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    Here you be ... There'll just be the eight flowers, and then fillers/borders.
    The hexies are one inch on each side.

    The background fabric is a white/mauve all-over floral.
    It looks kind of funny ... some of the papers are pink, some blue. Thus the different colours appearing. The whiter looking ones with the blue papers are probably closer to the true colour of the fabric.
    They really do lay flat, just that the papers are curling from my bending them around as I work with them. So far I've only removed the centre yellow papers.

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    I love your GFG, QuiltE. Makes me want to have a project that I can work on away from my sewing machine.

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    Gray? Oh yeah, I'm gray. Been gray since 40. (I'm 51 now) I do still have a bunch o' dirty blond at the nap o' my neck. I grew my hair long about 10 years ago when people around town were mistakin' me for my DM. I had an identity crisis. LOL
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    Beautiful GFG, Quilte and Dublb. I will never be able to do that with my hands hurting like they do, cannot hold a needle for hand work many days unfortunately. Its all part of life, the good, the bad, and wish it weren't so...life goes on and I count my blessings 'cause I was taught at a young age, to be happy in life for what you have...not what you don't have.

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    Oh so good everyone's busy... shopping, having tea, baking cookies and the northern gal is busy sewing..I've been in the laundry room room going thru all the stuff that's been collecting in there for several years...Many of you may not know that my son has come and gone a few times and now since he is in his own place now...I also have to sort thru everything he's left behind....we're getting a new washer & dryer and I have to have an electrician put in a wall outlet for the dryer...the current dryer is hard wired ...no plug...
    with Easy Street..I have most of steps 1 & 2 done...part of step 3 done...I'm going to have to get more blk on white...I'm almost out....if I didn't have all the interuptions during the day like making lunch...go to the store..play cp games..bag up DS unwanted clothes for goodwill..you know...all the good stuff we do all the time...I would be busy with my craft...Oh, I had the boys today for dinner or is it supper?? as soon as I get the Laundry room squared away & the dresser in the DS former room...I will have time to get some sewing done...
    QE...your GFG is coming along nicely...I have a couple of small hand projects I like to do when traveling...tumbling blocks and an ongoing GFG...I also like to knit/crochet hand towels using cotton yarn..enough about me...back to work..I need to get the room done....

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    No time in the clubhouse today....worked at the LQS. We are doing year end inventory, so got to touch/count LOTS of fabric today. I am home all day tomorrow so after some school, laundry and dishes I will be heading to the clubhouse.

    I came home to a 6x6 box tonight! Good thing about QNS shipping in Iowa and me living here. We got some yummy treats. I especially can't wait to try the "surprise"!! We had to sample everything else tonight. My kids' favorite was the chocolate cookie with the chocolate star (was this the "Cowboy"?...just so I look at the right recipe). I think mine was the brownie! So rich but so good!

    Sounds like everyone has been keeping very busy. Great to have an update from most!

    For those doing handwork, do you ever use "thread heaven"? This makes the thread go through fabrics so smoothly...I think.

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    My mouth is watering Carrie. It's been a tough week for some but so nice to hear what everyone's doing. I can hear the chatter as the day draws to a close.

    FYI I've sent a PM to you all. Been a busy day with phone ringing and emails posted! I am still young and thin on the inside--as is DH.
    Meanwhile Emily and I finished tying the quilt for DH's sister from Gpa's shirts. Have the binding ready to put on so will try to get that sewn on tonight. Will try to get pics sooner or later.
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    Oksewglad...Congratulations on your very special day!

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    OK that is so neat!!!!
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    Thanks all .. the GFG has been a fun thing .... and addictive!

    QNSue ... not sure how long my hands will hold out for it. I am finding that they start to cramp and get twitchy after awhile so am trying to listen to the signals that they are sending to me and not overdoing it. I'm a big one for "experience" so as long as I do a bit of GFG then I understand and have a feel for what it;s all about.

    Honchey ... not back to the sewing machine yet though. The GFG was started while away, though I have been sneaking in some stitching while I watch TV at night, when on the phone, waiting for supper to cook etc. The good? bad? thing is that then of course, I spend longer than I should! Glad you have your home back to yourselves again ... and now all this "spring cleaning" going on!

    CarrieM ... have never heard of Thread Heaven ... do tell me more!

    OKSGlad ... nice PM! will reply later. WOW you and Emily sure have been busy little troopers! With all her commitment on this, do I sense there'll be an extra-special quilty sort of Christmas gift for her this year? Some new supplies?




    *channelling DDamsel*
    I'm baaaack .... where are you? and how are you? and I MISS YOU!!!
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    Jan-I'm so sorry about your DM's house. I can see how that would be hard!. #1DSon moved inta DMIl's house about 3.5 years ago & he marrried 3 years ago on Dec. 28th. They love the house. DH still gits sad when goin' over there, though.

    Aneal-I'm still prayin' for you & your family. {Huggs}

    GG-I'm sleepin' late every mornin'. I'm not settin any alarms. It is helpin' me ta git more sleep.

    QE-I do have carpal tunnel & it is a combination o' things. Machine sewin', GFG, hand quiltin', computer, & machine piecin' all contribute ta it. If I change things enough & sleep w/my wrist brace, I keep it under control. Also I only work on GFG when I'm waitin' or travelin'. I do love your GFG! It has such soft colors!!!

    Honchey-Did ya ever git around ta sewin?? Wow, ya had a-lot ta do? I hope that ya got ta sew some.

    Carrie-I love Thread Heaven. It works so much better that bees wax.


    I'll git started on my BB's next week sometime. I've got 'em all planned out.


