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mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

November 17, 2012
11:49 AM

Post #9335577

Continuing towards our goal to cover Brevard county . We need a total of 640 placemats.
We came from here: http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1233111/#new

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mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

November 17, 2012
12:28 PM

Post #9335605

269, 270, 271, & 272 Batteries on camera are low so will charge them up and resume later. Enjoy!

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Quilter5bdsr

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

November 17, 2012
12:45 PM

Post #9335616

Love the fabrics!!! Lucky people who get these...

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

November 17, 2012
1:35 PM

Post #9335635

these are very festive.
mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

November 18, 2012
8:28 AM

Post #9336166

273, 274, 275, & 276

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mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

November 18, 2012
8:36 AM

Post #9336169

277, 278, 279, & 280

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mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

November 18, 2012
9:22 AM

Post #9336200

281, 282, 283, & 284

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mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

November 18, 2012
9:34 AM

Post #9336213

285, 286, 287, & 288

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siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

November 18, 2012
10:58 AM

Post #9336256

Wow! Look at all the variety. I love this pattern.

Quilter5bdsr

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

November 18, 2012
4:11 PM

Post #9336475

What are the sizes of the strips? I like this one too~~~

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

November 18, 2012
4:30 PM

Post #9336493

Barb, Betty had these. Check her post on Nov. 14th in" November What are you working on Part 2" I think they look pretty quick and easy.

Pattern is called "Fat Quarter Friendly Placemats"


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barefootT

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

November 18, 2012
8:04 PM

Post #9336686

Barb, kinda like a stack and whack...strips are various sizes...move pieces from top of stack to bottom ...sew some, cut again...turn piece around opposite direction, add to bottom...

clear as mud?????

I love the greys and yellows
mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

November 19, 2012
3:21 AM

Post #9336826

I'm so glad you knew where the pattern was as I had no idea. They were given to me at the Rocket Quilter's meeting last Friday. I have another stack in the garage that came from a group of quilters from St. Johns in Viera. I keep forgetting to bring them in to photograph.

I sure miss Judy. Happy for her that she was able to be in NH for Thanksgiving with her daughter but missing her none the less. Her unit is being painted and Coco, her Siamese is not happy with the "stranger" being there. Every day she tells me all about it in cat talk. She is waiting at the door and starts to talk the moment I open the door. She misses her, too.
mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

November 20, 2012
3:16 AM

Post #9337804

Coco

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mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

November 20, 2012
3:21 AM

Post #9337809

This next batch were all made from practice blocks that had been hand quilted. Carol V turned them into placemats for us.

289, 290, 291, 292, & 293

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mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

November 20, 2012
3:23 AM

Post #9337812

294, 295, 296, 297, & 298

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mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

November 20, 2012
3:26 AM

Post #9337814

299, 300, 301, 302, & 303

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mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

November 20, 2012
3:31 AM

Post #9337816

304, 305, 306, 307, & 308. Quite a variety. I have a few that need some hand work finishing, then to be photographed and then the delivery of this batch to Meals on Wheels.

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Quilter5bdsr

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

November 20, 2012
4:55 AM

Post #9337840

Great job Mittsy. You and your friends are to be commended for the work you do!!!!
gardenglory
Gainesville, FL
(Zone 9a)

November 20, 2012
12:30 PM

Post #9338175

I did not realize you were doing all of Brevard county. Since I grew up in Brevard county...Indialantic, seems like a good project to put at the tp of my list for next year.
mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

November 21, 2012
12:34 PM

Post #9339191

I finished up some hand sewing so I can add 5 more to the list. I hope that this is the last of the roses, I'm tired of them.
309, 310, 311, 312 & 313

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Quilter5bdsr

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

November 21, 2012
12:48 PM

Post #9339196

They really are pretty Mittsy. But I know what you mean about hand sewing too.

psychw2

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

November 22, 2012
9:14 AM

Post #9339915

Mittsy, lots of variety and beauty, what a wonderful project. Not sure I could get tired of Pink & Black in any form!

When we are gone my renter says our cat goes to the kitchen door and cries until he comes and gets her!
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

November 24, 2012
4:43 AM

Post #9341079

Mittsy - in my cleaning yesterday I stumbled on some orphan blocks that I will send out to you. Better they be put to a good use than put back in my "someday" pile. Will probably go out in Monday's mail.
mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

November 24, 2012
10:00 AM

Post #9341275

OK, Jean, I'll add them to the box. Hope to get a couple of big stacks delivered early next week. Had to hide Judy's pincushion so Coco couldn't get the pins. We don't want ay emergency trips to the vet while mama's away.

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Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

November 26, 2012
11:41 AM

Post #9342980

Mittsy - orphan blocks are on their way to you...
mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

November 26, 2012
1:32 PM

Post #9343110

Thank you! I'll let you know when they arrive.
mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

December 27, 2012
12:47 PM

Post #9368521

Starting with 314, 315, 316, 317, and 318.

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mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

December 27, 2012
12:51 PM

Post #9368523

319, 320, 321, 322, and 323. We've passed the halfway mark.

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psychw2

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

December 28, 2012
12:51 PM

Post #9369190

Mittsy, I really like your flower/ bee combinations BEST!! so pretty!

