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psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

August 12, 2010
7:47 AM

Post #8035328

Many of us have happily participated in the fabric swap I started and have gotten wonderful fabrics in exchange for our orphan fabric or the cost of postage. This thread is where you can show off your finished projects and give additional thanks to the generous people who made it possible --- so start posting pics!!

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI
(Zone 5a)

August 12, 2010
8:02 AM

Post #8035358

Oh this is gonna be fun.
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

August 12, 2010
5:05 PM

Post #8036261

I swapped with Nadine for grosgrain ribbon and made her a quilted covered calendar/notebook and am working on a purse made from a placemat. I hope to find handles tomorrow when I shop at a local thrift shop.

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mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

August 12, 2010
5:15 PM

Post #8036291

Sorry, I meant to post this picture.

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abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

August 12, 2010
5:30 PM

Post #8036319

Mittsy, that is "kewl" as my youngest GD says these days. A placemat? Clever.

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

August 18, 2010
1:34 PM

Post #8047826

That is so pretty!
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

August 18, 2010
8:46 PM

Post #8048751

I finished the purse.

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mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

August 18, 2010
8:49 PM

Post #8048756

One finished dishrag and one in the works.

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barefootT

barefootT
(thunder)Wildwood, FL
(Zone 9a)

August 18, 2010
9:53 PM

Post #8048834

Nice !!

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI
(Zone 5a)

August 18, 2010
10:14 PM

Post #8048858

I love those dishcloths, they wear forever.

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

August 19, 2010
4:40 AM

Post #8049021

I can't show anything --- I've been working on swap items and gifts. I can't let all these cats out of their bags!!!!!

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

August 19, 2010
5:20 AM

Post #8049088

Awe. come on, I won't tell!!! :-)

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI
(Zone 5a)

August 19, 2010
5:43 AM

Post #8049124

Just show me Barb, I can keep a secret. LOL

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

August 19, 2010
7:24 AM

Post #8049287

Ya Barb, I'M not in any of your swaps or on your Christmas list so you can show ME!! LOL

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

August 19, 2010
11:19 AM

Post #8049685

Who knows who is on my lists???? I'm going to be very good so I end up on everyone else's good list!!!!

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

August 19, 2010
12:27 PM

Post #8049803

Well... I have always been on the mischief list!! I've helped engineer several REALLY good mischievous gifts.
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

September 1, 2010
4:05 AM

Post #8074055

me too, and just to drive you all crazy here's one of them! Thank you Barb, you did a fine job on the sewing.

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mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

September 1, 2010
4:06 AM

Post #8074059

And a big thank you for the baby fabrics, too. I've cut the focal squares from the butterflies fabric.

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Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

September 1, 2010
5:06 AM

Post #8074116

Here is the diaper bag I sweated over. It came out pretty good!!!

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Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

September 1, 2010
5:07 AM

Post #8074118

Here's the back

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Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

September 1, 2010
5:08 AM

Post #8074121

Here's the inside. All parts have a rubberized lining.

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psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

September 1, 2010
6:45 AM

Post #8074281

You are right, I am clueless what your mischief gift is Mittsy! I really like the fabric with the frog and Barb's bright mushroom fabric on the diaper bag! VERY nice ladies!
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

September 1, 2010
6:59 AM

Post #8074306

Nice job Barb! Great colors, too. Judy was trying to tell me about the rubberized fabric, now I understand. It would work well for so many things.

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

September 1, 2010
10:15 AM

Post #8074656

The rubberized fabric is nice Mittsy but I wasn't thrilled working with it. Whenever I had to sew with the rubber side down on the faceplate, I had to use a piece of tissue paper to keep it moving smoothly. And of course it took at least three seams for me to realize what to do about the problem...But, after really taking my time with it, the bag did come out all right.
That mushroom fabric was sent to me by the Mom-to-be. She asked if I could use it when I made the bag and then I found all those other delightful fabrics to go with it.
I'm off to Quilters Cache to find more blocks to use for a row robin swap in the other house. I have several to make and don't want them all the same...

barefootT

barefootT
(thunder)Wildwood, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 1, 2010
1:03 PM

Post #8074892

Barb, didn't you just get EQ7????? you should be doing your rows there!!!

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

September 1, 2010
2:09 PM

Post #8074986

I've been playing Thunder but haven't had much time. I've had the grands for a bit but school started this week so now maybe I can play more. Also, Norm oredered those DVDs for me and I think it might be a good idea for me to wait and use them. I have a great setup here in our office with two computers. I can put the DVD in Norm's and watch and pause while I have mine on EQ7 and can do as they say. I learn a lot better that way. Did that with Word and Excel and it worked out great.

