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    Hello Everyone ... some quick notes and then to bed!
    bitterly cold here too!

    OKSGlad ...
    what a change for you to venture into the modern era!! I bet it will be refreshing to have a change. with lots of creativity from it.

    GGal ... oh what a fun time ... a serious FART! Bet that new fabric jinxed your Spike reversal.

    Anael ... great I Spy ... just found out my "adopted" niece is having another babe in October. Plus her cousin's babe from December that I want a quilt done for his Christening. Looks like I might be doing two I Spy's too!

    DDamsel ... good to see you in your fleeting internet availability! You'll have to give Sugar a pep talk, and tell her that a Mother's duty is never done ... single Mom and guard dog, all in one.

    JanRN ... yea for opening day!!!! Discover should send you a get well $$gift$$!!

    MiraB ... oh I like your style .. no purchase, with huge shipments coming in the door! ....................... 49!


    One more DJ done tonight! Going to be tight to make my March goals, but still hoping that most will be done, including the DJs. How are the other Boosters doing?
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    Dubib...what a happy time for you in Houston! Glad you're back without allergies.
    Jan..I understand the fabric fast from the bad weather but it makes it real easy to justify purchases now. Have fun at the quilt show.
    mirabelle....do you buy most of your fabric online? I've only done it a couple of times and don't enjoy it as much as IRL. My QB is constantly introducing me to more shops in the area so there are plenty of places to pet fabrics before purchasing.
    QuiltE...you're absolutely right. The new fabric is much more exciting right now than the SYE. I did do some unsewing on it yesterday but since the rows have many corners, I went down the wrong path a couple of times and row 2 now needs some additions.
    Just got the new McCalls and look at this. http://www.mccallsquilting.com/mccal...Pillow_Pattern
    there is a full sized quilt with this pattern. I've been watching recent patterns that have a variety of sized block that use the same fabric for sashing and backing and love the affect. I want to try this one for sure.

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    It is good to hear from 'riders' who have been very busy on their own rides and doing successful things.

    My timetable has been delayed again and again, so little done toward goals. Did work on Fab Stars, finished Florida and started on GA. Pieces one and two are getting to me; hated geometry. Will try that 90 degree angle again this morning and see if I have better luck...if not, I may continue onward and come back to that later. Knee is not swollen this morning, so that is good news.

    Dublb, glad you enjoyed Houston; its one big city with lots to do there. QuiltE, how wonderful to sew for two special deliveries to happy parents. Great project in McCalls, GardenGal.

    Everyone have a nice Spring Day.

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    GG, thanks for the link. That sure is a pattern to try!
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    All's quiet on the trail...My DS's car's engine froze up & the transmission blew a hole in the bottom pan...He just had it serviced last week...What can happen next????? it seems doom & gloom has been sitting on my doorstep for awhile now and all I want to do is kick his a-- down the road!!! I have to give him my car to use while his gets fixed...I'm going into work on Sunday for the afternoon..My employer told me today that there's no heat in the building..Gas leak is suspected so they shut everything down... We had a $$$ back warranty that if we didn't use it we would get our money back when we bought our new car 100,000 miles ago..we didn't use it and now they're reneging on the deal...Had to get the regional manager to look into it...What else can happen this week...I'm having a glass of wine right now...I know it's early...I don't care...dinner is on the stove and they can help themselves...

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    Oh Gosh Honchey - when it rains it pours! So sorry for all the car trouble! I have not patience with things that to not work correctly! I want them fixed NOW!
    "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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    Honchey, it might take more than one glass of wine...and a good night's sleep to make you feel better in the morning... good news is you do not have to repeat today again... never ask what next, 'cause sh1@ hits the fan...

    Murphey's Law. Weekend will be the greatest weather all winter; then it goes down hill from there. Smile. and laugh!

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    GGal I purchase almost all of my fabric online. I do have 2 very small LQS in my little town but they are way too expensive and if I drive an hour to Townsville there are 4 LQS but their fabric is also too expensive, anywhere from $28 to $35 per metre (39inches)
    For example rotary cutter blades are $14 each here but I have just purchased a pack of 10 from Hancock's of Paducah for $34. That is a huge saving. Equilter, Hancock's and Thousand of Bolts usually have a discounted shipping every few months so I tend to buy then. Even with shipping costs my fabric usually only costs me around the $10 to $12 per yard, sometimes a little less if it is on sale, which is a third of the costs here.
    Yes it is nice to pet fabric, but I would not have the stash I have if I had to pay full price for my fabric, or I would have to go back to work to pay for my addiction er I mean hobby I also get to visit so many different shops in the US especially if I am looking for a specific piece of fabric.

