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Kathleen- LOVE the scarf. The colors are fantastic as they flow into other colors!!


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Kathleen, I know that is a lot easier then my blanket, lol

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i so wish i could kneel. any planting, harvesting, floor scrubbing has to be done on my belly. which is why i dont do it often!! good luck with all that!

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lol - yarn being a temptation is pretty funny!!

I bought a padded kneeler on the internet the other day - I want to deep clean my floors little by little and it will also be helpful weeding I think!!

My project - clean and organize. All of it. My house is big (3652 sq ft) so it will take awhile. But I can toss stuff that my dear (hoarder) husband would not toss so it's a great time to do it.

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my "source " for yarn (and strangely enough Kathleen knows her!!!), Lis, sent me a teaser the other day...and i cant help it. i SWORE no more yarn till i had what i have at least half used. but...she had this GORGEOUS marino wool..in all different colors of the rainbow on one skein..and a pattern for a scarf, that i will have to give the item away as i never wear scarves, and ARGH!!! it was expensive, but i bought it. and i paid for the pattern, which turns out to be super simple. it was my only splurge since this whole quarantine started, i can not afford to do things like this, so i am calling it a "mental health moment" yarn is cheaper than a shrink, right???
she mailed it yesterday...it should be here tomorrow or friday. i'm so weak when it comes to yarn....

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I like it!! Knitting is something I'm going to try when I get things wrapped up here.

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i really like it Kathleen!! its pretty!!

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Here is what my temperature scarf looks like halfway done



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thanks Kathleen!! i wasnt sure halfway through if i liked it with the rainbow..but i do!

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NIGHT I love your hooked rug. Such a pretty picture.

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Welcome back KD!

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Welcome back KD. Glad you had a good time.

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When I find it I will KD!! Glad you had a good time!!

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Speaking of Hawaii - I'm back! It'll take me awhile to catch up. But Holly - send me the pic of the bottle you have and I'll look for it the next time I'm in Hawaii!!

I had a wonderful time. Time goes by twice as fast in Hawaii as here in Texas...

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i know it was made in hawaii and in an opague frosted glass decanter with a gold spray top. but it was in 1979..hahaha. i've tried looking it up..if i can find the bottle it may have a manufacturer...i think it would be in the attic and its just too cold to go up for a bit. but thank you for looking!

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Holly thanks for the name of the scent. Ill look around, but I bet if you havent found anything, I wont have any luck either..


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Kathleen I bought the bath and body works plumeria..it’s nice but not the same as the one I got. If I can remember where I put the bottle I’ll see if I can find something about it!
I’ll think good thoughts that yours thrives for you!!

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NIGHT - That was a beautiful story - Plumeria is every where in Hawaii. I always buy the Plumeria products at Bath & Body works, its been my favorite scent for years. I never saw a plumeria plant for sale though . So if it grows big enough and I can hack off a stalk I will send you one definitely . They say it will be at least one year though.

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plumeria. thats all it was called...thats what the bottle says. it was manufactured in hawaii and i've never seen it since. i tried to get more, even sent my sister for some before her husband was sent to bremerton WA (he was one of only a very few trained in whatever he did on a nuclear sub..and a high up officer so they went lots of places) and she couldnt find it.
it was the most beautiful thing i ever ever smelled!! even better than puppy breath or newborns!!

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Kathleen: the flower is beautiful!

Holly: what is the name of that scent?

