A Crew Baby Quilt

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The Boy and I designed and made this quilt for his crew coach. Coach is expecting his first baby. Turns out it’s a going to be a girl, but we didn’t know that when we made the quilt.
We went with ‘grellow’ – Grey and yellow – to reflect the colors of Norcal’s crew team logo which is black and gold. You can see the shape in the oars behind the nutty team picture. ChandlerSee the shape in the oars behind the nutty team picture of 6 ft + teen boys hoisting up their graduating ‘Most Inspirational and Hardworking’ teammate?Piecedgoods Baby Crew Quilt
The quilt is one of the smaller ones we’ve made (48″x32″), but it’s for a baby after all. Between finals, and testing, and awards banquets, and the Boy being the one that did a large amount of the work piecing and quilting (this being a gift from him) it’s a solid effort. It’s backed with super soft Minkee and quilted all over with the swirls that all good rowers create with their oars.Piecedgoods Rowing

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Jamming

Strawberry Jam3 Strawberry Jam2 When the strawberry lady at the farmer’s market is offering to sell a full flat of organic strawberries for the price of three baskets at the end of the day, who am I to say no? Strawberry Jam1
While three baskets of strawberries are easy to eat in a day at the home office, twelve is a bit challenging. Additional washing, dehulling, chopping, jamming, and jarring was required. But the end result is jars of summery ruby red homemade strawberry jam to enjoy much later than strawberry season.

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Flea Market Collections

I’ve posted about the Alameda Flea Market before here and here.

Collections are my favorite.    With unlimited space and funding, I’d have unlimited collections.  But for now, I’m settling for taking pictures of them.  Here’s a collection of this month’s flea market collections.June 14 1

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