    Honchey I hope things are going a little better for you today.
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    The sun is shinning, its suppose to be a beautiful weekend; take some time to enjoy after the winter we have all been through....if just on line here. Its, this one line, is like the 'comfort' spot of the day, to hear from friends near and far, and that makes it very special to me. Discovered where QuiltE and Mirabelle are 'chatting' about their DJs...and seen the progress, very nice ladies. You are inspiring me to 'engage' in built more blocks there....soon.

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    Quilt Room has Spring announcement: two irons have gotten together:Name:  1-DSCN0007.JPG
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    Awww how cute QNS! Do you use that little iron? I have a travel iron I use in the Motorhome, and it works quite well, but it is a little bigger than that one.
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    Too cute, QNS. I have that little red iron; I've never used it. Does it work? I bought it to keep at my sewing machine when paper piecing those tiny little sections of 4 or 5 stitches. My iron & ironing board are across the hall in the bathroom. I thought maybe it would save some time with the little iron beside me but decided I need to get up and walk for the exercise--my butt keeps getting bigger!
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    Oh Spring has sprung, the irons are having babies!
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    Yes, it is a crafter's tool, for quick presses when traveling, attending college, or doing small mini quilts. It takes three to five minutes to warm up enough to press. My Mo. friend brought it to me and is called "Darlee's Crafters tool...mini crafting iron. She press her quilt that is 79 by 99 inches so she could take it across the road to the LA quilter here. It looks like a play iron to me....but I learned something new...thought it would get a good laugh and we can always use a good laugh. LOL!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mirabelle View Post
    Oksewglad what a beautiful set of minis you have made, I love them all. You will have a lovely selection for your next auction.

    JeanieG I am glad you are getting some rain at long last.

    GGal another beautiful block, can't wait to see more of them.

    It is the 1st March here so I have been thinking of my March goals and what I would like (need) to accomplish this month.
    Here is what I have come up with.

    1. 8 Sylvia blocks (done) finished
    2. 4 x 50 Star blocks (2 made 2 to go) finished
    3. 1 Spike block -- finished and quilt top together
    4. 8 to 10 Dear Jane blocks (2 made) finished 6 but did start the sashing strips
    5. Quilt DH's quilt -- finished and bound
    6. Quilt 2 charity flimsies -- done and made another

    I have written my list so hopefully I can stay focused and get some stuff done as April will be busy with my Spike quilt and my MB quilt needing to be finished. I love this idea of monthly goals, it really gives you the motivation to get things DONE..


    So I did get through my March goals and here are some pics for you to enjoy.
    First is my Dancing 9 Patch quilt, its a Bonnie Hunter pattern
    Second is a cat quilt my DD made and I quilted for her
    Third is a machine embroidered applique ABC quilt
    and last is A, B and C blocks for Darkness border

    Will think about my April goals today and post tomorrow
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    [QUOTE=oksewglad;6605429]

    March goals
    1. Finish LQS project--still working on this
    2. Make mystery block for Quilt Guild--check
    3. Put together the hexagon quilt--waiting to be done
    4. Continue piecing mini flimsies. Must admit I'm getting tired of a certain piece of peach fabric so onto a different color scheme! Have 12 tops done--HQ almost done on one, but so hard on my hands, will go back to MQ them.
    5. Make some "coffee" themed mug rugs and a bunch of potholders for school mini carnival in April.--check
    6. Plan my FFC project--have a great idea--now to get colors together--forgot the idea
    7. Look at the UFO pile yet again.--really laughing now

    Other things done
    1. Machine appliqued bow tie, tie to little boy t shirts and made big sister a matching jumper for family pictures.
    2. Got accumulated scrap donations sorted out.
    3. Worked afternoon at church--have 2 tops to turn under bindings on.
    4. Put Cat in the Hat patches on jeans for 5 yo.
    5. Buttonhole stitched Autumn wool project from UFO pile--just have to stitch wool base to another fabric base--won't take long to finish.
    6. Went on a mini fart--cut batik scraps into blocks
    7. Had dinner/lunch guests 3x in the last 10 days=a cleaner house.
    8. Opened the windows to let fresh air in
    9. Finished flannel baby flimsie for church
    April goals
    1. Finish LQS project
    2. Put together the hexagon quilt
    3. Finish mini flimsies
    4. Try to remember the FFQ project!
    5. Look at the UFO pile yet again.--really laughing now
    6. Sew some of the batik blocks together.
    7. Take my QB's on local shop hop.
    8. Hexagon workshop at guild in April.
    9. Turn under edges on 2 church baby quilts.