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

September 1, 2010
8:12 PM

Post #8075667

Barb, what a GREAT idea! I'll bet I could do that some day. We have more than one computer here.

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

September 2, 2010
4:30 AM

Post #8076027

It sure made learning a lot easier.
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

September 2, 2010
7:43 AM

Post #8076270

Live and learn. I could utilize my laptop and do that with quilting DVDs that I have. Thanks Barb!!!

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI
(Zone 5a)

September 2, 2010
7:03 PM

Post #8077385

I didn't know I needed a computer until I got one. Now I find I need 2 of them. LOL

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

September 3, 2010
5:49 AM

Post #8077849

But of course Karen!!! Heehee. It does make learning from DVDs so much easier...
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

September 3, 2010
6:13 AM

Post #8077893

...and to think my husband and kids "drug: me into the computer age, kicking and screaming all the way. Guess I should be thanking them. LOL

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

September 3, 2010
7:08 AM

Post #8077995

Well Marion, they just didn't use the right persavsive wording... "you know there are some GREAT quilting resources out there on the computer..."
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

September 3, 2010
7:45 AM

Post #8078081

LOL oh how well I know now! I might more accomplished if I wouldn't keep finding such neat things on quilting.

Catbird423

Catbird423
Odenton, MD
(Zone 7b)

September 6, 2010
8:07 AM

Post #8083216

Okay, so the quilt was already made, just waiting for the perfect fabric for the binding. Thanks to Karen the perfect fabric made its way to me and now the quilt is finished! Soon it will be given to little Lucas (he is about 6 months old now). I'm glad I did not make him a 'baby' quilt, I think this is more a little boys' quilt. Hopefully he will treasure (and USE it) for years.

Closeup of the binding fabric.

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Catbird423

Catbird423
Odenton, MD
(Zone 7b)

September 6, 2010
8:08 AM

Post #8083218

Front of same quilt.

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Catbird423

Catbird423
Odenton, MD
(Zone 7b)

September 6, 2010
8:09 AM

Post #8083222

Back of quilt, it is flannel so I wasn't worried about getting it finished while it was hot out.

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psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

September 6, 2010
8:48 AM

Post #8083302

THAT is adorable!!!

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

September 6, 2010
11:01 AM

Post #8083555

Wonderful job Robin. I love your use of color and I'm sure he is going to love it...

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

September 6, 2010
11:37 AM

Post #8083618

Great job Robin. It's perfect for a little boy (or girl, for that matter, if she likes frogs and lizards). A quilt that may find its way to his kids in time.

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

September 19, 2010
3:40 PM

Post #8108157

Here's a lapQ that I made for my friend incorporating the red oriental fabric that I got from Barb.
It's my first D9P. Wish some of the portions met up better, but now that I know to use the ruler instead of the mat grid, we'll see how the next one comes out.

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FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

September 19, 2010
3:42 PM

Post #8108160

Here's a closer look at a section. You can better see the white, black and red musican staffs. The pieces with the blue is a cirus print as my friend is a decendant of PT Barnum.

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FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

September 19, 2010
3:51 PM

Post #8108172

This is the Panel and Pinwheel lap Q that I made for my friend's sister, also given last night.

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FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

September 19, 2010
3:53 PM

Post #8108175

The pinwheels also used Barb's fabric.

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FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

September 19, 2010
3:55 PM

Post #8108180

This is the embroidered motif that my SO did in the corners and along the border for me for the D9P and we used it in three places on the Panels and pinwheel

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mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

September 19, 2010
5:32 PM

Post #8108410

Stu, is it stitched in the ditch?

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

September 19, 2010
5:39 PM

Post #8108428

Mittsy... Yes, that's all I know how to do right now. The D9P is stitched between the smaller square areas within the main block as well. On the panel and pinwheels, the pinwheels are SID with a + with in the block, the smaller panels are stitched over the inner printed square surrounding the blossums and the larger panels are stitched along the stems of the flowers and along the edge of the vases... all using machined.
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

September 19, 2010
5:47 PM

Post #8108453

When I joined Rocket Quilters I participated in a service quilt in. We stayed after the regular meeting to quilt a bunch of quilts. They taught us a method of quilting that is quite easy. If you have a sewing machine with decorative stitches, you choose the serpentine stitch and open it up to the widest width, be sure to use the correct foot that will accommodate this width. Now do some practice stitches, adjusting the stitch length as you go until you get a nice serpentine shape. This is so forgiving, decorative and easy. Give it a try!

