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    I was around farms growing up, but never worked on one so this is interesting info.

    I have had a good week...I got 5 PC blocks finished and 2 Rosie ones. Might have a little time to get some more done this weekend.

    Tonight the kids and I are going on a "Chocolate Walk" in a nearby town. A lot of small shops are open late (8pm-11pm) and offering chocolate treats. They have done this for many years but we've never gone before. I am looking forward to checking out some of those shops I drive by all the time but have never stopped.

    Tomorrow we are going to an auction. It is supposed to be cold, so not sure how long we will stay...kind of depends on if there is anything "good" that we really want and if things are going "high" or not.

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    OMG a CHOCOLATE Walk! ......... they must have people by the millions show up!

    And then with all that chocolate, do you reallythink you're going to bring those darlings home and get them to go to sleep?

    I'll look forward to hearing more about the chocolates .... and good luck at the auction tomorrow. Looking for anything in particular?
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    Oh Carrie, that sounds like so much fun! Yum!!!
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    Wow a Chocolate Walk, count me in, I'll be right there
    Love all the farm stories, I am a city girl, who hates getting her feet dirty, it's just one of my little quirks
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    Will have to put my thinking cap on for some unique farm stories for you MiraB ... of course, none come to mind as they are "normal" to me!

    I'm sure many of you could tell me LOTS of city stories ... I have such limited exposure in that regard!!
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    Did anyone else have trouble with Sugar Bowl? Mine is coming out way too big. When I sewed the triangles together, the corner square was too small. I recut it to 3" as that is what the triangles squares measured. Someone said the large triangles were too small, so I added the 1/4", which now measure up with the 3" triangles and square. Makes a nice neat 8" square before I add the side rectangles/triangle piece (which does not fit with the 8" side). Does any of this make any sense! Ugh. Think I'll go to bed, it is 10:40 here! It was going together so well, until I saw how big it was. I re-printed the pattern, thinking I had that wrong, but it came out the same size. I am thinking now that the small triangles are too big, and I should have left the large triangles like they were. Guess I'll have to unsew all that I have done. Think I'll PP this one!
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    JeanieG I PP'd my blocks and they turned our correct. sorry I can't help.
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    Try again, Jeanie, after a good night's sleep. Like Mirab I paperpieced mine and the pieces fit fine.
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    Jeanie, the triangles are both the wrong size. Here is how I figured it out.
    I used the corner block to come up with the correct size small triangle and when I sewed the side blocks together that strip was too short to sew to the large square made from the triangles so I squared the large triangles I sewed together by the length of that strip. I added the final triangle after everything else was together and squared it up and it came to a perfect 8 1/2.
    Hope this helps. Honchey also posted an alert a couple weeks ago that the angle side of the triangle should be 4 1/2 inches but the template is 4 7/8

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    Hi All, There are some boo boos in some of the blocks...QNS had some problems with the first petal of Floral Bouquet? We will be doing that one in a couple of weeks.. Sugar Bowl done with pping...no problems...Jeanie, starch your fabric...pin the large center triangles on the outside edge to keep from stretching...The long side especially because there's alot of give there...

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    Jeanie, I believe I made a post about this previously. the corner triangle is bigger than necessary... trim it to the size of the large triangles in the center of the block...that should do it...
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    Yes, I had problems with the template petal in Floral bouquet, going left to right, the first petal "8", does not fit into that slot when you put it together...I did it the second time, carefully marking all intersection of lines, pinning it 'on' the dot, matching dots, taking my time sewing very carefully from dot to dot. Same problem. Rather than throw it away, I made a dart almost the whole distance from center to the outside and "fit" it into the slot. PP may be easier; and may not have that problem.

    Several blocks will be substituted in the quilt itself; and I would love to wait until we exchange our very special blocks before I set my quilt together....I will work them right into the quilt itself...as a big part of the PC trail together.

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    And I want my blocks signed by everyone using their QB name and date. Please. Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltingNinaSue View Post
    And I want my blocks signed by everyone using their QB name and date. Please. Thank you.
    Good idea, QNSue ... I had been thinking of the same! Of course, then I wondered if that was something that I'd missed and was going to ask closer to the time!! hhhhmmmmm? I thought I had my block chosen, but may just make a design change now!
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    Watch you language when you're around your grandkids, ladies LOL!!!! We all use abbreviations: DH, SIL, QAYG, FART, etc., and my family knows most of them, esp FART. I walked into Starbucks and heard a voice from across the room "hey grandma, how was your FART yesterday?" It was my DGS. His 3 friends, 3 customers, and 2 counterpersons just all stood there with their mouths hanging open!! I was beet red but explained to all what a FART was and everyone thought it was really funny. (I think I'm still blushing as I type this.) They were all good sports and DGS's friends were coming up with their own acronyms. The best one was CART--chick acquisition road trip; they were headed to the mall after class to check out chicks. So never think your families aren't listening when you talk; and they'll remind you of what you said at the most embarrassing time. I'm still laughing!
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    OMG ... I'm laughing with you JanRN and can see your beet red complexion! I bet that he had this planned to use it at this most opportune time. I hope that you reminded him there are options for that "D" in his DGS acronym!!!!!

    How old is this DGS who went off on a CART yesterday?

