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    Wow, lost of things going on = had tons of messages to read through.

    We had a great camping trip. Weather was warm (80's) in the afternoons. Everyone was pleased with our first attempt at hosting the rally. Our breakfasts went well, that was what my friend and I was most worried about. Glad that is over for two years!

    Anael - so sorry Bram is still having his vomiting problem! Poor Baby!

    Mirabelle - those are great quilts. I just love the Crazy Quilt design one! Such bright, beautiful colors!

    QNS & Mirabelle- that MB is wonderful. It looks great with your other blocks QNS!

    Carrie - sorry you have to have surgery, but know you will be so happy to get your shoulder fixed!

    Anael - hope your feeling better today!

    QuiltE - glad you are feeling better! Must have picked up a 24 hr bug, I hear they are going around.
    "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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    Hi Mirabelle,,I work for Husqvarna Viking part time.. The manager calls me in when they need me.The Gallery is located in a Joann's Fabric store... I have a Designer Diamond & the Designer SE...They are both sewing & embroidery machines..The machine I learned a new lesson on is the Designer Diamond Royale that is in the store...I don't need another embroidery machine..I also have a Viking 850 (sewing) a Pfaff Quilt Expression 4.0 (sewing) and a little Janome Platinum 720 that I travel with...some stay in NC...the Pfaff & Diamond are here in NJ...
    Jan, Viking also has a Platinum sit down quilter which is probably like the Sweet 16...this new quilter has me tempted... Our Gallery won't have this one in the store....Only the larger stores will have it for demos...
    So many machines and so little sewing..

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    Honchey - it would be so much fun to "play" with those machines! Sounds like a great part time job, I'd love something like that, I think!!!
    "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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    I can't get over how much mirabelle gets accomplished. Love the little stars.
    Honchey I don't think it matters with that kaleidoscope block--you know how to starch so give the fabric that paper stiffness and the fabric won't stretch out of shape!
    I'm whipped--on my feet for 4 straight hours--made 6 one gallon batches of gravy tonight--don't think I want to even eat the stuff ever again. Night all.
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    Yes, the trouble is the darn customers get in between my "fun" play time

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    Oksewglad I already had the stars and quarters square triangles pieced so not that much work to sew together 3 rows. I quilted 3 more blocks on my Tweet quilt today and sorted out the half made charity quilt which is now all pieced and borders on. Might try and get it basted tomorrow and start quilting it.
    Karen

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    Dear Miss October ... My apologies as I totally forgot to mail your MB and dispatched it yesterday. I guess making it early messed me up, as it was too early then to mail and then it got set aside. So, we can always hope that the snails move quickly this time, and you do not need to develop too much patience! I hope! I hope!

    Which also means ... Dear Anael ... oops, forgot in September and now October, but will send you pics today! I guess a little late for Inspector's approval, though you also might tell me to start again and send another!

    Thanks Dear Friends!! ... I allowed myself a slow-pace day yesterday. Did some sewing. Did some resting. Went to the post office. This morning, I'm feeling pretty good, but still a little queasy down below! Wish me luck today, as I "have" an out-of-office meeting. YIKES!


    OKSGlad ... we've had some frostings here too. Last night though it was a downpour of liquid. Hope the Church work did not give Ilean an invitation to visit. Ahem ..... I saw/heard that comment!!!! *giggle*

    Oh yes, Honchey ... we want to see a Mini Delight! Remember though, it was OKSGlad who started THAT!!!!!!! And not a Certain Canuck! So do I see a new S16-like machine in your future? Have FUN on Saturday and I will look forward to hearing what the mouse does, when the cat is away!!!! About your Mini Kaleido ... there are so many different kaleido patterns, so not sure which one you are doing. It sounds like you are PPing, so my experience has been, it does not matter which direction the fabric lands (bias, straight or anything but!) that's the joy of PPing, as it stabilizes and avoids any stretch. I trim and press after every seam, to make sure I get the seam opened up flat.

    GGal ... two great finishes!!! I'm curious, that after doing A4A, what skills did you feel they helped you sharpen in order to A4A? And where has it made the most difference for you in this quilt and others you have been working on. I hope you will share, to help us all learn more as to how to A4A. Are you going to quilt both? or send out?

    Anael ... do hope that you were able to get comfortable and have a good night's sleep, and are feeling a little better today. I am so sad for Wee Bram {{{{HUGS}}}} to both of you!!

