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psychw2

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

September 9, 2011
8:34 PM

Post #8801576

Most of the blocks have been received and I'm hoping we'll have some pictures of finished projects soon!

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!

We came from here: http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1201238/



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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siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

September 9, 2011
8:49 PM

Post #8801600

I'm trying to post photos but so far it won't let me. I think tomorrow I will see if the file is too big and if so make them smaller.

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

September 9, 2011
9:47 PM

Post #8801653

These are so pretty.
This is from Laura...Housse

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siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

September 9, 2011
9:50 PM

Post #8801656

This is from Mystery, Thank you

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siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

September 9, 2011
9:54 PM

Post #8801663

This is from Thunder.

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siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

September 9, 2011
10:08 PM

Post #8801687

This is from Pat.
Many thanks they are all so pretty.

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mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

September 10, 2011
3:42 AM

Post #8801824

We love pictures, thanks for posting.
housse301
Lexington Park, MD

September 10, 2011
4:12 AM

Post #8801834

This beautiful block arrived and it is from Betty.
I just love the hand painted envelope.

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housse301
Lexington Park, MD

September 10, 2011
4:14 AM

Post #8801836

This one if from Thunder.
So colorful . Trying to figure out how to tie all the blocks together to make a quilt.

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Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

September 10, 2011
5:30 AM

Post #8801898

Laura, I was in a hurry trying to meet the dealing. Lol. Your proper block should be there any day! Think it was mailed out Tuesday morning

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

September 10, 2011
6:15 AM

Post #8801946

Many of mine will be turned into placemats for Meals on Wheels. Thanks to Mittsy for the wonderful idea.

Even though I moved, I will still be taking them to the craft club in the senior park where I used to live, and I still visit often.

psychw2

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

September 10, 2011
9:02 AM

Post #8802160

That's nice Karen. I hope to combine all of mine from several different Christmas swaps and make a throw for my sister, one for me and 2 or more lap tops for the nursing home where I see some of my clients. I'm sorting hem according to color and then making more blocks to fill in. The first 3 cut block I made I used Christmas fabrics. I bought a white background Christmas yesterday so there is NO excuse for me not gettng with the program and getting some finished projects turned out!

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

September 10, 2011
12:51 PM

Post #8802367

Great blocks all. Having trouble trying to post even text notes on DG lately.

psychw2

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

September 10, 2011
1:11 PM

Post #8802422

Well that is frustrating Stuart!

I'm playing catch-up today. We were given some blueberries, and we ordered 2 boxes of peaches. We need to get them frozen/ canned and the house cleaned before I go crazy (VERY short trip).

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

September 12, 2011
11:50 AM

Post #8805239

Found this Oh-So cute winter block in my mailbox today. From Syrumani/Nichole, thank you very much. I love how the snowflakes, igloos and footprints go together so well.
Did the princess pieces work for you?

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Quilter5bdsr

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

September 12, 2011
3:42 PM

Post #8805597

My block came from Nichole today too and it is just like yours Karen. Thank you so much Nichole. I love the fabrics too and already know just where it will go...

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

September 12, 2011
3:50 PM

Post #8805614

A phenominal block from Nichole in perfect, perfect colors. Thanks so much.

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Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

September 12, 2011
3:56 PM

Post #8805623

Oh happy days..got a box of goodies from our Thunder...

Included in the box is a beautiful christmasnblock...charging batteries and will post later tonight or tomorrow morning..just live it and all that was included in the box..

thunder, thanks sweetie..
Syrumani
Whitsett, NC
(Zone 8a)

September 12, 2011
4:32 PM

Post #8805672

I'm glad you guys like them. I know that looks like a fairly basic block, but when you start putting like blocks together, you get two different color + signs . . . really cool.

Karen - I still have plans for some of the princesses, but my daughter has seen them, and so it's "mommy can you make this" or "mommy can you make that". I think a few of them may still be used for what I originally intended . . . did you find the postage $ in your block?

FLStu - I know those are not technically civil war materials, but I did look online, and from what I could see, these materials I already had, and were fairly close to civil war-ish . . . and since you said "scrappy" . . . well, those are my scraps, etc.

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FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

September 12, 2011
4:42 PM

Post #8805692

ichole... they're perfect for my New Vintage quilt. Exactly what I had requested. Scrappy in the spirit of Civil War fabrics.

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

September 12, 2011
7:32 PM

Post #8805972

rec'd my block from Nicole as well. Traditional Colors same block thank you .

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

September 12, 2011
8:38 PM

Post #8806094

Yes I did get the postage Nichole, Thanks.

barefootT

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

September 12, 2011
9:13 PM

Post #8806157

I also received a beautiful block from Nichole, in lovely shades of red, and green and white...Nicole if you have a photo you can post it...or I will do so in a few days.
I am sorry and don't mean to tease...butttttt I wanted to acknowledge it right away, and I am just too tired to deal with the camera, and down loading...
housse301
Lexington Park, MD

September 13, 2011
3:11 AM

Post #8806273

I also received a beautiful block from Nichole.

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housse301
Lexington Park, MD

September 13, 2011
3:13 AM

Post #8806275

Betty I am truely honored. I just love my blocks .

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Syrumani
Whitsett, NC
(Zone 8a)

September 13, 2011
4:09 AM

Post #8806320

You know, I was in such a hurry to get them out, I forgot to take any pix! Maybe one of the others that got a red/white/green block will post a pic. All the blocks are in the same pattern, just with different colors . . .
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

September 13, 2011
10:19 AM

Post #8806748

This is the block i received from Nicole (Syrumani). Thank you Nicole. I love it. Worth waiting for.

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helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

September 13, 2011
10:44 AM

Post #8806791

in going through my blocks and chruning butter about them what to do with them...

I did find a possibility on P&B Textiles "Toomuchery" quilt but I didn't want the christmas quilt too big. Any Ideas other than placemats or runners...

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

September 13, 2011
11:58 AM

Post #8806860

Helene, how about my favorite, a tree skirt?

Quilter5bdsr

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

September 13, 2011
12:39 PM

Post #8806919

And there are always pillows!!!!

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

September 13, 2011
1:26 PM

Post #8806976

I'm making a skirt right now called a speedy spiral,free pattern from Sulky. It's for next grandson getting married in March. Tree skirt is shower gift. Will do quilt for wedding gift. Plus making brides gown.

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

September 13, 2011
3:33 PM

Post #8807107

here we go "brides gowns" that is soo much fun. This quilting separates the men from boys, I mean rip rip and rip, then you have it together it's up side down, then you think you have a pattern and it stinks in reality was nice in my head. Separates woman from girls...

What pattern will you use for wedding gift.? HD
Syrumani
Whitsett, NC
(Zone 8a)

September 13, 2011
4:10 PM

Post #8807167

Quoting:in going through my blocks and chruning butter about them what to do with them...

I did find a possibility on P&B Textiles "Toomuchery" quilt but I didn't want the christmas quilt too big. Any Ideas other than placemats or runners...


I'm thinking I am going to frame some of my blocks to use as wall decor, as well as placemats, pillows, etc . . .

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

September 13, 2011
4:14 PM

Post #8807168

Haven't decided on pattern for wedding quilt yet. I have 2 quilts to make, promised one to newest granddaughter too(grandson's wife). Will go to TN for month of Feb. to do wedding sewing as I will also be making for great grand daughter as flower girl, and probably for another granddaughter as brides maid. If I don't sew hers I know I'll be doing alterations.
I have so many pretty 5" squares in blues & yellows I will do one of the quilts in D9P with those. Maybe use that 3 cut block for the other. Nothing to complicated at this point.