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ohh Kathleen how lovely!!!
have to tell you..in 1979, January, i had just had to have my first newf put down. it was a horrid, awful decision made with love, and i was inconsolable, and so depressed and sad..but a trip had been planned for a year to see my sister and her then husband in Hawaii. My dad and i left 4 days after i had Sam put down. the flight was difficult, 5 layovers, then we got to honolulu and it was pouring. it rained the first 3 of the 10 days we were there, and i knew i would most likely never be able to go back, so on top of being sad about Sam, i was angry at the weather, and life in general.
on day 4 we went to the International marketplace. Just inside the front entrance as i walked in, some pretty lady in a muu muu sprayed me with something. Being in a mood, i was about to take her head off and all of a sudden was enveloped with this wonderful, lovely, calming scent. i literally cried it was so beautiful..and i'm not a cryer. all the hurt and sad and mad and disappointment came out...i felt like a fool standing there in this busy place bawling but somehow this very kind lady, with great understanding and intuition, took my arm and led me to the side, apologizing for spraying me and asking if there was anything she could do...i said no, thank you, you have done it...somehow you brought me heaven in that spray, and i feel a lot better...i told her what was up in the condensed version..all the while inhaling as deeply as i could of this scent i had never smelled before...
she handed me 2 boxes of it. said..its on me...please..if it makes you feel better i want you to have it.
i swear i bathed in that smell. i used the first bottle up in a month and carefully put the other away, just smelling it whenever i was down. i actually found the bottle about 2 weeks ago when i was looking for something else in the attic..unfortunately being 40 years old it no longer has that heady wonderful smell, but all the kindness of that woman came rolling back..if it works, and you think its possible to grow a clipping once you have it established, i'd be more than happy to pay to have it sent here. i've never seen the plant anywhere BUT hawaii, and would love to be able to have one. it really saved me at a time i thought i was unsavable and nothing would be right with the world again...
i so hope you can make it grow!!! thank you...memories came flooding backin a rush with that one!!

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Here is picture of Plumeria plant. We purchased at the Philadelphis Flower Show 2020.
The show was beautiful. I hope we can get this plant to keep growing.

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Thanks Kathleen I will look for it!!

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NIGHT - FYI there is a Vintage Pattern group on Facebook that sells and buys patterns Thought it might interest you.

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So I have a large closet, packed with stuff I am working on in my quilting studio. My friends tease me about it because I always find so many little bags and boxes tucked here and there with more UFO quilting blocks. Yesterday I found another group of 2 1/2 " squares. I sewed them all into nine patch blocks and had enough to make 25 blocks. I swear they must be multiplying in there. LOL

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Oh that does sound lovely Kathleen!!

My mom made all my prom dresses - I remember one year I wanted dark blue velvet. She swore after she made that one she would never sew velvet again! It turned out beautiful though!!

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Oh Kathleen that sounds gorgeous!! Even with all my sewing I don’t think I’d be comfortable tackling that!!!

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KDGIRL - I thought you would appreciate this "possible"sewing project-
My DD & DGS ( 16 years) brought over her gown for her junior prom. It needed to be hemmed. Well, It was beyond my capabilities!

It is ( think Belle from Disney) a yellow strapless gown. The bust line is straight across and it goes into a fitted waist and flares out with all Tulle in layers. The bodice is all beaded in clear and silver beading which trails down over the hip area.
There are eight layers to the bottom of it. 5 layers of yellow Tulle, 1 full white stiff tulle crinoline, a yellow under liner with 2 ruffles of tulle, and another yellow under liner slip with tulle attached to the bottom!! YIKES!!!! I was afraid to cut it and ruin it. So DD is taking it to the tailors. LOL Since I usually tailor all her dress if necessary this one was way beyond my comfort zone!
But what a beautiful dress.

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KD the dress sounds beautiful!!

Kathleen I’ll have to look into selling the patterns..I literally have boxes full of them!!

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You can sell fabric ( anything) on Amazon or Esty sites even Craig's list. You follow their guidelines as to how to post & sell and then they take a small fee if someone buys. It is well worth it. I know many people who do this as a business. Anything you have can be sold. Patterns that are vintage are in high demand!
Everyday fabrics are also in demand. When I was making a Dr Seuss quilt I needed to buy cat in the hat fabric and could only find it online through Amazon. Also I needed vintage little red wagon fabric - again that is where I found it.

If you can post a picture of what you are selling on the site then it is easy.
Holly you must have a vintage fortune stashed up in your house.

KD I can't wait to see the Coronation dress when you are done.



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You have a treasure trove Holly!!

I have been helping bead a Fiesta Coronation dress. The actual event is April 4 - and I've only done a small, small part of all the beading that needs to be done. I'll post a picture when it's okay with the committee!!