    JanRN ... xxxxfingers crossedxxxx for a re-invigorated S16 and for you two to have a good weekend together. Here's to much success on your FART Birthday Celebrations!!!!!! DJ fabric acquisition at that discount would be wonderful. Oh, what a visual.......... that should make the international news, for sure!!!!!!!!

    MiraB ... sounds like your patchwork ladies are getting more frustrating all the time! gggrrrrr!!! Have never heard of the log cabin reversible QAYG. I'm intrigued! Smart Lady you are for your extra McD donations! I started to laugh as you gave us your weather report ....... and have to ask ... have you ever seen frosting? OMG ... your stars are looking more and more beautiful with every showing!

    JeanieG ... good to have you back with us. That's a pretty good deal if you only have to host once every 2 yrs! I didn't realize there were that many in your group.

    Have a great day Ladies ... talk to you all, later!
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    QuiltE..my piecing has been improving over the past couple of years but this exercise with accuracy on the front burner, not just something sewn together, made me much more concerned about results. When points were chopped off, I learned it only took a little effort to rip and resew. I've never done 1/2 square triangles using the larger square, sewing on the diagonal, and then trimming. I've always used templates. I revisited using the June Tailor strip cutter and was much more successful. I used Eleanor Burns ruler for flying geese and don't plan to ever use templates again. To sum it up, the extra thought and effort it took to do it right got results I'm proud of. I will never be anal so there will be some chopped points in the future just because "it's good enough" but at least now I am certain that I can do better. BTW, Michelle will be doing another Quilt Along in January which I probably will do. Mid November she will show the quilt with fabric requirements. This one will have some PP and appliqué so more skills to address.
    i do need to give credit to Bonnie Hunter for the sashing idea in my scrappy quilt. She had a quilt with that technique on her blog which I like so I tried it.
    I didn't get to my SYE yesterday but my scrap bins got much needed attention. At least two quilts waiting for a pattern. Have a good day all!

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    GGal ... What a wonderful learning quilt for you! When I started back sewing a few years ago, I went with familiar and used an Eleanor Burns book. It was actually more detailed than any of my old ones (didn't have them anymore) ... and she basically had you sew two pieces together and measure. Add another and measure. That really got me back into good habits at the start. I did all the blocks in that book, then onwards to another Eleanor book ... not quite as detailed, but I kept to that style as I had discovered how everything pieced together perfectly and laid flat and square with minimal trimming ..... if I got that blasted 1/4" seam right! Gradually, it came easier to do. I learned the HST diagonal method when I did a Carpenter's Star in a course, when I started back quilting the time before (that was 14 yrs ago!), then life happened, and I had that 7 yr gap! I oversize them and trim to the size to A4A! I've never done templates for anything ... several different geese methods, though Eleanor's ruler makes it pretty straight forward. And even if I use the other methods, I still use her ruler for trimming. Chopped points will be soon in your past ... the few times it happens now, it will stick out at you with a sore thumb and guess what, I think you just might get some of JanRNs and my anality! (even though you say not ... we'll see!)
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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!!!
    You can have my hair to make the picture complete They called my Jimmy Hendrix when I was young!

    I'm running a fever now, called the hospital but lucky me, I took some painkillers so the fever went down and I don't have to go to the ER. Otherwise I would have had to go and I would have been admitted.
    I'm still very cold but not as miserable as last night.

    Bram lost weight again, that's the only news I have.

    QuiltE, I did see your email but didn't have a look yet. I will today and tell you what I think
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    Back to the sewing room to try pattern number two for the October MB 'cause there cannot be a failure to produce a block for the waiting one to receive it. So sore and tired this morning and my knee is killing me.

    Dh decided to 'move' the poultry to the front side...West Side....from the East Side by moving their houses first, then try to convince the 'birds' to trot into their new location with ease. Three hours later, the guineas had flown up into the Wisteria bushes and trees and several hens also 'hid' out in the darkness...two guineas came into the garage for the night. Don't think they will ease into their new location tonight either. They may be the smartest animal on the farm, but they don't lead or follow very well. LOL!! Never mind how many times I have told him to only move their houses with them inside, so once they come out in the new location, they will go back there without any problems. I am very glad I did not fall in the darkness of the night and do more damage to my knee; abusing it with all that walking was enough for a week or two.

    Have a good day, and enjoy a very special moment!

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    Oh so much pleasant chatter from everyone, it cheers me up.

    I am still unwell, coughing up a lung on a regular basis. It is amazing that this can last so long and that this puny little body can produce so much gunk.

