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    Well Ladies, what will we be doing next??? suggestions??? I have no idea...I just packed a suitcase & 4 large brown paper bags of my stuff to take...plus a 10 yd bolt of white kona cotton...my Oliso iron...my new laptop is packed with all my programs on it...everything is by the garage door ready to go in the car in the a.m. In the a.m. I will pack a small cooler for DH..

    My youngest "kid" performed his first act of chivalry this evening.... after dumping a small box of little cars, people, and setting up a garage in the area where they play..I went into the room to turn a lamp on...I had to lean over the end othe sofa to do it...as I got up from the sofa he came over to me and grabbed my hand and led me around all the little toys and said "look , watch...at first I couldn't understand why he did that and then it dawned on me...I always tell them they can play where they want but to make sure there's a path for me so I don't trip on their toys... I felt so special after that that I almost had tears in my eyes...

    I do have to get up early so I'm off to bed for now..tomorrow is another day .

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    Aren't they special, Anne? So sweet! I'm calling it quits for the day--enough Bookwork for one person today. Every once in a while I've snuck in to have a brain break.
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    That's really special Bev!!

    Here's Bram's Quilt. Less pink and more cow boy fabrics
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    Eat, quilt, sleep, repeat



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    Honchey ... What next? I don't know! Wonder? is there a way we could challenge each other with our UFOs? White bolt, for your DJ? Oh no, you are sending your laptop on a holiday without you. What will you do without it?

    OKSGlad ... the good news ... it will soon be over and done! Yea, right ... it only starts again, right?

    Anael ... another great finish!! A little more bolder and brighter and all curly-q quilted. Such nice gifts for the Grands ........... and finished early. Maybe better make them something else just to fill in the time??

    And now ... I better get myself ready and off to Christmas.
    If I'm lucky I might be able to check out to LQS' in the area.
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    Anael, OOOH loop de loops....so nice and round!!!I wish I could do that... When the LA was set up in the Gallery I used to play with it...I did much better moving the machine around as opposed to moving the quilt around...too bad I couldn't set up my quilts on it...
    QuiltE, I'm using my old standby laptop that runs very slow...it's about 8 yrs old...got it all squared away and it runs ok but all the newer software needs more memory and this one is at it's limit...so just for emails & communicating...
    DH left about a half hour ago...I got as much as I could in the car without crowding him...Now, what to do with myself for the next couple of days...I think I'll go back to bed & get some real sleep

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    Good Morning all! Went to bed at 9:30 last night, woke up once at six, slept out to 9:30 this morning. Deep sleep, feel rested this morning. Rare for me to do, but I guess I was very tired last night.

    Anael, verrry handsome quilt for Bram. Now if I remember right that is about four quilts for him that I have seen, so you better make sure a picture of each one is in his album from DGM, so he can recall memories when he gets older.

    I hope, OksewGlad, you are taking photos of those lovely grandchildren and putting them into an album because they grow up all too soon. They do not stay four all their lives. Enjoy.

    Honchey, that would be a lovely memory to write down and put into a scrapbook of DGS pictures and memories of what they have said. Ladies, you need to write it down and take pictures. You cannot have too many of them...take that extra minute and do it. That can warm your heart again and again when you look at it in years to come.

    We cannot quit this thread yet, my PC quilt needs border and to be quilted this summer. Then the BBs are together, but needs to be quilted, and the MBs will also need set together and quilted. And the SYEs. What a collection we have assembled together! What next?????

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    QNS, this is the first quilt for Bram. My DDIl has several other quilts but they're for 'general' use. I still have to make one for Mick and I think I will make the I Spy for him.
    Eat, quilt, sleep, repeat



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    Great quilt for both kiddos, Anael. Thought of you this morning--I have chicken soup cooking in my crockpot. Mmm-smells good already!

    Anne, you asked what next. I've been all over the internet looking at free BOMs. Wow! Now my mind is overloaded with ideas of what I want to do. Check out www.quiltaddictsanonymous.com. I really like the setting on that one. Maybe we can all check out some sites and come up with ideas. I just Googled "free quilt BOMs" and a lot of sites came up. I know where I'll be spending my afternoon.
    Imagine all the people living life in peace...(John Lennon 1940-1980)

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    Jan, my crockpot will arrive tomorrow

    I like the name Quiltaddictsanonymous!! And I like the BOM too. I've got to go but when I'm back I will google for free BOM's too. I'm sure we will find one we all like - if we want to do a BOM that is
    Eat, quilt, sleep, repeat



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    I've been thinking about what to do next as a group.

