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Comment by Sandy Larkey on November 26, 2019 at 7:53am

Prairie Quilter, obviously you haven't "dodged the bullet" that we apparently have.  We did get some snow, enough to dust the ground, but it's melted on the streets and driveways.  I TOLD the gals at Nelson quilting yesterday that we weren't going to get much if any snow--I bought a snow thrower last year, just after our last snow. 

Yes, when it comes to gifts, it really is the thought that counts.  One of the better Christmas gifts I ever received was from a co-worker.  We had drawn names for a gift exchange and he got my name.  Well, I was the office "pusher" of candy, had a jar that I tried to keep full. I also had a cap that was--really--the talk of the town; wild paisley print that I put a lot of buttons on.  This kid got me a $5 gift certificate to the confectionery shop downstairs in the Skyway, and a Twins button for my hat.  He put thought into choosing the gift, and that made it one of the best gifts ever. 

I am also thankful for my friends on Quilt With Us.  It's really good to have a place where I can just chat about quilting and other needle crafts, and read about and see what other people are doing. 

Comment by Prairie Quilter Jan/NE on November 26, 2019 at 7:20am

Janet, the mark of a good gift giver is  knowing what the recipient(s) will like and putting thought and meaning into it.  You obviously have the gift.  

From snowin' & blowin' southwestern Nebraska.  Safe travels everyone if you are headed places for the holiday.  I'm reminded of the many things I have for which to be thankful.  I count all of you among them.

Comment by Janet/MO on November 26, 2019 at 6:09am

Wow Gail that will be a lot of people!  I sure hope you have a lot of help lined up.  

I was so happy that my tote bag for my sister turned out so I decided to make one for my daughter & her guy.  They love to play cribbage so when I saw this design I knew it would be perfect for them to store their board & cards in.  We are going to buy them a new board & cards as well.

Comment by Gail Brown on November 25, 2019 at 11:08am

Lynne, what beautiful quilts.  I'd be very hard pressed to pick a favorite.  I love the baskets, great look, all those little blocks.  I love basket blocks, have made several basket quilts, but smaller that that one.  Bigger blocks as well.  Love the beautiful applique on the Roses.  The Rosebuds is another favorite of mine, have made two.  Love them all, so pretty.

Sandy, I just finished a red, white and blue quilt for one of my Great Grandsons and quilted it with red.  I am quilting another, same colors and quilting it in blue for another GGS.  The second one also has a Patriots football team border, he is a big fan.  I am working on the blocks for another GGS also red, white and blue.  I'm sure that the little girl that gets the doll will love it.  It sounds just lovely.  I know whatyou mean about adding the 1/4 inch seam to those panel projects.  I've done it several times without thinking and it does change things.

Had doctors appointment this morning, stopped on the way home to get all the goodies and needs to start cooking and baking for Thanksgiving.  Sewing will be on the back burner for the next few days.  This will be the first time in over 30 years that the whole family will be together for the Holidays so it's a very big deal this year.  all seven children, Grands and Great Grands.  A huge crowd for sure.  Actually it's almost like a small city.

Comment by handstitcher/IL on November 25, 2019 at 9:44am

Lovely quilts, Lynne! Such a treat to see them! Love them all, especially the one on the orange background. The quilting on it really sets off the blocks well. You’ve been very busy! 

Love your book bag, too, Janet. I’m sure your sister will put it to good use.

Parent conferences from noon to 8 tonight and from 8-11 tomorrow morning. Then the eye doctor tomorrow afternoon before I can start Thanksgiving preparations. We’re a small group of six, so it won’t be too bad. And everyone helps with the dishes!

Comment by Sandy Larkey on November 25, 2019 at 9:38am

One of the Quilts of Valor we presented on the 14th had been long-arm quilted in a very nice pattern--wasn't an all-over meander, but was Native-American themed.  Really nice.  I didn't get a very good look at it, but Angel had it folded back side up when it was on display, so people could see the quilting.  She used a white back, and the long-armer used red thread to do the quilting.  Wish I had got a good photo of it, and that I could post photos.  But ...

I just finished a little quilt this morning.  I think I've mentioned the Cranston Print works dolls I'm making for Toys For Tots.  well, the girl baby in christening dress also came with a little pillow that is also a "birth certificate" for her.  To make sure they stayed together, I decided to make her a little quilt.  Not a very complicated one, 18 3' squares of various white-on-white prints (left over from Lemoyne Stars) and 6 each of 2 different pinks and a pale blue with dabs of pastel colors.  Then I used a lavender/blue/purple rose-printed flannel, machine quilted the whole thing diagonally across the blocks.  Looks pretty cute, and I think the little girl who gets it will really like it.  And I realized why the girl doll of the pair was so fat; I added a 1/4" seam allowance to the pieces, and I don't think I should have.  Anyway, got the boy doll cut out this morning, and I didn't cut a seam allowance.  I bet his clothes will fit better.  Anyway, just about time to get ready to go to Nelson quilting.  Hopefully, we'll get Gwen's two quilts done this week, so maybe I can get mine in the frame.  Catch you later.

Comment by Janet/MO on November 25, 2019 at 6:47am

All beautiful quilts Lynne.  I agree with PQ that it is nice to see quilts done on a longarm, but look like they were hand quilted.  

Comment by Prairie Quilter Jan/NE on November 25, 2019 at 4:54am

Lynne, beautiful finishes!  I love it when the longarm quilters quilt them the same way we would hand quilt them to retain the vintage feel.  

Comment by Lynne on November 25, 2019 at 4:43am

I have been busy trying to get my UFO's completed.  Sadly, I can't do much hand quilting anymore.  These have been done by a L/A in Shipshewana, Ind.  OF course,,,now they are waiting to have binding done!!   The basket quilt was hand appliqued, using my CW stash.  291 basket blocks, with some filler blocks.  The applique Roses quilt, was fabric I purchased while at Georgia Bonesteel's store.  Its also her pattern.  The orange quilt, was a kit I purchased at a AQS show in Grand Rapids, Mi.  The Rosebud quilt, were blocks I won, while a member of a guild..

Comment by Janet/MO on November 24, 2019 at 7:02am

Thanks Gail.  I love the saying on your bag!  

I was told last year that I have the start of cataracts.  I need to make an appointment to see the eye dr right after the 1st of the year.  About 3 years ago I had a torn retina in my left eye so I make sure to have that checked out every year.  The dr told me that the more near sighted you are, the greater chance you have of getting a torn retina.  I wasn't doing anything except standing in front of my cutting counter cutting fabric when it happened.  All of a sudden it was like a black spider web all over my eye.  Scared me to no end.  


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