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    Oh, my goodness, Bev "dublb!" I just noticed! You are from Midland, TX!! Two of my sons, one daughter, one SIL and one DIL, not to mention my only grandchild live there. My husband and I visited in October after the birth of my oldest son's little girl, Maddie. What a small world we live in. Maybe I saw you in HEB and didn't even know it!!

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    Oh, Anael,

    I am so sorry; I didn't know about little Julian. I can't imagine how hard it is on all of you. As a Mom, I know how heartbreaking it is to see your children in pain and not be able to do anything about it. The pictures didn't tell me how really tiny Isa and Bram are. But I am thankful that God gave them a whole week and I will pray for many more days, weeks, months and years to come. BIG, BIG HUGS!

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    Saturday night .... and I bet OKSGlad is enjoying her family outing to the Lasagna Fundraiser. Good Luck with your Minis and hope you find some items to bid on and bring home too! Happy birthday tmro, LilOKSGlad!

    Anael ... what a precious picture! I know they are sheltered in their incubators, but doesn't that pic just put it all into perspective of how small these darlings are! Hope you've had a good day yourself and that all has continued well with the babies. A preemie quilt ... just a tiny quilt, proportioned to the size of the baby!! I saw some done a year or so ago, that were simply a block with some borders.

    GGal ... thanks for the further explanation. I was confused about your sheet and safety pins, but it all makes sense now, that I know you are on your design wall. I don;t know why I hadn't thought of that before, but it sure makes sense to me, and helps take some of my hesitations away. So the wool batting warms the bed up? Oh, I like that idea!

    DublB ... are you telling us that you put the fear of G.... in them? to be sure they wash their quilts properly, for fear of what will happen if they do not?

    All this soup talk, you're all getting me fired up that I need to get my crock out and start brewing some!

    QNSue ...Great that you have the stories about your baby time. I really don't know anything ... not even how much I weighed or length. No baby book. What do you mean by "sweat the onions"? Is that another term for saute?

    MercysLand ... I see youre getting caught up on your readings! Next thing is we'll discover that DublB does at least one of them!

    Now Ladies ... I'm trotting off to post two more blocks ....... and ...... *drumroll* posting a grouping to the 1-45 thread! See you there!!!!
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    Oh dear ... look what's coming in April ... anyone for a new PC?
    http://www.northcott.net/?sid=2&layo...53&colorid=921
    And too, it might be introduced in the USA first!
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    Oh wow, cool fabric QuiltE!
    "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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    Quote Originally Posted by JeanieG View Post
    Oh wow, cool fabric QuiltE!
    Not only cool ... with it being Stonehenge, we know how nice of a feel it will be ... and can't help but be a beauty!
    I'll take the brown colourway.'

    hhmmmm ... a PC done in all that line of fabric? WOW!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mercysland View Post
    Oh, Anael,

    I am so sorry; I didn't know about little Julian. I can't imagine how hard it is on all of you. As a Mom, I know how heartbreaking it is to see your children in pain and not be able to do anything about it. The pictures didn't tell me how really tiny Isa and Bram are. But I am thankful that God gave them a whole week and I will pray for many more days, weeks, months and years to come. BIG, BIG HUGS!
    Thank you Laurie. The whole story started about 6 months ago and it's all in this thread. It is heartbreaking to see my child suffering. We're very close and talk a lot, that helps.
    And yes, they made it through the first week, last night at about 3 am. they started their second week in this world. It's 7.15 am here now.

    QuiltE, I'm making one block every day and hope it will be a huge quilt. If not.....the blocks will go with them. My DS and DDIL decided, if Bram or Isa (or even both) won't make it Julian will join his brother or sister. That way they will be together again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
    Oh dear ... look what's coming in April ... anyone for a new PC?
    http://www.northcott.net/?sid=2&layo...53&colorid=921
    And too, it might be introduced in the USA first!
    no bright colours?
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    Laurie, Barbara Brackman started another online quilt along right after her Civil War Quilt. It's called Grandmother's Choice and it's about the fight for women's rights.
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    Laurie - keep us posted on the possible quilt-a-long, I know many of us would love to join you! I know it is only in the "thinking" stage, but it does sound interesting! We have had so much fun with the FWS and PC quilts!
    "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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    GrannyQ, thanks so much for posting the picture. I found out there's a downloadable version of the magazine. I like the printed version better but with $ 15.00 s/h I prefer to download.
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    Laurie is you have been busy reading you will know by now that we chat about everything, QNS set up a virtual RV where we can sit and have a tea or coffee, recipe swapping is great, now so for the waist line

    This group has certainly bonded, which is why we decided to do a block swap, as a reminder of our journey over the past 2 1/2 years. Yes most of this group has been sewing together for that long. Newcomers are always welcome on our ride.

