Tuesday, September 10, 2013

greetings and apologies

Greetings from hot and muggy Madison!  We spent yesterday afternoon playing scrabble with my mother-in-law.  At one point, this was my rack of letters:

I won anyway!

And today my email account was hacked for the second time this year, at least. Apologies to anyone who received a spam email from me -- they seemed to get everyone I've ever written to!  And I had just changed my password about 3 days ago.  Maybe it's finally time to switch to a different account?

Saturday, September 07, 2013

things finished and started

I finally finished the first of two checkerboard quilts made from blocks I won on Block Lotto two (or more?) years ago.  I'm hoping to have the second one done by the end of the month, too -- it's a bit girlier and it has a destination...

And I finished a pair of socks that's been languishing since early 2012.  Each sock got done pretty quickly, but there was more than 15 months in between!


Finally, there's been a little Dreambird progress: I've got the pattern down and I like the yarn, but it's still fairly slow.  I'm going to set it aside for a week while I do my annual pilgrimage to the in-laws in Wisconsin -- this requires too much attention to the chart to do well on airplanes and while interacting with (or listening to) relatives!


Monday, September 02, 2013

Labor Day Yard Sale




I decided to sign up for Bonnie Hunter's Yard Sale, to try to clear a little space on my shelf...  lots of books and magazines for sale!

 Books

House of White Birches – Scrap Quilting Made Easy -- $5

Fons and Porter – Quick Quilts From the Heart –$ 5

Judy Martin – Scrap Quilts -- $5

Jane Townswick – Easy Machine Quilting -- $5

Pat Margaret and Donna Slusser -- Round Robin Quilts -- $6

Debbie Caffrey -- Another Can of Worms -- $8

Carleen Parlato and Victoria Stuart -- Dazzling Stars -- $5

Carole Fure -- Surprising Designs -- $5

Marie-Christine Flocard and Cosabeth Parriaud -- Provence Quilts and Cuisine --
$5

Leni Wiener -- 3-Fabric Quilts -- $7

Jane Hall and Dixie Haywood -- Foundation Borders -- $8

Debbie Bowles -- Cutting Curves from Straight Pieces -- $8

Jane Townswick -- Artful Applique the Easy Way -- $6

Electric Quilt -- EQ5 Design Cookbook and EQ5 Drawing -- both for $5

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I have a bunch of "Vintage" knit, crochet, and cross-stitch patterns -- let me know if you're interested and I will send you a list -- $1-2 each

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Magazines
Magazines -- all in good/very good condition except as noted - $1.25 each or 6 for $6.00. (Note
that my post office will not allow magazines to be sent by media mail, even if
they are old and the advertisements are out of date!)

Quiltmania Magazine -- #88 March 2012

Quilter's Newsletter:
- #320 March 2000
- #333 June 2001
- #336 October 2001
- #360 March 2004
- #361 April 2004
- #362 May 2004
- #363 June 2004
- #365 September 2004
- #366 October 2004
- #367 November 2004
- #369 January 2005
- #371 April 2005 (this one has some tears)
- #390 March 2007
- #391 April 2007
- #401 April 2008  (this one is a bit creased)
- #402 May 2008
- #403 June 2008
- #404 July 2008
- #405 Sept 2008
- #407 Dec 2008

Quiltmaker

- #95 January 2004
- #112 November 2006
- #122 July 2008
- #130 Nov 2009

prices do not include shipping; I will take check, money order, or
paypal funded by a checking account
Thanks for looking (and shopping)!