Monday, May 23, 2016

Memory Monday 9 ~ Evansville Prehensile-Tailed Porcupine

@ Mesker Zoo
Evansville, IN, USA

According to this 44 News Article, this is Opus and in March
 she was introduced to a new friend named Paulo.


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Sunday, May 22, 2016

Sun Best ~ Celebrating 1000 posts!!!!!!!



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The first post for this blog was on
August 5, 2010 entitled

The Beginning of the Last

It was about the first day of the last year I taught school.
 I didn't intend to share my days at school, but rather the
revamping of the new house I had bought
to move into after I retired at the end of the school year.

from Last day off before it REALLY starts.- August 6, 2010

 It was a very busy year.

from Need Help?- August 19, 2010

This blog was named Joy's Jots, Shots and Whatnots, 
because I knew it would evolve over time.

from Catching UP- August 20, 2010

As I finished working on the house,
I was able to spend more time on sewing and quilting
in between taking care of my parents.

from Point Made!- August 31, 2010

So now my jots (notes) are about sewing & quilting mostly.
My shots are about our trips & adventures & my tutorials.
My whatnots are whatever I want to point out,
which might even be technology but not mostly.


from For Real- Untouched Smiley Ice Cream- July 8, 2011

 Thank-you so much for reading my 1000th post.
I hope you come back.
If this is your first time,
hang around a while and check out the past 5 years.

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Saturday, May 21, 2016

Quilt Shot Block #69 ~ Leftover QST

No Name
6½ inch square
Just took some leftover pieces of Quarter Square Triangles,
and did some crazy quilt patch working
Used dryer sheet was used for base.
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Suggested quilt layouts using this square if you could possibly duplicate it.
Really it's just fun to see how the layouts can turn out using Photoscape.

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and making the quilt sample pictures with the COMBINE tool.
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Sharing at several Linky Parties including:

Linky TuesdaySew Cute Tuesday

Friday, May 20, 2016

Fun or Funny Fri Foto ~ No Graduation

It's that time of year.
For the first time, Mr. G & I will not be attending a graduation
of one of our children or grand children.
Congratulations to all those who did/do graduate this year.

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Thursday, May 19, 2016

Thoughtful Thinking Thursday #48 ~ Thinking

@  ???????
I know one person knows where this was taken.
She's probably stared back at it more than once.
What's he thinking?

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Wordless Wednesday #173 ~ We Run Around a Lot

These were actually collected on the Route 66 trip in 2013
 We've probably more than doubled this circle since.
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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Painting Easel Carrying Bag


  This bag was made to carry a small painting easel.  Of course it could hold anything else that fits.  
   It's just simple with no pockets.  You could add pockets if needed.  Just add them while the fabric is still flat before you stitch the one side seam.



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*A Tutorial Tuesday*
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 Decide casing measurement and mark.
 Mark same on other side.
 Fold over 1/4 inch from marking and stitch.
This will be finished the ends of the casing.
Stitch along edge of casing. 
above This is what it looks like on the right side.

Fold casing back along line just stitched.
Serge over the folded edge.

above This is what it looks like on the wrong side after its stitch and unfolded.
 These pictures show the right sides after the fold has been serged.
See why the 1/4 inch was turned under and stitched for the ends of the casing first?

Cut a 2 ½ inch strip with desired length for shoulder strap.

Sew across 1 end (for turning) and down side.
 Turn right side out and snip of the end that was sewn.



 Triple stitch was used above.  Strong and stretchy.

Serge side seam and across bottom

 On the bottom, box the corners about 2 inches in.
Thread a shoe string through the casing for a tie.
I used the box for the measurements of the bag and thought I would use it inside.
Later I found out the easel, when assembled wouldn't fit back in the box.

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