I have so much fabric.... how do you sell it on Etsy? Just post and mail? (oh - mine isn't vintage...)

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no all the fabric is good i went through every piece and bolt and unfolded the yardage. i need to sort it..too cold to go up there now but when it warms up...

that dress sounds like a challenge. i used to make wedding and bridesmaids gowns when my daughter was first born as i decided to stay home with her and we couldnt make it on just my husbands income. everyone was into the jessica mcclintok dresses..long sleeve with then tight fitted forearms down and puffy upper sleeves (remember Princess Dianas wedding dress?) and then lace overlays on the bodice..tyed bodices...fitted bodice then poufy...they were fun i still have so many patterns..actually BOXES of old patterns from the 60s 70s and 80s. i was going to toss them then didnt..like i'd ever use them again. i wonder if theres any call for them?

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Holly NY - You sure have enough stuff to keep you busy a long time. One inch squares is very tedious work. I haven't made anything smaller than 2 inch squares and that was for what is called a "watercolor" quilt. It will be worth the effort with all those memories in there.
You may be able to sell that vintage fabric online ( Esty) in yardage. A lot of quilters always look for vintage fabric online and at shows. As long as it isn't dry rot it is still good to sell.
Last week I took out a large bolt of black fabric which was from my grandmothers stash ( just sitting in my closet for years) and it just shredded in my hands. Too old so I had toss it.

My first love is patchwork quilts. Most of mine are patchwork and I always do scrappy. I have a ton of scraps all sorted by color variations any piece 2 inches or larger I keep.

KD when your life simmers down a bit you will get back to it I am sure. You mentioned working on beading? I forgot what you are doing.

My next adventure will be hemming and trimming my grand daughters prom gown. I haven't seen it yet but it has six layers of Tulle over a liner!! Sounds like fun- NOT! I usually hem her gowns but this may be a challenge. After I look at it -it may need to go to the tailor for a hem.


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that sounds pretty too KD!!

yeah now if i can just find the time to do them!!

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Kathleen I did a challenge like that when I was in Okinawa - it was fabric that had bunches of cherries on it. It was totally ugly fabric - but when chopped up enough and added to other fabrics, it turned out lovely. I made a runner and gave it to my mother-in-law who keeps nothing. I have no idea how long she kept it before getting rid of it. Needless to say I don't quilt her anything these days.

Holly you have a bunch of stuff to keep you busy for the rest of your life!!

I'm too busy for quilting these days. It will always be there though!!

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actually that sounds lovely Kathleen!!

i know my opinion on this is unpopular, but i love the old patchwork quilts the best. trip around the world..hunters star, 9 patch..the new modern ones dont move me at all. i love old fashioned and thats why i started quilting back when i was a teenager. i started my first full size when i was 23 and pregnant with my first...i asked family and friends for small scraps of fabrics that meant something to them, and to tell me the story. its a double irish chain, and most would look at it and say why did you use yellowed background?
because to me i love quilts that tell a story. in this quilt are the fabrics from my maternity shirts (i sewed all my clothes back then). my uncle who passed had a favorite shirt..those pieces are in there. I made my baby a dress out of tiny teddy bear matierial, and pieced them into the chain so it looks like the bear is somersaulting. There is a piece there from my granmothers apron. i never met any of my grandparents, so its especially meaningfull to me. pieces from some of the dresses i made to show my dog..one from the westminster show one year. and that yellowed background? when my dad was honorably discharged from WW2 they let the men take their bedding. this is the sheets from his cots....so i will always remember the sacrifice and hardships they had, and that i was one of the lucky ones that had my dad come home.
its not finished. i dont know if i will ever finish it..its totally pieced, and a lot of the hand quilting is done. but i picked a hard one for my first one, with the notion that if i did a really hard one first, then i knew i could do it and the rest would be easy. but hand quilting little 1" squares takes forever.takes me about a week a full 12" square IF i work on it constantly. so i take it out sometimes...smile at the memories, quilt a square, and put it away. someday!!
in between i made a dresden plate in browns for my best friends wedding. 2 baby quilts in pastel ginghams doing dresden plate, and 2 in churndash same colors. a windmill for one son. 2 trip around the worlds for my parents. a star quilt for my sister. bear paw for one son. horse theme for my daughter.
i pieced mountains for one i'm working on for youngest son, and designed a 4 sail clipper ship for one for my middle son. next up is one for my daughter...she likes adirondack rustic so that will be the theme. i have a grandmothers attic fully pieced and needing the outside borders then quilting. i hand quilt so they take a while!
i've done yoyo quilts...and many pillows (i do a pillow to be sure i like the pattern before i do a whole quilt)

