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Thread: Boomerang Friendship Swap 10.0-ALCYONE Group

  1. #176
    Super Member ArizonaKAT's Avatar
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    My DD came down from WI for the weekend and went home with a newly sewn sample quilt . . . because I wouldn't give her mine from Boom 9. She liked the boom idea so much, she joined the board and asked people to side swap with her . . . and went home and got her MIL involved.

    Needles to say, I am behind on my boom blocks because I couldn't get to my sewing machines (yes, machines. Her DD was sewing her own boom blocks).

    If everything goes well (like the well not giving out and my having to buy water tubs and have water delivered (that's what I did yesterday) I'll be able to get caught up. I sent them both back to WI Sunday night and have 9 whole days of not having to share a machine or help anyone with blocks.

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    Hi girls! SO sorry I have been missing. I ended up going to my mother's to recuperate. DH had to go out of town and he didn't want DD and I at home alone with him being 750 miles away.

    My mailbox is running over! I will have to organize all of the envelopes and will post tomorrow the ones I have received. I have not mailed out yet. They are ready to go. I will be going to the PO Thursday when I go back to work.

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    Phyliss if your in this group your block came back postage due of .40c so even though mail is metered if the other side does not like what your post office is letting something go for.. there can be a fee. So my advice for what its worth is if they say its on the fence of.. go with the next hire up. I don't mind the .40c but it can cause a lot of problems for carriers and recipients if it happens all the time. I am not hoping to irk my mail lady any day soon. This could be why when I have been sending blocks back they are all 1.09 to 1.19 each not the .67 c it cost to send a f8. thicker with seams heavier too and often with scraps back of the fabric.
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    beware...when I mailed my white envelope to Japan , it only cost $1.10. Today because the finished block was a little thicker I put it in a small manilla envelope and it cost me $6.44. yikes...

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    oh so was mine~ I don't mind Gaijiin is a super swapper but it depends on the person. and the amount of rows in your block. more rows more blocks equals more seams and more seams equals more cost. also if your mailperson is a jerk. mine is. the lady two windows over never is as expensive so all relative I guess. press flat! iron FLAT and wrap! and nothing with six rows!
    Linda
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    When I took my F8th to the PO the lady said the way I had my fabric folded left a hump or ridge you could feel on the outside of the envelope. She said it would not go through their machines and would have to be handled by hand so it would cost more. If I refolded the fabric so it was the size of the envelope and left no ridges then it is cheaper. I took all my envelopes home, tore them open and started over. I could see it made a big difference. I really appreciate her help.
    I learn something new everyday. If anyone didn't have enough postage added please let me know.

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    I just started my fall table runner swap in case anyone is interested in signing up. check it out! I think it will be a popular swap as fall really starts the whole run before Christmas! and you can always take the one you swap with and use it as a holiday gift! get your mind running... I gave my daughter a handmade item for each month of the year this last year as her birthday gift. Every month near the first of the month she received a new wall hanging.. She loved it and the little goodies I sent with it (candies etc or potholders). I hope she likes the runners she will get this year.
    Linda
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    Nana Kathy, I got your Patriotic and Christmas blocks. They are beautiful. I'm so brain dead on the cross-grain cutting blocks. Could I have the pattern (please don't tell my you made it up :-( )

    Pitcture of Nana kathy block is below along with a pic of all the blocks I've received so far.
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    Oops! I forgot Jupiter's block.
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    Trying to catch up on my self imposed 1 block a day project. Dahna, you have a grownup in the mail. You can peek in my album, if you like.

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    such amazing work you boomers are all putting out Hope you are having fun toO!
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    I received this block a couple of days ago from travelinggramma. I love the design. It is a block I've never done. It looks hard. Is it paper pieced? Thanks a bunch.

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    I sent blocks out today to missgigglewings, goldendog55, and AnneMixon. Hope you like them. They are posted in my album if you want to see.

    I also received this wonderful block from ljdugas. I love it. I really like the fabric you added to make the block. Thank you for all your time and effort.

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    Finally got the spreadsheet to upload tonight. Had to do any update on the Office software before it would do anything. Anywho, so far I have received from the following:

    Alikat110
    AnneMixon
    ArizonaKat
    benndm
    catgirl807
    Dahna42
    elizabrat
    Gaijin
    goldendog55
    Jupiter
    ljdugas
    missgigglewings
    NanaKathy55
    Terriamn
    Travelinggramma

    Wow! What selections. Now to get started creating. I did get some postal today. More to go on Monday. The sneak peek of the blocks going home are wonderful and inspiring.
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    Brat your block is going out in the morning. Love all the wonderful Christmas fabric that has been sent out in this swap

    Ps. I will be heading out of town tomorrow and back Tuesday evening.

    Terriamn

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    HELP! My machine automatically added updated and now I have these stupid scroll bars that I have to use to view the posts. Did anyone else have this problem and how did you fix it?

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    bnndm - yes the pattern is paperpieced. It was new to me and i had to try it!!
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    This group is fast -
    I already have a total of 8 adults which include the following three
    one from dahna42,Jupiter and Ldugas - they are wonderful - it is awesome the ways everyone is finding to use my fabric - thank you all
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    Okay, getting caught up on blocks I've received! You guys are doing some AMAZING work! Keep it up!

    Received fabric from goldendog55

    Finished blocks I've received: nanakathy55, elisabrat, arizonakat, travelinggramma, dahna42, and benndm
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    Sorry never seen the troubleyour having with the scroll bar. I always scroll down so not sure what the trouble your having is???

    next; I think I blew it. I owe someone maybe Arizonkat your daughter? a f8 of fabric> can you see if I sent it I cant find the email so I hope I sent it. which means not much I might have forgot so if I did as soon as I get a PM addy etc I will mail out my little piece of fabric. I am sooo sorry. I got busy starting my table runner swap I moved, deleted, maybe even if I am lucky Sent out the fabric.. otherwise .. I messed up. These things happen but with me I freely admit it

    oh I received Ldugas your block back today lovely little birdies on that one will post pictures..
    Linda
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    Update: I finally decided on buying new batik fabric, verses using my stash. I have now washed the fabric and will cut it out tomorrow. I'll mail the f8's tomorrow or next Wednesday. Then I will seriously start sewing on the adult blocks. Happy sewing everyone.

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    I received another great block from NanaKathy55 today. I love it. The fabrics you added are beautiful.
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    Received a block from missgigglewings. (I actually received 2 blocks from 2 people who are in both of my groups, and I THINK that I kept them straight!) Thank you!
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    Sending home finished blocks to AnneMixon and benndm! Pictures are in my album!

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    Grownup going out tomorrow: benndm. Received grownups from ljdugas; brat and benndm. Will post pics tomorrow at work.

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