2012 5 inch Charm SWAP, part 3 !!!

(Pat) Kennewick, WA(Zone 5b)

OK, I have cut new blocks and mailed them all this morning at the post office. The post office would give me NO information on all the lost mail. OH well... new blocks cut and mailed. A check to Karen to replace the one that with first set of charms.

How is every one doing? How many more charm packets to go out? Anybody getting an projects made up?

Thanks for your patience, I know most of us have lived thru at least one of our envelopes not making it thru the mail and know the frustration first hand.

We came from here: http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1286241/

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

(Marion) Havana, FL(Zone 8b)

Pat, Pat, what are we going to do with you besides love you? I for one didn't want you spending your precious time during the holidays redoing those squares. Since you have, I will say thank you very much.

(thunder)Wildwood, FL(Zone 9a)

and I will ditto...

all of mine have gone out, I have one more thing I HAVE to finish for my Christmas list, then I am going to start making something with my charms. big question??? on the something ??? I have seen a few things i like, sew i have to decide which????

also will be working on Malena's quilt, and a quilt for her baby doll...

also have all of my Dresden plates, I am anxious to get some work done on them.

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

I'll thrittle... Is that a third ditto? LOL

I sent all mine so if someone didn't get theirs, please let me know.

I'm wanting to get busy with my Dresdens after the holidays. I'll probably work a way to maybe combine them with some of the squares.

(thunder)Wildwood, FL(Zone 9a)

Well Doc that is just crazy !!!

Orlando, FL(Zone 9a)

Marion I got your charms, thank you so much, lovely selection. I haven't done a thing with them yet. Thinking of using them in another quilted stocking. I have no idea. They will get used, but for what? hmm.... depends on the day, lol

(thunder)Wildwood, FL(Zone 9a)

I got some from Marion too, posted it on a different thread....duh......

(Marion) Havana, FL(Zone 8b)

Okay so all of mine have been received with the exception of Pat. I haven't mail yours Pat as I was hoping to make a block to include. With everything going on with this bum knee.....I have finished it yet. There will be a package in the mail for you soon!!!

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

I need to get mine mailed out, I will get them finished this afternoon, and out tomorrow. Sorry they are late.

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

Pat did you keep your extra check or do you want me to send it back or destroy?

(Pat) Kennewick, WA(Zone 5b)

Please keep the first check you get and just destroy the next one.

I'm happy that I decided to make a different set of blue blocks for Barb "just in case" she ever got the first set!! I imagine everyone will get the 2nd set AND then the first since that is how the remail sequence happened. I even WENT the post office and asked if they knew of a bag of mail lost or something since NO one had received my blocks. The clerk acknowledged she remembered helping my husband post the envelopes, why it took this long to FINALLY return them to me for postage, WHY there would even be postage due is beyond me!! Heck, THEY helped him, you'd think they'd get it right!

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

Could be the first clerk was being helpful and the next one to handle them had a bad day. I know it makes a difference which post office branch I go to. At one they will stick the envelope through that slot guide, and if it fits will just mark them all the same.
The other one puts every single one through the slot guide and sometimes there are several different costs for the same thing.

Orlando, FL(Zone 9a)

I just recently decided to use stamps.com for all my postal needs. It costs $15 a month but I figure it is saving me money, time, and gas in the long run. Our post office isn't far but we live near UCF and I think that probably should say it all, the lines, ugh, out the door all the time... it doesn't matter what season, forever in a day at that place. It was worth it to me to do the 4 week trial for free. I really like it and I had a scale already so now I am always going to be paying the right postage from my home. If anyone does a lot of mailings, this would be a good thing for them. I like it and I know, it seems expensive, but my time is money especially since I work from home so yeah.

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

Just go to USPS.com, they don't charge the monthly fee.

Orlando, FL(Zone 9a)

The problem with USPS.com is that you can't print first class mail or even parcel post. The only choices there are for Priority and Express through in home printing. I do a lot of mailings because of my sewing business and I am forever sending stuff and USPS.com wasn't cutting it for cheap postage. Sure it let me calculate out postage prices but even then if you have for instance something going to Japan and it is going first class mail at $1.09 you'd end up over paying just to make the $1.09. I'd like to find a cheaper printing service but for now I will gladly pay the $15 because it saves me a headache, gas, and time.

Gainesville, FL(Zone 9a)

I got both my sets today. I love them, and especially the strip, so I can make some rectangles etc.

Man, I opened the mailbox and saw those two cards, my first thought was O NO, Ive sent Christmas cards to everyone who sent me one, now what Im I going to do, I will never get 'them' a card in time. Boy was I happy when I picked them up, knew before even looking at the return address what they were.

Im short a few gifts, and behind on cookie baking. I keep telling myself, one way or the other...Wednesday will come. Cool, but another beautiful day. Sure hope its like this for Betty.

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

I got both sets from Pat also! Love the variety of blues Pat! Thaks so much!

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

No mail delivery yesterday or today. Maybe tomorrow. Plow did come through and bury my car. I parked well off the road and he piled it right up my door, better not be scratched. Arg.

(Barb) Manchester, NH(Zone 5a)

I got a second set from Pat today as well. Pat , would you like me to send you a second set? I just need to find the list of what you wanted. I'd be happy to do so......

(Pat) Kennewick, WA(Zone 5b)

Not necessary AT ALL, I'm just so grateful they are both finally starting to get delivered!! I felt so bad, I knew I had cut them and Sweetie said he'd mailed them. The postage clerk even remembered helping him!! I had been so proud of myself for being EARLY!! LOL ah well... pride goeth before the fall!! hehehe

(Marion) Havana, FL(Zone 8b)

Pat, both sets were in my mail today. I picked the mail up on the way out to do a few last minute errands but sadly haven't opened them. I know from past experience they will be beautiful.....you always do send beautiful things in your packets. My leg was giving me so much trouble when I got back home that I am guilty of leaving all my mail in the car. Kim brought in what few things needed to be refrigerated but everything else stayed.

