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2019 BIRTHDAY SWAP- "Woven Ribbon" block (NINE participants)

Started by Marcia (aka "Life is Grand"). Last reply by Marcia (aka "Life is Grand") Jul 27, 2020. 54 Replies

2020 August Retreat- Decision MUST be made by July 25th

Started by Marcia (aka "Life is Grand"). Last reply by Jan from Iowa/Arkansas Jul 23, 2020. 42 Replies

2020 CHARM SWAP- sign up is now CLOSED

Started by Marcia (aka "Life is Grand"). Last reply by Jan from Iowa/Arkansas May 25, 2020. 113 Replies

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Comment by Lynne 19 hours ago

Jan, I chuckled when I read your comment about the temperature. You've been living south for a while when 30 is cold!

Comment by Jan from Iowa/Arkansas 20 hours ago

I sure hope that isn't the case Sandy.  I don't know what I'd do without my daily visit with you all.

Fabric came yesterday, so I can begin finishing the quilt tops.  Just needed to add borders.  Then, of course backing and binding.

We got a dusting of snow last night.  It is cold here (30) so I'm staying inside.  (I was planning on staying inside anyway, but that is a good excuse.)  We are having friends over tomorrow evening for cards, so should probably move the dust around a bit.  Also have to do something for dessert.

Have a great day.

Comment by SandyO yesterday

Thanks for the info, Deb.  In this case I didn't even get to ask CT to approve her; the button just didn't work that sends an invitation to the person you want to add.  Then, if she requests membership, the Admin. will probably take her sweet time to approve it.  Didn't we hear quite a while ago that CT was going to end the Quilt With Us community feature?

Comment by Deb Semmens yesterday

Sandy, it took over 10 months for me to finally get Kelly (sis that came to retreat one year) on this site.  That was three years ago.  I think because CT has scaled back their staff to a skeleton crew that it takes a long time.

 It took several messages to get the admin. to approve her request.  I think staffing is stretched even thinner now.

Comment by SandyO yesterday

I'm trying to invite my friend, Connie Taylor from Hanlontown, IA to the group but when I use the "friends-invite" button at the top right of this page it won't go through.  Any other way to extend an invite to her?

Comment by Jan from Iowa/Arkansas yesterday

I do not envy you all that snow!!  I haven't heard from DD#3 in Ankeny but I imagine she has a lot on the ground also.  They talked snow here, but we didn't get anything.  Lots of rain yesterday morning but in upper 50s in the afternoon.

I got the binding machine sewn on the batik quilt and will work on the hand sewing this evening.  I am down to the last two embroidered block quilt tops.  Just waiting for fabric to finish borders, etc. 

I started a new series of books - featuring a female vampire who is a detective.  Interesting concept.  The writing style reminds me of the Stephanie Plum books.  There are 22 books so far in the series so should keep me going for a while.

Not much else going on here.  Take care and be safe.

Comment by Lynne yesterday

We were supposed to be in the trace to 3 inch range, I think they missed it a bit.  It is hard to tell how much there actually is because it is drifted so bad.  Some spots are bare but the drift in front of my door is a strong 4 footer!

We facetimed with Sweet C for a few minutes last night, we don't do it often because she hasn't quite figured it out yet.  She had a lot to tell us but all I really understood was Grandma Snowing as she pointed the phone at the window.  You see a lot of ceiling and floor when you talk to her.  Oldest thought they had around 10 inches then and it was starting to snow harder.

I am on the struggle bus with the latest clue I am working on.  I cut too many of one piece and not enough of another.  I have sewn the current step together wrong twice.  I think it is right now, fingers crossed.  I might need to take a break and do something mindless for a day or so before I start the next clue.

Our church is having an online auction to raise money for their Feed my Starving Children food pack.  They usually have several suppers, but that hasn't happened.  I will look through my finished stuff to see what I can donate.

Sending sympathy to your family Diane.  The guest minister we had Sunday is the wife of a funeral director.  She commented how difficult it is for him not to allow families to have the services they are accustomed to.

Comment by Jackie Orton on Tuesday

Those are awesome, Carol!  Thank you!  

According to the news Winterset got around 9.5 inches of snow yesterday/last night.  I swept off the deck early, and was going to do it again before going to bed, but just didn't.  Doesn't look as bad as I thought it might, so it must have helped...along with the wind blowing it.  

I only got a couple of Betty-cases started yesterday.  There may have been a couple of naps yesterday!  I'll get back to it today.

Hugs and prayers.  Stay put while the plows get the roads cleared!

Comment by Carol Vickers/OH on Tuesday

Jackie, these 2 blocks are on their way to you.  Hopefully, the post office issues have improved so you get them before too long.

Comment by Jackie Orton on Monday

Thanks, Deb!!  I thought it had to be somewhere around 5 years!


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