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    I don't know about the threads Carrie, it happens to me all the time too. I love your block!
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    Perfect block, Carrie, to come from the corn state of Iowa in the USA. I must be blind, 'cause I do not see any thread. Sorry about you dh coming home sick, there are different types of flu going around here. So I quickly go and out of the grocery store when I just have to go there.

    I made two more BB blocks today, then looked closer at what I did yesterday, and reached for the seam ripper. One I fixed, the other I think needs a total overall...so may just pitch it and cut it out again. Seems to be the best way to handle it. As I was starting on it, it did not improve my mood when dh walked in and commented on 'how wrong they were' after I had already decided in my mind what I was going to do. Bummer.

    We have one grandson, and we love him dearly. Wish he could have had a sister or brother, but thankful we at least have the one gs. We raised our three kids to be independent and they are very much so. A double take of it. Cannot blame either side of the family on that one.

    Anael, your gs is as blonde as our son was when he was little. Shawn had blonde curly hair and blue eyes, and ability to twist you around his little finger, getting you to do exactly what he wanted you to do.

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    NO LAUGHING!! Here's my GFG that I made in 1978--one of my first quilts. Also, please excuse dog in pic, thinks all blankets are for him. I don't know if you can see the so-called quilting stitches: they're about 1/2" long each. The fabric includes cotton, batiste, denim, and who knows what else. I can't believe it hasn't fallen apart yet. NO LAUGHING!!!Name:  GFG.jpg
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    OK...happy happy day late. BTW...you QB mailbox is full! Thanks for the glimpse into your life.
    Anael...I'm glad things are progressing in your family and I also echo the person that said they were glad that the Drs took the decision out of your DS a d DDIL's hands. I can imagine she is worn out and maybe even a little depressed. I'm glad you can spend time with her and your DGS.
    Jan...I would never laugh at your quilt. That's the way our ancestors did their's...with whatever they had on hand and the sewing was not done for show, but to hold the quilt together.
    carrie...A really nice block! I'm going to keep mine as a surprise, even to you.
    QNS...don't let your DH be the quilt police. You know we won't do it.
    I'm all packed and ready to leave for Wisconsin in the morning. I've actually scoped out several quilt shops that I can visit and turn this into a FART as well as a visit! I really don't need anything but it will be fun to see what other shops have and I might find something I want!

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    *channelling DDamsel*
    I'm baaaack .... where are you? and how are you? and I MISS YOU!!!
    Please come out and play with us!!!! [/QUOTE]


    OMGoodness!!! QuiltE

    WOW that line sounds like its right out of a HORROR movie!!! LOL, true secret.... I LOVE corny old horror movies me and my Son watch them together.

    Sorry I did run away for a bit.... I have been at my parents house for a few days... I finished about 8 projects and made headway on two others (nope, no Bblocks YET).

    It is a difficult time of year for me... lots of feeling sorry for meself, crying, hugging... I dont talk much.... !!!I KNOW!!! how could she talk LESS?????? another true secret.... in REAL life I dont SHUT UP, Im just a bad typist

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    Jan, Your quilt is so cute...It is soooo 70's!!! I love it...

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    Anael Huggs again. My heart goes out ta ya & your DDIL & DSon. Nothin' is harder on a parent than ta loose a child. Huggs again. I had a miscarriage in 1991. So very hard. Huggs again.

    Hooray DD is back!!!!

    Jan it is awesome. Keep it out & cuddle under it. It doesn't matter how big your stitches are, nor what fabric you used. It is very nice. I looked at the pillows that I first hand quilted for my DM & wow, were those stitches big. She loves 'em anyway.
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    Hi DD, so glad to hear from you! You have been missed!!!

    Jan, I think that quilt is so bright and colorful. Who cares about the size of the stitches, it hold the quilt together, that is all that matters!
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    DD, glad you're back and thank you! Hugs for you too.

    Jan, great quilt! Like Honchey said, it's so 70s, brings back memories!
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    OK I have been gone for 2 days and there has been so much chatter that after reading all of it I can't remember what has been said
    Let's see
    Glad to have you back DDamsel, don't stay away so long again

    Anael there are no words that can be said for what you and your family are going through but know that I am thinking of you

    Grey hair who said grey hair, I started going grey in 1978 at the tender age of 23 (now see who does the maths first) and the funniest part is that was the year I was married. I used to dye my hair but got so tired of the regrowth that I just let it go grey. DH has been know to call me the "old grey mare" but he can't talk.


