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psychw2

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

October 29, 2012
1:34 PM

Post #9319313

Part 2!!

Mittsy has updated her address for those that need it. If you can't access, please contact her directly or me.
Sew Sassee has asked we hold off mailing her's for a bit.



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. Use 100% cotton fabric only please. Each block should be different unless the member states that duplicates are alright. I would like to make this economical enough that EVERYONE will be able to particpate. PLEASE state your choice for your charms with an alternative. My hope is that everyone who wants will be able to particpate and not make a special trip to purchase fabric.
"Christmas - traditional red and green with Valentine red/white/pink also OK"
"Snowmen if possible, but winter prints in blue, silver or white... " You get the idea?
Deadline is December 1st. I know that is SOON.

1. Psychw2: (Pat) Christmas or winter prints in Red/ White / Blue or combination OR CATS or dogs in any colors OR Bright orange/ yellow/ pinks. (Repeats or all one ok too)
2.Mittsy: Harvest theme or fall colors, leaves are fine, no Halloween. Solids or prints
3.Bettypause: Black/white
4.siliolegma: (Karen) Christmas
5.Taters55 (Linda): Blue and white
6.BarefootT (Thunder): Any Christmas... but Snowmen are her favorite! (repeats or all one OK)
7.Catbird423( Robin): Brights of all sorts.
8 Abbisgranma (Marion) blues, whites, pinks, lavenders or green.
9. Quilter5bdsr (Barb) I'd like ALL nine squares of the SAME fabric in blue!!!
10.Lanikila (Lanikila!) Any colors, prefers small prints.
11. Gardenglory (Pam) Pinks and reds with green and white. All one fabric is just fine. If using scraps, some blender fabrics in those colors
12 SewSassee (Bev) Christmas or Winter Theme.


CLOSED! THANKs quilters for your rapid response.

PLEASE reread this first Post for updates or any changes.
New thread, over 200...


Dad has been cleared by the MD to go home, he's getting dressed, I'm giving him some privacy.

This message was edited Oct 29, 2012 9:38 PM

taters55

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

October 29, 2012
1:44 PM

Post #9319328

I just got beautiful squares from Barb and Bev, thanks so much for the beautiful fabric!
gardenglory
Gainesville, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 29, 2012
1:58 PM

Post #9319340

I got mine from Barb as well. Thanks so much. Yours wont be far behind.

I dont know who is probably happier to get out of the hospital, you or your Dad. Good news for him.

taters55

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

October 29, 2012
2:00 PM

Post #9319341

Does anyone here have any Barbie doll clothes patterns? My son's fiance is looking for some for her daughter's barbies.

Quilter5bdsr

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

October 29, 2012
3:17 PM

Post #9319422

So happy for your Dad Pat. Thanks for the new thread...
Glad to hear the blocks I mailed are arriving...

This message was edited Oct 29, 2012 6:17 PM
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

October 29, 2012
3:43 PM

Post #9319451

Thank you Barb, I got your blocks today.

Catbird423

Catbird423
Odenton, MD
(Zone 7b)

October 29, 2012
5:10 PM

Post #9319525

I also have received charms from Bev and Barb, thank you. I have tomorrow off due to Sandy, can cut charms even if I have no power.

barefootT

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

October 29, 2012
7:38 PM

Post #9319665

I also received package from Barb!! Thank you :)

psychw2

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

October 29, 2012
7:41 PM

Post #9319668

I used to have Barbie doll patterns, unfortunately not anymore. I'll check with my Sis. I used to make a full wardrobe every year for several Barbies and donate them. I miss that!

taters55

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

October 29, 2012
8:09 PM

Post #9319715

Sounds like tedious work, sewing all those tiny seams and turning them right side out? Let me know if you can find any please?

psychw2

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

October 29, 2012
10:22 PM

Post #9319768

There a BUNCH of easy short cuts on the clothes that are this small. This is a project I used to really love. I'll send an email to my Sis and see if she has any of the patterns and let you know if any get unearthed.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

October 30, 2012
2:54 AM

Post #9319825

I'll ask my Aunt Muriel and June to see if they stil have them, if so I'll include them in the box I'm shipping out to you..will let you know if they are included.

jumper2

jumper2
Huron, OH
(Zone 5b)

October 30, 2012
6:19 AM

Post #9319943

I think I still have some, Linda. I'll let you know.

taters55

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

October 30, 2012
7:32 AM

Post #9320046

Thanks so much everyone! Please let me know how much to send you, to include postage!
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

October 30, 2012
8:51 AM

Post #9320153

Received squares from Bev and Barb yesterday. Beautiful pieces and will be wonderful with the project I have in mind.
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

October 30, 2012
9:47 AM

Post #9320195

Here's my lovely charms from Barb, love the fall colors. Thanks again.

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psychw2

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

October 30, 2012
10:49 PM

Post #9320772

I stuffed my envelopes and they should go out tomorrow with the exception of Bev who has asked we hold off. I hope everyone likes the selection cut for each of you.
Pat
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

October 31, 2012
6:06 AM

Post #9320909

I mailed my packets out on Monday...except Bev, Pat and Thunder. Pat and Thunder's will go out today.
Love the squares I am receiving.

siliolegma

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

October 31, 2012
6:16 AM

Post #9320923

I should be home in a week or so, I'll send mine out then.
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

October 31, 2012
6:54 AM

Post #9320979

No hurry here Karen. Unless there is a change in Mom, I will be leaving next week to go back down south. Plans are to take her back to where she lived with my sister. She is so exhausted from this last UTI that we do have our concerns whether or not she can actually stand the hour ride each way. It is something she has requested and Hospice is helping us arrange this. Funny, because they wouldn't let me take Ross back to the house for a while before he passed. I guess each location is different.

Quilter5bdsr

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

October 31, 2012
1:46 PM

Post #9321289

Things have changed a great deal concerning our older years Marion. Sometimes think the hospitals and nursing homes allow this so the patients won't come back and they would no longer be responsible for them. Just my opinion...
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

October 31, 2012
6:11 PM

Post #9321504

Actually Barb, we are only taking her home for a couple of hours...no way my sister and I can care for her. Things weren't so good today but we are proceeding with out plans. I did talk with a nurse at the nursing home and she too is concerned now that mom is starting to slip. Her body just is worn out from the constant UTI (only about 10 days now between episodes). She is calling me tomorrow as there is some concern I might need to go down sooner than planned (Tuesday..next week) She even expressed some concerns whether or not mom will make it to the 10 but did say "it is out of our hands now". So it is one day at a time for us. Of course, she could rally as she has done in the past but it is getting harder and harder each time.

taters55

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

October 31, 2012
7:12 PM

Post #9321565

Praying that HE will keep her comfortable!
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

November 1, 2012
4:04 AM

Post #9321703

Marion, your family is in my prayers. Sending gentle hugs.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

November 1, 2012
4:09 AM

Post #9321711

Sending prayers Marion with those before me..

Just got a call as well at 5:30 this morning to say my MIL is in critical condition...

Had posted on Oct. thread but it really should have here as I've beenusing 5" x 5" blocks..will check computer and look for a few star patterns to add to the upper sides of the tree then hopefully quilt it this weekend and have another treasure for under the tree

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Quilter5bdsr

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

November 1, 2012
4:27 AM

Post #9321719

Keeping you and your family in my prayers Marion. Praying your Mom comfortable and that your travels are safe ones...

taters55

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

November 1, 2012
4:53 AM

Post #9321730

Sending prayers for your MIL Betty!

Love that quilt!
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

November 1, 2012
5:26 AM

Post #9321751

Thanks everyone. I don't mean to sound crass but she could only fight these infections so long before her ability to "bounce" back was possible. Waiting to hear from the nursing home today about how she is doing. I was told she has reacted similar in the past and that today she could be some better.

Betty, hope you receive better news about your MIL. Why does everything happen this time of year?

Catbird423

Catbird423
Odenton, MD
(Zone 7b)

November 1, 2012
6:02 AM

Post #9321774

Marion, I recieved your charms yesterday, you are more than generous! Thank you so much, I love them.

My prayers go out to all who are hurting, may your pain lessen and life porceed as He deeds it should.
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

November 1, 2012
6:13 AM

Post #9321782

Glad you received them Robin. Surprised to say the least considering all that has happened in your area.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

November 1, 2012
6:30 AM

Post #9321797

Brrr have micro heater on in the office..guess Mall doesn't have the heat up as yet!

Cut all my scraps on the weekend into 5x5 charms, brought all that I had (past swaps) into the office today to occupy me, sewing them into blocks of 4..next step will be trying to be creative with them..no sense having them in a drawer, making something is better than nothing!

barefootT

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

November 1, 2012
7:09 AM

Post #9321824

Hugs and prayers Marion, and Betty

taters55

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

November 1, 2012
8:04 AM

Post #9321870

Marion, I got your charms as well as the dresden plate yesterday! Thanks so much! Love the colors!
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

November 1, 2012
8:12 AM

Post #9321880

Just got my call from the nursing home (good to get to know the nurses personally) and was told mom is a little better today. Her color is still not really good and she says she is extremely tired but over all feels a little better. Sue (sister) is on her way in to spend the day with her so will get a full update tonight. So for now I am not planning to leave until the first of the week...always subject to change.

taters55

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

November 1, 2012
8:19 AM

Post #9321890

Glad to hear the good news Marion!

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

November 1, 2012
8:21 AM

Post #9321894

Great news Marion..

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

November 1, 2012
10:39 AM

Post #9321981

well, sewed 50 blocks, took an 8" square template and cut them down somewhat..now watching a movie, trying to decide if I shall work with the squares or just sit and rest..

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psychw2

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

November 1, 2012
12:27 PM

Post #9322047

I really like your quilt Betty! The presents really did add to overall look, really pretty.

Marion, I sure didn't think you sounded crass at all. I'm relieved to hear your mom is doing better.

My Dad was back into the MD yesterday, they said the problem with his nose (sore & red) strep or impentago (misspell). Not good news either way.

Quilter5bdsr

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

November 1, 2012
1:01 PM

Post #9322084

Saying a prayer Pat for your Dad. Hope it turns out to be something small...
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

November 1, 2012
1:40 PM

Post #9322103

Pat, I hope your Dad gets well soon. Problems with the nose can be miserable at best.

Talked with my sister earlier and she said Mom just wasn't wanting to eat today. She said she is just to tired but Sue finally got her to eat her soup and drink some milk. Will talk with her tonight when she gets back home and get all info from the day. Her memory is definitely failing now which is so strange to have to deal with.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

November 1, 2012
3:36 PM

Post #9322203

Heart goes out to you Marion!

