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Thread: Laryngytis has me homebound - I need a challenge!

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    Super Member cwessel47's Avatar
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    Laryngytis has me homebound - I need a challenge!

    I work in a call center on three really long (14 hour) shifts a week, Fri, Sat and Mon. Last Friday I was not feeling well and took the day off. Certainly can't afford to take Saturday too! So I went in to work and came home with no voice. Sunday, I started thinking of the Christmas stocking I need to make for my new grandson. I browsed through years of Miniature Quilt magazines and found my challenge. But I still couldn't talk. Monday I went to the doctor (another day off - yikes!) and then got down to business. Now it is Thursday and the stocking isn't done - but the focal point is. I thought to take pictures through the process and hopefully I will be able to share them with you here. First post on the NEW board.

    This is my very first Feathered Star. Saner folks might have tried a larger version first. It is paper pieced - and the tweezers you see in one of the pictures came in very handy for helping to remove foundation paper. Though they have already returned to right next to the magnifying mirror- lol. Another item of interest is in the the final pic. A while back I splurged on forked pins and I didn't know if I would use them or not. I'm so glad I did. The bulk of these seams really appreciated their hold on the subject.
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    Nice job!!

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    Very Nice...
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    Great job! Very pretty star!

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    Wow, is that gorgeous. I hope you are feeling better.
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    Wow! What tiny pieces. You did a great job.
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    Phew!! That is some project!

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    whisper, whisper- those are beautiful. Sushhhhhh.

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    Oh, WOW!!!

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    That is gorgeous! I hope you are feeling better soon.

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    Amazing! I'm sure you did need the tweezers. Nice job.

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    Very pretty! Hope you're feeling better soon but nice that you can still sew!
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    Hey, are you OK? This is a big task girl....
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    That is just drop dead gorgeous. I can't believe the tiny pieces. Sure hope that you are feeling better soon.

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    You have certainly done a wonderful job. It's beautiful.

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    That is stunning! Your grandson is sooooo lucky!
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    WOW! I can't wait to see the rest!

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    Wow! looks good, bless your heart. I don't think I could paper piece that small, even though it product some beautiful projects.

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    Incredible! If you wanted a challenge, I'd say you picked the right project!
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    Beautiful! I love the feathered star ... I have a couple on my "to-do" list.
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    Brave soul! I could never have that kind of patience or precision-feel better and keep up the great work

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    Absolutely gorgeous, it is perfect.
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    Wow, so tiny. It's a great art to make such a small block, especially a feathered star. Great job.

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    I work call center too so know your pain. My doc says whispering is harder on your vocal chords...so just don't talk. I was goint to tell you to shut up but don't know you well enough to say that. Drink until you're floating. Hot, cold doesn't make a difference. When I know my voice is straining I come home and don't talk to anyone. I just make sure I've had at least 3 16 oz bottle of water a day. Good for kidneys too by the way.

    Oh..love your feathered start. Good think no voice does not affect sewing!
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    Wow that's sew pretty! I swear by Streptasil lemon throat lozenges. They numb the pain for a bit and are soothing. Lipton's chicken noodle soup is good for my sore throat. Hope you are feeling better soon!

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