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    You can ship when both of you are done or 1 is near done is what I was told by Anastasia. I shipped because Liz22 was shipping within a day or two, so I should be getting it soon. She just wants you to let her know when you ship for sure with conf.#. At least that's what she told us if this helps.

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    ok I was reading an email that is mass sent by Luanna Rubins from E quilter and it hit a cord. Funny how things do that. I swear that was like reading my mind. I am going to post this little blurb hoping I dont destroy any copy write things since I am stating who originally wrote it but if I did beat me. I just wanted to share it. I bet I am not alone. it was part of a segment she wrote in her blog on why women quilt and how making quilts for say Hurricane Sandy or breast cancer play a roll too in our artisist world here goes:

    Life is messy, and much of it is out of our control, but when you make a quilt you have time to sort it all out in your head, and by the time your healing quilt is finished, you've received a healing in the process of making the quilt. As women's confidence and freedom has progressed, we have given ourselves permission to use quilting and sewing as Art Therapy. Instead of feeling guilty about making art, we embrace the process as a journey of self discovery.

    For me this is personal. I use it for personal healing. And never found such a great way to express it. its a process. Its funny cause most of the time when I get the flyers in email I skip the reading part and go right to what are the new fabrics today! or whats on sale.. now maybe I might read a bit more of what she has to say. guess the title jumped out at me.

    ok onto fun exciting things. a balmy 64 today!!! tada!!!! oh yeah. And nothing to do but boom blocks or work on a Christmas quilt so boom it is. Christmas can wait another day til all those babies are out of the house. I think maybe we will see some pics here soon from VANOGAY...guess she is bored silly attending some stupid quilt show. yeah bored to pieces. if she shares what she bought there it might be worth it.. a little of this.. a lot of that.. some of this.. its a candy store for the eyes and well the bins isnt it? I head straight for the hand dyes. oh only 30.00 a piece? 20x30? SURE I need that one. sucker here for unique.
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    i am not telling my dh where you live! brat, he would leave me in an instant and run to your trees! he is a stumpy, after all. i remember sooo many camping trips and wonderful nights spent in the great outdoors! then we moved to texas, in august, with a baby, and dh wanted to go out around el paso and camp out. fry my bacon, more like it!! i was willing in a temperate, or cold weather zone, but i lose my voice and ability to breathe if it gets too hot. but big forested areas? i'm happy as a bear in the woods looking for a sunoco! (don't tell me they really do that in the woods!) lol, ok, i know they do! trouble is we now have cats and dogs and whither thou (me) goest, so goest them. i was taking the dogs for a walk, hubby away, fence down, again!, and i looked back, and there was simon, in line and going for a walk with his peeps. he is such a cooool cat! but i turned around and brought the girls home. no way was i exposing him to other dogs and automobiles. if he should leave this world i want it to be because he used up every last instant of his time here, and not the result of an attack or hit'n'run. he does go out by himself and i know he crosses the street, but i just don't want it to be because i led him into danger. i can't keep him in because of the pet door. (can't call it a dog door. it is an equal opportunity pet door. cats are already miffed enough they don't have a uniformed doorman!) and he has lived his life indoor/outdoor. he had to live in the house with the rabbit for about a month and by the time we let him out all of our screens had been ripped to hula skirts! it was an apartment area and very little traffic, all dogs on leashes and lovely park land for him to play. he was so darn spoiled. was? did i say was? IS! yes, and that's the way it is! today he will sleep in his special window bed while i sew d-m's runner. can't wait to get it mailed! then have only one swap to do and i'll be on my own and get my own stuff done for awhile! don't NOBODY tempt me with any more fun things! sheesh! lol, i'm just a girl who cain't say no!
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    brat, sometimes i despair we were separated at birth! the first, and only , quilt show i've been to had a lovely booth with all kinds of hand-dyed and gold overlaid african fabrics. exotique! i had seen these fabrics on line and they are even nicer in person. i haven't used them, but i do get them out, put on my bib, and try not to get the drool on them. they feel so rich. i love fabric. mmmmmmm, 8-)
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    I sent in my conf. # to Anastasia and my packae is on its way. Hopefully Loupsprite will have it by Sat. Post pics, Loup when you get it and if you can't, I took some, just in case! :-) Anxious to see everyone's new
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    Woo-hoo!!! I love squishy packages!! Yours didn't make it in time for today's mail; the rugrats I'm babysitting this week aren't allowing me to sew during the day. But It'll for sure be bound tonight and ship tomorrow!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elisabrat View Post
    Tonight bored, hungry, can't sleep. I am listening to the frogs. boy are they loud tonight. Spring is almost here. The sounds of spring/summer in the woods at night. Whoever said the woods are silent has not lived there. Crickets, frogs yikes its a symphony.
    The summer of my 16th year was special for me - I spent a whole summer working in a youth conservation corps group in Northern Minnesota; it was my dream job at the time. We lived in tents set up on platforms for the entire summer - no electricity except what the generator produced at the mess hall - we had shower rooms with skylights - no evening showers - no lights; we clearcut land for the forest service; we cleared out beaver damned creeks and small rivers; we pruned trees and we took turns going out with the water conservation officer to test lake water - we had to port the canoe from lake to lake in certain areas. We worked hard - it was an experience of a lifetime and I think every youth in our country could benefit from a similar program - work for tuition. It would be a win win for all involved. I learned to appreciate the outdoors and all it's glory a long time ago; oh brat let me come live in your woods for a summer.
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    Oh by the way ----- I shipped out my topper to my partner - should arrive at it's destination by Saturday, March 16th.
    Be good to yourself - do one thing each day that makes you smile.