    QNS will definitely try out my new cookie recipes they sound delicious.

    Carriem I love your block

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    Carriem, I love your block and it will remind us of you and this ride. What kind of pen are you using to sign your blocks? I bought 5 different ones and tried them on scraps and don't have one I'm happy with. Open to suggestions.
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    Hi Jan, I generally use the pigma pen that is sold in Joanns and all the quilt shops...Sharpie has an extra fine pointed pen...I haven't tried it on fabric yet.. I did a swap when I first joined here and used the pigma pen..I find that when writing on fabric the pen should be at an angle..if you use the pen head on the point kinda gets into the fabric and it will bleed...the angle lets the ink flow onto the fabric. keeping the fabric taut also helps...

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    Good Morning All!

    QNSue ... thanks for the cookie recipes and the variations! I'm much the same as you .... follow a recipe? it's only a guide to me! Then when someone asks for the recipe, I sometimes don't know what to tell them!!! I have the Pampered Chef scoops for easy cookie making and consistent sizing. Works great ... and doubles as ice cream scoops too. A few years ago, I got sold on the merits of using parchment paper too. So sorry for DH raining on your BB ... maybe you should challenge him to make a set for us all too!!! For those "pitch" blocks ... don't! I keep them and re-vamp them into Mug Rugs ... then when I need to practice FMQ, they're ready and waiting.

    CarrieM ... thanks for the links. I'll have to look for both here. Haven't heard of them, but of course, could be and just didn't know what I was looking for!! Great BB ... it's nice to know the story behind it. I hope everyone will share their BB stories too.

    OKSGlad ... and now let Christmas @ the OK Ranch begin!!! My Dad was born on the 13th, and we never had any Christmas decorations or events til after.

    MiraB ... math? who's doing math? I've never coloured my hair, despite many the hairdressers nudges. I've always been worried it'd go green or purple or orange or dear knows what! Besides then I don't have to deal with the root issue. And probably #1, I'm just too darned cheap!

    JanRN ... have FUN at work!! Just think of it as paying for the things you want to do. How was the shopping escapade yesterday with MrJanRN? Your GFG is incredible. Look at all that double quilting around the blocks. Outstanding!!! Hours of stitching to make the GFGs and then to put together and then to quilt. My goodness!!! How did you finish off the outside edges?

    Honchey ... thanks for the extra hints for the pigma pens.

    Sharpie Pens ... I have a set of the extra fine markers. Use them and then heat set with an iron. Tried it on some mug rugs that I made to use. So keep giving them wash tests!!! So far so good. I am "scared" to sign the blocks, as when I do a label, I usually do a bunch before I am totally happy. I really do not find it "comfortable" or "natural" writing on the fabric.

    BTW ... because the fabric shifts around so much when writing on it, many iron it to freezer paper. I found that it didn't stick all that well, so now I spray the back of the fabric with 505 and attach it to paper. Then write on it. I leave the paper on, and cut it to size ...... and just like paper piecing, leave it on right thru any additional fabric being added.

    Anael ... your DGS is so cute! and right into the snow!! I bet at this time you are ever-so-glad that you live near your DS/DDIL. And that they are too. I'm sure you will be wonderful support to her ... help her rest and know that her DS and DH are cared for too ... along with making curtains!! A difficult time for all, and I know you will help make a difference for them.

    GGal ... have fun on your Wisconsin trip. Forget? is this to one of your kids? Good plan to use the LQS' en route for the stretch breaks you need while driving! What I really like seeing at new shops are all their store samples for inspiration. There's been patterns I have not liked ... and then when it was in a different fabric combo, can change of heart towards it! Travel safely!!

