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    Mirabelle, you're doing such wonderful FMQ, why don't you quilt your PC yourself?

    I started practicing my feathers this morning but I really make a mess. No feather is the way I want it to be I quilted the table topper for my DDIL (no feathers though) and it turned out ok. Still have to bind it but have to find the right fabric first. I thought I would quilt one of the UFO's but I need a lot more practice before I can start with one. I will go and watch one of the Craftsy classes I bought and practice some more!

    Tomorrow is twins time again. I watched Isa this morning on telebaby. She's wearing orange today I didn't see Bram, maybe this afternoon. Tried to take a picture of Isa in her crib but that didn't work. There's a delay in the moment I click on 'take a picture' and the actual picture taken so most of the time I have a nurse on the pic instead of Isa LOL. I didn't get the pictures of my DDIL yet so I have nothing to show you.

    Now back to the machine and practice more feathers
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    Anael the Pony Club quilt is just way too big for me to handle. My back would not allow me to wrestle with it under the machine.

    Tomorrow I am going to patchwork then to DD's where I am spending the night (again) Friday is my embroidery club meeting then home late Friday afternoon. Good news is that DH is cooking dinner for me, gotta love the man.. DD's foot is healing and she can finally walk properly but has to be careful, she is working out really really hard at the gym, I am so proud of her she has lost more than 50 lbs in the past 6 months or 23 kilos. She has entered a 12 week challenge and this is week 4.

    Talk to you all on Saturday...
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    Oh that's great, congrats to your DD on her weight loss! My DS is struggling a long time to lose weight but in times like this he just eats. He's a stress eater so now he has to start all over again. He should lose about 50 lbs too. I wonder if he's ever getting there, he's trying for such a long time now.
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    I was more or less agreeing with you, janRN, on that topic; sorry, if it seemed otherwise. I have met some wonderful nurses in my lifetime, and admire them. Mother and her sisters were nurses....some with certification, others were 'practical nurses' as I recall...home helpers.

    i can feel your excitement, Mirabelle, on getting your PC done; next month I will be sending my PC off...too much going on this month, the $$$ are flying out of our account. Still set on celebrating our 47 years tomorrow with our 'date' to dine...hope there is no snow storm in the weather like last time we planned it.

    Honchey, hope you are feeling better this morning. OksewGlad, I hope you have a chance to rest up a bit. Everyone have a good day.

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    QNS, I hope you have a wonderful day tomorrow!
    QuiltE sent the high winds over but not the snow, lucky me
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    Good idea CarrieM ... saving the pics. Will be very helpful to review as you decide what to make for whom!

    DublB ... some good deep thoughts for all

    GGal ... good balance with some quilting and some gardening!

    Anael ... hope Elmer dried up, so you could do your quilting! I must have missed your question that QNSue mentioned about sandpaper dots. Not sure what it was ... if you're wondering where to get them, mine came from the hardware store. Just peel and stick. If not, then what was the question? Here the clear plastic circles can also be bought in the hardware ... ask for "bumpers" to stick on your kitchen cupboard doors.

    QNSue ... pretty pansy block and pattern. I have a similar pansy fabric with the gilt outlines too.

    JanRN ... I don't think I would have the patience to work with the "modern" workers! Everyone fiddling with their BBs and cells would drive me nuts, to say the least about the work not getting done. It drives me nuts enough when I am in meetings with those that are "wired". Hellloooooo could you please come back to the meeting? I guess I am too old school!!! Good thing I work mostly on my own ...

    JanieW ... I've had days like that too! It was while doing one of my PC blocks that I had planned certain fabrics to go together. Got it made and then realized I had not used any of my yellow! And all that micro-stitching, no way I was going to be able to take it all apart. So as JanRN would say, it went into the box that will never be opened ... though it will someday make it into a mug rug or tabletopper.

    CarrieM ... great job on the bag ... and looking forward to seeing your "play" results today!

    Everyone ... did you note that CarrieM is working on her FFC? .... Perhaps some inspiration for those who have not started? I'm pretty sure that I am doing a table runner/topper. To be finalized, when I make the first cut! What about the rest of you?