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

September 14, 2011
7:25 AM

Post #8807930

The thing I do love about living up here is the awesome quilt shop in town. I downloaded a coupon from their web site for 20% off "in stock" rulers. Wouldn't you know the one I needed had to be ordered? Guess what? They gave me the discount anyhow. They also want me to bring in the pattern so they can see what I'm doing, when I come to get my ruler tomorrow. I remember when I spent a winter up here a few years ago, they were so much help with a project I had going then.

psychw2

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

September 14, 2011
7:33 AM

Post #8807939

Nicole, got the block, THANKS! I especially like the blue background candy cane fabric.

cheriffic

cheriffic
(Cheryl) Wilmington, MA

September 19, 2011
2:29 PM

Post #8815234

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

Quilter5bdsr

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

September 19, 2011
3:39 PM

Post #8815332

What a wonderful surprise to see you post Cheryl. We have missed you and I know I speak for all us when I say "Welcome Back".. How are you feeling now? Oh I'm just so glad to see you post!!!!!

cheriffic

cheriffic
(Cheryl) Wilmington, MA

September 19, 2011
7:42 PM

Post #8815669

I am feeling much better thank you. It has been crazy since April. I had to have some surgery so they did a chest xray and saw something spent my birthday getting a CT scan, It was fine I had my surgery, I lost one of my beloved dogs, and a new challenge with my Dad, who will be going through some intense treatments beginning Wed of this week. He had a bone marrow biopsy and they found he has multiple myeloma very tough. So on that note I am glad to be back and it has been so wonderfully cool here in New England and the best time to sew sew sew.
Cher

barefootT

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

September 19, 2011
9:07 PM

Post #8815771

welcome Back Cher !! hope things work well for your Dad...and hope you just keep getting better and better...

Kizmo

Kizmo
Marietta, OH
(Zone 6a)

September 19, 2011
10:20 PM

Post #8815791

Wow, Cher, was wondering why you hadn't posted for awhile... glad you're back here with us! Sending hugs for you and your Dad...

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

September 20, 2011
2:51 AM

Post #8815834

Welcome back Cher, you were missed.
housse301
Lexington Park, MD

September 20, 2011
3:34 AM

Post #8815847

Welcome back Cher.

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

September 20, 2011
7:05 AM

Post #8816033

I am glad things are on the mend, sorry about your father, very hard to accept. You were missed as you can see Helene

cheriffic

cheriffic
(Cheryl) Wilmington, MA

September 20, 2011
10:33 AM

Post #8816284

Thank you all so much. All blocks were just mailed so you should have them soon. Betty I mailed yours too sorry it is a bit longer wait but it is on the way. The only one I haven't mailed was for Gloria I haven't got an address if anyone has it and can dmail me I can send it right along.
Thanks again everyone great to know you are all here with me when the going gets tough.
Love Cher

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

September 22, 2011
12:36 PM

Post #8819566

Received several envelopes yesterday in the mail, was late getting in and took a quick peak..did some ooohs/ahhhs..thought I would have time this morning before leaving for work to take photo's but not a chance...
tonight after work I'm off to the city to have supper with my youngest son then a 2hr. ride home..doubtful I'll be posting until the weekend...

they sure were nice!

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

September 24, 2011
11:02 AM

Post #8822080

Finally, few minutes to myself while watching paint dry and thought I'd best get my pretties posted...

Thank you Nichole (Syrumani)

All the block look as though we shopped together with one quilt in mind..just precious!

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Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

September 24, 2011
11:39 AM

Post #8822119

Not sure if I showed the lovely quilt block I received from Thunder..along with a box of the most beautiful fabrics to help me with the 3 - 12 months of Christmas quilts I'm doing..her generosity overwhelmed me..

STUNNING..

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mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

September 24, 2011
11:54 AM

Post #8822133

Look at what I got in the mail from Cheriffic! Thank you Cheryl. Love it!

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mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

September 24, 2011
11:55 AM

Post #8822134

Now take a good look at this charm square that came today from Bev. What a happy coincidence.

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Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

September 24, 2011
12:26 PM

Post #8822163

Hard to believe that regardless the block or the charms the are all so co irrigated!!

Lovely blocks and charms..is indeed a happy day!

barefootT

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

September 24, 2011
2:10 PM

Post #8822301

Cher, I got your block :) gorgeous !!! thank you !!

jumper2

jumper2
Huron, OH
(Zone 5b)

September 24, 2011
4:14 PM

Post #8822461

I got Cheryl's block today. It's lovely!

cheriffic

cheriffic
(Cheryl) Wilmington, MA

September 26, 2011
6:41 AM

Post #8824526

Oh I am so glad they are showing up. I will post mine soon. I charged my camera and have them all pinned up to take a picture.
Cher

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

September 26, 2011
7:50 AM

Post #8824636

I got Cher's wonderful block this weekend as well. Will post tonite. Thanks so much. It's another that will go great in my winter table runner for the dinning room.

cheriffic

cheriffic
(Cheryl) Wilmington, MA

September 26, 2011
11:21 AM

Post #8824974

Oh I am glad you liked it. I loved yours Stu and it was fun to do.
Cher

psychw2

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

September 27, 2011
7:43 AM

Post #8826434

I wen to the post office and picked mine up too Cher, beautiful pattern and colors! THANKS

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

September 27, 2011
8:49 AM

Post #8826505

I got mine yesterday Neautiful thank you. Will fit nicely with the others.I am glad things are coming together for you.

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FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

September 27, 2011
4:35 PM

Post #8827046

This is from Cher. The white spots on the green fabric are actually sparkles (bling).

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siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

September 27, 2011
4:49 PM

Post #8827061

Oh wow Stu, It was worth waiting for.
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

September 28, 2011
3:33 AM

Post #8827452

Very nice, frosty looking.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

September 28, 2011
3:51 AM

Post #8827461

Just love the color scheme in both..now how many of you are ready to or in the process of using them up??

With all the Christmas swap blocks and charms im getting so excited to start, had grandson Kyle helping me bring totes of fall decorations out Sunday, he was counting Chrismas totes, asked him if he thought we could skip the fall and bring out the Christmas or was it too early, he said never too early for you grandma! Think he has me peg'd. Lol

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

September 28, 2011
5:43 AM

Post #8827536

I think grandkids are very good at getting us pegged very early on. LOL

psychw2

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

September 28, 2011
9:38 PM

Post #8828700

Last year I honestly was soooo bummed out by having to work Christmas day AND the on-call the day of the Christmas party, not being able to spend any of it with my kids that I didn't even get a Christmas tree up. My boss promised me I'm not working Christmas this year, somebody else's turn!

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

September 29, 2011
2:53 AM

Post #8828785

Good for you, Pat. I used to volunteer for Christmas call to let my collegues with family to take off and took New Years off. Back then, I was single and only needed to worry about myself. I would take Christmas over New Years and 4th of July anytime, but I woul;d get different on-call issues than you would. I've been fortunate these last 16.75 yrs in working where there is no call, but that may be changing soon... at least we maybe open on holidays too in the not-so-distant future.

Quilter5bdsr

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

September 29, 2011
6:07 AM

Post #8828930

Good morning! Got a surprise - the camera is working and mine once again. This is the blocfk that I got from Cherrific. Love it Cheryl...

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siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

September 29, 2011
6:10 AM

Post #8828935

You are making some beautiful blocks Cheryl.

taters55

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

September 29, 2011
7:10 AM

Post #8829008

Cheryl, I got your block the other day, and it is so pretty! Thanks so much!

Glad your back with us, and doing better!

