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Wednesday, July 20, 2022

A Screeching Halt and NTT

Welcome to Needle and Thread Thursday, y'all.  I'm so sorry I missed last week without so much as a quick post letting you know why the party wasn't up.  The reason can be summed up in a single word- Covid.  Despite vaccinations, boosters, and our family's ability to evade the virus for more than two years, last Tuesday evening it hit all three of us- me the hardest, and our lives came to a screeching halt.  I'm grateful for my "mild" case, though it still came with a high fever, chills, body aches, overwhelming fatigue, loss of taste, and of course, cough and congestion.  It took several days for the worst of the symptoms to start getting better, and a full week to feel almost back to normal.  Thankfully, we're all pretty good now.  My husband and son went back to work today, and I finally got back into my studio yesterday.

These neutral scraps have been sitting on my table waiting to be pieced for so long, and though these three panels have made a good dent in the pile, I'm nowhere near finished with them.  So, I'll just keep sewing a little bit here and there until they're all done.

In the meantime, let's take a look at a few of the amazing projects linked up at our last party.  This happy quilt is by Something Rosemade-

Look at this festive quilt shared by Rebecca Grace Quilting.  I do love Christmas in July!

I love this scrappy beauty by Gretchen's Little Corner-

These placemats, by Yvonne at Quilting Jetgirl, are a great way to use up leftover fabric strips!

And finally, I can't resist showing this mini by Diann at Little Penguin Quilts.  She made the cover quilt from my latest book!  It makes me SO happy to see quilters enjoy making quilts from my books and patterns.  :)

Okay friends!  I know your last week MUST have been more fun than mine (or at least I hope it was!).  Time to show what you've been working on!

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  1. Oh dear, I'm so sorry that you all got sick but I'm glad you are mostly feeling better and I hope there are no lingering side effects. I am starting to feel like it's only a matter of time before we all come down with it. Take care!!

  2. I'm so sorry to hear your whole family got sick with Covid, Kelly! It is so frustrating that the darn thing keeps coming back, no matter what we do. Thank you so much for featuring my Full Spectrum - it was such a pleasure to make! Now I'm trying to decide what to make next out of your book!

  3. What a way to be knocked out. Glad you're feeling better!

  4. Sorry to hear that, Kelly. Good thing it was only for 1 week. Your neutral slabs are looking intriguing!

  5. Sorry to hear you've all been ill, Kelly, but glad you are starting to feel better. Take care and don't overdo things!

  6. Well how yucky for you and your family. Happy to see you are feeling better. My guess is over the next few months just about everyone will get Covid. (I'll keep ducking it hopefully.) Looking forward to seeing what you do with those neutral slabs.

  7. Hope you're fully recovered. We've recently been hit by the plague too despite vaccines, boosters etc.

  8. Sorry to hear your family got covid. We evaded it for two years but it got both of us in early May. Glad to hear you're all starting to feel better!

  9. Sure sorry to know COVID caught you. My doc said everyone's gonna get it, and that's what I'm seeing. I had it in January, and it wasn't as bad as yours. Honestly, I thought I had a head cold, and on day six started using a netty pot, thinking I had a sinus infection! Without separating from one another, hubs didn't get it (or at least not my "head cold" version of it). And then our 12 year-old grandson came in June and brought COVID with him. Hubs DID get the head cold version then, and I didn't get a thing! Go, natural immunity! You'll be glad to have it out of the way. It's great to see how you're using your scraps. I must make "scrap" quilts all the time (used a lot when making improv quilts) because I'm now cutting into yardage to come up with fabric mix-ups. Generating and using scraps is an endless cycle.

  10. Hi Kelly! Thanks for the feature. I love your neutral slabs and hope to be making some with the pink scraps I’m working with on my latest projects. I’m really sorry to hear your family and you got Covid and it seems like more of my family and friends are coming down with it lately too. I’m glad you are on the road to being healthy again. Are there any new details about your new book? My scraps and I would like to know.

  11. Oh Kelly, so glad you are all feeling better now. Covid is still such a threat to us all. The neutral fabrics are really calming and looking good.

  12. Hi Kelly! When is your new book coming out! Thanks. Pam Williams


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