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Thread: The FWS Pony Club QUILT-ALONG wk 39 Sugar Bowl & Summer's Dream

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    Love your blocks, Mirabelle, you quilt will be a lovely one!! Enjoy the Craft show for me too; cannot go for the American Quilt Show in Des Moines this year, on right now...no $$$ to go. Things need done on the home front.

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    Thanks, Anne--got it (and am dizzy just picturing you looking up, through, across, around.....) LOL.
    Mirab, pretty pretty!!
    Sounds like we have a fun day planned for today. I'm off on a FART, hope to find a few Christmas prints to make a few more Rosie blocks; I really don't need anything so probably won't buy much (can you see the sarcasm here????) I figure winter is coming and I need to stock up in case I get snowed in (highly unlikely since I live in the city) but you know, it's better to plan ahead. I'm like a squirrel stockpiling nuts (or I'm just nuts). Have fun everyone!
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    Honchey...I think your block takes the cake this week! So fun. Were you thinking of breach balls on the ocean? Carriem, JanR, and Mirabelle...nothing against your blocks...they are well done and great eye candy but....I hope you know what I mean.
    Jan, have a fun FART. I was at my LQS in Monday to pick up a book I had ordered and got a layer cake and some FQ's but the signed book wasn't in after all. On my...I'll just have to go again next week and Carrie, the entire line...41 bolts of KT fabric is in.

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    JanRN I know what you mean about stocking up, this is the time of the year that we start preparing for our wet season. As soon as it starts to rain here the supermarkets are crazy places to be, the first few years we were here I didn't pay much attention but when we were flooded in for 10 days and couldn't get out of our house I quickly learned. While DH was home I stocked up on all the dry goods so now I just have to replace what I use.
    Karen

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    Mirabelle - They are lovely! Boy are ya gonna have a great time tamorrow. (I guess it's taday for ya now. )
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    Ggal, I have totes and boxes of scraps and after using most of the western fabric I acquired for this journey the scrap bin is where I've been picking my fabric for the blocks...I'm also participating in a couple of 1-1/2" & 2-1/2" swaps and when I come across some piece that calls to me...that's what I use...I loved Dots (candy) as a kid and the colorful dots reminded me of them...The blue waves was next to the dots in the bin..I then said to myself "this is it"...

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    All of you ladies AMAZE me

    Keep up the good work
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    How are you feeling, DD? Hope you're better and back to sewing.
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    Yes DD how are ya? We have all been prayin' for ya.
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    Looks like you Chatty Cathies are on a Sugar High from these sugar bowls!

    And some pretty grand ones there are!

    JanRN ... a tisket a tasket, I like your sugar basket! Wonderful contrasts on both blocks. And ever so perfectly pieced! Did you get all stocked up for winter snow days?

    CarrieM ... catching up with old friends is always more important than stitching! I like the contrasts in the difference of the two blocks ... subtle contrasts to more drama.

    Honchey ... leave it to you to master FC the dots and get it all ever so straight! Great contrast with the swirly blue. Me thinks it may be a batik? OMG, you have your western fabrics pretty much used up? Gosh, that wasn't very good planning!!!!!!!!!!

    JeanieG ... hahahaha! and you're plugging along? Then there's those of us out in the dust!

    MiraB ... another beautiful pair. Is the tan with the blue star a new entry? Works great with your fabrics. Wonder? Hope your Craft Fair FART with your DD was a success. Take Note! Igot the DD right, not DH!! And YIKES!!! You were flooded in for ten days? and we thought our snowstorms were terrible. Nothing like that!!!

    DDamsel ... and a howdy to you Missy! Sure hope you are doing what needs to be done, and a-sittin' and a-stitchin' and a-gettin' better!!
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    QuiltE our home is what is called highset or elevated, fourteen steps from the ground up and the water was up to the fourth step. Our yard also slopes down towards the front fence and it was about 4 foot at the front of the yard and about 3 feet at the back. We were marooned on our own little Island
    I am just home from the Craft Fair and bought a few patterns (that's ok right) a couple of embroidery designs CD's (that's also alright) and not one piece of fabric There were no specials and with FQ's at $5 each I wasn't buying. That is about the standard price for them over here.
    Karen

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    MiraB ... don't feel bad as that's the standard FQ price here, too! Sometimes less but if it's nice and what you really want, you can count it's the higher end. While no fabrics, glad that you helped the economy with some pattern and embroidery acquisitions!!