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cheriffic

cheriffic
(Cheryl) Wilmington, MA

September 29, 2011
7:11 PM

Post #8829926

Karen I sent one to you too let me know if you get it I wasn't sure on the address I used the one you sent mine from.
Cher

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

September 29, 2011
8:20 PM

Post #8830000

I did move Cheryl but my mail is being forwarded so I'm sure it will be here in time. After seeing all the pretty ones you sent, I'm excited to see mine.

cheriffic

cheriffic
(Cheryl) Wilmington, MA

September 30, 2011
5:38 PM

Post #8830965

OMG Helene I just noticed I sewed your block all wrong I am gonna send you a new one I am so sorry it should look like the one I sent Linda (taters55). I will get right on that and send it out Monday. Gosh I must have been cock-eyed with that one lol.
Cher

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

September 30, 2011
6:56 PM

Post #8831062

YEA!!! Cheryl, I'm not the only one. LOL

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

September 30, 2011
6:57 PM

Post #8831064

no need it is your work and I love it. Glad you are doing good and life is good again.

Kizmo

Kizmo
Marietta, OH
(Zone 6a)

September 30, 2011
9:00 PM

Post #8831205

Cher... that block isn't wrong... it's custom designed!!!

Quilter5bdsr

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

October 1, 2011
4:56 AM

Post #8831363

How many times have I done that??? too many to mention...

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

October 3, 2011
2:50 PM

Post #8834628

Ok I have a plan. This is set on the angle. Will be surronded by brick road and than finished in off white with striped binding. (I'll show as I go along if I may) each block will be sashed/framed in one inch black.

I'll call it "Me and my vivid friends".

Block top row second I won in quiltmaker contest.

I block was in the whites and blues which I coudn't use. I am missing some???

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helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

October 3, 2011
2:52 PM

Post #8834632

each block surround - i think it will be gorgeous.! so excited with the solution.

This year I won't have a christmas tree this will be on the couch in my otherwise minimalistic LR.

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helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

October 3, 2011
3:02 PM

Post #8834649

Cher if you look closely the pattern shows your kind heart.

Kizmo

Kizmo
Marietta, OH
(Zone 6a)

October 3, 2011
8:11 PM

Post #8835104

very nice Helene! I like those dark colors and light sashing!

barefootT

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

October 3, 2011
8:42 PM

Post #8835136

very nice !! you should have 15 blocks, or 16 if you made one for yourself

these are blocks from three different Christmas / winter swaps, and some I made...mot all blocks from all the swaps are here, I am in the playing stage...and some blocks will be on the other side...maybe???

I posted this on other threads, but I know that not every one goes everywhere...

I put up a new design wall in the hall outside of my sewing room, not the greatest place when it comes to pictures, but I think it will work out just fine!!

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helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

October 3, 2011
10:01 PM

Post #8835210

well this is what I have so fa. We are neighbors in spain looking out in the courtyard and hanging out laundry and nodding to each other.

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

October 3, 2011
10:06 PM

Post #8835213

sorry pic did not send - My neighbors are so rude they keep me up all night.

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helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

October 3, 2011
10:16 PM

Post #8835219

barefoot - what I would do with all your winter colors. (put mine in the center) just kidding. the 2 large ones should be shashed with azure blue which is out there with a bit of bling for the center. Then sash the smaller onces with whatever until you have all a uniform size and take it from there..putting them on point requires more thinking but you are up to it.

The student talking to the teacher.

The windowpane we are sticking our heads out and talking as soon as DH are leaving for work. Now that was yesteryear.

Oh Oh this is coming together so fine

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barefootT

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

October 3, 2011
11:18 PM

Post #8835251

I do not think I am going to sash it at all...just fill in the spaces, with strips, and scraps and pieces left over from making some blocks...??? still playing...

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

October 4, 2011
12:23 AM

Post #8835263

You are all so creative..want to finish the 3 I'm working on so I can come and play...
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

October 4, 2011
5:01 AM

Post #8835342

Helene, I love the block that resembles tic tac toe, gold with stars and embroidered center, what is the name of that block?

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

October 4, 2011
5:47 AM

Post #8835398

lol, it's a no-name block..screwed up on the pattern and by then thought I'd add a bit and make the 12.5"

Quilter5bdsr

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

October 4, 2011
5:53 AM

Post #8835408

Great block Betty!!! Very creative. I wasn't sure if the plaid I sent would work but it looks okay in the corner like that. Great arrangement Helene.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

October 4, 2011
5:56 AM

Post #8835415

Barb, I've only 1 1/2 panels x 3 quilts left to do and then I'm ready to put together...with the materials I got from all of you I'm going to do a few sets of the 4 fat quarter placemats for gifts..maybe I shouldn't try to sleep nights, might get more done..that's probably why I'm only getting 3 or 4 hrs. sleep, mind is saying get up and at it girl!

Quilter5bdsr

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

October 4, 2011
6:12 AM

Post #8835440

I know the feeling Betty, but the no sleep will catch up with you. Even if you just read with your Ipad in bed you will get the benefit of the rest. I can't wait to see these projects...

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

October 4, 2011
6:30 AM

Post #8835464

Maybe that's half the trouble, lol, lay with ipad on bed, wake up and decide to play scrabble or surf the net looking for our 5th Annual DG Christmas Workshop project...

Well you saw 1/2 of the panels when you were visiting..I'm all gung ho except for the candy pinwheel..it's intimidating me!!!!!

Quilter5bdsr

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

October 4, 2011
9:03 AM

Post #8835632

Do you have directions for it? Or do you just make what you want? How about Hershey Kisses instead???? You already have red and white candy canes. Just make them red and green!!! On a white background???

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

October 4, 2011
9:28 AM

Post #8835665

I do have a pattern, infact I think Thunder might attempt it! Likely will because I think I've loads of cut-outs ready for use..I'll first give it a try then if no can do I'll resort to something different.

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

October 4, 2011
7:04 PM

Post #8836379

I received Betty's wonderful blocks. She made Envelopes From Home, but felt it was too big. I think that it's perfect.

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FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

October 4, 2011
7:07 PM

Post #8836381

So she made and sent this with it. Thank you Betty, they'll both be in my quilt.

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Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

October 5, 2011
12:06 AM

Post #8836613

Glad the finally made it..if you were to post a photo of the block Stu in reverse you could see all the little envelopes..

Now if someone hasn't received my quilt block means it has gone amiss so please let me know!!
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 5, 2011
4:33 AM

Post #8836698

I keep seeing references to a "Christmas Workshop" project. Where do I find this????

taters55

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

October 5, 2011
5:08 AM

Post #8836737

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1223556/

Just keep an eye on Betty's thread, and when she gets it ready she will post it!
Every year she mails out some sort of kit for everyone to do. One year it was a pretty wooden sled to decorate, then it was wooden snowmen, then another year it was a pretty Victorian Santa. Were all waiting to see what this years project will be!

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

October 5, 2011
6:45 AM

Post #8836845

Betty, You can definately see the envelopes, if I am looking at them correctly, in the picture. there are four, all open, one in each corner with the flap opening pointing to the top left. The flag is within the envelopes. It's neat and I think won't be altered too much being brought to 12.5". I will give a larger seam so that the original block remains as is... who know, in a generation or two the quilt may be taken apart to utilize the 'Vintage' blocks, as they will be in several years, in another project.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

October 12, 2011
2:47 PM

Post #8846564

cher, received my block today, it's stunning..can't wait to incorporate into a quilt along with the charms..

Just love the pattern and colors..it will so match the blocks I've already received

Will take a photo later this evening and post!

