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Sunday, May 29, 2016

Weekly update: procedures, presentations, posters, and some fabric bargains

Sunrise on Friday 
This was quite a week!  I had two medical procedures which took time and preparation but fortunately had clear results. Friday was my final board meeting for the regional library system. I was elected when I was still working, and I appreciate that I could stay on to finish the term after retirement.

On Tuesday I gave "Every Quilt Tells a Story" for P.E.O. Chapter LA (based in Deerfield, though the meeting hostess lives in Lake Forest).  I asked if someone could take pictures. Indeed -- and here is the link to the photo collage:

 Chalk Talk is a community event to foster conversation about the character traits we value.
100 posters (out of 225+/- photos taken) were put up in a storefront gallery and in windows in Zion, Beach Park, and Winthrop Harbor.

I helped set up on Thursday, stopped in at the open house on Friday, and then tried to find all of the posters on Saturday.

 Here are the photos of some friends with their favorite words. .

Cal (blue shirt) is the Community of Character committee chairman.

His favorite word the day of the photo shoot was "hat." (He's 3.)

 And me?  I ended up on the door to the post office, which is better than being on the wall inside it!

Meanwhile, downstairs in the studio:  I wanted to make a yellow jacket to wear at the upcoming P.E.O. convention. I was sure I had a piece of yellow linen.  I looked in this box, and that box, and those two other boxes.  Whew! I finally found it. I modified a pattern I'd used some years before, but I had to re-read the instructions to be sure I did the collar and front facings correctly. I don't make many garments these days.

The batik stars are coming along. I will continue until I make 42 of them.

Joann's sent a coupon for 60% off premium cottons, which included batiks. There was also a 20% off the entire purchase. These four batiks (7-1/2 yds total) cost $2.49/yd!  The turquoise will be used as a tablecloth at the P.E.O. convention prior to becoming part of a quilt (perhaps sashing for these batik stars?).   [Also in the photo: a twin cotton flat sheet, $2.32 at a thrift shop where I also bought five summer blouses for $15.]

I'm linking up with:
Oh, Scrap!
 Monday Making
 Design Wall Monday
 Main Crush Monday


  1. Great fabric bargains Nann. Only a few more blocks to go on your quilt. Thanks for linking up with Oh Scrap!

  2. You scored with the bargains! Your blocks just twinkle and shine. It's going to be a gorgeous quilt.

  3. Wow, what deals! Your pretty linen jacket caught my eye at the MCM linkup. I like the length of the sleeves, not to short and not too long, just right! May I ask the pattern and about your modification? And I just love the scrappy stars!

  4. love your stars. and chalk talk is kinda cool too

  5. I love your word! And, especially your thought about it! Excellent choice. Yea for remembering anything about clothing construction. Somehow, I've been dropped from the JoAnn's mailings. I've added my name to be reinstated but we'll probably move the week after that happens. Must go add the new address so I don't miss stuff any more! Yea for the great deals. I tend to buy battings when there are sales like that. Time to get going this morning -- stuff needs going through!

  6. That's funny that you ended up on the post office! Nice project with words. My garment sewing skills don't get much use these days either. Love your blocks. Those JoAnn's sales really can draw one in, but I find I only really go fabric shopping when I need something specific, my fabric stash is so full these days!

  7. The favorite word photos are very fun. Ampersand seems a very appropriate word for the post office. Your Batik Stars are gorgeous!

  8. Your batik stars are coming along nicely! Nice to meet another Bonnie-fan; my tumbler quilt is almost done, time for a new leader-ender challenge!

  9. Your posts always have such a wonderful variety of content and they are so fun to read! The word pictures are great, and yay for you for sewing something for yourself to wear. I've not ventured into the garment sewing world...yet. Maybe one day. Still love those stars, and it will be interesting to see if the turquoise becomes sashing. It may be the perfect choice! Thanks for sharing on MCM!

  10. Your yellow jacket and the stars are looking fabulous, and the favourite words photos are so much fun!! Love the photos!


  11. that is soooo pretty surprise, all your quilts are!


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