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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Day 6 Of The Road Home RAL

But first - I made something so yummy for dinner - Chicken Noodle Casserole.  The pic turned out awful or I would show you.  Super easy, really delicious.  You can find it at this site - Life In The Lofthouse.  Her pics turned out great, lol!

So, are you ready for Day 6?  Today we feature the West Michigan Shoreline [personal fave], Africa, California and Washington.  


September 22
Words & Stitches
creates Beaches of California
Quilt Art
creates Africa
Any Pattern
creates Port Angeles, Washington
Patchwork Breeze
creates West Michigan Shoreline

And here is the rest of the schedule - links to the direct RAL post are included up to today.  Don't forget to visit Marian at Seams To Be Sew as well!

September 6
Cynthia’s Creating Ark
creates Adelaide South Australia
Kissed Quilts
creates Grand Coulee, Washington
Renee’s Quilting Addiction
creates Alberta, Canada
September 8
Sew Incredibly Crazy
creates Colorado
3 Patch Crafts
creates Bulgaria
Just Let Me Quilt
creates Las Vegas, Nevada
Quilt in Piece
creates Amanzimtoti, South Africa
September 13
Tweety Loves Quilting
creates Edinburgh, UK
Quiltscapes
creates Heber City, Utah
Seams To Be Sew
creates Idaho Falls, Idaho
Pine Valley
creates New Zealand
September 15
bdieges designs
creates Road to Tehachapi (CA)
Elizabeth Coughlin Designs
creates Worcester County in Central Massachusetts
Patti’s Patchwork
creates Toronto, Ontario Canada
Seacoast Quilter
creates New Milford, Connecticut
September 20
Beaquilter
creates Denmark
Heleen Pinkster
creates Netherlands
MooseStash Quilting
creates Alaska
Rebecca Mae Designs
creates Northern Maine
September 22
Words & Stitches
creates Beaches of California
Quilt Art
creates Africa
I Can Quilt 2
creates Baltimore, MD
Any Pattern
creates Port Angeles, Washington
Patchwork Breeze
creates West Michigan Shoreline
September 27
Creatin’ in the Sticks
creates Dodge City, Kansas
Sue Griffiths Featured At Just Let Me Quilt
creates Northern Rivers Region, NSW, Australia
Seams To Be Sew And Batts In The Attic
creates Hollywood/LA
(Dual Posting)
I Can Quilt 2
creates Baltimore, MD
September 29
Quilted Fabric Art
creates Burlington Vermont
Westend Quilter
creates Manitoulin Island, Canada
Pamela Quilts
creates Oregon
Quilt Fabrication
creates Silicon Valley, CA
October 04
Patchouli Moon Studio
creates Central New Mexico
Linda Robertus
creates Netherlands
Elm Street Quilts
creates North Carolina
Sarah Quinn Featured At Seams To Be Sew
creates Outer Space
October 06
Cheryl LaPlant Featured At Quilt In Piece
creates York, Maine
Miss Loreen’s Schoolhouse
creates New Hampshire
Bumbleberry Stitches
creates OklahomaNeedle in a Hayes Stack
creates Mojave Desert
Cloth and Paper Studio
creates North Georgia Mountains
I hope you're having a great time traveling with us!

Love,
Allie


Monday, September 19, 2016

Day 5 The Road Home RAL

It's time for some more rows, some more chances to win the fabulous Fat Quarter Shop give-away on Marian's blog at Seams To Be Sew, and other give-aways!

Today you'll travel to Denmark, the Netherlands, Alaska and northern Maine!  Here are your links, click on the blog name to go there:


September 20
Beaquilter
creates Denmark
Heleen Pinkster
creates Netherlands
MooseStash Quilting
creates Alaska
Rebecca Mae Designs
creates Northern Maine

And here are links to the rest of the schedule - it's been updated with a few changes, and I've linked to the actual post for the ones who've already uploaded their rows.  That way you don't have to go searching.

