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2/1/14 10:27 A

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Macy's store had this in the window today:

Dream as if you'll live forever,
Live as if you'll die today.

I walked early today. Picked up 2-1/2 pounds yesterday that I have to attack with vengeance before it thinks it can hang around.
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2/1/14 7:20 A

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LOL...I know about that NEEDing of stuff. Glad you had fun, Jean. Long day for you, indeed!

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Our plumbing is solved. Yeah!! I'll try a laundry load tomorrow to check it out myself.

I am one tired lady. Great day, but very long. I woke up at 3:30AM, and lay awake with my eyes closed. Finally at 4:50AM, I decided I might as well just get up and start my day. I didn't return home until 6:30PM. Waco is over 3 hours from our house one way.

The One Stop Shop Hop exceeded the organizer's estimation. This was only the second year for the show, and they just didn't expect the event to take off like it did. The shops who rented space are very good shops with interesting ideas, patterns, tools, and fabric. It was just so crowded, it was very hard to get around and see all the good stuff.

We moved around slowly for the first two hours, and then left to have a leisurely lunch away from the convention center. When we returned in the afternoon, the crowd had thinned out, and we were able to move about freely, and actually see, touch and feel things.

We even found a few that we absolutely "needed." emoticon

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1/31/14 2:15 P

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All the plumbing issues are resolved except for something clogging the dishwasher intake line. Hubby is fussing with it today. We know there is water right up TO that spot.

I have finished the new binding on the quilt repair project and done the darning to several spots in the flannel. One (so far) left to fix on the sheet part and THAT quilt can go to my youngest grandson. One more thing out the door will make me happy.

I have been trying to figure out how to store some of the accumulation of stuff in my 'sewing/office' space. Yesterday got a catalog with two pieces of furniture I LIKE for the junk collection space! Now to decide between them...




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1/30/14 3:18 A

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Well, you Jean and Asta, are still having plumbing problems. That is unusual that the three of us would have problems at the same time. Jean, hooray for sticking up for yourself. Service is terrible right now, no one admits that they are at fault. Good for you for getting the work done first.

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1/29/14 10:47 P

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Whew. Sounds like $200 well spent.

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1/29/14 9:19 P

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Our plumbing problem is still not all fixed.

We had the Roto Rooter plumbing service come out this morning and run a camera probe down our drain for 120 feet [$200.00]. No blockage on our part. So then he used his beep, beep, beep radar thingy and found a deformed 4" pipe where our drain should empty into the catch basin. So he called the Muncipal Utility District and informed them of their problem. This afternoon the city employees came out.

I took Kiwi out for a walk, and we went back to where the guys were running their camera probe from the city's side of the drain towards our lot. The Municipal Utility District employees stood right there and tried to tell me, the broken 4" pipe was 4 feet onto the resident's property. Oops!! Don't mess with this lady!!!! I stood up straight and told him in no uncertain terms that we'd already had the Roto Rooter service man out who could find no blockage in our pipe all the way to the catch basin, and it was not our problem, but theirs. Well, well, he sputtered, he'd have to call his supervisor and tell him the break was four feet towards our residence. Kiwi and I walked a ways and returned for the verdict. They decided the city would first locate the other utility lines tomorrow morning, and then dig to correct the problem. Good decision on their part.

So, it isn't fixed, but bc we knew where the compressed pipe was located, it won't be our hundreds and hundreds of dollars to fix it.


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1/29/14 9:10 P

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Oh, dear. Frozen pipes are terrible. We've had them twice in Texas, and they were disasters both times. I hope you can get your issues solved.

Jolette
Hope the b12 shot helps you to find energy again

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1/29/14 8:09 P

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I planned to make those squares today..but never got there with all the stuff going on here. Buck stove..our main heat, had need of a new fan motor today...we had the kitchen water suddenly just stop...not likely to be frozen; Hubby thinks it may be mud. It may end up frozen before we are done though since we can't trickle the water tonight..and the temps will be around 11 overnight. We've handled almost all this stuff before at some time over the last 30 plus years. No disasters yet.

