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Sunday, June 24, 2018

Oh Deer, Where are my Classmates, we Have Yarns to Share!

--I'm participating in Slow Stitch Sunday, please come join us.
Jeweled Lines is growing, but it seems to be at a slow point right now for me.  It's 43 ish inches.  I'm a bit over half way through the largest turquoise section and next up will be a small gray strip followed by the amethyst.  I've not been knitting quite as much as I've begun working hard at finding lost classmates.
My high school class reunion for 50 years (egads how did I get that old) is next year.  I'm the person that finds people and maintains the database.  It's a job.  With those who've passed on (surprising how many), those that have moved, women who divorced and therefore have a different name etc.  Anyway, because of that, I've been on the computer more and therefore knitting less.
This is a most unusual view from our windows this am.  Seriously you can see we do not live in the country or a wooded area.  We are in a very developed, long standing neighborhood.  These two Deer (one has a reasonable size rack, and the other has one starting), spend a good amount of time cruising around in our yard, (non fenced), then hopped the fence behind us where the blue house is, then came back and jumped the chain length fence to our neighbor to the right of us.  In front of blue house is a major road...one of the most major in our community that connects 2 neighborhoods and 2 freeways.  They need to get across that road to get to safety.  About 1/4 of a mile on the other side of said road and to the right is a golf course......perhaps that's where they came from?  Down the busy road or any of our roads on this side takes them to the river in about a mile.......but then have to cross a 4 lane extremely highway to get to the river. 
Last week I shared a cross stitch I made years ago (scroll back to previous post), so today I thought I'd share one of the quilts I made a good number of years ago.  I do do other stitching besides knitting and crocheting.......just not as much.  I have some lovely blog ladies visiting who do really intricate cross stitch and or make very involved quilts...with real quilting patterns.  I'm a dabbler.  But, this quilt was fun as it's made from flannel nightgowns.  In my younger years we had a group of friends who skiied every year and we  woman would have "team" nightgowns for lounging around at the end of the day.  Nothing warmer or more comfy than a flannel nightgown after skiing in the cold all day.  So, this quilt was made for a very good friend from those nightgowns with cross stitched squares that have memories from our various trips.  I had planned to make one for the other lady in the group and myself........somehow, that never happened.

27 comments:

  1. Your knitting is really growing and looking lovely .
    Love the quilt.
    Hope the Deer find their way home ok .

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    1. Thank you butterfly for the visit and comment. I know, I've been happy I haven't heard cars come to a screech, like something was hit all day.

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  2. Oh my, not just deer, bucks! How funny! Your Jeweled Lines is so pretty ... I love your colors. It's very appropriately named! Sorry the computer/database thing is taking your time away from stitching. Fifty years is pretty major! Have a great week! :)

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    1. Thanks Denise. I know Bucks! My husband couldn't believe it.

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  3. Love the deer. I suspect I would be glued to the window watching. I do hope they can cross that road safely.
    Your flannelette quilt is a beauty - and so is Jewelled Lines. Someone is going to feel warm, cosy and loved.

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    1. We did watch the deer for quite awhile, just so unusual. Thanks for the visit. Somewhere I have the fabric I think, might have to see if I can find it so maybe...I'll get around to making another one someday.

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  4. I would love to see deer like that. Last fall we saw deer in a residential area in Nova Scotia when we visited friends. It was a first for us and so exciting!

    You needle work is great whatever you try.

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    1. Thanks Marie, appreciate the visit and kind comments. Agree with you on the deer, it is exciting.

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  5. The deer sure are brave to cross all of that. I see about 20-30 deer a week, depending on where I am.

    So you're the internet stalker of people? Stranger danger? lol

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    1. I am indeed the stalker for the class, lol. Internet sure helps, I make phone calls, and send letters as well. It's quite a process.

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  6. Lovely project, past and present!

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    1. Thank you Sarah, appreciate the visit and comments.

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  7. Dear Sandy
    I hope the deer have made it home safely. I wish that animals and birds had road sense. Your knitting is looking lovely and the quilt too.
    I hope the reunion organising goes smoothly.
    Best wishes
    Ellie

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    1. Agree Ellie on road sense. Plus when a car does hit them, it can cause lots of damage. Thanks regarding the reunion and knitting etc, all is appreciated.

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  8. How lovely to see deer in your garden, hope they didn't do any damage and they made it over the main road safely.
    Good luck with tracking people down for your reunion!

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    1. Thanks Maggie, I need the luck in tracking these people, it's quite a job.

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    1. Thank you. I've been thinking about hunting around to see where I put the left over fabrics...might be getting the itch to do another one.

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  10. Hi thanks for stopping by my blog...the list you saw is for The Year of Projects group on Ravelry. You are welcome to join. The new year is just starting up...most of the group goes from July to June, as that's when the idea hit. I go from January to December, as that's when I joined...I'm a moderator in the group...so come in and join us if you'd like....

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    1. Thanks for the info, I will check it out Gracey. Appreciate your visit.

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  11. How lovely that you have a class reunion, I'd love something like that where we could catch up with old school friends but they don't really do anything like that here. I hope you manage to track everyone down. It looks like the deer has taken a liking to your garden, I hope they stay safe near that road.

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    1. The reunions really are so very nice. Sorry they aren't done in your area. I'm making headway each day with finding a few more people, but it's quite a process. I too hope the deer remain safe.

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  12. That's brilliant of you to have made that from flannel nightgowns. Love it.

    Have a great week, Sandy.

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    1. Thank you Robyn, such good memories of long ago.

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  13. That knitting project Is really coming along! The colours you've chosen are really pretty.

    A 50th reunion! What fun. My 50th will be in just a few short years, which boggles the mind. Time sure passes quickly!

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    1. Thank you Martha, yes you're right...50th boggles the mind. Thanks for the kind words.

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  14. almost drove my 2 grandmothers nuts when they tried to teach me to knit and crochet..I kept saying..can I go play ball now? I can embroider and want to quilt so bad..but can't get geared up for it.

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