Quilter5bdsr

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

November 1, 2012
4:04 PM

Post #9322226

Keeping all of you in my prayers Marion...

barefootT

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

November 1, 2012
7:44 PM

Post #9322384

lots and lots of hugs to you Marion...

Quilter5bdsr

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

November 2, 2012
5:02 AM

Post #9322552

I got charms from Bev - just fine by me - and from Marion - wonderful bonus . Thank you both so much. Can we send our blocks to you yet Bev?
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

November 2, 2012
5:26 AM

Post #9322571

Mornin' all. I am so happy to hear the swap squares are being received. I was concerned with Sandy deciding to pay a visit.

Barb, how are things at your home?

Quilter5bdsr

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

November 2, 2012
7:03 AM

Post #9322664

Things are going well Marion. Norm had his second chemo on Wed and so far he is doing good. He gets very tired but we all know that is part of the game. The side effects so far have been easy to deal with. One very interesting thing this time though. For some reason, while on the chemo, his blood sugar numbers are drastically going down to the point where he carries fast dissolving sugar in his pocket all the time. He has decreased his insulin usage and his numbers are holding between 100 and 130 which for him is unheard of. His numbers are usually around 180 - 200. He has also found that if he doesn't keep up with small snacks, they go down to 80 or below very rapidly. We are going to talk with the doc about this and maybe there is a dosage of this drug that may help milloins of diabetics!!!!! Wouldn't that be a wonderfulthing!!!!
I'm doing good - hate the oxygen tube but I'll deal with it!! Been sewing for the swaps and family and making more coloring book totes. I took 8 more up on Wed and the nurses were so happy to see them. Got to keep going with those.
Hope this finds Mom a bit better today. My prayers for you and your family do continue every day...
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

November 2, 2012
7:16 AM

Post #9322678

Interesting about the blood sugar. Thankfully mine and Kim's is staying under control our diet; however, I was given insulin when I was in the hospital for the drug reaction. It jump way up. Scary. How well I remember the days of the chemo treatments. Ross wasn't usually sick from his but when he was, it was just horrible. He would be so drained.

Sounds like you are doing well and extremely busy. Needing some fabric for the bags? If so let me know and I will do some more down sizing of this stash...make room for newer fabrics. LOL

Mom is holding her own, still not eating much and color isn't very good but then she has been through a lots. We are trying to get everything into place for the weekend of the 10th and her trip to the house. Unbelievable how much planning it takes but if we can do this, then it will be well worth all the effort.

Quilter5bdsr

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

November 2, 2012
7:36 AM

Post #9322702

I can always use the fabric for the kids. It takes a fat quarter to make one bag. I've been concentrating on buying the pellon for the them and the contrast colors. I have all kinds of muslin that I'm using for the linings. We go to the Dollar Store for the coloring books and crayons... I meant to ask when I was there this time about the teens - does anyone ever remember them? Maybe that will become the project for next year.
Yes, I am keeping myself busy. It's my way of coping I guess.
I so hope all goes well with this trip for your Mom. I know how much it will mean to her for it to happen. I'll pray extra hard for her okay?

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

November 2, 2012
9:35 AM

Post #9322783

Barb, so glad there aren't major side effects this time..ohh wouldn't it be wonderful if meds help diabetes!!

Marion, you will be relieved seeing how your mom is doing for yourself..big sigh, hard on the kids when we get to this age..

Snow on the ground earlier this morning, yuk, had to do a 2 hr (Barrie and back) luckily it's all but gone.

Been sewing up a storm, seems when I'm upset the machine just hummus, before end of day likely have another top done..soon pressure will be on to quilt them.

Just ordered flowers for MIL, viewing will be Sunday aft and eve, church service Monday at 11am then burial next to Roger , then luncheon just after.

In the meantime I'm sure I'll have 3 or 4 things done to keep my mind occupied.
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

November 2, 2012
9:44 AM

Post #9322790

Sewing can be therapy Betty as I am sure you know. I think I got more sewing done on the days after Ross had chemo/radiation than I have since. He would sleep for about 4 hours when we got home so I used that time to destress myself.

Yes, I think I might feel better but then each time I go I see how much she has declined and that is upsetting. Unfortunately I can't take my machine to my sisters because of all the cats...I do crochet alots when I am there but that just isn't the relief I get from my machine.
I know I am not the only one experiencing problems at this time in life and I am sending hugs and prayers out to all the others. Please remember to first...take care of yourselves. That is critical.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

November 2, 2012
11:28 AM

Post #9322844

Thanks Marion..you'd think I'd be screwing up in my sewing but it's all going well..

When Roger was alive his famous saying at this time of year is 'if your name is in the telephone book I know you are on Betty's Christmas list' lol

If I keep this sewing I'll have to open up a page and pick a name
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

November 2, 2012
11:36 AM

Post #9322848

ROFLOL. As stated before..take care of Betty first.
gardenglory
Gainesville, FL
(Zone 9a)

November 2, 2012
11:49 AM

Post #9322856

LOLOL...that IS funny.

Marion, drive safe. I of course will get your charms there at just the wrong time, but Im guessing Kims checking the mail. Mine are perfect.

Betty, blessing to the family on your MIL.

I have poked my thumb to death checking my blood sugar. Im not sure that what sent me to the hospital this time, but Im darn sure going to figure it out before going to the neurologist . He might want to know ;-O
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

November 2, 2012
11:54 AM

Post #9322859

Pam, yes Kim will be home as she won't finish for the Thanksgiving break until the 16th. Besides she is in the final stages of turning in her project to finish her Specialist Degree. Come on pay jump!!!;-) Only if the unspeakable happens will she be coming south before the following week. I do plan to return home about the 15th to help celebrate the 29th anniversary of her 21st birthday on the 19th of this month. Yikes, where did the time go?

psychw2

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

November 2, 2012
12:14 PM

Post #9322877

I'm really hoping with getting my food and weight under better control I can avoid the whole diabetes thing, my feet were sure headed that way!

Betty, sending you gentle hugs with hopes for memories of happier times.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

November 2, 2012
2:12 PM

Post #9322962

brrrr who wants 'snow'?

had the last month that the Foxy Lady (my boat) has been in the yard and no shrink wrap nor bottom end servicing done, when do they decide to do it, tonight..Greg spent all night with his grandmother in the hospital, went to work, just got home and I had to call to say shrink wrap / mechanic is here..am sure it's the last thing he wanted to do.

thank you all for kind words

psychw2

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

November 2, 2012
6:57 PM

Post #9323195

Dearest Betty... if someone has to "take" the snow for you to get RID of it... I guess I volunteer for a few days.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

November 5, 2012
4:03 AM

Post #9325013

Morning all,

Thank you Pat, see that the ground is in fall colors so appreciate you taking the snow your way..

Received packages of charms from Mittsy and Marion

Photo 1: Marion
Photo 2: Mittsy
Photo 3: Don't they co-ordinate

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taters55

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

November 5, 2012
8:52 AM

Post #9325277

Beautiful black and white fabrics Betty!

psychw2

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

November 5, 2012
12:50 PM

Post #9325471

Very nice and you should be getting my packet before too much longer!

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

November 5, 2012
12:51 PM

Post #9325472

Oh oh, had posted Marion had sent me charms earlier in the month, went back and looked yep I said they were from Marion, now I say these are from Marion..did I mix them up?? Anybody recognize them..with all the todo with MIL's death I may have screwed up

This message was edited Nov 5, 2012 4:52 PM

barefootT

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

November 5, 2012
1:10 PM

Post #9325490

not mine, as they are still here...spent a few hours cutting today, as a matter of fact...cut a nice gouge into one of my rulers!! :( don't know how I managed to do it ??? decided to quit cutting...before I end up cutting myself...
gardenglory
Gainesville, FL
(Zone 9a)

November 5, 2012
1:37 PM

Post #9325503

I havent sent mine either, Im sure glad you posted those pictures tho, as it helped me with a few I wasnt sure of. They are now ready to send.
I had Pats ready to send and then found some more fabric that was appropriate, so I just tore into Hers to add a few more. I have Mitsy's ready to send. I also have the Christmas and winter theme envelopes ready, but I cant remember at the moment who gets them.
Oh, and Im going to send Barbs. Ive stewed long enough. Its hard with just one fabric...what if they dont like it. lol...then send at least two.

Next time they are on sale, I need a new smaller size cutting mat. I dont know how or when, but the one Im cutting charms on has warped, and its really 'trying' me.
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

November 5, 2012
2:55 PM

Post #9325532

Betty, the squares in picture #1 are from me. It has a skull and crossbones is how I know. ;-)
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

November 5, 2012
2:57 PM

Post #9325534

Betty, have you received the Christmas fabric I sent to you yet? It was sent last week Priority mail and should be there.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

November 5, 2012
4:34 PM

Post #9325584

Drats, wonder who sent the other than...

No, haven't received it as yet..we do not have Saturday delivery and today with the funeral I didn't go..will check tomorrow though

lanakila

lanakila
Holly Springs, NC
(Zone 7b)

November 5, 2012
4:37 PM

Post #9325586

Betty, I did send to you quite awhile ago, but neither of the batches you've photographed are the ones I sent so I guess they are still in the post.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

November 6, 2012
2:34 AM

Post #9325796

Lanakila, could it have been the batch I received and posted on previous thread??

siliolegma

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

November 6, 2012
4:29 AM

Post #9325830

Marion, I love the birch tree print you sent Betty.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

November 6, 2012
6:14 AM

Post #9325903

Received charms from Orlando (Stief)

I'm at work so will post when I get home tonight..love the musical notes

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

November 6, 2012
7:16 AM

Post #9325953

Betty:

Received from:

Lanikila
Marion
Mittsy
Stief
Barb

think the girls had a great idea to post who they receive from and update as pkgs. arrive
I've a few more to get out, will be in Buffalo this weekend and send from there


This message was edited Nov 6, 2012 7:40 PM
gardenglory
Gainesville, FL
(Zone 9a)

November 6, 2012
10:00 AM

Post #9326105

We are going to have to have a follow up 41/2 inch block swap. If I cut one more 41/2 inch strip with my ruler with the extra 1/2 inch, you just might hear me scream.



This message was edited Nov 6, 2012 4:17 PM

lanakila

lanakila
Holly Springs, NC
(Zone 7b)

November 6, 2012
10:45 AM

Post #9326126

Great idea Betty!

