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    Thanks Jan
    You're like my DDIL, she should buy desert plants which only need watering once a year or so. She once gave me a few to see if I could nurse them back to life. They all were shouting.......please, water, please One didn't survive, the others did.
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    Anael - I also love your new avatar! Sooooo cute!

    I'm doing my last shopping for Thanksgiving today. Hope I get everything - seems I always forget something, but Joe is so sweet and always willing to fight the lines to get what I forgot!

    We are taking off for Phoenix next Monday, can't wait to see the grandkids!

    I have the book "Quilting Dot to Dot" and have practiced some on a white board. I have not had the nerve to try it on fabric though. I still trace everything on Press 'N Seal and follow the lines! LOL I am much more confident of that skill.

    I am making these wall hangings (3 of them) for my siblings for Christmas. I think they are turning out quite well! I have one made except for putting the light in it, one is sandwiched ready for quilting, and one is still in the box waiting. I hope I can get the 2nd one quilted before I leave for Phoenix. It takes me some time to quilt all the different shapes in the tree, so it stands out. Below is where I saw the wall hanging:

    https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#la...15e5398ad58a34

    Have a great day everyone!
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    Hi everyone I'm baaacckkk!!!

    I have read all the posts I missed, just too much going on to reply to everyone. I have had a busy couple of weeks, I am now staying home until the 12th December when I have a Christmas party to attend. No more driving up and down the highway for me yay

    I posted my November MB on the 4th and it still hasn't arrived I am starting to get worried that is has gone astray in the post.

    I also posted my December block this week, so hopefully it will avoid the holiday rush of mail.

    Both blocks received Anael's tick of approval so hopefully the recipients will like them also.

    Hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
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    Before I head off to read the posts that I've missed ... I have something pretty exciting to share ....................... when I went to the post office today, look what was waiting for me in my mailbox.

    When I opened it up, I just about feinted!!
    Thank you MiraBelle ... you went way over and above with all this applique work.

    It's absolutely amazing. Just take a look at it ... I know you can't appreciate it anywhere near what I can, here, IRL!! Look close and see MiraB's trademark roses, all nicely fussy cut. And my goodness, see all that applique!! She wrote that the block is called Summer's Best from Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks,Volume I. In my books, it's going to be called MiraB's Best! :D I am SO blessed! Thanks again, MiraB!
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    Now I am back tracking and doing my catch up read!!!!!!!

    DublB ... looks like you are getting some of the same weather as we are! Though I think we in the north are somewhat more expectant of it. Glad you got home safe and sound. I think today was the final closing of your old house? Hope all went well.

    Honchey ... good for you for your sleep in, first day back! I bet the kids felt like you;d been gone, "forever"! I think the best for those daffodils would be for your husband (not you!!) to stuff them into the ground!

    Anael ... Count me in on enjoying your new pic of the 3-SewGrands! So good to see you have done some sewing and "need" to shop your stash. And with some nice new sweaters finished and on the way. Better watch out, as CarrieM will be trying to steal that purple and green one! Talk about ambition ... now talking about planting bulbs. Glad that they have finally got you feeling better!

    JanRN ... keep that cccccccccold to yourself please!!! I've been really feeling it, even when I am inside. What's that a sign of? getting old? Me too ... not a good plant person. Despite Anael's suggestion re desert plants ........ I have even killed them with lack of watering!

    JeanieG ... Great to see you are heading to Phoenix again! I'm sure it;s hard for you to do Long Distance Grandparenting! I'm curious about your siblings gifts but the link did not work for me. Look forward to seeing your results.

    MiraB ... oh dear ... I didn't read your post til after I posted the pic. Looks like our two postal systems were not cooperating in speedy service. That's three weeks! And to think I had even gone to the post office on Friday, so for sure the three weeks. I know how frustrating it is to be waiting for someone to get yours. Good for you for getting your December block away early. I'm hoping for mine to be gone within the week too. Looks like you've been a busy lady ... glad to have you back with us. Hard to believe you are going to stay put til Dec 12th ... do you think that is even possible?? .... that's 2-1/2 weeks!

    Watch out Ladies ... imagine all the quilting MiraB will do in this time!


    McFr♥sty is almost done ... and soon will make his debut!
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    Hey guys - We didn't git t a close on the house taday. The title company was closed. Sigh we were over freezin' temps by 9:00am. We had ta sign an extension th'sevenin'. I did meet my DSis at the hospital so she could git a needle biopsy o' her breast. Mostly I sat in the waitin' room. Then I met my DF/Housekeeper here at the house. She & her daughter (my apprentice) came ta clean. I tended ta the toddler while they cleaned. My DGD helped me play w/him. I wanted the whole house cleaned for Thanksgivin'. They got most o' it done & my DF will come & do the Kitchen tamarrow.
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    OK, Quilt E, I'll post another copy of the link to my siblings Christmas Present. It goes to the tutorial of how to make the quilt panel. It is a Missouri Star Video. I'm almost finished quilting the 2nd one.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1KyuKQWqTU
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    DublB ... so when will you close now? Lucky you ... sparkly home for Thanksgiving!!!


