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    Janie...your thread sounds real interesting. I've used silk 100 weight before and I loved how it disappeared into the quilting. I'm keeping that bookmarked.
    DD...thanks for all of those wonderful pictures. You must have had soooo much fun.
    dubib...such a disappointment.....I'm so sorry. Keep your feelers out. There is the just right house when the time is right.
    Jan...hope they find someone to take the place of the person that left so you don't have so many hours....it sounds like it would suit you fine that way.
    mirabelle....I love your star struck quilt! Is that the end of your UFO's? I found a really neat quilting magazine at the local Barnes and Nobels this past weekend....Australian Patchwork and Quilting. Some really beautiful quilts. I also found another Quiltmaker magazine..100 blocks, vol. 7 and then another one...Quilts from Quiltmakers 100 Blocks. I'm so glad you and Jeanie introduced Quiltmakers to me. It's my absolute favorite.
    QNS...too bad about the errands. They cut into productive time even if they are necessary. How about a picture of the chicken tractor? There are so many different models now.

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    OHHH!!! Mirabelle I wish you were with me too!!! I did see SEVERAL quilts from Australia imagine that!? I kept checking the name to see if you snuck any in on me I REALLY felt yall were there "In Spirit"

    QNinaSue I also thought we were MUCH more creative with our colors etc... most of the quilts in the FW show really stuck to Lauries colors. I felt SO proud of our group

    ALL I hope you are proud of your quilts also!!! wouldnt it be AMAZING to have each of OUR quilts hanging in a show in a row??? awwww a girl can dream.... after all... I would have to FINISH mine for that to happen huh?

    The show itself was quite an experience! I seem to be drawn to the Antique quilts and the Imperfect quilts, sigh.... probably because mine have mistakes
    at one point my sister got into a cat fight with a lady! I was minding my own business, buying my templates and a lady came up to me and told me that she has already spent 10G's! one in rulers alone, and then she points to the templates Im holding and started instructing me on HOW to use them correctly.... my sister blew her top!!! SEEE there WERE cats at the show!!! LOL
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    Oh dear!! ... I had a bunch of replies typed and then went and deleted them!!!! Silly me. So per chance it was a sign to not be so yappy?

    Beautiful Garden Pictures .... Thank You Everyone!
    I really need to see that ... as it's turned frightfully cold again, with frost warnings for last, tonight and tmro night. And get ready ......... yesterday snow showers off and on, then got dreadfully windy, with big cotton ball snowflakes. Thankfully nothing stayed ... but really? Not funny Mother Nature! Yesterday morning it was 1°C and this morning milder ... 2°C! When it was warmer the perennials had started to jump and were filling in. It's supposed to get considerably warmer this weekend, so they can take off again.

    While I was gone, I had some good productive meetings ... and got my farmer and kitty fix! Spent two days on a tractor, switching between the cultivator and roller, to help a friend get their barley in, before it rained on Thursday. Was SO tempted to bring home a little kitty, like DDamsel's, but knew that was not a good idea ... so instead got my kitty fix, each time I went to feed the horses!

    The circle of life ... so sorry for your loss OKSGlad. Meanwhile a brave Granny taking the Grand on that long road trip! New DGS is ever-so-cute and DGG-to-come for you GGal. And such beautiful pics of the SewGrands, Anael, just to make us smile some more!
    Hope that MrJeanieG is improving daily and that you are able to be away and enjoy your time with your friends.

    Just home from NC, Honchey, and now off on a road trip with your DSis! Have a grand time.

    Threads are something I am just starting to learn about. Til a couple of years ago I didn;t know there was a difference, and have been learning since. I've been using the Invisafil 100 wt and it's 80 wt sister, DecoBob for quilting for the last year. I like the finer weight, as it does a good quilting job, and because it is fine, it is less noticeable, thus helps the not-so-good quilting be less noticeable, than a coarser thread. Had never thought of it for piecing, JanieW. Thanks for leaving the link, as I'd never been to their site before and discovered a new teacher and LAQ, not far from here. Anael, the thread is not invisible and in many colours. JanRN and Honchey, no shame in using the C+C. It's all about using what works for you, and what you like.

