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Sewing and Quilting: Moving from January to February part 2

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psychw2

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

January 27, 2013
6:49 PM

Post #9399528

OK... son's here and he's teaching me the camera thing...

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barefootT

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

January 27, 2013
6:50 PM

Post #9399529

WHHOOOOO HOOOOO

beautiful kitty
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

January 27, 2013
6:54 PM

Post #9399535

Kitty needs a quilt!!!!

siliolegma

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

January 27, 2013
7:36 PM

Post #9399571

Doing great Pat, Go ahead bore us. LOL

barefootT

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

January 27, 2013
7:57 PM

Post #9399592

yes we NEED to see about three years worth of blocks...with some pretty kitty thrown in for good measure LOL LOL ^_^

Tallulah_B

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

January 27, 2013
8:01 PM

Post #9399597

Would LOVE to come to visit you in GA, and eat trifles! lol

Pretty kitty - go ahead and Bore us to tears (of joy & laughter!).
Thunder - don't you mean "fur" good measure?!?!

jumper2

jumper2
Huron, OH
(Zone 5b)

January 27, 2013
8:37 PM

Post #9399627

nice kitty!

psychw2

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

January 27, 2013
10:31 PM

Post #9399697

Thank you all. Dad discharged from the hospital today. The hemotologist says Dad NEVER needed the Cumadin he has been on now for a couple of years. Scares me to discontinue it but I know the use of it comes with it's on hazards. Dad meets with specialist next week after the bioposy report on the bone marrow comes back.

I got one coat of paint on all the moldings, I REALLY wanted to get two coats on but oh well... only so many hours in a day and I've been working my buns off.

I'll try to get a good picture of Jalouse (French for jealous) she has a beautiful fluffy tail and lots of attitude. She is the "Queen" of the house, lets us all know if we are not good staff support.

Mended one jacket and hemmed one pair of pants and sent all the leftover lasagna home with son. DH is driving him back to Tri-Cities now, (thank you Sweetie!) I've got work in the morning and my brother is coming to help DH with all the molding installation. It's really difficult for DH to get up and down off the floor, add to that the hip pain right now and THANK you brother!! I'm so grateful for the help.

Barb, how is Norm doing right now? Marion, hope your Mom will be feeling better soon and the hospital gets their virus/flu thing under control QUICKLY!!! Betty, can't wait to see what you do with the painted Morning Glory, they are STILL my favorite!! All you with colds and flu, get to feeling better soon.

siliolegma

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

January 28, 2013
5:12 AM

Post #9399815

Oh Pat in the long run, being off Cumiden is a good thing. I so hated looking like a victim of abuse and finding myself bleeding with no idea of what I had done to cause it. And all the blood tests...my veins are so crappy it always takes several tries to get enough. In the beginning, they told me 6 mos. and I held them to it to the day. I know, I know at times it is a necessary thing but I do hope never again for me.

morknotmindy

morknotmindy
Oracle , AZ
(Zone 8b)

January 28, 2013
5:53 AM

Post #9399852

Pat, she is one beautiful cat and she has the tortie attitude! What a cute blaze she has on her face and such long whiskers! How boring our lives would be without our furry friends...
So many of you are facing such difficulties right now. My heartfelt wishes go out to you all for better times. You show such courage and humor. Many mornings and evenings I share a cuppa with you. I may not join in the conversation but I'm here 'listening'. Thanks to Dave we have an outlet for sharing and I am glad for it. I tend to isolate myself so this is a 'good thing' for me. It's sort of an online quilting bee. A warm smile and a big hug goes out to you all. Life is good... in spite of everything.

siliolegma

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

January 28, 2013
6:12 AM

Post #9399874

Right now, it's a good thing our get togethers are cyber. All this darn flu and noro virus would keep us apart if not for meeting here. You all mean the world to me, hard to remember when I did not have you all to laugh with and learn from. Happiest accident of my life when I found this site. I'm another who tends to isolate myself. I'd go days without leaving the house or seeing anyone. Still will in fact, but you open my life.

taters55

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

January 28, 2013
6:20 AM

Post #9399881

Thanks for the new thread Pat, and Oh my love your photo's! You finally figured it out, now we will expect at least one a day!!! Glad to hear your Dad is home! Praying for good test results next week.

Quilter5bdsr

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

January 28, 2013
7:16 AM

Post #9399951

And how is your Dad doing LK? Is his depression better now after the doctor talked to him?
Norm is doing really well right now. His latest PET scan showed no sign of the lesion on his windpipe. We go between outbreaks of his melanoma being grateful for each time he succeeds. He is one heck of a fighter and I'm so very grateful that he is and that we have such an aggressive oncology team.
Can't wait to see more pictures Pat. It really is easy and the more you do it the easier it becomes. Just takes practice and we are willing!!!
Working on cutting the totes for Feb today. Got all the linings and batting done - just need the fronts, backs, pockets and handles. Then I can start to sew. Doing ten at a time.
Found another project stuck in a bag in the closet I am cleaning out. It is for a Christmas throw. I bought this at least four years ago and promptly forgot all about it. Maybe play with it in between totes.
Hope today is a great one and I can't wait to see more of Pat's pictures...

siliolegma

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

January 28, 2013
7:23 AM

Post #9399960

Great news Barb, Cheers for Norm. A good team is sooo important when fighting the big fight. I do have a better Oncologist up here than I had down state, hoping to find as good a one in TN.
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

January 28, 2013
7:26 AM

Post #9399967

I will like to add me to the list of people who is so very grateful for this group!! Funny how I feel like I knew each one and yet have not met all...I have been lucky enough to met Thunder and Pam.

Pat, so happy to hear your dad is coming of the Cumadin, that stuff scares me. Karen, my step dad was on it and I can relate to your comment. His arms always looked as if mom had beaten him up.

The situation at the nursing home is about the same for now but one of the nurses did tell my sister that she wouldn't be surprised if more cases appeared. They had already been exposed and it is just a wait and see now. Making it really rough as next Monday will be mom's 94 birthday and there will be no visiting.

