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Wednesday, December 26, 2018

I Like Thursdays #36

I hope your Christmas was magical.
We had a house full of family
so my heart was overfull. 

Monday, I got my fabric order from Knitpop.
Christmas started early for me. 
It has made it out of the package and onto the washer.
Maybe I'll get it inside the washer this week.
Or maybe not.
It's still a pretty full schedule. 

We have a pretty special kids table.
3 of the chairs were my children's chairs,
the 4th is an old school chair I found at Goodwill.
My son built this table in 9th or 10th grade. 
It has been well loved and use. 

After dinner and gifts, the chairs became a fort and then a bed.
Afghans, quilts, table runners and pillows. 
That's how we roll around here.
It was quite funny that they all had new stuff but they went right back to this fun.

Wednesday I work on and finished clue # 5 of the Quiltville mystery.
It wouldn't be any fun if I didn't mess up some cutting.
Nothing serious here,
I just flipped the cut fabrics over and sewed them up.

I have been doing a pretty good job of cutting up the rest of the strips.
If they get down to under 6 inches, they get cut into usable pieces for my 
After taking a class from Bonnie Hunter, 
I've started doing this. 
I love pulling out one of the bins and having pieces ready to use.

Saturday night, Ernie brought home Chinese food for dinner.
(It was his turn to cook.)
This was my fortune.
He thought it was hilarious
Me, not so much!
(Well it is kind of hilarious.) 

It's always fun when you win the game of bobbin chicken.
Lately I have not been a winner.
Really this time I wasn't either,
I needed to change thread color and found this much left.
I still consider it a win.

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Jean said...

Sounds like a fortune I would get here. Can't beat blankets and pillow forts for fun. Looks like a fun time. Hope you have a great weekend and a very Happy New Year!

LA Paylor said...

bwaaahahahaha bobbin chicken!
A friend of mine, took hers out to clean the area, then it was gone. Gone. She looked and looked, then bought a new one.
I fondly remember making forts out of blankets and chairs!
Happy new year and good luck with that fortune, better get busy!

Suzanne said...

I have been losing at bobbin chicken for about a month now...every time I get down to the last few inches of a seam or the binding, I run out. I love family time together, no matter the time of the year.

Unknown said...

Having a nice bit of fun. Family is fun to have around through the Holidays. Glad when the house gets quiet again though. Just me and the Sewing machine...a la Bonnie! Part 6 TOMORROW!! pmcrowther@yahoo.com

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Glad you had a fun and full Christmas! I've been losing at bobbin chicken this week, too, lol! At least I haven't started sewing without any bobbin thread - I just keep sewing without realizing it's gone. ;(

Su-sieee! Mac said...

I didn't know there was a name for running out of bobbin thread. Bobbin chicken, love it. I lose at that game a lot.

Mary in Peoria Handmade said...

Unbelievably close on that bobbin! Doesn't it feel good to win? ha ha. Good family fun at your house. Enjoy! mary

PaintedThread said...

Bobbin chicken - LOL. It's such a rare thing for me to win. I smiled to read about building forts from the furniture. Such good memories.