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    It is called the Weather Vane...we made one in Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt. Enjoy the block and the memories.

    Have a great day.

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    QNS always chooses such great fabrics. Lucky you, Jan.
    Glad the weatherman was wrong, mirabelle, but it's better to be safe than sorry. And back to sewing, right?
    Serendipity, Janie. Spring is getting closer everyday--48 days says my SIL in N WI.
    Don't lose hope on the Irish Mist, QNS. The batiks are so lovely. Nice to have your LQS look and see what's went wrong. Have you ever "stay stitched" the bias edge of your big triangle? Just sew a very scant 1/4" inch from the cut edge of the hypotenuse--it helps to prevent stretching. I'm still chuckling over the "bird brains"!
    A bit of wet snow yesterday and side roads are all packed as plows weren't out to scrape it off. Now roads will get so snow packed they are slick--makes it fun going up and down hills. 2 hour late start for the kids. Ah winter....Glad we all have something to work on to keep us going.
    Like the OOPS quilt DD. The 9P looks ready to be snuggled in!
    GGal--thanks for the concern for weather. Fortunately things are going. Water fountain for the steers freezes so DH has to thaw that daily. DS has a couple at their place as well. Adds extra time to their daily work. Cow lot and alley ways take forever to thaw and loosen up. Lots of work when weather moderates. Hot chocolate and comfort food (ie- cinnamon rolls from the oven or even raisin cinnamon bread buttered with fresh churned butter, ham and potato soup simmering on the stove) always welcome.
    Have a good weekend everyone. Maybe we will celebrate 8 yo BD on Sunday. It's been postponed 2x.
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    MiraB ... whew! Thank goodness the weatherman was SO wrong. Good way to celebrate after the non-storm ... out the door to quilt with your friends!

    JanRN and QNSue ... a hint of pink in those stripes, and look at those flowers in the corners.

    OKSGlad ... Memories come wafting back ... fresh made cinnamon buns were indeed a winter treat for us too! Here's hoping the 8yo birthday can finally celebrate this Sunday!
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    Mirabelle - so glad your Cylone fizzled out before it came your way! Our prayers were answered!

    OK - sounds like a lot of work for you DH and DS! That ham and potato soup sound wonderful, do you have a favorite recipe you can share??? Oh YUM cinnamon rolls, my favorite!!!

    Jan and QNS - Oh my, what a wonderful block! Great fussy cutting on those corner blocks QNS!!
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    Finished my four fab stars for January:Name:  1-DSCN0110.JPG
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Size:  218.8 KBIn each case, the lightest would be the background and snowball. I would appreciate your advice. Thank you. The browns and Rose does have a dark green at top, with yellow in the back.

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    I love the black fabric with the stars but would put it with the brown group of fabrics in the last pic and not use the blue that's on top of the small flower print. I would try to find an nice beige on beige instead of the flowers. But that's just me!!! Please don't take offense at my rearranging your choices!! I think any you chose would look nice. I just love what you're doing with the 50 Fab stars--those patriotic colors are so perfect for this project.
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    I got a pretty purple MB today from Jeanie...thank you so much!!! I'll have to wait until tomorrow to get a group picture since I am in for the night.

    I was able to get a little sewing in today (probably over did a little, but...) I used a jelly roll half of 20 strips and did a "mini jelly roll race" quilt. It wasn't square so I "fixed it" by adding the vertical strips before the border...what do you think?
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    QNS what a beautiful selection of Stars you have, love them all.

    As to your fabric choices I really like the browns and roses, as you are already working on a red white and blue I would go for another colour way. I am sure whatever you choose will be perfect for that project.

    We have awoken this morning with lots of controversy on the news, apparently the weather bureau is getting a lot of flack for their inaccuracy in predicting where the cyclone was going to reach landfall, also its intensity and the fact that for 5 hours they gave no updates. A city south of us was given no warning and they received almost 20 inches of rain. We really rely on the bureau during these months.

    Will take a pic of the Kaliedoscope quilt and post it today, I am really happy with how it turned out.

