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Sewing and Quilting: 5" Holiday Charm Swap Part 3

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SewSassee

SewSassee
Orlando, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 28, 2011
11:43 AM

Post #8827972

Original Thread: http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1219250

This swap is FULL.
How it works: Each person on the list will send out Nine 5" x 5" blocks to each person on the list and receive Nine blocks back. When the swap is done you will have 117 blocks (nine from each person listed). Use 100% cotton fabric only please. Each block should be different unless the member states that duplicates are alright.

Deadline: October 31, 2011 ****NEW**** extended it just a tad hope no one minds.

1) SewSassee (Bev): Fall, Halloween, Christmas, Novelty (prefer novelty prints to colors)
2) BarefootT (Thunder): Pinks, Greens & Purples (the brighter the better, any in those tones) *duplicates ok*
3) Psychw2 (Pat): Halloween,Thanksgiving, Tractors, Chickens or Novelty *duplicates ok*
4) Abbisgranma (Marion): Fall,Thanksgiving *duplicates ok*
5) ElaineAnn1 (Elaine): Winter, Christmas
6) Canadastrid (Astrid): Everything
7) Quilter5bdsr (Barb): Fall (e.g. reds, oranges, golds, browns, etc)
8) Thea1962 (Thea): Everything *duplicates ok*
9) Kizmo (Kathy): Halloween, Thanksgiving, Fall
10) MorknotMindy (Gloria M): Christmas, Winter
11) BettyPauze (Betty): Halloween or Christmas
12) Housse301 (Laura): Christmas *duplicates ok*
13) Mittsy: Christmas or 30's reproductions

SewSassee

SewSassee
Orlando, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 28, 2011
11:43 AM

Post #8827974

Hope everyone is having fun, the last thread was getting full so I started this new one.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

September 28, 2011
12:13 PM

Post #8828034

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

September 28, 2011
12:14 PM

Post #8828037

Working on getting mine finished to mail.
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

September 28, 2011
1:09 PM

Post #8828119

I just love to look at all the different charms. So many beautiful patterns. Just wonderful.

psychw2

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

September 28, 2011
9:33 PM

Post #8828693

It truly is a fun swap, thanks putting it together Bev.

OK, now that we have fixed the accidently cut water pipe (did I mention I got very WET while we were trying to find the emergency shut off and were without ANY water in the house until my husband could get it FIXED?? LOL), and the renter has arrived to occupy the studio that is NOT complete, I can post!!

Bev, my favorite fabric was the oversized piece with the BIG skeltons! Sooooo cute! all the charms were perfect but was my favorite of the charms you sent. THANKS!
Elaine, the skeltons & witches in bright boxes, how funny!!! and thank you so much for the tractors, that gorgeous orangish/rust color leaf with gold accent. THANKS!
Karen sent me this adorable TRACTOR print, chickens, and a FQ of a rich bird print.

Truly, I got an amazing collection of charms that I can't wait to start using!
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

September 29, 2011
2:47 AM

Post #8828784

Pat, Could you start a thread called "What we made with our charm squares?" It would be fun to have photos posted of what we make using them.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

September 29, 2011
3:54 AM

Post #8828812

Lol you are brave Mittsy asking for such a thread, could it not be..what we are thinking of doing with our charms..might turn out to be a challenge. Lol

Seems from time to time I have great intentions of making something creative but t hey go by the wayside!

Quilter5bdsr

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

September 29, 2011
6:09 AM

Post #8828934

Got some great charms this past week and finally got my camera back too. I got these from Elaine.
Love them my friend!!!!

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Quilter5bdsr

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

September 29, 2011
6:10 AM

Post #8828936

And I got these from Bev - thank you so much, They will work just great...

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Quilter5bdsr

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

September 29, 2011
6:12 AM

Post #8828938

And these from Mittsy - just wonderful!! I really do need more help with my machine. Are you sure I can't have you for a couple of days????

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

September 29, 2011
6:49 AM

Post #8828978

ROFLOL, Betty you aren't the only one guilty of that!!! I am much worse since I have moved from Gainesville as my friend isn't around to "encourage" me not to start another project before I finish one already in progress. Think I will need to have her come stay a week with me to motivate me.

Barb, I love the charms you have pictured. The colors look so rich.

Oh Pat, what a mess you have to deal with.

Quilter5bdsr

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

September 29, 2011
7:01 AM

Post #8828993

Hope all is well now Pat!!!
I just love all the charms Marion. I have an idea in my head of what i"m going to do with them but I need to refine it a bit more!!!
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

September 29, 2011
7:25 AM

Post #8829033

I will be anxious to see what you do with yours Barb. I have trouble sometimes getting the ideas floating around in my head to actually work out--doesn't stop me though.

psychw2

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

September 29, 2011
7:26 AM

Post #8829035

We're fine and the renter is very nice. For now we are just having him eat with us etc until we have his space finished. He is a very nice man and willing worker. I expect we will get along great. He likely will help me paint his studio this weekend!! I've taking a chain saw to 3 bushes to provide parking for him after work tonight (I hope).
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

September 29, 2011
7:28 AM

Post #8829040

Pat, sounds like you lucked out with your renter. Careful with the chain saw.

psychw2

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

September 29, 2011
7:34 PM

Post #8829951

Ya, last thing I need on top of everything else is an injury.

