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    Krystyna, I feel the same I cant sit without doing some kind of craft.My husband still doesn't like it after 40 years you would think he should know I cant sit still .Thank you so much!!!! I will love one of your creations!!! Too kind.

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    I found something wonderful on Pinterest ... the Ogham alphabet! Here's a link to the site http://www.celticbritain.net/ogham.htm which is in Dutch, so you'll have to use Google translator if you want to read the description. BUT ...it looks like simple stitches to me and I think it would be a good secret way to sign your quilts! Unfortunately, it is missing a few letters that would be handy, but ... what do you think?
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    I took a class from June Colburn and designed and made a 'chop' which I had digitized and use for my labels. It is my moniker - vanogay and unless you knew, it's not as easy to read - kinda like a foreign language to others. Easy for me, perhaps!!! The oompah I typed the first time was a pure typographical error - trying to type ooftah, but guess it worked in there...
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    What's a chop?
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    [QUOTE=Krystyna;6137766
    Vanogay, I hope it wasn't me! You sent me that gorgeous lace church and I never posted a photo! I promise I will as soon as I clean off the top of my dresser. It's next to the "floating Jesus" that was staring at me in the middle of the flood and I love it sooooo much~!

    Oompah! I love it! Isn't that German? I thought Greeks said Hoppa![/QUOTE]

    No K, it wasn't you - and yes, I guess oompah is German. I lived there for 4 year long, long ago, but hadn't thought of that in a very long time
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    Quote Originally Posted by Krystyna View Post
    We're going to have to make a list of Oompa Loompa words for August. Luckily most folks (up over, not down under) go on vacation in August so maybe we won't draw too much notice!
    Well, I can tell you the Hillbilly version is NOT OOMPAH or OOFDAH but probably more like "Oh, Sh--!" Now I'm from Alabama so don't flame me, haha. And I don't make a habit of using nasty words as a rule but ev-e-ry now and then an OOFDAH slips out!

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    A chop is a way of signing or sealing your creations - very definitely your own design. Wikipedia says "A seal, in an East Asian context, is a general name for printing stamps and impressions thereof which are used in lieu of signatures in personal documents, office paperwork, contracts, art, or any item requiring acknowledgment or authorship...The colloquial name chop, when referring to these kinds of seals, was adapted from the Hindi word chapa and from the Malay word cap[2] meaning stamp or rubber stamps." Although mine is in threads on a piece of fabric. Lesson for today.
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    Vanogay and Krystyna... You two are so smart... kind of like our professors here. That secret alphabet is really neat. Oh to be a kid and write in secret notes in code again. So would this be reliving our youths?
    Bertie, never fear: Oofdah/ Oofdah isn't a nasty word. My Nana was Norwegian and had the standards of a saint and she used it. It just means something like "my goodness!"
    Lyn, I love the word Crikey! Maybe August can be Oofdah, Oompah, Crikey Month. Yay! Okay now.... What in the world would be an Oofdah, Oompah, Crikey quilt?
    Oh and Kystyna didn't get any sneak peaks of our kitchen...it was pure serendipity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krystyna View Post
    I found something wonderful on Pinterest ... the Ogham alphabet! Here's a link to the site http://www.celticbritain.net/ogham.htm which is in Dutch, so you'll have to use Google translator if you want to read the description. BUT ...it looks like simple stitches to me and I think it would be a good secret way to sign your quilts! Unfortunately, it is missing a few letters that would be handy, but ... what do you think?
    Well that's a pretty cool and interesting site....but I am trying to figure out why it's in Dutch. Lol!
    i have done extensive research on my families...including me Ma and Da side () and I always tease that we are. Luebloods cause all came from Ireland excep for 2....one from Scotland and one from Denmark. But mostly 95% Irish.
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    Vanogay, that is so cool! Did you digitize for embroidery?

    Cogito, perhaps your ancestors spoke or wrote in Ogden?
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    Cogito, perhaps your ancestors spoke or wrote in Ogden?[/QUOTE]
    I am sure they did speak Ogham.
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    My beautiful little quilt arrived today from Ms Grace and I love it - my first 'patriotic' American flag quilt Ms Grace also sent some gorgeous pieces of fabric (I just adore the bottom piece) which I will most certainly put to good use. Thank you for being such a great swap partner Jean.

    Incidentally, my mother-in-law's birthday is July 4th so we do kinda celebrate
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    Ms Grace, you made Lynnie25 a fabulous little quilt. Love, love the patriotic Sunbonnet Sue!


