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    Anne-I'm kinda relieved ta here your not gonna be travelin' while all those things are goin' on around ya. Sandy was such a bad storm. Maybe ya can travel later.
    QE - What is TATW???
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    DublB .... TATW = Trip Around The World
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    Awwww, I should have know that. Duh! I think a GFG would be beautiful as a TATW!!!!!!!!!!! Go for it!!
    Bev
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    Oh, You remember my Bingo nights do ya!!! Well, I can go to Delaware for that...my sister goes to a church bingo every Monday eve...

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    That's better. Bingo that is closer.
    Bev
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    Quote Originally Posted by Honchey View Post
    Oh, You remember my Bingo nights do ya!!! Well, I can go to Delaware for that...my sister goes to a church bingo every Monday eve...
    aha!
    Now we know the new "do" is just a cover story for your Bingo nights with with your DSis!
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    Honchey I hope life settles down for you in the New Year, am thinking of you.

    QuiltE when are you going to have time to put your feet up and rest a while, your sewing room might become an alien place to you if you're not careful just kidding.

    I planned on spending the day putting a couple of rows on my Jamestown Landing quilt and cutting my patches for my bonus blocks, but I got sidetracked found these wonderful embroidery designs when tidying up some files on my laptop and just had to stitch them out. My DD loves butterflies so we may have to work on another joint project next year..

    They haven't been pressed yet, scanned them and e-mailed them to DD for her opinion. I'm thinking of an Irish Chain setting what do you think???
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    The background fabric is Fairy Frost Butterscotch and the butterflies are batiks, yay I finally cut into my stash of batiks
    Karen

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    Oh and they are quite large, 7 inches which is a great size, will cut the block down to 9 1/2 inches

    That all I have to say now
    Karen

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    Mirabelle---I love butterflies and yours are so pretty!! I think the first is my favorite, but they are all great.

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    Mirabelle...those are beautiful! The batiks are perfect for the butterflies. Would you use batiks in the Irish Chain too?...just the corner squares using the colors you've used for the butterflies? The butterscotch is a perfect background.
    Honchey...glad you keep tabs on us. We don't want to go too far astray.
    Quilte....thanks for the thread info. I too use Arifil and really like it. It will be fun for you to get home next week and see the house ready for the holidays. Can't wait to see your GFG. Such a nice way to get your quilting in.

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    mirabelle, I wish we were closer than this virtual world travel with all my batiks, I could share, but your idea is so breathe taking beautiful...love all the butterflies, especially the first and last ones. JeanieG can tell you about all the different colors that I have on hand.

    QuiltE, its good that you can get your two cents worth in, I miss you when you are not aboard here. Honchey, I love hearing your two cents worth again, too. Hoping you win BIG at your Bingo games.

    Never heard of that thread but will be checking it out; where can one find it?? Brrr...its cold here this morning...down to 12 above according to my weather on the computer.

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    Mirabelle, Those butterflies are gorgeous!!! I have 2 emb machines and only do little emb's once in awhile....I wish I could be more enthusiastic about doing embroidery... Talking about De...I just decided to visit for several days not to play bingo tho...I'll be picking up some See's Chocolate (California Brittle is my favorite) that DS ordered....She loves "Croc's" and they had a great cyber sale ending yesterday...Buy one get one..free shipping! so now I'll have a pair for each location..NJ & NC...
    QNS, Brrrrrrr 12 degrees??? cold, cold, cold, I hope you have warm slippers for those cold floors...see..I do read the threads
    Oksewglad, after seeing your mini quilts I'm separating bits and pieces....someday...
    Dublb....your Texas Twang is rubbin' off me...
    I've never used Arifil...What's special about it??? Is it 100% cotton? "Fil"me in
    Ggal, I've become too attached to all of you to let go astray.....What a wonderful group we have here!!
    I have a question....How do you insert the laughing face...not the smiley into the threads...

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    I'm watchin' my DGson taday. Hooray!
    Aurifil thread is made with longer strands o' cotton. It is 50wt & very strong, but it is thinner than other 50wt's. It doesn't make as much lent. I love it. I sometimes use Gutterman if I just need a little bit o' that color & am short on $$$.
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    I have always used Gutermann; I watch for JoAnns for it going on sale. It works well with my Bernina 1540 quilting sewing machine I bought in 199? at Houston's International Quilt Show. It still sits on the old typewriter stand...someday maybe I will get a real sewing machine table...when dh does not have million different ways for the budget has to go...like when pigs will fly...he is still a keeper after 46 years, plus.

    Every winter morning when I hit the floor that is put on a cement slab, I wish for the floor warming floors. First thing after Taxes (Missouri taxes are due in November-December, you have to pay full amount assessed by state/county) , is another small heater for my sewing room. Tax paying on retirement kills all Christmas thoughts and wishes every year...by now, I should be getting used to it. Gotta support the prison system and those that do not work. Our freezers are full and propane tank filled, so we can still smile this year.