    MiraB ... wheeeeeeeeeee!!!!! your PC is trotting along!!! Glad you figured out the enter key problem. hhmmm wonder how many people on the QB have changed those settings and lost it too ... perhaps explains why so many have all their words jumbled together? I have a hard time reading those posts when there is no white space around. Just my eyes! Congratulations to your DD ... great loss there! She'll have to watch her ankle, as it will be weak for sometime, even though she thinks it is OK. Yea for your DH cooking for you while on his 'holidays"! ENJOY your getaway this week!!!!

    OKSGlad ... we haven't seen you back yet, so I'm wondering if you kept your DD and family for the week? HOPE SO!!

    DDamsel ... some more {{{{HUGS}}}} ... just because I think you might need them!
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    Hi All, stayed in bed most of the day..got up around 6 to get something to eat and almost passed out...I was so dizzy...went back to bed and stayed there..had ice cream in bed...I still feel funny this a.m. not strong enough to have a routine day so I'll be resting instead. later guys,

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    Thanks I do need a Hug

    Thanks all for your kind words and thoughts, I am not often a Softie, usually Im a Hardass. so while Im a Softie... here you go! my FreckleFaces!!!
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    DDamsel ... LOTS more {{{{{{{HUGS}}}}}}} coming your way!!!! Especially when they are reqarded with such wonderful pics of your Freckle Faces. Oh SO cute!!!


    Honchey ... rest away there ... and enjoy some more ice cream! Just found a new flavour that I'm hooked on "Salted Caramel" ... OMG it's SO good, that I don't think I will be buying it again, once it's done.
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    DD, beautiful pics of your freckle faces Thanks for sharing!

    QuiltE, enjoy while you can Do you have a brand name? Maybe I can get that here too. Not that I need the extra weight
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    Sounds like many are busy this week!

    DD--very cute kids!! Thanks for sharing the pictures.

    Honchey--praying you get to feeling better real soon.

    Off to turn up the heat in the clubhouse before my friend gets here...I hope to have pictures later to share.

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    Debating with self; couple of the hens are sitting, clucking to themselves...do I get some chicks to slip under them at night or not...that is the question or dress out hens and put them into the freezer.

    Time to do housework...dishes are calling me and lunch time to fix lunch.

    Have two out of three strips marked to do the corner triangles, so progress is being made on the Pansy Passions throw.

    Dh is putting his music into his computer and getting his stereo going; he is so nice to share his loud noise, but I really would rather pass on it...wonder if there is any reason to go to town for the day???? I have gently closed his door a couple of times lately. An age old difference of opinions, that has lasted through the years...but I do not drive at night!!

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    Everytime I've logged on I get an interuption so it looks like I've been on all morning, when in actuality I'm just cruising by! Oh so much to catch up on. Love the pic of those cute kids, DD. What happy smiling faces they have.
    Honchey--take care and rest now; then you will be ready to get back into the swing of things.
    I got back from WI, and was greeted with a skeptical look from 3 yo and a runaway look from 20 month old, but by the time it was bedtime, mom and dad were out on a date night and I was able to put them down with no fuss. Needless to say the time went by way too fast. I paid a few bills; finished getting house cleaned and had a wonderful time with all. And I'm bushed
    Tuesday was QBuddy day. L&W came here and L and I showed W how we bind our quilts. Then we experimented with EPP. This is really getting addictive! They each got 1 flower done, a second started, and are planning on making a table mat with 7 flowers. This is the size hexi we used; I'm planning a blue and yellow quilt with these.Hexagons 2.pdf - Hexagons used for L&W.pdf
    This is the size I'm making for my scrap mini using random fabrics. Will be using 2 sheets of templates and then square it off. Just finding little bits of fabric here and there for it.halfinchhexagons.pdf

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    Anael ... it's a Breyers product from Unilever. So there is a possibility!

    QNSSue ... here's hoping the rock star has decided to tone down for you! Or you could plug your own tunes into your ears to overrid his?

    OKSGlad and DDamsel ... Dutch Blues for sure! Lovely block ... and a great one for the rest of us to jump off and make our MBs for OKSGlad, when out time comes!

