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psychw2

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

July 27, 2011
6:27 PM

Post #8719708

REMINDER!!! The deadline is FAST approaching!

MAILING DEADLINE: August 20, 2011. Post LOTS of pics if you can!!! For those that just like to "lurk" and follow along, pics are especially important. Besides that's how we "hook" in lurkers to become participants!



Time for a new thread Quilters... (over 200 posts)
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.



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FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

July 27, 2011
6:35 PM

Post #8719732

Hey... First. Reposting Laura's block.

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FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

July 27, 2011
6:38 PM

Post #8719739

And one of the blocks from Karen now that the flash is working on the camera to be better able to see it.

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taters55

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

July 27, 2011
7:41 PM

Post #8719889

Wonderful blocks Stu!
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

July 28, 2011
8:16 AM

Post #8720747

Very nice!

barefootT

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

July 28, 2011
9:08 AM

Post #8720858

I got block from Laura too...I have to go to work , so I will post photo later.. thanks I Love it!!!

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

July 28, 2011
6:31 PM

Post #8721896

Thank you Laura - beautiful- arrived today - Christmas in july

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taters55

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

July 28, 2011
6:52 PM

Post #8721931

Pat, I got your blocks today! Thank you so much! Pictures tomorrow.

psychw2

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

July 28, 2011
7:09 PM

Post #8721980

If Linda got hers the rest of you will be getting your's shortly too. Thunder will likely get her's last since it was a "package". Please look INSIDE the block, I sent you one and "Mystery" sent you all one, I put names on seam allowance. Mystery mailed to me and I mailed her's out with mine!!

Quilter5bdsr

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

July 29, 2011
6:38 AM

Post #8722762

I got mine from Laura too. It is so pretty - I just love it.

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psychw2

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

July 29, 2011
7:17 AM

Post #8722834

pretty red cardinals with your blue, VERY winter!

barefootT

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

July 29, 2011
9:30 AM

Post #8723047

All very nice...butttttt I like mine better LOL I got one from Laura too :)

it has loverly snow people, and even a doggie on ice skates!!

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barefootT

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

July 29, 2011
9:35 AM

Post #8723053

And It is Red, White, and Blue !!! thanks Laura

this one is from the Mystery person??? very pretty :)

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barefootT

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

July 29, 2011
9:40 AM

Post #8723070

and this little loverly is from the Doc :-) Snow people!!! she designed it just for me!!!

every one has bee sew awesome to be sending me snow people and birds!!! you are all fantastic !!

this is going to be a very special "mine / for me" quilt !!! :-) mine mine mine all mine !!!! LOL

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barefootT

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

July 29, 2011
9:48 AM

Post #8723082

I do not NOT want to go to work !!!! I want to stay home and make a Christmas quilt !!!!

ohhh but it will need some borders?? and some backing??!!! guess I better go to work ...sew I can make some money...sew I can buy some fabric...make a truck payment: got to be able to get to the store...pay the electric bill: got to be able to run the sewing machine!! yup guess I got to go to work ... ahhhh shucks !!! and phoey :-)

Hope Y'all are having a Great day !!
housse301
Lexington Park, MD

July 29, 2011
11:04 AM

Post #8723222

Thunder so glad you like your block.
I just love the block Pat made it is sooooooo cute.

jumper2

jumper2
Huron, OH
(Zone 5b)

July 29, 2011
11:22 AM

Post #8723253

I got Pat's and Mystery's blocks today.
housse301
Lexington Park, MD

July 29, 2011
12:35 PM

Post #8723402

I got Pats and Mystery block today also. Love them and will take pics.

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

July 29, 2011
2:07 PM

Post #8723658

this from Pat today - thank you sooo much beautiful
and special thanks for the 5" charms

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helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

July 29, 2011
2:11 PM

Post #8723677

this today!
Thank you Mystery person - I actually love the berry fabric, have it in green, beige and 5 yards of the red - have used it for the past 2 years. beautiful block. Will we ever know who the mystery is? Such generousity should be told.

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Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

July 29, 2011
4:27 PM

Post #8723913

Great blocks..omg we should have a bet to. See who makes their quilt first...

psychw2

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

July 29, 2011
9:09 PM

Post #8724513

Helene, I thought the block was a lot better looking in person than it was in the photo!! I had to enlarge it to see if it really was my block the colors were so distored! LOL

YES, I think "Mystery" should step up too but I will always honor her request. I'm sure she is grinning from ear to ear reading all your praise for her beautiful blocks!

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

July 30, 2011
7:04 AM

Post #8724990

Pat! No ? the block is beautiful will post a pic with all the others - it fits right in.
Today A bit busy with DD here...

Re mystery: checked the size of your stitches - a bit different the mystery block. Then one other comes to mind but she always uses grey thread...so still mystery????
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

July 31, 2011
9:39 AM

Post #8727345

My sister, Patty got me connected to the internet and I was able to get my camera driver downloaded so I am gradually getting back to my computing. Haven't solved the email problem yet but working on it. It is a pain to have to go to the library to get your mail. I did buy a new Sony Vaio computer, sent it home with my grandson. He had brought his two year old HP with Windows XP. I just couldn't get used to the Windows 7 and have a low frustration level for all things electronic, so with his dad's blessing, we swapped. Our son, Rob has taken my old computer home to KY to recover my files and photos. I should get it back in November when we get together for Thanksgiving. I have purchased two 4 G flash drives and with back up my photos and files on them so this doesn't happen again. I wanted to share my pictures of the blocks that I have received since the computer crashed.
This is my block from Pat. Thank you Pat. It will be sewn into a row this week. Going to add sashing of white tone on tone. I want to thank everyone for that added bit of bling. My granddaughter Taylor is going to love this quilt. She turns 16 in August. Pat also included my block from the "Mystery" quilter, gotta love this group!

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mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

July 31, 2011
9:41 AM

Post #8727352

Myster quilter, whoever you are, thank you so much. Love the fairy frost fabric you used for the background.

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mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

July 31, 2011
9:43 AM

Post #8727356

I received this one with charm squares from Bev (SewSassie). She embellished it with gold metallic thread. Very nice, thanks so much.

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mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

July 31, 2011
9:50 AM

Post #8727369

From Laura (House301) I received this crisp traditional block. Thank you. It will really pop when framed with sashing.

I've also received some blocks from the "Different" swap, and I'll photograph them and try to get them posted, too. I also "found" the fabric for Stu that I got at Keepsake. Can you belioeve it I actually had put it in a safe place, suitcase pocket, knowing my suitcase would be going to Florida. I'm taking no chances, going to mail it out while I have it in sight.