    DDamsel ... Hip Hip Hooray! Glad to see you back, and no, no horror stories here. It's all for fun ... and I've got the tea kettle on to share a spot with you. And HHH too, for time at your parents' and finished projects! So sorry that this time of the year is difficult for you. In a lot of ways, it isn't the best for me either ... thanks to a couple of good friends IRL ... and all these wonderful PC Ladies, I manage. Though, as I told one friend the other day ... be ready, you know there will be a meltdown. And I know they will be there to help me pull it together when it happens.
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    Last Night was our local parade ... you might want to take a look at this link ...
    http://www.rockwoodfarmersparade.org/

    While the pictures are not the current year's parade, it'll give you an idea as to what it is. All the floats are farm implements decorated. The lights and decorations are now far beyond what many of these pics show! OUr little village comes alive .... from a population of about 3000 to over 15,000 lining the streets and country roads. The Parade starts at a farm, out the back lane, around thru the village, up the next line and in the front lane of the farm.
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    Jan--your quilt is fun...not funny! Great job. I don't remember 1978 too well...I wasn't born til 79! No grey yet. I dyed my hair once in high school and it turned green! Thankfully it was just a "2-week" dye so didn't last too long! I did get hi-lights/low-lights a couple years back just for something to do, but otherwise I just let it go.

    The pen I used on my BB was given to my dd by another quilter for tracing/using prismacolor pencils at the 4-H quilt club. It is a Pentel Gel Roller for Fabric (1.0mm Ball). I want to get something a little finer tipped, but all and all this one writes easily since it "rolls".

    Good to hear from you DD...as well as Mirabelle and Honchey too

    QNS--thanks again for the box of goodies!! We got into the special gift last night. Oh so yummy! That is one of my favorites and I have never made it.

    QE--the Thread Heaven is a little 1x1 blue box....it would be easy to miss!

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    Quote Originally Posted by carriem View Post
    QE--the Thread Heaven is a little 1x1 blue box....it would be easy to miss!
    Thanks for the descriptor. I'm very visual and it helps when I am looking for such.

    I'll be asking for it when I am in the LQS'.
    Generally I don't look at the notions a lot, other than for what I know I want/need. Sadly, I find that when I ask what's this? how does it work? etc. ......... then I get back whatever the packaging says and a comment of, I've never used it.

    Oh, OK ..... and in my mind I am saying, Why should I believe you? If you're trying to sell it wouldn't it be a great idea to give these things a try? Oh well!!!

    Sometimes I feel I have learned far more from being here on the QB than dealing with my LQS' IRL. And honestly, because the USA often has things sooner than we to the North, I often have heard of products and asked for them, long before the LQS' have. Another reason why I often don't ask any longer, as their reactions have oft given a somewhat unwelcome feeling.

    So that's my rant for today .... I'll step down off the soap box now!
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    Ok, after working 2 hours, the BB block is together the right way. Forget the number of times I had to rip out, to resew the seam again. I starched it heavier and it passes my test, so will include it too in the BB exchange. Thought the piece of fabric was going to fray too much but I just up at it being 'close' to right...who will notice the 1/16 error?? someone with two eyes probably. Just remember, there's a lot of friendship in those stitches!!

    QuiltE, how interesting;never seen so many lights on a tractor...what is the source of their power?? Amazing sight.

    JanRN, we heard you were going on a FART trip but not about the results of it. Work...going to work?? You are blessed to have a job and have the health to do it and to get to talk to someone other than your dh...takes a retired person to relate to the latter comment. Your work will wait, and not yell too loud at you.

    GG, please tell us if you found any interesting notions or fabric on your trip!!

    Carrie, so happy you are enjoying to box contents. Thinking the cookies in the other boxes may have become 'dunk' cookies now; the kind that seem 'hard' but soften nicely when dipped into a hot liquid, like coco or tea or even coffee. Need to finish the job and clean up all my cookie things in the kitchen, but not rushing in to do it!!

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    Mph sfmg. Sorry, talking with my mouth full. QNS, those cookies hit the spot! And no, they are not dunkers, they are fresh and delicious. And you are so right about going to work to have someone to talk to. DH loves to read and dumb me got him a Kindle. He has to read a book start to finish in one sitting. Well he's going to be sitting on that Kindle if he doesn't start talking to me at least once an evening. Bet Amazon would like a picture of that Kindle for their ads LOL!!! Shopping trip was good--got almost everything done for Christmas except gift cards for grands. Ate lunch at an Amish restaurant--yum! Home made biscuts with creamed turkey (real turkey!) and fresh made apple pie.
    There's a cheese factory attached to the restaurant so got lots of fresh made cheeses (and it'll all probably be gone before the holidays.
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    Cheese cake factory used to be in the Mall in Corpus Christi, Tx; love cheese cake!! Glad to hear from you JanRN and that you enjoyed some time for yourself after a full day's work. Yes, I love that adorable, loveable print you sent to me!! That JackA** is the emblem for our USA State of Missouri, maybe the only place in the world where JAs are loved...four legged and two legged! If they exported them, the state could do away with property tax! Gonna' make a couple of new throws for a couple of our own kids who got that double take of stubbornness (from us) with that print.

