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    It has been a very productive weekend. I was a bit stumped with black.....not one of those colors I normally use much of.....but I succeeded after alot of ripping - the old frog sticth and that froggie fabric was laughing at me !!
    Was in the nursery at church and reading to a one year old. There was a frog in the picture so I said "ribbit" and he said "no ...hop hop"
    Okay - with that one I know it is time to get the pj's on and read myself to lala land.
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    WAIT TRAVELING GRAMMA!!

    READY EVERYONE : this is Gramma's birthday week. She said the upcoming week is her birthday so it must be so. Here I go again:

    happy birthday to you! Happy birthday to you! HAPPY BIRTHHH DAYY TO YOUUUUUU Happy Birthday to you! and many more.. cha cha cha chaaa

    just in case I forgot had to get that out now. I love the excitement here and look forward to seeing all the goodies as soon as you get them post them post them! not good at willpower at all when it comes to peaking. not even going to pretend. Better eat a couple more candy bars for me Sue. Apparently I am going to need them.
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    Hehehe you can peek at the one I made you Elisabrat, if you want..
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    Quote Originally Posted by travelinggramma View Post
    Phannie1 - how is your shoulder?
    The shoulder seems alot better right now. Last night, when I got tired, it was bothing me a little bit. I am trying to be good and not use it much but that is so hard. I have two little quilts I need to get done. thanks again for asking.

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    Hey April ...

    Haven't heard from you in a while. Hope all is well with you and yours.
    May your stitches always be straight, your seams always lie flat, and your grain never be biased against you.

    Sue

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anastasia View Post
    Hehehe you can peek at the one I made you Elisabrat, if you want..
    I took a peek and your blocks look great!! I am stressing that my blocks come out perfect. I rarely do perfect work. But I'll do my best!
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    Your right April has been VERY quiet. We miss you April. I hope its just that school has started.. that is one crazy week.

    Anastasia I am still holding out.. probably wont work for long but trying and thank you for finishing my block in rapid lighteng speed. I had a tough sewing day yesterday.. I guess some days are better than others. Hate my finished block so now do I tear it all out? take in a few seams then add a border.. it is exactly the right size BUT the points are not sharp enough so if I take them in bingo fix that problem BUT end up half an inch short which is one seriously stupid border of 1/4 inch on each side.. tear it apart end up with four four inch useable blocks and left over 2.5 x 18 " strip so what to do then.. I went online to order more of the darned fabric to reduce my panic and can only get one yard of it .. is pretty but that is one expensive mistake. It goes with this processing thing I have going on. Frustrating ladies frustrating big time. Now off to see what can be done now. No tears today solutions only.

    hope you get the most out of your sewing today. Doghouse mom, congrats on making a perfect block.. that is indeed a rare thing. Photograph it and frame it in case it was an accident! no one will tell. Perfect has not been my best friend lately. Semi perfect is one of those OMG I did itmoments. So back to simple things until I get the grove back.

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    Hi Ladies,
    Sorry I have been MIA, I took the weekend off of the computer lol Too much computer time really aggravates my IH so I have to take breaks here and there
    Though I did get a lot accomplished this weekend, I am so proud of myself lol
    I have received the following F8s
    Anastasia
    buddy'smom
    CharlotteMarie
    DogHouseMom
    Elisabrat
    Jaba
    moonwork42029
    OK Darla
    travelinggramma

    Of these F8s I have completed blocks going home on Wednesday to:

    Moonwork42029 (you are actually getting two..the first one I did I was supposed to use a triangle ruler and used the wrong one so it went together in a circle instead of the square it was supposed to make. I finagled it a little and made it in to a 12.5" square block but you may not want to use it..completely up to you. To me it kind of looks like a spiderweb but hey I have vision issues so who knows lol. I had to scrounge the leftovers from mom and my F8 from you to make a second acceptable block. )

    DogHouseMom-IHope you like your block I had fun with it. And I made you a 6" x 9" so you can get the feel you are trying to. I just hope it works. I am going to send you back the leftover fabric as well so you can make more blocks if you need to.

    Jaba-I also hope you like your block, another fun one for me

    Elisabrat-I sure hope I got the Shabby chic right and that you enjoy your block.