    Btw....I really like to see the backs of the doll quilt too....it's fun to see what backing was chosen and how the labels were designed. Anyone else agree?
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    luvstoquilt your Red, white and Blue Doll Quilt is heading out to you. I hope you get it soon as it is nice to enjoy around the 4 th of July. I sure am enjoying the lovely quilt you send me.
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    The Sunbonnet Sue Flag is just amazing! Great Job. It looks like the red stripes are tucks, are they pleated.

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    Just finishing up the quilting on the quilt I am making. If all goes well, I will be mailing tomorrow or no later than Wed.
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    Ms Grace what a wonderful flag quilt you made for Lynnie! And another cute quilt with needlework this month - a great Sunbonnet Sue!

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    WOW WOW WOW Got my beautiful Red White and Blue doll quilt today from Gaiatender and I love it,hope she can post a pic,i am unable to do that.Love everything about it great job!! Thanks for swapping...

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    Patriotic Sunbonnet Sue is really special and a wonderful "first" for you Lynnie......Ms Grace, your special flag is nicely done.

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    Love the quilts coming in...so glad you are staying Cindy...I would have been hurt, too. I am so glad all is worked out and Krystyna is such a fabulous hostess..this is all so much fun. Anna I am waiting so patiently for the little quilt...I will take a picture as soon as it arrives and I will PM you and Krystyna for sure.

    I am an Irish girl and still have no idea what OOFDah is ... How do you make a quilt that means "My goodness"???? Guess i will worry about that next month...still trying to figure out how to do a self portrait. Keep laughing ladies...it makes life so interesting.

    Robin if you are reading this I hope you are feeling better today. Hugs to you!!!
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    Boy, was I behind. So much fun reading, and I still got a bunch of work done. LOL That's my story. Anyway, I have my RWB quilt pieced, sandwiched quilted, and the binding sewn on. Just need to do the hand work to finish it up. Hope to mail tomorrow. I am still shooting for a delivery before the fourth!! Even with the trip and all, I am almost caught up. So hot in the house I can't work in there very well during the day. New motor for the air conditioning unit will be in tomorrow. If I don't melt before that. Who am I kidding? I wish I could melt a little!! LOL
    You guys have really made my day with all the rantings on here. OOmpa Loompa? Does that mean Blue? And circles. I watched a sewing with Nancy episode yesterday that showed how to do circles easily. Whoop! Hooop! I cannot wait to try that one out. I need a bigger bucket.
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    Received a beautiful string quilt today from Grandma Di, with a nice FQ and card, wrapped with red and white ribbon.

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    Thank you so much for my DQ.
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    BEFORE I show you the MOST FANTABULOUS quilt in the world ... let me catch up on the thread ...

    Ms Grace, that is a wonderful little quilt! I love the bonnet! Happy Birthday to your mum-in-law, Lyn!

    Cogito, I love seeing the backs of quilts too, unless, of course it is one that I made that is chock full of eyelashes!

    Luvstoquilt, I think the Irish equivalent is Mother of Pearl!

    GrandmaDi, what a wonderful strip quilt. I just love the star!

    OK, now to show you what the incredibly talented BuzzinBumble sent me!
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    So ... hubby went out to the pharmacy and I don't know why but he decided to go to the post office to see if I had a package ... and I'm so glad he did!

    The first thing I saw when I opened the box were two GINORMOUS bags of labels! I think Lara must have gone cruising the mall with scissors. Mama mia! I'm ready to stitch! I honestly got teary eyed over them. It was overwhelming!

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    THEN I saw that she sent along a marvelous book Small Quilts ... which I will dive into later tonight ... more waterworks ...
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    I saw a package at the bottom wrapped in the most delightful flowered wrapping paper and when I opened it, well, I can't even describe how I felt. There is a little Gypsy trailer and in front of it are the exact replicas of my pups, Feeney and Daisy! How did she do it. I am amazed and so touched. Look!

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    And they're in a little red wagon, which is something I saved from the flood

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    I opened Lara's card and then was completely overwhelmed. I had mentioned to her that I missed the crystal door knobs that had been in my house. What a beautiful, kind and thoughtful woman she is. Look at the little knob on the camper!

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    And here's the back ...

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    By the way, the quilt is perfectly square. My photo doesn't show it as I had it on the grass.

    And if that wasn't enough ... she sent an adorable, funny postcard and matching earrings!

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    Thank you, thank you, thank you. Lara, you are one in a million!
    Krystyna
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    Ooooohhhh that is just......I am speechless. So beautiful! So thoughtful and I am so happy for you Krystyna. Lara you did an awesome job on the whole package.
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