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Thread: MONTHLY QUILTING BEE BLOCK SWAP - Version II

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    To all,

    I'm sad to say that I'm going to have to drop out of the swap for awhile - before I even really got started. :-(

    My DH got laid off on Tuesday, and seeing as how his job had been the main bill-payer in the house, you might see how we were just a teensy bit panicked for a day or two, especially when, after numerous applications and sendings of his resume, my fantastically qualified DH had not heard a word back from a single one of them.

    A friend of mine at work (the ever-wonderful fabric store), told me, "You know, I hate to say it when it's so cliche, but sometimes when God closes a door he opens a window." I just agreed with her and wondered to myself when we were going to find the window.

    Right about when we were starting to get desparate (because the longer it took for him to get working, the less the chance there was that he would get a paycheck in before he owed child support again), a job literally fell into DH's lap. 40k/year + 10% of net profits quarterly. Fantastic deal from an old friend of his who was under pressure to re-open his kitchen repair business and just needed someone to help him run it. And, just to put a little icing between the layers of this cake (because we all like that little surprise in the middle), he offered me a job too!

    The only catch is that we're in Southern Missouri, and he's in San Antonio. Sooo....we're picking up and moving the 800 miles back to my home town as soon as we manage to see the kids one more time. A little part of me wants to go walk into the company that laid him off and tell them, "Look what you made happen. He's going to be 800 miles away from the kids again. Congratulations for your magnificent effort to destroy him." I usually manage to remind myself to just be thankful we have all that we do. Usually.

    Now, story told, I hope to be able to rejoin the swap in a couple months, once everything has settled back down and we've got a few paychecks under our belts. In the meantime, you can guarantee that I'll be stopping in from time to time to see how things are going!

    God bless you all,
    Sloan

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    sorry for the forced move, but welcome back to Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by Sloan Quinn
    To all,

    I'm sad to say that I'm going to have to drop out of the swap for awhile - before I even really got started. :-(

    My DH got laid off on Tuesday, and seeing as how his job had been the main bill-payer in the house, you might see how we were just a teensy bit panicked for a day or two, especially when, after numerous applications and sendings of his resume, my fantastically qualified DH had not heard a word back from a single one of them.

    A friend of mine at work (the ever-wonderful fabric store), told me, "You know, I hate to say it when it's so cliche, but sometimes when God closes a door he opens a window." I just agreed with her and wondered to myself when we were going to find the window.

    Right about when we were starting to get desparate (because the longer it took for him to get working, the less the chance there was that he would get a paycheck in before he owed child support again), a job literally fell into DH's lap. 40k/year + 10% of net profits quarterly. Fantastic deal from an old friend of his who was under pressure to re-open his kitchen repair business and just needed someone to help him run it. And, just to put a little icing between the layers of this cake (because we all like that little surprise in the middle), he offered me a job too!

    The only catch is that we're in Southern Missouri, and he's in San Antonio. Sooo....we're picking up and moving the 800 miles back to my home town as soon as we manage to see the kids one more time. A little part of me wants to go walk into the company that laid him off and tell them, "Look what you made happen. He's going to be 800 miles away from the kids again. Congratulations for your magnificent effort to destroy him." I usually manage to remind myself to just be thankful we have all that we do. Usually.

    Now, story told, I hope to be able to rejoin the swap in a couple months, once everything has settled back down and we've got a few paychecks under our belts. In the meantime, you can guarantee that I'll be stopping in from time to time to see how things are going!

    God bless you all,
    Sloan

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    Yeah, can't say I'm sorry about being back home in a few weeks. It's like I told my grandmother, the only things I will specifically miss about Springfield will be the kids, DH's grandmother, my church, and my job. That fabric store is an absolute one-of-a-kind gem. Not only are the prices ridiculously low, but it's run by some good folks, too. But! we'll be back every month to see the kids and G-Ma anyway, so we'll be able to visit the church and fabric store while we're here.

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    Leevenora finally got the block I made her!!! Yay.
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    Sloan -

    Congratulations on the new jobs :thumbup: :thumbup:

    The hard part is over- waiting.

    The fun part is coming new faces and friends, fun with your family and lots of smiles on your faces :!: :!:

    Come back to the swap as soon as you can. We will miss you.

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    Sloan: As soon as you get moved let me know. You can take a break and come sew out of my stash! Or if you miss the sewing part you can come sew on one of my Homes for Heros Quilts! I have two sewing machines, so you don't even have to unpack yours!

    Welcome back to God's country!

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    Good Morning,
    I am shut in with some sort of virus. If you have the asignments for February, I can go ahead ande make mine this week. If you don't have it done, that is fine also.
    Mariah.

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    I like!! What is that block, and where did you get the pattern> Never have seen it before,.
    Mariah.

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    Sloan, you know all of us will have your and your family in our thoughts and prayers. We will miss you, and look forward to having you back soon.

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    God has a purpose for everything and he is in control not us all the time. Just go with the flow God will never stir us wrong!! Congrates on the new found jobs!Hope to swap with you soon Sloan. Don't beat yourself up over the kids.

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    My block is called a tulip nine patch one the first page of www.quilterscache.com I made mine a little different cause my partner liked scrappy florals!

