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    QuiltE don't get too excited, Honchey's block may be going to JanieW or maybe Dublb cause the Texas post is so slow.... but its nice to dream. I am going to use my other machine to quilt this raffle quilt which I am quickly starting to dislike cause it doesn't want to play nice. Will let you know how it goes today.. Just lost my enter button again JanRN please show us a picture of your chairs, I wish I had something from my DGM's home it was full of antiques
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    I've been peeking in but not stopping the past few days. What a lot is getting done. QNS....you are on a roll. Good therapy.
    Honchey...all kids love to make tents in the living room. What fun. I forgot to take a picture of my April one so I could get Anael's stamp of approval. In the morning.
    Jan...we are all collectible in our own circle if friends and there is no price that can pay enough for each one of us!
    Mirabelle...I only break needles when I forget that I have the single hole plate on and I'm going to done zig zag! You must really make that machine dance. Hope it goes better tomorrow. BTW...watched an Aussie win the Masters Golf Tournament. It was early in the morning for you. Did you see it?
    Anael...your feather quilt is gorgeous. I just added more white to my stash today. I really like how it sets patterns off.
    carrie...what thoughtful gifts you come up with for your retreats. It must be a real highlight for those that come.
    Dubib...what a cute house in Brady. Too bad it's so far from Midland. ...and another machine? ....and a stinky case? Might try Fabreez. It worked wonders on the upholstery in my DD's pickup after gasoline was spilt on it.
    OK...busy time if the year for you. Hope you get a little time in the sewing room.
    Me?....Friday I got the backing at discount and couldn't walk our of the LQS without the Mirabelle fabric. I have one strip of 2 inch blocks done and the prepping done for the next one. Then it's just cutting the focus fabric into strips and adding sashing and borders. Such fast quilts that have a beauty all there own.
    QuiltE...once you get started with the next step on the PC quilt, it will encourage you a whole bunch!

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    GardenGal, a picture please of what you bought of the Mirabelle fabrics????? Went back ten pages to find it and missed it again!

    Dinner or Supper will be served in the virtual RV and its pot luck, but not in my kitchen as it is closed. Lost some added pounds that was too much and not going to look for them again!! I serve one meal a day, and Heaven help on the other two meals of breakfast and Supper/dinner meals...leftovers or raid the freezer. Dh has been lots of practice on what he likes fix to eat and helping with dirty dishes every other day. Of course, I help him outside when he asks me to do so. And Dh does all the vacuuming in the house...for the last ten to fifteen years I have not touched it.

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    Just got back from helping out with my family down south . I continue to be amazed at all that you ladies accomplish in such a short time. We have had snow, snow and more snow so I will be housebound for a few days and maybe I can catch up! PC blocks are still on the wall.

    I noticed your post, QNS, where you mentioned to me to watch out for a squishy with your pansy fabric and a pattern. I am over the moon!!!! That is incredibly kind of you. I am gobsmacked. You are one in a million for sure. Thank you so much.

    I am so very tired and need a long soak and then to dreamland in my own bed.

    Sorry for not addressing you all individually, but I am just beat.

    Night, all.

    edited to add: I got home in time to get my MB in the mail to my April pal! Whoo Hoo. Hope I sent it to the right person.
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    "gobsmacked" Means ????? an interesting term I have not heard before...please, someone, anyone tell me the history of this interesting term??? Inquiring mind wants to know. Thank you. It is good to hear from you Janie. Welcome back, even if its snow on the homestead, it must seem nice to be at home.

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    QNS - Gobsmacked is to be utterly astonished or astounded or can be a surprised expression, hope this helped
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    JanRN ... oh dear! I think a lot of us are in that category! ITA with MiraB ... photos of those chairs. I always say the furniture in my home is an eclectic mix. I have stuff from all ages and stages, and most does not coordinate in the least as far as style. Ultra modern ... nada!

