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Judy T-Bellingham replied on Fri, Nov 8 2013 1:47 PM | Locked

gini:
Judy,  dang,  I'll do some support  cussing for you.  Wish you had a. Video so we could all watch the chaos.   : )

 

Nah, you don't Gini.  LOL  All is quiet now except Sophie wants badly to have the neighbor cat for a play date.  I haven't made much in-roads on the reorganizing and now George wants to go out for lunch and a bit of Casino fun.


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Karla replied on Fri, Nov 8 2013 1:48 PM | Locked

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Karla, I hate paper piecing, but sometimes it is the easiest and best way to get the block you want.  

Well, I got the block finished, certainly not perfect, but passable I think.  At least it is done, and I now know a little more about paper piecing.  Can't say that it will be my favorite method, but I can see that it can be vere useful.

 

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Patti replied on Fri, Nov 8 2013 4:56 PM | Locked

It is a beautiful sunny day here.  So, I have spent most of the morning outside.  Split some wood for the fire place.  Prepared 400 tubes for planting wild flower seeds.  (I plan on selling them 2015 when they are large enough.)  And hope to keep it up every year. Mostly penstemon, but some coyote mint too.  I might try some globe mallow this year.  I hope to keep this up every year. 

And I just finished looking over our long driveway, removing rocks and branches that would be a problem for the snow blower once snow season starts.  We have had a little snow 3 mornings, but most of it melts by afternoon. 

Now off to my sewing room!

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Leslie replied on Fri, Nov 8 2013 5:51 PM | Locked

Went on a shop hop today bought very little fabric, but I bought 2 new machines   a serger and a felting machine, only set me back about 800 for both

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chocake2 replied on Fri, Nov 8 2013 5:54 PM | Locked

Karla, I tend to agree with Gini. I'm not crazy about paper piecing but it does have it's uses. I still have to finish the pP border on a quilt i started about the time dad died... Should did that out and get it done.

I today was a mazingly productive. I not only sandwiched the quilt, but  it worked out so I had time to   start quilting it.  The boys were so being good this afternoon,  that I actually finished quilting it. I figured It was really pushing my luck to cut the bindings, but I did it anyway... and pieced them... and pressed them... and sewed them on. Yes! The cancer quilt is finished, washed and hung out to dry. For some reason I really felt the pressure to get it done RIGHT NOW, so it's a great relief to know that I'll be able to take it to the PO tomorrow. Our postmaster has been gathering notes from the neighbors to add to it and she'll make sure that it gets delivered after everyone has a chance to add their thoughts and prayers. I used a higher loft batting  then I usually do and it's really poofy .  i backed it with flannel, so all in all it's a very cozy, snugly throw.  Spout has given it his seal of approval. 

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Leslie replied on Fri, Nov 8 2013 5:57 PM | Locked

Great looking quilt CC, and a handsome   little sprout

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Ginny replied on Fri, Nov 8 2013 6:38 PM | Locked

I love it CC. I mean the quilt and yes, the model.  Most quilts you see on here have a person's cat or dog laying on it, I prefer the handsome little model you show.   Ginny

 

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Karla replied on Fri, Nov 8 2013 7:10 PM | Locked

Great looking quilt, CC, and sprout is adorable.  I'll have to post some pics of my grandson...he's 15 months old now and a handful.  

Here he is terrorizing Kaci when we babysat him last weekend.

And as he believes in equal opportunity, he gave Bailey a little love, too.

 

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Nana replied on Fri, Nov 8 2013 8:41 PM | Locked

Judy

I would have liked seeing a video of all that chaos too.....ROFLOL

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Nana replied on Fri, Nov 8 2013 8:44 PM | Locked

CC very pretty quilt.  Sprout is growing like a weed.  Cute little bugger.

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Judy T-Bellingham replied on Fri, Nov 8 2013 8:49 PM | Locked

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Judy

I would have liked seeing a video of all that chaos too.....ROFLOL

 

I probably could have charged admission to that video. :-)

 


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Leslie replied on Sat, Nov 9 2013 5:42 AM | Locked

Karla, what a cutie,  the dogs don't look like they mind too much lol

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Marie replied on Sat, Nov 9 2013 7:03 AM | Locked

Congrats on the 2 machines, Leslie, do we get to see them?

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Marie replied on Sat, Nov 9 2013 7:10 AM | Locked

CC, love the quilt and love how it will be delivered with all those notes of thoughts and prayers.  Please add mine to the group as well.  You are a gem!  Sprout is getting so big, precious!

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Marie replied on Sat, Nov 9 2013 7:14 AM | Locked

Karla, your grandson is a cutie pie!  Kaci and Bailey seem to like the attention he gives them, so sweet!

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