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Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

April 30, 2012
3:12 PM

Post #9104359

Here is where we can post pictures of our Centers before we send them to get the first borders added.
Here's my Panel Center for one of the groups, and I'll post the other one when I finish the embroidery.

Barb, Pat, Audrey & LK DO NOT want their center's work in progress to be shown...

Here's "who sends what to who" Thanks to Thunder for asking for me to put this on again!!
group One:
1. Susan (sends to Linda Kay)
2. Linda Kay (sends to Barb)
3. Barb (sends to Audrey)
4. Audrey (sends to Betty)
5 Betty (sends to Cher)
6. Cher (sends to Susan)

Group Two
1 Susan (sends to Mitsy)
2 Mittsy (sends to Pat)
3. Pat sends to Thunder
4 Thunder (sends to Dorothy)
5 Dorothy (sends to Anita)
6 Anita (sends to Susan)

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barefootT

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

May 1, 2012
10:28 AM

Post #9105642

very pretty, :} I am working on mine..

Quilter5bdsr

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

May 1, 2012
11:59 AM

Post #9105787

Me too
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

May 3, 2012
3:31 AM

Post #9108120

Me three!
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

May 3, 2012
7:55 AM

Post #9108431

Here's what i have so far, I still want to add smething in the corners.

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Quilter5bdsr

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

May 3, 2012
8:12 AM

Post #9108464

How about a small sprig of holly????

taters55

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

May 3, 2012
9:31 AM

Post #9108642

Or some lights, or ornaments? That is pretty!

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

May 3, 2012
12:14 PM

Post #9108890

I love that, Mittsy! As I will be putting the last 4" (4 1/2" unfinished) border on, I know Just what I'll use for your last border! I also have "keystones" for the corners! I won't show what I have, because it's when you receive your center back, with all borders on, (and any additions you may add?!?!), that we'd like to see your finished top!

Everyone - please post the finished top, Before you add anything, and if you wish to add more borders and/or sashing - please post AGAIN when it's all done with your additions.
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

May 5, 2012
10:58 AM

Post #9111509

I don't mind if people post pictures of the work they do on mine as it is going to my son in law Ray's mom, Peggy. I love to follow the progress with pictures and imagine that others do too. I'm planning on making a short section of binding with the leftover fabric from my center.

psychw2

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

May 5, 2012
1:01 PM

Post #9111607

Mittsy, that is soooo pretty! I'm looking forward to following your progress.

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

May 5, 2012
3:57 PM

Post #9111781

I've made another thread to post work in progress".
For those of you who want to be surprised, we will not post the top as we go along.

Those who wish to see the Work in Progress are:

Mittsy

Here is the thread for the "work in progress"
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1256391/

This message was edited May 5, 2012 3:59 PM

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

May 5, 2012
4:07 PM

Post #9111794

For whatever reason, I didn't see that Mittsy had already posted her pic, so this is a duplicate lol

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cheriffic

cheriffic
(Cheryl) Wilmington, MA

May 7, 2012
8:19 PM

Post #9114995

This is what I am going to make for my center. My DS went to live with his Father for a couple of months and decided to come home and he brought this little pup with him. Her name is Rosie and I started a black white and red quilt for him so I thought I would see what you all can do to dress her up LOL.
Cher

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cheriffic

cheriffic
(Cheryl) Wilmington, MA

May 7, 2012
8:23 PM

Post #9114999

This is the black , white and red I have the top done I am just putting embroidered dragons on the borders thenI can quilt it
Cher

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Kizmo

Kizmo
Marietta, OH
(Zone 6a)

May 7, 2012
8:30 PM

Post #9115007

wow, Cher, that's gorgeous! What color thread are you using for the dragons?

psychw2

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

May 7, 2012
9:18 PM

Post #9115057

a Great Dane puppy???? oh boy... hehehehe

Beautiful quilt top! Can;t wait to see the embroidery work on it!

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

May 7, 2012
9:19 PM

Post #9115058

That's a Great center - I posted it in "the other room". too.
And I KNOW I have some red; white; and black (separately) material that would go well with it. I guess I'm the first one to add borders to your center, Cher. Hmmmmm will give "a think" to see which one I will add!

taters55

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

May 8, 2012
5:47 AM

Post #9115249

Wow, that quilt is beautiful! Love that block with the dog too!

taters55

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

May 8, 2012
8:50 AM

Post #9115628

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1257034/

Raise my baby swap is open, come and join the fun! Bring your own Moonshine!

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

May 8, 2012
10:25 AM

Post #9115805

Moonshine? lol

cheriffic

cheriffic
(Cheryl) Wilmington, MA

May 8, 2012
8:30 PM

Post #9116620

Here is one of the Dragons I need about 8 and the take a little more than 90min each.

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Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

May 8, 2012
11:44 PM

Post #9116686

Very nice! This isn't one of the centers for the Round Robin is it?

taters55

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

May 9, 2012
4:13 AM

Post #9116777

Love that dragon!

psychw2

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

May 9, 2012
7:59 AM

Post #9117086

I can't wait to see the completely project!

jumper2

jumper2
Huron, OH
(Zone 5b)

May 9, 2012
10:50 AM

Post #9117332

lovely dragon

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

May 9, 2012
10:57 AM

Post #9117345

I'm going to have to re-think my center - not happy with the colours AND I found my Iron-On Transfer Pencil!!!!
Having a white on white lily didn't do much for me...
Now that I have the Transfer Pencil, I can simply draw over any picture I print up, and re-do it a lot quicker. The disappearing ink I was using this time was disappearing too fast (large panel - 19" square) and I was having to re-draw it every day... very tedious and I'm afraid I was stopping far too often as I was getting BORED.
I'm Very Happy about finding the proper pencil!! They didn't have them at WM, so I had "settled" for something else and you Know how that goes... lol
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

May 9, 2012
1:23 PM

Post #9117493

I unpacked the camera and took these pictures of my finished center. I'll be able to mail it soon after arriving in NY. We've enjoying our time in KY.
Mittsy

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Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

May 9, 2012
5:37 PM

Post #9117755

Mittsy!!!! love, love, love your center with those sweet corners!!!!!

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

May 9, 2012
7:14 PM

Post #9117899

Quilter55 / Barb posted:
"Cher - that is stunning!!! Will you be sending fabric with it?"

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

May 9, 2012
9:18 PM

Post #9117997

Here's a drawing of what my center is taken from - I've used a hot iron-on transfer pencil on this printed copy, and will be ironing it on my fabric.
Obviously it won't be Exactly like this, but it's a representation of what it will be. It will take a bit to embroider it, but at least it won't be "white on white" lol

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taters55

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

May 10, 2012
5:16 AM

Post #9118191

Susan, that is so pretty! Are you doing it by hand?

