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Thanks Marion. some of the folks in the swap thought it was a "hard" block to do...they all came out fantastic!!! I picked the block, and told everyone to use scraps!! I added a dark purple sashing...can not find the photo... :(
I have a spreadsheet of addresses of those who did swaps. So many of them just dropped out of existance. Often wonder what became of them.
And those who pop up once, ask a question, and never come back. Do we scare them off????
You were showing those blocks when I first found DG and you wonderful ladies!!! Was it LK or a lady in AZ whose husband came from New England and she wanted it for his birthday??? I may be way off but that sticks in my head...
Yes, that was a very cool swap. All the swaps afterwards that I organized you picked your colors and the sewer picked the pattern!(except ONE)!! You might NOT grow as much BUT... it still gave great experience and Participation!!! Back then I was organizing quite a few swaps, right now I just can't.
the leaf blocks, I chose for my Hubby who was born in New England !! Not for his birthday tho, just to surprise him! I had him help me decide on fabrics for two blocks, I told him I needed to do a bright "colored" leaf, and a brown one..."for the swap"...he was very surprised when I laid out all of the blocks, and told him they were for him!!! we have finally agreed on a back side for it..It is on my list of "to dos"
Jean, I wonder about that too??!!??
Shuggins posted on one of the threads just a bit ago, I believe she was the "hostess" of the first swap I joined??? which is the swap I got the leaves from...It was a 12 month swap, everyone chose the design of the block they wanted made, and some colors...each month some one got a set of blocks...I was almost at the end. we did the "different kind of swap" and another in the time frame of that first year, I ended up getting the star blocks before I got the leafs, even though I had joined the swap that I picked the leaves first...
I had so much fun with the 12 month block that I hosted. Having each person pick the pattern they wanted us to use gave all of us a chance to try something new. Maybe we should think of another one for 2011? Anyone in?
I am still here..fixing to get back into quilting. I found my grandma's quilting rack in the barn that was torn down last year due to Hurricane Ike winds. Things are slowing down here since we just about got everything caught up from all the hurricane damage. My son is home for the holidays and we are going to work on the house now..my bathroom is suppose to be remodel next..just need to find something to match with light baby pink tiles which are the originals..lol..I told my son first, we are going to the fabric store to buy the curtain fabric so we can match paint to the tiles..LOL.I will quilt the toilet seat cover and make my own bathtub curtains..can't stand shopping all over town trying to match stuff..I bought the fabric for my kitchen and dining table.which is country chickens..will post pics as these projects are done..My son is spending the moola bucks and I am making it my own way..lol..
Say, Pat, it looks like you have half a dozen of us for the 12 month block swap already. Why don't you start a new thread around the first of January and we can start for real in February, if you still want to host? Think, too, how you want to run things; ie. send blocks to people or send to you and then you send at end of month, what size blocks, who picks patterns, colors, etc.
I loved keeping in touch with the same group of women for a whole year. We got really close. Can't wait to do it again!
Anyone else interested in a batik block swap? I have a lug full that I have been collecting for many years, am trying to pare down but just can't part with it as fabric. I would be willing to make blocks to swap from it.
I have put together a quilt from the other room, a bunch of ladies got together and each made Christmas square, mailed it too me, and I put it together. Then the winner of the quilt is donating it to a needy vet in a home in East Texas tomorrow!
O do I remember it. Im just now finishing up myself. I only have the log cabin to finish, 5 to mail out.. I see a have a blk and wht one that didnt make it in time. Luckily I got barbs out before things went haywire. If anyone sees this, and doesnt have their block, feel free to ask for another color or w/e. Hopefully Im getting close to saying Im actually on a roll. I had to have Pat look for this thread, I wish I would have known you needed it. Good hunting tho.
We are hanging in there Linda. We had bad news and good news yesterday. The good news is that the melanoma is only in the windpipe - nowhere else. The bad news is that it cannot be removed-only try to shrink it with chemo and radiation. If they were to remove a piece of the windpipe, he would have his chin sutured to his chest so that he could not reaise his head and stretch the neck at all. It is a quality of life issue and Norm does not want that at all. They will do a laser broncoscopy to stop the bleeding and then we will meet with the oncology team to plan our attack. They want the broncoscopy done this week and we meet with the team next Wed. So we are taking things, one day at a time waiting for them to call with an operation time. So, If I don't post often, it's because we are busy. I always follow along even I can't post...
Again I tell you all how grateful I am for your concern and your prayers. That mean the world to both of us...
Oh Cheryl - I'm so sorry to read this. Are you going to make her a quilt too? If so, I'll make as many ribbons as you want...I will keep her in my prayers as well.
Today was Norm's laser broncoscopy Norm has a very sore throat from the tube they put down to protect his airway. The surgeon used the laser and burnt as off as much as she could at this point. She found another nodule starting and she wants to talk with the oncology docs to see what will be the best approach to use. She has already told us that this will be a recurring problem. She also told us that there will still be bleeding but it should not be as severe as it was. We meet with the oncologist and this surgeon next Wed to map a plan. Norm is sleeping, Thank heaven!!! We were up at four to get to the hospital for 7am and of course it has been raining all this time! I hate driving in the rain!!!
I'll keep you posted - Thank you so much for all the prayers.
Oh Barb thank you I think the two sisters will share right now. Thank you but really what do you need???? I just feel so bad for Norm and you. Please if you need anything Barb just let me know I am not far away and as always I pray for you both.
Thanks my friend. I'm still planning on the Gathering - I'll need a day away and with Norm's sister here I can feel comfortable taking one. We will persevere through things this time I'm sure. I'm nothing if not optimistic. It's just going to be a longer haul that's all...