    Fantastic JeanieG!!!

    I've seen these panels here, but yet to see one quilted. Nor have there been any of the lights here.

    I've looked around for mini lights, to use on this or a similar project, but any I've found seem too big to work in.

    Do you have the lights? Would you please show me a pic of how large they are? Perhaps a close up of one with a ruler?

    What a wonderful gift for your siblings!




    I brought the first of my Christmas decorations out tonight and will start putting them in place tomorrow.
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    Here are the lights that came with this kit. I have one all quilted and the binding on. One half way quilted, and one to go. I thought I would wait until I have them all quilted and bound, then put the lights in. The kit came with really good instructions, plus everything was included: panel, backing, batting, lights.
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    I am so happy that you like it QuiltE.

    JeanieG that is an awesome panel from Missouri Star, have not seen anything like it before. Your wallhangings will be beautiful and sparkly and oh so Christmassy
    Karen

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    Jeanie, what a wonderful gift! I've never seen those lights here but I have to admit, I didn't look either. Maybe..........The kits aren't that expensive but with shipping it will cost a fortune

    Here are some more pictures.
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    QuiltE, that block is gorgeous! You're a lucky lady

    Here is the Jelly Roll Jam top. Do you think it needs another border?
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    The small border looks black in the picture but it's dark blue.
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    Anael I would put another border on it, how wide is the blue border, maybe double that width. "to me" it kind of looks unfinished, just my opinion.

    Need to update my travel movements, I am now driving to town on Sunday to help DD make 9 wallets that have been ordered, following Friday driving DS to airport, he is going to a concert in Brisbane, driving back on Sunday to pick him up (I get to drive his car) Then on the 12th going to a Christmas party. So much for staying home..

    I have a list of "to do's" for December that I want to start tackling, but first I have to hand sew the binding on DD's Christmas quilt, yes it is finished and quilted. I gave it to the longarmer on Thursday and she handed it back to me on Friday. It ended up 95 inches square, might take me a few days to accomplish as the weather has turned hot and humid.

    Carriem I played with the 50 Fab Stars today and I love the 10 inch blocks, finished the first block and can't wait to make more,
    I also made my first Sylvia's Bridal Sampler block today working with the "new" fabric.
    Now it is time for bed, DH goes back to work tomorrow, then it is serious sewing time

    It's good to be back
    Karen

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    Anael I forgot to tell you how beautiful your family is, Mick and Bram together, oh that made my heart burst, and the three together, words can't convey how good that is.
    Karen

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    Oh Anael those big blue eyes and blonde hair, what a gorgeous pair.

    Did I ever tell you that my grandmother was Danish?

    Ok that's enough from me for one night, only 68 more posts to 2000
    Karen

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    Thanks Karen and no, you never told but now we know

    I think a red border or with one of the fabrics used for the top? The blue border is 2" finished.
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    Forgot to tell you: my hair had almost the same colour as Mick's hair when I was a little girl.
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    This is me and my older brother. I think I must have been about 3 years old.
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    I will comment more later, but wanted to ask if anyone has ever used these? http://www.missouriquiltco.com/shop/dailydeal

    Need to get school done before PT this morning....

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    Jeanie--Have a fun trip next week. I am sure your siblings will love their gift.

    Mirabelle--Great MB for QE...very nice.

    QE--Sounds like you've been productive...getting Frosty almost done...yay! Your MBs look very nice together.

    Dublb--Bummer on the house not closing today, at least they didn't back out.

    Aneal--cute pictures of the boys and you too! I think a red border would look good unless you have one of the fabrics from the middle of the quilt left...then I would use that.

    It's been cold here too. Snow yesterday at least 2". Got a fire built up in the stove, but will need to bring more wood in before the day is over. At work yesterday I got the backing for the orange tulip quilt I was hired to finish. I am going to take that and the crazy quilt to my mom's Thursday to get them sandwiched...she has a nice open, finished basement. I don't have anywhere I can lay a quilt out flat this time of year.

    Have a great day!

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    Jeanie, what great gifts! If you get a chance when you finish one, I'd love to see it all quilted and lit up.

    QE, that's a very special and lovely block from Mirab. What a nice addition to your MB quilt-it's going to be so soft and pretty.

    Anael, what a beautiful family you have. I just have to smile when I see those beautiful blue eyes. I like your Christmas JR quilt and I agree it needs another border. Do you have any of the light blue with Santas left? I'd like that or a red border.

    Carrie, I've never used those pp squares but at that price I'd try them. I use copy paper; at work we get tons of faxes with cover sheets or duplicate pages. As long as there's nothing on them that identifies a patient, they save all of them for me. In the past month, I've brought home a stack of "wasted" paper that's at least 2" high. I also bought some Carol Doak pp paper but haven't tried it yet--don't need to as long as I collect the copy paper from work.

    I'm working in the Bat Cave today--snowing like crazy here. I made "Alaska" from the 50 Fab stars book and I trimmed off the 4 corners to make it an octagon. I'm going to finish it as a 12" candle mat for a quick grab bag gift I need. I love those blocks.
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    OH, how productive everyone is in the quilting rooms!! I love the block, Mirabelle, that you gave to QuiltE.