Quilter5bdsr

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

December 28, 2012
2:02 PM

Post #9369257

You ladies are really cranking these out this time. Great work...

taters55

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

December 28, 2012
2:27 PM

Post #9369276

Wow, those are beautiful! Great job!

barefootT

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

December 31, 2012
1:14 PM

Post #9371522

314 & 315 :-) o'course all all wonderful great job all of the ladies are doing !!
gardenglory
Gainesville, FL
(Zone 9a)

December 31, 2012
1:26 PM

Post #9371541

From reading back post, Im figuring these are 16" square...is that right? Also, do you stack these then flip them to the right side and sew around to make a 'binding'.
Can others dontate the finished place mat, or would you just like the orphan blocks.
mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

January 1, 2013
4:12 AM

Post #9372022

Sliced 9 patch - start out with 9 five inch squares sewn together into a 3 x 3 nine patch, then pressed and cut into quarters, then recut into 6 1/2 inch squares keeping the 2 1/2 inch square as large as possible. Rotate two opposing sections towards the corners and resew. Then add a 5 inch border to one side or 2 3/4 strips to each side and continue with batting and quilting. Then backing and turning and hand sewing closed. No binding necessary.

We'll take orphan blocks or finished mats, but would prefer that you donate locally if at all possible. Most of our mats measure around 12.5 x 17" No set size is required.
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

January 1, 2013
5:26 AM

Post #9372054

I'm finding it very difficult to find any orgs locally that want anything. Even trying to donate to Wounder Warrior, which has HQ in JAX, takes an advanced degree in "Logistics". My quilt guild does do a yearly donation of quilts for kids to the County Sheriff Dept. Maybe my NY resolution needs to be to do some digging & find out what can be done and some good POCs.

psychw2

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

January 1, 2013
9:13 AM

Post #9372268

Jean, what about the Linus projects? Baby blankets for Child Protective Service?
gardenglory
Gainesville, FL
(Zone 9a)

January 1, 2013
9:18 AM

Post #9372274

Im having trouble myself finding places. Im just going to keep working on the 1 million pillowcase challenge. I think its great way to get thru some of my stash.They have lots of places that take them, including Quilts of Valor. Im going to go to the meeting of the guild here at the next meeting to see what they are up to.
When I get the actual quilting somewhat mastered, Ill do blankets.

barefootT

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

January 1, 2013
10:10 AM

Post #9372311

Local sherriffs dept, local police dept, fire dept. area churches...does your county have a Mayor?? ask him/her, they should know of local charitable organizations.
we have a group of women here in my little town that do this thing they call "anonymous baby shower" they collect donations, $ and items from various people and places, and items are given to women in need, who are expecting, or have just had baby. I don't know how they get the info on who has a need.
they put together packages including diapers, bottles, formula, baby clothes, blankets..etc. etc... The mayor gave me a name of one of the women in the group, and told me where she works. I want to go to talk to her.

does a local church have a food bank? maybe you could give to them, and they could give to someone that come in for food?? My Momma knits hats and scarves, for her local food bank...how ever many she does per month, they give away next time they give out food.

local hospital??
mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

January 2, 2013
6:56 AM

Post #9373030

Wonderful suggestions, Thunder. I so believe that there is need everywhere and we all need to help out locally whenever possible.

psychw2

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

January 2, 2013
7:52 PM

Post #9373706

I worked with a group to sew cute little stuffed bears we made to the local police etc to give to children. Some officers really liked the program, I've heard others HATED it. I should/ could look into that here, it's something I could do again to reduce my stash in a meaningful way.

barefootT

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

January 2, 2013
8:15 PM

Post #9373726

well Doc I can tell you from the recipients end of that program...I think it is wonderful. Many years ago, two of my boys were in an accident, sledding.
the youngest just barely turned five. when police arrived they gave him a teddy bear, it helped him get through the firemen moving him, and cutting his snow pants, and jeans.
I can look back and snicker a bit now, then it was horrible to go through. He was very upset that they wanted to cut his pants, he had just gotten them for Christmas gifts, and it was the first time he wore the snow pants. the little darlin had two broken legs, in 5 places !!! and he was worried about his pants getting cut... one of the reasons I HATE SNOW !!!

They both healed well, and quickly. I am much grateful for that.

psychw2

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

January 2, 2013
8:25 PM

Post #9373732

Thanks Thunder, after hearing of the "We hate them" I've been reluctant to do more!! Pesonally, I thought they were very cute. One summer it was part of a young group church project and we sewed and stuffed more than 200. Sides, a front & back seam, turn, stuff, slip stitch closed, tie a ribbon around the neck. I'm almost embarrassed to tell you how we got all the stuffing FREE... Funeral homes, the caskets come wrapped in batting to prevent scratches. We just ripped and pulled the batting apart for stuffing. ALL the fabric had been donated by local women sewers... you know who you are!! Those of us with leftovers of 1/4 yards, 1/2 yards or heaven forbid - yards of a fabric we no longer want or like. Some of the least likely fabrics turned out the cutest.

taters55

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

January 3, 2013
4:48 AM

Post #9373855

Nothing wrong with recycling that batting. They would have just thrown it away!

barefootT

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

January 3, 2013
4:31 PM

Post #9374540

wow, that is a great source for batting!! Makes me want to go talk to the place down the road...

psychw2

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

January 3, 2013
6:23 PM

Post #9374662

I don't know if it would be any good for quilting, but it won't hurt to try a small piece and find out. AND why not talk to the people "down the road"??

barefootT

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

January 4, 2013
4:34 AM

Post #9374916

I was thinking stuffing...got to make some more monkeys.
gardenglory
Gainesville, FL
(Zone 9a)

January 4, 2013
4:44 AM

Post #9374921

Monkeys??? Did I miss a picture of them.

barefootT

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

January 5, 2013
6:25 AM

Post #9376013

you must have because I posted pictures a few times.

