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Lots of Stitching Going On

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas.  We had a very nice, laid back day around here.  It was just my husband, son and me.  Then yesterday, we went to Pampa to spend the day after Christmas with my parents.  We had a wonderful day with them.  We waited til the day after because the fabric store there is having a going out of business sale, and it was open on Friday.  I am sad it is closing.  Mom & I really enjoyed our little outings there together.  So of course, we had to have one last hoorah there 🙂  There will be more about that in my Sunday stash report…hehehehe.

Today was a great day, as well.  I finished up the quilting on my customer quilt, and I am pleased with it.  I hope she will be.  I sure had fun working on it.




After I finished this, I felt like just doing some piecing.  Piecing for the sheer fun of watching the pretty blocks come together.  Remember these fabrics I purchased earlier this year?


I couldn’t stand just looking at it any longer.  I had to start cutting it up and sewing it back together.


These blocks are FUN to sew together.  I also washed some white fabric and some 30’s repros that I want to use in another quilt.  And I’ve done some sewing on the leaders/enders scrap quilt I’m making for my Mom.  I’ll put pics of that in tomorrow’s post. 

I am truly grateful for days like this.  They are like a little gift.  I hope you are enjoying your weekend and doing something you love!

fabric · longarm quilting · machine quilting · quilting · quilts

Blog Birthday Party!

It’s my 1 year WordPress blog birthday party, and you are invited!  Thank goodness I checked in on one of my favorite bloggers, Kay, yesterday, and saw that she was having her one year blogiversary.  It reminded me that mine was coming up soon, so I hopped back on over to mine to see, and soon it was indeed! It’s today!  I have enjoyed sharing with you this past year.  I am always amazed that so many of you keep coming back to visit me.  I’m not the most interesting blogger, not the wittiest, nor most creative.  I’m not sure why you keep coming back, but thank you! Thank you for taking the time to visit and share with me.  What will we do to celebrate?  How about a reward challenge?  If you are a “survivor” of reading Randi’s ramblings this past year, I think you deserve a chance at a reward.  What is the challenge?  It’s simple.  Just comment on this blog birthday party post, by the time I stumble out of bed this coming Saturday morning, and settle in front of the computer with my cup of coffee.  (that is usually somewhere between 7:30 and 9:00 am central time-sorry I can’t be more specific 🙂 it depends on how tired I am)  So, Survivors, wanna know what you are playing for?  How about  one yard cuts off of the five cheeriest, most partying looking bolts of fabric I have in my stash?

Worth playing for?  If so, get those comments coming! You have til I become conscious on Saturday morning to be included in the drawing!  I will post the winner shortly thereafter.  Good luck!