    QNSue ... I cut the first border for my PC tonight and then fiddled with some other mindless sewing. I wasn't in the right frame of mind to sew borders and knew if I started it'd get all wonky! Glad you have "forgotten" how to vacuum!!!! Congratulations on your shedding some extras!! However, please be careful, and don't start skipping meals, as you need to keep the nutrition coming in regularly for your general health, plus to keep your metabolism firing, to burn the calories off.

    MiraB ... Well, a girl's gotta dream it's her Mb!!!!! Do you know why you're having problems? After doing such a phenomenal job on your DDs quilt, it's hard to believe you'd now have difficulties. So which machine are you switching to?

    GGal ... so is your new project using your MiraB fabric? Was it a pattern that they recommended for the fabric? Great that you got the discount fabric ... are you still planning to keep it for another project? Oh I'm anxious to get going on the PC borders, just I know when it comes to borders, I need to be really sharp! Just to show how I was not so tonight ... I cut my first border, then after I had them almost cut, I realized I had cut them at 2-1/2" strips. Had enough that I just recut, and set the strips aside, as I might, use that for the final binding ... and may not!

    JanieW ... you deserve a good rest! I keep laughing every time you say "down south" ... are you trying to mentally wish away the snow and have some of the hot stuff?

    Honchey ... one more sleep and a full day then .......................!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Janie, welcome back

    Here's the table topper I made for my DDIL. She's working at a green grocery (right word??) and when I saw a fruit/veggie charmpack I just had to buy it I bought the backing fabric a long time ago just because I liked it. Now to wait for nice weather so she can use it. It's raining again here
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    QuiltE I don't know why I was having issues but I changed from my Pfaff 3.0 to my Pfaff Creative 4.0, which is my embroidery machine but I set it up as a straight sewer and I have not had any issues today, except for the thread. When I quilted my Daisy quilt I used Monopoly which is a Polyester invisible thread and it worked great. This time it looked great on the white sections but then on the batik sections I was getting a lot of bobbin thread on the top of the quilt and it seemed to be pulling. So I walked away again, did not get mad and have now decided to quilt white thread in the white sections and a King Tut multi coloured thread in the batik sections..The trick is to make it look as if it is continuous, don't know if I am succeeding. Will take a pic tomorrow and let you all have a look and give me your opinions

    Anael I love your table topper what a great idea and the fabric is perfect..

    QNS I would love to come play with you in your sewing room, you get so much accomplished and you have so many quilts on the go...I seem to be stuck at the moment so can't wait to finish this quilt so I can get back to "my" stuff
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    Thank you mirabelle! It's hanging on the clothline right now. I had to wash out the glue. I used school glue on this one but I don't think I will do that again.

    Do any of you own the Thimbleberries Big Book of Quilt Blocks? I've seen the Thimbleberries village quilt and I just LOVE it. Of course I don't have the book It's still available, only not here in our tiny country!
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    Sorry Anael I don't have that book but if you would like I will keep my eyes open for it.
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    You all do such beautiful work. Love the veggie fabric.

    Anael, I'll check to see if I have that book. Check the Thimbleberrries website; there was a free BOM a while back that had lots of neat blocks. I don't know if it's still available--let me know.

    Would love to share a pic of some of the antiques I brought home but my camera is on it's way to San Antonio, TX, with MrJanRn for the next week or so. He has a conference there. Wonder if that's any where near Dublb?
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    http://www.annagriffin.com/shop/quil...mirabelle.html
    Here is the link to the Mirabelle fabric. I'm using the blue floral garden as the focus...3 13 inch wide strips, the green and blue floral for the patchwork strip...2 10 inch wide strips and 4 inches in the border, the blue paisley for sashing and the blue diamond damask for a 3 inch border. IRL, the blue is almost a muted slate gray. I will use the new backing on this quilt which I will do QAYG. I will finish piecing the backing for the Lone Star inbetween quilting. So far, the actual quilting is getting better but it's still not my favorite activity.
    Anael....I can get that Thimbelberries book for you through Amazon.com. Check it out and see if there are others of her books that you would like. I usually buy the used ones for myself.
    i got some garden stuff yesterday but it is raining hard today so no distractions from sewing!
    Have a great day everyone!

