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    Unhappy The FWS Pony Club Quilt-Along wk 26 Discussion Page

    I've been hibernating here in NC..the heat has been horrible..couldn't get online until last night..nose is still runny but all else seems to be getting better....I was feeling so happy when I finished July 4th yesterday...I said to myself I at least got one done for the week until I opened the book and realized that I'm a week behind....And I haven't even thought about the next set of blocks....Oh, woe is me I have another letter for you.

    Letter # 16

    Edwin Larson is such a common name that I initially had trouble
    indentifying the correct person. I'm glad that the photograph on page 35 was
    included, because without it, I don't believe that I could have ever figured it
    out.
    Edwin was born in 1904, and won his pony "Early Bird" in 1914. He was the
    second of five children. Edwin had an older sister named Evelyn, two brothers
    named Arvid and Elmer, and a "baby" sister Ines. Although Edwin was born in
    Massachusetts, his parents Nils and Ida were born in Sweden. Nils sailed on the
    "Amerika" from Copenhagen to New York in 1893 when he was 18 years old. Ida came
    over four years earlier when she was 19 years old. I wondered if the woman in
    the picture was Ida, because she looked almost old enough to be a grandmother. I
    do think that it is probably Ida though, since she was 35 years old when her
    firstborn, Evelyn, was born.
    The last we hear of Edwin was in the 1930 census when he was 25 years old. He
    and his four brothers and sisters all lived at home, but by this time his mother
    was a widow. I cannot find a death record for Edwin's father, but he must have
    passed away sometime between 45-55 years of age.

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    I've looked at the patterns and the first one is so like one we did before with y seams. I have no interest in perfecting that technique so will be looking for a substitute for this week. In the meantime, I'm working on a school house quilt for my youngest granddaughter who will be 2 in October. I'm feeling a little lazy in this heat and don't want to make a decision about which pattern/fabric I will use for PC so I'll put it on the backburner for awhile and see what turns up.

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    Ggal, I agree-that block looks just like Does & Darts (which gave me fits the first time around!!) I made a substitute block, will post later. My new bumper sticker: Life is too short to stress over Y-seams!
    Anne, thanks for posting this letter and keeping us in line even when you're not feeling well.
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    Sounds like, Anne, you just might need a care package of good will & wishes to pert you up. Do take care in all of this heat, and stay cool. Thanks for the letter, too.

    Hope the gentle rains will drown out the forest fires that are out West; that can be a mess. And the ashes move on into Iowa and Missouri as the winds blow.

    The small round baby birds are indeed Quineas as oksewglad guessed. They are in training to come to Mama when I cry "chick, chick!"...reward is young radish greens which they love. Turkeys and ducks have been trained too well; turkeys crowd my dh when he works out there on various tasks. Turkeys love the dew berries I throw over the fence to them, its every turkey for themselves in a free for all!!Name:  DSCN0986-001.JPG
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    Oh Sue they are way too cute! Quineas huh? Neat!
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    This is what I've been up ta.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/tutoria...e-t193511.html
    I don't know what ta do about those few picts that won't show up.
    Bev
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    With yesterday being a holiday for we Canucks ... I was thinking today was only Monday.
    Then suddenly I went aha! ... It's not! And came running to these threads!

    Honchey ... so sorry you're still not feeling so well! It just never seems to leave you and let you get feeling better. Away to BINGO tonight? Thanks for another interesting story of one of the original Pony Clubbers!!

    GGal ... oh no, not the backburner ... you're only adding more heat! Wanting to get your 2yo DGD hyped on school already!! What a good Grandma you are!

    JanRN ... good new Bumper Sticker! Does Rosie have Y's? or Y-free?

    QNSue ... The mystery is solved! Some more additions to your flock!

    DublB ... looks pretty intense there!!! I'm not sure I'd want to do all the fiddly-work! Might I ask a question ... if you're doing the satin stitch on the applique why fold in the raw edges? why not just cut to size? The satin stitch would stop the fraying. Another method would be Muv's technique that is in the Vintage forum (that you probably saw on the International Patriotic Thread).

    Cat? ... Not long ago when I came home I saw a cat dash across my lane. No idea whom s/he belongs to as none of the immediate neighbours has one of that colour. Then this morning, I looked out my bedroom window, and who was walking up the side of the yard? Yup! I said a feeble little "kit-ty?" ... s/he stopped dead in her tracks and kept looking at me thru the screened window or did she just know where the sound came from, two stories above? I smartened up and stopped after that week kit-ty call ... It sure was nice to see her/him ... though I do not want to encourage visitations!!!! I was but

    Monty?
    ... if you'd like to see the final results ...........
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    Oh my QE! We posted at the same time!
    Bev
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    Yes QE, my original plan had been ta do the MM method, but I told someone that I would do a tute on this method. I wanted the Satin Stitch for this potholder 'cause I wanted it ta show through on both sides. (Stupid idea! Way toooooo thick.) I usually do this on big things & do buttonhole or topstitch. The advantage o' this method is that the glue washes out & doesn't have the stiffness o' the fussable. It also would be fine for top stitchin', or my lousy machine buttonhole stitchin'.
    Bev
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    It's always good to have options and tricks up our quilters sleeves!
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    Well it seems everyone is dealing with the heat. I don't know about anyone else, it sure takes the sap out of me. DH is just exhausted after spending milking time with 102 degree cows. So glad we have AC here.
    QNS you will have a regular petting zoo at your place.
    PS QE nice Monty!
    Dublb--when I saw the first pick of Lone Star potholder I thought "gee she's reversed Texas!" Great job on the 2 sided quilting!
    Off to a picnic--indoors on this hot summer day!

