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    My youngest brother just called to tell me my oldest brother died last Friday at the age of 62. We haven't seen each other in years due to family problems. Still it's a very strange feeling.
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    Anael I am thinking of you, I understand that strange feeling, especially when they are problems.. Hugs coming your way.
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    Instead of a pic of me how about one of my darling DD, I am sure she won't mind. This was taken in her courtyard and I had just finished hemming her dress two minutes before she put it on
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    Just think of me as an older version of her, a much older version with lots of grey hair
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    Here is the third free BOM from Quilting on the Square for anyone who is interested

    http://www.quiltingonthesquare.com/s...urenglish.aspx
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    Thank you Karen!

    You do have a beautiful daughter. Did you make her dress? You: 20 years older?? LOL

    Thanks for the link! I downloaded the designs, one day......
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    Anael, condolences on the loss of your brother. Even with estrangement, it's still a loss. Prayers for you.

    Mirab, what a lovely daughter and her dress is awesome!! And you hemmed it--LOL--I don't think I remember how to hem anything. Any clothing article that needs repair in my house has its own version of The Box That Shall Never Be Opened. Beautiful picture.

    QNS, thank you for the email with pics of such amazing quilts. Are they really made by human beings????? I cannot imagine having that much vision, talent and skill. Think I'll do laundry today instead of quilting; feeling a little humbled by such beauty.

    OKsewglad, thought of you while on FART yesterday. I saw more cows, sheep, and goats yesterday than I've seen in my life. I'm only 40 miles from Pittsburgh; hardly think "farm country" when you think of this area but that's where I was. Also passed a buffalo farm. Buffalo!! Who'd think there were buffalo in this area but there must have been 50 of them from babies to huge!
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    About the Block ... Forgot to tell the rest of the story ... When I went back on Fri night, the Challenge Coordinator met me with Congratulations that I had won the class!!! I think she was thrilled that I had added the bell to it and did the extra embroidery. No idea as to what tipped the Judge's decision though. They did not have them displayed yet, so I was given the stack of 13 entries to go thru, one by one! That was a nice treat for me. A lot cut out the "wheels" and appliqued them to the background fabric. Many had no reference to the cowbells part of the theme. A couple had beautiful carousel horses appliqued on, with the "wheels" patched onto the horses, like blankets. A couple were simply pieced blocks using the fabrics and the wheel fabric just showed up thru the large patches. One had used a black polka dot addition that really brought out the punch in the block, and some had reds. A cute one had a piece of cow print, covered over by the spotted fabric done as a peak-a-boo block. A couple had appliqued cowbell shapes on top of the blocks. I forget what else. I had hoped for the display to be done so I could do a photo. Darn! Should have asked her to do it and send it to me, as I expect the display will be gone by the time I get there tonight. Now, I have to wait til next year to see the finished quilt!

    JanieW ... Thank you for your part in this winning block. I managed to find a small scale spotted material in a pieces of fabric I had bought for the PC, but never used.

    OKSGlad ... I forgot to mention the added highlight of WDE Exec being from Ames! I'm thinking with all the cross-overs that you will know him. Now you have me wondering what you were EQ creating last night ... of course, it just might help if I were to read the old posts! When do you fly off? Getting excited?

    MiraB ... Thank you ... I wish I had started earlier ... and would have had the time to fiddle and figure, to have the cow right against the carousel, on the top and left sides, without the white background there. Being down to the crunch ... and knowing I wanted to try to get my PC done, I was less interested in the block at that point!

    Anael ... so sorry for you and your loss. It's an odd feeling isn't it ... my MIL died a month ago, and the family did not let me know. The first I knew was when my sister called and was chatting away, and made no sense. I finally asked, what are you taking about? and she back tracked and told me, and added "but your name was in the paper". I wasn't surprised that they did not contact me, though on the other hand, I had hoped they would rise to the occasion and tell me directly, but no.

    MiraB ... Your daughter looks fantastic! How much is she down now? Keep congratulating and encouraging her on her progress, for me. Lovely dress ... was there a special occasion? Again, I bet the answer lies for me in the unread posts! I do like those blocks. Perhaps nicer than last year's set, as they are more unique? Have you started making them yet?

    JanRN ... I bet you acted as the FARM tour guide to your FART'ing friends yesterday. Just think how much the wiser you are thanks to your PC education! Not far from me is a buffalo farm too, and yes, seems odd to see the beasts out on the range ... and less than an hour to downtown TO, as well! Do I have to read the earlier posts to find out about the FART?