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    Thanks, Gardengal, for the peek at the fabrics; they are beautiful.

    Thanks , Mirabelle, for defining the word I had never heard of or seen in print to my knowledge. Guess its one that junior high kids do not use in the city. Origin of words are so interesting, I think, having first taught in the 'Ozark' region where a professor studied their 'words' and published a series of books about it. Not a best seller, but very unique story of their language. On that first job, we were shown 14 different ways to 'get' out of town by the superintendent of schools himself. We were looking at one another saying, "Why do we need to know 14 ways out of town?"....interesting experience.

    May all the MBs speed along the way and arrive soon. May all the grandchildren keep everyone busy, so the time will past quicker...or incoming company. More theray planned today in the quilt room!! Everyone have a good day and celebrate this wonderful day 'cause it will not repeat itself...every moment is precious!! Enjoy life.

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    San Antonio, TX is a far piece from Midland, Texas. About a long day's drive. It was a short 75 miles (about) from Corpus Christi, Tx on the Gulf Coast. Great places to visit. Lots of Latinos and Mexican over running the place and Spanish and Tex-Mex spoken there. San Antonio was having an influx of over 3000 incoming people to live there every day...with half not knowing how to speak English.. Tex-Mex is an area language around El Paso area. It took a long driving day to get from Corpus Christi to the Fort Worth and Texas - Okaloma border...about 14-16 hours of driving.

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    Thank you all! The Thimbleberries website isn't up, at least I can't get there. I've seen the book on Amazon.com but the s/h is quite expensive. I always buy used books when ordering from Amazon.co.uk. so that's no problem. I'll PM you GG.
    The Mirabelle fabric is beautiful!
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    QNS,

    Gobsmacked is British slang, I think. I have a friend in the UK and I picked it up from her, Mirabelle was right in her definition. Gob is Brit slang for mouth and someone who is very talkative is considered "gobby".

    I am wondering if anyone has the book/pattern for a sheep quilt. I think it is by Nancy Halvorsen and it is in a book called Star of Wonder. I really don't want to buy the book just for the one pattern as shipping is worse than the price of the book.

    I am taking QNS's advice and using my day to enjoy what I can. I will not look outside!

    Have a great day everyone.

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    Janie, I PM'ed you!
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    I do have a library of quilt books and patterns, several for sheep. email me.

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    Oh so much to catch up on! The sun is shining--Day 2! From my office window I have a view of SFarm heifers enjoying a soak in the sun today just east of our house. At least they aren't running up the road towards "home"! I'll soon head out and see what yard work I can attempt. DH is so tired of cold and now mud. Takes extra bedding for young livestock in pens. Our heifer that was to go to PA this week on a trailer came down with a high temp. Talked to new owner and we are keeping her for another 6 weeks when they will come and pick her up. Neither party wants to risk a 4 month old heifer getting sicker.
    Janie--do you have hand projects lined up for your family care visits? (I know I have a pretty one!)
    mirabelle--been watching a NOVA special on our PBS about the formation of Australia. I really enjoy documentaries like this and gets me to sit down and hand sew while waiting for DH to come in from the barn.
    Jan--I see several have suggested good ideas for you to preserve that "perfect" block. I was thinking along the same lines. Mid century Modern huh? A great age to be. Check to see if there is "Heywood-Wakefield" mark on the bottom of the chairs. Usually that type of furniture was made with hardrock maple and HW was a well known manufacturer of fine furniture of that era. How do I know? I have my mom's HW dining table and buffet from the late 60's. If they are in good shape don't paint them. Your grand kids will thank you!
    Furniture styles--hmm When we were first married I called it EA--Early attic for that's what it was--leftovers from someone else. Should've kept that chrome table with the yellow top (was replaced by Mom's table)--someone would surely want that now to put in a retro styled kitchen with red accents.
    Anael--Oh such lovely work on the completed feather quilt! And the garden maze (?) quilt is another winner. The green border pulls it all together doesn't it? I have found that working on smaller projects the border and binding add the final zing to the whole piece. Your friend will get a kick out of the F&V quilt. Really like the circular quilting pattern you used to reinforce all the round pieces of fruits. Why won't you use school glue again?
    So fun to see everyone's projects whether PC related or not. Still waiting on my piece for the Bernina. I haven't tested the accuracy of the Janome to 1/4" seams yet QE, so have not tried to remake dublb's block or any other sewing. So what have I been doing in the meantime for sewing. Well My sister's doing a GMFG and that got me thinking that I will give that a whirl as I mentioned a while ago. Boy I'm hooked on hexi's! Got the little hexi quilt top done while watching TV, now to finish it off with batting and backing. Cutting pieces for the big blue and yellow quilt and when I get a few small scraps I reuse the freezer paper templates for little flowers. Yup I'm a goner.
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    QNS, thanks for explaining the distance from San Antonio; sorry to say geography (and directions) is not my strong suit. Language/origin of words I love. Took 4 yrs of Latin. There was a book published about 10 yrs ago about "Pittsburghese" and the strange words and phrases we use around here. Like "yinz" for the plural of you.