SewSassee

SewSassee
Orlando, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 6, 2011
1:25 PM

Post #8838515

How's everyone doing with their blocks? I have sent all mine out so everyone should have gotten them long ago. I'm missing sets from 4 people. I received Mittsy and Elaine, photos to follow, as soon as I snap them.

SewSassee

SewSassee
Orlando, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 6, 2011
1:32 PM

Post #8838523

These are from Elaine, thank you so much. Love the wide variety of fabrics. I really like the funky people and wine bottles.

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SewSassee

SewSassee
Orlando, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 6, 2011
1:33 PM

Post #8838526

These are from Mittsy, thank you so much for the embroidery ones. I never thought to do embroidery on my squares, duh, I'm so creative yet mental blocks happen all the time, lol.

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Quilter5bdsr

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

October 7, 2011
4:47 AM

Post #8839246

The rest of mine will go out on Tuesday!!! Got my kids from Colorado here this weekend.

SewSassee

SewSassee
Orlando, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 7, 2011
6:13 AM

Post #8839324

It must be the time for company. I have my friends from Scotland coming. They arrive today, can't wait to see them.
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

October 7, 2011
7:02 AM

Post #8839367

...I am going to be a grandmother!

Quilter5bdsr

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

October 7, 2011
7:16 AM

Post #8839390

CONGRATS Marion!!! That's fantastic and the most wonderful news so far today. Hope your friends arrive safely Bev.
My family got hung up in Chicago last night so I don't know when they will get here... I'm just trying so hard to be patient...

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

October 7, 2011
8:26 AM

Post #8839460

Congratulations from my side of the border...
Guess you are already thinking of what you can sew for the newborn?

Thought I had already posted my lovelies from Elaine but did not (I'm so bad)

But here they are...

Thanks Elaine, love the duo Christmas and Halloween Fabrics..rest assured they will be used..


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

October 7, 2011
8:43 AM

Post #8839474

LOL, not just yet, I haven't completely wrapped my head around this as it is such a surprise after 6 years hoping to hear there would be another little one. Honestly, my brain is whirling and needless to say I am thrilled beyond belief!!! Just saying prayers my DIL has a healthy, trouble free pregnancy and the baby is healthy.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

October 7, 2011
9:13 AM

Post #8839504

Praying right along with you..let's see now, when is she due?? Got to figure out the 2012 reunion datue and don't want you Tobermory missing? Did you hear when the wedding is being held here in Ontario?
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

October 7, 2011
9:18 AM

Post #8839510

Nope don't know about the wedding--knowing my great niece, they will get married and just come home to visit her parents and tell. She doesn't like big events.

Right now the middle May is what I am told.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

October 7, 2011
9:24 AM

Post #8839517

Plenty of time you to come my way in June/july

barefootT

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

October 8, 2011
7:25 PM

Post #8841352

HOORAH !!! Marion ^_^ congrats!!!

have Y'all realized there are two holiday charm part 3 threads????

posted on the other one, than realized this one is here ...sew...my charms will be going out Mon. or Tues depending on my work schedule??? they keep changing it!!!!

Betty be sure to show that angel row when it is finished please...I can not decide if I want to do them like that, or find a different angel??
Canadastrid
Saskatoon
Canada

October 8, 2011
8:47 PM

Post #8841434

Congratulations Marion, hope everything goes well.
Oh just imagine, being a grandchild of Marion..all the lovely quilts.

mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

October 9, 2011
2:38 AM

Post #8841592

Adding my congratulations, too! Grandchildren are such fun.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

October 9, 2011
4:08 AM

Post #8841634

Morning all...

Thunder the pattern photo doesn't do them justice, not the nicest of angels but it reflects the primitive aspect of the quilt..bought embroidery thread for the hair..with cooking Thanksgiving dinner today not sure how much sewing I'll get done, was hope'ing to have the applique done so I can at least sit while the turkey is cooking and do the embellishments of each..just finished the 9 leaf applique..I'm hoping to have most of the cut outs to send your way..that's the easy part of the quilt..lol

waving to all..

barefootT

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

October 9, 2011
8:22 AM

Post #8841903

thanks Betty ^_^ Happy Thanks giving... I am VERY Thankful for all of my DG family ^_^ ^_^
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