September 6
Cynthia’s Creating Ark
creates Adelaide South Australia
Kissed Quilts
creates Grand Coulee, Washington
Renee’s Quilting Addiction
creates Alberta, Canada
September 8
Sew Incredibly Crazy
creates Colorado
3 Patch Crafts
creates Bulgaria
Just Let Me Quilt
creates Las Vegas, Nevada
Quilt in Piece
creates Amanzimtoti, South Africa
September 13
Tweety Loves Quilting
creates Edinburgh, UK
Quiltscapes
creates Heber City, Utah
Seams To Be Sew
creates Idaho Falls, Idaho
Pine Valley
creates New Zealand
September 15
bdieges designs
creates Road to Tehachapi (CA)
Elizabeth Coughlin Designs
creates Worcester County in Central Massachusetts
Patti’s Patchwork
creates Toronto, Ontario Canada
Seacoast Quilter
creates New Milford, Connecticut
September 20
Beaquilter
creates Denmark
Heleen Pinkster
creates Netherlands
MooseStash Quilting
creates Alaska
Rebecca Mae Designs
creates Northern Maine
September 22
Words & Stitches
creates Beaches of California
Quilt Art
creates Africa
I Can Quilt 2
creates Baltimore, MD
Any Pattern
creates Port Angeles, Washington
Patchwork Breeze
creates West Michigan Shoreline
September 27
Creatin’ in the Sticks
creates Dodge City, Kansas
Sue Griffiths Featured At Just Let Me Quilt
creates Northern Rivers Region, NSW, Australia
Seams To Be Sew And Batts In The Attic
creates Hollywood/LA
(Dual Posting)
September 29
Quilted Fabric Art
creates Burlington Vermont
Westend Quilter
creates Manitoulin Island, Canada
Pamela Quilts
creates Oregon
Quilt Fabrication
creates Silicon Valley, CA
October 04
Patchouli Moon Studio
creates Central New Mexico
Linda Robertus
creates Netherlands
Elm Street Quilts
creates North Carolina
Sarah Quinn Featured At Seams To Be Sew
creates Outer Space
October 06
Cheryl LaPlant Featured At Quilt In Piece
creates York, Maine
Miss Loreen’s Schoolhouse
creates New Hampshire
Bumbleberry Stitches
creates OklahomaNeedle in a Hayes Stack
creates Mojave Desert
Cloth and Paper Studio
creates North Georgia Mountains

I hope you're enjoying all the rows!  Don't forget Marian has the link for give-aways on her blog as well, Seams To Be Sew!
Love,
Allie



Saturday, September 17, 2016

Seeds Of Love

Good morning, my friends.  Here in Allie-land, we're getting ready to host the convalescent, fixing window blinds so she can change in private, without giving the neighbors a show; rearranging furniture in the sewing room to make way for a power lift recliner, and her treadmill.  Surgery will be October 4th, at 5:30am.

In the meantime, while waiting, I've been stitching.  I have a new pattern for you:


Seeds of Love

The pattern is for the design only.  It measures 5"x6".  Available in my craftsy shop, link below.


It really helps to keep my hands busy!



I'll probably put my sewing machine away while mum is here, my sewing room is a good size but it's not that big.  Paper and pencil don't take up much room, so I'll probably be drawing a lot.  And entertaining - I know mum is going to have lots of visitors!

In other news, there have been some changes to The Road Home RAL schedule, and I'll have the updated schedule for you next Tuesday.  Don't want you to miss any rows, or give-aways!

Love,
Allie


Wednesday, September 14, 2016

The Road Home RAL Day 4, And A Winner!

How are you loving the rows so far??  Honestly, the talent of these designers is amazing!!!  Today you'll be visiting these blogs:


September 15
bdieges designs
creates Road to Tehachapi (CA)
Elizabeth Coughlin Designs
creates Worcester County in Central Massachusetts
Cloth and Paper Studio
creates North Georgia Mountains
Patti’s Patchwork
creates Toronto, Ontario Canada
Seacoast Quilter
creates New Milford, Connecticut
Edit:  Cloth and Paper Studio's row has been moved to a later date due to an emergency.  Thank you for understanding!!
Don't forget to enter the FatQuarterShop give-away on Marian's blog, Seams To Be Sew!

The winner of the Calibre Cutting Mat is Anna - congratulations!!  Marian from Seams To Be Sew has emailed you with details!!

And here is the full schedule in case you missed some!

September 6
Allie-Oops Sweet Happy Life creates Harrisville, MI Sunrise Coast
Cynthia’s Creating Ark
creates Adelaide South Australia
Kissed Quilts
creates Grand Coulee, Washington
Renee’s Quilting Addiction
creates Alberta, Canada
September 8
Sew Incredibly Crazy
creates Colorado
3 Patch Crafts
creates Bulgaria
Just Let Me Quilt
creates Las Vegas, Nevada
Quilt in Piece
creates Amanzimtoti, South Africa
September 13
Tweety Loves Quilting
creates Edinburgh, UK
Quiltscapes
creates Heber City, Utah
Seams To Be Sew
creates Idaho Falls, Idaho
Pine Valley
creates New Zealand
September 15
bdieges designs
creates Road to Tehachapi (CA)
Elizabeth Coughlin Designs
creates Worcester County in Central Massachusetts
Cloth and Paper Studio
creates North Georgia Mountains
Patti’s Patchwork
creates Toronto, Ontario Canada
Seacoast Quilter
creates New Milford, Connecticut
September 20
Beaquilter
creates Denmark
Heleen Pinkster
creates Netherlands
Seams To Be Sew And Batts In The Attic
creates Hollywood/LA
Rebecca Mae Designs
creates Northern Maine
September 22
Words & Stitches
creates Beaches of California
Quilt Art
creates Africa
I Can Quilt 2
creates Baltimore, MD
Any Pattern
creates Port Angeles, Washington
September 27
Creatin’ in the Sticks
creates Dodge City, Kansas
MooseStash Quilting
creates Alaska
Patchwork Breeze
creates West Michigan Shoreline
Sue Griffiths Featured At Just Let Me Quilt
creates Northern Rivers Region, NSW, Australia
September 29
Quilted Fabric Art
creates Burlington Vermont
Westend Quilter
creates Manitoulin Island, Canada
Pamela Quilts
creates Oregon
Quilt Fabrication
creates Silicon Valley, CA
October 04
Patchouli Moon Studio
creates Central New Mexico
Linda Robertus
creates Netherlands
Elm Street Quilts
creates North Carolina
Sarah Quinn Featured At Seams To Be Sew
creates Outer Space
October 06
Cheryl LaPlant Featured At Quilt In Piece
creates York, Maine
Miss Loreen’s Schoolhouse
creates New Hampshire
Bumbleberry Stitches
creates OklahomaNeedle in a Hayes Stack
creates Mojave Desert

Happy Quilting!!!!