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1292129/#new
gardenglory
Gainesville, FL
(Zone 9a)

January 5, 2013
6:30 AM

Post #9376019

O wow, I did miss them. They are beyond great. So so cute. Their face is perfect. It seems sometimes people cant get that just right.
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

January 8, 2013
4:09 AM

Post #9378853

When i packed to move I used scraps of left over batting to wrap a lot of my items. After I moved I gathered them all back up and have them for other uses.
Now i need to go find the local funeral home & see what they do with the batting. Think pillow forms, purses, wall hangings,etc.
mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

January 29, 2013
9:30 AM

Post #9401279

a few more 324, 325, 326, 327, & 328

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

January 29, 2013
10:27 AM

Post #9401322

The D9P lends itself nicely to the placemats Mittsy. Good way to use some that we play with!!!!

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

February 17, 2013
5:03 PM

Post #9422384

Mittsy, think you've given me a bug, lol...

Yesterday while in Buffalo I found 302 more quilt shops..in one of them was a large sunflower st in blocks of 4 that surrounded it..then the leaf was sewn on leaving but a small opening for fork/knife/spoon..thought how cheery they look...staff photo copies the design for me (fee $8.00) now all I have to do is pick up some bright yellow /green fabric and try a few for the Seniors home

psychw2

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

February 17, 2013
6:30 PM

Post #9422459

Looking forward to seeing a picture of that completed. Breaks over... back to work!
mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

February 27, 2013
6:17 AM

Post #9433392

Next batch 329, 330, 331, 332, 333.

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mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

February 27, 2013
6:20 AM

Post #9433397

More 334, 335, 336, 337, 338.

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mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

February 27, 2013
6:24 AM

Post #9433403

339, 340, 341, 342, 343. That's it for now.

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Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

February 27, 2013
6:35 AM

Post #9433410

Beautiful Mittsy..

Girlfriend dropped off a pattern yesterday for me for placemats as I also want to do some for a local seniors home.

brought pattern into the office to see what fabrics I might need!

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mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

February 28, 2013
10:03 AM

Post #9434588

Very nice, Betty, love the holders for the flatware.
mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

March 16, 2013
10:41 AM

Post #9451324

We had a sew in for placemats, Here's some of the workers in action. The beginning 40 ready to be selected. Anna and Karen. Carolyn. Garnet and Dottie. Karen.

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mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

March 16, 2013
10:43 AM

Post #9451328

Kathy. Lois. Mary. Mittsy. Roxy and Anna.

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mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

March 16, 2013
10:57 AM

Post #9451339

Sheila. Finished placemat photos. Breakfast was blueberry muffins, coffee and tea. Lunch consisted of starters of humuus with pretzel dippers, chicken salad with apples and pecans on assorted crackers . Followed by a a box lunch complete with small tuna on whole wheat rolls and and egg salad on potato dinner rolls, potato salad, deviled eggs and home made unrolled cabbage rolls with meatballs soup. All this was finished with iced tea, wine, and pineapple lemon cake. I'm sorry I didn't get a picture of the food but I was too busy eating. We toasted Garnet as it was her birthday. Everything was delicious. Now to photograph the next 40 placemats so I can post those pictures. 344

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mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

March 16, 2013
11:00 AM

Post #9451341

345, 346, 347, 348, 349

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taters55

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

March 16, 2013
11:05 AM

Post #9451349

Beautiful placemats, wish I was closer to help, that food sounds really good!
mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

March 16, 2013
11:13 AM

Post #9451351

350, 351, 352, 353, 354. Wish you could have joined us, always room for one more at our table.

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mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

March 16, 2013
11:23 AM

Post #9451356

355, 356, 357, 358, 359.

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mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

March 16, 2013
11:27 AM

Post #9451358

360, 361, 362, 363, 364.

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mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

March 16, 2013
11:29 AM

Post #9451361

365, 366, 367, 368, 369.

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mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

March 16, 2013
11:50 AM

Post #9451368

370, 371, 372, 373, 374,

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mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

March 16, 2013
11:55 AM

Post #9451375

375, 376, 377, 378, 379. We are so tired of the roses!

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mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

March 16, 2013
12:13 PM

Post #9451398

380, 381. They took home inspirational fabrics from the overflow box, I was thrilled to see only a bit left in the bottom. But then I got a gift package in the mail from someone I just met at Margie Engle's Coastal Quilter's meeting so the box is filling up again. I had hoped to top 400 before I leave in May so we may meet the goal. I had to decorate my tote so I embroidered the tropical sewing machine motif (emblibrary) and Coastal Quilters. The cross stitched scallop shell I found at a thrift shop, $1.00 as a small framed item. I removed it, washed and ironed it and decorated the tote pocket with it. So very Coastal Tropical, don't you think?

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taters55

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

March 16, 2013
1:19 PM

Post #9451438

Love that tote bag! Very nice!

psychw2

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

March 16, 2013
1:24 PM

Post #9451443

REALLY cute idea!! I'll never see a counted stitch picture EVER the same!

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

March 16, 2013
4:30 PM

Post #9451624

Big WOW, what a productive group of ladies..love each and every one of them ..
Can see fun was had by all!

Quilter5bdsr

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

March 16, 2013
5:31 PM

Post #9451691

Just wonderful MIttsy!!! And you look soooo happy!!!!
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 19, 2013
3:55 AM

Post #9454380

Mittsy - hopefully I can get down to see you before you hard north. Every time I think I'll have a bit of free time, something comes up.
mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

March 19, 2013
5:47 AM

Post #9454469

Jean, if at all possible try to make it on a Thursday, you'll get to meet most of them, then.
mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

March 19, 2013
12:09 PM

Post #9454894

As of this morning all on hand were delivered to Meals on Wheels. I have a few more that need hand sewing. I do believe we will make that goal.

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Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

March 19, 2013
12:36 PM

Post #9454922

Now that is an achievement!!