    I really enjoyed the MB that we have been doing. It was fun to make blocks for others and fun to wait and see who sent what.

    I was thinking we could do it again but fine tune it a bit. We could pick a theme, like snowmen, floral log cabin, I Spy , hallowe'en, Christmas, garden, beach, butterflies, puppies, cats, or whatever and then we make a block for that person's theme. We could do 2 a month to keep the interest going.

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    http://store.stitchinheaven.com/stor...&Item_ID=39207

    Check out this video on stitchin heavens new seam ripper. Very interesting, but small, I think...3 1/2 long.

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    JanieW offered some good suggestions and got me to thinking. What if we change a bit, and give each a quarter or half a yard of fabric with their chosen theme, have months of light, then mediums, and then dark fabric and challenge one another to develop a quilt throw from the fabrics gifted to them???? Fabric could be from stash, etc...with suggestions along the way on different possible patterns?? It would be like a mystery block quilt, revealed only at the end of the exchange....in colors preferred by the receiver.

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    I think I would prefer to do blocks that don't have to be sent somewhere. That way if we get behind, it won't be a problem. I always worry, and tend to rush some of my blocks because I'm afraid of being late. Just my input!

    That being said, Anael, those quilts for Bram and Isa are darling. Great job grandma! And enjoy your crockpot!

    Here is a great, easy soup recipe:


    Easy Meatball Soup


    1 lb frozen meatballs, Italian seasoned (I use those tiny meatballs)
    3 cups beef broth (or 3 bouillon cubes in 3 cups water)
    2 14.5 oz diced tomatoes with Italian seasonings
    2 ea diced potato
    1 cup chopped onion
    1/4 tsp garlic powder
    1/4 tsp ground black pepper
    16 oz (about 3 cups) frozen mixed vegetables (these go in the last hour)

    1. In crock pot, combine meatballs, broth, tomatoes, potato, onion, garlic powder, and pepper. Cover and cook on Low for 7 to 9 hours, until potatoes and onion are tender. Stir in frozen vegetables and cook on HIGH for 1 hour longer. Serves 6.

    2. This was real easy and tasted great. I used regular tomatoes and added 2 tsp Italian seasonings.



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    As far as our next "project", I know several of us downloaded/saved the compass collection BOM last year...maybe we could do that? Only make 2 blocks a month since they are all available?

    My Jan MB went out today...

    I guess I got some good news at the doctor today...no nerve damage in my neck, shoulder or arm. I say "I guess" because I still don't have a "fix". The doctor does think it is nerve related since the pain has been reduce since starting to take a nerve pain pill. He wants to try dry needling to see if that will help the nerves get back to "normal". I am just thankful for the days I feel like quilting.

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    Carrie, I guess that's good news about your shoulder--no nerve damage. I know when I have something wrong I want it to have a "name"--something definite. Just take it easy and don't overdo it!

    Jeanie, I'm with you. I prefer not to do a block exchange. I get mine done but don't feel my skills are equal to the others on here so I remake each block 2-3 times. I love the Compass Collection from QOTS and would vote for those, doing 2/month.

    Well, I wasted half the day on BOM sites. Who knew there were so many???? I must have book-marked 15 of them. What I wanted I couldn't find. Someone on QB mentioned they were doing large blocks that represented each season or holiday, larger than a normal block, more panel-sized. I'd love to find that if anyone knows where it is. I have an ugly front door so I always have some type of quilted thingy hanging on it. I try to change it with the seasons/months/holidays but I've run out of ideas for some months.
    Imagine all the people living life in peace...(John Lennon 1940-1980)

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    I downloaded the Compass Collection - that would be OK with me.
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    Thanks for the hug QuiltE I needed it..

    Lot of chatter this morning, NinaSue thanks for the link for StitchinHeaven, and the seam ripper what a great idea. I have actually purchased fabric from them and they have great service.

    As you all know I am happy to go with the consensus on what we do next as a project. I think all of us download the Compass Blocks, so that would be easy.

