A “brief” update! :)

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Hello everybody! How are you doing?!?
I apologize for not posting as often as I used to, due to my current Eleanor Burns Goodie bag Giveaway ( a giveaway inspired by Eleanor Burns Bed Turning and Tea event), I didn’t want to crowd my blog and not make these two posts easily accessible to my new followers! ๐Ÿ™‚
But do not fret, here’s an update of what I’ve been doing since you last heard from me and I will be blogging about most, if not ALL of these, after announcing tomorrow’s winner! ๐Ÿ™‚

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I finished my “Sitting Pretty” wallhanging , pattern by Kay Mackenzie. Jeanie likes kitty patterns! As do I! ๐Ÿ™‚

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I am a big fan of the Wizard of Oz, so when the musical was schedule to be in Hollywood, I quickly bought tickets and took my sister! She’s a big fan of musicals, like me, and we had a great time! ๐Ÿ™‚ Inspired by the Wizard of Oz musical and it being the 75th anniversary of the Wizard of Oz, I decided to make a Wizard of Oz themed Cathedral window playmat using Stichery Dickory Dock’s “recipe” (featured on the Moda bakeshop here). I only have the fabric cut out, I’m a bit stuck at determining where each piece will go. ๐Ÿ™‚ but I will post on my progress when I get to it! ๐Ÿ™‚
Are you a Wizard of Oz or musical fan?

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My quilt for my quilting 101 class is really coming along! (Here are some of my previous posts on the beginning of my quilting 101 class)
I couldn’t simply get a plain backing for my quilt, so I found this 9″ block pattern and added a 9″ wide strip and star on the back. Based on how the star on the back looks after all the quilting is done, I may use the center of it as the label, but I haven’t decided yet. I will start quilting this soon and I’m super excited to finally finish this quilt!
I really enjoyed doing this quilt “sampler” , do you prefer quilt samplers or one patterned quilts?

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I am SUPER happy to have been awarded a SECOND Versatile Blogger Award! ๐Ÿ™‚ thank you Faye at Faerie Thoughts for awarding this to me!
I continue to be overwhelmed with joy by all of the encouragement and support I receive from you all! Thank you so much for reading my blog and following me!! It truly means a lot to me!
I will “accept” my award and nominate 15 blogs to pass on the award soon!

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I did something I can’t quite explain… Lol
I was sewing some Halloween panels, and BANG-KER-PLUNK went my machine… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ
The needle broke, it cranked away, yelled at me, stopped working, the full 9 yards! I was scared! Lol and of course, it happened at 3 am on day my sewing machine Doctor is off!! So I had to wait a day and a half until I got it fixed. But it got fixed!

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Last, but CERTAINLY not least, I was fortunate enough to make it to Eleanor’s Log Cabin class in her incredible Koala studio in Julian this past weekend! ๐Ÿ™‚
Her studio is in her home, Bear’s Paw Ranch, and it was so much fun! ๐Ÿ™‚ There were 8 other students in the class, all amazing ladies and quilters!! They all took me in as their little protege and gave me tips on how to be a better sewer/quilter, and well, just sewing alongside El was amazing in itself!! ๐Ÿ™‚ We had lunch and delicious pie for dessert! Once we all had our log cabins going, we took a break to feed some donkeys around El’s home, we all had a memorable time to say the least! I look a little over 120 pictures, so do stay tuned for a PICTURE LOADED post on that soon! I have been editing and trying to get my other projects together, but I am working on it, as well as getting other neat prizes for my winner/winners tomorrow. ๐Ÿ˜‰

How’s that for a “brief” update? ๐Ÿ™‚
Have a safe weekend everybody! I will be in San Marcos, at Quilt in a Days 35th Anniversary and I will come back and blog a lot after that! ๐Ÿ™‚
Check out their website here for sales in honor of their anniversary!

Toodles for now,
Diana, Jeanie and Ray!

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10 responses to “A “brief” update! :)

  1. Yay! I missed you! I was just wondering why I hadn’t seen an update in a bit! Beautiful work!!!
    I have the Accuquilt Go Baby, and I LOVE it. I don’t have a lot of space in my crafting area, so it is the perfect size.

  2. Hi Diana,
    Look forward to more pics! Love the cat wall hanging (Aiko and Joan [with us at El’s for the Log Cabin] would love it too! As I might have mentioned, I’m a major Wizard of Oz fan. You’re so lucky to have gotten to see the A. L. Weber musical. I’m soooo jealous! I can’t wait to see your modern version of Cathedral Window using Oz fabric (Wilmington is coming out with a new line of Oz fabric in Dec, based on the books rather than the movie).
    Sally

  3. Wow there’s so much you have done. I can’t believe you were at EL’s house. You look so happy and I can tell you were having a great time. It sounds amazing. I can’t wait to see the rest of your pictures. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ‘ xoxox

  4. I really like the backing for your sampler quilt. I’ve been doing more and more pieced backings myself to spice it up a bit! I always love seeing your kitty cat quilt helpers. I look forward to hearing about your experiences with the Accuquilt Cutter as I’ve been considering one myself.

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