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ladydragon5
Fostoria, OH
(Zone 5a)

July 31, 2011
2:38 PM

Post #8727979

I got blocks from Pat, Barb, and Laura plus the mystery one. I had totally forgotten about this swap and was so glad to be reminded. Unfortunately I haven't been keeping track the way I usually so with a swap so I have NO IDEA who I have sent to nor who I have received from. Can't you all help me out?
I thought I was done with all of my commitments but want to be sure.

barefootT

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

July 31, 2011
3:53 PM

Post #8728191

I got yours Janice :-)

I have not sent any of these out yet...all are cut out and I am sewing them, today and tomorrow, and maybe one more day will be needed. then I will be mailing next pay check...I will send charms, with the ones in both swaps...

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

July 31, 2011
8:04 PM

Post #8728664

Janice, I have the one yhou sent me as well. It's going to go in a Holiday runner that I'm putting together for the dining room.
housse301
Lexington Park, MD

August 1, 2011
3:14 AM

Post #8728979

Janice I have recieved my block. Sitting here looking at all blocks and will make something just not sure what yet.

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

August 1, 2011
4:10 AM

Post #8729025

Pat, received my very lovely winter blocks from you and "mystery". They are so pretty, I just love them. I'll post as soon as we settle in and I find my camera. We are nomads until around the 24th of this month.

taters55

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

August 1, 2011
4:50 AM

Post #8729081

OK, I finally have a few minutes. Here are the blocks I received from Laura...

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taters55

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

August 1, 2011
4:52 AM

Post #8729083

From Pat...

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taters55

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

August 1, 2011
4:52 AM

Post #8729084

And from "MYSTERY"

They are all very pretty!

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Quilter5bdsr

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

August 1, 2011
4:56 AM

Post #8729090

Linda you should have received mine too. They were finished and mailed on 7/12. On 7/15 you posted the picture of the block I sent. I did sign the back before I mailed them...Can you check and if you have misplaced it, I'll make another...

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taters55

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

August 1, 2011
5:11 AM

Post #8729103

Barb, I did get yours on the 15th! I posted the picture then.

Quilter5bdsr

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

August 1, 2011
5:12 AM

Post #8729106

I got a bit concerned when you only listed the three above. I'm so glad you have it...

taters55

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

August 1, 2011
6:00 AM

Post #8729198

Just trying to post as I receive them. I got yours on the 15th, and posted your block. They are all going to be so pretty when put together!

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

August 1, 2011
7:18 AM

Post #8729359

Taters. Had to look back to see what I had sent you. LOL. I think that with my next block received, I'm going to do a grouping of the blocks to this point as well as some of you have shared.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

August 1, 2011
9:36 AM

Post #8729631

Love the color combinationsmand patterns..really should be finishing my last five but so hot..decided to paint a floor mat for back deck, should have sewn, humidity doesn't lead to paint drying...perhaps tonight..

barefootT

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

August 1, 2011
1:29 PM

Post #8730045

I feel like I sewed all day yesterday, and only finished three blocks!!!...
well I did take lots of breaks, talked on the phone for about an hour, two or three times with hubs...talked to the dil a few times, and skyped with the sailor...so I guess I did not sew all day...about 20 or so pieces in the blocks...thought I would be further along...well guess I best get back to it!!

psychw2

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

August 1, 2011
8:06 PM

Post #8731074

Yep, been there and done that and had the same frustration!

psychw2

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

August 1, 2011
8:26 PM

Post #8731110

Oooooo I got a pretty blue & white block from Housse (Laura) and the charms for Elen & myself plus a few dollars towards postage, thanks so much!

jumper2

jumper2
Huron, OH
(Zone 5b)

August 3, 2011
6:53 PM

Post #8735479

I got a block from Barb today. I love it, it fits my name!

Quilter5bdsr

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

August 4, 2011
5:34 AM

Post #8736017

Lucy may I show a picture?

jumper2

jumper2
Huron, OH
(Zone 5b)

August 4, 2011
9:50 AM

Post #8736501

yes you may! I haven't taken a pic yet.

jumper2

jumper2
Huron, OH
(Zone 5b)

August 4, 2011
10:08 AM

Post #8736527

DD just spotted that block. She loves it too.

Quilter5bdsr

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

August 4, 2011
10:17 AM

Post #8736539

Here is Lucy's block...

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psychw2

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

August 4, 2011
12:50 PM

Post #8736825

How pretty!!! and soooooo very perfect!

Quilter5bdsr

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

August 4, 2011
1:55 PM

Post #8736939

I got blocks from Pat today. I'm assuming one is from the mystery blockmaker!!! Pictures in the morning...

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

August 4, 2011
4:10 PM

Post #8737150

Barb and Lucy... what a beautiful block.

psychw2

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

August 4, 2011
6:14 PM

Post #8737426

Yes Barb, see the back of each block, I labeled which one was mine, which came from Mystery. What cracks me up is that the block I chose was a variation of the one Mystery chose!! LOL, I knew I liked her block!

barefootT

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

August 4, 2011
8:29 PM

Post #8737756

Barb that is a Great block for Lucy !! I thought of putting a horse in a block, but the only piece I have with horses is way to "springy"

Quilter5bdsr

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

August 5, 2011
4:44 AM

Post #8738155

I'm so glad you liked it Lucy.

Quilter5bdsr

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

August 5, 2011
7:20 AM

Post #8738331

I got this block from Pat - I love snowmen too ...

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Quilter5bdsr

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

August 5, 2011
7:21 AM

Post #8738334

And this is from our Mystery Quilter. I just love all these blocks...

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psychw2

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

August 5, 2011
7:35 AM

Post #8738359

I LOVE the fabric Mystery has in the center of her Winter theme blocks. I found some at JoAnn's so I think buy a little to use the blocks I make to complete my blue & white quilt top. Provided of course I actually get that far!!! I have great hopes!

Quilter5bdsr

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

August 5, 2011
7:36 AM

Post #8738360

You CAN do it Pat. I'll push if you want help!!!!

psychw2

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

August 5, 2011
7:38 AM

Post #8738363

LOL, it will be like rolling a boulder UPHILL!!! (Humm... come to think of it, VERY similar, even in shape and weight!)

taters55

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

August 5, 2011
9:23 AM

Post #8738575

Love the blocks everyone!