Good news about Norm. Barb, I just can't imagine finding an unfinished project in a closet! Why no one here would ever be guilty of that now would we? LOL

taters55

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

January 28, 2013
8:15 AM

Post #9400038

Barb, Dad is doing a lot better, still really picky about eating, but it is getting better. I talked to him on the phone last night while my BIL was there visiting, and he seamed to be really happy! He even sang, Jesus Loves me, to me! That made my day!

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

January 28, 2013
8:26 AM

Post #9400064

Glad that mom's and dad's are on their way to healing!

Barb, that is fantastic new on Norm, for that I am most grateful.

Christmas project..lol maybe you and I can forge along on Christmas 2013..sitting here doing bindings on christmas placemats..not because I'm so organized but because I need something to keep me busy..

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morknotmindy

morknotmindy
Oracle , AZ
(Zone 8b)

January 28, 2013
8:31 AM

Post #9400068

Well. the doctors office just called and cancelled my morning appointment! Yahoo! It is a cold and rainy, sometimes hail, day, so I am off to the Tuesday House to sew and just goof off. I love these 'found ' days! I'm glad she caught me before I got out the door. I should run up to the grocery store here in Oracle and get a few things. It is supposed to freeze tonight so I may be snowed in tomorrow. Yay! More sewing time!
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

January 28, 2013
1:46 PM

Post #9400433

I spent the afternoon washing a think layer of pollen off of all 3 cars. Forgot 1 is dk green & the other silver!!!!! Thought they were all a light green!! Hard to stay in & sew when it is so nice out...

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

January 28, 2013
2:36 PM

Post #9400469

nice that you can be outside..lucky you! Keep sewing for a rainy day..

Went on my lunch to pick fabric to put final border on the morning glory quilt, bought some greens for the flower basket twister and the had a new iron on sale..was on my lunch and didn't have a lot of time on my hands..looks like something I need as I really could use a new iron..

Do any of you have it?? Would like your opinion before buying it this week


Ooops forgot the link

http://www.oliso.com/index.php/olisor-smart-iron-with-itouchtm-technology-tg1100.html

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psychw2

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

January 28, 2013
2:41 PM

Post #9400471

Betty, I think I have an earlier version of that as mine has all the features except digital thermometer. I LOVE mine. I keep mine face down to prevent that obnoxious cat of mine from knocking it over.

siliolegma

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

January 28, 2013
2:49 PM

Post #9400476

I would like it all except the auto shut off. I turn my steam generator on when I start sewing and off when I'm done. I want it ready when I am.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

January 28, 2013
2:54 PM

Post #9400480

Had one of this Karen with the tank, forgot to shut it off, heated up and cracked..there went $800

Pat, thanks..will drop in on Thursday and pick it up..
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

January 28, 2013
3:48 PM

Post #9400540

That is the iron Fons & Porter used to have on their show. I always thought ti was rather nifty that is had it's own "feet".
I just use an old Black & Decker. I never use steam when piecing so my irons tend to last forever.

Tallulah_B

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

January 28, 2013
6:16 PM

Post #9400669

I love the concept... but could Never afford $800...
I always use steam for everything... maybe that's why my irons only last 5 years? lol

psychw2

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

January 28, 2013
7:24 PM

Post #9400747

Mine was $150 (a gift from best friend) and the link from Betty shows it at $180.

taters55

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

January 28, 2013
9:10 PM

Post #9400858

Betty, check out other site, they are less expensive at Amazon... $100.00
http://www.amazon.com/Oliso-TG1050-1600-Watts-Smart/dp/B002R1MOOA

And eBay, $100.00 plus free shipping.
http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_sop=15&_sacat=0&_from=R40&_nkw=Oliso+TG1050&rt=nc&LH_ItemCondition=3

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

January 29, 2013
1:27 AM

Post #9400917

Will do LindaKay..

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

January 29, 2013
5:38 AM

Post #9401012

LindaKay, the one on sale for $199.99 at the fabric store is the professional - yellow in color

Think I'll go on my lunch hour and pick it up then that should be it for the sewing room..lol
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

January 29, 2013
6:21 AM

Post #9401081

I was trying to finish quilting my top before I had to head out. Well, I have less than a 30" X 10" section left & am down to just inches of thread. It's a odd variegated one (purples & yellow) that I only had 1 spool of. Good thing JoAnn's is one of my stops for this afternoon!!! If they don't have it, I can probably finish with just a purple variegated since I'm just doing the border now & it's a purple print. Thread color really only is noticeable in the lighter sections of the body of the quilt.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

January 29, 2013
6:32 AM

Post #9401088

must take quite a bit of thread using the commercial quilter? drats don't you just hate it when you are all but done and run out of something

Quilter5bdsr

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

January 29, 2013
7:25 AM

Post #9401152

Working on the totes today. Starting with the handles to get them out of the way. Decided to do five this week and five next week.
I too get frustrated when I run out of something I need. BUT - it was enough to get me out of the house for 2 hours last Sat. to get muslin!!! So I guess it has it's benefits LOL.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

January 29, 2013
8:04 AM

Post #9401183

Barb, can you tell me why you prefer muslin vs cotton..durability/cost??

Quilter5bdsr

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

January 29, 2013
10:21 AM

Post #9401316

I use the muslin for the linings in the coloring book totes. I use quilting cotton (good quality) for the outside, pocket and the handles and then the muslin for the liner. I make so many of these that I try to save $ when I can. Then there is the cost for the coloring books and crayons-can't give a tote without those!!!!! So it is strictly a money saving thing.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

January 29, 2013
12:11 PM

Post #9401420

So not for durability then..I'm sure when you consider thread/fabric and the fillers the cost becomes quite substantial..

