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    Talking Yosamitas, moonrise and MaryT. your fabrics came in.

    What a nice surprise to already find three different fabrics for this swap in the mailbox. I'll be picking out fabrics to go with them and block designs.
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    Well, I must have FAT F8s, because my postoffice charged me 90 cents per envelope this morning! And that was after they warned me that now they have to be checked for puffiness (yep..true comment). So if they have too much AIR in them, it would be 1.90 each. So I folded those darn fabrics as thin as I could, pressed, rewrapped the Press n Seal, squished them to death, poaked tiny pinholes in the wrap and squished some more air out of them. They actually had this piece of cardboard with a slot cut in it that they had to pass each envelope through (the official Puffy test). They passed, thank goodness. Now since I live in the boonies and our post office is a small trailer which also houses the feed & grain and the game warden, I won't argue with them. But the next time I have to stand in line behind a guy in an orange hat holding a dead turkey I shall voice my objections loudly.
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    Marytoddliz - Your grown-up block is headed back in the morning. Hope you like it! There's a link in my sig line if you want to peek at the photo.

    I bet everyone's mailboxes will be bursting with F8s very soon! The initial windfall of F8s over the first week or two is so fun.
    Have a wonderful day! If you need to contact me, please use the e-mail address on my profile page. Sometimes I don't get notifications that I have a PM here. Please note that I'm usually unavailable on weekends, but I'll get back to you on Monday.

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    I've set a goal for myself to finish blocks within the week I get the fabric. I'd say with 24 hours, but if I get 10 F8s on the same day a 24 hour turn-around would be impossible. School starts a week from today and I'm doing some ridiculous amount of hours & observational hours. Thankfully Doogie's deployment didn't happen or I'd be begging for valium in those packages instead of chocolate.
    Mischief Managed.

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    Wow I got two squishies today. Marybeth and yosamitesa. I have mine ready to go but I have to mail out some swaps first and then see if there is enough money to mail out my booms or I will have to wait until Sept. 1. Sigh.
    I am so excited to start on thetwo I just received.
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    wow this is absolutely gorgeous. what a great pattern and the material is perfect.

    had to edit this post. I thought the picture was also going to post. lol. Kelly your block is beautiful.
    Dreaming of New England while being stuck in So. Calif.(the asphalt jungle of the world.) But hey the Happiest Place on Earth is here.

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    Well, hello everyone. I am in this group also. I am a little on the shy side so I haven't really posted much but I have done a few swaps and am really excited about this one. I actually haven't decided what fabric I am going to send, I think I know but I am still looking at a couple websites. Gonna make up my mind and order something tonight so I should be able to send out my fabric soon. I am really looking forward to trying some new blocks and can't wait to start recieving everyones fabric.

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    I taught One Fabric Wonder block table runner. One nearly finished hers in the two hours and the other student did not stop talking long enough to get anything done so I even cut her fabric just so she could figure it out when she got home. When I take a class I try so hard to get so much done that I don't visit with anyone. I did get moornise fabric and Yosamitesa as well. Yosa, may I use a bright ornage that goes with the Lorax on the fabric, and a bright green? Want to keep in what you want. Have to search stash for the pretty butterfly fabric. Well, back pain attack has caused me to stop cold. Nothing getting done tonight, can hardly breathe from the pain so off to massage bed, drugs, and booking accupuncture appointment. Can't believe this. Trying to provide for family and you get obstacles. Guess they will be doing the lifting and jar tightening for me from now on.
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    I also got Yosamitesa's F8 (yeah TEXAS!) as I returned from my QS. I purchased new fabric and just finished washing it. Will cut and stuff tonight and tomorrow, mail Wednesday (I hope). I thought about posting a pic, but was too enthralled in y'alls stories and comments. I'm excited though and LOVE the blocks all you over achievers have FINISHED??? MAN... I'm behind before I even started....Story of my life!!
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    Yours will also, I love your fabric, and the one I have that I thought matched it did not look good with it so I am doing something else, hope you like it!
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    Marytoddliz - Your grown-up block is headed back in the morning. Hope you like it! There's a link in my sig line if you want to peek at the photo.

    I bet everyone's mailboxes will be bursting with F8s very soon! The initial windfall of F8s over the first week or two is so fun.
    Give a smile away today, someone you meet might need one!

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    Areinn glad your posting. Such a lovely bunch of coconuts we are so get goofy let loose heck half of us (not me) are tying in our jammies with our hair uncombed and unbrushed teeth, especially those who get on here like at 4:30 am and type..NOT ME OF COURSE as I would NEVER do that unless I forget to get ready first in which case I forgot about it. Story of me life these days.