    And as always, MiraB ... another impressive quilt finished, and soon to be finished Star Struck.

    I was like you, DDamsel, and kept thinking they just didn't have the stunning and unique looks of ours. Of course, we are NOT partial ... are we?

    DublB, I can understand your disappointment. Though, it;s better you found out about the plans for the area of your new-to-you home, before you bought. Does your RE agent not have to divulge such to you? That'd be a severe no-no here, and would have severe repercussions to the agent, if a deal was cut, and such info later was found out.

    So excited for you JanRN about your new car. Great time of the year to get a new vehicle, and enjoy it for the summer! Lots more FARTs to take it on!

    I know there's lots more ... but as I was reading (while listening to the hockey game), my eyes kept saying, now I lay me down to sleep .......... They've been bothering me a lot these last few days, just too dry and when that happens, they just want to close to try to rehydrate. I think it;s time for me to humour them!

    Good Night All!!!!!!!!!
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    Hi everyone! This WIFI is iffy at the RV Park we are staying at. It keeps going on and off, so will make this short and hope it goes through.

    It was weird, I did not get any updates on my email from this thread all day! Knew that could not be, so logged into Quilting Board to find out what was happening.

    Gosh - so much news! I will not list all, but let everyone know I read it and am "up to date" on everything! Always so important! LOL

    My DH is feeling so much better. Hope that keeps up! Really hot at home yesterday and today (86*). It was over 100 here in the mountains (I thought it would be much cooler). We had an early start this morning, so I'm ready for bed.
    "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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    Janie & Jan...about the invisiline thread....have you considered the needle size? Some of the newer machines get upset when the thread size doesn't match the needle size.
    QuiltE....once a farmer, always a farmer. Nice to have you back and I hope your eyes get better.
    Jeanie...good news about DH. Thanks for stopping in.
    Planted snap peas yesterday and got about 1/4 of the edging done. Should finish that today. Also finished sandwiching all of the Sam blocks and stitched around the appliqué of several more. See how much more I can get done today. A day just isn't complete without some time in the sewing room! BTW...Audrey is beautiful, Janie. So nice to have a plant that just aims to please without a lot of fussing! Have a good day everyone!

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    QuiltE, I finally 'embellished' your FF block today. Here it is. I will post it this week. I hope you like it!Name:  FF block QuiltE (501 x 501).jpg
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    JeanieG ... here's hoping the time away will help your husband get better and give you the break you need to come back with energy to face the next phase. Rest up!!

    GGal ... thanks for the well wishes. Just something that I deal with, ongoing. Looking forward to meet your Sams!

    JanieW ... agree with GGal about Audrey. I plant amaryllis' every year, and seldom have any re-grow ... and none did so this year. Was that a browallia, next to her? It was lovely too!

    I join JanRN and CarrieM in the Brown Thumb Society! I do enjoy plants/flowers, though am not a good caretaker!

    Anael ... oh so beautiful!! Well Done! and Thank You!!

    So many talented embroidery'ers in this group!
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    LOL QuiltE, it's not me who got the talent, it's my Brother embroidery machine I only have to pick the design and colors. Glad you like it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anael View Post
    LOL QuiltE, it's not me who got the talent, it's my Brother embroidery machine I only have to pick the design and colors. Glad you like it.
    Oh but it's YOU that has to keep that Brother in line!!
    Brothers can be ornery sorts.
    Yes, ............. It's all about YOU!!!
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    yes they can. Mine doesn't like Madeira thread. Keeps breaking and I had no idea what was going on when I first used it. It does like the cheap threads though
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anael View Post
    yes they can. Mine doesn't like Madeira thread. Keeps breaking and I had no idea what was going on when I first used it. It does like the cheap threads though
    Cheap is good ...
    Brothers shouldn't get the $$ ... Sisters, yes!
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    Hahahaha QuiltE, you're so funny

    GG, I keep looking at the pics of your DGS. I keep telling myself: this is what newborn babies look like! We've gotten so used to the tiny ones so now while they do have the size of newborns they look huge to me. Which they aren't of course.

