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Sarah Bales Strom
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A Month, More or Less
I've been AWOL now for about a month.  There is an explanation, or maybe a reason, although it's not one that I'm particularly proud of. I take several different medications to help me manage my depression.  About a month ago, I was getting low on two of th...

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A Weekend at the Iowa Sheep and Wool Festival
My friend George and I went to the Iowa Sheep and Wool Festival this past weekend, in Colfax, IA.  Despite it being hot as blazes, we had a really good time! One of our favorite things we saw was the stockdog demonstration.  These folks breed, train, and se...

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Wonky Stars
I decided that my liberated patchwork quilt that I revived this week needed a little something extra in addition to the black sashing--something as the cornerstones.  So I decided to make 3" (finished) wonky stars as the cornerstones.  These, again, are mad...

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Revisiting a UFO
I've been thinking a lot lately about all the unfinished projects in my life, and specifically about all the unfinished quilts I have in boxes and bags all over the house.  I seem to have a talent for starting quilts, but not for finishing them!  I decided ...

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Plodding Along
Sometimes in life you have a string of days in which it seems that not much is being accomplished--where you're just plodding along. This week has been one of those times for me. I've worked on my string piecing a bit. Knitted a bit. And worked on my octago...

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Octagons
I've been working on my English paper piecing (EPP) project the last couple of days.  My EPP project is octagons, not the more common hexagons, just cause I have to be different like that. Work proceeds at a very slow pace on this project, since it is all d...

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Feeling the Feelings
This blog is supposed to be about my adventures in crafting, specifically fiber crafting.  Generally I do something crafty (oh, yes, I'm crafty!) every day to report.  But I've just not been feeling the love recently.  Nothing I'm working on is doing it for...

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More Strings
I have to admit, my enthusiasm for fiber crafting is kind of low.  I'm not sure why this is, but I just am not working on any projects that are just grabbing me right now.  I continue to work on my orange sweater, and even finished the body of it the other ...

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A Lazy Day
I've spent an extraordinarily lazy day today, not doing much of anything!  I am re-reading Game of Thrones , so I spent some time reading and then I took a nap!  This evening my husband Chris and I went to the grocery store and out to eat, and then when we ...

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Stringing Along Again
This evening, after my walk, I decided to work on some more string-pieced blocks. I made six blocks, again working on my Singer 338.  Not a lot, but more than I started with, right!? The funny thing is, as I pull the string pieces out of my bin, the amount ...
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