October 9, 2011
11:20 AM

Post #8842116

Thanks everyone. Astrid, no I didn't make baby quilts for the 2 girls. My MIL always crocheted a blanket for each new grandchild and for some reason, in later years, she gave me the one she had used to do my son's blanket. So when the first grandchild was on it's way, I kept the tradition by crocheting an afghan with the same hook used for her Dad. Same for the second one and will do yet again for #3. I was living in Gainesville at the time and my 2 best friends made quilts for the girls. I am working on some for them now that they are older.
ElaineAnn1
Hillsboro, NH

October 11, 2011
3:07 AM

Post #8844592

THunder, glad you like the strips I sent...instead of postage how about a few more charms or a fat quarter..it was about $2.50
ElaineAnn1
Hillsboro, NH

October 11, 2011
3:16 AM

Post #8844597

Adding my congrats to you Marion too...I got to visit with my grandsons this weekend...OMG they are so cute. This is mine from the christening...the little one is 6 months old now...

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Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

October 11, 2011
3:18 AM

Post #8844600

Thank you Thunder, weather couldn't have been better and always heartwarming having my family surround me..even though they do pick on me in the most loving of ways..you know boys...lol. I'd say it was beyond perfect.

Even got the ponds winterized and garden art put away..now I can sit and wait for the snow to come without fretting!
ElaineAnn1
Hillsboro, NH

October 11, 2011
3:20 AM

Post #8844602

I promise I will send out pictures of the charms I have received so far...THIS WEEK!!!!! Please hold me to that.

Mittsy, I like your idea of a new threadshowing what we did with our charms...I agree tho it will be a long running thread ...

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

October 11, 2011
3:21 AM

Post #8844603

Beautiful Elaine, look at those little ones..how proud you must be!

they grow up so fast one has to make every effort to spent as much time with them as you can! lorry seems like yesterday I was at Kyle's christening and here mid December he'll be 16 driving a car and visiting with me...they sure do bring joy
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

October 11, 2011
6:38 AM

Post #8844757

Beautiful Elaine!!! Great looking grandparents too I might add. It doesn't seem possible my oldest GD will be 9 in December but alas time does fly.

I am ashamed to say but my camera has been missing for awhile...found it yesterday when I was cleaning out some boxes of things to send away. Good thing I decided to look in the box again. Have it charging so I should be able to post pictures also.

psychw2

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

October 11, 2011
7:28 AM

Post #8844830

that was a close one Marion, glad you recovered your camera!
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

October 11, 2011
7:52 AM

Post #8844858

It scares me to think how close it really was.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

October 11, 2011
7:56 AM

Post #8844863

Favor please, sister asked if you could vote for her 'puppy'

Glad you found your camera Marion..

here's a photo of my morning ride in.

Edited to say: ooops forgot the link

http://www.fidocastingcall.ca/dogs/795

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Kizmo

Kizmo
Marietta, OH
(Zone 6a)

October 11, 2011
9:09 AM

Post #8844964

gorgeous sunrise, Betty! Thanks for sharing...

Quilter5bdsr

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

October 11, 2011
12:05 PM

Post #8845138

I voted and then put it on my favorites so I can vote each day...

Kizmo

Kizmo
Marietta, OH
(Zone 6a)

October 11, 2011
12:45 PM

Post #8845182

I voted too, lots of pretty pooches!

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

October 11, 2011
1:18 PM

Post #8845216

You are sweeties...

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

October 12, 2011
2:43 PM

Post #8846559

Bev, received your charms, love them...can't wait to put my Christmas quilt blocks and charms together in a quilt!

Will take photo and post, once again, thanks
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

October 12, 2011
2:48 PM

Post #8846566

I voted also.

Sent out three embroidered charm envies today. Elaine, Pat and Jean please watch for them.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

October 12, 2011
2:51 PM

Post #8846571

Thanks again Mittsy, so appreciated..trying to make extra browny points with sister...lol
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

October 12, 2011
3:00 PM

Post #8846590

Our youngest son used to show his dog, a Shiloh shepherd. He was a beautiful dog and won many ribbons.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

October 12, 2011
3:17 PM

Post #8846608

Sharon has 4 show dogs..I believe Inuk won best of breed at Warminster Dog show in NYC 2 or 3 years running.

SewSassee

SewSassee
Orlando, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 13, 2011
11:41 AM

Post #8847620

Glad you like the charms

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

October 13, 2011
1:26 PM

Post #8847730

I do, never got to download, will try tonight..did see a gorgeous advent calendar done only with 5" charms..might have to get it and use up all my pretties..
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

October 14, 2011
3:05 AM

Post #8848381

Thanksgiving swap is taking sign ups. Just think pumpkin bread, apple butter, new recipes, fall decor. Interested yet?

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1224241/

Quilter5bdsr

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

October 14, 2011
4:15 AM

Post #8848407

Too many things going on here. My list is getting rather long with projects. Seems like my family has decided I can do everything so my list just grows!!!!