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

September 19, 2010
6:17 PM

Post #8108513

LOL... Mittsy, tried that and wasn't pleased with the results. My new machine, a Juki TQ-98 only has one stitch, the traditional. The design is based on industrial machines. Haven't tried it yet, but it has a lever to drop the feeding dogs down and allow you to free-style quilt.

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

September 19, 2010
9:52 PM

Post #8109014

I REALLY need a walking foot. I used to have one that was given to me as a gift and I"ll be darned if I can find it. Guess I'll buy a new one when I have a paycheck that has anything extra left over.
gardenglory
Gainesville, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 20, 2010
10:32 AM

Post #8109769

I hate to ask this, what does serpintine look like Id like to give a try.
D9P is just about all Ive cut out lately. I never see one I dont like. Big squares, little square. I love it with the oriental and inserts. Its perfect for what my brain can handle about now, as well.

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

September 20, 2010
6:02 PM

Post #8110727

GG... Mojo had developed a thread with the directions...

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1101251/

My D9Q is not by any means perfect. In fact, I couldn't arrange the re-oriented portions of the squares exactly as Mojo suggested due to issues I had with piece size (I now know not to measure by the grid on the cutting mat), but like the results.

Example of one of the Original 9P that I used.

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Kizmo

Kizmo
Marietta, OH
(Zone 6a)

September 20, 2010
9:24 PM

Post #8111182

Pam,it's basically a wavy line. Some machines feature it in the fancy stitches... here's an example:

http://www.allpeoplequilt.com/techniques/handquilting/quilting-design-gallery_ss12.html

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FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

September 21, 2010
3:40 AM

Post #8111359

Kizmo... I like the effect. Wish that mine came out as nice the first time I used it. I would consider it again if I had the ability on the new machine. I have a walking foot that I recently got on line for the singer, but, although it was wasier for me to work with the quilting bulk (manually manipulating the quilt through the machine), it doesn't compare with the new machine. May try it again on smaller quilts or if I want to 'mix-it-up' within the blocks sometime.

Psych... There were a couple of on-line sewing machine outlets that I found when I googled the model # of the walking foot that were decently priced. The sight 'The Find' (I think) will give you competing site prices side by side and you can then link up to the site of the store.

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

September 21, 2010
7:16 AM

Post #8111659

OOOoooooooooo!! that's helpful Stu, thank you!!

I spent a LOT of Sunday cutting up scraps into useable 4.5 inch squares, then leftovers into 3.5... and on it will go until I am through with all the boxes of scraps. My Sweet Husband just shakes his head and asks "isn't there an easier way?" LOL... ya BUY YARDAGE!!! hehehe
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

September 21, 2010
10:20 AM

Post #8111991

Pat , You get a gold star and a (((HUG))). That's called "Scrap Management". I paid $15.00 to learn that! I did however get to pick out of the trash and got some nice Batik scraps! Reward yourself by buying a half dozen clear shoe boxes. Label each one as to size. Keep one size in each box. As you build up your stash, you separate into lights and darks, prints and solids, etc. I have several boxes of 3.5" squares so when I need 20 for a scrappy Ring Around Rosie, it's very easy to just start pickin!

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

September 21, 2010
6:42 PM

Post #8112930

Yes, I bought some clear boxes but I don't have all that many blocks cut yet. For right now 90% are black background with brights. I'll get thru all the "other big boxes" eventually. I did think I might make a throw for each of the therapists with an "I spy" theme. Something quiet for when a mother brings a younger child when we do an intake. It can double as a blanket when our rooms are too cold! "Count how many lady bugs you can find in this quilt...

barefootT

barefootT
(thunder)Wildwood, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 21, 2010
9:51 PM

Post #8113323

Pam, this is a D9P I did with the squiggle

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barefootT

barefootT
(thunder)Wildwood, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 21, 2010
9:53 PM

Post #8113327

before quilting, shows the pattern...I used wild brights, green in the center of all the 9 P

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mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

September 22, 2010
3:12 AM

Post #8113506

Thunder, nice job with the serpentine stitch (squiggle). I like to use the variegated threads when doing it. Love those fabrics, have used most of them myself. Thank goodness for Wal -Mart, makes sewing affordable.
gardenglory
Gainesville, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 22, 2010
5:53 AM

Post #8113700

The variegated thread...excellent idea, Ive always wanted a reason to buy those pretty looking spools. I really like how that turned out. Thanks for posting it.