    Sounds like you had quite the adventure, QNS. Sorry to hear that your knee is so painful. I hope you get relief soon.

    Mirabelle , you have inspired me to get at some UFOs. You are so productive and your work is so good. I have a friend who sews like mad, churns them out quickly but they are not well made.

    You can add me to the anal list, QuiltE !! I try to let things be good enough, but they end up getting redone. Sigh.

    GGal, I loved your quilts, too. I am a scrappy lover and yours was really gorgeous.

    Today I promised to pick my grandson up from school this afternoon and bring him back here til after supper. He loves to get a day with us without his twin brothers. So I hope to get some work done on my controlled scrappy blue/yellow/white double Irish Chain before I go get him. This will be the third winter for this one so it's time to get her done. I won't be machine sewing much for a while as I expect I will be down with my other kids for a month or more to help out when my DIL has her surgery. That will be a good time to get done lots of hand sewing on the preemies' binding.

    Off to the cave to piece some Irish Chain. Have a good one everybody. May all our aches and pains and illness disappear!

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    QNS...sounds like this month is a "Trick or Treat" in more ways than one...I have to redo the center of my MB 'cause I forgot to insert the center when I drew it up in EQ7...It looked kind of funny cause the middle was so BIG..I said to myself maybe it will look smaller after the other pieces go around it...NO, No, No!...it didn't...

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    Well, I tried again and sent the block off to Anael for her opinion. Cannot say that it was as successful as I would like, guess my eye is not seeing the true measurement right now. Simple enough pattern, but it came up short....hope the surgery will fix my vision very quickly. Fingers crossed. My apologizes to the receiver of the MB...will re-place it at a later date.

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    QuiltE I have never never never seen snow, would love to though. DH says we have lived in the tropics toooooo long to ever venture into snow country plus I would have to buy a winter wardrobe, don't even own any boots
    I managed to get the charity quilt basted last night so I am off to the cave to quilt it today, just straight lines.

    Hope everyone is feeling a little better today, if not be nice to yourself and rest and get well soon
    Karen

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    Quote Originally Posted by mirabelle View Post
    QuiltE I have never never never seen snow, would love to though. DH says we have lived in the tropics toooooo long to ever venture into snow country plus I would have to buy a winter wardrobe, don't even own any boots
    I managed to get the charity quilt basted last night so I am off to the cave to quilt it today, just straight lines.

    Hope everyone is feeling a little better today, if not be nice to yourself and rest and get well soon

    We live in an area where we can expect snow that will stay until spring any day now and I do not own a pair of boots. I hate winter boots and never wear them, so you would be okay, mirabelle!

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    goodmorning ladies good to see everyone

    Im at my sisters for a couple of days, the kids are having a blast with cousins
    and I got SIX quilts spray basted yesterday my sister has a great kitchen floor!

    WOW "Snow" is a four letter word that nobody is allowed to say May-Sept because if you SAY it.... it will show up!!!
    Oct-April... it is inevitable!!!! and it CAN be used as a curse
    "Frosting" Cute! is that why my youngest son thinks he can go out in the morning and LICK it of of things? LOL

    Have a GOOD one Ladies!!!!
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    So does anyone else want to join the AnalAnnies with JanRN, JanieW et moi?

    JanieW
    ... I think it won;t be long til we have GGal along with us!
    That was not the kind of souvenir you were to bring home from the UK!
    Maybe time to start a hexie project, for when you don' have enough handsewing for your "southern" excursions?

    QNSue ... Big stars to you for all you are still doing with your cataracts. My last months, I could NOT sew, see the computer monitor, read, etc. .... I truly was a functioning blind soul. So I am happy for you to be able to see and do so much right now. Two weeks now and it will be over.

    MiraB ... Oh heck, tell your DH, you both should hop on a big bird and fly yourself to visit us during snow times!!! We'll all dress you up and let you frolic and play in it like a kid!

    JanieW ... whaaaaaaaaat? no snow boots?

    DDamsel ... yeaaaaaaa! for all those sandwiches! Getter watch out or DS will be eating them with his frosting!
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    Janie, when we moved back North, I had to get snow boots and parka to survive the cold. Love it when it snows, but hate getting out into the fowl weather of winter. But I will smile, remembering when I was South and barely any winter, just *HOT* weather, fire ants and sand burrs. So funny our last Christmas there when it snowed for the first time in a hundred years there; all my themes for winter decor (for some 20 years) was "Let it Snow". It snowed like eight to 12 inches of fluffy, white snow that Christmas. And the furnace when off on Christmas eve. . . no repair men were working for two days and the rental company could care less whether we had heat or not.

