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    Carrie, does the tie off leave a bump or does it do a back & forth stitch...The Vikings leave a bump and the Pfaffs leave a flat back and forth stitch..they both leave about 3/4" thread after cutting..

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    I use a Janome. It does a back and forth...doesn't leave a noticeable bump. Same 3/4" thread...

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    Hey guy's. I have been real busy the last few days so I just came here & lurked.
    DH & I have been lookin' at houses ta consider downsizin'. When we moved here we could afford it as long as DH was workin'. Sigh, even though oil prices are down the prices o' housin' here in Midland are still sky high. We are gonna go ta Brady & see what it would cost ta git it ready for us ta live there.
    Things ta consider;
    *Finishing out the inclosed carport so that I can have a sewin' room.
    *Replace almost all o' the windows.
    *Build a shop for DH.
    *Replace all o' the floorin'.
    *Paint the whole inside.
    *Build a chain link fence so that we can have a yard for the dogs.
    *Build a wooden fence around an area for a private "patio."
    *Finish the deck w/lattice panels so that it will be safer for kids.

    If all o' these things run about the same as a down payment for a house here it would be worth the move.
    Bev
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    Oh gosh Bev, it seems like you just moved into this house. You also maybe have to consider being near your relatives. I don't envy you juggling all those items. So much work to move. So sorry you have this dilemma!
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    Your right Jeanie. We have only been in this house for 2 years. It will make me cry when I have ta leave it. I will also miss my family. Most o' 'em are very supportive. After the crappy houses we looked at this past week this really seems ta be the best option. We will save at a minimum o' $2,000 a month, maybe more.
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    Bev - I'd be outa there in a flash!!! Maybe you can get more out of your current house than you have put into it!
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    Such a decision, Bev....praying for you...
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    Sounds like you are looking at your decision together very seriously an taking the $$$$ in to account...sleep on it and agree on what to do that is the best thing for you to do for your peace of mind. No one else can tell you all what to do, just you'all have to agree. It is very serious move either way. Maybe get your house valued at current market price and see what it is worth now...

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    Bev--I hope that you can figure out the whole house thing quickly. Saving that much money each month would be nice...and it would help to pay for those repairs at the Brady house.

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    Oh Bev, What a decision you & DH have to make. I wouldn't want to be in your shoes right now. Whatever decision you do make will be the right one..one door closes another opens..Good luck!

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    Dublb, keep us tuned in on what you do for we all care and share your concerns about $$$$ and being close to relatives.

    We did our 'monthly' shopping and getting chicken feed,etc. I found more annual flowers for the beds and have them all planted now. PattyW came by and took home the other tire of Rhubarb to use up and promise we move the whole tire and plants down to her house come fall time. Looking forward to tomorrow and our All Iowa Quilt Shop Hop trip.

    Have gotten a big notebook and protective sheets for the new project....now passed number 50 with outline block, template print out and paper piecing page for each one in a protective sheet. Marked each blank block with the suggest way of putting way of putting it together, hope to finish that today.

    Everyone have a good day....

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    Got called into work today...my co-worker is sick with a sinus infection..Gosh, I know what that's like...I'll talk to you guys later...

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    QNS, on your shop hop, pick up a magazine. I picked one up on Saturday. I think they are free if you purchase something or $5, other wise. I like how they have sectioned off the state in regions. Looking at the map I see how lucky I am to live relatively near so many shops. Check out the pattern on page 12....
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    OK--will you be coming down my way for the shop hop? If so maybe we can meet up.

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    Bev, good luck with your decision, not an easy one to make. MrJan & I keep talking about downsizing but housing prices in our area are so low we'd never get what our house is worth if it was 10 miles away. Local college has taken over most of the houses in this area for student housing so property values have plummeted.

    I started printing out pp patterns from FWS1930s CD. Is there any way to print them other than one block at a time? At this rate, it will take forever. Any suggestions on how to print them all at once?

    Anne, I'm looking at these blocks and they look pretty involved. I don't think I'd have been able to do them a few years ago. These are definitely for an "advanced beginner" or intermediate quilter; don't think a true beginner could do some of these. I was a true beginner when we started FWS and glad I didn't realize how much I didn't know--I learned so much doing that quilt and would hope any beginners who join 1930s QAL would learn as much as I did.