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

October 17, 2011
9:48 AM

Post #8852553

Now here is the block that Cher sent me...absolutely gorgeous...get playing and looking at the blocks, sure wish the more I rub them a genie would go poof, a quilt just for you Betty!!! not going to happen that easy is it?

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taters55

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

October 17, 2011
10:58 AM

Post #8852631

Love the colors in that block! So pretty!!!

Quilter5bdsr

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

October 17, 2011
11:16 AM

Post #8852649

Beautiful block Cher. I love your eye for color combinations. You pull together the most pleasing fabrics...
housse301
Lexington Park, MD

October 17, 2011
11:56 AM

Post #8852698

Love the snowman. Great block Cher.
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

October 17, 2011
12:34 PM

Post #8852799

So pretty.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

October 17, 2011
12:35 PM

Post #8852800

Aren't I lucky!!!

Quilter5bdsr

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

October 17, 2011
12:47 PM

Post #8852814

That you are!!!

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

October 27, 2011
12:16 PM

Post #8865951

Sooo worth waiting for...from Cheryl. Beautiful color combo, Thank you, thank you.

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housse301
Lexington Park, MD

October 28, 2011
5:31 AM

Post #8866695

I received a very pretty block from Jumper.
Thank you.

jumper2

jumper2
Huron, OH
(Zone 5b)

October 28, 2011
9:05 AM

Post #8866932

You're wecome. More are going out this weekend.

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

October 28, 2011
10:03 AM

Post #8866996

Ooopsy Cheryl, my goof I posted the other block in the wrong thread, I'll post correctly too. I'm so sorry you had extra postage for this one. It's beautiful, I love the penguins. Thanks so much.

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barefootT

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

October 29, 2011
9:16 AM

Post #8867955

got a loverly block from Lucy, will take picture tomorrow,
there will be company here tonight when I get home from work, son is having a bunch of friends over...

psychw2

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

October 29, 2011
9:51 AM

Post #8868020

One of the things I miss about my sons growing up is their friends! I don't get to see them very much and they were a big part of ALL of our lives!

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

October 29, 2011
10:55 AM

Post #8868088

Got a wonderful Winter block from Lucy (Jumper) yesterday too. Heading to Orlando for a class tomorrow and will take a pic when I get back. Lucy, it's going to go phenominallyin the winter runner that I'm making for the dining table along with several others from here. Will try to get all of them together to show you how the runner is nearly complete block-wise from this swap alone.

taters55

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

October 29, 2011
12:31 PM

Post #8868171

All my blocks went out yesterday, so please watch your mailboxes next week.

barefootT

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

October 29, 2011
10:25 PM

Post #8868716

I feel for ya Doc, I always enjoyed when the kids had / have friends over!!

Quilter5bdsr

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

October 30, 2011
5:26 AM

Post #8868840

I got a great block from Lucy too. It is sooo pretty in blue and white and I just love it. Thank you Lucy.

psychw2

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

October 30, 2011
8:21 AM

Post #8869061

My sweet 2nd son Kevin gave up a special promotional weekend on an online game to come and help us all of yesterday... we're still working away on the studio. Yesterday we got the formica on the kitchen wall behind the counter, formica on the counter. I pray we can get the laminate floor down today so our patient renter doesn't have to live with this mess much longer!!

My arthritis in my feet is KILLING me today. I was on my feet too much yesterday. If we can get the new curtain rods up today I can stay in my sewing room in the afternoon heming the curtains I made earlier. We'll see...

jumper2

jumper2
Huron, OH
(Zone 5b)

October 30, 2011
1:29 PM

Post #8869394

Your welcome, I'm glad you like it. Kinda fits your weather right now.
housse301
Lexington Park, MD

November 1, 2011
2:33 AM

Post #8871464

This is the block that Lucy sent. Very pretty and thank you.

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housse301
Lexington Park, MD

November 1, 2011
2:43 AM

Post #8871465

This is the block that Linda made. It reminds me of a winter snow. Thank you.

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Quilter5bdsr

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

November 1, 2011
4:02 AM

Post #8871487

That is the same block that Lucy sent to me! And in blue and white also! I'll try for a picture later this morning!!!!

jumper2

jumper2
Huron, OH
(Zone 5b)

November 1, 2011
8:39 AM

Post #8871772

I got Linda's block yesterday. It's very lovely.

barefootT

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

November 1, 2011
9:29 AM

Post #8871830

here is my loverly from Lucy snowmen in green :) how cool is that???!!! thank you

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siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

November 1, 2011
1:16 PM

Post #8872134

The beautiful block made by Linda. I love blue. Thank you so much.

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barefootT

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

November 1, 2011
1:37 PM

Post #8872155

ohhh ahhhh loverly !!!!!
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

November 1, 2011
1:55 PM

Post #8872172

I got my block from Linda, too. Thank you very much. Will go into one of the grandkids quilts.

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siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

November 1, 2011
2:33 PM

Post #8872234

Ooooo pretty looks like a Christmas present.

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 1, 2011
2:43 PM

Post #8872250

Thank you Linda, received my block today. Cream and , same pattern as the others soo perfect to finish the started Couch quilt.

Actually so perfect that I need to make 3 more in same colors for the other sides. Thanks

taters55

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

November 1, 2011
4:06 PM

Post #8872338

Glad to see they are arriving, and that you like them.
housse301
Lexington Park, MD

November 1, 2011
4:11 PM

Post #8872349

http://www.mspquiltingangels.org/10292011/#
does anyone know the name of this block ?
image 8306

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taters55

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

November 1, 2011
4:21 PM

Post #8872369

Laura, I have seen that before, but can't think of the name. Let me do some searching?
housse301
Lexington Park, MD

November 1, 2011
4:25 PM

Post #8872375

Thank you so much Linda. I have been searching quilters cache but there are sooo many blocks.

taters55

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

November 1, 2011
4:39 PM

Post #8872400

http://www.quilterscache.com/L/LouisianaBlock.html

This one is close?
housse301
Lexington Park, MD

November 1, 2011
4:51 PM

Post #8872418

Yes it is close. I found the friendship star which is kinda close also.

taters55

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

November 1, 2011
4:59 PM

Post #8872427

http://magicvalleymodernquiltguild.blogspot.com/2010/07/pinwheels-in-july.html


http://thimbleblossoms.bigcartel.com/product/wild-thing-pdf-pattern


Check these?
Thea1962
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

November 1, 2011
5:01 PM

Post #8872430

The pattern is called twister...
http://www.google.ca/search?um=1&hl=en&qscrl=1&nord=1&rlz=1T4ADRA_enCA420CA422&q=twister quilt pattern&gs_sm=c&gs_upl=7566l7566l4l11045l1l1l0l0l0l0l187l187l0.1l1l0&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&biw=1366&bih=494&wrapid=tlif132019186093041&ie=UTF-8&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi

Here is the tool you could use to me the twists
http://www.country-schoolhouse.com/twister_tool.htm

Sorry don`t have time to look for the actual Pattern...
got to run...hope this helps!!!

