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Thread: ELISABRAT's FALL or HALLOWEEN TABLERUNNER/TABLE MAT SWAP!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lynnie25 View Post
    So jealous but I would ditch QB anytime for a dinner date and movie, it's a rare occurence nowadays in this house LOL
    I have a standing weekly date with a good friend, he is my companion that we enjoy each others company. He is 19 yrs older than me but that is ok. We have been seeing each other for over a year now, and have a good time. We both are watching our weight and what we eat. SO tonight we had grilled red snapper with grilled squash and zuchinni, rice and beans. then went to see Red 2, it was great, very entertaining.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaba View Post
    He must have missed you Dusty'smomma, count your blessings.
    I do. I do. It's a balancing act you know, for both of us. Me trying not to be too needy, even though I get tired of spending so much time alone, and him trying not to be too neglectful with all the demands of his career and his habit of hiding in his office and forgetting how little time he spends with me even when he has the time. Everyone can tell he travels a lot this time of year, but even when he's home there's lots going on too. Thankfully he was finished teaching regular classes when the term ended in May, so that will help some. 2 weeks until he goes to Korea for a week. Another meeting out of state in September (I'm thinking there's 2 in September, but I'm not sure.) Then I think he's home until January when he goes to Denmark to the university he graduated from to serve on the panel doing a review of his old department. What I wouldn't give to be able to retire early and go with him while my body will still let me enjoy travelling.

    I cut out all the pieces for the outside of the tissue box holder/trash container for my friend's MIL's walker today. The MIL is in the hospital with broken ribs and collar bone from a fall yesterday, so I thought I'd better get on it. I'll be seeing my friend a week from Tuesday and hope to learn to use the embroidery function on my new machine next Saturday so I can put her name on it before I send it to her. She's such a sweet woman, and loves birds & owls, so I'm making it with this fabric:

    http://www.robertkaufman.com/fabrics...e/AAK-10348-1/

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    Send the rain my way y'all!! So hot and dry here..last year and year before were worst drought years since the dust bowl days. Sure would be nice to even it all out, eh? No flooding or droughts. Ah well, I will just be thankful no tornadoes here this year!
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    That tablerunner is awesome!! And jilljno, I love those fabrics!! Looking forward to this swap and I will take either a fall or Halloween themed runner.

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    Had to let everyone in on my good deal...went to Joann's yesterday. They had Ott lights on sale and my coupon flyer was burning a hole in my purse! I found a box with the decorator Ott floor and table lamps on sale for 60% off, from $269 to @161. I also picked up a jelly roll pattern box that was marked almost $25, a $9 table runner pattern that I might use for the swap, a new thimble that has the metal tip and the stretchy plastic sleeve that goes over your finger (finally one that will stay!), a couple of spools of thread and a bunch of stuff from the dollar bins to send my grandsons in Oregon. With my 40% off one item (they used the jelly roll pattern book) and my 25% off total purchase, my total was $161 plus tax! So, I paid for the 2 lamps that were on sale, everything else - total just over $50 - I got FREE! Yeh!!!!!!!!!!!!! Should have bought some fabric!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sapdoggie View Post
    Hey jaba- want to share some of that wine- Party at jaba's place. Bring cheese and your own pillow !

    Sorry about the wet quilt.Hope it will cooperate with you so you can finish,
    Anytime sapdoggie, be glad to share. Sounds like your dinner and movie date was great, really nice to have those kind of friendships. Makes for pleasant evenings. The quilt didn't get wet but had about 6 yards of queen size batting that went to the garbage. Seems like it's all dried out this morning so I can move all the furniture back in its place.

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    Morning ya' all! I hope today finds you in good form. I am feeling perky which is a good thing. Every other day I have dialysis and well its nap time for le brat all day long after. This is my weekend Sun and Monday so I am like this energizer bunny imagine me with energy!!!

