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Wednesday This and That

OK, let’s get it out of the way. I lost what I gained over Thanksgiving. I was hoping to lose more. We had to decide on a goal for the month of December: lose, maintain or gain weight. I really want to reach my 20 pounds this month so I am going to go for losing.

In the past 3 days, I have had excellent e-mails coming in from my website. One of Mr C’s cousins who lives in NC, bought one of my quilts and told me how much she enjoys keeping up with the family through my blog — Hi, Ruth! Someone else, from Virginia, checked in on my website and said she loves all things Japanese and wished that my Kyoto Collage was still for sale and wondered if I had anything similar. Then, an old friend from the Bay area checked in through my website to let me know that she has remarried and her new husband has roots in Portland, and she wants to get together next time they come up here to visit family. All of this in a matter of two days is very exciting.

Kristin has a pattern for a really cool Mod Log Cabin Table Runner on her web site. I decided to use the pattern to make some Christmas gifts. I went to Mill Ends and picked up some Christmasy fabric.


I have a huge stash of Dupioni silk so I decided to attempt to make some silk runners in Christmas colors. I got 5 blocks done, but one of them had to be rejected.


I am not sure if I am happy with the striped fabric in the center.

Tomorrow, the STASH group is getting together for some holiday cheer. We are meeting at the Contemporary Craft Museum and then out to lunch. I am hoping to do some gallery hopping and shopping in the Pearl while I am down there. Hopefully, the weather will be a bit better than it has been. It is raining again, tonight.

6 Responses to “Wednesday This and That”

  1. Judy says:

    What fun with your website news!
    Love the table runner….will have to go check out Kristin’s pattern. Yes, the stripes are good, very good!

  2. jenclair says:

    I believe the stripes have it!

  3. Linda Cline says:

    I vote for the stripes also, looks great. Do you have enough of the same striped fabric left to make striped binding?

  4. Karoda says:

    i think the stripes give it some punch and sophistication as well as being a little different traditional holiday images.

  5. dee says:

    oooooooooo….pretty fabrics. Very bright and merry!

  6. Kristin L says:

    Oh, I like the stripes. they add a change of scale and pull the colors together. The silks look luscious as a table runner. The table will need lots of crystal, fine china with a subtle gold rim, and of course, the fine silver must come out!! Oh, let’s not forget the good wine and melt-in-the-mouth food. 😉 (But not too much, so you can meet your December goal.)