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Thread: The FWS Pony Club wk 9 Children's Delight & County Fair Photo Page

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    QuiltE....there are quilting snobs in all sorts of places. I'm just sorry that this one got you in the wrong side of MM. She is a wonderful, creative lady and her templates really work but they do take some getting used to. My instructor even admitted yesterday that she doesn't like to cut out with them BUT she does like the results so will continue to use them.

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    I am one who likes to 'collect' quilting tools and have MM templates in a box. They are lovely to 'look' at, used one or two to date, but who knows when I might want to use them??? Also her books that go with the templates..."Each to his/her own," said the Old Maid who kissed the cow. Growing up, I proudly claimed the back of the cows, and let Grandmother own the front. She feed the cow, I claimed the calves and the milk production!!

    I look for novelty fabrics everywhere; gee, would you have guessed that by seeing my blocks?? No dairy prints where I have been, although I am still looking.

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    GGal ... I'm sorry that I let my frustrations be known. It's not really against MM, as the annoyance of the shop owner! I'm sure I've said it before, and if not, here it is again ... I'm sure MM is a wonderful person, and her techniques too. I just think this shop owner needs to lighten up and accept that MM is not the ONLY way to sew! BTW ... I saw a BOM for this fall at one of the shops in the hop .... "Jinny meets Marty" ... Jinny Beyer fabrics and Marty Michel templates. I'm assuming it's a MM pattern, though I'm not sure. Beautiful Jinny fabrics all in the same magenta/burgundy colour family with a fream background and then bordered with one of Jinny's border prints!

    QNSue ... No! we'd never have guessed that you liked novelty prints!! Have you managed to get one for each of your fowl and livestock that you have in residency in the barn?
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    What barn?? They reside in the orchard....with a divided fence. Pullets on one side in their own little hen house, with the guineas and the ducks and turkeys on their side with Quonset(?) huts for each. but they will not put themselves to bed. And it was really dark by the time we got to them this evening. Yes, QuiltE,I have novelty prints for the ducks, turkeys, hens, and cats...two single bed quilts of cat quilts.

    Drought is getting worse, and we are trying to decide what to let go of in the garden and maintain a minimum of planted tires. Trees and bushes are dying. Ground is cracked and uneven everywhere. Flower beds are cleaned out, laundry done, and kitchen clean one more time.

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    Hard choices, QNS. Sorry you have to make them. Garden is not what I expected here, either.
    I've been saving our shower water and carrying it out the front door to water plants. Fortunately not a long haul. Using some of it to clean off the baby bird poop from the swallow's nest on the the porch. Hated to knock the nest down when there were baby birds in it, but they will soon fledge , then will knock it down and I'll still have some "bug catchers". Kind of like your robins, QE.
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    QNSue ... Barn ... should have said farm! should I blame it on the heat? or too tired from my wild weekend FART?

    OKSGlad ... nice to have and enjoy, but could they please be better trained? I was not disappointed when mine flew the coop!



    I drove home thru a wicked storm yesterday ......... not a drop here!
    I was totally amazed at the crops when I was gone ... for the better part all looked good. A few areas where things were a bit bleak, but not bad. Guess they got the periodic rain, minimal as it was, and recovered.

    All is dry here ... sumac trees are dying off, plants in beds are toast, even the black eyed susans and ferns on the edge of the bush. Now if only the weeds would perish with this heat, but it doesn't seem as that'll happen as they are popping up amidst the crispy brown grass!
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    We got some rain last week. That makes 4 times this year. One a month since April. Last year, none. So we are slightly better this year. I didn't even plant my garden.
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    I collected 9 Ice Cream buckets (Schwan's gallon and half) of tomatoes this morning, and they filled my double sink in the Island. Then we picked the peaches and nectarines and filled 6 more Ice Cream buckets, but dh left the ladder inside the fence lending on the fence. He wondered why he saw two turkeys walking across our front lawn an hour or so later... It took the ends of two loves of stale bread to bribe them back into in duck's pond. The ducks raised up their heads in the shade and refused to come out into the sunshine to eat any bread. That was OK with the turkeys who goggled up the bread and waded in the pool.+++++++++++++++