Quilter5bdsr

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

August 5, 2011
9:31 AM

Post #8738591

I'm pushin' - I'm pushin' Whew I'm pooped - that's enough for today!!!!!

jumper2

jumper2
Huron, OH
(Zone 5b)

August 5, 2011
8:17 PM

Post #8739428

Barb, I will have to hide the block from DD. She thought it was cool too.

psychw2

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

August 8, 2011
5:36 PM

Post #8745361

Everybody moving along on their commitments, most of the blocks have gone out I believe. There are a STill a few to go and the deadline is approaching. I'm going to do a sort of mine and group them into colors. I have blocks from SEVERAL different swaps to work with plus I made another 5 extra blocks to finish out the Christmas & blue and white. My husband took my sewing machine foot into the repair shop today. I guess I'll have to do cutting and sorting until he comes home!

taters55

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

August 8, 2011
5:59 PM

Post #8745432

What happened to your foot?

psychw2

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

August 8, 2011
6:08 PM

Post #8745457

Something got screwd up in the power. When I took my foot off the pedal it kept going slowly, sometimes for quite a while! and would not respond properly, like I'd push down for FAST and sometimes just get slow speed. My Sweetie called and the repair guy pieced another foot together from partials he had so tonight I'll have a foot again!

psychw2

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

August 8, 2011
6:12 PM

Post #8745466

REMINDER!!! The deadline is FAST approaching!

MAILING DEADLINE: August 20, 2011. Post LOTS of pics if you can!!! For those that just like to "lurk" and follow along, pics are especially important. Besides that's how we "hook" in lurkers to become participants!

Is there anybody who thinks they are going to need an extension on the deadline for mailing??

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

August 8, 2011
6:13 PM

Post #8745470

Pat, sounds like the time my machine would only sew in reverse. No clue why that happened but thank goodness they could correct it.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

August 8, 2011
6:54 PM

Post #8745534

Just got back from Chicago..will get mine done hopefully this weekend..5 to go..in order to get them done I have to pray for rain so the outdoors don't call for me!

barefootT

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

August 8, 2011
8:45 PM

Post #8745698

I have not sent any out yet, but I am on a very good "roll" with getting them done...they are all cut out, many pieces are together...sewwwww I should be good with the deadline. :-)

as long as I did not just Jinx myself... :( that would be bad !!

one of my machines is sewing a few of the decorative stitches only in reverse !!! Hubby says it is the "timing" He is gonna play with it and see what he can do...cost almost as much as the purchase price, just for them to open it up and take a look!!!! so I figure I will let him have a go at it??!!
it is my "extra / spare" machine, and I got it at a very good price, on sale. $150.00 and sewing center said $100.00 just to look at it !!! then additional $$ if it needs any parts !! and additional $$ depending on what they have to do to fix it!!! forget that !

psychw2

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

August 8, 2011
9:09 PM

Post #8745718

Ya, my hubby can fix most anything. I was surprised when he had to take this in. He said it was a sealed unit and he couldn't do it... rats! I'm spoiled!
housse301
Lexington Park, MD

August 9, 2011
5:16 AM

Post #8746057

I have mailed all mine out and just waiting to hear back from a couple of people. I hope none got lost in the mail.

Quilter5bdsr

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

August 9, 2011
7:14 AM

Post #8746255

Mine are all out. Hoping mine were all received too.

psychw2

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

August 9, 2011
7:37 AM

Post #8746309

I am proud of myself after my "Different kind of swap" being soooooo late, I was early on this one! ALL of mine went out a while ago.
Syrumani
Whitsett, NC
(Zone 8a)

August 13, 2011
7:52 PM

Post #8754893

Just so you guys know, I will be working on all blocks this week, and should have them all ready to go out by next Saturday (the 20th).

psychw2

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

August 13, 2011
9:58 PM

Post #8755093

Looking forward to seeing them Nicole! I'm sure they will be beautiful.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

August 14, 2011
4:32 AM

Post #8755319

Picked up some blocks..got to figure out how to get my camera off German or other language so I can unlock..absolutely love them..wish I knew who mystery was..guess if I did sh/he would have to chain their name. Lol

Working on camera this am...wait till you see!!

jumper2

jumper2
Huron, OH
(Zone 5b)

August 14, 2011
6:31 PM

Post #8756632

working on the blocks this week. Hope to have them ready by Sat.

psychw2

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

August 14, 2011
7:33 PM

Post #8756719

Looking forward to seeing them Lucy, you do nice work!

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

August 15, 2011
3:00 AM

Post #8757022

Got my camera back to English, wasn't easy, at one point thought it would be easier. Learning a new language!

Hoping to take photo's before leaving for work!
housse301
Lexington Park, MD

August 15, 2011
3:07 AM

Post #8757026

Here is my block from mystery.
Thank you and I just love the hearts on the half square block.

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housse301
Lexington Park, MD

August 15, 2011
3:08 AM

Post #8757027

And here is the block I got from Pat.
Love the reds. Thank you.

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Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

August 15, 2011
8:39 AM

Post #8757510

Didn't get time this morning but brought my camera to work and downloaded my two blocks..

Should have added this lovely block was made by our Mysterious quilt block sewing friend..must go and check blocks from last year..do remember getting a block with several of the same fabrics!

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Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

August 15, 2011
8:41 AM

Post #8757519

and another beauty..this one comes from our host Pat


Love it!

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taters55

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

August 15, 2011
3:01 PM

Post #8758082

Wow, love all those pretty blocks!

barefootT

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

August 15, 2011
5:36 PM

Post #8758276

my blocks are all finished !!! phew... I have to tell y'all... I laid them all out on my table...and they sure would make a lovely quilt!!!!

I have to cut up a few more pieces for the charm swap, so I can send these blocks and charms together to some of you...they will all go out in the mail in a few days.

Hugs, and love, and Happy Stitchin' :-)

psychw2

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

August 15, 2011
5:41 PM

Post #8758286

I'll be checking my P O box a little more closely! I'm not good about getting the mail daily but that's one of the reasons we went to a P O box... our curb side box was not safe!

I've been playing with my blocks... this swap and from the last 2 Christmas swaps, making different combinations. I have not decided yet... I KNOW for sure it will be pretty! We have received some BEAUTIFUL blocks and they will make some GREAT quilts!

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

August 16, 2011
9:59 AM

Post #8759512

Pat just realized I quickly posted photo's of my quilt blocks and had forgotten to mark from who...went and edited posts!

barefootT

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

August 18, 2011
10:17 AM

Post #8763112

Lady bug Gloria I need your address, please send me a D mail...
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

August 19, 2011
5:17 AM

Post #8764267

I am pretty sure that everyone has received my block and posted except jumper2. It was mailed a long time ago so i am concerned that it didn't make it's destination. I would be happy to send another. Lucy, please let me know.

jumper2

jumper2
Huron, OH
(Zone 5b)

August 19, 2011
5:22 AM

Post #8764271

I think I got it. I'll check for you.

barefootT

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

August 19, 2011
9:18 PM

Post #8765708

most of these went out in the mail today, have a few left that I was / am waiting for address confirmation...the remainder will go out very soon...