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

May 10, 2012
1:03 PM

Post #9118772

Yes, I am - I don't have an embroidery sewing machine.

cheriffic

cheriffic
(Cheryl) Wilmington, MA

May 11, 2012
1:27 PM

Post #9120044

Susan I just love that I just love birds!!!!!! It is going to be soooooo pretty

No I am sorry to have confused this. The dragon is on the pianapple black, white and red quilt I am making for my son. The puppy is his new baby so I wanted to continue and make him one with the same colors and Rosie's picture. So the Puppy is the center block I will be sending. I hope to be able to send some fabric along with it yes, I have a little left from the pinapple quilt.
Cher

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

May 11, 2012
2:34 PM

Post #9120126

I also posted this for you, in the "other room" Cher :-)

I love birds too, and the "tropical" colours are favs of mine! They're so rich looking.
I think what I'll do, for the peacock, is to outline all the areas, then fabric paint inside each...
I have a lot of fabric paint, and nowhere else to use it, except for Church banners I make, and there's only so many banners I can do lol
My MIL used to use them a lot and when she passed, I was the lucky recipient of them. That was 10 years ago, and while most are still valid, I DO need to use them up!

psychw2

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

May 11, 2012
8:20 PM

Post #9120500

I used to really like using fabric paint. I threw my out YEARS ago because they dried up. Hey, they don't last FOREVER!! hehehe

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

May 11, 2012
8:30 PM

Post #9120510

they doooooooooon't????? lol
Well, I check mine now and then, cuz I use 'em, and there are enough of the colours I want to be good. Some of them actually have different enough caps that they don't dry out as easily.
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

May 12, 2012
4:04 AM

Post #9120656

Anyone needing my addy, I have updated it in the exchange. It will be good until beginning of October 2012. Thanks for your patience.
Mittsy

psychw2

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

May 12, 2012
8:46 AM

Post #9120920

Well Susan, remember, I got my first batch almost 50 years ago!! LOL and there were YEARS when I never used one!

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

May 12, 2012
10:42 PM

Post #9121683

Thank you, Mittsy!!

LOL well Pat - I know they don't last Forever but some of mine are 10 years old. However, if you use them now and them (and more then than now LOL) I gather they're ok. I bought about 7 today, then came home and found the same colours are still viable in my current ones, so going to return the new ones lol

psychw2

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

May 13, 2012
3:37 PM

Post #9122370

I used to really enjoy painting with them. Made some beautiful projects.

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

May 13, 2012
3:43 PM

Post #9122379

Do you still have those projects?

psychw2

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

May 13, 2012
4:50 PM

Post #9122452

Only a baby blanket remains in the family. All the other stuff is long since gone.

taters55

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

May 13, 2012
7:01 PM

Post #9122618

What kind of fabric paints do you use?

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

May 13, 2012
10:37 PM

Post #9122790

Americana, Plaid, Polymark, Scribbles and Pearl

barefootT

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

May 14, 2012
8:13 AM

Post #9123209

once upon a time, long ago...I painted designs on t-shirts. Used regular acrylic paints, with an additive made for fabrics?? can't remember the name?? bought it at Joannes or Michaels

I just bought some markers made by sharpie, supposed to be permanent on fabrics, have not tried them yet.

going to sew on my center today, we were gonna go to the beach, but it is supposed to rain on the coast :(

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

May 14, 2012
12:27 PM

Post #9123556

I have some sweatshirts my MIL made, and when she passed, I was given them. Two went to my Mom and DD, and I kept two.One of those I kept has a dove on it (Christmassy theme, green, with glitter) and the other one has teddy bears on it (front and back view). I love them, if only because my MIL made them - she was a dear sweet lady...

Quilter5bdsr

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

May 21, 2012
7:46 AM

Post #9131745

Here is my center - it gets mailed tomorrow.

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barefootT

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

May 21, 2012
7:48 AM

Post #9131753

Barb, that is gorgeous :)

Quilter5bdsr

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

May 21, 2012
8:13 AM

Post #9131804

Thanks Thunder. Now I don't want to see it again until it comes back. I love surprises!!!!!

cheriffic

cheriffic
(Cheryl) Wilmington, MA

May 21, 2012
8:44 AM

Post #9131852

Wow I love birds that is beautiful Barb

taters55

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

May 21, 2012
8:46 AM

Post #9131858

Love those birds Barb!

Quilter5bdsr

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

May 21, 2012
9:00 AM

Post #9131889

Thanks ladies, I can't wait to see more centers...
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

May 22, 2012
4:25 AM

Post #9133088

What? No bears with cubs? Very nice, Barb.

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

May 22, 2012
7:11 AM

Post #9133273

lol Mittsy

I am really disliking my peacock center...it looks blotchy and tacky...
I'm going to quickly "throw" another center together and send it out.
I was going to do an iron-on transfer of the same picture, but it looks pixeled when I enlarge it, so it's not good that way. I now wish I hadn't done any painting. If I'd left it as an embroidered outline, then filled in the embroidery when I got it back, I would have been happier with the original. But, I will get a new center out rather quickly. Sorry for the wait, Mittsy...

barefootT

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

May 22, 2012
9:16 AM

Post #9133464

is the paint thick ?? could you use as is for now?? then still stitch over it when you get it back???

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

May 22, 2012
10:11 AM

Post #9133534

I'm just not happy with having to paint with paint that's not smoothly going over my piece.
I asked Bob for his honest opinion, and he said "Is it for us, or someone else" which I take to mean if it's for someone else, it's not that great, but we can live with it if it's for us.
It looked so good when I had just embroidered it.
Don't have the time/energy to make another - I suppose I'm being a perfectionist, but there you have it...
Here's a pic - let me know what you think. It doesn't bear much close inspection...

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taters55

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

May 22, 2012
10:25 AM

Post #9133555

Susan, that is pretty! Maybe you can paint a bit of blue around the bird, and blend it?

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

May 22, 2012
10:28 AM

Post #9133560

I'm going to "take a step back" send it to the group to work on it and when it gets back to me, figure out what I will do further.
Maybe I can get your opinions when you actually get to see it?!

cheriffic

cheriffic
(Cheryl) Wilmington, MA

May 22, 2012
1:12 PM

Post #9133779

That is a good idea Susan cuz I think it looks good from here. Infact I like it alot
Cher

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

May 22, 2012
1:21 PM

Post #9133798

awwww thank you, Cher!

btw - this is Not a plea for you to tell me how much your like the center... It is what it is, right?!