    NYGal all we ask is you do your best. The fun part of this swap is the learning and growing and making new friends! One thing i learned early on is the 12.5' ruler is my bestest friend in this swap lol

    I have a super busy next couple of days at work as I am in the process of buying a building to move our headquarters to so I am now in due diligence mode to make sure there is nothing majorly wrong with it so if there is I can get my deposit back and look some more. We have been looking for almost two years and keeping fingers crosses, so far this one looks like it will major issues! Yippee!! I am off work from Wednesday through next Tuesday so hope to get a lot of relaxing, sewing and house cleaning done (though the cleaning part sends my IH in to fits..really need a maid..wonder if my insurance would pay for that for medical reasons???? :-P )

    Next week Izzy starts first grade. And although she is excited, I still have not received who her teacher is or what supplies she needs so I am off to call the school.
    I also start classes again next week so going to be crazy busy soon..shunt don't fail me now LOLOL

    Hope you all have a fabulous week and a very Happy Birthday to you as well gramma.
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    Moonwork42029 (you are actually getting two..the first one I did I was supposed to use a triangle ruler and used the wrong one so it went together in a circle instead of the square it was supposed to make. I finagled it a little and made it in to a 12.5" square block but you may not want to use it..completely up to you. To me it kind of looks like a spiderweb but hey I have vision issues so who knows lol. I had to scrounge the leftovers from mom and my F8 from you to make a second acceptable block. )



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    Quote Originally Posted by LovingIzabella View Post
    DogHouseMom-IHope you like your block I had fun with it. And I made you a 6" x 9" so you can get the feel you are trying to. I just hope it works. I am going to send you back the leftover fabric as well so you can make more blocks if you need to.
    April - thanks for checking in and thanks for making a different size block!
    May your stitches always be straight, your seams always lie flat, and your grain never be biased against you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moonwork42029 View Post

    Moonwork42029 (you are actually getting two..the first one I did I was supposed to use a triangle ruler and used the wrong one so it went together in a circle instead of the square it was supposed to make. I finagled it a little and made it in to a 12.5" square block but you may not want to use it..completely up to you. To me it kind of looks like a spiderweb but hey I have vision issues so who knows lol. I had to scrounge the leftovers from mom and my F8 from you to make a second acceptable block. )



    Lucky me for mistakes -- looking forward to seeing it and I'm sure I'll be tickled
    Well ... that makes two of us cause I sent you your block PLUS the "practice" block I made. The practice block is using the same color scheme as the real block - but not your fabric. If you can use it in the quilt - great - if not - you'll find something.

    Lucky you indeed!!
    May your stitches always be straight, your seams always lie flat, and your grain never be biased against you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DogHouseMom View Post
    Well ... that makes two of us cause I sent you your block PLUS the "practice" block I made. The practice block is using the same color scheme as the real block - but not your fabric. If you can use it in the quilt - great - if not - you'll find something.

    Lucky you indeed!!
    Woo Hoo... I'll do the "happy dance" which has been confused with the "I gotta find a potty now dance".

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    Oh thank you for the Birthday song.....I don't answer my phone when my grands call so they leave a song on my machine and I replay it all year!!! (then I call them back and thank them!!)
    I have some blocks finished - just gotta get them in the correct envelopes and I will post. Am taking a break from working on our storage shed....i took everything out this morning to install new shelving so I could find stuff, only to find that 1/3 of the floor was rotted. Quess what our project of the day is!!!! Our wonderful neighbor is directing this comical act of ours and we are doing the labor - haha - just trying to figure out what he is saying is labor enough for me...but so glad for the free help!
    DH is off to homeDepot with his list so I get a few moments down time. now what to have for lunch....hhhmmmm
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    hi ladies,
    just to let you know i now have the safe arrival of F8'ths from;
    'ok darla',
    'immemother',
    'elisabrat',
    'moonwork42029'
    'buddy'smom',
    'charlottemarie',
    'ctmhjenn'.

    thanks ladies!!

    'HAPPY BIRTHDAY'!!! 'travelinggramma'!!!!!
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    Jacquie that is too funny that you have buddy'smom and not mine-I mailed them both together lol
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    Travelinggramma, Have a Happy Birthday!!

