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psychw2

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

April 4, 2011
8:11 PM

Post #8472660

New thread... sorry I was slow getting this thread up, I've been out of town.

WE HAVE ALL SIXTEEN!! Whooooooeeeee that was F-A-S-T (I thought I was being optimistic when I opened to 16!)

1 Psychw2 (Pat) Winter theme(or floral) , hunter greens and burgundys/pinks... (or Red/WHITE/Blue ... or Pink & Black!)
2 Qulter5dbsr (Barb) Winter anycolor
3 FluStu (Stuart) Winter or civil War, scrappy... use your stash
4 Bettypauze - (Betty) Christmas
5 Helenethequeen - (Helene )Christmas Traditional colors
6 Taters55 -(Linda) Christmas, Red, Green & Gold.
7 LadybugNH (Gloria) Winter theme with blue and white and any other winter colors.
8 Housse301 (Laura) NO Christmas, scrappy
9 Jumper2 (Lucy ) Either, Christmas or winter
10. Mystery (NO name) AND wants NO blocks... LOL, just wants to sew!
11 BarefootT (Thunder) Christmas/Winter...reds, greens, blues..Lights, ornaments, snowflakes...SNOWMEN!!!
12 Mittsy (Mittsy!) Christmas in traditional colors BLING??
13 Cheriffic (Cher) Christmas in traditional colors.
14. Silioegma - (Karen) Winter theme
15 Syrumani (Nicole) TREES!!! Love Christmas trees.
16 Ladydragon5 (Janice) Christmas colors, red, forest green, gold.



This message was edited Apr 4, 2011 7:13 PM
Syrumani
Whitsett, NC
(Zone 8a)

April 5, 2011
3:58 AM

Post #8472928

I finished my potholders (just need to mail!) . . . now I can start concentrating on these blocks!

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

April 5, 2011
6:04 AM

Post #8473133

Thanks for moving us Pat
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

April 5, 2011
7:55 AM

Post #8473403

My blocks have cost anywhere from .44 to .88 to 1.05 I think it depends on the bulkiness as well as the size. They have to fit through a cardboard slot or else they are nonmachinable. (which costs more) Always something! I try to recycle as much as possible and reuse envelopes every chance I get. I do peel off the postage and all labels so as to remove as much weight as possible.

Glad you liked the block and tip, Helene.

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

April 5, 2011
9:26 AM

Post #8473627

This from Stu today

It's in the eye, yes in the eye. The colors are just so well put together.Precision work.
No more two turtle doves however.

Thank you so much
See for your self

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FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

April 5, 2011
11:01 AM

Post #8473752

Helene... glad you like it The dove fabric is actually an oriental print, but when I saw it, I thought immediately of using the pair as a central panel to some of the Christmas blocks and the colors of the flowers and leaves were perfect to carry the Christmas colors.

Edited to add that I sent Helene an apology as I didn't think of the subject matter when sending her the block... my mind only went to the 12 days of Christmas song.

This message was edited Apr 5, 2011 1:07 PM
Thea1962
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

April 5, 2011
11:09 AM

Post #8473765

Beautiful colours and work FLStu, I would have never guessed that the doves are on an oriental print.
These swaps look like a lot of fun, maybe next time I come out of my little shell and participate in one...lol
Until then I just go on enjoying all your beautiful work.

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

April 5, 2011
12:27 PM

Post #8473936

The Block is purrfect (love this word)

taters55

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

April 5, 2011
1:02 PM

Post #8474081

Wow, Stu, that is really nice! Love the colors!
ladydragon5
Fostoria, OH
(Zone 5a)

April 6, 2011
10:37 AM

Post #8476043

Mittsy sent me two wonderful blocks; one for this swap and one for the "different kind of block" swap. I love them both and they will be added to my stash to make the quilts.

I finished two of the "winter" blocks yesterday. I love them but I don't know if the recipients will. One is a little out of the ordinary but I do love it anyway.

jumper2

jumper2
Huron, OH
(Zone 5b)

April 6, 2011
10:54 AM

Post #8476066

i got a block from Stu today. It's simple but wonderful. Thanks!

taters55

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

April 6, 2011
11:51 AM

Post #8476165

Stu, I just got your block also! I love it! Thanks so much!

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Quilter5bdsr

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

April 6, 2011
12:06 PM

Post #8476194

I love the simple blocks like that. I like how they offset the ones with lots of pieces or star blocks etc. Nice job Stu.

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

April 6, 2011
12:14 PM

Post #8476215

You're both welcome. Linda, your block is the reason I went out and bought (finally) a set of squares. The outer border was originally gold around the red and then green outer border. I tried and tried to measure the extra and square it down to 12.5 ", but kept on being too short and I'd have to cut it back down (try to rip all 4 seams and stay sane). Eventually, I ran out of green and went to Joann's to buy a square ruler set.

You can't see it in pics, but the center and red fabrics have gold metallic. I'm going to share a little with some of these blocks cause they made me have to laugh when I ran into some quirky bumps in the road.

Jumper, I think that was the red and green Christmas pinwheel? If you need, I have pics of the ones that I sent out, except for Housse and Ladybug and can post for those without cameras... just D-mail me or ask in the thread.



This message was edited Apr 6, 2011 2:16 PM

jumper2

jumper2
Huron, OH
(Zone 5b)

April 6, 2011
1:19 PM

Post #8476320

I got the blue and white w/ snow flakes. It's lovely!

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FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

April 6, 2011
6:12 PM

Post #8476965

Yes, sorry. Found which block it was when I got home and looked at my list. I'm in that 'Can't Remember Squat' phase lately.
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

April 6, 2011
6:12 PM

Post #8476967

I got my block from Stu, thank you. Love the two turtle doves, I have a partridge in a pear tree fabric fat quarter in my stash and will use these blocks in my oldest granddaughter's Christmas quilt. I only have two blocks to go and I'll have them done.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

April 7, 2011
4:50 AM

Post #8477666

OMGGGGGGGG Helene,

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helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

April 7, 2011
6:43 AM

Post #8478015

geeee that took a long time to get to you.
Glad it's ok with you.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

April 7, 2011
10:02 AM

Post #8478373

I love it, did get it 3 days ago but wasn't feeling the best and computer decided it would be ill at same time..lol..already in my christmas blocks from last year just waiting to become a treasure!
Syrumani
Whitsett, NC
(Zone 8a)

April 7, 2011
2:05 PM

Post #8478747

I got my block from Stu today! Thanks, Stu!

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barefootT

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

April 7, 2011
3:53 PM

Post #8478974

I got my block from Stu today too!!! red with gold, and birdies in the trees like in Nichole's...Maybe the pin wheel you were thinking of Stu??? It is fantastic :-)

post the photo if you have it, or I will get one up later...

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

April 7, 2011
4:36 PM

Post #8479071

This is Thunder's block. She said that she liked birds.

Syrumani's block has two fabrics with a print of snow covered pine trees in two different tones of green.

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FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

April 7, 2011
4:42 PM

Post #8479081

This is Mittsy's block.

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barefootT

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

April 7, 2011
9:02 PM

Post #8479730

Yes Stu I love birds, Have two in my dining room !! and love to watch the wild ones outside!!

Saw an eagle today!!! it was fantastic!!! and some Hummers !! oh yea ...got to see my sister too!!! Had a great day :-)
housse301
Lexington Park, MD

April 11, 2011
6:57 AM

Post #8487227

Got my block from Stu and I love the colors. Thank you.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

April 11, 2011
7:00 AM

Post #8487245

I've started mine, just finishing the 2nd one..long way to go but it's a start..the 2nd one I might give to 'me' as I'm on the list..just too pretty!
housse301
Lexington Park, MD

April 11, 2011
7:03 AM

Post #8487250

Ok here it is blues and creams. This is the block Stu sent me.