    And BTW do tell us all about your FART yesterday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    QNS...I too am waiting to get the bonus blocks before I do any final assembly, and having them signed? What a spectacular idea. The block I've planned has plenty of room for my name.
    Jan, thanks for the heads up but I think it was very thoughtful of your DGS to ask. I wonder if he even thought about what other people's reactions would be, let alone yours. How is the LA? Is it adapting well to it's new home.

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    Funny, JanRN, but my face would have turned red, too!! I used to get mad at older women who referred to their husbands, calling them that until we have reached that age ourselves....and as I told my bf, "There is a reason they are called that!" They do get to know how to push our buttons because we have spoiled them so much. I think that is why QB ladies (and gents) have thought up all those "short" terms by letters. Its like the text messages people do today, shorting up words, then use it everywhere else.

    My new computer did not put the contact list into ABC order at first...are we not teaching the ABCs any more?? Apparently, not the tech programers who do their own thing. Progress, they call it.

    Yes, I want QB names on blocks and dates with permanent pen for my exchange. Some change their name to another on line, and that is OK with me....just when I get an email from them under the 'real' name...it set off an alarm, saying "who is this?" Yes, it has happened to me on this trail, and challenged my mind for a bit, but they were kind enough to write back and inform me of their QB name...straightening out the matter and my poor mind. Yes, the blocks from all of you are very important to me and will give my quilt some real 'class'!

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    ............. you're sending me into tears, QNSue .... It's going to be such a nice special touch to our project!
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    That is so funny Jan. I want to know more about your new "toy". How is that working out! I am so jealous!
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    I too had thought about adding the "sign your blocks" to the Bonus Block "details". If someone doesn't want their blocks signed, please let us know. Either way is ok! Right now we have 10 people signed up. I was going to go to the shop that sells KT fabrics last night (during the Choc. Walk as she was on the list), but there was a sign on the door saying she had a prior commitment so was closed. I am sure she was in Des Moines at the big quilt show there this weekend. Guess I'll have to go next week...need some yardage for my bonus blocks.

    Jan--I had to share your "FART" story with my family. They thought that was funny too...sorry for your embarrassment! I too would have been bright red!

    The Choc Walk last night was fun. We didn't get to all the shops, but got lots of good treats...mini cupcakes at a couple places, little candy bars, breads...there was a chocolate bread pudding that was very yummy at one of the bakeries. I don't know that I have ever had bread pudding before. Popcorn, balloons, a dance, kazoos...

    Some shops had sales...got the kids some t-shirts for $2 each and hoodies for $5 each...plus 2 free t-shirts for spending $20. There was a toy store (all educational "toys") that we will go back to. Found out they give a 10% discount for "educators" so since I homeschool can get that.

    I went into a new antique store and also a shop that has "art/crafts" made by people in the area. Found out they have classes to teach different things, so got on the mailing list.

    My dd's (almost 11) favorite part was going up to a dance studio (teach ballroom dancing). She was dancing around to the music a bit and one of the instructors asked her if she would like to learn how to do the "swing". She said yes and she learned a few steps. I wish I had had my camera...she was so happy.

    Didn't get anything at the auction today. There was a great variety, but nothing I felt I just had to have/wanted to wait around for. The one thing I really wanted went for more than I wanted to spend. Do you remember the drawer made into a sewing box I got for my dd on my retreat a couple weeks ago? Well there were 2 drawers just sitting in a bucket with the exact same design/handles as the one I bought. I thought it would have been fun to make a couple more sewing boxes...oh well. I am sure I will find some again now that I have a use for them. I wonder how many I have passed up at garage sales and auctions over the years! My ds said he would help me make lids for them.

    Hope everyone is having a great weekend! I am waiting for my heater to warm up the clubhouse and I am going to sew this afternoon...

    carrie

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    Which permanent pens do you use to write on quilts??? I've never done that before so want to get something that is known to work! Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by carriem View Post
    Which permanent pens do you use to write on quilts??? I've never done that before so want to get something that is known to work! Thanks!
    I have a set of the extra fine Sharpie markers ..... write on the fabric and then heat set with your iron. Some say they are not any good for this, but I tried it on some Mug Rugs and they've been washed lots, without pulling a disappearing act on me!
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    Oh that's too funny Jan
    Thanks QE for tag teaming and answering all the questions. After I wrote everything I was wondering if I was giving TMI (too much information) in regards to life here on the farm--and of course you understand about the collapsing at the End of the Day! I usually don't have trouble sleeping!!
    Yesterday DH and I drove to World Dairy Expo for the day. This is the premier dairy event in the world. A multitude of activities take place during the week. The cattle shows of major dairy breeds is the highlight, but there are youth judging contests, forage contests, livestock product booths, well this explains most of it:

    http://www.worlddairyexpo.com/pages/...nformation.php

    Met up with our daughter, who works in the dairy industry, for lunch. We had another "collapse at the end of the day".
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    And please do add more commentary ... you always have a way to say it better than I, plus I know there are some USA/Canada differences in what we do, how we do it and why?

    Yea for your road trip to WDE. A good reward for you after the big push to get the earlage bagged. It was a highlight for us the few times we did manage to sneak away from the farm and take it in!

    Do they still have the art show? I have had random thoughts of Miss Mazel taking a trip to Madison.

    Sooooooooo now that you got away to WDE. How about a gad northwards to RAWF?
    I'll be there EVERY day, so we could easily meet IRL! Oh how exciting and absolutely wonderful that would be!!!!!!!!!!
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