When I finally DID get the sewing machine back up, I decided to work on the repair job I had abandoned for the class LAST week. I have the new binding all the way on and am doing the hand-finishing now. Youngest grandson will enjoy it (2nd generation for this quilt...made when I knew NOTHING about making a quilt). Anyway, I can have the quilt over me as I sew...nice when it is so chilly. Our low this morning was 2 degrees. It won't get above freezing until around noon tomorrow.

The bright sunshine and clear skies today did make for a beautiful day even though it WAS cold.

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1/29/14 6:54 P

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emoticon Those plumbing problems are so devastating. You have mentioned it before so it must be troublesome. I am thankful for clean, fresh water that I am enjoying right now.

Went to the dr. today and got a b-12 shot. Hoping it will give me some energy. I have been anemic for years and am just tired a lot. Oh well, at least I am doing pretty good for this "senior". lol (I just got a reminder from the insurance that I need to re-evaluate because of being a "senior.) lol

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Glad you and Asta explained a broken well to me. My water comes out of a faucet from some metro area nearby. That was all news to me. I'm sure Joe would know about wells, but I didn't.

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Making more squares while you still remember how is the key. Stay with it for a day or so, and it should make enough memory pathways to boost your confidence.

We have a nasty plumbing issue here too. Something has clogged our drain. When I did laundry a week ago, the tub and shower filled with grey wash water and some toilet tissue. Joe used a snake, and chemicals to clear it. All was well this week until Monday when I ran laundry loads again. Same problem, tub and shower filled with grey water, and some tissue. Joe was able to clear it again, but it wasn't easy either time. So today I called "Roto Rooter" plumbing. Tomorrow a service person will come out and use a much longer snake and harsher chemicals to bust through whatever is creating this havoc. At least I'm guessing that's the solution. What do I know?

Showers and disher do not affect the drain, just laundry. Joe even put DrainO down the laundry drain - to no avail.

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1/28/14 4:21 P

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Re: fixing wells, it is not the well itself that is the problem. It is the pump, the electrical (like Jolette's), the pipes..all the other details that bring the water to the surface and distributes it.

Jean, your outing sounds like SUCH FUN!! Wish they'd do something like that around here somewhere! Of course, Paducah is just over 3 hrs...though I am not inclined to do that one alone. At the moment, taking classes almost an hr away is plenty.

Today was the first class of three making the quilt top for the Civil War Generals series General Longstreet. We were supposed to complete 3 blocks today..and I only got one done (as did the other three in the class..barely.) We all ran over time. Now I have to make I think it is 17 more just like that one!! Next class is at end of February and we will do the second block..need 17 or so of those, too. Then the final class, in March, will be the borders, sashing etc. I enjoyed the very small class. I am finally home with all my stuff, not to sort it back out and make the rest of the blocks while I can still remember what to do! emoticon

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1/28/14 3:37 P

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They are still working on the well, something wrong with the wiring so at least we have found the trouble. Now to find the part. Tired of using buckets for everything. We live in the boonies so well is my only source of water, Maybe the stock water,. LOL

Jean , your trip sounds so neat, I am unable to participate in anything like that now, but, when I could, I loved it.

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1/28/14 1:47 P

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I am beyond jealous!

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1/28/14 1:37 P

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Afternoon

My DDIL invited me to go with her Friday to a Texas One Stop Shop Hop. We are going. It will be a 3 hour drive one way, but when we get there, 31+ shops will be on hand to explore. Some demonstrations are scheduled. It should be a ton of fun.

Neither of us need a darn thing, but we'll have fun looking at new ideas.

www.heartoftexashop.com/

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In our Texas drought, the fires were devastating. Unforgettable.

How does one fix a broken well? What an awful problem. I hope there is a resolution for you soon.

Stay safe.

Jean from Texas
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I am drinking from my saucer cause my cup has overflowed. -- John P.Moore

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Wow, Josette how terrible to have to bring in buckets of water from your son's house. Sure hope he doesn't mind when you show up in the morning in a bathrobe with shampoo and soap, ha. It does make you appreciate all the countries in the world without modern plumbing.