    I love that white and bird block. I had read and thought it was not a bad suggestion to wait and send it ..let the receiver get the first suprise.. if they cant post it then we post it. So dont show me my pics here as I love suprises. I promise to post your blocks as they come back.

    Marybeth is getting her block back from me tomorrow. I have pulled my fabrics for the Dr. Seuss fabric and might have that one done in time to mail it back for the five oclock pick up here.. otherwise it first thing Wed. Docs all morning long but there is all that aftrnoon time after my huge nap.

    QMomma, so sorry your back is giving you grief. I hope it is only momentary. It is hard being wonder woman isn't it? I will pray your feeling much better come morning and hey with 35 blocks from just this one swap alone to do there is no rush to get your fabric out.. little bit at a time works good too. Course since mine is the last one your going to make really no rush there ..moons to get to it.
    For the record: Marytoddliz is going to win our race. I forfeit :0 this way if I do magically beat her to the finish line then we both will be suprised. all her fabric being sent to me to well hang to it for her for just a bit say til I get my blocks all done.. that could help my magic act. So feel free to help me sabatoge the race a tiny bit I promise to not tell anyone. She will never figure it out. (uh huh).

    I am excited to see your fabrics as they come in. I am not an over achiever, I just get worried I will forget you see and that is why I am trying hard to keep up with myself. This way you can let me know if I forgot to send you something, sent you double (might have) or didnt get to your block yet.. nudges work wonders with me. Crossing fingers I do all of those things correctly but odds .. well already won the lotto according to my man (hey got him dont I?).so not to sure about these odds. What the heck, rolling the dice..
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    The block I made for moonrise will go great with the one TheMamaHauser made.

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    those of you on the first page need to look out for mailperson. treasures are on there way. the rest of you should go out by end of week. and instead of f8's, I sent fq's. missread something somewhere and did not catch it in time. oh well, life goes on. can't wait to see what everyone creates. let the boom olympics begin!!!!

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    I sent larger sizes too because I had plenty.
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    You must be doing too much lifting QMomma, you better take it easy. With everything on your plate you gotta' stop every once in awhile and smell the roses. People use to tell me that too, did I listen, NO, and now I wish I would have. Please take care of yourself. Wish I was closer and maybe I could do something to assist you, don't know what but I'd try.

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    F8s coming in

    Quote Originally Posted by jaba View Post
    You must be doing too much lifting QMomma, you better take it easy. With everything on your plate you gotta' stop every once in awhile and smell the roses. People use to tell me that too, did I listen, NO, and now I wish I would have. Please take care of yourself. Wish I was closer and maybe I could do something to assist you, don't know what but I'd try.

    I received two F8s yesterday.

    marytoddiz and
    yosamitesa

    Now I better get to work!
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    Is that whole FQ a hint for us to make two blocks for you? That is mind bogling to think of, around 70 completed blocks by Jan. 1 st.

    Quote Originally Posted by savannahrandons View Post
    those of you on the first page need to look out for mailperson. treasures are on there way. the rest of you should go out by end of week. and instead of f8's, I sent fq's. missread something somewhere and did not catch it in time. oh well, life goes on. can't wait to see what everyone creates. let the boom olympics begin!!!!
    Anna Quilts

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    I echo these words as I am eating crow this summer.

    Quote Originally Posted by jaba View Post
    You must be doing too much lifting QMomma, you better take it easy. With everything on your plate you gotta' stop every once in awhile and smell the roses. People use to tell me that too, did I listen, NO, and now I wish I would have. Please take care of yourself. Wish I was closer and maybe I could do something to assist you, don't know what but I'd try.
    Anna Quilts