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

September 22, 2010
7:23 AM

Post #8113848

GG... Joann's has all their thread 50% off. Got a 2500 (ft?) spool of variegted tan to brown C&C for a soon to be project.
gardenglory
Gainesville, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 22, 2010
7:51 AM

Post #8113928

Excellent, I was headed there this afternoon anyway. Got the online stuff finished ;-)

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

September 22, 2010
7:56 AM

Post #8113940

Also, check out their red tag area. I've been seeing a lot of quilting material there lately, which is rare in my area. Must be end of season clearing out, but it's not seasonal prints that I'm seeing. Even was able to get some really nice B&W and future baby blanket Debbie Mumm a couple of weeks back.
gardenglory
Gainesville, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 22, 2010
8:16 AM

Post #8113973

Im afraid I shopeed very heavily in the Hancocks of Paducah 2.98 and 3.98 a yard fabric. I must have hit it at just the right time, I noticed not near so much yesterday when I looked. I put in my second order in as many weeks on Fabric.com. yesterday. Found alot that I got the rest of the 'bolt' of.

http://www.hancocks-paducah.com/

Now to get a machine and start sewing again ;-O
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

October 1, 2010
1:40 PM

Post #8131948

Here's the frog fabric from Barb

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mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

October 1, 2010
1:41 PM

Post #8131951

And here's the block I made from it. 12.5"
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

October 1, 2010
1:42 PM

Post #8131955

I've used all the dragonfly fabric and was able to get 4 blocks finished using it.

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Kizmo

Kizmo
Marietta, OH
(Zone 6a)

October 1, 2010
4:38 PM

Post #8132219

this is a top/back I made with some pastel solids from Karen. The yellow border strip is really a soft yellow.

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psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

October 1, 2010
6:00 PM

Post #8132336

Some GREAT projects!!! way to go
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

October 21, 2010
3:39 AM

Post #8167405

Just getting back to read these posts and don't know where the frog block went so will try again.

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psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

November 15, 2010
9:08 AM

Post #8212780

EVERYBODY hard at work on those projects? I was cutting some I-spy fabric and wondered what other great things are in the works out there.

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI
(Zone 5a)

November 15, 2010
9:42 AM

Post #8212830

I'm doing the border on the first "ugly" quilt. LOL

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

November 15, 2010
10:35 AM

Post #8212950

Karen, why are you calling it ugly?? I would like to see.

A good friend of mine was asked to finish an ugly quilt once. It was polyester knits, UGLY prints and colors, it had no redeeming qualities other than free and I hope warm. Oh my... ugly does not BEGIN to cover the depth of it's unattractiveness!!! We laughed so hard, we wanted to donate it in the name of another friend who would have died to have it associated with her name!!! LOL... my oh... I do have an obnoxious side I'm afraid that can play quite freely!

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI
(Zone 5a)

November 15, 2010
12:37 PM

Post #8213143

I did show a part of it on I think the What are you working on forum. i just don't like the colors but they are the ones my DD and DIL have...lavender and sage.
I don't like green in any way shape or form. I'm making the D9P pattern, I really like it and think it's fun. I would love it in blues and cream.

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

November 15, 2010
3:52 PM

Post #8213502

Awwwwwwwwww... its tough to work in a color combination you just don't like!
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

November 16, 2010
3:21 AM

Post #8214234

Latest picture of my 2006 Christmas blocks quilt.

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mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

November 16, 2010
3:22 AM

Post #8214236

Have two table runners I'm trying to get finished. Did complete the two placemats, finally. Only 4 years in the making, ha ha.

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

November 16, 2010
5:44 AM

Post #8214382

You go Mittsy. Isn't it great when we actually finish up some of those back projects? I won't call them UFOs but...

barefootT

barefootT
(thunder)Wildwood, FL
(Zone 9a)

November 16, 2010
9:47 AM

Post #8214862

PHD's projects half done!!!!!
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

November 16, 2010
2:03 PM

Post #8215299

LOL, I like that better!!

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

November 16, 2010
2:20 PM

Post #8215319

Hey Marion, are you back home? How are you feeling?
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

November 16, 2010
3:46 PM

Post #8215448

I am still tired but functioning. I am home but days are filled with appointments as I am trying to get all my doctor, dental, etc. out of the way. Will be leaving again soon to go back to my sisters. I might add some granddaughter time in also as I really miss them!!!!!!!

Have been going to bed early as I get sleepy very early--guess just being tired has done that.

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

November 16, 2010
7:33 PM

Post #8216004

Please give your Mom a hug for all of us! Sending thoughts and prayers your way!

