam allowances if they were too big. The I cut all the piece at odd angles and put them on the board to see. I will start another post as this one keeps droppin away from me.
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Old 04-18-2012, 12:43 PM
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Is this happening to anyone? As I am typing, the page jumps down and I am not able to write my next sentence. Let's see if I can do it with this post.

Anyway, here is the bunch of scraps out of the bucket lol....I started with the tri's that I found and just worked from there. I think I will find a focus fabric to go here and there to add some thing different.
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I will keep you posted as more get done and we can see what is happening.....
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Looks great to me!
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Old 04-18-2012, 01:00 PM
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Default I also fell over backwards.

To continue the chit/chat....as I was moving and pulling the plasic cabinet backwards, It was very light and I didn't need any help and I knew the dolly was there but thought I could guage it as I came along backwards toward the outside door. Well I didn't guage it and I fell backwards over the dolly. Talk about feeling stupid.

I was lucky, I could have broken something. The space was a bit narrow as I was going between the rocking chair and a quilt rack. My arm hit the rack and it came down on me and my butt hit the dolly (it's a flat surface dolly with four wheels) and between the rack and the dolly, it broke my fall and I unconciously kept my head up. The rack hit my leg and I don't know what hit my upper leg but I was sore with a couple lumps but thankfully no broken bones.

Hubby had just finished telling me two days ago how many ederly fall each year and I felt so stupid. I hve fallen twice this year out of plain stupidness lol. ....I will be real careful now. I am 70 years old and at my age, I don't need to be falling, not even for a man ahahahahhaha
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You are too funny! Looks like you've got some gorgeous blocks started. Just be careful and don't injure yourself anymore!
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will keep watching,
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Originally Posted by joyce888 View Post
You are too funny! Looks like you've got some gorgeous blocks started. Just be careful and don't injure yourself anymore!
Fabulous blocks AND a mighty cute quilt inspector napping there under your table... LOL!
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Love the blocks you're doing...will keep watching as you progress. But, please watch your step and stay upright! Klutz...;o)
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Great story and congrats on finally getting the set you loved. Sorry to hear of your mishaps. Be Careful!!!
Love what you have done so far with the scraps. Looks like it is going to be a beauty!
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