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Thread: Is it just ME, or is EVERYONE else Addicted to the Quilting Board?

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    Well, is this the first website you go to when you get online? Anyone else addicted? I even forget to check my e-mail anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ButtercreamCakeArtist
    Well, is this the first website you go to when you get online? Anyone else addicted? I even forget to check my e-mail anymore.
    we are not addicted to the board. we are addicted to each other.

    and isn't it just wonderful?

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    No, it's not bad at all. It's good to find good friends. I can think of many other much worse addictions! LOL!

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    Hey, thats how I feel sometimes. Addicted to all of you and this board. I have to check it a gazillion times a day. I guess I'm afraid I'm going to miss something!!!! But what great people I have met here!!

    Tricia

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    Okay I have a question and I have noticed that you guys have good answers. I am finishing up a quilting project that I started 20 years ago. My question is this. I didn't know what I was doing back then and have knots on the back where I used embroidery thread and couldn't pull the knot through. My blood sweat and tears are in this piece and my daughter is after me to finish and give to her. What do I do about the ugly back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PJ
    Okay I have a question and I have noticed that you guys have good answers. I am finishing up a quilting project that I started 20 years ago. My question is this. I didn't know what I was doing back then and have knots on the back where I used embroidery thread and couldn't pull the knot through. My blood sweat and tears are in this piece and my daughter is after me to finish and give to her. What do I do about the ugly back.
    PJ
    you could pull out the stitching and start that part over. (too much work.)
    you could add a new back to cover up the old one, then tack , tie or add some more quilting to hold it in place. (less work, covers up all the original work)
    or ... you could scatter some applique motifs around the back to cover the knots (less work and very different. people will think you are quite the innovative artiste. :P )

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    Thanks, I like the thought of the applicay (sp) It is a little girls quilt and maybe strawberry short cake or hello kitty something like that would be cute. See I knew you guys had good answers. Thanks a bunch.

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    What if you could get one of those "cheater panels" for the back. I don't know how big your quilt is, but you could add extra to it to make it bigger...then tack it to the already there back. ??? I saw a Strawberry ShortCake panel...
    Or, I like PatriceJ's idea of applique` . That would be pretty.
    Either way, it would kind of be reversible! :D
    Good Luck!!!!

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    I still check my email, however this is the second place I go. Do not have many messages, but enjoy reading all everyone else has to say and also learn some things at the same time.

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    Oooooooo, I like that idea also. I never thought of it being reversible.

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    As soon as I'm on the computer this is the first place I go. Then to the email. If I leave for more then 10 minutes I go here first to make sure I didn't miss anything. ( like Patrice and Tim's daily squabble) I feel like all my best freinds are here. This is definately the best place to be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by triciasquilts
    Hey, thats how I feel sometimes. Addicted to all of you and this board. I have to check it a gazillion times a day. I guess I'm afraid I'm going to miss something!!!! But what great people I have met here!!

    Tricia
    Ditto for me. I even get up early to see what I missed. As for the knots, can you use a crochet hook to pull the knots into the back and bury them in the batting?

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    I don't know. That might be a way to do it. Thanks

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    PJ, do you have one of those little gadgets for pulling snags back in sweaters and such? They are plastic with a tiny hook that closes after the pulled out thread is captured. Usually the handle is only a couple inches long, so you should be able to thread them within 4 inches or so of a seam.

    Does anyone know if they have a name besides snag puller?

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    No I just use a crochet hook for that. I have a lot of gagets, but I don't have that one. Thanks

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    My husband asked this morning, "How are the quilters today?" So, you might say I check in often!
    Good friends are the best and I certainly feel everyone here fits in that catagory. :D

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    I really don't get out much. I have no birth siblings. I have a sister (in law...don't count the -in-law part)...a BIL...a B(est)F I never see and rarely hear from anymore...my hubby that works too much at home and at work...Mom and Dad that I go see about once a week, sometimes more....and I have friends on-line that I know for real. MySpace. That's about my only contact with the outside world other than here. I know I have other ppl that I see and talk to occasionally, but...you guys are all here for me every day. When I go rambling on and on...Like I'm doing now...you comment back if you want to...and it makes me happy. I'm a SAHM...I get into lots of crafts... it keeps me sane!
    and BTW....I did my first applique`...it's a cow. It's no where near finished. just a cow. no details. I don't even have all the strings cut off it! And I wish these darned keyboards/computers were a little bit more smart/smarter so I could spell aplique` with the accent mark in the correct place! And words like pin~ata with the "~" over the "N" ...why does it even have the punctuation there if you can't use it correctly?
    OK< so. forgive me for rambling, but you are the only ones who listen to me!!!!!!!! My mom lets the kids talk over me and answers them. If I don't continue with what was important to me, she goes on with her stories!!!!!! :cry:

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    You bet! I do have to squeeze time on the Board in between work, keeping my guild website up to date, doing my treasurer stuff for the So. Calif. Council of Quilt Guilds (my second term is up this year....anyone interested?? :wink: ), quilting and everything else, but I do manage to find some time everyday. And, silly me, I just took on getting some volunteers to do some quilting demos as part of an educational fundraiser for Chino Hills State Park Living History Day. (Again, anyone interested??)
    But it is wonderful to come to the Board & read all the encouraging words. It's definitely a feel-good place to be! :D

    sue

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    Miranda,
    I can identify with a lot that you are saying. The year that I retired my husband and I sold our house that we'd lived in for 30+ years and moved north. I left the county that I'd grown up in to come up here where the only people I know are my brother and sister-in-law. I don't make friends easily. There are times I just get real blue (cabin fever?) and wish I was back in southern California with my old teaching buddies and the warm sunshine!