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    Y'all are all so good!! I am finishing the quilting on mine now..been fun getting to figure out how to use the built in accu feed foot on my new Janome...I use the word fun lightly...as in its a great lil gadget...getting it all figured out...well...lol...I WILL have it finished and pm my partner so we can mail out by the deadline (yep, I know day after tomorrow!!). She is awesome...think she's had mine finished for a week, bless her heart...Ok, off to quilt...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elisabrat View Post
    ah I am a live aren't I? I just run fast and I butter up our dear host with lovely comments like HEY KID , see I know how to smooze big time. lol I think your ship time is coming soon. I am excited here.

    Kiffie: OMG it is my machine that has been messing up all this time? NOT ME?? Oh I love you. I will never take it to heart again when something horrendous comes out of that thing. What a good idea.

    Vanogay yes we would love to see your entry in the show. I think anyone who enters in those shows has so much courage. Applause is do. (clap clap clapppp) bravo my fine Lady bravo.

    Tonight bored, hungry, can't sleep. I am listening to the frogs. boy are they loud tonight. Spring is almost here. The sounds of spring/summer in the woods at night. Whoever said the woods are silent has not lived there. Crickets, frogs yikes its a symphony.
    Well heck yeah!! I should have shared this lil secret sooner, eh??!! I mean if you read it on the internet its true, eh??
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    I worked volunteer at a ranch in the bay area foothills growing up. You mucked stalls, moved horses from lower meadows to upper meadows, took care of the rabbits, guinnea pigs etc you could ride for free. A deal in the best form. My older sister and I worked probably 4 years up there. It was an absolute pleasure. Now its a camp for underpriveledged kids, they grow summer gardens and have art docents there and its a more organized form of lovely. I preferred my memories. treasures aren't they? We have oodles of woods for camping girls. I prefer a nice soft bed.
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    Brat, did you get a delivery in the mail today???? OK hold on I will go and find that confirmation number!
    Give a smile away today, someone you meet might need one!

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    dang can't find it!
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    I spent 16 months at Camp Tracey Children's Home. As a camp alumni, when talking to most people, it's easier to just refer to it as boarding school. It makes it sound nicer than it was, and less explanation is needed. I know that most of the people who worked there meant well, but the methods employed there were taken after the Lester Roloff's home in Texas, and were a bit extreme in some areas. I have to say, we did not have things quite as bad as those kids did, but did was far from a picnic.

    The first 11 months were bad, but then we got a new dorm mother. In the last 5 months I was there, I realized that being there was the lesser of 3 evils in my life. I was always ahead in school, so she let me spend most of my non-schooldays in the kitchen with her. I learned to "put up" vegetables, make pepper jelly and fruit preserves, and how to cook for an army all by myself when I need to. Because I was on extra kitchen time, and the only senior in the camp school, I had a lot of short interval opportunities to enjoy being in the country. I'd go almost every morning to help care for the horses if I didn't have school. I also got to travel with the singing group and sang competitively at the state competition.

    I graduated from school in May and expected to go home, but it wasn't meant to be, so I spent all summer there. I stayed by her side the entire summer. When the girls went to the fields to pick vegetables, she and I stayed behind many days and put up what they'd brought back the day before and prepared lunch and dinner alone or just a small group of other girls. I don't know what I would do without her that last few months I was there. She changed my entire perspective on my life and my being there. I found a profile for her on Linkedin recently and am waiting to see if I hear back from her. If she's still living, she's likely nearly 90 years old now.

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    Amazing memories we all have. Girls and horses, camps, canning.. I think life tosses so many things in our paths and we just learn how to find joy in them as best we can.