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

May 22, 2012
3:26 PM

Post #9133981

susan, It looks lonely - that's all,the work is goodl. the work around it will enhance it. what I mean is: i think it's up to the next peeps to do something spectacular

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

May 22, 2012
4:49 PM

Post #9134110

Thank you, Helene! you're such a wonderful quilter, so I really appreciate your input too!
So, Thunder, LK and you all say the same. As I said - I just don't have the energy to do it all over again! I kinda wish I had left it as embroidery... I was getting in over-my-head with old paint. If it had been fresh, that would have been something else... Throwing a lot of this stuff OUT now/today!!

cheriffic

cheriffic
(Cheryl) Wilmington, MA

May 22, 2012
5:24 PM

Post #9134163

I agree Ionely is the perfect word it only needs enhancement but I don't think there is any need to redo it is beautiful and will be more so when we are done with it.
Cher

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

May 22, 2012
5:39 PM

Post #9134182

Thank you Cher! Okay, have the opinion of Four wonderful quilters, so I'm Going With It.
Will send it out tomorrow. Bear with me, cuz from Canada to US, never know How long it will take - 1 week, or 3! lol

Thank you for your input - Helene, Thunder, LK and Cher!

This message was edited May 22, 2012 5:41 PM

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

May 25, 2012
3:34 PM

Post #9138562

My centers have gone out to LK and Mittsy... sorry for the delay - I sometimes find it difficult to force myself out of the house, but today Bob gave me a "mental kick in the pants" and I got out!
You'll likely get them within 2 weeks. (blushing)...

cheriffic

cheriffic
(Cheryl) Wilmington, MA

May 27, 2012
7:42 AM

Post #9140316

Susan does it take the same time to get to you as it does from you to us? I missed the P.O yesterday and have to wait until Tues now because of the Holiday. I am sorry didn't realize I was mailing to Canada (duh!) till you mentioned that . I was thinking Alabama with the AB next to your name aaaggghhhhh never was good at geopraghy lol
Cher

This message was edited May 27, 2012 9:43 AM

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

May 27, 2012
7:44 AM

Post #9140317

It will take approx 2 weeks... as I just mailed it on Friday, you won't get it until approx 2 to 3 weeks. Going through customs is what takes the time.
I promise, once I get my next centers, etc, I will send them off more quickly. I have a Lot of stash, so that shouldn't be a problem!!

cheriffic

cheriffic
(Cheryl) Wilmington, MA

May 27, 2012
7:45 AM

Post #9140318

Oh what do I put on it gift, fabric, ???

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

May 27, 2012
7:51 AM

Post #9140324

I think "gift" is cheaper - you don't have to put a value, etc. When I sent my centers (much smaller, and cheaper) I just said it was paper - obviously fabric, but that's what the PO office said "I guess it's paper?" lol

cheriffic

cheriffic
(Cheryl) Wilmington, MA

May 27, 2012
10:54 AM

Post #9140524

ok will do

taters55

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

May 27, 2012
12:06 PM

Post #9140619

I just mailed a piece of fabric to Iceland, and you don't need to fill out a custom form if it is in a regular envelope, but it does take extra postage since it is out of country. So make sure you take it to the post office and have them put the proper postage for you.

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

May 27, 2012
12:36 PM

Post #9140665

I always take it to the PO cuz $$ can change, and I never have the postage for the US on me. Someone told me once that US POs don't like Canadian postage put on... dunno if that's a fact, or what.

Thanks for that info, LK - I always use a regular envelope, but I guess some staff make you put on a customs declaration (and they don't need to?!) and others don't, cuz even using the same type of envelope it changes...

barefootT

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

May 27, 2012
4:23 PM

Post #9140863

I have found it varies tremendously , with whomever is working at the PO... I have gone in with 15 envelopes all containing the same thing...and had person weigh one, tell me an amount...ask are they all the same thing?? and proceed to put same postage on each one. and I have gone in and had someone else weigh every envelope???

and we have one worker here who charges .20 cents extra per envelope, every time...saying it is not an "ordinary" letter !!!

mine will go out tuesday.

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

May 27, 2012
4:31 PM

Post #9140872

"not an ordinary letter"? What's that mean? Is it larger than the letter-sized envelopes of-old? Is it an #10 (which is longer side-to-side, and meant for legal sized, but still short top to bottom?)
Both those sizes of envelopes are "ordinary"...

Thanks for letting us know, Thunder :-)

Kizmo

Kizmo
Marietta, OH
(Zone 6a)

May 27, 2012
7:44 PM

Post #9141129

That's the PO's way of charging extra, Susan... "not an ordinary letter" means that it doesn't have just a piece of paper inside the envelope. Postal regs have changed here, and like Thunder, it depends on what day you go in and who is behind the desk. They now have a cardboard template with a slot that they drop the envelope thru. Supposedly, as long as it's under 1/4" thick and goes thru easily (and it's under the 1 oz or whatever it is now), it will go thru with a Forever Stamp. But if they have to give it an extra push thru the slot, you get charged the extra .20 for hand stamping/handling..
Some of the oldsters that work there will let the extra postage slide, I even have one that will try to flatten the envelope more if it won't go thru the slot the first time around.. LOL But the younger ones won't do that, they ask for extra postage. The PO's are hurting for money and are coming up with new stuff all the time to raise funds.
I don't use the mail much, do most of my stuff online, so the main time is during our swaps and such. I don't mind paying the extra here and there, at least it keeps the envelopes from getting chewed up in the sorting machines, but it should be consistent with all the employees.

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

May 27, 2012
9:20 PM

Post #9141229

Kathy - we have the same "slot measure" here, and our PO is hurting for $$ as well. Guess it's email that's "killing" them. People just don't write letters like they used to. Even those who send letters aren't as much (those elderly people without computers, f'instance), because they likely won't get letters back from those who are used to using email.
I find the same thing, with the older workers - they help you get your mail through in the cheapest way. If it costs $10.00 (instead of $7) to send something, I suspect they find people won't use the service as often. I'm talking about small packages or large letters to US hence the price I'm quoting. I hope the 'big wigs" of the PO realizes that putting the price up is giving a short-term band-aid solution when they need long-term price adjustments to draw people back to using the PO

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

May 30, 2012
8:07 PM

Post #9145566

Ladies - please be sure, when you receive a center or work-in-progress, to let the sender know you've gotten it. Post in the thread, so they will know and not be worried that it hasn't arrived. I don't know if everyone is using tracking #s or paid for confirmation, however it would be much appreciated by all if the sender knows it's been received.
I personally have not paid extra for the confirmation, but perhaps I will... I "think" it doubles the cost of shipping?!?!

cheriffic

cheriffic
(Cheryl) Wilmington, MA

May 30, 2012
8:15 PM

Post #9145572

That is a good idea Susan I did not even think of that but will shout out when I get WIP's
Cher

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

May 30, 2012
8:31 PM

Post #9145600

Dorothy has been rushed to the hospital, having difficulty breathing, according to her sister Marti. LK posted this on another thread.

