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    Quote Originally Posted by Swan Song
    If you really do it right breeding now could but some serious financial hurt on you. All the genetic testing, DNA, microchips and vet bills the list goes on there. Then with a heavily coated breed like the cocker you really have to have an expert groomer and handler to keep them in a "show coat".
    So...working full time to spend thousands a month on showing/breeding or work part time and have time to quilt and spend with family without a grooming brush and clipper in my hand...no contest!
    Yep, that's pretty much what people are saying here too. A lot of animals are getting dumped at the moment, people just can't afford to keep them. So it's crazy to bring more into the world.

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    Blue, I've been ogling her linen on the clothes line for a while and I think it's her taste! :D

    I haven't been past the kitchen in her house (that's very French BTW!) but typical th French country 'look' is earthy colours and florals so I've gone for browns and creamy yellow with some burgundy floral prints. I don't really like it myself, but I hope she does. :?

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    Quote Originally Posted by k3n
    I MIGHT finish one today! Neighbour's lap quilt, just needs binding. I meant to do it yesterday but started quilting the cushion tops I made for our bed instead (first time I used wool batting and it's LOVELY!!!)
    I think I'm putting off finishing my neighbour's quilt because I'm afraid to give it to her. What if she hates it? She's the type who'll say so. She's a lovely lady BUT a straight talking country woman. Help, I'se scared! Pathetic, right?!

    K x
    Your neighbor will love that quilt for she is tough on the outter side due to her upraising and background...it is protection:)Finish that quilt and look her in the eye when you give it!:)Just report to us...we now have to know the end of the story:)LOL She will appreciate your hard work!! Skeat...who wants to try that wool batting...do you have to prewash that?OR is it ready to roll when you buy it??

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    I hung the batting over the bannisters for about a week and all the creases fell out - no pre washing! Its so light and soft and really lofty but quilts like a dream!

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    Quote Originally Posted by k3n
    I hung the batting over the bannisters for about a week and all the creases fell out - no pre washing! Its so light and soft and really lofty but quilts like a dream!

    K x
    k, you got that 6600 yet? woo hoo, I can't wait till you do...you may still do a lot of hand stuff, but it will lure you to do more on machine...just, you said quilts like a dream...and made me want to go hug my machine!!! I am in love! :P
    oh, and Skeat's right about how to give your neighbor, your gift. My, but you are such a giving person! I don't think you sleep, lol. Sounds great to me. She may be a straight shooter, but probably not that rude,...and if she is...after you tell us the end of the story, we'll come on over, and straighten her out...we'll think of something that doesn't come back on you, lol!
    Lots of stories been written about hard nosed ppl that were melted by kindness. Maybe she's been alone too long, or secretly insecure and has a hard shell on outside. We'll be with you in spirit when you go over there. hugs, C

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    Thanks C - I'll imagine you're all standing behind me!

    No, haven't got the machine yet. Was going to get it for my birthday in June but may have to put it off for a while - other calls on our money! Boo hoo! Maybe get a Grace Hoop quilting frame instead and new feet for the old machiine!

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    I've been bad! :oops:

    While waiting for the fabric to arrive for my last border on my stars... I started another project....

    Inspired by someone the other day posting a photo of a whole load of beautiful batiks, and then someone else with a couple of random batik blocks, I put these together this weekend...


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    Quote Originally Posted by k3n
    Thanks C - I'll imagine you're all standing behind me!

    No, haven't got the machine yet. Was going to get it for my birthday in June but may have to put it off for a while - other calls on our money! Boo hoo! Maybe get a Grace Hoop quilting frame instead and new feet for the old machiine!

    K x
    When you get back from England, could you post a pic of neighbors lap quilt. I love everything you do :wink: :wink: :wink: ...still have something to show off, just waiting for pics to develop...cha,cha,cha,cha,cha,cha...I MISS YOU,...YOU BEEN GONE ALL OF, HMMM. TWO DAYS?...
    sorry, bout the hold on mo-chine, but I do know what you mean!
    hurry home, K! hugs, C

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueChicken
    I've been bad! :oops:

    While waiting for the fabric to arrive for my last border on my stars... I started another project....