Picked up my iron, now I'm anxious to get home and give it a try..something wrong with this picture that such things should excite me.

psychw2

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

January 29, 2013
12:51 PM

Post #9401483

Betty, my DSIL and I have a saying "It takes soooo little to make me happy"!! We would say that when all excited about some silly thing.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

January 29, 2013
1:02 PM

Post #9401559

give me a wood tool or sewing gadget and I'm as happy as can be...amazing how some of us need so little in life..

taters55

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

January 29, 2013
1:41 PM

Post #9401615

I need your opinion please? I was working on a lap quilt, I bought this fabric, cut it into 2X6 inch strips for a piano key border, and decided I did not like it. As I did not want to waste the fabric, so I put them together in rows, and now I need to know if it needs a border, or just put it together as is?

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barefootT

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

January 29, 2013
1:57 PM

Post #9401626

if it is big enough with out, I think it looks wonderful as is. If you want it bigger, I would try to find a soft sage green to match the leaves, and maybe a pink like the flowers. I think I would put pink first, and then the green. then use the darker print for binding. would do both borders on the narrow side, if you really needed it much bigger...maybe add a border of the lighter print after the pink and green...then I would use the lighter print again for the binding.

JMHO

taters55

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

January 29, 2013
2:07 PM

Post #9401632

I don't need it bigger it is 54 X 68. Plenty big enough for a lap quilt. But I like your idea of the soft green or pink!

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

January 29, 2013
2:24 PM

Post #9401647

Hits absolutely gorgeous LindaKay..I second sage green as well.

Quilter5bdsr

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

January 29, 2013
3:36 PM

Post #9401746

Me three!!! The sage is my choice as well.

siliolegma

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

January 29, 2013
4:53 PM

Post #9401867

Beautiful fabrics Linda.

psychw2

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

January 29, 2013
7:45 PM

Post #9402071

*sigh*, I'm the only one with different opinion! narrow pink border (finished size an inch) and then a border of 3 inches of the dark floral print, binding of plain dark or tone on tone.

Don't get me wrong, I think sage would be ok, but we all know I LOVE pink!! lol

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

January 30, 2013
2:52 AM

Post #9402212

Came back to look at your piece Lindakay...love, love the prints
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

January 30, 2013
3:47 AM

Post #9402231

I think 99% of quilts need a border to "finish" them. Kind of like framing a picture. The border also gives some stability to the edges of the quilt. I agree with Thunder's idea - narrow inner of the pink or green, then the black print for the outer, but I'd go wider than 3" since those flowers are so large.

taters55

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

January 30, 2013
4:07 AM

Post #9402240

Thanks for all the ideas's ladies, I will go shopping next time I am in San Antonio to see if I can find more of those colors.

siliolegma

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

January 30, 2013
5:13 AM

Post #9402278

http://www.checkerdist.com/_media/instructions/Sweet_Sixteen8.pdf

Betty, this seems like it's one you'd like to do.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

January 30, 2013
5:36 AM

Post #9402298

Are you teasing me Karen. Lol

Each time I try to go to the link it disappears..yep am looking for new project

Quilter5bdsr

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

January 30, 2013
5:39 AM

Post #9402301

I would go blind with that one Karen!!!! But it does look like a Betty challenge.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

January 30, 2013
5:42 AM

Post #9402303

Hmm strange, maybe not compatible with my iPad..will see if main computer can open it..

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

January 30, 2013
5:47 AM

Post #9402308

B E A U T I F U L

siliolegma

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

January 30, 2013
5:48 AM

Post #9402310

Hee hee hee

siliolegma

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

January 30, 2013
5:51 AM

Post #9402313

Actually Linda gets the credit, it was one of the links with a free pattern she posted on Pinterest.
gardenglory
Gainesville, FL
(Zone 9a)

January 30, 2013
6:35 AM

Post #9402358

I can only get to Kathys page http://pinterest.com/kitz45750/quilting-want-to-do-s/

How do I get to the others? My daughter mad me a pin after I totally erased everything trying to do it myself. I dont know what to do with the pin tho...

Pintrest does send really neat pictures every morning of the things you put down as your interest.

I got my crayon bag handles ready to go, dont like whatever the interfacing I got, I didnt know the difference and the one I got is for collars and cuffs, makes the handle real stiff. Thats not gunna cut it.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

January 30, 2013
6:42 AM

Post #9402366

Drats, drats and more drats..

The painting group which usually uses my craft room a few times a week decided as I'm sewing they would switch to sewing..al brought machines today AND one of the girls who used to paint with us got into sewing, she sent 6 boxes of fabric for everyone to pick from..where am I, at work

Don't you think, that they should have waited for me to go through boxes first..too funny
I'll get what remains lol

My house is always the drop off location for everything crafty nobody wants..got a call on Sunday from an Aunt, she has boxes of linen and wants to drop it off...grrrrr how am I suppose to stay organized??

To make matters worse, had a few beloved friends pass on (young age) and all their craft supplies were brought to me by their children..

I know I COULD say no, but what to heck

taters55

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

January 30, 2013
7:00 AM

Post #9402378

http://pinterest.com/lcartwright55/ This is my pinterest page.
Sounds like they are having fun, sorting through fabrics, although I agree, they should have let you have first dibs on the box.

psychw2

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

January 30, 2013
7:17 AM

Post #9402391

Betty, schools, nursing homes, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and 100s of private individuals would put many of those craft items to use.

YES, you should have gotten first Dibs on going thru the box!!!
Karen, YES, that looked like a Betty project, it's really beautiful.

taters55

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

January 30, 2013
7:20 AM

Post #9402396

[quote="psychw2"]Betty, schools, nursing homes, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and 100s of private individuals would put many of those craft items to use.