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FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

April 11, 2011
8:03 AM

Post #8487402

You're welcome Laura. You asked for no Christmas and scrappy. About 4 months after I got started quilting, I used these fabrics, my first pre-washed, for the blocks in my first attempt for a swap on another site.. It was a Rail (?) pattern. I made eight blocks using two blue and four cream colors as no two were supposed to be the same combo. Unfortunately, my blocks turned out 1/4 inch to small as I didn't use a 'scant' 1/4 inch (didn't realize we had to) and all the blocks were rejected and I felt a bit devistated. That's one of the main reasons I've been hesitant to join another swap. These were extra of the materials that I used. When you said 'scrappy', I stumbled across these looking in my stash of scraps. Using them in this swap kind of validated for me that I could do a swap, using pre-washed materials and all.

This message was edited Apr 11, 2011 10:05 AM

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

April 11, 2011
8:50 AM

Post #8487528

Great thinking..love the blues..

was trying to figure out what is Christmas and what is winter, not easy in my mind so will do all the Christmas blocks and perhaps by then more will have received their winter blocks and I can get ideas!
ladydragon5
Fostoria, OH
(Zone 5a)

April 11, 2011
10:46 AM

Post #8487774

I have about half finished and just need to mail. I did the Winter ones first since I had trouble knowing exactly what that was. the Christmas will be easy as I have lots of that kind of fabric left over from the last Christmas swap.

Stu, I know exactly what you mean about seams. When I first started making blocks for swaps and used Quilter Cache, I found that their patterns really took a 1/8" seam, not the usual 1/4". I made lots of blocks tht were just shy of the 12.5 and then, to compensate, I made ones that turned out to be 13"+. I really had trouble with the disappearing 9 blocks. As a 9 block, if it is 12.5", when you cut it, then it is short the 12.5. I really struggled with THAT one.

I have to say, that nobody in this group ever sent my blocks back or was nasty about it when they were just shy of what they should have been, as they were when I first started. Since then I have tried to make sure they are the right size since they were so kind to me.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

April 11, 2011
11:16 AM

Post #8487823

Amen to that Janice..

Had triangle cut out from last year's projects, thought 'great' I can make one of the blocks out of this..well, as it happened I was one piece short and had to add a seam, the print is so busy you'd have had to look for it but rather than someone finding it I think I'll keep that one for me..lol

Know I could sent it to one of my dg friends here who know me well and they'd forgive but thought best not to..

will post a photo though just before I set it in the box with my other christmas blocks..

Quilter5bdsr

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

April 11, 2011
12:50 PM

Post #8487999

Stu - I got your block Saturday. I wasn't sure it was you as there was no return address and nothing on the block. After searching the Florida map, I figured it HAD to be you because Thunder always signs her blocks and Marion isn't in this swap.
I got Pat's today from the other swap. I will post photos in the morning.
I must add my two cents too about block size. I try really hard to make sure they are correct but sometimes they may not be.
Anyone is free to send a block back to me that they are not happy with. That being said, I have never gotten a block back and I would never send one back either. To me, the purpose of these swaps is to learn. Anew technique, a new pattern I may not have tried before, etc. I would not want to inhibit someone else from trying new things by being upset about the size of their block. There are so many ways to compensate if need be. Besides, I think the world of every one of you and would not hurt you ever if I can help it.

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

April 11, 2011
1:06 PM

Post #8488030

Barb... sorry, the return addy sticker must have fallen off. I tried to tape over each just in case, but must have missed that one. I believe I sent you a pinwheel inb the two blue snowflake fabrics that I used for Jumper.

Quilter5bdsr

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

April 11, 2011
1:11 PM

Post #8488043

That's the one Stu. I'll post a photo in the morning!!! I did have fun exploring Florida!!!!
housse301
Lexington Park, MD

April 11, 2011
1:14 PM

Post #8488050

Very well put Barb. I have been very shy about signing up for a block swap as I am not a scant 1/4 seam sewer. I try but does not always happen.

Quilter5bdsr

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

April 11, 2011
1:15 PM

Post #8488052

Only God is perfect Laura. The rest of us just muddle along...
housse301
Lexington Park, MD

April 11, 2011
1:16 PM

Post #8488055

Well then I muddy along in my quilts and with my DG friends.

Quilter5bdsr

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

April 11, 2011
1:17 PM

Post #8488058

That's how we do it!! And thank heaven for all our friends here.
Thea1962
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

April 11, 2011
1:35 PM

Post #8488086

I for one enjoy all your quilting creations...to me they look wonderful :)

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

April 11, 2011
6:49 PM

Post #8488814

all i can add that SCANT 1/4" is ia b... No matter how you put it.

And yes the Quilters cachet is not very accruate - but perhaps because it is free???

siliolegma

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

April 11, 2011
9:09 PM

Post #8489131

Just got home from TN we had a wonderful time, warm weather and family..It just doesn't get any better.
I got my block from Stu, thank you, very pretty, will post tomorrow.
My two cents worth...I haven't measured a single one of my swap blocks and don't intend to. I love them for the expression of friendship they represent.

Quilter5bdsr

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

April 12, 2011
4:48 AM

Post #8489409

This is the block I got from Stu. Love it -thank you so much.

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taters55

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

April 12, 2011
5:36 AM

Post #8489545

Wow, another great block from Stu! Nice job!
Thea1962
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

April 12, 2011
6:40 AM

Post #8489734

I just love that blue fabric Stu...great job :)

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

April 12, 2011
6:50 AM

Post #8489767

Purrfect center. All blocks are eautiful

I have one more to send. Struggling with color selection.

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

April 12, 2011
6:52 AM

Post #8489771

Thanks. THe light blue was found at a LQS in Atlanta when I was there for a conference at the beginning of March and the dark blue was from an excursion to a LQS that I really like, but can get to only occassionally when I have a weekday off and make it my 'quilt shop exploration day'. I did a stay-cation in mid march while my SO was at the Nationals in Kentucky (I miss not going to their LQS this year).

siliolegma

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

April 12, 2011
10:32 AM

Post #8490308

Mine is the same as Barb's love it Stu, many thanks.

psychw2

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

April 12, 2011
6:26 PM

Post #8491351

I stopped at the post office today... THANKS Stu! You have been a busy quilter! I got a lovely blue & white block, Stu if you have a picture of the block could you post it? Husband is out of town again & I'm technoZERO.

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

April 13, 2011
3:27 AM

Post #8492106

This is Pat's block. It started out to be my first attempt at a Basket Weave pattern. I allowed extra size of the pieces to allow for a 1/4 in seam instead of the scant 1/4 called for. The pattern called for two sets of three-strip blocks, alternating light/dark/light and dark/light/dark. I obviously calculated wrong as they didn't fit on the perpendicular placements. I think I saved the block by placing them alternating end-to-end. Not quite the intended block, but foiled by a scant 1/4 AGAIN...

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siliolegma

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

April 13, 2011
5:53 AM

Post #8492325

Stu, that scant quarter inch gets me every time. I think the pattern needs to call for a quarter inch or an eighth inch in the first place. No two people are going to call the same amount "scant".

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

April 13, 2011
7:46 AM

Post #8492482

That "scant" is a nightmare.

This block looks so simple and actually quite hard to get all those corners exactly right.

