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Started by Marcia (aka "Life is Grand"). Last reply by Deb Semmens Jun 24. 125 Replies

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Comment by Lynne (APMom) 19 minutes ago

Skip the Phalzgraff - Find me one of those!

Comment by diane 13 hours ago

here's a sideways view of the spool cabinet. i didn't even know it was carved on the back when i bid.

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Comment by Lynne (APMom) 13 hours ago

Honestly Diane, I don't know where all the good stuff goes up here, but there are never finds like yours on the auctions around here!

Darce, it is really easier than it looks.  I will bring a copy of the directions along to retreat for you. A good one to use up scraps with.

We just got back from Minnesota.  We spent the weekend with youngest's girl friend's family at their cabin.  The fishing was awful but the kids had a great time tubing, skiing and on the jet ski.  I just enjoyed reading my book and looking at the scenery.  

Comment by Jackie Orton 17 hours ago

Maybe I'm wrong about quilt circle....it IS a bit early in the month, and I haven't seen Jacque post anything.  Love that the fair quilt brought $1000.00!!  

Comment by Deb Semmens 18 hours ago

WAIT WHAT quilt circle is tomorrow night???? Oye VEY!

Time is flying by.

Lot's of showings no nibbles, is how the house is going.  Made the mistake of sharing the news about trying to sell with my mother.  SHE IS FULL of suggestions, including becoming a landlord.

I guess I better get into the quilt room and finish up the baby quilt that I am working on so I will have something for show n tell tomorrow.

Comment by Jackie Orton 21 hours ago

I've always liked that pattern, Jan!  I decided to follow your lead and get some things cut, marked, and ready to sew.  I have a couple of kits cut for IQ comfort quilts.  I was planning on working on one and thought if any of the attendees wanted to make a block or more for the other one, then we will have two more quilts ready soon.  It is the Inglenook pattern by Villa Rosa that I posted a while back.  Really easy and quick.  Also bringing stuff to work on an alumni quilt, and the first of 11 QOVs for my class reunion in two years.

How's the house showing, etc going, Deb?  I'm excited for quilt circle tomorrow night, since I missed last month.  

Hugs and prayers.

Comment by Darce Ovel yesterday

Another beauty Jan!

Lynne, that pattern caught my eye too, but I need something much simpler these days.  Congrats on the upcoming grandbaby!

Diane, you find the best auctions!  Have a great trip.

Had another round of storms blow thru last night - lots of trees/branches down in town and Jeff worked until the wee hours again.  Plus there was a planned project bright and early this morning - he's out again right now on another storm related call.  It's been crazy.   I feel like I've been crazy busy, but have nothing to show for it.  The twins turn 2 tomorrow - where did that time go?!?

Gah - I have to start organizing for retreat before it's here and I'm just throwing stuff in a bag to work on!  I am so ready for this break tho!

Comment by diane on Friday

2 auctions in 2 days. Got the best deal the 1st night by being able to talk to Marcia and Judy Larson for a few minutes. They showed up after a day of shop hopping in Judy's convertible! She was a little red on her neck,,,not a red neck though!

Last night I endured a auction with no AC! I forgot about that until I got there! Man was it hot, but yet I persevered and got what I was after, a beautiful spool cabinet. My partner in crime Judy got several things also and we were out of there by 8 and back into the AC of the car! 

We are headed to Florida Monday to see the grands. Got to see Charlie again before he starts walking! Once that happens they are no longer babies! The 2 older girls are on the 8 and under swim team so we hope to see them at a match. I can't even imagine at that age, but they love it. Don't think it will be much hotter there than it is here!

Stay cool!

Comment by Jan from Iowa/Arkansas on Thursday

This is the quilt I just finished sewing down the binding on.  It is called "Sidekick" from MSQC.  Easy to make, just have to keep track of where the fabrics end up.

Linda called me today to remind me three more weeks until we are at the retreat.  She is excited and so am I.


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