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Fresh Start...

Good morning ladies-

I always look forward to a new year...mainly because we will be leaving for two and half months to Fl. It is a time for reflection and planning. Last year was good... but we lost dear friends and family members. We all know how difficult that is. Hoping this year will just be quiet and without so much drama in our lives as well as the world. 

We are spending New Years stripping out three rooms of our house. Have contractors in while we are gone to upgrade…

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Added by Pam/NY on December 31, 2017 at 7:30am — 7 Comments

What 30 minutes does to a room on Christmas Eve!

Good morning and Merry Christmas-

We opened our gifts last evening with the grandsons! They are definitely entertaining! They seemed to like their quilts but when there are toys to play with.....

We are getting blowing snow and dropping temps. Enjoy your day!…

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Added by Pam/NY on December 25, 2017 at 6:49am — 7 Comments

Greetings

We would like to wish everyone a wonderful holiday! It's a busy week and the elves are putting in overtime. Safe travels for you and your families! MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!…

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Added by Pam/NY on December 18, 2017 at 7:43am — 7 Comments

A Picture sometimes is all you need...

This happens everytime...

Added by Pam/NY on December 13, 2017 at 7:42am — 8 Comments

What was your favorite Christmas or Hanukkah gift as a child?

We had the grandsons this weekend,and we are dragging!!!! lol The topic came up, what was your favorite gift.  Mine was this gorgeous bride doll. I cherished her...she went everywhere with me. Hubby's was his first BB gun.

The question today is...tell us about your favorite toy!

The difference between a gift and a present...

A gift is something you want the person to have.

A present is something they want and you bought it for them.

Added by Pam/NY on December 10, 2017 at 10:13am — 15 Comments

A Christmas story (I'd like to forget)

We bought a new car this past summer. We didn't notice it didn't have mud guards on it. I would've made that part of the deal(darn). So, yesterday we drove down to the local garage to have them installed. When I went to get into hubby's toyota truck, we discovered I couldn't get my knee under the dash. I had not been in it since I got the new knee. Soooo, stop laughing...we get the bright idea... I should ride in the back of the pickup! If, I were 5 that would have been heaven. We only live…

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Added by Pam/NY on December 7, 2017 at 12:48pm — 11 Comments

Calling all QUILTERS...

Good morning-

I hope everyone is busy getting those holiday projects finished! BUT...let's take the time to post a message! We are a wonderful group of ladies and gents who share a passion. QWU has given us a site to share and make new friends. We don't want to lose this site...apathy has done that to many. I was off the site for a few months, but am so glad to be reunited with friends near and far.

So, ladies and gents let's hear from you...It doesn't have to be all about…

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Added by Pam/NY on December 6, 2017 at 6:36am — 9 Comments

This santa is done with holiday sewing...

We have been having unseasonable weather. Hard to stay home to get sewing done. Have all the shopping done, now comes the wrapping part. ugh, not my favorite part. The grandsons are getting older, so not as many gifts to wrap. 

Our youngest grandson(8) loves army toys and especially helicopters. We bought him the biggest toy helicopter we could find with soldiers. This is his quilt.…

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Added by Pam/NY on December 1, 2017 at 12:32pm — 10 Comments

Wishing Everyone a Wonderful Thanksgiving!

I'm sure everyone is busy in the kitchen...we always host Thanksgiving. I am the only one in the family that likes to cook (and is the better cook)!! Bought gingerbread houses to decorate for the two grandsons. That should be entertaining. Also, putting two boxes together for two 8 year old boys in St. Croix for Christmas through Adopt A Family. We always take the grandsons shopping for charity, so this will be their project this year. 

Have a wonderful holiday with family and…

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Added by Pam/NY on November 22, 2017 at 12:56pm — 4 Comments

Finished one of two Christmas gifts...