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    My DS just called. The little one passed away during the night. With the two babies everything is well. He sounded so relieved and so happy because they still will have twins. Knowing the little one would not have survived no matter what and this procedure saved his brother it's easier to accept what happened. I'm happy they didn't have to make the final decision, I'm very happy all went well and I'm still sad because of the little one. But most of all I'm happy they didn't have to make the decision to let the other twin go as well. So let's hope now this ordeal is over the remainder of the pregnancy will be without any more problems.
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    Anael, it's nice to hear some good news about your kids---they have been through a lot. Hopefully, now they can settle in and enjoy the rest of the pregnancy and all the joy that lies ahead. These 2 babies are so special.

    OK, love the PM and story. Happy BD a day late. Yea, I'm still thin on the inside; DH is still thin (he's a runner, I'm a quilter LOL).

    QE, great job on the GFG. I have to dig mine out from under a pile of older (and really bad) first quilts I made and post a pic. Yinz will get a laugh out of it--most pieces are hexagons, some are strange shapes.

    Had our office Christmas party last night. Made a Christmasy table runner for my grab bag gift--she loved it. I always forget to take pics when I make runners. My gift was Joanne's and Amazon gift cards. We only have 7 employees (and spouses) so it was a nice relaxed party unlike my previous employer. He lived in a huge house that you were afraid to even sit on the furniture let alone eat in the room. I do have a "food " hangover (no alcohol)--ate gnocchis at 9pm last night and they're still sitting in there like a lead weight. Lots of walking and shopping today so hope to burn off those gnocchis!!
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    Anael ... thanks for the update. My ♥ goes out to all of you with lots of hopes, prayers and {{{HUGS}}} that all will settle now.

    JanRN ... I'll look forward to seeing your Garden!! Now get out there and Shop Shop Shop!!!!!!!! Be nice to DH while he whines today, so Santa will be good to you later !!

    GGal ... missed saying it last night .. Go For It!!! Start a GFG and have some fun with it during the holidays. Here's where I found the hexies that got me started .....
    http://www.texasfreckles.com/p/downloads-patterns.html


    One and All ... know any other sources for the hexies?
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    Busy site; lots of chatter here. Carrie, happy the box reached you, and yes, the chocolate star one is the cowboy cookie. Hope yesterday was a happy day for you,

    Ok, sounds like lots of fun sewing with gd. Very special time. Other Iowa packages should have arrived also!! Ok, may have to fix one up special with 12 different goodies in it for you.

    Thanks for the update Anael, hope it all works out well for everyone.

    As I told the ones who ask...when I 'cream' my sugars and butter together for cookies, I add a small box of no sugar, no cook jello pudding and 1/3 cup of vegetable shortening...like for the Cowboy Cookie, I added chocolate pudding. I blend all dry ingredients together will the chips and nuts, then add it slowly to the wet ingredients so the nuts and chips do not all go to the 'bottom' of the pan. cookie scoops do help to make all the cookies the same size so they cook evenly...parchment paper keeps the pan clean and easily slides off on to the counter with no mess to clean up later. So much better and easier than the good old days!!!

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    Yes, QuiltE, there is a Paper piece shop featured in the fabhopshop...will try to find that to send to you.

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    These are the ones we carry in the shop where I work...http://www.paperpieces.com/

    Thread Heaven is a product that you run your thread through before sewing...it pulled through the fabric smoothly and also reduces the twisting of thread. They have a chart here to show the uses: http://www.threadheaven.com/home.html
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    OK--happy birthday, just a day late. It was fun to read the article and learn a little more about you.

    Our oldest DD shares a birthday with both of my husband's parents (Feb 22nd). They were 60 and 65 when she was born...now DD is almost 15. DFIL died 9 years ago, but DD still enjoys doing something with Grandma for their special day.

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    Thanks for the BD wishes.
    Another birthday couple Carrie. So special that Grandma can spend a day with her girl--I know whichever one of us goes first the other one will have a bittersweet day on their birthday.
    Okay now got to get ready for Christmas.
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    Late too but I hope you had a great day OK, happy belated Birthday
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    Anael--I see the cute little guy in your avatar....is this a grandson?

    No snow here yet this winter (well a "trace"). Kids are looking forward to playing in the snow; sledding and building forts. It is hard to believe Christmas is just 12 days away with the sun shining and 45F weather...very unusual for us!

    Off to the clubhouse....

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    Carriem, that's my one and only grandson That's the one who will have a brother and sister next year (if all goes well from now on).
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    He is a real cute Anael! Good news that the twins are doing well!
    "You have enough quilts made when your soul is filled, your creativity satisfied and your fingers just won't work anymore."

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    Thank you!
    My DDIL needs a lot of rest after the procedure. She's not talking much but I can see she's not too well. I'll be there tomorrow, sewing curtains for my DGS's new bedroom. Beginning of next week she has to go to the local hospital for another check up. We all need a few positive ultrasounds to believe everything is ok.
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    Well I didn't get as much time in the clubhouse as I wanted (DH came home sick), but I did finish my PC bonus block. I thought I would share since I get to see everyone else's before you see them...unless you opt to share a picture, but I think half the fun of a swap is being surprised when the package comes in the mail!

    I used KT fabric (orange floral around the outside) and corn (in the middle) AND I also chose a block with y-seams. I thought of you who don't use a lot of yellow when choosing my accent fabric around the corn and also the many of you who like blue.

    I need to get a finer tipped pen for signing otherwise I am happy with how it turned out.

    Why is it you don't see all the threads on a block until *after* you take the picture?
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