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

Marion, you need a good brace to wear till you can see that specialist! Take care please?

Cocoa Beach, FL(Zone 10a)

I too, got an envelope of charms from Pat. Thank you so much they are beautiful. I really like the gourd / pumpkin print and wish I had my camera to show how nice they are. I've been using all my squares to make more placemats. Have a bag full to photograph.

(Pat) Kennewick, WA(Zone 5b)

Wasn't that yardage fantastic?? I think it was Barb who sent me several pieces of Halloween and that piece was just WAY to nice for me to use in my projects!!! It needed to be put to use in a table runner or something else that would get some major "Face time"!!

A lot of Barb's Halloween fabric went into a wall hanging. It's not quilted yet but the top is done and I hung it. I hung it in my office without the quilting or backing yet. It's BRIGHT and bold! Looks like something Thunder might was whomped up.

I know, pictures!

(Barb) Manchester, NH(Zone 5a)

YUP!!!! Pictures.......

Cocoa Beach, FL(Zone 10a)

Today's mail brought another envelope from Pat. This one was postmarked the 17th of December. Thanks, Pat.

Odenton, MD(Zone 7b)

yep< I gat another envelope from Pat today too. Thank you so much.

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

Me Too!!! Two packages of oh so pretty Christmas fabrics from Pat.

I put check# 6322 through the shredder.

(Pat) Kennewick, WA(Zone 5b)

Thanks for info

(thunder)Wildwood, FL(Zone 9a)

I have now received two packages from Doc. they are loverly :)

Orlando, FL(Zone 9a)

one package from Pat so far, thank you. I love the colors.

(Pat) Kennewick, WA(Zone 5b)

LOL, Bev, you are only one that is going to get just one. I had held yours and it did not go out in the mail that Ben put out... hence no need to retry!!

Orlando, FL(Zone 9a)

Thanks Pat. Was thinking oh bother another lost package. But, yippee got mine and I love it by the way. Been very crazy over here needless to say with all these holidays, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years and then next week is my birthday so more activities. I wish it would just die down a bit. Still house hunting by the way, blah.

(Pat) Kennewick, WA(Zone 5b)

Holidays are over for most (Happy BDAY btw!) so new listing will be coming up SOON!! hang in there!

(Pat) Kennewick, WA(Zone 5b)

Anybody getting stuff made??? I bought a little more Orange fabric to combine with the blocks, I hope to get a baby blanket done in "knock your socks" off orange and pinks combo!! I have some cute flannel to back it with orange & prink Ice cream cone print.

I used a couple of the cat blocks to make a 4-square block that I converted into the bib of an apron with coordinating cat & dog print for a Christmas gift, it was a big hit.

(thunder)Wildwood, FL(Zone 9a)

lots of things in the works, no new finishes at this point.....
I found a nifty and super easy burp cloth design, somewhere on the web ??? can't remember where, thought I bookmarked it, guess not....good thing I think I remember it. going to see if wal mart has the diapers tomorrow.
you simply fold diaper in thirds, measure width, and length. cut a piece of fabric, width measurement plus an inch X length measurement minus 2 -3 inches. take width measurement and your new length measurement minus 1 inch and make a "template" out of a piece of cardboard, cereal box works well, and can be used over and over....place fabric wrong side up on ironing surface, place template in center, using starch, or best press, fold edges of fabric over template and press very well. gently remove cardboard place fabric on top center of diaper, you will have a few inches on top and bottom of diaper exposed.and 1/3 of diaper width on both sides. stitch all around edge, close to fold of fabric. you can use strait stitch, or a decorative one. add a piece of grosgrain ribbon, or rick rack for decoration going across the width, if you desire. looked very cute !! gonna make some for the new baby.

I cut 200 1.5 '' squares today for a new project, and cut a bunch of 2.5'' squares for a table topper.

(Pat) Kennewick, WA(Zone 5b)

masochist! LOL please tell me the pieces were already SMALL and you cut them into useable 1.5 & 2.5 pieces... not BIG pieces cut down!!!

Fleming Island, FL(Zone 9a)

Only 200!!!!!
Was a rainy afternoon yesterday so I got my sample sewing project done. Have looked (almost) everywhere & cannot find the wall hanging I need to take to show feathers. It will show up the day after I need it.

We are to have FANTABULOUS weather for the next 7 days so think I'll be in the yard more than in the Studio. Need to call the guy & see if he can get by to till my garden in the next few days. A friend has bags & bags of leaves I can use for compost. Then a nice layer of top soil to level everything out. Then more leaves on top for mulch.

Gainesville, FL(Zone 9a)

I was cutting scraps yesterday and it was taking me forever. Wondered if it was worth it???Decided to move forward, one day when they are finished, I will feel much better and it will give me ideas of what to do.

I too will be in the yard, Ive got mega amounts of work out there, and when doing some yesterday, realized if gotten so out of garden shape. Ive got varigated lirope I dug up to move but never got it replanted. I got to pruning, and I thoughy my arms were going to fall off, holding the big lopers over my head. I had started in the back, but decided to move to the front first. You never know whats going to happen in life and I want that 'tightened up first. Goint to try to devote just 15 minutes a day to garage, and see if that will start to shape up.

As for the thread question...I do have my charm squares laid out with some scraps. Im thinking about making my first bag, and was going to try to use some for the charity pillowcases. Im going to incorporate them into the border piece at the top of the pillowcase.

(Barb) Manchester, NH(Zone 5a)

I want to play in your yard Jean!!! I've still got 6" of snow in mine!!!!!

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