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More of the Same

Another blog post, another photo of the slowly growing collection of “Tall
Tale” blocks! 

Yes, still working on those book blocks. 
I think I’ve decided to make another column of seven blocks (per quilt)– and
that’s in addition to the six blocks remaining to reach the original goal of
forty-nine.  There should be plenty of time, but I’m still eager to
finish so I can start something new without feeling guilty.  

here’s that latest photo of the design wall (where I’m running out of

And the new batch of block kits ready to go:

And in between, there’s progress on the tray of bonus mini HSTs from the last
finished quilt top.  The tray of stitched HSTs is slowly filling

Other little things happening around here: Donald’s recovering from a painful
case of strep throat, we killed a brown widow at our back door (and I think
there are at least two others in need of “elimination”), and I’m so tired of
summertime heat.  I just hope autumn temperatures aren’t as late this
year as they were in 2019.  

One day last week, one of
the farms nearby had a visit from the crop duster.  When the plane is
turning around to make another pass over those fields, it sometimes ends up
going right over us.  I didn’t hurry out to film right away, but it was
still coming fairly close when I went out to look.  


I’m Michael (a female Michael, to remove any doubt).  I live on the Alabama Gulf Coast with my husband, Donald, and our crazy American Eskimo Dogs. 

I love to fill my spare time with various crafts and other hobbies, and this blog is where I share photos, record my progress, and ramble endlessly.

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