I've received goodies from:
Mittsy
Marion
Barb
Bev
Pam
Robin
Thunder




This message was edited Dec 7, 2012 6:33 PM

psychw2

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

November 6, 2012
1:04 PM

Post #9326256

I feel your pain Pam!!

barefootT

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

November 6, 2012
1:46 PM

Post #9326289

gardenglory wrote:I havent sent mine either, Im sure glad you posted those pictures tho, as it helped me with a few I wasnt sure of. They are now ready to send.
I had Pats ready to send and then found some more fabric that was appropriate, so I just tore into Hers to add a few more. I have Mitsy's ready to send. I also have the Christmas and winter theme envelopes ready, but I cant remember at the moment who gets them.
Oh, and Im going to send Barbs. Ive stewed long enough. Its hard with just one fabric...what if they dont like it. lol...then send at least two.

Next time they are on sale, I need a new smaller size cutting mat. I dont know how or when, but the one Im cutting charms on has warped, and its really 'trying' me.


Pam I think we think a lot alike :-)

one of the Christmas is meee...I have most pieces cut, have to get some envelopes tomorrow, they will be going out soon...before I re-think again!!

barefootT

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

November 6, 2012
2:30 PM

Post #9326333

I just got charms from Robin ;0) adorable snow people !! and no I did not already have any of that one...thanks much.

I have received from
Robin
Barb
Bev
Betty
Lanakila
Mittsy

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

November 6, 2012
2:41 PM

Post #9326338

Ohhh nothing like going to post office and finding envelopes with goodies..

Barb, received your pretties, I've not seen these designs anywhere nor have I for most of the ones I've received..thinking of making a 'tote' for SIL using up these charms..

1st photo...Barb's charms
2nd photo..Lanakila's charms..just so pretty

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siliolegma

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

November 6, 2012
3:08 PM

Post #9326375

Sure am envious of all those B&W charms. That's what I asked for last time and made a D9P for my daughter with them. She loved it.
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

November 6, 2012
3:21 PM

Post #9326381

Robin, thanks so much I got your charms today.
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

November 6, 2012
3:39 PM

Post #9326396

Here's a photo of more fall beauties.

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Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

November 6, 2012
3:42 PM

Post #9326402

Aren't they gorgeous..

taters55

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

November 6, 2012
6:01 PM

Post #9326501

Love all the blocks, I all got beautiful fabric from Robin today! It will go very well with what I already have! Thanks so much!

Quilter5bdsr

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

November 7, 2012
4:09 AM

Post #9326717

I too got beautiful fabric from Robin. Thank you so much
Can we send to Bev yet?
gardenglory
Gainesville, FL
(Zone 9a)

November 7, 2012
5:46 AM

Post #9326771

Ive got Mittsy's going to Orlando Ave...hope that right.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

November 7, 2012
6:07 AM

Post #9326787

With all I've had going on and doing I've screwed up once again, found a pack in my tote bag..drats and more drats, will take a photo tonight in hopes someone knows who they are from..give me a smack won't you..I'm never this careless..mind just isn't working properly

barefootT

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

November 7, 2012
7:26 AM

Post #9326854

yes thats the one Pam ...

psychw2

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

November 7, 2012
7:51 AM

Post #9326875

I think BEv is in the Bahamas this week and last we heard did not have a home to move INTO yet? I'd hold off a little longer.
gardenglory
Gainesville, FL
(Zone 9a)

November 7, 2012
8:41 AM

Post #9326923

I was wondering, with the blue and white fabric, Linda. Should all the pieces have blue and white on them or some blue and white and then maybe some solid blue. I can 'cover' either, Im just thinking that all my blues and whites together dont all really go together.

I was holding back the three that I still owe a block to from the exchange last year. Since the charms are all ready to go, Im going to just send the charms and finish the blocks after. If I owe you a block...Thunder, Robin and Pat, let me know if other colors or patterns would work better for you.

taters55

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

November 7, 2012
8:53 AM

Post #9326935

My fabric can be any solid blue or blue print, solid white, or blue and white fabric. Shades does not matter, as I have many shades of blue to work with.
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

November 7, 2012
9:10 AM

Post #9326948

Will it be okay to send Bev's to the Orlando address? Or should we continue to hold her packs?

barefootT

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

November 7, 2012
9:50 PM

Post #9327558

If any one wants to send Bev's to my house, I will see that she gets them...just be sure to mark them for her or for me as we both are doing Christmas. she is away on a vacation that was a gift to her husband from his parents. I do not know if they got an extension from the landlord, or if they will have to move as soon as they get back???

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

November 8, 2012
3:28 AM

Post #9327620

Bev, absolutely love your choice of fabrics
especially love the musical notes

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gardenglory
Gainesville, FL
(Zone 9a)

November 8, 2012
4:09 AM

Post #9327635

Thats Bev...sewsasse...stief is her last name.
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

November 8, 2012
6:07 AM

Post #9327729

Thanks Thunder, I might just reopen you box and include Bev's. Haven't been able to get to the post office as my bum knee decided to "do it's thing" . Timing is horrible!!
gardenglory
Gainesville, FL
(Zone 9a)

November 8, 2012
6:24 AM

Post #9327741

Marion, are you still home? Sorry about your knee...that hurts.

psychw2

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

November 8, 2012
6:38 AM

Post #9327751

Barb, when DH did the bills he handed me your envelope of charms! So it's been here a while unopened apparently. THANKS, I especially like the Christmas plum pudding print, I've never seen it before.
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

November 8, 2012
6:53 AM

Post #9327760

Pam, yes I am home. It is something I have had for years but why it chose to flare up now...who knows. Doctor gave me a shot on Monday plus some anti inflammatory meds but still tricky using it. No fun to be driving down I-75 , need to brake and can't move the knee. Not something I want to tempt. Some of my cousins have stepped in to help my sister take mom home for the day. Really upsets me but I am not much help like this.

On the funny side, you should see how I go up and down the stairs...get it done but it is slow!!!
gardenglory
Gainesville, FL
(Zone 9a)

November 8, 2012
7:00 AM

Post #9327763

OOOOOOOO I blew it. I saved the card with charms.

OK, its in the mailbox, flag up. It might make the panhandle before the holiday monday.

Be careful on those stairs!!!
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

November 8, 2012
7:10 AM

Post #9327770

Trust me I am very careful!!!f
gardenglory
Gainesville, FL
(Zone 9a)

November 8, 2012
7:41 AM

Post #9327802

When we lived in Roanoke, the house had wood stairs. Coming from FL, I wanted no stairs, but that doesnt happen much. It had the Master downstairs tho and I literally did not go up those stairs except to look at the house to buy and to clean it when we moved. The kids would run up and down in their socks. Totally freaked me out. They loved it tho, tied every doll and toy they had to a string at one time or the other and hung it out the windows. I personally dont see the fun in that, but they and their friends sure did. I would love to have those days back, but dont really want to live thru the stuff that came after again :-x. Rambling, sorry, blame it on the meds.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

November 8, 2012
8:19 AM

Post #9327838

Marion, I'm sure the family understand...
omg reflexes when driving I75 is a must, can't play around with your safety..I think you should pick one floor and stay there before you do more damage to yourself.

Kizmo

Kizmo
Marietta, OH
(Zone 6a)

November 8, 2012
8:25 AM

Post #9327842

Pam, we used to go up into the attics in some of the old houses we lived in as kids and tie napkins or handkerchiefs to teddy bears and toy soldiers, toss them out the little window and watch them fall.. LOL They didn't exactly float as planned, though! We ran up and down stairs too, or bumped up and down on our behinds from step to step in a race.. Mom didn't let it go on too long though-too much noise with 4 kids.
Marion, sorry to hear about that knee.. Mom just had another knee replacement last week, dr found 2 bone spurs that were thumb size. She should be going home from Rehab Center by tomorrow, doing fairly well getting around on her own for the last 3 days, with no help from the nurse/aides.
Think I'll jump in the next charm swap, Betty's ideas get me to thinkin' - sometimes that's good, sometimes it isn't LOL
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

November 8, 2012
8:25 AM

Post #9327843

LOL, Betty I wish I could pick one floor but unfortunately the bathrooms are either upstairs or downstairs and I usually am working on the level where the kitchen, DR and LR are. I am being extremely careful. Yes, the family (sister) does understand. Just plainly told me she didn't need to have to worry about me walking or falling. Not to mention the stress of worrying about me driving down there.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

November 8, 2012
8:30 AM

Post #9327848

Jump right in, so many things we can do with the charms..
I will purchase a yard of black and white at Joann's this weekend and do a 'tote' bag for SIL, just sat here for last hour and cut up a good number of them into strips so I can go around the piece I'm working on..

have any of you used on a quilt the little round diamond stones??? set with heat gun???
thought a few might look spectacular of the big christmas tree quilt.

Kizmo

Kizmo
Marietta, OH
(Zone 6a)

November 8, 2012
8:38 AM

Post #9327854

I would have on this one, but if little Bella decides to make her appearance early, I'll be in IN for awhile, and am still working on her quilt. Finally decided how to quilt it, now IF it works out the way I want it to, I'll be happy... still have binding to put on the LQS quilt for them, but I can do that while I'm there.
I'm thinking maybe after the holidays, when things calm down if someone has leftover christmas scraps that they don't want. Bella will need a stocking and a play quilt for next Christmas!
OK, lunch is over... back to sewing!

The LQS here is doing a BOM of black/whites.. the center squares are from a panel fabric with christmas patterns: snowman, tree, etc. then it's (if I remember correctly) log cabined in B/W's.. I didn't get a pic of it, but it sure was pretty! am thinking the squares could be embroidery?

psychw2

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

November 8, 2012
6:13 PM

Post #9328376

Oh Kathy, that sounds like we need PICS!!!

One of my best friends is moving from WA back to AZ & WI. DRATS! It was so nice having her just 4 hours away, I was seeing her about every 3 months or more. She'd like to move permanent to WI but is having a hard time finding a job there so she decided to interview for snowbird jobs in AZ for pharamacy, AZ has a lot of "only 6 month" kind of positions.