YES, you should have gotten first Dibs on going thru the box!!!
Karen, YES, that looked like a Betty project, it's really beautiful. [/quote]


Not to mention your DG friends! ^_^

psychw2

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

January 30, 2013
7:22 AM

Post #9402400

THAT is also very true. To be affordable it would likely have to be posted from the States side. It's sooooo hard to turn down wonderful FREE supplies!!

siliolegma

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

January 30, 2013
7:29 AM

Post #9402408

I have also donated to church sewing circles.
gardenglory
Gainesville, FL
(Zone 9a)

January 30, 2013
7:30 AM

Post #9402410

http://pinterest.com/pin/215961744600980691/

How wide do you think these strips are? When Im cutting scraps, Id like to make some strips so I can make this. I could not find a specific pattern, but should be able to 'wing it'

taters55

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

January 30, 2013
7:49 AM

Post #9402429

Hard to say, but I would guess they are jelly roll strips, 2 & 1/2 inches wide!
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

January 30, 2013
7:55 AM

Post #9402440

That table runner - I have some scraps of a fabric that has fuscia on it in a similar way as the leaves. Not enough for a quit so it has just been sitting here. It would definitely be enough for a table runner.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

January 30, 2013
7:56 AM

Post #9402442

Neat project for sure..oh you gals keep showing the neatest things..don't you know my mind never stops and it's not good for me to be viewing such pretties.
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

January 30, 2013
7:56 AM

Post #9402443

I'd say the strips are 2 1/2 X 12 1/2.

Tallulah_B

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

January 30, 2013
9:35 AM

Post #9402526

hmmmmmm did I tell anyone that, with a gift cert I got at work, that I bought a craft book meant specifically for that last yard of fabric you have in your stash?
It's a great book - has items for kitchen, dining room, bathroom & bedrooms, as well as for babies, kids, pets, and purses of course lol
Ask me & I may well have the pattern for it lol
There's even a pattern for spats! (says they're coming back... dunno about That one!!)
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

January 30, 2013
9:57 AM

Post #9402541

How am I to stay out of trouble with all these links? Guess I am not suppose to...love all of them!!
gardenglory
Gainesville, FL
(Zone 9a)

January 30, 2013
9:58 AM

Post #9402543

what is a spat?
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

January 30, 2013
10:06 AM

Post #9402549

Two people getting into an argument. :-) Actually it is a covering that goes onto of the shoe.
gardenglory
Gainesville, FL
(Zone 9a)

January 30, 2013
10:22 AM

Post #9402564

lol...um interesting, Ill have to google them.

Ive got about half my planting done for the day and can smell myself already. Its really warm. Thank goodness for the carolina jasmine in full bloom it smells great. Ive got three roses to move and three more encore hydrangeas to plant and then a mufflatta treat awaiting from Jasons...after a shower.
I know its going to be cooler next week, but most of this stuff I already dug up and its just going to die sitting out in the dryness.

The tension on my machine must be messed up. I was working on the handles for the crayon bags and one side looks like nice stitches and the other side looks like longer looser and not defined stitches.
gardenglory
Gainesville, FL
(Zone 9a)

January 30, 2013
10:24 AM

Post #9402568

lol...um interesting, Ill have to google them.

Ive got about half my planting done for the day and can smell myself already. Its really warm. Thank goodness for the carolina jasmine in full bloom it smells great. Ive got three roses to move and three more encore hydrangeas to plant and then a mufflatta treat awaiting from Jasons...after a shower.
I know its going to be cooler next week, but most of this stuff I already dug up and its just going to die sitting out in the dryness.

The tension on my machine must be messed up. I was working on the handles for the crayon bags and one side looks like nice stitches and the other side looks like longer looser and not defined stitches.

just googled spats, well there is one thing I wont be adding to my wanna do list.
gardenglory
Gainesville, FL
(Zone 9a)

January 30, 2013
10:24 AM

Post #9402569

whoops...sorry about that

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

January 30, 2013
3:16 PM

Post #9402933

Rec room is filled with JUNK..none of which I want..disaster

Not sure anyone else would either..

LindaKay, do you still have the extra Victorian Santa faces I send you, might be enough velvet to make into santa's..could include it in your box? Some nice mauve fabric which would go nicely for cushions or to cover a chair seat..

grrrr, too tired to go through it tonight, will book it o ut in back staircase and drop it off at Value Village in the morning

A set of templates though I'll keep..some batting, can use that for placemats..about all I want
even at that there has to be 4-6 pieces..small pieces, not even sure I'd do something with it..keep it anyway.

Poor little critter, will look in the box hoping to find his body..piece there, likely enought to make one

yikes this fur stuff scares me a bit..almost think there is an animal hiding in that box..wow..lol

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siliolegma

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

January 30, 2013
4:34 PM

Post #9403043

Looks like Lamb has a tag, perhaps something happened to it's original body and it's waiting for a new one.
I you can't match fabric, maybe a pretty flowery print would be cute.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

January 30, 2013
4:36 PM

Post #9403044

Well it won't get it from me Karen..lol not that ambitious!

Calming...

http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/xHkq1edcbk4?rel=0

Tallulah_B

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

January 30, 2013
8:28 PM

Post #9403343

lol Won't be adding to your Wanna Do list? hmmmmmm how's come? LOL
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spats_(footwear)

siliolegma

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

January 31, 2013
5:25 AM

Post #9403504

Feeling old. My oldest grand turns 31 today. Will see her tomorrow and the rest of the family for biiiiiig party on Sat.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

January 31, 2013
5:37 AM

Post #9403512

Karen, age is just a number..you are young at heart, that is what counts.

Almost out the door when SIL called to say we wouldn't brave the snowstorm, stay home..had been up since just after 4am..bewitching hour, got binding sewn on 5 placemats so I'd have something to do at work today..won't sew on them, keep them for another day..have a twister floral basket cut out, maybe for a different pace I'll do that.

siliolegma

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

January 31, 2013
5:50 AM

Post #9403523

I know Betty, It's just been a rough couple of weeks. Lots of Ups and Downs. Now it's Onward and Up ward.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

January 31, 2013
7:57 AM

Post #9403655

Break time..got all the squares sewn together..shortly it will be time to cut and see the magic!

Marion, so want to thank you once again for that super box of fabric..I not only got a extra large double quilt top out of it, but will have a 2nd piece..now to find fabric to frame it and the backing..

siliolegma

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

January 31, 2013
8:31 AM

Post #9403711

Question...totally off any topic. Do any of you have an adjustable bed? What brand? Do you like it? Would you get one again?

