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    wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeee a ruffle for your PC .... in lace?
    So are you saying that you have your PC blocks all together, DDamsel?
    photo photo photo!!!!!!!!!!!
    (and if you do not want the world to know, remember you have my email address and can send me LOTS of pictures of the lace and the blocks and and and .................and I will keep it all a hush hush secret!!!)

    Where do you suppose that FF is holidaying? Hope it's having a good time!

    And ... we need to see updated puppy pictures!!!!!

    Johnny's already put me to sleep, so here's another one for your tired little self ...............
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNs3nK31DKc

    Good Night, DDamsel ... sleep tight!
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    Beautiful drawings QNS! Once you're a famous artist we all can say we know you

    I was going through one of my cupboards this morning. I found a small box from Bernina. I didn't have a clue what was in it but I saw BSR on the front of the small box. I know I bought my Bernina without the BSR foot and the price of the machine was considerably lowered because of the missing BSR foot. I told my dealer I wouldn't need it because at that time I wasn't quilting and didn't intend to either.
    I almost fainted, because there's a BSR foot in the box! I don't have any idea how I got it but I do have it So now I have to play with it. Wish me luck, I have no idea how it works and maybe I don't like it at all!
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    Wow I am gone for a day and it takes me an hour just to catch up now I can't remember what I read
    Here goes, if I miss anyone I sincerely apologise

    JeanieG our first choice is sometimes the one we should go with. Your quilt is going to be stunning

    DD loved the eagle pic, reminds me of the eagle quilt I made DH, they are his favourite winged creature.

    QNS your drawing are amazing, so life like

    Anael what a bonus for acquiring the BSR foot

    And last but not least..........QuiltE have you snuck in and taken my Ipod, cause you have certainly found all my favourite music. I have Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra. Bing Crosby, Tammy Wynette, of course Elvis, Pat Boone, Doris Day (Que Sera Sera) Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Buddy Holly and lots more, love anything from the 50's to the 70's and they play all day long, cause I always say you can't be in a bad mood if you are singing (even if you sing badly)

    Gave DD her quilt today, wish I had my camera as we hung it in the hall with a big happy birthday sign on it, she loved it. It is Easter weekend here so am staying home, we will do something nice with DD when we can all get together. DH will probably spend the next 3 weeks pottering around the yard or fishing, he might even take the boat out.
    No MB for me today so will have to wait until Tuesday.
    Goodnight everyone chat soon
    Karen

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    Happy Easter, MiraB ... what a special birthday for your DD to share her quilt presentation with everyone! I think we are all pretty much of the same age (except the young'un CarrieM!), thus the similarities in music appreciation! I love most any music and genre ... though the oldies are what I was raised on, so they have stuck probably a little more! Funny thing, there's few songs I can tell you who they belong to .... well, some I know, like Anne Murray's Snowbird! Who doesn't?

    Anael ... Looks like you have a new "toy"! Do tell me more once you give it a try. Of course, it may take awhile for you to get comfy with it, so don't "hate" it before it has a fair chance! I know little about the BSR, other than the concept draws my attention ... perfect and even FMQ stitching. What was the verdict ont he Coverlock? Keep the older model? or spring for the newer and easier to operate/thread machine?

    No sewing for me last night ... in thought mode about the PC borders.
    Any and all input welcome!!!
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    Oh I love how this conversation evolved. A picture of an eagle in a tree to old houses and off we all went! Sure made me smile as I finish my cuppa and get ready to head south. We should all have little sewing elves in our cupboards. A BSR hiding--hmm sounds like elves for sure. I never heard the this old house song--but music will be stuck in my mind as I drive home
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    QE--I may be "a young'un" but I do actually like oldies too. I even knew most of the names/artists Mirabelle listed. LOL We play the "60s, 70s, 80s" station on pandora at our retreats as that is something everyone can agree on. It is fun when several start singing along to the same song at the same time.

    OK--hope you have safe travels today.

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    "You are my Sunshine" was recorded by a number of artists, I think, in the late forties. I liked the cowgirls better than Johnny Cash but none of them was what I remembered; must go do a search when I have time. Mirabelle, I like your list of artists, can agree with most of them. See, DD, the amount of chatter you can lead to from a photo? Excellent photo of the old house and the eagle. Love to see old photos of houses and barns.

    Thanks everyone for your kinds words about my free hand drawings. Even daughter responded with a positive message that she was glad to see me drawing again. Dh was negative, 'that horse's neck is not right' enough though I never ask his 'opinion' of the drawing.... I think, OK, if you copy it, the computer.printer will give you the option to reverse the drawings, thus, giving you four...with the heads each way. Might reduce it and do that for corner stones in the border myself.

    We were all watching from the virtual RV, Mirabelle, as you presented your daughter with her BD gift...wonderful moment to treasure. I am sure, OK, that you have several 'moments' on your trip and visitation, maybe you will share after Easter weekend.

    I am still trying to remember what you found in the cupboard, Anael; do not recognize the letters as to what it is...senior moment, I am sure. Off to the quilt room, two more rows to put together, then sew all the rows together for the PC. Yes!!