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    Quote Originally Posted by abonda
    God has a purpose for everything and he is in control not us all the time. Just go with the flow God will never stir us wrong!! Congrates on the new found jobs!Hope to swap with you soon Sloan. Don't beat yourself up over the kids.
    He "always" step in right on time and in HIS time

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    It is a bitter sweet time, but God has everything in control. I wish my son lived closer, I have to travel to Guatemala to see my family there. I have a 2 grandsons (1 new) that I havent been able to see and hold yet, and the other just turned 4 and has started school for the first time. If it wasn't for my faith, it would be extremely difficult.I havent been there for 2 yrs. So I can relate when it comes to your children. I would love to make you some blocks so that you have something to look forward to from the Bee swap. Blessing and will keep you in my prayers. Barb

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    solan,you are right,when god closes a door he opens a window Really wide!!!!! Good luck on your move,i know things will be hard at first,but yes you have a lot to be thankful for,and you always have friends on the board rooting for you and your family. Hope to see you on the board sooner than later :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by missgigglewings
    Sloan: As soon as you get moved let me know. You can take a break and come sew out of my stash! Or if you miss the sewing part you can come sew on one of my Homes for Heros Quilts! I have two sewing machines, so you don't even have to unpack yours!

    Welcome back to God's country!
    Ha I may take you up on that, the funny thing is, DH and I are going to be staying with my dad for a while who's lived in Universal City for the last 13 years. We'll literally be right around the corner from you!

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    Thank you so much Katie Ann I just recieved my block from you! I love it. The colors are perfect. Will post a pic as sson as my batteries are charged. Thanks again. Unless you have a pic you could show right now.

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    I got a surprise in the mail today. It was from Dotty she surprised me with a charlie brown valentine block. I really really love it Dotty. You are a thoughtful and kind person and this block will be a great addition to my quilt. Thank you so much for the surprise block. And here is the picture of Dotty's block.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sloan Quinn
    To all,

    I'm sad to say that I'm going to have to drop out of the swap for awhile - before I even really got started. :-(

    My DH got laid off on Tuesday, and seeing as how his job had been the main bill-payer in the house, you might see how we were just a teensy bit panicked for a day or two, especially when, after numerous applications and sendings of his resume, my fantastically qualified DH had not heard a word back from a single one of them.

    Sorry for you circumstances at present. Understand though, my son was just laid off. The company closed. It was just a small body shop with about 5-6 working there. God bless you and keep you as you make this lifestyle change...


    A friend of mine at work (the ever-wonderful fabric store), told me, "You know, I hate to say it when it's so cliche, but sometimes when God closes a door he opens a window." I just agreed with her and wondered to myself when we were going to find the window.

    Right about when we were starting to get desparate (because the longer it took for him to get working, the less the chance there was that he would get a paycheck in before he owed child support again), a job literally fell into DH's lap. 40k/year + 10% of net profits quarterly. Fantastic deal from an old friend of his who was under pressure to re-open his kitchen repair business and just needed someone to help him run it. And, just to put a little icing between the layers of this cake (because we all like that little surprise in the middle), he offered me a job too!

    The only catch is that we're in Southern Missouri, and he's in San Antonio. Sooo....we're picking up and moving the 800 miles back to my home town as soon as we manage to see the kids one more time. A little part of me wants to go walk into the company that laid him off and tell them, "Look what you made happen. He's going to be 800 miles away from the kids again. Congratulations for your magnificent effort to destroy him." I usually manage to remind myself to just be thankful we have all that we do. Usually.

    Now, story told, I hope to be able to rejoin the swap in a couple months, once everything has settled back down and we've got a few paychecks under our belts. In the meantime, you can guarantee that I'll be stopping in from time to time to see how things are going!

    God bless you all,
    Sloan

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    I received my block from crafterbarbara on Friday. Just got a picture done today, so I can show it to you./
    It is just lovely and she embroidereded a beautiful rose in the middle. Thanks so much.

    Your block is in process and will be mailed on Wednesday. Thanks for your patience.
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    very pretty. I love roses

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    Crafterbarbara - that block id gorgeous!! The fabric matches the embroidery so well. I'm very jealous.

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    Thank you, Katie Ann, for your wonderful blocks. We did and extra swap for January, and here are the beauties she sent me. As usualy, they are beautifully crafted! Thanks again, Katie, for your great work.

    the blue is Pinwheel, the red is Amish Diamond
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    I just wanted to say a very heartfelt "Thank You!" for the wonderful outpouring of support that we have received from the board over the last couple of days. I've always said that quilters are some of the nicest people in the world, and now I have yet another bit of evidence to back that theory up! :-D

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    I agree - quilters are the best friends to have!! :lol:

    Quote Originally Posted by Sloan Quinn
    I just wanted to say a very heartfelt "Thank You!" for the wonderful outpouring of support that we have received from the board over the last couple of days. I've always said that quilters are some of the nicest people in the world, and now I have yet another bit of evidence to back that theory up! :-D

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    kwiltkrazy and turtlerouge -- your blocks went out today -- start stalking the mailman!!

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