    OBTW--check your email QE.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oksewglad View Post

    Dublb--when I saw the first pick of Lone Star potholder I thought "gee she's reversed Texas!" Great job on the 2 sided quilting!
    Off to a picnic--indoors on this hot summer day!
    Hee, hee, I played w/ya on that one. (I didn't plan on it but it happened!)
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    Golly, this is a smart bunch and talented...my fingers were just itching to get back into PC fabric, so I did this afternoon...have 3 blocks cut out ready to sew, and Indian Hatchet in the sewing process. Indian Hatchet you may know from its other three names: On the Road to Kansas comes to my mind. I settled on five inch squares with three inch squares in opposite corners...inner squares different from outer squares...match right sides together of the 5 inch and 3 inch squares in a corner and sew a diagonal line across the square, fold triangle down and press...do each of the four squares (5 inches) , then sew the four squares into a block.

    Picnic inside is being very wise. Weather is suppose to break off Sunday/Monday. Jimmy Beyer Studio is in the DC area and has no power, no AC, and no store open. Those poor people in that area...that means no grocery stores open, no AC for anyone, no gas stations open so they cannot escape the area. After 3 days of no power in Northern Illinois, people were in a near riot to have access to food...back in the early 70s.

    Yes, we are 'turkeys' now with fowl farming...learning to keep our ducks in a row, and 'tick' less to boot. " Egg-actly!!"

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    OKSGlad ... I remember life in the barn during heatwaves, so I feel for everyone who must endure as they care and milk their cattle. Might I guess whom your indoor picnic will be with? (and off to check my e's)

    American Friends ... I do hope that you've had a good holiday day ... despite the heat! I just heard on the news that it's the hottest 4th July on record throughout the USA. Also, that a dozen states have banned fireworks. I sure hope that for those that have not, that no fires are started because of the fireworks. So many without hydro and obviously no a/c are suffering.


    Hot here too ... too hot!! Hottest day yet this summer, and the next couple of days are to be worse for temperature and humidex! UGH!!!! I'll be hiding out here ... and if it gets too unbearable, I may just have to go for a ride in my a/c truck! And would you believe I have theatre tickets for Saturday afternoon .... thankfully it's a casual summer theatre, so holiday semi-casual mode will be in order!!!!!
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    Awe, what cute baby birds!
    If a woman's work is never done....why start?

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    QNS--just too funny!!
    Thanks for the care and concern QE.
    Latrinka--a new lurker? Welcome. And do you have any blocks to share?
    Don't worry spider.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Latrinka View Post
    Awe, what cute baby birds!
    Welcome!!! We'd love for ya ta join us on our ride! If nothin' else feel free ta join the banter! Ya got any virtual marshmallow? (That my personal touch. I used ta love roasted marshmallows but only git ta enjoy these virtual ones.)
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    Sorry Bev, I melted my MM's into Kix Krispie Bars. Didn't have any Rice Krispies. Here try one.
    Okay here's a couple reasons why I'm eating Pony Trail dust.
    First a "liberated courthouse steps" made from random width strips. Blocks measure 3 x 4 finished overall size about 20 x 13. Not bound yet. Second pic shows my zigzag quilting. Used clear thread on the top.
    Third and Fourth. Mini crumb and strip blocks. Crumbs are 1 1/2" finished, strips are 2". Will share later the results. Lower level sewing areas are a godsend in the summer!
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    OK--some fun finishes with your scraps.

    Trying to stay cool here too...Crystal came out today and we spent our time cutting fabrics for PC blocks...were able to get several done (also able to get our fabrics organized so we know what colors we need more of). Then we will be getting together again Monday at a restaurant in a nearby small town with other ladies for a sewing day. We wanted to get fabric ready so we can just SEW!

    Besides PC, I am also working on helping kids finish quilts and also a baby quilt needed in August.

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    Oh OKSGlad ... you've been busy! and you're giving more and more ideas! Funny enough, as I was finishing MOnty I was getting a mini-urge! Yet, I KNEW I should not ... and need to get on with other WIPs, UFOs, PhDs, PUPs ... do I have enough? Whateber happened that you made such a LARGE quilt with the courthouse steps? *gasp* MIght it be a dolly quilt for the Grands?
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    OK! Those are tiny! I can't wait ta see what ya come up with!
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    My thoughts are with those folks without power, it reminded me when we were hit by Cyclone Yasi and were without power for 10 days, definitely not a fun time.
    Hope everybody is cooling down, I am sitting here in a track suit with ugg boots on keeping my little toes warm
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    Mirabelle...stay warm. We have one small window AC on the kitchen window which really helps but the house still gets really hot. We went to a shopping mall yesterday afternoon and came across a mattress set that my DH actually likes so I'm going to try to finalize the deal today. He had been single for many years so there was a big valley in the middle and I have to hang in to the edge to have my own space. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that this will work out.

    OKSewGlad...I remember the drought of '88 and I think the crops look worse here than they did then. A couple of fields looked past the silage stage and they had never even tasseled. This heat is so hard on everything a farmer does. I wish you all the best to make it through this summer. It can't be easy.

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    Two of these little ones are going to a local food pantry fundraiser coming up in August. Just have to sew the binding down on them.
    Thanks for the care and concern GGal. Yes is does look look 1988 again, and not a thing we can do it but adapt and adjust.
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    It's been very dry and hot here, too, but last night we finally got rain. And Hail!!!! I've never seen hail this big before--it was at least the size of quarters. And loud!! We have an old house that has aluminum siding (not vinyl) and it sounded like we were inside of a popcorn popper. I was actually afraid the windows would break. And it seemed to last forever-went on for at least 15 minutes without letting up. Few dings on car roof and a large tree down at neighbor's but we were lucky compared to some neighboring communities. Very scarey but we got a few hours of much-needed rain afterwards. Still hot-upper 90's all week. Thank God for A/C.
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