I sleep in a chair or recliner because I simply can't breathe well and I get back aches from a regular bed. Needless to say hubby would like me to return to the bedroom. I think our move to TN is the perfect opportunity to make the change to an adjustable bed, but which one?

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

January 31, 2013
8:54 AM

Post #9403732

I did at the farmhouse and absolutely loved it..could NOT though use the massager that was in it but did appreciate the heat!

Going upstairs for lunch..will re-read the pattern for the twister basket..not much instruction..most say size of block and size of twister template..now that I've got it sewn together I'm thinking where they made note of the size it was for the block size and not the twister.

I went with 5"..regardless it's find, will make for a big quilt insert..have a few ideas to go with it!!!!

Once I eat, put my feet up for a bit..I'll come cut the twister and start sewing..

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Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

January 31, 2013
10:24 AM

Post #9403798

wow, lots of scrappies..think I'll have little 1 1/2" block left over..

think I shall like the end result..read the instructions again..they are using a different 'ruler' end result will be the same but just a tad larger

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Quilter5bdsr

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

January 31, 2013
10:32 AM

Post #9403807

Lovely Betty! How do you like your new iron?

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

January 31, 2013
10:46 AM

Post #9403814

pretty neat, leaves a good crease..only think I keep wanting to do is stand it up..am sure after I finish this piece I'll have trained myself.

how's the weather in your neck of the woods

taters55

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

January 31, 2013
11:00 AM

Post #9403828

Can't wait to see the finished product Betty!

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

January 31, 2013
11:15 AM

Post #9403848

Likely be done this insert this afternoon but don't believe I've fabric to finish the borders..means another trip to fabric shop
gardenglory
Gainesville, FL
(Zone 9a)

January 31, 2013
11:58 AM

Post #9403881

I think Im going to have to give in and do one of these. I saw A Trip Around The World done like this, it looked really great...also a heart I loved.

taters55

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

January 31, 2013
12:23 PM

Post #9403902

Look at all the twister patterns on Pinterest. So many pretty ones!

http://pinterest.com/rummm44/twister-quilts/

psychw2

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

January 31, 2013
12:37 PM

Post #9403912

Karen, I had an adjustable bed about 7 years ago... I had it a few years but it was a twin and I was sleeping alone. Not sure how the split queen or king do. I'll check with an Aunt & Uncle of mine, I think they bought an adjustable queen about a year ago. I don't think the mattress on mine was the most comfortable but I bought the bed for some of the same reason you are considering one. There were times when I could not sleep in a "regular bed".

Betty, you know they sell heated mattress pads. I love mine. I turn it on when I first get into bed to take the chill off and then usually shut it off for the night. You can not use a heated pad on the adjustable beds though.

Quilter5bdsr

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

January 31, 2013
1:23 PM

Post #9403946

The weather here has been terribly windy. We had a tree come down on the lot next to us but no damage here. It is supposed to get very cold again tonight.
Sounds like your latest endeavor is going well. Can't wait to see it.
I have packed all my instructions for quilting and need some help. I need to make a lot of hourglass squares. I know there is a way to do them starting with a big square, sewing diagonal both ways and then cutting but I can't remember the size to start with. I need to have the squares be 3.5" square when done. Can anyone help me out????

siliolegma

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

January 31, 2013
1:49 PM

Post #9403978

http://www.redpepperquilts.com/2010/04/hour-glass-block-tutorial.html

This is the wrong size but maybe you can figure to adjust.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

January 31, 2013
3:11 PM

Post #9404057

Evening all..

Have a heated matress cover but now that I have fleece sheets and a fireplace in the bedroom I often get to hot..

In the evenings when my back is really bad I have a heated blanket I put on the couch to help me while laying watching t.v.

Had great intentions..Ann who is gong through a bad time, lost hubby last year, MIL, SIL, cousin, 2 aunts, now has a young nephew in his 20's doing poorly with cancer, not a good day for her.

I had helped her cut fabric for placemats, then showed her how to sew the strips together..think she needed an escape today so I set my project aside so I could help her cut the placemats/strips and show her how to set them together into an alternate design..even quilted one to show her how it's done..she just left, am sure she's thrilled with her progress seeng as she is doesn't sew..

Now I have to get something together for supper..won't be a late night..think I only had about 5 rows left to my project..tomorrow is another ay..friends come first!

siliolegma

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

January 31, 2013
3:45 PM

Post #9404088

Bless you Betty, Yes indeed friends do come first. I'm sure she'll never forget that you were there for her today.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

January 31, 2013
3:46 PM

Post #9404089

what I've done so far...

think I could have another snow day tomorrow??? lol

Now that I've got the jist of it..would change quite a few colors..this is a test piece..besides, Marion wouldn't want me to leave what was left of her fabric to me in a box for yet another 4 years

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gardenglory
Gainesville, FL
(Zone 9a)

January 31, 2013
4:29 PM

Post #9404136

Well, Ive drank the Kool Aide on these twister quilts. Ordered a flower basket and a couple others, one of those template/ruler thingies.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

January 31, 2013
4:52 PM

Post #9404161

Lol, I don't use the ruler just the twister template..I bought about 4 quilt books done in same method and a lot of patterns..ill likely do a few of themmove on..my mode of operation (sheepish grin)!

Am sure you will enjoy...

Kizmo

Kizmo
Marietta, OH
(Zone 6a)

January 31, 2013
5:52 PM

Post #9404242

Barb, does this chart help?

http://whipup.net/wp-content/images/2011/02/HST_Chart.jpg

siliolegma

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

January 31, 2013
8:22 PM

Post #9404415

Ahhhh Kiz to the rescue.

Kizmo

Kizmo
Marietta, OH
(Zone 6a)

January 31, 2013
10:09 PM

Post #9404469

it's amazing what you can find on Pinterest...LOL
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 1, 2013
3:40 AM

Post #9404523

I've resisted the twister making but they are intriguing and, after sorting my fabrics (again) yesterday, this might be an easy way to use up some of them.

