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    Quote Originally Posted by Anael View Post
    Did any of you ever start a Nearly Insane quilt?
    Anael are you thinking of making this quilt, I have looked at it and followed someone who was making it and all I can say is "Better you than Me" I think it would be a great challenge and you have had lots of experience with small pieces.

    I have thought about my April goals and here they are:-

    50 Stars - need to make 3 more to stay caught up
    Sylvia - need to make 5 more for this month
    Darkness - D E and F blocks for the border (I will finish this quilt this year)
    Quilt Spike your English
    Finish my next ABC quilt - I am up to J

    Tomorrow I am off to town for a workshop at my LQS, this is the shop where I can use her longarm and she is also my Pfaff dealer. I am learning Cutwork, don't know if I will ever use it again but it should be a nice day out.
    Karen

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    Jan, thanks! I visited their website, found it hard to navigate but when my LQS doesn't have the book I will order it there. We could start together
    Yes, it sure would be a challenge. There's a website like Thatquilt where the making of the blocks is explained. That might be very helpful as there are no instructions in the book.

    Mirabelle, I love your quilts ! ! ! ! Have a great day tomorrow (today I should say?) learning cutwork. Never done that. Please show us what you did !
    Eat, quilt, sleep, repeat



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    Jan & Anael...I can see why it's called nearly insane! I looked through a couple of the blogs and the smallest piece in one block is 3/16 inch square. I can see why she was doing it EPP. I will sit this one out too.
    Honchey...do you have a date yet for your knee fix?
    Still compiling April's goals. The sun is shining again today and I'm itching to get outside. I have the borders cut for my DDs quilt all cut and will work on it today while the ground dries a little. Still soft and squishy.

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    Nice to hear from several riders, and see their progress on their March goals.

    Mirabelle, you really can shift into high gear and get your sewing machines going on high speed ahead. Love all your work you display...its always first class wonderful and colorful. I just want to reach out and 'pet' it, its so beautiful.

    Honchey, locally they are injecting a 'gel' under the knee cap to make it move free...I am looking into that now...and into Vail option, too. It is no fun having a bum knee. Glad you have your teeth all done, ready to look into the knee problem...good luck there.

    I am going with bf tomorrow to sign up for a Bus trip...four states (Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, NE)....two days...includes Holden, Kansas, where our SYE patterns originated from. It is on April 24 and 25...and sounds like sooo much fun after the long winter that we have had. Plan to take lots of pictures...and look for some special items along the way. We will stay in a motel before and after the trip and not drive in the dark at all. Ans we will visit Lincoln, NE International Quilt Museum....we have been there before...that will be a real treat, too. Then down to visit the Missouri Star Quilt Company this summer.

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    Hi ladies, I love to see all the quilts you have made or started. Too many to comment on individually. Update on DH, he has been doing chemo about once a month, had to cancel today's tho, he has had the stomach flu since thursday. Now this morning his heart is out of rhythum and that means more days he doesn't feel very good. His next chemo is scheduled next Monday, hope we don't have to cancel because of Easter coming up, so he can go to church. His hair is almost gone. I guess its a good thing spring is here because of that. Most hats are too big, and he still wears his seed corn hats that he receive when we were farming. Hope everyone is feeling better by now. Good luck with your surgery Honchey & QNS if you also have surgery on your knee.
    I really had a good laugh for the baby iron QNS, I really needed that. Some days go rather slow when I can't get to the basement to sew, so I started knitting again. I managed to sew a little bit yesterday for the first time in a couple of weeks. Please keep us in your prayers.
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    Hi All, Jan, & Anael, better you 2 than me with the "Insane" quilt..I looked it up at Amazon...it's an amazing accomplishment and I would rather just look at it

    GrannyQ, I think about you often and all that you & family are dealing with..

    Mirabelle. Cutwork is beautiful but I find the end results to be very stiff when finished.. I guess it would depend on what you use it for....

    GGal,I haven't set a date for the knee yet..I need to make sure that the tooth giving me the problem is free of any infection before surgery so right now it's a waiting game...about 30 yrs ago I had a reaction to a penicillin drug so the Dr. won't let me have it for this tooth..He says that we're hoping the second tier antibiotic works..Just have to wait!!!

    QNS, The Dr. tells me I'm past that procedure..He also has doing the "Vail" procedures for years..He says it's rather entailed and it still requires shots in the knee and eventually needs to be replaced...