    With water aka floods like that, it's understandable why your home is on stilts!
    I bet at times you start to consider building an ark.
    Maybe this year, you should have some fun with that and make an ark quilt?

    Now the question I am wondering ... is this a riverbed that floods?
    or merely monsoonal rains that just don't drain away from you?
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    QuiltE I am only about 10 miles from the Coast, and the river systems which feed out to the ocean are effected by high tides. When we had the floods in 2009 we had 80 inches of rain in 40 days, yes it rained for 40 days and 40 nights and the final nail in the coffin was a king tide(which is higher than normal) which flooded our river systems and the rivers broke their banks. When we bought our house we did get the flood map of the town to ensure we were out of the flooded areas and the owners told us we would only get about 6 inches of water under the house so that sealed the deal for us.
    This was called a "hundred year flood" so once in a lifetime all the stars and planets aligned for this disaster to happen.

    Yes I have used the tan star fabric before, I do not have much fabric left to choices are becoming limited.
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    Thanks MiraB ... Once again, this is amazing what we learn about other parts of the world!

    They use the same 100 yr reference here ... when constructing storm measures here, then every once awhile we get some close together events and everyone laughs, yea right as though it'll wait 200 or 300 yrs! Thankfully we don;t see the same flooding as you deal with.

    Let's hope that this year is not one of those high tide and heavy rain seasons for you!
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    Thanks ALL I am feeling quite a bit better today, it is difficult to hold this girl down! I did make some progress on my PC blocks WooHoo!

    WOW Mirabelle! good thing you didnt get washed away!
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    I'm so glad that you are doin' better DD. One day at time. {{{HUGGS}}}
    Mirabelle - I remember last March wishin' I had some o' your rain. They say our lakes need 30" o' rain ta git 'em full again. We just don't want it all at once like ya got.
    I'm really likin' all o' the chatter we are doin' on these threads again. It feels like comein' home.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deranged_damsel View Post
    Thanks ALL I am feeling quite a bit better today, it is difficult to hold this girl down! I did make some progress on my PC blocks WooHoo!

    WOW Mirabelle! good thing you didnt get washed away!
    That's great news DDamsel .. now stay in recovery mode, so you can get some more stitching done! "_
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    Here is my Sugar Bowl Block. I won't get the second one done till we get back from our camping trip next Thursday. This took some work as I ended up just cutting the pieces down and re-sewing them. I like how this one turned out.
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    Oh, It's so cute!!!
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    Oh ladies, the blocks are so pretty this week. I pieced my blocks except for the 9P in the center of SDream as the cuts don't play nice with inches and rotary cutting. Wish I would've used different fabrics in it. Oh we live and learn! I was thinking that sugar used to come in cubes and maybe that's why the block looks so rigid.
    Glad to hear you are in the stitchin mode again, DD. Mirabelle, you've rains to contend with now. We have cold--55 degrees F today. Won't be long and snow will be blowing in from the NW.
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    JeanieG ... ITA with you, that it does look quite nice. The colours and fabrics work well together to give it almost a candy-floss sense to it. Can you tell I am in fair mode?

    OKSGlad ... That's HOT! As I type it;s 4C which in your world translates to 39F and makes more sense to me. Am I that old? Getting colder for sure ... and it's a damp cold these last few days and the coming week looks much the same. And then we should have some Indian Summer soon, I hope, too!
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    Love your block, Jeanie-reminds me of cotton candy!
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    Jeanie, your block was worth the effort. It really turned out nice, and you used dots too. Very nice! Have fun camping. It's nice that you and your DH can go tripping. Do you meet some of the same people every year?

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    Have fun camping, Jeanie, my dh refuses to re-winterize the travel trailer, so it just sits there. He wants me to sell it; I do not want too, so I use it for storage.

    Love the block with dots; I saw strawberry ice cream with sprinkles. Its a nicely done block and that feels good, doesn't it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gardnergal970 View Post
    Jeanie, your block was worth the effort. It really turned out nice, and you used dots too. Very nice! Have fun camping. It's nice that you and your DH can go tripping. Do you meet some of the same people every year?
    We belong to a camping group that goes out Monday to Thursday the second week of every month. My husband and I really look forward to it. Where we live in CA we don't need to winterize our rig. We live about 15 miles from the coast, nice weather all year around. I was born and raised here, so don't do well in extreme heat or cold! LOL
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