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

August 20, 2011
3:57 AM

Post #8765889

Mittsy, there are a couple of us that haven't posted a note that they've received their blocks, but responded to me that they had when I D-mailed. Hoping that they will post a picture when they've collected all the blocks.

taters55

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

August 20, 2011
9:11 AM

Post #8766188

Happy Birthday Syrumani/Nichole! Hope you have a great day!
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

August 20, 2011
9:20 AM

Post #8766207

Happy, happy birthday!

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

August 20, 2011
9:21 AM

Post #8766211

Adding a happy birthday as well!

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

August 20, 2011
9:22 AM

Post #8766213

Mittsy, aren't you meeting up with Barb today?

jumper2

jumper2
Huron, OH
(Zone 5b)

August 20, 2011
9:34 AM

Post #8766238

I checked my list, and Mittsy I did not receive yours.
housse301
Lexington Park, MD

August 20, 2011
10:44 AM

Post #8766367

Happy Birthday Nichole. And many more...

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

August 20, 2011
2:38 PM

Post #8766833

Adding Happiest of Days Nichole. This bud's for you.

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barefootT

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

August 20, 2011
8:17 PM

Post #8767678

Happy birthday Nichole :)
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

August 21, 2011
7:48 AM

Post #8768375

OK, Lucy will make you another. I've had some issues with the mail from Cocoa Beach making it to it's destination.

We had the most wonderful visit with Barb and Norm. Wish they could have stayed longer. Next time! She brought me books, fabric and a kit and I sent her on with a charm square template, quilting magazines and her leftover lunch. She got to meet mom, Marty, and was gifted with two crocheted rugs. Mom so loves her purple placemats. I am so thankful for my online family, I truly am blessed.

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Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

August 21, 2011
7:50 AM

Post #8768379

And you were even color coordinated!!!!!!
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

August 21, 2011
7:51 AM

Post #8768383

Yep!

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

August 21, 2011
9:01 AM

Post #8768475

I sure do love seeing the faces that go with the names.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

August 21, 2011
9:14 AM

Post #8768501

Glad your visit was filled with smiles..

Today they are with Thea and her hubby and God willing Dianne and Warren..imagine they are just coming off the boat tour about now..so hope it wasn't raining..

Been raining here all morning but think sunshine is just peeking between the clouds so I'm sure hoping as Barb and Norm will be spendng the week that it will only be sunshine with no humidity!

Checked the gardens this am, still a few flowers left t welcome them..
I'm too excited for words...

Mittsy, loved the photo..
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

August 21, 2011
9:28 AM

Post #8768530

Wonderful photo Mittsy. I am pleased to see you mention your Mom---she is still crafting. That is wonderful!!!

Thea and Betty, enjoy your visits with Barb and Norm. I am so envious!!

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

August 21, 2011
9:48 AM

Post #8768557

Flying high Marion, took entire. Week off so we can play! Lol

Might even give her your butter tarts
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

August 21, 2011
11:35 AM

Post #8768809

NO! Not my butter tarts!! LOL Well, for Barb and Norm, I guess it will be okay.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

August 21, 2011
11:44 AM

Post #8768823

Lol knew you wouln't!

Storm front is right above my house, almost sure ofit so inside I must stay..
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

August 21, 2011
11:48 AM

Post #8768829

Well I will trade you...storm front and our "watching" to see what Irene is going to do. Anticipation...well hopefully some rain at the most.

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

August 21, 2011
6:28 PM

Post #8769587

Mittsy, which is you and which is Barb? So sorry, but I don't remember seeing a photo yet of either of you, so this is the first for me.
Syrumani
Whitsett, NC
(Zone 8a)

August 21, 2011
7:36 PM

Post #8769703

Thanks everyone! It was a great day yesterday!

barefootT

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

August 21, 2011
9:18 PM

Post #8769876

Barb has the stuff in her arm :)

yea anticipation of Irene !!! arrrrgghhh every one around here is going crazy !! shopping frenzy!! they live in Florida for pete's sake...hurricanes can happen!! should already be prepared !!! they should not have to go so crazy and buy out the stores of juices and water, and canned foods...

if it hits the bottom of the state, by the time it gets here...it will not be bad I think even if it comes in at us side ways it still wont be bad!!! I just can not understand why every one gets sooo crazy !!!

ok I am done venting..thanks for listening!! love ya :)

psychw2

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

August 21, 2011
10:10 PM

Post #8769962

Thunder, I am always amazed at the lack of prepareness. Sometimes there are reasons for it... poverty and lack of funds to even have the most basic things "stored and in ready". Moving too many times to make storage possible. Living in such tight quarters that having extra is nearly impossible...

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

August 22, 2011
3:06 AM

Post #8770157

Been gradually preparng ourselves, as usual, since April. We have to make sure we have enough water and fod for the kids as well. This year, at least we have the new Ford Transit. It's phenominal and can hold all the crates we need plus. We went to it to replace the CRV. It's a real boone for us for the dog shows... makes everything so much easier as we can stack crates four high at the back and the doors open 180 degrees. The rest of the stuff (grooming table, Xpens, folding chairs, cart for the crates, tack box, bag of this and that, etc.) goes between the folded back seats and the crates and we don't have to have one of us ride on the roof rack. It'll make evacuation (if it comes to that) much easier. We may even have room now for some clothes.
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

August 22, 2011
5:06 AM

Post #8770275

Thunder, I so agree...you live in Florida, you know this time of year comes. I am watching the other side of the prep story being near a university. No beer, tons of frozen food...always wondered how they think they will cook it if power should go out, chips and etc. Is this college life or wishful thinking on their part. Hummm maybe just away from home and buy what they want. LOL

Stu, my sister was considering a Transit. Glad to hear you post about yours. Sounds like it is very roomy,,,how is the gas mileage?

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

August 22, 2011
6:36 AM

Post #8770454

Marion... about 23 MPG. Not as good as the Prius, and probably not as good as the Honda Odessy we were considering, but comporable to the CRV and at least $12 plus K cheaper than the Odessy.
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

August 22, 2011
9:33 AM

Post #8770816

That is about what my sister is getting now with her present car---2003 Mazda. It is 96 miles round trip when she goes to see Mom and gas mileage is something she is really thinking about. Ross and I wanted an Odyssey when we returned from the project in Israel in 1999 but there wasn't even one to test drive at the time in Gainesville. I ended up with Subaru (loved it) but just before Ross passed he got this "bug" to get me another car. Still driving my '04 Toyota Highlander and will not complain about the gas mileage---25.

jumper2

jumper2
Huron, OH
(Zone 5b)

August 22, 2011
10:33 AM

Post #8770972

Thunder, it sounds as bad as it gets here when the snow storms are coming. I think people just panic at the sound of storms being bad.

taters55

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

August 22, 2011
2:19 PM

Post #8771382

Thunder, I got your block today! Wow, it is so pretty. Thank you so much!!!