    OKSGlad ... I'm sure you didn't mind the sweepings, knowing the great reasons for the dust. Perfect floor to camouflage!! When I was choosing flooring for the downstairs at the farm, a GF also farm wife, said the way you do it is to sweep your floor and put the sweeings onto the samples you are considering. Well, my #1 pick was quickly eliminated and my final choice was the BEST floor to hide it all, if it did not get swept! I had gone for a terra cotta speckled mixed commercial flooring ... and miss it so much! Great that you had a QBuddy day as a reward after the family departed!

    What a Grand pic of your Grands!!! Delightful to get them ALL together!!!
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    What a great picture OK! Thanks for sharing

    QuiltE, I will have a look, maybe it's here too. I hope not I'm so lucky, it's only sold in the US and Canada
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    Anael-I bet ya are just chompin' at the bit ta git ta see the babies! How wonderful for ya.
    DD-I just love those wonderful freckle faces!!!
    OK & DD-That MB is lovely! It just takes my breath away!
    OK-What a house full ya had! I just love 'em!

    My kitchen floor is gray & white. It has a kinda marble look. My pets are black, white, & gray. Their hair looks like the gray & white floor! I want ta continue that floor inta the Den for that very reason!

    "Where oh where has my little lost "block" gone?? Where oh where can it be?? "
    LOL We git our mail late. I'll be checkin' again th'sevenin'.
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    DD...I can almost smell the sunshine and fresh air in your kids. What a beautiful family! And the block for OK...spot on.
    dubib.....can we officially call Texas an international country? Who would have thought you would get MB after Mirabelle. I can't wait to see it.
    OK....thought we would have to send out the possee. So happy to hear that your family had such a wonderful time at DGM and DGP. Looks like the grands enjoyed it too.
    Honchey....take your time and recover completely. Ice cream in bed is okay.
    QNS...free chicks and then chicken stew. I assume you have a rooster so setting will do some good.
    Anael...wouldn't it be nice if you could hold a Grand tomorrow...if only for a moment?
    Another quilt bound today. The third quilt ready for binding but I have to get some binding fabric. So sad, huh? A UFO in the design wall. My first with 6 inch blocks and they didn't come out real accurate. Frames in the blocks don't work too well because it is an Irish Chain setting so I'm fiddling with options. It will make a nice lap quilt. My DH doesn't understand that each bed can have more than one quilt and it's okay to have a few that are waiting for the right time to be someone else's love cover.

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    QNS--hope you were able to ignore the music and get something you wanted to done! I can't help with the chickens...we like fresh eggs and chicken in the freezer (well for a little while, then in our frying pan!)

    DD--great MB for OK!

    OK--your GKs look like they are having fun. This is what a picture of my kids with my sisters' will be like in a couple years (older and younger)...my kids are 11, 13, 15. My sisters' (I have 3) kids are 3, 2, 2, and 1...just a little gap. I got married right out of high school and had kids right away. My older sister didn't get married until after college and just had her daughter a couple years ago.

    Dublb--bummer about no MB yet...I am sure it is on the way. Did you check the email that went out to everyone with addresses? Is yours right? I still sometimes type my old house number with my new street name!

    Ggal--great progress on those bindings! Can't wait to see some pictures. Even if DH doesn't understand your need to keep making quilts...we do!!

    Here are the blocks I made with my FFC for a table runner. I am going to border with white and see if we have more of the blue (at the LQS) for a 2nd border. If no more blue, then I will sash each block with white to make it a bit longer. I will have 2 extra blocks too for something fun to make at a later time...maybe a small bag w/one block on each side...hmmm? Might have to get some extra blue for that too! The blocks finish 10".

    I had a great time visiting with my friend today. She woke with a sinus headache and wasn't feeling up to sewing, so watched me cut and sew strips together. I used a "tube" technique to make the blocks...there is a video here if you've never tried it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOWSp...layer_embedded
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    Self confused everyone; I would buy the young chicks, and stick them under the hen at night, so she would care for them. And cluck-cluck the chickens to her. No rooster at present.