    It is so nice to have you chatting with us, now must go dinner at DS's tonight yay no dishes for me. I'll just do what he does when he comes over for dinner. Plate in the kitchen, thanks for dinner, time to go home....
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    Anael more prayers & thanksgivin' tanight for your babies. I keep hearin' the song in my head "One Day at a Time" as I think o' your precious ones.
    QE - All I have ta do is say that the quilts have wool in 'em. That gits their attention real quick. LOL Most o' my family do know ta honor quilts anyway. It is a part o' the family traditions.
    Laurie - Wow. Most people don't even have any idea where Midland is. I don't go ta HEB very often. DH buys the groceries. He likes ta shop in Albertsons. We might have passed each other at some other time or place. Midland isn't a big town. Wal-Mart? PM me the next time ya are coming ta town & we'll have lunch or go ta the Quilting Patch or whatever ya want ta do.
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    Dublb, I hope you get to lunch with "mercysland' and show us all a picture of the event, at least in the virtual RV. I had a good day yesterday, and hope to have one today.

    Anael, hope you enjoyed that celebration.

    QuiltE, the onions turn clear, that's when it is time to add more ingredients. I have a large number of crock pots, far too many, but handy to line with slow cook liners and cook for a large group. pull the liner and the crock pots are clean, ready to put away again. No crowds, groups or company since Thanksgiving and its getting very lonely here with just dh and I...not sure dh is always a 'dear' this winter.

    Maybe I can continue the work on the PC blocks today; here is hoping all have a good day!!

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    Well, I'm beginning to think PC is the quilt that will never be finished. I got the binding sewn on the front. Had to work Friday, so no sewing. Then a pipe froze and burst at my mother's house (which is still on the market). Spent all day there yesterday shop-vaccing the basement, testing appliances (all work thank God), hauling out wet rags, my son & MrjanRn repaired the pipe and insulated it, mopped kitchen floor from them tracking mud & snow in and out. Today have to go back over and clean areas of the living room and hall carpets (do men never wipe their feet????) Turns out it was the pipe that connects to the water meter so had meter replaced, too.

    I'm so close to finishing!! (I know, I'm whining--sorry). I tried to work on it late last night but sewing navy blue fabric with navy blue thread doesn't work with these senior eyes. I'll be Scarlett O'Hara: tomorrow's another day!

    Have a good one ladies, I'm off to clean carpets.
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    Jan sorry to hear about the waterpipe and the mess too! Hope the clean up today goes well and you can get back to your binding!

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    MercysLand ... I missed your mention of a possible quilt-a-long and with the other posts I went back to check. You can count me in as another likely participant!

    Anael ... oh that is so nice, kind of an honour quilt, and as the days go by, your quilt will grow along with the memories. Are you using any specific pattern for their blocks? Or just whatever you are feeling that day? Kind of like a story quilt, where each block has a story?

    QNSue ... I now know what sweating onions means!!! I enjoy cooked onions, but not raw ... hhmmm? maybe I should start a crock of onion soup today? I've never heard of crockpot liners ... only in America, I guess? I have four ... all different sizes and used for different purposes. If D isn;t Dear, maybe it's for Doghouse?

    JanRN ... oh dear, what a mess to deal with. Thankfully you had DH/DS to deal with the MrFixIt part ... we'll allow them the D for that, even if they left a mess behind. Maybe this is to give your body a chance to recover from all the quilting muscle strains? And then you will be ready to go back to finishing the binding ......... Yeeehaw!!!!!!!!!! first Pony across the finish line!

    Hey there CowGirls ... do y'all think we should gang up on MercysLand, our Newbie ... and order up one of her favourite recipes?
    MercysLand? Are you up to the challenge, to deliver?
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    ICY roads have closed church services in Iowa and Northern Missouri today...everyone please be safe.

    I am working on the PC blocks, putting strips of an inch and half around each one and mounting them on my vertical board again. Wow...can only get nine blocks high, so that means ten blocks long, with is perfect for the day bed dd has...since we gave it to her way back in time..when she was in her first apartment after college. I ended up printing on each block its number and week from book and QB PC postings, and arranging them in that order...just the same sequence they are in the book. That makes my book about the quilt easier to follow, 'cause each block has its own story, just like the FWSQ had for gs. I keep hoping Creekside will call me and say they have the quilting done on the FWSQ.

    sigh.Patience. They have had it since October. They machine broke down in December, so they got behind. I agreed to wait until January, but January is almost over.

