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Challenge: "Stir Crazy" 2/28 thru 3/5/22
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Feb 28, 2022 09:00:38   #
Fred Ann Loc: New Brunswick, Canada
 
PAToGraphy wrote:
Fred Ann this is just wonderful. Loved seeing the steps and congratulations to your daughter! QUilting does keep the mind and fingers busy.


Thank you for your comment Patmu h appreciated!

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Feb 28, 2022 09:06:36   #
boberic Loc: Quiet Corner, Connecticut. Ex long Islander
 
Stir it with grandma's silverware


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Feb 28, 2022 09:32:46   #
PAToGraphy Loc: Portland ME area
 
boberic wrote:
Stir it with grandma's silverware


I'll be right over and we can "stir" some cream and sugar in coffee or some tea. Great thinking! Or maybe even stir up a little trouble. (That was what Grandma said us kids did)

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Feb 28, 2022 10:14:13   #
judy juul Loc: Cheshire, Ct.
 
PAToGraphy wrote:
Larry, thanks for another Free Sunday and thanks GiGiMac for last week's challenge. Both were super.

This is about the right time for folks in winter climates to come down with a cases of "Cabin Fever" often expressed as "I think I'm going stir crazy!" It happens. Folks have been cooped up, weathered in and longing for warmer weather. Those of you in warmer climes might have a different version - maybe you've been laid up for a while or have had company from one end of "winter" to the other and it's beginning to drive you nuts.

This challenge is all about some of the things you do when storms or something else, keeps you inside for a stretch. How do you spend the "darker" months? House guest overload? A recovery from "something"?

I do a variety of things. I'll start off with an exercise routine, if I can't get out to the gym or my walking road, I "HOUSE WALK" for 30 minutes. It's boring, but this is how it goes...

More "Stir Crazy" antics to come - and yours???
Larry, thanks for another Free Sunday and thanks G... (show quote)


Great idea, Pat! We still walk in the winter...except in freezing rail or ice! I have resorted to doing laps in the house on relly bad weather...up and down stairs add steps ,too!

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Feb 28, 2022 11:30:51   #
Fred Ann Loc: New Brunswick, Canada
 
During December 2018, I was stir crazy even before winter set in!

Quilting through the winter
Although it’s not yet officially winter, the snow on the ground has influenced me and I have been spending much time recently on a quilting project. The focus of my work in progress is cats and the name of the pattern is Patchwork Cat with borders. When the real winter season sets in I plan on making a Dresden Plate quilt.I will be so involved in its making then perhaps I will not even notice the blowing snow and the fierce winds. As Shelly remarked in one of his beautiful poems... “If winter comes, can spring be far behind?” And so this is my plan for getting through the cold, dreaded season.

note: I only have completed one Dresden Plate Quilt Block( maybe next winter?



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Feb 28, 2022 11:36:53   #
joecichjr Loc: Chicago S. Suburbs, Illinois, USA
 
PAToGraphy wrote:
Larry, thanks for another Free Sunday and thanks GiGiMac for last week's challenge. Both were super.

This is about the right time for folks in winter climates to come down with a cases of "Cabin Fever" often expressed as "I think I'm going stir crazy!" It happens. Folks have been cooped up, weathered in and longing for warmer weather. Those of you in warmer climes might have a different version - maybe you've been laid up for a while or have had company from one end of "winter" to the other and it's beginning to drive you nuts.

This challenge is all about some of the things you do when storms or something else, keeps you inside for a stretch. How do you spend the "darker" months? House guest overload? A recovery from "something"?

I do a variety of things. I'll start off with an exercise routine, if I can't get out to the gym or my walking road, I "HOUSE WALK" for 30 minutes. It's boring, but this is how it goes...