Quilter5bdsr

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

October 16, 2011
10:56 AM

Post #8851088

This message is from ElaineAnn. She has received squares from Mittsy and the little gift also. She also said that she will get your two Christmas blocks off to you pronto. She says Thank You and that she will post as soon as possible. Her computer is down and she has no idea what's wrong. It is going to the doctor tomorrow.

Quilter5bdsr

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

October 16, 2011
10:57 AM

Post #8851090

I have Christmas blocks to share as well Mittsy. How many do you need???? I'm sure I could come up with five or six...
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

October 16, 2011
12:19 PM

Post #8851203

I'll take them, Barb. How about I surprise you with enough appliqued squares to put together a toddler quilt, suitable for a boy or a girl?

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

October 16, 2011
1:19 PM

Post #8851298

Wow, can't wait to see what you all end up with as finished projects.

Quilter5bdsr

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

October 16, 2011
4:33 PM

Post #8851534

That works and I'll be going through my purples/lavenders and my Whites as well. I have an envelope all sealed coming to you for the 5 squares. Can't open it so you'll need to watch for two pkgs...
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

October 17, 2011
6:12 AM

Post #8852203

Mittsy, are you needing/wanting purples and lavenders?
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

October 17, 2011
12:37 PM

Post #8852807

Sort of, my daughter Lisa is making a quilt for her MIL. She went through all my scrap bags and took everything in the purple. lavender, lilac family. She's using 5" charm squares.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

October 17, 2011
12:49 PM

Post #8852817

Now how come I posted my lovelies this morning and they are not here...drats and more drats..going to try again..they are gorgeous..

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Quilter5bdsr

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

October 17, 2011
1:01 PM

Post #8852828

Very nice Betty.
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

October 18, 2011
2:50 AM

Post #8853616

Yesterday was supposed to be the only nice day all week, but the rain started early and continued most of the day. I did quite a bit of sewing and embroidering so I'm getting caught up on requests, until I gain access to more of my patterns. Difficult having your "stuff" in two places that are far apart. I know i have 3 cat designs in CB. Just purchased a new vintage kitty, and appliqued calico cat with a cute bow around its neck. I also bought the companion gingham dog. I'm going to make a set of 12 combining them (The dogs and cats) using the mirror image. They should look really cute in a toddler scrap quilt . I use white tone on tone scraps for the background, any size pieces or patterns just to give me a foundation. Thanks, Barb for the gingham fabric.

Our weather is getting cooler, each day. I'm watching for flakes and praying I don't get a respiratory germ drop on by. Mom had her flu shot yesterday and had a small growth frozen off her forehead. Then they stopped for groceries., she came home put her stuff away and took a long nap.

Quilter5bdsr

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

October 18, 2011
6:02 AM

Post #8853781

Long naps are wonderful during this transition time of year. It will rejuvenate me faster that anything else. I have a box full of squares to go to the post office. I hope to get there today or tomorrow at the latest. I'm sorry I haven't gotten there sooner but I'll still get them out in time. Rain is due here soon too so I best get going!!!!
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

October 18, 2011
6:45 AM

Post #8853840

Rain is due here this afternoon and it will be much welcomed!! Not only the rain but cooler weather--down in the 40's at night--love it! Getting off of the computer and making a fast trip to the store before they start as they are saying it will be heavy storms. Oh well, that will keep me inside and I can finish cutting all my swap items.

Mittsy, I think of you daily with your Mom.


siliolegma

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

October 18, 2011
8:41 AM

Post #8853974

Well, I am fully moved and as unpacked as I'm gonna get, Got home again late last night and I think no more trips downstate until at least Thanksgiving, The "new" embroidery machine is set up and ready to play. Looks like I am good to go...starting tomorrow, after unpacking and doing laundry, siiiiigh.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

October 18, 2011
9:08 AM

Post #8854001

Sounds as though you'll be enjoying that new machine..which did you get?

barefootT

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

October 18, 2011
10:17 AM

Post #8854072

I"M back ^_^ got a new monitor !!!! charms are all on their way !!

Mittsy, I received an envelope ^_^ thank you, my DIL and GD are here, for a few days, then going further south to the "grammies" house for a few days, then back here for a few more days!!! I will be sewing after they leave. Soldier boy says he will not be "out of country" for new years !!!! that means he will be in the USA !!! HIP HIP HOOORAY !!!!!!!

I can not express how happy I am right now ^_^ !!!!

siliolegma

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

October 18, 2011
10:22 AM

Post #8854076

Many Congrats and good wishes on all accounts Thunder.

siliolegma

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

October 18, 2011
10:28 AM

Post #8854079

Betty, I don't have a new machine I bought a Brother SE350 second hand on Craigs List. The very nice person I bought from not only delivered but sat for several hours showing me and helping me with how to download patterns. She also said I can call on her any time. It included PED Basic. Not real fancy but very adequate for my purposes.