    Now to do some housework and then I can spend the rest of the day making my February blocks, all 23 of them
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    Carriem we were posting at the same time what a beautiful MB to go with your others. I really really like what you did with your mini jelly roll quilt. It has taken it from plain Jane to spectacular, well done.
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    Jan like your suggestion for QNS! I think the turquoise and red group you need a little more variation in scale in the blue colors especially the two on the right which look almost alike. The repetitive flower shape in the red and the blue on the left are spot on.
    Carrie--great block! I can envision it among the others without a group shot!! Take care with that elbow/arm.
    Ham and potato soup recipe, she asks. I'm a serendipitous cook--what ever's on hand is how I cook. So last night took some ham hocks out of the freezer and started boiling them in a 4qt kettle. Took some of the meat off for DH and my supper salad. Let the meat/broth simmer over night. This morning I took the hocks out and deboned them and set the meat aside. Then I threw in some celery stalks (leaves and all), potatoes, onion and then it dawned on me I had a qt bag of frozen kale in the freezer too. It broke up so easily as I crumbled it into the broth. Later I put in some milk. I made a flour/milk paste to help thicken it, added a little nutmeg. Shortly before serving I add the cut up meat and then serve. It will stay on the stove most of the day simmering. Later I'll put it in 2 quart jars and refrigerate and DH and I will eat it during the week. Sometimes I will freeze the soup for a quick meal at another time, but soup with potatoes don't freeze well. I could have added frozen mashed potatoes if I would've thought of it. I did that to some chili earlier in the winter which adds some "umph" to the chili when you use extra broth or tomatoes in the basic chili. Then top the bowl with shredded cheddar.
    Avery (4 yo) wanted to bake this morning so she helped get a loaf of bread ready for the bread machine; then we made chocolate chip cookies. DH loves it when she gets in a baking mood!
    I've been Suzie Homemaker enough today to last me for a week or so as I also made some bread pudding. And cooked a chicken in the oven before the cookies. Will now have chicken to make several meals. Oh it's so much easier cooking for 2!
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    Carriem, Qns, lots of eye candy your showing...Now I know what to do with a couple of black, yellow, white print jelly rolls I picked up for next to nothing..thanks for showing Carriem. Your MB is very pretty...
    QNS, I agree with Jan..the black with the brown brings about a deep richness..love that combo...
    OK, have you ever done the hocks with sauerkraut, couple of potatoes & a handful of Limas? My Mom used to do that with Pigs Knuckles....the meat from them is so tasty!!!
    Qns, I almost forgot, Your stars are awesome...they turned out wonderful!! You certainly have been busy!!

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    Thanks, everyone for the suggestions. I sent JanieW an email with a mock up of 'all stars' and going to rearrange the other groupings via everyone's suggestions of losing 2 of the turquoise and moving a brown or two over, and maybe putting in a light beige with the roses or losing them..will see. If I steer this toward DH nephew and his wife, I will drop the roses...the red flowers with the turquoise is more 'manly' to me. Tomorrow is another day.

    Carrie, loved your 'eye' candy. Honchey, the only times I can remember DGM using pig's hock was with northern beans. And large lima beans were always Butter Beans when she cooked.

    We did get some snow; nice tracking snow to see where the ducks and guineas ranged out too....not very far. DH says he got most of the fowl in the Hen house tonight...our power bill was very high, coupled with the propane we just bought for the rest of the winter means no FART trips this month. Or next. At least, animals and us are very cozy and warm and we feel blessed and lucky for that.

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    I"m so sorry ya'll that I haven't been here for a bit. My DGM fell & broke her hip. That was Wed. She had surgery yesterday evenin'. I have had my computer here but have had a hard time gittin online. I was able ta git on ta my other forum yesterday but couldn't git on here nor receive my e-mails. Taday I got my e-mails & & was able ta git on here but cannot git on ta my other forum. LOL I'm takin' night duty so days are spent recoupin' from the all nighters. I sure don't trust the hospital ta take care o' DGM w/o someone here & I don't want my DM ta stay here at night either. She needs her sleep. I'm not happy about the fact that the Physical Therapy people didn't come taday. The Dr. ordered it but they didn't even contact the nurses ta say why they didn't come. We'll know tamarrow.
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    Thanks QE but yes I did check my junk e-mail box. Nothin'. I guess I'll have ta contact a moderator. Can't right now though.
    My Mac is doin' great I asked DH ta help it 'cause it was runnin' real slow & he did!
    DH also got me an old PC for my embroidery machine but hasn't got that up & runnin' for me yet. I can see embroidery designs in my future!
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    OMG dublb - I am so sorry to hear about your DGM's fall. A broken hip at her age takes forever to heal. How old is DGM??? My prayers go out to you and your family. It is always so tiring when someone is in the hospital, all the going back and forth so often. But it is so important that someone stays with her during this time. Surgery always makes someone so groggy the first few days, she may not know how to call the nurses station when she need help. Plus the reassurance that someone is always there for her is so important. Keep us posted!
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    CarrieM and QNSue ... what lovely sites to see on this snowy (yet again!) day!
    OKSGlad ... and delicious smells coming from your kitchen too!

    My cauldron is brewing with a new batch of soup.
    Such a good smell to come home to, after being out and about on another dreadful day!


    MiraB ... the joke here is, listen to the weatherman and the opposite will happen! Though this winter and in particular today, they are bang on. No joke on your front, when you really do need the advance warnings when there is potential for so much rain, and of course, what that means.