I need to get myself motivated to get to yoga this AM. Hard to go out when it's dark & cold.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

February 1, 2013
3:54 AM

Post #9404535

Deciding wether or not I shall take the 45 minute drive into work or stay home and play?? What shall I do?

Plowman just came, heating up the car..it will either be a trk into the office or to the grocery store, kitties need food and treats.

Glad you are trying the twister..really easy and looks as though you've spent days cutting out small pieces.

Also, on twister quilt images, some show the graph, it's actually all you need..just follow the design as given

Quilter5bdsr

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

February 1, 2013
4:51 AM

Post #9404579

Thank you Kathy, I am going to play with this chart with some scraps. I hate the thoughts of cutting triangles and trying to sew them together without stretching the bias edges!!!

Quilter5bdsr

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

February 1, 2013
5:31 AM

Post #9404611

Went playing on line to find answers to quarter square triangles and I found this which is what I was looking for... Just add 1.25" to the size I want!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wh3gEyoCj-Y

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

February 1, 2013
5:53 AM

Post #9404629

Decided after I came home from grocery store that weather was nice, wanted to pick up some fabric in Barrie anyway..only work (if one can call it work) till 3 on Fridays so here I is, sitting hand sewing bindings on christmas placemats

what a life..lol

Quilter5bdsr

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

February 1, 2013
9:45 AM

Post #9404851

Looking back I guess I didn't make myself too clear about what I needed. Thank you all so much for trying to help me, I really needed quarter square triangle blocks. They came out good and I'll try for a picture in a while. Still sewing them!!!

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

February 1, 2013
10:54 AM

Post #9404925

Drats, came in specifically today because I wanted to travel to Orillia and purchase fabric that is on sale..went out on my lunch, blizzard going on so think it's straight home for me!

Did pick up a few things..interesting pinwheel magic pattern..mkes all 4 half square triangles with no marking and two cuts!!

Know I shall want to try it out when I get home lol

With my back being so bad and all the sitting both here at work AND sewing at home I bought a gypsy cushion, sure hope it helps take pressure off my spine.

1 hr. left to go

taters55

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

February 1, 2013
12:03 PM

Post #9404995

Please drive careful going home Betty!
gardenglory
Gainesville, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 1, 2013
12:32 PM

Post #9405038

http://www.quiltersclubofamerica.com/media/p/499093.aspx

Alot of you might get this email newsletter too, but I couldnt help think Jean might like to see it, if she hasnt. I thought the purple heart was really cool.

psychw2

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

February 1, 2013
12:40 PM

Post #9405051

Thanks for the link, that is a very nice gesture for someone who deserves the extra love and acknowledgement, especially at this time.

Tallulah_B

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

February 1, 2013
8:06 PM

Post #9405506

ok - lovely quilts! But I gotta tell ya, this SONG just popped into my head and I had to google it...
boy - where did THIS come from... and I don't even have a sunny day lol well, I do, and it's gotten warmer, but only plus 5c! Dunno who will relate with this, but I'll bet a few will remember And relate lol
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIKsHh3BFPI

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

February 2, 2013
1:19 AM

Post #9405609

Morning everyone, another one of those no sleep night..drats!
Groundhog Day, what shall the verdict be?

Looking at the purple heart quilt link gave me shivers..amazing people in this world..I call them 'earthly angels'

Susan, couldn't open the link on iPad, will do so later.

Here's hoping you all have a sew sew day

siliolegma

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

February 2, 2013
4:13 AM

Post #9405651

Not sleeping here either, but I don't when I travel. In a motel room it's worse. Kids are having fun at the water park though, and of course are soooooo excited to spend time with cousins. Today will be a wild one, big party tonight.
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 2, 2013
5:07 AM

Post #9405690

Phil did NOT see his shadow so those of you up North should be happy!!!!!

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

February 2, 2013
6:38 AM

Post #9405790

That's wonderful news..hope ours has the same results..

Karen, took the grandkids in the fall (13/14/15/16) to the one in Batavia, New York..did Darien Lake and stayed at hotels with the water park..I was one tired grandma..Enjoy your say!!!

Kind of at an end with fabrics that I have..

as for the twister basket, its ok, now to decide will it just be a little throw or will I add to make it a double sized quilt..

Keep looking at the clock, not even 9am..Fabricland in Orilla opens at 10:00..not snowing yet so am tempted to take the ride..guess I should make a list otherwise I'll be home forgetting 1/2 of the things I needed.

Piece looks off kilter but it's just the way I've hung it, as well, a couple of twister block will be added on top of borders, that is why it look odd on right hand side..not to fret, lol

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gardenglory
Gainesville, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 2, 2013
6:50 AM

Post #9405795

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrotsEzgEpg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IP8G4clUJBY

Ok Susan, you did it, wasted the whole morning listening to songs that keep coming up. I certainly remember the song you posted. Boy is it true. I listened and watched so many, the first link is one I used to sing ALL the time, I so believed it, little did I know I WAS living in the good times, and that life could really be hard at times. Had a good cry and moved on to more.
The second link, now that made me smile, remember when I thought those boys were the cutest things ever...check out the dancing girls. I could have posted a hundred, and a story to go with each, but every one of us has a story to go with those songs.

OK...gotta clean out a room that is flooded from a broken pipe... thank goodness for a little walk down memory lane...it was fun.

OO mixed in with the list of songs you could watch, were Joyce Meyer and different messages of hers. I guess someone thought I had a little too much fun back then ;-)

taters55

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

February 2, 2013
7:06 AM

Post #9405809

Love that twister flower basket!

barefootT

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

February 2, 2013
11:26 AM

Post #9406048

I am sewing in pinks, with some blacks and whites, and some more pink...a little bit of red...

actually working on three different projects, two for the Valentines swap...so shhhhh I cant tell, the other is a quilt. saw it in multi color, and thought it would be good in pinks, etc...I am liking it !

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Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

February 2, 2013
11:37 AM

Post #9406062

Very nice.

