Never Again

I recently finished three quilts that I started over 2 years ago. As I was finishing the binding on the last one, I paused to admire my craftsmanship and promised myself that I would never make any of these patterns again!

And not so much because they were difficult, but more so the time consumption. Honestly, I cannot even say that because most quilt making is time-consuming.  I guess I just dreaded the process of these three more than any others I’ve made thus far.

Sparkle Punch is an Elizabeth Hartman tutorial. The stars are actually onomatopoeias, “those “Pow!” and “Bam!” shapes that happen when cartoon characters punch each other”. I dubbed my quilt, Merry Sparkle Punch because I made it with Christmassy prints.

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I wanted to make this next one in the worst way after I saw my friend Greta’s, Nigata Traveler better known as Arkansas Traveler.  Soon after,  she sent me all the beautiful lozenges I needed to make my own. I used a combo of her tutorial and this tutorial which includes a paper pieced template to construct my blocks. I named my quilt, Autumn Arkansas Traveler because of the saturated colors of Fall it contains.

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Lastly is the Spider Web quilt I named Halloween Scrappy Webs. I used this tutorial.  It was supposed to be twice the size it is, but after a while, I just couldn’t bring myself to make one more block, and the fabric waste was incredible!

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I love love love, how each of these finished up.  And I’m so glad I persisted and had the sticktoitiveness to get them finished, but on my honor, cross my heart, I will never make any of these patterns again!

Is there a pattern that you would NEVER make again? Do tell!

Thanks for stopping by.

God bless and happy stitchin’!

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Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching. –Heb 10:23-25

Settling In

Welp, I’ve been living in KCMO for a whole month now.  It flew by but it also feels like I’ve been here forever if that makes any sense.

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My eldest son flew w/me to help carry-on my pets BUT my pets ended up not being able to fly w/us because I purchased hard carriers instead of soft and they were too tall to fit under the seat of the AA plane.  Long story short, my sis and nephew flew them out to me a few weeks later and visited for a couple of days.  It rained the entire time they were here but I still showed her around the city and introduced her to delicious burnt ends at Joe’s Kansas City.

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The pets are now settled in. Moe really enjoys the big yard but Inka hasn’t ventured out yet. I’m sure she will soon.

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The only thing I don’t like about the Midwest so far is the creepy, crawlin’ Charlottes. That’s what I call spiders. This cute little house must’ve been empty and untreated for several months because Charlotte’s webs were covering all the bushes and shrubs outside and all over in the garage. I promptly ordered pest control because I can’t stand creepy, crawlin’ Charlottes! I ONLY like spiders and webs as quilt designs! If you look closely at this next pic you can see Charlotte’s Web in the trees. I gotta be real careful where I walk here.

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I saved setting up my sewing room until 2 days after the pest control guy came out to ensure I wouldn’t see any half-dying Charlottes trying to escape their inevitable death down in the basement.

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Work is everything I knew it would be and it keeps me super busy but I have managed to bind two quilts; my Halloween Scrappy Webs and Autumn Arkansas Traveler.  I had them both quilted by Linda Powell @itsallaboutthequilt (IG) before I left AZ.

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Oh yeah…I found a church! I have visited several but have settled on and enjoy attending Relevant Church and I’m looking forward to starting the Priscilla Shirer’s Armor of God Bible Study next week.

Until next time, Happy Stitchin’ and God Bless!

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And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.  Col. 3:17 ESV

Making Moves

For real though!

As anyone who reads my blog or follows on FB or IG knows, I started traveling to Kansas City for work this summer.

Well, I guess I’m doing a good job, because the company I work for… the company I have worked for all of my adult life (besides that short stint at Doña Ana County), made me an offer I couldn’t refuse. And long story short, I’m moving to Kansas City!

Yes it’s humid. But to me, the humidity is no worse than the extreme temps in Phoenix.

Yes, I know there are tornadoes. When it’s my time to go, it’s my time to go. It won’t matter what city I’m in. Besides, I know where I’m going when that time comes so I’m not worried. Plus they have delicious BBQ!

Yes, I know it gets very cold, and has snow/ice storms in the winter. It’s easier to warm up than to cool off plus, I don’t work outdoors. And, remember, I am from Colorado.

Did I mention the delicious BBQ?

Yes, I will miss my family and friends, dearly, but we are blessed w/amazing technology and I’m only a 2.5hr flight away!

Oh, and this is my cute little rental until I decide where to buy.

This is an awesome opportunity and I am super excited! Let the adventures begin!

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I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Psalm‬ ‭27:13‬ ‭NIV‬‬