    Memories. Store up new ones this weekend. Take pictures. Celebrate the day. May it be a good weekend for you.

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    I hope you ladies are not referring to me as being Anal???!!!
    I'm relaxing...having a Cosmo...sold 2 small machines today..will be reworking the center of my MB for this month...arggghhhh!!!
    I love the snow when it is falling...don't mind going out in it...Don't like when it falls into the collar of my jacket...Can't wait to test my skills at controlling the sliding of the car in the fresh snow...have to get that under my belt for the season...anyone else feel that way??? our road doesn't have much traffic after the first heavy snowfall...
    QNS..I measured the tablerunner at work today and will email them to you probably tomorrow...they are still in the car...I forgot who else wanted them???I also printed out the pp patterns for 2 of the mini's OK...I'm going to do the kaleidoscope very scrappy with pink corners in each block so that there is some color control.. I have the kids tomorrow afternoon...Hamburgers & tater-tots for Dunch!!! waffles with ice cream for dessert!!! Do the papers at 6p.m. then crash for the evening...

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    I've had a crazy day. First, 2 things broke yesterday. The electric fence & the dryer. Dh tried ta fix both & they were too far gone. Taday he & I went dryer shoppin'. The used ones were $200. The cheapest one at Sears was $400. Then we went ta Lowes. They had one at $300. We got that one. While we were there we also got a fence charger. (The blond dog was diggin' up my Indian Hawthorn again.) We brought those home & got 'em installed then were just chillin' & watchin' the Sackets mini series. (Yes I know it's an old one but we like it.) Then my DM & DGM stopped by. After they left #1DSon called & asked us ta meet his family at the park. That was fun. By the time we got home it was time for supper. In th'evenin' we watched a Shurlock Holmes movie. I hate this time o' year as I don't like horror shows & that's all that was on tanight. I'm glad that we have DVD's.
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    Good morning! Just catching up, everyone is so busy. Hope yinz are all feeling better.

    I picked up my Sweet 16 from LQS Friday, plugged it in and it runs!!!!! Threaded it and tried it out but got lots of birds nests. Only had a few minutes so didn't really get to play with it but I'm thrilled it runs. Of course, while at the LQS had to do some shopping--he has the best selection of batiks around and a few found their way home with me. Went to the LQS that gives the birthday discount (since I'm so old I got 32.5% off, not LOL). I was hoping she had some wide backing fabric in WOW for my (possible) DearJane. None available but I did get a few FQs. She specializes in Civil War & repros (not my first choice) but got some blenders.

    Last night MrJanRn took us all out to dinner-my sister & her DH, my son & wife, 2 grandkids & my DGD's boyfriend. She's too young for a boyfriend; well, not really-she'll be 17 in December. My family is growing. Had such a great time; we don't get together often enough even tho we live within 20 miles of one another.

    Hope to work on S16 today then back to work Monday. I have to somehow convince my boss that I just don't have time to work full time. Think he'll buy that??? Have a great day, enjoy what you do and I'll catch up soon.
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    Sounds like you had a wonderful day with family JanRN.

    I will be MIA for a few days, well not really I have to unplug the computer tomorrow (shock horror I am having withdrawal symptoms already) and take it to the technician. It has been running reaaaallll sllloooooww and I am getting frustrated with it.

    I made some more banana muffins yesterday and took half to DD's and her man and they were gone in a heartbeat. I also managed to finish the charity quilt that I brought home to quilt. Will post pics as soon as this computer is fixed.

    Chat to you all soon, real soon
    Karen

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    Honchey ... great sales day and prep for your Minis! If you are an AnalAnnie ... wear it with pride Now wonder the kids love coming to your place with menus like that!

    QNSue ... couldn't help but smile at the irony of your last Texan Christmas WITH snow!

    JanRN ... yea for the S16 return and phooey for the not-so-big birthday discountFART. So glad that you had a great time out with all your family. Now, make today all about YOU!!!!!!! and become best friends (again) with your S16!!!!!!

    Got my Halloween wall hanging done yesterday ... then started a runner to complete the ensemble for the room! Today, hope to finish it.
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    MiraB ... sorry, missed your post! Always good news in unplugging though ......... it'll be all about quilting! (not that it isn't normally, for you!). "The way to a mans' ♥ is thru his stomach" ... just doing your part, right? Any Maple Banana Muffins yet? Enjoy your "retreat" ... we'll miss you!
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