    Okay if I accomplish half, I will be doing great.

    I looked at the DJ thread--oh dear looks so tempting, but can't start it yet.....
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    Everyone's goals sound very good for April. I have 2 things I want to finish this month. One is the MB quilt and the other is a top for a donation. I have other things I want to work on, but figure if I get to those it will just be a bonus (50-Stars, DJ, Medallion).

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    Unexpectedly I went to work yesterday and learned a few things about 2 new machines that Viking released..One is a midsize that has most of the features of the higher end models. I have my eye on one of them
    I also go in today. It's still raining here.. yesterday the rain was torrential and one of the highways I needed to travel was flooded. I hate driving in the rain especially in an unfamiliar car.. Now my DH knows what it's like to be at home without an available car
    I did sew a bit on one of the new machines. I'll take a photo of my project when I get to the shop later today.
    All of you are so to be admired for your diligence in keeping up with your goals..I have some but they get placed in a box much the same as Jan's I wish I had more perserverence..that too is in the box!..
    Now to have some breakfast before I get ready for another day at the Gallery.. DH just got back with fresh bagels. Later, H.

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    Mirab, beautiful quilts; I esp like the ABC--awesome job with the applique and the cat quilt is so cute. Love the colors you're using in the PB quilt. Very dramatic. I know how difficult her patterns are so I admire your determination.

    Today is March 30--one more day and I've met my goal to make it thru March. Waking up to 2" of snow is not how I want the month to end but it's supposed to be 60* and sunny tomorrow. And it's Opening Day--I love baseball, never without my radio with a game on during the season. Got that from my dad.

    Accomplishments this month: finished all SYE blocks, made all pieced border blocks for SYE, and have the triangles. sewn on and layout decided. Made 2 more 50 Fab Star blocks. Completed MB quilt. Made one DJ block to keep QE from nagging me LOL. I guess I was more productive than I thought!

    Enjoy the day, do something you love!
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    Beautiful quilts, Mirabelle. Honchey...you sure don't let things slow you down too much. I can't imagine working retail with a knee that hurts. Carrie...the tortoise wins the race. Getting your shoulder healed and keeping up with your family is very important. OK...you must have borrowed Mirabelle's batteries. Your list of things done makes my head swim. What an asset to the community you are! QNS...cute irons.

    March goals
    SYE...last block and assemble entire quilt.s last block done and two rows sewn together. Had the third row on but it was upside down so did unsewing and it's still waiting.
    BOMs..El's Kitchen, Delightful Stars..keep current. check
    My Blue Heaven scrappy...finish blocks and make flimsy.blocks all done but nothing sewn together. Design wall is full of SYE and it's not coming down until it's done
    Civil War UFO...finish putting together. completely forgot about this. Still in drawer
    Fabric Essentials Mystery Quilt....find block fabric and complete putting together. found the missing focus fabric when we cleaned the springs of my recliner last weekend. I had unsewn the flimsy while sitting there and didn't get it all collected before it slipped away
    Start making backings and binding for 3 flimsies. I have backing for two flimsies done and the quilts at my LAer.
    I had almost a week I didn't sew much because of a bad cold and this last Monday I went on a FART and found material perfect for my DD's wedding quilt and completely lost focus on goals and have only two more borders to go and it will be done. Very simple pattern. This is one where the fabric makes the quilt, not the blocks.
    Have to think about April's goals. Weather is getting nice and probably not so much time in the sewing room

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    Did any of you ever start a Nearly Insane quilt?
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    No,....well, yes. Its still in the box with the fabric for 'someday'...or maybe never to be opened again. Are you starting on one at your young age?

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    Maybe QNS when I can get the book. As far as I know it's not available in my little country, I couldn't find it online!
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    Anael, I have that book on order. I got it from SoftExpressions. Don't know their international shipping policy but you can check the website. I'm not sure about when I'll start it but it looks interesting & challenging.
    Imagine all the people living life in peace...(John Lennon 1940-1980)

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    GGal, It is retail but it's a small leased area inside Joann's and for the most part I answer a lot of questions that the customers ask "where's this or that". I sit most of the time at the machines and I do sew my own "stuff" while I'm there..I only had 2 sales today of small product..no machines...It wasn't busy at all.. just 5 hours each day.Now , I won't be called in for months and probably longer "cause the knee will be "done" as soon as the tooth situation is cleared up.. Today I starched pressed & cut some strips into smaller pieces for some random blocks to do in between other random things.. I rather enjoy going in once in awhile.. I get to play with all the new machines...

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