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    We did have an inch o' rain yesterday! I hope that some o' it went ta the lakes. The 3 lakes that we git water from are not close.
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    I wish Mother Nature would take a break from all this horrible weather..it's so devastating...

    I am on my way to be very organized.. fabrics picked for blocks 1-5 and placed in the baggies with the pping patterns cut...I am so tempted to start sewing them together but I'm going to continue to pick & put in little baggies...this way when I do start, the battle of hunting & pecking for fabrics is done...
    I'm visiting my sister in Delaware for a couple of days.. there are several places I like to visit when I'm there. Then when I return on Friday it will be time to start packing the car again for another visit to NC..DH's family will be in Myrtle Beach for a week and we promised to be there when they are...We're staying for 3 weeks. DH has to be back for a check up..
    I'm having the kids for dunch today then they're going to Dog Beach at the shore...It's a beautiful gorgeous day today..DS will be putting the AC in the kitchen window so I better get off my tuffet and go clean it..The outside is done now to the inside...

    Have a good day all and remember the Vets today...H.

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    DH and I went to cemeteries yesterday..flags for the veterans..Civil War, WWII, and Korea...flowers for the rest. Raining then...should be overcast, but dry for the remembrances this morning.

    Sounds like Honchey will be on the road this next month...

    Rain can be a blessing...glad you got a nice amount, dublb....and then too much is not good either for some parts of your state

    GrannyQ..

    Emily will be starting her dress this week. Hope to have it done by weekend...
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    Hi everyone. We went to a cousin of mine for a get together yesterday. She fixed pulled pork for sandwiches and had chips and dips, salad and a great cake for dessert. Wow - great feast. I was only sorry that more of my relatives did not attend.

    We have decided that after our next RV Rally (June 15-18) to Morro Bay to take off for Oregon and Washington to visit our friends who live on Whidbey Island, WA for a few weeks. I think we will visit Tahoe and Lassen National Park on the way. Joe has not seen Tahoe and neither of us have visited Lassen. It takes forever, it seems to get out of California when you are driving North.

    I'm still adding blocks to the Mystery Train Ride #9 quilt as I wanted a larger lap quilt. I'll take a photo of it and my last Bonnie Hunter Mystery Celtic Solstice and post for you soon.

    Have a great day everyone.
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    Isn't it funny how things work out: Change of plans, received a phone call to work on Wed. after Dsis lets me know it's a no go for my visit...

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    I keep thinking someone is going to pop in and say they have a block done.

    Off to Columbia tomorrow and see a quilt shop there...all packed and ready to go! Hoping for good driving weather.

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    Just checking in and have to tell you about my day today. Every year I go to a Quilt in a Day lecture given by Pat Knoechel, Eleanor Burns' sister. Pat demonstrates some techniques, introduces EB's newest books and products and is very entertaining. Guess who gave the lecture today??? Eleanor Burns!! Yep, what a surprise, it wasn't publicized, she just got up to the podium and started the lecture. She's from a small town not far from me, Fombell PA (pop about 2200) and still has lots of family here. They had a family reunion for Memorial Day so she joined Pat at the lecture. What fun! She's really funny. Introduced all her family and sold tons of books that she autographed for everyone. Very enjoyable day.

    Got my FWS 1930s book over the week-end, got to look at the cover. Been very busy (not sewing) and hope to get to spend some time with the book tonight while MrJan is golfing. I already know I'm not doing those white zigzag thingys in between the blocks. Love the fabrics Carrie & Anne have picked. I'm just going to use stash fabrics and of course a few donkeys here & there LOL.
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    I've been very tempted to do a block...some of the solids I have are colors that I think might bleed so I soaked them for about an hour in water and nope not a drop of color came thru..I was very surprised...

    Jan, it's so much fun when surprises happen..DH and I went looking at couple of different smaller SUV's then went to the Toyota dealership to check out the RAV 4 and while the salesman was getting a price DH was looking at the new Camry's and asked me to check it out with him..The last thing I told him when we left the house was " We're just looking, NOT buying"!!! Well, We're the owners of a new Camry!!! We were looking at the SUV's cause I wanted to be able to sit higher...The power seats are standard on the Camry and I was able to see over the steering wheel with the new car...so now I'll be driving my Little Corolla down to NC and I'll have a car to myself and won't feel so isolated..The only problem I see is the driving the car by myself with DH following me...I can just imagine all the pit stops I'm going to have to make.. I know I shouldn't be complaining..I'm just dreading the solo drive...H.