    Inspired by someone the other day posting a photo of a whole load of beautiful batiks, and then someone else with a couple of random batik blocks, I put these together this weekend...
    woo hoo, Skeat! I know bout the being bad...gonna finish up something today, and then hop on a chicken...quilt, lol,...but I do owe a friends, so HAVE to do that one, lol...and going to do a little something,something very soon for my freshly painted living room, when me and DD get together and paint...then I gotta do two somethings, for two more friends...I AM JUST LIKE LUCY IN THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY,...i just keep cranking them out...well, i'm a lot slower...the trick is, not how many projects can I start/finish, but can I challenge myself to do it out of stash and not go shopping...I have to go in the fabric store for at least two things, in about two weeks...I have NO self control, I have no willpower, I am weak...(belly up and admitting to all faults!!!)...well, just the quilty ones, lol!!! I got no other vices...it's not my fault, I was born with the FABRIC GENE..."i'm not bad, i'm just drawn that way"...who said that, K?...or anybody, lol?
    chatty, chatty, chatty this morning...trying not to ackowledge my head hurts...gotta lose a few and get thyroid back in range! (when it's out, I go fab store-crazy! :wink: )

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltncrazy
    "i'm not bad, i'm just drawn that way"...who said that, K?...or anybody, lol?
    *waves hand in the air madly* Pick me! Pick me! I know!

    It was Jessica Rabbit... in "Who Framed Roger Rabbit". She was a babe! :-)

    I'm off to work this morning, boo hoo, after having almost a whole week off with the kids (school holidays here).


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    [woo hoo, Skeat! I know bout the being bad...gonna finish up something today, and then hop on a chicken...quilt, lol,...but I do owe a friends, so HAVE to do that one, lol...and going to do a little something,something very soon for my freshly painted living room, when me and DD get together and paint...then I gotta do two somethings, for two more friends...I AM JUST LIKE LUCY IN THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY,...i just keep cranking them out...well, i'm a lot slower...the trick is, not how many projects can I start/finish, but can I challenge myself to do it out of stash and not go shopping...I have to go in the fabric store for at least two things, in about two weeks...I have NO self control, I have no willpower, I am weak...(belly up and admitting to all faults!!!)...well, just the quilty ones, lol!!! I got no other vices...it's not my fault, I was born with the FABRIC GENE..."i'm not bad, i'm just drawn that way"...who said that, K?...or anybody, lol?
    chatty, chatty, chatty this morning...trying not to ackowledge my head hurts...gotta lose a few and get thyroid back in range! (when it's out, I go fab store-crazy! :wink: )[/quote]

    Maybe it is just that we work so well under pressure:)That is why we keep adding to our list!:)LOL I just pieced my 'miss jump' and now pinned the vine and am debating to go ahead and machine applique due to my growing, never-ending list:)LOL Have to say it is at least fun and always interesting!! And, to debate going shopping??Did you bump your head?It's always good to water that fabric gene w/more fabric:)LOL Skeat

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    Oh my goodness I think my heads going to explode! My list is getting longer and longer, and I blame everyone here of course! LOL I keep seeing pictures on here and thinking "I WANT ONE OF THOSE".

    Am stalled on my blue and white star quilt, which is depressing me. Waiting for the last bit of fabric for the border to arrive. Of course it is ordered from the place with the absolute worst track record for service. *sigh*

    In the meantime, I've nearly finished a disappearing 9 patch, will add a border tonight and call it done (well, add it to the "to be quilted" pile, that's kind of done)

    Have finished a couple more batik blocks, they're looking divine, and made a start on the third block in the siamese cat quilt.