    I have put up the Fons & porter design wall flannel...DH comments.."What's this doing up here?? I hope it's not going to be up here forever" ...He'll get used to it!!! I am going to be doing some sewing today..mindless but it's still sewing!

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    GrannyQ you are your family remain in my prayers, stop by as often as you can and keep us updated or just to have a chat.

    It is 7am and I am out the door, class starts at 9.30 but I want to get there early. Have a great day everyone
    Karen

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    Hey Ya'll I lost ya'll again. I still haven't been gittin' e-mails & some how I had deleted ya from my bookmarks. I got ya in there now.
    My own days have been so very busy. I've been outside alot!
    I didn't write down my March goals because they weren't sewin' related.
    Take DSon ta San Antonio for Kidney transplant.
    check
    Plan where we are gonna plant garden & flowers.
    check We even planted a few this past weekend.
    Go & visit DD in Houston.
    check.
    Other than that I didn't git much done.

    April's goals;
    Plan Strata Star Table topper fabrics (will learn how ta do that at retreat.)
    Make 2 blocks for charity quilt that we will be doin' at the retreat.
    Cut out 4 or 5 Pony Club blocks & have 'em ready ta sew on at retreat.
    Go ta Brady for a week. (While I'm there I will work on the QAYG Sunbonnet Sue that I only seem ta work on when I'm there.)
    Leave for retreat in Branson MO on the 28th.
    Bev
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    GrannyQ, big (((HUGS))) for you!! I'm always glad to see you here.

    I called the LQS but they're out of the Nearly Insane book. They don't know if and when they will have it again.
    Eat, quilt, sleep, repeat



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    Anael....I plan to visit my daughter in Wisconsin this month and she lives about 25 miles from where the lady that wrote Nearly Insane has her quilt shop. If I can get it, would you be interested on a signed copy?
    GrannyQ...glad to hear from you. Keep popping in with updates.
    Dubib...your goals for March were far more important than sewing. It's nice that they all went well.
    still thinking on my April goals. At this point, I will not be planning so much sewing but a lot more time outside and with family. Today outside wins. While it's windy, the sun shining and there are things to do.

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    Wow GG, a signed copy ! ! ! ! I just ordered one here from a bookstore, but I'm sure I can sell that one easily. Yes, if you can get a signed copy, please ! ! ! ! ! That would be so great!!!
    Eat, quilt, sleep, repeat



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    GG, your surprise block just arrived with Honchey's Will take a picture tonight or tomorrow.
    Thanks so much, both of you.
    GG, don't worry, I love both your blocks, yes, even the tulip
    Eat, quilt, sleep, repeat



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    Dublb your goals are just want you needed to achieve, it doesn't have to be sewing related..

    I am going to revise my April goals and here is why----- yesterday I packed up my embroidery machine to attend a cutwork class, I also took the slide on tray from my sewing machine so I could convert my embroidery machine to a sewing machine to finish the project. Finished the embroidery and went to start straight sewing and it felt like my needle was hitting something inside the bobbin case. SO cleaned it, changed needle, still happening. The LQS owner is also my Pfaff technician so called her over and she turned the wheel of my machine and said "your timing is out" arrgghhhh!!!!! to which I replied "guess I am leaving my machine here with you then"
    Now in the back of my pea brain I am thinking to myself, don't forget to take your tray off the machine and take it home, yeah it should have gone from the back of my brain to the front as I left it there on the machine.
    Yes I have another tray but I now don't have my 1/4 inch foot, yes I can change the needle position and I don't have my free motion foot or my open toed foot which are the main sewing feet I use ALL the time.

    SO the quilting on Spike is not going to happen as I need the open toed foot for the ditch work and the free motion foot for the quilting.


    AND I can't find the camera, I think DH has taken it, if so he is in big trouble

    Now that I have had a rant I am going to go sulk in my room...
    Karen

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    Mirabelle, you are still blessed with your signt and active mind that desigs so well. My sight is hit and miss today...do not know why. I drive fifty miles per hour, very slowly, to bf's home...and she drove from there. Rrying I Caps for two weeks and see if that makes a difference. Thank goodness I made it back home in good shape. A big blessing of the day.

    We are all set for the two day Bus trip at the end of the month.

    Found more I SPY fabrics and decided on the backing...and quilting as you go on the I SPY...and going to double side the quilt with lily pads and frogs on the back side. The ones I had on the flannel vertical wall all fell down when the wind whistled through the hall yesterday.

