A Little Life Lesson

I’ve spent the week with my 3 year old grand daughter, Matilda.  I forgot how often a little one uses the restroom.

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We visited the beach at Lincoln City, Oregon along route 101.

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When using the restroom, Matilda went to go into the men’s room.  I redirected her not to go to the men’s room because the person on the door didn’t have a cape on and to go into this one instead.

She said, “Oh! Yeah.”

I gently informed her, “When you need to use the bathroom, you get to use the one with the cape!”

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Sometimes a little shift in perspective makes all the difference!

Happy Friday!

~Molly

On the Back Porch Swing

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A Version of the Range Quilt Pattern

While working in my sewing cabin, I started moving fabric around when several fat quarters of colors started to come together in a pile all of their own.

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I took the Range Pattern and reduced the template to under 5 inches.  Using a rotary cutter with a small cutting mat, I cut out the pieces while watching a few evening TV shows.  Several shows I like to watch are America’s Got Talent, The Tunnel on PBS, Married at First Sight on Lifetime, and any house renovation shows on HGTV & PBS.  I have a special place in my heart for house architecture…especially Craftsman and Mid Century Modern Homes…and interior design styles.

I’m going to mark the quilt top today to prepare it for the next road trip.

It’s been a busy summer so far.  I’ve been working on summer chores like cleaning and re-staining the back deck, mowing the grass, and preparing for a garage sale.

Hope you’re having a lovely weekend!

~Molly

 

I’m Working on Another Pattern Today

Ruey's Fabric Trip

I was in Reno, Nevada with two people I really enjoy, my daughter, Hayley (left), and her friend since 5th grade, Ruey (pronounced as Ray, third from the left), and the math wizard in our home, Tim (on the right).  Ruey wants a hand made quilt for her bed, so we met and visited a few fabric shops together to help Ruey plan out a quilt to her liking.

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 Ruey picked out the pattern above at Windy Moons Sewing Center in Sparks, Nevada. 

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Hayley and Ruey are both very creative, brilliant with color shading, and gravitate towards solid colors.  They found some fabric at Windy Moon Sewing Center and some at the Mill End Fabric Store in Reno, Nevada.

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They picked out the fabrics to turn the Coffee and Teal Quilt into a queen size quilt that looks more like the picture above.

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With the help of Tim, the math wizard, I am enlarging the pattern to about a third size larger by increasing the width of the strips and enlarging the square for each block from 6 1/2″ to 9.”

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And so the work on another quilt begins. I’m working on 6 or more projects right now. Keep following along to see where these projects take me!

Happy Friday!

~Molly

 

A Souvenir from China

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Just before I left China, I found this bag for sale in a porcelain tea shop. I love the square shape of the cloth bag, and its relative simplicity.  I have a thing for textile items!

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This is what the inside of the bag looks like when it is open.  I brought four porcelain small teacups along with this bag and used it to carry the tea cups home to give as gifts to friends.

I love to find craft items from around the world, and I wanted to share this little treasure with you!

Happy Wednesday!

~Molly