    I love the sneak peak fabrics OMG I want your pumpkin fabric pick me pick me for that runner! oh wait I do the picking lol. That wouldn't be fair. We have a great group of swappers signed up 29 at this moment and still more to come I hope. Its nice to see so many new ideas and concepts .. if I sewed everything I pinned on pinterest well my house would be filled to the brim with things. and I would never sleep. ever. I wish on the paper piecing items but I need a physical class to learn it in. I tried the Carol Doak (is it Doab?) video but it didn't work for me. I want someone to come hold my hand while I figure it out. The points you can end up with are amazing and they make me drool when I see the elaborate designs that are out there. sigh... piecing the old fashioned way is my big style. lol and stitch in the ditch.

    On a dinner note I made this dish I saw on food channel yesterday. Spaghetti and meatballs but the guy used turkey, beef and pork (tiny amount) and a simple tomato sauce on top. The recipe called for bending some broth, garlic, parsley and roasted eggplant and adding it to the meat to keep it most. no eggplant here so I roasted zucchini and they came out delicious! super moist. big 4 inch meatballs, browned them, then roasted them then added them to the sauce. I scored. Steve ate a HUGE plate of them. Guess whats for dinner tonight too? lol. love those nights where you just turn on the stove and bingo dinner is ready oh oh and we are having this huge salad to go with it compliments of Jaba's tremendous garden. Zucchini! Cucumbers! Fresh onions! and I have put up some of those marvelous raspberries she shared. I am one lucky duck here reaping the rewards of all their hard work. Reminds me of that book the little red hen.. she did all the work and everyone wanted to eat her bread.. uh oh.. don't read that Jaba! I would if I could come help. Next year maybe a patch in the garden for me! (she has a big garden).
    Linda
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    I took a paper piecing class but the pattern I chose had way to many tiny pieces and I didn't enjoy it. Later bought Thr Carol Doak book and love making her blocks. Bigger pieces made the difference for me
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    Hey Brat, good to hear you are feeling good. My husband went through about 6 months of dialysis after his heart transplant and all he could do after was sleep the day away too. God gave us a 2nd miracle, his kidneys came back to life. His transplant doc keeps a close eye on them, he even wrote a paper on Don because he never experienced someone's kidneys coming back like Don's did. I told him they are stubborn German kidneys. Don't want to get too personal but is there a possibility of transplant in your future? Even after I went back to work I took Don to dialysis at 5 each morning and for my lunch hour I picked him up and drove him home and tucked him in bed. He said he didn't mind it, the people at the clinic were super, they put him in a room by himself because if the suppressed immune system, but it was terrible hard to watch him and the other people that were there every Mon, Wed and Fri. Love your neck of the woods, we were in Cody last summer when we went out to our niece's wedding outside Yellowstone. Of course we went to the Cody museum and loved touring the town. I have some great pictures of 2 big antlered deer eating apples in someone's front yard. We stayed at that cute motel that has log cabins, one of the nicest places I have ever stayed. And after the Cody museum I was starving so we asked one of the workers where we could get a good meal. She directed us to the restaurant just as you are coming into town, the one down by the rodeo grounds. I am vegan and wanted something substantial rather than just salad. The chef came up with a super meal and I was one fat little happy camper. So here's too Cody, beautiful place. I would think gardening would be decent there, probably needs a lot of watering? Oh, and don't give up on paper piecing. I just finished 111 blocks for my farmers wife quilt and never would have done it if I didn't have the paper piece patterns. All those little pieces and points came out great when done on paper. I love paper piecing.

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    Here's the paper piecing project I'm working on Brat! It's a BOM at one of our LQS. I have learned so much and feel quite proficient now
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    Oh my gosh, those paper pieced blocks are gorgeous!!!!

    Jan

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    Quote Originally Posted by tlambing View Post
    Here's the paper piecing project I'm working on Brat! It's a BOM at one of our LQS. I have learned so much and feel quite proficient now
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    What beautiful blocks!!!!!

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    Thank you ladies! I love PP now. It's just following lines and everything comes out so crisp and all of the points are sharp. Makes me look like a much better quilter than I actually am

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    i'm thinking of joining. redgarnet is trying to talk me into it. I ck in with you all the time, it looks like fun. let me see if I can make room in my somewhat busy sewing/quilting/embroidery schedule

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    tlambing, those PP blocks are so beautiful, look at those gorgeous fabrics.