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FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

August 22, 2011
6:14 PM

Post #8771850

I got Thunder's block today as well. It is so well done and beautiful. This is going into a holiday table runner that I'm making for my dining room along with Janice's and a couple of extra that I made of ones that I sent out. Thanks Thunder, it really is impressive.

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mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

August 23, 2011
6:48 AM

Post #8772599

Both are wonderful, love the bling.
I had pieced one for Lucy and took it to my sister's so I could use it to give her a lesson on her recent ebay purchase of an embroidery machine. We had a lot of fun figuring out how to set it up and practised using some new bargain rayon embroidery thread she also bought on ebay. Won't post a picture, don't want to spoil the surprise.

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

August 23, 2011
7:29 AM

Post #8772660

Well how boring...some of you just make perfect blocks, instead of sending puzzles like I did. LOL

psychw2

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

August 24, 2011
12:47 PM

Post #8774834

Thunder,I forgot to acknowledge on this thread the beautiful Christmas block you sent me. I LOVE it! Where did you get that beautiful ivory & gold print snowflake??? I've been looking for something like that and have not been abe to find it!

barefootT

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

August 24, 2011
1:55 PM

Post #8774922

glad y'all are liking your blocks

this one ?? fab.com
http://www.fabric.com/ProductDetail.aspx?ProductID=d81e6283-d1b7-4876-ae35-a3348a63bb50

Pat's block

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psychw2

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

August 24, 2011
7:47 PM

Post #8775447

YES!!! it is sooooo much prettier in person than what it looks like on the site. Thanks Thunder! And that lead me to two more beige/gold combos.

barefootT

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

August 24, 2011
9:07 PM

Post #8775554

I have the last of these ready to go to the PO tomorrow...

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

August 25, 2011
6:59 AM

Post #8775837

I think I'm all set in this one too. I have a couple photos to post, hopefully next week.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

August 28, 2011
2:46 PM

Post #8781620

Just found the envelops I had to tell me which blocks were left to post..all things going as planned I'll be posting all in the mornimg..tad late, sorry!

On my list for mailing is

. Nicole
. Laura
. Stu
. Cheryl
. Gloria

If by any chance others did not receive theirs, please let me know

This message was edited Aug 28, 2011 4:56 PM
Syrumani
Whitsett, NC
(Zone 8a)

August 28, 2011
8:11 PM

Post #8782155

Hello, everyone! Sorry I've been MIA . . . started work, and I've pretty much not gotten anything done, aside from getting the kids to school and learning my new job. I do have my blocks done, and will be getting them out in the mail tomorrow after work.

I'm really sorry I'm a week late!

Nichole

psychw2

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

August 28, 2011
9:07 PM

Post #8782238

Hey, this swap has been pretty much on time ... a few days late with this many people is doing GOOD!

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

August 29, 2011
3:36 AM

Post #8782418

Mine are now ready to be posted this morning!! Feels good...

taters55

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

August 29, 2011
7:32 AM

Post #8782806

I am almost done with mine, maybe a few more days???

psychw2

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

August 29, 2011
7:41 AM

Post #8782823

IF any of you know Ladybug and Cheriffic personally, if you would check in with them. I have not seen them post or have I seen any blocks received FROM them. I know many of you have mailed your blocks to them and have not yet received your blocks in return.

I acknowledge that there are few swappers that getting the last of their blocks out, a little behind schedule but doing great work! Keep up the good work and please finish up your commitments.

In about a month from now I will encourage you all to leave feedback to each swapper, same as any other trade. This is important information , for future swaps. It's been a great experience, some BEAUTIFUL blocks!

Quilter5bdsr

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

August 29, 2011
7:57 AM

Post #8782856

I received my block from Thunder. It came while I was away. It is beautiful Thunder -I just love it.

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jumper2

jumper2
Huron, OH
(Zone 5b)

August 29, 2011
8:53 AM

Post #8782963

I got Thunder's block today. I hope to have mine out by Wed.

taters55

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

August 29, 2011
9:26 AM

Post #8783015

Barb, that is so pretty!

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

August 29, 2011
9:32 AM

Post #8783022

Love the central block witht he bird. Thunder, do you remember the name of the pattern for this print?

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

August 29, 2011
9:34 AM

Post #8783027

Ladies, I told Pat that I have been so inspired by the blocks and generosity during this swap. I really look forward to being able to try some of the more traditional blocks on the next swap.
housse301
Lexington Park, MD

August 29, 2011
9:53 AM

Post #8783057

Barb that is a very nice block.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

August 29, 2011
9:56 AM

Post #8783059

Love the block Barb.. sure felt good putting stamps on the envelopes..
Had a bit of a problem, had painting all the envelopes and letters awhile ago, had set the last 5 envelopes away until I needed them..omg took me 1/2 the day to find them and know who were still missing blocks..won't do that again...until the next time lol

Quilter5bdsr

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

August 29, 2011
11:21 AM

Post #8783211

I've done that too. Think I'm ahead of the game and I'm farther behind!!!! Started placemats for my swap buddy today. Think they will be nice...
housse301
Lexington Park, MD

August 29, 2011
12:04 PM

Post #8783284

I was going to work on those but Irene put a stop to that when the power went out we had no sump pump so sewing room got water in it. But I was prepared with everything in totes and off the floor.
Been everthing back today not quite finished. I will finish tomorrow.

barefootT

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

August 29, 2011
6:29 PM

Post #8783901

Stu it is Jack frost birds http://www.keepsakequilting.com/productdetail/2537F/medley/2537.htm

I fell in love with it!!! Silver !! on the blue...so many holiday fabrics have gold, not too many with silver... I fussy cut a few birds, and sent them out to those folks that I thought might like them, for one reason or another...I know Barb feeds the birds in her yard and watches them!!!

psychw2

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

August 29, 2011
8:30 PM

Post #8784212

I got a message from Ladybug/ Gloria and she asked me to pass this along: "Please tell the group you heard from me and a few obstacles have gotten in the way and thank them for their patience, I would really appreciate it. And as much as I hate to say this, I will not be joining a swap again until my life calms down. Thank you and please forgive me for my tardiness. Gloria

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

August 30, 2011
2:43 AM

Post #8784445

Thanks for the update, I've all the patience in the world, tell her not to worry

Quilter5bdsr

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

August 30, 2011
4:31 AM

Post #8784527

Whenever is just fine with me Gloria. We all have life problems now and again.

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

August 30, 2011
8:40 AM

Post #8784890

received my block from thunder. Very beautiful. Thank you.

Due to stumbling blocks in peoples lives, such as with Gloria and Cheryl. If or one am ok with no blocks from them.
Fix whats broken, heal and when all is well we can proceed or not. Helene

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

August 30, 2011
8:50 AM

Post #8784914

I'm also with you Helene...box full of completed block, one more need not be added..people are far more precious than quilt block

barefootT

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

August 30, 2011
8:12 PM

Post #8786012

Yes , we all sure do have things come about...that we do not expect..

