Wordpress Weekly Photo Challenge: Habit

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Here I am at the gym. Looks like today they’ve added some fake greenery for the holidays. Oh, BTW that’s not me; I am behind the camera.
Weekly Photo Challenge

Weekly Photo Challenge: Infinity

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You have to create within yourself the experience of beauty, liberation, and infinity. This is health.
BKS Iyengar

I didn’t have an entry for the subject “infinity” until this morning in yoga class, the teacher quoted Iyengar. I’ve never associated yoga poses with infinity, but there was a prompt for me, staring me in the face!

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Shrugs and Therapy, Weekly Photo Challenge Lost in Details

Shrug Patterns

Shrug Patterns

I wanted to sew a shrug (click here for Wikipedia definition of shrug). Reason: I bought a dress that has a bodice that is a bit more revealing than I want it to be, so I sought to make a little shoulder cover-up, after having been inspired by the young women in this You-tube video, 195 Dresses.

I went to JoAnn Fabric on the day when all McCall’s patterns were 5 for $5, and Vogue patterns were $3.99. I figured, hey, I’ll just get what’s available. I also had a couple of shrug patterns in the stash already. Here are some of them separately from the above “Lost in the Details” photo.

Vogue Elizabeth Gillett NYC little jackets

Vogue Elizabeth Gillett NYC little jackets

Rectangle Tie Shrug from Little Green Dresses by Tina Sparkles

Rectangle Tie Shrug from Little Green Dresses by Tina Sparkles

McCall's Evening Cover-ups

McCall’s Evening Cover-ups

Vogue Elizabeth Gillett NYC wrap, shrug, and jackets

Vogue Elizabeth Gillett NYC wrap, shrug, and jackets

Vogue and Simplicity

Vogue and Simplicity

Simplicity Easy-to-sew and McCall's Easy

Simplicity Easy-to-sew and McCall’s Easy

Brooklyn Shrug from Sewing Clothes Kids Love by Langdon & Pollahn

Brooklyn Shrug from Sewing Clothes Kids Love by Langdon & Pollahn

I tentatively decided on the Rectangle Shrug from Little Green Dresses. Meanwhile, I got in a car accident so I’ve been sort of drifting, trying to feel better. I’m going today to another Bio-mat session. I won 7 Bio-Mat sessions at a silent auction at the local women’s gym, and I’ve been to 2 of them so far. We laughed at the advertisement which claims Bio-mat therapy helps heal everything from ADD to Cancer, but now I’m hoping those amethyst crystals kick in all the arcane healing capacity they can muster on my behalf!

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Weekly Photo Challenge — Unique

newest "leaf" on the family "palm tree"

newest “leaf” on the family “palm tree”

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& Baby Rag Quilt

I said I would post when I got the rag quilt finished so here it is.

Pink flannel remnants

Pink flannel remnants

It started as a pile of remnants that were smaller than .85 yard. Usually I can make a baby receiving blanket with a remnant that is .85 to a yard in size. If smaller, the remnants can be cut up and sewn together. Woo hoo! More work! But sometimes worth it…

Cut up on this Accuquilt-Go cutter thingie

Cut up on this Accuquilt-Go cutter thingie

blocks for a rag quilt

blocks for a rag quilt

I used a 10-inch rag quilt block template. It saves a lot of elbow (and wrist) grease, cutting all those bazillion little snips around the edges. You position 2 layers of flannel on the template, right sides of both facing out and wrong sides facing each other.

Sew blocks together with 1-inch seams, fringe on the right side

Sew blocks together with 1-inch seams, fringe on the right side

You can cut 6.5-inch blocks of batting or muslin to insert between the two blocks, or not. I chose not to, because here in Florida it doesn’t get that chilly. You don’t want the poor infant sweating to death at nap time underneath her rag quilt. If you don’t stuff anything between the layers, with right sides facing out, once you’ve run them through the cutter they are ready to be sewn to the next block. Oh, I almost forgot: you sew the front and back block together with a big “X” from southwest to northeast and northwest to southeast. Then you sew one block to the next with a 1″ seam.

Easy little Florida baby rag quilt

Easy little Florida baby rag quilt

Then after you’ve sewn the blocks together and rows together in an orderly sequence, top stitch around the edge of it and machine wash and dry it to fluff up the rag edges. This ends up being rather small. For a larger-than-newborn baby, I’d add another row or two. And wash it a couple of times and shake out all that fiber debris from the raggy edges. But it was so super easy, and cute, and economical (once you figure the Go gadget has paid for itself) and it kept some flannel remnants from going into the landfill!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Illumination

white camellia visible by flash

white camellia visible by flash

Unusually warm January in Central Florida fools foliage into blooming early…by 6:30 PM it was already pitch dark outside.

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