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    Mirabelle....sounds like a good time to go shopping!!!
    Did get the raspberries and roses pruned yesterday and saw my first crocus in my garden. Rained last night so another day in the sewing room. Should get the rest of the borders on my DD's wedding quilt and get back to SYE yet this week.

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    Are we approchin' 9000 posts? WOW!
    I had a crazy day w/my internet bein' down & my DGNephew comin' over. I am tired now though.
    Bev
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    My April goals are 'dimmed' at the moment. Going to see the eye doctor this morning...do not know what is going on with my eyes...strange things is all I know. Its kinda hard to read or to see the 'whole' road when I am driving, so its time to see the doctor. Dh is taking me there. Dh says I cannot see or walk its time to trade me in for another.

    And I will go from there...whatever he says. Everyone have a good day.

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    Hi Everyone, I guess we are Bev Let's see who turns the page...

    QNS, I hope the Eye Dr. can fix whatever's wrong..it's no fun having problems with your eyes...

    My 2 "kids" are sick and never made it to dinner last night...I'll have to send care packages to their homes.. a 10 qt pot of homemade meatballs & sauce is too much for me...
    I cut fabric into 2.5" strips then into 2.5" squares and 6.5" rectangles yesterday in between making the meatballs.. maybe I should call it the meatball quilt??? anyway, 5 of the pieces makes a square block and you interchange the colors..the fabric is a novelty pattern with owls & easter eggs? The other project is a pattern from MSQC and is very easy...I'm requested to teach a class this spring...I have to get the sample done first...I'm not sure if I can get it done in time...
    DH is itching to go to NC for a couple of weeks.. the irrigation has to be turned on so the lawn stays green...Dentist says the tooth is responding to treatment and that the pulling I feel in the gum area are the 2 tendons that are healing from being cut when the surgeon did his work last April...He won't proceed any further until I'm comfortable with the progress...I don't want to have a permanent crown placed if there's a chance the infection can come back..so it looks like the knee procedure will have to wait until then..that is until I can't stand the pain anymore...

    Have a great day Guys...

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    QNS--hope your eye problem is resolved soon.
    So glad the dental work is healing, Honchey and then onto getting that knee fixed.
    dublb--lucky you--you can work outside! Great accomplishments. We could get snow again tomorrow--come on winter go away. Glad I don't live further north-they are to get a lot more snow. I've been enjoying the robins hopping around the front yard, but don't think there are any worms for them to find yet. So envious, GGal that you have flowers peeking through. Soon you will have little time in the sewing room--hear it's supposed to rain again your way. Good to have sewing projects to fall back on this time of year.
    Did anyone fall for Janie's must have notion? I did!
    mirabelle--sounds like you've had a bad couple of days! Hope all goes right for a while. The last quilts are so cute--love the ABC quilt
    Prayers going out to you and yours, GrannyQ. Hope you guys don't get too much rain in this storm that's passing over. Think GGal is in the same path.
    This morning was Grandparents Day at school so DH and I went to Mass with Gkids and ate lunch with them. 4-H commitment last night as well as a trip to town earlier. Time to rest for a bit. Tomorrow hoof trimmer is here. Next week is starting to look really busy as well. Have a great day even if you have to make your own sunshine!
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    Just heard about alot of Tornado warnings in the Midwest...Hope none come anywhere near my buddies!!!

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    Good morning everyone..

    QNS hope you get a good report at the eye Doc, and you can get back to what you love doing.

    Honchey reading about your dental problems reinforces my absolute dread of going to the dentist hope you continue to heal and can get your knee fixed sooner rather than later.

    Still sewing, although it is a pain having to continually change the position of my needle, you wouldn't believe how I miss my 1/4 inch foot

    Now who is going to tip us over to start the next thousand ???????????????
    Karen

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    Dr. Clark said my Optic Nerve is swollen, causing the blood vessels to leak blood behind the eye, causing fluid to come toward the front of the eye... and there are three retina specials in Iowa....the one that can get me in ASAP will be the one he will tell me tomorrow that I have an appointment with. When I am seeing bright red and bright blue with my eyes closed means there is blood in the back of my eye...the 'blotchy' look I am seeing is because of the swelling and Optic Nerve being enlarged. Its treatable, the sooner, the better. Funny, I could read his wall chart all the way down today. With one Optic Nerve gone in the left eye, I know I have to watch out for the good right eye. So I will do as he says on this one. Again, he is repeated what the nose specialist said, the root of my blood pressure problems has not been found yet. Just treating the blood pressure is not enough; keeping it in check is not the whole problem. So I am on pins and needles until they can treat my eye...