Kizmo

Kizmo
Marietta, OH
(Zone 6a)

November 8, 2012
6:24 PM

Post #9328394

Pat, I'll take a pic next trip out there, it was a really pretty quilt!

siliolegma

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

November 9, 2012
5:37 AM

Post #9328616

Got back in MI yesterday afternoon, good trip, just a shade under 8 hours. I only made one stop to get gas and go. I don't eat while traveling except for some crackers & cheese I munch every so often, just enough to keep my sugar from plummeting. I'm heading up to Traverse City today,just a 4 hour trip this time, hubby is coming up this after noon, Hopefully on Monday I can get my swap pieces cut and mailed no later than Wed. So sorry to be so slow, I really didn't expect to stay in TN this long. I also have 9 or so bean bag chairs to make for Christmas this year, It's one thing all the kids love to have, even the little ones. Knuckle down, buckle down time.

taters55

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

November 9, 2012
5:41 AM

Post #9328622

That is a lot of driving!
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

November 9, 2012
6:04 AM

Post #9328649

Oh Karen, you do stay busy...sewing wise and driving. I am really upset I wasn't able to go help with Mom this weekend but realize now, it was a good call. Knee still isn't very flexible.

Quilter5bdsr

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

November 9, 2012
6:07 AM

Post #9328653

Does heat help at all Marion? Like 20 minutes on-20 minutes off?
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

November 9, 2012
6:11 AM

Post #9328662

Barb, they told me to put ice on the knee so that is what I am doing. I do have meds to take when it is really painful. I didn't take any yesterday and last night I knew it. I just assumed it was hurting when I got up so...wrong! This isn't new and I know it will take a while to recover.
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

November 9, 2012
7:13 AM

Post #9328717

Marion - bags of frozen peas or corn make wonderful ice packs. They can be used over & over and don't leak. Nice that they are flexible when frozen. I always have a bag in the freezer marked in BIG BOLD BLACK marker as Ice Pack!!!!! Definately do not want to eat after it's been re-frozen doz of times.
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

November 9, 2012
7:19 AM

Post #9328726

I just have to be careful I don't leave the packs on to long...have been know to do that. Duh! Atleast the fluids in the knee don't seem to be so prevalent today so I guess that is progress.
gardenglory
Gainesville, FL
(Zone 9a)

November 9, 2012
10:04 AM

Post #9328885

I get veggies I dont like when they are on sale, just for the ice pack, we werent very good about marking them so the next best thing was to get something I woudnt eat.

In a bad Mother moment years ago, I told one of my girls that she looked like an Elephant on Parade. It actually didnt have anything to do with her weight, it was her outfit was way to big. Needless to say, they will make sure I go to my grave regreting saying that. It was a bad move, but like I say, I didnt think it was about weight. Anyway...would you believe that the Fat Quarter shop has a special today...Elephants on Parade.

Sending good thoughts for the knee.

This message was edited Nov 9, 2012 3:46 PM

siliolegma

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

November 9, 2012
3:06 PM

Post #9329135

Oh my goodness!! Got home about 4P.M. Just getting to my mail, It's like Christmas with all my loverly squares. I will get them sorted and everyone acknowledged as soon as I can.

lanakila

lanakila
Holly Springs, NC
(Zone 7b)

November 9, 2012
3:24 PM

Post #9329152

I make my own gel pacs and keep them in the freezer. Mix 2 cups water and 1 cup alcohol, seal in baggie or foodsaver bag, and voila! Frozen veggies are great because they mold to your body, but the gel pac does an even better job.
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

November 10, 2012
8:06 AM

Post #9329607

Thanks for all the suggestions. Hopefully I won't have to do this much longer...
gardenglory
Gainesville, FL
(Zone 9a)

November 10, 2012
8:25 AM

Post #9329614

Got my charms all cut and packaged. Dont have anyone home to take me to the PO so it will be tuesday with the holiday that they get out. EVERYONE should have a package by next Fri.

It appears Im going to have to do alot of parent sitting myself next year. This weekend Im going to try to learn the ladder hooking and give myself a refresher on crocheting. My mother would never allow the mess of sewing in her house but I can get away with something that follows me around or word puzzles or something like that.
Does anyone crochet or knit, what and where is/do you get the best yarn for the $$. I would like some soft, good weight, acrilic. Im so allergic to wool I just cant use that.

taters55

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

November 10, 2012
9:13 AM

Post #9329653

I am crocheting granny squares for an afghan, it is a white background, green Christmas tree in the middle, with red border squares. I bought bernat yarn at wal mart, as that is the only place here to buy yarn from. I will post pictures when it is done. Other than that, I can't tell you much about different yarns or prices.
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

November 10, 2012
9:37 AM

Post #9329668

I crochet and have purchased yarn at Joannes, Hobby Lobby and Michael's. I got some at Hobby Lobby that is really soft and I love working with it but can't remember the name at the moment. Duh!!

Mom update: My sister just called. The got Mom in the van with no problems, she enjoyed the ride out to the house, has been pushed (no small fete) around the yard to check her key lime tree, Meyers lemon and so she can see her Pondarosa lemon tree. She is inside on the screened porch insisting she can walk (no way after 2 1/2 yr. bedridden) but enjoying the cats. I did talk with her and she sounds so good but got the usual lecture about being careful and taking care of my knee. Yeap, she is still giving us orders!!! :-) We have been blessed today!
gardenglory
Gainesville, FL
(Zone 9a)

November 10, 2012
10:02 AM

Post #9329684

O Marion that gives me chill bumps. Very good news indeed. If 'tomorrow' isnt as great, isnt a blessing you can have a day like this 'banked'. Some good days in the yard are so much better than year of bad days in a nursing home. As far as giving orders, I SO hear you on that one.
My Mother asked me totally seriously the other day if I have had my H turn the spotlights on and mow the yard when he gets home from work. . I said " No Mother, not after working all day, its not that big of a deal" She responded,
"If it was me, I would have put the fear of God him and got him out there". I said "yes Mother...I know" ;-o)

I shall try wal mart on the yarn. No hobby lobby here
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

November 10, 2012
10:20 AM

Post #9329688

I think all the places sell the same brand of yard. My Mom liked the 1 lb skeins for afghans. She liked the way it worked up.

Such a BEAUTIFUL afternoon here. mid-70s and a clear blue sky. Way too nice to stay indoors for long. Think I need to go water the out door plants. Tomorrow I'll do some weeding and get the last plants in the ground.

Have a few bindings to work on in the evenings.

Quilter5bdsr

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

November 10, 2012
5:45 PM

Post #9329944

Will you be coming up to New England soon Jean? I was gazing at your beautiful new granddoughter this morning and she is so sweet. And imagine - voting already!!!!

siliolegma

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

November 10, 2012
6:43 PM

Post #9329992

JoAnn's and Michael's have nice yarn and it's often on sale., plus they have coupons for what's not on sale.
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

November 11, 2012
4:11 AM

Post #9330100

My friend Judy from NH gets a lot of her yarn from this site.

http://www.knitpicks.com/cfYarns/yarn_list.cfm?id=300109

Kizmo

Kizmo
Marietta, OH
(Zone 6a)

November 11, 2012
7:53 AM

Post #9330250

Ex MIL used to order needlework from here, I've also ordered from them, nice things that I couldn't find locally
http://www.herrschners.com/dept/Yarn 2.aspx

This is another one of my favorite places, although I don't crochet like I did years ago...
http://www.anniescatalog.com/yarn_and_thread/index.html

I do buy from WM when I need something, but sometimes I really have to go through the bin looking for the same lot #s if I'm making an afghan or a project that needs more than just a couple skeins. I've only run across a couple skeins that had multiple knots in them, but usually the yarns are fine.
gardenglory
Gainesville, FL
(Zone 9a)

November 11, 2012
8:05 AM

Post #9330267

Thanks! The Annies website looks like the same Annies that Clotilde is turning into, and Im all the time on it for quilt stuff 'looking'.

After going thru these sites, my brain is a jumble, sooo many yarns, so many ideas. Not that im gunna do them, but fun to see. For me, its just gunna be some afgan blocks

Kizmo

Kizmo
Marietta, OH
(Zone 6a)

November 11, 2012
9:22 AM

Post #9330301

I think they're all kind of connected at the root, so to speak.. Quilters World links up with Clotilde alot too, it seems. I like to browse Clotilde too, more for ideas on color combos and patterns, but signed up for all the catalogs in case I want to browse in my recliner at night. I used to buy from Annies alot, and Herschenners was more for their sales on emb. floss packs and emb. kits. If I was going to do all the stuff I've saved in folders, I'd never eat, sleep or surf...! LOL
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

November 11, 2012
10:37 AM

Post #9330354

I think I read somewhere very recently that Clotilde was changing their name to Annies. They are all connected for sure.

siliolegma

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

November 11, 2012
12:37 PM

Post #9330451

And is that Annies formerly Annies Attic?
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

November 11, 2012
1:39 PM

Post #9330495

If I remember correctly yes, it was formerly Annie's Attic and the article said they were joining together under one name. Still searching but I think I saw it on one of their emails.
gardenglory
Gainesville, FL
(Zone 9a)

November 11, 2012
2:01 PM

Post #9330501

If you go to the clotilde home page, at the top you can click on the catalog. Click on that and at the top it tells about there new name. You can click to open and the first page gives more info

SewSassee

SewSassee
Orlando, FL
(Zone 9a)

November 11, 2012
5:43 PM

Post #9330681

It is safe to mail my charms if they are ready.

Got back from the Bahamas last night, nice little getaway in to the land of tranquility. Kind of nice to be home though, it got boring at the end, lol.

As for our housing situation. I've been told we still technically have a legal lease until June because we only gave a verbal, lets hope that is true because all other things I had lined up flopped. :( Of course, now I have to unpack all my stuff and say the heck with it, I'm so over trying to find that needle in the haystack so let's just pray that the landlord doesn't take us to court and say a verbal is all he needed. Our lease said we could break it at anytime because we were searching for a home, so yeah. But, I am not going to worry any more. It's in God's hands, he is much better at handling stress than I am.

Hope everyone else is fine. There were too many posts to try to catch up on.

Quilter5bdsr

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

November 12, 2012
4:48 AM

Post #9330870

Glad you enjoyed a bit of rest Bev. I'll get your package in the mail today...

OOOpps - I forgot the PO is closed today. It will get mailed tomorrow!!!!

This message was edited Nov 12, 2012 10:35 AM

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

November 12, 2012
6:13 AM

Post #9330953

Bev, here is hoping you can stay until end of lease..will give you time to find another place to rent or buy!