Ladybug / Gloria...take care of your self, and what ever you need to take care of. Do a block for me, or not..what ever is best for you...hopefully things will change for you and we will "see" you on another swap, at another time...

((((((((((((((((((((Gloria)))))))))))))))))))))))))) if you don't know...this is big hugs !!!!!

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

August 30, 2011
10:22 PM

Post #8786199

Same for me Gloria. Come back when you can,
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

August 31, 2011
11:48 AM

Post #8787117

I received my block from Thunder today. So pretty, thank you for the bling. Granddaughter Taylor will love it.

We went to our local Harbor freight store and they had the carpet cutters in stock and on sale for a 2 pack $1.49, so I bought 12 packs to take to Fl for the winter. Already tried it out and it works fine in my Olfa handle. I also bought myself a new head strap magnifier with 4 different strength lens. I just can not read tiny print like the phone book and coupons with my bifocals.

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mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

August 31, 2011
11:58 AM

Post #8787144

The magnifier even has a built in light, operates off of 2 batteries. was on sale for $9.99 and i had a 20% off coupon so I paid $7.99 plus tax. Then they gave me a 6 piece screwdriver set for free. What a deal.

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Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

August 31, 2011
12:39 PM

Post #8787182

Love it Mittsy..omg now that's a bargooon if I ever saw one.

I had so many photo's to put on the threads for swaps and goodies I received on Barb's visit that I thought I had posted Thea and Barb's blocks but see I have not..promise/promise I will this evening..

Quilter5bdsr

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

August 31, 2011
1:47 PM

Post #8787248

Wow Mittsy - you made out like a bandit!!! Great deal. And the photos not bad either!!!!!

taters55

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

August 31, 2011
4:46 PM

Post #8787532

I agree, nice buys!
Love that quilt block too!
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

September 3, 2011
9:02 AM

Post #8791446

Has anyone heard how Janice's surgery went yesterday?

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

September 3, 2011
9:14 AM

Post #8791459

Not as yet, in her last post to me she said she'd have someone let us know..going through all my books and will make a couple calls..

Hand delivered by Barb and Norm, this lovely block...

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

September 3, 2011
9:16 AM

Post #8791462

Thanks Betty. Love the block

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

September 3, 2011
9:23 AM

Post #8791473

then our Laura sent Barb her block and it was also hand delivered along with a bundle of Christmas fabric..add her fabric to the large box of Christmas fabric that Barb gave me and wow double wow...talk about being spoilt!

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Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

September 3, 2011
9:29 AM

Post #8791480

Take a look at my new stash...no, not stash, have my 3 - "12 month of Christmas quilts" out this morning ready to see which months I can work on

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Quilter5bdsr

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

September 3, 2011
9:35 AM

Post #8791486

Norm says that should keep you off the streets for a while!!!!

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

September 3, 2011
10:05 AM

Post #8791523

LOL , you tell that Norm I'm working hard in the basement cleaning up boxes of fabrics, letting the scraps go and getting organized to sew..being a good girl..am having coffee withdrawals..so must keep busy..where's Norm when I need him.. have to make a 's_x in a pan cake' in hopes he'll be hungry enough to come back..

psychw2

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

September 3, 2011
10:06 AM

Post #8791525

OHhh Betty... it's GOOD to be spoiled!!! lol

Quilter5bdsr

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

September 3, 2011
5:47 PM

Post #8791957

just getting back to down time. Finished my four placemats for the swap this evening. Got the house cleaned today as my brother and his wife will be here tomorrow. Norm says he has enough s-x here to last for a while... Can't wait until tomorrow morning. Brought home some Timmies in a can and I can have it only on Sunday morning to make it last!!! I'm not addicted am I?????

psychw2

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

September 3, 2011
8:30 PM

Post #8792113

What is a Timmie?

Norm is a most unsual man if he's had "enough" to last a while!!
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

September 3, 2011
8:45 PM

Post #8792133

Pat it is a brand of coffee you get in Canada--very good I might add and addictive.

Quilter5bdsr

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

September 4, 2011
4:37 AM

Post #8792305

What Norm has had enough of is a most fantastic dessert that is very sweet. Betty and her friends call it "S-X in a pan"!!!!! He also had a lot of Timmies French Vanilla while we were away and it, too, is loaded with sugar. But I'm really loving that coffee and had to bring some home...
Sunday morning promotion to international goodwill!!!!

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mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

September 4, 2011
4:44 AM

Post #8792312

There's a Timmies right near the restaurant where we took you to lunch. If only I had known. I have to avoid coffee shops because I can't stop with just coffee, gotta have a sweet, too. And I'm already well on my way to being a "dumplin". My baby sister is complaining about her "muffin top". Passed that stage years ago.

Forgot to add that Lucy's block was mailed out yesterday. Stu's "Keepsake" fabric too.

This message was edited Sep 4, 2011 7:45 AM

psychw2

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

September 4, 2011
8:47 AM

Post #8792580

Barb, I knew what you meant but still had to tease you. I have a terrible sweet tooth and I'm sooooo much better off not even taking the first bite.

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

September 4, 2011
9:42 AM

Post #8792686

This S-X business is all too much for an old lady's ears that is all alone. Perhaps should go check l out "Harmony"?LOL

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

September 4, 2011
9:44 AM

Post #8792692

More serious note. What is every one planning to do with our christmas blocks - any ideas? Lap Wuilt? Place Mats? Table Runners? Wall Hangings. No gifts!
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

September 4, 2011
10:04 AM

Post #8792728

No Timmies here this morning Barb but wishing I did have some.

We are getting pelted with rain and some wind from one of the outer bands of Lee--I didn't think it would reach us but guess I was wrong. Had 2" over night with a generous pruning by Nature! LOL They have put us in a tornado watch area and there is plenty of thunder in the background. Good day to stay inside and work on my projects.

taters55

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

September 4, 2011
10:19 AM

Post #8792753

Janice posted surgery went well, no cancer in the one node they removed. Now she will start her treatment. I can't remember if it was chemotherapy, or radiation?

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

September 4, 2011
11:56 AM

Post #8792884

LindaKay, was great news for sure about Janice..giving her a few days and will call..need update on Stacey as well!

For those of you who want the recipe for " s-x in a pan" I could post it..talk about smooth and decadent!! I'd make one but know I'd eat the entire thing...

Not quite sure what I'll do with my blocks..have last year blocks as well..already have Xmas quilts for beds and lap quilts for living room..working on 3 "12 month of Christmas" wall hanging/lap quilt for Dil's so nobody to give to..perhaps table cloth , runners or Christmas bags!
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 4, 2011
12:04 PM

Post #8792893

"SIX" what in a Pan??????

