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Saturday, January 16, 2016

Allietare, and alley

Three things to be happy about:
(1) Andy Griffith Show reruns
(2) Italian operas
(3) tote bags with pockets

I can see the light at the end of the tunnel on this Quiltville mystery quilt!

The red that we're to cross cut for the setting triangles - for the sake of just getting on with it, I'm using just one red fabric for all the triangles rather than a scrappy variety.

It's a very pretty Christmas fabric that I may have about 3/4 yard left after this.

Sewing the flag parts.

It only took my genius mind a few minutes to figure out how to put these together!  At this point I can start sewing rows together.

And now - the alley behind my house!

The repaving project lasted just about 2 weeks, from January 4 thru the 14.

To the left, looking towards the rec center - before:
... and after

To the right towards the apartments on the west end - before:
... and after

Directly in back of my house - before:
... and after

what a difference!

I'm glad it's all done.  It was a bit inconvenient; I didn't like hearing the loud equipment at 7:30 am or hauling my garbage to the front of the house - and I definitely didn't like feeling all the vibrations - but it was worth it in the end.

Today is guild day!  We're meeting for the first time in a new location; I look forward to seeing our new home.

Have a great day, stay warm, stay dry, sew forth and sew on...


  1. It will be so much fun to start putting the rows together in Allietare.

    The alley makes such a huge difference.

  2. A nice smooth alley! Yahoo but I'm sure it was a pain until they finished


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