Ohh I'm in the valentine seed swap, should have joined in yours, you might have gotten my name. Lol. Good use of blocks..stash blocks or cut from yardage?

when I was in Orillia this morning we were speaking of our stashes..said almost all of mine used up..now have to purchase more fabric just so I can stash away.

psychw2

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

February 2, 2013
7:32 PM

Post #9406475

Thunder, that is REALLY turning out nice!!! I'm having trouble with my swap gift. The first epoxy I used did not work so I'm back to try another. I may need to "rough" up the ceramic surface in order for the copper and ceramic to bond properly. Or... come up with new idea, THAT would suck because this was coming out great!!

Ben continues to work on the studio. He's almost to the point where I have to take over... caulking, putty, and then the touch up paint. THEN back to him to finish up hanging the pot rack (hammered copper! I LOVE it! Paid more for it than I did for the one in our house but it was PERFECT for the space and color.) Ben will need to trim out the exterior side of the new entry. I'll paint it in place.

I'm tired, it sometimes feels like we'll never get the studio done...

psychw2

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

February 2, 2013
7:50 PM

Post #9406487

New thread for February: and LOOK!! pictures!! See me grinning??? Thanks (fixed link I think)

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1296676/again Helene!)

This message was edited Feb 3, 2013 5:01 AM

Tallulah_B

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

February 2, 2013
7:52 PM

Post #9406490

oh geeze - yeah, could watch these oldies all day, and Really Paul Revere was a cutie back then!! siiiiiiiiiiigh
and yes - the go-go dancers lol Laughed when I saw them - thought they were soooooo cool! lol
That Oooh Babe song - she sang it so sweetly, but that guy with the ostrich feather in his hat! Could NOT see him walking down the streets nowadays!

Tallulah_B

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

February 2, 2013
7:53 PM

Post #9406492

ummmmm Pat - that link isn't working... shows to make a new thread... no topic

psychw2

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

February 2, 2013
8:01 PM

Post #9406501

try this one http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1296676/

siliolegma

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

February 2, 2013
11:02 PM

Post #9406572

My DD totally surprised and blew me away when she put on the wedding gown I made her 25 years ago.

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Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 3, 2013
3:59 AM

Post #9406629

What was the occasion???? 25th Anniversary? She does not look old enuf to have been married 25 years.

psychw2

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

February 3, 2013
5:45 AM

Post #9406688

that dress is beatiful and so is SHE!!

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

February 3, 2013
5:49 AM

Post #9406690

Decided to o rganize patterns this morning seeing as I got what stash I have left cut into squares and strips..as I found each of them I could see that I'd need more than my stash.

I did find a pattern though I had bought a few years ago to do for my nephew (godson) ...might mean a trip into Walmart to pick us some fusible web so I can play for the day doing cut outs..what a wonderful gifts it would be for him this Christmas..

Can't you see sitting near the fire, watching snow fall, good movie and playing cutouts?? means a trip to walmart though..went through drawers and found a good portion other than the darkes brown that I could use..doesn't take big yardage amounts..

Few more I can see me doing??


Out of p.j.'s and off to Walmart lol

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psychw2

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

February 3, 2013
5:54 AM

Post #9406693

Betty, do you eat and sleep? I mean... how do you get this all done???
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

February 3, 2013
6:14 AM

Post #9406714

Karen, what a lovely idea to celebrate their 25th anniversary. I know it brought tears to your eyes. Just beautiful!!!

Quilter5bdsr

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

February 3, 2013
8:09 AM

Post #9406819

Karen - your daughter is beautiful and I can just imagine how proud you were of both her and the dress. Just fantastic!!!!
Betty you are so ambitious. Norm loved the eagle pattern and asked to to find one. That kind of applique just isn't my thing. Thank heaven he understood!!! I hate to disappoint him but...

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

February 3, 2013
8:18 AM

Post #9406835

That is just sooo nostalgic. The DD is beautiful I too agree and so is the dress. Tha fact that she still fits into it is also very amazing.

I was 99 lbs when young, couldn't gain. got married honeymoon in Germany with his Fam, gained 20 lbs and blossomed from there...

taters55

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

February 3, 2013
10:00 AM

Post #9406954

Karen, I agree with the rest of the ladies, your daughter is so beautiful, and so is that dress. Wish I could fit into clothes from 25 years ago too!

psychw2

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

February 3, 2013
3:20 PM

Post #9407306

Ya, I wore a size 12 when I got married in 1976. That wasn't "small" then but it sure was a LOT smaller than 99% of the years since!! LOl

siliolegma

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

February 3, 2013
9:49 PM

Post #9407596

That is my beautiful baby girl. They had the most wonderful 25th anniversary party last Sat. Her hubby is an awesome spouse, dad and SIL. Their entire wedding party made it. They had two bands, SIL plays in one. Darned near everyone in the family was there, it just couldn't have been any better.

siliolegma

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

February 3, 2013
9:57 PM

Post #9407599

Oh this was sooo fun. My daughter gathered lots of props and a few inexpensive digital cameras and set up a DIY photo booth. It was a bit hit. Photo Booths are a popular item at parties these days but expensive to rent. This was practically free.

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Quilter5bdsr

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

February 4, 2013
4:16 AM

Post #9407690

Looks like a grand time was had by all. How wonderful...
This is what I am working on and why I asked for the help above. It was quarter square triangles I needed the help with.

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Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 4, 2013
4:46 AM

Post #9407718

Nice Barb. You always find the nicest fabrics. You could also have used back to back flying geese for those HST units.

taters55

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

February 4, 2013
5:03 AM

Post #9407733

Barb, that is so pretty! Love those colors!

Quilter5bdsr

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

February 4, 2013
8:26 AM

Post #9407998

Jean I wish I could say I picked out these fabrics!!! This is a kit that I found in my closet when cleaning it out!!! All the fabrics were included when I bought it!!
Here is the block for the corners...
And this is on the design wall but not sewn yet.