Our oldest grandson is a nascar fan. I found the scanned print of Jimmie Johnson on Ebay. He'll love it and will be a good lap quilt to wrap up in to watch the races. Have one more left to make the youngest brother. He is all army and camo. Have a great…

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Added by Pam/NY on November 13, 2017 at 11:08am — 6 Comments

Bargin scissors

I can't let a 60% off coupon go by without using it at JoAnn fabrics. I decided to get a new pair of gingher scissors. They were $59 and I got them for $28. Then, I got to thinking, is there a better brand out there that I am not aware of. What brand of scissors do you recommend? I'm always up for change!

Added by Pam/NY on November 10, 2017 at 1:07pm — 8 Comments

Found my machine again!

Hello gals

It's been awhile since I posted. Thank you to the ones who sent me messages. The weather is finally turning colder... so closed the lake house. Down to one place to maintain at a time. The time just gets away...I did start a lap size quilt. Feels good to be back in my sewing room. Was in a slump this summer, but with the holidays coming up fast, I need to get busy. I promise to be better at posting!!!

Added by Pam/NY on November 2, 2017 at 10:54am — 8 Comments

Remember Me????

Good morning ladies-

I finally am home to get some computer work done. Haven't been posting much, just one of those summers you'd like to forget. Hated to answer the phone...we lost several members of our family and a close friend to a freaking accident. We seem to be getting our heads above water now, so looking forward to a quiet Fall. I have been collecting fabric for a couple of lap quilts for Christmas gifts. We are heading out to Branson the end of Sept. Plan on spending two…

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Added by Pam/NY on August 29, 2017 at 8:38am — 11 Comments

Need to get my quilting mojo back...

We have been traveling the past week. Decided to drive to Halifax, NS via VT, NH, and Maine. We decided that many people miss out on the colors of Spring with the different trees leafing. The coast line of Maine was special. We stopped in Kennebunkport for lunch and picked out our fictious house on the sound! If only....

We stopped in Freeport at the LL Bean place and did a little shopping. Was surprised that they are open 24 hrs. We had lunch in Belfast down on the wharf where they…

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Added by Pam/NY on May 18, 2017 at 3:00pm — 6 Comments

The verdict is still out....

Do I divorce him or keep him around for a slow torture? We arrived home two nights ago at 10pm. We have had rules that we never travel at night, no more than eight hours, and never arrive home at night in case there is an issue with the house. We broke them all...my appt. in Orlando went smoothly and we were on the road by noon. Spent the night in SC when the storms got too scary to drive. That put us 14 hrs to home...

Before we left, hubby took all the food to the fridge downstairs.…

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Added by Pam/NY on April 6, 2017 at 1:43pm — 7 Comments

Flashback Monday

Some of you that have been on this site for years will remember Miss Riley from Texas. What an artist and quilter she was. Unfortunately, she passed away. I saw these pictures this week and thought of her paintings of blue bonnets. We are in our last week in Florida. Next week, I will be in Orlando getting…

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Added by Pam/NY on March 27, 2017 at 7:34am — 8 Comments

Mimosas at the Quilt Shop

The Quilt Lover's Hangout in North Ft. Myers, Fl had show and tell while you sipped mimosas! Now, that is a nice way to spend a couple hours while the guys are at the Daytona 500. The picture shows about a quarter of the shop...great store. What's nice is they rent machines for $10. Next year, I will bring mine. Bought a few fat quarters of fabrics that look like water for a wallhanging.…

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Added by Pam/NY on February 26, 2017 at 1:39pm — 8 Comments

Attended Punta Gorda Quilt Show

What a fabulous show they put on! Amazing quilts and wonderful people...these are three of the top winners. So much talent, I'm glad I wasn't judging! The gals from Quilt Lover's Hangout quilt shop had …

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Added by Pam/NY on February 18, 2017 at 8:05am — 7 Comments

No Quilting this Week

We arrived to our rental last Saturday. I found it on the internet. We have already rented it for next year. It is a great place and close to shopping. The pool and I became close buddies immediately! There is a canal in the background that takes you to the Gulf of Mexico and Sanibel Island. We have a friendly turtle we feed in the evenings. It is a fresh water canal...alligators could be in there, so no dangling feet!! We have enjoyed finding our favorite Tiki Bar by the water...that's…

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Added by Pam/NY on February 12, 2017 at 8:18am — 7 Comments

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