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    Im inviting Players andLurkers to the Orphaned Blocks QAYG Challenge. If you are interested in exploring this technique stop by for a chat or quick Hello.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/quiltin...e-t196192.html
    Have an awesome day!

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    Jenniky ... yea to your new thread/challenge! I won't be a serious player for now, though will join the thread as I want to learn all I can! I hope that today was only good news about your new Home Sweet Home!

    DublB ... Lots of work? Glad that you took some downtime to enjoy the sunsets!

    Nursie ... how's your DD doing? Any chance of you flying over to visit her?
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    QuiltE - We are still waiting to hear. I called earlier to verify they had received all the paperwork which they have. The rep said they would call us most likely at the end of the business day. Im thinking that means I will hear from them tomorrow. It's ok though, I have lots to keep me busy. If its not meant to be ... oh well... Im sure something better must be waiting around the corner. We will just have to go looking at more places. We really did not expect to find such a perfect match for us on the first place we visited.
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    Oh Jenniky ... I know the sitting and waiting is horrendous, but please don't consider it a no-go yet. Remember to them, it's just another house and what do they care about timing details. I wonder if people like that, have any sense of this when they are house-shopping? Or if it's just another house ..............

    Whereas to you, it's the perfect home and hopefully we'll only hear good news!
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    QuiltE: Thanks for asking about DD. She has been back in Auckland for a week or 2 and other than the fact that she got a cold right after her return, she is doing well and finishing up her Masters Thesis. She did find a good infectious disease doc to follow up with, so that makes me happy. We have been in NZ 2 times, and probably won't be back before she returns to the states. However, she will be home at end of September for her older sisters wedding. Oh, and that DD is having carpal tunnel surgery on Thursday. These offspring will be the end of me yet! lol

    Jenniky - Sounds like a great challenge and although I won't be able to participate fully, I certainly will be watching avidly from the sidelines! Best of luck with ur home. DH and I will most likely be house hunting within the next year. Maybe you can give me some tips.
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    Nursie ... I bet you are counting the days to the wedding ... or perhaps more so til DD is back in the USA. Then the good byes til she is fully back. And then I'm sure there's the "fears" that her Masters will lead her into non-USA employment. Glad that she is doing better, and hope that it continues in that way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
    Nursie ... I bet you are counting the days to the wedding ... or perhaps more so til DD is back in the USA. Then the good byes til she is fully back. And then I'm sure there's the "fears" that her Masters will lead her into non-USA employment. Glad that she is doing better, and hope that it continues in that way.

    Wow! You nailed it! All of that! And her significant other is from France! But, he is excited about the possibility of relocating to the U.S. lol She is planning on a PhD, and is hoping NYU or Uni of Chicago. I hope she does get in to a school in the U.S. I keep telling her she has to come back to the U.S. before I am to old and decrepit to travel overseas!
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    Nursie - Glad ta here the good news about your DD's! It sounds like things are lookin' up for both o' 'em. (I'm assumin' that, that Carpal Tunnel Surgery will be a breeze.) Sept will be a great month for ya!

    Jenniky - I tried ta buy a new house last year. I thought it was my dream house. Things went from bad ta worse. Finally DH & I backed out. I don't think that it was meant ta be. I'm now happy about it, 'cause if I had bought it, I couldn't have bought my DGM's house in Brady. (We went a different direction for financin' for it. We got a home equity loan on my Midland house ta pay for the Brady house.) Anyway I know how it feels ta be sittin' waitin' for the Real Estate agent ta call! My prayers for ya are that your transaction goes very smoothly.
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    Good Morning everyone The new QAYG thread seems to have taken off well. Im glad many of you have joined the thread to follow. Even if you are not making a project I hope you will chime in with comments and questions.

    Picked up the Patriotic Mystery Quilt from the LAQ yesterday and Im very pleased with it. Soon as I have the binding on I will share a picture.

    More good news DH and I have been approved to move into our dreamhouse. To give us plenty of time to pack and hire movers we have our move date set for Sept 28. So lots of excitement.
    Have an awesome day!