Thea

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

November 1, 2011
6:36 PM

Post #8872604

My block from Jumper2

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FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

November 1, 2011
6:40 PM

Post #8872609

And from Tater55

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FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

November 1, 2011
6:41 PM

Post #8872610

Thank you to both ladies. These really are stellar and will be great in my winter runner.

taters55

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

November 1, 2011
8:03 PM

Post #8872699

http://modalissa.blogspot.com/2010/04/twister-ruler-not-game.html
This is a tutorial for the twister quilt. Not real clear, but gives some detail.

http://modalissa.blogspot.com/2010/04/twister-ruler-not-game.html

barefootT

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

November 1, 2011
9:26 PM

Post #8872821

some body on face book posted directions awhile ago, on how to make one of those templates !! I thought I'd saved it. but can not seem to find it right now..I will keep looking.

barefootT

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

November 1, 2011
10:50 PM

Post #8872872

here is one I found
http://yarn-or-fabric.weebly.com/how-to-make-an-acrylic-quilt-template.html

and this one has interesting info to use the scraps...http://fabricsnquilts.blogspot.com/2011/07/making-twister-no-waste-project.html

and I still think I have another one, that states how to measure on your squares, to make the marks. for both sizes. If I have time before work tomorrow, I will look some more
housse301
Lexington Park, MD

November 2, 2011
2:46 AM

Post #8872921

Thank you everyone for your help.I am going to sit down and try to figure out how to make the ruler .
I have never heard of a quilt top sewn together then cut it up. We shall see.
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

November 2, 2011
3:09 AM

Post #8872927

I've bought the templates in the smallest size and have the directions and photographs of the finished quilt in CB, FL. I bought it at the Bird's Nest quilt store in Daytona Beach. Let me see if I can find a link.
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

November 2, 2011
3:30 AM

Post #8872940

Hey, I'm a member of MSP Qulting Angels!!!! Just quilted 8 soldier quilts the last 2 weeks.
For quilt 8306 it's putting the blocks together that makes the pattern. 1 block alone wouldn't look like much. The concept is you just cut the 1 point of each triangle piece before sewing the block together. THe layout for getting it all together is the part wher you have to "think" a bit.

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

November 2, 2011
7:48 AM

Post #8873144

Take your measurement for the acrylic template to your local glass repair. Mine cuts mine for me for minimal cost as he can usually use scraps. Make your markings with permanent marker(you might have to cover them with tape to stop smearing) and sand the edges so they don't cut you.

My hubby has also made templates for me when he has a piece of acrylic. It's not hard, just be sure of your measurements before you cut.
That's a reason for going to a glass repair, if it's goofed, it's his acrylic that is scrapped not yours.

Quilter5bdsr

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

November 3, 2011
9:21 AM

Post #8874720

LK I received your block today. I just love it. Mine is just like Karen's above and it will fit in so well. Thank you so much...

barefootT

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

November 3, 2011
9:35 AM

Post #8874734

beautiful block from Linda K :) thank you

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barefootT

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

November 3, 2011
9:47 AM

Post #8874743

and did I say I got one from Lucy?? sure do think I am losing my mind...

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taters55

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

November 3, 2011
10:14 AM

Post #8874791

Glad your liking your blocks everyone!

psychw2

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

November 3, 2011
6:04 PM

Post #8875360

Oh cute... a snowwoman cooking cookies!! How fun! Lucy's green background snowmen fabric is VERY nice too!

barefootT

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

November 3, 2011
8:51 PM

Post #8875647

yes I love the green, actually looked for some today...and more snowpeople.( Linda K's is so cute!! ) ...went to buy some fabric for dyeing... Christmas was on sale 30 and 40 % off. my first thought was " oh no I am in trouble here!!" but nothing much thrilled me. I did find a nice Christmas stripe, and a blue background with snowflakes, and got some of it 50% off / end of bolt sew that was very nice!!! also found some very pretty butterflies, and dragonflies, for Malena's quilts.
bought a few fat 1/4 in a loverly blue / purple design, with multicolors "dots" splattered all over, will go nice with the greens leftover from Kyle's quilt, got a thought on some framed squares?? might work for a reverse side??? of something???

there was no Halloween!!!! not a bit...well just that "net" stuff with spider webs, but I thought I might get a few yards of something fun...nope not a bit !!! they must have had a big sale just before Halloween???

Jean, I don't know what MSP is...but yes you are an Angel, for doing those soldier quilts!!!

Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

November 4, 2011
4:58 AM

Post #8875850

MSP - Mother Seton Parish, the Catholic church where we meet. All our quilts are then blessed before they are distributed.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

November 9, 2011
6:42 AM

Post #8882788

Got a gorgeous block from LindaKay...

I soooo want to finish the 3 Christmas quilts I'm doing so I can play with putting them all together..don't want to wait until next year..you know what happens, next year comes, Christmas is over and then you are left with blocks from 2010 and 2011 and joining in the 2012 swap..lol

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taters55

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

November 9, 2011
7:25 AM

Post #8882841

Glad it made the long trip Betty.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

November 9, 2011
8:18 AM

Post #8882897

It did and it's adorable..imagine, having a quilt made from all over the USA..I've Christmas blankets, know one can never have too many so wondering as many others, shall the blocks be made into wall hangings, lap quilts or quilts..
big decisions

cheriffic

cheriffic
(Cheryl) Wilmington, MA

November 9, 2011
10:09 AM

Post #8883015

I got yours too Linda Thank you I will try to post later. I am missing one not sure if I miss placed one will look again. I started my 2010 quilt the other nite also and I would like to do 11 as well we will see.
Cher

taters55

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

November 9, 2011
4:48 PM

Post #8883644

Betty, you can make table runners and place mats also?

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

November 9, 2011
5:04 PM

Post #8883664

Don't encourage me lindakay

barefootT

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

November 10, 2011
5:19 PM

Post #8885259

well I have been going crazy with my Christmas swap blocks, now have three years worth!!! and can not decide if I want to do something separate for each year??? or combine them all to make one reversible quilt??!!! I have had them up and down and all around on the design wall too many times to count...

I have given up at the moment, now have charm squares on the design wall..

psychw2

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

November 10, 2011
8:52 PM

Post #8885552

LOL... going crazy with charms instead huh??? Let me know what you decide. Maybe you can make it easier for ME to decide!

I got a BEAUTIFUL block in the mail from Lucy, blue snowflake fabric made up with LOTS of triangles!

barefootT

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

November 11, 2011
9:11 AM

Post #8885904

here is my wall
I was going to do a DP9 , but may go with something similar to Laura's beautiful design??!!!

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Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

November 11, 2011
10:19 AM

Post #8885971

Holly smackers Thunder, how will you ever decide!!
housse301
Lexington Park, MD

November 11, 2011
10:22 AM

Post #8885972

Thunder I just love all the colors.

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

November 11, 2011
10:24 AM

Post #8885973

Gonna be loverly Thunder, I'm making a D9P right now with my blues & yellows.
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

November 11, 2011
11:16 AM

Post #8886003

I played with mine this morning. I have concluded that I just like to arrange and rearrange, Had a terrible time trying to decide on 9 so I could sew a block for Jon's Christmas quilt.

psychw2

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

November 11, 2011
12:14 PM

Post #8886052

"I just like to arrange and rearrange" kind of like when we were kids and would dress and redress our dolls or rebuild the LEGOS huh? LOL, I love it! Nothing wrong with that if it brings pleasure. My oldest STILL LOVES Legos!!! He brought a huge box of them to work and made a small bookcase out of them for on his desk. Kind of shocked the other managers but he's always been a bit of free-thinker!!

barefootT

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

November 12, 2011
10:13 AM

Post #8887056

"free thinker" Doc!! I love that!!!
here is my free thinkers room!!! My sailor boy !!! saw this bed set on sale !! hated the blankets the Navy issued, and is waiting to pick up his quilt when he comes home for thanksgiving... bad Momma I was very afraid of mailing it!!!

his old "bunk mate" moved out and he was awaiting a new one...he went out with some buddies, and when he came home there was a strange guy in his room !! yup new mate...well the new mate told him later that when the petty officer opened up the room, all the newbies in the group wondered "are we cohabiting with girls??!!!" he says it is a yummy blanket!! who cares what the color is!!!! he sure is a free thinker!!! and Doc we have buckets and buckets of lego's !!