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

April 13, 2011
7:52 AM

Post #8492491

LOL... what I found even harder Helene was getting the seams not to sew down going opposite directions in the corners of the segments. I think that I had only two that had segment ends sewn to opposing sides so I count that as an accomplishment. I think that I've figured out how to avoid that happening, though some do slip through at times. Doing these blocks were good practice for that.

taters55

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

April 13, 2011
10:31 AM

Post #8492804

Stu, I love those colors, and that pattern! Nice job! I usually cut my pieces a bit larger than what the pattern calls for. Even though I have a 1/4 inch foot, it still is not accurate.
Thea1962
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

April 13, 2011
12:01 PM

Post #8492982

Stu, wonderful job on that basket weave block. I think that block would have driven me to insanity...so many seams to match up!!!
I am lucky if can match up 2 right away without ripping it open over and over...lol
housse301
Lexington Park, MD

April 13, 2011
4:29 PM

Post #8493628

I received my block from Mittsy. Thank you.

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Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

April 14, 2011
7:43 AM

Post #8494840

Helene, your block is now travelling south to you...

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

April 14, 2011
10:40 AM

Post #8495181

I had sent everyone's blocks out at the same time, so if you haven't gotten yours, please let me know... Betty, I know that yours may take a little extra time, but I would think that it is already somewhere across the border by now.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

April 14, 2011
11:09 AM

Post #8495257

I'll check sweetie..

barefootT

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

April 14, 2011
4:06 PM

Post #8495890

Stu, that is a STUpendous block LOL seriously ...it is fantastic...you are doing very good...see you had nothing to be worried about half the purpose of a swap is to get you to try new things!!!! other half ...is to have fun with friends, and end up with some great blocks!!!!

very glad you finally decided to join us!!!

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

April 18, 2011
11:08 AM

Post #8504140

OMG OMG Betty you are a marvel in workmanship and color selection. Such an eye!!!

Thank you, thank you so much.Love Love the embroidered center. Where did you get the design. What kind of embroidery machine do you have.? May I ask? Helene

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helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

April 18, 2011
11:10 AM

Post #8504144

Look at the equal strength of the blocks received so far. MAN - beautiful or what???!!!

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Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

April 18, 2011
11:24 AM

Post #8504179

Gee they match well and lordy didn't take long to get to you..I've been almost tied to the bed these past weeks, did try on Saturday to work on another, actually similar in design/color and the inside square a poinsettia, would you know it, 1/4 " short ..keep this up and I'll have a 12" block collection to play with

Am glad you like it..was trying to use up scraps

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

April 18, 2011
11:48 AM

Post #8504211

inspirational for scraps
housse301
Lexington Park, MD

April 18, 2011
2:38 PM

Post #8504487

What a beautiful collection you have there Helene.

taters55

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

April 18, 2011
2:50 PM

Post #8504505

Very pretty! Love that embroidery work!

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

April 18, 2011
4:46 PM

Post #8504715


yes beautiful, I am so glad I am participating

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

April 18, 2011
4:49 PM

Post #8504724

Betty... very impressive block.
ladydragon5
Fostoria, OH
(Zone 5a)

April 19, 2011
10:47 AM

Post #8506573

Ladybug NH (Gloria) I need your address, it is not in the address exchange. You can e-mail me at combestj@sbcglobal.net Thanks.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

April 19, 2011
2:44 PM

Post #8506956

Where have you been Janice...been missing you!
ladydragon5
Fostoria, OH
(Zone 5a)

April 21, 2011
9:23 AM

Post #8511069

My kids are on my mind right now. Two are having their houses foreclosed and I am helping them find other housing. I have offered to supplement the money they have to put down to buy lower cost housing. One has had good luck and found a fixer upper at a good price. The other has not been so lucky. In addition the other two kids are facing divorces. Both after almost twenty years of marriage, although the last ten have been very bad for one. This will be their second divorce and at age 50+ they should be looking forward to the time when they can spend with a partner for some together time. They are both wonderful kids and I think their spouses are being very stupid and selfish but that may be just that I am their Mom. My son's wife will be taking everything she can get including the gold in his teeth although she has failed to be a wife in any way for the past ten years. My daughter's husband has no conception of money and so doesn't have any so she will be back to go with a son just ready to go into college. I don't care how old they get, they are still your kids and you worry.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

April 21, 2011
9:43 AM

Post #8511105

OMG, Janice, you sure don't need this stress and yes, regardless of the age they are still your babes...hard getting back on top of things at that age, sorry to hear you've such hurdles in your life..have been wondering about you, Stacey and Jonathan..

difficult watching them go through these struggles, about 10 years ago my younges Jeff divorces, pays $1,800 a month for his 2 kids, thank goodness the $1,000 for DIL stopped when she remarried but on the better side, she sure has done a wonderful job raising them and Jeff said he doesn't regret the $$$..funny thing is, they are now the greatest friends..makes life easier for sure..be about another 5 years..will go quickly I'm sure..by that time his mom will need to put in a nursing home and the paying will start all over again! lol

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

April 21, 2011
9:56 AM

Post #8511128

Oh Geee Janice. Now after you moved and hopefully settled in to some sort of routine (which I am struggling with). You have all this to face. I am so sorry about this and wish I could help in some way...Yes they are still your kids. My Mom used to say "the older they get the bigger the worry".True. Helene

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siliolegma

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

April 21, 2011
10:51 AM

Post #8511237

So sorry Janice, my heart aches for you. You never stop worrying about them no matter the age.
My oldest divorced and it was a horrid time for me as his ex took the kids to TN. In the end it has worked out ok, both re-married and kids had great step parents on both sides. More grands were added by both. My former DIL considers herself my daughter and I do too. Now all get along and can share important events and grand kids.
I do hope things will work out for you children. In the end, that's all we can do.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

April 21, 2011
12:25 PM

Post #8511406

Siliolegma, that's exactly the way I am with DIL..infact at Christmas when Santa came to my house her child with new hubby got boxes almost same as the others...makes life a whole lot easier right!

siliolegma

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

April 21, 2011
12:35 PM

Post #8511414

You are so very right Betty, I could have never gone to visit with gifts for just 2 when there were 3. Besides Em has loved me from the get-go and I feel the same for her. She had words with another relative who dared to tell her I wasn't her "real" grandma. She even asked my son.(dad to her sibs) if she could have her graduation party at his house and of course he told her yes. My parents gave her the same in their wills as they gave the rest of the grands. There's not a person in our family who considers her anything but ours.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

April 21, 2011
4:10 PM

Post #8511878

That sure is heartwarming..not the childrens' fault that adults just can't make a go of it..kudos to you all..

Been fabric shopping, ever purchase fabric that you don't want to cut into because it just too pretty??

siliolegma

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

April 21, 2011
4:19 PM

Post #8511906

They all are so much happier now. No one has a reason to fuss.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

April 21, 2011
4:40 PM

Post #8511992

Amazing what makes people happy! Smiling to myself, simple life for me, long weekend ahead, stash of material,patterns at hand, 7:39pm, already ate, had my bath, magazines by me side, in my nighty and ready for 3 days of play..can life get any better than that I ask you?

psychw2

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

April 21, 2011
5:53 PM

Post #8512138

Oh Betty, I have SERIOUS life envy for you right now! I'm facing another tough 8+ hours of work and 5 extra people for the weekend (that I didn't invite, but thats different story) and I still need to clean enough that I don't die of embarrassment! EEeeeeeee

My mother told me she heard that "A mother is ONLY as happy as her UNhappiest child" and that is frequently true.

I divorced after 28 LONG years, almost 50 YO and went back to school, remarried and life has been sooooo much happier. I'm glad I was able to do that for MYSELF and for my MOTHER. It was very painful for her to see unhappy and poorly treated. I'm glad she lived long enough to see me happily remarried to a good man who treats me like a Queen.

