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  1. February 2012 Weight Loss Adventure With A Prize!

    by , 02-18-2012 at 07:35 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by irishrose View Post
    I had to smile when I read about wearing the next smaller size for two reasons. 1) because I'm pleased for both of you and 2) because I HAD to wear my smallest size corduroys today. My normal size black ones have disappeared. I'm not sure how that happened this week. This morning when getting ready to spend the day out of town with an old friend, those pants were nowhere to be found. I already had on a bright red sweater so I needed dark pants. I found a pair of very dark green ones a size smaller.
  2. My daughter's DWR

    by , 02-18-2012 at 10:16 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by RkayD View Post
    I never thought I'd make a DWR..too many pieces and curves for me. But when my daughter got married last year and asked me if I'd make her one..whats a mom to do?? I researched and found that I could applique one. Thank goodness! I paper pieced the circles and am on my way..WhooHoo! One day I may tackle the pieces and curves but right now...this works!
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  3. I admit it. I'm a fabric hoarder. And I'm glad I am.

    by , 02-18-2012 at 06:31 AM
    A few days ago I stopped into one of our Walmarts to look for a particular notion and while I was there anyway ... I just HAD to take a look through the fabric!

    Let me back up a bit. My FIRM rule for shopping for fabric at Walmart is to never, not ever, pay more than $3.99 a yard, and if it's cheaper, all the better. That said, I've really increased my stash exponentially at this store. Much of that is thanks to my husband who loves to dig through the bolts and more often than not ...
  4. Paper piecing patterns

    by , 02-17-2012 at 08:33 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by AliKat View Post
    Also, you can print PP patterns from EQ. Lots of patterns in the library there.

    Your local library might well be another source as long as you have a copy/scanner.

  5. I have been super busy!

    by , 02-17-2012 at 01:25 PM
    Here are some pics of what I have been working on... I can't show you the front because she has a new book coming out in March. The book is called "Still All Scrapped Out" by Penni Domikis of Cabin in the Woods Quilters:

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  6. Uploaded Pix to My Albums

    by , 02-17-2012 at 05:03 AM
    Let me just say that not knowing how to do something never stopped me.

    I just uploaded a big old bunch of photos of my quilts -- if you can call them that! This was an act of bravery.

    Beginning in 2006-2007 I started making religious themed quilts. Some were wall quilts. Some were lap quilts. They were so utterly wonky that I should have been embarrassed to show them to anyone. Especially the one I attempted with faux leather.

    I guess people have different ...
  7. dresden idea

    by , 02-17-2012 at 03:37 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Karenjane View Post
    This quilt is the second installment of my mystery quilt duo. I call it accidental because it looks nothing like the mystery quilt it started out as; and the blocks I added to it came together by chance. The blocks I ended up with in the mystery had no business being in the same quilt together, so I had to come up with another plan. One batch I pieced together in a small (60X60) throw that I posted in January. This one, however, just begged for more and I decided that some dresden plates just
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  8. Jackie's Dresdens.....quilted by Charisma

    by , 02-17-2012 at 03:36 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by charismah View Post
    Well Jackie sent me this lovely quilt for LAQ.

    I have to say her piecing was beautiful. The choice of fabrics is very traditional and beautiful. I love the yummy rich florals.....I know that most of my own personal quilts that I post are funa nd funky colors and fabrics...but I do have a heart for traditional florals..I have a ton in my stash for the "someday " projects. LOL

    This is a beautiful quilt. She asked for some feathers, so I put feathers in the borders,
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  9. My lap quilt is finished.

    by , 02-16-2012 at 06:41 PM (annthreecats ~~~my blissful crafting journey~~~)
    I posted a picture of the front and the back in the pictures forum. I'll put them in my photo album as well.
  10. February 16, 2012

    by , 02-16-2012 at 10:07 AM
    Hello everyone. I have been way to busy.

    My elbow is on the back burner for now, still cannot find a surgeon near me.

    And my Dear sweet mom is having open heart surgery as soon as we get her scheduled. Replacing her aortic valve. SO sad. But she is so healthy so she will be fine. And all the family will be there.

    I am having a quilt retreat March 8,9, 10, same weekend as the Dallas Quilt show. DIdn't plan it that way. I won a half price retreat at Alford ...
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