    \\pecialist said several years ago, it all relates back to my high blood pressure issue not being solved by my docotor. Wellness checks and home monitoring its not enough, or not finding the right problem.

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    Hello Everyone .... I'm digging back out after the tax prep. All has now been delivered to the accountants' to do their thing. My work is done, and I just answer any questions they have or dig out any more info that they need to finish the filing. So all I can do now is wait and hope for a good payback!!!!!!! Though with one last yr, I almost dread that it may go the other way this year.


    At last ... something else is breeding in a sewing room instead of stash ... or scraps!
    Do you suppose .... that my two sewing machines might give me a surprise delivery, of a S16?
    (oh how I can dream!!!!!!!!!)

    *gasp* MiraB ... do you ever sleep? 48 hr days Down Under?? Great eye candy for March, and I know that is only partial. And now a new technique mastered! The cut work will be lovely for yours and DDs dresses! Oh dear for your parts left behind. We become so accustomed to all our extras and miss them so much when we don't have them. Hopefully your machine will be back quickly, so you don't have to plan your work so much. Might be a good excuse to start a new quilt! ........... and yes I know exactly how you feel about the "pain" to keep switching your needle settings, etc!


    Sew Good to See so many Booster Achievements for March ... and April plans in the making.
    I'll dig out my list and report back in with my April plans.
    Whether you achieve a lot of things or just a few ... remember goals should be personal and realistic. They should be within reach of what you know you can do along with "life" that goes on around you ... not a crazy huge list that is self-defeating just by looking at it.

    Honchey ... so another new machine is on the horizon? WOW!!

    JanRN ... yup! you got thru March!!!!!!!!! And now, Let's Play Ball!!!!!!!!!!!

    GGal ... yeaaaaaaaaaa for your first crocus sighting! You made me envious that you are already seeing things come to "life"!!! And made me laugh ... working in the gardens???? That won't be happening here for a lllllong time. However, soon I'll be out there playing lumberjack and dealing with the ice storm damage. UGH!!

    Anael ... OMG .,.. looked up and took note of that quilt. Gorgeous, though me-thinks you have now answered the question we have all wondered!!!

    GrannyQ ... {{{{HUGS}}}} to you and MrGrannyQ. Such a difficult time for both of you. Good for you for finding knitting as another release for you. I did a lot of embroidery while my husband was ill. hhmmmm it sits an UFO. Must get it out and see what I might be able to do with it.

    OKSGlad ... No robin sightings here yet, though I do hear the birds chirping away outside my window at times. I was thinking of you and 4-H today as I read the postings for new clubs in our area this year. Bunny Hop Club where they train their bunnies to do an agility/obstacle course. And a Paint Ball club! Another one, forget what they called it but it sounded like they make catapults!

    QNSue ... so sorry to hear about your eye update. If there ever was a time, this is THE time to do exactly what the Doctors advise, now and for the coming days/weeks or whatever it takes. Having been blind in both eyes for a spell .... I do have a relevance here and know how hard it was for me. And scary! Too, how precarious any change in my eyes can be, so I have learned to follow orders ... well, at least for that! Good Luck!
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    Why can't they make the S16 or the Platinum 16 do a straight stitch AND freemotion...I would be on that machine in a NY minute!!! I like the midsize new Opal 690Q..it has the sensor system & cut feature...once you get used to the sensor system it's hard to go back to the manual presser foot lifter. I am going to sell my little Janome Platinum 720..it's a shame it just sits there not being used...I have a couple of 50's singers that will be going up on the auction block also...I like to clean them up and get them going again.. The new Viking free motion machine sit down machine has my eye also but....I also want a straight stitch with it..until then...I have to wait until they make it

    Qns, Please listen to the Drs and mind what they say...your eyesight is too precious...

    QuiltE, we've had Robins here for over a month now..I was so surprised to see them so soon..My son said they never left this winter...How unusual is that??? I thought the headed south every year...

    I'm not happy with the way the blocks are looking..individualy they are fine..when I lay them out it is like a jungle, crazy,...I have to change something...Maybe add some white to cool it down...

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    Honchey ... is the Platinum 16, another re-branded HQS16. On first glance it looks as such. Was this one of the ones you were playing with at work?

    I think you should show us those blocks so we can see if it really is a jungle or not?
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