SewSassee

SewSassee
Orlando, FL
(Zone 9a)

November 12, 2012
1:32 PM

Post #9331356

I'm anxious to unpack my sewing machine and other goodies. I may work on that later, so far accomplished nothing today.

siliolegma

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

November 12, 2012
5:38 PM

Post #9331571

Got all mine cut and packaged to send today. Will go to P.O. tomorrow or Wed.

psychw2

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

November 12, 2012
8:37 PM

Post #9331691

It's been over a week since my husband mailed mine out but so far it would appear that no one has received them, not good!

siliolegma

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

November 12, 2012
9:23 PM

Post #9331705

Probably tomorrow Pat, today being a holiday, there was no mail.
gardenglory
Gainesville, FL
(Zone 9a)

November 13, 2012
4:39 AM

Post #9331803

I mailed some a week ago today and they are not there yet either I guess. The rest are at the mail store and will go out today. I sure hope they dont take a week. At least there is not a weekend or a holiday in between when they should be there.

SewSassee

SewSassee
Orlando, FL
(Zone 9a)

November 13, 2012
4:47 AM

Post #9331810

Mail in Orlando FL is super slow in the winter. Last year I mailed my daughter a package "priority" mail and it took her 3 weeks, yep 3 weeks to get it. I was livid. She only lives a half hour away, I could have drove it there faster. Certain post offices get bogged down, ours is one of them. If I mail a package from a Soho or UPS office it gets there faster than a regular USPS, weird right?

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

November 13, 2012
5:42 AM

Post #9331837

still have a few packages to get out, don't have the right fabrics so will stop in fabric stores while I'm in the city Saturday doing all the major craft shows and mail out Monday

siliolegma

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

November 13, 2012
6:18 AM

Post #9331870

I love going to craft shows. Gathering new ideas and saying..I can do that, I can make that.
gardenglory
Gainesville, FL
(Zone 9a)

November 13, 2012
6:25 AM

Post #9331890

I am such a visual person, craft shows are a winner for me too. I think that is why I have so much fabric and no projects finished.
Even doing these charms. I keep thinking I cant send this or that, and second guess myself, and its just because I cant visualize what could be done with them. People who can visualize are very lucky indeed.

siliolegma

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

November 13, 2012
6:30 AM

Post #9331897

That's me too no imagination I guess. Now Betty up there ^^^^ just sees a bit of fabric and knows just how it should be used. LOL

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

November 13, 2012
7:09 AM

Post #9331939

Thank you girls..

Doing the DG workshop on-line here so having to see what projects can be sent via mail that doesn't cost a fortune to send or make..my most favorite time of year..we're doing skates, I've an idea for stick snowman and am hoping I can find something that is just too adorable to include in packages..looking forward to a full day..

Always buy 1 of what I will copy, after all the creative individual needs to earn a living as well..

Got squares and block squares cut while having my coffee here and watching Hawaii Five 0 lol
now to decide if I shall cut Suzanne's fabric or continue to make a top

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siliolegma

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

November 13, 2012
7:27 AM

Post #9331964

These are the squares I have received so far. Amazingly, no repeats and only 3 that I already have, and I have a ton of Christmas fabrics. Top row L to R..Betty, Bev, Barb, & Marion. Bottom row Mittsy. & Robin. Thank you so much ladies, I love them.

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

November 13, 2012
8:04 AM

Post #9331999

Pam, I have received your squares and boy, am I glad you didn't "second guess" yourself. Love, love the pack. Got a good laugh from the card...thanks!!!

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

November 13, 2012
8:07 AM

Post #9332003

Ohhh look at those Christmas pretties, now what will you make with them?
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

November 13, 2012
8:16 AM

Post #9332011

Karen, mine aren't there yet?

siliolegma

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

November 13, 2012
12:13 PM

Post #9332209

Yes Marion, so sorry, I'm such a ding bat. Yours are on the top right. I edited my post.
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

November 13, 2012
12:28 PM

Post #9332223

I thought I recognized them but then again...my memory isn't what it used to be.

Quilter5bdsr

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

November 16, 2012
12:32 PM

Post #9334768

I got some lovely blocks from Pam today - thank you - you were too generous. They are really pretty!!!

Catbird423

Catbird423
Odenton, MD
(Zone 7b)

November 16, 2012
3:09 PM

Post #9334937

I, too got wonderful charms from Pam, I love them. I think you lost count of the charms, that envelope was quite squishy ;^).. Thank you.

psychw2

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

November 16, 2012
5:46 PM

Post #9335046

Me too... I was going say for a smart beautiful lady that has more than adequate math skills to MAKE quilts, Pam's "counting" skills are compromised!! I LOVE my bright pink & orange charms.

psychw2

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

November 16, 2012
5:53 PM

Post #9335049

I'm getting really worried, NO one has received the charms my husband mailed 2 weeks ago! I think the return address was on it... pastel oversized envelope? Anybody get charms without an return address maybe? I wonder what black hole they have disappeared into, ALL of them!

SewSassee

SewSassee
Orlando, FL
(Zone 9a)

November 16, 2012
7:30 PM

Post #9335128

Rec'd Barb's and Pam's Thank you both for the lovely charms.

barefootT

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

November 17, 2012
6:46 AM

Post #9335360

Doc, did he "forget" to mail them the day he was supposed to?? then get them out at a later date??
that has happened to me... and he conveniently forgot to mention !! until I said something about no one saying their packages arrived !!!

psychw2

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

November 17, 2012
7:25 AM

Post #9335389

Nah, I asked him. I even asked if you 'put the stamps on them' himself and dropped them in the mail box. Thinking maybe he didn't take them to the clerk but he says he took them to the clerk. I was thinking the same thing as YOU!! ... He didn't want to fess up... but I asked and double asked so I don't know. Just frustrated!!
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

November 17, 2012
8:42 AM

Post #9335444

Pat, I can so relate to your concerns. One year when I was still working with the festival in Gainesville, I mailed 200 vendor confirmation letters with booth assigned numbers. On about 50 received theirs...talk about mass confusion!!!!
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

November 17, 2012
10:53 AM

Post #9335560

Thank you Pam, I got my charms. You were Very, Very Generous!
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

November 18, 2012
11:07 AM

Post #9336261

Latest picture. I need to start sewing them together to get an idea of how my table runner will look.

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taters55

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

November 18, 2012
11:10 AM

Post #9336264

I got my charms from Pam also, thanks so much!

siliolegma

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

November 19, 2012
12:41 PM

Post #9337284

Pam got your loverly bunch and I do mean BUNCH of squares. The retro is just perfect and I do love the Santas too. Thank you so very much.

Quilter5bdsr

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

November 19, 2012
1:17 PM

Post #9337314

I got squares from Karen today. Thank you so much...

siliolegma

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

November 19, 2012
4:39 PM

Post #9337479

These are from Lanakila on top and Pam on bottom. Thank you both they are so pretty. I have such a nice collection of Christmas squares, i'm going to have to find just the right tree skirt to make with them.

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Catbird423

Catbird423
Odenton, MD
(Zone 7b)

November 19, 2012
4:54 PM

Post #9337496

Karen, I got your squares today too. Thank you so much.

psychw2

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

November 19, 2012
8:39 PM

Post #9337701

Some BEAUTIFUL charms being received! Wish some of them were the ONES I have sent!!!! *sigh*

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

November 20, 2012
5:15 AM

Post #9337853

Robin, thank you for the lovelies..will post photo when I download camera!

lanakila

lanakila
Holly Springs, NC
(Zone 7b)

November 20, 2012
7:29 AM

Post #9337959

I just wanted to update my list of whom I have received charms from. At this time of year things are so often lost or delayed in the mail, so I want to make sure none of the goodies have been overlooked by me. My husband is really, really bad about putting down the mail just willy-nilly so I don't always find it promptly!

I have received charms from:
Mittsy
Marion
Barb
Bev
Pam
Karen

I mailed out my charms within a week of getting the mailing list, so if you haven't received a packet from me please, please, please let me know and I'll send you another!!!

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SewSassee

SewSassee
Orlando, FL
(Zone 9a)

November 20, 2012
7:55 AM

Post #9337983

Pat I am sure your charms will find their way to their new homes, they probably are just taking the scenic route, lol

barefootT

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

November 20, 2012
9:10 AM

Post #9338065

mine are still enjoying the scenery in my sewing room !! LOL I keep forgetting to get envelopes :(

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

November 20, 2012
11:43 AM

Post #9338154

oh oh, have a few more to mail out..will try in the next few days..fighting cold/flu, don't want to send the GERMS...

psychw2

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

November 20, 2012
12:48 PM

Post #9338190

Scenic route it right. At this rate I could have taken them myself by pony express!! If my husband didn't swear he had mailed them I would think they are sitting in this vehicle or worse.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

November 21, 2012
2:29 AM

Post #9338803

Think Pam bought out the store in the black white themed fabric..
love them all..can't wait to put these into a project

Is it me or does the fabric have a different texture

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Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

November 21, 2012
2:37 AM

Post #9338804

Robin, love my pretties ..
can't believe how many black/white designs there are out there

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gardenglory
Gainesville, FL
(Zone 9a)

November 21, 2012
4:31 AM

Post #9338826

well, I actually used only my fabrics from home, thats why some got a few more than nine, I just kept looking till I ran out of finding something. If bright was in your wish list ( pat and robin) I could have gone on and on lolol
As for the blk and wht. Im glad you like them, I was at jo anns and found tons of new blk and ht I had never seen and was so mad I didnt see that sooner. Actually, joanns was loaded with fabric that hasnt been there for ages. I dont know what got them buying new stuff, but Im glad to see it.

However and whatever your holiday consist of, have a blessed, peaceful, and safe one!!!

Pam

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barefootT

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

November 21, 2012
5:11 AM

Post #9338849

thanks Pam...you too :)
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

November 21, 2012
5:56 AM

Post #9338894

Adding my wishes for a safe, healthy and Happy Thanksgiving. Don't over eat and if you do, well enjoy!!
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

November 21, 2012
12:29 PM

Post #9339189

Karen, thank you. I got your charms today.

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

November 21, 2012
1:56 PM

Post #9339240

Received my charms today from Karen.

taters55

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

November 21, 2012
3:22 PM

Post #9339308

I got mine too, thanks so much Karen.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

November 23, 2012
7:33 AM

Post #9340460

Karen, thanks for the fabric..can't wait to start a project

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SewSassee

SewSassee
Orlando, FL
(Zone 9a)

November 23, 2012
1:50 PM

Post #9340662

Got Karen's pkg, thank you so much, loved everything.
gardenglory
Gainesville, FL
(Zone 9a)

November 23, 2012
4:58 PM

Post #9340783

Got mine too...thanks so much.

psychw2

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

November 23, 2012
10:47 PM

Post #9341021

Me too Karen! Looking forward to starting a project.

