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    Hi Jan, was thinking about you today and figured you were up to or doing something...

    We lived in a few different places growing up and it isn't easy letting go...Now when I go back to those areas I remember the things I did and how much fun we had as kids growing up...Memories are the only precious remnants of those times....You will remember very fondly all the good times...the not so good times fade away...
    Hope you have a quick sale... Hang in there Jan...it does get better!!!

    I will try a spool of the Aurifil... I almost bought some online...The largest spool is on sale for $30....The online site is closing.... will pick up a small spool first...I'd rather try and see if I like or better yet if my machines like it...

    I have 4 blocks done (Rosie)...I really don't know why I stopped...I was on a roll there for a while...I think it was because the postings of the weekly blocks were erratic and I was not too fond of that...it confused me at times...I am not an organized person but some things need to have order....IMHP...
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    Honchey, if anyone can manage two different home sites like you do, there is no problems in being organized!! And JeannieG manages her travel trailer and her home...she's organized, too!! I can hardly manage my home these days; it took too many trips to the grocery store to get organized for T.Day...

    It would take me too long to get ready to go on a retreat...by the time I got ready to go, I'd be too tired to go! Now to get back in my Quilt Room and organize one more time...and find what I am going to work on!! Forecast is warmer each day for over a week, thank goodness! All the way up to 69 degrees...may have to break out the swinsuit...that would be quite a picture...that would never get published.

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    I wanted ta do the Rosie quilt & have bought the book, but I don't have time ta do it right now. I want ta make one for the Brady house.
    Bev
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    QNS...are you proposing one of those calendars where mature women show it off? I'll pass!
    Jan..remember we are friends and not quilt police. Perfection is not required. It's only to be a lasting reminder of this PC ride and the moments we've shared.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gardnergal970 View Post
    QNS...are you proposing one of those calendars where mature women show it off? I'll pass!
    Jan..remember we are friends and not quilt police. Perfection is not required. It's only to be a lasting reminder of this PC ride and the moments we've shared.
    My sentiments exactly, it is going to a lasting memory of the friendships that have been forged
    Karen

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    On the thread...I have tried a couple others besides Aurifil, but like this best. One of the best things is that a bobbin lasts a long time! Also little lint. There is a lot more thread on a small spool than you realize, so don't let the $9-10 price tag scare you away.

    One house is enough for me to maintain!

    I am trying to keep up with the "Rosie" quilt...finished one more block today. Need to get that posted tonight. There are 2 of the 20 I'm not making, so when I get one more done, I am on track. I agree it is a little confusing on the threads where all the blocks are on one thread. Anne, thank you for the work you went to to keep the PC blocks going smoothly!

    I had a nice time with a friend today...we did more visiting than actual sewing, but it has been a *long* time since we've gotten together and we had to catch up.

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    Jan--you don't have to be worried at all about your blocks...from what I have seen on these threads and the Rosie blocks you have NOTHING to be worried about!! You need to make 13 blocks...they can be all the same (mine will be) or you can do a special block for each person. It is up to you.

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    No calendar proposal, GG and mirabelle...no way!!

    Just the calendars of finished quilt and patterns, for me. thank you very much!!

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    Oh my ladies--from thread to footwarmers to selling one's place of memories, the air is abuzz with friendly chatter. How good it is to sit and "listen" to.
    My aunt's funeral a celebration of life and a bittersweet delight sitting behind 16 of her great grandchildren and then catching up with many of my cousins and finding out that the older we get the closer we become. Was a treat to see my oldest brother as well--he's to be a Gpa in spring. I told him I was hoping for a boy so his DW can shop in toy aisles other than pink and purple (they have 2 GD's).
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    I'm nursing a cold since we got back from Phoenix, so have been quiet here. OK - I know what you mean, I don't see a lot of my cousins except at funerals - how sad. It turns out more of a "party" when there is a funeral!

    Jan, your blocks will be just fine! What a fun project, and I'm making mine into a wall hanging (thanks for the idea Jan!)

    I've finished all but the last two blocks. I feel kind of sad that this one is at an end! We knew we were starting the Pony Quilt, so I wasn't sad when FWS Quilt ended. Now I feel kind of in limbo!
    "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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    I watched my DGSon taday. He is a perfect angel. But boy I'm tired.
    Bev
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    I was always worn out after watching mine,too, Bev. I think that's why God gives babies to young people!

    Jeanie, I know how you feel about finishing Pony blocks. It's almost like something to look forward to is missing. Lots of good suggestions for an upcoming project-I'll do anything (but y seams and applique) so we can look forward to next year. Hope you get to feeling better.
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    I agree that babies were meant for young people...but aren't GK's great?
    Jeanie...I hope you get well soon. Lots of fun stuff to do.
    carrie...how is your demonstration preparation coming. Do you have pictures?
    Ok...I agree that funerals seem to be the only time we see extended family. We all are so mobile anymore it's hard to get everyone together for a non-event like just visiting.
    Until we have concrete plans for this next year, I'm doing the bonus blocks, finishing UFO's, class projects, and Bonnie Hunter's mystery quilt. Yesterday I actually figured out how I would start using headers and Enders and have everything set up and today I QUILT. No more procrastination.