    DublB ... sorry about your DGM ... time to go back to your hexies? No techie I am, so others will have better ones, I am sure.

    OKSGlad ... did you fire BobC?
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post

    OKSGlad ... did you fire BobC?
    No he's taken a break--tax appt on Thursday so he comes back Monday. Had a 4-H commitment this AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oksewglad View Post
    No he's taken a break--tax appt on Thursday so he comes back Monday. Had a 4-H commitment this AM.
    Good News ... 4-H
    Bad News ... he returns
    Good News ... closer to his departure ......... and life can resume!!

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    Dublb my prayers are with you and your family at this time, I hope your DGM is able to get the physical therapy she will need and recover quickly. Please look after yourself also, it is important that you get the rest you need.

    I promised photos yesterday but the day just seemed to disappear on me. Having DH home for the last 10 days has not helped

    I also finished the Scrappy Stars but haven't posted a pic of it as I am disappointed with the quilting that my longarmer did on it. I gave her three photos, one of a quilt that had been quilted with Baptist Fans, another with a printout of a Baptist Fan showing 5 arcs and the last pic was of a quilt already on a frame showing 4 rows of a Baptist Fan. My blocks are 4 inches and the Baptist Fan she quilted was 13 inches high and 9 arcs so to me it looks like it is out of proportion. Am I being too picky ???????

    The weather here has turned dark and stormy again, it has rained all night. DH just said to me "a good day to spend in your cave" then he said "after you bake some Banana Muffins, the good ones with the maple syrup" So I am off to the kitchen to bake
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    Anael I can't find the Sylvia BOW thread, has it moved or have I finally gone blind?????
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    Mirabelle, Sylvia is still on the menu, I just posted there. Busy day in the sewing room; interrupted work with lunch and baking dh a chocolate cake...he does a lot for me. First mock up TW block:Name:  1-DSCN0116.JPG
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    Mirab, those quilts are awesome. I love the quilting YOU did on the kaleidoscope quilt. Your work is awesome. I agree with you about the quilting on that beautiful star quilt--I think it looks too big. Looks like something I would do and I suck at quilting. I hate confrontation and would probably roll it up and stuff it in the closet but can you talk to her about it? Would she make it right? After all, you showed her examples and it looks like she hurried through it. It's too beautiful of a quilt and too much work to ignore the quilting.

    QNS, do you have elves or someone helping you with all the quilting you do? I can't believe how much you get done. Those Sylvia blocks are lovely.
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    MiraB ... absolutely beautiful on both accounts!!! The scrappyness of the stars doesn't even look scrappy! I can understand your disappointment for the Stars FMQ and I agree the fans/arcs are totally out of proportion of those 4" stars. When you have a vision and a plan and have even provided good info, that's more than frustrating! It's still an incredible quilt. And DDs Kaleido is really amazing ... so regal looking and your quilting tops it all. I think you should just tell her, Trust Me DarlingDaughter, it will look better in Mommy's home ... and keep it for yourself!!!!!!!! Are you counting the days til MrMiraB returns to work? .... though gotta love him for wanting those muffins!! He has won me over for his Canadian'ism!
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    More eye candy, Mirabelle & Qns, you guys sure have been busy!!! I sewed a bit today and I guess from the positioning of the chair my leg has swollen..so now I have to elevate it..this is the first time since I'm here...this is for the birds!!!

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    I agree that the quilting on your scrappy stars is out of proportion. I'm glad you're safe and the storm wasn't what they predicted. Your other quilt is also gorgeous. Well done.

    I can't keep up with QNS, she is so prolific. I got one whole nine inch block made today for the TW quilt. I did do lots of cooking and cleaning today so I am feeling virtuous and I will sew lots more tomorrow. Oksewglad, I made ham and potato soup on Friday for my grandson as that is his second favourite soup, next to roasted tomato soup. great minds!

    D_D, your Oops quilt is so cute, but I think it would drive me batty, I am too anal to make that quilt, but I'm glad you did. Well done.

    Hi to everyone else!

    Here is my 50 40 or fight block. The camera cut the top of the block off, the left hand point is really there!

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    Mirabelle, there you go again, with two beautiful quilts; I agree with the members here about the large quilting on the one...hind sight is better than fore sight sometimes...guess the LA quilter thought her way was better.

    JanieW, I think your TW is going to be great with its blues and greens. I am trying to guess at the colors Dh nephew and wife might like with my stash shopping...JanRN did you notice I took your advice on the block? Thinking of the snowball and how to do the corners now.

    Honchey, I am sorry you are hurting so much. The clinic nurse told me to use Advil and it does help a bit. Are you going to start a new SYE for February or just let everyone post in January? I love how Anael and Carrie are posting the blocks expected each month and I try to set my goals for that schedule...but need time this month for Dear Jane, too. And the TW on the side.

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