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    Congratulations Jenniky Yippee. Smart to have a long finish date so you can pack, especially given your health.

    I'm looking forward to seeing lots of photos from you, of the Patriotic Mystery quilt, the new house, the QAYG, the character, the new patriotic. Wow, you have a lot on your plate.

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    Yippppeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Such great news ... I'm so happy for you
    Jenniky and MrJenniky!!

    ahem!!!!!! As for a long closing date .... it's less than two months!
    YIIIIIIKES!!!
    Lots to do,
    MrJenniky!!! and MrsJ will keep the To Do lists updated for you!!

    Busy busy busy!!!

    And me too ... looking forward to seeing the Patriotic Mystery ... you really must find it a name!
    And of course, all the others in W4Me's list!!
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    Hooray for Jenniky! Dream house just for you! I'm so glad that it is goin' so well!
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    Oh dear, No No we are not buying the house. We will be renting it from a real estate company. Its kinda of a unique situation. This is a community of brand new houses (not apartments) That are all for rent. All of the outside work (lawn care, snow removal, etc.) is taken care of by the real estate company. The houses are just being built and they are moving people in as they complete them. The particular house we were trying to get approved for is situated with a nice view of open fields behind it. Since the accident I can't really do much physical labor without causing myself more discomfort and pain. So the fact that we can be in an actual House, not apartment or condo and have the outside taken care of for us is a really big plus. It just cost too much extra to have people to come and do it for us all the time. But we didnt want to move into an apartment living or condo.

    The reason this house has become our dream house is because. The layout of the floor plan is perfect for our needs. Its a brand new house with all new appliances and fixtures. No stairs going up or down. Washer and Dryer on the same level off the kitchen. No basement to deal with. I fell down those stairs once. I rarely go down them anymore, unless I absolutely have to. More goodness is that we will be the first ones to live in it. It is in a much better neighborhood and closer to shopping and dining out. And most importantly.. I won't have to go into Chicago anymore for my Veterans' Health Care. The VA Clinic with my primary doctor is like ten min. away. If I need hospital services, xrays, tests, etc. I will be going into Danville, IL. Much smaller hospital not a lot of traffic to deal with. My first impression when I went to check out the hospital on my own was really great. Just a more laid back situation then dealing with all the student doctors and such in Chicago. I could go on and on about all the great things we will be enjoying with this move. I have to say though I really felt like we had to jump through lots of paperwork to finally get approved. But we did it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenniky View Post
    Oh dear, No No we are not buying the house. We will be renting it from a real estate company. Its kinda of a unique situation. This is a community of brand new houses (not apartments) That are all for rent. All of the outside work (lawn care, snow removal, etc.) is taken care of by the real estate company. The houses are just being built and they are moving people in as they complete them. The particular house we were trying to get approved for is situated with a nice view of open fields behind it. Since the accident I can't really do much physical labor without causing myself more discomfort and pain. So the fact that we can be in an actual House, not apartment or condo and have the outside taken care of for us is a really big plus. It just cost too much extra to have people to come and do it for us all the time. But we didnt want to move into an apartment living or condo.

    The reason this house has become our dream house is because. The layout of the floor plan is perfect for our needs. Its a brand new house with all new appliances and fixtures. No stairs going up or down. Washer and Dryer on the same level off the kitchen. No basement to deal with. I fell down those stairs once. I rarely go down them anymore, unless I absolutely have to. More goodness is that we will be the first ones to live in it. It is in a much better neighborhood and closer to shopping and dining out. And most importantly.. I won't have to go into Chicago anymore for my Veterans' Health Care. The VA Clinic with my primary doctor is like ten min. away. If I need hospital services, xrays, tests, etc. I will be going into Danville, IL. Much smaller hospital not a lot of traffic to deal with. My first impression when I went to check out the hospital on my own was really great. Just a more laid back situation then dealing with all the student doctors and such in Chicago. I could go on and on about all the great things we will be enjoying with this move. I have to say though I really felt like we had to jump through lots of paperwork to finally get approved. But we did it.
    Awesome for you! Win-Win in every direction!
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    Fabulous Jenniky. It sounds wonderful. Congratulations.

