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    Mirabelle, Gorgeous. I like the way you outlined each piece with black. You do awesome work.
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    Latest on Bram: they still don't know for sure what the problem is. He will be in hospital for at least another week. He's losing weight again While he's there they will try to get him off of all meds, that's good! Today he was not happy, didn't smile or talk, puked a lot.
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    OH Anael that doesn't sound good a'tall! Doesn't sound like learned behavior either. Prayers & huggs for him & all o' ya'll.
    Mirabelle that's beautiful! It looks just like stained glass! WOW!
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    Thanks Bev. When you talk to 4 different people you hear 4 different explanations. To me it doesn't sound like learned behavior either. One of the nurses said, because of his lung problems when his belly is full it presses against his lungs and that's why he's throwing up so much. Doesn't sound like that's the problem because when he got a lot less food (after he was used to getting much more) he did throw up a lot too. The pediatrician said he wants something in his mouth and this could be his way of doing that. Well, he's got nothing in his mouth after puking and he doesn't look happy either. Conclusion: still unknown why he does puke a lot. And I mean a lot! He was crying this afternoon because he was hungry, got his bottle and 10 minutes later we could mop it all off the floor. And he went to sleep with an empty stumach.
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    Great quilts, mirabelle.

    Anael,

    Has anyone mentioned acid reflux in regards to Bram? The reason I ask is my little grandson had it when he was born and he barfed all the time. He had a lot of nasal congestion, too and as soon as the pediatrician saw him, he put him on meds for the acid reflux and he stopped barfing and the congestion went away. The pediatrician told my son and DIL that 30 % of babies are born with acid reflux and it often goes undiagnosed.

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    Thanks Janie, yes and he's on meds for acid reflux since last week. It should take about a week before they work and there seems to be no effect yet. So maybe we have to wait a few more days?
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    Hi All ... reporting here from the sick bay!
    Yesterday I went off on a little FART (6 LQS ... furthest about 2 hrs away). Main reason was to spend a GC that Frosty had won at one of the Fairs. Did that ... and then some! All was good while away. Then not long after I got home I got cold .... then started shivering ... then sick. And again and again ....... anyway last night was not a good night and this morning I was totally out of it. Haven't accomplished much today ... no more sickness, just the other problem!! And to think I had planned to sew my little heart out all day ... there just wasn;t the interest or energy to do so. HOping for a better night's sleep.

    Sorry I won;t chat long ... just wanted to let everyone know I was alive (I think?)


    Anael ... {{{{{HUGS}}}}} for you and Bram. Good LUck tomorrow ... I'll be thinking about you til you are back in touch. Here's hoping all is straight forward and you are back home in no time with that stone crushed and gone!

    GGal ... Some {{{{HUGS}}}} for you too ... I would be devastated, so I can totally understand your upset.


    Enjoyed the sweet eye candy ... It helped give me a "fix" that I couldn't get IRL today!
    Thanks Ladies!
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    Quote Originally Posted by carriem View Post
    Mirabelle--you did a great job on that. I am guessing you cut all the FQs the same and then just mix/match to get the blocks? Very nice. When is your next meeting? Do you think others will have even one set done?
    Hi Carriem
    This is a really easy crazy pattern, my girlfriend and I devised it together about 8 years ago, I still have our hand written notes. Basically you stack your fat quarters and following a cutting guide, cut them all, then you shuffle them in a particular order then you follow a piecing guide to sew then back together. I decided to add the black for a bit of zing. If you don't add the black you can get these block done and dusted in a day.. I did make these in a day but it slowed me down adding the black.
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    Went to patchwork today, didn't take my machine and instead tried to sort through our scrap bins. About 18 months ago I cut and pieced and cut and pieced a lot, I mean a disgusting amount of blocks to be made into quilts. These were handed out to everyone to put together and quilt. I wrote the patterns and piecing guides to go with them, even adding the binding and backing fabric, so essentially they received a parcel with everything needed. So imagine my surprise when I found 5 of these tops pieced or half pieced and then stuffed into the bottom of the scraps bins. So I handed them out AGAIN and asked that they be returned by the end of the month. We shall wait and see.
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    I have calmed down (a little), sorry to vent.