    No I have not used any of the Missouri Star Quilt Co., things you referred too, Carrie. Just the pieces used in the Bonus Blocks given to you all came from the MSQC.

    What wonderful photos Anael. Excellent picture of you and your brother; I think, Mick looks like your brother. Yes, I think the jelly roll needs another border around it; blue would be first choice, then the red. You could bind in black, blue or red.

    A very trying day here, dh does not feel good. Cleaning is coming before the cooking I planned. And he is just not happy with me today...if I stood on my head it would not make a difference. I am still carrying a tune of joy in my head and my heart aches for him because I know, this too shall pass...there is a light at the end of this tunnel. (I swept the black cobwebs down from the kitchen wall and took the cups off the top shelf to wash through soapy water, and plan on cleaning the fan blades that is covered with dirt and lint. Dh had not planned that; he was just cleaning the floors!) Tomorrow morning we do errands together, and cannot touch food prep until tomorrow afternoon...so be it. Stop. Enjoy the moments along the journey...its all a part of life and the pursuit of happiness...regardless who is raining on your 'parade' of happiness. Smile My house is cleared up of clutter and soon to be clean as well.

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    Another fly in for me--Lots of news here. GF came sporting a diamond when #3 Son came home!!! A wedding in June--a simple one but still lots to do. With new baby in late Feb from #2 son life is never at a standstill. It's a DIL at an eye appt so have 2 little ones here. Dinner for the family tomorrow night. Bed rooms to get ready. Fixing half of Thanksgiving dinner for over the river and through the woods to Aunt Lois's house. Milk check arrived so bills to pay today.
    Sorry no comments--give me until Sunday night when I can "breathe" once more. Last Sunday DH and I went out for dinner to celebrate our 42nd anniversary . Hard to imagine it's been that long--seems like it was just yesterday and I am young and thin on the inside.
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    Congrats, OK, on all the exciting things in your life. A new baby and a new DIL. And you are young!!

    It is snowing here like crazy. A mile south of us it's been raining the past couple of hours and all the snow washed away. We have about 5" on the ground and we're supposed to get 8 more inches overnight. Glad I got all my Thanksgiving shopping done on Friday. It's just going to be MrJanRn & I but I'll cook a turkey breast and all the trimmings. Then I won't have to cook for the next few days--love leftovers!! Kids are coming for dinner Sunday and have placed an order for pasta. How do stuffed shells sound?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mirabelle View Post
    I am so happy that you like it QuiltE.

    JeanieG that is an awesome panel from Missouri Star, have not seen anything like it before. Your wallhangings will be beautiful and sparkly and oh so Christmassy
    Oh yes, MiraB ..... I do I do I do ..... and then some more!!! I am totally awe struck with it.
    I'd say .... JeanieG must really love her siblings to do all that work for them!
    Yup ... I see you are NOT staying home til the 12th! Busy you have been with finishes, near-finishes and new-starts. Now that I've seen your applique skills, does this mean you are adding DJ to your 2014 projects?


    Anael ... I know ... very lucky indeed! What great pics! and a special one of the 3-men-folk! Though sweeter still is your picture!! I'm voting with MiraB for another border to frame it up. So if the strips are 2", that makes it already 40" square. If you have lots of one of the fabrics you have used, and not worried about the size, I think I would even go with a 6" border all round.

    CarrieM ... nope, have not used those squares though would they be good for anything other than string quilts? Sandwiches for Thanksgiving!!! and too, maybe you can get some help? Think ahead ... do you have any others you can do while you have the helpers and the space? Thanks about Fr♥sty ... just need to get him finished and then onwards to the Christmas exchange gift.

    JanRN ... there's another reason to keep working ... free paper along with all the photocopying!!! Let the snow come ... and declare yourself a Snew Day!! Perhaps SOME Snew Days!!! I like your style of Family Thanksgiving cooking!

    QNSue ... don't fret so about all your To Do's. Your company is coming for your company, are they not? not to Molly Maid's home or a Five Star Restaurant? When life was in an uproar for me several years ago, I came to some great realizations about such. I finally accepted that some things are less important than others. It's the people that are the important part ... and if they do not understand, then what sort of friends are they?

    OKSGlad .... SEW Glad for all of you!!!!!!!!!! ...... I just knew it was about time for that rock to come out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So will the simple wedding be home on the range? or mean a trip east for you? Happy Anniversary!!! All sorts of grand things to be thankful for at the OK Farm this Thanksgiving!!!!!!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by carriem View Post
    I will comment more later, but wanted to ask if anyone has ever used these? http://www.missouriquiltco.com/shop/dailydeal

    Need to get school done before PT this morning....
    I use newsprint (1 ream) from the Dick Blick Website. It looks like it is on sale for $3.56. I ended up getting 2 reams because the shipping was the same for one or two.

    http://www.dickblick.com/products/blick-all-purpose-newsprint/


    Anael, I was also a platinum blonde as a child (but I have green eyes). That comes from my Norwegian heritage, I'm sure!

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