SewSassee

SewSassee
Orlando, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 18, 2011
11:03 AM

Post #8854112

Thunder that is great news! Glad to hear that. Maybe we can meet up briefly on Friday because our friends from Scotland want to see my father-n-laws mural that he had painted on his wall. Otherwise we won't be back that way until November, unless it changes again. I am now on a mission for browns, tans and off whites, because they'd like me to make them a nine patch and of course, I have no dull colors, lol...

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

October 18, 2011
11:14 AM

Post #8854128

Thunder, that's wonderful news..can understand why you are flying high!!! Give that little one a hug and bet you are teaching her to sew before she leaves.

Sounds like a nice machine..Every time I look at new ones I think because of the $$$ I'd be throwing good money away..my Janome 9000 does everything I need and if I would take the time to learn the scanner which designs I would be happy/happy..I should advertise to see if I can find someone who uses it so I can take lessons..maybe you can teach old dog new tricks

Quilter5bdsr

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

October 18, 2011
11:59 AM

Post #8854181

Great t see you back Thunder. We need pictures of your darling okay???
Congratulations Kaen. You are going to have so much fun...

barefootT

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

October 18, 2011
12:30 PM

Post #8854199

here ya go

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Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

October 18, 2011
12:56 PM

Post #8854230

Awwww Thunder that's a precious photo..you are so happy having them with you..wish they lived closer to you..but, with skype and your new monitor screen you'll have the 2nd best thing

siliolegma

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

October 18, 2011
1:11 PM

Post #8854245

I'm knowing how you feel just got to visit last week-end with all my greats and most of my grands. Of course it was too short but oh it was fun.
ElaineAnn1
Hillsboro, NH

October 18, 2011
1:25 PM

Post #8854251

Hey gang, I'm B-a-c-k...Cost me $250 to get it fixed...had 15 viruses in it too...that cost $150 to fix.YIKES. I just got on the computer to pay bills and now I can't find my Family Budget file...UGH!!!!

But at least I can get online. I see that Barb told you Mittsy that I was thrilled to get the embroidered charms...they are gorgeous and so is the bonus...

I will be putting together some christmas blocks for you real soon...

I think I found my pictures I took of all the charms I received. Gonna try to get them posted if the computer will let me!!!!

Nope, I guess not...everytime I hit browse and find a pic and hit send...the file disappears...
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

October 18, 2011
1:26 PM

Post #8854252

Thunder,
What a cutie! Have a wonderful visit.

Karen, Your embroidery machine will give you hours of enjoyment. You'll be addicted before very long. Let me know if you want to try applique, I have tweaked a few to have them fit my sister's Brother embroidery machine. Maximum size is 4" x 4".
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

October 18, 2011
1:27 PM

Post #8854253

Good to see you back Thunder. Oh my how she is growing!!!
ElaineAnn1
Hillsboro, NH

October 18, 2011
1:32 PM

Post #8854259

Try Again..nope!

This message was edited Oct 18, 2011 3:32 PM

SewSassee

SewSassee
Orlando, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 18, 2011
2:26 PM

Post #8854329

Awe, she looks like a mini Melyssa... well, at least we know red hair runs in the family.

Kizmo

Kizmo
Marietta, OH
(Zone 6a)

October 18, 2011
2:45 PM

Post #8854359

Thunder!! That's a great pic, Malena is really growing! Before long, she'll be taking Grandma for a ride...LOL

siliolegma

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

October 18, 2011
3:09 PM

Post #8854382

Elaine try putting your photos in a photo editing program and reducing the file size. I have had the same problem in here and that worked for me.

siliolegma

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

October 18, 2011
3:11 PM

Post #8854385

Elaine try putting your photos in a photo editing program and reducing the file size. I have had the same problem in here and that worked for me.

Yes please Mittsy I just started playing today and it works beautifully. Mine is 4x4 also

barefootT

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

October 18, 2011
4:35 PM

Post #8854524

Bev, yes she reminds me of Melyssa !! beautiful hair, and beautiful eyes, lots of red hair in both families.. I am working Fri either 12 - 9, or 1 - 10...not sure which??? got to check with the boss...on line schedule says one thing from home, another thing at work ???

Canadastrid
Saskatoon
Canada

October 19, 2011
2:59 PM

Post #8856051

I'm probably the last one...but as of today...ALL the charmes are mailed.
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

October 19, 2011
3:50 PM

Post #8856137

Nope you aren't the last one Astrid. I will be visiting the post office tomorrow.

Quilter5bdsr

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

October 19, 2011
5:08 PM

Post #8856293

And me too. I'm never this late but have had a few interuptions this month. Mine are all ready to go...

barefootT

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

October 19, 2011
7:03 PM

Post #8856440

No body is late!!! deadline is oct 31st and I beat it!!!!! hooray !! sure feels good to be getting caught up !!!
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

October 19, 2011
7:10 PM

Post #8856456

Well, I had gotten most of mine cut and then some really nice weather was here--bad me, just couldn't resist working in the yard.