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

April 21, 2011
5:54 PM

Post #8512140

Betty... been there. I have a few fabrics that I hate to use cause I hate to see go. Gotta remind myself that there will ALWAYS be fabrics that I find special.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

April 21, 2011
6:09 PM

Post #8512178

Psychw2. I'm sure she was extremely proud of your accomplishments..sounds as though you are in for a very busy weekend! I'm still trying to decide if I'm up tp cooking Easter dinner Sunday..better make up my mind shortly..

barefootT

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

April 22, 2011
6:12 PM

Post #8514117

"A mother is ONLY as happy as her Unhappiest child" A perfect statement...
ladydragon5
Fostoria, OH
(Zone 5a)

April 25, 2011
11:15 AM

Post #8519336

Thank you for all your warm wishes. My son, who is not divorced yet but should have been 10 years ago, brought his new girlfriend to Easter dinner yesterday. While this was a bit unusually, it was so nice to see him happy and laughing with this woman. They were very affectionate (not all over each other but joking and holding hands stuff) and that had DEFINITELY not been the case with his wife since the beginning. We have all said that John was so much more relaxed and happy when his wife was not at our events.

It's such a shame. I really like his wife and she and I were close in the beginning. They have the same view of what they want from life, love kids, have the same hobbies...on paper they are perfect for each other. But she has had a touch time with her dad and brothers and really hates men. She just doesn't trust them and has never given John a chance. How I wish she could have had some therapy and gotten over this problem. Sometimes we just can't help those we love!

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

April 25, 2011
12:05 PM

Post #8519445

Glad you enjoyed your day with John and his friends Janice..let's hope life improves for him and that his wife does get the help she needs..

well, quite proud of myself, got 6 blocks done on the weekend, they are looking good, then this morning was up early and have the 7th cut out and ready to sew tonight..with the one I've already sent out figure I'm on the downslide now..

Quilter5bdsr

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

April 25, 2011
12:09 PM

Post #8519454

Janince your block came today. It is truly "different" than I pictured for a winter block but I LOVE IT!!!! I'll try to get a picture of it in the morning - no camera right now. It is going to make a statement - that's for sure!!!!

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

April 25, 2011
12:57 PM

Post #8519545

Received my block today, Thank you so much, It fits right into the mix.

It sound as if your son is on the right road. Good for them.

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

April 25, 2011
5:09 PM

Post #8520166

I also received a block from Janice today. VERY cute. Thank you so much.

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siliolegma

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

April 25, 2011
5:23 PM

Post #8520199

And...my block from Janice..Thank you dear friend.

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barefootT

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

April 25, 2011
9:15 PM

Post #8520770

I got my block today from Janice too!!!! snowman :-)
looks like Stu's, just all red fabric, not the dark blue in his
If my brain works, and I remember..I will get a photo tomorrow..
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

April 26, 2011
5:37 AM

Post #8521095

I got my block from Janice, too. It arrived in yesterday's mail. So pretty.

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siliolegma

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

April 26, 2011
6:08 AM

Post #8521171

I do love those fabrics.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

April 26, 2011
6:19 AM

Post #8521192

Love the blocks..should be done on the weekend, am doing a trip to Nashville/Memphis on May 19th so will post all from your side of the border..must ask, would black/gold fit it to any of your designs? Made a lovely block but only see one posting of black (wants) but it was with pink...this one has green/red mixed in???? any takers???

taters55

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

April 26, 2011
6:22 AM

Post #8521201

Black/gold would be fine with me Betty. Sounds pretty!

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

April 26, 2011
6:33 AM

Post #8521231

Then I'll put your name on it LindaKay

taters55

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

April 26, 2011
7:16 AM

Post #8521305

:-) Thanks Betty.

Quilter5bdsr

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

April 26, 2011
7:45 AM

Post #8521365

Here is the block I got from Janice... I really love it...

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FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

April 26, 2011
8:37 AM

Post #8521473

Great sale at Fabric.com

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siliolegma

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

April 26, 2011
8:50 AM

Post #8521503

Janice, you do have some of the most unusual fabrics. They are so loverly.
ladydragon5
Fostoria, OH
(Zone 5a)

April 26, 2011
9:40 AM

Post #8521589

I have been blessed with a wonderful quilt shop in Michigan which I miss like crazy! I do get back enough to check them out fro time to time.

Barb I am so glad you like the block. I was so worried. I loved the fabric and the combination of colors but it was so different I wasn't sure it would go with the rest of the blocks you get. Remember, if it doesn't fit I have others to choose from.

siliolegma

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

April 26, 2011
1:45 PM

Post #8522058

Thanks, Stu...that cost me. LOL

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

April 27, 2011
8:29 AM

Post #8523951

Isn't this pattern gorgeous

http://www.e-patternscentral.com/images/products/super_closeups/8401_1.jpg

taters55

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

April 27, 2011
8:44 AM

Post #8523980

Oh Betty, you find some of the prettiest patterns!

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

April 27, 2011
9:02 AM

Post #8524012

Don't know what I subscribed to on my ipad LindaKay, think Kyle downloaded it for me...almost everyday they are sending me e-mails and doubt I've received one that I wouldn't mind doing..
housse301
Lexington Park, MD

April 28, 2011
3:11 AM

Post #8525601

That is a very nice pattern Looks like only 3 or maybe 4 colors.

psychw2

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

April 28, 2011
7:25 AM

Post #8526038

Janice, I stopped at the post office and brought home your beautiful block! R/W/B in Christmas! How fun! Thanks, if you have a picture of it, would you post it? I'd like everybody to see the beautiful coordination of the block pattern.

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

April 28, 2011
9:08 AM

Post #8526188

psychw2 I sent your block out last week. Should be there by now.

siliolegma

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

April 28, 2011
11:21 AM

Post #8526420

Addys I will need for this swap: Mittsy, need yours up-north. Psychw2, Pat I don't think I have the right one for you. Bettypauze, Jumper, Syrumani, and Housse, I need all of yours please.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

April 28, 2011
1:17 PM

Post #8526642

Mine is in the address exchange...

siliolegma

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

April 28, 2011
1:20 PM

Post #8526648

Sorry I cannot access the exchange.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

April 28, 2011
1:28 PM

Post #8526655

Just sent you a 'd-mail with address'..

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

May 1, 2011
3:01 PM

Post #8532802

Lovely out yesterday, spent the day in the gardens...not that I love this time of year but sure do enjoy once all the pretties come!!! Paths/hidden garden/pond, my little haven..managed to get 8 Emerald Cedars planted and plum wore myself out so thought I'd treat myself to steak..while at the grocery store I stopped into the post office...as I opened the box and saw 2 envelopes you should have seen me smile...

Of course once I got home the oooh's and ahhh's that went with the smile was something to behold..

1st package I opened was from FlStu..it had been travelling or rather sitting in customs for quite some time..now it's with me to be cherished into a project (not yet decided upon) lol

I'm thrilled to show you my block...

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Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

May 1, 2011
3:08 PM

Post #8532816

And the 2nd, an evelope from Janice...matches many of the blocks from last years's Christmas block swap..

Aren't you just thrilled when you get an envelope and you know it's a block made especially for you...???

Janice, thank you kindly, will have to get last years' blocks out and see what I can come up with i.e. pattern..sure wish they had Christmas/winter fabric out now...

Well, seeing as it's raining this afternoon and I've had my mid-day nap, I'm back to making the last of my blocks..drats, better pay attention to what's cooking upstairs before I burn yet another Sunday din/din...

DO LOVE my blocks girls, now that's 3 I've received..

1. Helenethequeen
2. FlStu
3. Janice

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taters55

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

May 1, 2011
3:50 PM

Post #8532912

Beautiful blocks Betty. Nice work, girls and guys!

