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Turkey Tracks: Making Greeting Cards

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Turkey Tracks:  October 6retreat, 2017

Making Greeting Cards

 

I love Amanda Jean Nyberg’s NO SCRAP LEFT BEHIND.   (Her blog is Crazy Mom Quilts.)

Greeting cards made with bits of leftover fabric scraps are one project in the book.

I loved them at first sight.

Now I have some!

This project is sheer play AND uses up scraps!

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September 30, 2017 at 4:42 pm

Turkey Tracks: Fall Scenes

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Turkey Tracks:  September 30, 2017

Fall Scenes

It’s been a busy week.  SIL Maryann came up to collect some plants from my garden.  Here’s what we dug up:

Phlox, Bellflower (pale pink), cone flowers, liriope, Rose Campion seedlings, Joe Pye Weed, climbing hydrangea, assorted herbs, a big clump of hosta, violets, rudbekia (black-eyed Susan), and Sparkle strawberry plants.  I’m sure I’m leaving something out.

Nice visit–which included lots of Rummikub games.  It was close but she’s the winner this time.

My Blue Hubbard squashes did “make.”  Oh yes.  They “made” all over the garden.  They are small this year, due to the drought, but they will be good.  They are about the size of basketballs now and should be twice that size.

I’ve planted Morning Glories for two years now.  This is the FIRST BLOOM I’ve seen–and it’s nearly October 1.  I’m going to start some clematis on this fence next year.  Maybe the small bloom, white one that turns into a white snowdrift in August.

The wild asters are beautiful this year.  They come in white, pale lavender, and these rich purple and pinks.  They are the back-end of the wildflower season that the lupines began back in May/June.  I stopped along the road on the way home from an errand and took these pictures.

The temps dropped off last night.  Great sleeping weather.  Sunny today, but I dragged out leggins and have on a sweater.  The light is low now, and it is getting dark early.  It’s time to switch to early morning activities when the light is at its best.

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September 30, 2017 at 4:02 pm

Turkey Tracks: Friend Lynn’s Quilt Finished

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Turkey Tracks:  September 30, 2017

Friend Lynn’s Quilt Finished

I love this quilt.  Lynn Vermeulen started it at our May retreat two years ago.  She worked on it again at the last May (2017) retreat.  And now it is done and ready to have a binding installed.

Isn’t it gorgeous!

Of course she’s made other quilts along the way.  Quite a few of them, actually.  But it is so nice to finish one that got put aside for whatever reason along the way.  Nice quilting done by her longarm person too.

Go Lynn!

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September 30, 2017 at 3:41 pm