LK - is there any update that you know of?

barefootT

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

May 30, 2012
8:34 PM

Post #9145604

delivery confirmation, only confirms delivery to the nearest LARGE postal place...it does not confirm delivery to the actual address!!!!! only way to do that is to request a signature ...

we had an issue with a package not arriving awhile ago, and the sending company said it was delivered.,,,we went to the local post office, and they tracked it. found it was delivered to Orlando PO. but never made it to our little po... company had wanted to keep payment, saying they had delivery confirmation... delivery confirmation was to the MAIN distribution center..not to our address...

prices vary based on size of box, parcel post, first class, all that stuff...I usually never pay for the confirmation, I think it is a waste of money. IMHO I did how ever put insurance on my package, cost less than $2.00 to insure it valued at $ 50. and under...and I will insure the other ones as I send them out.

on a different note...should I take a photo of Pats center before I add to it?? so every one can see it ??

barefootT

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

May 30, 2012
8:36 PM

Post #9145606

My thoughts are with Dorothy, I have asthma, and I know it is very scarey when you are having trouble breathing...

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

May 30, 2012
8:53 PM

Post #9145617

I just sent a message to her sister, Marti, asking for any updates...

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

May 31, 2012
2:48 AM

Post #9145713

Dropping in this early morning and hanging my head in shame..need a rain weekend to keep me inside...hmm think it could be this weekend and I will get to start my insert!!

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

May 31, 2012
5:36 AM

Post #9145837

no need to hang your head in shame Betty - life happens. I AM looking forward to seeing what your creative mind will do with a center. Isn't it wonderful how very different our centers will be? I'm so anxious to get started.
I haven't gotten my first center here yet, but waiting with "baited breath" :-)
btw - will send the ARK to you - think it has a sewing room and a stash!! After all, weren't Silk Worms and cotton plants saved?

This message was edited May 31, 2012 4:10 PM

taters55

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

May 31, 2012
6:30 AM

Post #9145907

No word on Dorothy yet?

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

May 31, 2012
4:11 PM

Post #9146696

Here's what Marti sent me via c-mail:
"I just talked to her and she says she feels better. They have decided that she does not have pnemonia, but she does have some sort of lung infection. She says they have poked her, taken just about all of her blood and did a heart test. She is being moved to another room right now so I had to hang up. And they woke her up at 4 am this morning by opening her door to the hall and turning all the lights on and making noise. They are lucky that wasn't me, I would of given them all a good reason to walk very softly around me. I am a very bad patient!!
Dorothy is in Lake Cumberland Hospital room 355. Thats in Somerset, KY"

barefootT

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

May 31, 2012
4:45 PM

Post #9146752

thanks for the update Susan, send our love...

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

May 31, 2012
4:51 PM

Post #9146759

Marti seems to think the culprit may be mold in Dorothy's mobile home. The lung infection is fungal...so Marti said in another thread... poor Dorothy. Apparently, according to other posters, if she gets the country health dept to determine if it's mold, they may condemn her home and then she'd be "stuck" with no place to live. Other posters said if it's not too bad, she may be able to "gut" the area with mold and have it renovated.
Just sayin'...

taters55

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

May 31, 2012
4:56 PM

Post #9146765

Sure hope what ever the problem is, she can get it fixed soon!
Thanks for the update. How long will she be in the hospital?

psychw2

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

May 31, 2012
5:08 PM

Post #9146788

Susan, I have heard of others being able to deal with the mold if it's confined to an area. Also Ozone machines will help kill the mold spores. THANKS for the update and I hope this gets under control soon.

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

May 31, 2012
5:27 PM

Post #9146810

I have no idea how long she'll be in the hospital, but if they're moving her to another room, it may be awhile. I'm thinking that if they determine it's fungal, and that it might be environmental, they may keep her to see if it clears up with clean hospital air rather than her home...
Maybe someone (a friend perhaps?) can go into her home and clean it up for her.
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

June 1, 2012
9:38 AM

Post #9147659

Susan, I just wanted to let you know that your center arrived today. Got to dig out my stash and see if what I bought will look good with it.

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

June 1, 2012
7:39 PM

Post #9148443

Thanks for letting me know, Mittsy! When you've gotten your border on it, please post it in the "Work in Progress" thread so I can see it (I'm soooo excited!! First border!)

I haven't gotten any centers yet, but watch my mailbox every day for one!
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

June 2, 2012
5:03 AM

Post #9148641

Susan, when laying out my strips, I discovered that you cut your length to 23 1/2", was that intentional?

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

June 2, 2012
11:27 AM

Post #9149136

oh - it should be a total of 78" - so it should be 19x19 finished size... can you cut the piece down to 19 1/2 by 20 1/2? - that would make the finished size 78" as agreed upon...

taters55

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

June 2, 2012
2:01 PM

Post #9149354

Susan, I got your center today, and it is so much prettier in person!

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 2, 2012
3:17 PM

Post #9149449

I just looked a bit more carefully here.
Cher WOW for colors and work
Barb beautiful center

you guys are having soo much fun

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

June 2, 2012
5:29 PM

Post #9149557

Thank you, LK - how sweet of you to say!
You can see where I embroidered it, on the back. Won't do the paint thing that way anymore - covered all the 2 weeks of embroidery I did lol

cheriffic

cheriffic
(Cheryl) Wilmington, MA

June 2, 2012
9:25 PM

Post #9149827

I think my center is too big I thought it was 15 X24 mine is 15 X almost 25 Well I guess it equals out a little but will be odd shape for you to work on.
Thanks Helene I did change the tiny squares to something else it was too much bother to make half inch squares but I like how it came out instead.
Cher

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

June 2, 2012
10:10 PM

Post #9149855

If you add all 4 sides, and it's 78" or less, you're fine. If you go over by 2" ... oh gee! No one's going to cry "foul"!
Cher - yours is a whopping 80" LOL Not to worry lady! I know it multiplies the more borders you put on, but I think we should be okay with our "stash" and creativity, don't you, everyone?

And Cher - are you talking about the final size? The 78" is the Final size. if you have the cut size as 15 x 25, then it's really 14 1/2 x 24 1/2 finished which is 78" finished total... or there abouts, as you say "almost 25"...
anyway, I shouldn't worry if I were you, unless your "next in line" had already cut the borders before receiving your center, and I don't think that would happen, do you? We all know that although quilts are supposed to be an exact "measuring science", we aren't perfect... Don't worry, Cher!

barefootT

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

June 3, 2012
7:19 AM

Post #9150089

Susan, can you put the group lists, who sends to whom...up at the top of this thread??
I am going crazy bouncing from one thread to the other trying to remember who is in my group !!!

thanks :)

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

June 3, 2012
3:38 PM

Post #9150605

Thanks Thunder - I've edited the first post on here, to show which person sends to their "next in line".

