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    Super Member dublb's Avatar
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    Sue your 30's quilt is coming along wonderfully. Your flowers are lovely. All my flowers have been gobbled up by the deer. While the plants I planted are deer resistant they eat the flowers. We haven't had any rain since June so the grasses have all turned brown. Now they are coming to the yards & eating the flowers.
    I'm in FtWorth this week & gonna be taking care of my youngest DGSon's.
    Bev
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    It rained last night here, thank God. No LA, SBG. A special old Grace frame to tie the quilts or to hand quilt on, which after we got it together, I am not taking it down. I am too old to invest in a good long arm, and too blind to do it right. Better I save up and pay our good lady in the neighborhood area, or just finish the top and put it aside for now. Sending a smile to each of you today and a hug. Have a great day!

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    Sue, it's great you have a lady close by to do your quilting. So much of the expense is in postage when you have to mail them off.
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    Carrie, There's usually not a real estimate for the cost of making a quilt in the US-- with our fabric costs/minimum wage/etc it's hard to gauge. And the average person doesn't want to pay it. My sister recently got a lovely twin size quilt from Goodwill for $5. It was in excellent condition, in modern good quality quilting fabrics, and it was long arm quilted using a center edge to edge pattern and a different pattern in the border. I looked at her deal in unbelief and told her the quilting alone probably cost $150 or more.

    QNS, Love the update on the 1930's sampler quilt! I see you are not setting the blocks like the book.

    I've got my 9Patch snowball quilt back from SBG. She's done a great job quilting it for me! What a treat to have it! I have the binding cut and plans to sew that on this weekend. :-)

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    Givio, as I age my memory fades, so I arrange so the block names can be followed easily. Or as my first boss on the job said, "blaze the trail so anyone can follow it." I love simple. So I 'adopted' a new candy recipe made in minutes and easy, too. Use 3 packages of morels...like chocolate, peanut butter and white morsels (or butterscotch) melted together in the microwave, at 30 seconds at a time until melted, add a stick of butter and (optional 1/4 c of Karo syrup,) melted and mixed together. Add small marshmallows and nuts to the mixture, spread over a non-stick foil or pan and cool in refrigerator for two hours. Spread out thin, and I mean thin 'cause its better than a candy bar! Cheaper, too. Gotta have my chocolate when I quilt! or for breakfast and to be productive!

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    I had a very busy week taking care of my DGSons. I am one tired old lady. I am glad to be home.
    Bev
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    Yes QNS, I find cooking shortcuts all the time...simpler meals = less work!

    Grands are great, but home and quiet is, too, dublb.

    As mentioned earlier, I've been decluttering. I have 4 13 gallon garbage bags of single knits, ribbing, and fabric suitable for diaper bags to be given to a Bundles of Love organization. They make layettes for newborns. Many of the knits are solid color with some child centered themes to others. I've also taken a bag to local donation place. It's been very liberating as I pass these things on. Don't get me wrong I still have lots of quilting fabric...but that's what I really enjoy doing.

    I have cut down all the scrap pieces of my juvenile fabrics to usable sizes with a couple of patterns in mind to sew quilts from...hopefully projects for the girls.

    In the middle of bill paying so must get back to that...Have a good week, all.
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