    It was a good T. week, with our dd and family on the weekend, and 19 on T. Day. And to see all the chatter here, it is just wonderful. Pony Club scraps are all gone, and received well in their new home. Now to get the blocks ready to sew together...after I get that small heater for the sewing room!!

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    QuiltE...here is a hexagon to make a scrappy GFG although it would have to be made smaller. I'm slowly becoming addicted to scraps and crumbs. http://quiltville.blogspot.com/. It's unreal how many blocks can be made if you just close your eyes and sew without trying to control the outcome too much.
    QNS...we only got down to about 25 last night but we did have a few snow flakes in the grass. You could get heating mats like they use in hog houses. Just have a couple where you spend most of your time. Little piggys like to be warm! Here is a link to investigate.
    http://www.enasco.com/product/C11765N
    my LQS carries Arifil along with several other brands. Dubib described it well. I got some online too at about 1/3 of the price. What do you use, Honchey and QNS?
    dubib..have fun with the DGS. They grow up so fast.
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    But where do I find those mats used to keep little piggies warm, GG?

    Since we have raised and have ducks ran across this funny riddle:
    When do ducks wake up in the morning?
    At the Quack of dawn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltingNinaSue View Post
    But where do I find those mats used to keep little piggies warm, GG?

    Since we have raised and have ducks ran across this funny riddle:
    When do ducks wake up in the morning?
    At the Quack of dawn.
    we were writing at the same time when I edited my post and added a link. Here it is again.http://www.enasco.com/product/C11765N

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    Thanks, GG. Sorry we were typing at the same time...Great minds run along the same lines, they say. Postage was a killer, almost as much as the product...but dh is worth every penny. It will be a nice surprise for him, as this is what he has wished for more than once in the last few years. Since he is diabetic 2, he freezes, especially his feet. With high blood pressure, I am "hot" all the time, except this beginning of winter, the weather is freezing me. Maybe that means my bp is behaving.. Now, dh feet will be warm in his room as he cruises the internet on his computer. Thanks. Amazing what I have learned on this PC trail.

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    Ggal, online site for the Aurifil thread????

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    Here is a site although I don't think it's the one I ordered from. http://www.sewezdesigns.com/Aurifil_...les_Cones.html
    i actually use a neutral like one of the beiges for most all of my piecing. When I searched, I saw that it's also being sold on e-bay. What are you currently using?

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    I can't buy Auriful where I live, I have purchased some from US when I have bought fabric and I really like piecing with it. Normally I sew with Rasant thread which is the most used thread for patchwork over here, it is a polyester core wrapped in cotton thread. I hope that makes sense

    Thanks for the offer QNS I would love to come play with you too, I have a huge tub of batiks that are all washed, pressed and folded and for some reason it has been really hard for me to cut into them. I cut all my lengths and FQ's in half and shared with DD so she has the same amount as me. I am thinking a multi coloured Irish Chain at the moment but that might change.

    Honchey I was always against machine embroidery, thought I would never be interested in "that sort of thing" but after becoming friendly with a few ladies in my group who have large embroidery machines I must say I am hooked. I guess my perception was old fashioned diolies and tablecloths but my friends opened up a whole new world of quilts for me. Wish I was closer to you gals, think we would have so much fun together...shop hops, retreats etc etc
    Karen

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    Karen at least we can keep in touch this way.
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    I use coats & clarks egyptian cotton...I don't like the thickness of the Gutterman thread it seems very stiff to me...I am going to try the Aurifil...I really haven't had any problems with the coats & clark like so many others have mentioned...My machines don't have a problem with the C&C either....I have the Diamond, the DSE, The Sapphire & a Pfaff 4.0....I like a nice flat seam and pressing does that for me...BUT...if there's something better I don't mind trying it.... Thanks for the info....

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    It's always so much fun to come back and catch up with yinz. Great info on thread. Anne, I use C&C in my Sapphire and it loves it; tried Aurifil and some of my stitches "slipped". I also use ConnectingThreads thread. I've never thought about the thread in the seam allowance. I spritz and iron the crap out of my seams to smash them into submission (I know, I know--supposed to "press".)
    Put my mother's house on the market yesterday--bittersweet. I grew up there and she lived there for 57 years. That's why I haven't been on QB so much lately and have all this catching up to do. Went over today and did a final vacuuming and dusting. Is that the last time I'll be in the house? Sorry, I didn't think this would depress me as much as it is.
    I like the Feb date for our exchange blocks. How many am I supposed to send? I only participated in one table runner swap here on QB and I was so insecure I made 3 before I decided one of them was good enough to send. I'm nervous about sending yinz my blocks!!
    Anne, are you still working on Rosie Quilt? I finally got caught up on that too. Made a Christmas throw instead of the whole quilt.
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