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The two week--two quilt challenge continues with this queen size Haystack quilt.  It's a good enough working title for the time being.  I started cutting this one December 18, and finished piecing the top December 22.  I'm auditioning a bolt of burgundy and toast color "compressed leaf" fabric.  I bought the bolt fabric long before auditioning brown, burgundy, gold fabrics.  

With any luck, I'll meet the two week challenge to finish Blueflower and Haystack quilts.  

My last two week-two quilt challenge (Black and Winter White 2, and  Sleep Until Noon) ended in success and quick sales at our Victorian House Tour and Christmas Craft Show.  

Ending thought: we had turkey for Christmas lunch.  Ate turkey sandwiches last night.  Jon suggested turkey rice soup for dinner tonight.  Oh.  Ok, I guess.




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Haystack is beautiful.  Love your color sense and creative naming of your quilts.  Hope you don't have to come up with names for all those purses you make, too!  
We did our turkey on Thanksgiving and had ham (bone in) for Christmas, along with lots of cookies and candies, 7 layer salad, and I forget what else!  I finished and delivered the two quilts and got my first check for quilting for someone else (that felt pretty good), and now I am trying to narrow down my decisions on fabric choices and what type of interfacing or middle layer for placements.  They are a project I'll donate to our church and I really want them to turn out nice, not too "home made" looking.  

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Haystack looks so...comforting! It's neat, too, how the sashing looks almost like a border print. Well done, Linda!

Our Christmas eve dinner menu included lutefisk, potato sausage, green beans, parsley potatoes, fruit soup, lasagna, and a Polish pork and dumpling casserole (or is it a hot dish?)

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Haystack is beautiful.  Love your color sense and creative naming of your quilts.  Hope you don't have to come up with names for all those purses you make, too!  
We did our turkey on Thanksgiving and had ham (bone in) for Christmas, along with lots of cookies and candies, 7 layer salad, and I forget what else!  I finished and delivered the two quilts and got my first check for quilting for someone else (that felt pretty good), and now I am trying to narrow down my decisions on fabric choices and what type of interfacing or middle layer for placements.  They are a project I'll donate to our church and I really want them to turn out nice, not too "home made" looking.  


Getting paid for your work!!!  That's fab Mavis. 

Hey girl, I need your recipe for 7 layer salad.  I ate it one time, and remember loving it.  Is it an overnight salad????  Would like to hear more how you put it together.  Great to hear you are doing a project for your church.   

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Haystack looks so...comforting! It's neat, too, how the sashing looks almost like a border print. Well done, Linda!

Our Christmas eve dinner menu included lutefisk, potato sausage, green beans, parsley potatoes, fruit soup, lasagna, and a Polish pork and dumpling casserole (or is it a hot dish?)


Oh my gosh Lori, what a wonderful Christmas menu!

I want to share a story with you about meeting Rick A. at our Victorian House Tour and Christmas Craft Show.  Rick lives within 20 miles of me, and is well known for his stellar work repainting Singer 221 Featherweights.  He is the inventor of the new hand crank for 221 Featherweights--a business relationship he has with The Featherweight Shop.  He and his wife were such interesting people to talk to.  I believe I asked them to come to our 2020 VSF Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Gather June 13th, 2020 at my house.  Perhaps he'll bring some of his fabulous painted machines for us to look at.  My intention is to have Rick and his wife over for dinner soon.

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And Minnesota!

I am sure you'll have a lovely dinner with the "nearly neighbors." Can't wait to meet them in June!

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And Minnesota!

I am sure you'll have a lovely dinner with the "nearly neighbors." Can't wait to meet them in June!

ahh, you read my mind, Lori!  ha ha. It's okay, Linda, I know it's a long way across your state to mine!  

I'll get my salad instructions out later today and share it for everyone.  Yes, it's made the night before.

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ahh, you read my mind, Lori!  ha ha. It's okay, Linda, I know it's a long way across your state to mine!  

I'll get my salad instructions out later today and share it for everyone.  Yes, it's made the night before.


Oh my goodness Mavis.  I thought you were from Indiana.  Where did I get that idea?  I am so sorry I didn't get that piece of information put away securely in my brain.  Please help me remember.  I think I am losing it.  

Thanking you in advance for your 7 layer salad recipe.   Oh goodie!

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Yes, Minnesota will hopefully be represented at your great get-together in June (although we have a Canada trip planned close to that time, too, so it might be a bit much, but fingers crossed).  Anyway, here's the 7 Layer Salad.  The regular receipe makes a cake pan, for just us, half is more than enough:

8 cups Iceberg lettuce.         Dressing:
1 1/2 cups frozen peas.        1 1/4 cups Mayo
1 bell pepper                       1/4 cup sour cream
1/2 c. chopped tomatoes      1/2 tsp. of each of these: garlic powder, onion powder
3 green onions.                    1 Tblsp Parsley & 1 of dill
                                          2 tsps sugar; salt & pepper to taste
Toppings:  bacon crumbled (about 6 slices) and shredded cheddar cheese (2 cups or as much as you like)
Place lettuce in 9 x 13 pan or dish.  Layer veggies.  Combine dressing ingredients and spread on lettuce & veggies, add toppings and refrigerate over night.  Can add 2 cups left over diced ham, turkey, or chicken.  Enjoy!

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Thank you Mavis for the Yummy salad recipe.  I'll make some this week. 

I hope to see you at the June VSF get-together.  We would all be so disappointed not to have you there.  You may have crossed your fingers, but I'm down on bended knee hoping you'll be there my friend.   

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Detail of finished 92 x 104 Haystack quilt.  

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Last week: installing binding.

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Photographed yesterday.  SOLD.  Will ship to client tomorrow.  








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So much for building up your summer product. :) Beautiful!
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That is SO cozy looking!  Very warm & restful - they'll be delighted with it for sure!


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