For a month that I thought was not going to be very productive because I was called to jury duty, I really managed to accomplish way more than I would have thought possible even for a normal month.  Turns out my jury duty consisted of sitting at the court house for a couple of mornings, and I was done.  I didn’t actually have to sit on a jury.  They were hearing child custody cases.  I don’t think I would relish terminating a parent’s right to see their child, and that is mainly what the cases were about.  So sad.

Now on with my list of accomplishments for October:

  • My weekly goal of three Quad Log Cabin blocks was met with 15 blocks completed. I now have a total of 165 blocks stored in that nice big white box waiting for the remaining 27 blocks to be completed.

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  • I finished the last 5 placemats.  Yay!  So all of my Christmas presents that I am making are now done.

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In addition I threw together 3 throws and got them quilted. I used up all of the plaid and striped 2 1/2″ squares and strips that I had stored.  I am so glad those are now done with.

I also finished the Square Dance quilt top and have it loaded on the longarm.  This is the first quilt I’ve made from the more feminine prints in that tub of 2 1/2″ squares and strips.  An unofficial goal is to get all of them into quilts by the end of this year.

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And I made some progress on Fading Charms which was started before the 3 throws above and utilized a great many of those plaid and striped squares.

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  • Along with all this sewing and quilting, my husband and I shopped for a good used car for my brother-in-law. He is very happy with the car we found him.  It is a 2001 Toyota Corolla LE with new lense covers on the headlights, a new headliner, four new tires, and a new armrest on the driver’s side door.  And this clean little car only has 82,000 miles.  Rob should get many miles of use out of it.  Plus it gets very good gas mileage so should save him money there.

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That wraps up the beautiful month of October.  I should finish all 5 of the quilts I have started during November.  Wouldn’t that be fantastic?!!

Happy crafting,

Lana

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