    Mirabelle, beautiful quilt! Did you decide yet what will be your next project? If you don't have any left I can send you some of my UFO's
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    Well, I put my time in on the berry row this morning, trimmed all the old canes out and it exhausted me. Planting peas tomorrow, too tired for that today.

    I like your "A" Anael; now if I can master my machine next week... and if dh decides I can keep it. Of course he does not know about it 'cause it stresses him out too much. And he blows too much hot air in that case!!

    Put the turkey into the oven; will have a very good lunch. Maybe I can 'sit' in the quilt room a bit. After everything is said and done, I am still sewing on my beloved Bernina on the typing table. Ha. If dh blows a fuse, I will add that to my list of completing the sewing room...and get an expensive sewing table for it. I refuse to get mad, just will get even, for him not telling me about the machine and sewing desk he got before we moved up here....since I earned 50% or better for 37 years of income...I will do my thing, too!! LOL!! Back then I took cutting tables back to JoAnn's because he complained about moving them.. Older and wiser now, I think.

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    QNSue ... mmmmmmmmm!! I can smell the turkey already. I'll make some stuffing in my crockpot and join everyone in the RV for a good ol' fashioned turkey dinner. Even have some cranberries ready too.

    Maybe we should all help with ploys on how to break the news?
    * Look Honey, what I WON at the dealer!
    * They were giving them away at the dealership, to all who bought machines last month!
    * It followed me home.
    * I got it on eBay for $50
    * Imagine that! one of my QB buddies sent it to me!!
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    Sounds like everyone is keeping busy!

    I spent a couple hours outside this morning...we went to the outdoor 3-D archery area nearby and walked the trail. It takes about 30 mins to walk through 20 targets. We will do the 2nd half tomorrow or maybe Thursday. On Saturday the kids have a "tournament" there and have to shoot all 40 targets in the same day, scoring at each one. 3-D means they are deer, turkey, boar, etc...not just a flat target.

    When we got home DS did some "weed-whipping" around the house and stairs for me. DD and I got some flowers planted in the window box outside the bathroom window (on front side of house). Then DS and I transplanted some ferns from the woods to by the house. There were already some there when we moved in, but it needs filled in more. DD got everything watered and I came in to clean up.

    Going to get something to eat and then head to the clubhouse for a couple hours. Last night I got the centers of the propellers all cut out and ready to go on. Still have half the propellers left to sew...maybe today they'll get done and I can start laying out the blocks on my display wall.

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    CarrieM ... does all this tell us that school is out for the summer?
    3-D archery sounds like so much more fun, than flat circle targets!
    Looks like your planes will soon be flying in formation!
    Are the propellers 3-D?


    Your mention of busy ... reminded me ... did I tell anyone that I finished my GFGs while away. So it's all together now as a flimsy, and I just have to figure out the next step. Also did some machine sewing on the weekend, and have the D4P blocks done for my learning project for my new machine. Possibly tonight, start putting them together.
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    mirabelle. I love your Bonnie Hunter quilt. I need some inspiration to finish some UFOs. I am struggling to get to the sewing room. Summer is so short here so when I can be outside, that's where I want to be. Then in the evening I am usually too mentally tired and end up frog stitching. Wahhh, poor me.

    QNS, why are you still sewing on your old Bernina? Did I miss something about your new one? Have you got the embroidery machine you ordered , yet?

    QuiltE, the plant beside Audrey is an achimenes. I got some rhizomes a few years ago on eBay. They came from the UK. They are multiplying like crazy and now I have lots more than when I started.

    Hope everyone is having the kind of day they want.

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    Janie, I'm like you, no inspiration. No nice weather either I love your Audrey
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    There's no shame in not sewing for a spell ... ENJOY your gardens and the good weather while you can!

    JanieW ... sure wish I lived closer and could snag some of the bounty! Though you may not want me to have them, Brown thumb that I am. Haven't checked the map ... and am hoping you are no where near those fires.
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    QE--Yep school is pretty much done for the year. I am cutting out the middle for the propellers and using "steam a seam" to applique it on.