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psychw2

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

November 12, 2011
10:22 AM

Post #8887060

I'll bet that pink & black blanket did give his new roomie cause for pause!! LOL

If that blanket feels good... go for it!

barefootT

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

November 12, 2011
10:29 AM

Post #8887071

his words were "it is stupid awesome comfy"

psychw2

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

November 12, 2011
11:11 AM

Post #8887100

High praise from a man!! LOL

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

November 12, 2011
11:26 AM

Post #8887123

My 10 year old grandson wears a hand me down soccer shirt with his cousin Melanie's name on the back. He said he likes to wear it because he loves Melanie.

psychw2

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

November 12, 2011
11:40 AM

Post #8887154

I LOVE the logic of children and their simple and pure thoughts. They are rays of sunshine.

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

November 12, 2011
11:52 AM

Post #8887180

Isn't it a shame they have to be taught the negative.
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

November 12, 2011
12:10 PM

Post #8887223

i am so happy, just finished putting the rows together for Jonathon's Christmas quilt need advice on SASHING, and check out how nice the block Marion made looks with Jon's name embroidered on it. Should i use keystones or can I leave it as shown and just add a border or two? Right now it is 40.5" wide

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mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

November 12, 2011
12:13 PM

Post #8887228

Sorry, here it is rotated.

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barefootT

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

November 12, 2011
2:53 PM

Post #8887418

it might look a little more "manly" with cornerstones in a darkish color???

I will have some blocks out to you soon, sorry it has taken me so long...have not been doing any sewing at all...just some playing with blocks on the design wall...

psychw2

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

November 12, 2011
3:18 PM

Post #8887455

Dark green cornerstones! I made it to the store FINALLY and bought new sewing machine needles. I hope to be back "in the business of SEWING!!" today.

I stood in line FOREVER to buy fabric at JoAnn's yesterday. This is the first time in anything but a grocery store or hardware store in a month now. I discovered I had no "normal" needles and have been at a stand still for weeks now.

Quilter5bdsr

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

November 12, 2011
3:22 PM

Post #8887469

I agree with Thunder. A nice hunter green or a dark pine green would look good. I would then put a very narrow border of white all around and then a bit wider green border all around and use the green to bind as well.. I would want something with a bit of pattern to it but that "reads" like a solid. Just my opinion...

psychw2

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

November 12, 2011
3:24 PM

Post #8887474

Ditto :-) on Barb's 2 cents. The "Jon" on the "gift package" is awesome!!!

Quilter5bdsr

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

November 12, 2011
3:26 PM

Post #8887478

Great minds think alike!!! Right Pat and Thunder?????

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

November 12, 2011
4:40 PM

Post #8887562

Mittsy... Maybe you can consider adark cranberry or very rich brown, still using the dark green cornerstones. The brown would look like framing. I think a rich dark milk chocolate to bring out some of the brown in the branches, etc of some of the fabric.

barefootT

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

November 12, 2011
4:41 PM

Post #8887563

yup yup :-)
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

November 14, 2011
3:09 AM

Post #8889376

My internet service didn't work yesterday, but I took your advice and used a dark green for the cornerstones. Have it all ready for the borders. I'll see Jon a week from today and will get his opinion on what he would like for borders, backing and binding. Maybe we could even find a fabric store near Hilton head, SC. Thanks for the help. Your blocks all look wonderful. I love these block swaps.

Edited to add, when Jon was very young I taught him the different bird calls, I can still hear him saying "It's a CHICK -Ah -DEE! He was my little helper and we filled all the bird feeders together.

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Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

November 14, 2011
5:28 AM

Post #8889493

Absolutely gorgeous...
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

November 14, 2011
6:07 AM

Post #8889541

Love the dark green corner stones Mittsy! That is what I love, yes love, about this group--always coming up with such great ideas. You don't know how relieved I am to see the package block materials do blend in with the other blocks. That is the one my DD put together (materials that is) and I was so apprehensive as to whether or not it would work for you.

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

November 14, 2011
6:29 AM

Post #8889575

It's amazing what big difference adding some little squares can make. You are so right Marion about this group. Another's eyes see so much more.

Quilter5bdsr

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

November 14, 2011
6:35 AM

Post #8889586

That looks terrific Mittsy. Please let us know what he decides for the border/s...
When are you leaving for Florida?

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housse301
Lexington Park, MD

November 14, 2011
6:36 AM

Post #8889588

Beautiful blocks and the dark green cornerstones look awesome.
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

November 14, 2011
1:14 PM

Post #8890118

We leave a week from today to meet the family in Hilton Head for Thanksgiving, then on to CB.

barefootT

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

November 14, 2011
4:30 PM

Post #8890367

love it !!!
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

November 15, 2011
12:39 PM

Post #8891461

Got the first row of Jarrod's quilt together and all the sashing and cornerstones cut. Now I'm packing up as much as possible so I won't be sewing much after today. Sure love how the blue bow just pops on the gift block. Thank you so much Marion, Jean and Cheryl (Cheriffic).
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

November 15, 2011
12:40 PM

Post #8891464

Sorry bad me, let's try again on the picture

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

November 15, 2011
12:55 PM

Post #8891499

Thanks for the picture Mittsy. Travel safely!!

taters55

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

November 23, 2011
7:29 PM

Post #8903475

Jumper, I got your block, and it is so pretty! Thanks so much!

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psychw2

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

November 23, 2011
9:49 PM

Post #8903603

Me too! I got it from the PO yesterday, beautiful job Lucy.

jumper2

jumper2
Huron, OH
(Zone 5b)

November 24, 2011
5:32 AM

Post #8903730

Thanks, I promise the rest are coming. I've been swamped with alterations lately. DD and I are designing her quilt for x-mas as well.

psychw2

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

November 24, 2011
12:49 PM

Post #8904080

I was happily sewing along in my little sewing room, enjoying myself and the beautiful block that I am making (with the inside block made by Mittsy, a nice red cardinal), when I got the urge to come in here and tell you all how much I have enjoyed my association with all of you. You have enricked my life and given me "social time". Time for friends and entertainment is very difficult for me crave out with the crazy hours I keep. Not sure there are that many people who will tolerate me having to leave suddenly, not being "certain" that I can attend a function etc.

I have learned so much from you and I have grown as a sewer and someday will be a quilt MAKER!! (Not just a block collector!)

To all of you, THANK YOU! Happy Thanksgiving!

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

November 24, 2011
2:16 PM

Post #8904135

Pat, that thank totally goes two ways. There is nothing like this site.
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

November 24, 2011
4:53 PM

Post #8904210

I am also thankful for all the friends I've made here.
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

November 24, 2011
5:42 PM

Post #8904259

Me, too! Jonathan picked dark green for his quilt border and any dark color for the backing.

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 24, 2011
7:25 PM

Post #8904360

beautifully said, tears in my eyes which does not happen often.
Thank you all and happy thanksgiving.
cooked a beautiful 20 lb thing with sausage stuffing for group effort with stranded condo-owners. 10 peeps 23 lbs of bird ans stuffing.They INHALED it,IT was so good. Little left for take home - very little.
This group did no do apps or italan first course as we do in my house hold so I was taken aback with that,
Good thread thanks DOC

barefootT

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

November 25, 2011
2:52 AM

Post #8904726

siliolegma wrote:Pat, that thank totally goes two ways. There is nothing like this site.