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    congrats on the new car, Honchey. Sounds lovey. Yepa, it will be a round trip solo? down and back?

    JanRN how exciting. Did you get one of EB books auto graphed? What a nice surprise to get to hear EB speak.

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    Hi Nina, We decided not to take my car this time..next time it will be driven down by me or maybe my son.. we just realized that I have to have my car inspected in October and we can only have that done within 2 months of it's due date..bummer..

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    Yea for Honchy! A new car.
    DH & I had words tanight. We don't do that very often anymore.
    I got my feelings hurt, he thought I was upset for somethin' else. We yelled & #2 DSon went & took a shower.
    I'm glad that it's over. Thanks for lettin' me talk about it.
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    New car smell....don't get intoxicated by it..how many states require inspections? Iowa tried it several years ago; don't know why they discontinued it a couple of years later.

    Emily has just the hem left in her trial dress.. she hoped to have it done so she could wear it tonight...Glad we have done the trial dress; have a couple of fitting issues, nothing major. The biggest thing is we've discovered a couple of simpler and easier for her to sew techniques. She's enjoying using the ball point pins, QNS.

    dublb..by now most of us realize married life is not all peace and harmony! Glad you got "it" settled.

    Tomorrow (I guess now today ) is sew day with my QBuddy..she's bringing over a kit she wants to see or her Tula Pink Cityscape project. I'm going to work on cutting out my City Scape blocks...I have about 25 cut from batik scraps that I started a winter ago...the blocks are simple geometric 6" blocks. Nothing too hard.

    Already after 1:00--better head to bed.....
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    OK, I cannot think past five in the evening and sometimes before that.

    I have been told that given two people who become couples, raised in different households will have words once in awhile, and its healthy. And they have the fun of 'naking up'. Seems dh being as Irish as I am and just as stubborn, we do disagree from time to time, but we have hung in there for each other for 49 Years and have not desire to change a thing. He's still around to 'discuss' issues.

    I went to Columbia, today, to the Satin Stitches, and picked out some fabric....but I need your help and advice. The first piece I picked up was to replace the 'gold' in the crossed stars that each piece is touching....do I go with one or two in choices?Name:  1-DSCN0169.JPG
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    I picked up border print for $3.00 a yard from Broomfield the other day and chose this coordinating b]fabrics today:
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    And finally, I yielded to the reproduction prints for our next Laurie Aaron Hird's adventure:
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Size:  73.5 KB LOL! Best news of the day, I got to sing DGS his birthday song....he is still too young to know I don't carry a tume. LOL!

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    You had a very fabricky day today, QNS--what fun! I'm not sure why you want to replace the gold in your stars; I like them the way you've done them. They look good on my monitor, there's contrast with your other pieces. Hmm--don't see a problem. If you do replace it, my choice would be the one on the left, the deeper gold because I think the one with the dots may be too light (altho I love the fabric with the dots or circles). Love the peach colored fabric that's with your border print. What are you making with that grouping? I have a couple yards of border print fabric in my stash, keep looking at it and wondering what to do with it. I also like what you've selected for FWS1930s--good choices. And happy birthday to DGS!
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    Replacing the gold is not an option as I ran out of fabric used in the first round of doing the Crossed Stars, JanRN. The later Stars were too small and not consistent the size of the first seven I made. The Border print is four yards long, and I will cut it for the border to run the full length of the quilt, combine the ups and downs of the border to be 'up' with a small 'braid patter between the border panels...I have a quilt book on 'braids' and will add my own touch to that down the road. After I purchased my choices, the clerk called my attention to their display of border prints....but I told her, 'too late' and walked away...

    Another choice with Border print fabrics is an simple nine patch, or to cut the nine patch into four sections and sew them back together, set them on point between the strips of the border....making a quick and simple quilt that is attractive. It falls in later quilt not right now...there will be an off white color in that also.

    Almost finished the Trellis borders yesterday...still have the header and footer to design...that will make three ready to go...next is the Pony Club border. But tomorrow will be outside work, weeding and pulling rhubarb and freezing it. Have a good one, everyone.