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    QNSue ... each tractor/implement has a gas generator on board. I wish there were pictures to show you the 2012 version. It was outstanding and the best yet! A lot of the entries had music playing, with incredible quality of sound. One float had "cloggers" dancing along to Christmas music. We were part of the starting group for the parade, and now 20 yrs later, only 5 of the original 20 are in the parade. So I'm pretty attached to the Parade and what it has turned into. Add to that, that it began/ended at our farm. And the new farm owners have continued to do so.

    JanRN ... sounds like a great day out shopping. Eating Amish is always so good ... I have a few not far away spots to enjoy too! As for the Kindle ... maybe you'll have to be like you would with the kids and confiscate it on him, if he doesn't behave!

    QNSue ... Oh my! I can tell there's going to be a couple of interesting throws coming up. I'll hope that those two kids inherited your sense of humour .... along with the double-stubbornness genes!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by janRN View Post
    Mph sfmg. Sorry, talking with my mouth full. QNS, those cookies hit the spot! And no, they are not dunkers, they are fresh and delicious. And you are so right about going to work to have someone to talk to. DH loves to read and dumb me got him a Kindle. He has to read a book start to finish in one sitting. Well he's going to be sitting on that Kindle if he doesn't start talking to me at least once an evening. Bet Amazon would like a picture of that Kindle for their ads LOL!!! Shopping trip was good--got almost everything done for Christmas except gift cards for grands. Ate lunch at an Amish restaurant--yum! Home made biscuts with creamed turkey (real turkey!) and fresh made apple pie.
    There's a cheese factory attached to the restaurant so got lots of fresh made cheeses (and it'll all probably be gone before the holidays.
    Got my hubby a Kindle for Father's Day. He is the same way, just reads all the time! I introduced him to Pixel of Ink too, they send a newsletter to your email daily and have free books. He is always downloading books (me too). We are both readers! It really cut down on the tons of books he always took along when we travel. Just the Kindle goes now!
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    Pixelofink is my favorite site, too, Jeanie. I haven't bought a "real" book in over a year other than quilting books. At one time we had extra book shelves built because we had so many books. I've been slowly giving those away to friends (let them store them LOL) and taking a lot to the Humane Society Thrift Shop. DH & I have different reading habits. I like to stretch out reading a book, a few chapters a night. He has to read start to finish in one or 2 "sittings". And NO TALKING--that's what drives me crazy.
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    Oh, Jan I read like your DH! LOL Or, at least I did before I quit readin' over 4 years ago. I guess I'm still in mournin' for DDad & DFIL, now DMIL. My #2 DSon said that he figured that we all were still mournin' because DMIL became lost from us while the 2 men died. For him the nightmare is over. I'm so glad. I still can't read for more that a couple o' pages & I git restless. Maybe soon.
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    I am a reader and so is my oldest DD. We are ones that can sit and read all day. I am ok with talking though so it doesn't get me in trouble. I get books at the library and can finish in a day or two. Part of the reason I don't bring home books too often is I don't get much quilting done if I have a good book!

    I don't have a Kindle or other kind of tablet but the kids and I might be getting an ipad to share for Christmas, so I'll have to keep that site in mind for an easier way to take books with me.

    Sorry Bev that reading is one of the things you can't do right now. I am sure with time you will be able to enjoy it again. Praying for you during your grieving process.

    Yesterday I got another Rosie block done and got a good start on cutting fabrics for my BBs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by janRN View Post
    Pixelofink is my favorite site, too, Jeanie. I haven't bought a "real" book in over a year other than quilting books. At one time we had extra book shelves built because we had so many books. I've been slowly giving those away to friends (let them store them LOL) and taking a lot to the Humane Society Thrift Shop. DH & I have different reading habits. I like to stretch out reading a book, a few chapters a night. He has to read start to finish in one or 2 "sittings". And NO TALKING--that's what drives me crazy.
    I am like your husband when I read too. I get irritated if someone interrupts me when I am reading. I tune Joe out (poor guy) don't even hear him when I am "into" a good book. When my kids were young, I could not read at all! I would tune them out, it really scared me, so I stopped reading until they were much older!
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