    Anael I am hoping that they can find a diagnosis quickly and then rectify the problem and Bram can be home where he belongs, hugs to my friend, take care.

    QuiltE I hope you are feeling better soon, sending good vibes your way.

    I have just finished putting the borders on these two quilt tops, don't know if I will get them quilted on the weekend, I just might work on my own "stuff". I plan on binding them both in black and yellow, will cut 20 inch strip lengths of each and sew them together. I only have a little yellow left so want to use it up.
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    Mirabelle--I would be very frustrated as well!! We have some of those types of things we deal with at our retreats. My friend and I organize there retreats (March and October) and we don't make money on them. We just ask that people help with ONE meal throughout the weekend...this includes helping to bring food, prep, and clean up. It is hard to get people to sign up for a food item (I am talking about a loaf of bread or some fruit...nothing big/expensive). Some times people just sit around during "their" meal and let others in the group do their work. Yet they are always happy to eat when it is time.

    I like how you "stretched" the runner with partial blocks! What a great idea!!

    Today is the day though and I really am looking forward to it. I leave in just a couple hours. All is packed. MIL is coming out to keep an eye on the kids while DH is at work today and tomorrow so I don't have to worry about what they're up to, the house will be clean and laundry started before I go (should be done by the end of the day!) and I get to spend several hours with BF shop hopping before the retreat starts.

    I do have to have surgery. No date set yet. Probably early to mid November. Doctor says at least 2 months recovery time. I am going to think 3, then if it is less I will be happy. It will be hard not to sew or do a lot of other things I like to do, but in the long run I will not have the tendon rubbing and the pain will be gone...as long as I let it heal and don't do anything I shouldn't too soon!!! DH and I are going to plan some meals for the first couple weeks and do some prep stuff ahead of time. He enjoys cooking so that is nice, plus the kids like to cook too if they know what needs to be made. No one likes dishes, so I think that will be the only fight as far as chores to get done.

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    Good Morning!

    Thanks MiraB ... and yes, I am feeling somewhat better this morning. Still a way to go, but I am much happier! Finding your 1/2 made kits back into the scraps would have really upset me too. I know I could not have been anywhere near as diplomatic as you were. I just can't imagine anyone doing that ... rather than leaving them at home and saying, oh, haven't done it yet. ggrrrrr!!!!!! Your slash a stash method is the way I did that brown Autumn Windows one. Was kind of FUN at the time ... it was all on the straights, but no reason why they could not have been on the angles. Your bright colours are going to be so nice and cheery in the rooms. I'm already wondering what your quilting style will be for these! hhmmm ... so that makes 3 sets and am I wrong in thtinking that your group only committed to 9 sets? Of course the question ... have any of them even started? OR are they expecting you to do all 9? more ggrrrrr!!!!!!!!!

    CarrieM ... Why can't people do their "fair share"? And then there are others that will go overboard and do far more than you have asked. *sigh* SOME people ARE annoying at times! Try to look past those ones this weekend, and appreciate the ones that go the extra mile. Sorry about your operation ... but delighted that they are going to do it so soon for you. You are a good organizer, so I am sure that once you are back from your retreat, you will go into full planning mode and have everything ell in order for your "down" time! Maybe time for a dishwasher, instead of the humans?
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    Anael...thinking and praying for you and yours.
    QuiltE...hope the nights sleep got you back on your feet. Those sudden onslaughts of chills etc can really upset plans!
    Janie...is your sinus infection clearing up? Those too can almost stop living until they are gone.
    Carrie...sorry to hear about the needed surgery but it sounds like you have already made plans and have good family support. Enjoy your retreat and don't let the slackers get you down.
    Mirabelle...good for you! Somebody needs to keep people accountable even when it's uncomfortable to do so. BTW...I love your latest quilts. You are so very creative. How is your shoulder? It doesn't look like it's slowing you down at all!
    JanRN...have they found a replacement for you? That was a very short retirement!
    Dubib...do you suppose that a good arch support would make a big difference for your back? Funny how you found relief at the door sill. Thanks for the laugh.
    Today I hope to finish putting the borders on my scrappy patchwork. It's fun to have a quilt go together so fast! Then I will pull out the next SYE patterns and work on them. I'm considering using this quilt for shows this next year. So far the piecing is acceptable. Now if I can get the Y seams to cooperate! Have a good day all.

