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Shoreline, CT, United States
I would love for you to join me (a retired senior)in my zany crafting adventures with quilting (waaaaay too much fabric); scrapbooking (will I ever catch up?); redwork; counted cross stitch; crossword puzzles; reading; and cooking.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

"CAMPFIRE SONGS"

This snapshot came out so bright--(and I don't know why..) The blocks look more like this:


Anyhoo.....

I have 18 more little blocks to go [on what I am naming "Campfire Songs"];  for my son, who plays guitar ...and goes on a wilderness campout every Summer with his friends, and likes neutral colors.
Hopefully, he will like this lap quilt...

 I will be using the guitar print as a central panel and putting fence
 rail blocks as a border around it...for the reverse side....that way we keep the
guitars whole.......

That's the plan for now--we'll see--
stay tuned....
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And on the home front:

We are presently awaiting the arrival of our chimney guy to give us an estimate for a new "crown" and to seal our leaking chimney...with heavy rains predicted tonight through Saturday we were hoping that they could do some work today...as it is now 10:30, I doubt it SOooooo

Out comes the pan for the leaks....AGAIN...I do so wish that workmen would come when they say they will...
And so it goes....;~ *((((

hugs to you all
Stay safe and warm all of you in this stormy weather's path...
Julierose, La Blageuse (pacing-euse)




23 comments:

  1. I'm quite sure you son will love that quilt! I hear you re 'workers' and schedules. Storm heading our way too, 5-10 inches of heavy wet snow and winds. I guess March is coming in like a lion. Stay safe!

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  2. It was leaking around our chimney too...soaked the hall carpet but good! We got a new, big chimney cap, and sealed up...it is better! Best of luck to you!

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  3. I think the quilt will be wonderful. I agree - it is hard to get good workers.

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  4. I love your Campfire Songs quilt! Your son will treasure it! I hate calling workmen and having to wait around all day for them. Hope the storm isn't as bad as they're saying.

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  5. That does look like a guy quilt. He will love it.
    We are having slow snow melting here today, tonight and the rest of the week will be snow falling... again. I hope your storm misses you, goes to the north, passes you by. Stay dry.
    Hugs

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  6. Wish we lived closer. We could sew the storm away. I'm worried about trees falling. And flooding where I am. Stay safe and dry my friend

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  7. I love the string blocks and this fits your son's passion perfectly, appropriately named.

    We have the worst luck with any kind of contractor. I guess people just don't need the work these days????

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  8. what a clever idea and great colors! Your new peepers are helping you aren't they?

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  9. not that you needed help picking colors, just my way of asking about your eyes!

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  10. So pretty and I am sure your son will love it. Stay warm and hope the pan catches all the leaks.

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  11. Gosh there is a heck of a difference between the two photos! Lucky that you have the guitar fabric on hand and good luck with the fixing of the leaking chimney - and keep safe with a storm coming.

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  12. I love those neutral colours and the signature fabric is great! I hope you get your leaky chimney sorted soon.

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  13. Your Campfire Songs quilt plans sound like fun! Stay safe and warm - hoping Spring is right around the corner now!

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  14. I like the neutral strings and think they will make a great 'man quilt'. I also very much like your plan for the back; it would have been a shame to cut those guitars up. I hope your chimney is soon fixed and you stay dry!

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  15. I love the string sportionof the quilt - and the guitar portion too. In fact, I think something similar may be a project on the horizon for my gray and other neutral strings. Regarding the post you deleted about your arm/shoulder/neck hurting - I deal with that too. First visit your doctor to see if you have TOS - Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. In a nutshell, the opening in the collarbone through which the nerves and muscles travel is smallish, so when you over-exert you get swelling and pain. They can give you exercises to help. I know because I’ve been there/done that. Secondly, if you can take Ibuprofen, do! And add an extra-strength Tylenol with it because acetaminophen amplifies the affects of Ibuprofen (and it is not at all harmful). Then, just pace yourself. I had to stop cutting strings yesterday (just moved on to a different activity) to avoid the same thing you had. I’ve learned the hard way. Good luck! xo

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  16. I love the string portion of the quilt - and the guitar portion too. In fact, I think something similar may be a project on the horizon for my gray and other neutral strings. Regarding the post you deleted about your arm/shoulder/neck hurting - I deal with that too. First visit your doctor to see if you have TOS - Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. In a nutshell, the opening in the collarbone through which the nerves and muscles travel is smallish, so when you over-exert you get swelling and pain. They can give you exercises to help. I know because I’ve been there/done that. Secondly, if you can take Ibuprofen, do! And add an extra-strength Tylenol with it because acetaminophen amplifies the affects of Ibuprofen (and it is not at all harmful). Then, just pace yourself. I had to stop cutting strings yesterday (just moved on to a different activity) to avoid the same thing you had. I’ve learned the hard way. Good luck! xo

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  17. Goodness Julierose, the weather sounds just terrible... I hope your chimney & roof leaks can be fixed soon!

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  18. Love the string lap quilt.Hope all goes well with your chimney repairs

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  19. He will love this (He's been very jealous of the girls and my lap quilts ;-)

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