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    BSR is Bernina Stitch Regulator. It's for FMQ, with the BSR attached to the machine you get all stitches same length. At least that's the idea. I tried it once and as far as I can see it works.
    I went to the dealer this afternoon and got the coverlock. Not the used one, I brought that one back. He told me I could put in my cupboard I told him that he could do the same Now I'm the proud owner of a Janome 100 cpx.
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    Hi QNS, My Dad used to sing "You Are My Sunshine" to me as a young child...It was the # 1 song in either 1939 or 1940 the year I was born...I cannot sing the song without getting tears in my eyes...it was so special to me...I went everywhere with my Dad as a kid...thanks for the memories!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Honchey View Post
    Hi QNS, My Dad used to sing "You Are My Sunshine" to me as a young child...It was the # 1 song in either 1939 or 1940 the year I was born...I cannot sing the song without getting tears in my eyes...it was so special to me...I went everywhere with my Dad as a kid...thanks for the memories!!!!
    My DDad would play the mandolin and sing it for us. Sweet memories.

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    It must be a trip down "memory lane" for all of us with these old songs. I agree with QuiltE - a lot of us are the same age! I'll be 71 next month. Gads, where has time flown!

    How fun to find a new toy Anael! I don't think I'll ever master FMQing! I can follow lines pretty well, and I prefer a design to meandering type quilting.
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    It sure was fun to find that foot I still don't know how I got it. I asked my dealer but he hasn't got a clue either.
    Jeanie, I thought the same and I'm still not good at it but it's just practice, practice and some more practice.

    The twins have to stay in Zwolle for a while.
    The ophtalmologist wasn't happy with Isa's eyes. Bram has problems too but not as bad as Isa.
    She might have to go to another hospital for treatment, we still don't know. Next week he's seeing Isa again.
    So they will stay in Zwolle for at least another week. It's ok, they're in good hands there.
    They both love being in a crib


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    Seems like most are heading to the finish line with their PC quilts. They are spectacular!! I love looking at them. Each one is so special and reflects the maker's personality by whimsy, color choices, special blocks, etc. Great job, ladies and thank you for the beautiful pics.
    The Mystery Blocks have all turned out so nice. I like seeing them and getting ideas for ...........'s for this month. Now I can't wait to see the new ones!
    I've been locked in my sunporch (with NO sun) forcing myself to FMQ. I suck! I practice for an hour and it doesn't look bad; then I try it on a finished quilt and it looks really bad. How do you get "smooth"? I tried to make rounded leaves but they ended up jagged like holly leaves. I'm getting so frustrated. I have most of the BonusBlock quilt done and I've picked out as much as I've sewn. Grrr--I need to find someone who doesn't like to piece but likes to quilt. Then I'd do all the piecing and she could do all the quilting!
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    Jan, come over here and we can work together. You piece and I do FMQ No sun here either and no sunporch, just a living room and a killer kitty
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    JanRN you could come visit me, I'll give you some lessons on FMQing. I have a friend who bought a Sweet Sixteen and she is too scared to use it, has hardly touched it in over a year.
    DH has just left for his morning fishing excursion so while the house is quiet I am going to head to the sewing room and start something or finish something what ever I want to do
    Karen

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    Do I detect that OKSGlad is telling us that she is a young'un?
    Sorry ... you let it out of the bag before!

    CarrieM ... heck we all know it's all good tunes for listening!

    QNSue ... glad you got a positive from your DD. I got the same critiques from a friend that my cow and horse for were not so true type! So don't worry about your DH ... it's artist's impression! Being that we have basically the same printer, I checked the manual and did some googling and didn't find anything that looked possible. If you figure out the mirror image, please let me know, as many times I've wanted to do that too!

    Anael ... yea for you and your Easter Present! Did you get a lesson from your dealer about the BSR? It seems that people either love it or hate it ... and as you said, it's the old "practice practice practice" that makes the difference! xxxfingers crossedxxx for the SewGrands eyes.

    Honchey ... Glad you enjoyed your trip down memory lane! We used to have a family sing song around the piano at times, in harmony and with parts, so it was a favourite. Speaking of trips, are packed and ready to blast off on Monday?

    GGal and JeanieG ... more raised on Sunshine!

    JanRN ... Got an idea ... put in one of those special sun lamps in your ceiling in the sunroom!
    So you've got holly leaves mastered!!! I'm no master of FMQ, but one thing I read that might help you, is that you use a print fabric, and practice, tracing around the edges of the design ... so I'm thinking something with curves would be a good way to practice ... a paisley? or a large floral? or ? I say this, but I have not practiced that, though it makes total sense to me.

    Yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaa MrMiraB has gone out fishing!!!
    So MiraB ... have that friend ship me her Sweet16!! Minor shipping costs, right?


    And you're not going to believe it ... I FINALLY got around to downloading the Mariner's Compass blocks! Anyone have any way to figure out how much background fabric one would need to do all with the same fabric? I'm wondering if you calculated the full 12" square, if that'd be enough?



    P.S. ... don't want anyone to miss this!
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...y-t217557.html
    and you already know whose thread it is!