Quilter5bdsr

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

June 3, 2012
3:46 PM

Post #9150618

Susan, can you add a note about who want theirs shown on line and who doesn't in that first post above? I'm in the NO column. I want to be surprised and I know LK is in that one with me. I'm not sure about anyone else. I still plan to check with each one I do to be sure before I pass it on...

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

June 3, 2012
3:57 PM

Post #9150629

will do!!

barefootT

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

June 3, 2012
9:33 PM

Post #9151099

Susan...anybody tell you today ...you are awesome !!!! well you are :-) thanks for catering to my forgetful brain!!!

I do not care if pictures are shown of mine or not...what ever the quilter doing the row wishes to do...

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

June 4, 2012
7:58 AM

Post #9151473

awwwwww thanks, Thunder. Appreciate that!!
I think all of us need to be reminded that someone thinks of us... and you're pretty awesome yourself!!!!
Every once in a while I need someone to tell me what they need in this thread, and you certainly "stepped up to the plate"!! A big Thank You to you :-)
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

June 4, 2012
1:15 PM

Post #9151967

Here we are, all ready to go to tthe post office tomorrow. I like the little embroidered butterflies. My dear friend Fran let me shop in her stash for the beautiful brown as I couldn't find any locally. She's such a treasure, keep her in your prayers and positive thoughts, she is facing putting her husband into a nursing home.

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taters55

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

June 4, 2012
1:23 PM

Post #9151981

Sorry to hear about your friend Fran and hubby. That is a hard decision to make! Sending prayers!

Love that center!

Quilter5bdsr

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

June 4, 2012
1:48 PM

Post #9152033

Glad we had the chance to talk Mittsy. Sending hugs your way and one for Mom too...

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

June 4, 2012
2:14 PM

Post #9152065

What a beautiful setting for my center, Mittsy!! Thank you!!

I will definitely say prayers for your friend Fran... what a difficult decision to make...

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

June 6, 2012
11:26 AM

Post #9154699

Cher - I have your center "puppy"!! What an adorable pup!
I know JUST the red to put in the corners of the center, and I have great fabric for along the sides!!

barefootT

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

June 6, 2012
5:25 PM

Post #9155073

ohhhhh show us a picture !!! pretty please :)

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

June 6, 2012
6:39 PM

Post #9155162

Sure! Here's Cher's center - think she showed it in the "other room"

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barefootT

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

June 6, 2012
6:50 PM

Post #9155176

yes, saw that one, was hoping to see the actual block.

psychw2

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

June 6, 2012
6:50 PM

Post #9155178

Those are REALLY cute!

cheriffic

cheriffic
(Cheryl) Wilmington, MA

June 6, 2012
7:30 PM

Post #9155217

Yes that is it I did change the first border a bit because the tiny squares were coming out really wrong. I found out why after but was so mad at it so just changed it. The problem is with EQ7 when you print out cutting directions it rounds off to the nearest 1/8 of 1/4 and it is really too much math to try to figure out when you have deadlines. I think I have the change here hold on ... ok here is Rosie sorry there was a little glare but it is a phone camera so can't be helped I guess but this is the block I sent Susan.

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cheriffic

cheriffic
(Cheryl) Wilmington, MA

June 6, 2012
7:34 PM

Post #9155220

Can't wait to see what you do with it Susan I am sure it will be fantastic.
I am still waiting to get one to work on looking forward to seeing what I get to create upon
Cher

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

June 6, 2012
10:28 PM

Post #9155333

I have Just the 2 fabrics (one for the borders, and another one for the corners). Hope you like 'em!
I just have to put 'em together :-)

cheriffic

cheriffic
(Cheryl) Wilmington, MA

June 29, 2012
8:06 PM

Post #9186960

Wanted to bump this up. Has everyone received their centers?? I am stilll waiting for one no rush I am just wondering where we are.
Cher

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

June 29, 2012
8:13 PM

Post #9186971

I know mine has been received, and I got one - your puppy!
I got another piece of fabric to put in the border (blush - I haven't done it yet...). TONIGHT I will put the borders on yours, Cher, and send it off!!!

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

June 29, 2012
9:16 PM

Post #9187032

Lavonne posted:
I have not sent mine or thunder's to Anita yet...but am working on both...

My answer - okie dokie Dorothy - we know you were sick for awhile, and it's understandable (heck, you were in the hospital at one point!).
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

June 30, 2012
2:14 AM

Post #9187110

I haven't received any yet.

Quilter5bdsr

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

June 30, 2012
5:40 AM

Post #9187202

I sent my center to Audrey. I received Linda's center, added my border to it and sent it on to Audrey as well...

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

June 30, 2012
8:10 AM

Post #9187361

Mittsy - didn't you get my center?????? I thought you got the butterfly center!?
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

June 30, 2012
8:56 AM

Post #9187406

Yes I got that one and sent it on to Pat. I had already sent mine to Pat (Christmas center) for my daughter's MIL. I just thought we were discussing number 2 at this point.

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/fp.php?pid=9151967

mittsy

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

June 30, 2012
8:58 AM

Post #9187411

Oh no... I haven't gotten one of my centers from the originator...
I think others are in the same "boat"

barefootT

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

June 30, 2012
9:18 AM

Post #9187438

I sent mine to Dorothy, and I have Pat's, which I am still working on...

cheriffic

cheriffic
(Cheryl) Wilmington, MA

June 30, 2012
11:58 AM

Post #9187592

Oh okay good as long as we are still working. I haven't gotten mine from the originator yet that is what I meant as well. Thanks
Cher

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

June 30, 2012
12:05 PM

Post #9187601

Cher - your originator is Betty, and I know she has DG company - weekend Gathering at her house.
I'm not sure what her schedule is, otherwise.

cheriffic

cheriffic
(Cheryl) Wilmington, MA

June 30, 2012
9:56 PM

Post #9188336

That is fine Susan, no rush just wanted to know where we were at this point. I will be pretty busy with my awareness quilt for a couple of weeks so no worries.
Thank you for the update.
Cher

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

June 30, 2012
10:06 PM

Post #9188345

Thank YOU for bumping the thread up. I really do appreciate it.

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

July 2, 2012
12:29 PM

Post #9190135

Anita posted:
Will try to get mine mailed soon

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

July 5, 2012
9:22 AM

Post #9193904

Well gals, I've been MIA..between being ill then hosting Daves Garden 2012 Sistah's Gathering which went off 100% I am now looking forward to fulfilling my responsibilities...

Am home tomorrow, hoping to post both my insert and Aurdrey's strips and in the mail by Saturday morning..back on track I'll be!!!