Here in CA, some of the cities/towns are on water restrictions to cut 20% or get a fine. The rest of us are "asked" to cut back or else as we are on the watch list. We are watering the yards every other day. Several of my roses have been in bloom since last spring. I would hate to lose the lawns, but it might happen. A friend has fall leaves on her tree with spring blossoms. The plants (and us) have no clue what season it is around here. The fear around here is fires and a hot summer.

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1/27/14 9:27 P

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I hear that Ca. is awfully dry, We live in eastern Co. and up until this year, we were in a drought too, now it is so much better. Here in Co., most of the time it is not too bad lately, just a lot of ups and downs and change.

Our well broke today and have no water so of course I am thirsty. lol Am bringing it in in buckets from my son's house. ( about a quarter of a mile) Just terribly inconvenient. I didn't realize how much water we use. Sometimes we forget to give thanks for water to drink.

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I highly recommend Aqua Zumba! I have been going twice a week and feel great (especially for Jolette's friend "Art"). Today has been wonderful as I am piecing together my Dear Jane quilt borders. Sorry to hear about some of you in poor weather as we in California are doing a rain dance. Most days are in the 70-75 degree range, so I should be out walking the dogs rather than sewing. Since last May, we had one afternoon of rain in November.

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1/27/14 2:52 P

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Maybe the barometer has something to do with the zip. Ole, "art" visits me whenever the weather changes and lately it is changing daily, lol.

I am having fun with the disappearing pinwheels. I think I am going to make a small one just for fun.

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1/27/14 7:45 A

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My zip is not too zippy this morning. It was very windy all night and I think I looked at the clock every hour all night. At least I am not sick..that is a good thing.

Hope everyone has a good day today.

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1/26/14 9:59 P

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emoticon I am pooped and no reason at all. I have no zip. JUst tired.

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1/26/14 3:07 P

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Don't you LOVE getting deals like that. emoticon

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1/26/14 3:02 P

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Thanks for you lovely comments. Another SP friend wanted to see my new jacket, so I posted it. Got a terrific deal on it, of course. Ended up paying less than 25% of the original price. Just couldn't resist.
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1/26/14 2:46 P

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Gorgeous. No wonder you were tempted. I love the colors. You'll tackle this one joyfully. Way to go. After laying out that much $$$, the incentive is there to "Get 'er Done!" Happy quilting.

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1/25/14 2:03 P

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It sounds like a good deal, I am determined not to buy anything extra unless it is a fill in. I have oh, so much fabric, and fat quarters. ew. I am ashamed how much stuff I have,

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I think you are really buying a large (90 piece) collection of fat quarters...and the price works out pretty well @ just over $1.60 per FQ. The collection comes with the pattern..and you use only 1/3 of the FQ to make the quilt...the rest will go into my stash. I would have preferred more time to consider it...48 hrs sale time made me have to decide.

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That looks beautiful but difficult, I would have to think about it a long time but.... hmmm. It does have possibilities.l LOL

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Found that Craftsy had a 48 hr flash sale...and I was enchanted with a quilt kit...mulled it over almost to the last minute and then bought it. Actually, bought a 90 fat quarter collection that also comes with the pattern for the lovely quilt they showed. Can't believe I just did that! Hope I will get it made and still love it!

wonder if this link will work: www.craftsy.com/supplies/rainbow-she
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et-quilt-kit/3173

I am guessing it might not since I have to sign in. Here is the name of the kit:
Rainbow Sherbet Quilt Kit. Maybe you can google it to see it.

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1/23/14 10:02 A

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Way to go. Quite a confidence boost to see a finished project draped over your bed. Awesome.

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Congrats on the finished quilt. It is such a great feeling!!!

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emoticon I did it, I did it, I finished up the binding, now for a label and I am ready to put on the bed.,

I am having trouble sleeping today, night has gone and eyes are still open, lol. I knew the weather was changing because of my joints but our 2" is more like 6'. IT is awfully pretty out though.