    How's everyone else doing? And how's your thyroid doing skeat, you got it sorted? Thyroid problems are common in my family, I'm wondering when mine will start playing up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueChicken
    Oh my goodness I think my heads going to explode! My list is getting longer and longer, and I blame everyone here of course! LOL I keep seeing pictures on here and thinking "I WANT ONE OF THOSE".

    Am stalled on my blue and white star quilt, which is depressing me. Waiting for the last bit of fabric for the border to arrive. Of course it is ordered from the place with the absolute worst track record for service. *sigh*

    In the meantime, I've nearly finished a disappearing 9 patch, will add a border tonight and call it done (well, add it to the "to be quilted" pile, that's kind of done)

    Have finished a couple more batik blocks, they're looking divine, and made a start on the third block in the siamese cat quilt.

    How's everyone else doing? And how's your thyroid doing skeat, you got it sorted? Thyroid problems are common in my family, I'm wondering when mine will start playing up.
    I don't think, Skeat has thyroid problem, Blue, it's me. It runs in my family. Usually goes out of range, when I gain weight. I lost a LOT of weight last year, while sick, so let go with abandon...sure did!
    Feet have been swollen for weeks. I know if I lose about 7-10 pounds, it would probably straighten up, but i have so many things to do. I can't walk first thing in the morning,...It's all I can do, to take all meds, drink...so dehydrated in morning/in pain bc of it...so I come to pc...soak it all up, including new posts, lol...then after breakfast, it's either a 'house' day, esp. laundry if sun is shining,...and usuallly, after lunch, is my best quilty time.
    Hubby usually is off and about by then, and an empty house and the radio are my best creative atmosphere. My attention is divided when hubby is here, even if he is watching tv.
    anywho, think you guys must be right, I am no sooner working on one project, than I start cutting another one out, right beside it!! Got fabs for chickens, and a play dress on sewing table, while doing a block, and been putting things in notebooks, on my cutting table. I just hop around, all over, from thing to thing, and keep right on doing it. We must love torture!!! woo hoo, the more the merrier...so why do i sometimes feel overwhelmed or guilty, I am the one keeping the cycle going? got a cabinet full of wip's, and a gbaby quilt on design board, top almost finished...maybe, when we have all this stuff going, we feel like real artists? surrounded by creativity? and dreaming of shopping trips to get more stuff. I don't know about you, but quiltncrazy is my name, and my game, I'm hopeless, and must love it that way! :D

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    Hello everyone, I'm back!!! :D

    I've finished my neighbour's lap quilt, just washed it so can't give it to her til it's dried, then I'll post a pic and her reaction.

    I got a Grace Hoop in England so am now hand quilting like mad, I really love it! BUT I only bought ONE piece of fabric - how good am I? And that was in the bargain bin!

    I also got new feet for my machine - a walking foot and a quarter inch foot so am going to play with those now! It's raining here, I was weeding and cutting the grass but now rained off so have to go sew!

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    Quote Originally Posted by k3n
    Hello everyone, I'm back!!! :D

    I've finished my neighbour's lap quilt, just washed it so can't give it to her til it's dried, then I'll post a pic and her reaction.

    I got a Grace Hoop in England so am now hand quilting like mad, I really love it! BUT I only bought ONE piece of fabric - how good am I? And that was in the bargain bin!

    I also got new feet for my machine - a walking foot and a quarter inch foot so am going to play with those now! It's raining here, I was weeding and cutting the grass but now rained off so have to go sew!

    K x
    K, IS IT REALLY YOU????? your back...cha, cha, cha, cha, cha...
    give me a great big sloppy one...(that'll get eyes rolling :shock: :lol:)
    I MISSED YOU...we've been relatively good while you were away.
    I'll say you were good. Only one piece of fabric. wow!
    Did you have fun? Did you miss us? How are you and Hans and munchkins? I bet Dougal dog and kitty were glad to see you, even the chooks! Does neighbor look after your garden too?
    ahhhhh!!! I can't help myself...your back. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    Yea...no thyroid prob here...was tested for it once...thought that could explain many thing:)But, nope:)I keep adding to my WIP too...I am now doing those bom's by bunny hill designs...too cute ! Go check it out!! Make your list longer...I dare you!:)Skeat