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

July 5, 2012
3:16 PM

Post #9194365

Susan, machine and fabric is out ready for an early morning start, can you ask Audrey please if the fabric that came with the insert is to be used or can I add fabric that I have??

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

July 5, 2012
4:26 PM

Post #9194462

good for you, Betty!! Can hardly wait to see what beauty you come up with!

I'll ask Audrey!

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

July 6, 2012
7:23 AM

Post #9195116

OK ready to sew...

Started on squares for my insert..want to embroider but where did all my embroidery green thread go..that's ok, will improvise because if I get side tracked well, who knows what will happen..

Then got all of my fabric out that might look nice on Audrey's insert (had to look twice Barb, she's using same insert!) and nada, nothing matches or it's cut in wrong direction,soooo after my shift is over here at home, 3pm it's off to the fabric shop

THEY will get done today!!!

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Quilter5bdsr

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

July 6, 2012
9:06 AM

Post #9195260

Betty, that IS my center and I want to be surprised so no more pictures Okay????

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

July 6, 2012
9:12 AM

Post #9195272

NOT yours as far as I know..so confused..I thought it was Audrey's..I posted earlier that you and she had same fabric..dahhhh no wonder there was already a border on it..guess I'm to add the 3"..will wait for a response before I sew tonight

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

July 6, 2012
9:13 AM

Post #9195274

Tried to go back into the threads but no links

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

July 6, 2012
9:22 AM

Post #9195281

I'm sooo sorry Barb, feel terrible about ruining your surprise..knew it was a bad time and should not have put my name down..perhaps someone should take over for me

Quilter5bdsr

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

July 6, 2012
9:28 AM

Post #9195290

No way are you getting out of this one Betty. I can't wait to see what you put on it. And don't worry about if I saw it. I saw the birds and knew it was mine so I did NOT enlarge the picture and I won't in the future. I don't know what Audrey was using for a center. Pat, Audrey, Linda Kay and myself did not want pictures - we want to be surprised so if you get one of thiers be sure you don't post a picture - okay? And again You WILL be in this one...You have a flair for the right fabric so I know it will be special...
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

July 6, 2012
10:59 AM

Post #9195404

Betty, don't feel bad, we want you in this swap.

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

July 6, 2012
5:08 PM

Post #9195774

I just spoke to Betty and told her "No way are they gonna let you off from this one..."!
Poor lady's so tired, and I woke her up (shhhhhh being quiet now, as she heads back to sleep...)

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

July 7, 2012
7:39 AM

Post #9196365

Have my insert done, planned on sizes of borders which will be attached in the round robin and decided (hope ok) to make the length just a few inches shorter to allow for the finished project..

Now on to finish the border for insert I received last week

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psychw2

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

July 7, 2012
7:59 AM

Post #9196393

WOW Betty, that is beautful!

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

July 7, 2012
8:54 AM

Post #9196461

Either I'm tired and my mind isn't working or I'm just plain not bright today,,,

Help??

I send my insert to Cher correct??

And the one I'm adding the border to for Barb, to Cher as well??

Think I'll take a ride to a fabric shop so I can finish the border and can post both Monday morning..could do from town here but it does the milk delivery route and would take an extra week..if I mail Monday morning should be there before weeks end.

Off shopping, sunshine just came out after the rain, everything is brilliant green

Quilter5bdsr

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

July 7, 2012
11:04 AM

Post #9196604

Yes, Betty, as you do each one that comes to you, it then goes to Cher...

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

July 7, 2012
11:55 AM

Post #9196692

Yes Betty - you will always send to Cher, and always receive from Audrey.
I have the list at the top of this thread, and will repost when the next "page" is added.

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

July 7, 2012
12:06 PM

Post #9196713

Anita posted today: (she said she posted on here, but maybe on another part of this forum?!)
"I posted a question in the other forum about my center not being the correct size. I have been trying to come up with different centers in the correct measurements. The best I could do is 21 x 21. Would it be best to send that with money to cover costs for additional fabric or get material and cut it to the correct measurements?"

My answer - "Anita - don't worry about the "extra" size - my goodness, it's only 6" diameter more - I think we're good covering that! No one will be cutting the border lengths prior to receiving your center, so they will just do the sections as they will fit. No problems!!

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

July 7, 2012
1:57 PM

Post #9196830

Caught up..

Will be posting Monday a.m. - Cher you likely will receive the package before the weekend!!

Back on track!!


sending Susan/Cher photo of what is being sent

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

July 7, 2012
2:28 PM

Post #9196877

sounds good to me, Betty!!
Thanks, dear sistah!!!!!!!

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

July 8, 2012
6:14 PM

Post #9198237

Audrey posted today, re: sending her center to Betty:
"I just figured out what she meant. My center is just a fabric square! I hope she doesn't cut it up! I did sign it! I guess she didn't realise it was my center! I sent it with Barb's."
and my reply:
"I just spoke to Betty, and she knows it's your center - so she's adding a border to it, to send it on Tomorrow!
She's also adding the second border to Barb's and they will both be sent on tomorrow."

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

July 8, 2012
6:22 PM

Post #9198251

Barb's 2nd border was added yesterday and already in envelop for posting...poor Cher, receiving 3 panels at once!

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

July 8, 2012
6:42 PM

Post #9198271

She may not be the only one receiving multiple pieces to add onto. Nice thing is, when they're done, she has a longer while before she gets the next batch, then they're DONE too!

cheriffic

cheriffic
(Cheryl) Wilmington, MA

July 8, 2012
7:01 PM

Post #9198298

Ok Betty I will be watching. Now how much time will I have since I am getting all three at once? Just want to be sure I am not holding things up?
Cher

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

July 9, 2012
2:57 AM

Post #9198557

Just finished Audrey's 2" border and is included in the package..nothing like sewing at 5:00a.m. lol

Quilter5bdsr

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

July 9, 2012
5:31 AM

Post #9198644

I would think as much time as you need Cher. We know your hands are full with the cancer ribbon quilts...

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

July 9, 2012
7:11 AM

Post #9198818

Apologies, did mail the 3 inserts but wasn't about to spend another 11.67 on top of the $7.61 for confirmation #

She said the service was reliable and the package should arrive by end of week or early next week..

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Quilter5bdsr

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

July 9, 2012
7:59 AM

Post #9198916

Don't blame you one bit. I'm not using a tracking number any more either. I thought the package was tracked to delivery but it is only tracked to the nearest distribution center. If it is something really important - like Judy's Sistah Shawl I sent to Sue Taynors - then I send it signature required...That way I know it got where it was supposed to go.

psychw2

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

July 9, 2012
8:56 AM

Post #9198991

Ya, so much for "tracking" huh? The new shoes I sent to my son in China made it to international postal but never made it to him and I did not have an option of insuring or having signature confirmation. Guess that should have been my clue that no one REALLY expected my package to actually get to HIM!!!

