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Irish Chain Quilt

Irish Chain Quilt

This is the second quilt I made, and I made this for my Daddy right after I finished the Crayon Quilt I made for my daughter. Again I used the “Learn To Quilt The EZ Way” method, and between my daughter’s quilt and my Dad’s quilt, I learned how to rotary cut and strip piece – MAJOR time savers! I was hooked after this. I made many quilts and have given most away. As I find pictures of the quilts I made in the past, I will post them!

Remembering Daddy.

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While going through some old files, I found an old birthday card given to me by my father before he passed away.  I wanted to keep the envelope because he wrote my name on it, and to see my name written in his handwriting made me happy.  I had a see-thru picture frame so I cut the envelope to the same size of the picture frame, put it on my desk and use it as a paperweight.   I look at it every day and it makes my heart smile.  My Dad was the BEST!  I miss him more than words can say.  For Daddy With Love.  

HGTV High Low Project / My Finds

Am I the only one crazy enough to get excited when my new HGTV magazine arrives so I can challenge Sabrina Soto’s “low” finds to see if I can do better than she does?  I cannot imagine other people spend time doing that.  I find it SO CHALLENGING to try to beat her low prices and am so proud of myself when I make those finds.  I, obviously, have too much time on my hands!

Take for instance the July/August 2013 issue.   Starting on Page 85, you will find The High/Low List.  She starts off with a high $60 geometric patterned pillow and a low $20 pillow almost identical.  Well, I found a 16×16 yellow pillow, very similar in color and design, at WoodnDoodads for $9.50!  Then we go to the red lacquered wood bookcase, high $1,645; low red steel frame bookcase for $509.  Check out Ikea red bookcase for $89.99.  Moving on to the blue plates, $80 for a set of four is the high, $40 for a set of four is the low.  Yes, I did it again, a set of four blue and white dinner plates at Target.com, $23.99.

I could keep going as I turn the page, but I will save that for tomorrow as it is late and I am dragging.

Move over Sabrina!

Nite everyone from Midlife Modern!