    KIFFIE YOUR HAVING FUN! sorta but its cool to learn new tricks so enjoy and just think when you get that down the quilting world will be at your fingertips!

    marybeth what did you lose??? and I didnt go to the post office yesterday I stayed home and sewed sorry. I will go today promise I have more stuff to mail too. I almost dread that place. last time I was there it was 39.and some change yikes. so everytime I go its like the cash register in my head goes.. ching ching ching and it doesnt stop!

    today clinic and two more boom blocks. picking away at those things. I also got one Christmas block done so now I have 10 of those.. figure a couple a week by summer I have a quilt Its all out of scraps mine and Jaba's left over pieces and its been fun to see it come together. I rarely have use for lots of scraps but so wanted a red/white quilt then came the well Christmas would be fun.. and it is. I started using Wyldewytchs block of the week group for it now I am just using blocks that I love to make. Silly ones but they are some of my favorites, the greek cross things like that..pinwheels (gag Anastasia I know go ahead) and I am a happy camper. I am also doing a halloween quilt for the Boom and its sooo fun. lots and lots of pumpkins smiling and happy. What will I do with this quilt? no idea. but its fun watching them all come home. If have havent done a boom before you should check this one out. The blocks being sent are getting more varied and I think turning out really well for everyone. Well you all have a grand day and I am off to 'work'.
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    had a lovely evening and finished up dusty's mom's runner. i hope you like it, girl! i did not make it very flashy, as in not at all, and i didn't embellish it. i tried to de-fur it, and to my myopic, presby-opic eyes it looked furless.
    i just went out to check with the oilman. we were out, so no morning shower, sorry, don't do cold water! and now i'm off with dh as he has some oral surgery done. poor baby! and hope to hit the p.o. and the drugstore on the way back. if not, the squishy will go out this afternoon. love all the memories and childhood stories! so many different and varied roads have led us all to.....HERE!
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    Uh oh, I'm sending the boy out for a box today. I've decided to do a little free form stitching on yours, I'll pop it in the wash this evening when I'm done and have it ready to head out tomorrow!

    OK, time to head back to finish "making the donuts" for the day!

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    donuts? your making donuts? I like donuts. yes yes I do. I am defrosting a flank steak right now. made terriyaki a few days ago so dont want that, made carne asada last night, what do I do with this one? mustard steak? roulaidine type something know its not round steak much cheaper that is but well its there and needs fixing somehow. Wishing I could hit the store for ideas but a golf cart is parked RIGHT BEHIND my truck and I cant move it. argh. so stuck at home til that gets moved. Always some park vehicle here, snow plow or fire truck something that well.. irks me a bit. The whole park why right behind the one vehicle we own?? and its my man who does it. parks it leaves it takes a different one out and here I sit... he is fixing water mains right now should just take a nap and say hell with it. argh!
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    Let's see if I can find picture of my quilt show entry and post it. I'm home from the show and trying to catch up on all my board reading - I am so far behind on this. Haven't done much sewing, have a patriotic runner to do, a quilt of valor quilt to finish cutting and a birthday present to put borders on (I'll post that picture later). All I bought today were 8 spools of YLI to do some thread painting on a quilt that I had finished and then took apart to do the thread painting on the smaller parts rather than the whole quilt under the arm of the machine. (I'll post that picture later, too - if I ever finish it and put it back together!). Oh, BTW, no ribbon.
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    Will have to take another picture when I get it home - I have butterflies all over the quilt and 'jewels' on the panel butterflies. They don't show on this picture.
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    Kathleen that is a beautiful quilt - the panel is stunning - I really like seeing an alternate way to use a panel in a quilt. Your's is very pretty - thank you for sharing with us.
    Be good to yourself - do one thing each day that makes you smile.

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    one thing we rarely consider.... judges can be wrong! i think the quilt looks wonderful and i can't wait to see the butterfly bling!
    The only bad days are the ones you don't get.

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    I bring her home on Saturday - will take a picture then.
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    well, today has been rather frustrating. dh had a tooth pulled and it broke, half in his jaw, so we spent 3 1/2 hours sitting at the oral surgeon's to have the broken piece removed. poor baby! he is really hurting. just gave him some vicodin so won't see him again for 4-6 hrs. lol, not really funny, but on the other hand it is. i take hydromorphone and it has very little effect on me. he takes vicodin and he's out for the count!
    i'm having a very weird problem. both thumbs are screaming in pain. every time i pick something up. or try to pinch, i'm in agony! i'm used to this with my right thumb, but i think this is a first for my left thumb. oh, dear, i'm going back in evolution. the opposable thumb is what biologically separates us from other mammals. not trying to do the whole evolution/creationism argument, just making a joke. when things get tough i joke and laugh. no doubt a defense mechanism.
    i didn't make it to the p.o. so will try it tomorrow. please put on my permanent record that i had this one done early and not last minute under the wire! LOL
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    I got mine today from Liz 22 and love it. It's in shades of green like my kitchen and a 6 sided octagon mat. She also made me a mug rug to go with it. Don't know what's going on I can put pics in my albums but can't post on any of the threads. Liz I'm so sorry I can't post a pic for everyone to see, I always show pictures. If you have one please show it. I'm really trying to figure this out

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