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

May 1, 2011
4:37 PM

Post #8532992

I uhhh and ahh too - beautiful

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

May 1, 2011
5:00 PM

Post #8533036

I just want to varify - I have mailed out 15 blocks - I know 13 received my blocks

2 have not acknowledged : and Psychw2 and LadybugNH - if you don't like the bloacks I can revise and send another. Helene

Pat you don't post pictures?????

taters55

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

May 1, 2011
5:02 PM

Post #8533039

I don't think she has a camera?

psychw2

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

May 1, 2011
5:27 PM

Post #8533113

Helene, I am a Techno-zero and if any pictures get downloaded and then Uploaded somewhere it's because my husband did it. I don't think I have received any blocks that have not been acknowledged. I checked my sewing room and I don't see one that is NOT accounted for. Did you mail it to my PO box as listed in the address exchange? My sewing room is in complete disarray right now, I have tomorrow off and I'll be cleaning and preparing to sew again. If I have a block "hidden" in there, I will certainly unbury it tomorrow.

Do you have a picture of it? I'll see if I mislabeled a block. I'm so sorry.

If I have been in a swap with you before, do NOT use my old address. Use the P O box listed in Othello that is in the address exchange. If you don't have access to the address exchange please let me know.

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

May 1, 2011
6:48 PM

Post #8533292

Here's another angle for Betty's block. The two dove pieces were sitting out on my table with others and happened to be positioned this way. I liked it and filled in the blanks.

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FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

May 1, 2011
6:57 PM

Post #8533310

Cheryl and Gloria also had already received their blocks.

Cheryl's is a mirror of Helene's.

For Gloria's, I made pinwheels using the red with conifer-like leaves that I used in Betty's (the colors reminds me of a warm flannel shirt) and the two snow covered pine fabrics that I used in Nicole's block. Sorry, didn't take a picture of this one before it went out.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

May 1, 2011
7:12 PM

Post #8533333

Best I make a pillow top for my block so I can turn it on all different angles..it is indeed lovely!

taters55

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

May 4, 2011
10:59 AM

Post #8539379

Janice I got your block a few days ago, and forgot to post that I recieved it.
Thanks so much for a beautiful block!

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jumper2

jumper2
Huron, OH
(Zone 5b)

May 4, 2011
11:58 AM

Post #8539462

I got a block from Janice today. It's lovely!
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

May 7, 2011
4:55 AM

Post #8545213

I've been hurrying to finish up a few blocks I started before my machine died. Now that I have it back I'm playing catch up. Here's two that will go in the mail today. Merry Christmas, red.

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mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

May 7, 2011
4:56 AM

Post #8545217

Merry Christmas, green

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mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

May 7, 2011
4:59 AM

Post #8545221

According to my records that leaves two more, one is finished the other I'll get fabric together and work on when I am back in NY. I did send one to Laura, but I don't have it checked as received. She wanted scrappy.

siliolegma

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

May 7, 2011
6:05 AM

Post #8545308

Those are very pretty Mittsy, I have mine all done, sending in about a week so you will be back north by then.

siliolegma

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

May 7, 2011
6:10 AM

Post #8545317

Oops almost forgot, I still need one more address. Syrumani/Nicole. Could I have yours, please? Or if anyone has her address.

barefootT

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

May 7, 2011
7:38 AM

Post #8545487

sending you a d-mail Karen

siliolegma

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

May 7, 2011
2:57 PM

Post #8546214

LOL Thanks all. I guess everyone had the address but me.

psychw2

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

May 7, 2011
3:04 PM

Post #8546219

Ya still need it Karen? I'll send it to you too!! LOL
Syrumani
Whitsett, NC
(Zone 8a)

May 7, 2011
3:07 PM

Post #8546227

Janice - I got your block out of the mailbox today - and as soon as I find my camera, I'll take a pic of it! Thank you, it's beautiful!
Nichole

Does anyone still need my address?

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

May 7, 2011
3:14 PM

Post #8546236

Can't wait to mail mine out on the 19th...everyone certainly have put their all into it!

psychw2

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

May 7, 2011
3:17 PM

Post #8546242

I've located fabric and NOT sewn one stitch
housse301
Lexington Park, MD

May 7, 2011
3:32 PM

Post #8546277

I received it Mittsy on April 13 and posted a pic.

barefootT

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

May 7, 2011
3:34 PM

Post #8546279

same here Doc!!

finished the quilt for my sailor boy!!! tho... now I can get caught up on the swap blocks...as soon as I am done "freaking out" that he is leaving Monday morning!!!

barefootT

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

May 10, 2011
9:52 PM

Post #8553857

I received a lovely little package in the mail from Mittsy, I will post a few photos , in a few days...just too tired now to try to take a decent shot...got beautiful block with snow couple on it :-) , and some 9 patches for that swap...thanks much Mittsy.

And I got a big bag of scraps, and a hug from Mittsy on Monday Morning :-) , she popped in on her way to Kentucky...we only had a few minutes as she needed to be on her way, and we needed to get breakfast done and get Kyle to the recruiting station...but it was a very nice few minutes!!!! more thanks to ya Mittsy.. some of those scraps will go into my charm quilt, and the rest will go into quilts for charity.

taters55

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

May 12, 2011
7:21 AM

Post #8557464

I got two blocks yesterday,one from Janice, and one from Mittsy.
Thuis one is from Mittsy! So pretty, and I love the embroidery.

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taters55

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

May 12, 2011
7:21 AM

Post #8557466

And this beauty is from Janice! Love the colors!
Thanks to both of you!

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Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

May 12, 2011
7:35 AM

Post #8557499

Very pretty indeed!

Quilter5bdsr

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

May 12, 2011
8:16 AM

Post #8557587

Wow - I feel bad as I haven't started sewing on mine yet. I'm so glad we have until Aug for these. My eyes are really bothering me now and I can't wait for the surgery. Thank heaven for big fonts so I can read what I'm typing!!! I will sew them as soon as I can sew a straight seam that I can see again. Like is really funny sometimes when viewed through a magnifying glass!!!! Better put it down though as dust looks awful!

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

May 12, 2011
8:28 AM

Post #8557612

lol, thanks goodness we don't have that option in a mirror..yikes...talk about lines!

You'll soon have 20/20 vision and wonder why you didn't get it done before..

taters55

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

May 12, 2011
9:54 AM

Post #8557775

When is your surgery Barb?

Quilter5bdsr

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

May 12, 2011
10:15 AM

Post #8557827

Depending on the surgeon's schedule it will be on June 8 or 22. He only operates twice a month but may do as many as 10 - 12 people each time. He insists on several follow up visits to prevent any problems so keeps his schedule open for those. He also does Lasik surgery on the other two weeks. He is rated the best in NH so I don't mind the wait. I can function pretty well and that's all that matters. I go next week for the surgeon coordinaters visit. to get all the measurements needed for my new lens. Plus I need to have a physical by my Primary care within 30 days of surgery so that is scheduled for the 24th. Sounds like a lot of running but to me it is worth it...

taters55

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

May 12, 2011
10:29 AM

Post #8557869

Praying it goes well for you!

Quilter5bdsr

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

May 12, 2011
11:22 AM

Post #8557950

Thanks Linda - I'm hoping it's the piece of cake everybody has been telling me!!!!

siliolegma

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

May 12, 2011
12:36 PM

Post #8558117

Had my left eye fixed on Wed. , in today for patch off and follow-up. All is going well. T'was easy Barb..this from the coward of the county.

taters55

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

May 12, 2011
1:48 PM

Post #8558356

Karen, Glad to hear your doing well!

Quilter5bdsr

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

May 12, 2011
2:09 PM

Post #8558427

Thanks Karen for letting me know this. You do have coward competition!!!! I'm really happy to hear it went well for you and I really am not worried about my surgery. So many of you have told me it is "a piece of cake, a walk in the park, easy as pie"

siliolegma

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

May 12, 2011
2:32 PM

Post #8558487

My Doc and the surgery center both knew I was nervous last year for the first one. They were very kind and careful with me. Don't be shy about letting them know your concerns.