SewSassee

SewSassee
Orlando, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 20, 2011
6:17 AM

Post #8856849

I'm with Thunder. You guys are all on time. Go swap! =)

psychw2

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

October 20, 2011
7:33 AM

Post #8856926

Mittsy, I got your envelope when I picked up the mail on Wednesday, BEAUTIFUL cardinals & snowflake! MY husband will get home from the hospital today we hope & I'll ge with the sewing again!
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

October 20, 2011
7:45 AM

Post #8856951

Pat, have I missed something lately?

barefootT

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

October 20, 2011
9:21 AM

Post #8857066

HEY DOC yes I am yelling ^_^ tell Ben we wish him well BIG hugs for you both :) (((((((((((((((((((((((( ))))))))))))))))))))))))))
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

October 20, 2011
3:31 PM

Post #8857415

I got mail, take a look at my pretties! Thank you so much Thunder, and the good news is you'll be getting your envelope back soon, check out the What are you working on thread to see the trio of lavender butterflies. I think they may work for your granddaughter.

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SewSassee

SewSassee
Orlando, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 20, 2011
4:20 PM

Post #8857460

Thunder what's the verdict for your schedule tomorrow?

barefootT

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

October 20, 2011
8:18 PM

Post #8857702

I am working 1 - 10

psychw2

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

October 20, 2011
8:53 PM

Post #8857720

We FINALLY got home from the hospital. The surgery was more involved that then the orthopedic thought it would be and recovery will be MUCH longer. I'm terrified to leave Ben home tomorrow but he doesn't think he "needs" anyone here and I have be at work tomorrow. Worse, I'm on call for the next 3 days. Today would not be a good day to rate my satisfaction with my job.

The surgeon did a "revision" on the stump. They took "only skin" and other tissue, no bone but the stump was a mess of excess, this should make fit and stability much better for him.
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

October 21, 2011
4:00 AM

Post #8857845

I'll be praying for a short recovering and brighter future. My advice is to take one day at a time and on the bad days, just 15 minutes if that is all you can handle. Here's a visual for you and yours, .Picture yourselves in the center of a group hug with all of us holding hands and encircling you both. I have had some really bad days this summer and it helps to get me through them.

SewSassee

SewSassee
Orlando, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 21, 2011
4:01 AM

Post #8857847

Pat what kind of surgery did he get done? Is Ben your husband? I'm new, lol. Hope he feels better today. I'm sure if you tell your boss that you need to keep your cell handy in case he needs you they would understand. Tell Ben to call if he needs anything, then you'd feel better about leaving him.

Quilter5bdsr

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

October 21, 2011
5:02 AM

Post #8857883

Keeping both of you in my prayers too Pat. This has not been an easy journey for either of you. How is the other knee holding up since that surgery? Sending wishes for as speedy a recovery as possible. I also concur with Bev's suggestion regarding your cell phone. At least it will give him a sense of you being close.

SewSassee

SewSassee
Orlando, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 21, 2011
5:16 AM

Post #8857899

Thunder - see you at 10am this morning. I'll call when I am close, if I remember, lol

Quilter5bdsr

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

October 21, 2011
5:58 AM

Post #8857952

I got my squares from Thunder. They are beautiful and I thank you sooo much. The camera is now charging so I'll try for a shot this afternoon...
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

October 21, 2011
7:36 AM

Post #8858055

Okay, so I didn't make it to the post office yesterday--leaving to go within the next few minutes. Ladies, if there are some "odd" things included with your charms, it is just me clearing out pieces that aren't my normal types of fabric. Just hope I included something each of you can work with and enjoy.

Pat, sending my wishes with all the others for a speedy recovery. Agree with Mittsy regarding one day at a time and the 15 minutes on bad days. Always sending hugs to you both.

Mittsy, I so understand about your summer. Seems like there is much progress being made only the next day to have a huge set back. Sending a hug and prayers.

Hope everyone has a great weekend.

This message was edited Oct 21, 2011 9:42 AM
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

October 21, 2011
8:41 AM

Post #8858121

Marion while sitting in the office waiting room waiting for my DH to receive his pain shot, I started talking to another patient. He had been through everything that we are dealing with and suggested some reading material that his wife found on the internet. It's a book by Colvin about the addiction to pain medications. I started telling him about DH's personality change and he said he'd put his wife through the very same thing. He credits this doctor with saving him, I told him it's too bad there's not a support group for families going through this and that's when he suggested I try and get the book. I felt so much better after talking to him, he gave me hope that things can get better.
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

October 21, 2011
8:51 AM

Post #8858131

Interesting information Mittsy. Some information I wish I had had 8 yr. ago. Dealing with much the same with Mom now. We have been able to get the amount of morphine they were giving to her cut way back and other meds (limited Tylenol actually) given for pains. It seem to be working. Of course there is not much we can do with the pains associated with her age and unfortunately from the handling she receives from the CNAs. That is entirely another story.