    JanRN and everyone else questioning their skills should stop now, every block I received in our MB exchange has made with love and care and that is all that matters. ok so now I will step down from my soap box

    Carriem I hope the docs can work their magic and find a resolution to your problem, pain can certainly be debilitating.

    Honchey how wonderful that you have special people in your life who care and actually take notice, treasured memories for sure.

    Anael a beautiful quilt for Bram and the backing works perfectly.

    The rain has stopped, the sun is out which of course means the humidity level rises, so air-con will be on today and I will be staying cool
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    Jan, This isn't free by any stretch, but it might give you some ideas.

    http://www.shabbyfabrics.com/-Little...?categoryid=29

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    Hi Everyone, Took a long nap this morning after DH left and just relaxed the rest of the day...

    We can do whatever we all agree on...I don't want to do the mail thing right now either...

    JeanieG..Did you receive your MB yet???..

    Jan, I have seen your blocks as have the rest of us and your piecing is wonderful...the fabric choices along with the

    colors are top notch!!!

    Carriem, the process of elimination can be lengthy and at least the dr's are trying to get to a solution...

    tomorrow I have the oral surgeon and maybe a trip to Sam's Club & walmart. this cp is very jumpy..the lines keep on moving...DH just got to the house in NC and he says all is well...now he has to unpack what I packed..hahahahaha!!

    Maybe I'll do some cutting with the accuquilt cutter....I have alot of scraps and work on my mini...I'm doing a 16 petal dresden and I only figured on 12 petals...now I have to find some color fabric to go along with the solid colors already cut...later...H.

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    Anne, I received two blocks from dublb last month, I have not received any others!
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    Janie, thanks for the link. That's what I'm looking for but those are definitely out of my budget. But it gave me some ideas of what to do for some months.
    Imagine all the people living life in peace...(John Lennon 1940-1980)

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    Hi All ... Back from Christmas ... a tiring day!
    Some interesting discussions while I was gone about what next for this group.

    I still have my BBs to make into a quilt and soon, a full set of the MBs, ... and of course, a bunch more PhDs lurking in those project boxes! Then there are the wannabe projects that keep haunting me!! Though I must say that I've been pretty good lately at not starting new projects, just because I want to ... only ones that have to be for a specific gift!! Pat myself on the back!! I've enjoyed them all ... and yes, want to do it again.

    However, I would like a breather from "making" to mail. Maybe later but for now, I really do not the looming deadline, so that I can focus on some of the other sewing I want to do. I hope no one will take offense to my decision and rationale.

    Even if we do not have a specific group project on the go, we can still stick here as a group. No one is going to shut us down. That is, unless we break the board rules, which I do not foresee, as we have not had a problem in that way til now. So why would it change?

    What is a treasure to me ... is the friendships we have gained here. The openness in sharing our lives is special. Knowing that we have a "safe" place to come and share our quilting successes, ask questions, ponder our dilemmas, and ask for advice and input is over and above. Thank you everyone for making this a good place to gather.



    Good news ... found my one backing today ... mauve on white.
    Nothing appropriate for the other ... so it might be the tulips. Will work on this one first and if I get into any other stores will continue the search, before committing to the tulips.

    And now .... Adieu (for tonight!)
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    Here's a preview for you of the 4PP that I have ready for sandwiching.
    Sorry, it's not the best photo for colour or clarity. Will have to get a better one later.
    All the fabrics came from my stash, including the 4PP fabric, when I started it.
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    Here's the virgin fabric. To the right, the black with the blingy scroll work is the border.
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    A closer look at a few of the 4PPs!
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    QuiltE, Your quilt is lovely. Like the purple and greens that you used to frame each block. It is amazing how the focus fabric can create such beautiful squares, each one so different.

    I made one several years ago. Was fun to make. The instructor called it "Four Patch Posey".
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    How many more months are left with SYE? We have just one month (well two for those who don't have Jan done yet) for MBs. Maybe we could take a couple months and work on finishing FW, PC, BB, and MB quilts. Then in say April or May start a new project for those interested?

    I have never started FW, have one PC quilt finished and the other ready for quilting. My BB is finished and once I get my last couple MBs will choose sashing/border fabrics and get that one together. I am thinking maybe a minky backing to make it extra cuddly.

    Night all!

    PS QE--your 4PP looks great! Two of my favorite colors too.

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