On Monday I will try to get all NEW charms cut and sent on Tuesday. After 3 long weeks who knows where all the charms are that I sent out but NO one has received any that I mailed and I'm bummed out. I won't have near the selection I had to cut from this time. Oh well...

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

November 24, 2012
2:02 AM

Post #9341049

Don't worry about sending mine out Pat..busy time of year for everyone..

Quilter5bdsr

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

November 24, 2012
7:02 AM

Post #9341159

Don't worry about mine either. I won't be doing anything with them until next year!!!!

barefootT

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

November 24, 2012
7:39 AM

Post #9341180

don't worry about mine either, give the mail some more time...who knows...
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

November 24, 2012
8:30 AM

Post #9341214

Pat, don't bother with mine either. Like the others, I won't be doing anything until next year. You need to just delete this project with all the other things you will be doing for the holidays.
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

November 24, 2012
9:55 AM

Post #9341273

I think they'll show up just give them a little more time. Don't worry about it for now.
gardenglory
Gainesville, FL
(Zone 9a)

November 24, 2012
11:03 AM

Post #9341313

Same for me, dont worry about it. Heck, I still owe you a pink and black block, so double dont worry about it!!

Thunder, yours are the only ones I still have. I have decided Im going to have to bend the rules a little. We shall see. I just got to thinking about them to much...over-thought, if you know what I mean. Thats code for, Im a fussy cutting dim whit lolol A skill Im still learning.

psychw2

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

November 24, 2012
1:54 PM

Post #9341393

Thanks all... I'll see what happens. Today is the family dinner and I'm waiting for the "mud pie" crust to chill so I can put the next layer on. thank goodness it was at my sister's house. We lost power this morning and the power company said it would be after 2PM before they can fix their problems

taters55

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

November 24, 2012
6:54 PM

Post #9341628

Ditto what they said, no worries here either, give them time, they may decide to surface someday.

siliolegma

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

November 25, 2012
2:01 PM

Post #9342174

Likewise for me Pat. I'm sure they will arrive soon.

psychw2

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

November 25, 2012
4:26 PM

Post #9342284

Karen, I've about given up hope. Besides the $10 check I owed you was in that envelope as well! I'll give them all ONE more week and then I'm starting over.

PLEASE if there is anyone who needs me to mail NOW, just Dmail !!! Do not feel bad for asking for your charms now and not waiting "to see" if my first charms EVER get there!!!

SewSassee

SewSassee
Orlando, FL
(Zone 9a)

November 25, 2012
6:20 PM

Post #9342408

Same here Pat, no worries. Not like I'm doing anything with them, just putting them aside for a rainy day. Besides, eventually the mail will route them to all of us.

psychw2

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

November 25, 2012
6:36 PM

Post #9342442

How is your house hunting going Bev? My DH's #2 daughter & husband just bought a house in Everett WA and we got to see it a week ago. Their first home, very exciting!

SewSassee

SewSassee
Orlando, FL
(Zone 9a)

November 25, 2012
6:47 PM

Post #9342467

We have given up for now Pat, thanks for asking. It was just too much stress. After the holidays we will start up again. Been praying that the house will come to us.

In the meantime, I've been trying to keep myself preoccupied with sewing. I just set up a thread. I am trying to get ideas for what to make for 78 families. Go check it out if you'd like. Have a good night.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

November 26, 2012
8:22 AM

Post #9342844

I've more charms than I can possibly use up right now..

Brought what I have into the office and will work on a tote bag for SIL for Christmas

Brought in noses, stars,hearts for winter snowman we are doing on the 6th DG workshop, thought I'd paint them and save on shipping those colors sooo am hoping to have them all done by noon and start sewing..

Another busy day at the office..it's a snow squall kind of day, wish I were home

Catbird423

Catbird423
Odenton, MD
(Zone 7b)

November 26, 2012
10:20 AM

Post #9342937

I still have to mail charms to SewSassee and Lanakila. Will try ro get them in the mail tomorrow or Wednesday. I love all the ones I have gotten.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

November 27, 2012
12:38 PM

Post #9343899

Loved mine so much that I brought them in the office and all I received are now making a tote bag for SIL Marg..

Need handles, pull string and 'fini'

who knows still 50 minutes left to my office day, might get it done

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Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

November 27, 2012
1:26 PM

Post #9343932

Finished the tote, just have red buttons and put the pull cord through closure and wrap tonight..
wish all Christmas gifts were as easy..

Thanking you all for your charms...SIL Marg is sure to enjoy!

taters55

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

November 27, 2012
1:43 PM

Post #9343945

Where did you find the pattern Betty? Sounds like they are easy to make?

SewSassee

SewSassee
Orlando, FL
(Zone 9a)

November 27, 2012
5:42 PM

Post #9344162

I am happy to report that about an hour ago I got off the phone with a friend of ours and she has an "extra" house, lol, and is willing to let it go super cheap and we can move in for January! I have been in the house before because this was her old home but my husband hasn't seen it yet. We hope to take the official tour on Sunday and then if everything is good, which I am sure it is, we will be done! Hurray! I am really praying that this is it. I said I was going to sit back and wait, and she just called me out of the blue, so yippee. Oh and Thunder, I'll only be about a half hour away from you because it's in Clermont, so yeah, maybe we can get together more. Its not super big but it isn't tiny like I thought either, 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath, 2,295 square feet across the street from what I thought was a lake, but is really a retention pond. Keeping fingers, toes crossed and praying that this is the answer, please, let my picky hubby like this one, oh boy... Just wanted to update everyone since I was busting at the seams.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

November 27, 2012
5:43 PM

Post #9344163

Pattern I used is the same one I've been doing totes with forever but Barb had given me a tote bag on her and Norm's visit and it was done with charm squares so I incorporated both patterns..

Sister-in-law Marg has a tendency to lose everything so put the skirting with pull strings so when loaded to the hilt her belongings will be safe.

used charms inside as well

You can see that the charms I randomly used were put to good use..thanks again girls..she'll be thrilled to know the charms were cut by all you DG'ers..

Looking at the clock, if I'm a good girl I'll get all these DG Christmas Workshop snowman/skates boxed and labelled, ready for shipping.

Tomorrow no sewing, have to hand sew deer hyde to the snowmobile dickie for my godson..another week and Christmas will be over for me and I'll be as bored as can be...please someone start a new swap lol



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Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

November 27, 2012
5:46 PM

Post #9344168

Wow, 2,295 is some big house..lucky you, you will surely have a sewing room if all goes well..here's hoping..sending prayers that you will get it and hubby will love the location. Bonus living closer to Thunder!!

SewSassee

SewSassee
Orlando, FL
(Zone 9a)

November 27, 2012
6:04 PM

Post #9344192

Yep and Thunder lives 4 miles from my father-n-law, lol... So yeah I would be able to see my brother, my sister-n-law, aka Thunder and my mother-n-law and father-n-law. Oh plus I would only be about 15 minutes from my eldest daughter. So, it would be a win, win for me. BUT, my hubby would need to drive about 40 miles one way a day to work, oh well, he will get over it, lol. And yes, there is an area for a sewing room, mine, mine, mine, lol...

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

November 27, 2012
6:12 PM

Post #9344201

Sounds like the perfect place for you! I drive 45 minutes from home, not that bad plus he wouldn't have to contend with blizzards..lol

psychw2

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

November 27, 2012
7:00 PM

Post #9344248

Best of luck Bev, hope that hubby likes it!

SewSassee

SewSassee
Orlando, FL
(Zone 9a)

November 27, 2012
8:37 PM

Post #9344337

Me too. I gave him the "lecture" tonight and said you'd better like it, lol... but I think more than anything he likes the price. It may not be our permanent home for retirement but at least for the next 8 years or so it will be our home and it would be ours, no one to tell us what color to paint the inside or whatever. And he also likes that it is a KB home, they are solid homes, so he was tickled about that, now to just get him to like the location and the inside and we are good to go. Hee hee.

SewSassee

SewSassee
Orlando, FL
(Zone 9a)

November 28, 2012
5:22 AM

Post #9344460

Hey Thunder can you go to http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1288927/ and make sure I have the directions for the wreaths correct? I think I do, but I want to make sure.
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

November 28, 2012
7:15 AM

Post #9344564

What a wonderful, quick idea. Leave it to Thunder!!

Bev, I hope everything works out for you with the house. The frustration can be so overwhelming at this time of year...I moved in December of 2005 and boy I thought I would never get over that!!! Sounds like a very good size house to have, plus your very own sewing room. Perfect!!!!
gardenglory
Gainesville, FL
(Zone 9a)

November 28, 2012
7:49 AM

Post #9344595

Love Bettys bags.

Great little wreaths.

I personally love Clermont. Do they have good schools there? If so, thats a plus. Schools always dictated where I looked. Had to pass up alot. Bonnie, on the FL forum is from Clermont I believe.

We had a little business in Leesburg and it was 45 minutes. We ended up selling it because of that. We had to be there to early and stay too late 6 days a week. It for sure wasnt worth it.
If its 45 minutes and you dont have anything to really worry about, it would not be so bad. Im guessing in Orlando just about anywhere you go is a good 30 minutes anyway.

Good luck to you!!!!

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

November 28, 2012
7:59 AM

Post #9344606

Love Leesburg..

barefootT

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

December 1, 2012
4:24 AM

Post #9346707

my packages will all go out Monday :)

Catbird423

Catbird423
Odenton, MD
(Zone 7b)

December 1, 2012
8:00 AM

Post #9346839

I still have 2 to get out, will go on Monday also.

SewSassee

SewSassee
Orlando, FL
(Zone 9a)

December 2, 2012
5:30 PM

Post #9348053

Well, that was a big fat no on the house. Not that we didn't like it but of course of all the days to hit traffic, it would be when my husband's trying to see if he likes the drive to the house. First it took us 30 minutes to go 2 miles! On the way there and then on the way back, car crash, so another delay, took an hour to get home. So much for being home owners. Blah...

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

December 2, 2012
6:06 PM

Post #9348151

Was worth a try Bev..

There is a house meant just for you, am sure it won't be long before you come across it!!

psychw2

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

December 2, 2012
7:28 PM

Post #9348256

I'm sorry to hear that Bev, sucks. But like Betty said, there is a house out there with YOUR name on it!

siliolegma

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

December 2, 2012
8:25 PM

Post #9348303

Awwww so sorry Bev, but I'm a huge believer in meant to be. When it's right you will know for sure.