Quilter5bdsr

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

March 19, 2013
4:06 PM

Post #9455129

It certainly is that! Congratulations to you and your group Mittsy for a job well done!!! Let them know we are really proud of you all!!!!

barefootT

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

March 19, 2013
6:05 PM

Post #9455247

HOORAY !!
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 20, 2013
3:51 AM

Post #9455527

I'll keep a Thur in mind.

Congrats are in deed in order for your group...
mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

March 22, 2013
6:05 AM

Post #9457897

The director (of MOW) called to thank us for our donation. She didn't want her picture taken so didn't leave her office area to speak with us. She had replaced the last director and wasn't familiar with us and didn't understand our goal of reaching everyone in Brevard County. She does now. She will distribute them at seasonal times to correspond with the motifs, if possible. Number 382 will be my pinwheel made at Margie Engle's Coastal Quilters meeting. I finally got more of the purple background fabric so I can complete my two remaining sections and finish the block. I missed the last session as I was making my concrete leaf casting. It came out wonderful, but broke in five places so needs to be glued before painting.

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taters55

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

March 22, 2013
6:29 AM

Post #9457943

Sorry your leaf casting broke, hope you can get it glued!

psychw2

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

March 22, 2013
1:18 PM

Post #9458273

OHhhh I like the pinwheel... put I would! pink & black!

Your casting is beautiful, I hope someday to do one.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

March 23, 2013
5:56 AM

Post #9458867

Ahhhh sorry the leaf casting broke..

I've started casting mine using a different method, set my leaf and mark the area to match size of leaf I'm going to make, then dig hole in the earth, tamp it down with a cover of sand, cover with crinkled seran wrap and set in my mixture, set leaf over it vein on the mixture..lightly tap so that the veins will be marked,leave it for 2 or 3 days to get a better cure..did birdbaths same way just digging deeper hole, when formed add allies,glass,sea shells..got to love creating your own works of art.

Love you project..looking forward to seeing it completed

Sun is calling
mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

April 2, 2013
2:14 PM

Post #9469955

382 completed, 383-386, 387, 388, 389 - 390.

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mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

April 2, 2013
2:17 PM

Post #9469957

391, 392, 393.

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mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

April 2, 2013
2:26 PM

Post #9469966

I now have three lugs (totes) full of partials, kits, batting, backing, orphans and embroidered pieces. Today I organized and sorted and filled three clear queen size comforter bags with kits. I hope to hand them out at the next Rocket Quilter's meeting to be returned to me a week later when we go on GDO to Wandering Stitches and Ikea. That will be my last hostessing of GDO as we'll be leaving for KY and the trip home to NY.

taters55

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

April 2, 2013
3:31 PM

Post #9470010

Those are beauriful, love the heart ones!

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

April 2, 2013
4:37 PM

Post #9470076

Favorite are the fall colors but all are beautiful...

psychw2

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

April 2, 2013
6:51 PM

Post #9470220

HEARTS are my favorite!
mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

April 4, 2013
10:36 AM

Post #9471799

394, 395, 396, 397, & 398 What to say, the Christmas one was a donation from someone who didn't want to finish it after starting to hand quilt it, I'm thinking maybe 50's. The flower basket was an orphan that I embellished with a quilt block of embroidery . Love the sliced and diced 9 patch, always a winner. Carol V.'s 3 1/2" squares shoebox was overflowing so she decided to make enough fabric to get the cover on.

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mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

April 4, 2013
10:41 AM

Post #9471803

399, 400 (WE MADE OUR GOAL!!!!!) 401, 402, 403

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taters55

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

April 4, 2013
12:20 PM

Post #9471875

Cograts on making your goal! What is the next project?

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

April 4, 2013
12:32 PM

Post #9471883

YAY!!!

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

April 4, 2013
12:40 PM

Post #9471890

Ahhh time to celebrate..how wonderful is that! You must be feeling grand..nothing like meeting a challenge and with time to spare..
mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

April 4, 2013
3:36 PM

Post #9472022

404 & 405, leftovers from Judy S's first quilt she made for her daughter Deb in Orlando. That was 2006. It has faded and softened in color, but is much loved. Deb's DH requested that the next one be one block wider so anyone turning over in bed would still have plenty of cover. This is the same DH that couldn't believe that Judy and I made the headboard to her bed. He thought it looked too professional! Kids, gotta love em! I have a few more that need finish work, and then I can pack up the supplies until fall.

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mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

April 4, 2013
3:37 PM

Post #9472024

The final goal is 640. So a ways to go yet.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

April 4, 2013
3:51 PM

Post #9472040

At the rate you are going, you will meet it! What an undertaking, I so admire you!

Quilter5bdsr

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

April 4, 2013
3:51 PM

Post #9472041

Wow Mittsy!!! And congratulations. What an accomplishment fro all of you ladies...Well done.
mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

April 5, 2013
2:25 PM

Post #9472925

Some in the works.

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Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

April 5, 2013
3:14 PM

Post #9472966

Love the twister placematt...bright colors and cheerful!

Quilter5bdsr

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

April 5, 2013
3:43 PM

Post #9472994

Like the twister too and the D9P as well. Nice work!!!
mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

April 11, 2013
12:13 PM

Post #9480260

A few more were turned in today. 406. 407. 408. 409.and 410.

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Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

April 11, 2013
1:24 PM

Post #9480338

I find the twisted ones so colorful..set the orange and blue one aside for when need it please..lol

taters55

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

April 11, 2013
2:49 PM

Post #9480413

Those are beautiful! Tell everyone that are doing a great job!
mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

April 12, 2013
11:40 AM

Post #9481452

Today was the Rocket Quilter's meeting and 17 more placemats were given to me, so here they are. 411- 414, 415-417, 418-419, 420, 421. A nice manly selection.