Ditto Love and Hugs

Quilter5bdsr

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

November 25, 2011
5:42 AM

Post #8904822

What a group we are ladies. There is so much inspiration and love here...I'm so thankful for ALL of you.

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

November 25, 2011
6:05 AM

Post #8904840

Extra thankful, phone call yesterday to tell us great-grandbaby # 9 is on the way.] YEA!!!!!!

psychw2

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

November 25, 2011
8:32 AM

Post #8904980

Not just Ladies. Don't forget Stuart and any other male lurkers we may have!
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

November 25, 2011
1:29 PM

Post #8905380

I had such FUN at both JoAnn's & Home Depot this AM!!!! I got rotary cutter blades and flannel to finish 6 pillowcases. Got fabric for the back of a quilt I'm doing for a friend for Christmas. Got a set of OTT lites. Almost cheaper to buy a new light than the replacement bulbs. And stocked up on thread - both for me & 2 local quilting friends.

I found my Christmas present at Home Depot. Will purchase it tomorrow when I'm in FL since I'll need the tools there. Just a day trip!!!!! I have to be at the airport here at 4AM; will be in JAX by 8AM then a repeat coming back. One of the benefits of being military. Of course at 3AM tomorrow I'll be wondering what made me think it was a good idea!!!!!

psychw2

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

November 25, 2011
1:54 PM

Post #8905401

Jean, you are AMAZING!!! LOL the sales had me wishing I could go but I am trying so hard to USE UP what I have and not buy anything more. Besides, $300 in tree removal has been a bit of a strain.

I have looked high and low for the beautiful dyes that Melody sent and I can't find them!! I'm headed to Walmart in this Black Friday craziness to buy Ritz dye so I can get going on this rag quilt project. I am going to over-dye some acid wash jean blocks with turquoise.

taters55

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

November 25, 2011
2:13 PM

Post #8905416

Congrats on the Grandchild on the way Karen!

taters55

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

November 25, 2011
5:39 PM

Post #8905717

Well, I finally put a quilt together using most of the Christmas blocks from all you wonderful people here on DG! I still need to sandwich it together with batting and a backing, but here it is so far.

Thanks to everyone for a wonderful block/blocks.

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barefootT

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

November 25, 2011
5:58 PM

Post #8905760

looks great, I love the way you put them together !!! :-)

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

November 26, 2011
5:21 AM

Post #8906143

Linda, I really love the Christmas top you made. I also am honored that you included mine. It really is rewarding to see it actually in it's place among the beautiful blocks of you all.

Qwilter... I added to Joann's bottom line yesterday as well... much more than I intended. I also got rotary blades (60% off). 35 yds or Warm and Natural batting at 50% off (I didn't plan on getting that much, but said 'I'll take the bolt') as I want to start using three layer and not as much pre-quilted backing. I need to cut it into three sections as it's too bulky since they didn't re-roll it, just folded it. I bought some flannel - not as much as I had in my cart until I saw the total on the batting and put some back. I got five yellow, grey,black and white jelly rolls as I've been drawn to these for well over half a year and they were 40% off. I got two 14" square scrap book containers that are perfect for 12.5" blocks. And with an additional 25% off coupon.

Pat... thanks for remembering me in the group of all you ladies.

Karen... congrats on your soon-to-be #9

Editted to add... though I spent MUCH more than intended at Joann's, I SAVED about twice as much as I spent... I saved over $400 off of original prices...not bad.





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Quilter5bdsr

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

November 26, 2011
5:53 AM

Post #8906178

Stu - please forgive me for not including you in my sentiments above. It was not intentional by any means... You have become an integral part of this group and I should have read my message before I posted it...

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

November 26, 2011
2:21 PM

Post #8906755

LindaKay, in shame. But tribute to you, can I partially use your design?? Not sure I'll have time, still working day and night to finish the 3 I'm doing but should I have time???

Can't wait to see it finished

taters55

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

November 26, 2011
2:27 PM

Post #8906766

You sure can! I have no problems with you using my design.
I just cut 5 X 12 &1/2 inch strips for the sides, and 5 inch squares of the gold for the corners. Really easy!

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

November 26, 2011
2:33 PM

Post #8906782

You are a sweetie!

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

November 26, 2011
3:34 PM

Post #8906842

Barb... no problem. I know that I'm included. I just get a chuckle now and then when I become 'one of the girls'. It's kinda reverse of you ladies who are in a heavily male-dominated field.

psychw2

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

November 27, 2011
12:19 AM

Post #8907324

I used to use the term "you guys" in reference to any group male, female or mixed and was told by a few women they didn't like be referred to as "guys!" "Guys" to me a generic term, not the same as "men" but others done' feel the same.

Quilter5bdsr

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

November 27, 2011
5:39 AM

Post #8907420

I'm glad you aren't angry with me Stu. I'd be heartbroken for sure if you were. I've come to love your posts, your visions for quilts and your growing ability. And your photos are so wonderful to view.

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

November 27, 2011
4:20 PM

Post #8908157

Barb, don't think twice about it.

One of my memories of my grandmother is when she would refer to her friends at the Senior Center (where she would go by their transport van twice weekly) as 'the girls'. It always reminds me that we all have our own way of thinking about things based on our personal referances. How wonderful and individual is that?

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

November 27, 2011
6:41 PM

Post #8908368

We just got back home from our Thanksgiving down state. Great grand # 8, Joseph Michael Hicks Jr. considerately put in his appearance while we were there, so we didn't have to make another trip down right away. His mommy loved the quilt I made him, of course I had to hit some of the sales to get him an outfit or two or five. LOL I have absolutely no restraint in a baby department.

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psychw2

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

November 27, 2011
7:50 PM

Post #8908442

Congrats Karen!

barefootT

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

November 27, 2011
9:35 PM

Post #8908505

congrats !! He is absolutely gorgeous !!!! but you knew that already !! LOL

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

November 28, 2011
2:38 AM

Post #8908572

Congrats Karen on your new addition to your family.
housse301
Lexington Park, MD

November 28, 2011
3:45 AM

Post #8908596

Congrats Karen and he is soooo cute.

Quilter5bdsr

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

November 28, 2011
5:08 AM

Post #8908646

How wonderful Karen and a true meaning to the word Thankful. I guess you won't forget this one's birthday!!!

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

November 28, 2011
7:24 AM

Post #8908811

Thanks all, he is soooo very snuggle-able

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

November 28, 2011
12:51 PM

Post #8909161

More special to my Thanksgiving this year. This is the beautiful frosty winter block from Jumper. Thank you.

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taters55

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

November 28, 2011
1:24 PM

Post #8909191

That is beautiful! Love those colors.

psychw2

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

November 28, 2011
7:55 PM

Post #8909720

New thread: http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1231941/

cheriffic

cheriffic
(Cheryl) Wilmington, MA

November 29, 2011
5:37 PM

Post #8910728

Congrats Karen on that beautiful Boy.
Linda great job on your quilt I see a couple of mine in there I agree with Stu it really is rewarding to see them in place. Loverly I just love it.
Cher

taters55

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

December 6, 2011
7:36 AM

Post #8918506

Happy Birthday Mittsy! Hope you have a great day!


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mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

December 6, 2011
4:56 PM

Post #8919186

No cake today, but DH did take me out for Liver, my favorite once a year treat.

barefootT

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

December 6, 2011
5:26 PM

Post #8919222

Happy Birthday Mittsy !!! hope it was a good one!!! package on the way to you :)

Liver is good when made well, have not had any in ages.