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    QNSue ... time to make a phone call and ask for a firm date of completion. Perhaps a little pressure of a date it is required is all that is needed. You can always come up with one, like you want it for a Valentine's Day gift! Creekside is a Mennonite fabric and sewing machine store near me! Great idea to coincide the books stories with the blocks .... and don;'t forget your stories for the blocks too!


    OKSGlad ... looking forward to how the minis did in the auction last night! I'm sure you're busy with the birthday party today!
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    QNS the ice is moving north. If it's cold enough it will be snow but as I watch the sleety drizzle falling it's not snow. GD Elise is disappointed as BD party was postponed as other family members have an hour's drive.

    On Jan how disheartening to find the mess. My heart sank after I read the first sentence.

    This cold blast has affected us all hasn't it? It's a bummer when one of the cattle waters freeze and need to be fixed. Upside is mud tracking is outside. Downside the cold hands come in looking for a place to warm up. Yikes

    Yes last night was a big success at the supper with the 3 little quilts selling for $350 total. Worth my time for sure. But I didn't get the final bid on any $150-$200 pie!

    RE: Northcott fabric- I love the feel of their fabrics; but does this line look a little dull? The gold colorway looks much warmer. One thing I do see is a button to download into EQ. Makes it simple to do for sure.

    Oh and I found the block to use for the BB's now off to the sewing room to get them started. Later!
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    Awwww poor LilOkSGlad ... how disappointing for her to have her birthday party cancelled!

    OKSGlad ... WoW ... you have some people with deep pockets! I loved the fun of these fundraisers ... people pay unrealistic prices to support the cause, and get a token item. And then there's the "challenge" of bidding someone up and making them pay dearly for something they really want! Now if you could only get those prices for all your minis, I bet you'd go into production. Have fun with your BBs ... I bet you have some really nice ones in the works.
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    I'm home again. We spend over 2 hours in hospital. According to the nurses they are very very sick tiny little ones but hanging in. My DS forgot to take his camera with him and one of the nurses told him never to forget it again. They should take lots and lots of pictures whenever they can because you never know what happens.
    They're so tiny, you can't imagine. The picture with the nurse's hand? My DDIL said to me this nurse had small hands! So that puts it even more in perspective. My DS was allowed to help change Bram's diaper! He even could hold him in his hands for a very short moment. Watching Bram you can see he's breathing for short periods of time. Isa tried to open her eyes a few times and sometimes she really did. When you're talking to them they seem to get quiet, like they're listening and hear something familiar. I'm not allowed to touch them though which is ok with me. I would love to but I fully understand why not.
    It's very clear to me I have to take my phone with me everywhere I go and be ready 24/7.
    And on the bright side: I can make them little hats and small sheets to put their heads on. This way they have something of their own. My DDIL was very happy to hear that. So tomorrow I'm going to buy the softest fabric I can find and make those hats and sheets.
    My DGS Mick picked two soft toys for Isa and Bram and he was very clear about which one was for Isa and which one for Bram. He points at their pictures and says: Isa, Bam! He's one little scared boy right now, afraid his mom and dad will leave again without telling him. Yesterday he didn't want to go to sleep as last week when he woke up my DDIL and DS weren't there anymore and he had no idea where they were and when they would be back.

    QuiltE, I'm using the same block, Woven Ribbons from Quilter's Cache. I just pick different colours each time so it will be a scrappy, colourful quilt. At least I hope it will become quilts. I did the math: they are 14 weeks premature, one block a day makes two quilts 7 x 7 blocks, each block finishing at 12".
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    OK - How awesome!!! Jan - Argue, a busted pipe. Yuck!!! Anael - Your quilt is gonna be awesome. A great reminder for when they are grown. Give your DGS an extra hug from all o' us.
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    Clean up is done; wasn't quite as bad as it looked. Most of the dirt vacuumed up so I didn't have to use the steam cleaner; just spot cleaned. Very disheartening tho as showings have really picked up since the holidays are over and I was afraid we'd have to cancel the ones scheduled for next week. Everything is back to normal (who am I kidding???) Sorry about the whining.

    Anael, thanks for keeping us surrogate grandmas updated. We're all with you and your family for this difficult journey.

    Got part of the binding sewn down. I'm doing it by machine (I'm ignoring my analness) and it's fine from the front but I'm not real happy with the back but no one will see the back but me. It's for the bed in the spare room that no one sleeps in but me when MrJanRN is in the doghouse or snoring. Hopefully will finish and have pics tomorrow--yay me!!! Thanks all for the suggestions about the machine binding, so far so good.
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    Way ta go Jan. "Back in the saddle again."
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