    PPS ... and where the heck has DDamsel disappeared to?
    Out finding your mind? ... or perhaps your serger book? and FFC?
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    Anael & Mirab, thanks for the invitation. I'd love to visit both of you. I don't blame your friend for being afraid of her Sweet16---I get heart palpitations when I get near mine LOL. QE, I do exactly what you suggested. I practiced on flower print and paisley print fabric and I did great. I drew the same designs on my quilt blocks and plfft! Not good. I'll just keep practicing and maybe something will click. I promised myself if I FMQ for 2 hours then I can piece a block. I have so many blocks I could cover my car.

    QE, I bought some beautiful dark navy batik fabric for the backgrounds for the Compass Star blocks. Wasn't sure how much, just guessed and got 5 yards. I think that's way too much but I love the fabric. I'm really anxious to make these blocks and hope they'll be our next "ride". Anyone interested?????
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    gone.... waiting in my hiding hole... till the sun comes back out.... dreary day! I have spent the ENTIRE day sewing... and havent gotten much done... so MUCH unpicking! noooooo I still cant find the serger manual and I spent all day yesterday searching for it... sigh.... that FF had better be someplace nice... like Hawaii.. that sounds nice....

    Tomorrow I promised Sis to come pick her up and take her shopping for household items for her new apartment... FUN! Im exhausted already... sigh!

    here is another of my favorites to sing to the babies http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4T3tMkjRig

    HA! I got you all fooled! Im a young' un also I married a crabby old man!!! it has aged me 100 years at least!
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    Figured I better check in tonight...I have all 3 borders on, binding strips sewn together and ironed. Tomorrow the binding will be sewn on and down (I do mine with the machine). I ended having to make 2 trips to town today so my quilting time got interrupted a little. That is ok though as tomorrow we don't have school and DH is off work so I can go out to sew even earlier than usual. Glad I did my running today as now I can stay home all day. Once my binding is on, then next I start BB quilt!

    Jan--I have done a little (very little) FMQ practicing and it will be a long time before I feel confident enough to try it on a block, let alone a whole quilt!! Hope our sunshine comes your way in the next couple of days. It is supposed to get to 50* here tomorrow.

    QE--I am "in" to do the compass blocks if we decide to do them as a group. I was wondering on the fabric for background too...I think your idea of 12" for each block is a good one...then add a little...at least that is what I would do. I haven't thought about what fabrics yet.

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    DD, you're not alone!!! I can't find my FF fabric either...I know it's somewhere...

    Jan, I was told thatif you FM doing squares and and triangles in the beginning that you will eventually do the loop de loops with no problem...Try it.... We'll have to take a vote on the Compass Star and if everyone agrees we'll be on another ride...

    QuiltE & GGal, my packing is coming along fine...I know what I'm going to take...it's just a matter of getting it all together..hahahahaha!!!!!

    My grandsons colored eggs tonight and here's a photo of them....
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    Oh what cuties Honchey! How fun to color eggs with them! I still remember those days with my own boys!

    I'm on for the Compass blocks. I'm just so far behind with everything! LOL
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    I am in with compass blocks....if you all will tell me what to do when....and keep me on track like you have been dong with FWQ and PC.

    Real cute picture, Honchey. Brings back a lot of memories. Thank you.

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    Oh dear!!! ... I think I have started something!
    I really didn't intend to get everyone revved up about the Compass Blocks ... just me FINALLY getting around to the download. I will confess, I did like them, and started daydreaming!

    As for age ... only as young/old as you feel and act ... I think I am a middle'un ... after some of the ages being given!



    You never guess what I did tonight ... watched S16 youtubes!


    JanRN
    ... That threading looks a challenge, without a needle threader for my poor eyes! Congratulations on your discipline! Such a good way to keep yourself at it ... rewards! And what blocks are you making now? Starting the compass stars? Better to have too much fabric, then not enough!

    DDamsel ... Can you find your serger manual online? So is Sis moved into her apartment? or living elsewhere til then. From Sunshine song to Nighty Night songs! Lovely song ... remember it well!


    CarrieM ... have FUN tomorrow in the clubhouse, so it looks like you'll have some Easter candy for us this weekend!

    Honchey ... adorable kids! What a good Gran you are to have them colouring eggs! Now get that car packed for an early start on Monday. And be sure to REMEMBER everything you need for sewing. You can forget most everything else!
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    Ok so who is the youngest amongst us ??? I'll fess up I'm 57, not 58 until later in the year. Me thinks it might be Carriem but is she going to tell ????????????

    I definitely want to make the Compass Blocks so if anyone would like me to calculate how much background fabric is needed just let me know. 18 blocks in total maybe 1 every 2 weeks what do you all think..

    Honchey such a beautiful photo of your Grandsons.

    QuiltE the Sweet Sixteen has already been gifted to another friend in the event of her untimely demise.... otherwise it would be coming home with me
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    Mirabelle--I don't mind sharing my age...I am 33, will be 34 in April. If you are planning to figure the background for the compass blocks, I would like to have it. I think one every two weeks sounds do-able...maybe start in May to give everyone who wants to participate time to get fabrics collected and other projects completed?

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