2017 Summer quilt block swap starts now

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  1. Belfrybat

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    I'm finished except for the labelling. I finished the hostess block last evening and got everything squared and pressed. Hopefully I can mail tomorrow. One project down and only 6 more active ones to go! Yikes!!! :eek:
     
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    I have about 2 hours of ironing to do - that is the part I hate worse than anything. I can then assemble the Summer blocks and one last ironing. Did I say I hate ironing?
     

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    I have my ironing board set up in the living room where I can watch TV - it makes the ironing go a little faster it seems. :)
     
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    I have one last ironing to do On the summer blocks. Then size them and label both sets and mail them. Should be out of here Tuesday at the latest. That will give me time to finish my sisters quilt before surgery. A local lady offered to quilt it for me for $90, I think that is well worth it for a queen sized quilt.
     
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    I get to see Estelle tomorrow.
    Puppy I've been sitting goes home today.Whew!
    Then I can get back to sewing.
    No more poison ivy,oak and sumac.
    Estelle weights 10 pounds 6 ounces.
    Growing like a weed.
     
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    Woohoo the blocks are in the mail!! DH mailed for me today so he sent them Priority so they should be there by Thurs.
     
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    Wow! You ladies are doing great!! Jlynnp I'll be looking for your squishie.. I'm so excited to see all these blocks!! :)

    I've had a minor set back.. the electricity conked out in my sewing trailer,,!!!! :( I moved my sewing things into the kitchen.. where I've been trying to sew,,right in the way but don't care,, but then several different folks have come to visit unexpectedly, one couple stayed until 10:30 pm!!! I finally asked them to leave.. geez,, very rude if you ask me!!! so no sewing during company here,, we went on a camping trip over the weekend, so no sewing.. finally got things put back away from camping,, and now two ladies are coming in tomorrow for a little while,, they want to pick apples and I am glad to see these ladies.. but sewing time cut down again.. I will sew tonight,, my husband thinks he found the electrical problem this afternoon.. it is up and running again,,but I am waiting until tomorrow to take all my sewing things back out to sewing trailer just in case it goes wonky again... but fingers crossed it will be fixed and I can really buckle down on Wed and hopefully get my blocks finished!!! whew!
     
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    Sewing tomorrow morning.
    Put my house back together this morning.
    Saw Estelle this afternoon.
    Finally got the pictures to stay the right size.
    Enjoy the pictures ladies.
    Estelle is 6 weeks old and trying to rollover already.
     
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    What a little doll! She is a beautiful baby.
     
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    Thank you, Judy
    I think she is pretty special too.
     
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    Mo - OMGoodness!!! That baby is just growing TOO FAST!!!!! Enjoy her while you can - before you know it, she will be a teenager!!! Seems like just yesterday my Jessica was this size!!!

    Maxine - Don't feel bad! Family stuff has been getting in the way here too! Yesterday I went BACK to Madras to babysit Jessica's little sister Brooklyn and her friend Emma at the hotel while my DIL was at a tech class at the hospital. Took them down to the pool to swim, Sonic for lunch and then to the nice local kid park and THEN to my son Chris's so that they could play with all of their little cousins. :) Those girls NEVER got tired even though they stayed up till 1:30 am for their sleep over the night before!!! This grandma was tired though! LOL!!! My dad has not been feeling well so have been there to visit etc. He is going to the dr. this am. I have one more shopping to do this am before the solar eclipse people start coming tomorrow so THEN can just STAY HOME and sew!!! It's about time!!! LOL!!!
     
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    What a little doll! She is a beautiful baby.
     
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    Blocks are in the mail. I suffered sticker shock since the package was over 13 oz and had to go Priority. 18 squares would have come under first class package rates. But 21 had to go Priority. Yikes!
     
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    Got up this morning at 0530 hours, took almost everything out of sewing room.
    It's now 1628 hours I think I like the new setup of the sewing room.
    Too tired tonight, but will sew tomorrow.
    Sewing,quilt,gardening books are now in tall narrow, metal 1940's style Jelly cabinet.
    Also sterlite plastic shoe containers of fabric are on 4 shelves of same cabinet.
    Singer Serger which I hardly ever use anymore is in short 1940's metal cabinet, along with patterns.
    Mini blinds, dusted,sweeper run,baseboards dusted. It was past time to do deep clean on sewing room.
    Trying to get motivated to start Christmas sewing,quilting.
    Strawberry went to her kennel this morning and didn't come out until about noon.
    She's lucky I didn't move it too.
    Emptied out two metal cabinets of fabric, those will go into pantry now.
    All the fabric I have is in tall jelly cabinet and in sewing table drawers,cutting table drawers.
    2 vacunm seal bedding bags.
    Sorry my spelling isn't very good today. Tired, but I ought to sleep tonight.
    These swaps have helped out a lot, if that's all the fabric I have visible.
    Haven't checked the closet yet. And frankly I don't want to yet.
    Everybody have a good day.
    Pooped Mo.
     
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    Holey Smokes Mo!!!! You SHOULD be pooped!!! I need to vacum, dust and reorganize in my sewing room tomorrow. It's past due also!!! Have all of my fabric for this summer swap ironed and in stacks on my ironing board in the livingroom. I'm going to be doing some strip piecing so need to clear off my table and get out my big mat and rotary cutter for tomorrow. You have inspired me to get busy!!!!!
     
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    My cleaning of sewing room was way past due.
    Couldn't find part of fabric for this swap.
    So had to deep clean the room.
    Had laid out fabric in designated spot but it wasn't there.
    When I got ready to sew.
    Hence the cleaning spree.
    Going offline, while I have some test done.
    But will be back in week or so.
     
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    Ladies,
    Unforntunately life gets in the way.
    We are moving my parents into an apartment.
    So after much consideration, I have come to the conclusion.
    So I am dropping out out of this quilt block swap.
    Maybe later things will calm down.
    I will rejoin the group.
    My dad has had a couple of stints put in in the last 2 weeks.
    Mom is on oxygen full time.
    I'm over there more than I am at home.
    Sorry for the inconvince.
     
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    Don't worry Mo!!! We all sure understand how life goes!!!! We will be having other swaps in the future of course so don't worry - you can catch up with us later. :) Hope the goes uneventful for your parents. Unfortunately we all face "that move" sometime in our lives. Take care and don't forget to take a little time for YOU!!! HUGS!!!! P.S. Keep us updated on everything - esp. that cute little granddaughter of yours!!!
     
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    Mo so sorry to hear about your folks and your dropping out.. You certainly have had a lot on your plate lately.. Be well and keep us posted.. and yes,, definitely enjoy that grand baby!

    Judy your blocks arrived!!! Hurray and Ladies I want to tell you they are gorgeous!!!!!! Wow!!

    I'm still working on my Patriotic.. hope to finish them today.. Whew let me tell you.. I can certainly whip in Y seams now after doing these.. they used to scare me..not now!

    Everyone be well.. :)
     
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    Did you watch the eclipse anyone??? I did - it was awesome!!! I'm in the area of totality. :) Just found out that my two Bandon granddaughters are coming for a few days at the end of the month so I am going to sew sew sew and plan on mailing my blocks next week. Hopefully Monday!!!