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mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

April 12, 2013
11:43 AM

Post #9481459

422, 423, 424, 425, 426

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mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

April 12, 2013
11:48 AM

Post #9481465

last one for today. 427.

psychw2

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

April 12, 2013
12:03 PM

Post #9481482

427 didn't load... I LOVE the sail boats! I should make a quick copy of that for reference for my Dad.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

April 12, 2013
12:55 PM

Post #9481568

Love the sailboats as well..amazed at how many designs you've all come up with.
mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

April 13, 2013
2:58 AM

Post #9482141

427 Sorry about that. Internet service has been failing, off and on. We have road runner but the wiring in our building is very old and needs to be replaced.

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Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

April 13, 2013
4:55 AM

Post #9482169

Are the participants who are making these placemats given specific re sizes?
Interesting undertaking.

psychw2

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

April 13, 2013
12:26 PM

Post #9482610

That's an unlikely/uncommon but attractive color combination! I like it!
mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

April 14, 2013
4:06 AM

Post #9483250

We have no restrictions nor guidelines, doesn't even have to be from an orphan block. Many of the clients eat on a tv tray so if they are a smaller size that works out perfectly for them. It's a really great way to make a practice block before commiting to a full quilt top. If it isn't the one you want then at least it's getting put to good use.

Over the summer I'll be working up a few variations with the Little Twister as we are going to teach a workshop in the fall. I think it lends itself welll to placemat use. Going to try it with brights and black background and black & white with black background.

psychw2

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

April 14, 2013
6:23 AM

Post #9483346

OH Mittsy, that sounds wonderful! I can't wait to see the pictures. I wish I was not so stingy. I LOVE the twister but need to see a way of using all the left over fabric.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

April 14, 2013
6:50 AM

Post #9483378

I've made several twisters, bought about 10 pattern packets, did do the big basket of flowers..drat forgot I had that one in a tote, best get it quilted.been so involved with making Christmas placemats that I completely forgot how lovely a few sets would be done with twister. Hmmm

Now you've got me thinking, likely you've given me more work.
mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

April 14, 2013
6:58 AM

Post #9483384

Always happy to enable, Betty! Pat, I'll see what I can do with the twister scraps.
mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

April 20, 2013
4:59 AM

Post #9490469

428 - 429, 430.

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taters55

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

April 20, 2013
5:36 AM

Post #9490503

Very pretty, I like that little twister one!

psychw2

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

April 20, 2013
7:43 AM

Post #9490640

I really like the twister, that green batik background is WONDERFUL!

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

April 21, 2013
3:50 AM

Post #9491521

Wow I so love the green twister!
mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

December 9, 2013
1:59 PM

Post #9724836

Next batch starting with
431, 432, 433, & 434, 435, 436

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mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

December 9, 2013
2:16 PM

Post #9724848

437- 439, 440, 441- 442, 443, 444

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mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

December 9, 2013
2:21 PM

Post #9724851

445 - 446, 447, 448, 449, 450.

I'll take more pictures and post those that are finished awaiting delivery. Just a side note, Sheila and Kathy left this morning to deliver the 150 + pillowcases to the orphanage in South Carolina.

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Quilter5bdsr

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

December 9, 2013
2:37 PM

Post #9724869

Fantastic Mittsy!!!! And wonderful with the pillowcases!!!
mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

December 9, 2013
2:39 PM

Post #9724871

451, 452, 453 - 454, 455, 456. I'll wait until I have five more photos to post the rest.

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siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

December 9, 2013
2:45 PM

Post #9724879

Mittsy, you and your group are a blessing to so many.

taters55

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

December 9, 2013
4:41 PM

Post #9724956

I agree, placemats, pillow cases, baby blankets... Way to go.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

December 9, 2013
8:23 PM

Post #9725077

What an accomplishment..kudos to you all for your efforts!

mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

January 27, 2014
4:23 AM

Post #9756403

457, 458, 459, 460, 461

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mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

January 27, 2014
4:26 AM

Post #9756406

462, 463, 464, 465, 466

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mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

January 27, 2014
4:28 AM

Post #9756408

467, 468, 469, 470, 471

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mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

January 27, 2014
4:32 AM

Post #9756411

472, 473, 474,
I have a stack that require a bit of hand sewing and a few more that need some quilting. Maybe I'll be able to post more pictures later today.

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Quilter5bdsr

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

January 27, 2014
5:19 AM

Post #9756427

Incredible Mittsy. How is the new machine working for you?

taters55

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

January 27, 2014
5:33 AM

Post #9756434

Mittsy, those are beautiful!
mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

January 30, 2014
3:37 AM

Post #9758608

The classes are great, I'm learning a lot. So different from my first machine, no classes, had to learn on my own. Today is the first class on the embroidery arm, so it'll be a very busy day. Going to River Lakes to set up for the Thursday morning baby quilters, then leave for my class. 10 til one, I get home about 2. Have Mondays laundry to finish and then want to practice what I learned yesterday with the giant stitches (wave) on my built in sewing stitches. Yesterday we programmed the machine to shut itself off if left for over an hour without sewing. A good thing to have. It also has an energy saving sleep mode. We learned how to access the built in videos on how to thread the machine and wind the bobbin. I had hoped to photograph more place mats but with all the rain, it's too wet outside on the lanai and quite dim inside even with my ott lite.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

January 30, 2014
3:44 AM

Post #9758612

Have fun today Mittsy, what a learning experience

Quilter5bdsr

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

January 30, 2014
4:34 AM

Post #9758624

You sound so happy Mittsy. I'm really happy for you. That machine sounds like it should be doing the laundry for you too!!! LOL
mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

January 31, 2014
2:49 AM

Post #9759244

I practiced the wave built in sewing pattern on a Isolette baby quilt. It will take a bit of practice to get it to line up perfectly at the corners, but all in all I'm pleased with the chance to use up some of my variegated threads. Now I'm working on some ladybugs.

