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    OKSGlad ... yup, same yellow and blue! Thank you1!! ... and you don't work too hard. When do you and MrOKSG​lad go to State Fair??

    Anael ... yeaaaaaaaa for Bram's perfect night ... and onwards to no-meds!

    GGal ... {{{{HUGS}}}} to you! I'm sure it is a difficult time for you and I hope your husband is a good support to you, and is there to help you face this next phase as a couple. He;s still a part of your life's history though, and the father of your children. You have shown your supportive strength to many of us ... now it;s time to allow yourself to support YOU, in the way, only you know is best, in order to get thru this next while. How nice, for you to get a quilt ready, to deliver to your DS/DDIL when the time comes. As for Spike, it can't steal the show ... it's supposed to only be there like a supporting actress to the stars of the show ... the churns, etc. So go and sew/quilt yourself thru this difficult time!

    Well Ladies ... this is it .... cameo appearances will be made, when I get a chance!
    My August MB was dispatched today with the Carrier Pigeons.
    I hope it wings its way along swiftly, so that _____ can receive it, and let me know how closely it comes to her requests.

    Everyone, please do take care ... and I'll chat with you, when I get a chance!
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    To GGal,

    ~~~~~((((Hugs)))~~~~~

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    Oh what a nice sentiment DD; so profound.
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    Ggal--you are in my prayers. My shoulder is feeling better. Still can't quilt...weight and movement. Maybe next week.

    I did get the embroidered quilt mostly together today. (top 4 rows and bottom 4 rows together...middle row should be done in the next week or so when DD gets the middle block done) Thought I would share a picture before I take it off my design wall. It is 81"x81"
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    And no better way for me to end my check-ins than to see such lovely eye candy.
    Thanks CarrieM ... and sure look forward to seeing the centre block!
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    Ggal hugs to you my friend, a tough time but you are stronger and will handle it with grace.

    QuiltE a beautiful table topper, just perfect

    Carriem your quilt top is looking great, keep going girl almost at the finish line...

    I finished sewing the rows of my jelly roll quilt just have to add borders, it is hanging in the cupboard while I work on my Raggedy Ann quilt top, it has to finished by the time I go to retreat. Will post pics soon.

    Thanks for the advice about my shoulder, I have decided not to quilt any more large quilts but to break them down into smaller sections, a bit like QAYG but my way, a bit more hand sewing but worth the effort.

    I plan on taking my scrap quilts to work on at retreat, I have 47 x 4 inch stars made and need approximately 150 more, I have about 60 all cut, and if I get them done I can work on my Wild and Goosey which is a pp's 3 inch block using tiny bits of fabric. I would also like to get my first Spike made. There is probably a couple more projects in boxes that I may take cause a girl can't take too much. Plan on sewing till midnight every night so that makes 2 days of about 16 house and a half day. wish me luck
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    the hands are not working with the brain I meant to say hours not house and I can pad out the post numbers while I am here
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    I got a new Shark vacuum cleaner. It's the Navigator Lift Away Pro. It's real nice & I can use it, but not for very long. Well I can do it for about 20 min.s at a time. (I couldn't use the old one for more than about 5 min.s. The bendin' is what gits me the most.) I did the long hall, the entrance hall & all o' the bathrooms taday. I did it in 3 different segments o' time. I'll do a bit more each day.
    I got DSon's friends ta help me go & git some big things, like my bougainvillaea, my 2 large decorative rocks, & 2 bin's o' jeans. I think I have 2 more bins o' jeans still at the old house & I already had 1 bin here already. I have the ability ta make several denim quilts & several denim rugs.
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    Thanks for kind words. I love this group if friends! Carrie, your quilt is stunning. I've never seen a setting like that. Is nice DD can contribute too.
    Mirabelle....what a nice way to have some "mindless" sewing and literally built a couple of quilts out of scraps. I'm glad you're being creative in your quilting so you don't damage your shoulder more.
    QuiltE...Bon voyage! Have a fun time and bring back pictures.
    Bev..I have a Shark vaccum too and just love it. Soon you'll have the old house clean and ready to list. I hope it sells fast.
    Today I will sandwich two more border strips and quilt as many of them as I can. I'm running short of backing fabric so will have to get creative and do some piecing with leftovers as I need it. Nice and cool today and I should be in the garden......