More "Stir Crazy" antics to come - and yours???
Larry, thanks for another Free Sunday and thanks G... (show quote)


Great way to handle the ennui

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Feb 28, 2022 11:37:42   #
joecichjr Loc: Chicago S. Suburbs, Illinois, USA
 
PAToGraphy wrote:
I spend winter days with these - cleaning, reorganizing gear and watching vides about my program updates


Great idea, and it helps to keep looking forward

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Feb 28, 2022 11:38:26   #
joecichjr Loc: Chicago S. Suburbs, Illinois, USA
 
Fred Ann wrote:
This picture suggests ‘stir crazy’ to me, being imprisoned within your house by the weather: freezing temperatures and the discouraging presence of snow. During the winter I often take pictures of my cat. This photo included is of our late cat, Shakey who looks as if he he were imprisoned behind the staircase bannister posts. also being somewhat imprisoned by the pandemic, I enjoy shopping online. What a delight it is to open the many deliveries which arrive on my doorstep weekly! And always as a last resort as to what to do I can always enjoy sitting at my sewing machine for an hour or so working at completing a quilt. So for today I will have two stir crazy topics; cat pictures and quilting and I also shall be celebrating the last day of February, yea!yea!
This picture suggests ‘stir crazy’ to me, being i... (show quote)


Really shows the personality of the cat

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Feb 28, 2022 11:39:26   #
joecichjr Loc: Chicago S. Suburbs, Illinois, USA
 
Fred Ann wrote:
A house walk is a grand idea, Pat! I shall do one today,I like a walk with a theme. I used to do a “ten cent “walk. I would put Pennie’s in my pocket every time I had completed a circuit of my planned walk. In my house I can go in a circle, hall, living room, dining room, then the same again, hall, etc.so a house circle it shall be today! Also today I shall work at finishing the quilting of this butterfly quilt which will be given to one of my granddaughters.It’s always handy to have a work in progress to turn to when an activity is needed to fill in those long winter days. Quilting is one of my stir crazy activities.
A house walk is a grand idea, Pat! I shall do one ... (show quote)


Beautiful way to give your brain something to occupy itself with 🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈

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Feb 28, 2022 11:40:06   #
joecichjr Loc: Chicago S. Suburbs, Illinois, USA
 
Fred Ann wrote:
Beginning with piecing each cardinal block, the making of this quilt has been a long, time consuming process;however it is a fun and challenging time consuming activity!


Wow, like architecture - and interesting ✨✨✨✨✨

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Feb 28, 2022 11:40:40   #
joecichjr Loc: Chicago S. Suburbs, Illinois, USA
 
Fred Ann wrote:
Another quilting project and this one is complete. Actually it was finished during those late fall days in November while anticipating the actual beginning of winter!This quilt was to celebrate the publishing of a sweet picture storybook written by my daughter!” The little ghost who was a quilt” and ,inspired many quilters to make a little ghost quilt, including me.


I wouldn't even attempt quilting, but I read about four hours a day

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Feb 28, 2022 11:41:11   #
joecichjr Loc: Chicago S. Suburbs, Illinois, USA
 
PAToGraphy wrote:
Another stir crazy activity for me is the challenge of capturing the birds that come to our feeders. I'm still working on Birds In Flight and yesterday these 2 were the stars. Rarely are they close enough to each other to get both well focused.


I too spend a lot of time looking for birds to snap

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Feb 28, 2022 11:42:10   #
joecichjr Loc: Chicago S. Suburbs, Illinois, USA
 
boberic wrote:
Stir it with grandma's silverware


Wow, that is quite a legacy to keep clean and to ultimately admire and treasure

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Feb 28, 2022 11:42:40   #
joecichjr Loc: Chicago S. Suburbs, Illinois, USA
 
Fred Ann wrote:
During December 2018, I was stir crazy even before winter set in!

Quilting through the winter
Although it’s not yet officially winter, the snow on the ground has influenced me and I have been spending much time recently on a quilting project. The focus of my work in progress is cats and the name of the pattern is Patchwork Cat with borders. When the real winter season sets in I plan on making a Dresden Plate quilt.I will be so involved in its making then perhaps I will not even notice the blowing snow and the fierce winds. As Shelly remarked in one of his beautiful poems... “If winter comes, can spring be far behind?” And so this is my plan for getting through the cold, dreaded season.

note: I only have completed one Dresden Plate Quilt Block( maybe next winter?
During December 2018, I was stir crazy even before... (show quote)


Gorgeous work 💎💎💎💎💎

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Feb 28, 2022 11:52:04   #
Fred Ann Loc: New Brunswick, Canada
 
joecichjr wrote:
I wouldn't even attempt quilting, but I read about four hours a day

Hey Joe, I am with you on the reading. I average reading 2 or 3 or more books a week on my kindle!

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