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Quilter5bdsr

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

January 31, 2014
4:38 AM

Post #9759273

Amazing what they can program these machines to do...

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

January 31, 2014
5:50 AM

Post #9759305

Neat,can see you are enjoying your sessions

psychw2

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

January 31, 2014
7:28 AM

Post #9759348

VERY cool and I'm in deep envy!! I keep telling myself I don't sew enjoy and can't afford it... ALL TRUE
mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

February 3, 2014
6:45 AM

Post #9761296

475, 476, 477, 478, 479.

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mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

February 3, 2014
6:47 AM

Post #9761298

480, 481, 482. Slowly, but progress, never the less!

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Quilter5bdsr

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

February 3, 2014
6:50 AM

Post #9761302

What a great way to use up scraps!!! Wonderful Mittsy...

taters55

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

February 3, 2014
7:06 AM

Post #9761311

Mittsy, those are so pretty. How many are you all making this year?

Kizmo

Kizmo
Marietta, OH
(Zone 6a)

February 3, 2014
10:14 AM

Post #9761453

just a question, Mittsy.. when these placemats are delivered with the meals, does the recipient get more than one or are they distributed throughout the MOW delivery areas? Your group makes so many lovely mats, I was just wondering where they all go? The Council on Aging that was involved in my grandmother's MOW programs usually had the same route, and delivered to the same people, although there were many routes throughout the counties...
One of the 'tips' on F&P show that I watched previously, was sent from a woman that used her orphan or test blocks to make placemats for the elderly in homes and nursing care facilities. And I thought " I already know someone who does that!" LOL
mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

February 5, 2014
3:32 AM

Post #9762731

The guild I belonged to in NY did this so I thought I could organize it for Brevard County. This county is huge and has a MOW wait list. When I asked how many were currently receiving meals I was given the 640 number, so that became the goal. We will stop at that number. Each receives only one.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

February 5, 2014
4:25 AM

Post #9762752

Quite the endeavor... How close are you to your goal, likely on a post above but taking the easy way of knowing.

Quilter5bdsr

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

February 5, 2014
4:57 AM

Post #9762778

Last photo was 482 Betty...

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

February 5, 2014
6:15 AM

Post #9762820

wow..fantastic, not far from your goal.

what are you sewing today??

Kizmo

Kizmo
Marietta, OH
(Zone 6a)

February 5, 2014
8:30 AM

Post #9762901

wow, Mittsy, that's alot of people! And there's probably many more that should be on the lists, but aren't. Thank you to you and your group for adding enjoyment to these folks day!
mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

February 6, 2014
3:29 AM

Post #9763430

Today being Thursday is Isolette sewing at River Lakes. I'll take the camera and snap a few works in progress. Yesterday, Judy and I spray basted 8 baby quilts, so we have lots to work on.
mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

February 7, 2014
8:26 AM

Post #9764330

The hand sewing has been done so posting a few more to bring us up to date.
483, 484 - 487.
I did take a lot of pictures of the Isolette Quilts in progress so if interested check out the Isolette thread.

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mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

February 8, 2014
10:23 AM

Post #9765021

A few more, I'm almost caught up on my photgraphing. Still some in Judy's garage. I'll get them when we spray baste again. More orphan blocks, aren't they a nice variety?
488, a variation of Bear Claw, 489 with a little emb. embellishment, 490 D9P made by me, love this fall color combo and have so many 5" squares waiting to be used, 491 lovely purples, and 492 a country house. Sheila has a bunch she's going to quilt on the long arm, so we are making progress. I'll really be glad to have this service project finished as it is a lot to keep track of with the baby project, too.

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psychw2

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

February 8, 2014
10:25 AM

Post #9765023

Yes, it's a lot but keep track of but... we know you'll just find a new project!!! LOL

Or maybe not. Maybe you'll focus all your attention on baby blankets. Either way, we all know you'll stay busy with your good works.

taters55

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

February 8, 2014
12:08 PM

Post #9765074

Those are pretty.

Quilter5bdsr

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

February 8, 2014
12:33 PM

Post #9765093

Beautiful blocks Mittsy. Do you need some more??? I can send you some.
mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

February 19, 2014
2:53 AM

Post #9772082

Set of four, 493-496 and 497.
We were given some lovely Grandmother's Flower Garden blocks all beautifully hand sewn using the English paper piecing method. We will turn them into wonderful placemats by top stitching them to rectangles. I need to start another batch of kits as they are asked for at my community sew ins. My classes are going well and just fell in love with the cording foot, can't wait to try it out. I'll have to but a corded edge on a placemat for practice.

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Quilter5bdsr

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

February 19, 2014
4:56 AM

Post #9772115

Sounds exciting Mittsy. I'm so glad you are getting these lessons as they really help you to get the most out of your machine. Need to see pictures of the cording.

taters55

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

February 19, 2014
6:39 AM

Post #9772180

Those are wonderful!
mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

March 2, 2014
7:59 AM

Post #9780024

498, 499-500, 501, 502, 503.

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mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

March 2, 2014
8:02 AM

Post #9780028

504, 505, 506,
I have a stack that need to be layered and quilted, so we are within our goal.

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Quilter5bdsr

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

March 2, 2014
8:24 AM

Post #9780048

I'm really impressed Mittsy. What a wonderful group of ladies. Please let them know how proud of them we are.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

March 2, 2014
8:30 AM

Post #9780054

Mittsy, love the Halowwen one..what will you gals make once you've reached this goal?

