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Northern Sue 07-02-2020 04:27 PM


Originally Posted by Blueridgebeverly (Post 8398637)
Hi, Sue! Ive also checked periodically for updates but havenít seen anything.

It is crazy times! We have tried to stick to the stay at home plan with few exceptions. I have a routine dental check up next week, and Iím wondering if I should delay it. My husband has gone for two haircuts in the past 5 months. I havenít had a haircut since January. But have one scheduled for later this month. With
Covid cases rising, Iím thinking it isnít a good time to relax. But most people around me donít seem to agree. I was surprised our county fair board decided to go ahead with the fair in August. The fairgrounds are here in our little village. Then school starts! Has me worried. Can they say the second wave has hit if we havenít managed to exit the first wave?


Iíve been cleaning and reorganizing my sewing room this week. It doubles as a family A/P and A/R room. Trying to minimize the overlap that happens regularly. It took me two days to get this one corner done. At this rate it may take me weeks! LOL


Havenít been very motivated to sew for some reason. I am still making masks. But not even that every day.

Stay safe and well!
hugs
Bev

But that corner looks mighty organized! I have cleaned, reorganized so many times in recent months, I can't find anything! We are still trying to sell our home, so every time I get a message that a viewing is scheduled, I "hide" all my extra stuff, but never in the same place. Last time I said to heck with it, this is still my home, and if the viewers can't see past my sewing machine, fabric & ironing board, they aren't going to buy it anyway! Whew!
I too am feeling that things are opening up really quickly & on a large scale. Our area has been doing well, but our province of Ontario, not so much! And now, we see pics of all the July 1st, Canada Day parties that happened all over, with lots of people, no precautions etc!
I had an appt today so shopped for groceries while out. Very few people wearing masks, and some who were wearing them, was a waste of a mask. People - cover your darn nose! Yes it's hot, I don't care! The mask I'm wearing is for your sake, please wear one for me!
I thought I was finally past the emotional upheaval of the early days of the pandemic, but for some reason, this week I've hit a bump in the road & having trouble focusing on the many projects I have going, walking my dogs, cooking etc.
So yesterday, I thought it was time I checked out our site again, thinking maybe I had missed an update.
I am so hoping everyone is ok and safe wherever they are! I'd be happy just to hear that our runner partners are hanging in there!
So that's hint to everyone - just please check in, say hi! The runners can be done anytime, but staying in touch is so important right now!

CarolinePaj 07-02-2020 04:34 PM

Hi Ladies,

Just a quick PM to say the the swap will be back this month. As we all had plenty of time to make runners before lockdown I will make the deadline for sign ups the 31st July 2020.

So if you want to take part in the swap PM me and I will start a new list. If you sign up it will be a commitment to take part and this will be the final "ready to mail list" as we started the swap previously. I will keep you all informed of sign ups as we go along.

I am looking forward to getting the swap up and running again.

Hugs

Caroline

lawsonmugs 07-02-2020 06:32 PM

Hi Ladies, I'm not in this swap but I just wanted to say HI. It feels so odd not to be making a runner to swap. Glad to hear your taking care of yourselves. Stay safe and I hope to see your swap go on soon. I miss the pictures. Hugs Mary

Blueridgebeverly 07-26-2020 02:19 AM

Hello, everyone! I hope you are all still healthy and well.

I sent a PM to Caroline this morning to let her know I am ready to mail. I went with a night theme for the swap.

I was inspired by the fireflies in our backyard. The past month or so, I’ve enjoyed sitting on the back deck and watching the fireflies blinking in the trees. It is amazing they flicker as low as the grass and as high as the tree tops. When I rock backwards, I can see the fireflies dancing in the night sky with the stars.

I’m looking forward to seeing everyone’s table runners!

m-fay 07-26-2020 05:13 AM

Not long to wait now. I can't remember if I pm,d Caroline or just said I was ready to send. I've been busy this week sorting scraps I inherited, ironing, cutting into squares or strips.

R-sea 07-27-2020 04:41 AM

Hi Sue and everyone . All's well here in Western Australia , though the State of Victoria isn't .Our borders are all closed and no Victorians are allowed to enter WA. Been busy making odds and ends to sell at our local craft shop

CarolinePaj 07-27-2020 05:37 AM

Hi Guys,

Good to see you all chatting.... a small contingent this time - but there is still time for others to join in. So far we have:-

m-fay
R-Sea
Blueridgebeverley
Carolinepaj.