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

May 12, 2011
4:07 PM

Post #8558661

My late DH would have to have this done this year and also knee replacements. He was sooo scared...never ill and than everything, many friends said all of the above a piece of cake.

I am glad silio " love that ab" karen that you are doing good. Barbara it'll be a piece of cake...My best to both

Quilter5bdsr

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

May 18, 2011
11:54 AM

Post #8571819

Got my surgery date - June 8. Now he is saying he will do the other eye June 22!!!. Now I am nervous...He told me my vision will be as close as he can get it but it will never again be perfect.

taters55

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

May 18, 2011
12:01 PM

Post #8571837

You will be seeing clearly in no time!

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

May 18, 2011
12:17 PM

Post #8571870

That's great news Barb..once it's over with you'll wonder why you didn't do it before..

Well I've got quite a few blocks ready to ship tomorrow..anxious to post..

OMG I stopped into the post office this morning on my way to work and what did I find? envelope with a lovely quilt block in it. Thank you Mittsy, love it!

Will take a photo when I'm home tonight..looking goooood!!

siliolegma

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

May 18, 2011
2:15 PM

Post #8572104

Barb He was telling the truth. Your eyes will never be back to "like new". I still need to wear reading glasses. (not prescription though, my doc just told me what # to get at drug store) however, I can read much easier now and I don't need a really bright light like I used to. Also my night vision is better, no more glares. If he gives you a # for reading glasses, get decent ones, the really cheap ones get all foggy just cleaning them because the plastic is so soft. I got 4 pair for around $16 at Sam's club and stash them all over the house. They seem to be a pretty good quality.

Quilter5bdsr

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

May 18, 2011
4:02 PM

Post #8572334

Thanks for the info Karen. I appreciate it...

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

May 19, 2011
4:18 AM

Post #8573214

Now look at this gorgeous block..love it..
Thanks Mittsy

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

May 19, 2011
5:42 AM

Post #8573341

Barb, you will never see perfectly again but it is SO much better you think you do!! It really is simple and easy, trust me, the world's biggest coward about anything being done to me!! The funniest thing I noticed immediately was the difference in the light bulbs...some are yellow in color and others are a blue white. Never had noticed before the surgery. Get my new glasses on the 1st of June.
ladydragon5
Fostoria, OH
(Zone 5a)

May 19, 2011
8:05 AM

Post #8573583

Add my to the coward column! Glad to know about the eye surgery as I have always been antsy about anyone touching my eye. Now if you can just give me the same positive feedback about knee surgery. They have given me some shots with gel in them as a temporary measure but sometime this year I must have , first the left and then the right knee replaced and I am really SCARED. Tried to put it off but not it is down to crunch time. I hear mixed reviews about the outcome of this type of surgery.
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

May 19, 2011
8:14 AM

Post #8573591

Sorry can't give any information regarding knee Janice. Just don't wait to late like my Mom did.

taters55

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

May 19, 2011
9:27 AM

Post #8573728

Janice, I had a total knee replacement in 2006. It will not come out perfect, as you will have to be careful about turning quickly, but I highly suggest you have it done!
My daughter in laws Mom had both of hers done the same time! She would not have had it done any other way.
Your roughest time will be the first 2 - 3 weeks, but you will be so glad you had it done.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

May 19, 2011
10:36 AM

Post #8573891

Mom had hers done about 3 or 4 weeks ago..she dropped in on Saturday and I couldn't believe how well she was walking AND great attitude, guess that came from not being in so much pain...

psychw2

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

May 19, 2011
5:32 PM

Post #8574589

We're both grateful that my husband had his knee done.
ladydragon5
Fostoria, OH
(Zone 5a)

May 20, 2011
8:36 AM

Post #8575654

Thanks for the encouragement. The shot of Snyevisc they gave me on Monday really cut down on the pain and I still have two more to go. This should get me through my vacation at the beach with the kids in mid-June and then I can think about the surgery.

Now that the Pot Holder swap is winding down does anyone have any ideas for something new? We haven't been without a swap for a long time and it would be fun to see what new things someone can come up with.
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

May 20, 2011
9:28 AM

Post #8575728

I hope someone comes up with something as I would like to be involved again. Still working on some other swaps but do have more time than I have had in the pat 10 months.

Quilter5bdsr

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

May 20, 2011
10:21 AM

Post #8575797

We could always do another placemat swap. There were so many that didn't do it last time and then said it looked like so much fun. It was!!!! Just need to pick a theme/color or idea and away you go. I'm still using the ones Robin made for me and they are Christmas ones!!!!
I love them that much. Just a thought.
housse301
Lexington Park, MD

May 20, 2011
11:59 AM

Post #8575943

Sounds like fun.
Syrumani
Whitsett, NC
(Zone 8a)

May 21, 2011
5:23 AM

Post #8577133

We could do a Halloween themed placemat swap . . . I don't say this because I bought some cute Halloween material . . . oh, no, not at all . . .

Quilter5bdsr

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

May 21, 2011
5:23 AM

Post #8577135

OMG Laura I am so sorry. I was thinking of Robin when I wrote about the placemats and mine came from you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Please forgive my CRS!!!!!

siliolegma

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

May 21, 2011
6:22 AM

Post #8577205

How about a fall holiday theme? Each person who signs up could decide which holiday they would prefer place mats for.

Quilter5bdsr

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

May 21, 2011
6:59 AM

Post #8577308

That sounds good to me - who wants to host it this time? I would but I will be away for a while after my eyes are done and feel like I couldn't keep up...
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

May 21, 2011
1:21 PM

Post #8577839

Me, me, me, I would like to host it. That way I can stay in touch and not have to make them for a swap partner. I'm committed to making 640 for Brevard County Meals on Wheels. Had 125 when I left cocoa Beach.

Quilter5bdsr

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

May 21, 2011
3:29 PM

Post #8578032

I'll be watching for your thread Mittsy. Thanks!!!!
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

May 21, 2011
11:07 PM

Post #8578719

Link to new place mat thread. Sign up if interested and leave input. I'm sure it will be fun.

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1183352/

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

May 25, 2011
9:20 AM

Post #8586400

Knowing how quickly your postal service is, wonder if the envelopes containing blocks have arrived at any of their destination..5 more to go, calling for rain this weekend so perhaps I'll get the last ones done and mailed from my neck of the woods..

siliolegma

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

May 25, 2011
11:02 AM

Post #8586621

Just got home from post office, all mine are on their way. hope you all like them. Stu, yours is in the box with the horse fabric.

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

May 25, 2011
11:04 AM

Post #8586624

:).. thanks. Betty, nothing yet.

Quilter5bdsr

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

May 27, 2011
3:44 PM

Post #8591329

I got mine from Betty today and it is stunning. Thank you so much - I really love it. I'll try to get a photo in the morning...

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

May 27, 2011
5:26 PM

Post #8591546

I received Karen's beautiful block today with the horse fabric (yardage, not in the block) and some surprises. Thank you SO much. The Block is PERFECT!!!!! Will post a picture in the AM.

jumper2

jumper2
Huron, OH
(Zone 5b)

May 27, 2011
5:37 PM

Post #8591568

I got Betty's block yesterday. It's great!

Quilter5bdsr

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

May 28, 2011
4:22 AM

Post #8592255

This is the wonderful block I got from Betty Thank you so much.

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taters55

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

May 28, 2011
6:17 AM

Post #8592379

Barb, that is so pretty!

I got mine also from Betty! Thank you so much for the beautiful block!

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ladydragon5
Fostoria, OH
(Zone 5a)

May 28, 2011
7:47 AM

Post #8592481

I got two blocks, and on my birthday no less! Betty as usual you block is lovely. The poinsettia in the middle is beautiful and the edging is a nice touch.