Off to the sewing room, trying to make sense of a small throw pattern
mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

March 14, 2014
3:45 AM

Post #9789201

507, 508, 509, 510, 511

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mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

March 14, 2014
3:48 AM

Post #9789204

512, 513-514, 515, 516, 517

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mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

March 14, 2014
3:50 AM

Post #9789206

518, 519, 520, 521, 522

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mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

March 14, 2014
3:52 AM

Post #9789208

523, 524, 525. Charging the camera battery will post more later.

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Quilter5bdsr

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

March 14, 2014
4:38 AM

Post #9789222

Amazing Mittsy. I'm so proud of you and your ladies... When will you be harding north again?

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

March 14, 2014
5:11 AM

Post #9789237

If I were her, I wouldn't be in a rush to head back north. It still doesn't look much like spring.

taters55

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

March 14, 2014
5:12 AM

Post #9789239

WOW! Those are really nice!

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

March 14, 2014
6:07 AM

Post #9789285

Wow, they keep getting better..stunning

psychw2

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

March 14, 2014
7:57 AM

Post #9789371

523, 524, & 525... please sent them MY WAY! LOL, stunning!

Quilter5bdsr

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

March 14, 2014
10:00 AM

Post #9789433

They are for Meals on Wheels patients Pat... I like those particular ones too!

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

March 14, 2014
1:58 PM

Post #9789539

Lol, we did have a swap once re placemats didn't we??

Yes, these are beauties

Quilter5bdsr

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

March 14, 2014
3:45 PM

Post #9789606

Yes we did one three or four years ago. It was great. Nichole sent me a beautiful set I kept for me and also a set of pumpkin ones that I passed on to my daughter's family. I believe I sent a set to Canastrid,

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

March 14, 2014
4:57 PM

Post #9789657

Yes, and I received a Christmas set, you know me and Christmas..set of reindeers..have them out each year!

psychw2

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

March 14, 2014
7:19 PM

Post #9789807

hehehe... I know they are Meals on Wheels placemats. Those were just especially nice!
mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

March 16, 2014
8:04 AM

Post #9790662

526, 527, 528

Yesterday I took a sampling of the placemats that were made from the orphan blocks to Coastal Quilters, they were pleased with the results and so happy to see their blocks transformed into something so nice and usable, too. The member sitting next to me had donated the appliqued butterfly, pieced star and the bear claw blocks. Friday's Chinese Auction at Rocket was very entertaining and I came home with some wonderful treasures. An orchid pin, half finished quilt kit, a CD with cutwork embroidery by Anita Goodesign and a brand new set of premier Prismacolor colored pencils. Today we are driving down to Vero Beach to visit family and tomorrow I have another embroidery class, so the week is off to a good start.

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mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

March 16, 2014
8:06 AM

Post #9790664

the pin and pencils.

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Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

March 16, 2014
9:16 AM

Post #9790729

You are one busy lady..love the items you came home with.

Quilter5bdsr

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

March 16, 2014
10:47 AM

Post #9790781

That's great Mittsy. Sounds like it was a good time...

psychw2

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

March 16, 2014
12:58 PM

Post #9790843

Anybody who didn't click and enlarge 527 is missing a real treat, VERY pretty and unique!

taters55

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

March 17, 2014
8:59 AM

Post #9791510

They are all beautiful! Love all your gifts too.
mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

March 20, 2014
11:15 AM

Post #9793890

Busy playing catch up and camera just doesn't want to "auto" focus most are too blurry to see detail, so I'll have to try again when I have more time.
Turned in this morning 529 orphan block, 530 & 531 from Dottie's green stash, 532, 533, more transformed batik orphans.

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taters55

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

March 20, 2014
11:23 AM

Post #9793905

Love all these colors.

psychw2

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

March 20, 2014
6:59 PM

Post #9794229

I do so love batiks!

Quilter5bdsr

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

March 21, 2014
6:28 AM

Post #9794484

I love how they blend with each other. Great job.
mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

March 22, 2014
2:30 PM

Post #9795533

533 not so blurry, new 534, 535, 536, 537 The owls was all hand appliqued.

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mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

March 22, 2014
2:35 PM

Post #9795539

538, 539. Blossom has four matching ones for me so we are officially under 100! Have a few that need a little hand work. Can you believe it, I'm early for next Christmas. I just finished the grommets in my "Tree" shower curtain. Also finished a kids quilt for Margie 's Coastal Quilters and a baby quilt for the neo natal unit.

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Quilter5bdsr

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

March 22, 2014
5:17 PM

Post #9795645

Busy girl you are Mittsy!!!! Beautiful work I know. Those Coastal quilters must be thrilled to have you with them...
mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

March 30, 2014
9:01 AM

Post #9801088

540 - 543, 544, 545 and the back of 538 (birds). 544 has an ivy patterned back that is waterproof. Very interesting.

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taters55

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

March 30, 2014
9:40 AM

Post #9801110

Beautiful placemats. Love the birds!

Quilter5bdsr

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

March 30, 2014
3:05 PM

Post #9801333

Your new camera takes great pictures. Good job...
mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

April 5, 2014
5:30 AM

Post #9805338

546, 547, 548, 549, 550 Only 90 to go.

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mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

April 5, 2014
5:37 AM

Post #9805343

551, 552, 553, 554, 555. They certainly are varied. Only 85 to go.

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mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

April 5, 2014
5:45 AM

Post #9805346

We had our farewell brunch for Mary B, who isn't returning. We had quiche, bruschetta with olive or roasted red pepper tapinade, broccoli slaw salad, potato salad , two different types of deviled eggs, brownies, and a wonderful chocolate cake.

I hope to have some soon of the Pink Team (NASA robotics) pink beards we knitted (50+). Kathy and Shelia have gone to Washington to watch the competition. We

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psychw2

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

April 5, 2014
5:48 AM

Post #9805349

Some nice pieces as always and YUMMY looking food!
mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

April 5, 2014
5:53 AM

Post #9805352

more pictures, we're very good at eating, maybe even better than we are at sewing!

