October 24th- Family Celebrations

This has been a very busy time for the Ramrath and Randall family. Since my last post my parents celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on October 11th. My daughter celebrated her birthday on the 12th. My hubby celebrated his birthday on the 13th. My mother-in-law celebrated her birthday on the 14th. We attended my niece’s wedding on the 14th. I danced with my brother and it was as if we were teenagers again! Wow, can he dance! I just needed to follow. We danced the “Swing.” Thanks Peter! Dancing and sewing are two of my favorite things!

I was the Contest Master at the Area 15 Humorous Speech contest on the 18th. Chris Estes was the winner. He will compete at the Division Contests on November 10th at 10am. at the Kilton Library in West Lebanon, NH.

I jogged the Heddy Trotter 4 mile route in Stowe, VT on Sunday the 21st in the snow/ cold weather. It was fun!

While hubby and I were in Stowe, Carolyn stayed with Rocky and enjoyed some walks. I made two Doodle “Minnee” pillows for her.

Minnee big and small

The first one was difficult to turn and stuff. I started with an 8″ x 10″ quilted doodle of Minnee. Then I enlarged it and made a 14″ tall doodle Minnee. When you make doodle dolls, they seem to shrink as you stuff them. WARNING! Always start larger than you think you want. If I were to do a cat again, I would try to curl the tail a bit, even if it is not curled in the photo.

I also finished quilting a t-shirt quilt for a friend. It will be raffled off next September. The gentleman’s t-shirts that were in the quilt owned donkeys and gave lots of kids rides on them. He was an extraordinary volunteer.

I also fixed an art piece that received some good critique from my new SAQA Crit group. Below shows the before and after photos.

The three dancing pigs on the green fabric was removed and the same three pigs were done again in red work on the muddy batik fabric.  The art piece seems more cohesive now.

Lesson learned – If something doesn’t seem right. Keep asking friends and look at the principles of design. You will figure it out and take the time to fix it. The fix will put your heart to rest.

Sorry for the delay in this post. I had some computer issues. The next post is scheduled for November 5th! How can that be possible? Time is flying by. One quilt at a time.

Happy quilting,

Linda

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About inspiredlayerslinda

I was an Island Batik Ambassador for 2017. I enjoyed the challenge of designing new quilt patterns with this very special batik fabric collections. I teach free motion quilting via my Youtube videos and Doodle of the Month program which anyone can sign up for by sending me an email requesting to be added to the list. I enjoy transforming fabric into unique quilts, t-shirts into memory quilts, and photos to wall art. I joined Toastmasters to find my voice and learn to share my quilts and stories with others.
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