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

November 16, 2010
7:39 PM

Post #8216023

Marion, glad to hear you are taking care of yourself AND will getting some granddaughter time too!
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

November 17, 2010
3:38 AM

Post #8216276

Don't forget to take your vitamins & extra Vitamin C...

barefootT

barefootT
(thunder)Wildwood, FL
(Zone 9a)

November 17, 2010
9:48 AM

Post #8216865

vitamin d !!!
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

November 17, 2010
12:41 PM

Post #8217129

Noted all of the above and thanks ladies. Today my doctor took away my coffee--major issue here; spicy foods, tomatoes, onions and chocolate--how dare he do this--and mint!!! Did say I can eat all the yogurt I want--well thankful for same favors at this point!

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

November 17, 2010
1:08 PM

Post #8217170

There's coffee, mint and chocolate flavored yogurts and lots of stuff made with Carob. Can you eat the flavored yogurts as I'm sure they're flavored and not true mint/coffee/chocolate?
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

November 17, 2010
1:17 PM

Post #8217182

Oh thanks Stu, I didn't realize you could get yogurt in those flavors!!! Usually I just go for the Greek plain yogurt and haven't paid that much attention to the flavored ones. I think I might be able to have the flavored ones--sure hope so. It is just precaution right now as I have had some trouble but I really think it is stress related. Gonna miss my Starbucks and yes, I am one of those nuts who buys Starbucks. Besides I have to help my granddaughters college fund--LOL

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI
(Zone 5a)

November 17, 2010
1:31 PM

Post #8217201

Stress can cause a surprising lot of physical problems. I've had itching without hives, back muscle pain, and headaches in addition to stomach pains all from stress.

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

November 17, 2010
4:22 PM

Post #8217478

Marion sure hope they find the problem soon! Can't have you going into chocolate withdrawal!!!

barefootT

barefootT
(thunder)Wildwood, FL
(Zone 9a)

November 17, 2010
11:31 PM

Post #8217974

Marion, I used to drink at minimum a gallon of coffee every day...and doctor told me to give it up!!!! I now have one cup most days, occasionally two, if I do the second one is decaf... and one coke every day...(much cheaper than migraine meds)...I feel your pain :( just keep thinking of those lovely grands...and how you want to be here to spend time with them...makes it easier to give up the goodies we love...You can do it!!!!!
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

November 18, 2010
8:15 AM

Post #8218436

Thanks everyone, it won't really be all that bad. Just need to say I can do this and I can--have done much worse like adjusting to being a widow. The grands are what keeps me sane through all of this. I keep hoping to get some time in sewing but it just seems to evade me at the moment. Maybe today as I hate being so late with things.

barefootT

barefootT
(thunder)Wildwood, FL
(Zone 9a)

November 18, 2010
9:22 AM

Post #8218580

no worries, Marion...we have all been "late" more than once!!! Life happens...do it as you can...the most important thing is to take care of YOU, then you can take care of Momma...and somewhere in there if you have the wish to sew...you can take care of us...again NO WORRIES...do what you can when you can, or when you feel up to it!!! oh you know what I mean!!!! ((((((((((((((((())))))))))))))))))))))) big hugs to you !!!
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

November 18, 2010
11:30 AM

Post #8218801

Barb sent me Care Bear fabric, Here's what Carol V. did with it. A whole cloth quilt. Another one for the hospital. Check out the Isolette thread for the latest postings.

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gardenglory
Gainesville, FL
(Zone 9a)

November 18, 2010
2:12 PM

Post #8219061

Id like to say Id be giving up my COKES right along with you. I cant right now. I have been trying to lace them with coke zero.

I think the whole cloth care bares was a great idea andlooks really cute.

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

January 29, 2011
12:37 PM

Post #8337153

This is the king size quilt I made with all the wonderful sunflower prints you all sent!

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Catbird423

Catbird423
Odenton, MD
(Zone 7b)

January 29, 2011
1:25 PM

Post #8337225

Wow, that is awesome, love the sashing, pulls it all together. Wonderful job!!

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

January 29, 2011
2:29 PM

Post #8337342

Linda K, thanks for showing us the finished project. It turned out GREAT! I hope the lucky person you gave it to LOVES it!!!

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

January 29, 2011
3:10 PM

Post #8337392

Just beautiful Linda...

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

January 29, 2011
3:35 PM

Post #8337428

Thanks everyone. I thought I posted it before, but guess not! Yes, she loves the quilt!
housse301
Lexington Park, MD

January 30, 2011
3:27 AM

Post #8338151

Beautiful quilt love all the different sunflowers.Great job LK.

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

January 30, 2011
5:54 PM

Post #8339484

Great quilt Linda. Fun to see the fabrics in it.

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