    Ggal, I love that fabric and can't wait to see your finished quilt. Glad you got your backing.

    Anael, apologies for a Senior Blonde Moment. It wasn't Thimbleberries that had the free BOM it was Debbie Mum. I always get them mixed up. I don't have the book you mentioned but I do have Thimbleberries Guide for Week-end Quilters. You are welcome to it--let me know.

    Thanks to Anael and looking for that book, I cleaned my sewing room all morning. I didn't have dust bunnies; I had dust elephants. I also found fabric I forgot about. Some of it falls into the "what was I thinking?" category and will be passed on to my friend who is teaching her DIL to quilt. I found some beige on beige tonal that I must really like--I have 3 separate yardages of it! What I'm looking for and can't find around here is a beige on beige batik; most have blues or grey in them. If anyone knows of a good site for beige or cream batik, please let me know. Back to the Bat Cave, this time to sew instead of clean.
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    QNS, Thank you for the offer. It has to be that specific pattern for the sheep as I am making it for a friend, special request. She's worth it.

    OK Yes, I usually take a bunch of preemie quilts to do the hand sewing on the binding, but I made a bonehead move and left the tote had full of supplies at home. Oh well, they keep. I have to go back in May so will have some for then. I am a blue and yellow junkie, would you like some scraps? how big?

    Anael, I have a friend who has a million quilt books so I am going to call in a favour and see if she has that book you are looking for.

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    OK. yeah, that was the name of the pattern. Garden maze!! Thanks a lot, I didn't remember!!
    On the F&V I quilted flowers but they're hard to see in the picture. I washed the glue out of it. Why I don't want to use school glue again? It's almost impossible to hand stitch the binding with the dry glue. Besides spray basting is much faster And yes, more expensive

    Jan, it's ok, this way we find designs we wouldn't have found otherwise. I looked all over the internet for the Thimbleberries BOM and found some other nice designs!
    Did you get rid of your dust elephants? I had a laugh reading that
    I order almost all fabric at FabricShack. Very good customer service and I always get what I want at a very good price. They have lots of batiks too.

    Janie, thanks in advance!

    Some of you might remember I started a quilt 'Ode to my Mom' last year. I put it aside when my relationship ended last year September. I had a hard time dealing with the death of Julian and the early birth of the twins. Now they're doing great and I pulled out the patterns again today. It won't be finished any time soon, I take my time with this one.
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    And yet another MB got a stamp of approval I love this job
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    Great story, JanRn, that you found elephant bunnies in your quilt room; nice laugh at that one. Janie, sorry my sheep do not qualify. www.Sewthankful.com has the book for $16.99 USA monies.

    I have ordered from Fabric Shack, also www.equilter.com and www.Sewthankful (she has a wonderful free newsletter) and Fabric Depot. Bellaonline has a wonderful newsletter too with free project sites listed every time.

    The pattern I have is "Garden twist" and have done it several times.

    So, Anael, how many May MBs have you seen already?

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