Come on everyone, if you table runner is ready you still have time to sign up!

Hugs

Caroline

CarolinePaj 07-27-2020 05:39 AM

Hi Sue,

Just checking in as you asked. All good here at the moment. We are basically isolating and only going out for absolute necessities that we cannot get delivered. DD is here at the moment but has to go back to London on the 1st September.... not looking forward to that.

i hope you are all keeping safe and well.

Hugs

Caroline

LAQUITA 07-27-2020 04:07 PM

Table Runner Swap
 

Originally Posted by CarolinePaj (Post 8405290)
Hi Guys,

Good to see you all chatting.... a small contingent this time - but there is still time for others to join in. So far we have:-

m-fay
R-Sea
Blueridgebeverley
Carolinepaj.

Come on everyone, if you table runner is ready you still have time to sign up!

Hugs

Caroline



I have one ready Iíd like to join please. Thank you
LaQuita Bristow

Northern Sue 07-28-2020 06:16 PM

I’ve sent Caroline a message that I’m in too!

jaba 07-30-2020 05:41 PM

Sent Caroline a PM, have a daytime ready but hubby will be gone until next Monday so it couldn't be mailed until Tuesday. I understand if she says no and will just try for the next one. This oxygen 24 - 7 and total hibernation makes it a little difficult. Poor Bill has to do all the errands.

CarolinePaj 07-31-2020 02:10 AM

Hi Guys,

Just an little update!!!! If you haven't already signed up you still have until 9am tomorrow morning (UK time - that means it has reached midnight everywhere in the US) to let me know you want to take part.

Just so you know... we already have the following on the ready to mail list:-

m-fay
R-sea
Blueridgebeverley
Northern Sue
Laquita
Jaba
Carolinepaj

so everyone... there is still time.... come and join the fun!

Hugs

Caroline

Blueridgebeverly 08-01-2020 09:26 AM

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Here is the Fireflies table runner. It measures about 14.5Ē by 40Ē. I hope the recipient wonít mind that Iím learning to FMQ. This is only my second attempt. I just love the Wee Wonder fabric with children catching fireflies. I bought enough to make a baby quilt at some point.

Hugs.
Beverly

m-fay 08-01-2020 03:58 PM

Beverly,it's beautiful and your free hand quilting is really good. I haven't quite mastered that yet. The fire fly fabric is gorgeous too. Well done

R-sea 08-02-2020 12:14 AM

Well done Beverly,

CarolinePaj 08-02-2020 06:50 AM

Hi Ladies,

I have the names sorted and will be sending them out later today... in sewing room at moment and need to set up something DH bought me for my birthday last week..... so by the end of today you will all have your persons name. Remember you have until the 8th August to mail.... this is a firm deadline. Any problems please let me know... we can sort anything out!

Hugs

Caroline xx

lawsonmugs 08-02-2020 08:25 AM

Sorry I had to sit this one out,. I miss ya all. Can't wait to see all the runners. Hugs Mary

jaba 08-02-2020 02:47 PM

Just checking in to see if we have names yet. Will check later

CarolinePaj 08-03-2020 02:40 AM

Hi Ladies,

Names have now been sent. Have fun and don't forget to put a note in with your runner to let your person know who is sending to them!

Hugs

Caroline

jaba 08-03-2020 07:48 AM

Thanks Caroline, just have to take a pic, bag it and mail. We'll have pictures to look at soon. Beautiful weather here in Wyoming, another sunshine week for the forecast.

Blueridgebeverly 08-03-2020 11:24 AM

I have my name and address! I’ll take it to the post office first thing in the morning.

I’m glad you have sunshine, jaba. We’ve been rainy for days now. But I appreciate the cooler weather.

We will be sorry to miss out on a lovely Mary table runner this round!

lawsonmugs 08-03-2020 03:59 PM

Awww thanks Beverly. Can't wait to see what everybody makes. Good theme going I want to see how everyone interpets it.

m-fay 08-03-2020 04:10 PM

Posting today. No surprises. It has a long way to go.