    Wonderful pictures of children and grandchildren....OK, your guest were careful or your dust tray would have to have been larger. We can track that much into our house in a day or two...'cause we live in our house and its a good thing I have that attitude with dh not taking his shoes off at the door...like in some of his relatives homes.

    Carrie, I like your tube idea and I do have a plastic template for that. Have my FF paired off with fabric auditioning to be with it.

    One more MB to go; where o where is it?? It is soooo good to see each one show up on the QB PC board.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gardnergal970 View Post
    ............ and it's okay to have a few that are waiting for the right time to be someone else's love cover.
    No better said, than by the somewhat Newlywed, herself!!!


    CarrieM ... great looking FFC results! Goes well with the denim blue and will make for a nice table runner. Good idea on the extras for a bag or could even make a smaller end table size topper.

    DublB ... oh dear oh dear ... hopefully tomorrow's mail will bring the long lost MB!

    QNSue ... we could all help you with that FFC auditioning!
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    Hi everyone! Beautiful weather here the last two days - in the low 70's! I just love to wake to the sun shining. I finished my 12 PT appointments today, and see what my Dr. says tomorrow about my finger. It is better, but my PT gal is recommending another month, which I agree. I don't know if it will finally bend all the way to my palm, but it is so much better. Arthritis flare up is what caused the problem. The swelling is so much better.

    Well darn dublb - wish you luck on getting your MB! Talk about a "mystery"! LOL

    Well everyone, am I the only one that has no clue with FFC is? Have I totally lost it? Sometimes I am reading this while doing my heating or ice pack part of my PT at home, so can't chat.

    Anael - Bonny Hunter had information about 3M Nexcare flexible clear tape to use on back of rulers, below is the blog about this tape. I picked up a 3/4" roll in a cutter case (like a Scotch Tape Dispenser) at Walgreens yesterday, but I have not tried it yet.

    http://quiltville.blogspot.com/search?q=nexcare


    Carrie, those blocks are really neat. I have that ruler, but have not tried it yet either!

    Mirabelle - those grands are just darling. I bet you had a great time. What gets me now, is all the noise the children make. We get so used to our quiet houses, and I am forever tripping over really little ones, I forget to look down! LOL

    We are going to watch two of my grandsons play Little League on Friday. Two of the boys play back to back, which is a fun way to watch their games. It is about 1/2 hour away from our home. They are always so happy to have us come and watch them play!

    I got all the blocks of my PC Pony sewn quilt together into rows, now to get those rows together then decide on borders. I wanted to use all the left over pony fabric to piece together for the back, but my dilemma is how to then quilt my quilt. As you know, I usually follow the designs and sew in the ditch type of quilting, but I got to thinking that probably would not look so great on the back! Shoot! Now what do I do??? Help!!!!!

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    Great tip on the Nexcare, JeanieG ... I think I've seen that brand here. Will have to check!

    Great progress on your PC. I don';t see a problem with you doing a scrappy backing, then quilting your normal style from the front. Or is there something I am missing about this?

    FFC = Fabric Friends Challenge
    aka that FQ of pinkish-coralish fabric with friends quotes all over it that arrived with your MBs!



    I'm getting excited about my road trip ... not so much to celebrate the birthday, but as you can well imagine, to check out JanRN's Sweet 16!!!!!!
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    No MB again taday. I'm hoping it'll come tamarrow. I have already checked my address. (Twice) It was my first thought. LOL
    PS TX was it's own country once but not now.
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    QuiltE - thanks for the FFC info. I don't remember seeing the abbreviations! When you sent the fabric, I immediately pulled a companion fabric and plan to make a new Mini Bow Tucks Purse with it. It is sitting with the pattern where I won't forget it, but have not had time to work on it yet! Those purses come together quickly, just gotta get to it! Like all the other UFO's!

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    Glad I solved the mystery for you, JeanieG!!
    Your purse sounds like a perfect idea ... I'm so looking forward to seeing all these different ideas come into fruition as well as the different companion fabrics that everyone chooses!

    hhhmmmm ... maybe I should send you some fabric to whip together one of those for me?


























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