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Thread: THE FWS PONY CLUB Quilt-Along wk 41 Floral Bouquet & Seminole Square Discussion Page

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    THE FWS PONY CLUB Quilt-Along wk 41 Floral Bouquet & Seminole Square Discussion Page

    Another week into our journey....after this week we only have 8 blocks left to do...more or less... i have more than 8 to do so don't any of you that have alot don't feel bad...I'm right there with you...I'm almost done with the Bouquet block...I'm not sure I'm going to like doing the seminole block....any thoughts anyone???

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    All right Ladies ... being that I'm going to be out of town the first couple weeks of November, I am thinking ahead of something to take and work at in my hotel room at nights. NO, I am NOT taking my sewing machine. It needs to be soemthing mindless ...

    I want your suggestions as to what to take ... here's a start ...
    ** possibly GFG ... have never done it, am I idiotic to think of working on that? do you use regular paper templates? or more of a cardstock?
    ** knitting ... something simple like scarves for charity for Christmas
    ** more??

    *scratch* counted cross stitch was my first thought ... than I started looking at patterns and I got cross-eyed!!!!!
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    Oh dear QE whip up some minis and then save the bindings for this time!
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    QE, I use the reply cards from the magazines I get...you know ...the ones that fall out or tear out.....I have a bag of 500 3" ones all basted...now just to put them together...I did most of them when recuperating from Knee replacement surgery...There's a website that allows you to download & print the size shape you need..You could probably print on cardstock then pass the time cutting them out...when you cut the fabric for them make sure the seam allowance is more than 1/4"..1/3" is best...

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    QuiltE I have started a GFG more than 3 years ago, just need to do the borders but I got tired of it as it is so repetitive.
    Do you crochet, how about a knee rug, keeps you warm while you are making it. I am making my son one, have over 100 rows finished and am desperate to get it finished before the hot weather hits.
    I like the sound of knitted scarves, very useful and wonderful gifts
    Karen

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    Crochet or knit is easy to carry; or the GFG English paper pieced is done by several here I know. They print the pattern out on their computer printers, cut them out and put them into little plastic bags to carry with them.

    The roaming little cowboy is the story of my Father who was orphaned at an early age when his parents both died; no one wanted him, he was too young to work the heavy farm work. Story did not change much, his life seemed almost to be cursed by a witch back in his lineage. His older sister got married and took him in...about when he was 17 or so..but took his paycheck every week for room and board. Married my Mother for limited joy of five years, then into WWII, to escape the 'hell' in the home, earned the purple heart but ended up in the military hospital for over a year. Is buried on the West Coast all by himself. Sad story, no happy ending, sorry. No one wanted Mother from birth, either, (her Father died, Mother had mental break down) and have felt the same at times, but led a much happier life than what they had. At least, have dh to share life with...and had three children who do not live close at all...and have their own lives to live.

    Thank goodness for QB and the PC folks that chatter like they do!!! Love it.

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    OKSGlad ... Funny enough, last night, I had that flash, and wondered if I could manage to finish a wall hanging and then bind it. And here you are suggesting I start something NEW? I thought you'd be telling me to do some PC blocks instead!

    Crocheting and Knitting I did oodles in the past. When I was married, I crocheted a lace table cloth for my dining room table! Ambitious young soul, wasn't I? Other than straight knitting, I never learned any of the extras til after marriage ... then there were a few years that I went wild on argyles, socks, mitts, and multi coloured patterned designs etc. One year, all 9 nieces/nephews got sweaters done in intricate designs and colours. They were supposed to pass them around ... I kind of doubt that ever happened! I still have many mini socks, toques and mitts I did for the Christmas tree (about 2 or3")!! Haven't done any C/K of any account since I had problems with my eyes and while I want to ... I'm hesitant! Of course, I had convinced myself I could not sew, too!

    GFGs ... what size is reasonable to work with? I did find the online printouts last night ... www.texasfreckles.com 1" and 1-1/2"




    QNSue ... what a sad back story in your family ... and I'm so proud of you for making your life what it is. And better still, that you are here and share with us. My parents are gone and my family are somewhat distanced now. My husband's well, I get one Christmas card from his only brother/SIL and not a peep from them otherwise or from the rest of the extendeds. MIL is in a nursing home and I oft wonder if I will be told when she passes? or not? So now you often hear me speak of my "adopted" family who are so good to me, though it still pulls at my ♥ strings that I have no ties, really.

    So for me "special" friends and my "adopted" family have much more meaning now to me than the blood family ... and you Ladies are right there in my special world. I am EVER SO THANKFUL!!! Bless each of you for being YOU!
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    Go with the larger template...the real little ones take forever....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Honchey View Post
    Go with the larger template...the real little ones take forever....
    Good thought!
    but of course not as showy as the micros.

    And you know OKSGlad ... will probably show up and suggest 1/2"!!
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    And you know OKSGlad ... will probably show up and suggest 1/2"!!

    Moi, never!! Although I've always wanted to do a GMFG--maybe I can save that project until I'm "older"
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