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

September 4, 2011
12:19 PM

Post #8792907

E instead of I.

Best tasting treat to bring to a party

psychw2

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

September 4, 2011
1:02 PM

Post #8792947

I'm thinking of making a couple of throws from my blocks, this years, and last years and previous... WHY I think I'll get it all done this year I don't know since I never got the two previous years done!! I'm either an eternal optimist or severely in denial!

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

September 4, 2011
1:11 PM

Post #8792962

If nothing else they are pretty to look at and dream...

psychw2

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

September 4, 2011
1:22 PM

Post #8792978

Ya... I call myself a "Block Collector" not a quilter. I even have a couple quilt tops made up and not finished! It's been a couple of years since I saw one completely thru to the finished project end with a usable blanket! Still... I take them out, look at them and smile. Sometimes I even spread them out on my bedspread and stack them according to a sewing plan... Maybe this year... maybe not!! LOL

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

September 4, 2011
2:15 PM

Post #8793053

You don't want to feel pressured into making something for the sake of just making it..all of a sudden it will come to you..hey I've an idea..will take a photo in back bedroom for you

taters55

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

September 4, 2011
2:54 PM

Post #8793113

Betty, I would love that recipe please? You can send it in a Dmail, if you don't want to post it here. Thanks

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

September 4, 2011
2:59 PM

Post #8793119

Will do lindakay
Thea1962
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 4, 2011
3:39 PM

Post #8793167

Ohhhhhhh Betty I would love to have the recipe as well!! With a name like that it must one heck of a dessert...lol

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

September 4, 2011
3:42 PM

Post #8793173

how do you post a recipe for SIX with "E" not "I". Would have liked this at 18, yea then it was 18 or so

Quilter5bdsr

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

September 4, 2011
4:23 PM

Post #8793232

Have I told all you wonderful ladies how much I love you??? I have been sitting here reading last night's and today's posts to Norm and we have had so much laughter. Thank you so much. What a great group we are!!!!
And Norm wants to hear from the first one who makes S-X in a pan!!!!

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

September 4, 2011
6:32 PM

Post #8793424

how do you dip downin a pan?

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

September 4, 2011
6:44 PM

Post #8793439

Will post in the am..

Had a friend who dropped in and I was downloading a pattern I purchased for a " sassy scarfette" so before I knew it I had copied the pattern, found some wool and started one to show her how and voila it's bedtime!
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

September 5, 2011
2:50 AM

Post #8793787

Google it.

http://www.google.com/search?q=recipe sex in a pan&sourceid=ie7&rls=com.microsoft:en-US&ie=utf8&oe=utf8

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

September 5, 2011
5:36 AM

Post #8793921

Barb... I don't want you to go through Timmie DTs...

http://shopus.timhortons.com/

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

September 5, 2011
6:03 AM

Post #8793969

Those links aren't the best for someone who wants to try and lose 20 lbs..yikes, just won't open them lol

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mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

September 5, 2011
8:57 AM

Post #8794280

Well then you'd better not Google Tim Horton's Coupons.

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

September 5, 2011
11:21 AM

Post #8794481

Dare I hope? Cutting table is back up on the wall. Shelves going up now. I think I'll have a sewing room soon. Will be an adjustment, the smallest room yet and no closet to hide things in. I'll be posting all my pretties that I have received soon. YEA!!!!!

psychw2

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

September 5, 2011
11:47 AM

Post #8794511

Karen, ALL of life is an adjustment, you know that! I'm sure that even though it's not as wonderful as what you have once had, you will make it wonderful and organized, you will wonder why you EVER needed as much room as before!! (OK, maybe you won't go QUITE that far!! hehe)

I went to the dollar store and bought clear plastic storage bins the size of shoe boxes to help organize some of my stuff. Every so often I have seen a computer armoire for FREE on Freecycle, that might help solve some of your need to hide it away. Skirting your table to store boxes underneath will help and you will find many other creative ways to make do I'm sure.

I'll bet you are feeling good about downsizing and economizing, creating greater financial security. Or maybe I am projecting here...

Which address listed in the exchange is the one you want mailed to? And for how long will this address be good? Just trying to keep everybody updated. We have a few of us going thru changes and moves right now.

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

September 5, 2011
12:17 PM

Post #8794571

Pat, thanks for the kind words. The Traverse City address is the correct one until we sell this place. It is an adjustment but one we are making as you say for better financial security. This will be fine and I will manage, I have after all been rather spoiled in the nice large rooms I had before. I do plan on some clear storage bins as I reclaimed some nice shelves I had used previously. They will make up for the lack of a closet. I still remind myself of how fortunate I am to have as much as I do. Most of my griping is done in jest.

psychw2

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

September 5, 2011
12:21 PM

Post #8794574

I understand. There are days when I miss my beautiful yard, huge sewing area with 2 work tables and much bigger household income ... but then I remember Husband #1 (the EX) and remember how truly BLESSED I am!!! Sometimes I need to remind MYSELF I'd live in a tent with my Sweetie, he is wonderful!

THANKS for the address update.

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

September 5, 2011
12:49 PM

Post #8794625

LOL just unwrapped a dark chocolate Dove square, I allow my self one per day. it says..."The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate".
How apropos.

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

September 5, 2011
1:46 PM

Post #8794709

i remember sewing on the kitchen table in small place and c...under my breath NG Husband NG kids and what have you. I produced better things there than I do now.

Karen you'll be just fine. the closeness will produce mental energy . Wal-Mart has these flat storage boxes which I love and use for threads and keeping projects together and blocks from block swaps. Intend to get more for pre-cut squares.Patterns and such.They snap shutso nice and dust free

psychw2

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

September 5, 2011
3:02 PM

Post #8794835

LOL... I am more concerned about not giving my CAT another "bed" to choose from. I caught her trying to cozy up into a big box on my shelves in my sewing room. I leave ONE box way-up-high open for her, THAT should be enough!

taters55

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

September 6, 2011
7:20 AM

Post #8795717

Happy Birthday Barb! Hope you have a wonderful day!

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housse301
Lexington Park, MD

September 6, 2011
7:41 AM

Post #8795740

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BARB.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

September 6, 2011
8:30 AM

Post #8795822

Ohh Laura you are back?

Sending special greetings on this your special birthday! Wow look at what LindaKay cooked...now that I'm getting to be quite the cook perhaps I could have baked you one as well..lol

barefootT

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

September 6, 2011
8:57 AM

Post #8795855

Happy Birthday Barb :-)

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

September 6, 2011
9:46 AM

Post #8795933

Happiest of days Barb

Quilter5bdsr

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

September 6, 2011
10:07 AM

Post #8795956

Thank you all so much. And the cake looks fabulous Linda!!! And it has NO calories - right???? Betty - sounds like you are still on that NO BURNING roll!!!!! Really though, You can make me a cake anytime and I know I'd love it...

taters55

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

September 6, 2011
11:13 AM

Post #8796070

No calories, just for you Barb! LOL!

jumper2

jumper2
Huron, OH
(Zone 5b)

September 6, 2011
11:19 AM

Post #8796097

Happy Birthday, Barb!