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    I agree about babies being for the young! I had my older babies when I was in my 20's. I had my surprise baby at age 32. Wow, what a difference! I can't imagine what havin' a baby in my 4o's or even 50's would be like. I'll take the grandkid's & let their parents take 'em home when I'm done. My heart goes out ta those parents who have their babies late in life or have ta raise their grandkids. {Huggs} ta them.
    Bev
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    Bev I was raised by my grandparents, my Nan was 68 and my Pop was 58 (yes she was a cradle snatcher in the 1920"s) when my brothers and I went to live with them. We were 8, 10 and 12, I was the precocious 8 year old. I honestly don't know how they did it, we all lived at home until we married in our 20's.

    Now I am off to patchwork for the morning, will chat later
    Karen

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    Huggs ta your DGP's, Karen. WOW, They are hero's in my eyes!
    Here I thought I was a cradle snatcher. When we met he was 15 & I was 17. We got married at age 20, & almost 22. Boy were we babies.
    Bev
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    Mirabelle...how lucky you were to have loving grandparents that that didn't give a second thought to raising you and your siblings.
    Here's a pic of my headers and enders project plus the box of scraps sitting by my machine. It had a lid on it when I sat down to sew and didn't remember what I was supposed to do. How long does it take to form a habit?Name:  photo-48.JPG
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    Now that's gonna be purdy!!!
    Now why did my computer let me change the color here & not on the other page?
    Bev
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    My dh and I started dating when he was 18 and I 14 (almost 15). We married shortly after my 18th birthday. We had our babies right after we got married. Even in my 30s I can't imagine starting now or having another baby...our youngest just turned 11. All three of my sisters had their 1st children in the last 3 years, so that is enough "babies" for me to get me by until GKs.

    Ggal--my demo is "how to use the Tucker Trimmer ruler", no new pictures to show you all. The table runner I shared a couple weeks ago (purple, green, and cream Christmas fabrics) is what I made for the shop sample using variations of HSTs to make the blocks. I will show how to make HST, HST combination blocks, and QST....then show them how to trim using the ruler. I had to print out something this morning but otherwise am all ready...thanks for asking.

    Today I was able to get 2 Rosie blocks finished in addition to school, laundry, dishes (least favorite chore), split some firewood (w/ds) and also carried some in the house...even had supper started before dh got home. Feels good to have a productive day.

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    Ggal--that is quite the stash of scraps. Your header/ender project looks like it will be a good one. Sounds like an interesting concept.

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    Ggal I love your scrap project, I am busy embroidering labels today, did 15 at patchwork and brought the last of them home to do. Nothing exciting
    My Nan was 31 and my Pop was 21 when they married in 1926, they were married for almost 58 years when Nan passed away. It must have been quite scandalous in those days. Pop used to always say she chased him
    My brothers and I were truly blessed to have them in our lives.
    Karen

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    *nudge* *nudge*
    to any who have not used Aurifil ... try it!
    They do have other weights than the 50, but that's what I use for most of my sewing.
    As already said, it seems expensive, though the yardage difference does not make it so expensive.
    I can buy it at a couple of my LQS, though when I found this company (thanks to the QB), it is a LOT less ... especially if you buy their specials or packs of several spools.
    http://www.tristan.bc.ca/news.html
    They will ship outside Canada, and I believe there's info there about the shipping costs, etc.

    I have contacted them directly with questions and they were very obliging and helpful. 1-800# worked from here, so not sure if the rest of you could do so, or would need to email?


    MiraB ... beautiful "flutter-byes"!! IRish Chain would be nice, using the assortment of batiks throughout.

    GGal ... that's going to make for an interesting scrappy!

    QNSue ... your tootsie warmers will be a good gift for your DH for Christmas! Just be sure to get one for yourself, too!!!
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    Forgot ... re GFGs ... just doing a few right now to get the hang of it!
    Will make it into a tabletopper or a small wall hanging.
    Not the best choice of fabric for the flowers, but was anxious to get at it, and then I didn't want to create and orphan in mid-stream!
    Need some more fabric for the background GFGs
    (yes, the size of my stash, and I still have to buy fabric! imagine that?)
    I know what green I want ... and have a small piece but not enough, so am ISO now!

    I'll give you a photo, once I have the green fabric.
    Am hoping that I get it this week, so I can work on it while away next week.

    I used 1" hexies from this site ...
    http://www.texasfreckles.com/p/downloads-patterns.html
    now if I could only figure out how to print them onto the cardstock post card inserts in magazines!

    And now I am already dreaming of my next GFG (of course, like a good quilter, start planning now, don't wait to finish the one I am on or the gazillion other PhDs .... and PC blocks!)

    Of course, I know that none of the rest of you can relate to this ADD-quilter's brain!
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    I do believe in quilters ADD. We can't git past thinkin' about all o' the quilts we want ta make. Ya know the ones we tell ourselves "I can do that" & "...that won't take too long will it?"
    Bev
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    Oh and another project at my house!!!!Actually Emily is going to help with it. I saved most of FIL's shirts**lots of Western style plaids. Tonight I've been cutting them into various sizes. I have 4 layouts that I kind of like--they measure around 60 x 72" depending on the layout.Name:  4patch jump.JPG
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Size:  46.8 KBEmily and I are going to work on the 4P for DH's sister for Christmas. She's looking forward to it. I want to finish total of 8, 1 for each child and grandchild; but not all of them before Christmas. I'm really tired of plaids tonight!!
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