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwinRiverFarm View Post
    Well, I must have FAT F8s, because my postoffice charged me 90 cents per envelope this morning! And that was after they warned me that now they have to be checked for puffiness (yep..true comment). So if they have too much AIR in them, it would be 1.90 each. So I folded those darn fabrics as thin as I could, pressed, rewrapped the Press n Seal, squished them to death, poaked tiny pinholes in the wrap and squished some more air out of them. They actually had this piece of cardboard with a slot cut in it that they had to pass each envelope through (the official Puffy test). They passed, thank goodness. Now since I live in the boonies and our post office is a small trailer which also houses the feed & grain and the game warden, I won't argue with them. But the next time I have to stand in line behind a guy in an orange hat holding a dead turkey I shall voice my objections loudly.
    Ok...was trying to get through all of the posts I missed since yesterday and had to comment. WOW!!! A puffy test. Hmmm...doesn't sound right, but I guess I can understand where they are coming from. Hugs and if you need help with postage, let me know. Second, you have a Post Office, Feed & Grain, AND the Game Warden all in the same place. Is the Game Warden also your postman? That would be AWESOME!!!!! Little towns facinate me. I grew up in a big city and then moved to a BIGGER city!!! Sadly the BIGGER city gets hurricanes now. What was I thinking??? Third, is it Turkey hunting season??? I didn't think that started until October. Hmmm...I bet you couldn't miss the BRIGHT ORANGE HAT, huh? I guess he wanted to make sure he was "SEEN" in public. We shall call him O.H.M. I would have laughed if I walked in and saw that and then I would have turned around and left...no way I would have dealt with a dead turkey...no m'aam. Feathers and all...nope! I've been chased by several live ones, a dead, cleaned, cooked one at Thanksgiving is the only way I want to see them now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuilterMomma View Post
    I taught One Fabric Wonder block table runner. One nearly finished hers in the two hours and the other student did not stop talking long enough to get anything done so I even cut her fabric just so she could figure it out when she got home. When I take a class I try so hard to get so much done that I don't visit with anyone. I did get moornise fabric and Yosamitesa as well. Yosa, may I use a bright ornage that goes with the Lorax on the fabric, and a bright green? Want to keep in what you want. Have to search stash for the pretty butterfly fabric. Well, back pain attack has caused me to stop cold. Nothing getting done tonight, can hardly breathe from the pain so off to massage bed, drugs, and booking accupuncture appointment. Can't believe this. Trying to provide for family and you get obstacles. Guess they will be doing the lifting and jar tightening for me from now on.
    QuilterMomma, those will be PERFECT!!! Just keep it FUN!!! I'm sure I'll love yours no matter what you do to it!!! I still admire your block you sent from the last boom!!! Take care of yourself first!!! You have to take time for you. Hope you feel better SOON!!!

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    I do smell the roses, especially the ones I planted. It is my old thoracic injury that is from the three car accidents I have been in, none my fault of course. people just love to rear end you when they are on their cell phones and big tractor trailers go thru yellow/red lights and hit you when yours is green. That is the one that got me. I did manage to go shopping in my stash to get the fabric for the two blocks and then went thru my block patterns to pick out two so will get them done today during lunch. I am hoping to get all these mailed today as well. I did go lay down last night and went to sleep around 8:30, but woke up at 3:30 because of storm, so finished up dq top for swap, and also quilted the wall hanging for customer this am so can get to her tonight for quilt show this weekend. So glad that is done. The nerve burn may have healed, it has been 1.5 years since last and they do only last from 4 months to two years. I may have to go thru procedure again if new insurance will not pay for surgery. I am going to look into it. Be nice to take care of and it can be, old insurance would not pay for it because thoracic instead of neck or low back. Thought it was all one piece. Well, enough chatter about me, lets get to making those blocks from the f8ths we have received. Yeah! I am getting a bit excited. I am only looking at current goals, not the longterm so will get r done for sure now.
    Life is short, live it while you still can. QuilterMomma

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    WOO HOO!!! So glad SO many received mine!!! I knew Texas would get theirs first, however I must say I'm SHOCKED that California and Washington already have theirs!!! That is AWESOME!!!

    Oh Miss marytoddliz!!!! Guess what!!!! I got yours YESTERDAY!!! I brought it to work and showed another quilter your red dove fabric and she OOOHHH and AAAHHH'ed over it!!! She asked what I was going to make with it and my face went blank and then she laughed at me. Guess you can tell I have absolutely NO idea what to do...sooooo...until then, I'll keep it on my desk today for inspiration while I work! Happy quilting ladies and can't wait to see what comes next!!!!!

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    Wow, already 13 pages. I better catch up. I sent the rest of my fabrics out today.

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    Boy I no your pain. Neck blew up on me twice, now I have a steel plate from C2 - C6, wintertime cold drives me crazy. Don't want surgery on the lower back yet go in every 6mos. and get a block. Relieves some of the pain though. Went to the PO and had F8's from moonrise, yosamitesa, and marytoddliz. Have to cut a ladies hair, shampoo my kitchen carpet and this afternoon, blocks!

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    YEA jaba!!! I'm glad you got it. Go enjoy...well, shampooing carpets doesn't sound fun, but the rest!!!

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