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    Welcome back, if only for a short period QuiltE.

    Muv, looking forward to hearing about more quilting travels.

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    Here are the pine cones and acorns, all blanket stitched in Poland.

    The trip to the Czech Republic was very brief. No it wasn't a quilt shop - I doubt they exist there. It was a bargain basement clothes, shoes and general cheap tat shop, cheap even by Polish standards, hence the trip across the border. A unique experience. The shop is run by a family of Koreans. Just imagine the fun of being with a husband and brother in law who bash along in bad Polish. Fortunately the languages are close enough for Poles and Czechs to understand each other, even if their first languages are English and Korean. Then there was the maths of it all. The prices were in Czech korunas, but they accepted Polish zlotys at the exchange rate. So I found a really nice cardigan in a mixture of cotton and cashmere with a bit of elastane at 150 korunas, and fainted at the price. The boys told me to get a grip, and told me what it was in zlotys. It still didn't mean anything to me, but we grubbed around and found another cardy for my daughter. After we had paid for everything it began to sink in that we had got them for about 5 each.

    And then I didn't let us leave the car park until I had done a few blanket stitches on one of the oak leaves.
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    Oh Muv, you do such beautiful work! Sounds like a fun trip!
    "You have enough quilts made when your soul is filled, your creativity satisfied and your fingers just won't work anymore."

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    Muv your pine cones and acorns are truly awesome. Umm and I have no clue about the money math..so did you end up getting a good deal on your purchase??
    Have an awesome day!

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    Sounds like a fun time for all the Muv extended family!
    Your must be getting close to having all your applique work done, I'm thinking.
    And your original goal of quilt top finished for October looks totally do-able ... then the winter to do the quilting?

    Muv ... take a look at this thread, post # 1, third picture, as well as post #25
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...a-t198267.html



    BTW re the photo with the Queen, shows the person I have done the display with meeting and speaking with HRH during her 2002 Canadian visit.
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    Oh Muv! As was said before, it's a truly International quilt. I'm with Jenni, was that a good deal?

    I just got back from Brady & had a busy weekend. We cut down a dead plumb tree. My DGDad planted it in the early 80's. The lake is so low that Islands are appearing ta pop up everywhere!
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    Muv - fabulous work as always. So, for Jenniky and dublb, I believe it works out to be under $8 USD. I used a rate of approx $1.57 per British pound. That's a good deal.

    Welcome back QuiltE. I assume you will be leaving again soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by works4me View Post
    Muv - fabulous work as always. So, for Jenniky and dublb, I believe it works out to be under $8 USD. I used a rate of approx $1.57 per British pound. That's a good deal.

    Welcome back QuiltE. I assume you will be leaving again soon.
    Yes just back for a couple days then I'll go *poof* again!

    Money ... here's a link that I keep on my desktop to sort out $ conversions .....
    http://www.bankofcanada.ca/rates/exc...ily-converter/
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    Quote Originally Posted by works4me View Post
    Muv - fabulous work as always. So, for Jenniky and dublb, I believe it works out to be under $8 USD. I used a rate of approx $1.57 per British pound. That's a good deal.

    Welcome back QuiltE. I assume you will be leaving again soon.
    Thanks so much. Yes that is a great deal!
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    Works4me - Thanks for the conversion link. I will bookmark it for future reference. It's ever so fun to travel at home with Muv .
    Dublb - Sounds to me like you need to take a spa day.... and drink some herbal teas and pamper yourself... that's a lot of physical labor.
    QuiltE - Missing your wit and charm you bring to all the threads on the QB will be glad when your schedule slows down so you can indulge in some quality QB time...
    Muv - Have you sewn in the pub yet... I can't remember..seems to me that the quilt needs to visit the Pub across the lane you have shared with us..

    Today is shopping day. Breakfast out and I'm looking for a new pair of comfortable shoes, then will head over to the LQS see what's new. Been at least six weeks since I have visited it. Then buy groceries and head home. So I have a full day planned..
    Have an awesome day!

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    Jenniky ... thanks! I feel the love!!!!!!!!
    *gasp* 6 weeks without an LQS fix, you must surely be in withdrawal

    Muv ... yes indeed, some stitches in the Pub! ........ and photos to prove it to us!!

    Later Ladies
    ... shutting the computer off now, and probably won't be back for a week!
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    Here you are ladies! Beer for the boys, and for me, lemon tea and the chair with the Union Jack cushion.
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    Oh Muv, that is so kool!!!
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    That is so very awesome Muv... How fun a visit to the pub... I'll have some lemon tea also ..
    Have an awesome day!

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    Wow Muv, quite the travelling quilt. Love it.

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    I'm baaaaaaaaaack again Ladies!

    Muv ... Good to see that the quilt made it to the Pub!
    Now you have me wondering ... what design were you working on?

    Now where next will your quilt travel??




    Any other patriotic projects in the works for others?
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    Welcome back QE! Ya have definitely been missed! If I have time I might make somethin' while at the retreat this weekend. I got a small kit that QNS sent me this spring that I'm itchin' ta do!
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    Hello my quilting friends. It's good to have you back QuiltE as Dublb said you have certainly been missed. I made a difficult decision to not move to the new house. I came to the decision that I just dont have the energy to deal with a move to a new house, new doctors, and also deal with the upcoming trial for the accident I was in. Just too many stressors for me. So I decided we needed to step back and just stay where we are at for another year, continue to work with the new doctors and with a lot of hope on my part this accident stuff will be completed within the next three months. Please let it be so !! The boxes that are packed will most likely stay packed and in the upstairs room unless there comes something we just have to dig out to use. Once the trial is completely over we will revisit the idea of moving. Hopefully then I will be ready to move. I really don't know anymore. The closer it was coming time to move I guess IDK I just kinda of froze and I dont seem to be able to budge. So no new house and appliances for me. Im just going to sit tight where I am for now and let the world make another journey around the sun. So that's my latest news. Now I can focus on quilting and not worry about moving I feel so very much better. Wow that is really bad English. LOL
    Have an awesome day!

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    Sorry to hear about the non-move Jenniky but I can certainly see why you made the decision. It is right for you at this time. Yes, the trial and all your health issues need to be dealt with. Once that is over, a move and a fresh start will be even better. Will be keeping you in my thoughts and wishing you better health.

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    Jenni - I know that ya had your hopes up, but when it's not right, it's not right. Good for you for recognizin' it.
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    {{{{{HUGS}}}}} Jenniky ...
    All good reasons for not moving! You have to do what is right for you ... and that's what is right, right now.

    While dealing with the trial, I'm sure you will appreciate the comforts of your settled and lived in home over the uproar that happens when one moves! (Can you tell I don't like moving?) Once the trial is over and as you are dealing with the new doctors in the new area, you will be able to get a better feel for where your ♥ wants to be ... and I'm sure you'll find another "perfect" place to relocate your "nest"!! Who knows? It might even be more perfect than what you have passed by.

    And here's some more {{{{{HUGS}}}}}



    PS ... I'm only sort of back ... and only wish I could be sewing!
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    So, bet no one thought they'd see a patriotic Halloween block but, here it is:
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    ............... butttttttttttttt I don't see any maple leaves!!!

    Obviously, Franky has been into some mischief this weekend!
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    Good point about the maple leaves but, very red and white.

    Franky is feeling mighty crowded on the design wall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by works4me View Post
    Good point about the maple leaves but, very red and white.

    Franky is feeling mighty crowded on the design wall.
    Careful!!! .... that you aren't smothering him with all your lovin' !!!!!
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