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltingNinaSue View Post
    I collected 9 Ice Cream buckets (Schwan's gallon and half) of tomatoes this morning, and they filled my double sink in the Island. Then we picked the peaches and nectarines and filled 6 more Ice Cream buckets, but dh left the ladder inside the fence lending on the fence. He wondered why he saw two turkeys walking across our front lawn an hour or so later... It took the ends of two loves of stale bread to bribe them back into in duck's pond. The ducks raised up their heads in the shade and refused to come out into the sunshine to eat any bread. That was OK with the turkeys who goggled up the bread and waded in the pool.+++++++++++++++
    So fun!
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    QNSue ... just think of all the entertainment those birds are providing. Hope you two didn't over do things today with all your picking! Wonderful bounty for you. Now what are you doing with them?

    Locally grown peaches, corn, tomatoes etc. are now available here.
    mmmmmmmmmm!!!!!!! My favourite food time of the year!
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    Mine too QuiltE. Freezers are full to the brim and canning storage is almost full, so its a good question. I keep trying to lower the level of the freezers to hold more fresh produce and meat. Its like my stash that keeps on growing....and my good friend that has promised me 3 big storage bins of batiks. I quit buying chickens at the food store at 69 cents a pound or 99 cents a pound for the over five pound fryers...and storing in the freezer. But a beef, grown locally, is coming the first of September.

    The thorn-less dew berries were turning out berries by the gallon a day, then every other day. Gave away washed frozen or not frozen berries to friends and neighbors. No room for fresh corn. Have made tomato juice, thick, to use as sauce this year. Have a squeeze-o to run the tomatoes through which helps. Probably will give the nectarines and peaches a hot water bath, take the skin off and seed out, then run them through the squeeze-o and make jelly with a friend and let her take most of it home with her. Have shared the bounty of the tomatoes with neighbors and friends. The Moss girls got 2 big cabbage heads, too. Have 6 more white heads and 4 red cabbage heads coming on, and cucumbers, too. Cannot stand for produce go to waste.

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    It makes me wonder if you ever sleep, QNSue?
    You have me drooling with all your delights!
    ............ and green with envy to say the least!
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    QuiltE, I sleep 8-10 hours every night and nap in the early afternoon. My age is showing and my speed is slowing down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltingNinaSue View Post
    QuiltE, I sleep 8-10 hours every night and nap in the early afternoon. My age is showing and my speed is slowing down.

    And I bet you're non-stop the rest of the time!
    It's OK to slow down, you know!! You've earned the right!!

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    What great blocks as always. Honchey, that Santa block really turned out well and nice fussy cutting on the Merry Christmas. I just finished Children's Delight. Decided to do it as a 2 colour block instead of 3.
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    Another wonderful block, works4me. It is a delight to follow your progress and admire what you have made with your fabrics and color.

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    Thank you. I am really enjoying the way the sage batik plays with the other batik colours.

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    Love that fussy cut owl--too cute!
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    Ooooo! Another lovely block!
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    Great job on the fuzzy cutting! Love your block
    Eat, quilt, sleep, repeat



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    Woohoooooooooooooo, Works4Me ... another block joins the Halloween Ponies!

    Have you decided yet what size your quilt is going to be?
    (aka .,.. how many more you will be making?)
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    Thank you everyone. I am trying to get another one done but it is not going well. Will try a bit more tonight and then put it aside if it won't co-operate.

    Haven't decided how many more blocks are being done. I have 6 more batiks so at least 6 blocks. Plus, a few of the raven fillers. Might end up with around 40 blocks.

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    The primary colors along with the little owl are certainly a "Children's Delight". Will look forward to more....
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    Thanks oksewglad. I wanted the fussy cut owl and decided I needed more colour than the all brown version so used this one. To be honest, it never really occurred to me until later that the primary colours worked so well as Children's delight.

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