Kathleen i so wish you were closer. i have an attic FULL..and i mean full..of fabric. my adopted grandmother was a seamstress. she bought NO clothes. i have literally BOLTS of fabric. boxes of it. there is a quilt guild here in town..and i talked to a couple members about coming and making me an offer on some. this is fabric from the 50s up through the 90s...when they werent so cheap with it. They dont seem interested as they all do that color gradient thing with the solids..and these are mostly calicos and print fabrics.
so i keep plugging along. my cathedral window will be the same type as my irish chain...pieces from people i love, memories stitched into something useful.

i so love quilts!!

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KD that sounds great. Hawaii is beautiful.

Yesterday I worked on the quilt challenge project. We were given a panel ( boring blue white paint streaked design) and we must use it to make any quilt we want. I used the blue streaks as a stream mixed with frosted silver fabric to look like icy water scene. Not enjoying this but I wanted to try to make something. I don't know why I always enter these challenges, not my favorite thing to do. LOL

Cathedral window quilts are so beautiful. It will be worth all the work HOLLYNY

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KD lucky you!!!

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Kathleen and Holly - I'm so impressed! I'm working on painting the office so it's ready when DH comes home. Now that I'm going to retire... I will probably be spending more time in Hawaii and will not be home as much. Not that I'm complaining... emoticon

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Will be working on the cathedral window and grandmothers attic quilts. Working on another one for youngest son.
Halfway through a pair of socks.
Have to bind a headband.

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I have so many projects going now!

Knitting a Jade sparkle green scarf.

Knitting a pale multi-blue shawl.

Sewing: Making two cinnamon rice Hot Pads for a guild exchange.

Appliqueing a few flowers on a finished baby quilt for donation.

Quilting: I started a quilt challenge using a panel of fabric due this April.
Pieces are all cut up and on the table - not a clue as to what I am doing. LOL

One project after another- I am always working on something.
What are you all working on?



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No. Mine would be 2 colors. It’s either really cold or really hot here!!! If I had lots of fluctuations I’d love to do one!

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Anyone here doing a Knitted or Crocheted Temperature Afghan for 2020?
I always forget about it until half the year is gone but this year I remembered so I will do one for fun. Look up Lion Brand Yarns Temperature Afghan 2020.

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Thank you Kathleen!! Great idea and easy pattern!!

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Holly - Here is an idea for your yarn.
I love knitted Ponchos. Here is a simple pattern to knit.

Using 9 inch needles CAST ON 90 stitches.
Knit either in Stockinette or Garter stitch until your piece measures 72 inches long. Bind off.

You now have a long rectangle that should be 72 inches long.

FOLD that rectangle in half lengthwise ( short sides together and
Whip stitch the long sides together leaving a 10 inch space ( near the fold) for your head.
When you put it on over your head the hem will have a point in the front and point in the back. You can wear it like that or turn it so points are over your arms.

I use this pattern all the time. It will work well with Alpaca yarn.


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good job!

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Projects ..... I am into the throes of spring cleaning and the more I do the more I want to do---as I really like the finished product! .. tossed all my old spices, totally purged the cupboards and bought new spices .... Even went through drawers---got rid of lots of stuff and tackling the garage! (Not far from being done) ..

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pretty pictures Mari!

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Love the pictures of the poppy fields.

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Pictures of CA poppy fields with our car club today. A bit cloudy and breezy but still a beautiful day.

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Such wonderful pictures!

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Nice Shocoss!

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Susan, I love the bright colors also, very pretty as is your picture Bev Anne.
I volunteered at a horse rescue today here are a few pics.

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