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mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

April 5, 2014
5:59 AM

Post #9805359

Garnet got an email from Lois, Hospice has been called in for Gary, the chemo didn't work. Carol V is started a new chemo this week so please keep them in your prayers. My EKG was good, no heart attack, now I need a stress test. I'm trying to de-stress my life, but it ain't easy. I have given up heading our Isolette project, Blossom will take over in the fall, she lives at River lakes, so we'll be able to continue on there.

psychw2

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

April 5, 2014
8:46 AM

Post #9805451

It's not easy giving up leadership but you may find that you really like to become another "worker" without quite as much responsibility. Reducing stress by reducing obligations can be a very good thing! I used to force myself to sit quietly out on my bench next to my homemade water feature, behind the screen of clematis everyday. A quiet peaceful refuge from a demanding life. I could not be seen easily there. Find yourself a quiet nook and make it a habit, even if it has to be forced in the beginning.

Find yourself a mantra kind of thing, something you can say to yourself to remind yourself to slow down and de-stress... "It's OK to just BE" rather than always working and accomplishing. "Quiet time is NECESSARY time" "Relax and enjoy, take it in", whatever will work for you. If you think something more spiritual would work better for you "I can't serve from an empty well."

You and friends will be in my prayers. Please take GOOD care of yourself, OK? YOU are irreplaceable to friends and family!

Quilter5bdsr

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

April 5, 2014
2:47 PM

Post #9805665

So very well said Pat. Mittsy - I don't think you know how much we care about you. You are a part of our family and would be devastated to lose you. Please take care as much as possible. Your friends will be I my prayers...
Please tell Judy she has a wonderful smile!!!!
mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

April 10, 2014
12:57 PM

Post #9809274

556, 557, 558, 559, 560

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mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

April 10, 2014
1:06 PM

Post #9809280

561, 562, 563, 564, 565.

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mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

April 10, 2014
1:12 PM

Post #9809287

566, 567, 568, 569, 570.

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mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

April 10, 2014
1:18 PM

Post #9809289

571, 572, 573, 574.

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psychw2

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

April 10, 2014
8:34 PM

Post #9809557

WOW, ya all been busy! LOTS more placemats!

taters55

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

April 10, 2014
8:53 PM

Post #9809571

Those are beautiful.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

April 11, 2014
4:45 AM

Post #9809676

Hard to pick a favorite for sure..

Nope, went back and looked, no can do

They just keep getting better!
mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

April 13, 2014
8:25 AM

Post #9811310

575, 576, 577, 578, 579. I''' post in groups of 5.

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mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

April 13, 2014
10:30 AM

Post #9811412

580, 581, 582, 583, 584. I picked up another group of orphan blocks from the recycle table at Rocket, so have plenty to work with.

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psychw2

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

April 13, 2014
1:39 PM

Post #9811533

I've always liked that name "orphan blocks". You sure have some nice ones. I especially like the machine embroidery.

taters55

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

April 13, 2014
2:42 PM

Post #9811601

Those are beautiful!
mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

April 14, 2014
3:42 PM

Post #9812690

A few more to add to the finished pile. 585, 586, 587, 588,589.

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mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

April 14, 2014
3:47 PM

Post #9812695

590, 591,592, 593, 594. I am now up to date on picture taking and posting until our next sew in on Thursday.

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Quilter5bdsr

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

April 14, 2014
4:28 PM

Post #9812736

You must be getting close to your goal soon? Fantastic work.

psychw2

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

April 14, 2014
8:52 PM

Post #9812976

WOW that bold orange iris is stunning!

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

April 16, 2014
3:28 PM

Post #9814422

Wanted to ohh and ahh
Drats, last 2 posts of photo's are not visible

Bet they are gorgeous though
mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

April 17, 2014
10:55 AM

Post #9814934

595 -598 two have solid green backing and two have the striped fabric, 599, 600, 601, 602.

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mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

April 17, 2014
11:01 AM

Post #9814937

603, 604, 605, 606, 607. Another vibrant iris, and some neat checkerboards.

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mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

April 17, 2014
11:12 AM

Post #9814942

Two more. 608 and 609. Only 31 to go. Judy has quite a few to do handwork on and Shelia has more on the longarm being quilted. There's light at the end of the tunnel!

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taters55

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

April 17, 2014
3:53 PM

Post #9815107

Those 31 will go quickly. Nice job!

Quilter5bdsr

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

April 17, 2014
6:07 PM

Post #9815188

You and your ladies are amazing Mittsy. What an accomplishment. Please tell them I think they are wonderful!!!!

psychw2

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

April 17, 2014
7:06 PM

Post #9815248

Goodness... how long has it taken to amass this many? You have made so many wonderful placemats!

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

April 18, 2014
9:23 AM

Post #9815684

Each and everyone are precious!
mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

April 19, 2014
11:13 AM

Post #9816408

610 stenciled, 611 appliqued, 612, leftover chartreuse green borders utilized as decorative strips on solid purple, 613 another star with dotted center, 614 musical themed fabrics.

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mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

April 19, 2014
11:18 AM

Post #9816411

615, 616, 617, 618, and 619. I had to check as I thought I had already posted 619 with another number , but no, one has a yellow back and one has the same purple print for backing. Only 21 to go.

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Quilter5bdsr

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

April 19, 2014
11:34 AM

Post #9816417

Maybe then you can get some rest Mittsy!!! What a job so well done.

psychw2

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

April 19, 2014
1:05 PM

Post #9816463

OH 613!!!

What a great project

taters55

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

April 19, 2014
1:48 PM

Post #9816480

They are all wonderful!

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