Siliolegma sent me a wonderful mixture of red and greens with lots of holly. It will go well with the others I have. Maybe that will be a summer project; to make the Christmas quilt for my bed? With all the rain we are having we can't do much else.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

May 28, 2011
7:56 AM

Post #8592494

Drats, don't you all see uneven sewing when you see it from a posted photo..better get my eyes checked, oh wait, think I made those when I was I'll with headaches and high blood pressure over 200 soooo am I excused for sloppy work?

taters55

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

May 28, 2011
8:33 AM

Post #8592568

No crooked seems on mine Betty, it is beautiful!

jumper2

jumper2
Huron, OH
(Zone 5b)

May 28, 2011
8:49 AM

Post #8592638

got a block from Siliolegma today. It is lovely! Now I have to find time to work on mine!

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

May 28, 2011
9:02 AM

Post #8592660

Lol Linda Kay, 1st thing Monday morning best you make appt. With eye doctor..love you for saying that, of course gabbing almost daily you know I wasn't well and are closing an eye to the seams..got love a good dg friend!!
quilter_gal
(Elizabeth) DFW Area, TX

May 28, 2011
11:37 AM

Post #8592804

I love seeing all the blocks and I can just imagine all of them made into pretty throws in the living room.

But you know what's coolest about this thread? It's the little snippets of news and life happenings and encouragement shared around. You can almost imagine a conversation around the quilt frame in the meeting hall. :)

Quilter5bdsr

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

May 28, 2011
1:25 PM

Post #8592957

That's how we want this to be Elizabeth. We are all here to help and encourage each other. Nobody judges unless you are judging your own work. I'm thrilled with every block I receive. I'm happy knowing someone made that for ME. And I try my best to make my blocks as best I can. We all have times when they are not correct but it just doesn't matter!!!! That said, I'm glad that this swap is running a bit into the summer and that blocks aren't due until AUG. I just don't trust these eyes right now...

barefootT

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

May 28, 2011
1:57 PM

Post #8592994

Christmas in May Hurray !!! I got two BEAUTIFUL blocks in the mail today :-)
one from Betty and one from Karen
I just got home from work...will take some pics in a little bit...Thanks...

I have not started these yet...still trying to catch up with a few other swaps :(
thank goodness these are not due till August...

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

May 28, 2011
2:19 PM

Post #8593021

This is the block that I got yesterday from Karen (Siliolegma). Love the block. Where can I find the info on the pattern? The colors are great!!!

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mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

May 28, 2011
2:21 PM

Post #8593026

I'll be looking for a coordinated Christmas assortment package from Keepsake. The fabrics I got last year worked out very well with the reds, greens, gold, and plaid. I loved this pattern, Grandmother's Cross.

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taters55

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

May 28, 2011
2:32 PM

Post #8593043

Wow, look at the pretty blocks! Love the colors and patterns.

siliolegma

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

May 28, 2011
3:34 PM

Post #8593175

Stu I'll look it up when I get back home. Glad you like it

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

May 28, 2011
4:34 PM

Post #8593294

We will have to do a Christmas tour just to see the gorgeous Christmas blankets..

Enjoying the variety in elected patterns.

Had thought I'd get the last 4 blocks done this weekend but had to put my sewing machine away..my B&B has 3 rooms booked all week, needed some defile cleaning in craft room,,,you never know if these 3 construction workers might want to do crafts after their work day. Lol

Just got a call to see if I'd paint 50-75 wine glasses with white & black daisies..add that to the tarp my boss wants for his bow rider boat and organizing mom's 80th birthday being held in my gardens well let's just say I'm sooooo thankful that most are done! Knew I shouldn't wait!

Funny how life changes

taters55

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

May 28, 2011
5:20 PM

Post #8593338

Sounds like our going to be busy!

psychw2

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

May 29, 2011
1:02 PM

Post #8594866

WOW BEtty, you will be busy!

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

May 29, 2011
2:33 PM

Post #8594991

Thought I might have gotten the afternoon in sewing, but between garden.ing and company day has passed me on..besides purchased a pattern for a specific block and forgot pattern at work..doesn't take much to come up with an excuse right!
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

May 30, 2011
8:53 AM

Post #8596704

Unless my eyes are not seeing correctly today,,,I think birthday wishes should be going out to House301. Enjoy.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

May 30, 2011
9:16 AM

Post #8596751

I think Laura is with family camping in Virginia..am sure she'll read the well wishes when she returns...

Hope your special day Laura was filled with sunshine and pressure..maybe a plant and fabric...lol

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psychw2

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

May 30, 2011
11:09 AM

Post #8597029

Well Laura/House happy camping and birthday!

Quilter5bdsr

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

May 30, 2011
4:44 PM

Post #8597756

Happy Birthday Laura...

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

May 30, 2011
5:01 PM

Post #8597783

Happiest of days Laura

Kizmo

Kizmo
Marietta, OH
(Zone 6a)

May 30, 2011
7:00 PM

Post #8598059

Hope your birthday was 'cool'... LOL

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

May 31, 2011
2:36 AM

Post #8598538

To some of our participants, don't be afraid to acknowledge in the thread when you receive blocks and who they were from, even if you don't have photo capability to post a picture. I know that some of us don't like to post and would rather share in the forums quietly, which is OK. I lurk amongst several threads and forums without talking. However, letting us know that you've received the blocks not only helps to keep you in the warmth of the group's collective conscious, but allows the sender to know that the block wasn't lost in the mail somewhere or if you found that it was not quite what you were expecting, in which case, I personally would like an opportunity to make you another. My blocks were received by everyone and, from what I've gathered, everyone was OK with them.

I, for one, have no issue if the block sent is not quite right and need to do another. I do my best to interpret the requested parameters. I also gain A GREAT DEAL by seeing what others are doing. It helps me not only expand my knowledge base and coaxes me to be willing to step a bit further outside my block of comfort, but also allows me to see what others do with color and print combining.

Being male, I may have a different sense of pattern, color and tone than some of you ladies. One of the best confirmation comments that I've received about the gender tendencies is when I went on my last LQS excursion. At one shop, one of the sales ladies ask me if I used patterns. She said that they have several male quilter clients and what she noticed was that we, as a gender, tend to take patterns and blocks and then make them our own, or, rather, use them to formulate our own pattern or interpretation. That was an 'Ah Ha!!!!' moment for me.
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

May 31, 2011
5:08 AM

Post #8598676

Stu, very nicely stated. I for one when I am in swaps fail to post at times. Not that I am not happy with the blocks but just the old "CRS" issue. I appreciate you posting this in such a nice manner as it will serve as a gentle reminder to me, not only here but other swaps. Will add sometimes, my camera isn't always charge thus no pictures.

That was a very nice compliment you received from the lady at the LQS...indeed, you do make the colors and blocks your own. Keep up the good work.

Quilter5bdsr

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

May 31, 2011
5:38 AM

Post #8598717

Nicely said as well Marion and I agree. Stu I love how you "see outside the block" pun intended!!!!

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

May 31, 2011
6:11 AM

Post #8598764

Stu, it was not until I read a post further up on the thread did I realize we had a gent with us..surprise/surprise I thought it was absolutely fantastic...I LOVE photo's, taking and sharing, family always say 'oh no here she comes with her camera!' lol so I'm always checking to see on my threads what others have posted and their thoughts on the treasures received.

I loved your blocks, I have not completed yours because I ordered a specific pattern I had seen which would most suit your likes..by this weekend it will be in the mail!

Waving to all others..think I mailed out about 8 blocks and only have heard of 2 or 3 receiving them...hope all arrive safely!

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

May 31, 2011
7:22 AM

Post #8598912

Quoting:Stu I love how you "see outside the block"
and you want to keep us in the circle of sharing friends.