I'm having a hard time with that myself right now. I'm sure when the time is right we will have a workable deal on our house. The original offer wanted possession by Dec. 20th...LOLOLOLOL No way in the world that can happen. There were also some other unworkable conditions which I'm sure we will be able to come to agreement on.

SewSassee

SewSassee
Orlando, FL
(Zone 9a)

December 3, 2012
3:16 AM

Post #9348385

Thanks everyone for the encouraging words this morning. I just get so frustrated. I appreciate the uplifting words.

Karen where those people crazy? lol... take possession of the home 5 days before Christmas? oh my, yeah, no way for sure. I'm sure they will come to agreement too because they clearly are excited and want to get in there and celebrate. :0)
gardenglory
Gainesville, FL
(Zone 9a)

December 3, 2012
4:28 AM

Post #9348413

O gosh yes, dont be discouraged. The more houses you look at the more you know what you want and dont want. This month is bad for home buying, not many people listing new ones, but come the new year, they will start flooding the market. Just stake out your desired location and keep looking there. It will work out.
Not that I wanted to say anything, but its alot harder on everyone than you might think when Father/husband is on the road so much, especially if a stressful drive. You just might have gotten you Christmas miracle early and dont realize it. When your stuck paying those property taxes, you wanna at least be stuck somewhere you like. Out taxes are twice what our first mortgage was...errrrrrrrrrrrrr
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

December 3, 2012
6:36 AM

Post #9348504

Pam, oh how I remember the taxes in Gainesville...much, much different here! Sorry.

Bev, not that I want you to have to be looking for 3 years but it did take us that long before we found what we would consider buying as our retirement home. It got to be a joke so just for fun, we made a list of all the things our dream home would have. We did find it finally and at a price we were willing to pay. So please keep looking and it will come.

Oh yes, just to show how silly we got...one thing on the list was a master bedroom with a balcony overlooking water. Got it! ;-)

siliolegma

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

December 3, 2012
6:55 AM

Post #9348521

A list is a great idea Marion, keeps your mind on what you are looking for and what is most important.. In fact a list for you and one for hubby and then compare.
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

December 3, 2012
6:59 AM

Post #9348525

When we were looking for the house in FL I kept a spreadsheet that listed everything we NEEDED and then the "nice to haves". Every listing I went through I put in and then noted what it had. Ended up with over 50 homes on the list & then scratched the bottom 20. Scratched a few more after we saw the neighborhood.

My Realtor was amazed that I had charted it all out but it worked. The house that I had in my spreadsheet #1 slot was the house we ended up buying.

When my cousin was looking for her house I told her to do the same & she was amazed how much easier it made looking through listings. You can easily toss those that don't meet the "NEED" list.
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

December 3, 2012
7:09 AM

Post #9348540

The list really does help. After a while we did get very silly with our list thus the master bedroom wish was added. Imagine our surprise when we actually found the house. Since my late husband wanted us to jointly buy the house with our daughter (took long time for me to agree but glad I did finally) we each made our list and then combined it into one. It was funny how many things were the same on all three list.

After we found the house, we each made a list of improvements we would like to make..yes, leave to me to want to change things around. We managed to get many done before Ross died but some Kim and I are still working on. Ross had even drawn up a sketch of what I told him I wanted for a china cabinet in the dining room and we finally had that done and installed. So he is still very much a part of this house. Insert: smiley face and grin!
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

December 3, 2012
7:13 AM

Post #9348547

We did the same...knew the 30+ yo kitchen counter & cabinets would need to be changed out; knew we needed a larger MBR Suite and screen porch changed to sun porch. But all the "bones" we needed were there.
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

December 3, 2012
7:19 AM

Post #9348550

LOL, kitchen is still to be done. I have a serious issue as the kitchen in the home in Gainesville was a custom designed and I know what I want incorporated but this one is so small in comparison. Still working on ideas. Screening in upper deck is a must if we are going to really enjoy it to the fullest. The bugs just won't share like they should!!
Did get the flocked wallpaper off and avocado carpet ripped out quickly. Slowly but surely it will get there. The dark brown carpeting and cedar shingles on bath walls in downstairs area has been removed and the black/brown paneling is in the process of being finished to paint and hang wallpaper. Everything was so dark thus the name :The Dungeon. A work in progress, shall we say.
gardenglory
Gainesville, FL
(Zone 9a)

December 3, 2012
7:26 AM

Post #9348559

Its funny, I think I probably said this before...getting old, but the #1 thing on my no no list was that when you opened the front door, you better not be able to see in the kitchen. That would still be on my list. Garages were another issue. Some would be so short you could not get a car in and then walk in front of it, or worse, it would be situated on the side and you would have to back up two or three times just to get in the darn thing. ALWAYS turn on the water, even with city water. Once you get stuck someplace with no water pressure, its sheer hell till you move. If I had another life, I would be a realtor for sure...just love houses and getting a good fit. OOO and how many houses do you see that have the breakfast 'nook' no bigger than you can fit a tv tray, and then they would have a door going out on the patio 'to boot'. Just how are you suppose to get around a table to that door??? Some crazy stuff out there.

Another nice day, already moved a camellia bush this morning, they dont like moving, but it was small and the ivy was taking it over. BIL is out of town so Im heading over to his garden to harvest some collards, broccoli, and lettuce.

Marion, Im so not kidding, once I can get out of this county...adios. The taxes really drag you down. On top of that, my ambulance ride last month was 700 bucks...clearly tax money is not going to them. Im grateful and irked all at the same time.
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

December 3, 2012
7:39 AM

Post #9348575

Understand completely Pam. I didn't realize just how expensive it was there until we moved. Our utilities here are about 1/2 what they were there and the house is 800 sq. feet larger. Go figure.

I have a camellia that needs to be move but it isn't very big. Hopefully my yardman can do that on Friday...knee just isn't allowing me to use the shovel very well. Envy you being able to get all those veggies...love collards!!!
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

December 3, 2012
11:22 AM

Post #9348784

It is finally WARM here today. So nice to be able to walk around outside w/out layers, gloves, and a hat!!!

Quilter5bdsr

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

December 3, 2012
12:54 PM

Post #9348871

Thanks for a great time today Jean. It was just wonderful to see you again and hear of your adventures with Kayla. Glad to hear Brian is doing so well. Have a safe trip back to FL tomorrow.
Cher since we are so close, we need to get together more now that I'm not afraid to drive a distance by myself. I so enjoyed today.

This message was edited Dec 3, 2012 4:39 PM

SewSassee

SewSassee
Orlando, FL
(Zone 9a)

December 3, 2012
1:25 PM

Post #9348890

House hunting wouldn't be bad if it were on our terms but we are in a house that is going to $1800 a month rent come 2013 and I am not looking forward to it and I know one of two things is going to happen either 1) we are going to end up signing a lease for a year at that price and be stuck here or 2) they are going to put the other tenant in that they had lined up when that other house deal fell through. Either way I think it is going to be ugly and the stress of the whole thing just frustrates me.
gardenglory
Gainesville, FL
(Zone 9a)

December 3, 2012
3:09 PM

Post #9348973

Since your coming up on 2013, maybe you can find another house to rent, 1800 is alot with all the houses on the market, shoot, even an apartment for 6 months and store your furniture .At least you wouldnt be stuck with something you dont really want . Seems it he really did have something lined up for your place, he would have had to give you some sort of notice by now. Also, make sure to add your mortgage payment, taxes, property insurance and h/o fee if there is one, together plus extra for repairs in your own place and your probably going to be pretty close to 1800 anyway. I wish I could help...sure been there. Worst thing you can do tho, is throw good money after bad with a house thats 'to good to be true'. Make sure the a/c is pretty new, thats a 8K replacement...also the roof.
Keeping good thoughts.

psychw2

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

December 3, 2012
7:53 PM

Post #9349207

Hang in there Bev... the list idea is GREAT. I used something similar. Some things are non-negotiable.

SewSassee

SewSassee
Orlando, FL
(Zone 9a)

December 4, 2012
4:24 AM

Post #9349332

The list is an amazing idea and I am going to insist that we start using it. Thank you for that.

cheriffic

cheriffic
(Cheryl) Wilmington, MA

December 4, 2012
7:42 PM

Post #9350082

Oh Thank you Barb and Jean it was a nice little trip I have to say I enjoyed it. It was so nice to meet you Jean sorry it wasn't as warm as you are used to but i love it cold and it was 61 here not bad for Dec. and thank you both for the ornaments they are just amazing love them

I agree Barb but Ican go closer to you next time and check out your neck of the woods we will have to pick a date .

Cher



This message was edited Dec 4, 2012 10:46 PM

Quilter5bdsr

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

December 5, 2012
3:43 AM

Post #9350209

Sounds like a plan for the January thaw Cher!!!!! I'd love to take you to the shops in my neck of the woods..
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

December 5, 2012
5:46 AM

Post #9350259

Sounds like the 3 of you had a wonderful time together. Ohhh, I want to go to the shops also Barb! LOL
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

December 5, 2012
6:04 AM

Post #9350273

Marion - the shops here in FL are much "warmer"!!!! I have to admit Mon was nice with all the sunshine.

My 2 new rolls of batting showed up while I was gone. Nice to get a stash at a fantastic price I can pass on to customers.
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

December 5, 2012
6:14 AM

Post #9350287

Jean, you are so lucky to have shops in your area. The closest one to my area is either Lake City (haven't checked out yet) or Moultrie, GA.
I have been to Suzanne's in Moultrie and it is really great. Oh forgot the quilt shop in Trenton, Fl. That isn't just a quilt shop but more like a stitchers complex...everything. Including a cafe with delicious food and desserts. Neat place too, old Coke plant converted into shops.

barefootT

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

December 5, 2012
7:42 AM

Post #9350356

Marion is that shop "online"? what is the name? I googled trenton, and it would take me almost three hours to get there, not using 175. I really do not like to drive on that!! now I need to figure out where Jean is...think I looked her up before but can not remember the details???

the two closest shops to me, that I know of have recently closed :(
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

December 5, 2012
7:48 AM

Post #9350360

Thunder, will need to double check the name and will get back to you on this.