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    GGal ... Thanks and yes, much better and hoping to spend some time with my machine today, to help me feel better! Isn't it nice to do a quick finish quilt once in awhile. You're a good sewist, so I'm sure you will have no problems in doing those y's when the time comes. Besides, you have nice large sides to work with, which should make it easier.
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    White frosting on everything this morning. I guess fall is here!
    Hope surgery goes well carrie. Relief is in sight.
    Lovely stained glass window effect mirabelle.
    Hope Bram's better.
    QE rest is always a good cure all.
    GGal your SPIKE is absolutely lovely! I haven't commented on the pages but I do follow.
    This chick's gotta run. Must go and make a couple of pies to take into church dinner tonight and work at 3:00. That's all folks!
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    OK, I received my MINI book yesterday..YAY!

    Carriem, It will be a struggle for awhile and I know you'll be happy after you're all healed up!! Have a good time at your retreat...

    Anael, hope all goes get better well with Bram & family..You too!

    QuiltE & DD, get better...steam, steam, steam...it breaks up the stuff in the head

    I'm sewing my MB today..cut & pinned it yesterday at work...Learned a new step with the new embroidery machines...They are all so high tech now...My 3 yr old top of the line is now almost passe'...I don't use it very much anyway...I work again on Saturday all by myself...I'll have alot of fun then...When the boss is away!!!!

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    After that MB gets done start on those scraps. I want to see a mini! Oh I'm starting to sound like a certain Canuck!!
    Just checking in--I have pies in the oven as well as two out and a couple of crusts for lemon meringue. Can't burn then now that I have them this far!
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    OK, does it make a difference in doing the kaleidoscope pattern, which way the fabric lays, straight of grain/bias?
    I'm not experienced that much with working with small pieces..I think the seams would also give strength so that they won't distort after removing the paper...Yes, these are pp'd... although I did make some 4" crumb blocks...Hmmm..where are they????

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    Here are the pictures as promised. The first is my Aiming 4 Accuracy completed flimsy. The lighting doesn't do the colors justice. The second is the scrappy patchwork that had been lurking in my drawer and jumped out this week. I love how the sashing is only on 2 sides so it gives the entire quilt a different look. It goes much faster that way too. Name:  DSC01488.JPG
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Size:  327.6 KB The second one is intended for my DH's DGD who just announced her engagement recently. I didn't make them a fancy heirloom quilt that will go in the closet because it's too nice to use but rather one that is intended to go with them wherever they live and have fun...beach, bedroom, patio, car...you get the idea.

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    GardenGal, those are 'purty' indeed... Colorful, bright, cheery and perfectly made. Love both of them. Your DH DGD ought to love hers; it is so perfect in color and design...great job!!

    I thought I would do my MB block today, cut it out yesterday, but Murphy's Law came calling. So I used the ripper again and again...almost finished, then Murphy's Law raised its head again. Sigh. One fourth off on last two sides. The bias of the pieces may have stretched things a bit. Try, Try again. Or change patterns.

    Sorry, Honchey, I have not done the kaleidoscope pattern, although I do have a book on it and the ruler. Sewing is getting to be quite a challenge, but will try to 'carry' on....until my surgery and hopefully, see better after that.

    Thinking of others facing up to their problems as well, hoping the best for each one. Of course, with Anael under going treatment for kidney stones, there is no judge to send the finished block too for judgment...those are so painful, I hope she is doing good and will start feeling better real soon.