    I am a PP fanatic, most of my projects are made this way now, although I use a very lightweight interfacing instead of paper as I don't have the patience to pick the paper off afterwards.
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    Those blocks are fantastic! I paper piece quite a bit, but never a large quilt yet. I also use lt wt interfacing, cause I detest the time it takes getting all the flying paper pieces out of the seams!
    Am thinking about going to the kitchen and stirring up some home made ice cream, as our youngest daughter and her family are coming over this evening. Hubby brings the idea up quite often. He is willing to crush the ice that I freeze in gallon milk containers and tend it while it freezes. What flavor do you think? He always prefers vanilla, which is SO creative--so he can dump all the flavors on the top. Had a perfect day today.
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    Jillnjo - have you ever tried Big Red ice cream? Or is Big Red available where you live?

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    No, never heard of Big Red ice cream. Is it a mix to freeze in an electric freezer? What flavor would big red be, or is that the brand name?
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    Evening everyone! gorgeous day and as predicted I had a grand day. I finished PHEW this top for the round robin I am in it stumped me for about 2 weeks ughhh but it works and I am more than happy. even with all my errors. lol. I hope the one that comes to me next is ready for oh a busy round like.. stripes. lol. long ones not short ones double lol. I am ready for a breather! Tonight I start a doll quilt and I am in business again! yippee!

    I have an extra swapper for my fq's so I will have even more fall fabrics to chose from in the swap. I am mailing mine on Monday who knows maybe hers will come fast too? yippppee. see it is my lucky day. that and we are having spaghetti meatball leftovers and salad so no labor what so ever. gives me even more sewing time.

    I think the soil is very loamy here in Cody. Jans veggies are in heaven and with all the alfalfa fields and hay fields obviously they are growing something. water is key the wind drys things out I imagine rather well but we do get afternoon thunderstorms and often a bit of short hard rain to go with it. It truly pretty out here isn't it? God's country to be sure. What the heck show some more fabric peaks feel free, go ahead, no charge honest! POST em and we will respond!

    Those paper pieced blocks are stunning. Why I love paper pieced blocks. Too bad I think they wont be in MY trick book any year soon. I should probably take something more basic first. I am more or less self taught with oodles of help here from the ladies. One class 14 yrs ago doth not make an expert.

    Kidneys I am on the list in CA and going to try to get on the list out here also. I hope for one truly I do. I had a liver transplant last April so when all the goodies when on 'vacation' as I say they had hoped the transplant would get the kidneys going.. it didn't but I am alive. This is a gift. I am thankful and waiting patiently. even napping while I do it some days
    Linda
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    Big Red is a variety of soda very popular in central Texas. I think it may be made by Dr Pepper. It is similar in taste to cream soda.

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    Yummo jillnjo, I can remember going to my grandmother's house when I was a child and she made the best home-made icecream ever - too bad she was a rude and grumpy lady who wouldn't let us kids into the house - but the twice yearly trips were bearable if we got the icecream

    I just might pull out the stack of tablerunner/tabletopper patterns I have stashed away and break into one for this swap. I have so many patterns bought over the years which haven't even been opened let alone been stitched into anything worthwhile LOL
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    oh you should pull them out .. opportunity to try something new! I am ready to enjoy all your hard work! anyone on the fence about joining should check out the last couple table runner swaps and see all the beauties that have been whipped up. amazing is what I say!
    Linda
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    tlambing like your PP. I'm giving it a try not sure if I like it or not seam to take a lot more time. I don't like the paper part. Lynnie25 How do you use interfacing?

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    Such beautiful blocks.
    "Sometimes it's OK if the only thing you did today was breathe."
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    Quote Originally Posted by JuanitaBean View Post
    tlambing like your PP. I'm giving it a try not sure if I like it or not seam to take a lot more time. I don't like the paper part. Lynnie25 How do you use interfacing?
    JuanitaBean, I use a non-iron vilene (that's what it is called here in Aus) and it is lightweight. I draw my paper piecing pattern onto the vilene, then piece as usual. Instead of tearing the paper out, I leave it in and quilt as normal. I have machine and hand quilted quilts done this way.
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