    QNS, have fun on your shopping tour tomorrow. Wish there was something like that around here!

    Carrie, just saw your Tulip quilt--great job. I was looking at some pics of older quilts and aqua and orange were the "color of the day". Yours looks fresh & modern while at the same time has that comfy old time feel. You're so clever!
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    Jan - that reminds me of my early days in decorating my homes. In the mid-60's the hot colors were teal/green combinations. Then in the early 70's they shifted to orange/yellow/brown. Anyone else remember those colors. They were so colorful, and I loved them at the time. I think you get tired of bright colors, I know I did, then went to more neutral colors with colorful accents that one could change easily.
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    Jan--I can't take credit for the color choices on the tulips...that top was made by the grandmother of one of the ladies my husband works with. I did find the backing at the LQS to match though.

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    Here is a link for more info. There is also a FB page...

    ttp://www.alliowashophop.com/

    It would be great to meet up, Carrie, but afraid my month is full. DH and I are on a week business trip to Ohio. We come home to family company and then county fair with 4-H, guild, volunteer commitments. Before hand I have so much to get down...need to have house cleaned before we leave...our newest Grand will be here to greet us. Then there's garden and lawn work... never ending...that being said we still need to have a get together!

    Just came in from weeding and a bowl flu of radishes, last night cut second cutting of kale, will have spinach in a day or two...romaine is looking close too...later...
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    OK, you may be talking about the "passport" book that has all the QS in Iowa in it. Also awailable on line at www.AllIowaquiltShop.com.

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    Ooops it posted already! I have made copies for each lady going tomorrow with me. In case you want to keep the booklet passport in its whole condition, you can mail in the copies of the passport and keep the book 'whole'.Yes, the book is $5.00. Map of the different regions is on their official page, well as the name of each shop, location, telephone numbers and hours in which it is open. I have transferred the division lines to an Iowa Map...two of them in fact. One is larger print and easier to read. Fons and Porter of Winterset is not part of it....and other shops there are not on it as well....for whatever the reason.

    Also you can 'like' them on face book and get emails direct from the AIQSH people.

    JanRN, I have printed off all the block 'models' , the paper piecing and the templates and put them into a note book in protective plastic pockets, one block at a time. With 99 total, I did 33 of each at a sitting, spreading out the job over 3 different days.. . and keep my sanity that way. Yes, I had Honchey email me a list of the 'worst' books, which is less than 16 out of 99...easy to substitute. On the model blocks I highlighted how each was sewn together....will be doing most with pp I think....but I use the templates to cut each piece to 'fit' into the paper piecing piece, wo no wasted fabric. It does take a little more time, but makes it easier in the end.

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    The passports are available on line...the magazine is in the shops.

    Not in a good mood...had to repair my newly transplanted sweet pea..d*** dogs dug up very close to it...DH had just put rock mulch in the area in front of the shed too......excuse my French...frustrating when it looked so good and in a quick moment it needs repair...later going to try to chill out for a while...
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    right. The fabric for this year is read, white and blue and will be going fast off the shelves. sorry about the dogs ruining your flower bed after all that work, Ok. The site you and I listed is 'not available at the moment. bummer.

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    Jan, they are only "involved" because they have a ton of little pieces..You're up for it aren't you?? I have all my FWS30"s already packed I won't be doing anything with it until the 6th of June.. too much to do..

    OK, Sorry about your sweet peas... What's this about page 12 in a magazine????

    I'm tired from answering questions all day..all non Viking questions..I have to go in again tomorrow for a 1/2 day.. DH is taking my car for inspection. I hope they allow it to be done early..then I can take my Nellie Bell to NC this week...sitting on pins & needles about that..
    Have a good day tomorrow everyone. check in tomorrow..H.

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    Jan--I have been printing my pp'ing patterns 10 at a time...just have 30 done so far...I've been working on finishing stuff in my sewing room. It really doesn't take *too* long.

    OK--that is really too bad about your sweet pea. That's one thing I am thankful our dogs don't do...dig. The only time they are allowed is when we go out on the boat and stop on a sand bar.

    Honchey--it was nice of you to work today and tomorrow. Hope you get a good night's sleep!

    My friend in FL will be joining us for the new FW quilt....she is coming to visit me later in June for pp'ing lessons....can't wait to see her again!!

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    Thanks ya'll for bein' so supportive.
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