    QNSue ... agree with the others. Those quilts are beyond belief!!! Thanks for giving us the link. Just when I'd think I had seen the best, then there'd be another. Can you imagine gasping for air if we'd seen them IRL?
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    Beautiful picture, Mirabelle, but a better one would have been the two of you together. Bet you look more like sisters than Mother and daughter!

    Ansel, sorry about your loss. And QuiltE, sorry about your loss as well. Too bad the families did not contact you, Quilte. Their loss, not yours. How well I know your feelings as most of dh's family will have nothing to do with me or our children! Silly to blame me for something I did not do. Mainly, by marrying dh and that I did do. And my SIL will not answer my phone calls or communicate with me, so if DB dies, I will not know it.

    Enjoy the Quilt Canada photos I emailed. DD's bounced back undelivered. Site is www.equilter.com but it was the newsletter I sent everyone to see the pictures. May be on the blog of hers as well. $$$$$$$$$ toward charity just staggers my mind when you see the percentage and how much they have taken in with their business..

    Everyone have a lovely Sunday...

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    Sounds like a nice plan coming up

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    Jan--sounds like you had a fun day!

    QE--your Cowbells and Carousels block turned out great! I am not too surprised that you won. So do you get the blocks/quilt next year? Or is it raffled off?

    Karen--nice picture of your DD. Great job staying on top of the MBs. Are you making the Quilt on the Square BOMs as they come out?

    Anael--sorry to hear about your brother. Praying for you. How was your time with the twins?

    QNS--you have a wonderful Sunday too.

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    !!!GOODMORNING!!!

    To each and all of you lovely ladies!!! I have been following along, just have to jump on and say "HI" when I get a minute

    sooooo "HI"
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    Thank you all!

    Carrie, my time with the twins was great. I cuddled, kissed them (from all of you Sew Grannies too ) and was glad my DDIL was changing diapers
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    HI ... back, DDamsel!!

    CarrieM ... now wouldn';t that be a great thing, the prize for the winning block, to be the completed quilt! Yes, the blocks will be made into a quilt ... and then a raffle as a fundraiser for the Fair.

    Anael ... smart lady! Let DDIL do the changing! You have earned the rights to just the FUN stuff with the SewGrands! Any new pics for us to enjoy?



    And now .... I with a pot of Stormy Nights tea at my side, I am now about to sit and read .... and see how much of the 137 posts I can get read before I have to leave!
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    OKSGlad ... better keep the chiro visits frequent and be sure you are tuned up well before your big trip! Great design with so much thought for the 50th gift. They will really appreciate it. Large enough to be practical for use ... and even could be a wall hanging, for the "right" spot! BTW the fabric you described, is it the one I am thinking about ... I used it in one of the quilts for the Story of Butter last year, and showed it at the Fair this weekend.

    DublB ... glad you got home safely. Now for some pics please of OKSGlad's and GrannyQ's blocks! And yes, maybe they are posted after I stopped reading! .... and if not ... here's a nudge to do so!

    Anael ... so glad to know that Isa's eyes had the treatment. Do they know now that it is a success? Or is it something to learn with time?

    JanRN ... patience! And you know what they say to do for FMQ success, drink some wine first! Great gift for the fundraiser. Should be a popular item at the event.

    MiraB ... oh I love that afghan. Like all your work, the colours are perfect! I used to crochet a lot, seldom do now. Even made a full sized tablecloth when I was married, for our dining room table!

    MercysLand ... Thank you for your kind words! the PC as you will have seen by now has been quilted and shown. I'll be taking a full pic of it hopefully this week, if the weather cooperates! The FWS tan is actually a rich gold, with some metallic bits in it. Might be a fusions? not sure!

    QNSue ... looks like some good finds in your FART trip! How may shops are in this Iowa State Hop? Hope youare getting CarrieM's? All of you MidWest Ladies should have a meet up at one of the Hop's Shops!

    JanieW ... great pics of your flowers, but the BEST are the twins with Audrey! I have a sea of blue forget-me-nots across the edge of my bush right now. Last week, I planted some that I got from a friend, that when established will be weed-like and give lots of yellow all summer.

    GGal ... crockpots magnify the potency of spices, so rule of thumb, use less. Hopefully it wasn't too overpowering. However, some like it that way! Looking forward to seeing pics of all these finishes of yours. Good Luck with your consignment selling.


