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    I am a snapdragon which I have never grown so I don't know anything about them. Will do some research and see what I can come up with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SewExtremeSeams View Post
    Beautiful daffodils.

    I love spring with all of its blooms. Here are a few from my farm taken on Easter Sunday. These are blooms from our Asian Pear tree.
    And in the spring when flowers bloom the bees to their polinating job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by suziehammond View Post
    sewExtreme those are gorgeous--have you taken the quiz? what flower are you? or what is your favorite (this year)
    Hi Suzie, no, I did not take the test. Those are not my way of doing things. But, I LOVE flowers of all sorts. I can't even begin to describe all of the parts I love about them.

    Linda

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    I'm a daisy and I really want to do this quilt challenge but I can't take on another project this month. I need to have two large quilts done in May, one for Mother's Day and one for my brother's Marine Boot Camp graduation. But I'm anxious to see all the quilts so I'll be checking back!

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    i finally went out and took some flower pics. these are in our front yard. the daffs arE mini's, no more than 6" tall. the easter lilies are inside and bloomed yesterday, right on schedule. i have an idea brewing for my snap dragons!
    oops! i got so excited i exitted without posting the pics. silly me!!
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    oh, and the last one is my little monkey. she was a rescue. pure cocker spaniel, and 200% love. she is cheif supervisor of all things nanci.
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    I have not gotten to my sunflower yet, although they are for sale at the street vendors. Must come from S America.
    This little quilt was inspired by all the planters downtown, filled with pansies, and the crocus that pop up, even in storm damaged parks.
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    dottie-- that piece speaks volumes about resiliency, hope and faith. the sun will come out tomorrow, flowers will continue to grow and fill our lives and souls with hopefulness and joy. new york is such an amazing city. hit it your hardest and it will still get back up and keep going!
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    hello gang I was checking out your challenge it sounds very interesting. I will watch this month so I can get a good feel for what type of art everyone is making and see if i can even play along. I took your flower test. it says I am a violet. shy.. um Nancia am I a violet? yikes. lovely little flowers mom had dozens in the bathroom they loved the little extra moisture in the air from showering. she was so good with flowers. I am horrific without miracle grow. indoor plants never make it with me, ok outside.
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    Dottie, love your crocus wallhanging!

    Linda

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    Been in my studio for a few days and will have something to show for it soon. You guys have been showing off meantime.

    Nancia those flowers are gorgeous and do really mean there is going to be some new life and continuance. Thanks for those. And the shot of your 'rescued one'. What a sweetie she is.

    And Dotty I just love the piece you posted! I assume there was a lot of ink going on fabric and painting before the piecing and applique? Or were those found fabrics that worked (In the buildings espec) I absolutely adore it. So many emblems of the past, the future, and our striving towards a culture that will work long term. Yep, love it!

    Hey Linda! I can tell just from your ID photo you are 'one of us'. Come on out and experiment and play. Here failure is a very real option and sharing that is cathartic and helps you grow. Throw something on the wall and see what you get.... we'd love to see it.
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    brat- you are the most dlightful bright purple with sunshiney yellow violet ever!! maybe way deep inside you are shy like i am. but being friendly and assertive means we are in control of the encounter. yes, we over-compensate. soooo glad you're here. what are we going to do today? we are going to take over the world!! rotflmao
    right now i am busy playing catch up, and trying to make another mug hug. it is being VERY recalcitrant! (brat--passe') i may just switch gears and come back to that one later. whatever i come up with i will post as it's the closest thing to art i've got going.
    oooooo, i wanted to tell you! dh is out of town so i stopped by my sewing machine store and picked up a brother 7050 embroidery machine! happy birthday, anniversary, mother's day and dh's birthday to me!! i just love a little mischief now and again!
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    Dotty, your wall hanging is beautiful. Great job.
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    All is fabric collage, no paint. I collect NYC fabric and make a lot of these little pieces. This one features Sulky invisible thread and it is ...sulky. Have to try another brand!
    Dotty in NYC

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    dottie-- i haven't tried any of the invisibles, but i have had great success with the coats and clark metallic ( from w/m). i was shocked that it sewed beautifully, didn't have or cause any issues with my machine. color me pink for tickled!!
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    April Challenge

    Here is my April challenge. I didn't follow the rules too closely. I used an iris as my flower when the quiz said to use a daffodil. I like irises better. And i couldn't find a way to add a found object. I auditioned many pieces but nothing seemed to work. The 1st image is my practice piece of intense pencil on my hand dyed yellow fabric and the 2nd image is the quilt, which is the hand dyed yellow fabric with a blue "trellis" silk screened over it then the irises drawn in with the inktense pencils. I had a great time doing this quilt.

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    The practice irises are the same size as the ireses in the center of the quilt sorry for the scale of the pictures.
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    very cool! what dye did you use?
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    I used fiber reactive dyes on cotton. jb

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    April

    Here is my Sunflower and a new NYC piece.
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    I'm so glad it's a happy springtime picture! well done! love your sunflower, they, too bring warm happy feelings!
    The only bad days are the ones you don't get.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dotcomdtcm View Post
    Here is my Sunflower and a new NYC piece.

    Why am I not surprised that you managed a lovely set a flowers in a new NYC piece? It is so Dotty---

    Did you paint that sky yourself? I have a sky I did a while back and am just looking for a good place to use it. Since I just found some fabric paint here --yippee! I am thinking of adding some tinges of grey to my sky then it will look like the outside of my studio this week. Fall is really here for us.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Julie1 View Post
    I used fiber reactive dyes on cotton. jb
    I can see this would have been very freeing to work on. That blue came out so intense I really like it. Can't wait to see your next piece.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nancia View Post
    dh is out of town so i stopped by my sewing machine store and picked up a brother 7050 embroidery machine! happy birthday, anniversary, mother's day and dh's birthday to me!! i just love a little mischief now and again!
    So thoughtful of you to have taken that pesky detail of having to choose and then buy and pick up your gift! You are a darling thoughtful spouse I can tell............LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by dotcomdtcm View Post
    What is an embellisher? Something like a felting machine? I love the fancy cuff. I would wear that!
    Goldendog, lots of great ideas. I have not had a lot of success with angelina. More ideas to try. What's up for March??
    I bought the Babylock embellisher last April while I was at the Paduach Quilt show along with the Babylock Evolution serger. Love them both. I negotiated the price down for both of them to $2300 which retails for over $4200 for both of them. It helps to carry cash at such events and negotiate with them.

    I had the Singer embellisher but wanted the Babylock and I specifically went to the show to buy the Evolution at a better price than our local LQS was selling it for. She wanted $4400 for it and no way was I going to pay that much when I knew I could travel some and find it more to the price of what I wanted to pay for it.

    When at the show I saw the embellisher and knew I wanted it and knowing that if you buy more than one of any item one should be able to negotiate it pretty much at price one wants especially if you carry cash and I succeeded at getting it pretty much at price I wanted to pay for both of them.
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    you did really well! how does the embellisher work?

    suzie-- i'm so glad you noticed that! my dh asked me what i wanted for my b'day last night. i shocked him! i said"nothing. i've already got it." and he didn't ask me what "it" is, and not wanting to cause him any extra cognition, i didn't tell him. i think i could get wife of the year for that alone!! rotflmao!!
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