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

July 9, 2012
3:30 PM

Post #9199461

I don't use tracking #s - even though it's across border and going through customs... costs double the amount approx, if you add tracking capability...

oh Pat - he never got the shoes?!?!

psychw2

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

July 9, 2012
9:41 PM

Post #9199881

No, and the few things that were in the box. It sucks but that's the way it is. I was not allowed to insure the package etc so I'm just out the money and I'm sure some Customs agent is enjoying the shoes I bought.
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

July 10, 2012
5:45 AM

Post #9200052

We went to a company party (GE sold the dept. DH worked for to Lockheed/Martin Marietta) when the dept was closed down. We took a lot of photos at the party. The boss, Mustafa, from Eqypt commented that he would love to have copies of the pictures but not to send any until he let us know that he had greased the palms of all the connected parties in Egypt, so that he would actually get them. We take a lot for granted here in the usa. Went we were visiting in KY I wanted to send a card to mom for mother's Day. The elderly postmistress told me that it would never make it to mom, that it would be stolen along the route. She suggested I use a CD folder envelope and mark it family photos. Sad but we are becoming like other countries. My daughter flies a lot and has had many things stolen from her luggage and her underwear tied in knots.

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

July 10, 2012
7:06 PM

Post #9200948

"her underwear tied in knots."????? what's up with That?!?! weird...

Couldn't you send the pics via email?
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

July 11, 2012
3:20 AM

Post #9201246

This was before we had a digital camera.

psychw2

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

July 11, 2012
7:31 AM

Post #9201455

Susan, I am guessing that "tying her underwear in knots" was a not so subtle way of saying "I have been thru your suitcase" while not stealing something. It still makes you feel violated. A stranger touched your underclothing. JERKS.
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

July 11, 2012
10:54 AM

Post #9201703

She actually went out and bought new as she couldn't wear them without washing first. No way to track down who did it as she changed planes a couple of times. She now carries spares in her carry on bag with her laptop.

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

July 11, 2012
6:22 PM

Post #9202101

Pat - I figured that's what it was - JERKS...

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

July 16, 2012
6:51 AM

Post #9206950

Thought I'd drop in to see if the pkg. I sent arrived..should have been there by now.

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

July 16, 2012
4:59 PM

Post #9207801

I haven't heard anything from Cher

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

July 16, 2012
5:03 PM

Post #9207806

Won't start to panick yet!

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

July 16, 2012
5:29 PM

Post #9207850

GOOD, cuz there's no such thing as panic on MY WATCH lol

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

July 16, 2012
6:16 PM

Post #9207943

I'll be changing that IF the 3 pieces do not arrive!

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

July 16, 2012
9:40 PM

Post #9208214

They're going stateside, right? Have to add extra time for customs...
What do you put on your package for customs? Or do you send regular mail?

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

July 19, 2012
11:01 AM

Post #9211447

Cher, could you post letting me know if you have or did not receive the inserts..should have been there by now!

cheriffic

cheriffic
(Cheryl) Wilmington, MA

July 19, 2012
7:29 PM

Post #9211929

Yes Betty please don't panic I have them all safe and sound. Sorry I haven't posted I got them in Sat. mail. Been so busy with these cancer quilts I just realized I only have 2 weeks to get them done. AAAARRRGGGGHHHHHH the pressure. I am sorry I should have let youknow right away.
Cher

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

July 19, 2012
9:00 PM

Post #9212018

I'm glad you got them, Cher.
Of course we all understand what you're doing to get the cancer quilts done, too!!

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

July 20, 2012
3:26 AM

Post #9212103

Not a problem, just that in the strip swap a few did not receive..breathing easier...

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

July 28, 2012
9:06 AM

Post #9221399

Susan, got your call, Fyi , I do not go on cubits..

I posted on the 9th that I had sent out the panels I had, Barb, mine and Audrey's..sent you photo of all and even mistakenly posted photo's of Barb's.


PLEASE tell Audrey her panel is safely in the capable hands of Cher and to please NOT panic, i kept my end of the bargain..gee willikwers!!!

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

July 28, 2012
10:51 AM

Post #9221499

Don't know why she panics, but she does... I will let her know.
I know you don't go on Cubits,and guess I mistakenly asked you to... sorry about that!!
I will let Audrey know (via discretionary copy/paste) what you've said.
Glad everything's good now - I think the border crossing taking time, and Audrey never having taken part in something like this has go to do with her panic. She'll calm down once she's done 20 or so LOL

psychw2

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

July 28, 2012
11:09 AM

Post #9221515

Oh ya... first 10 are the breaking in process Susan! Well said. Swaps are not for the perfectionist or regimented sort that expect things to go as planned. If you are, you will be disappointed. On the other hand, if you can flow with it, they are so much fun!

I'm enjoying this swap, even if I'm not in it. I am piecing together a quilt top this week. I'm finally getting some work done!

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

July 28, 2012
12:21 PM

Post #9221580

lol how true Pat, how true...
I'm a perfectionist in the actual quilting (well, as much as my skill allows...) but in the sending on, I'm not perfect lol

I'm glad you're "participating" via chat even though you're not actually sending anything on. It's nice to know there's someone out there watching and witnessing the process! Thank you, Pat!
l00katme
Los Angeles, CA

September 18, 2012
6:19 AM

Post #9278645

Very pretty! sounds great to me :)


This message was edited Sep 18, 2012 6:20 AM

taters55

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

September 18, 2012
7:46 AM

Post #9278739

Welcome l00katme! Glad to have you with us!

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

September 18, 2012
8:14 AM

Post #9278781

We moved over some time ago..must go check for the link

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

September 18, 2012
8:15 AM

Post #9278784

Think I've got the correct link


http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1256391/#new

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

October 24, 2012
2:00 PM

Post #9314267

I finished Mittsy's!!!
Now, 4 more to do!!!
Here's the pic of Mittsy's!
oh shoot... can't find my camera to take the pic... Well, it has zebra b/w material top/bottom & sides, with red bandana fabric in the corners. With her b/w doggie having a red collar, I thought of similar doggies wearing red bandanas and it just seemed "right"!