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Middle Tennessee..outside of Nashville. Definitely too far to go shopping together in person...at least any time soon! lol the shop where I am taking classes has just been selected as one of the top ten quilt shops in some magazine...but I don't find much by way of fabric that appeals to me there. LOVE their classes, though, and I DO know that folks come from all over, both for shopping and classes. I purchase most of my fabric from my sister-in-law's online shop. She is located in Camano Island WA...too far to go visit there, too.

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emoticon I turned my mat around too because I used the same places to cut and it was getting a rut, well, not really a rut, but it was a little worn.

My hands are so sore today from ole "art" today that it even hurts to use the computer and the sewing is really rough. I do so want to finish up the binding. I guess I will just have to suffer emoticon .lol

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Hi, I had all of you on my mind as I spent the morning looking for fabric for a new BOTM quilt. It any of you are interested, go to Sentimental Stitches and look for the Briggs quilt. Each month for 24 months, you would get a FREE pattern from Brenda and Gay. I am not much of a red person, so I was thinking of going to purples. However, I was surprise at how many red civil war fabrics I have leftover from doing my Dear Jane. Going threw your stash should count as a workout as I was up and down the entire morning. I will drink a large glass of water with lunch.

Bookwerme, sounds like you are on the right track for color choices. I am in Northern California (about 1 1/2 hours from Sacramento). Where do you live?


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I have taken several free motion classes..this one really was rudimentary, but it is a prerequisite for several others I want to take...and I had taken it so long ago, I wasn't sure what skills it taught. It is odd to take classes after years of doing the things being taught, but I figure it can only enhance my skills. I took the beginner class to accompany a friend..who dropped out. I signed up for this latest class partly to accompany a classmate...but she ended up in Oregon nursing her brother. One thing I DO want to do is boost my self confidence in tackling all the projects I have 'backed up' and waiting. Classes and practice are necessary for that! I might add, I did so much free motion quilting that I forgot I had a walking foot!


Today I turned my huge cutting mat around to access a new surface. I have so much junk on that table! I hope to clean it off and find other locations for the 'stuff' accumulation. I don't really need the whole table as a work space, but the space is nice. The table is so heavy that I am reluctant to move it out from the wall since I have a rug in that room that I don't wish to damage. Adjust, adjust, adjust! lol


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Congratulations on getting more immersed in quilting. What joy awaits you. From visiting your sewing room, I know you will have a marvelous time taking classes, and moving along. So glad you could take a free motion class. I do love free motion.

Had a lazy day so far, and I need to get moving.

Losing weight for me means portion control, drinking the water, and walking. I wear a FitBit pedometer that tracks my steps and stairs. It syncs with the Spark People site, so I get exercise points on here, too. Very nice. Star with what you can handle, and build from there. Get healthy again and everything will be better for you.

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Your suggestions for fabric selection is much like what we were told at the beginner's quilt class I took during the Fall. Select your border..one with multiple colors (at least for this quilt) and go from there. Most of the quilts were well coordinated color schemes...mine was all done with brights...that is what I like! I loved how it came out except for here and there..blocks I would do differently now that I KNOW what it is going to look like.

the Civil War Quilt is two main blocks and while I don't much want the color palette, I do like how they used the colors, so I am trying to follow the same guidelines..light where theirs is light, med or dark where theirs is dark. I ordered (online) a bunch of choices I like..and hopefully at least some will work. I have stuff in my stash that I may be able to draw upon also...I did a lot of that with the beginner's quilt.

I have NO idea where you live, but I would love to go fabric shopping with you were it possible.