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siliolegma

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

February 4, 2013
8:37 AM

Post #9408016

Beautiful Barb, love the colors and of course the cardinals.
gardenglory
Gainesville, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 4, 2013
8:53 AM

Post #9408039

Those are great colors and a great wall hanging/quilt, in general. You might not have bought the fabric, but you had the good taste to know its a winner, when you saw it.

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

February 4, 2013
8:56 AM

Post #9408042

as always gorgeus work. Always so precise.
Rec'd a pattern TU. I have some child friendly fabric can I send for the childrens totes? To present address?

Quilter5bdsr

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

February 4, 2013
9:37 AM

Post #9408098

Helene, can we hold off a bit on fabrics? I have so much here right now and I don't have much storage room as we are packing up things so I have boxes all over. I do truly appreciate the offer though. I'm up to 40 done now with five more to do for Feb.
I found that pattern I sent to you and you do such beautiful work with paper piecing that it just had to go to you. Enjoy!!!!!!!

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

February 4, 2013
9:57 AM

Post #9408120

thanks so much. It'll keep until you give the go .

psychw2

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

February 4, 2013
12:18 PM

Post #9408260

Fussing cutting all those cardinals must have left you with a lot of waste! I really like fussy cut and it pains me to leave so much waste. Sometimes I can't help but figure the $$. Ok, at $X a yard and I only got X ... and EACH block cost me HOW MUCH??? *sigh*

I need to save a picture of your project for future inspiration! GREAT colors and combination.
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

February 4, 2013
12:42 PM

Post #9408289

Pat, are you a long lost relative? I do the same when I fussy cut fabric.

Please if I could ask for some prayers today. My mom is 94 today but at this point isn't doing very well. My sister is only able to tell me that she is running a fever, vomiting, very groggy,confused and won't eat or drink anything. A PA with Hospice has checked her but doesn't have any idea what is happening but did say if an UTI, they will have to wait for the culture before antibiotics can be started. Cultures take 3 days! The PA with the nursing home doctor thinks it is a virus which is going through the place. Either way not good. This has been a long hard process and at this point I only want her to be comfortable and free of pain.

The most upsetting thing is mom was able to tell my sister she had asked all day Sunday for them to call my sister and they refused. That is being checked into but heaven help them if it is confirmed. My sister is right now holding it but it is a "powder keg" waiting to blow.
gardenglory
Gainesville, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 4, 2013
12:52 PM

Post #9408301

So sorry Marion. Prayers for you and your Sister will be said. I know you just want your Mom to be at peace and with no pain. Certainly praying, that is Gods will as well.

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

February 4, 2013
12:56 PM

Post #9408309

At this point Pam, yes that is all I wish. She has had so many things to overcome and we really don't want to see her in pain. I am trying to get down there but I am restricted right now. Depending on what I hear tonight, one of my children might be taking me down.

Add to this the band director when my children were in school passed yesterday. That has upset both of them as he was more than a teacher. I don't know if you knew him or not but it was Richard Frye, not the doctor that passed last week with the same name.

taters55

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

February 4, 2013
1:39 PM

Post #9408348

Sending prayers for your Mom Marion! I know it is not easy, being so far away! Sending prayers of comfort for you too!
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

February 4, 2013
2:19 PM

Post #9408387

Right now nothing has been done regarding mom. My sister called again about 30 minutes ago and she is so frustrated. Either everyone is to busy with paper work or meetings that patient care just isn't on the list. No test that have been ordered have been done so no antibiotics will be started atleast until tomorrow. Mom is to weak to eat or drink as she chokes very easily.

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

February 4, 2013
3:09 PM

Post #9408468

it is horrible when ones hands are tied. When you can't help and are dependend on other people.

I think we all would help if we could. My DH would have been 79 today. In the long run god was kind here.
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

February 4, 2013
3:24 PM

Post #9408490

Oh Helene, lots of good people were born on this day. Today is also my DILs father's birthday.

psychw2

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

February 4, 2013
5:58 PM

Post #9408656

Marion, I sure will add you and your mother to my prayers.

Kizmo

Kizmo
Marietta, OH
(Zone 6a)

February 4, 2013
6:04 PM

Post #9408661

Lady M, so sorry to hear about your mom... I don't know why it takes so long to make a diagnosis in these places, if there's so much illness going around. And it's so frustrating to be so far away and have to pull teeth over the phone for information! When my mom had her surgery, I talked to a different person every time I called the nurses station, and always got the same 'we'll check and see' responses.
I will say a little prayer for her, hoping that she can get some help there to feel better. And a hug for you...

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

February 4, 2013
8:34 PM

Post #9408829

A huge hug and thanks to all for letting me vent today and stress. Not much news tonight except the fever is down, she did eat some ice cream and has taken some liquids. Specimen was taken but won't go out until in the morning. Depends on which one of us girls is calling and who we speak with (much like Kathy said) we are getting varied reports. My sister did finally about 10 pm speak with one who we know and has been very good with what is really happening. She told Sue she is keeping a close eye on mom and seeing to it that a CNA checks her every hour...as it says in the policies they will do.

Thanks again everyone. I hate to burden everyone but there are days it gets the best of me!!

taters55

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

February 4, 2013
8:37 PM

Post #9408833

No apologies needed Marion, we all have our days we need to vent, and this is the perfect place to come to!
((((((((((((((((((((HUGS)))))))))))))))))

siliolegma

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

February 5, 2013
12:50 AM

Post #9408876

We are all here for you Marion, holding you in our hearts.

morknotmindy

morknotmindy
Oracle , AZ
(Zone 8b)

February 5, 2013
3:01 AM

Post #9408902

Same here, Marion. Vent as much as you want and need to. Just take a deep breath and carry on. I think Winston Churchill said something along those lines. Take care of yourself. You know your mom would want you to .
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 5, 2013
4:23 AM

Post #9408925

Seems Pat snuck in a new thread for Feb...http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1296676/

taters55

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

February 5, 2013
6:18 AM

Post #9409020

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1296676/ New thread, come on over.

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