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OK, you quilters who have been patiently reading my blog and seeing nothing but knitting and babies, hold onto your hats!

My Vintage Stitchers group met Thursday and the ladies had a lot to show off. Here's Carol's star sampler quilt (above) and the lovely batik backing.

She also had a dissected 9-patch. The Blocks are cut in two directions, sashing strips added, and then the blocks sewn back together. I think the cornerstones just make it. Love her color choices!

Guess what Carol has on the back: cheater cloth. I thought it was pieced from jelly roll strips.

Barbara brought her finished red and gray quilt. The pattern was one she saw in a quilt shop. It had been made using completely different fabrics and colors. I think this is a great combination.

Janet had this quilt on the wall. It's one she had seen at Whimsy Cottage when the store was in Heber City, years ago. When the store (then in Salt Lake City) closed down, this gem became available for sale.

She also picked up this great Christmas tree skirt:

My workroom is full of stuff from our closets, so no quilting for me. However, the Dogwood Blossoms is coming along. I have about 4" to go on the body until I reach the underarms.

I had a question last week about the colors I used for my version, as I had made some substitutions. I replied in the comments section, but thought it might come up again, so this might be a good place the "store" the information.

Here's what I did: Everywhere "Almond" was used (except rnds 89, 90 and 91), I replaced it with "Nutmeg," which is no longer available. You could probably use "Toffee," a new color that looks similar. On rnds 28, 29, 33 and 34, I replaced "Orange" with "Turmeric." On rnds 30, 31 and 32, I substituted "Sweet Potato" for "Rose Hip." Rnds 89, 90 and 91 "Almond" was replaced by  "Turmeric." At first I thought "Rose Hip" was too pink for my taste, but by reducing the amount of it, and eliminating the grayish "Almond," which seemed to intensify the pink, I find it a nice touch. I haven't gotten to the big dogwood blossom pattern yet, but I think I just substituted "Nutmeg" for "Almond" in my swatch. 

The bathroom remodel is still in a holding pattern. The plumbing ran over budget, so we have been looking for places to cut costs and still keep the impact. While we are waiting, DH installed a ceiling fan with light on our front deck, so we can sit outside when it's warm.

The old light was broken. It was ugly anyway. We got this installed just in time for snow, although we might have a few warm days yet. Oh, well, it will be great next summer. In the meantime, we will be able to see to unlock the door when we come home after dark.

No baby photos this week. I think we all overdosed on all the extreme cuteness!

Will the remodel get underway again? How far will I get with the Dogwood Blossoms by next week? What will the pups be up to before I write again? Tune in next week to find out!

What's on my needles: Dogwood Blossoms, coming along.
What's on my wheel: Full Circle Roving in "Pidgeon."
What's on my iPad: Dean Koontz's Odd Apocalypse.
What's in my wine glass: Charles Shaw (Two-Buck-Chuck) Shiraz, one of our favorites, from Trader Joe's. (Trader Joe's is opening up a store in Salt Lake City before the end of the year, but no wine, sorry to say, because of Utah liquor laws.)

Note: This blog post was produced entirely on the MacBook. No other computer was used in any stage of composition or posting, and no Windows were opened, waited for or cleaned. The trusty iPad was used to process photos.

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Comment by Beverly Roberts on September 22, 2012 at 9:07am

Judith, you are in  my prayers today.

Comment by Peggy Stuart on September 21, 2012 at 8:49pm

Indeed we are!

Comment by cherylbwaters on September 21, 2012 at 8:34pm

We are still glad to see you here on Peggy's blogs.

Comment by Peggy Stuart on September 21, 2012 at 10:29am

We're on it! You're right at the top of my list!

Comment by Beverly Roberts on September 21, 2012 at 9:53am

Judith, consider it done (praying).  My heart goes out to you and I sincerely hope and pray the new neurologist will indeed be brilliant.

Comment by KnitWhich? on September 21, 2012 at 9:26am

Oh, Judith, that's the pitts!  Worse than feeling bad is not being able to do what you love to do.  We will be keeping you and the doctor in our prayers.

Comment by parisribbons on September 21, 2012 at 1:01am

Thank you, everyone. I kind of hit bottom today but your

good wishes and prayers (and candles, Cheryl) perked

me up quite a bit. I'm hoping that the new neurologist

on the 24th. will be brilliant. Please pray for wisdom 

for her. 

The worst part is that I can't even knit any more. No 

Victorian ribbonwork or beading either.  Love,   Judith

Comment by KnitWhich? on September 19, 2012 at 10:56am

Judith, Prayers are continuing for you.  Keep your chin up!

Comment by Beverly Roberts on September 19, 2012 at 10:27am

Judith I am sorry to hear your news...I had been thinking that no news was good news.  You are in my prayers.

Comment by Peggy Stuart on September 19, 2012 at 6:46am

Judith, I'm so glad to hear from you. I was going to email you today if you hadn't posted anything. You're on my list, right at the top! Dr. Peggy's prescription for what ails you is some pet therapy with Honey. Take care!

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