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Wow! Thank you for the messages. A friend suggested that I track my food on Fitness Pal as it is an app for my cell phone. It seems fairly easy. Does Spark have a app for food tracking? I like the suggestion of increasing my water intake as it will help fill me up as well has hydrated. On a fabric selection note, I love, love, love picking out fabrics. Wish you lived nearby as I would take you to a fabric store. Here is my hint: Find one favorite fabric that calls to you (could be a main fabric for a project or a border). From there, look at the details of other colors in that fabric or colors that would compliment. Don't be afraid of using colors that are outside of your normal comfort zone because they will help you expand your "crayon box" and add interest to your quilt. Be careful with reds (as they can take over) and yellows (hard to match). emoticon Sew Long

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Jolette, I selected a bunch of choices that I thought might possibly work...and then ordered some of each of them. They are all colors I love, so I can use them later if they don't go into this quilt. If the order is filled and shipped tomorrow, I hope it will arrive here before I go to class next Tuesday. It will be close!!! if it doesn't get here, i will find enough fabric to at least learn how to make the block so I have done it, no matter what the colors. I'll keep you all posted.

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Can't help with the fabric selection. My theory on fabric is the same as my theory on colors: if I like 'Color A' and 'Color B' then, naturally, they will look good together. emoticon

As for the losing weight: track, track, track! Use the Spark tools to calculate your target calorie range and shoot for that. It doesn't seem to matter how much I exercise, I don't lose any weight if I'm not tracking and coming within range.

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Welcome to the forum, Asta suggested keeping track of food, but also work into getting in the water. That is something we sometimes forget, but easy to do the first step.

I do all my fabric online but not very good at picking out colors aGood luck

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Have just spent quite a bit of time looking at fabrics (online) trying to select possible choices for a quilt class I just signed up to take..starting NEXT WEEK! Two blocks,and, I think, three borders...sort of. Patter in Civil War Generals Series #6 General Longstreet. I am NOT using the civil war prints/colors, but really don't know how to go about selecting what fabrics to use where!

The beginner's class quilt came out well, but there ARE things I would have liked to have done differently if I had had a better idea of what I was doing.

Does anyone have any suggestions for how to select fabric...I don't have much time and local shopping offerings are pretty skimpy which is why I have been looking for ideas online.

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Welcome. We look forward to getting acquainted!

As to getting the lbs off...small changes (I suggest one at a time), start keeping track of your food intake ( When I started I was really surprised), and MOVE. If baby steps are all you can manage, start with baby steps..and increase duration and frequency day by day. All the little changes make it easier to stick with the changes needed...and make sustaining them for a lifetime much more likely. emoticon We'll help.

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Hi Everyone, I hope all of you do not mind that I just joined the group. This morning I got "the lecture" from my doctor about how I needed to lose weight. He tried to encourage me to lose at least 20 of the 50 pounds that I need to get off my body. I have gotten the Spark People emails for sometime, but have not participated. It was exciting to read that there is a group of quilting fans. I have been in a guild for over 20 years, a long-arm quilter and love to appliqué. I am just finishing a Dear Jane and starting a B. Briggs Quilt. I would love to your thoughts on how to lose this weight as I would rather sit and sew all day.

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Took a free motion quilting class today...I had taken this same class years ago when this shop was in a different location. I enjoyed it today...and found I really missed the stitch regulator though I managed well enough overall. I will take the other free motion quilting classes that follow this one...this was just a refresher, but I can see the improvement in my skills since the first one. I also signed up for a Civil War Quilt class that starts next week (where did January go???) It will meet three times. Now, I have to find fabric to use..I have no interest in doing in the civil war fabrics, but AM interested in learning the blocks etc.

I discovered something interesting the other day...when I go to type the word "quiet"..."quilt" comes out nearly every time!

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There are multiple techniques for binding and doing corners. Make sure your corners are square, that is often part of the problem. My success rate varies from perfect to "good enough".

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Corners are a challenge. Good luck! The Broncos did do good; hubby should be happy.

The wind finally died down about 4 this afternoon so I took a walk with the dog. Needed to stretch out the kinks after sewing most of the day. Got my Easter basket finished and posted a pic of it on my Spark page. Got started on the nightshirt.

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emoticon It is such a nice day today. My husband is busy watching the Bronco's and they must be doing well, no yelling from, the living room. No coaching from the chair, lol

I am having trouble with the corners on the binding but I WILL conquer, somehow.lol

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