Mittsy, I got your block today.

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

September 6, 2011
12:22 PM

Post #8796221

joining in with "Happy Birthday" wishes. Helene

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Quilter5bdsr

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

September 6, 2011
1:31 PM

Post #8796319

Thank you all so much my dear friends... My day is going along so nicely. I got to sew, got to play and Norm's doing me a steak for dinner. Can't ask for more than that!!!!!
Syrumani
Whitsett, NC
(Zone 8a)

September 6, 2011
7:23 PM

Post #8796809

Happy Birthday, Barb!

Has anyone gotten any of my blocks yet? I know with the holiday yesterday delivery may be delayed . . . but I do hope you like them!
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

September 7, 2011
2:23 AM

Post #8797101

Happy belated Birthday, Barb.

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

September 7, 2011
3:27 AM

Post #8797138

I received a surprise gift from Barb and Mittsy yesterday. Thank you ladies so much for thinking about me.

Barb sent a set of 4" Civil War charms. But the charms are doubled and are actually 4" x 8". As there are multiples of most, they wil work nicely into Blocks for my Vintage quilt. Thank you so much.

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FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

September 7, 2011
3:33 AM

Post #8797141

And from Mittsy, these great panels and fabrics. These wikll work in so well with the New Vintage blocks. Thank you ladies for keeping me in your thoughts.

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Quilter5bdsr

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

September 7, 2011
5:44 AM

Post #8797339

Stu - as much as I would like to take credit for sending the fabrics - I"m afraid it was not me... Have you still got the envelope????
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

September 7, 2011
6:15 AM

Post #8797383

You really did get some nice fabric Stu!!!
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

September 7, 2011
9:48 AM

Post #8797630

Poor Barb, it's the beginnings of oldtimers! The fabric in the box you left for me was sorted and some deemed perfect for Stu, as I was already mailing him a packet, I just included it. You need more Timmie's! Going to take mom and my sister out for Butter tarts at Timmie's this Saturday. Neither have been there yet so it will be a nice treat. Jack is off to an all day clambake with all his old buddies from GE so we're having a girl's day out.
Update on ladybugs, I don't know where it came from but I have fabric with teeny tiny ladybugs on it, so I embroidered more in an all over design. Only have to cut them to 5" squares. So cute. I was trying to figure out how to make a jar so I could capture one for Marion. Have to give it more thought.

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mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

September 7, 2011
9:54 AM

Post #8797638

White on white snowflake

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mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

September 7, 2011
9:55 AM

Post #8797639

Enlarged blue on blue snowflake.

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mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

September 7, 2011
9:57 AM

Post #8797642

Small blue snowflakes on green "snow" fabric. Can you tell I have used all my white embroidery thread? I've ordered some from ebay and it is on it's way.

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mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

September 7, 2011
9:59 AM

Post #8797645

Birch leaf applique on batik fabric with gold bling.

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Quilter5bdsr

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

September 7, 2011
1:16 PM

Post #8797866

I love them Mittsy!!!! Especially the birch leaf. I'm looking for a pattern for you for your jar. I DO have one!!!!! I'll try to find it...

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

September 7, 2011
1:17 PM

Post #8797869

All so beautiful
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

September 7, 2011
3:07 PM

Post #8798000

So glad you like the birch leaf, Barb as that is one of your 9 in the Holiday charm square swap. Just realized I posted all the pics on the wrong thread. Made homemade chicken noodle soup and pulled a loaf of onion dill bread out of the freezer, The weatherman says it's 60 but it feels much cooler. Arthiritis in my knuckles is bad today. Will be glad when this front moves on through. Have to keep checking on the sump pump to make sure it can handle all this rain. Back to the sewing machine.

Quilter5bdsr

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

September 7, 2011
5:44 PM

Post #8798210

Mittsy, I know the rain situation where you are is serious but picture this if you can. When the weather comes on here in New England, the map always shows as far west as Niagra Falls. So when the weatherman is giving the report, Betty and Dianne are located just over his shoulder. Now where do you suppose you are located?????? Norm and I both remarked on the amount of bright orange and yellow in your "area".
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

September 8, 2011
2:16 AM

Post #8798665

In the basement with the french drain spilling over onto the cellar floor. Thank God the sump pump is working and we have power. Got to check the pond today to see if I need to rescue any of my fish. They don't survive if they end up stranded in the lawn to the right of the garage. Only a very light rain falling now. Will take some puddle pictures when it gets light.
Syrumani
Whitsett, NC
(Zone 8a)

September 9, 2011
4:36 PM

Post #8801178

Ok, I am really . . . perturbed . . . with dear hubby. Last week, I gave him 13 envelopes to take to the post office. Guess what is in them? Nobody has said that they've received my blocks yet, so I asked dear hubby today what day lat week he mailed them, and he said that he had forgotten, and they had been sitting in the car until yesterday morning! He only took them to the post office yesterday! I am so sorry, all! Hopefully you will all start to receive them starting tomorrow . . .
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

September 9, 2011
5:04 PM

Post #8801230

Husbands are like that! Don't sweat the small stuff.

psychw2

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

September 9, 2011
6:31 PM

Post #8801374

Ya... mine too!! I still love the forgetful Sweetie though!
Syrumani
Whitsett, NC
(Zone 8a)

September 9, 2011
7:25 PM

Post #8801465

Well, at least we know they are on the way. I used in alot of them some of the same material that I used in last years' block swap . . . gotta love a good sale . . .

Yes, I still love him . . . I may even get him something for our anniversary next week . . . don't know what, though . . . maybe he needs a new sewing machine . . .

barefootT

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

September 9, 2011
7:27 PM

Post #8801470

yes I definitely think he NEEDS a new sewing machine !!! :-)

psychw2

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

September 9, 2011
8:34 PM

Post #8801579

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1219103/


Part 5!! Come join us at the new thread.

cheriffic

cheriffic
(Cheryl) Wilmington, MA

September 19, 2011
2:28 PM

Post #8815232

Hello everyone I have missed you all so much. So many things have gone on and I am just know getting back to my life. I have my Christmas/Winter blocks ready to go out I am so sorry these are so late. I will hit the PO at lunch time tomorrow.
I know I owe from one more block swap and I owe a very very patient someone a pot holder I will get them out I am trying to catch up I fell so far behind. I hope you all like them and that they were worth the wait.

Luv Cher

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