    I started laying out the planes alternating with 4-Ps, but then decided to try something a little different. What do you think? Not enough room for dk blue border and propellers all the way around on my design wall, so just did two sides. I will also add an outer border...was thinking repeating the dk blue, but might go with a piano key using the fabrics from the 4-Ps. You can't tell in the pictures, but the planes and propellers are on a very light blue batik for a "sky" effect.
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    I like the design Carrie and the way you are putting it together.

    QuiltE, you have fires burning in Canada?

    Janie, I promised dh he got to use the new Bernina for his kilt sewing that he does for himself and he also quilts. In fact, his free motion is better than mine!! Right now, we are finishing up the Christmas presents two years ago for our son and daughter...too many thicknesses for my Bernina 1530. If I get the binding done on the table runner, Dd's is already to go. Found the fabric in Michigan and love how it sparkles for dd. Like snow crystals in blue and silver. son's is woodier with a 'log' in the center of the table runner.

    I started to put binding on dgs birthday quilt, its 60 by 66, and broke the needle on the 1530; started on the new one 550, and broke the thread there, so I sat lunch on. The turkey was not cooked enough, did not taste like a butterball turkey and the turkey ran over in the oven, leaving a liquid trail of broth to the island. Commercial mix for gravy was not to our liking, so the hens got it in the afternoon. I will boil the bones for noodles and turkey; save some turkey meat to make a turkey salad sandwich with our surplus of eggs.

    So I finished one side of the binding for dgs 's quilt, and then tackled the FWQ and put the binding on one side of it...using the new machine. No other new machine right now; plan to pick up the second one on Saturday...will wait and see what happens then...and will pick up the tables as well.

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    CarrieM .... Here's another possibility ... What about putting the blocks on point?
    I'm more a traditionalist, so I liked the every other placement best.

    Happy Summer Holidays to the CarrieMFamily!
    And Good Luck the kids in the archery competition this weekend.
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    Yes QNSue ... we do have fires burning here too. There's a couple in Alberta right now that are getting a lot of coverage. Thus why I asked JanieW. There were some in New Brunswick and Ontario. I think they are over with. The British Columbia interior always have a lot each year too.
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    BC I can believe; I have traveled through the area..a lot like Northern California or Colorado. Texas has had several because of no rain for so long.

    We had to turn on our air conditioner today; it was a hot day. New chicks are settling in.Name:  DSCN0381.JPG
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Size:  367.1 KBThe chicken tractor A-frame before dh finished it. Upper part is their roosting area, with a 'stairway' down to main floor. That locks them up for security of a night, GardenGal. Downstairs has wire covering so we can see in and the chicks can see out.

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    Nice airplane quilt Carrie. Lots of work and it's paying off.... looks great.

    QuiltE, the fire near Nordegg is about 200kms from us. We usually go to the mountains near Nordegg on Mothers' Day/ we go for a hike and then stop at the neatest little restaurant for supper. Not this year. They phoned my son Saturday night for permission to close the highway and I believe it is getting worse since then. it is very dry here and we have had more wind than usual. The forecast is for 30 to 40 mm of rain this weekend and I hope Nordegg gets all of it.

    Re the achimenes, I will be happy to send you some rhizomes and anyone else who wants them, but it will have to wait until next spring when I can harvest them. This is the neatest plant as it goes dormant during the fall/winter when you stop watering. While they are growing they are reproducing the rhizomes. Then they sit there looking like they are dead. Then in March, they come to life and bloom their little hearts out till you stop watering them. I will send anyone who wants a few rhizomes ( they look like teeny pine cones) next spring after the danger of frost is passed.

    Assuming you are a Leafs fan??? ( should really be Leaves!) QuiltE are you wearing a black armband? What a weird hockey game!

    QNS, Nordegg is fairly close to BC, it's right in the Rocky Mountains and has the same landscape as much of BC. The Alberta Rockies are really, really gorgeous, as much as in BC. We live about 3 hours from Banff and the same distance form the Columbia Ice Fields so we are able to go there for day trips.

    I think that is so cool that your husband sews, and kilts no less. Too bad he usurped your new Bernina, but good on ya for sharing.

    I am filthy from all my outside mucking in the garden so am heading for a long soak.

    I hope everybody had a good day, Night All.

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