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    Here's my hugs for you, Ggal--we're here for you!

    Well, friends, the best laid plans........ I have 3 weeks off work and vowed to get my Rosie quilt finished. Got it all ready to go, practiced drawing designs on a white board, got my practice sandwich in position, stepped on the foot peddle and...Nothing!!! Yep, no communication between foot peddle and motor. After spending 2 days on the phone with HQ tech (who was awesome, BTW) decided it's best to take the S16 to the dealer and get it checked, sounds like an electronic problem. Will pack it up over the week-end and take it to dealer who, thankfully, is only 1/2 hour away and has an awesome LQS. They were so nice and helpful to an hysterical quilter!! Thought I killed it somehow; maybe it was all the nasty names I've called it. So Rosie will sit & stare at me some more. She's becoming the Quilt That Won't Go Away.

    Hope yinz are having a better week than I am LOL.
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    LOL Jan that will teach you not to call S16 names anymore

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    OMG Anael, that is a precious photo. You should enlarge and frame that one!

    Oh Jan, so sorry about your HQ! Darn, you were finally ready to get that quilt done, and now problems.

    I have been on a roll. I finished the bonus block quilt (will photo today), and am almost done with another quilt I just needed to finish quilting. I tried to quilt these flowers in some white areas, and tore them out at least twice because they had those eyelash things on the back. I took it out and tried again with my newest sewing machine. Same thing - so I fiddled with the tension, and low and behold it started sewing perfectly. This is the first time I had tried the variegated thread, and it was thicker than normal. Maybe that had something to do with the tension needing to be changed. Whatever the problem, I am quilting the border then can bind! Yippee!!! I am loving looking at empty bins that held these projects that just needed quilting.
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    Better to have "Rosie" not go away than to her in the box never to be opened

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    Oh what a precious pic of the SewGrands. Mic looks like he has blonde eyebrows and eyelashes and baby blues like my GS. GD just has the blonde hair.

    Oh Jan you'll git 'r done sooner or later.

    Jeanie so anxious to see your #2 quilt fun and done. Sometimes I think variegated thread is variegated in weight as well as color. I too have more problems with it than straight color threads.

    GGal--hmm look Two. Two. Two quilts in one with your creative backings! Can't wait to see.

    Had to make a road trip today and yes a LQS stop on the way home--picked up a bit of JoMorton fabric and some FQ's on sale. Now to plant a few perennials I also got on sale. Our cooler and wetter weather is perfect for getting them started. Usually too hot and dry this time of year to even think about it. Might start some lettuce again. Kale needs to be picked as well. Still no fresh tomatoes--grr.
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    My diet is fresh tomato and bacon sandwiches, morning, noon and night...all I can eat and enjoy!! Love it. Lots of tomatoes(free), OK, and we are only two hours from Des Monies down highway 63. Have a Singer sewing machine and a Elna in cabinet real cheap, too.

    Bf came down this afternoon and brightened up my day 'cause we went to the LQS and Western meats.

    Anael, what a wonderful picture of the SEW GRANDs... yes that needs to be put an album. or framed and hung on the wall.

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    Another beautiful photo Anael, so precious to see the all together and look no oxygen yay

    So here is a pic of my wip's, the first is my jelly roll quilt, no borders yet, maybe next week.
    The second is the Raggedy Ann quilt I am working on, since taking the pic I have the blocks together and only have to make a checkerboard for the final border.

    The next two pics and of my haul for this week, I ordered these fabric from fabric.com, I have a quilt in mind and needed a lot of variety and small prints so hopefully they will go with what I already have. They are one yard lengths

    Check out the little peirot on the left hand side of the Raggedy Ann, I am stitching them out while I put Raggedy together, they are do cute:
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    Beautiful fabric, Mirabelle. Can you believe I just purchased a quilt pattern book that has the first quilt pattern in it? Might have been in a magazine...but I have that pattern now.

    Now I know how a turtle feels on his backside...I slipped and fell down in the chicken yard tonight trying to get a guinea back into the poultry yard. Thought I was going to spent the night there. LoL.!! Dh went for his Rubber Maid cart to 'pick' me up and he could not hardly 'lift' me up!! Finally made it over to the fence post and got my feet under me so I could 'rise up' with help and get back on my feet. My knees are so bad, cannot rise up on my knees at all. Wonder if I should go on a diet and lose some weight or have dh develop a hoist to lift me up. The guinea found its way back into the chicken yard and into the hen house while we were struggling to get me up.