    I received an envelope all the way from Australia (immemother) today!!! My postal lady must be wondering why I am getting mail from so many far away places lately!!
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    it's amazing how packages travel at different speeds... maybe they like to enjoy the scenery!!!
    lol...
    Last edited by jacquie; 08-27-2012 at 11:39 AM.
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    My first - thank you Anastasia - it is beauiful!!
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    There is no such thing as perfect. Mine aren't perfect and i'm trying not to stress it. If it's obviously BAD I will rip it apart (like the one I was making for Nex with all that wiggly bits in the middle and incorrect sized black).. But glad you like what I"ve done so far. I've been drawing my templates on the back of the fabric before I cut it out, especially with DoghouseMom's fabric cause there was no room for error with that stuff. Good thing i did too because the pattern I was following asked for something that would have used it all up on one piece and not let me cut the rest of the pieces. Glad that some days my brain works.

    I'm in this to try new techniques, new blocks. I've only been sewing since May and haven't sewn that much actually so it's all new to me. Im just trying my best so I hope my errors are forgivable. I'm going to try my hand at hand-sewing some hexies in a little bit. woohoo.

    Today I got more squishies. I got April's, Immemother's, and Buddy's Mom's. I also got one from stitching post but I didn't swap with her I just told her I'd make her one if she sent me the fabric. I got 16 blocks coming, that's all I need for the vision I have so I didn't want a spare one.

    Have some job hunting class stuff this week, and then regular school classes start next week, a lot going on for me the holiday weekend so am really glad I got a jump start. This handpiecing might take me the 4 months.. hahah we'll see. I've been ooogling and oggggling various blocks, getting ideas for what's to come. I've been going back and forth over Jaba's fabric or else it'd be done by now. Trying to see if there's something I like better than what I'm thinking of.. and probably going to do a sample block out of it to see how I like it before I commit to that. Because I picked a blue that matches but it has a stripe so I want it to look ok in the pattern I"m thinking of. Gonna be another pattern that I have to draw on the back of the fabric over.

    Yes, loving my 12.5" square so nice when you plop it on and you only just have to trim little tiny scraggly bits. Ok that only happened once... hehehe.
    Elisabrat.. yours is in the mail so you can have willpower if you want. I won't hold it against you.
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    I did it - I got it to post!! And just to let you gals know - Anastasia didn't just put a couple of stripes on - no this is all in hst!! And look at those perfect points! Wowser!

    I also received F8 from our mother and daughter who could have mailed together!! Lovingizabella and Buddy's Mom and one from Scotland Jacqui.

    I will be mailing the completed blocks tomorrow to:
    moonwork
    immemother
    Elisabrat
    OKDarla
    Nexxus
    DogHouseMom
    Jaba

    thats all folks!
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    Glad you like it. I was a little worried that it was a cop-out block... I coulda done something more interesting but I wanted to do that block and it sang to me with your note.
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    Received F8 today from immemother,buddysmom, okdarla, jacquie, lovingisabella.
    Sent home blocks for charlottemarie and elisabrat. Will post in album shortly if you want to peek.

    Been trying to sew like crazy all afternoon, used yesterday as a catch up since everyone left for home. Have a little breather before they caome back for Thanksgiving.

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    Received F8's from the NY Mother/daughter tag-team - Buddy's Mom and our hostess April.
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    Moonwork ....

    My sometimers must be acting up. Got home and dropped the newly received F8's in the sewing room and what did I see taped to the wall? The practice block that I thought I mailed to you.

    Ugh.

    Will mail it soon - but you will be getting two blocks.
    May your stitches always be straight, your seams always lie flat, and your grain never be biased against you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DogHouseMom View Post
    Moonwork ....

    My sometimers must be acting up. Got home and dropped the newly received F8's in the sewing room and what did I see taped to the wall? The practice block that I thought I mailed to you.

    Ugh.

    Will mail it soon - but you will be getting two blocks.
    LOL...ooooo that is soooo ME!!! The laugh of the night for me... If you don't want to spend the postage, I understand but will never turn down blocks...hate for them to be "unwanted" and feeling neglected just hanging around on the wall...roflmbo.


    I got some squishies tooo

    immemother
    lovingizabella
    bubbysmom

    My Dad stands next to me and can't hardly wait for me to open the mail so he can see what's inside and then goes and helps me pick out the coordinating fabrics. Boy is he vocal in his opinions if he doesn't like what I pull out. He laughs though when I go "shopping" and don't have to leave the house.
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