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Old 06-12-2011, 10:05 PM
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Kathy - Looks like the dessert....hang in there. Dust storms can be really bad.
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Old 06-12-2011, 10:22 PM
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Tha looks bad, so dry and your poor grass, bet it just sucks in that water when you give it some.

Hope you have some rain soon, I hate those dust storms makes everything yucky
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Old 06-13-2011, 03:59 AM
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We were really lucky with this storm. A/C was cranking, so all windows, etc. were closed. Dust couldn't get in!!! Today it's supposed to get up to 104º (40ºC) & tomorrow 105º & it's still spring, not summer.

My biggest fear isn't for fires here in Hobbs, but up in the mountains of Cloudcroft & Ruidoso. They are just as dry - not much snow this year, so those stupid tourists will just toss their cig. butts out the window without a second thought. These 2 areas are in the Lincoln National Forest - birthplace of Smokey the Bear.
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Old 06-13-2011, 04:49 AM
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Originally Posted by candi
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I posted my photo of my completed block #11 and I tried to post a photo of my completed block #10 but I couldn't find the correct site. I found all of the other AOTH blocks except #10. HELP!
There you go Losie
http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-107714-1.htm

Off to check your 11
Thanks a lot Candi. I posted my picture of Block #10 and God willing I am going to cut out and mark some more blocks.
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Old 06-13-2011, 06:41 AM
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Originally Posted by Deecee
Just out of curiosity - how many started Jane and stuck with it to the end?
I started it, got one block done and haven't touched it yet. I'm definitely considered a drop-out for that one.

For AOTH, though I am behind, Beth and I worked on it for a few hours last night. She doesn't want to make one for herself, but loved working on it with me. She has a great eye for color.
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Old 06-13-2011, 09:30 AM
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I am using the Pearle cotton #8 to embroidery my first block but having trouble pulling the embroidery needle through the fabric. Any suggestions as to what kind of needle to use and what size? Thanks.
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Old 06-13-2011, 09:35 AM
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Originally Posted by Quilter7x
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Just out of curiosity - how many started Jane and stuck with it to the end?
I started it, got one block done and haven't touched it yet. I'm definitely considered a drop-out for that one.

For AOTH, though I am behind, Beth and I worked on it for a few hours last night. She doesn't want to make one for herself, but loved working on it with me. She has a great eye for color.
You did a block and didn't like it? are you copying me, 7? :XD: :XD: :XD:
YAY! Beth! it would be so much fun...wait,...what am I talking about? I positively cannot sew with another soul around. I can't stay focused at all.
Oh well, I bet you guys are having a lot of fun doing that, 7.
Can't wait to see.
I just posted my block in progress on #9.
Will be on it again later.
Really wanted to come over and get DD to help me with camera.
I just needed a refresher on how to download, etc.
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Old 06-13-2011, 09:40 AM
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Originally Posted by lizzy
I am using the Pearle cotton #8 to embroidery my first block but having trouble pulling the embroidery needle through the fabric. Any suggestions as to what kind of needle to use and what size? Thanks.
lizzy, I really can't help with that.
The others will be along shortly and help, I'm sure.
I considered a thread like that, but thank goodness I didn't go with it, bc my fabric is not the one I thought I was ordering.
It's ok, and with 11 yards, I was not going to turn around and buy more, but it's a bit thinner than I would have like to work with for this.
tip: when ordering fabric...make sure if you want a certain designer's fabric, that his name is on it.
Mine has the same name as a Henry Glass fabric.
Boy, was I surprised when I opened the box! :shock:
(yes, I considered sending it back and such, but with so many things keeping me from getting started...)
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Old 06-13-2011, 12:50 PM
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[quote=Quilter7x
For AOTH, though I am behind, Beth and I worked on it for a few hours last night. She doesn't want to make one for herself, but loved working on it with me. She has a great eye for color.[/quote]

What fun having someone to fondle fabric with and pool ideas, though I don't know how much sewing I would get done. I would love to have a quilty friend close by.
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Old 06-13-2011, 02:54 PM
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Originally Posted by lizzy
I am using the Pearle cotton #8 to embroidery my first block but having trouble pulling the embroidery needle through the fabric. Any suggestions as to what kind of needle to use and what size? Thanks.
You obviously need a needle with a large enough eye to get your thread through it, so it's going to be quite a tug to get that larger eyed needle through fabric, especially if you are using batiks which are more tightly woven. Rubber finger cots on a finger and thumb would give you more grip to hold on to the needle. I use this sort:
http://www.fingergloves.com/
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