Let me know more about the book please. Always thinking of you!.
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

October 21, 2011
9:04 AM

Post #8858145

http://www.prescriptiondrugaddiction.com/

The patient I chatted with has his story listed. dmailing you his name.

Kizmo

Kizmo
Marietta, OH
(Zone 6a)

October 21, 2011
9:29 AM

Post #8858171

got these from Thunder yesterday, Thank You so much! My halloween-y charms are going to be made into a kid's quilt..

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psychw2

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

October 21, 2011
12:45 PM

Post #8858370

Many of the people I treated when I was doing drug & alchol work were hooked on prescription medication. The simple truth is that IF you take them long enough, you WILL become dependent. I'll more about it when I'm off work tonight.

Quilter5bdsr

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

October 22, 2011
6:44 AM

Post #8859003

These are the great squares I got from Thunder. Thank you so much.

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mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

October 24, 2011
4:53 AM

Post #8861158

Marion, would you consider accepting this embroidery piece as a swap for two of the gift blocks? It took all day to embroider, piece is about 6 1/2 " square but I left extra fabric so it could be used as a centerpiece. Cardinals with Magnolias.

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mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

October 24, 2011
5:00 AM

Post #8861163

This is another from the same series, I'm not thrilled with it as the colors are all wrong. My son in KY has bluebirds at his bird feeders and they do not look like this. I was given the kit ($39.99), came with a 3 1/2" floppy with the stitch outs and precut applique pieces, look like they were cut from iron on patches material. Directions were not good, and only a line drawing of finished work, no large color picture.

Bluebirds, nest building in Birch tree.

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mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

October 24, 2011
5:02 AM

Post #8861164

Arthritis in my finger joints is really pain full today. My sister mary gave me a wax dip gadget. Has anyone ever used one, does it work? Seems like a lot of bother to me.

barefootT

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

October 24, 2011
5:06 AM

Post #8861169

Mittsy, I have never used one but I have a friend who says they are fantastic!!! she keeps telling me to get one!!

May not look quite like blue birds...but very pretty ^_^

glad to see packages are arriving

psychw2

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

October 24, 2011
8:24 AM

Post #8861434

I've had the wax treatment at a beauty shop once and I LOVED it! My hands were so much moister and soft... very nice!

I LOVE the cardinals in the magnolia!

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

October 24, 2011
8:55 AM

Post #8861477

I have the unit (if what it is you are speaking of) from Walmart that you can dip your hands or your feet..nothing feels any better than that..certainly helps my hands..reminder to self, 'plug it in when you get home' lol

when you dip your hands you do it 2 or 3 times, each time you dip it in it feels hotter, hotter the better then hand in plastic bag, I put oven mitts on to keep the warmth longer..when finished the wax slips off like a glove, put it back into the unit and it melts back into liquid...if someone is there to put the plastic bag and mitts on, it's wonderful to sit back and have two hand toasty as can be..
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

October 24, 2011
9:11 AM

Post #8861502

Ok, here's what I have. My hands are really hurting so guess I'll plug it in and see how long it takes to melt the 5 pounds of wax.

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psychw2

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

October 24, 2011
9:17 AM

Post #8861511

Mittsy, you are going to LOVE it!! I need to put that on Christmas list since my feet are so bad.
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

October 24, 2011
9:22 AM

Post #8861518

My sister delivered some thread to me yesterday. Sorry it was already unwrapped. i just love the way they package it from Bombay, India.
Shipping is free, so it averages out at less than 50 cents a spool.

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SewSassee

SewSassee
Orlando, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 24, 2011
11:34 AM

Post #8861700

Hey Mittsy, don't suppose your sister would like to deliver me some thread or at the least let me pay her to buy me thread. At 50 cents a spool it is a steal! Don't suppose they have a website? Awesome colors by the way. Very nice.
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

October 24, 2011
1:21 PM

Post #8861850

No website but continuous offering on Ebay. I'll dmail you a link to them. They start their offerings at $.99. Free shipping.

My fingers are pain free and flexible. The wax dip really does work. The enclosed mitts were so nice.

What a haul, I got in today's mail Thank you Marion. She sent me 30's charm squares.

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mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

October 24, 2011
1:23 PM

Post #8861851

Christmas charms, Thanks, again.

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mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

October 24, 2011
1:25 PM

Post #8861856

and beautiful lavender that I'll share with Lisa for her MIL quilt project. Lisa and I both thank you Marion. I'll try to get Lisa to email me a picture of her project.

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mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

October 24, 2011
1:30 PM

Post #8861864

Then I received a stuffed package from Barb, I just love these 30's fabrics. She also enclosed some lovely sparkly pieces that will be just beautiful in the Christmas quilts. Thank you so much.

