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Sunday, July 31, 2016

Weekly update: holiday runner and stash report

The AAUW branch board met Thursday evening for a potluck and the summer planning meeting. We finished business just as Chelsea began her introduction.  I could not have gotten home in time so I was grateful that our hostess happily welcomed us to join her in watching Hillary's acceptance speech.                                                                                                                     AAUW "advances equity for women and girls, empowering them to reach their highest promise."  Being nominated for POTUS is just that! 
Sewing this week:  I finished the placemats for Cindy's MIL (oval shape, bias binding). Cindy loved them.  She picked them up Saturday, along with the pillowcases she'd commissioned. She brought more fabric for another set of placemats AND another project.  She'd like me to alter a fitted bed sheet for her daughter's dorm bed.  She was able to get the flat sheet in a long twin but could only get the fitted sheet in queen. (It is a lovely print:  here is a sample.)  It should be simple, right?

 Here's my third contribution for the silent auction at the November guild show. The pattern, "Poinsettia and Pine," is from AmP&Q. The pattern can be downloaded here.  I used quilting fabric rather than wool (as patterned).  It's 12 x 52 and used 1-14 yards.

Stash report for July: 
Fabric out: 73-5/8 (includes 60 yds given away at the guild raffle)
Fabric in: 80-3/8  (includes 28 yds won at the guild raffle, a thrift shop sheet, and leftover fabric from Cindy's commissions).  Expense: $86.91

Year to date: 
Fabric out: 174 yards
Fabric in:  282-7/8, $918 ($3.24/yd) 

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  1. Your table runner turned out beautifully!

  2. Great table runner. Thanks for the link to the pattern. I'd like to make it but I wonder if I will. The pattern can reside on my computer for the time being. You have an amazing intake of fabric but I'm just as blown away by the out flow.

  3. i like it in cotton...very nice...and thanks for the link!

  4. I think your table runner looks great. Those colors almost look like wool in the picture! :)


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