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skeat
    Yea...no thyroid prob here...was tested for it once...thought that could explain many thing:)But, nope:)I keep adding to my WIP too...I am now doing those bom's by bunny hill designs...too cute ! Go check it out!! Make your list longer...I dare you!:)Skeat
    Skeat, I have always loooved those designs, so that is sooo tempting!
    You say the patterns are free?
    Boy, I'll be an old bunny before I could get to them, but I bet they would look really cute on baby dresses. Got two little ones, and making them some spring/summer stuff soon. so many projects, so little time.
    K's home, get your boa, and let's go shop and strut! woo hoo!!!! :D :D :D (we'll take her shopping and spend all that money she saved in England...I am a girl that can shop!!!) :wink:

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    I'd like to know what RELATIVELY good means! :D

    It's nice to be back and no kiddies for the rest of the week - they're with their Dad - and rain forecast all week so can't garden - so attack the WIP list! Hoorah!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by k3n
    I'd like to know what RELATIVELY good means! :D

    It's nice to be back and no kiddies for the rest of the week - they're with their Dad - and rain forecast all week so can't garden - so attack the WIP list! Hoorah!!!

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    well, we managed...told Skeat, bet you told her to keep an eye on us gals, while you were gone. Looked at frames, man...I gotta quit looking at stuff...I'm gonna paint living room, maybe I can squeeze some money out of that budget! Ain't we always finagling to find butter and egg money for quilting!!! woo hoo!!! :D

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    did someone say shopping??And, Boa??I'm so in!:)I think since K has no kiddies...we jump on the plane and crash her quilt spot!:)Help ourselves to that quilting frame (I want a picture of that baby!) (ps k-I love handquilting, hand applique, just plain everything quilting)

    And, yes!! To all those enquiring minds the Bunny Hill Design BOM...are free!! And, would be too cute added to a dress! I am making a quilt out of my blocks. They are quick and easy and I just can't wait till the next one already!:) I may have to do another one when this one is done if I can find enough pastelish colors to play with...would love to see the soft colors in it:)I'm using a Moda layered cake for variety and color...so far it is working out great. I'm late starting mine...so, am working my bom's backwards...(since someone cracked the whip for our WIP's to be done!LOL) I'm almost finished w/the first one....which is April's:)LOL...so, it is official...I have another WIP:)Or maybe BOM's don't count! LOL Skeat

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    I just read all the things you girls are doing and now i am going back to bed! :lol: :lol: :lol:



    Will make DH read all this, then he will know their are a lot of crazies like me out there in the quilting world.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ninnie
    I just read all the things you girls are doing and now i am going back to bed! :lol: :lol: :lol:



    Will make DH read all this, then he will know their are a lot of crazies like me out there in the quilting world.


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    I tell mine the same - that I'm not the only one! Doesn't make any difference, still thinks I'm obsessed! He came up with a new one this evening - WWIPS - for all the projects I listed above that I haven't started yet - Wishful Works In Progress!!! x

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    Here's my neighbour's finished quilt - I'll give it to her tomorrow. Sorry about the subdued lighting! The back says 'friendship stars' in French.

    Also a pic of my new baby!!! :wink:

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    Sorry quiltncrazy, it was you I meant! :-)

    Our local health shop gave me some natural tablet things that are supposed to even out the thyroid. They're absolutely huge tablets though, and I haven't been able to bring myself to try them yet! lol

    k3n, that quilt is awesome, it must feel so good getting it finished. Can't wait to see what your neighbour thinks, she'll love it I'm sure!

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    Oh, K, your quilt is just lovely! I had thought about doing a friendship star quilt in maroons and creams....and now, after seeing yours, I am definitely going to do it. Problem is, it will be a "large" queen. I don't do hand quilting or long-arming, so it will cost a ton to have it finished for me. Maybe I could sell a kidney.....yeah, that's it.....

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