I do agree it is so rewarding to see photos of other jobs and certainly very inspiring, but acknowledgement of receipt should be protocol and a must as it is only fair to the sender. I for one didn't hear from 2 people. I did send all my blocks out, so to your point I'd like to have a closure on this...

Stu you "ah ha" moment shows in all your work, I think

psychw2

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

May 31, 2011
7:32 AM

Post #8598940

Helene, I hope I acknowledged yours! I went into the sewing room and was moving a few things and noticed your block was not with the others and that made me wonder if I had set it aside to remind myself to post. It is a beautiful unusual combination of colors. Thanks (again I hope!).

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

May 31, 2011
8:43 AM

Post #8599151

this today from Karen "Silio"
Beautiful, love love the fabrics, matches all the rest

psychw2: we talked about it but you were not sure. Had a hard time with those that were not specific Christmas... I do hope it'll work for you. Thanks for the acknowledgement

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helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

May 31, 2011
8:45 AM

Post #8599154

so far ...The white and red I won last year from "Quiltmaker 100 blocks" contest, fits right in

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Quilter5bdsr

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

May 31, 2011
9:01 AM

Post #8599196

I just received a beautiful block from Karen (siliolgma) and it is so pretty. I really like it. Thank you so much. I'll post a picture a bit later this afternoon...

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

May 31, 2011
9:04 AM

Post #8599201

Striking combination..everything blends in so perfectly!!

Must get all my 2010 quilt blocks out as well as the onces I've received so far in this swap..Christmas is coming...

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

May 31, 2011
9:18 AM

Post #8599233

Betty, so what kind of sewing /embroidery machine do you have. Do love the little embroidered center on yours. Way to go making a whole quilt...

siliolegma

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

May 31, 2011
9:21 AM

Post #8599239

Helene and Stu, you are both so right. If we don't hear it was received we assume it wasn't liked. I try to acknowledge the day it is received or the very next day., I sure hope I haven't missed anyone, please let me know if I have.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

May 31, 2011
9:22 AM

Post #8599241

A Janome, was top of the line when I purchased it about 15 years ago, keep looking at all the new machines out there, lordy 5-10K is a bit much for what I use it for soooo until he bites the dirt I'll stick with it...unless of course an earthly angel thinks I should have one!!! lol

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

May 31, 2011
9:26 AM

Post #8599251

Yeah, the fight is between earthly angel and heavenly angel. Can't use a sewing machine in heaven...I think not.! So which model was it. do have the E300 but that is embroidery only.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

May 31, 2011
9:54 AM

Post #8599291

Janome 9000
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

May 31, 2011
12:54 PM

Post #8599587

Received my block, Friendship Star from siliolegma in today's mail. Love it, lots of BLING charging my camera for the big trip to Keepsake Tent Sale so I can't post a picture. Will try to get one later. Thank you, Karen
housse301
Lexington Park, MD

May 31, 2011
2:11 PM

Post #8599700

Thank you all for the Birthday wishes...I got EQ7 from my DH. And if I was not so tired I would load now. But need dinner and some rest.
I received a block while we were gone. It is just so pretty and will take a pic in the morning.
Thank you Karen I just love it.

barefootT

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

May 31, 2011
3:26 PM

Post #8599802

happy birthday Laura...you will love EQ !!!

thought I made a post earlier???

I think I have acknowledged all the blocks I have received, but I have been "lost in space" a lot lately...so if you sent a block and I did not say I got it, please "poke" me and I will look through the stacks...

I have not sent out any for this swap, I am trying to get caught up on others, and working towards NOT being late on this one...

psychw2

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

May 31, 2011
6:59 PM

Post #8600279

I received two beautiful blocks today, one from Betty (Canda) and one from Silio/ Karen, both are really stunning. Another time I wish I had the umff to learn the computer so I could share the pics with you all.

siliolegma

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

May 31, 2011
8:39 PM

Post #8600498

Betty, we just got home from our week-end + up north and my block is here, I love it, picture in the morning.
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

June 1, 2011
4:20 AM

Post #8600810

Here's my block from Karen. It's a beaut! Thanks, again.

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Quilter5bdsr

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

June 1, 2011
6:09 AM

Post #8600985

This is my block from Karen. I loved that you used the Friendship star!!! Great job.

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FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

June 1, 2011
6:12 AM

Post #8600992

I love that pattern. And all their seams line up. this is one that I do have on the back burner to try once I have some play time. Triangles are becoming less intimidating for me. My first two pieces used flying geese, so it's not that I'm totally inexperienced. Just wish someone would lay out a way that the matched triangles can be accomplished mush in the same way as the pinwheel was accomlished in that video on You Tube. Would be nice to have a table that said that if you want to get size X split fabric squares for a block, start with two size Y squares and end up with four size X split squares.

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Quilter5bdsr

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

June 1, 2011
6:28 AM

Post #8601038

I know where you are going with this Stu but I don't think I"ve ever seen a chart for it. I can give you a couple common sizes but that's all. I'm so not into math this summer!!!! I'll try some out this morning and get back to you.
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

June 1, 2011
7:03 AM

Post #8601109

I am cleaning out magazines yet again!! I will soon have a large (hernia makers according to Stu..LOL) box ready to send to anyone who would like to have them. Just let me know is all you have to do-----nothing in return ---just take the magazines.
housse301
Lexington Park, MD

June 1, 2011
7:05 AM

Post #8601112

What a pretty block.

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

June 1, 2011
7:15 AM

Post #8601132

Marion, if there are no eventual takers, I would be happy to accept. However, see if anyone else would like them first. So many of you have been generous with the magazines and books that I have ideas for projects probably for several years, so if anyone else can use them, they should have first preference.
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

June 1, 2011
7:18 AM

Post #8601136

Thanks Stu, I just can't bring myself to put them in the recycle bin when I could recycle with quilters or quilters want to be. Just let me know if anyone would like to have them please.

siliolegma

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

June 1, 2011
7:36 AM

Post #8601190

Here is my pretty from Betty. It's just perfect, I love birds.

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psychw2

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

June 1, 2011
7:39 AM

Post #8601201

Marion, if you could put some aside for me. Mostly the magazines with "simpler" more "beginner" or scappy stuff. I am not disciplined or experienced enough for the real complicated stuff yet. Thank you so much for your generous offer.

siliolegma

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

June 1, 2011
7:42 AM

Post #8601212

Stu, yours is called Greek Cross from Quilters Cache.

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 1, 2011
7:49 AM

Post #8601226

Marion I'd be interested in "Quiltmaker Magazines" if there are any!!! Will re-imburse post.
I have to be difficult. Sorry Helene
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

June 1, 2011
8:10 AM

Post #8601259

Pat, I will sort out the scrappy, beginner/simpler magazines for you and Helene, will sort the Quiltmakers. I am just thrilled someone can reuse them or will enjoy looking at them.

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

June 1, 2011
9:45 AM

Post #8601446

Thanks Karen, will look it up... :)

siliolegma

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

June 1, 2011
10:15 AM

Post #8601526

Stu, if you switch the colors of the rectangles, it becomes the Churn Dash pattern

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 1, 2011
10:46 AM

Post #8601623

Marion thank you so much.

taters55

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

June 1, 2011
2:16 PM

Post #8602033

I got my block from Karen, and it is so pretty! Thank you very much! it will go well, with the others!
Love the colors, and pattern.

I love all the blocks being posted!

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

June 1, 2011
2:21 PM

Post #8602044

Not a problem Helen, just remember I might have taken some pages out of some of them.

taters55

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

June 1, 2011
2:24 PM

Post #8602053

Hey Pat, how about a new room please?

psychw2

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

June 1, 2011
6:45 PM

Post #8602762

Goodness! I'm falling down on my job! I try to get a new room at 200 posts...

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1186508/

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