Northern Sue 08-04-2020 05:54 AM

Love the Fireflies runner! Your FMQ looks great! I'm still a newbie in FMQ, not sure I'll ever feel that "I've got it" lol

Northern Sue 08-04-2020 06:04 AM

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It's so wonderful to see some chat here! It's been kind of a lonely board during this weird time!
I'm also really glad that we continued with the day/night theme, because I absolutely love how this runner turned out! I don't have any more of this fabric or I'd be making one for me! You will have seen this posted much earlier before the lockdown but I'll repost here today. This is the Dogwood Blossoms block by HollyAnne Knight of @stringandstory.com.
I'm hoping the recipient will enjoy my attempt (via fabric choice) to cover as much of day/night a I could! :)
The Blossoms are white/dark & gold that signify the extremes of day/night & the gold of sunrise/sunset. The back side is my representation of dusk - a gorgeous time of day!

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lawsonmugs 08-04-2020 07:37 AM

Very pretty Sue.

jaba 08-04-2020 11:03 AM

Very nice, love the black and white! Mailed mine to it's new owner yesterday, should arrive by the end of the week.

m-fay 08-04-2020 03:37 PM

I love the B&W Sue and I've not seen that pattern before. Very striking. My runner is a night theme too.

Blueridgebeverly 08-05-2020 06:20 PM

Love the light and dark contrasts, Sue. The dogwood flowers are beautifully done.

R-sea 08-06-2020 12:56 AM

mine was posted yesterday . I tried to do a sunset , not sure I succeeded though . Loved your runner Sue

Blueridgebeverly 08-06-2020 12:26 PM

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Wow! I received a wonderful package today! A beautiful table runner from Jaba. It is very long (about 50Ē) and will fit our dining table perfectly. It is so bright and cheerful. I feel like Iím on an island getaway. Thank you, Jan! You do beautiful work.


m-fay 08-07-2020 03:34 AM

I love it Bev. Jaba always makes beautiful runners.

Northern Sue 08-08-2020 07:21 AM


Originally Posted by Blueridgebeverly (Post 8408131)
Wow! I received a wonderful package today! A beautiful table runner from Jaba. It is very long (about 50Ē) and will fit our dining table perfectly. It is so bright and cheerful. I feel like Iím on an island getaway. Thank you, Jan! You do beautiful work.

Wow! very pretty!

Northern Sue 08-08-2020 07:22 AM

My runner is in the mail to my surprise swap partner! Hope she likes it! I've missed the action in this group! Glad we are firing up again!

jaba 08-08-2020 07:47 AM

Glad you like it Beverly, with me having to stay at home 24 - 7, I needed to work on bright sunshine and happy things. That floral fabric always made me smile when I was sewing it, think I was dreaming I was about 35 again and laying on the beach in Hawaii. Like I said, "a dream" for sure.

R-sea 08-13-2020 03:22 AM

Its on it's way, Tracking says they are experiencing delays due to limited flights and increased parcel volumes .
I hope it is not a long wait for my swapper to receive her runner

Blueridgebeverly 08-13-2020 03:42 AM


Originally Posted by R-sea (Post 8409544)
Its on it's way, Tracking says they are experiencing delays due to limited flights and increased parcel volumes .
I hope it is not a long wait for my swapper to receive her runner

So true, R-sea. There are delays everywhere. Then add on reduced number of flights. It will likely take longer than usual to travel great distances.

Not to be all nananabooboo but I’m already using my lovely table runner from jaba. https://cdn.quiltingboard.com/images...es/biggrin.png

CarolinePaj 08-18-2020 09:50 AM

Hi Ladies,

Lovely to see the runners coming in.... albeit slowly. We are living in such uncertain times and getting packages to international destinations is taking a little longer than normal, but we have a fantastic group of ladies and I can tell you..... we have never had a non-sender..... (you are all such a fab group).... so we just have to have a little patience. Just so my person knows...... yours went a little while ago, but it has a very long way to travel!

It is great to have th group up and running again. I will put the next one up in a day or two so you all have plenty of time to get making!

Hugs

Caroline

Blueridgebeverly 08-18-2020 02:10 PM

To keep us entertained, I’m sharing a photo of work I’m doing for my dad. He will be 98 in October! To put that in perspective, he was born in 1922.

Last year he gave me his ‘summer quilt’ to repair. A family member gave it to him many years ago. It has no batting, so lighter weight for summer nights. The backing has worn out and started to get holes in the fabric. He asked If I could fix it for him. I’m a little embarrassed he missed his summer quilt this year because I’m just now starting to work on it.

I’ve decided to replace the backing. I’m removing the binding and noticed the Quilter used a method I’m not familiar with. I’ve attached a couple of pictures that hopefully give you an idea of how she did it. Very interesting.


Blueridgebeverly 08-18-2020 04:00 PM

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I couldnít get photos to post earlier. Let me try again.


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