    And now ... I'd better get my act together ... and get outta here and get ready to be "on the road again"!
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    Mirabelle - I'm with you on going with Jan on a FART to the outlet store! That sounds like so much fun!!! I'd probably fill up a bin in the RV with fabric! LOL
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    I took my camera out to capture the yard in bloom this morning from road side, to house side, to the orchard. Selected a few to 'show' today. Tulip Tree, older than I am, at the front gate is in bloom:Name:  DSCN0123.JPG
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    Mystery on how it stopped with a picture of the tulip tree!
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    Mirab & Jeanie, I'd love to have you come along. I can't tell you how overwhelming that warehouse was!! Jeanie bring the RV-you could fill it. Hmm--how will we get Mirab & all her purchases home??? Cargo plane??

    QNS, I love all your flowers and can almost smell them. A virtual bouquet!

    QE, stay safe and have fun in all your travels.

    Hey back at ya DD!
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    QuiltE, way to go with another winning block! Be happy on the road, be safe and tell us all about it.

    JanRN, wish I were there with you, but happy you had a good time on your FART

    Hi back at you DD!

    No more FART for a month; bf wants her space to come to terms with family problems and I agree that I am there for her; just a phone call away and she makes the call. Is there something in the waters that is causing everyone problems??? I will remember her in my prayers.

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    QNS--beautiful walk around the house. Bummer we won't be able to meet. Praying your friend can get her family problems worked out soon.

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    Anael I did not make her dress, she bought it on the Tuesday and the Ball was on Friday. I am 28 years older than her but we are very very close and I just love her to bits.

    QuiltE - she has lost 33 kilos or 72 lbs so far. She is a member of a gym and they hosted a 12 week fitness and weight loss challenge and she participated. They had boot camps and participants had to work out and do as many different exercise classes as possible to earn points. There were 80 people who completed the challenge and Friday night was the Masquerade Ball to announce the winner. Whilst she did not win the first prize which was $10,000 she is continuing on her journey and is thinking of participating in the next challenge which starts in August.

    Carriem - haven't thought too much about the Quilting on the Square blocks at this points, but might look at them when I have a couple more ufo's finished.

    QNS - more beautiful photos of your gardens thank you

    JanRN - I like the cargo plane idea

    Yesterday I finished piecing the blocks for Smith Mountain Morning, all 56 of them, so today my plan is to "try" and get the top all pieced and maybe think about the borders. Not sure if I like the border that Bonnie has put on her quilt. And I just have to sew the binding on Star Struck so that is another job to do this week. Then I am going to line up my project boxes and see what can be finished next, well that is the plan, but something "new" might just distract me
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    Karen--I looked up the Smith Mtn pattern and wow that is a lot of work! Good job. I can see how the borders might not be my first choice either. What colors did you do it in? I am with you on the Quilting on the Squares blocks...just trying to get some more UFOs done first. I have at least 2 I want to get finished this month.

    I *should* be able to get the one I am working on now done this week. It uses a free pattern called "Vanilla Sky" by Benartex. I changed the pattern by making it rectangle (repeating part of the block and adding to the top and bottom; each block is 24"!) and changing the borders to a narrow one and then a piano key since I didn't have enough of any one fabric to do the borders like the original pattern. I bought the fabric before choosing a pattern...it was a big sale a couple years back "buy 7 yds get 7 FREE".

    No sewing this weekend...busy yesterday and today just taking it easy in the house...spending lots of time on the QB looking at photos of quilts.

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    Carriem I used browns and blues scrappy with the same background fabric as my constant. My DS is a bit finicky with quilts and doesn't like loud colours or florals so a bit hard to make him quilts. His favourite colours is black, but not mine and I find black really hard on the eyes to quilt.

    Laundry is all done, floors mopped, kitchen tidied up so I am off to the sewing room, at least until DH gets home from fishing
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    Thanks for more quilt pictures--I've enjoyed the variations so much.

    gardnergal970 I just loved your Pony Club Quilt with the stepping stone blocks. Really beautiful and so creative!

    QuiltingNinaSue The bright colors that you used on your quilt are lovely. What a wonderful addition of the fence and farm scenes. It does make it one-of-a-kind. Thanks, too, for the photos of your property. So pretty!

    Anael I'm very sorry to hear about your brother.

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