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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    Charlee did you paint the fabric squares? I know I already asked, but I don't think you answered? I was curious if they are decoupage or you painted them? They look painted to me, and if so you are very talented!

    Nancy
    I'm sorry Nancy, I missed the question! Yes, I painted the squares... and thank you!
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    Melinda, Sorry about the passing of your mother. But, like the others have said she will always be with you in memory. One day you will see or hear something that reminds you of something you and your mother laughed about or talked about. I know because my mom passed away in 02 and I remember little things like that.
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    Just--wow.
    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee View Post
    I'm sorry Nancy, I missed the question! Yes, I painted the squares... and thank you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by melinda1962 View Post
    Charlee, I am sorry about the loss of your sister. I hope time heals your hurt. I need healing time myself, as my mom passed away on the 17th. Her cancer was too farspread, and she had other underlying conditions, that were too much for her body to handle. We had the funeral yesterday, and she would have liked it. She had a special quilt that she had made for herself for naps that we used as a drape on her casket, instead of flowers. It looked so appropriate. It was then presented to my older daughter because she was her grandmother's most helpful workers(pedicures, floor cleaning, doctor visits). I will miss her so much. We did a lot of things together. I know it will get better, but right now it is not.
    Oh, Melinda....I am so sorry for your loss! I'm hear to tell you that it does get better...it's been 5 years since God called my mom home and I still have thoughts..."Oh, I need to call mom and let her know...." and it hits me again. Now, though, I laugh instead of cry. I think of her so often...my oldest daughter just lived a block from her and did everything she could for "gramma". Including her finances. She got gramma's diamond ring and still wears it. Each of us four daughters got quilt tops found in four cedar chests mom had picked up for each of us. She was planning ahead...something we all should do. Your pain will ease and as said before...she's in no pain now. Revel in that fact alone and keep the good memories close. Praying for healing for your broken heart.
    And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose. Romans 8:28


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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    Candace, my hat is off to you! How large are these quilts? They must be at least lap quilts! That is a lot of work. I have been doing a lot of Quilt as you Go on large lap quilts, but I have not done a larger than lap FM for some time. I have a long arm so if I am doing a queen/king sized quilt I always do it on the long arm. Before I got my long arm, I did several queen/king sized quilts with my Pfaff 1222e on the dinning room table! I really enjoyed the quilting of these large quilts, but it took me a month to get one done so I had to time them between family events so the table was free! I could never work for 10 hours straight FM quilting! I'd do a couple hours and go play then come back and do a couple hours! The reason I quit doing the large quilts was the pinning! It took me 4 hours of sitting on the floor pinning a quilt! Hard on the back! Like I said my hat is off to any of you who sit for hours free motion quilting - and those of you who pin for hours on the floor!

    Nancy
    They are crib size to lap size and yes, I spend a lot of time pinning. I hate the spray baste stuff. I pine for a long arm, but I just got my expensive Bernina less than 2 years ago so have to earn my "points" again:> We have one in college at Cal Poly SLO and another soon to be...so a long arm is going to have to wait. I'm still young enough to crawl around on the floor for a few hours. Though I do feel it when I get up! Yes, a long arm will be the dream machine and I would love to never have to pin again!

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    Bricks flannel baby quilt

    Here's my latest charity baby quilt.
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    Love the bright colors of it Sharon! You do good work!
    One day, you'll only be a memory for some people. Do your best to be a good one.

    http://charleeturner.blogspot.com

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    Hey Charlee, I like your new avatar. Looking better all the time. Pat said you look like a very happy persons in this pic.
    Glenn W. Cleveland

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn View Post
    Hey Charlee, I like your new avatar. Looking better all the time. Pat said you look like a very happy persons in this pic.
    I try to be happy Glenn! Thank you to you and Pat! (I was happy in this one, had just had a great dinner and we were at an ice cream shop pigging out! LOL )
    One day, you'll only be a memory for some people. Do your best to be a good one.

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    Charlee,
    Thank you!
    Sharon

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    Auction day today, and my purchase came in under $3. Plus, I finished binding a quilt, so it was time well spent if not money spent!

    Some prices (pretty big crowd): Vintage quilts, ranged from $30 to $100. JP Coats thread cabinet $1300 (do these people check Ebay ). Vintage portable machine (15 clone?? I missed it at the preview!) sold for $15. A 1930s Singer 15 straight leg treadle, refinished (and not that well), plain black, went for $150.

    I tend to go for the sad pieces that say "rescue me," so I picked up a ratty little orphaned oak dining chair for $2.50. Needs upholstery at the least, a new finish at the most, but it had good bones.
    I have a screw driver and YouTube--I can fix it!

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    Sharon, is that you behind the quilt? Should have showed yourself along with the quilt. BTW very nice quilt any child would be proud to own it.
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    Trish

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    Quote Originally Posted by purplefiend View Post
    Here's my latest charity baby quilt.
    Sharon,
    Another cheery quilt from you! I learned about the Linus Connection from your postings; plus, treadling a Singer 201.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee View Post
    I'm sorry Nancy, I missed the question! Yes, I painted the squares... and thank you!
    OMG! You hand painted the squares! I thought it was a piece of fabric that you tacked or glued onto the side.
    I want one for that future basement of mine. Makes for a cute item to sell. You did an excellent job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif View Post
    OMG! You hand painted the squares! I thought it was a piece of fabric that you tacked or glued onto the side.
    I want one for that future basement of mine. Makes for a cute item to sell. You did an excellent job.
    ~blush~ Thanks Monica and everyone! It was fun...time consuming and I hated it when it was finished, still not sure I like it very much, but the 201 is back in it for now.
    One day, you'll only be a memory for some people. Do your best to be a good one.

