November 27, 2022

Warm Thanksgiving Wishes –

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Thanksgiving morning, 2022.
Holy Moly, has this year flown by fast – is it that way for you too?
It just felt like we rushed on through it at break-neck speed.
Wasn’t it just 4th of July last week?
I woke up this morning with the realization that it’s not likely to slow down any time soon either.
Still, I want to enjoy this day, and the time with family arriving this afternoon and how we will fill up the way-too-few hours until they have to head back to their own home.
There is still baking to do and I’ll get right on that as soon as this posts.


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In quilty news –
This happened yesterday afternoon upon returning from my yearly physical.  All is good in that department – the hardest part was going without food since midnight the night before, and my blood draw wasn’t until way past noon.
I had managed to trim the quilt before heading out to my appointment, and it was a simple task of choosing binding, cutting it, prepping it and stitching it on so I could start the hand stitching last night.
That purple paisley binding?  It said “Blank Textiles 1998” on the selvage.  That must have been a good year – a lot of my yardage stash was accumulated during that time frame.  And it does the job.  No shame in using it now.
Evidently, it has aged to perfection!


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A good start!
I finished one side last night – there will be more stitching to happen as we relax through the weekend.


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Thanksgiving Morning Sunrise.
It’s chilly, but with a clear sky this morning.  No wind.  I love peaceful mornings like this.

Chilhowie, Part One is ALMOST ready to go.  I’ll have some time this evening to spend with it after family leaves and it will be ready to press PUBLISH in the morning, right on schedule.

It’s the best day for me – the day that Part One goes live.  It’s almost better than the pumpkin pie I’ll grab for breakfast before sitting at my computer tomorrow morning.  I can’t wait.

I want to thank all of those who joined in for my Textile Talk yesterday with the Quilt Alliance!  I was told there were over 600 attendees at one time – and that is quite the crowd for a zoom interview!  THANK YOU!

If you missed it – no worries – I can now post it here for your watching pleasure!

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It was so much fun to do this interview.  And if you enjoyed it, please subscribe to the Quilt Alliance YouTube Channel for more interviews and fun stuff!
There are so many great interviews in the archives there – give them a listen!
There are other things going on as Thanksgiving rolls into Black Friday, and so as not to overwhelm our Chilhowie Part One post, I’m going to share some things you may want in on here:
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Did you enter our Summit St Shop Box Gift-Away
Drawing happens Wednesday 11/30/22!
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And then there is the SitMate (Formerly known as SewPad) Promo that starts TODAY and goes through 11/28/22 (Only while supplies last!) with Free Priority Shipping within the USA.  
To reach a wider audience rather than just sewing folks, SewPad has been renamed SitMate.
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Once you’ve experienced the comfort of a SitMate, it’s hard to go back to sewing without one.

What is a SitMate?

SitMate™ is filled with a thick cushion of proprietary viscoelastic polymer gel– the same stuff used in surgical mats and wheelchair pads.

Unlike foam (memory foam or otherwise) gel doesn’t bottom-out and it provides comfort and support by diffusing and distributing pressure.

Upholstered in a plush layer of AirFlex™ fabric, SitMate™ helps your backside stay cool while the no-slip bottom keeps it from sliding around in your chair.

SitMate™ was designed for quilters and crafters, but we think you’ll find other uses as well.

Church. Stadium seats, in the car and anywhere else that you might expect to be sitting for a good while.

Remember to use code ELF at checkout for free Priority shipping within the USA.

Being comfortable is a wonderful thing!
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And because it’s a Black Friday Mystery Kick Off Weekend –
Code must be used at purchase, is not retroactive, and is good through Wednesday, 11/30/22.
I think that just about covers it!  We’ll see you back here tomorrow morning for Chilhowie, Part One!
(I usually post by 9am Eastern, so no need to get up too early!)
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Quiltville Quote of the Day –
Here’s to good food, friends, family and every happy thing Thanksgiving brings.


I am thankful for you!(And pie.)


Have a wonderful holiday, everyone!
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