    Being a SAHM is a wonderful occupation. I wish I could have had that experience but alas it was not to be. As wonderful as it is though it's one of the hardest jobs around and doesn't always get the respect it should receive. My daughter, another SAHM, calls often and I know it's just so she can talk to an adult for awhile.

    Thank goodness for the internet. It does help us retain our sanity and keep in touch with the real (?) world! Hang in there and write whenever you feel the need!

    Yvonne

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    Yup, I agree with being hooked. I was so thrilled when I found this web site :!: At lst somebody loves to "talk quilts" as much as I do. I don't belong to a guild and work at a rock quarry with a bunch of guys who would not have a clue as to what I mean if I said tied or machine quilted or appliqued or pieced? I love all you guys, but I admit Patrice and Tim ought to charge for their entertainment! Its the best :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by vicki reno
    Yup, I agree with being hooked. I was so thrilled when I found this web site :!: At lst somebody loves to "talk quilts" as much as I do. I don't belong to a guild and work at a rock quarry with a bunch of guys who would not have a clue as to what I mean if I said tied or machine quilted or appliqued or pieced? I love all you guys, but I admit Patrice and Tim ought to charge for their entertainment! Its the best :lol:
    altough we won't charge, we will accept voluntary donations and gratuities
    :mrgreen:

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    Patrice, you are starting to sound just like Tim! I work at a quarry, so money isn't flowing like a river, can you settle just for being your funny helpful self--and a little wacko too :lol:

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    I just want to interject something here. I have moved ALOT, being a construction brat growing up, so I learned the trick of the trade when it comes to making new friends in a new place. We retired here 14 years ago, never lived anywhere more than 5 years before that.
    Go do things. Go to church, quilt club, volunteer at school or the hospital, join a hobby club, go to community meetings, senior citizens, the gun shooting range, fishing, gold panning, whatever. Soon you meet people, then you start interacting with them and soon enough you have new good friends.
    But, YOU have to make the effort to get out there. Not many will come to you. Most don't know you are there.
    We have friends here now that are closer than family, and lots of them. We are in a small community, so it is harder to find people that we have something in common with, so we developed new interests as well as kept the old ones. I have a quilting afternoon where anyone who is interested comes every Friday, either at my house, or the senior center depending on the week. My husband is a fishing freak, and he met people at the lakes. We go to Bingo at the fire department, joined the volunteer fire department and the auxiliary, not our favorite things, but we met some good friends. Get the idea? Anyone can do it. Yes, even with kids. Volunteer at school, PTA, go to soccer and baseball games, church, have a play day on Saturday at the park, with hot dogs, or whatever... just do it. Soon, you know more people than you want to, and there has to be a friend or two in them.
    Enough of the lecture, but if you don't have friends there, you need to do something about it.

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    Norah, you are sooo right! I grew up in small town America and since I have been married we moved around a lot too. My husband worked a long time in the oilfield before we moved to Raleigh. We have been here 20 yrs and the longer we are here, the less I like the big city! We bought a house 3 years ago in a small town in the mtns of NC and can't wait to move there once I retire. I have come full circle from feeling smothered in a small town to really embracing that way of life, where people care about you and look out for you. I have never experienced that in Raleigh--people , at least in my neighborhood don't mingle--people would just as soon run over you as let you cross the street. Othe people may have had a different experience in this town, so I can't speak for every residence, just personal experience.
    But Quilters rock!!!!! Each and everyone of them. A nicer group of people doesn't exist :!:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norah
    I just want to interject something here. I have moved ALOT, being a construction brat growing up, so I learned the trick of the trade when it comes to making new friends in a new place. We retired here 14 years ago, never lived anywhere more than 5 years before that.
    Go do things. Go to church, quilt club, volunteer at school or the hospital, join a hobby club, go to community meetings, senior citizens, the gun shooting range, fishing, gold panning, whatever. Soon you meet people, then you start interacting with them and soon enough you have new good friends.
    But, YOU have to make the effort to get out there. Not many will come to you. Most don't know you are there.
    We have friends here now that are closer than family, and lots of them. We are in a small community, so it is harder to find people that we have something in common with, so we developed new interests as well as kept the old ones. I have a quilting afternoon where anyone who is interested comes every Friday, either at my house, or the senior center depending on the week. My husband is a fishing freak, and he met people at the lakes. We go to Bingo at the fire department, joined the volunteer fire department and the auxiliary, not our favorite things, but we met some good friends. Get the idea? Anyone can do it. Yes, even with kids. Volunteer at school, PTA, go to soccer and baseball games, church, have a play day on Saturday at the park, with hot dogs, or whatever... just do it. Soon, you know more people than you want to, and there has to be a friend or two in them.
    Enough of the lecture, but if you don't have friends there, you need to do something about it.
    yeah, I have friends...Now that Spring is here, hopefully warm weather will be here to stay, and I can get out more.

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