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    I've surfaced for a short while The procedure went well though the doctor said he will see me again very soon It wasn't too painful. This afternoon I did feel quite well but tonight I started to feel bad, kidney hurts like ***, colddddddddddddddd but no fever So I took some painkillers and will call it a day now. One more quilt on my bed to keep me warm tonight and tomorrow is another day!
    Thanks my friends for all the well wishes and concerns.
    You can send your blocks for an approval stamp, I do know what I'm saying - I hope

    Short update on Bram: still the same, no news.
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    GGal, Your quilts are so pretty...I like the offset scrappy one...Hmmmm..

    Anael, thats one procedure I have have not endured...I'm glad it wasn't too bad for you..

    In the mini quilt book they have a kaleidoscope and because the scraps are so little I was wondering if placing them anyway they will fit will there be a problem with bias cut sides???

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    Hi, ladies. Managed a day off work today--doc went to a seminar and is going again tomorrow--Yay!! FARTing tomorrow. Will hit the LQS that gives the birthday discount and then to pick up my Sweet 16--finally. It's been to LQS, California, home LQS, parts from California, and finally home tomorrow.

    I'm so sorry everyone is having so many physical problems. It's almost the end of the year; can we hope and pray that 2014 will be kinder to us all?

    Yinz have posted so many beautiful quilts and projects--I love them all and wish I would have had the time to comment individually but please know I love them and appreciate you posting them. It's so nice to come home and look at them.

    Got to the Bat Cave for a few hours today to finish up SYE #4 so hope to get it posted on the week-end. Anne, I've done the Kaleidoscope block, paper pieced, and I did not worry about the bias. The paper and then the seams stabilize it enough. Mine wasn't a mini and I didn't get any stretching or distortion so I'm sure it wouldn't matter especially in a mini.

    Have a good evening everyone. Keep your fingers crossed that we hire someone soon so I can re-retire. Otherwise I'm going to be spotted running naked through the neighborhood singing Jimi Hendrix tunes!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by janRN View Post

    Have a good evening everyone. Keep your fingers crossed that we hire someone soon so I can re-retire. Otherwise I'm going to be spotted running naked through the neighborhood singing Jimi Hendrix tunes!!!
    Thanks for the laugh, Jan.

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    Thank you everyone, yesterday at patchwork we had a new member (who has a longarm, my new best friend) she was teaching everyone the quilt as your go reversible lob cabin block. We had 28 ladies turn up and there was 26 machine humming away. Yet on charity sew day we will be lucky to have 6 ladies turn up with machines and everyone else will have knitting or hand applique they are working on, they will sit with their heads down hoping nobody talks to them. So frustrating

    Carriem will be thinking of you leading up to your shoulder surgery, you have such a wonderful family, you will be pampered as you recover.

    QuiltE I am only giving one set to my club as part of the 10 sets we agreed to contribute, the others will go directly to the club who is organising this project. A personal contribution from me.

    GGal I am being very careful with my shoulder and am quickly learning what hurts the most. Straight sewing is not a problem, machine embroidery seems to be painful, I think that it is the amount of thread changes I do as the arm is raised up and down a lot. Paper Piecing also hurts as I am using the left arm to trim with the rotary cutter and quilting I am only doing in short bursts of an hours (or two) I love your quilts, the colours in your A4A are beautiful and the scrappy is very interesting, love the sashing treatment, very unique.

    Oksewglad - white frosting makes me laugh, it is 9am here and I am starting to perspire, it rained on Thursday night so the humidity level has started to rise, the air conditioner will be turned on about 11, for now the ceilings fans are on full force Yummy pies in the oven, lemon meringue is one of my all time favourites..

    Honchey what brand of new embroidery machine did you get, I just had new gears put in my Pfaff 4.0 CV cost me $400 to have the machine fixed.. I am seriously thinking that my next embroidery machine may be a multi needle one (don't tell DH)

    Anael I hope you are feeling better soon, lots of quilts come in handy sometimes

    JanRN I now have visions of you running naked through the streets in my head, they had better employ someone, anyone, everyone, reallll soooooooonnn

    I sewed three more rows on my mini stars quilt last night, gee its hard to get a photo and not get the design wall in the pic Now I am off to the cave to do a little more quilting on my Tweet quilt. Have a great day everyone
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