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

October 24, 2012
4:18 PM

Post #9314381

Found my camera! it's little, so I'm not surprised it went "missing"
and here's the pic of Cher's puppy center
(I'd mistakenly said it was Mittsy's, but it definitely IS Cher's)

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Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

October 24, 2012
6:01 PM

Post #9314471

Lordy that is gorgeous, actually much more..work of art on all the fabric add ons

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

October 24, 2012
6:20 PM

Post #9314504

On behalf of Cher & myself - thank you, Betty :-)

cheriffic

cheriffic
(Cheryl) Wilmington, MA

October 24, 2012
7:07 PM

Post #9314562

Oh that looks great Thank you Wow!
Cher

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

October 24, 2012
8:17 PM

Post #9314634

I'll send the fabric I used with it.
I'm working on Anita's, and have some fabric that matches hers SO closely! I'll send some of it, in case anyone wants to use it as a repeat fabric, or would like some themselves!

barefootT

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

October 24, 2012
9:22 PM

Post #9314668

that looks great Susan !!!

psychw2

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

October 24, 2012
9:26 PM

Post #9314672

That center is coming right along, VERY pretty!!!
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

October 25, 2012
3:13 AM

Post #9314748

That worked beautifully!

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

October 25, 2012
4:25 AM

Post #9314784

Thank you. Now, to get motoring on my 2nd center. I'm using my stitch ripper a lot on this one LOL
Makes it feel useful :-)

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

October 25, 2012
8:52 AM

Post #9314976

And I just finished this one.
3 more to do...

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barefootT

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

October 25, 2012
9:06 AM

Post #9314995

ohhh ahhhhh !! whose is that??

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

October 25, 2012
9:49 AM

Post #9315050

If my memory serves me right, mine is the next one you shall use your imagination and sewing skills on..anxious to see it..

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

October 25, 2012
1:26 PM

Post #9315242

The one I just finished is Anita's - beautiful center, eh? And this is the first time she's done a Cathedral Window - she did a lovely job!

barefootT

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

October 26, 2012
7:09 PM

Post #9316500

this is my center, I made for me
my first attempts at mariners compass type block made with the dreaded paper piecing !!! I am liking it more and more...the more of it that I do..

edit, cause I can't spell...

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Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

October 26, 2012
7:11 PM

Post #9316503

You've done one heck of a job..shaking my head from side to side..wow

barefootT

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

October 26, 2012
7:15 PM

Post #9316509

this is Pat's anjlsmom center which I added first border to.
I used all kinds of scraps of fabrics to get the colors I wanted, including batman body parts, !!

again paper pieced...I am working on a quilt "sew along" and some of the blocks have been paper pieced, among them are flying geese, I just loved the way they came out.
when I saw this center...I knew exactly what I wanted to do for the border...

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barefootT

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

October 26, 2012
7:18 PM

Post #9316513

this is the row I added to Mittsy's center...it is supposed to be a curled ribbon. sometimes I look at it and see it right away other times...not. but I still like how it came out...

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barefootT

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

October 26, 2012
7:19 PM

Post #9316515

Thank you Betty, another project that My Waylon helped with the colors !!!

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

October 26, 2012
8:06 PM

Post #9316548

Really love your center, Thunder - looking forward to working on yours!!
I think your rendition off flying geese is perfect for Pat's deer - very natural and Right!
For Mittsy's - I can see the ribbons... not curling, but definitely ribbons. What a great idea, Thunder! I'm glad I have Christmas fabric - both for Mittsy's and Betty's!!

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

October 26, 2012
9:50 PM

Post #9316617

Betty's center - with my addition

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siliolegma

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

October 26, 2012
10:18 PM

Post #9316624

Wow! What a loverly Christmas tablecloth this would make.

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

October 26, 2012
10:29 PM

Post #9316628

Thank you, Karen :-)
I think Betty plans on it being a lap blanket or a quilt.
It will be interesting to see what everyone's final choice for what the piece will end up as...

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

October 26, 2012
11:43 PM

Post #9316640

Here's Barb's!!
I don't know if you can see from the close-up, but it has sayings of all the things in nature (or just plain outside...) - busy bees, robins in the yard, May Day baskets, Spring here at last, buttercups, lazy cats; kites flying in the breeze...
I thought it was appropriate :-)

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Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

October 27, 2012
4:11 AM

Post #9316700

Ohhh excited to get it back, must look to see how many more rounds till I get to quilt it..

Loving the work you gals put into it, I'm smiling as I get ready to go back and look at it..

Susan, love your border, great choice of fabrics, very complimentary!

barefootT

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

October 27, 2012
4:24 AM

Post #9316711

Susan, that fabric of nature...works perfect with that center !!!
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

October 27, 2012
6:25 AM

Post #9316771

Lovely to see the progress, such very nice selections. I'm sure Peggy will be thrilled with her Christmas quilt

psychw2

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

October 27, 2012
9:51 AM

Post #9316963

These are all so beautiful, I sit and drool and remind myself why I could not take on this project back when the swap started!! LOL.

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

October 27, 2012
10:22 AM

Post #9316979

does Peggy have a Christmas theme on her center as well? I know Betty & Mittsy do, and of course they won't get the final top until the Spring.
They will have lots of time to quilt the Christmas quilt if they are sending it for a gift as I understand one of them is doing. Geeze, my memory doesn't let me remember Which One is giving it as a gift... lol

barefootT

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

October 27, 2012
4:04 PM

Post #9317258

Susan, I think Mittsy is giving hers to someone name of Peggy..??? that is my guess ?? no one in swap named Peggy...

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

October 27, 2012
4:10 PM

Post #9317264

No, there isn't, and I think that's what confused me...thought it may have been a typo Peggy/Betty/Mittsy/Pat... lol

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

October 27, 2012
9:08 PM

Post #9317516

Finished the last of the centers I have received.
This is Audrey's!

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barefootT

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

October 28, 2012
4:41 AM

Post #9317693

another pretty one :-)

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

October 28, 2012
12:31 PM

Post #9318082

I was frankly surprised I had some pastel colours, and it's definitely down to You, Thunder dear. I'm stepping out of my "comfort zone" where it comes to colours now!!

It sure is nice to be able to use fabric from my stash. It not only reminds me of what I have, but I like to USE what I have and this has given me that opportunity!!

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

November 19, 2012
12:37 PM

Post #9337281

Checking in on where we are at..

Quilter5bdsr

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

November 19, 2012
1:16 PM

Post #9337313

Were you able to get those mailed Susan?

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

November 19, 2012
5:10 PM

Post #9337505

darn...I have to send them today. I was going to send them, but then thought about how someone had put their name on the pieces and set them aside because I couldn't find the proper pen to do it.
However... once they're assembled, you won't be able to see the name in the seams, right?
So, I'll send them off tonight, with no name in the seam, k?

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

November 19, 2012
6:27 PM

Post #9337564

Ok - package sent to Linda Kay & Mittsy tonight - that's 5 centers.
Sorry for my tardiness... DUH on me!

Quilter5bdsr

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

November 20, 2012
4:45 AM

Post #9337835

Thanks Susan...Loved the poem...

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

November 20, 2012
6:40 AM

Post #9337927

Glad you liked the poem - it's so true!

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