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    Like the A fabric...as Jan says the B fabric appears not to have the contrast you want. Wow you had a fabric fun day.....Soundwave you are on a quilting roll....
    After QB left still had time to get some lawn mowed. No key in the lawn mower...not surprising as I pull it and put the lanyard its attached to and hang it on the bulletin board...not there...don't think 4 yo took it...now on a search mission. So I went back to my Cityscape blocks. Had 3 sewn. (I've lost them...showed them to QB and don't know what I did with them...she was still laughing at me when she left.) Sewed an additional 7 while she worked on a cute HITBdoor mini kit. So started sewing more blocks and have 21 done....going to have to cut more pieces. I've been using scraps from the left overs from quilt friends...did buy a couple of brighter batik FQ's to help off set the many tans and browns in their scraps...haven't used them yet. Think I will sew a little longer...blocks are really easy to sew, but do have some one inch pieces in them....later
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    QNS - I am like the others and prefer A fabric to B. Love what you have picked out for the FW1930's. What fun we are going to have, can't wait.

    OK - I misplaced some quilt blocks the other day too. I'm usually so organized, drove me nuts! Finally found them where I least expected!
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    I may wait with the gold choice....will hit 4 or 5 quilt shops on the 1st and seven or eight on the 9th of June. No rush...the choice will affect the whole quilt. That will be the total All Iowa Shop Hop in June that I can work into our schedule and budget. Couple of the shops will give us additional percentages off and some have it at a low price per yard. Thanks again for the advice on the golds. I value it highly frok you all.

    Good luck finding the key to the lawn mower, OK. Maybe it fell down where it was hung? I can lose things where I sit working on it in one place....less places to look for it, so usually I can find it again.

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    Everyone is busy, busy, busy....Used my spurt of energy the last 2 days and today will be an easy day for me...just sorting thru more fabric for the new ride...Worked yesterday at the Gallery and looked thru the remnants in Joann's found a 1 1/4 yd of winter white microfleece...it is so thin and so soft..I would like to make a sweater with it..I have a pattern that I "rubbed". can't shop in the stores anymore without covering my shoulders & arms..it's too cold in them..

    Great fabrics everyone has for the FWS 30's quilt. looking forward to doing it..I'm going to post the new thread June 9th...I don't want to wait longer than that..the start will still be August 4th..

    Picked up the new car last nite after work..It drives like a dream..the salesman connected my phone to Bluetooth..it's amazing the technology the new cars have..

    Have a good day everyone..H.

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    We had graduation parties over the weekend, spent some time on the river, and finished the tulip quilt I've had sandwiched for over a year! I delivered the quilt to the owner yesterday and she was VERY happy.

    This week has gone by fast...I can't believe tomorrow is Friday already! We will mow at MIL's in the morning if it is dry enough (more rain expected tonight), I work in the afternoon and might be able to spend some time in my craft room tomorrow night...for sure on Saturday.
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    Carrie, Cute backing fabric..Huge Tulips!, ..When you start and stop with the stitching ho did you finish the stitch so it won't open..I'm curious how you did it..I know there are a couple of ways...H.

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    Yes definitely perfect backing for this quilt, Carrie.

    Emily got her trial dress finished and the real one cut out. She was so much more confident the second time around...now to get this one sewn....

    Found the blocks not the key...and rain for this afternoon...did bookwork last night and took mail into town afterwards...have some sewing to do while Em is at a dentist appointment this morning. Have a good one.....
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    OK, The key will show up when you least expect it...

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    Honchey--I have a button that is a circle with a dot in it that does a "tie off" for me...I think it is called a "locking stitch"? Then I have a built in thread cutter. It was a pain to go back and trim the little bit of threads on the front and back. but gave me the look I was going for.

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    Carrie, great look on the large tulip quilt...love that bright 'pop' to it. Makes one feel 'cheerful' and 'happy' looking at
    it.

    Six gallon bags of Rhubarb in the freezer. All dishes are done. We got a slow start this morning, but we are moving right along, headed for mine favorite place...yep, the QR. but need to help dh move my little refrigerator out to the fruit for the eggs over the summer...don't need all that candy to munch on in my bedroom...so out it and the table goes today. With pile things on my bed for the day and find a home for it by evening. Dh has a back log of 16 dozen eggs now...need to make that trip to K., but cannot until next week...and not on Monday. He will have to get chicken feed today or tomorrow...that is half way there.

    Everyone have a good day...hope you find your key, OK.

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