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    Yeah for Mr and Mrs. Jenniky!!! Sounds like a perfect situation for you!
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    Absolutely ... a perfect situation indeed ... and love the view that you will have!!!
    It's ever so nice that you get in when it is totally new ... awesome indeed!
    And I hope that it has one huge sewing room for you to enjoy ........ all to yourself and your creativity.

    I'm so happy for you,
    Jenniky ... these weeks will fly past and before you know it, you'll be there!!!!!!!
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    Hello Everyone, sorry I haven't been posting here recently. It's mainly been because I haven't touched my project for over a fortnight, but I've started again. I had to re-draw the pattern for the Scots pine, and today I'm doing the first bit of machine sewing.

    Judith and Patricia - lovely quilts!

    Jenniky - all the best with the move!

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    Thanks everyone for the congradulations and best wishes. I have already been lectured by my family that I am to focus on my quilting and let them take care of the move or they will tie me to my chair until it is time to load the chair. .

    Muv - Have missed hearing from you.

    Have a wonderful day ladies.
    Have an awesome day!

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    Ladies!!!!!!! Loooookeeee Loookeeeee .... we're on Page 100!!!

    Muv ... good to see you back with us. I'd been wondering were you were, and figured there was probably lots of action not to be missed down at The George for the Olympics, and that you were there and part of it all!! You made good progress while on holidays, so guess, you took your quilting holiday, after you returned!

    Jenniky ... what a good family you must have. Now to make sure they come thru with their promises!!!!!

    Me? ... I'll be somewhat a moving target the next couple of months. Hoping for some sewing sanity breaks, though am not going to get myself too expectant of what I will accomplish.
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    Great Jenniky, that the family is so supportive.

    Muv, you have been missed. Good to have you back.

    QuiltE, you and me both, for the next month anyway. I am just starting the company year-end and picked up a custom order for 7 sets of 2 Irish coffee mugs last weekend. That order has morphed into 18 sets and the design has become more complicated. Due date: the end of August.

    So, poor Franky just watches over my shoulder whenever I manage to get into the sewing/computer room to work on the computer for the mug designs. And Franky needs to be finished before I start my next patriotic quilt. I already have the design figured out, mostly, so that is good.

    I DID manage to take a little break Friday and wash and iron a bunch of new spider fabric for Franky, though, so all is not lost.

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    W4Me ... isn't it a B....... to be successful and in demand! Talk about a morphed order. And you keep saying this is a hobby? hahahaha!~

    I have no idea what my next patriotic project will be ... though I think it will be something more subtle (*think* trilliums). Though I do have this big box of patriotic fabrics that may pull me in a gazillion different directions!

    I tell you, I really don't need this ... my brain is going to burst with all the possibilities!!!!!!!
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    QE I think that trilliums would be beautiful! I've got several patriotic quilts in my brain also. Mostly TX ideas. I do have my bluebonnet quilt top that I did last year. It was actually my board name quilt. I think that I'll repost it here.
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    *nudge* *nudge*
    Would be a good project to finish for your new home away from home!
    And a perfect addition this Patriotic Challenge .... Blue Bonnet's are your State flower. Right?

    Love the blue colours!!

    Re the trilliums ... the shop hop had four batiks in a trillium design that were exclusive to the ten stores in the Hop. I bought a metre of each ... and have no clue what I will do with them!! Of course, the next thing will be I will wish I had more!
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    Yes, bluebonnets are my state flower, so I felt they were patriotic. I also am hopin' ta encourage ya ta do somethin' w/the trillums. nudge nudge I also have a TX pattern & TX fabric for a darlin' Twister quilt. QNS sent me a darlin' bargello flag wallhangin' kit. I've got so many ideas & no time ta do 'em!
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