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Thread: Batik Block Swap 12.5 - Signups thru 5-31-13 - Due 7-31-13

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    Super Member DustysMomma's Avatar
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    I haven't started yet. My boyfriend starts his crazy summer travel on Saturday, so I should have time to get all my swaps caught up & decide how many sets of these I'm doing. He's feeling guilty and has been spending lots of time with me the last few evenings, so there's not been any sewing going on.

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    I went and saw a chinese Dr. a few weeks ago and received acupuncture twice... felt so awesome afterwards... Only complaint, instead of being a nightowl and not going to bed until 12-2am every night, now I can't stay up past 11pm. I have sewn once in the last two weeks.

    ARGH! There went my productivity!!!!!!

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    oh no you guys!! Traci maybe you need me to sing to you? you see this encourages people to beg me to NOT sing and offer to do anything if I stop? this could get you sewing!!! and if you felt cruddy afterwards dare I ask why on earth you went back again? its like if it aint working its instant magic and makes you feel way worse after.. uh.. stay home. go into a mental cave and sew. you have some blocks to finish (mom speaking here) and other commitments you have to get on so dont wait for them to pile up with no ability to make it work.. two weeks left on the boom. A long time still on my swap and this one too I think but you have batiks and all sorts of stuff. Luxury of not doing it isnt very much. I feel like I am underwater myself this last week. forced myself to sew. how odd is that? forced le brat to sew? I want to pack but am I packing for a 4 mile trip up the road (not a lot of packing material) or am I packing to move to Wyoming? a long haul safe packing required.. on hold so for now I pull this and that and whatnot out so I can donate the heck out of my stuff. time to slim down again. by 1/3 minimum. I hate moving. have I said that? I hate it. dialysis days are non packing days. I cant take packing after that. I am like a wet noodle energy wise. life however is lovely so you get up do what you have to do and search for something to smile about. this morning.. a momma turkey with her babies was out front. Gosh I love that. She has 12 little tiny babies they make the cutiest noises talking to each other constantly.. so adorable. this is why I smile. little stuff. and now to go sew so I can put my money where my mouth is. another mailing out and then its batik time. keeping on track. but feeling too slow. you know me, finish early or go home. lol.. well I am finishing mid stream these days. tough on me cause its .. not me. you two .. time to rock and roll... lets all kick each others rears and do our best to keep that smile going inside ..
    Linda
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    I didn't necessarily feel cruddy afterwards... but instead of the manic get stuff done mode I was in, I faded. I actually do feel better, the tremors have mostly stopped and after enduring them for over a month, that in itself is a blessing.

    I did start cutting last night, Josh is gone til Saturday so I will take advantage of the peaceful time... though Quentin started the week off roughly by nearly getting expelled from his after school care program. He is still suspended for the rest of the week while I am a single parent but that's better than for the rest of the year.

    I know the feeling well on 'what am I packing for'... 10 miles or 2000 miles. Not knowing sucks big time.

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    Hmmmm, going to watch. If I finish up the couple things that NEED to be done this weekend, could make this swap for some fun. You ladies have such nice batiks and some wonderful finishes of blocks already, pretty hard to resist temptation. I may mull over what I have in my stash (only the stash can be used on fabric diet). What about batik crazy patch blocks? Would those be an option? I have lots of batik scraps that I need to use up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuilterMomma View Post
    Hmmmm, going to watch. If I finish up the couple things that NEED to be done this weekend, could make this swap for some fun. You ladies have such nice batiks and some wonderful finishes of blocks already, pretty hard to resist temptation. I may mull over what I have in my stash (only the stash can be used on fabric diet). What about batik crazy patch blocks? Would those be an option? I have lots of batik scraps that I need to use up.

    I would love a crazy patch block.......I may have to do some my self, I also have lots of batik scraps in purple from when I did the gumball quilt.
    Cindy R in Dallas, TX

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    Crazy patch blocks are fine, we had a few sets of those in the last swap as well.


    Quote Originally Posted by QuilterMomma View Post
    Hmmmm, going to watch. If I finish up the couple things that NEED to be done this weekend, could make this swap for some fun. You ladies have such nice batiks and some wonderful finishes of blocks already, pretty hard to resist temptation. I may mull over what I have in my stash (only the stash can be used on fabric diet). What about batik crazy patch blocks? Would those be an option? I have lots of batik scraps that I need to use up.

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    Good morning troops! I hope today brings sunshine and good things to all of you. I have all my batiks, paired up on the counter ready to make into blocks.. is that almost as good as making them? probably not but at least I know where they are and now what I wish I owned! I love the colors!!. ok here is a really dumb question but since this is me hey what do you expect right? Are hand-dyes considered batiks? I see in the batik category either batiks or hand-dyes and wondered if you buy hand-dyes will they be allowed in here? I understand the whole process of making a batik the hand-dye category not at all so are they batiks but a different kind I guess is the question of the day. I love them so much
    Linda
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    Batiks and hand-dyed are 2 different things Brat. Hand dyes are just about like the old tie dyes, same process, batiks every color changed is waxed. Got 2 sets completely done and almost the 3rd one. Hope to sew on the other 3 sets today and this week-end and get them complete. Another swap checked off my list. Being gone for so long really threw me off this month, have a message board I post the sent date and received date on so I remember I'm done. Had notes of everything I sent on the road but now can only find half my notes. Know they were sent but can't find the conf.#'s anywhere. Now just wait for what I'm suppose to get back, whatever that is. Have a fantastic week end everyone, suppose to be in the high 70's and low 80's here, perfect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuilterMomma View Post
    What about batik crazy patch blocks? Would those be an option? I have lots of batik scraps that I need to use up.
    I am not a personal favorite of crazy patch blocks especially mixed in with regular pieced blocks but I am definitely in favor of using what you have. Did you notice though that all six blocks in a set do not have to be the same fabric? this is one of the reasons I really like this swap because I can use fat quarters.

    QUOTE-each set of 6 must be of the same design, but the fabrics may vary.-QUOTE
    Anna Quilts

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