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Thread: My very first quilt block!!!

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    Senior Member virgwid's Avatar
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    Ok, I was the one yesterday whining and complaining about how hard it was to let my son off at his college dorm for the first time. I am trying really hard to get over it, and I gotta say, you guys are amazing and a lot of help. More than one of you suggested that I get off my butt and into my sewing room even if I didn't do anything in there. Ok, your right and I did, thanks!! Of course I think this getting over the son being gone thing is a little easier today thanks to him not getting back to me when he wants me to drop off the stuff he left behind and the shopping list he and his roommate came up with. Think I may be busy when he finally gets around to remembering me... or not! :P

    Anyways, went in to my sewing room (overcrowded dining room), and couldn't just do nothing, so I did something. Here it is - my very first quilt block!! Ta da!! Its going to be a flip flop wall hanging with nine blocks. Yes, I know I goofed on the flip flops on this one, but the others I didn't, and this one will always make me smile as I remember how it was the day after I was so sad about his leaving and so irritated at him now! Hey - I can blame it on him!! :lol:

    Anyways, thanks for looking - and for being there. Virg
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    That is cute. I like the palm tree fabric. :) Things will get easier over time.

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    You Go Girlfriend! Way to turn things around :)

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    Glad you got started on a block.

    Will you be able to convert his room so you can move out of the dining room?

    Th first day my last one went to kindergarten, I went to the fabric store and bought a ton of double knits and cotton knits to make her more school cloths. Had a blast sewing. Oops, with that fabric my age is showing. LOL

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    I love that fabric :D:D:D Congrats on making your first block :D:D:D

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    Fabulous!

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    Nice block and have fun!

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    It's adorable. Great fabric choice. You'll get over the blues - believe me!

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    great job and enjoy sewing

    are you going to turn his bedroom into your sewing room

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    Cute !

    Gotta love him ? for making it easier for you to not miss him so much!

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    Really cute!

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    Good for you to emerse yourself in sewing!! Don't worry, it will be okay! It does get better. Then you can complaim about all the "stuff" they bring back with them during vactions!!! LOL

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    It's very cute. I like the blue water sashing. Glad you chose a happy pattrern and fabric.

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    Great job !! You are on your way!! :thumbup:

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    You are not losing a child, you are gaining a sewing room! Congratulations on getting going on your sewing project!!!

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    Believe me, kids always come home and generally bring company with them. Enjoy the ME time while you can.

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    Cute

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    Pun intended? LOL
    Quote Originally Posted by Cyn
    You Go Girlfriend! Way to turn things around :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by craftybear
    great job and enjoy sewing

    are you going to turn his bedroom into your sewing room
    Nope! He will be coming back occasionally, definetely on holidays and summers. Its his room forever. I am slowly trying to get the house into shape, and will eventually make the livingroom my sewing room. Nice big area, and once my son is out of college (4yrs away), there will even be room for a longarm if I find I like them. I certainly have enough time to find out! Virg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charleen DiSante
    Pun intended? LOL
    Quote Originally Posted by Cyn
    You Go Girlfriend! Way to turn things around :)
    I sincerely hope so!!!! Virg

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    lol...sounds like my son. Now the daughter, at the other extreme, called every 2 hours for the first couple of days.

    Cute block!!

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    Cute 1st block!

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    nice block...the kids come back...mine didn't move out until they were married...stayed home and went to local colleges. We always had a house full with them and their friends and all the foster babies we had...and now we have a houseful of grands everyday

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    Cute.

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    Awesome! Can I go there sometime? To that tropical place?

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