    http://charleeturner.blogspot.com

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    Please help me and don't shoot me. There is a charity auction next week that I am donating 2, possibly 3, vintage sewing machines to for their cause. The money raised will help with spay/neuter costs of cats and dogs for people who cannot afford the full price at at vet's office. I have already donated a very nice tall wine rack and am working on some 15 minute table runners in addition to the wine rack. I want to donate one of my Singers in a cabinet plus 1 -2 others in the bentwood boxes. My problem is that I do not have any keys for the boxes to any of the machines but I have a 66 and a 99 that I could easily donate and not even miss. My cabinet macines are another 66 which has all the goodies, as much as I remember, plus a matching chair or a 15-91 (I think.) Minus the 99, they all need cleaning and going over and DH is willing to help me cuz he saw the size of the herd last weekend and kinda flipped out over the number of machines I have just in "his" garage. Do y'all have any suggestions as to which you'd prefer to see as an auction item? Thanks in advance for any thoughts or ideas. ~ Chris
    P.S. This donation will NOT leave me short on machines.
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    I meant to behave......but there were too many other options

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    Chris, why would we shoot you? Silly girl, you're making a generous donation to a VERY worthy cause! I like seeing a cabinet machine with the stool/chair that has goodies.... and I think it doesn't matter that the bentwoods don't have keys, they can get those on ebay. Just make sure that someone has a screwdriver the day of the auction so they can be shown.
    You're awesome!
    One day, you'll only be a memory for some people. Do your best to be a good one.

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    Chris, I wouldn't shoot you either. We are donating a machine to the Senior Center in our town. They have been making quilts for burn out victims and only have one machine. Now if you were to say you were going to dump one maybe you would get shot. lol
    Also found a new place to go sew with the older ladies in the town and my older ladies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chris_quilts View Post
    There is a charity auction next week that I am donating 2, possibly 3, vintage sewing machines to for their cause. The money raised will help with spay/neuter costs of cats and dogs for people who cannot afford the full price at at vet's office.
    That sounds like a very good cause! I think the bentwood cases have a nice eye appeal. The 99s have the "cuteness" factor going for them because they are smaller (at least for me). Hope they bring in lots of bidders.
    I have a screw driver and YouTube--I can fix it!

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    Ladies, Thank you all that replied. Glad I'm not getting shot. As to the bentwood cases, all came open so no need to worry about the screwdriver. I am on the fence about which cabinet machine gets to go. I may have to remove a few accessories and then the 66 can go. DH is thrilled some will be going to new home - he would like to see several cabinets go. There will be antiquers there and have the W&W #9 plus a White in a treadle also in rough shape and I just don't want to let those ladies go yet. Cannot figure out if those 2 would even bring anything in and really on a fence about them. DH and DDs would love to see the herd thinned but I want to be cautious about the thinning rather than willy-nilly. Truly, my problem is too many versus too few to choose from and I do know it's a worthwhile charity.
    My vintage ladies would never go to a dump from my hands - different story about DDs and DH's hands although I think younger DD would keep a couple of the vintage ladies.
    I meant to behave......but there were too many other options

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee View Post
    I'm sorry Nancy, I missed the question! Yes, I painted the squares... and thank you!

    Geeze Charlee, you are good!

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris_quilts View Post
    Please help me and don't shoot me. There is a charity auction next week that I am donating 2, possibly 3, vintage sewing machines to for their cause. The money raised will help with spay/neuter costs of cats and dogs for people who cannot afford the full price at at vet's office. I have already donated a very nice tall wine rack and am working on some 15 minute table runners in addition to the wine rack. I want to donate one of my Singers in a cabinet plus 1 -2 others in the bentwood boxes. My problem is that I do not have any keys for the boxes to any of the machines but I have a 66 and a 99 that I could easily donate and not even miss. Do y'all have any suggestions as to which you'd prefer to see as an auction item? Thanks in advance for any thoughts or ideas. ~ Chris
    Chris you will know which one to donate! I have around 15 treadles, 9 of which are in the house with different 'jobs' to do. We all have our favorites because of the machine, cabinet, or something about where they came from. When the time comes you will know which ones you can live without! Great to see the machines go to a good cause.

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee View Post
    ~blush~ Thanks Monica and everyone! It was fun...time consuming and I hated it when it was finished, still not sure I like it very much, but the 201 is back in it for now.
    We are always our own worst critics! Charlee, it is only because you got tired of looking at the table while you were working on it that you don't like it! That table is really charming, be proud of yourself for what you accomplished!

    Nancy
    Last edited by BoJangles; 01-22-2012 at 06:06 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace View Post
    They are crib size to lap size and yes, I spend a lot of time pinning. I hate the spray baste stuff. I pine for a long arm, but I just got my expensive Bernina less than 2 years ago so have to earn my "points" again:> We have one in college at Cal Poly SLO and another soon to be...so a long arm is going to have to wait. I'm still young enough to crawl around on the floor for a few hours. Though I do feel it when I get up! Yes, a long arm will be the dream machine and I would love to never have to pin again!

    Well Candace I will soon be joining you on the floor to pin! I finished a really nice all flannel quilt a couple years ago and have not quilted it yet because of the crawling around on the floor part. I was a real smartaleck when I did this quilt (I was still learning alot and didn't realize I should not have done the embellishments yet) and added buttons, trapunto, etc., so I can not do this quilt on the long arm. Back to the floor! The problem is this quilt is another large quilt - over 100 X 100 - which will mean at least 2 hours of pinning and probably 1000 pins! I can still crawl around too, but boy do I get stiff when it is time to get up!

    Nancy
    Last edited by BoJangles; 01-22-2012 at 06:18 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by purplefiend View Post
    Here's my latest charity baby quilt.
    Sharon, what a great kids quilt! Kids love bright colors and the red in your quilt is perfect!

    Nancy

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