Quilter5bdsr

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

December 7, 2011
4:33 AM

Post #8919717

I love liver too Mittsy and Norm has mastered the preparation. It is never dried out as it is most places I order it so we always have it here. Do you like it with sauted onions as I do?

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

December 7, 2011
5:51 AM

Post #8919766

Ummmm I'm a liver lover too. We also fix our own as it should be just barely done to be best...not like show leather. I like the flavor of onions but don't like to eat them.

barefootT

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

December 7, 2011
6:43 AM

Post #8919844

same here with the onions Karen...like the taste, but can not tolerate the feel of them in my mouth !! ??

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

December 7, 2011
7:04 AM

Post #8919873

Thunder that is exactly it. Same problem with mushrooms.
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

December 7, 2011
8:09 AM

Post #8919937

The idea of liver makes me gag. And the smell...intolerable.

Quilter5bdsr

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

December 7, 2011
8:26 AM

Post #8919956

We will give you a clothespin Jean - okay????
Edited to add - or a dab of Vicks!!!!

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barefootT

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

December 7, 2011
9:11 AM

Post #8919992

oh I love mushrooms!!!

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

December 7, 2011
9:20 AM

Post #8920005

Oh I love them...I go hunting morels every spring and puff balls in the fall. I cook them for my family who all loves them. I don't mind the taste but I don't think they are wonderful either so they are wasted on me. I just don't want them slip sliding around my mouth.
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

December 7, 2011
12:41 PM

Post #8920263

Well my chicken livers were delicious, cooked with mushrooms in a teriyaki glaze and served with fresh carrots and fried rice. My appetizer was gingered liver pate, also delicious. IAt home I usually cook it with onions and bacon. In the hot pan , turned over and quickly out. It is tender and so good!

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

December 7, 2011
2:33 PM

Post #8920434

Oooooh yes, Chicken livers are the very best. Just had some yesterday.

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

December 7, 2011
9:08 PM

Post #8920977

Saute onions in butter, add chx livers, salt pepper to taste, thinly slice one whole apple into this mixture and let it cook until livers are just right. You wouldn't think. wunderbar.

Hungarian: saute a lrg. onion in beacon bits and pieces and drippings, till onions are glossy add chix livers salt pepper and 2T sweet Paprika - cook until the livers are just right serve with spaetzle..

psychw2

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

December 7, 2011
9:37 PM

Post #8921001

OHhhhhhhhhhhh liver and onions, LOTS of onions!! OH YES!
housse301
Lexington Park, MD

December 8, 2011
1:01 AM

Post #8921063

I am with Jean on this...I just want to gag at the thought not to mention the smell.

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

December 8, 2011
5:47 AM

Post #8921150

Nobody, but nobody is neutral about liver. LOL

Quilter5bdsr

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

December 8, 2011
6:52 AM

Post #8921212

You either love it or hate it. I can't think of another food that people feel so strongly about.

Kizmo

Kizmo
Marietta, OH
(Zone 6a)

December 8, 2011
7:52 AM

Post #8921299

The best is calves liver or fresh processed from the packing house... Pork seems to be stronger, IMO. But I'm with anyone who sautes quickly in bacon fat, slices TONS of onions and serves up with mashed taters... We had a fast food place back home that had the best deep fried chicken livers... drive up, and drive out with a box of goodness. Of course, it was an occasional treat, not good for anyone watching their diet!! LOL

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

December 8, 2011
8:30 AM

Post #8921337

Catching up on my threads for a few minutes and lo and behold I see the "liver" thing!!! How funny this is to me as I just went through this with my sister. Usually I would prepare whatever food Mom would want for her "Lupper" (lunch and dinner meal) but drew the line when she asked for liver!!! Perfect time to sit outside and finish my morning coffee while my sister fixed some to take for Mom. I guess I fall in with Jean and Laura on that issue.

I sure how missed reading all the comings and goings with this group. Wishing each of you the best Holiday Season and many happy sewing days in the coming new year.

Kizmo

Kizmo
Marietta, OH
(Zone 6a)

December 8, 2011
8:47 AM

Post #8921357

Hello Lady M!! How's Mom doing today? Hopefully, you're resting up, as well! I had to laugh too, as I haven't been on here much either, but tried to catch up on the conversations. Going from quilt blocks to how we like liver and onions is a stretch, but it was fun. Dad in law and I like it, but Hubby refuses to come through the kitchen when I make it, so it's only been made once since I moved here. There is a small hometown diner that makes it though... good place to steal away for lunch while Hubby is at work!

Back to sewing.. these quilts may not make it completely before the holidays - too many interruptions in this household!!! LOL

Hugzzzz to ya, my friends!

PS: found the other thread where you posted about Mom... glad she's doing a little better at least and that she's resting. Sending prayers and hugs to you and Mom!

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

December 8, 2011
9:43 AM

Post #8921411

Hi Kathy. Funny you should ask as I just had a call from my sister and I am not to pleased with the report. Mom won't eat and extremely confused to the point she can't make a sentence or express any logical statement. I do know she is weak and they did get her up for the first time yesterday since she starting coughing the blood. I will know more as the day progresses but I might be headed right back down--thank goodness my suitcase isn't unpacked.

taters55

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

December 8, 2011
9:48 AM

Post #8921425

Marion, sorry to hear she is not doing well, maybe it is all the meds she is on, making her confused?

I don't like liver, but hubby does. Another thing I can't stand is oysters! YUCK!!!
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

December 8, 2011
10:02 AM

Post #8921429

Not sure LK if it is the meds or not. We do know she hasn't had any morphine since Monday night so that isn't the issue. Her body is just worn out but she is one tough lady--more like the energizer bunny--she just keeps going and going.

Quilter5bdsr

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

December 8, 2011
11:55 AM

Post #8921567

God Bless her Marion. And you and your sister too. It's been a long year for you I know. I keep you in my prayers...
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

December 8, 2011
12:31 PM

Post #8921617

Good to get an update, Marion will continue to keep your family in my prayers. My mom doing ok per my sister's latest call.

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

December 8, 2011
1:36 PM

Post #8921725

Marion... stay in there and make sure you've packed clean undies if you haven't 'unpacked'.

I, too, cannot stand the smell of liver or the taste with exception of a good chopped chicken liver on crackers or a shmear on rye with a nice piece corned beef and spicy or brown mustard... you can take the guy out of Brooklyn, but you can't take the Brooklyn out of the guy.
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

December 8, 2011
2:41 PM

Post #8921813

ROFLOL, Stu, I thank you greatly for those wise words!!!! Done, along with some shirts with sleeves as there were a couple of cool days. BTW, pass on the shmear of liver on rye but love the corned beef with spicy brown mustard---and I am not even from Brooklyn.

Mittsy, I know you too are worried about your Mom. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers as well. Just got off the phone with my sister and Mom was better this afternoon. She talked with the Hospice case worker and they both agreed for me to stay put for the time being---enjoy my oldest granddaughter's birthday on Saturday and the programs at their school for now. In fact, that is what Mom told me to do when I left--she didn't live close enough to attend any of my children's activities but wants me to do this for her complete with pictures to bring to her.

taters55

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

December 8, 2011
3:55 PM

Post #8921926

Mittsy, what's wrong with your Mom?
Marion, glad to hear the good report for today.
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

December 9, 2011
1:16 AM

Post #8922305

Linda Kay, mom had an anxiety attack when we were getting ready to leave in October. Didn't want us to leave. We stayed til the end of November. She was fine with it by then.

taters55

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

December 9, 2011
4:57 AM

Post #8922353

Sorry to hear that, glad she is doing better!

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