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Monday, June 11, 2018

Missouri Bound!

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“I got to Kansas City on a Friday – by Saturday I learned a thing or two!  For up till then I didn’t have an idee of what the modern world was comin’ to!”  Lyrics from Oklahoma, one of my favorite musicals of all time!

I kept humming this little ditty to myself as I went about my early morning routine, so happy that I didn’t have a flight out until noon and I didn’t have to rush.

It’s been 8 years since I have visited my friend Sharon – and I’m staying with her while I spend time with the very fun Lee’s Summit Quilt Guild.

EIGHT YEARS.  How does that go past so quickly?  It seems like I am saying this every other day – how does it pass so quickly?  And it feels like it is speeding up, when I want it to be slowing down.

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A quilt was trimmed before airport departure!

What else is a girl supposed to do when she has 15 minutes to spare before hitting the road?  I’ve been dragging my tail about getting this quilt ready for binding – I was going to do it at the cabin, but the block making for my Addicted to Scraps column filled the cutting table and I would have had to clean it all off to be able to trim.

Yes, I trim.  And square corners.  BEFORE binding goes on…or I’ll have a lumpy bumpy un-square experience and a quilt that won’t hang quite straight.  So out come the big rulers and away I go.

This is the lovely Kaffe border print that I was one strip short on, and my friend Kevin Womack came to the rescue – his Kaffe stash is EPIC, and he had more than enough for my needs and was happy to share so I could get this border on.

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Pink plaid backing fun!

8 yard pass – at LEAST!

This quilt will be revealed in August – so stay tuned!

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Nearly 2 more done!

I admit that I closed my eyes “for just a minute” and slept half of the trip to Kansas City from Atlanta….but they are coming along.

Before I knew it we were landing!  Click to play:



It’s HOT HOT HOT and humid in Missouri.  And it is only June.  And it is only going to get hot and stay hotter through the summer.  But I would so much rather have this than rain, ice and snow.

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Dinner in cute downtown Lee’s Summit!

I’m only here for 2 days.  This morning’s lecture and half day Scrappy Mountain Majesties workshop, and tomorrow’s Texas Tumbleweed workshop

And while it may be hot outside, the A/C will keep it nice and cool inside.  That’s one thing I can say for summer heat – you don’t have to shovel it!

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After a wonderful dinner, Sharon and I took their dog Mayo for a walk after posing for this photo in the side yard.  Sharon’s gardening abilities know no bounds – and her yard is alive with flowers of the blooming/growing kind, and also of the tractor/plow/sawblade type!  So much color and whimsy!

An evening spent catching up on the screen porch with a light breeze – I was ready for bed before long.

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There is something very familiar about this quilt!

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I Quilted It!

I  am not sure when exactly, but this is my early days Free-Motion long arm quilting, from when I lived either in Idaho or Texas…and I was quilting for others at the time.  It’s wonderful to be here and to sleep under this quilt!

June 11, 2018 at 07_07AM

Quiltville Quote of the Day

String Quilt Shared during my recent Mississippi workshops.

It’s a new Monday, at the beginning of a brand new week.

Go after something big!



11 comments:

  1. time flies when you're having fun...and upping level of fun equals time flying even faster....and just to confuse you, after one retires it flies even faster...true!

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  2. Have a great visit to the Midwest. Yes, it is hot and humid here. Unlike you, I would take cold and snow any day over this!! Hope you have a fine time in Lee's Summit!! Love that you can rest under a quilt you quilted long ago.

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  3. What "gave it away"? Do you quilt your initials into the design, or sign a label? I've been going back through pictures of my early projects, and many of them I can't even remember making, let alone why! What a cozy feeling to have your work come back around.

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  4. And it's obviously a cat-approved quilt!

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  5. Love that quilting design on the pink plaid backing! And 8 yards of pink plaids? How did you manage that?

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  6. What a pretty quilt, looks amazing on the bed and I’m sure you had a great nights sleep.
    Have a lovely week full of amazing fun.
    Quilty hugs xxx

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  7. Have fun! As soon as you said the dog's name was Mayo and I looked at the pic, I put it together that you were with Sharon of the Quiltgranny blog that I used to read regularly until she stopped blogging :-).

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  9. Yyepper, that's the Kansas City flatness. We lived there during seminary days and in KC KS. Your video brought back so many memories! Safe travels and prayers continue.

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  10. love that Kaffee Fassett border!!! When i'm not scrappy (see Bonnie Hunter, any one of six books) I'm working on a KF quilt now... "Pauline's Promise" a kit I couldn't resist... "I'm jest a girl who cain't say "no", I'm in a turrible fix! I always say, 'c'mon let's go!, jest when i orter say, NIX!" Addo Annie in Oklahoma, one of my favorites, too... and the cat and the quilt!!! FABULOUS... Cats frm Carlsbad, CA

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