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    I worked in the sewin' room taday. Mostly I stacked boxes around the rooms against the walls. They were hap-hazardly placed all over the room. I did wane ta see what was in each box & stack 'em in a way that I could figure 'em out. I kinda know what is where now. Well "kinda" is the key word here. LOL At least it's not a maze in there now.
    I think my dogs think that they are squirrels. They are eattin' acorns regularly now. LOL
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    Do all of you see what I see???? I hope you're paying those "Elves" overtime Mirabelle Nice online haul!!! that's something I don't do very often...I've only purchased at Missouri Star Quilt Co.

    Beautiful photo of the Sewgrands Anael...All those blue eyes...I love blue eyes...

    Jan, I'm sorry that your S16 isn't feeling well...

    QNS, you have to watch your steps....No more baking for you!!!!

    I'm having a difficult time deciding which block & the fabric color placement to use in my MB for this month...do I make the dynamite block with my choice of fabric color layout or just do the great block with the recipients color preferrence...I know the block will look great but I'm befuddled as to which one to do...Would any of you be offended if the color preferrence isn't in the order you wanted but it would look great & outstanding???

    Dublb, my Shamus (Scottie) used to chase squirrels...he never acted like one tho
    I've been puttering around the house getting rid of this & that...I can't imagine the move you've just almost completed...
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    Mirabelle - nice material you got - what fun to get that package in the mail! Your quilts are wonderful!

    QNS - OMG - I'm glad you did not break anything! You are going to be black and blue all over! Please be careful!

    Dublb - I surely don't envy you with all you have yet to do - but you know it will be wonderful when it is all done!

    And my news - they are installing the cabinets tomorrow and Friday!
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    Please be careful QNS it is so easy to break something as we age, I'm not saying you are old, I'm just saying we are ageing and must be careful

    Yay JeanieG you're almost at the finish line

    Bev take your time it will get done, just pick a box and work out of it, that way you can play "sew surprise"

    I have just finished the checkerboard for Raggedy and hope to start quilting it tomorrow, its not big just 52 inches square..
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    Mirabelle, its the truth I am not getting younger but denial of getting older!! One day at a time. Surprising, I feel better today than yesterday.

    Going to have eye checks for the both of us today. My distance vision is worse; I stand at the end of the grocery isle and cannot read the sign in the middle of the isle to tell me what is there. Headlights of cars coming toward me are blurry and doubled, so its time I checked out my vision...no new classes since 1999 when the optic nerve blew out in my left eye.

    Beets are ready to do. Even though I tried to give away most of the garden veggies, I will have to do beets and a batch of tomatoes, try to pick beans and work them up, and berry row needs picking. So no sewing for me today. Sigh. Bummer. Maybe I can slip some into my day.

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    Ooh QNS, 1999 is a long time ago, I have to get my eyes checked and new glasses every 2 years. I like to keep the optometrist in business I also have to see the eye specialist every 12 months as apparently I am in the top 5% to contract glaucoma, he only works 4 days per week, I like contributing to his retirement fund. You should notice a big difference with new glasses.

    And now I will say goodnight to you all
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    JanRN....so sorry about the S16...and just when you had gotten up the courage to start! Hope it's something minor.
    Anael....I guess IRL it might not be hard to tell the twins apart but in that picture, they look so much alike...and like their brother! A family worth fighting for!
    Mirabelle...I recognize a couple of the fabrics. Are any of these the ones your DH picked out for his quilt?
    Jeanie...I bet I know what you will be doing Saturday! How nice to get back to living.
    Bev....sounds like the dust is settling a little with the maze disappearing. How much still needs to be done on the old house?
    QNS....I will confess...your description of the poultry yard event had me in stitches. Please, I can find a good laugh another way so don't do it again! I'm glad that you weren't seriously hurt and that Rubbermaid could do the heavy lifting.
    OK...I've considered planting fall crops but DH will be burying my garden in leaves in a couple of months. I'm glad your errands took you past your LQS. Always the pause that refreshes!
    Quilting borders take longer than I estimated so I still have 3 to go. I think I will like them when I get them all on. Maybe today? Have a good one!

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    I decided to make both blocks and let Anael choose!!! I hope to get them finished today...

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