Update


Well.  We went to meet the heart surgeon today.  Nice guy - not real cheery though.  

Mum will need open heart surgery, and a new mitral valve.  She'll be getting one from a cow.  [The jokes we made at lunch afterward....oh dear.]  She'll be on the heart/lung machine for 3-4 hours during the surgery.  He told us all the bad news first - like, how your heart has two parts, and they're joined by a band of tissue - hers is also calcified, and if he can't clean it out completely and put it back together, that'll be the end of her right there.  Her risk of stroke is high.  Her risk of kidney failure is high.  Her chances of making it without the surgery are non-existent.  He wants to operate next Thursday.

So.  Turns out he's a Christian, and said God guides his hands every day.  You've no idea how relieved we were to hear that!  If she doesn't go next week, she'll be going October 6th.  I have to find a Lazy Boy recliner that has a lift - he said most folks aren't comfortable in the hospital beds, and like the recliners better.  She'll be able to do stairs just fine, but won't be able to use her arms much, even for lifting herself out of her chair.  I guess that happens when they crack open your breastbone.  Recovery will be 3-4 months, perhaps longer as she's diabetic and doesn't heal well.

Friends, we covet your prayers.  I know we'll get through this by God's grace, and nothing else.  

Mum is already planning on dining out well on the strength of her scar alone....I will not be taking a picture of that, no matter how she begs.  *G*

Love,
Allie

Monday, September 12, 2016

The Road Home RAL, Day 3!!!

Oh my goodness wait til you see these rows - and give-aways!!!  You will not be disappointed, believe me!  Marian from Seams To Be Sew has two posts today - visit them both - you won't want to miss either one!


Here's the schedule for you for today:


September 13
Tweety Loves Quilting
creates Edinburgh, UK
Quiltscapes
creates Heber City, Utah
Seams To Be Sew
creates Idaho Falls, Idaho
Pine Valley
creates New Zealand

Also, I'm going to give you the full schedule every time, to make sure you're not missing any rows or give-aways.

September 6
Allie-Oops Sweet Happy Life creates Harrisville, MI Sunrise Coast
Cynthia’s Creating Ark
creates Adelaide South Australia
Kissed Quilts
creates Grand Coulee, Washington
Renee’s Quilting Addiction
creates Alberta, Canada
September 8
Sew Incredibly Crazy
creates Colorado
3 Patch Crafts
creates Bulgaria
Just Let Me Quilt
creates Las Vegas, Nevada
Quilt in Piece
creates Amanzimtoti, South Africa
September 13
Tweety Loves Quilting
creates Edinburgh, UK
Quiltscapes
creates Heber City, Utah
Seams To Be Sew
creates Idaho Falls, Idaho
Pine Valley
creates New Zealand
September 15
bdieges designs
creates Road to Tehachapi (CA)
Elizabeth Coughlin Designs
creates Worcester County in Central Massachusetts
Cloth and Paper Studio
creates North Georgia Mountains
Patti’s Patchwork
creates Toronto, Ontario Canada
Seacoast Quilter
creates New Milford, Connecticut
September 20
Beaquilter
creates Denmark
Heleen Pinkster
creates Netherlands
Seams To Be Sew And Batts In The Attic
creates Hollywood/LA
Rebecca Mae Designs
creates Northern Maine
September 22
Words & Stitches
creates Beaches of California
Quilt Art
creates Africa
I Can Quilt 2
creates Baltimore, MD
Any Pattern
creates Port Angeles, Washington
September 27
Creatin’ in the Sticks
creates Dodge City, Kansas
MooseStash Quilting
creates Alaska
Patchwork Breeze
creates West Michigan Shoreline
Sue Griffiths Featured At Just Let Me Quilt
creates Northern Rivers Region, NSW, Australia
September 29
Quilted Fabric Art
creates Burlington Vermont
Westend Quilter
creates Manitoulin Island, Canada
Pamela Quilts
creates Oregon
Quilt Fabrication
creates Silicon Valley, CA
October 04
Patchouli Moon Studio
creates Central New Mexico
Linda Robertus
creates Netherlands
Elm Street Quilts
creates North Carolina
Sarah Quinn Featured At Seams To Be Sew
creates Outer Space
October 06
Cheryl LaPlant Featured At Quilt In Piece
creates York, Maine
Miss Loreen’s Schoolhouse
creates New Hampshire
Bumbleberry Stitches
creates OklahomaNeedle in a Hayes Stack
creates Mojave Desert


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