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psychw2

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

October 24, 2011
1:41 PM

Post #8861878

WOW Mittsy... I want YOUR mailperson!!! LOL

I'm so glad you tried the wax and it's helping, amazing how well some things work and others well... just don't.

Quilter5bdsr

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

October 24, 2011
2:09 PM

Post #8861907

Mittsy, do you want purple 5" squares or bigger pieces?
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

October 24, 2011
3:32 PM

Post #8862005

Mittsy, I would love that block in exchange for all 4 squares. It is beautiful and I do have magnolias in my yard with plenty of cardinals.

A friend of mine in Gainesville was told to buy one of the wax units for her hands and she says she can't work with out it. She does lots of crafts and really bad arthritis in both hands. I, too, have had the wax treatment as a special treat when I had a pedicure a while back. Oh so relaxing and soothing!!!

Quilter5bdsr

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

October 24, 2011
3:35 PM

Post #8862012

Sounds like something I might be interested in too. Will it help for hands that want to cramp up????
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

October 24, 2011
3:38 PM

Post #8862017

My friends says it does but I can't answer for sure as I have only had 1 relaxing session with it.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

October 24, 2011
4:07 PM

Post #8862050

Mittsy, lesson learned..
When not in use do not put the plastic bags and mitts laying on the hardened wax with lid on...took mine out,plugged it in,,ooh oooh what a mess!! Know you are all smarter than that but thought id mention it...reason I'm now using oven mitts along with replacement bags..

Wax last for quite some time..might be something you want to put on Santa"s Xmas list!

siliolegma

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

October 24, 2011
4:26 PM

Post #8862067

Ooooh if it helps with the cramping, I would surely like that. So bad some days I can't sew.

Quilter5bdsr

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

October 24, 2011
4:40 PM

Post #8862085

Me too Karen which is why I asked!!!! Must start my Santa list too...

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

October 24, 2011
4:49 PM

Post #8862096

Ok, you all make it sound so comforting, off I go for a waxing..lol

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siliolegma

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

October 24, 2011
6:59 PM

Post #8862300

I'm convinced. Where can I get one of those?

barefootT

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

October 24, 2011
7:05 PM

Post #8862314

I got some loverly charms from Marion today !! thank you will try to remember to take a picture tomorrow..

Karen, I think wal mart has them???

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

October 24, 2011
7:06 PM

Post #8862315

Walmart is the most reasonable place I've seen..have had mine for about 5 years and was about $60 on sale..could be cheaper now??

siliolegma

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

October 24, 2011
8:05 PM

Post #8862405

Thanks I'll be getting one later this week.

Kizmo

Kizmo
Marietta, OH
(Zone 6a)

October 24, 2011
9:37 PM

Post #8862496

Got charms from Barb today, Thanks so much for the extra yardage, I'll have plenty to do the kiddy quilt now!

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housse301
Lexington Park, MD

October 25, 2011
3:24 AM

Post #8862599

I have received charms from Thunder and Barb. Thank you both they will go well with the project I am working on.
Mittsy love the cardinals and the blue birds also.
I will be going to walmart to look for the wax gadget. Right now only one hand hurting but will try anything.

Quilter5bdsr

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

October 25, 2011
1:29 PM

Post #8863334

Rec squares from Marion today. I'll post a picture soon. Thanks Marion - they will blend in great with others I have.
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

October 25, 2011
1:31 PM

Post #8863337

Glad to see they are arriving.

SewSassee

SewSassee
Orlando, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 25, 2011
2:33 PM

Post #8863408

Received squares from Barb...thank you so much, love them!

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SewSassee

SewSassee
Orlando, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 25, 2011
2:35 PM

Post #8863411

Also got some from Marion... wow, thanks Marion. Love these too. So many nifty bling things in here..

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Quilter5bdsr

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

October 25, 2011
2:58 PM

Post #8863441

These are the squares I got from Marion...

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psychw2

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

October 25, 2011
6:53 PM

Post #8863757

Thunder, I think I forgot to acknowledge all the beautiful Halloween charms you sent me! They are perfect - THANKS!

Kizmo

Kizmo
Marietta, OH
(Zone 6a)

October 25, 2011
7:55 PM

Post #8863843

Hooray, got a surprise from Astrid today! I just love those acorns... so cute! Thanks so much, Astrid!

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Canadastrid
Saskatoon
Canada

October 26, 2011
7:53 AM

Post #8864324

All the Christmas charmes received so far are already in a quilt top..run to mailbox everyday..for the rest.
Photo is taken..but wait untill I have the top finished...but omg it looks amazing.
the other charmes..not sure what I'm going to do with them..but the Christmas ones..I do it all by machine(even the quilting part)..so it will be "done" before Christmas.

SewSassee

SewSassee
Orlando, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 26, 2011
9:55 AM

Post #8864471

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