I call it '"Stephanie's shop" as I know the owner and that is what it has always been to me. ;-)

This message was edited Dec 5, 2012 10:49 AM
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

December 5, 2012
8:01 AM

Post #9350369

http://www.suwanneeshops.com/index.html

I hope that link will open but if not search for Suwannee Valley Quilt Shoppes.
In the picture on the quilt shop page, Stephanie is on the left.

In the Cross Stitch page, Sally Criswell is on the right and talk about knowledgeable about cross stitching. All kinds of stitching for that matter. She is a delight to know. Actually both ladies are.

So who ever wants to plan for a get together in the new year, this could be a possibility! Oh yes, the food is incredible!!! We used to just go there from Gainesville just for lunch.

siliolegma

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

December 5, 2012
12:22 PM

Post #9350583

Marion, I see there is going to be a quilt & old time crafts festival March 16th 2013 at Suwannee Valley...Hmmmmmmmmm
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

December 5, 2012
12:38 PM

Post #9350598

Yes and it is marked on my calendar! Neat place and Stephanie has more creative ideas than you can imagine...not to mention all her talents. She did a lot of the remodeling on the interior of the shops. She was my very first quilting instructor...1 week after I had had major surgery but she insisted I not cancel. She arranged a very appropriate place/chair for me to sit in at the first session lo these many years ago.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

December 5, 2012
2:44 PM

Post #9350713

Is it far off I-75 Marion?
gardenglory
Gainesville, FL
(Zone 9a)

December 5, 2012
3:19 PM

Post #9350736

Its about 30 minutes off 1-75 and newberry rd., not that its not just about as easy off 75 and either Archer or 39th exit.
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

December 5, 2012
6:07 PM

Post #9350854

Betty, Pam is right about all the exits but not knowing the area, I-75 and Newberry would be the best...stay on the road until you come to Trenton, right at the stop light on the main drag...can't miss it.

SewSassee

SewSassee
Orlando, FL
(Zone 9a)

December 6, 2012
4:32 AM

Post #9351105

Just a reminder that it's ok to send my charms out to me at the Orlando address. We haven't found anything but we won't move until next year at this point anyways. I know I received a few but I am missing quite a bit. I'm in no rush but didn't know if they were held off because of my home searching or sent out.

Quilter5bdsr

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

December 6, 2012
5:22 AM

Post #9351126

Did you get mine Bev? I thought I had mailed them...Please let me know-thanks...

taters55

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

December 6, 2012
7:55 AM

Post #9351229

Happy Birthday Mittsy!
Hope you have a wonderful day!

Thumbnail by taters55
Click the image for an enlarged view.

barefootT

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

December 6, 2012
7:57 AM

Post #9351230

that shop looks awesome ! I want to go see :) we definitely need to plan to meet there Marion !! maybe in Feb?? we have lots going on here in Jan..

barefootT

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

December 6, 2012
7:59 AM

Post #9351232

Happy Birthday Mittsy, hope it is full of great stitches, and lots of good things for YOU!!
gardenglory
Gainesville, FL
(Zone 9a)

December 6, 2012
9:47 AM

Post #9351305

Yes indeed, a very happy birthday to you, have a great day and ditto what Thunder said!

Mittsy, your pretty close to all of us as well.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

December 6, 2012
10:29 AM

Post #9351330

Singing 'Happy Birthday' Mittsy, bit off key but what to heck..hoping it's a sunshine day and one of the gifts just has to be something for your sewing kit...

Quilter5bdsr

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

December 6, 2012
12:39 PM

Post #9351433

Happy Birthday Mittsy. Hope it's nice and warm down there and that your day is just wonderful...
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

December 6, 2012
12:54 PM

Post #9351452

I would attempt to sing but I am just to pooped from having worked in the yard all day. So I will just wish you the Happiest of Birthdays and tell you like my kids used to tell me; "In honor of your birthday, I planted a camellia bush" Of course, there version was usually something they had bought for themselves. Long standing family joke.

psychw2

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

December 6, 2012
1:32 PM

Post #9351529

I LIKE that Marion!!! I'm going to to try that. Then I can have "special plants" in honor of my children!!! YES, great idea!
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

December 6, 2012
7:12 PM

Post #9351825

It is fun to look at the yard and think who or what each one represents.

Was a great day being outside but oh does my body tell me it hurts!!!!

SewSassee

SewSassee
Orlando, FL
(Zone 9a)

December 6, 2012
7:55 PM

Post #9351862

Yes Barb, I did get yours thanks. Thunder got yours today, thank you as well, such nice fabrics. Can't wait to make a quilt for me.

psychw2

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

December 7, 2012
7:49 AM

Post #9352155

Let's see in January I can say to son #4, "in honor of your birthday I have ordered my First Knock Out Rose!!! A tribute to my boxer!" Maybe if I do this for each of the boys birthdays it's won't hurt my feelings as much when they screw up and don't contact me on Mother's day???
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

December 7, 2012
7:58 AM

Post #9352163

I would say go for it Pat! I know the feeling oh so well. That is why I adopted their saying years ago. BTW, make it a double knock out!!!!
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

December 7, 2012
8:57 AM

Post #9352206

Thanks for the birthday wishes. I had a lovely day! My birthday twin and fellow liver lover, Arthur turned 80 and a condo celebration was enjoyed by all attendees. We've all been invited back for leftovers on New years eve, A sad note, our condo president wasn't in attendance and when a guest went to check on him, he was found at his computer. He had passed away, we are waiting to hear if it was a massive heart attack. My sister arrives today from NY and will be staying with us for a week. Then we'll take her to Helene's neck of the woods to meet up with her husband and enjoy a week at their timeshare. Helene, are you available to meet with me for lunch?

I got my charms from Thunder yesterday, sure wish I hadn't left my camera in Vero Beach. Love the fall selection of colors, thanks so much.
gardenglory
Gainesville, FL
(Zone 9a)

December 7, 2012
9:07 AM

Post #9352213

Thunder, Ive just now sent out your package. Im sorrry it was so far behind the others.

Funny how you get something in your mind. I wanted NEW snowman fabric so it would be surprise. I liked nothing, or at least nothing that would fit into a 5" square. Lots of big snowmen. Dont know if you all saw the fabric with the snow ladies with bandana (triangle head scarf things. totally blank on their name) and horn rimed glasses. Cute, but not so Christmasy.

barefootT

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

December 7, 2012
9:23 AM

Post #9352228

no worries Pam, mine just went out a few days ago...did not see that snow lady, bet she was cute.

Quilter5bdsr

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

December 8, 2012
12:27 PM

Post #9353117

I got squares from you today Thunder. Thank you so much. I'm looking forward to after the holidays when I can just play with them...
gardenglory
Gainesville, FL
(Zone 9a)

December 8, 2012
12:50 PM

Post #9353138

Got Thunders today as well. Love them all. Thanks much!!

taters55

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

December 8, 2012
1:53 PM

Post #9353163

That makes three of us that got her charm squares. Thanks so much!

psychw2

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

December 8, 2012
4:33 PM

Post #9353255

#4 here!! Thanks Thunder and yes the block with some black looked like snow flakes to me too!! THANKS, beautiful charms, especially liked the pinwheel candy. I have 2 fabrics that will go GREAT with that fabric! Both have pinwheel candy
in them.

barefootT

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

December 8, 2012
6:27 PM

Post #9353322

sew Happy they are arriving, and everyone is liking them...*****sigh*****

SewSassee

SewSassee
Orlando, FL
(Zone 9a)

December 8, 2012
7:49 PM

Post #9353362

I got another one in the mail, but I haven't had time to look to see who they are from, but they are fabulous! xxooo. It's been a very busy, crazy week.
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

December 9, 2012
8:40 AM

Post #9353622

#5 from Thunder at this house! Love, love the purples Thunder and thank you so much as I was really in need of more purple/lavender squares.

Gonna' be a day in the kitchen today...well what is left of the day. Trying to finish goodies with Kim...her treat for the students in her classes.

barefootT

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

December 9, 2012
7:23 PM

Post #9354191

glad you like them, would you please give Kim a hug for me...she sounds like a very special teacher!!!
wish my Waylon had a few like her, he had many difficulties going through school, and looking back I think a few better teachers, would have been a blessing for him. some how he made it??
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

December 10, 2012
7:31 AM

Post #9354538

Thunder, I really do love the squares...can't wait to get started using all from this swap but will have to be after the holidays. Things are getting busy.

Of course I will give Kim a hug for you. I will have to say she truly found her niche...teaching. Not to say there aren't some years that her students drive her insane but that happens with all teachers, I think. She has an usually good group this year, careful screening before letting into class...good grade averages and not just "stuck" there.

barefootT

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

December 10, 2012
7:46 AM

Post #9354550

I have always felt it takes a very VERY SPECIAL person to become a teacher, and an even more special person to be good at it !!! so yes please give her that hug!!! sure hope students parents, realize how great she is!!!!
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

December 10, 2012
8:09 AM

Post #9354569

Some do, some don't and others just plain don't care. Sad to say but that is the way it is now with kids.

siliolegma

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

December 10, 2012
12:59 PM

Post #9354835

Thaunder, thank you so much for the wonderful Christmas squares. I love, love, love the batik snowflakes.

Catbird423

Catbird423
Odenton, MD
(Zone 7b)

December 10, 2012
3:31 PM

Post #9354974

Thunder< just opened the envelope from you, I love the charms and that orange and the lime green fabric with the skulls are really cool, took me a monent to see what they were, lol. Thank you.

barefootT

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

December 10, 2012
3:54 PM

Post #9354998

Welcome :)

barefootT

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

December 15, 2012
6:10 PM

Post #9359406

got an awesome AWESOME envelope from Pam today!!! Holy Cow girl I love it :-)

what line does the charms come from??

psychw2

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

December 17, 2012
12:22 PM

Post #9360780

Starting a new thread. I don't work today and I hope to get the camera installed etc. We lost internet most of yesterday and I'm playing catch up.

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1291377/

This message was edited Dec 17, 2012 9:26 PM

psychw2

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

December 18, 2012
5:22 PM

Post #9361805

ANOTHER MYSTERY SOLVED!!! My husband just found ALL of the envelopes stuffed back into our PO box saying they had insuffient funds on them!! He had them WEIGH them etc so why I don't know they should reject them!! Anyhow, he just called me at work and he dutifully put the extra postage on them and mailed them out!! So you will all received TWO envelopes from me! MUCH better than none!!! I feel so much better!!! LOL

taters55

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

December 18, 2012
7:28 PM

Post #9361899

Wow, that took a long time for them to show up! Glad they were found!

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