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TTMT #332 – jewells68 – November 12, 2019 – Notes from the Sandbox

I got on a plane and did a thing! I had so much fun on retreat and can’t wait until the next one. Seriously people, get together with your crafty friends and do the thing!

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No video this week

Meant to record yesterday but ran out of time. Stay crafty. See you next week!

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TTMT #331 – jewells68 – October 29, 2019 – Mysterious Progress

I did it! I actually got caught up on the Project Linus 2019 Mystery Quit and completed the layout of the top. This was a fun one. I made several blocks I’d never made before and used up a decent amount of my batik stash, at least until my awesome BFF Jennifer decided to replenish my stash with a bulging box of fabrics from her own stash. Now I just need to find another project for my NEW batiks, thanks for sharing, these fabrics are gorgeous!

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TTMT #330 – jewells68 – October 22, 2019 – Granny Squared

The great granny square afghan is done and turned in. I joined all the squares with slip stitch on the back, and then joined all the rows the same way. It made a pretty good size blanket. About 47″x53″. Now I’m just working on finishing up the previous two weeks of the Project Linus Mystery quilt so I can get it put together as soon as they release the layout this Saturday! Plus another crochet blanket is in progress, thanks to a tutorial by Bella Coco on youtube. You can find her tutorials on her website … See you next week!

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TTMT #329 – jewells68 – October 15, 2019 – Nearly There!

I’m ALMOST done done done with the granny ghan that began with an assortment of squares back in January. Thank goodness! In other news, not much sewing going on, but I got an awesome haircut from my amazing sister, Jan. Have a crafty week!

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TTMT #328 – jewells68 – October 8, 2019 – A Forest of Trees

In which I show you my blocks so far in the Project Linus Mystery quilt for this year. Weeks 1-3 are complete! Meanwhile I’m working away on turning ALL.THOSE.GRANNY.SQUARES. into a blanket to turn in a week from Saturday, so that I can move on to week 4’s pattern for the mystery quilt, 2 log cabins.

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No Video Update – 10.4.19

I have been meaning to get a video recorded but life has not cooperated this week. Had a fantastic time with my sister and brother last weekend, but, I swear, I take one day off work and the whole place falls apart. I’ve spent all this week trying to put everything back together.

Project Linus Mystery Quilt: Last week’s trees are all paper-pieced but I still need to add the side borders. I have printed this past weekend’s instructions… it’s only 2 blocks this week, thank goodness, so I should be able to get caught up before Saturday evening.

I can’t say enough about how much fun my sibs and I had this weekend. We really need to make sure we don’t wait 5+ years to get together next time. We are talking about doing something like this every couple of years at the very least. The workshops were really informative yet fun, and the concert Friday night, I can’t even describe it. I did take quite a bit of video footage only to be reminded that my phone doesn’t like filming in landscape mode. So let me tell you a bit about these guys: Beat-lele. They all live in Hawaii. They are a Beatles tribute, but instead of 3 guitars and drums it’s 3 ukuleles and the drummer plays the cajon, which is a sort of wooden box that has one or two holes and it also has guitar strings on the inside that help it sound more like drums. Instead of being one of those tribute bands that wear wigs and costumes to look like the real band, they instead concentrate on making their SOUND as close to the original Beatles recordings as possible. One of my all time favorite Beatles songs is Eleanor Rigby, on which the Beatles never actually played any instruments, but instead were accompanied by a string ensemble. These guys have translated the string parts onto their ukes. I am not exaggerating when I say that the live version of this song gave me goosebumps. So here is a professional recording of it for your listening pleasure.